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Are You a Canadian Health Worker Who Struggled at Home While Politicians Took Sunny Vacations? Send Us Your Stories.

We’re reporting the stories of Canadian health workers who have struggled and made personal sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 3, 2021

Are you a frontline health worker who struggled through 2020 and made sacrifices over the holidays to keep your community safe from COVID-19?

A number of prominent Canadian politicians have been caught vacationing in sunny locations like Hawaii, St. Barts and Palm Springs in the middle of a deadly global pandemic.

In Ontario, Doug Ford’s finance minister recently resigned after taking a luxurious trip to the Caribbean while in Alberta, Jason Kenney has refused to take any action against his minister in charge of the vaccine roll-out sneaking away to Hawaii.

Since then, several more of Kenney’s MLAs have been caught vacationing outside the country at a time when millions of ordinary Canadians stayed home and made sacrifices over the holidays.

If you’re a frontline health worker, we want to hear your stories:

  • What kind of hardships have you and your family personally dealt with as a result of the ongoing global pandemic ?
  • What is something special you’ve personally been forced to give up in order to keep your community safe?
  • What personal sacrifices did you and your families make this holiday season?

We respect your privacy

We’re reporting the stories of Canadian health workers who have struggled and made personal sacrifices during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re asking for basic contact info so we can get follow-up on any responses we receive.

Any information you share with us will be held in confidence and used for journalistic purposes only. We will not disclose your name or information about your employer unless we’ve followed-up with you and received your permission first. Your name will not be added to any marketing lists and we will not share any identifiable information about you with any third party whatsoever — including your employer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please fill out this form. We’d like to hear from you.

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Tell us about something that you and your family have given up or struggled through last year to help stop the spread of COVID-19? *


How do you feel about politicians going overseas on luxurious holidays while you worked on the frontlines of the pandemic back home in Canada?*


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UCP Minister Claimed She Was In Alberta Legislature One Day Before Christmas. She Was Really in Hawaii.

Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard tagged the Alberta Legislature as location despite the fact she was really in Hawaii

January 1, 2021

Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs wasn’t really in Alberta when she posted a Christmas greeting video that identified the Alberta Legislature as her location.

Tracy Allard, who plays a lead role in the UCP government’s vaccine rollout plan, has come under fire following revelations that she travelled outside the country for the holidays amid strict public health restrictions and public health officials imploring…