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Conservative Values

Justin Trudeau admits he used Aga Khan's private helicopter, a potential violation of federal law

Justin Trudeau admitted on Thursday that he used the Aga Khan's private helicopter to get around the Bahamas when he vacationed with the billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader, an apparent violation of federal law and his own rules.

The National Post asked the prime minister to describe how he travelled from Nassau - the Bahamanian capital where Trudeau and his family landed in an RCAF Challenger executive jet on Boxing Day - to Bell Island, which is about 115 kilometres south over open ocean, after a Conservative MP asked a parliamentary watchdog to investigate Trudeau’s travel arrangements.

On Monday, it was Conservative MP Andrew Scheer, asking Mary Dawson, Parliament's Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, to determine if Trudeau was violating federal laws when he accepted the hospitality of the Aga Kahn at Bell Island, the Bahamas. The Aga Khan is the director and chairman of an organization in Canada that is registered under federal law to lobby the federal government for foreign aid money.

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