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UCP MLA says her party has caused hardships during lockdown, laments loss of freedoms

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A UCP MLA says that some of the policies of her government have caused “hardships” for her constituents – and the sunbird scandal currently surrounding the party makes the decisions harder to swallow.

Banff-Kananaskis UCP MLA Miranda Rosin said in a social media update to constituents, “I also know your entire year was likely filled with hardship inflicted by our government, whether that be in the form of financial insecurity, business strain or loneliness and depression.” [emphasize added]

Rosin also wrote that she is opposed to mandatory vaccination and lammented the errotion of freedoms in Alberta and other jurisdictions.

“The simple, happy lives we freely lived have fallen victim to a never before seen virus and the decisions of worldly governments feebly attempting to slow its spread,” Morins wrote.

“At times it seems as though the distinguishable rights, freedoms and compassion that historically made me so proud to be Canadian are being diminished to no more than a memory lingering distantly in the back of my mind. I know I am not alone in feeling that way.

“At stores, those who do not wear their masks quite properly or forget to hand sanitize upon entrance are sneered at with judgement by passersby, and sorting through the produce to find a pure, unblemished fruit has become a novelty of the past. Churches and religious institutions, the only places left where people can turn to for hope and community, are mocked and scorned for remaining open. Just the thought of receiving a hug, a gesture formally known to represent warmth and comfort, now horrifies some. Our precious little world has lost its way.”

“Our [g]overnment has worked hard to keep 85 per cent of our economy open during even the worst of times and avoid far-reaching lockdowns, contrary to almost everywhere else.”

“We have vowed never to make vaccines mandatory and will even be going so far as to repeal section 38(1)(c) of the Public Health Act which allows for such. I have personally fought back against the legality of forced treatments as Deputy Chair of the Public Health Act Review. Yet many amongst us are unhappy about these endeavors. What is scariest about the current state of our world is not that people have begrudgingly surrendered their personal freedoms to the Government, but that they have begged and pleaded for the Government to take them away even when it did not want to do so.”

“What is scariest about the current state of our world is not that people have begrudgingly surrendered their personal freedoms to the Government, but that they have begged and pleaded for the Government to take them away even when it did not want to do so. To paraphrase a neighbor of ours, people have been societally conditioned over the past year to view freedom as selfishness. That is a sad realization to admit. They say it takes just three weeks to form a habit, and we are now ten months into COVID 19 behaviour.”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Guest

    January 9, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    MLA Miranda Rosin sounds like a candidate to lead Alberta.

    Premier Kenney promised Albertans many things, in fighting Ottawa. Then turns around after being elected & states that he is a “Staunch Federalist”. Eye opener, he never once that I am aware of stated that when he was on the campaign trail, in Alberta.

    Albertans want more autonomy, freedom from the yoke of oppressive & direct Federal Liberal intimidation or our oil & gas industry. Albertans want a referendum on an Albertan Pension Plan, our own Provincial Police Force, our own Immigration Policy, to make it short we want what Quebec already has in Confederation & Quebec never signed the 1982 Constitution, but get treated as though it did.

    We need a Premier who will lead Alberta out of Confederation if the Federal Government will not treat Alberta as an equal in the Federation. The Federal Government needs to stop the extortion of Albertans wealth to Quebec through the bias Transfer System now in place & that benefits Quebec as a have not province, & I laugh at that as Quebec has enriched itself from the hard work of Albertans.

    I very much doubt that Premier Kenney will fulfill his campaign promises to better Albertans lives. When the leadership review happens. I say send Mr. Kenney packing back to Ontario.
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    • joc22

      January 12, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      Miranda should run for that will stand up for true freedom and democracy, WIPA.

  2. Ron Voss

    January 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Repetition of text, “What is scariest about the current state of our …”. Me thinks the Editor needs an editor.

  3. Ron Voss

    January 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Who the heck is Morins?

