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Canadian politicians get more free trips to Israel than anywhere else

Federal report shows Canada-Israel Committee paid more than 160,000 Canadian dollars for 24 parliamentarians.

By Rhonda J Spivak, B.A., L.L.B.

Canadian parliamentarians accepted more free trips to Israel last year than any other country.

Israel outnumbered other destinations nearly two to one, with 74 sponsored trips, beating out Taiwan as the previous most popular country.

A report by Canada's ethics commissioner shows the Canada-Israel Committee paid more than 160,000 Canadian dollars to send 24 federal politicians on trips to Israel, often with their spouses.

Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Canada-Israel Committee, said the trips enable parliamentarians to better understand Israel's geopolitical situation.

 

 
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