Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa home broken into with family inside

Mitch MacDonald
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau’s office says the Liberal leader’s home was broken into Saturday morning while his wife and children slept.

A spokeswoman says the Liberals leader himself was working in Winnipeg at the time.

Kate Purchase says that “everyone in the family is safe and nobody was harmed.”

She says a threatening note was left inside the home but that police asked her not to comment on its comments.

Purchase says to her knowledge, nothing was taken.

She says Trudeau’s family is on their way to meet him in Montreal.

Ottawa police and RCMP are investigating, but would not comment.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Ottawa, Winnipeg, Montreal

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  • Fed up
    August 17, 2014 - 15:11

    Scary! Also a bit unbelievable that Trudeau would leave his family unprotected! If so, he isn't too bright...especially when he advertises the fact he's all for marijuana...thieves would be sure he has some in his home! Glad they are all ok

  • Cromwell
    August 17, 2014 - 13:44

    It is somewhat strange that a high profile figure such as Justin Trudeau does not appear to have better security at his rented home in Rockcliffe, Ottawa, particularly when he away for extended periods. I would have thought that a high-tech security system would have been in place (perhaps it is/was, but Trudeau's wife chose not to use it at night), and a RCMP presence at or near the house, given he is the leader of a Federal political party.

  • voter
    August 17, 2014 - 13:20

    -Im sure Mr Harper would like to see the idiot that broke into Mr Trudeaus house receive a reasonably harsh sentence !!! -be thankful we have harper !!!!! We certainly don't need another trudeau to fuddle duddle things up!! For those of you who attack the authoe and cannot address the issues in the article please feel free to call me names etc and belittle yourself

  • oliver twist
    August 17, 2014 - 10:17

    How is that for a publicity stunt??? Arrange to have break and enter while away, - and the intruder leaving a note no less, --- the length some politicians will go to to create media attention and sympathy, ------- and of course all the idiots immediately insinuate it was Harper , - how crazy is that?

    • Bill Meeker
      August 17, 2014 - 10:56

      Oliver Twist, it is about as crazy as your moronic comment.

    • in my opinion
      August 17, 2014 - 10:59

      You have a twisted mind to think that way. I'm sure Mr. Trudeau is not going to announce to the world my house is free to break in with no security just for some sympathy.

  • townie2
    August 17, 2014 - 09:19

    all politics aside, its NEVER funny when someone breaks into a home with the family sleeping, no matter whose house it is, what if it happened to you? shame on people trying to politicize this, what if he had been an armed lunatic?

  • Bruce
    August 17, 2014 - 07:25

    Houses get broken into all the time by drugees.I am sure they thought he might have a stash of the sweet smelling stuff.

  • Garth Staples
    August 17, 2014 - 06:17

    I love the way Liberals and the Dippers try to be so righteous when they use such vulgar tactics themselves! And without any facts. Houses in PEI are broken into in broad daylight. Where were the Liberals tears?

    • in my opinion
      August 17, 2014 - 11:00

      Wow Mr Staples.

    • Scott
      August 17, 2014 - 13:06

      garth, you've said a lot of really questionable things that make me scratch my head, and say wtf? This one is without a doubt one of the lowest things you've ever posted. You cant even step back from partisan politics for one second to think about the man's family in the house, andmaybe say something decent like " terrible shame", no, you've got to pick away on politics. You've now shown what a completely disgusting partisan hack you really are. It's time for you to step back and look in a mirror and think about how you would feel if it was your family. Would you want Partisain hacks posting such garbage if it was your family?

    • Garth Staples
      August 17, 2014 - 19:01

      My dear Scott without a name (liberal chicken): Our house was broken into 2xs (Once when family present) and the 3rd was foiled. The RCMP got their pottie man. Scott, oh nameless one, you are a liberal sycophant of the highest order

  • jack
    August 17, 2014 - 00:54

    Perhaps the culprits were looking for this stoner's stash ??

  • Fear monger some more
    August 16, 2014 - 18:30

    Now how can the CBC blame HARPER and his crew for this......

    • what a moronic thing to say
      August 16, 2014 - 19:37

      I see even the Conservatives have even less decency then I previously thought to comeout with a statement such as that. It's even lower then the stupid attack ads.

    • Brenda
      August 16, 2014 - 19:50

      Shame on you. This must have been a very scary time for them and YOU bring politics into it.

    • Bill Meeker
      August 16, 2014 - 20:58

      Fear Monger Some More, probably because it is something Harper and his boys would condone. Remember the robo calls, the lies in the attack ads not to mention the little thing about the senate and all the lies Harper is telling about that issue. If you fling the dirt and lies around and also wallow in the crap as Harper does, don't be surprised if it sticks to you.

    • politics from a crime ...
      August 18, 2014 - 09:30

      Fear monger... the more I think about it your probably right...the Liberals and NDP blame him for everything else that happens..Dictator,a tug,banna republic etc now terrorizing TRUDEAU"S family ???? what foolishness fear mongering politics.Trudeau does not meet the criteria for RCMP protection because right now he does not have any status in GOVT,and probably will not in the next election...that goes to MULCLAIR...but ..you can bet the RCMP will be checking his pad now...even when it's in OPS and OPP jurisdiction..........Someone should show TRUDEAU how the locks work on his doors,because of his privilged up bringing he no doubt had someone else doing it for him......the average middle class Canadian should look at this and wonder ..Do I need someone so out of touch and removed from ordinary life to direct my country that I PAY for?

  • Reggie Smith
    August 16, 2014 - 17:09

    Harper Out! Everyone should be sending a few dollars to the Liberal Party and get rid of these Harper thugs that have turned Canada into a banana republic. They made sure they did it when Justin was out of town because they knew Justin would kick his robber ass like he did with Brazeau and that would turn him into a hero. Instead the Harper minded choose to terrorize a mans wife and kids which sounds familiar.

    • Waste your money somewhere else.....
      August 18, 2014 - 10:55

      Reggie don't waste your money the Liberals federally still have millions left from when they swindled the Canadian public during Shawinigate,Provincially they have PNP millions....Young Trudeau seems like a young cult superhero to yourself and other Liberal supporters who are desperate to be at the treasury trough again to fill your pockets,who will ride to the rescue of the shattered Liberal party ...fairly Tales my friend ...political hype.....why not send money to the Green's or the NDP at least they have some political savy,experience at real opposition and have been in the trenches not academia teaching grade school.Also did it not cross your mind that NDP or Green party "THUGS" could have done this this misdeed?. NO doubt when the RCMP questioned HARPER and his crew they probably had some story they were dealing with serious GOVT policy issues regarding the economy or foregn affairs at the time........something the Liberals under TRUDEAU never says a word about because "they don't have any" but mention marihuana or the senate Trudeau puts his foot in his mouth much to the chagrin of his own party members and ordinary Canadians........You have been trying to put "Harper out "for 3 elections and he has proved to be as wiley as that old Liberal workhorse Allan McEachen ..who guided Papa TRUDEAU's Govt thru the 70's.....Those people are now history as is any type of solid opposition let alone any potential Govt ambitions by the NEW Liberal party full of OLD and tired back room boys from bygone years. ................but getting back to the story at hand..NO one should have their private home illegally entered....and I hope La Famille Trudeau are all safe and sound.