— Canada In Atlanta (@CanCGAtlanta) October 9, 2016
CNN-Canada’s diplomats here in the US have been told to stop using cutouts of Trudeau at embassy and consulate events. Why? Maybe because it costs Canadian taxpayers a little bit of money. The cutouts appeared last year at Canada Day events at Canada’s embassy in Washington and its consulate in Atlanta, CNN partner CBC News reports. A cardboard Trudeau popped up just last week at a Canadian tourism booth at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. But members of Canada’s Conservative Party did some research and found out that the embassy had ordered up a Trudeau cutout from a Pennsylvania company at a cost of almost $150. They were more than happy to alert the media about this. So Global Affairs Canada, the government entity in charge of the nation’s embassies and consulates, ordered diplomats to cut it out. “We are aware of instances where our missions in the United States had decided to purchase and use these cutouts,” a Global Affairs Canada spokesman told CBC News. “The missions have been asked to no longer use these for their events.” One Conservative lawmaker said that a cutout is “a perfect metaphor” for Trudeau, who is also leader of Canada’s Liberal Party. “You’ve got the shallow facade, and yet there’s very little in the way of depth or substance there,” he said. So instead of talking selfies with the cardboard version of the Prime Minister, Trudeau fans will have to wait — and try to get a picture with the real thing.
Unbelievable…just unbelievable. Now this is not a political blog by any means. I am not here to argue for or against whatever part on the political spectrum you sit. I am just a simple man behind a keyboard. But you gotta be kidding me. Bitching over $150 cardboard Trudeau’s is the shit why people hate politicians. It’s such an insignificant amount of cash to care about. If anything, these Conservative members who made some intern track this down, probably spent more money on the long distance bill for the quoting price of a Trudeau Fathead.
But I also got a problem with the Canadian Government’s diplomats using these things. How are none of you charging like five bucks for these hipsters to get a selfie with this. Last time I checked we were still a capitalist country. You can’t have the hottest PM in Trudzy causing people to lose their minds every time he goes on a foreign trip and not capitalize on that. For once Canada is HOT! The hotness vacuum that Obama left we actually filled people. We gotta use all this positive face-time to start raising some serious cash. You know how many potholes selfie money could fill? Probably thousands. But even that’s small time. We gotta think bigger and bolder. I want hologram Trudeau’s, Trudeau merchandise, even fire up Trudeau Tunes on iTunes (brilliant pun), and the next thing you know…BOOM! We have our new subway system funded. Just like that, I solved our cities infrastructure problem faster than that intern googled “where to make 6ft Trudeau’s.” It’s stuff like this that makes me wonder how I’m not living some new millennial Mad Men life.