The federal Conservatives are calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a hypocrite over plastic cutlery that was available at a lunch meeting he held with youth activists in his Montreal riding.
Trudeau tweeted a picture of himself having lunch on Monday with about half a dozen members of the Papineau Youth Council, including pizzas in cardboard boxes, paper plates, a pitcher of water with glasses, and a handful of plastic forks.
Always great to be back in my riding! I had a good meeting with the Papineau Youth Council today. Thanks for your ideas on how we can fight climate change, advance gender equality, and make our community – and Canada – better for everyone. pic.twitter.com/Rzc5eMrwz4
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 24, 2019
The Liberals have started a regulatory review that’s expected to end with severe restrictions on single-use plastics as soon as 2021.
The most wasteful products, including things like straws and plastic cutlery, could be banned outright.
The Tories say the picture shows Trudeau is a phoney environmentalist.
In the photo, nobody is visibly using a fork but they also appear to have barely started lunch.
The Canadian Press