Premier Moe defends call he made to leader of group opposing COVID-19 health measures – CBC

‘I think it would have been really wise for him to do his homework before he made that call’

Dec 07, 2021

Premier Scott Moe is defending a lengthy phone call he made to the leader of a group that opposes COVID-19 public health measures and frequently posts links questioning vaccine effectiveness.

On Tuesday, Moe said it was important to reach out to people who are pushing back against COVID restrictions.

“These are our family, these are our friends, these are people in our community,” Moe said during Question Period.

“We should not be labelling them with right wing wacko terms like the leader of the opposition is. We should be, Mr Speaker, engaging with them, taking the time to make a phone call to someone that maybe has a different perspective than you might have.”

According to Nadine Ness, founder of Unified Grassroots, Saskatchewan’s premier called her on Dec. 3 and they spoke for quite awhile and had a “productive” chat.

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