Protests, opposition across Alberta as new COVID-19 restrictions set to kick in

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    Alberta remains Canada’s biggest hotspot for COVID-19 infections, with it’s seven-day case average hovering just below 2,000 a day, while it’s number of active cases per capita remain the highest in the country at 568.

    Now, tougher pandemic restrictions are about to kick in this week, aimed at the halting the ongoing surge of the virus. But Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is facing more blowback, as the new public health measures are meeting their staunchest opposition yet, with vocal protests across the province.

    As Breanna Karstens-Smith reports, some Albertans believe the health measures go too far, while some health experts say they’re too little, too late.

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