Justin Trudeau, Sophie taking family vacation in Jamaica over holidays

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Jamaica next week for a family vacation over the holiday break.

The Prime Minister’s Office says Trudeau will travel with his immediate family to the Caribbean country from Dec. 26 to Jan. 4.

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Jamaica is also where Trudeau and his family spent some time after Christmas last year, while they travelled to British Columbia for their summer vacation in August this year.

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He will be travelling with Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, after the pair announced earlier this year they were separating following 18 years of marriage.

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At the time, the Prime Minister’s Office said Canadians could expect to see the family together, and both said in individual statements they would remain close.

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The office says it consulted the federal ethics commissioner ahead of the coming trip, and that the family will cover the cost of its stay as well as reimburse the cost of travelling on a government plane.

Trudeau will also remain in contact with staff and receive briefings on issues of the day.

Editor’s note: The Canadian Press issued a correction after publication saying that Trudeau had vacationed in British Columbia, not Jamaica, in August.


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