Lisa Raitt asks Trudeau, “Is this just do as I say, not as I do?”
Justin Trudeau says that record high gas prices in Vancouver – and surging prices everywhere – are a chance for Canadians to make ‘better choices.’
Of course, most of us know that it’s not a ‘choice’ for us to have to drive to work, or go to the grocery store, or use vehicles for any of the many things we have to do in life. In fact, stuff like that is only a ‘choice’ for those like Justin Trudeau who have everything paid for by somebody else, or have so much money that they don’t need to make economic trade-offs.
By contrast, Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt worked her way up and earned what she achieved, giving her an understanding of the challenges facing Canadians today.
That understanding led her to point out a glaring hypocrisy in Trudeau’s messaging. As he tells Canadians that paying higher gas prices is a chance to make better choices, he is having his meals transported from 24 Sussex Drive to the Rideau Cottage where he and his family are staying while 24 Sussex is renovated.
So, Trudeau is arrogantly telling Canadians to make choices that don’t exist (millions of people can’t just stop driving), while using our tax dollars to have his food transported to him.
As Raitt asked Trudeau, “Is this just do as I say, not as I do?”
Watch the moment in QP below:
#QP 2/ @lraitt Is it acceptable that while PM tells families to make better choices, he chooses to have food driven across the street? Is it ‘do as I say, not as I do’?@CanadianPM Conservatives did nothing for 10 yrs to protect enviro; legacy was lowest growth rate in ~70-80yrs pic.twitter.com/EeVFskSJaM
— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) May 3, 2018
While these videos can be infuriating to watch because of Trudeau’s endless non-answers and blaming others, they are still important. In the 2019 election, Trudeau will no doubt pretend that he has been ‘open and transparent,’ and these videos of him in Question Period constitute a living record of his arrogance, deception, and refusal to take responsibility.
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