Fredericton — While he’s blowing through the province today on a whirlwind tour, it appears that the prime minister is coming back when he can stay a while.
Now under investigation by the federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner over his Christmas trip to the Bahamas, today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his next vacation will not be somewhere warm and lush. He plans to vacation next in Petitcodiac, N.B. in early February, that is to say right in the so-called “dead of winter.”
“I accept that Canadians are having a hard time swallowing that my family and I were whisked away on a helicopter to a private island in the Bahamas,” admitted Trudeau. “Nothing makes Canadians more angry than when someone they know gets to travel to somewhere tropical in the wintertime and they don’t. That really sticks in the craw, so to speak. I get it, and I’m sorry. I’m going to make it up to them.”
Trudeau’s vacation in southern New Brunswick will be drastically different from his last vacation. “The Trudeaus will be camping for 7 days and 6 nights in a 37-foot trailer parked in the back on ‘some fella’s’ woodlot,” said a spokesperson from the PMO. “The trailer will have no electricity or running water, but will have a complimentary 2-4 of Alpine beer. It will be warmed only by propane heaters, which usually work when you jiggle the switch a bit.
“The first couple will have full-access to borrowed snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles as well as snowshoes and cross-country skis. But, they likely will only see more trees and snow no matter where they go. They will be able to have campfires assuming they are able to get a fire going. The firewood is kind of wet and frozen, so… you know how that goes.
“The Trudeaus promise that at no time will they have any fun whatsoever in New Brunswick,” concluded the spokesperson.