The Liberals are asking Canadians to do more with less. But are they? You won't believe how much Justin Trudeau spent on liquor and food on just five flights on a government jet.
The discovery of the out-of-control hospitality costs for five trips on Trudeau's Airbus came from an order paper question place by Conservative MP Bev Shipley:
“With regard to the consumption of alcohol and food on flights taken on government-owned Airbus and Challenger aircraft since June 1, 2018: (a) on which flights was alcohol consumed; and (b) for each flight · where alcohol was consumed (i) what is the value of alcohol consumed, (ii) what was the origin and destination of the flight, (iii) what was the flight date, (iv) what is the breakdown of alcoholic beverages consumed by specific beverage and quantity, (v) what is the cost of food consumed on each flight?”
What a brilliant question.
The Environment Minister would have us believe the world is about to end in 11 and a half years and it looks like Trudeau has taken the warning to heart:
When Trudeau went on a 10-day world tour last November, the food bill was $143,000.
The entourage ran up a booze bill of $1,000, with 53 bottles of wine sipped and another 53 cans of beer chugged!
When Trudeau went to Buenos Aires to the G20 meetings, he rang up and in-flight food bill of $103,000. Liquor cost for that trip totaled $923, with 57 bottles of wine and 38 cans of beer.
Over 200 bottles of wine and 250 cans of beer were consumed on just five Airbus flights between July and December totaling $4,039.36
The taxpayer also covered $381,814.05 for gourmet food for the Prime Minister and associates.
Let's put these outrageous cost in the context of the average Canadian family.
Global News reports the average Canadian family spends $220 per week on groceries.
The food bill alone for Justin Trudeau's trip to talk feminism in Buenos Aires could feed a single Canadian family for 470 weeks. That's nine years worth of groceries.
I'm not saying that Trudeau and the dignitaries he flies with should pack a bag lunch, but out-of-work Canadians shouldn't be buying millionaires booze and gourmet delights.
Especially when the Liberals claim to be working hard for the middle class and those fighting to join it.