Accidental Deliberations: Relentless

The Libs’ choice of themes to start off a needless federal election campaign is telling mostly in the contast it presents between their self-image, and the obvious realities facing people living under their government. After all, there are plenty of issues which have been properly described as “relentless”. ‘Relentless’ climate

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Alberta Politics: Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu waves a red flag in front of her irascible Alberta counterpart, Tyler Shandro

Obviously, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu didn’t expect to get a serious answer from Tyler Shandro, her Alberta counterpart, when she wrote the irascible minister to warn him the Kenney Government’s “unnecessary and risky gamble” to drop COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and mandatory isolation will put children at risk. In

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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Max Fawcett highlights why it’s foolish to throw out the protection face masks have provided both against a continuing pandemic, and other infectious diseases.  – Jonathan Watts reports on a new warning from scientists about the urgent need to prepare for unprecedented heat,

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Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Joe Vipond, Kashif Perzeda and Danielle Cane write that Canada’s failure to talk about the airborne transmission of COVID-19 (or the public health implications of what we’ve learned) is making it difficult for people to protect themselves and their communities. Gabrielle Douaud et

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Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Miquel Oliu-Barton, Bary Pradelski, Philippe Aghion, Patrick Artus, Ilona Kickbusch, Jeffrey Lazarus, Devi Sridhar and Samantha Vanderslott examine how strategies aimed at eradicating COVID-19 – rather than aiming for it to spread at some non-zero level – produces better outcomes in terms of

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Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Jason Warick reports on how the lack of enforcement of public health rules has emboldened anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers to impose their disregard for community safety on the people around them. Guy Quenneville highlights the Moe government’s decision to do absolutely nothing in the

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Alberta Politics: Do we have a prime minister or a mouse? Canada doesn’t need U.S. permission to call China and bring the Two Michaels home

It appears China has thrown Canada an unexpected lifeline, offering us a chance to redeem our relationship with the world’s No. 2 economy and save the Two Michaels. Is Justin Trudeau up to the challenge?  Canadian Michael Spavor (Photo: Facebook). On Friday, the Chinese government put Michael Spavor on trial

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