Manitoba Senator Don Plett has admitted that he went against the recommendations of health authorities in Canada to avoid non-essential travel by travelling to Mexico for vacation.
While confirming this development, Senate spokesperson, Karine Leroux said “Senator Plett is currently in Manitoba following the 14 days quarantine guidelines after having travelled briefly to Mexico on personal travel.
“Senator Plett travelled to Mexico on December 28th, upon arrival he reflected on his decision to travel and immediately made arrangements to return home on December 31st.
“This was his sole trip outside Canada since March 2020.”
Apart from his base salary of $157,600, Plett receives additional $41,300 for being the Senate’s Opposition Leader.
Plett has now joined the list of federal and provincial politicians that have neglected health recommendations and left Canada while their provinces are in lockdown.