  4. Spaceman Spiff

    January 8, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Well … not that we needed any more evidence as to why (former) Minister Allard and the other MLAs took the ill-advised trips during Christmas break while the rest of us were bunkered down trying to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. It’s because “me-first” has infected most of the UCP caucus. And there doesn’t seem to be a vaccine for it.

    I remember Mark Steyn saying that one of the greatest side-benefits of free speech is that it helps you quickly identify who the (nitwits) are. Quite so, here, I should think. And, with a note like this, we needn’t worry about Ms. Rosin occupying a Cabinet seat anytime soon.

  5. Mars Hill

    January 8, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    I know she means well and I don’t mean to be scarstic but all I can say for everybody out there is DUH!!

    • Warren Leigh

      January 9, 2021 at 11:41 am

      I agree with you that what she’s saying sounds like Captain Obvious, but we should applaud her anyway just for having the courage to say it. In this vicious Marxist cancel culture in which we live, she could have her entire life ruined just for saying what she said, especially as a member of the ruling party.

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Hundreds of Albertans protest in front of UCP MLA offices over COVID restrictions

So just a few hours after Kenney brought in the new restrictions on Wednesday, ready they were – and about a dozen MLA offices were picketed.

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He knew they couldn’t stop the government from bringing in even more COVID-19 restrictions, but Jordon Kosik wanted to be ready to show his displeasure.

Operating two Facebook groups, Holding MLAs Accountable and Closed for Fall, Kosik had his 17,000 members ready to protest just hours after Premier Jason Kenney brought in a fourth COVID-19 lockdown, which this time includes vaccination passports.

“A couple of weeks ago, we knew something was happening,” Kosik said in a Thursday interview with the Western Standard.

Protest in front of Nathan Cooper’s office. Photo courtesy Holding MLAs Accountable

“There was nothing we could do to stop it, but what we could do is get ready.”

So just a few hours after Kenney brought in the new restrictions on Wednesday, ready they were – and about a dozen MLA offices were picketed.

Some had a handful of people show up, while others had scores of people.

“This was on organic protest, people in their own ridings,” said Kosik.

And Kovik thinks this won’t be the end of restrictions, with more likely in a couple of weeks.

“To get ready for that we have to network, network, network,” Koik said.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

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Vancouver gangster killed in daylight shooting

Several news sources said the homicide victim was well-known in Vancouver’s illicit drug trade.

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Vancouver cops are on the hunt for an armed killer after a gangster was slain Wednesday during a daylight shooting in Vancouver’s core area.

Amandeep Manj, 35, a known member of the United Nations gang, was shot about 3:30 p.m while sitting inside his car in the parking lot of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel near Canada Place.

Soon after he bloodied body was discovered, paramedics raced to the lot, but Manj was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they’re convinced the shooting was a targeted hit.

Several news sources said the homicide victim was well-known in Vancouver’s illicit drug trade.

Manj’s brother, Jodh Manj, also died a violent death three years ago when he was killed while leaving a Mexico City gym.

Vancouver Police Const. Tania Visintin told the Vancouver Sun Manj is the city’s 13th homicide of 2021.

She told the paper officers responded to level three of the parkade near Cordova and Burrard streets “after a man was found unresponsive by a witness.” 

Police have made no arrests in the case, and ask anyone who may have information about the shooting to contact Vancouver police.

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COVID vaccines changing their names

The FDA approved new names in the US earlier this summer.

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What’s in a name? Plenty, apparently, when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines in Canada.

Health Canada announced Thursday it will accept the change in new brand names of the three most common vaccines Pfizer, Moderna and Oxford-AstraZeneca.

The Moderna vaccine will go by SpikeVax and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be named Vaxzevria.

The Pfizer vaccine will now be called Comirnaty, which the company said represents a combination of the terms COVID-19, mRNA, community, and immunity.

CBC said the vaccines didn’t go by their brand name initially, but now that new and more long-term data has been submitted and approved they will go by their permanent name.

Canada is still expected to receive vials labelled Pfizer-BioNTech for the next several months.

The FDA approved new names in the US earlier this summer.

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