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Jan 14 16 tweets 16 min read
#Ableg News 🧵

Happy Friday Alberta! Unfortunately, it wasn’t so happy for the @UCPCaucus

This week we saw:

🤷🏻‍♂️- 9,000,000 Missing Rapid Tests (Story #3)
📉- Horrible UCP Polls ( #9/10)
🧳- Record #YYC Vacancy (#15)

Pull out the Jamieson’s: here’s 16 Bad News UCP stories!
#Ableg News 🧵

1. This week started with @bedhuntersab) releasing a memo showing due to a critical staff shortage, Cold Lake’s 14,000 residents would largely have no ER doctors on site.

2. We also saw 550 times EMS services were delayed, dropped, or unavailable across Alberta!
#Ableg News 🧵

Something’s Fishy! 🐠

3. Despite receiving over 15,000,000 rapid tests from the Federal Gov’t, there’s ZERO rapid tests available at pharmacies

New supplies of rapid testing aren’t available until next week

Gov’t Data shows Alberta is missing 9,000,000 tests
#Ableg News 🧵

4. Alberta Teachers were secretly removed from the AHS "essential worker" list JUST before @CMOH_Alberta cancelled tests for "non-essential” workers (@GCarabine)

5. Despite the past ability to run 22,000 PCR tests/day, AHS was told to limit tests to 12,000/day
#Ableg News 🧵

6. During a press conference on Monday, Dr. Hinshaw said she DID NOT have the legal authority to introduce public health measures related to COVID-19.

Health law experts dispute this, suggesting that either Hinshaw doesn’t understand her role or she is lying 🤔
#Ableg News 🧵

7. During the same brutal press conference, Dr. Hinshaw took credit for AHS developing a new “rapid test reporting” template

She negated to mention it was ripped off from @popalberta, a group the UCP has attacked for 23 months

(Credit: @ElleBrandenburg)
#Anleg News 🧵

Yikes!!! 😷

8: Turns out the “medical grade masks” the UCP purchased and delayed schools a week for shipment are:

❌ NOT recommended for more than 4 hours of use
❌ NOT medical grade masks as promised, and
❌ NOT FDA approved

#Ableg News 🧵

🚨 Bad Polls Alert!! 🚨

9. Only 17% of Albertans support Kenney (73% think Alberta would be better off with a new leader)

10. Oooooof! Kenney’s pandemic response ranks the worst in Canada: Net -36% (MINUS 36%)
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11. So it begins!

Anti-Kenney UCP MLA Leela Aheer’s entire riding board was voted out this week.

This signals a Kenney-directed takeover of her board which may see Ms. Aheer NOT get the nomination to run as a candidate in the 2023 election.
#Anleg News 🧵

12. Aspiring UCP leader Brian Jean sounds alarms on Kenney’s attempt to switch the leadership review from in-person to digital

He referenced that during his election, 200 votes (10%) suddenly came from fake email accounts; similar to the 2017 UCP Leadership vote
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13. AHS laid off 334 laundry workers at hospitals across Alberta and replacing them with K-Bro, a privatized service, as per recommendations of Kenney’s Blue Ribbon Panel.

It is noted that Panel member and Kenney’s friend Mike Percy is a board member for K-Bro.
#Ableg News 🧵

14. Alberta's Child & Youth Advocate demanded the UCP to explain how they’re implementing the recommendations made by his office before a committee of MLAs. 

The UCP suddenly closed the panel and refused to answer his questions or respond to his recommendations
#Ableg News 🧵

15. Despite Kenney promising to revitalize Calgary’s downtown, the vacancy rate officially hit 33.2%z.

This is the first time in 30 years of reporting by CBRE that a major Canadian metropolitan centre has hit this troubling milestone!
#Ableg News 🧵

16. Alberta officially has the second worst pandemic response numbers in Canada, and significantly higher than the Canadian average (again).
If the malicious attacks on Alberta’s teachers disgust you, please contact @AdrianaLaGrange’s representative, @nicoledsparrow and DEMAND they stop their assault, back down from attacking the union, and work WITH teachers

Enough is Enough Adriana.

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More from @JasonOnTheDrums

Jun 24
#Ableg News 🧵

While it’s officially summer - it’s bad news season for the @UCPCaucus:

✈️ Critics Balk At Kenney’s Trip to DC (Story #1)

🪙 Kenney’s Crypto Bet Falls Flat (#2)

😳 3-Posts on Michelle Rempel’s failed UCP Leadership Run (9-11)

Here’s 12 Bad News UCP Stories!
#Ableg News 🧵

1. Kenney left on a trip to the US Congress to discuss energy

Multiple critics are questioning “what’s the point” since Kenney’s resigned as Premier

One critic observed he’s “not a decision-maker…he’s walking in with no credibility”

No costs were released 😳
#Ableg News 🧵

2. Since UCP MLA Doug Schweitzer announced Alberta will be “A Canadian Cryptoland” and part of the UCP “diversification strategy”, crypto market prices collapsed by ~60%.

