Canadian taxpayers have been stuck with the bill for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s travel by military aircraft, even when that travel combines official government business with Liberal party events, a CTV News Investigation reveals.

The investigation, in connection with Bob Mackin of, examined the prime minister’s seven trips to British Columbia between May and August of 2019, and focused on a two-day trip in late May, and another in late August.

In both cases, while the trips combined official government announcements and either Liberal party fundraisers or the production of a Liberal party campaign video aired during the election period, the Liberal Party of Canada did not reimburse the equivalent cost of the prime minister’s air travel, or a portion of it, as has become standard practice when the prime minister, for example, takes his family on vacation.