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Goldstein: PMs have the right to take vacation — taxpayers have the right to know where their vacation is

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with families during a visit in Stratford, P.E.I., July 22, 2022.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Statement 22nd July 2022 with family during a visit to Stratford, PEI. Photo by John Morris /REUTERS

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spends two weeks with his family in Costa Rica That's fine — save for the fact that his climate change agenda in Canada suggests vacations close to home to illustrate.

But that is not the perception that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a two-week vacation with his family in Costa Rica. To illustrate, he suggests a vacation closer to home. A PM is a tough job and he deserves a vacation with his family.

But a PM is always a PM, whether working in an office in Ottawa, attending his G-7 meeting in Europe, or vacationing on a Caribbean beach. Please note in particular. Tofino, B.C.

The Prime Minister's Office said that while on vacation in Costa Rica, Prime Minister Trudeau was briefed regularly and consulted with the Ethics Commission prior to travel regarding potential conflicts of interest. Stated.

All is well.

What is ridiculous is that some Canadian media outlets and his commentators have criticized other media outlets for reporting on Prime Minister Trudeau's vacation in Costa Rica. When there are serious problems at home, as if it were some kind of state secret and it would be unfair to criticize the Prime Minister for going on vacation.

No one in the media questioned Trudeau, his family, and some Liberal friends vacationing with Aga his Khan on his private island in the Bahamas in late 2016. If I hadn't, I wouldn't have known that Trudeau was bankrupt. Doing so constitutes a federal conflict of interest.

The PMO initially tried to keep secret where Trudeau and his family were vacationing.

When Trudeau finally announced that he was on vacation in the Bahamas after media questioning, he did not mention that he was on Aga Khan's private island until days later, but he of taxpayers' money to his charitable foundation.

Similarly, if the media had received word from the PMO that Trudeau attended a closed-door meeting in Ottawa last September 30 on National Reconciliation Day, In fact, he's vacationing in Tofino, Columbia, British. — He was walking on the beach while the PMO claimed he was not on the beach.

Trudeau said that on the day an unmarked grave was discovered near a boarding school, he refused to accept an invitation to meet with indigenous leaders in Columbia. I apologized for what he described as an error of judgment. He said he had a phone conversation with a boarding school survivor that day.

The reason why Trudeau's vacation is controversial is that when Trudeau and his family were vacationing in St. Kitts and Nevis, it was the year before the Aga Khan vacation that the PMO Because I kept my vacation a secret.

It exploded when he reported TMZ that Mr. and Mrs. Trudeau were staying at a luxury resort.

(Trudeau covers the family's personal expenses while on vacation. The taxpayer pays him to accommodate his RCMP security details. There are other costs as well. .)

Most of Trudeau's vacation secrets are ridiculous. They now include him in Costa Rica in their daily itinerary.

In contrast, as the White House Correspondents' Association states on its website, the American media It is regularly informed where the President of the United States is on vacation, and is traveled by a small corps of reporters called the Press Pool, representing all the media in America. With US presidents on vacation from the time of Franklin Delano Roosevelt who was president.

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