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Stretches Credulity: Official Residence and Fringy Types

stretches credulity: But with such details as close as the nearest iPhone, suggesting otherwise stretches credulity, said Chris Mathers, a former RCMP officer and security consultant who was once part of the detail that protected the prime minister's official residence, according to CTV. There's no doubt that lady was a plant in there ... to try and embarrass the prime minister, because she's one of these fringy types, said Mathers, noting that PMO security officials routinely monitor intelligence for any potential threats or disturbances at public events. Nor were members of Conservative rival Andrew Scheer's staff willing to discuss Tuesday whether their leader was aware of the woman's background when he issued a statement late Monday deriding Trudeau's response as dodging a legitimate policy question. Given that she belonged to a social media group that openly discussed plans to attend last week's event, it is unlikely the prime minister's security detail or PMO officials were taken by surprise, he added. During a campaign-style rally Thursday southeast of Montreal, the woman shouted questions in French at Trudeau, asking him when the federal government would repay Quebec for costs it has incurred as a result of an influx of illegal immigrants coming over the Canada-U.S. border. If alerted to an organized effort to potentially cause a disruption, security officials would have informed the PMO anyway, Mathers said. ( As reported in the news.