COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

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.

If you have ideas on how to keep Alberta safe and protect our economy please let us know. 

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Introduction of an Alberta Travel Pass tourism voucher

The Alberta NDP is calling for the introduction of an Alberta Travel Pass tourism voucher to encourage Albertans to vacation in the province’s mountains and parks this summer

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Emergency Support for Workers and Small Businesses

Alberta’s NDP is calling for immediate emergency support for small businesses and their employees, who have been affect by the recent public health measures.

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Utility Bill Relief in Response to Shocking Bill Increases During the Pandemic, Economic Downturn

Alberta’s NDP is calling for major relief for consumers following a sudden surge in constituents coming forward with massive cost increases on their monthly electricity and overall utility bills.

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Call to Give Alberta Workers Three Paid Hours to get Vaccinated

We are calling on the UCP government to speed up the province’s economic recovery by ensuring every worker can get vaccinated without fear of losing part of their income.

 

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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.

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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 

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Call for the UCP Government to Present Proactive, Transparent Plan For COVID Variants

Albertans need Premier Jason Kenney to present a proactive and transparent plan to respond to emerging variants of COVID-19, which have spread rapidly in several other countries.

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Immediate Supports for New Small Businesses So They Can Make It Though the Second Shutdown

Alberta’s NDP with the input from the owners of new small businesses and sole proprietors are calling on the UCP Government to provide critical supports to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supports for New Small Businesses

Safe Schools, Successful Students Addendum: A Plan for 2021

The Alberta NDP is putting forward this addendum to our Safe Schools, Successful Students plan. We propose four new concrete recommendations that will help schools reopen — and stay open — in 2021.

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Emergency Payment Program to Help Unemployed Albertans

Alberta’s NDP is proposing a program to help Albertans facing sudden unemployment over the holidays and to provide a shot of adrenaline to the provincial economy in the wake of new closure measures.

Emergency Payment Program

Provincially Funded Mental Health Sessions

We are calling on the government to help all Albertans get through the incredibly difficult COVID-19 pandemic by making five mental health therapy sessions available through the provincial insurance plan.

Provincially Funded Mental Health Sessions

Rapid Testing for Continuing Care Residents and Staff

The Alberta NDP and medical experts are calling for a twice-weekly rapid testing regime to be introduced in continuing care centres after 150 people died in those facilities in November alone. 

Rapid Testing for Continuing Care Centres

COVID-19 Supports for Small Business

Small Businesses are struggling and the Government needs to provide support so they can survive this pandemic. That is why the Alberta NDP has released 7 point plan to help Alberta small businesses. 

Small Business Supports

 

Creation of an Independent COVID-19 Advisory Group

Jason Kenney has lost the trust of Albertans. That is way the NDP Official Opposition is calling for the creation of an independent COVID-19 Advisory Panel. 

COVID-19 Advisory Group

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

Six Measures to Help Trace and Slow Down the Spread

Jason Kenney is not living up to his own personal responsibility as premier, which is to keep Albertans safe. Alberta’s NDP Official Opposition is calling for six pro-active and non-restrictive measures that could reduce transmission and change the trajectory of Alberta’s case numbers.

Six COVID-19 Measures

Paid Leave for Healthcare Workers

Alberta’s NDP and representatives for healthcare workers are calling for Premier Jason Kenney to follow through on his commitment and introduce sustained sick pay.

Healthcare Workers Paid Leave 

If you have ideas on how to keep Alberta safe and protect our economy please let us know.

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