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Canada's Prime Minister takes Summer Vacation in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in Costa Rica for a two-week vacation with his family.

The Prime Minister's Office stated the family is returning to the same place where they stayed over the Christmas holiday in 2019 which is in Santa Teresa, and that they are paying for their own accommodations.

The prime minister must fly on a Royal Canadian Air Force plane for security reasons - even for personal travel - and the family's flights on the last trip to and from Costa Rica cost the government about $57,000, without thousands more spent on flight crews' stay in San Jose.

It does seem a little odd for a Canadian Prime Minister to travel to a tropicaL destination during the peak summer months in Canada, but maybe it's just a matter of privacy.

The PMO says Trudeau will get regular briefings while he is away.

Hopefully he can reflect on the Canadian economy where inflation has reached a 40 year high. And don't forget to fill out the ArriveCan App within 72 hours before their return flight.

We hope he enjoys the rain.