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Old video of Justin Trudeau before he became the PM of Canada shared as him living now without security

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A post containing a video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walking into a building without security is widely shared on social media. The post description reads, ‘This is the Prime Minister of Canada; he lives without security.’ Let’s fact-check the claim via this article.

Claim: The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, lives without security.

Fact: The post contains an old video of Justin Trudeau before he became the Prime Minister of Canada. Contrary to what the post claims, the Canadian Prime Minister is guarded by a special team of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) named Prime Minister’s Protective Detail (PMPD). Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

After doing a reverse image search on the screenshots of the video, we found a longer version of the video on YouTube. CBC News uploaded the video, and its title reads. ‘Exclusive: Justin Trudeau arrives at The Peace Tower in Ottawa.’

Uploaded on 21st October 2015, the video description reads, ‘The prime minister-designate walks through the doors of The Peace Tower on Parliament Hill for the first time ….’. Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the Prime Minister on 04 November 2015. So, we can conclude that this video is from before he became the PM of Canada.

Who Guards the Prime Minister of Canada?

The Prime Minister is one of the most important persons in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is guarded 24/7 by a special unit of Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) called Prime Minister’s Protective Detail (PPMD).

Videos and photos of Mr Trudea accompanied by his security guards are available on the Internet. Some of them can be seen here and here.

With this evidence, we can conclude that Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is accompanied by his security guards and the post claims incorrectly that he lives without any security guards.

To sum it up, old video of Justin Trudeau before he became the PM of Canada is being shared as him living now without security.

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