Trudeau devotes a quarter of his time to ‘personal days’
Since coming to power in 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken 680 “personal” days — the equivalent of 22 months or nearly two years — an analysis of his public itineraries shows. The Prime Minister’s Office has marked as personal his daily schedules 24 per cent of the calendar days since he first formed government, excluding election campaigns. The PMO maintains that the demands of the job means Trudeau still works on days it listed as personal. It calls suggestions to the contrary “false and absurd.” Trudeau’s total includes vacations he took with his family during the holiday seasons, summer breaks, many weekends and brief out-of-town getaways. Among them are 31 days over two trips to Costa Rica, another nine days in Jamaica and eight days in Bahamas, where he made a visit to the Aga Khan’s private island that the federal ethics commissioner found breached conflict-of-interest rules.