Alberta lawyers extend job action, threaten more after 'disrespectful' meeting with Shandro

Then-Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Then-Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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