The government says the taxpayer-funded protection will end shortly.
For months, the Trudeau government had refused to say whether Canadian taxpayers were paying for the security expenses of Harry & Meghan, the famous couple who want to distance themselves from the UK Royal Family and live ‘normal’ lives.
Now, it has been confirmed that Canadian taxpayers have been footing the bill since November of 2019.
This is what the government said in a statement to CBC:
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex choosing to relocate to Canada on a part-time basis presented our government with a unique and unprecedented set of circumstances. The RCMP has been engaged with officials in the U.K. from the very beginning regarding security considerations.
“As the Duke and Duchess are currently recognized as Internationally Protected Persons, Canada has an obligation to provide security assistance on an as-needed basis. At the request of the Metropolitan Police, the RCMP has been providing assistance to the Met since the arrival of the Duke and Duchess to Canada intermittently since November 2019. The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status.”
This means that from the beginning, the Trudeau government knew taxpayers were covering the cost, yet simply refused to tell the Canadian People the truth.
It’s another of many examples of how the government shows contempt for Canadians.
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