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Singh wants Trudeau to take over health care in Alberta

Trudeau was on holiday Thursday in Tofino, on Vancouver Island, and has not responded.




Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says Jason Kenney is doing such a bad job in leading Alberta through its current health care crisis he’s asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take over.

Singh wrote a letter to Trudeau Thursday saying the situation is so dire Trudeau must act immediately.

“In Alberta, the COVID-19 situation is as dire as it was preventable. The number of COVID cases has exceeded all previous waves by exponential amounts. ICUs are on the very real point of collapse with a shortage of beds, healthcare workers, and medical equipment such as ventilators,” said Singh.

“Triaging has already begun to occur in most Alberta hospitals with severe consequences for Albertans, including the cancellation of cancer treatments and pediatric surgeries.

“This also means that doctors, nurses and health care professionals are being put in an impossible position of determining likely health outcomes based on age, health, and other factors that would not affect care prior to this latest wave,” Singh said.

“We recognize that health is predominantly a provincial jurisdiction, but considering the dearth of leadership shown by Jason Kenney and his United Conservative government, we implore the federal government to use the tools at its disposal to protect Albertans.

“This is an urgent emergency and we cannot wait for the House of Commons to resume. We must take action now.”

Singh added schools in Alberta are experiencing major outbreaks despite the province getting $262 million from the feds to prepare the education system to fight against COVID-19.

“However, today in this new school year, Alberta is experiencing five times the number of cases seen just a year ago. School administrators, teachers and support staff are terrified and, as a result of the decision to stop contact tracing, no one even has adequate numbers on which to base decisions,” wrote Singh.

“The federal government could step in and protect Albertans by providing additional support for contact tracing, testing and reporting infection rates in schools across Alberta.”

The letter was also signed by the two MP-elects from Edmonton: Heather McPherson and Blake Desjarlais.

Trudeau was on holiday Thursday on Vancouver Island in Tofino, and has not responded.

You can read Singh’s letter here.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

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. Proudly_Free

    October 1, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Singher boy’s comrade Trudeaup obviously doesn’t share his fabricated concern for Albertans’ health and wellbeing. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be SURFING IT UP ON THE BEACH IN TOFINO! Granted, he does have a point about Kenney and his new slime-ball fake “Health Minister” being complete ZEROS and “COPouts” (pun intended), but his real goal in all this is to destroy whatever is left of this province by getting his favourite western pet Notley back in power.

  2. Joc2257

    October 1, 2021 at 12:36 pm

    Dirt Bag Singh is a tried and true communist/fascist leftist, as are all NDP, he’s proved that over and over again.

  3. RM

    October 1, 2021 at 8:15 am

    The NDP – coming to a province near you!

  4. Clash

    October 1, 2021 at 7:55 am

    The vaccine is creating a massive Viral Reservoir for the Virus to survive, transform and re-infect not only the unvaxxed but the vaxxed as well. People will die by the millions as the new variants appear! This is a man made, aided, and promoted (by the Global Leftists), pandemic. China has a history of killing their own people by the millions, and they won’t shed a tear for us!

  5. Clash

    October 1, 2021 at 7:43 am

    The Cases numbers in Alberta are not accurate. They are being manipulated by the Wuhan cabal of Xiu, Hinshaw and Hu to make things look worse than they actually are. Counting the untested children who stay home from school,as Covid, is one trick, the >55% false positives, PCR test record, is another, also false reporting of how many double vaxxed patients is yet a third. Why Kenney hasn’t fired the Notley appointed Hinshaw leftist mole is beyond me.

  6. Mars Hill

    September 30, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    This is getting goofier by the day.

  7. Baron Not Baron

    September 30, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    No one should really give a shite about what any of these ones think, does, breaths, drinks, eats etc. It is called “misleading”. Unimportant, to men like myself. It would be a glorious waste of time. This whole act has to be ridiculed and nothing more. Move on with your pursuit of happiness, vote WILDROSE INDEPENDENCE PARTY, buy more guns, learn to be fearless and dangerous for the ones that want you dead, just because they’re the spawn of the devil. Be of and for GOD. HE made you in HIS own image. HE lives in you. There’s no greater power than HIS.
    Do you want to be under GOD, or under lame people(useful idiot nobodies)?

  8. Declan Carroll

    September 30, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    This is rich coming from a guy who disparges and disrespects Albertans every chance he gets. I am sure that Singh has nothing but the worst intentions and any offer of “help” is an opportunity for a Federal takeover of Alberta so he can really go after Albertan citizens with a vengeance.

  9. Proud Albertan

    September 30, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    They way I read his plea… was to take over the gov from Kenney not just healthcare… hmm… martial law coming here soon or what

  10. Greg Porter

    September 30, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    I’m curious how many of these school cases are more serious then the regular flu. Funny how he says 5x more cases, but doesn’t state how many cases it actually is. I don’t know the number, but it can’t be large or he would be waving it around, making sure we all know exactly how many cases there is.

  11. James Smith

    September 30, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    I am moving to Alberta when they separate and put Kenny and the rest of the traitors in prison

  12. James Smith

    September 30, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    the only thing I know for sure is that Jagmeet and Justine are in love with each other and they both are very stupid

  13. berta baby

    September 30, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Lol… look at these mother F’n dictators… hey commi kids our collective arses:

    What a joke this is

  14. Eldon

    September 30, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    That commie Singh can just mind his own business. Trudeau can do the same. Alberta wants nothing to do with either of them.
    If you really want to fix this province. Call back Lowen and Barnes. Make them leader and deputy leader. Doesn’t matter who is who. Thier both capable men.
    The problem will be solved in no time.

