Conservative Chief Andrew Scheer was seen at a departure gate at Toronto’s Pearson Airport now with out a mask on — an clear contravention of the policies that use to all travellers passing via the terminal.
The airport’s web-site stipulates that “all passengers and airport workers” must have on a mask or a facial area masking “at all situations.” The required mask rule has been in spot considering that June 1 to end the spread of COVID-19 amid the travelling public.
“This consists of the pre- and write-up-stability screening parts of the terminals, parking services, individuals mover coach, sidewalks/curbs outdoors the terminals and other outdoor community areas,” the airport rules say.
There are exceptions for persons less than the age of two, travellers who are unable to eliminate a experience covering with out aid and for men and women who have difficulties breathing. Masks are not necessary for travellers eating at food items and beverage places.
A range of pictures surfaced on social media Tuesday of Scheer speaking to Manitoba Leading Brian Pallister and many others even though ready to board a flight. Pallister also appears to have his mask off while talking to Scheer in the terminal.
A spokesperson for Scheer confirmed to CBC Information that the images of Scheer were taken today.
“Mr. Scheer wore a facial area mask while travelling to Ottawa these days. He eradicated it to make a cell phone phone. This picture must have been taken in advance of he set it back again on,” said Kelsie Chiasson, acting director of communications for Scheer.
The images do not show up to clearly show Scheer speaking on the cellphone.
Social media end users questioned Pearson’s Twitter account if masks had been however needed after the Scheer pics surfaced.
“They are! All vacationers and workers within the terminal must don a mask or experience covering,” the airport’s account stated in response.
They are! All vacationers and staff inside the terminal should don a mask or experience masking.