April 26, 2021

Trudeau and his Liberals have done a terrible job fighting COVID

I was pleased to speak in the House of Commons about the Liberals’ terrible record on battling the COVID pandemic. Click on the video below to watch my member’s statement. 

 

Liberals failed to implement travel restrictions ’til it was too late — again!

Scores of countries have contained the COVID-19 virus. What’s one thing most of those countries have in common? A strong border policy for limiting international spread. 

This common sense approach is backed by the evidence. Yet, the Liberals have continuously failed to secure the border.

For example, as early as February 2020 we Conservatives were calling for stricter border controls for COVID-19 hot spots, but the Liberals wasted more than a month before they implemented even modest border controls.

The steps they have taken are half measures that recklessly allows the transmission of new COVID-19 variants into Canada. 

One expert called Trudeau’s border measures a “Swiss-cheese policy” because it has so many loopholes. 

Now we’re in a situation where the government is having to consider even more stringent travel bans. It did not have to come to this.

Canadians deserve better. 

Picture perfect mural 

 

Gotta love this mural on a building in the historic Highlands neighbourhood that’s part of my Edmonton Griesbach federal riding. What’s your favourite mural in Edmonton? Send them my way at kerry.diotte@parl.gc.ca or leave a comment when you do a survey. 

Thanks for the feedback

I’m always grateful for the constituents who take time to fill out my householder surveys so I know what’s most important to folks I represent as their Member of Parliament.

In the news

—  ‘It’s kind of depressing’: Exasperated Canadians watch Americans get vaccinated faster. Link

—  Trudeau minister mocks Erin O’Toole for wearing a pro-oil and gas t-shirt. Link

—  If Pearson was treated like Amazon, it would be closed. Link

—  With tougher border rules appearing to work, Iceland to relax some domestic restrictions. Link

—  Coun. Druh Farrell sends hardworking family’s dreams up in smoke. Link

—  Entertainment Tribalism and the Loss of Common Ground. Link

—  Trudeau’s COVID failures, lies a political epidemic. Link

You said it

—  “Alberta O&G is once again left out disgraceful. Shades of The disastrous Pierre Trudeau!.” —  Jack H.

—  “Promote Canadian energy vs. importing foreign sources.” —  Gerald C. 

—  “Complete the current pipeline.” —  George H.

Last week’s straw poll results

 

In my last e-newsletter, I asked folks if they were concerned about Canada’s record debt levels and the lack of a plan back to balance.

The vast majority of folks said they were concerned.

A big thanks to everyone who took part. I always appreciate hearing from you. 

Have your say

Do you think the Liberals were too slow to ban travel to COVID-19 hot spots? 

Have your say in my unofficial poll.

I’ll publish the results in next week’s e-newsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

Latest news on COVID-19 

 

You can find up-to-date information from Alberta Health Services or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Alberta Health Services can also be reached by phone at 811. 

Benefits available for Canadians

There are programs available to help you and your family during this COVID pandemic. 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks so much. Stay healthy!

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Kerry Diotte, MP 
House of Commons
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