Harley-Davidson disclaims any obligation to update information in this call. Joining me this morning are CEO, Jochen Zeitz; CFO, Gina Goetter, and Chief Commercial Officer, Edel O'Sullivan will also be joining us for Q&A. Jochen, let's get started.
Harley-Davidson disclaims any obligation to update information in this call. Joining me this morning are CEO, Jochen Zeitz; CFO, Gina Goetter, and Chief Commercial Officer, Edel O'Sullivan will also be joining us for Q&A. Jochen, let's get started.
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This was a news conference that earlier in the week probably wasn't in the prime minister's diary. What was in his diary was a convivial lunch with the Taoiseach Micheal Martin at his Chequers country retreat. The prime minister has grown fond of Chequers, we're told, and missed escaping to the peace and quiet of the Chilterns during lockdown.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings. Week of May 17 Oatly Group - Malmo, Sweden, 84.4 million shares, priced $15-$17, managed by Morgan Stanley/JP Morgan. Proposed symbol Nasdaq symbol OTLY. Business: Swedish vegan food company known for its oat milk. Procore Technologies - Carpinteria, Calif., 9.5 million shares, priced $60-$65, managed by Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan. Proposed NYSE symbol PCOR. Business: Provides cloud-based construction management and collaboration software. Squarspace - New York, 40.4 million shares, priced at $68.42, managed by Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan. Proposed NYSE symbol SQSP. Business: Provides an easy-to-use platform for business and individuals to create websites. Transcode Therapeutics - Boston, 6.3 million shares, priced at $4, managed by ThinkEquity. Proposed Nasdaq symbol RNAZ. Business: Preclinical biotech developing RNA-based targeting for cancer. ZipRecruiter - Santa Monica, Calif., 86.6 million shares, priced at $25.04, managed by Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan. Proposed NYSE symbol ZIP. Business: Operates an online job marketplace. The Associated Press
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LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says second doses of coronavirus vaccines will be accelerated in response to the rise of the virus variant first identified in India. Johnson says people over age 50 can receive their second COVID-19 shot eight weeks after their first, rather than the previous 12 weeks. Current vaccines are expected to be effective against the virus variant known as B.1.617.2. “I believe we should trust in our vaccines to protect the public whilst monitoring the situation as it develops very closely, because the race between our vaccination program and the virus may be about to become a great deal tighter,” Johnson said. ”And it’s more important than ever, therefore, that people get the additional protection of a second dose.” On Monday, Britain will ease lockdown measures for pubs and restaurants. Johnson couldn’t say “for sure” whether the final easing of all measures on June 21 will go ahead as planned. Scottish authorities say Glasgow and the island of Moray won’t engage in the reopening on Monday because of higher infection levels. ___ THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — States, business sort out what new CDC mask guidance means — Delta Airlines will require new hires get vaccinated against virus — UK jubilant as lockdown restrictions to be lifted next week — Disney CEO says more people allowed into parks ___ — Follow more of AP’s pandemic coverage at https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-pandemic and https://apnews.com/hub/coronavirus-vaccine ___ HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING: CINCINNATI — National grocery store chain Kroger says it will continue to require masks in its stores. The Cincinnati-based company operates some 2,760 stores nationwide, including under other banners such as Ralphs, Dillons, Fry’s and King Soopers. Spokesperson Sheila Regehr says in an email: “As we have throughout the pandemic, we are reviewing current safety practices, the CDC’s latest guidance, and soliciting feedback from associates to guide the next phase of our policy.” Kroger offers its workers $100 to get vaccinated. ___ ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines will require new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 starting on Monday. The airline won’t impose the same requirement on current employees, of whom more than 60% are vaccinated, a spokesman said Friday. The airline says the policy for new hires is designed to protect other employees and passengers as travel demand recovers from last year’s pandemic low levels. Meanwhile, some airline stocks rose after the CDC’s new guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. United Airlines was up 4% in early Friday trading, and other U.S. airlines rose by smaller amounts. The federal requirement for wearing face masks on planes remains in place. A spokesman for trade group Airlines for America says carriers will continue to enforce the rule. The Transportation Security Administration announced 1.74 million people passed through U.S. airports