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Kamloops MP McLeod blames pandemic frustrations for office break-in

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod.
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January 07, 2021 - 3:48 PM

The MP for Kamloops says her office was broken into Jan. 1 and her personal office was “rifled through” and she blames voter dissatisfaction over COVID-19 protocols.

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Conservative MP Cathy McLeod didn’t explain how she made that connection but made the assertion on social media and repeated to iNFOnews.ca.

"It has been suggested I am a Nazi-like collaborator because I believe COVID is serious and support vaccines,” she wrote on Twitter.
Nothing appeared to be stolen nor left behind in the break in and no suspects have been identified.

She said it appeared the perpetrator or perpetrators ignored the rest of the constituency office and went directly to her office to check her personal things.

Despite the lack of anything to suggest the motivation, she said this it's a symptom of frustrations from pandemic public health measures, and the politicians who travelled abroad over the holidays while urging their constituents to remain home likely aggravated the issue.

None in B.C. have been named in the allegations against politicians travelling over the holidays, yet McLeod is certain the hypocrisy is angering constituents.

"I understand the anger and that there are people who believe we've overreacted to the pandemic," McLeod said. "People are really struggling. Whether it's business owners, people in isolation. Many are more fragile than they normally would be."

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