In a column published in the Western Standard, Alberta’s former justice minister Kaycee Madu says it was “no secret” he didn't support COVID-19 lockdowns or vaccine passports..Now two political science professors have split decisions on whether he has or has not broken cabinet confidence with his statement.."What we saw was the politicization of public health by left-leaning political parties and operators who saw it as an opportunity for their so-called ‘great reset’ (quoting our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau) and radical control that led to unprecedented violations of our citizens’ privacy and fundamental human rights and freedoms," Madu said in a column published in the Western Standard..Madu pledged his support in the column for United Conservative Party leadership candidate Danielle Smith, who's said she will never lock down Alberta again should she become premier..Madu said he was “angry” when he saw pastors arrested during the COVID-19 pandemic while he was justice minister.."Radical control that led to unprecedented violations of our citizens’ privacy and fundamental human rights and freedoms," Madu said..“It is no secret that I never supported the lockdowns, vaccine mandates, or the vaccine passport.”.On Thursday, Therecord.com reported Madu broke cabinet confidence after a interview with Duane Bratt, a political science professor at Mount Royal University..“In my view, it’s a violation of cabinet confidentiality and cabinet solidarity," said Bratt.."The stance now could be Madu simply trying to hitch his wagon to Smith’s UCP leadership campaign, as she’s the perceived front-runner in the race to replace Kenney. Madu also appeared to be echoing conspiracy theories about a 'great reset' that come 'straight out of the World Economic Forum crap.".“I’d like to know what the current health minister says, what the current justice minister says, what the premier of Alberta has to say about this.".However, Dr. Osvaldo Croci, a retired political science professor from Memorial University, said "Madu did not break cabinet confidence with such a statement."."If I were a lawyer I would build an argument that he did not," Dr. Croci told the Western Standard.."He probably opposed the measure in cabinet and his position was known. He is not saying anything about the discussion that took place in cabinet, who voted for or against, with what motivations, he was simply saying I was opposed."."In my mind cabinet confidentiality is not broken by saying what one thought."