An emergency House of Commons Discussion of deterioration COVID-19 The situation in Alberta on Wednesday evening saw the Liberal government express their concern, but did not provide new funds or solutions to deal with the problem.
Edmonton New Democrat MP Heather McPherson called for this urgent debate to discuss how the federal government can help a province that has more epidemics than any other jurisdiction in North America.
But Health Minister Patti Hajdu and other Liberal cabinet members only pointed to the existing federal response plans and the steady growth of the vaccine roll to help the provincial response, while reiterating the need for the public to adhere to current health regulations.
Hajj outlined the provision of expedited trials and vaccinations to Alberta and other assistance provided there to other provinces and territories.
That help was not enough to combat Alberta’s problems, accusing the government of playing politics by ignoring the needs of the province.
“The Prime Minister saw this coming, he saw it happening in Alberta, he did nothing because he would see Alder burning Alberta better than Assistant (Prime Minister) Jason Kenny,” he said.
McPherson later clarified his views amid the Liberal outcry, but continued to accuse Justin Trudeau of “playing”.
“We don’t see him, we don’t see leadership,” he said.
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Conservative members criticized Kenny for “stumbling and stumbling” in the government’s response to the epidemic, which the NDP MP said. Called it an “unplanned disaster.”
Kenny ignores scientific evidence and doctors’ requests, underestimates the severity of COVID-19, “underestimates” efforts to control the spread, and accuses himself of taking “only half measures” to impose public health restrictions as the crisis deepens.
“Thanks to the stuttering joke that our provincial government has changed, we have the biggest, biggest health crisis Alberta has ever seen,” McPherson said, sometimes breaking his voice with emotion.
As the debate continued, Trudeau spoke with Kenny on Wednesday and said he was assisting the federal government in responding to the Govt-19 crisis. It is not clear what kind of assistance was provided.
Alberta sees 546 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people, According to Health Canada data. The rate of infection is twice as high as in Ontario, which has the second highest rate, and it Higher than every American state.
The province added 2,271 new cases and three new deaths on Wednesday. About 150 people are battling the disease in intensive care, and 500 Albertons are in the hospital.
On Tuesday, Kenny announced new regulations to combat the growing epidemic, including moving all schools online and reducing the capacity of retail businesses and places of worship.
Conservative MPs – some of whom worked with Kenny while in federal politics – blamed the slow withdrawal of vaccines in the early months of the year, continued delays in some deliveries, and a persistent shortage of domestic production.
Some more Conservatives questioned the need for locks, while health commentator Michael Remble Corner said the measures to stay at the Alberts home could not be “bought”.
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Remble Corner, who represents Calgary Nose Hill Riding, said, “Lockdown is a luxury for a lot of people in my community.
“Kick economists, taxi drivers, those in the resource sector – that’s the Alberta economy. We are economically different than other parts of the country, so actions affect people differently. ”
Those comments briefly led to debate among liberals and Conservatives over whether opposition parties believed the locks would be effective in controlling the spread of the virus.
Conservative members with states such as Alberta and Ontario have also criticized liberals for not using vaccine distribution estimates as a blueprint for guiding the latest waves of the epidemic, arguing that health measures should be introduced soon to overcome delays.
“We can be very important, and history can look back on the purchase of the vaccine and how it went,” said Mark Gerretsen, MP for Kingston and the islands.
“But, Mr. Speaker, what we cannot criticize is that the provinces know what the timeline will be.”
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Instead of taking drastic health measures in the midst of the third wave that single-handedly crushed Gerset Ontario to believe that miraculous things would happen better than the official vaccine distribution schedule.
During Ontario ‘s own crisis last month, members of the Canadian Red Cross were sent to help health workers, some of them from other states.
That help came after Ontario Premier Duck Ford asked for help from across the country, and Kenny is not believed to have made an move yet.
Kevin Lamarooks, the parliamentary secretary to Government House President Pablo Rodriguez, said the federal government was in “constant communication” with Alberta and would continue to support its efforts to combat the eruption.
“Because of the people of Alberta, because of the health professionals, I hope they will be pulled because people are coming together,” he said.
With files from Canadian Publishing
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