Holding views considered extreme even among Canadian conservatives, Ms. Smith has opposed all pandemic measures, including vaccines and masks. Her government has suggested that Alberta’s law could be used to reject federal authority and laws in several areas, including public health, the environment and firearms. Rachel Notley, the leader of the provincial branch of the left-leaning New Democratic Party, called on Ms. Smith to seek an immediate court review. “How many people love the fact they are now having to use paper straws?” Ms. Smith said. “When you’re trying to give a kid a root beer float, you have to plan to give them four paper straws because they get so destroyed.”The post Conservatives in Western Canada Pass Law Rejecting Federal Sovereignty appeared first on New York Times.