Jason Kenny’s last public appearance was on August 9. Chief Medical Officer of Health for Alberta, August 12. Health Minister Tyler Sandro also did not hold a press conference for a month.
On the other hand, The number of active COVID-19 cases in the province increased from 3,431 to 11,660, The highest in the country. In comparison, Ontario, the second most populous province in the country, has half the number of cases, but more than three times the population.
A government that has been silent for three weeks in the midst of a health crisis … I can’t think of an example that is close enough to draw parallel, Says Janet Brown, a pollster and analyst.
David Taurus, a communications professor at Mount Royal University, was also taken aback.
Apparently, I don’t remember a situation where there seemed to be no premiere when Alberta was in crisis, He he said.
Where is Jason Kenny?
The Prime Minister’s Office has said that Jason Kenny has been on leave for more than two weeks, during which time he is in constant consultation with health officials. Press Relations officials have promised to be back this week.
On Tuesday, Finance Minister Travis Tues was well aware that the fourth wave of the Alberta government was serious and was acting accordingly.
There are daily communications about the epidemic and I am confident that our Chief Medical Officer and Health Minister will answer questions asked by the media in a timely manner., He assured.
Jason Kenny’s press secretary Christine Mayot confirmed that his vacation ended Wednesday, noting whether he would appear in public soon.
He came back to the office. As always, the media receives summons when a press conference is held. She said via email.
Press officials from the Ministry of Health did not answer questions from Radio-Canada prior to the publication of this article.
Silence that bears political expense
Of course, the Prime Minister has the right to take leave, but government work must continue and we will all hire someone when we are away. The same thing seemed awesome to me, This is Janet Brown.
Politics hates emptiness and Jason Kenny created a vacuum. I do not understand this strategy.
She believes the last three weeks have been politically costly for the United Conservative Party, which is already in bad shape.
Janet Brown also confirmed that the discussion groups conducted by her polling institute on Monday have been identified.
Very serious comments Regarding the Prime Minister.
According to David Taurus, the theory that Jason Kenny was deliberately silent to avoid harming Federal Conservative leader Erin O’Toole during the election is not without merit.
However, he believes that Jason Kenny cannot ignore the unequal damage this absence can cause to his own image.
This is the only logic I can see [le gouvernement] Not sure what to do, He he said.
He was paralyzed. Jason Kenny was caught up in a series of decisions he could not escape.
Janet Brown believes the Prime Minister will have to go to a level to control the message in the coming weeks.
With information from Drew Anderson