HALIFAX — When much of the rest of Canada was consumed with stories about politicians ignoring pandemic protocols and jetting south to sunny climes, Atlantic Canadians this 7 days were being puzzling more than a tepid scandal involving a New Brunswick cupboard minister who drove to Nova Scotia.
Not Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Arizona, St. Bart’s or California — some of the sun-drenched getaway places frequented previous month by other Canadian politicians.
And the governing Progressive Conservatives in New Brunswick created a level of declaring Mike Holland, the province’s pure resources minister, had in fact travelled to “rural Nova Scotia” to stop by his companion.
Right after substantially hand-wringing, it was resolved Holland experienced adopted all COVID-19 pointers, together with 14 days of self-isolation upon his return. He was spared any punishment, even