WATCH LIVE: Alberta Premier to hold press conference amid minister’s travel controversy

Global News will carry the press conference live on this page at 2 p.m. ET

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is set to hold a news conference today as controversy swirls around his government’s municipal affairs minister.

The opposition NDP is calling for the resignation of Tracy Allard amid reports she took a vacation to Hawaii despite public health recommendations urging people to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19.

CBC News has reported that Allard was abroad this month on a family vacation and returned home on Wednesday.

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Allard’s press secretary and a spokeswoman for Kenney did not respond to phone calls or emails requesting comment.

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But Kenney is scheduled to address the media at 2 p.m. ET today.

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The NDP says the United Conservative government should disclose how many of its caucus members have left the country since the Alberta legislature rose this month.

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