Did you see Justin Trudeau the other day answering a very simple question with the most spectacular answer?
He said his family was doing their part to reduce their use of plastics by drinking water from "paper-like drink-box-water-bottle sort-of thing.”
What on earth is he talking about? Is he using marijuana again?
Spend a few minutes on Google and you can find dozens, probably hundreds of pictures of Trudeau drinking bottled water.
In fact, our own Sheila Gunn Reid received an Access to Information request that shows — surprise — that he’s a huge purchaser of bottled water — $300 a month — on our dime.
Let me read the tweet by which Trudeau launched this whole comedy:
Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. 15 billion plastic bags a year. 57 million straws a day. They end up in our oceans, beaches, parks and streets. And this has to stop. We owe it to our planet, and to our kids.
Hang on a second. Fifty-seven million straws A DAY? There are only about 36 million Canadians.
Have you used two straws today? And yesterday? That’s absurd.
Well, he’s citing an amateur report put together by the kooks at Vancouver’s hard-left-wing city council.
And if you look at where they cite the 57 million straws per day part, they link to this page.
It’s a website run by a kid. He set up the website when he was nine years old. His name is Milo Cress. He’s a teenager now. But he’s not a scientist. And when he was nine, he guessed that Americans use 500 million straws per day.
And Trudeau repeated that. Uncorroborated by anything.
By the way:
The CBC won’t show you Trudeau's "boxes of water" gaffe, neither with the CBC’s government comedians at This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
If it were Trump, it would be in the New York Times and Saturday Night Live.
What a clown country Trudeau is turning us into...
(PS: You can sign our petition against this ban at SaveOurStraws.ca)
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