Alberta asks Ottawa for help fighting fourth COVID-19 wave

EDMONTON – Alberta has formally asked the federal government for help dealing with this fourth wave of COVID-19.

Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver has written to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair asking for help with patient transfers and asking for critical care staff to be deployed to the province.


“Federal assistance in these two areas has the potential to create significant relief to the healthcare system,” McIver wrote.

On Tuesday, Blair responded to McIver on Twitter, saving “Federal officials have been engaging their counterparts in Alberta for the past week to offer help. I have made it clear that when a request is received, it will be approved.

“We will work together to provide for the people across Alberta.”

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