The pandemic has been stressful for everyone. But apparently more so for PM Justin Trudeau. That must be why he took 78 personal days off in 2021.
This figure comes straight from the Prime Minister’s itinerary. Following the principle of charity, we haven’t included Holidays, or even September 30.
As many will remember, September 30, 2021, is Canada’s first Truth and Reconciliation Day.
Many expected Trudeau to give a speech or visit those in Kamloops, whose grievances he utilized as a campaign talking point throughout the 2021 election. After all, he introduced the Holiday: you’d think he’d make the most of it.
Instead, Trudeau took a private jet to Tofino, BC, one of the more tropical locations in Canada, known for its great beaches and surfing conditions.
"4th wave" means something a little different to Trudeau on Truth and Reconciliation day. https://t.co/BsE31vB5el
— Keean Bexte (@TheRealKeean) September 30, 2021
His itinerary reads, “Private meetings,” which everyone knows is not true.
We also didn’t include the time Trudeau took off during his campaign, as he technically wasn’t Prime Minister. Thus, the itineraries between August 16 (a day after he dissolved government to force an incredibly unpopular snap election) and August 23, as well as August 25 to September 21 (the day after he was re-elected), are conveniently missing.
So, the number of personal days could be even higher.
According to True North News, Trudeau had taken 48 days off by August 2020, well on his way to his 2019 record of 91 personal days. It seems election years demand more free time to celebrate.
“On a month-by-month basis, Trudeau takes approximately seven personal days a month on average. The highest number of personal days for one individual month during this period was in December 2019, where his itinerary noted 17 personal days, followed by July 2019, which came in a close second with 13 days off,” True North senior researcher Cosmin Dzsurdzsa writes.
Dzsurdzsa continues, detailing Trudeau’s number one travel destination aside from Ottawa (for work), tropical Costa Rica. Sounds nice!
This year, it would have to be Western Europe — a trip which technically wasn’t counted as personal days off as partying it up with globalist bureaucrats after saying a few environmentalist platitudes apparently constitutes work.
Indeed, the entire two-week-long COP26 conference should be counted as one big vacation, as Glasgow wasn’t the only place Trudeau visited once he crossed the ocean.
Either way, 78 is the official number; though, it could be much higher.