By Megan Lasher
May 25, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is currently in Japan, told sources that he wouldn’t conduct any official business on Wednesday, May 25th because he would be spending the day celebrating his 11th wedding anniversary with his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau—”a day off at no expense to the taxpayers since he would be using his personal funds to cover the costs,” CBC News reported.

CBC also wrote that many people have criticized this move. Some have called it “bold” and revisited the controversy over Trudeau’s nanny expenses—but the publication said that the anniversary celebration “could also be seen as part of a calculated strategy on Trudeau’s part to deliberately provoke discussion on an issue that resonates with many Canadians.”

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Trudeau called his day off an example of “the kind of work-life balance that I’ve often talked about as being essential in order to be able to be in service of the country with all one’s very best and that’s certainly something I’m going to continue to make sure we do.”

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