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Justin Trudeau Apologizes For Eating A Chocolate Bar In The House Of Commons

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was publicly shamed for sneaking a chocolate bar into the House of Commons.
Justin Trudeau Apologizes For Eating A Chocolate Bar In The House Of Commons

Snickers ought to feature Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the chocolate bar's next "You're not you when you're hungry" advertising campaign because just like the rest of us, even political leaders get hangry. Conservative MP Scott Reid publicly called out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for eating during Wednesday night's seemingly never-ending voting session in the House of Commons.

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The session - which had the potential to last a whopping 40 hours - led some Liberal party members to actually set up cots outside the chamber in preparation.

Reid announced to the room, "We all know that the rules of this House do not permit us to eat in this place and I can’t help but observe that during the last vote a number of people were eating in their seats including the minister of defense, the minister of Canadian heritage, and the prime minister who appeared to be hiding a bagel in his desk."

According to the House’s Rules of Decorum, members are allowed to "refresh themselves with glasses of water during debate, but the consumption of any other beverage or food is not allowed."

Reid rubbed some extra salt in Trudeau's wound when he stated, "Mr. Speaker, the prime minister has already stained this place with corruption, he does not need to stain it with mustard as well."

Of course, Reid was making a point to reference the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal that continues to cast a shadow on Trudeau's Liberal government even a month after the case had surfaced to the public. 

The SNC-Lavalin case was, in fact, responsible for Members of Parliament gathering in the House of Commons on Wednesday night.  The Liberal majority rejected a Conservative motion which directed Trudeau to permit former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to testify about the scandal once again.

Trudeau wasn't afraid to address the accusation.  But not before correcting Reid first.

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"Indeed Mr. Speaker, I apologize. It was a chocolate bar and I apologize," Trudeau declared, while his party members silently chuckled in the background.

Since the news surrounding Trudeau and his beloved hidden chocolate bar broke out, folks on social media have not been able to keep quiet.  Countless Twitter users have commented on the incident as though it's a big joke, affirming that Trudeau's "chocolate bar" drama is nothing but a mere overreaction.

American politics may seem like a joke at times but Canadian politics are taking things to a whole new levelhttps://t.co/Y8GiaPitN9#trudeau #Trump #politics #HouseofCommons #chocolate #BAGELGATE

March 21, 2019

Are we really upset that Trudeau ate a chocolate bar in the House? Let’s keep focusing and getting distracted on the petty stuff and ignore the landslides that are taking place in other areas 🤦🏾‍♀️

March 21, 2019

I would like to know what brand of chocolate bar it was so I can go eat one!!! #justintrudeauisawesome #chocolatebar Trudeau Apologizes For Eating Chocolate Bar In House Of Commons https://t.co/tK2ZQDNfeS

March 21, 2019

Really?? Its ridiculous to be called out for eating a chocolate bar! Is it a crime now?? Is that in some way so disrespectful? PM Trudeau apologizes for eating chocolate bar during voting marathon https://t.co/oI41HUEpsq

March 21, 2019

Dear confused American followers- This made *headline* news today. Trudeau Apologizes For Eating Chocolate Bar In House Of Commons https://t.co/eGyyHKoseu

March 21, 2019

Never apologize for eating chocolate. Truedat. #Trudeau

March 21, 2019

Idk why I’m laughing so hard at Justin Trudeau bringing a fuckiNG CHOCOLATE BAR INTO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS WHEN THERES NO FOOD ALLOWED BUT ITS SERIOUSLY FUNNY. And a mood tbh

March 21, 2019

However, some have chosen to analyze the event a bit more critically, denouncing Trudeau for repeatedly "snubbing the rules."

Trudeau Apologizes For Eating Chocolate Bar In House Of Commons https://t.co/B3hnVPPEG9It's not about a chocolate bar, it's about @JustinTrudeau disregarding any and all rules.

March 21, 2019

OMFG, a chocolate bar. Start another investigation. Trudeau should resign for disrespecting parliamentary rules... Oh wait... We're dealing with a room full of children without adult supervision, so fuck it.

March 21, 2019

Trudeau needs to apologize for his SNC Lavalin lies and corruption not chocolate. What a fool!

March 21, 2019

Okay - Trudeau ate a chocolate bar, cool. Who cares? Let’s go back to the reason we are here which is that his office tried to interfere with the prosecution of his elite friends! #CdnPoli

March 21, 2019

#IsThisAPrimeMinisterJustin Trudeau . . .Fake feministCan't figure out the difference between right and wrongDumber than a stumpEats chocolate in the House of CommonsCan't we do better than that?What an embarrassment!#HeyHeyHoHoSelfieBoyHasGotToGo

March 21, 2019

It's not about Bagels Chocolate Bars or any other food ... It's once again Trudeau is snubbing the rules ..and the law #SNCLavalinScandal

March 21, 2019

Trudeau needs to apologize for his SNC Lavalin lies and corruption not chocolate. What a fool!

March 21, 2019

Le scandale des barres chocolatées. How SNC Lavalin attempted to influence the corrupt Trudeau Liberals by underhandedly smuggling chocolate bars into HOC desks for extra tax credits and a DPA.

March 21, 2019

SHOCKER... Turns out PM @JustinTrudeau in fact DOES know how to apologize for his own actions!!! 😜👍🍁 #LavScam #LPC #cdnpoli "PM Trudeau apologizes for eating chocolate bar during voting marathon" https://t.co/Mn2NXfj0dq

March 21, 2019

It seems that Justin Trudeau has been doing a lot of apologizing for his actions lately. In this particular case, I think most of us will be able to forgive him.