Justin Trudeau: The high carbon-hypocrite

October 03, 2019

Trudeau is campaigning with two planes, emitting more than double the amount of other campaigns

Despite marching in climate strikes, lecturing everybody else on lowering emissions, and imposing a carbon tax on hard-working Canadians, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are secretly using two aircraft to campaign in this election.

Conservatives have confirmed that Trudeau’s official Boeing 737-800 campaign planes (his official branded plane and two replacements) have been travelling with a second aircraft – a 40-year-old Boeing 737-200 with tail number C-GNLE.

His official branded plane – tail number C-GTQB – and the second plane were spotted on the tarmac together at Pearson Airport in Toronto yesterday:

Flight records show his three official planes have been accompanied by the second plane throughout the campaign:

Not only is Trudeau running with two aircraft, his second plane is by far the highest-emitting aircraft in the campaign. The Boeing 737-200 burns through a staggering 975 gallons of jet fuel an hour. His official branded plane burns between 800 and 850 gallons an hour.

By comparison, Jagmeet Singh’s NDP plane burns 795 gallons an hour and Andrew Scheer’s Conservative plane burns 640 gallons an hour.

That means Trudeau’s campaign is emitting nearly three times as much as the Conservative campaign.

“Canadians are tired of being lectured to and taxed by a high-carbon hypocrite like Justin Trudeau,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said. “As usual, there’s one set of rules for him, and one set of rules for the rest of us. He is simply not as advertised.”