Statement on Return to Stage 1 Restrictions
Alberta Party Acting Leader Jacquie Fenske has issued the following statement on public health guidelines announced on April 6th:
“Premier Kenney has waited until now to attempt to show real leadership. Albertans need leadership that cares for them and inspires trust. With more restrictions, Albertans need to see equitable enforcement of public health measures. Poor communications, unclear goalposts, and uneven enforcement of public health restrictions have reduced the trust of Albertans in their government.
“We’ve heard that we need to “hold on and hold out” time and time again. Albertans are tired of hearing this from leaders that fail to lead. Most Albertans have held on, and we thank them for having done so much in such trying times. But a bumbling government response has hurt all Albertans. A lack of transparency and clear communications have created a vacuum that allows misinformation and mistrust to grow.
“The new vaccine rollout is very welcome news. It is also good to hear that there will be new financial support for businesses impacted by today's announcements. Nonetheless, it is clear that the UCP has no concrete plan, either for public health or our economy. The Alberta Party has repeatedly asked for more transparency and consistency because it is what Albertans deserve.”