ghosting: the practice of Premier Jason Kenney ending the leadership responsibility with the Province of Alberta by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.

Premier Jason Kenney and Dr. Deena Hinshaw haven’t spoken publicly in weeks!

The last time Kenney addressed Albertans was on Aug. 9 at a press conference to announce the expansion of an Edmonton brewery that promised to create 25 jobs.

Where has the premier been since?

His office said in a statement on August 26 that Kenney is on vacation for two weeks, but he is “still able to fully communicate with his cabinet and senior officials as required” and has “participated in numerous briefings on important subjects — including on COVID-19.”

The statement did not say where Kenney is, only that he will be back at work when things improve…er…when he feels like it….ok maybe this week sometime…maybe…

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw hasn’t spoken publicly since Aug. 13, when she delayed the province’s plans to lift testing, tracing and isolation measures until at least Sept. 27.

Alberta’s active cases are increasing. The province currently has 11,426 active cases of COVID-19 — the most in the country and the most the province has seen since May 24.