By Letter to the Editor on September 15, 2021.
Kenney was in hiding for three weeks because he could not face Albertans due to the surge of COVID-19 cases. He is not a leader for the taxpayers; instead, he caters to the rich and the famous. It seems he creates a lockdown every 2-4 months and now that we are in the fourth wave, we have no choice but behave. MLA Nathan Neudorf suggested that Premier Kenney should use proactive measures to protect us or allow a complete lockdown to get rid of the virus. Kenney’s “solution” was to pay $100 of taxpayers’ money to unvaccinated Albertans.Â What about those who were vaccinated before this incentive; what do they get? There are five provinces that have agreed on a passport to monitor who has been vaccinated to allow us to mingle with people at different public events. Why doesn’t Kenney provide vaccine passports to keep all Albertans safe? I believe he should hand the reins 100 per cent to Dr. Deena Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer, and let her make all the right decisions regarding the health of Albertans. Both AHS Minister Tyler Shandro and Premier Kenney do not have medical backgrounds to support their decisions to prevent further spread of the Delta variant, and other variants that are now spreading in other parts of the world.Â
I agree with Gary Millington’s letter to the editor on Aug. 26. He said, “how are seniors supposed to live without a family doctor?” Premier Kenney kicked the good doctors from Alberta and did not replace them because he thought they are being overpaid compared to other provinces. He should mind his own business; he cannot judge how much BC or Saskatchewan pay their doctors. Every province in Canada has higher or lower expenses. I’m happy to hear that nurses and other medical staff will not have to roll back their wages as proposed by the UCP.Â
When we came to the province of Alberta to work, the reigning Premier was Peter Lougheed, and the Conservative Party. Since Premier Kenney got elected, he formed the United Conservative Party that involved the original Wildrose and the Conservative parties. I believe the Conservative party would have been a better government than the UCP. Jason Kenney did not have the experience to run the government in Alberta. Previously, he held the office as Employment and Social DevelopmentÂ Minister with Stephen Harper.
I contacted him over labour standards when I needed help, he did not reply to me. I regret voting for Jason Kenney in 2019 for change in Alberta, but when his time is up in two years I will vote for someone else.