A report in the Globe and Mail says taxpayers were billed more than $200,000 in moving expenses for two of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s top aides. A source told the newspaper that principal secretary Gerald Butts and chief of staff Katie Telford were reimbursed for moving their families from Toronto to Ottawa. The Globe says the costs were mostly for legal and real estate fees covering the sale of their million-dollar homes.
Numerous First Nation chiefs from across Canada and U.S. tribal representatives will gather simultaneously in Vancouver and Montreal today to make an announcement on oilsand pipelines, tankers and trains. Legal battles have been waged in B.C. and Alberta by indigenous groups opposing various Canadian pipeline projects.
Royal watchers say the kindness and tolerance of Diana, the Princess of Wales, will play a supporting role in the Sept. 24-to-Oct. 1 visit to British Columbia and Yukon by her son William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their two young children. The royal couple’s visit will take them to remote First Nations communities and impoverished urban areas. The trip is destined to shed light on social issues and causes many Canadians have yet to fully consider, experts say.