Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau is calling out to provincial leaders to work together and form a non-partisian COVID-19 comittee to help deal with the pandemic. (Contributed photo)

Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau is calling out to provincial leaders to work together and form a non-partisian COVID-19 comittee to help deal with the pandemic. (Contributed photo)

Penhold Mayor calls on government to form non-partisan COVID-19 committee

The Town Of Penhold is hoping to rally the government to work with the opposition in these unprecedented times.

Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau penned a letter to both Premier Jason Kenney and the official leader of the opposition Rachel Notley, to encourage them to work together to help bring the province through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People are looking to their leaders for guidance and inspiration. We believe we need to come together, as a united group. It is time to put aside political differences and work together to get Albertans through this unprecedented time,” Yargeau wrote.

The letter, dated Dec. 15 was also sent to Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen, the executive director of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association.

Yargeau called on the provincial leaders to work together and form a non-partisan committee or team in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He hopes that it will help unify the province.

“As politicians and leaders we share the responsibility to ensure strong representation for Alberta at all levels of government. We wish for this province to succeed in everything it does regardless of which political party is in power,” he said.