The life-and-death stakes of politicizing COVID
A larger percentage of the population in Canada has now received COVID shots, but the right-wing base continues to exert an outsized influence in the virus response in certain provinces.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, left, and Ontario Premier Doug Ford, both pictured pre-COVID in 2019. In Alberta, where 22 per cent of adults are still uncertain or unwilling to be vaccinated, Kenney is determined, like conservatives in the U.S., to throw off COVID public health restrictions despite rising infections, writes Les Whittington. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade