Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated conflict of interest rules when he accepted a family vacation last year on a private island belonging to Aga Khan, the Canadian federal ethics commissioner said Wednesday.
Federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson found Trudeau broke conflict of interest rules when he accepted the use of the Aga Khan's private island in March and December of 2016.
"I determined that the vacations accepted by Mr. Trudeau or his family might reasonably be seen to have been given to influence Mr. Trudeau," Dawson said.
The Aga Khan Foundation was registered to lobby Trudeau at the time of the gifted vacation.
Dawson noted there are exceptions to the rule when gifts come from either family or friends, both of which did not apply to this case.
Trudeau responded to the report in the House of Commons on Wednesday, telling reporters he accepted the findings of the report and that he took “full responsibility” for the mistake, according to CTV News.