The Alberta government’s disastrous mishandling of COVID left Alberta with the highest rate of excess deaths in the country.
Now, despite a crushing triple wave of COVID, flu, and RSV pushing our health-care system closer to the brink, Danielle Smith is outlawing mask mandates and threatening to defund organizations that put safety precautions in place. Yet, along with other contagious illnesses, COVID continues to hospitalize many Albertans and prevent many more from working.
We need evidence-based policies to protect workers from getting sick. That includes stronger ventilation and air filtration standards, mask mandates and vaccine requirements when recommended by public health experts, and 10 days paid sick leave so workers aren’t forced to put their colleagues at risk by working while sick.
Together, we can protect our workers and communities from COVID and other infectious illnesses, but we need a government that is focused on our safety. That’s why it’s so important for us to let our leaders know that our safety is top priority.
The best way to do that is for as many hard-working Albertans as possible to call their MLAs directly and demand they commit to enforcing safety measures that will protect us.
Call your MLA and demand the Alberta government stop putting politics ahead of people’s health and safety. We’ve drafted a list of talking points for you. All you have to do is hit CALL to be connected to your MLA’s office.