Sophie Gregoire has separated from Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire have separated.

While Trudeau continues to reside at Rideau Cottage, Gregoire is now residing with the couple’s children at Harrington Lake, the Prime Minister’s wooded retreat outside of Ottawa.  Sources tell The Chronicle that Gregoire has been living at Harrington Lake for the last several weeks.

The Trudeaus have been experiencing marital trouble since the weeks leading up to last October’s federal elections.  The couple has not publicly acknowledged the rift, despite widespread speculation regarding the status of their marriage.

The Chronicle is told that Gregoire intends to remain married and to remain at Harrington Lake for the remainder of Trudeau’s tenure, though at least one major Liberal Party financier — rumored to be Frank Giustra — has offered Gregoire use of a large private home in the Notting Hill section of London.

Giustra is a principle funder of the Clinton Global Initative’s work in Haiti.  For several months earlier this year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markel had been living at one of his homes in British Columbia.