on Thursday, a new pandemic-era high. However, those airport crowds were still 33% smaller than on the comparable day in 2019. ___ BERLIN — Germany is putting the Britain back on a list of “risk areas” because of the emergence there of cases of a coronavirus variant first detected in India. Britain currently has a lower rate of coronavirus infections than Germany. But Germany’s disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, says the United Kingdom is going back on the list effective Sunday because of “the at least limited appearance” of the variant known as B.1.617.2. The institute says Spain’s Canary Islands, a popular tourist destination, and the Spanish exclave of Ceuta in North Africa were being removed from the list of “risk areas,” the lowest of three levels of risk classification. Under new rules this week, fully vaccinated people don’t need a test to enter Germany or to go into quarantine -- unless they’re coming from somewhere designated as a “virus variant area” such as India or Brazil. Others coming from a “risk area” can avoid a mandatory 10-day quarantine by showing a negative test result. ___ BOSTON — Neither Massachusetts nor Rhode Island made any immediate changes to their mask regulations after the CDC’s decision Thursday suggesting fully vaccinated Americans no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing in most settings. A spokesperson for Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said he “welcomes the new CDC guidance and will be updating Massachusetts’ COVID restrictions in the near future. In the meantime, the current mask order remains in place.” Massachusetts requires people to cover their faces while in indoor public places and outdoors if they are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others. “We are going to review the CDC’s updated guidance on social distancing and masking and determine what the best approach is for Rhode Island,” state Health Department spokesperson Joseph Wendelken said. Currently, the state requires people to wear masks in indoor public places, and outdoors when within 3 feet of others not in their immediate circle. ___ LONDON — Britain is saying goodbye to months of tough lockdown restrictions, thanks to an effective vaccine rollout program. Starting Monday, all restaurants, bars and museums can largely reopen, and people can socialize indoors. It’s the biggest step yet to reopen the country following a sharp drop in new infections and deaths. Many credit Britain’s universal public health system for getting hundreds of thousands vaccinated every day. Experts say that infrastructure was key, helped by the government’s early start in securing vaccine doses and its decision to delay the second dose. Almost 38 million people, approximately 68% of the adult population, have received their first dose. Almost 19 million have had both doses. Experts say the National Health Service can target the population and easily identify those most at risk because almost everyone is registered with a local general practitioner. Deaths in Britain have come down to single digits in recent days. In January, there were up to 1,477 deaths a day amid a second wave driven by a more infectious variant first found in Kent, in southeastern England. New cases have plummeted to an average of 2,000 a day, compared with nearly 70,000 a day during the winter. However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed concerned this week about a resurgence because of variants of the virus, including one from India. Britain has totaled nearly 128,000 confirmed deaths, the highest toll in Europe. ___ WARSAW, Poland — Restaurants, bars and pubs in Poland plan to open their doors to dine-in customers for the first time in seven months on Saturday. That means many business owners will open to customers at midnight between Friday and Saturday, expecting many people will rush to enjoy a night on the town. Pandemic restrictions limited restaurants, cafes and other establishments to offering only take-away food and drinks since last fall. Not all of them have financially survived. More restaurants in Warsaw are creating outdoor seating while ensuring that physical distancing can be maintained between tables. Vaccinations are finally picking up in Poland as the numbers of new infections and hospitalizations have decreased in recent weeks. ___ MOBILE, Ala. — A Carnival cruise ship was arriving in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday so crew members can get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Carnival Sensation will dock at the Mobile Cruise Terminal, where staff members from USA Health will go on board to provide first doses for 110 crew members, the city announced. The ship will return in three weeks for second doses. U.S. ports are closed to cruise lines because of the global pandemic, but Mayor Sandy Stimpson says such vaccinations are a major step toward getting the industry back in business. Carnival says crew members have received vaccines at other ports, including Miami and Port Canaveral in Florida and Galveston, Texas. Sensation will be based in Mobile, offering trips to the western Caribbean, once cruises resume. But it’s unclear when