#Ableg News 🧵:

Happy New Year Alberta!

I REALLY hoped 2022 would give the @UCPCaucus a fresh start, Inwas horribly wrong:

😡 Kenney insults Asians (Story #1)
🤦🏻‍♂️ UCP MLA ignores Covid restrictions (#12)
❤️‍🩹 Victims of Crime Lose Help (#13)

Let’s explore 13 bad news UCP stories
#Ableg News 🧵

1. Kenney started off 2022 just like he did January 2021 - apologizing to Albertans!

Instead of being sorry for travelling UCP MLA’s, it was for denigrating the Asian community.

Critics argued Kenney didn’t apologize, rather sorry people were offended. 🤦🏻‍♂️
#Ableg News 🧵

2. After Kenney slashed BILLIONS from Alberta’s post secondary institutions, despite increased workloads, Concordia University faculty was forced to strike affecting ~2,500 students

The UofA,UofL & Mount Royal University are also headed in the same direction
#Ableg News 🧵

3. Due to a lack of resources, low staffing and overwhelming cases. AHS is no longer offering contact tracing or report cases for highly vulnerable child care facilities,

This means that providers or parents will NOT be told about any risk of exposure. 😳
#Ableg News 🧵

4. ❤️‍🩹: More than 68,200 Albertans have or are expected to develop long term and potentially debilitating symptoms of long-COVID, AHS estimates

The majority of those suffering are Albertan children

These are “optimistic” numbers before Omicron impacts Alberta.
#Ableg News 🧵

5. Ooof!

Despite Kenney’s bravado that Alberta is the “destination of choice for Canadian’s to relocate”, a new poll suggests less than half (49%) would feel “comfortable” living in Alberta under Jason Kenney and the UCP.
#Ableg News 🧵

The EMS crisis continues!

6. On Monday night, 1,744,000 Albertan’s went without ANY ambulance service

7. Since Monday there has been OVER 450 instances of Alberta’s Ambulance services being dropped, no ambulances available or more than 30-minutes to respond
#Ableg News 🧵

8. Family physicians around Alberta expressed SERIOUS concern about the UCP’s decision to recommend self-reports to family physicians instead of through other means.

Doctors cite the UCP are ignoring AHS has the capacity to expand capacity to do the PCR testing
#Ableg News 🧵

9. During a BRUTAL presser, LaGrange was asked by 12 YO @wyattsharpe8 why she used Ontario as a comparison to go online since Ontario took stronger actions & Alberta’s worse covid #/capita, despite being 2-wks behind

LaGrange gave a quick answer & walked away.
#Ableg News 🧵:

10. At another presser, Dr Hinshaw announced AHS will no longer investigate COVID-19 cases within schools.

As a result, school COVID-19 outbreaks will NOT be reported on the GoA website, and schools will not send case notification messages home to parents.
#Ableg News 🧵

11. The Edmonton Public School board posted an open letter of concern to Adriana LaGrange about the lack of supports and rise of omicron.

The EPSB Superintendent made a request on December 29 due to operational concerns: but LaGrange did not respond.
#Ableg News 🧵:

12. @UCPCaucus MLA Dale Nally IGNORED Kenney’s Covid19 restrictions saying masking at all times, and no food and drink at hockey arenas.

When asked if Kenney would take action as promised, his staffer @JustinBrattinga attacked a former NDP MLA instead.
#Anleg News Thread:

This one is the worst yet;

13. As highlighted by the incredible @ntighe, the UCP broke their promise to provide funding to victims of crime in 2022.

To be clear; this was a major promise made; an important one, and the UCP will leave them with nothing.

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More from @JasonOnTheDrums

24 Dec 21
#Ableg News🧵

It you didn’t sleep this week…I’m there! Some REALLY bad @UCPCaucus kept me awake:

😡: Kenney Uses & Defends Racism (Story #4)
🏥: More Rural Hospitals Close (#6)
😞: Alberta OD Deaths Break Records (#8)

Let’s look at XX Bad News Stories:

(📸 @Isuckatpicking )
#Ableg News 🧵


1. 2-hours after Kenney told Albertans how serious Omicron is and to avoid gathering, 200+ UCP Members and MLAs secretly held a private party in #YEG!🍺

2. Because of online backlash, a huge UCP Party in #YYC the next day was cancelled 😞
#Ableg News 🧵

3. Despite knowing Omicron’s threat for WEEKS, the UCP only announced a new Covid19 booster program (18+) Tuesday

As they didn’t advise pharmacies in advance, it created a MASSIVE mess with appointments, leading to vaccine shortages and hundreds of cancellations
Read 14 tweets
18 Dec 21
#AbLeg News 🧵

I REALLY thought Kenney would take a break with bad news this week.

