Secret recordings reveal political directives, tension over Alberta's pandemic response - News Summed Up

Secret recordings reveal political directives, tension over Alberta's pandemic response


On the morning of June 4, a team of Alberta civil servants gathered — as it had nearly every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began — to co-ordinate the province's response to the crisis. Secret recordings reveal tensionThe recordings provide a rare window into the relationship between the non-partisan civil servants working for the Emergency Operation Centre and political officials. The recordings suggest a desire by Health Minister Tyler Shandro to exert control over enforcement of public health orders. Ogbogu said it is clear politicians, who are not experts in pandemic response, are not focusing on what matters most to public health. Alberta Health Services (AHS), the province's health authority, is responsible for enforcing public health orders.


Source: CBC News November 26, 2020 09:00 UTC



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