Let them eat cake - Mr. Trudeau's grocery bill
Updated: Oct 28, 2022
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I read yesterday that Canadian taxpayers pay, on average, $55,000 annually for Mr. Trudeau’s family grocery bill after Mr. Trudeau’s reimbursement for household expenses, but paid $76,213 for this most recent year. This perk, of course, is on top of Mr. Trudeau’s salary of $380,000, his free accommodations, and his personal chef. Not to mention all of those carbon-emitting free personal vacations, trips to Davos and other tax-free benefits of being the Crime Minister. Per the National Post and Canadian Taxpayers Federation, it appears that the $55,000 includes trips to the dollar store, organic groceries and high-end markets and cheese shops. Taxpayers have also paid a total of over $1,000 in the past two years on “boxed” water (https://flowhydration.ca/); apparently tap or a reverse osmosis filter isn’t good enough for Mr. Trudeau’s refined tastes. I’d love to know what the carbon footprint of each “box” of water looks like; Flow doesn’t explain exactly how it manufacturers its packaging, but tetrapaks, as we all know, are comprised of paper, aluminum and of course, the ubiquitous plastic, derived from the petroleum industry (Mr. Trudeau’s favourite!). It appears that in Toronto, Flow delivers water “for free” via electric vehicle at the low, low cost of $23.89 for a case of 12 pints of water. (Here’s a nice summary of the hypocrisy revolving around “boxed” water and why it may actually be worse for the environment than plastic bottles: https://www.fastcompany.com/90421638/boxed-water-isnt-the-environmental-solution-they-want-you-to-think-it-is.)
But I digress. Not to belabour the point, but has anyone noticed that Canada is in the throes of a recession? Millions of Canadians are going hungry, and having to decide between buying fuel for their cars to take them to work (thanks for that carbon tax, Liberals!), or food for their families, and Mr. Trudeau is sitting (hiding?) in his (recently taxpayer-renovated) cottage doing his best impersonation of Marie Antoinette. I wouldn’t expect anything less from our current corrupt government, but the optics of this latest revelation should irritate even the most faithful of Mr. Trudeau’s followers (no, not Xi Jinping, Klaus and Chrystia, I meant the Greater Toronto Area).
Please investigate why Mr. Trudeau’s family is expensing me and my 38,000,000 friends $1,000/week for grocery bills, and put some brakes on this egregious and gluttonous misusage of taxpayer funds.
I remain horrified at the state of this country, and the complete greed and disregard for constituents that our leaders flaunt on a daily basis.
Thank you for your help.
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