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2 of Alberta premier’s caucus members join coalition fighting COVID-19 restrictions

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Drew Barnes, the United Conservative legislature member for Cypress-Medicine Hat, and Angela Pitt, the deputy speaker of the house and chair of committees, say Albertans have not been given adequate evidence to justify the rules and real hardship and harm is resulting.“Down here in Medicine Hat our mental health crisis is as big as our COVID crisis,” said Barnes in an interview Tuesday.“Let’s give people more freedoms.”He said the province should take a more regional approach to restrictions, as was done for a while last year.There are few infections in his region, he said, and he’d like to see businesses allowed to open up more, with additional testing and with health restrictions to keep COVID-19 in check.Barnes added he doesn’t worry.

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