January 5th, Michael Hurley, chairman of the Council of Hospital Trade Unions in Ontario, Canada, said in a telephone interview with the media that he was “disappointed” about politicians going abroad for vacation or traveling in violation of epidemic prevention regulations.
He said, “People in high positions should set an example.”
Morgan Howath, president of the Ontario Federation of Registered Nurses, criticized the act as irresponsible.
He said, “Our front-line medical staff have to work hard day and night in the face of the epidemic, and we can’t rest all day.
At the same time, politicians are despised to travel abroad or enjoy holidays.
Hurley’s remarks came after the illegal holiday of Canadian politicians continued to ferment.
Tom Stuart, CEO of the St. Joseph Medical System and Niagara Medical System, one of the Ontario government medical advisers, was exposed by the media to go abroad from December 18, 2020 to January 5, 2021 and to go to the Dominican Republic for vacation during this period.
After the news broke, Stuart publicly apologized, admitting that it was a non-essential trip. As the head of the medical system, his trip is incompatible with the unremitting dedication and hard work of the medical staff.
Canadian media believe that the illegal travel of politicians abroad has seriously hurt voters’ trust in politicians, and many voters have publicly expressed anger.
Alberta government officials apologized again for the incident on the 5th, saying that they would try to regain the trust of more than one million voters in the province.