Never have I been more excited to ring in a New Year. As thousands of front-line respiratory technicians, nurses, and physicians receive their first doses of the Coronavirus vaccine, I am filled with hope that there is light at the end of this tunnel.
I know that thousands of Albertans have lost friends or family members to the Coronavirus, while others have felt the awful impacts of higher rates of addiction and depression. Balancing these health concerns with the devastating economic impacts of shutting down businesses, has been a great challenge. Every member of our cabinet and caucus have struggled with these decisions, and the impacts each of these policies has on families.