Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes his family to Costa Rica for a two-week vacation.
The Prime Minister’s Office says the family will return to the same place they stayed over the Christmas holidays in 2019 and will pay for their own accommodation.
The Prime Minister has to fly 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 have cost the government about $57,000, without thousands more. spent on the crew’s stay in San Jose.
The PMO also says it has consulted with the office of the Federal Ethics Commissioner about the upcoming holiday.
In 2017, Trudeau was found to have violated conflict of interest rules over a 2016 vacation he took to Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas.
The PMO says Trudeau will have regular briefings while he’s gone.