Canada column for Sunday, Aug. 31/14
THE CANADIAN REPORT
By Jim Fox
An intruder who broke into Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa home while his family was asleep won’t face criminal charges.
Police have determined the 19-year-old man entered the wrong house while intoxicated.
The man went to the police after seeing video surveillance of him in Trudeau’s Rockcliffe Park neighborhood, police Staff Sergeant Kal Ghadban said.
The intruder placed several kitchen knives on the floor pointing to a note he wrote telling them to lock their doors.
“In his mind, he was leaving a note of apology and remorse,” Ghadban said.
The unidentified man who has no criminal record was “formally cautioned” by police.
The incident led to a review of security for Canada’s political leaders.
Security protection is given to the prime minister and governor general but not to other party leaders, except during election campaigns.