He’s the former health minister of Alberta, and says he had to do ‘essential house maintenance’ on his home in Palm Desert, California. Sure bro.
The rest of us may have to be threatened against seeing our families, opening our businesses, or travelling for ‘non-essential’ purposes.
But for politicians, it’s a different story.
Especially if you’re a politician who happens to own a home in California.
That’s the case for Conservative MP Ron Liepert, who represents the riding of Calgary-Signal Hill.
Liepert travelled to California during the current Parliamentary recess, which began December 16, though the last sitting day was December 11.
That means Liepert has been spending his Christmas break by vacationing in California, at a time when both the Alberta government and the federal government have advised against ‘non-essential travel.’
Apparently, Liepert thinks his trip was ‘essential,’ since he had to make ‘repairs’ on his California home.
Yeah, sure bro.
So, let’s think about this:
Visiting your family, keeping your business open, and gathering with others is ‘non-essential,’ but hopping on a plane, flying to California, to make ‘repairs’ on a house in a country other than the one you serve in Parliament, that’s essential?
No, it’s total BS.
Liepert is like the other entitled politicians who have travelled during this time. They feel exempt from the rules, and are happy to fly around the world while the rest of us face government threats.
It remains to be seen if Erin O’Toole will take any action against Liepert, or whether he will condone this entitled hypocrisy.
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