NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh won't rule out the possibility of Canadians footing the bill for Prince Harry and Meghan's security costs when they're in Canada.
"I'd want to make sure we make an evaluation before I make a decision around what we should do," Singh said, speaking outside his NDP caucus meeting Wednesday.
When asked if that extends to waiting for the expert determination of who should pay the bill, he agreed, saying definitively "and who should pay for it."
Singh's statement comes in contrast to his own Canadian heritage critic, Alexandre Boulerice, who just hours before had said he intends to send a message to the Liberal government that Prince Harry and his family should cover their own costs.
Boulerice said he questioned whether Canadians would welcome the idea of taxpayers footing the security bill for the royals, who are reportedly staying in a northern Victoria mansion after stepping back from their royal duties.
“If they want to come and live in Canada, they are more than welcome, but they have to fulfil their responsibility and assure their own security,” Boulerice said Wednesday in Ottawa.