(This interview is the full interview with Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini. So, there is no bonus interview. Please note, there is a sound quality difference at the end of the interview due to a technical issue. My sincere apology.)
The provincial government is facing intense scrutiny these days. This includes the resignation of former Finance Minister Rod Phillips over a trip to the Caribbean as the number of new cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed. Plus, he was away at the start of the second province-wide lockdown.
Then, the crisis in long-term care got worse. The virus the hardest hits workers and residents in these homes as the second wave continues. It raises concerns about the support of workers in these facilities and the protection levels for the elderly.
Next, there is the vaccine rollout. Some say it is moving too slowly.
It is a lot for the start of a new year.
Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini took time out of his busy schedule to talk about these pressing issues and more. Not only does he address the breaking news and concerns of the day, but he also reflects on the past year. He looks at some of his accomplishments within Northumberland, but also some of the big challenges. He also shares some more personal moments, frustrations, and insights.
It is a unique opportunity to hear a frank, unfettered conversation with an elected representative as he explains, defends, and acknowledges the success and challenges of a most unusual time.
Here is my interview with Northumberland-Peterborough South MPP David Piccini.
Originally aired: Jan. 8, 2021