Kenney tweeted his support for crypto on Sunday, suggesting he still remains Bullish 🤦🏻‍♂️
Read 14 tweets
Jun 3
#Ableg News 🧵

Even when the UCP isn’t in #ableg….it’s Bad News for every Albertan:

😳 New court documents show the UCP ignored key medical data (Story #1)

😢 Nobody wants LaGrange’s curriculum (#2)

😡 UCP MLA promotes Trudeau’s assassination (#4)

Here’s 14 Bad News Stories
#Ableg News 🧵

WTF! 😳

1. SHOCKING new court documents show the @ucpcacus dismissed critical data advising temporary mask mandates be left in Alberta schools to make students & staff safer from COVID-19 infections

They chose to lift them and “pander to anti-mask protesters”
#Ableg News 🧵

2. A new report from stakeholders & public survey feedback on the UCP’s draft K-6 curriculum shows a STUNNINGLY low level of support and high degree of dismay

In a survey of 34,000 Albertans, just 21% thought it was “positive” compared to 62% deemed “negative”
Read 17 tweets
May 28
#Ableg News 🧵

Despite resigning: Life gets worse for the UCP and Albertans:

🤷🏻‍♂️ Alberta leads Canada…in Unemployment (Story #1)

😢 Nobody wants UCP MLA’s at High School Grads (#7)

👩‍⚖️ 3 AWFUL Stories about Tyler Shandro’s Conduct (#8-10)

Here’s 20 (YUP!) Bad News UCP Stories
#Ableg News 🧵

1. It’s Official!

Despite a booming economy, Alberta's STILL has the highest rate of long-term unemployed people in Canada!

At 32.9%, it’s significantly higher than the 2nd highest of Newfoundland and Labrador at 22.3%.

The Canadian average of 20.9%
#Ableg News 🧵

2. A judge had ordered Dr. Hinshaw to be more transparent in responding to requests for info explaining why the UCP lifted COVID-19 mask mandates on March 1.

Hinshaw has refused to give reasons why the mandate was actually lifted and if it was a UCP decision.
Read 23 tweets
May 20
#Ableg News 🧵

So…this was a horrible week for the @UCPCaucus and for EVERY SINGLE ALBERTAN:

🚌- School Bills Jump 151% under the UCP (Story #7)

🤷🏻‍♂️- UCP MLAs Want Kenney Out Now! (#10)

😳- Industry Critical of the UCP “Plan’s for Carbon”(#11)

Here’s 12 Bad UCP News Stories
#Ableg News 🧵

1. A new survey this week showed the majority of Albertans believe Kenney should lose his leadership review:

✅ Over 60% think he should resign immediately

✅ Only 21% support him

✅ Only 55% suggested they were “somewhat” confident it wouldn’t be rigged
#Ableg News 🧵

2. Kenney said he didn’t need overwhelming support in a leadership review as the pool of voters were “diluted by 1,000’s of angry members bent on destruction”

Kenney’s was criticized by his caucus for promising to stay if he received a bare majority of 50% +1
Read 14 tweets
May 13
#Ableg News 🧵

2022 is the year of “Really Bad News” for the @UCPCaucus:

🤦🏻‍♂️- Elections Alberta is investigating Kenney (AGAIN!) (Story #1)

🤫- UCP hide documents during FOIP Requests (#7)

👩‍⚖️- A judge warns Kenney about divisive language (#16)

Here’s 17 UCP Bad News Stories
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So It Begins…

1. Elections Alberta is OFFICIALLY investigating allegations of bulk UCP membership purchases made by Kenney’s camp right before this year’s leadership review

The investigation involves 4,000 new UCP memberships purchased by only 6 credit cards.
#Ableg News 🧵

2. 13 motions to improve accountability & transparency in Alberta’s Lobby Act, including several made by Alberta's Ethics Commissioner, were rejected by the UCP!

It’s noted Kenney has close, secretive “relationships with firms who regularly lobby his government”
Read 21 tweets
May 6
#Ableg News 🧵

This was the WORST bad news week for the @UCPCaucus in 2022:

🤬- The UCP suddenly defund critical diabetic care (Story #1)

🤫 - Jason Nixon secretly removes park protections (#2)

🤐- Kenney’s silent on Women’s Rights (#7)

Here’s 22 (YUP!) Bad News UCP Stories!
#Ableg News 🧵

1. Thousands of Albertans were SHOCKED after the UCP announced a plan to “improve” diabetes care…by partially defunding insulin pumps for diabetics

Sick Albertans may see expensive premiums, co-payments or they’ll be forced to abandon their treatments altogether
#Ableg News 🧵

2. 🤫 Shhhh….pro-coal UCP MLA Jason Nixon is AGAIN silently changing legislation to weaken protections of our provincial parks!

Critics say he is attempting to now allow activities in provincial ncisl parks and public lands that are currently prohibited ⛏
Read 26 tweets

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