August 17, 2014 9:52 pm
Updated: August 18, 2014 7:56 am

Justin Trudeau re-evaluating travel schedule after Ottawa home broken into with family inside


WATCH ABOVE: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau says that he will not comment on the threatening note that was left in his home after someone broke-in while his family was sleeping and will let the RCMP reveal further details in their investigation.

OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau is re-evaluating the amount of time he spends on the road after his Ottawa home was burglarized while his wife and three young children were sleeping.

The Liberal leader was in Winnipeg at the time of the break-in early Saturday.

Trudeau says he and his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, have had some “very serious discussions” over the past 24 hours about the extensive travel his role as leader of the third party demands and the exposure it places on his young family.

Travelling the country is an integral part of the job of rebuilding the once-mighty party and he says he can only do that if he feels confident that Sophie, Xavier, Ella-Grace and infant Hadrien are safe.

Trudeau says the break-in gives him pause about his ability to be away from his family so much of the time.

Of all the sacrifices political families must make, he says security shouldn’t be one of them.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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