Appearing on Shaye Ganam, Kenney said the vote to remove two MLAs was not an easy one, but a caucus has to be able to operate with solidarity and a sense of trust.
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Todd Loewen says he is also resigning as chair of Kenney’s United Conservative caucus in order to freely speak his mind.
The emergency debate was called to discuss how the government could help the province, which is seeing a higher rate of infection than any other jurisdiction in North America.
The disease is easily transmissible and highly contagious, and has a high mortality rate.
“This will also result in thousands of Albertans suffering significant disability for months or years due to long-COVID,” the letter read.
Alberta’s Johnson and Johnson vaccine shipment will be directed to the Fort McMurray area and Banff, which are experiencing the highest rates of COVID-19 in the province.
Premier Jason Kenney said the province is now in a place where it can administer upwards of 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine per week, if supply keeps up.