Prime Minister Trudeau, family headed to Jamaica for weeklong holiday vacation

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to Jamaica after Christmas for a week-long vacation with his immediate family.

The Prime Minister’s Office says Trudeau will remain in constant contact with Ottawa during the trip and will continue to update him on issues and keep him updated.

PMO also says it has checked with the federal ethics commissioner in advance of travel to ensure it is following guidelines.

Trudeau was found in breach of conflict of interest rules in 2017 after a 2016 vacation he took to the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas.

The Prime Minister must fly on a Royal Canadian Air Force plane for security reasons, even if it is for personal travel.

The family’s trips to and from Costa Rica over the Christmas holidays in 2019 cost the government about $57,000, and thousands more were spent setting up cruise crews in San Jose.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on December 23, 2022.

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