Alberta Minute: Paid Plasma, Carding Banned, and Ongoing COVID Debates

Alberta Minute: Paid Plasma, Carding Banned, and Ongoing COVID Debates

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 continues to come under fire for their COVID response, with many calling for further restrictions, while many business owners are struggling to stay afloat under the existing restrictions. Record numbers of new cases in recent days will mean the pressure on the government will intensify, though three other provinces - Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan - are also seeing record numbers of cases despite having much harsher restrictions.

  • We were very pleased to see 'carding' banned in Alberta - this is something we've been pushing for, for years. Justice Minister, Kaycee Madu, pushed the change, saying: "There's no question in my mind that this is a complete violation of citizen’s constitutional rights… and it serves no purpose."

  • The Alberta Legislature passed Bill 204, repealing the previous government's ban on paid plasma. Now, instead of our province buying plasma from America, Albertans can be compensated for donating plasma. This is a huge win for both donors and patients in Alberta.





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    published this page in News 2020-11-22 20:10:31 -0700