Justin Trudeau’s family Christmas vacation to the Bahamas in 2016 could be career ending consequences for the Prime Minister.
Trudeau is being investigated by the House of Commons Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson for his trip to the Aga Khan private island in the Bahamas and using Khan’s private helicopter to get there.
If found guilty, Trudeau could be the first Prime Minister to break federal law.
The Aga Khan Foundation receives millions of dollars from the federal government every year triggering the investigation on the Prime Minister.
In the rule of ethnics Trudeau is to decline hospitality from the foundations founder, Aga Khan.
The opposition continues to grill Trudeau on his vacation and for using taxpayers money for some parts of the vacation, including food and drinks.
The investigation has been ongoing for 10 months and no conclusions have been made by Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, if found guilty Trudeau would probably just receive a slap on the wrist, but his reputation could mean career ending and giving up the position as Prime Minister of Canada.
Justin Trudeau tried to hide the cost and expenses from the media, but they picked it up shortly after he returned from the vacation, the expenses turned out to be much higher months later when CBC requested the financials under the Access to Information Act, over $80,000 more than originally disclosed to the Parliament.
Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.