Justin Trudeau's Health Minister Patty Hajdu broke her own government’s rules on air travel during weekends, as records reveal that the former graphic designer made various flights from Ottawa to her residency in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Despite having clearly telling Canadians that they should not visit their families or friends unless absolutely necessary, Hajdu apparently implemented one set of rules for the public, and one for herself, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
“Do not go visit your family, do not visit your friends, do not go out and about unless it’s essential,” Hajdu told Canadians.
Cole Davidson, press secretary to the health minister, defended the travel, saying that “she traveled alone on these flights... Neither staff nor family members accompanied her.”
There was "no explanation of what federal business Hajdu attended in her riding during pandemic shutdowns on public gatherings," reports Blacklock’s Reporter. "Minister Hajdu traveled on a Transport Canada aircraft," said Davidson.
The total cost of the flights has not yet been revealed by government authorities, though it is known that Hajdu flew back and forth from her home four times over a six week period. According to flight records, Hajdu would fly to Thunder Bay of Fridays, returning to Ottawa by Monday.
Documents log Hajdu’s travel as "various departmental briefings and meetings." Flight records indicate Hajdu typically traveled home on Fridays and returned to Ottawa the following Monday. In documents, staff identified the "purpose of travel."
Liberal Health Minister Patty Hajdu has become somewhat of a villain for Conservative supporters due to her perceived incompetence. Hajdu, for instance, was concerned about closing borders out of fear of "discrimination."
As well as this, Hajdu also accused a journalist of spreading conspiracy theories after they expressed concern over the validity of China's coronavirus data.
Patty Hajdu was also revealed to have boasted about how they were prepared for coronavirus, discarding millions of masks in the process.