Canada Is Back
By Kate on September 5, 2016 1:10 AM | 4 Comments
Baby steps, little Librano:
Defence department says initial lack of disclosure due to 'honest mistake' by bureaucrat
The flight manifest for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Christmas vacation to the Caribbean, released to the Conservatives through an access to information request, was redacted to leave off the names of family members and a nanny who travelled on the government-owned Challenger jet.
In January, the Prime Minister's Office refused to answer media questions about who flew with Trudeau to St. Kitts and Nevis, saying only that he enjoyed the holiday with family and with other friends who made their way to the tropical island independently.
"As for the friends of the Trudeau family who were also present in Nevis, they did not travel on the Challenger but made their own way there," Andrée-Lyne Hallé, a spokeswoman for the PMO, said in an e-mail to CBC News at the time.
She said she couldn't confirm more details when asked specifically for the names of passengers who travelled on board the jet.
But documents obtained by the Conservatives and shared with CBC News show two versions of the manifest for the exact same flight.
On a version released in March, there are five names listed — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and their three children, Hadrien, Ella-Grace and Xavier.
In June, another copy of the manifest was released to the Conservatives through an access to information (ATIP) request showing three additional names: Marian Pueyo, a nanny working for the Trudeau family, and Jean Grégoire and Estelle Blais, the prime minister's in-laws.
Conservatives: 'Smacks of a coverup'
Trudeaus' Caribbean flight details redacted to exclude nanny, in-laws - Politics - CBC News