Vacationing MLA Rehn issues apology

Chris Clegg
For the Lakeside Leader

The vacationing Lesser Slave Lake MLA Pat Rehn has issued an apology for not following suggested travel restrictions by his government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rehn was vacationing in Mexico when pressure began to build over his actions.

Rehn issued an apology on his Facebook page Jan. 2.

“Residents in our riding have done a tremendous job reducing the spread of COVID-19. We must all work together to get past this pandemic and get back to normal life,” wrote Rehn.

“Given this, I apologize for the fact that I recently took a previously planned family trip, following a busy legislative session.

“I am returning home to Alberta and will ensure I follow the premier’s new travel directive.”

Most comments regarding Rehn’s post have been negative, some some calling for his resignation.

The Leader did reach out to Rehn for comment but received no answer.

MLA Pat Rehn’s Facebook page

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2 thoughts on “Vacationing MLA Rehn issues apology

  1. From: CL Buchanan
    Subject: Pat Rehn

    Message Body:

    I want to comment on Pat Rehn’s recent Mexican Holiday & his “supposed” apology.

    He keeps repeating that his holiday was “planned”. Do you know Mr. Rehn, how many of your constituents have “planned” winter holidays? Also, do you know how many followed your Government’s instructions and stayed home & most importantly of all stayed away from family over the holidays? Most of us I’m sure.

    What you did over the holidays I would fire you over but as I don’t hold that power over you, please be aware that you sir, had better not plan on running again because I shall make sure to remind all your constituents of your disregard for provincial policies that were aimed at their health welfare and ignored by you. Believe me sir when I tell you I shall be a burr in your side.

  2. The apology is meaningless, only apologized after he got caught, hope his constituents will remember his lack of common sense come election time; or better yet he should resign immediately!


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