Senate leader Scott Tannas travels to Hawaii, vows to follow health rules upon return

Senate leader Scott Tannas travels to Hawaii, vows to follow health rules upon return
Tannas says he complied with all the rules and health protocols required to safely travel abroad and he will be ready to participate when the Senate resumes its sittings.

Eighty-eight senators said they had been following public-health instructions to refrain from non-essential international travel in a bid to curb the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Tannas and Quebec Sen. Josee Verner, the Canadian Senators Group s deputy leader, were the only two senators in the 93-member body who did not respond to multiple requests for comment about their whereabouts.

Phone calls to their Senate offices went unanswered and staff did not respond to emails.

Conservative Sen. Don Plett said he had travelled to Mexico but returned after a few days upon thinking again about the trip.
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