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Bell: Kenney should push Trudeau on vaccine shortage. He didn’t

Bell: Kenney should push Trudeau on vaccine shortage. He didn't
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The clowns in Ottawa screw us around as standard operating procedure but at least on this issue they should get it right.

Alas, Kenney adds a single sentence to drown expectations.

“I want to be clear this is not a blame game.”

Not a blame game? Who did this? Nobody huh? The fairy flipping godmother did it!

Ooops, forgot. We’re supposed to be nice to Trudeau because then he’ll like us more.

Kenney tells us the situation is urgent.

Right now Alberta cannot score its own separate supply of the three vaccines used globally.

Kenney is asking his legal beagles whether Albertans can get other vaccines going to market if Trudeau doesn’t.

“We need more doses,” he says.

Take that, Justin! Not!

Some businesses want to reopen.

Some folks are intimidated. If they ask for a break they will be attacked, slimed as COVID backsliders.

Kenney says his government will “look at the data once the numbers stabilize. In a couple of weeks we will be coming back to look at that.”

Collective neck snap here! Current COVID rules are in place until Jan. 21. If any businesses are to open they get a warning of one week. That’s this Thursday.

Or is it?

Did I hear wrong?

Anyway, when it comes to COVID, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s top public health doc sometimes referred to as The Other Premier, says she echoes Kenney.

No surprise since Kenney echoes Hinshaw.

Across the street from my place there’s a very small patch of grass now flooded and frozen for skating.

In the darkness, two guys with sticks and jerseys skate around and around on that very small patch of ice shooting the puck off the very small homemade boards.

In the snow beside the city’s smallest rink two others stand, waiting their turn.

rbell@postmedia.com



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