UCP Minister Tracy Allard vacationed in Hawaii amid COVID-19 second wave: reports

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“The fact that (she) was vacationing in Hawaii does not set a good model for this government or all Albertans to look up to, so we need them to do what’s right and replace her,” Ceci said.

Other figures in the UCP government have also come under social media fire for alleged holiday trips abroad.

Backbencher MLA Pat Rehn posted a photo on his public Facebook page Dec. 24 that appeared to be taken in Mexico. The image appeared to have been deleted Thursday evening. The UCP caucus and Rehn did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Postmedia.

The photo posted by UCP MLA Pat Rehn on Facebook Dec. 24. Photo by Facebook

As well, an Instagram photo posted by a UCP press secretary earlier this week pictured him and another staffer vacationing in Hawaii.

Ceci said no members of the Alberta NDP caucus travelled abroad over the holidays.

Alberta reported an “estimated” 1,200 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. An exact number of new infections, as well as figures on deaths and hospital admissions, were not provided as the province is providing only “modified” updates on the pandemic until Jan. 4, citing the holidays.

— With files from The Canadian Press and Lisa Johnson

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