Kamal Khera, who represents Brampton West, resigned as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of International Development, according to a statement from the chief government whip.
In a tweet Sunday evening, Khera posted a statement that said she had traveled to Seattle to on Dec. 23 to attend a private memorial for her late uncle, then returning on Dec. 31.
“Although the purpose of my travel is deemed essential given the circumstances, I have decided to step aside from my duties … in an effort to ensure my choices do not distract from the important work of our government to continue battling this pandemic,” read the statement.
Please see my statement below. pic.twitter.com/lUHLsewipD
— Kamal Khera (@KamalKheraLib) January 3, 2021