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Epidemiological trips to Liberty

Epidemiological trips to Liberty

The private jets of two very wealthy Canadians, rapper Drake and founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, have flown abroad regularly since the start of the pandemic.

This was revealed by a comprehensive investigation by Global News, released on Tuesday.

The pandemic has not stopped a Quebec billionaire from traveling to Miami, Florida.  Las Vegas, Nevada;  The resort town of Kona on the island of Hawaii;  Tahiti, in French Polynesia and Colima, a city in Mexico.

The pandemic has not stopped a Quebec billionaire from traveling to Miami, Florida. Las Vegas, Nevada; The resort town of Kona on the island of Hawaii; Tahiti, in French Polynesia and Colima, a city in Mexico.

Guy Laliberte appears to have used his personal plane, the Bombardier Global Express, to leave Canada on several occasions, notably for Hawaii. The plane also went to Tahiti six times between November 2020 and February 2021. Remember, the Quebec businessman has a private atoll 750 km from Tahiti.

Guy Laliberte's plane

Screenshot taken from the website innotech-execaire.com

These thefts came on the advice of the Canadian government against non-essential travel. Flights to Hawaii were also implemented after a mandatory quarantine was imposed on travelers returning home via commercial flights.

Guy Laliberte's plane

Screenshot taken from the website innotech-execaire.com

Also note that Ottawa has asked Canadian airlines to suspend all flights to Sun destinations from the end of January to the end of April.

respect the rules

A spokesman for the businessman, Ann Dongwa, noted that Mr Laliberte “as well as all the guests who traveled on the plane [de son avion] Between March 2020 and today, we strictly respected all health measures in place in the various countries visited, including the mandatory quarantine.”

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MI However, Donghua did not specify whether Guy Laliberte had spent forty years in the hotel as travelers on commercial flights should have.

It must be said that according to information from CBC News and Global, travelers arriving on special flights may be exempted from hotel quarantine if they get a negative express test.

drake

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drake

The Drake’s Boeing 767 has also flown heavily during the pandemic, with 10 flights departing from Canada since July 2020, mainly to Nassau, as well as several domestic flights to the United States. A spokesperson for the star declined to answer questions from the channel, including whether travel was necessary.

Canadian Business Aviation Association president Anthony Norico told Global News that to his knowledge none of its members have been arrested in violation of the rules.

– With QMI