Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen as he speaks with children during an event, July 15, 2022 in Chelsea, Quebec. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld
Prime minister Justin Trudeau will be heading to Costa Rica with his family for a 2-week vacation.
The Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed that the family will be returning to the place they were staying over Christmas in 2019, and they will pay for their accommodations.
The prime minister must fly on a Royal Canadian Air Force plane for security reasons–even for personal travel–and the family’s flights on the last trip to and from Costa Rica cost the government about $57,000, without thousands more spent on flight crews’ stay in San Jose.
The PMO stated that it also consulted the Federal Ethics Commissioner about the upcoming holiday.
Trudeau was found guilty of violating conflict-of-interest rules in 2017, Trudeau’s 2016 vacation to Aga Khan’s private island, Bahamas.
The PMO has stated that Trudeau will receive regular briefings when he’s away.