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Red Deer MP’s drill the federal government on vaccine mandates and the plan to eliminate Western Canada’s oil and gas industries

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Red Deer’s MPs have been flexing their opposition muscles this week.  Earl Dreeshen and Blaine Calkins found themselves in the middle of some tense exchanges during question period and in committee meetings.  Emotions in Ottawa have been high for months as a number of issues seem to be reaching the boiling point.

Regarding vaccine mandates and covid restrictions, Canada finds itself among only a few countries on the planet which has not dropped travel restrictions against its own citizens.  MP Blaine Calkins offered a stinging rebuke and a pointed question which Liberal MP Adam Van Kouverden replied to by quoting a recent study by some Canadian scientists who set out to defend vaccine mandates with mathematical modelling which showed vaccinated people are at more of a risk when they interact with unvaccinated people.  It’s obvious from the exchange that it will take a lot more heat from the opposition to start to change the Liberal / NDP government’s covid response.

Calkins has posted the exchange on his facebook page and introduced it with this statement, “The NDP-Liberal vaccine mandates are nothing more than a punitive policy meant to punish those that they view as holding unacceptable views. It’s way past time to follow the science, to follow the lead of the provinces and our international peers and get rid of these harmful mandates.”

Calkins also posted a short video to explain an incredible situation developing which ‘could’ result in fraud charges against the Prime Minister for accepting an illegal vacation to an Island owned by The Aga Khan.

Meanwhile, in a committee meeting regarding fossil fuel subsidies Earl Dreeshen called for an end to attacks on Alberta’s oil can gas industry.  Dreeshen posted this comment with his video. “The Government’s plan to eliminate oil and gas is dangerous. There is no actual solution for Canadians who don’t have the luxury of excess wealth and no real plan underneath their ideological promises.”

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Jordan Peterson interviews Alberta Premier Danielle Smith

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This episode was recorded on June 29th, 2024

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New surveillance teams led by the Alberta Sheriffs working with local police in rural communities

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More boots on the ground to fight rural crime

Rural crime continues to be a top concern among residents and businesses in rural Alberta, which is why Alberta’s government remains committed to addressing it through enhanced surveillance and other crime reduction initiatives. Alberta’s government invested $4.3 million for the Alberta Sheriffs to put more boots on the ground. This investment supported the establishment of two plainclothes teams – one in northern Alberta and one in southern Alberta – to support police in carrying out surveillance on criminal targets in rural areas.

Both teams are now fully staffed and operational, ready to fight crime in rural areas across Alberta. These rural surveillance teams will work to prevent crime, monitor agricultural theft and work in collaboration with local law enforcement to share intelligence and resources to keep Albertans and their property safe and secure.

“Criminals and organized crime are not welcome in Alberta. Full stop. The addition of two new surveillance teams will further support our law enforcement partners in stamping out criminal activity in Alberta’s rural areas. This is about supporting local investigations to address local crime in our smaller communities. Together, both teams will form another key component of Alberta’s efforts to combat crime and ensure Albertans feel safe at home and in their communities, regardless of where they live.”

Mike Ellis, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services

The Alberta Sheriffs have an existing surveillance unit that is part of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) and focused mainly on serious and organized crime investigations. The new surveillance teams will fill a gap by helping rural RCMP detachments with local investigations.

“Through their specialized knowledge, training and experience, Alberta’s new surveillance teams are providing another important mechanism in the fight against crime in Alberta’s rural communities. Working in close collaboration with the RCMP and other policing agencies, their efforts will play a key role in gathering evidence and information that will help disrupt crime throughout the province.”

Mike Letourneau, superintendent, Alberta Sheriffs

“This announcement by the Alberta government and Minister Ellis is a positive step forward for the residents of Alberta, especially in rural areas. Targeting known criminals is a very effective way to reduce the level of crime taking place and will greatly assist the RCMP who have a vast area to police.”

Lance Colby, mayor, Town of Carstairs

“We are happy to hear about increased resources being allocated to assist our communities. Addressing rural crime is one of the top priorities of the Alberta RCMP, and our partners at the Alberta Sheriffs already play a vital role in keeping Albertans safe. The creation of these new surveillance teams will help augment our ongoing crime reduction strategies in Alberta communities, and we look forward to working with them going forward.”

Trevor Daroux, assistant commissioner, criminal operations officer, Alberta RCMP

The new surveillance teams are part of a suite of measures to expand the role of the Alberta Sheriffs and make Alberta communities safer. Other actions include the expansion of the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit – which uses legal sanctions and court orders to target problem properties where illegal activities are taking place – and the expansion of the RAPID Response initiative with funding for the Sheriff Highway Patrol to train and equip members to assist the RCMP with emergencies and high-priority calls.

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