Just a few days ago Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said to Canada, “Enough is enough. Go home and stay home.” Essential trips only were allowed, he said. Provincial authorities were, specifically, warning Canadians not to go to the cottage for family gatherings over the Easter long weekend. Canadians were enjoined to wave to family members through windows, rather than to visit. Québec began to close its borders. We, Canadians were, broadly and generally, complying … most of us, anyway.
But not Justin Trudeau. He had been seld-isolating (for nearly a month) in his home in Ottawa while his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and the children stayed at the “summer cottage” (which looks a lot more like a mansion to this ordinary Canadian) at Harrington Lake.
But now we see, thanks to social media, that the prime minister decided that the rules don’t apply to him and his family. He decided to join his wife and children at their summer home for the long weekend:
I think we all understand the desire of families to be together, but what about “Enough is enough“? I’ve said before that the Trudeaus, both Justin and Sophie, are “tone deaf” and, it seems to me, do not (perhaps cannot?) connect with ordinary Canadians. Maybe it’s all part of being rich celebrities, I don’t know.
But this is an egregious example of their double standard. This is worse than being tone-deaf. This a “let them eat cake” moment, isn’t it? And if it is: does the media care? Will Canadians remember it at the next election?