Is this the “Let them eat cake” moment?

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.

downloadBut 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:

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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?

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

3 thoughts on “Is this the “Let them eat cake” moment?

  1. He’s been in self-isolation for a month, and his wife is now is virus free. What’s the problem, Ted.
    You see hypocrisy, I see a healthy family together for the first time in a month. You, along with many, what I would call conservatives, have shown zero empathy or compassion for Canadians, and have used the time to pick holes in everything the prime minister does, and tell us what a lousy job he’s doing. Though I am not a huge fan either, I just thank reality that I’m not American, and we have a reasonable leader.. Use your time more wisely, please.

  2. Do as I say, don’t do as I do….Justin sure does not practice what he preaches but what’s important is did he say it dryly

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