Letter: COVID-19 and politicians

The editor:

Let’s talk COVID-19 rules.

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Christmas was shut down to families except for those in the same household, meaning anyone such as mothers, fathers, daughters and grandparents were not to meet for Christmas unless they lived together.

Travel was not advised from province to province and definitely not out of the country.

Okay, most people abided by those rules even if it meant not seeing a grandmother or grandfather, maybe a loved one that you may lose to illness or old age shortly.

Then you have arrogant, self-centered politicians that say essential travel means something different for everyone. That is a true statement but now, here is my point.

Former Highways and Infrastructure Minister Joe Hargrave and Premier Scott Moe figure it is more important for Hargrave to go to California to sell a home than it is for us to visit our loved ones, possibly for their last Christmas.

Hargrave and his wife both go to a luxury home in Palm Springs to bring back belongings and finalize a house sale on Scott Moe’s approval. Give me a break.

Everything could have been done on the phone or Internet. There are companies in California that will pick up and store all belongings without you being there. I am sure the real estate agent could have handled it all. Was it really necessary for Hargrave’s wife to go on this essential trip?

While people in this province are losing jobs, businesses and loved ones, our politicians or so-called leaders figure it is okay to just make rules and firm suggestions then don’t follow their own guidelines. To top it off, they are getting paid to not follow those rules and are getting paid through isolation when they return from their travels.

Through all of Christmas I did my best to tell people not to gather and follow the guidelines, man was I stupid. Hargrave and Moe should be ashamed of themselves.

Hargrave must have really needed his dear, loving wife through those essential, troubled times in California. What a kick in the face to those that the politicians said “do not gather or visit” to and now some may never see or touch their loved ones again.

Shameful on the part of all politicians, no matter what party they belong to.

After this crap my advice is: to hell with the rules. Go do what it takes to make you and your loved ones happy, just like Hargrave. Who cares about anyone else, be selfish just like our leaders.

Let them punish us with big fines and threats, that way we can all not just overrun our healthcare system but also our court system.

I once believed politicians were fair and honest. After this episode of ignorance, I have lost all faith.

Thank you, Scott Moe for showing the people of this province what you really think of them.

 

Kelly Foord,

Macoun

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