The “best summer in Alberta history” began exactly one month after Jason Kenny, one of the new pandemic sanctions designed to curb one of the highest COVID-19 case rates in North America on Tuesday night The inversion premiered with the suit.
In a rare single dinertime address streamed by local TV stations – after which reporters were not allowed to ask questions – Kenne said the province currently set a record for people in intensive care, and in cases Spike extended the hospital. There is also a threat to the ability of the implementation in recent weeks.
Many of the new measures will be familiar to residents of other provinces – all students moving on to online learning; The in-dining and outdoor courtyard should be closed; And the capacity of churches should be limited to just 15 people – but they will cover much of the activity currently being offered in Alberta.
In the past year, Kenne, a staunch advocate of personal liberty, has, for example, strongly opposed the type of stay-at-home orders seen in Ontario. Speaking on Tuesday, he used his repeated line about the importance of protecting both his life and livelihood, but said this time that it was time for action.
“Governments should not impair people’s rights or their livelihoods unless it is absolutely necessary to save lives and, in this case, to prevent disaster in our hospitals.”
According to Health Canada, Alberta’s case rate last week was 308 per 100,000 people, which is higher than every other jurisdiction not only in the country, but also in the United States.
Here in Canada, Ontario has the second highest rate, 170 per 100,000 cases, Alberta’s rate being nearly 80 percent higher.
While matters spike, Kenny’s government has taken the heat for public health restrictions critics have implemented very poorly and poorly. But some have also been harmed by the enforcement of those rules, including members of Kenny’s party.
Cannai has made a significant push on sanctions, with government legislators representing mostly rural areas, who say the response to the epidemic has been overwhelming.
In defiance of advice to avoid non-essential travel, many, including a minor, left the province during the holidays and, more recently, sent back a letter against the government’s own policy.
But over the weekend, a rodeo held in a pasture north of Calgary attracted hundreds of unmatched spectators at an event that both violated public health guidelines and Kennedy garnered national attention as the province’s “compliance problem”.
While Alberta Health Services says it informed the organizers that the event was illegal, it has, so far, proceeded with few results.
Kenny said on Tuesday that the fine for violating public health orders is double that of $ 2,000 and his government will introduce a new enforcement protocol for repeat offenders, “because we will not tolerate those who care about the health of their fellow Albertans.” Puts you in danger. “
Vaccines are coming in greater numbers, he said, but, by then, these new measures will protect hospitals.
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Now, the summer is in the hands of the Albertans, the premier said.
“What it will look like depends on what we all do. So let’s come together and show that we are strong Alberta. ”