Hinshaw says she doesn't dictate policy decisions

James Marshall
November 28, 2020

Hinshaw will be joined by Justice Minister Kaycee Madu.

A number of new COVID-19 restrictions were implemented on Tuesday in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus.

Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement at a livestreamed press conference, stating that limits are now in place for social gatherings, and more will be in place on Friday for Alberta's businesses and services.

Hinshaw also announced new visitor restrictions at acute care centres that will see patients allowed to have one visitor in some circumstances.

Health Minister Tyler Shandro says he has full confidence in Hinshaw and she has nothing to apologize for.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw says she's "profoundly disappointed" over a leak of confidential information from meetings she and her colleagues held to develop recommendations on how to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

She said the leak was a "personal betrayal" that would be investigated.

Many health experts are concerned the current provincial measures are a case of too little too late and nothing short of a lockdown will help bring the infection surge under control, something Kenney has consistently pushed back against.

Alberta Health Services is now working to free up more than 2,000 acute care and 400 intensive care beds as needed.

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