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Canadian official resigns after vacation amid lockdown

A Canadian government official was forced to resign after posting a video pretending to be at home on coronavirus lockdown — when he was actually vacationing in St. Barts.

Rod Phillips, Ontario’s finance minister, shared a Christmas Eve clip of himself in a sweater, sipping eggnog in front of a fireplace, and thanking Canadians for avoiding nonessential travel during the holidays.

“I want to thank every one of you for what we are doing to protect our most vulnerable,” Phillips said in the video.

Other posts on his Twitter account also suggested that he was homebound in snowy Ontario, including

Tucker Carlson announces vacation after writer resigns over racist remarks | Media

The Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded to the resignation of senior writer Blake Neff on Monday night, saying racist and misogynistic comments Neff made on an online forum were “wrong”, but adding that the writer had paid a “very heavy price”.

Carlson also said he was taking a “long-planned” vacation. He did not say it was connected to Neff’s resignation, which was announced last week after a CNN investigation found that he had written on the online forum under a pseudonym for years.

One post, from 5 June, said: “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably