No red flags raised over meeting with freed hostage Boyle, Trudeau suggests

HALIFAX — Justin Trudeau is suggesting that security officials raised no red flags when his office arranged last month for him to meet freed hostage Joshua Boyle and his family.

The prime minister says his office follows all the advice it’s given by security officials and did exactly that in the case of the Boyle family.

Trudeau met with Boyle, his American wife and their three children in the prime minister’s Parliament Hill office on Dec. 18.

On Dec. 30, Ottawa police laid 15 criminal charges against Boyle, including eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of unlawful confinement and one count each of misleading police, uttering a death threat and administering a noxious substance.

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