Premier Jason Kenney promised Albertans the “best summer ever.”
The pandemic was ending, and the province was reopening “for good.”
The Alberta premier’s optimistic prediction was first voiced in the spring. But as the summer wound down, Kenney — who faced harsh criticism for vacationing as COVID-19 cases surged — returned from holidays to plead with unvaccinated Albertans to get their jabs.
The United Conservative Party premier even dangled a $100 incentive for unvaccinated Albertans to get protected against the disease.
In the meantime, COVID-19 cases have soared, the province’s ICUs have filled and public anger has swelled.
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