Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Christmas vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas cost taxpayers way more than first disclosed to Parliament.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Trudeau’s controversial family vacation cost taxpayers over $127,000, according to documents listed in the House of Commons.
CBC learned with the Access to Information Act on Wednesday that the actual cost was over $215,000.
Justin Trudeau is under investigation by the ethnics commissioner on his family trip to the Aga Khan’s private island in which he was violating the Conflict of Interest Act by the use of Khan’s private helicopter and his acceptance of hospitality from a “friend” whose foundation receives millions of dollars in funds from the federal government.
The investigation is still ongoing at this point and for the most part, forgotten.
Most of the expenses not listed first were those of security and RCMP costs, first reported at a total cost of $71,988, the new report shows a number of $153,504.
That’s over $80,000 more than first disclosed.
The new document also said “the Prime Minister did not attend the entirety of the trip” which could mean some of the extra costs were preparation of the trip, training and closing the trip.
One of the excuses for the wrong numbers on the first report was transactions were not completed yet and couldn’t be disclosed to parliament at the time.
The opposition continuously keeps criticizing the trip, with these new reports Justin Trudeau could be asked many more tough questions from Canadians and the media in the near future.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.