VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s public security minister says a Vancouver couple accused of flying to Yukon to get a COVID-19 vaccine is without doubt one of the most “despicable” issues he’s heard in a very long time.
Mike Farnworth says the alleged actions of former Nice Canadian Gaming Corp. CEO Rodney Baker and his spouse Ekaterina Baker present a “full lack of any kind of moral or ethical compass.”
Tickets filed in a Whitehorse court docket present the 55-year-old man and his 32-year-old spouse have been every charged with failing to self-isolate for 14 days and failing to behave in a fashion according to their declarations upon arriving in Yukon.
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The allegations towards them haven’t been confirmed in court docket and the tickets point out the couple can problem them.
Ekaterina Baker didn’t instantly reply to calls and emails requesting remark whereas Rodney Baker didn’t instantly return a request for remark despatched to Nice Canadian Gaming, which accepted his resignation Sunday.
Farnworth mentioned the couple paid a “fairly excessive worth,” with Rodney Baker shedding what the minister described as a “$10-million-a-year job.”
An info round revealed by Nice Canadian Gaming in March 2020 says Baker earned a complete of about $6.7 million in compensation from the corporate in 2019.
The tickets have been issued on Thursday underneath Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act and each individuals face fines of $1,000, plus charges.
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Jan. 26, 2021.
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