Pitching national solidarity, Jason Kenney offers medical equipment to Ontario, Quebec and B.C. - 2020-04-12
One hates to play the skunk at a garden party, but somebody needs to ask the question a lot of Albertans must be thinking.
To wit, if less than a week ago we barely had enough N95 medical masks for Alberta's hard-pressed nurses, doctors and other front-line health care workers to work for the next 30 days, was the premier wise to give away three-quarters of a million of them to other provinces on the strength of contracts with manufacturers abroad for more? As we have recently seen, some foreign manufacturers will break their contracts if ordered by their national government.
The wave of COVID-19 infections has not yet peaked in Alberta and front-line health care workers continue to report shortages and rationing of personal protective equipment throughout the province, yet yesterday our premier was acting as if we've got the coronavirus on the run.