that will happen. ___ TOKYO — Japan is further expanding a coronavirus state of emergency to three additional areas ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. The state of emergency is currently in Tokyo and five other prefectures. The additions include Japan’s northern island state of Hokkaido, where the Olympic marathon will be held, as well as Hiroshima and Okayama in western Japan. Bars, karaoke parlors and most entertainment facilities are required to close. Business owners who comply will be compensated; those who don’t could face fines. The expansion of the state of emergency is a major shift from the government’s initial plan that relied on less stringent measures. Japan has been struggling to slow coronavirus infections ahead of the postponed Olympics, which are scheduled to start July 23. ___ BERLIN — Germany’s coronavirus infection rate has dropped to its lowest level in nearly two months. Meanwhile, the health minister says the country had the most successful day yet of its vaccination campaign this week. Still, he called for caution as authorities move toward allowing a more normal life. He urged officials to hold off on fully reopening restaurants and called for Germans to carefully choose vacation destinations. The national disease control center says the number of weekly new cases per 100,000 inhabitants stood at 96.5 — the first time since March 20 it has been lower than 100. ___ COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The World Bank says it signed an agreement with Sri Lanka to provide $80.5 million to help the island nation’s vaccination drive against COVID-19. The funding comes as Sri Lanka is facing a severe shortage of vaccines because of the current crisis in neighboring India, which had promised to give the vaccines to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka began it’s vaccination drive on Jan. 29. In the first round, 925,242 people were vaccinated using Oxford-AstraZeneca shots. Currently, Sri Lanka’s health ministry has about 350,000 doses of AstraZeneca. It has a shortage of 600,000 doses to complete administering second doses. Sri Lanka is currently using 600,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine and 15,000 of Sputnik V to give a first dose. ___ ROME — Italy has relaxed its coronavirus quarantine requirement for visitors from the European Union, Israel and Britain in a bid to jump-start its pandemic-devastated tourism industry heading into the peak season. Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed an ordinance Friday allowing the quarantine-free visits with proof of a negative virus test starting Sunday. Italy had imposed the five-day quarantine on EU travelers to deter visitors over the Easter holiday and to discourage Italians from taking advantage of a loophole that made it easier to travel abroad than from Rome to Milan. Speranza also announced expanded airport testing services for quarantine-free flights coming into Italy from Canada, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. Currently airports in Rome and Milan provide the rapid test services for some flights from the U.S.; the new ordinance expands the service to airports in Venice and Naples. ___ NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus’ health minister says nightclubs are scheduled to reopen June 10 as the tourism-reliant country aims to lure vacationers and reinvigorate the beleaguered economy. Constantinos Ioannou says a strict, two-week lockdown coupled with the country’s hastened vaccination pace has produced a noticeable drop in the coronavirus infection rate and a decrease in the number of hospitalized patients. Ioannou says the positive results have allowed the government to further loosen up remaining restrictions including shortening a nighttime curfew from six hours to five. A vaccination certificate, a negative test taken in the previous 72 hours or proof of convalescence from COVID-19 are still required to enter indoor areas where people gather in numbers, including shopping malls, theaters and cinemas. ___ The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TOWER ONE WIRELESS CORP. (CSE: TO) (OTCQB: TOWTF) (Frankfurt: 1P3N) (“Tower One” or the “Company”) provides a construction update for the month of April 2021. During the month of April, the Company has been able to complete twenty-six (26) new towers and has a total of forty-two (42) towers under construction in Colombia and Mexico. Tower One continues to support the efforts to deploy efficient telecommunications networks which lead to more connected and serviced communities across Latin America. Deploying new infrastructure to provide mobile internet coverage has a direct effect in reducing the digital gap of users and communities ensuring inclusion and improving the economic development. A copy of the construction report for the month of April 2021 can be found in the Company’s web site or following this link: https://toweronewireless.com/construction-report-update-april-2021/ About Tower One Tower One’s principal business is to build, own and operate multi-tenant wireless telecommunications infrastructure (“towers”) in Latin America. Tower One leases space on its towers to mobile network operators. The Company is focused on the build to suit tower industry whereby a long-term lease is secured with a tenant prior to building a tower. The Company operates in the two largest Spanish speaking countries in Latin America (Colombia and Mexico) with a combined population of approximately 180 million people. Contact Information:Corporate Communications Tel:+1 917 546 3016E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite:www.toweronewireless.com The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which include regulatory approvals and other matters. