Trudeau didn’t have to take the helicopter
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Trudeau didn’t have to take the helicopter

December 9, 2019


Mr. Speaker, in January the Prime Minister claimed that he had no choice but to take a private helicopter to the Aga Khan’s island. He said there were no other options. It turns out that that is not true. His staff, in fact, arrived at the island by commercial plane, and that bill was picked up by taxpayers, too. It’s bad enough that the Prime Minister chose to vacation at one of the most expensive destinations in the world when taxpayers have to pay, but why did the Prime Minister tell Canadians a private helicopter was his only option when he knew it was against the law, against his own ethical guidelines, and now we find out it wasn’t even true? The Right Honourable Prime Minister. Mr. Speaker, as I’ve said a number of times in this House, this was a personal family vacation. And of course happy to work with the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Commissioner to answer any questions that she may have. The Honourable Leader of the Opposition. Mr. Speaker, that’s not an answer to our question. This is not a conversation between him and the Ethics Commissioner. In fact, he told all Canadians publicly that in fact he had no other option. So, the question is very simple. Why did the Prime Minister say he had no other option when in fact he did? In fact his staff took the other option, which is a commercial flight. He knew taking this private helicopter was against the law. It was against his own ethical guidelines and now we find out it wasn’t even true. Why did he tell Canadians this if it wasn’t true? The Right Honourable Prime Minister. Mr. Speaker, this was a personal family vacation, and I’m happy to work with the Ethics Commissioner- Ethics and Conflict of Interest Commissioner on any questions she may have. Furthermore, on prime ministerial travel, as is always the case, the RCMP makes determinations around what is the safest way for the Prime Minister to travel. The Honourable Leader of the Opposition. Well, Mr. Speaker, no one has begrudged the Prime Minister a vacation. But first of all, Mr. Speaker, when he chose to vacation at one of the most expensive places in the world, knowing full well taxpayers have to pay for wherever he goes, for security, that was a choice he made. But second of all, he’s told all Canadians that he thought there was no other option. Now he’s saying the RCMP told him he had to take a private helicopter. Is he saying today, then, that the RCMP told him to break the law? The Right Honourable Prime Minister. Mr. Speaker, I’m happy to work with the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Commissioner on the details of my personal family vacation. As I’ve said, the RCMP makes determinations around the safest way for the Prime Minister to travel.

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  1. he never likes to truly answer does he, but he's good at saying mmm ahammm my goodness, he sounds like a broken record for crying out loud

  2. Justin's parents were a wealthy elitist who idolized socialist dictators, and an immature mental 'space cadet'. Justin made headlines just for being born, and has enjoyed celebrity status his entire life with no personal accomplishments as justification. Is it any wonder he acts like he acts? Is it any wonder he just presumes himself entitled to perks at others' expense? I feel sorry for him – but not sorry enough to feel he deserves the Prime Minister's office as compensation. He is manifestly unqualified, and his 'leadership' is disastrous.

  3. Notice how, as usual, Turdeau gives a bunch of useless canned word salad but NEVER THE TRUTH! IMPEACH TRUDEAU 2017!

  4. trudeau is an elitist, globalist pig gorging himself at the public trough. He disgusts me and is sinking this country.

  5. Small potatoes ? " ADNAN SAKLI 8217 is CORRECT " is the underwriter of the Bank of Canada . Adnan said " Some people call me a big fish , I say no . I am the Ocean . Time to clean up the Ocean both big fish and small ? " PS Justin is too cheap to pay his own way . The real issue is FRAUD at TD Bank and UBS according to ADNAN SAKLI . Please verify as CORRECT . Go get'm Tiger .

  6. Not sure if you read these comments Rona but you seem to "waste a lot of tax payers money" with pointless arguments like this taking up time in the house of commons. If you were in his position (as prime minister) and you had to take a helicopter because it was the safest way to get from point A to B, you would take that helicopter. Also why was it illegal for him to do so???

    Sincerely, A Canadian Tax Payer

  7. This so called liberal government go out of their way to brake the law…can't even answer a single question…they repeat nothing but nonsense over and over again…they are pathetic…and mean while we have illegals walking into Canada and nothing is being done about that either…and they RCMP are aiding and abiding these criminals. This is absolutely disgusting…soon we will be a third world hell hole..just like Europe has become.

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