November 29, 2022

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Holiday Travel: Chief of Staff of the Premier of Alberta Scoops

Holiday Travel: Chief of Staff of the Premier of Alberta Scoops

Alberta Premier Jason Kenny’s Minister of Municipal Affairs was forced to resign Monday because elected Alberta officials lost posts in the wake of the holiday trips. Population.

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Jamie Hukabe, the first man in Mr Kenny’s entourage, moved with his family to the United Kingdom – a country still plagued by epidemics, including a variant of the virus, which caused flights to be grounded. Country – During the holiday break. He returned to Canada on December 26.

For her, Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard decided to move to Hawaii, despite restrictions on unnecessary travel.

“Over the weekend, I listened to Alberts’ words and demanded that he send a clear message that there were real consequences to these actions, so I accepted the resignation of Tracy Allard, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, and asked him to resign my Chief of Staff, Jamie Huacabe, and he did,” Jason Kenny announced Monday afternoon. .

Elected officials Jeremy Nixon, Jason Stephen, Tanya Fir, Patren and Tony Yao were also punished for losing their positions on various legislative committees.

“By traveling over the holidays, these people have shown extreme judgment,” the Conservative prime minister protested.

Minister Allard was replaced by Transport Minister Rick McIver, while Jason Kenny appointed Principal Secretary Larry Cowmeyer as Acting Chief of Staff.

Even in Saskatchewan

In a neighboring province, Premier Scott Moe has accepted his resignation, while his Roads Minister Joe Hargrave, who traveled to Palm Springs, California, wants to finalize the sale of the property.

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Mr Moe said the “inappropriate” trip sent a “wrong message” to the people of Saskatchewan. “I think it’s a problem to think that government members have different rules compared to the population,” he lamented, urging his caucus members to stay away from travel.

These elected officials are not the first in the country after daring to leave Canada on vacation. In Ontario, Finance Minister Rod Phillips is due to resign following rumors of his holiday in the South, while in Quebec, the Liberal MP fired his role as spokesman for Pierre Arcond following a happy visit to Barbados.