According to the data released on January 2, 2021 local time in Ontario, 3,363 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added that day, the largest number of new cases since the outbreak.
In addition to the new cases the previous day, in the first two days of the new year, the province added 5,839 new confirmed cases, reaching a total of 187,998.
The severe outbreak has not changed some officials’ plans to go abroad for vacation.
In the past few days, there have been news that many officials will go abroad for vacation at the end of 2020.
In Ontario, Provincial Treasurer Rod Phillips flew to the Caribbean for a holiday before Christmas holiday. Governor Doug Ford admitted that he knew in advance about Phillips going abroad for vacation.
After the news broke out, the director had to announce his resignation under the pressure of public opinion.
Alberta has the worst outbreak in Canada, and the province also has the largest number of officials and parliamentarians going abroad for vacation.
Governor Jason Kenny admitted on January 1st local time that at least seven people, including Tracy Allard, the governor of the province, Kenny’s own chief of staff, James Hackbe, at least three provincial councillors of the ruling party, and two officials of the Provincial Department of Education, have gone abroad for holiday before New Year’s Day, some even to the United Kingdom and the United States. A country with a very serious epidemic. Shockingly, Governor Kenny said that he would not deal with his men.
In Manitoba, Nikki Ashton, a federal congressman from the New Democratic Party, went to Greece for a holiday with her family.
She is currently facing party treatment.
In Quebec, two provincial councillors, Pierre Arcand and Yuri Chashin, were also found to go abroad for vacation with their families.
In Saskatchewan, Provincial Councilman Joe Hargrave travelled to the United States with his wife, claiming to be to handle his property there.
In just a few days, the news of 12 head-faced officials and legislators went abroad for vacation in the media, which was really shocking.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the federal government and local governments of Canada have explicitly asked the public to cancel all non-essential travel, especially overseas travel, so as not to aggravate the spread of the virus.
At the same time, the continuous increase of COVID-19 patients has also exhausted all medical staff. In this case, these politicians are still going abroad for vacation, some even with the approval of their bosses. The “dark under the lamp” epidemic prevention of politicians is unacceptable.