B.C. Liberal finance critic Mike Bernier and his family test positive for COVID-19

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      A high-profile B.C. politician is in self-isolation after contracting the novel coronavirus.

      Mike Bernier, the finance critic for the B.C. Liberals, tweeted last night that he and his family have tested positive for COVID-19.

      "This came as a shock to all of us as we have been following all the public health guidelines, such as physical distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding indoor gatherings," he stated.

      Bernier was vaccinated against COVID-19 on April 26. 

      The B.C. Centre for Disease Control told him that he was not infectious when he was in the B.C. legislature from April 19 to 22.

      Bernier represents Peace River South and was first elected in 2013. He was the minister of education in the B.C. Liberal government headed by Christy Clark.

      Prior to entering provincial politics, he was the mayor of Dawson Creek.