Red Deer city councillors have avoided public controversy by sticking close to home over the Christmas break.
According to a statement from the city: “We have confirmed that no members of city council travelled over the holidays.”
This is in contrast to some members of provincial government who felt the public’s wrath for not leading by example and enjoying foreign travel while most other Albertans were self-isolating at home.
On Monday, six MLAs were punished by Premier Jason Kenney for vacationing out of the country at a time when Canadians were advised against unnecessary travel. Among those asked to step down from various positions were Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard and Red Deer South MLA Jason Stephan, who resigned from the government’s Treasury Board.