I was wrong:

📉 Ugly New Polls for Kenney (Story #3)

🗑 NWT dumps Alberta’s racist curriculum (#9)

🤫 UCP quietly enacts new US-style laws (17)

Here’s 17 REALLY bad news stories

📸 @OrrsArt
#Ableg News 🧵

Trouble in UCP Paradise:

1. Friday: Potential UCP MLA Candidate Brian Jean r/t’d a CBC poll showing how unpopular Kennney is to Alberta

2. Sunday: Newly Elected UCP MLA Candidate Brian Jean says he’s spending next year touring Alberta on an “anti-Kenney” agenda
#Ableg News 🧵



3. The latest Leger poll from this week shows:

✅ 66% of Albertans think Jason Kenney deserves a leadership review
✅ 60% of Albertans think Jason Kenney should resign
Read 15 tweets
15 Dec 21
#Ableg The man in this photo is Jason Kenney’s brother Dave

✅- Was sued for operating an unlicensed conversation therapy clinic in BC
✅- Just closed his clinic in Ontario
✅- Secretly moved back to Alberta

I wonder why Jason cancelled regulating therapists in Alberta? Image
I’ll give you a hint #Ableg:

Expect Jason Kenney to invoke the notwithstanding clause to opt Alberta out of the federal laws banning conversation therapy in Alberta

Expect taxpayers to pay for it

The ONLY thing worse than one Oakville Kenney destroying Alberta is two of them
*conversion therapy of course!

Thank you @plasercalgary!
Read 4 tweets
11 Dec 21
#Ableg News 🧵

Honesty Alberta…I don’t know what to say. This week felt like the WORST week under the @UCPCaucus:

- UCP Signalling HUGE Cuts (Story #1)
- Bill 85 Undermining Democracy (#14-16)
- LaGrange Attacks Alberta Teachers (17-20)

Let’s look at 20 Bad News Stories
#Ableg News 🧵

1. A new budget survey from the UCP seems to be preparing Albertans for cuts and health care premiums.

You must chose something major to cut, introduce health care premiums or new user fees

Life is going to get more expensive for Albertans (@tony_clark)
#Ableg News 🧵

🚨 New Poll Alert 🚨

2. Only 29% of Albertans “respect Jason Kenney”, 53% say Alberta’s economy is future ready

3. In response to this poll, UCP MLA @doug_schweitzer said “Alberta has Swagger”…to which only 15% of Albertans actually supported.
Read 18 tweets
3 Dec 21
#Ableg News🧵

Happy December Alberta!

📰 Let’s review the UCP’s Bad News Week, including:

🤫 The UCP made daycare more expensive! (Story #10)
🤬 A UCP MLA insults Albertans! (#13)
💰 Kenney sued AGAIN..we’re paying for it! (#16)

Here’s 20 bad news stories this week! Enjoy!
#Ableg News 🧵

1. It was discovered that one of the secret schools piloting LaGrange’s much maligned curriculum is in La Crete, Alberta.

Sadly, documents show even La Crete teacher’s won’t fully implement it due to disagreeing with the content.

No response from LaGrange 😣
#Ableg News 🧵


2. Yikes! Despite desperately pushing his Alberta Police Force, a poll shows only 9% of Albertans actually support it!

3. Local leaders reveal Kenney’s police sees Alberta losing $200 million in federal funding and the transition will cost us $366 million!
Read 17 tweets
26 Nov 21
#Ableg News 🧵

Well Alberta….it could be worse? Good News: we didn’t break last week’s 27 bad news stories!

But it was still REALLY bad:
👩‍⚖️- Our Justice System is collapsing (story #6)
💻- Breached Health Data (#12)
😞- Record Deaths of our Youth (#17)

Here’s 17 stories:
#Ableg News 🧵

The first 5 stories come from this weekends UCP AGM:

1. 😳 MASSIVE anti-Kenney and anti-mask protests broke out outside of the UCP AGM,

It was so bad, some UCP delegates were prevented from attending the event and could t vote.

#Ableg News 🧵

2. Kenney’s last minute motion to subvert the leadership review rules by increasing the number of UCP CA’s required to pass a leadership review FAILS!

Kenney will now face an early leadership review.
Read 15 tweets

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