  15. Alex

    September 30, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    Oooooh ~300/4444300 in ICU? Yeah, real disaster. If this is what they want the first Canadian civil-war to be fought over, so be it. I don’t think I’m anywhere near the minority in this province thinking that Laurentian and/or NDP opinions are unwelcome here.

  16. Josh

    September 30, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    Morons, just pre treat people when they develop symptoms like Texas did.

    Oh wait that doesnt work when the ICU is filling up with jab injuries and ADE.

  17. Left Coast

    September 30, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    “Triaging has already begun to occur in most Alberta hospitals with severe consequences for Albertans, including the cancellation of cancer treatments and pediatric surgeries.”?

    Mr. Singh me another one . . . this has been going on in BC since March 2020 . . . where the H*ll have you been? By August 2020 the INCREASE in the Number of Drug Abuse DEATHS was DOUBLD the Covid Deaths . . . and YOU, Dr. Bonnie and your NDP hacks in Govt. said and DID Absolutely NOTHING. 1000s have missed Treatments, Surgeries & Diagnosis in BC in the last 21 Months and you are still the MP from Burnaby YES? Where were you ?
    The residual damage in BC is likely much higher than the 1900 odd Covid deaths.

    Typical NDP marxist hack . . . going next door and minding some one else’s business trying to score political points for your commie buddy Rachel Nutley !

  18. Left Coast

    September 30, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Comrad Singh obviously doesn’t keep up with the VAX Scam News . . .

    Today in many countries around the World, Hospitals are filling up with Covid Cases . . . but the majority of them are Double & Single VAXED. Yesterday Victoria Province in Australia reported 95% of their Covid cases in Hospital were VAXED.

    This is coming here . . . What to do then my Marxist friend?

    Covid vaccine maker Moderna received 300,000 reports of side effects after vaccinations over a three-month period following the launch of its shot, according to an internal report from a company that helps Moderna manage the reports.

  19. Dennis

    September 30, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Take a hike you moron. You and your cohort can take your opinions and stuff em where the sun dont shine.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.




Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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Officials urge booster injections to tackle lingering Delta variant amid Omicron craze

The WHO classified Omicron as a “variant of concern,” however, the South African doctor who discovered Omicron in her patient says she is “stunned” by the response.




The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now strongly urging COVID-19 booster injections for those over the age of 50.

In addition, the committee is now recommending boosters of an authorized mRNA vaccine to those 18-49 years of age at least six months after completion of a “primary COVID-19 vaccine series with consideration of jurisdictional and individual risks.”

The announcement comes amid global discussion of the Omicron variant. The federal government requested on Tuesday that NACI swiftly review its booster guidance in response to Omicron.

The NACI’s new booster recommendation, however, focuses on the lingering Delta variant while more details are gathered on Omicron.

On Nov. 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified Omicron as a “variant of concern,” although the South African doctor who discovered Omicron in her patient says she is “stunned” by the response.

“As chair of the South African Medical Association and a GP of 33 years standing, I have seen a lot over my medical career,” writes Dr. Angelique Coetzee, in an op-ed for the Daily Mail.

“But nothing has prepared me for the extraordinary global reaction that met my announcement this week that I had seen a young man in my surgery who had a case of COVID that turned out to be the Omicron variant.”

The young man was unaware he had contracted the virus.

Coetzee says she has seen nothing about the variant that warrants panic.

“No one here in South Africa is known to have been hospitalized with the Omicron variant, nor is anyone here believed to have fallen seriously ill with it,” writes Coetzee.

She also says the variant has been circulating South Africa for “some time.”

Viruses — such as COVID-19 — have their own DNA or RNA, therefore allowing them to mutate into new forms.

“This virus is going exactly how you’d expect,” Dr. Steven Pelech, chair of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee at the Canadian Covid Care Alliance, told the Western Standard.

“Strains are going to predominate which are more infectious and mild. That’s how it displaces other variants, it doesn’t kill the host. The host often doesn’t even know they are infected.”

Pelech — who is far from alone in his analysis — suggests the “variants of concern,” including Delta, are merely steps towards COVID-19 evolving into a common coronavirus. One that is highly infectious and exceedingly mild.

The Canadian government implemented additional travel restrictions in response to Omicron on November 30 — built upon previous measures.

“We know that these concerning mutations can arise and, where vaccinations are low in parts of the world, they can spread rapidly,” said BC Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Tuesday.

BC officials say the province will have more information on Omicron and its implications — such as vaccine efficacy — in the coming weeks.

“Isn’t this the same playbook we heard a year ago with the Delta variant?” said Pelech.

Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard

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Surrey RCMP investigating rocks thrown from overpass

Multiple vehicles, including a transit bus, were damaged by rocks hurled from the pedestrian overpass. Fortunately, no one was injured.




Several incidents involving rocks thrown onto Highway 99 in South Surrey have prompted an investigation from Surrey RCMP.

Multiple vehicles, including a transit bus, were damaged by rocks hurled from the pedestrian overpass. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The first incident took place on November 26, at 7:44 p.m. when a semi-truck and bus were struck with rocks. The following incident, involving another two semi-trucks occurred three days later on November 29 at 10:49 p.m., and most recently, November 30 at 10:20 p.m. when yet another two semi-trucks were damaged.

“These incidents are very concerning. Throwing objects off of the overpass has the potential to cause serious or even fatal injuries to the occupants of vehicles,” said Cpl. Vanessa Munn, Surrey RCMP.

“We are asking anyone with information to contact police. If you reside in the area please check your residential cameras and be sure to report all suspicious activity to police.”

The overpass where these incidents took place is between the 32 Avenue and King George Boulevard exits of Highway 99.

Reid Small is a BC-based reporter for the Western Standard

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