As of May 2019, Justin Trudeau had made 36 international trips to 28 different countries since he was sworn in as prime minister Nov. 4, 2015.
The number of visits per country where he travelled is:
- One visit to Cuba, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Switzerland, The Bahamas, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City, and Vietnam
- Two visits to Argentina, China, Germany, Italy, Peru, and the Philippines
- Three visits to Belgium and the United Kingdom Six visits to France
- Nineteen visits to the United States
(These numbers do not take into account the many trips Trudeau took within Canada to attend rallies and to apologize for the misdeeds done, more than a century ago, to people who suffered at the hands of the Canadian government at that time.)
I would like to know what Trudeau actually accomplished on each trip. (I am not interested in the trips he took for his vacations or whether or not he travelled to Chicago to attend his mother’s show.)
Many of his trips involved meeting prime ministers, presidents and dictators. There were a few G-7’s and G-20 summits and other “meetings.” I get this. However, does anyone know what was accomplished at these “get-togethers”?
The cost for such trips (and vacations) – the in-air transportation, the on-ground transportation, the hotel accommodations, the cost for security, the meals and other incidentals – is monumental. It is mind-boggling. Millions of taxpayers’ dollars!
Do the millions of dollars spent on each trip warrant what was accomplished? Is it too much to ask what was accomplished on these trips? (Remember, too, that Trudeau, while on a few of these trips, gave our money to other countries – presumably in the name of Canadians.)
R. Strang, Chatham