'While Canadians struggle to make ends meet...': Prime Minister Justin Trudeau under fire for bungee jumping on day off

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come under fire by several Canadians on social media after he went bungee jumping with his children near Ottawa on Sunday.

In the video that surfaced online, the prime minister is dressed in a red flannel jacket, blue jeans and boots. He counts to five and then throws himself off the 200-foot bungee tower in Chelsea, Quebec.


According to the company, he was accompanied by his two children—his son Xavier, 14, and his daughter Ella-Grace, 13.

“You never know who you will encounter on the bungee tower at Great Canadian Bungee! Canadian Prime Minister @justinpjtrudeau came to jump this morning with his son Xavier and daughter Ella-Grace. Props to them on some fantastic jumps and even some water dips!” the company posted on Instagram.

According to the prime minister’s public itinerary, he had taken a personal day on Sunday. However, many Canadians are unhappy that the prime minister decided to take a day off before the upcoming elections and while parts of Eastern Canada are still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter.