Two more MPs return to Alberta after overseas trip

On Facebook, Pat Rehn apologizes for a planned family trip, following a busy legislative session . He points out that he will now follow the Prime Minister’s new travel directive.

A photo of the Conservative MP for Lesser Slave Lake on his Facebook account on December 24 showed him in a t-shirt in a cave with tropical plants in the background.

A trip to Arizona

As for Jason Stephan who represents Red Deer South, the MP confirms that he is returning from a trip to Arizona. He said in an email that he went to Phoenix on December 31 after buying his ticket in October.

I support the freedom of individuals and families to decide if they can travel or not, as long as they respect those who leave , says Stephan. Travel abroad does not influence the COVID-19 curve in Alberta if taken responsibly. ”

Global Affairs Canada recommends that the public avoid all non-essential travel outside the country. Alberta supports the Ottawa directive.

Calgary-Signal Hill MP Ron Liepert on Saturday confirmed he had visited California twice since March. Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard apologized on Friday for vacationing in Hawaii in December.

In all, five United Conservative Party MPPs have confirmed that they have left Canada to vacation abroad. A spokesperson for the New Democratic Party of Alberta says no party member left the country during the holiday season.

So far, COVID-19 has killed 1,046 in Alberta.

Based on information from Paige Parsons

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