ALL ABOARD — Trudeau’s forbidden helicopter ride

I swear, one can set his watch to the minute when he expects Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make the kind of error in judgement one would expect from someone who stacked social capital with photo-op after photo-op then burned through it while his party pissed away the public’s money. It only took about a year but Trudeau’s cock ups are starting to amount to something in the public eye.

The story about the Christmas (or Holiday) vacation Trudeau took with his family (and some Liberal party members) to Aga Khan’s private island continues to unfold.

CBC reports:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed he and his family accepted trips on the Aga Khan’s private helicopter during his vacation to the spiritual leader’s private island in the Bahamas, which appears to violate a section of the Conflict of Interest Act.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson stated she is considering an investigation into the matter.

Section 12 of the Conflict of Interest Act prohibits sponsored travel on  “non-commercial chartered or private aircraft” for any “minister of the Crown, minister of state or parliamentary secretary, no member of his or her family and no ministerial adviser or ministerial staff.” There are, however, exceptions for “exceptional circumstances”. Tropical paradise helicopter rides on Christmas break are unlikely to be covered by this clause, however.

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