A volunteer assisting at a flood zone in Ottawa has blasted the Canadian Prime Minister for holding up sandbagging efforts for a “photo-op.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in the Ottawa-Gatineau area to fill sandbags with his young son and take photographs with some of the troops assisting in flood prevention efforts after heavy rains caused water to rise to dangerous levels.
“Do you know how long you’ve held up people picking up bags?” the volunteer shouted as Trudeau posed for photographs. “I’ve been waiting in line down the road for 30 minutes while you’ve been here soaking up the rays.”
Trudeau responded to the man claiming he and his team were there to fill sandbags, assist those in need, and encourage more Canadians to volunteer.
“I volunteered and I was in the truck for an hour waiting while you were here with a photo op,” the man replied. “The most insincere thing I have ever seen.”
“I’m sorry sir. That’s unfriendly and unneighbourly today. We’re here to help,” Trudeau responded.
A volunteer confronted Justin Trudeau over holding up Ottawa sandbag efforts for a "photo-op."
— CBC News (@CBCNews) April 27, 2019