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Saskatchewan/Canadian-Media: Joe Hargrave's resignation from his positions as minister of highways and minister responsible for the water security agency was accepted by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe after more questions emerged about Hargrave's travel to California over the holidays, media reports said.
Joe Hargrave. Image credit: Facebook page
Hargrave would remain in caucus as the MLA for Prince Albert Carlton. Carrot River Valley after his resignation was announced by the provincial government on Monday afternoon, and both of Hargrave's former portfolios would be taken over by MLA Fred Bradshaw.
During a news conference on Monday, Moe said that although he did not explicitly tell government MLAs that they could not travel outside the country, but what Hargrave did was wrong and added that from now on, the MLAs cannot travel outside the province unless it's for an emergency or pressing government business.
"It's clear that his decision to travel to Palm Springs just before Christmas was an error of judgment, and it sent the wrong message at a time when everyone in this province was being asked to limit their household gatherings over Christmas and the holiday season," Moe said.