White couple who got vaccines meant for First Nation are fined but not jailed

Posted by on June 16, 2021 5:57 pm
Categories: Global Stories

White River First Nation had sought six months in jail for Canadian millionaires Rodney and Ekaterina Baker

The millionaire Canadian couple who chartered a private plane to a remote community and jumped the coronavirus vaccine queue to receive doses intended for elderly Indigenous people have been fined C$2,300 but were not sentenced to jail after pleading guilty to breaking public health rules.

The size of the fine imposed on the former casino executive Rodney Baker and his wife, the actor Ekaterina Baker, on Wednesday prompted frustration amid members of the White River First Nation, many of whom wanted the couple to face stiffer repercussions.

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