CALGARY – Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he won’t “take a lecture” from federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu on how to handle COVID-19.
Hajdu earlier penned a letter to her Alberta counterpart saying she agrees with the Canadian Paediatric Society’s description of Alberta’s move to lift all COVID-19 measures as an “unnecessary and risky gamble.”
Numerous political leaders and healthcare experts across Canada have condemned Alberta’s decision to eliminate isolation, testing and contact tracing measures.
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Kenney says he respects the advice of Alberta’s top doctor, and the federal government should do the same.
The premier went on to describe Hajdu’s letter as a political ploy.
He also criticized the federal minister’s handling of COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic.