PM Justin Trudeau somehow managed to rack up over 26,000 km aboard his private jet in July, all while lecturing Canadians about climate change and preparing to cut the fertilizers that farmers rely on.
According to the National Post’s Bryan Passifiume, “Data collected from online flight tracker websites show Justin Trudeau spent all but 11 days of July aboard CANFORCE ONE, flying a total of 26,238 km across 20 flights, all within Canada.”
Of this ridiculous total, 5,500 km came from Trudeau’s trip to the Calgary Stampede, staying for less than six hours for a photo op.
As noted by Passifiume, Trudeau’s July flight distance surpasses the distance flown between June 1 and August 31 last year, which includes a trip to Europe for the G7 summit and a trip to the NATO summit in Belgium.
However, Trudeau may surpass his new record as he kicked off August with a family vacation to beautiful Costa Rica in Central America.
This comes at a time when Trudeau is planning to move forward with an emissions reduction policy that will see nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer cut by 30%. This will result in significantly less fertilizer and, consequently, lower yields — and all of this is being done in the name of ‘saving the planet’ from climate change.
Moreover, as reported by Reuters, just 15 days ago, Trudeau launched consultations on an oil and gas emissions cap that will further damage Canada’s economy.
“The emissions cap will be a critical test for the federal government – and a defining moment for the Prime Minister’s legacy on climate change,” said Trudeau’s national climate program manager at Environmental Defence, Julia Levin, in a statement.
Of course, the emissions cap won’t affect the wallet of the renowned jet-setter Justin Trudeau, who might just take another vacation to celebrate this “legacy” he’s creating.