WINNIPEG — Transport Minister Steve Ashton’s wife is being investigated as a possible threat to air safety after an incident also raising questions about whether the senior cabinet minister acted inappropriately.
The Free Press has learned Ashton’s wife, Hari Dimitrakopoulou-Ashton, was detained by Winnipeg police last week at Richardson International Airport after a run-in with Calm Air employees. After police allowed her to call her husband, the cabinet minister rushed to the airport and then reportedly began throwing his weight around after gaining access to the airport’s emergency operations centre.
One has to be careful around airport these days. People are hyper-sensitive more than ever. I hope this situation resolves itself and Hari apologizes if she did something wrong and let's get on with it.