Posted on Apr 10, 2021

NDP Education Critic Sarah Hoffman issued the following statement in response to today's announcement from Jason Kenney and Adriana LaGrange:

“Once again, Jason Kenney’s government has done too little, too late. Kenney’s dithering puts Alberta families and businesses at risk and harms our prospects for economic recovery. Today’s rapid testing announcement comes four months late, even while COVID-19 and variant cases have spread through hundreds of schools across Alberta. 

“Adriana LaGrange’s re-entry plan failed in December and she closed schools. I called on her then to bring rapid-test kits to schools before classes returned in January. She did nothing, and sat on a huge stockpile of 1.6 million tests while the virus spread and tens of thousands of students, staff and families were forced into isolation.

“I urge Adriana LaGrange to implement the other important recommendations she failed to act on, including reduced class sizes to limit infections and isolations, and an Alberta Learn From Home Fund to support families who are supporting their children in learning from home.”