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Description: Now that was a costly injection: the head of the organization investing your Canada Pension Plan resigned last week after news broke that he had received a Covid-19 vaccine in Dubai. Mark Machin has said this trip to the Middle East was for personal reasons, but the timing of his trip comes with repercussions. The federal government has been urging Canadians to refrain from overseas travel, so perhaps this factored into his discussions with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) that preceded his resignation.

Date:  February 26, 2021



Discussion points:

1) Do you know anyone who has traveled outside Canada in this time where the federal government is urging Canadians not to?

2) Do you know anyone who has received a Covid vaccination? Have there been any vaccination clinics on your campus?

3) In Wiley’s Auditing: A Practical Approach, in Chapter Two we read of a four-part ethical framework to guide decisions. Imagine for a moment that you are an executive facing the choice of travel outside of Canada during this Covid time. Apply this framework to this hypothetical situation and make your decision accordingly.

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