Alberta’s new Premier, Marlaina Danielle Smith, who took office on Tuesday, promised to stand against the federal government in Ottawa and called vaccine requirements an “unacceptable” form of discrimination in her first news conference.
During a ceremony held in Edmonton, the provincial capital, Smith was sworn in as the 19th Premier of Alberta. She is the third woman to hold the position in the province’s history.
Later this month, the new Premier will choose her cabinet members, and among them will be someone to take Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s place as Alberta’s chief medical officer of health.
On her first day in office, Smith described those people who refused to get vaccinated as the most discriminated against group she had ever seen. (Source: Gateway Pundit/Rumble)
Transcript: The community that faced the most restrictions on their freedoms in the last year were those who made a choice not to be vaccinated. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a situation in my lifetime where a person was fired from their job, or not allowed to watch their kids play hockey, or not allowed to go visit a loved one in long-term care or hospital, or not allowed to go get on a plane to either go across the country to see family or even travel across the border.
So they have been the most discriminated against group that I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime. That’s a pretty extreme level of discrimination that we have seen. I don’t take away any of the discrimination that I’ve seen in those other groups that you mentioned. But this has been an extraordinary time in the last year in particular, and I want people to know that I find that unacceptable that we are not going to create a segregated society on the basis of a medical choice.