Licia Corbella on COVID-19: Jason Kenney’s criticism of Dr. Tam is well deserved

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s recent criticism of Canada’s top physician, Dr. Theresa Tam, was a much-needed dose of reality during this COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, during an interview with CBC’s Vassy Kapelos, Kenney was asked about his plan to further ramp up Alberta’s testing for the novel coronavirus. Alberta already has the highest rate of testing in the world, recently surpassing Australia. “The direction I’ve given our officials is that if we see a highly credible regulator of medications in a peer jurisdiction like the European Union, Australia or the United States that has approved a test or a vaccine or medication, we should pursue that. We should not wait for Health Canada to catch up,” said Kenney.