How Kenney's "Best Summer Ever" may have affected vaccine rates

In the face of a fourth wave that has overwhelmed the healthcare system, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney this week declared a state of public health emergency, reintroducing some of the restrictions that were lifted in the summer and unveiling a proof of vaccination system that he previously resisted due to privacy concerns. It’s a stark, 180-degree change from July, when the Premier proclaimed the province was “open for summer” and the United Conservative Party was selling hats declaring “Best Summer Ever.”

On this episode of Crisis Management, Alicja Siekierska and the Public Policy Forum’s Sean Speer discuss the COVID-19 situation in Alberta, how the province got to where it is today, and what impact the Premier’s “Best Summer Ever” plan may have had on the province’s vaccination rate.

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