Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 5:15 PM ET

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P08 - (Trudeau-Vacation) KINGSTON, Ontario. x-08s. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is confirming his use of a private helicopter while vacationing over the Christmas holidays with the Aga Khan. During a news conference in Kingston, Ontario, Trudeau defended the helicopter trip, saying it was offered by the billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader as the only way to get to the secluded Bell Island in the Bahamas. ("..the use of.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Trudeau's own ethics guidelines bar the use of sponsored travel in private aircraft, allowing only for exceptional circumstances related to the job of prime minister and only with the prior approval of the ethics commissioner. But Trudeau says he doesn't believe the trip poses any ethical dilemma. …

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