#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
#Ableg News 🧵

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

8 Jan
#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
Read 14 tweets
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

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