Alberta's COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall was published by Eventbrite


A website that sold tickets to a controversial UCP town hall in Alberta has canceled the event.

On Monday, Eventbrite offered tickets for An injection of trutha meeting hosted by the party led by Calgary-Lougheed MLA Eric Bouchard.

On Thursday morning, the ticket seller URL for the event reported an error.

However, the event is still taking place, according to the UCP's official website, which now contains a separate link for ticket sales.

An injection of truth is described as a meeting where “current scientific data and victim statements” will be shared with the audience.

It states that several panelists will be present: Dr. David J. Speicher, Dr. Eric Payne, Dr. William Makis, Dr. Chris Shoemaker (suspended from Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons), Dr. Jessica Rose and Dr. Byram W. Bridle, an Ontario veterinarian.

After CTV News broke the story on Monday, Alberta Health Services contacted the UCP and asked it to remove a reference to Makis being an “Edmonton emergency room doctor.”

“He's definitely not an Edmonton emergency room doctor,” said AHS spokesman Kerry Williamson.

“You would have to check with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, but I am sure he is not currently licensed to practice medicine.

“He hasn’t had AHS credentials for a few years.”

Makis is now listed by the party as a “radiation oncologist”.

CTV News has reached out to both Eventbrite and the Government of Alberta for comment on this development.