Tany Yao is Alberta’s sixth MLA confirmed to have traveled overseas amid COVID-19

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UCP officials said on #Sunday that #Tany #Yao was the last party MP to leave #Canada during the holiday season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
#Yao, who represents voters in the constituency of #Fort #McMurray – #Wood #Buffalo, is currently out of the country.

A #United #Conservative #Party spokesman said he was in #Mexico and could not be reached.

“##We are trying to contact [Yao] to advise him to come back in accordance with the #Prime #Minister’s directive, ”#Tim #Gerwing said on #Sunday. “We have no further information at the moment. ”

#Yao is now the sixth MP to whom it has been confirmed to have traveled. #Three senior PCU staff have also left #Canada.

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#Alberta COVID-19 #Travel #Controversy #Draws #Attention to #Kenney’s #Recall #Law #Promise

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#Other elected officials that the party has confirmed traveled recently include #Jason #Stephan, MP for #Red #Deer-South, who visited #Arizona, as well as #Jeremy #Nixon, MP for #Calgary-Klein and #Tracy #Allard, #Minister of #Municipal #Affairs, all two of whom visited #Hawaii.

#Pat #Rehn, MP for #Lesser #Slave #Lake, also visited #Mexico. #Calgary-Peigan MP #Tanya #Fir traveled to #Las #Vegas.

#Three high-level staff have also left the country: #Prime #Minister #Jamie #Huckabay’s chief of staff visited the UK, while #Michael #Forian and #Eliza #Snider, both press secretaries for party ministers, traveled to #Mexico.

The UCP has come under heavy fire in recent days after #Prime #Minister #Jason #Kenney failed to discipline members of his party who left #Canada, despite advice from the provincial and federal governments to avoid unauthorized travel. essential in the midst of the pandemic.

#Kenney told a press conference on #Friday that he was instead issuing a new “clear directive” to government officials, including support staff like press secretaries, not to travel overseas.

The #Prime #Minister added at the time that he did not have specific details on the number of public servants who left #Canada.

“#I do not have a complete list of everyone among the hundreds of government political staff and senior officials and others who may have traveled abroad… I regret not having issued a directive very clear against international travel.

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#Read more:

##ResignKenney trending on #Twitter after at least 8 #Alberta MPs and employees travel on vacation

#Officials traveled as #Alberta was under tight restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 that was preventing many people from celebrating #Christmas with their families.








#Alberta political expert speaks out on UCP travel controversy

#Alberta political expert speaks out on UCP travel controversy

#Ontario #Finance #Minister #Rod #Philips has already resigned #Thursday after returning from a two-week vacation in the #Caribbean. #On #Friday, the federal NDP removed MP #Niki #Ashton from her critical roles after traveling to see her sick grandmother in #Greece.

#On #Sunday, two #Liberal MPs resigned their government positions after traveling abroad.



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