Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Toronto and the GTA today to announce the government's plan to introduce Carbon Tax come 2019. While Trudeau made his announcement at the north campus for Humber College, the leader of Canada also stopped off for lunch just outside the city in Mississauga.
The Prime Minister stopped off at Rick's Good Eats, located on 6660 Kennedy Rd in the first unit. After working up an appetite making a huge federal announcement and meeting with students, Trudeau couldn't help himself from grabbing a few french fries off a fellow customer's plate.
The photo was taken by Frank Gunn of the Canadian Press and shows Trudeau goofing around, stealing a french fry from a customer sitting down to eat a burger. The restaurant's owner and winner of Food Network's Recipe to Riches, Rick Matharu, can also be seen laughing along in the background wearing the black baseball cap.
While Trudeau is clearly goofing around it doesn't seem like the customer seems to mind sharing his portion of fries with the country's leader.
The photo makes it seem like Trudeau and the restaurant employees are having a good laugh at the french-fry stealing, but other Canadians online were not impressed by the so-called "stunt."
His hands in my food would earn him a slap up the side of his head...— Mr. Caperaway (@caper_p) October 23, 2018
You mean Justin Trudeau poses with the fry for a picture and then eats it. While the other guys pretends be surprised.— warslov (@warslov) October 23, 2018
Wow an actual picture of Trudeau's true nature. You can call it what you want but it just shows how sneaky, and dishonest our Prime Minister actually is. Get your own fries Mr @JustinTrudeau , the Canadian Taxpayers are paying for it anyways.— Peter Engelmann (@Pengelmann49) October 23, 2018
Trudeau received some heat from Canadians during one of his Toronto visits in the summer also. The prime minister was seen running on Cherry Beach without a shirt on a hot summer night which some people deemed inappropriate.
No matter what you think of Trudeau stealing a french fry, he did prove that he's just like other Canadians who can't resist a crispy potato every once in a while.