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such information can generally be identified by the use of forwarding looking wording such as “may”, “expect”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe” and “continue” or the negative thereof or similar variations. Forward-looking statements in this news release include statements regarding the Company’s expectation of obtaining the acceptance of new towers by the Company’s customers. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific that contributes to the possibility that the predictions, estimates, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not occur. Forward-looking statement are necessarily based upon a number of factors that, if untrue, could cause the actual results, performances or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performances or achievements express or implied by such statements. These assumptions, risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the state of the economy in general and capital markets in particular, the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, present and future business strategies, the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. While such estimates and assumptions are considered reasonable by the management of the Company, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive and regulatory uncertainties and risks. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information referenced herein, whether as a result of new information events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.
Divibank, the financing platform where LatAm businesses have access to growth capital via revenue-share financing, announced on May 12, 2021, it closed a $3.6M round of Seed funding led by Better Tomorrow Ventures (BTV) alongside other investors including MAYA Capital, Village Global, Clocktower Ventures, Magma Partners, Gilgamesh Ventures, Rally Cap Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, Sebastian Mejia (Founder/President of Rappi), Tayo Oviosu (Founder/CEO of Paga, who participated via Kairos Angels), Karim Atiyeh (Founder/CTO of Ramp), Josh Abramowitz and Daniel Simon (founders of Bread).
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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarusian military officer on Friday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for leaking a document related to the government's crackdown on protests against the country's authoritarian president. The officer, Capt. Dzianis Urad, was accused of giving the media a copy of a government directive urging the military to help put down the demonstrations. Belarus' Supreme Court handed Urad an 18-year prison sentence and stripped him of his military rank for the actions that “hurt national security.” Earlier this month, President Alexander Lukashenko has stripped 80 military and police officers of their ranks over their suspected links to the opposition. Lukashenko, who has ruled the ex-Soviet nation for more than a quarter-century, has faced months of massive protests triggered by his re-election to a sixth term in an August vote that the opposition and some election workers said was rigged. The Belarusian authorities have unleashed a harsh crackdown on protests demanding Lukashenko's resignation. More than 34,000 people have been arrested in Belarus and many of them were brutally beaten. ___ Follow all AP stories on Belarus at https://apnews.com/hub/Belarus. The Associated Press
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Water levels around Fort Simpson were fluctuating on Friday as the Mackenzie River gradually began to break and ice packs began flowing past the village. Mayor Sean Whelly said the water level had risen back to 16 metres, a metre higher than the earlier mandatory evacuation point, by noon on Friday. "The Mackenzie hasn't really come yet," he cautioned. “We’re in a holding pattern again," said Whelly. "More damage has been done to some businesses and people because it’s just a little bit more water on the back end [of the island]. Luckily it hasn’t come up higher on the front end." Access to the main island has been blocked since last night. “The fire chief feels it’s quite dangerous,” said Whelly. Hundreds of people remain displaced from their homes. Many are staying with friends and family in other N.W.T. communities, more than 100 have been evacuated to Fort Smith, and some are staying in tents on higher ground outside the island. N.W.T. residents and communities have rallied to send emergency supplies to the village, to the point where volunteers have asked for donations