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Canadians fined for not complying with mask mandate on Sunwing flight

Thomas Lambert

April 28, 2022

Trudeau’s government just handed out $59,500 in fines to 37 Canadians who refused to comply with mask mandates on a Sunwing flight.

“Aviation rules are not to be taken lightly. As part of its investigation into the December 30 Montréal-Cancun flight, 42 penalties were issued to 37 offenders. These penalties, of up to $5,000 each, total $59,500,” Transport Canada wrote in a Tweet.

As mentioned by Transport Canada, the fines come months after a video surfaced of Canadians celebrating their escape from Trudeau’s Canada to Cancun for New Years’ festivities on a Sunwing flight.

Video shows Canadians partying on the plane, clapping, cheering, and even vaping, totally maskless. Sunwing subsequently cancelled the Canadians’ return flight, leaving many stranded in a foreign country.

Transport Canada and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra immediately launched an investigation into those who dared to go barefaced on a plane.

While 24 penalties were related to mask mandates, 18 were related to passengers’ vaccine status, suggesting some either faked their vaccine passport or were allowed by the airline to board a plane without being fully vaccinated.

Although mask mandates are being lifted on planes in countries like the US, Trudeau and his government have shown no indication they plan on doing the same.

“We constantly consult our experts, and whenever the advice that we receive changes because the circumstances change, we will change our regulation,” Alghabra said. “But for now, it is what it is.”

This decision has confused many about how mask mandates are even supposed to work when travelling to the US.

Can you take off your mask as soon as you cross Canada’s air border? Does the mask mandate apply on return flights on non-Canadian airlines? Alghabra has not addressed the absurd position he’s put Canadians in.

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