Canadian Minister Jetted To Caribbean While Lecturing People To ‘Sacrifice’ Holidays

Canadian Minister Jetted To Caribbean While Lecturing People To ‘Sacrifice’ Holidays

Tried to cover up luxury St. Barts getaway

(TLB) Editors note: Story Update below

Steve Watson

Another government figure has been slammed for lecturing people to stay home to keep COVID cases down, while not even bothering to do so himself.

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Ontario, Canada’s Finance Minister Rod Phillips (Above) has been slammed for asking people to ‘make sacrifices’ and forget about going on holiday, while himself jetting off to the Caribbean.

When it emerged that Phillips had left the country, breaking the ‘non-essential travel’ mandate, he was forced to issue an apology, claiming he “deeply” regretted traveling and “it was a mistake and I apologize.”

“I left on a personally paid trip to St. Barts on Dec. 13 following the end of the Legislative session,” Phillips noted claiming he was “making arrangements to return to Ontario immediately and will begin a 14-day quarantine as soon as I arrive.”

Social media users pointed out that Phillips appears to have scheduled a stream of Twitter posts to make it appear he was still in Ontario, but was wearing the same clothes in all of them because the photos were all taken on the same day before he left:

Phillips also tried to cover up the fact he was in the Caribbean during a video conference call on December 16, using a fake background:

Now angry residents, who are locked down between provinces, are calling for his head:

Kiel Coyle@EcoGeek13
What else helps with keeping an outbreak under control? Staying the fuck home & not leaving (non-essential travel) the country in the middle of a pandemic. If you can’t follow simple public health guidelines, then can we trust you with the province’s finances? FYI, WE DON’T

Ontario Premier Doug Ford (Pictured below) has also been slammed over the revelations, with claims that he found out about Phillips being away but did not order him to return.


“I did call him shortly after he arrived and I asked him and he said he was away,” Ford admitted Wednesday.

“My mistake, and I take full responsibility. At that time, I should have said get your backside back into Ontario and I didn’t do that,” Ford added.

The government of Ontario recently stoked controversy by suggesting that people who do not take the coronavirus vaccine  will face restrictions on where they can travel and spend time.

Phillips joins a long list of COVID hypocrites in government who spend their time lecturing everyone else to hunker down while they completely ignore all restrictions.


Update/(TLB) ed.

Ontario finance minister resigns amid outrage over Caribbean holiday

Ontario’s Finance Minister Rod Phillips resigned on after public outrage over a Caribbean vacation he took earlier this month in violation of “Today, following my conversation with Rod Phillips, I have accepted his resignation as Ontario’s Minister of Finance,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said in


(TLB) published this article from Summit News as written Steve Watson with our appreciation for the coverage.

Header (edited) featured image credit/© Getty Images Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips


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