RCMP expected to help Trudeau in wake of break-in

Justin Trudeau. JOEL LEMAY/QMI Agency

Justin Trudeau. JOEL LEMAY/QMI Agency

David Akin, National Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 6:02 PM ET

OTTAWA - The federal minister in charge of the RCMP said Sunday he expects the Mounties to provide whatever help Justin Trudeau and his young family need in the wake of a weekend break-in at the Trudeau home in Ottawa.

"A violation of the sanctity of one's home is an experience which no Canadian family should have to face," said Jason Tamming, a spokeman for Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney. "Minister Blaney understands the concerns of the Trudeau family."

Vandals gained access to the Trudeau home overnight Saturday. Trudeau was in Winnipeg where he was wrapping up a multi-visit tour of the West, but his wife and their three young children were at home asleep at the time.

Trudeau's family was unharmed and nothing appeared to have been taken but Trudeau later told the The Montreal Gazette that the break-in left the family "shocked and de-stabilized."

Trudeau said the vandals left a "threatening" note. Unnerved by it all, Trudeau and his family spent the rest of the weekend in Montreal.

 

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