Two Liberal MPs resign after admitting to not following travel restrictions, Zimmer says all MPs should follow Health Orders

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Politicians across Canada, both on federal and provincial levels, have been caught trave…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Politicians across Canada, both on federal and provincial levels, have been caught travelling abroad despite the COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place to help reduce the virus’ transmission.

Recently, according to an article from Global News, two Liberal MPs have resigned from their government and House of Commons roles after admitting to travelling outside of the country despite the restrictions.

Local MP Bob Zimmer, of the Conservative party, refuses to comment on the specific cases but does say each MP should follow the health orders and restrictions that have been put in place by health officials.

“Part of the job as an MP is to travel, but it’s also doing so by the guidelines, and work is considered an essential reason to travel.”

Zimmer says he has not travelled out of the country and has only travelled to Ottawa during the past year for essential reasons of being an MP, all while following health orders.

While health orders and restrictions are in place, Zimmer feels that the Government needs to find a good balance between safety and jobs before the economy further deteriorates.

Zimmer says a faster distribution of vaccines would help restore Canada’s economy as it would allow more people return to work.

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