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Jason Kenney takes on COVID-19 conspiracy theorists in Facebook ‘rant’

Premier Jason Kenney is urging Albertans who have bought into conspiracy theories about COVID-19 being a hoax or part of a global effort to impose some kind of socialist order upon the world to “wake up and smell the coffee” and look at the actual data. “This is not a conspiracy,” the premier said during a live video stream on Facebook, while holding up a printout of a chart depicting the number of COVID-19 patients in Alberta hospitals. “This is not a figment of my imagination. This is not invented by Klaus Schwab.” Kenney referred repeatedly to Schwab in a self-described “rant” on Tuesday evening against the people who promote pandemic-related conspiracy theories on social media. It came during a Facebook Live question-and-answer session he hosted alongside Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health. Schwab is a German engineer and economist who founded the World Economic Forum, which hosts a high-profile gathering of world leaders, economists, celebrities and businesspeople each year in Davos, Switzerland. He has also been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories online. The premier’s comments came in response to a viewer who asked: “Are you working with Trudeau and Klaus Schwab on ‘The Great Reset?’ ” Kenney at first laughed at the question, but then

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