BC Premier John Horgan Calls Alberta Premier’s Comments About Unvaccinated ‘Laughable’

British Columbia Premier John Horgan says it’s « laughable » for Alberta’s new premier to suggest that unvaccinated people are the most discriminated against group in his life.

Horgan, who will step down as premier of British Columbia later this year, made the comments during an interview with CFAX Radio in Victoria.

Danielle Smith was sworn in as Alberta’s new premier on Tuesday after the United Conservative Party elected her in a leadership race to replace Jason Kenney as leader and premier.

Smith, who is 51, says she will shake up the highest level of the health care system within three months and change provincial human rights law to protect those who choose not to get vaccinated.

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

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

He says Smith’s comments are offensive because there were still forced sterilizations and residential schools while he was alive.

Bratt notes that same-sex marriage was also not legal nationwide until 2005.


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