The Canadian prime minister's security costs have reportedly soared by more than $30 million.

By: 600011 On: Oct 28, 2023, 1:37 PM


Security spending by the Canadian prime minister has increased dramatically over the last two decades. The RCMP's security for Canada's prime ministers has increased in recent years, and experts estimate that the expense will rise. According to estimates, more than $30 million was spent in each of the last two fiscal years to safeguard Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family. In 2003-04, it cost only $10.4 million to guard Prime Minister Jean Chretien and his successor, Paul Martin. 

Domestic and foreign hazards, the number of travelers, the degree of operations, the destinations visited, political influence, technology possibilities, and the cost of travel are all claimed to influence economic determinants. This includes the Prime Minister's travel and lodging expenses in other countries. Costs that were low before the COVID pandemic have risen again. In 2019-20, the cost was $23.3 million. This figure will rise to $30.9 million in 2021-22. In other words, a 32.3 percent increase occurred in two years.