This is a first-class chutzpah.This deed is basically a master class in either misreading or not caring how such pocket-stuffing would look to average Canadians who have endured a year of death, sickness, job loss and heartache.
Is it too hard to write in English rather than use foreign slang ? I'm not sure what point you're trying to make here - if it's against what I wrote or AC's greed.
The average Canadian has been through a lot, no question about it. However, thanks to outlandish spending (CERB), the "average Canadian" is probably just as well off as before. Many didn't have to work for months or were paid more than when they were employed. Others have found a new path and career.
Also, Canada’s health authority made it perfectly clear non essential travel is to be avoided in order to help contain the virus in Canada, anyone in any role of authority should and ought to lead by example. Period.
It still wasn't illegal though. The same was requested in that people not travel from one province to another. Many did and they aren't been pointed by the media.
I'm pretty sure if you go to most of the major Canadian corporations you'll find that many senior managers have traveled outside the country since March last year. That 3 AC managers traveled abroad (of which 2 are American) is hardly worthy of a 2-3 minute news broadcast.
Besides, those who travelled abroad have had to quarantine for at least two weeks, that in itself reduces the risk of bringing in infection and is indeed confirmed by the very low % of positive travellers entering the country. Community spread is the main vector yet the press turns a blind eye to it.
The payouts were made even as they laid off tens of thousands and successfully lobbied the federal government for $5.9 billion in aid, all the while also tapping into the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program to the tune of about $656 million.
Most of those were in fact given out after AC had laid off thousands. I don't think you can blame AC for using the Emergency Wage Subsidy at the beginning of Covid when most people thought it would be gone by Summer/Fall. Certainly the industry wasn't prepared or expecting snowbird travel to be close to zero.