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Multiple Alberta Officials Are Resigning Or Being Demoted After Taking Pandemic Trips

Jason Kenney has changed his mind on punishing the MLAs.
Jason Kenney Says Multiple Alberta Officials Are Losing Jobs After Their Pandemic Trips

Alberta's Premier Jason Kenney announced that a number of politicians and officials are stepping down from their legislative positions because they travelled internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kenney originally said he wasn't going to punish anybody for travelling outside of the province, according to CTV News, but he reversed his decision on Monday. 

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In a Facebook post, Kenney said he had accepted Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard's resignation and asked his Chief of Staff Jamie Huckabay to step down.

Allard and Huckabay were criticized this weekend for taking family trips to Hawaii and the UK in December.

Kenney also stripped extra legislative duties from MLA's Jeremy Nixon, Jason Stephan, Tanya Fir, Pat Rehn and Tany Yao.

All five of the MLAs travelled abroad — some to the States, others to Mexico — despite calls from the government to stop all non-essential travel.

Kenney said he had reached the decision by listening to Albertans over the weekend "who are sending a clear message that they want real consequences for these actions."

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

On April 12, Jason Kenney took to Twitter to condemn residents who protested following the enhancement of Alberta's COVID-19 public health measures

He wrote that "a protestor was arrested for shouting racial insults at a First Nations woman on Enoch Reserve," continuing to say that "dozens of protestors also trespassed on reserve land, & Chief Morin’s car was vandalized."

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At midnight tonight, adult fitness will be closed apart from one-on-one personal training and retail capacity will be limited to 15%, said Kenney

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