B.C. Premier John Horgan calls Alberta premier’s comments on unvaccinated ‘laughable’

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British Columbia Premier John Horgan says it is “laughable” for the brand new premier of Alberta to recommend unvaccinated individuals are probably the most discriminated towards group in her lifetime.

Horgan, who will step down as B.C. premier later this yr, made the comments in an interview with CFAX Radio in Victoria.

Danielle Smith was sworn in Tuesday as Alberta’s new premier after the United Conservative Party elected her in a management race to interchange Jason Kenney as chief and premier.

Smith, who’s 51, says she is going to shake up the highest tier of the well being system inside three months and amend provincial human rights regulation to guard those that select to not get vaccinated.

Danielle Smith celebrates after being chosen as the brand new chief of the United Conservative Party and the subsequent Alberta premier in Calgary, Alta, on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Duane Bratt, a political scientist at Mount Royal University in Calgary, says Smith’s comments could be laughable if she weren’t the premier of Alberta.

He says Smith’s comments are offensive as a result of there was nonetheless compelled sterilization and residential colleges in her lifetime.

Bratt notes that homosexual marriage additionally wasn’t authorized throughout the nation till 2005.

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