A United Conservative cabinet minister took a vacation in Hawaii in December despite guidance from her own government to avoid non-essential travel, according to media reports Thursday. CBC News reported on New Year’s Eve that Alberta Minister of Municipal Affairs Tracy Allard visited Hawaii on a family vacation earlier in the month. In response to an inquiry Thursday afternoon about whether Allard had left the country on holiday, her press secretary Justin Marshall told Postmedia the minister was at home in Grande Prairie and was “mostly relaxing but with some work too.”
Month: December 2020
NEW YORK — Only a handful of invited guests, including health care workers and others from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, will gather on Thursday evening in New York’s Times Square to witness the dropping of the New Year’s Eve ball, marking the end of a sobering 2020 and a hopeful start to 2021.
No Christmas vacation for thee. Grab the swimsuits and call the limo for me. Why do we listen to these politicians? Lockdown for thee. No lockdown for me. No Christmas vacation for thee. Grab the swimsuits and call the limo for me. What is going on? Why do we listen to them? Why do we sit under the rain of their incessant, sanctimonious spiels about flattening curves and slowing the virus and caring for “your fellow citizens,” while they jet off to sunshine, beaches and island resorts for “vacations they had planned?”
The character flaws of the media’s handpicked activists and academics have been revealed for all to see. Canadian news media companies enter the new year with eggs on their faces. Our country’s “progressive” journalists have been exposed as evading their responsibility to cover stories that might cast doubt on their own judgment concerning the far-left. For years, organizations like the CBC, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail have relied on a small group of handpicked voices to speak on behalf of minority communities. Like a game of musical chairs, the same few activists and academics appear in social justice-themed stories, parroting the same old talking points that are full of problems but lacking practical solutions.
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government has awarded a contract to IBM Canada to support the development, design and implementation of a buyback program for recently prohibited firearms. The contract is worth almost $1.2 million, according to an award notice posted on a federal information portal.
OTTAWA — Anyone arriving in Canada starting Jan. 7 will need to have a negative COVID-19 test before boarding and may have to quarantine in a federal facility if they have inadequate isolation plans, the federal government says. Flyers aged five and up will need have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their scheduled departure and must show the results to their airline before they board their flight.