Harry and Meghan should cover their own security costs: NDP heritage critic
|CTVnews 22 Jan 2020 at 11:19|
OTTAWA -- The NDP s Canadian-heritage critic says he believes Prince Harry and his family should pay for their own security while they re in Canada.
Alexandre Boulerice, who is also deputy leader of the party, says he questions whether Canadians would welcome the idea of taxpayers in this country paying for security to protect the English royals.
That s why he says he doesn t support it and plans to send a message to the Liberal government that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex should cover their own costs.
The prince, his wife Meghan and their eight-month-old son Archie are reportedly staying at a mansion north of Victoria, having "stepped back" from royal duties.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to say who would be pick up the tab for protecting the couple.