Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu Apologizes for Comments on COVID-19 – fr

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Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu Apologizes for Comments on COVID-19 – fr


CALGARY – Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu apologized for the comments made on social media, saying the opposition NDP and federal Liberals, as well as the media, wanted the system health care facility collapses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I would like to apologize for my recent comments on my personal Facebook account. Alberta is facing an unprecedented public health crisis, ”Madu said on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday evening.

“My comments were wrong because all Canadians want this global pandemic to end as soon as possible.

“I fully support the Premier’s recent call to avoid divisive political rhetoric during what we all hope will be the last part of this pandemic, and I will continue the important work of the government to protect Albertans from this virus.

Asked about Madu’s comments during the regular COVID-19 update on Tuesday afternoon, Prime Minister Jason Kenney told reporters he had not seen them and would speak to the minister.

The apology was released about two hours later.

Madu commented on Facebook – using his personal account – on his own May 8 post of a photo of his COVID-19 vaccination, as well as a May 6 post from George Clark, leader of the First Movement Albertans.

In a response to another commentator who questioned the severity of COVID-19 on Clark’s post, Madu agreed that the majority of people who contract the virus will make a full recovery before arguing that anything must be done to prevent the potential death of any Albertan and the potential crushing of the province’s health care system.

“My point is that I don’t think he will be responsible for simply waiting until we have a disaster on our hands,” Madu said in her post. “This is what the NDP, the media and the federal Liberals have been looking for and wanting. We just couldn’t allow that to happen. “

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also called Madu’s comments “shameful” earlier today.

“I think it’s a shame to see people point fingers and blame and suggest that anyone in Canada wants anything other than to get through this pandemic in the safest way possible,” he said.

The tone of apology was different from that taken a day earlier by the Minister of Justice. When asked about the comments on Monday, Madu’s press secretary said he would not apologize, “for stating the obvious.”

Alberta reported 1,449 cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

There are 24,998 active coronavirus cases in the province, including 11,532 in the Calgary area and 5,707 in the Edmonton area.

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