Nanny-Gate: One of Trudeau’s Nannies Gets the Boot

Let the guessing game begin!

Come Canada Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family will be down to one publicly funded nanny.

A cabinet decision released Tuesday shows that Marylou Trayvilla, who has worked for the family since before Trudeau became prime minister, will be off the public payroll on July 1.

The notice posted to the Privy Council Office website gives no reason for the dismissal. The Prime Minister’s Office says the family will seek a replacement to watch after their three children, but won’t be asking taxpayers to pick up the bill.

Spokesman Olivier Duchesneau said the Trudeaus plan to hire a caregiver and pay the salary out of their own pockets.

He says the status of the other nanny, Marian Pueyo, remains unchanged.

Trayvilla and Pueyo were hired as special assistants under the Official Residences Act to watch the Trudeau’s children — Xavier, 8, Ella-Grace, 7, and two-year-old Hadrien — and provide other duties around the prime minister’s official residence.

The duo were each paid between $15-$20 an hour during the day and $11-$13 at night, a fee nanny associations previously said reflects the average rate.

The hires prompted howls of outrage from the opposition, considering how aggressively Trudeau assailed the Conservatives for a universal child care benefit that helped to enrich already-wealthy families, his own included.

  • Waffle

    Smoke and mirrors.

    • They are hiring another “care-giver”.

      • Waffle

        They need 2 because one is for grandma. She’s a real handful. This is just a little bookkeeping shuffle, very similar to the Pan-Scam Games “under budget” fairy tale.

        • Yes, quite.

          Nanny, care-giver or governess – it’s still the monied class taking advantage of others.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Sophie is becoming genuinely hated in Quebec, I understand. Perhaps the songstress will channel this negative energy into a new composition. Millions hope not.

          • But they voted for her husband.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            No, they voted for yesterday.
            And dope.

          • Mostly yesterday’s dope.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Please elaborate because it’s a delicious dish.

  • Alain

    It would be worthwhile finding out what other job, contract or opportunity has been offered to the departing nanny. I bet there is some kind of reward in place.

    I wonder how my wife and I ever managed to raise four children without a single nanny, caregiver or daycare, while Justin and his stay-at-home wife with only three children require two nannies.

    • Well, trustifarians are different than us, so…

    • mauser 98

      don’t ask… just be a good slave

  • CodexCoder

    So who remembers the first Canadian Nanny-Gate?

    Otto Lang, Liberal Minister of Agriculture under Pierre Trudeau, universally hated by the western part of Canada, got in trouble for flying his nanny across the country with his plethora of children on the taxpayer’s dime. When his qualifications for being Minister of that portfolio were challenged by John Diefenbaker, he responded “I have been out in the fields all my life” to which Mr. Diefenbaker quipped “So have the gophers”. A truly great moment in Canadian history.

    • Alain

      I remember that also and have always loved Dief’s quick wit and come-back. The arrogance of the Liberals has not changed a bit over time.

  • simus1

    The menagerie is in dire need of a chatelaine, preferably a no nonsense take charge gaspésienne named MacLean or some such. Someone the taxpayers could point to and say “Now we are finally getting value for money.”