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Andrew Scheer calls on Justin Trudeau to pay the money back after breaking federal law

Conservative Party of Canada | February 6, 2018

Ottawa, ON – The Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, the Honourable Andrew Scheer, today called on Justin Trudeau to repay taxpayers more than $200,000 he used to fund his illegal vacation.

“Justin Trudeau broke federal law when he accepted an illegal gift,” said Scheer. “Now he’s forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for his illegal behavior.”

The more than $200,000 in taxpayer money spent on this illegal vacation covered Justin Trudeau’s costs to travel on government aircraft to the Bahamas, along with the additional costs for RCMP security and other government staff required to support the Prime Minister on a remote, private island in the Caribbean.

In response to the Prime Minister’s illegal behavior, Andrew Scheer today moved the following motion in the House of Commons:

That, in the opinion of the House, when any Member violates the Conflict of Interest Act, including accepting gifts or hospitality (section 11), furthering private interests (section 21), being in a conflict of interest (section 5), and accepting travel (section 12), or violates the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons, and, in so doing, incurs a cost upon the taxpayer, that Member must repay those costs to the taxpayer.

“Canada’s Conservatives are the voice of hardworking taxpayers and as their voice, we are calling on Justin Trudeau to repay more than $200,000 that he billed taxpayers for his illegal vacation. Canadians deserve better than a Prime Minister who believes there is one set of rules for Liberals, and another set of rules for everyone else.”

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For more information, please contact:

Daniel Schow Daniel.Schow@parl.gc.ca (613) 286-1050

Virginie Bonneau Virginie.Bonneau@parl.gc.ca (613) 294-8150