By Letter to the Editor on April 6, 2021.
Editor: On Wednesday, March 31, the Premier made a plea to Albertans to respect public health guidelines in the face of rising COVID cases. Too bad such a plea is hollow: if the UCP government meant any of its urgings to change behaviour in response to rising COVID case counts, it would have taken action against the Grace Life Church and its minister, James Coates, who was released from jail recently for violating public health restrictions.
After being released from jail, he led his congregation in a service last Sunday that violated restrictions issued by AHS for public gatherings.
The lack of will in enforcing public health measures against Coates and his church make a mockery of AHS guidelines and any efforts to prevent the spread of COVID.
Shame on both the UCP government and AHS. AHS has proven to be a toothless tiger.