MP Tracy Allard appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Civil Liberties in Alberta

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MP Tracy Allard Appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Civil Liberties in Alberta

Tracy Allard had to resign as Minister of Municipal Affairs for taking a trip to Hawaii during health restrictions.

United Conservative Party MP Tracy Allard has been named Parliamentary Secretary for Civil Liberties, according to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, who made the announcement Saturday on her weekly radio show.

She reports to the Minister of Justice, Tyler Shandro.

On the radio, Danielle Smith explained that Ms. Allard, MP for Grande Prairie, will address the issue of civil liberties and property rights.

It will also include protecting free speech on campus and addressing police reform. We will also have to watch closely the amendments to Bill C-21 on firearms proposed by Ottawa, which the Alberta government strongly opposes.

The Premier does not has not indicated whether MP Allard's new role will be to implement protective measures for people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Tracy Allard has been MLA for Grande Prairie since 2019.

She served as Minister of Municipal Affairs but had to resign in January 2021 when it turned out she had taken a vacation in Hawaii amid health restrictions prohibiting non-essential travel.

According to Lori Williams, a political scientist at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Ms. Allard's appointment is symbolic, as the MP lost her job due to non-compliance with health restrictions.

< p class="e-p">However, she says, this appointment could backfire on the government, as this message rekindles the anger that many Albertans felt at the time.

CBC/Radio-Canada attempted to contact Ms. Allard but received no response prior to publication of this article.

According to i Information from Tom Ross

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