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B.C.'s Solicitor General has harsh words for corporate CEO who jumped queue to get vaccine in Yukon

Vaccine jumper 'despicable'

B.C.'s Solicitor General didn't mince words when asked about the recent actions of former Great Canadian Gaming Corp. CEO Rodney Baker.

Baker, and his wife Ekaterina were charged with violating the Yukon's Civil Emergency Measures Act after it was discovered they flew from B.C. to a remote community in order to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.

"I think what we saw yesterday, the individuals flying to Yukon was probably one of the most despicable things I've seen in a long time," said Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth.

"It shows a complete lack of any ethical or moral compass on people who would do such a thing."

The couple are alleged to have posed as visiting workers in order to receive the vaccine at a mobile clinic.

Along with fines levied by Yukon for their actions, they also paid a heavy personal price.

Baker stepped down as president and CEO of the corporation, which Farnworth said was a $10-million-a-year job.

In a statement, the company said Baker has stepped down as a member of its board of directors.



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