Jason Kenney and the UCP have failed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic properly. The Premier has a duty to keep Albertans safe. Instead, he went missing as the second wave of the deadly virus descended on the province.
We all want to avoid closures, but Jason Kenney is failing to take action that will help keep Albertans safe and our economy running. In response, the Alberta NDP are developing policies and recommendations to properly address the greatest public health threat Alberta has likely ever faced. Read the policies below, provide feedback and check back often for updates.
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81,600 Albertans Waiting for Surgery, UCP Delays Plan Until Next Year
More than 81,000 Albertans are waiting for surgery today, according to UCP Health Minister Jason Copping, but he refused to say how many delayed surgeries are the result of UCP negligence in the fourth wave and he punted the plan to address the backlog, promised for this week, into sometime next year.
Kenney Must use Military to Restart Contact Tracing in Schools an Daycares
To slow the surging fourth wave of COVID-19 in the province, Alberta’s NDP is calling on the UCP to request military personnel to bolster contact tracing systems for schools and child care centres.
Call to for the UCP to Provide Vaccines, Testing and PPE to Post-Secondary Campuses
Post-secondary students across the province are worrying about returning to classrooms in September as the UCP recklessly removes all COVID-19 health measures, including testing, tracing, and isolating.
The Alberta NDP are calling on the UCP government to implement a list of supports before the first day of classes in September.
Support to Help Farmers with Unprecedented Drought
Alberta’s NDP is demanding all claims for crop loss and damage due to a record heatwave and massive drought be settled this year to support farmers and ranchers who did so much to get this province through the pandemic.
Call for Measures to Help Childcare Programs get through COVID-19 Third Wave
Following extensive consultation with child care providers, Alberta’s NDP is calling for measures to help keep children and staff in child care settings safe and keep programs running during the COVID-19 third wave.
Reimbursement of Small Businesses who Invested Thousands to be able to Operate During the Third Wave
Alberta’s NDP is calling for immediate support for restaurants and bars, and other small businesses who invested thousands of dollars to follow the previous health orders, and are now being forced to shut down with little warning and no ability to recover the costs.
15 Percent Cap Delivery App Fees to Protect Alberta Restaurants
We are calling the Provincial Government to implement a blanket, 15 per cent cap on fees charged to establishments by third-party delivery apps. Also, we are seeking a five per cent cap on processing fees to prevent any revenue losses incurred by the companies behind delivery apps from being downloaded onto drivers and customers.
The Government must Require all Travelers to Quarantine for 14 day to Protect Albertans
Alberta’s NDP Opposition is calling on Premier Jason Kenney to protect Albertans from new COVID variants by requiring 14 days of quarantine from international and domestic travelers arriving by air to protect Albertans from COVID-19 variants
Province Wide Mandatory Masks Policy
The Alberta NDP is calling on Jason Kenney and the UCP government to implement a mandatory mask policy for all public indoor spaces.
Mask Policy For COVID-19
Safe Schools, Successful Students- 15 Student Class Cap
In July, the Alberta NDP Opposition released a 15 point plan so Alberta schools can operate safely. There has been tens of thousands of students and staff that have to isolate due to COVID-19 exposure in a classroom. Capping classroom would have reduced the risk of spread and have resulted with thousands less students needing to isolate.
Safe Schools, Successful Students