CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A gaggle of 15 UCP MLAs is publicly talking out towards the pandemic restrictions being reimposed in Alberta.
The observe being tweeted out on Wednesday afternoon by MLA for Cypress-Medication Hat, Drew Barnes.
— Drew Barnes (@Drew__Barnes) April 7, 2021
The assertion takes a have a look at the province’s plan ahead from earlier this 12 months and the way they consider the brand new restrictions transfer the province backward.
The letter additionally calls on the federal government to supply a extra clear path ahead.
All of these on the listing symbolize ridings exterior Calgary and Edmonton.
This letter is one thing premier Jason Kenney was anticipating following Tuesday’s COVID-19 replace.
“I totally anticipate to listen to a few of these opinions, publicly, within the coming days, and I welcome that, I’ve all the time welcomed wide-ranging debate on how finest to rise to the problem of this pandemic,” mentioned Kenney.
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Through the replace, all he requested is that any arguments be based mostly on reality.
Within the legislature Wednesday afternoon, NDP chief Rachel Notley went after the premier over this breakaway group.
“This premier has been distracted by the so-called free speech inside his caucus which is all about rejecting and undermining public well being guidelines,” mentioned Notley. “Albertans deserve a authorities that respects science and respects the regulation.”
The letter can be calling on different members of the UCP caucus to hitch them in opposition to the restrictions.