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EDMONTON –
Two high-ranking officials from Alberta are among seven officials and employees who face consequences after leaving the country in December

Prime Minister Jason Kenney announced Monday lunchtime that he had accepted resignations from Tracy Allard, Secretary of State for Local Affairs and his own Chief of Staff, Jamie Huckabay

In addition, Jeremy Nixon will leave his role as Parliamentary Secretary for Civil Society and Jason Stephan from the Treasury Board

Three other MLAs – Tanya Fir, Pat Rehn and Tany Yao – have lost their responsibility for the Legislative Committee, he added

“I’ve listened to the Albertans send a clear message that they want real consequences for these actions”

A week earlier he had said that there would be no consequence for those in his government who had ignored Alberta and Canada’s advice to stay home, as he was responsible for not being “clear enough” ”

The vice-chairman of the NDP in Alberta said the resignations were belated and suggested that the prime minister “has been pushed into that position rather than showing any kind of leadership””

Allard’s “tradition” of family travel in Hawaii was one of the most outraged, along with Huckabay’s time in the U.

“This is a government that believes that they are beyond the rules, that the rules do not apply to them, that the sacrifices they make of everyone else are (sic) sacrifices that other people must make, not them”

Transport Secretary Ric McIver will temporarily fill Allard’s post and Kenney’s Chief Secretary Larry Kaumeyer will be his interim chief of staff

Albertans have the right to expect that people in positions of public trust will be subject to a higher standard of behavior during COVID-19
Over the weekend I listened to Albertans send a clear message that they want real consequences for these actions
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Tracy Allard

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Source: https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/6-alta-government-members-demoted-amid-international-travel-controversy-1.5252989