O’Toole will not comment on Alberta’s COVID emergency

Politics Insider for Sept. 17, 2021: Questions About Kenney Piling Up; the liberals pounce; and Obama backs Trudeau

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In Saint John, NB, on Thursday, Erin O’Toole refused to say if he still thinks Jason kenney– Who declared a public health emergency on Wednesday – has handled the pandemic better than the federal government, CTV reports.

O’Toole, who won the CCP leadership with the help of a Kenney Endorsement, repeatedly dodged questions: “Throughout this crisis, all provinces have tried to strike a balance between prioritizing public health and balancing economic needs. All provinces have changed and adjusted based on various reasons. “

Grilled in NS: O’Toole was later campaigning in Nova Scotia, where he got a good barbecue ATVs Steve Murphy.

Deeply regretful: A member of the Kenney caucus was more forthcoming than O’Toole, saying on Facebook late Wednesday that his government’s inaction “will cost us lives,” CBC reports. Richard gotfried He said: “I deeply apologize that my persistent efforts and unequivocal internal defense have now shown to lack the urgency required. I am so sorry, but even more distressed by the sadness over the collateral impact on other vulnerable Albertans. “

Give up: As Alberta ICUs have filled up, “ask Jason Kenney and Tyler Shandro, and Dr. Deena Hinshaw resigning from their respective roles have increased exponentially ”, 660News reports.

Trash policy: Veteran Calgary herald columnist Don braid gives it to kenney with both barrels.

This is garbage policy. No politician in Canada wants permanent COVID-19 restrictions. No sane leader would hold them a second longer than necessary, when the key to popularity is to lift the bar once and for all.

Liberals pounce: Justin trudeau, who has tried to frame the election around the issue of pandemic management, noted O’Toole’s earlier praise for Kenney’s pandemic management, CBC reports. “Just a few days ago, Mr. O’Toole was still applauding Kenney for his handling of the pandemic. That is the essence of the choice Canadians must make in these elections. “

Not today Jason Kenney, not today: On Maclean’s, Marie-Danielle Smith amusingly reimagines the Conservative leader’s new New Brunswick.

O’Toole stares at the camera, ready to move on. Jason Kenney will not take away this day. No. The words “Alberta” and “Jason” and “Kenney” will not come out of your mouth. Not today. Not when it’s so close to securing the future. Nothing will stop it now.

Where is the dial? Will the dire news from Alberta give Liberals a boost in the final days of a tight election campaign? Only time will tell. The matches remain in a statistical tie, according to Nanos.

Hard to decide: Don Martín from CTV list good reasons vote for or against Trudeau.

Now, at best, there is a passive enthusiasm for Trudeau to remain in power and that is tainted by widespread hatred of the Liberal leader in this campaign, fueled by fury, which is difficult to comprehend given his two years. difficult in the hot seat of the pandemic. But while there are good reasons for granting Trudeau an extension of his six years as prime minister, there are equally strong justifications for voting against granting him a third term.

Prince Max: At Sun, Brian Lilley warns that anyone who is thinking of voting Maxime bernier it will only help Trudeau stay in office.

Without an additional boost of support at the polls, Trudeau will once again be Prime Minister. Yes, I am looking at you, PPC voters. Voting for Maxime bernier and his People’s Party will only give us Justin Trudeau as prime minister. Prince Max could also be crowning Trudeau King.

Hope, not fear: Preventively countering a similar argument of the liberals, Olivia chow urged people to vote with hope, not fear, while campaigning with Jagmeet Singh at her late husband’s old cavalcade, CTV reports.

“I wish other leaders, especially liberals, don’t use fear as a factor,” Chow said in Toronto-Danforth. “Because fear is very short term. Hope is much longer term, it is much more optimistic and it generates confidence, it builds our country ”.

Obama backs JT: Barack Obama Trudeau backed Thursday, but that might not have much of an impact, the teachers tell the Mail.

Woman in the office: Manitoba will soon have its first female premiere, Global reports. Former deputy Shelly glover and Minister of Health Heather stefanson they are the only candidates who qualify for the leadership contest. Brian Pallister he resigned earlier this month, prompting a leadership vote on October 30.

New names for jabs: Health Canada has approved trademarks for the vaccines Pfizer, Moderna and Oxford-AstraZeneca, CBC reports. Pfizer-BioNTech: Comirnaty. Modern: SpikeVax. AstraZeneca: Vaxzevria.

Indigenous kingmakers: The Hill Times have a Interesting history on the crucial role that indigenous voters could play on Monday, if they are motivated enough to go out and vote, which they don’t seem to be.

Even more election talk: If all these stories haven’t quenched your thirst for election news, join us Maclean’s writers today at 12:30 for a Twitter chat (with former Trudeau special guest advisor Gerald Butts).

– Stephen Maher


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