Wednesday, January 06, 2021

#CANADA: Alberta Cabinet Minister, Premier's Chief of Staff Resign Over Holiday Travel

[world politics news] 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has accepted the resignations of Grande Prairie MLA Tracy Allard as minister of municipal affairs and of Jamie Huckabay, his chief of staff. 

World Politics News posted yesterday that Allard had been under fire for taking a holiday in Hawaii over the Christmas break.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Kenney said he has also demoted five other United Conservative Party MLAs who travelled internationally over the holidays. 

"Albertans have every right to expect that people in positions of public trust be held to a higher standard of conduct during the COVID-19 pandemic," he wrote.

"Millions of Albertans have made real sacrifices over the past 10 months to help keep each other safe. They are right to be angry about people in positions of leadership vacationing outside of the country.

By travelling abroad over the holidays, these individuals demonstrated extremely poor judgment."

Allard and Huckabay join a growing number of politicians across Canada who have admitted to travelling outside the country despite pandemic restrictions, leading to resignations in some cases. They include former Ontario finance minister Rod Phillips, a Progressive Conservative; Liberal MP Kamal Khera; and New Democrat MP Niki Ashton.


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