A member of Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s own caucus has accused him of breaking provincial COVID-19 social distancing rules by hosting a Tuesday dinner with other politicians.
“By now, many of you have seen the photos of several senior politicians wining and dining on the Sky Palace patio,” Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Angela Pitt wrote Friday on her Facebook page.
“Looking at these photos it seems clear to me that several health restrictions were violated,” she wrote. (RELATED: Trudeau Backs Canada’s Chief Health Officer After Alberta Premier Says She Parrots China’s ‘Talking Points’)
Pitt said she is being critical of her own United Conservative Party premier because “much of the public concern about this incident has been about the hypocrisy of senior officials breaking their own rules.”
The MLA said she decided to speak out because she is frustrated with watching “small businesses in my community being the constant target of government restrictions.[that] change over and over again.”
Kenney has been under fire from conservatives for his severe lockdown measures. A “No More Jason Kenney Rodeo Rally” was planned for Saturday before the a court granted the province an injunction to shut it down. (RELATED: United Conservative Party Wins Election Overwhelmingly In Canada’s Oil Patch)
American political leaders have been the target of accusations that they have contravened their own COVID-19 rules. Critics pummeled Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom for attending a lavish dinner party at The French Laundry in Napa Valley last November.
Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer came under attack for traveling outside of the state in April and was accused of “rampant hypocrisy.”