It looks like leader of the Conservative Party and Justin Trudeau’s cargo plane have established a mutual friendship. On Wednesday, Andrew Scheer tweeted a message to the unofficial Twitter account of the Liberal Party leader’s second plane.
Good to see you too @AndrewScheer! I burned thousands of gallons of fuel getting Justin Trudeau to his announcement on fighting climate change yesterday lol. I’m helping!#TwoPlaneTrudeau ✈✈ #cdnpoli #elxn43 https://t.co/ssDBR25zCq— Unofficial account of Justin Trudeau's cargo plane (@TrudeauPlaneB) October 9, 2019
“Looking good last night at #YYZ,” Scheer wrote. “You sure are racking up the frequent flyer miles.”
“Good to see you too,” the response from the account reads. “I burned thousands of gallons of fuel getting Justin Trudeau to his announcement on fighting climate change yesterday lol.”
The Liberal Party has faced significant criticism for having two planes throughout the federal election campaign, prompting the Conservative Party to call Trudeau a “high-carbon hypocrite.”
“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,” the Conservative Party said in a release on Oct. 2.
The Conservatives indicate that the Boeing 737-200 burns through 975 gallons of jet fuel an hour and Trudeau’s official branded plane burns between 800 and 850 gallons an hour.
“That means Trudeau’s campaign is emitting nearly three times as much as the Conservative campaign,” the release reads.
“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,” Scheer said in a statement.
The “Unofficial account of Justin Trudeau's cargo plane” has been tweeting regularly since the information about the second plane was revealed.
Several Canadians have also taken to Twitter to engage with the account and respond to the interaction with Scheer.
Jeeze @TrudeauPlaneB I never noticed until this picture that you're still rocking those ancient JT8D engines. Those things are probably older than I am! You know they guzzle like 20% more fuel than newer engines would, right? Oh well, who am I to second guess our illustrious PM.?— Ryley Hayes (@RR_Hayes) October 9, 2019
I think they need to consider re-naming their cargo plane come Oct 21st JMO ;) pic.twitter.com/fEjjbNdzzk— Adanac (@adanac82087820) October 9, 2019
If conservatives (cpc) spent less time tweeting and retweeting about planes and actually writing a solid environmental platform we'd all be better off.— Jordan Lovely (@JpaLovely) October 9, 2019