The Mayor of Rossland, BC has apologized for his visit to the US during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kathy Moore moved south of the border to vaccinate and spend time with family.
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Despite the fact that he has dual Canadian-American citizenship and the fact that he was open and transparent about the trip ahead of time, he faced criticism on social media and was accused of hypocrisy.
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Moore did not respond to an interview request from Global News, but said in a statement that he agreed that elected officials should be held at a higher level and that his decision to travel was wrong.
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“I regret that this has given rise to any issues for the community and the council,” she said.
“I understand that people are disappointed by the ongoing epidemic restrictions and the lack of family contact. For many of you, it has been a very difficult time for me and my family. “
Moore said he is still in the US and is capable of performing his duties from afar. The city’s acting mayor can step in to help if the mayor’s physical presence is required.
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