Airdrie-Cochrane MLA says 'Lets learn from our mistakes'



On the day the province moved from Stage 1 to Stage 2 of the COVID-19 reopening, Airdrie-Cochrane MLA has blunt words for his government and other provinces.


"Let us learn from our mistakes, the errors of our past should be the wisdom of our future," Peter Guthrie the UCP MLA said in a online video posted to his Facebook page.


The five minute video lays out his thoughts and opinion on the last two years and how provinces failed to adapt to the changing pandemic and relied heavily on opinion polls.


"I think that most people appreciate the fact that when the pandemic began the lack of knowledge around the severity of outcome warranted a cautious approach," Guthrie said. "The feedback that I received was that government didn't reassess protocols or methods as information was gained."


Guthrie said that in the eyes of many there was an abdication of responsibility, "(There was a) deferral to health experts wi