Alberta Minute: Border Blockade, Restriction Updates, and Vaccine Passport Dead

Alberta Minute: Border Blockade, Restriction Updates, and Vaccine Passport Dead

Alberta Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.


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This Week In Alberta:


Last Week In Alberta:

  • The Provincial Government announced the end of the much-maligned Restrictions Exemption Program (AKA the vaccine passport) following the Coutts border protest and several other protests in Edmonton and throughout the province. The program ended at midnight on February 9th. So long and good riddance.

  • The government also announced a plan for lifting additional restrictions pending continued downward pressure on hospitals. Further afield, several other provinces such as Saskatchewan, Quebec, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia announced the lifting of their pandemic measures as well. The next step for Alberta will come March 1st, when, amongst other things, all mask mandates are supposed to be removed. We’re hopeful, but we seen this story before...
  • The RCMP are warning that enforcement is the only option left to get traffic flowing at the Coutts border crossing. Police have ticketed vehicles and provided another location near Milk River for the protestors to relocate.




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  • Marlene Nash
    commented 2022-02-21 15:35:32 -0700
    Your government is doing a great job in my opinion. Keep up the good work and look after Alberta’s senior citizens… they need extra help.. Please adn Thank YOu
  • Alberta Institute
    published this page in News 2022-02-14 01:31:56 -0700