Justin Trudeau was back in his hime riding of Papineau, Que. this week, meeting with members of the Papineau Youth Council.
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The Prime Minister tweeted a photo of the event, and said he had a “good meeting” with the group, which included discussions on such topics climate change, gender equality, and community.
Always great to be back in my riding! I had a good meeting with the Papineau Youth Council today. Thanks for your ideas on how we can fight climate change, advance gender equality, and make our community – and Canada – better for everyone. pic.twitter.com/Rzc5eMrwz4
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 24, 2019
But it wasn’t what he said, it was what people saw in the photo that caused an uproar online: There, on the table, in the foreground of the photo, a collection of – wait for it – plastic forks.
And with all the talk by the Liberals lately of everything from the carbon tax to announcing a ban on single-use plastics in Canada by 2021, the Internet wasn’t about to let this observation quietly slide.
And where are the box drinking water things
— Sparrow (@LaxBird) June 25, 2019
I have two major problems with Trudeau’s publicity photo:
1. The pile of plastic forks and knives (also referred to as a pile of hypocrisy).
— David Jacobs (@DrJacobsRad) June 24, 2019
I see a lot of of plastic there. Hypocrite.
— Nicholas C (@NDC_999) June 24, 2019
Ohoh… Plastic forks
— Reinhart Gauss (@ReinhartG) June 24, 2019
Plastic forks and paper plate #sortofthingys.
— Andrew Johns (@AndrewNJohns) June 25, 2019
Good work team! Now lets use plastic utensils so we do not have to wash dishes!
— ludwin ortega (@ludatrollingu) June 25, 2019
Love the plastic cutlery
— Richard Burdett (@richardbuilding) June 24, 2019
Can this man do anything that makes any form of making sense ,having plastic cutlery when he is on his crusade on plastics and the environment. UNBELIEVABLE
— Dean (@Dean79794) June 24, 2019
Kleenex as napkins ? I hope this table doesn’t run the country some day
— pump jack (@SheldonTwin24) June 25, 2019
I see a lot of plastic.
— Lorelee Siemens (@LoreleeSiemens) June 25, 2019
You plan on reusing that plastic cutlery right??
— simplethings (@devin_menzel) June 24, 2019
Plastic cutlery…..Good Lord
— McGregor Stpeter (@gronk9793) June 24, 2019
Wait! Didn’t this HYPOCRITICAL SHOWMAN declare a climate “emergency???!!!”
— Cindy Ouellette (@Cindy_Ouellette) June 25, 2019
Love the plastic forks and knives on the table @JustinTrudeau LOL!
— Supersoul (@jubatus1) June 25, 2019
Single use plates and plastic. Who organized lunch? Walk the walk!
— patrisha robertson (@fetchmesomecopy) June 25, 2019
Earlier this month, Trudeau appeared to get tongue-tied while answering a reporter’s questions regarding what he and his family were doing to cut out plastic waste while announcing his government’s plans to ban single-use plastics.