Alberta has one-tenth of Canada's population, and almost one-half of all active COVID-19 cases
Irresponsible and Dangerous
... architects of the disastrous collapse of the Alberta healthcare system E LaMont Gregory MSc Oxon
O'Toole wants an inquest, an internal Conservative caucus review of his leadership of the UCP campaign in the federal elections.
With all due respect, Mr O'Toole, inquests are matters for our courts and autopsies are conducted in morgues, and both serve the noble purpose of informing the public. Neither, however, is conducted behind closed-doors by mask-shunning, anti-vaccine so-called freedom defenders.
The review of your leadership in the federal elections is straightforward, and denotes your equivocation and prevarication concerning prudent measures to address the pandemic, which results in the necessity for a lot more inquests and autopsies.
It is time for you, Mr O'Toole, to summon the courage you lacked as the leader of the Conservative election effort and resign.
And, surely the four horsemen of the COVID-19 apocalypse, Messieurs Ford, Goertzen, Moe and Kenney, ought to join you.
Thereby, clearing the way for the application of possible rational alternative measures that will allow us, as a nation, to manage the pandemic properly.
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Jason Kenney, the 18th premier of the Province of Alberta, appeared teary-eyed as he acknowledged, albeit reluctantly, the sheer magnitude of his mismanagement of the Covid-19 pandemic response in Alberta. A level of mismanagement that has led to an unprecedented rationing of life-saving medical interventions and procedures that will result inevitably in increased morbidity and premature deaths.
While making no mention of the variant-spawning super-spreader event he orchestrated for anti-mask wearing/anti-vaccination 'restore freedom' groups at the provincial capital, Kenney admitted that he and his United Conservative Party blundered horribly in the politics-over-science championing of the Best Summer Ever relaxation of Covid-19 harnessing measures in time for the Calgary Stampede in July.
Kenney's precise triumph-of-politics driven actions have resulted in the collapse of Alberta's health care system, as his mask-shunning unvaccinated followers pack the province's hospitals.
Because the preceding statements form the basis of an indictment of Jason Kenney and his hand-picked team of healthcare system management bureaucracy administrators and managers, we will proceed to lay foundation for the indictment of Jason Kenney et. al., in fact and in law, to wit:
Jason Kenney is not the first premier to appear teary-eyed before the public while the Covid-19 virus infected and resulted in the demise of hundreds and hundreds of seniors initially, and more recently adults, teens and even children.
The ignominious distinction of being first resides with Premier Douglas Ford of Ontario, who appeared before the cameras, eyes swollen with emotion, tears streaming down his cheeks, as he acknowledged the horrific loss of life to the pandemic in the nursing homes and long-term care facilities of Ontario, on his watch.
The next relevant official from the Ford administration to appear before the cameras was his appointed minister of long-term care, the individual responsible for the operation of long-term care facilities and the health and safety of its residents in Ontario. She acknowledged that there was a serious problem in long-term care, where hundreds and hundreds of residents had already died of Covid, and ended her remarks with the following statement, '... we are doing the best that we can.'
The concluding statement by the minister of long-term care, '... we are doing the best that we can,' is actually a testable hypothesis, where the accuracy, veracity or otherwise, of her statement can be determined by an objective examination of the factual evidence.
And, we will demonstrate, beyond a reasonable shadow of a doubt, that that statement is inaccurate, unethical, immoral, and in fact, verifiably false.
The important question in the objective examination of any evidentiary material, is how the inquiry determines, what is and what is not, admissible evidence.
Circumstances, that is, the nature of the events which give rise to the application of the rules of evidence, change, the rules of evidence do not change. And, therein, lies their ultimate utility.
In our specific circumstance, we contend that the statement by the minister of long-term care is false, patently so. Whereas, the rules of evidence guide us in determining the admissibility of evidentiary material, the scientific method stands as the means of determining the accuracy and veracity of the evidence, that is, whether or not the evidence represents the truth in its entirety.
The overarching, cardinal principle, upon which the scientific method, the methodical search for truth rests, is the understanding that - all knowledge is comparative.
There exists not only irrefutable evidence of a comparable set of circumstances to that which existed during the horrific loss of life in nursing homes and long-term care facilities in Ontario, but significantly the comparable set of circumstances were contemporaneous to the horrific loss of life in the Ontario nursing homes and long-term care facilities, but the comparable set of circumstances did not result in alarmingly high numbers of pandemic deaths in their nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
This comparative analysis forms, in part, the foundation for the judgement that the Ontario minister's statement '... we are doing the best that we can' is patently false, unethical and untruthful.
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A number of supporting documents are important to an understanding of the indictment of Jason Kenney et. al. The supporting documents relate to matters of fact, such as, what Jason Kenney knew about the nature of the pandemic, and when that information came within his purview. In this regard, the reader is directed to the first in a series of communications to Jason Kenney from this author, the first communication is dated 3 April 2020: