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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has slammed the federal government's travel restrictions and proof of vaccination program, branding them "pointless."

In a video posted to Twitter, Kenney said the measures such as the proof of vaccination requirement to board flights have "no defensible public health rationale."

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An Alberta biologist is questioning the province's decision to lift "almost all" COVID-19 restrictions due to the emergence of a new subvariant.

The new subvariant, named BA.2, is a more contagious mutation of Omicron, and cases are "slowly increasing" in Alberta, according to the province's top doctor.

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has announced the province would be launching a legal challenge against the federal government’s "unjustified use of the Emergencies Act."

In a video, Kenney dismissed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to invoke the act as an "unnecessary and disproportionate measure" that can "violate civil liberties, invades provincial jurisdiction and creates a very dangerous precedent for the future."

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Heads up Albertans, those who live in the province now need to prove that they have two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to go to places like restaurants and movie theatres.

Starting on Monday, October 25, those living in Alberta need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter businesses and venues that are participating in the province's Restrictions Exemption Program.

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An update has just been made to Alberta's version of a vaccine passport, and you'll definitely want to make sure you have the latest info.

The update from the government during a press conference on Tuesday, October 12 means that by mid-November you'll need to have a QR code on you to enter places that require proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

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