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Liberal MP censured for travelling exterior of Canada regardless of advisory – Nationwide

Liberal MP censured for travelling exterior of Canada regardless of advisory – Nationwide

A Liberal MP has been censured by his social gathering’s chief whip for defying recommendation to not journey in another country except the journey is crucial.

Chief authorities whip Steven MacKinnon issued an announcement Wednesday saying he’s “profoundly dissatisfied” that Liberal MP Yves Robillard travelled exterior Canada, in contravention of social gathering directions.

The whip says Liberal MPs had been advised to keep away from non-essential worldwide journey because the COVID-19 Omicron variant will increase its grip.

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The instruction mirrors authorities recommendation to members of the general public to attempt to curb the unfold of the extremely contagious COVID variant.

MacKinnon stated though Robillard is totally vaccinated, the MP’s journey throughout Parliament’s vacation break was not thought of important, and he shall be faraway from his duties as member of the standing committee on nationwide defence because of this.

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MacKinnon, who didn’t point out Robillard’s vacation spot or causes for journey, intends to speak to the MP about his resolution to go away Canada when Parliament returns.

Robillard didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

© 2021 The Canadian Press

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