to be paused as there is no longer room to store them. Residents are asked to conserve water. Local water delivery is on hold because of the uncertainty regarding water levels. Rain is forecast in the region from Friday evening into Saturday. “If it was a warm rain or something, I’d say it would help the ice. But this is cold," Whelly said. "It’s going to be almost freezing, so the rain is probably going to be making very little difference to anything right now." Under pressure from some quarters to provide more support, both the federal and territorial governments have said they are working to help Dehcho residents affected by flooding. At Friday’s Question Period in the House of Commons, Richard Cannings – the NDP MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay, British Columbia – asked the Liberal government how it planned to help residents in Jean Marie River and Fort Simpson. “The Liberal government’s response is that they’ll consider future funding requests," Cannings noted. "Will this government act immediately to help the people of the Northwest Territories who have been flooded out their homes?” Joël Lightfoot, the parliamentary secretary for public safety and emergency preparedness, said the federal government is “concerned about the flooding and is prepared to help the provinces and territories if there is a request.” “We are closely monitoring the situation ... all across the country," said Lightfoot, who made no specific commitment in his response. "We are certainly ready to support the provinces and territories if they need help from the federal government to deal with flooding.” In a news release on Thursday, the territorial government said: “Once it is safe to do so, the GNWT will begin the process of assessing the damage to the residential areas as well as community infrastructure. “Priority is on supporting impacted communities as they rebuild and recover.” The GNWT added it was “assessing the need for financial assistance, for further support, as we assess community damage." The territory said that included “initial discussions” with the federal government. Diane Archie, the minister responsible for infrastructure and the N.W.T. Power Corporation, said on Friday she was travelling with municipal and community affairs minister Paulie Chinna to see the situation in Fort Simpson first-hand. "At this time, the GNWT has sent aircraft to support evacuations as well as supplies requested by community emergency organizations," the territory's Thursday statement read. "As the flooding situation evolves, the GNWT is also looking at options for how to manage donations that residents and organizations are looking to make. More information will be provided once details have been confirmed." The GNWT has a disaster assistance program but applicants must meet a range of specific criteria to make claims. Whelly told Cabin Radio he would like to see federal support to accelerate construction of Fort Simpson’s new liquid-natural gas plant. The village’s current power plant is located on the river and has the potential to be flooded each time breakup happens, leaving residents without power. The new LNG plant is planned for higher ground. “I heard that there wasn’t enough federal grant money given to help move the plant this year,” Whelly said. “So, while the plans are laid to do that, it didn’t occur. “I’d really like to see the feds stepping up and speeding up that process so that, in case this happens next year, we don’t have all the issues with power.” Whelly said future infrastructure projects, like a proposed hospital, should now be built off the main island to ensure flooding cannot disrupt their operation. Sarah Sibley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Cabin Radio
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Multiple rural communities across the east central region have received funding for road work including the RMs of Star City, Bjorkdale and Willow Creek. This comes from the provincial Rural Integrated Roads for Growth program, which is now in its third phase. For the phase, 69 different rural municipalities are receiving a split of $25.7 million in funding for improvements. The RM of Bjorkdale is receiving $500,000, which will be used to replace a bridge over Barrier River. The bridge has been weight restricted to ten tons since 2020. Cherie Hudon, the RM’s administrator, said that since the weight restriction was added they’ve been receiving complaints. “We’re very happy to receive this funding, without this funding I’m not sure how long that bridge would be out, probably for quite some time,” Hudon said. “Something of that stature is very expensive to replace.” The RM is hopeful that work can start within 2021, but a timeline has yet to be set. The RM of Star City is receiving $500,000, which will be spent on clay capping two different routes. “With the grid roads they get worn down and then the rocks show through and there’s no clay left on the roads, so what we do is we build it up again with clay,” said Levina Cronk, RM of Star City’s administrator. “So it makes a better drivable surface afterwards. So we need the clay to make the road not so rough.” One is three-and-a half miles of grid road located directly east of Melfort. The other is four-and-a-half miles directly north of Star City on Grid 681. Work is expected to begin before the end of the month. The RM of Willow Creek is receiving $26,000, which will be spent on gravelling and maintaining Grid Road 681 with a grader over the summer. This will allow it to handle primary weight. Jessica R. Durling, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Humboldt Journal
EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he kept his distance in a debate over the fate of two outspoken backbenchers but believes his United Conservative caucus made the right decision to expel them. “I did not reveal which way I was voting. I didn’t want to, you know, put my finger on the scale, but I did express my disappointment with some of the conduct,” Kenney said in an interview with CHED radio Friday. “Ultimately what this says is we have to be a team. Let’s be professional. We can’t allow personal agendas to distract the team, or for that matter the government, from the business of governing, particularly in a time of (COVID-19) crisis like this.” On Thursday, after a seven-hour virtual meeting, the caucus voted to turf members Todd Loewen and Drew Barnes. The vote came after weeks of caucus discontent over Kenney’s policies and decisions on the best way to arrest spread of the COVID-19 virus. “There are a lot of internal issues, things that have happened between members, that ultimately caused, I think, a majority of our caucus to feel like they were being undermined and unable to work as a team,” said Kenney. “I regret that — that it had to come to this — but I respect the decision our caucus has made and we’re going to move on, focused on the priorities of the public.” The vote was made by sending text messages to Calgary legislature member Nick Milliken, acting caucus chairman. Loewen and Barnes said that worked against them, because members had to text their ballot to Milliken and risk Kenney finding out how they voted. No tally was released. Kenney said he knows it was a majority, but only Milliken knows how everyone voted. Kenney has been wallowing in low poll numbers for months and party fundraising has fallen off sharply. But on Friday, he said: “I believe I have the confidence of the party I lead and the caucus that I serve with.” Loewen and Barnes have said they will remain in the house as Independents to express the views of their constituents. Both say the United Conservative Party under Kenney is no longer a grassroots-driven movement but a top-down, one-man show that sidelines and ignores backbench members and the concerns of the people they represent. “The day could have turned out a whole bunch better for the UCP and for Albertans if the premier would start to take some responsibility and acknowledge how much of the problem he is,” said Barnes in an interview. “Rather than acknowledge, listen and pivot, the premier decided to limit dissent.” Thursday’s vote capped a day of internal party strife that began in the pre-dawn hours when Loewen posted on Facebook a public letter announcing he was quitting as caucus chairman and calling on Kenney to quit for the good of the party. Loewen wrote that Kenney has botched key issues such as health care and the environment, has been weak-kneed with the federal government, and pursues confusing, contradictory and needlessly confrontational messaging. Loewen, who represents the northern rural riding of Central Peace-Notley, said volunteers are leaving the party in droves and, without a new leader and a sharp change in direction, the UCP is headed for defeat in the 2023 election. Barnes represents Cypress-Medicine Hat in southern Alberta. He has been the highly visible, highly critical and vocal point person for 18 backbench legislature members who have spoken out against Kenney's public health restrictions. The 18, most representing rural constituencies, have questioned the need for a one-size-fits-all approach, especially in areas with low case counts. They have said the measures may be more harmful than helpful at the cost of personal freedoms. One of the 18, Ron Orr, took to Facebook on Friday to write: “I am sorry to see two members of caucus voted out, but I will not work for or support efforts to destroy the party or the leader from within. “The premier has been more than fair and transparent with caucus. I also believe he is the leader God raised up for these times.” Kenney has also been accused of bending too far backwards to cater to the concerns of rural areas — the core of his party’s support — at the expense of public health. His government in the last two waves of the pandemic allowed COVID-19 cases to soar to levels that threatened to swamp hospitals before imposing stricter measures on businesses, capacity limits and on social gatherings. Opposition NDP Leader Rachel Notley has said Albertans deserve a government focused on the pandemic and other critical issues and should not be held hostage to the twists and turns of UCP palace intrigue. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2021. Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press
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