Canadian’s have gotten used to Trudeau smiling in front of cameras and showboating at a boxing gym but suddenly he’s decided to avoid being seen in Fort MacMurray.
Trudeau told reporters in Toronto Friday morning that he wants to visit in the next few weeks, but now his focus is on ensuring Ottawa plays its part.
Trudeau’s choice of not showing up in Fort MacMurray where 80k people have been evacuated and massive property damage caused by a wildfire drew major criticism by people on social media.
Remember that PM Harper guy who cared about Canadians in need? Justin can't risk his hairdo and manicure I guess. pic.twitter.com/IypF5cjojt
— Suzanne Sexton (@SuzakiTheAmazon) May 6, 2016
Some question Trudeau’s willingness to give billions in aid to the U.N. and third world countries.
— Randy (@haselcheck) May 6, 2016
“I think we’re all aware that a prime minister showing up in Fort McMurray when firefighters are busy trying to contain a massive, raging wildfire is not a particularly helpful thing,” Trudeau said in response to a question about when he’d go see the damage.
“The best thing I can do right now is make sure that our operations centre and indeed the lines of communication with the folks on the ground and the folks in Alberta are as robust, instant and effective as possible.”