I believe the PM is actually required to use the Challengers as opposed to commercial. It was the same situation anytime Harper went to a Stanley Cup playoff game (and those were quite a few trips).ConsoleWatcher wrote: ↑ All heads of government take government vehicles wherever they go. Because of the nature of their jobs, they can't simply travel alone; they have to be accompanied by security staff and other staff. If, for example, he has eight bodyguards and six staffers, should he be expected to pay for those 14 plane tickets?
Standard procedure is to reimburse the government for the equivalent of a commercial ticket, which I believe Trudeau did for last year's holidays as well.