With the election called on Sept. 11, all federal parties are getting their campaigns into full swing. Unfortunately, the Liberal Party has found themselves off to a rough start. On the night of the election's opening day, Justin Trudeau's election plane was damaged after a media bus drove underneath its wing.
The incident occurred in Victoria, British Columbia where the plane had just landed. It was carrying Trudeau and his team, along with members of the press who were there to cover the campaign. The bus was intended for them.
After everyone had left the plane and the journalists had boarded the bus, it attempted to drive away beneath the plane's wing. There was a loud scraping noise as it did so, which is generally not a good sign.
The wing sustained damage, but even still, the team's plans for Thursday did not change, a Liberal spokesperson told CBC News. Trudeau is still scheduled to make stops in Kamloops and Edmonton.
This incident occurred on the same day that a Globe and Mail report indicated that the Federal Government had blocked the RCMP from fully investigating obstruction of justice in the SNC-Lavalin case.
Canadians on Twitter took the opportunity to throw some shade at Trudeau and the Liberals, joking about how the driver of the bus was Andrew Scheer, or that Trudeau had thrown Jody Wilson-Raybould under the bus before it tried to drive away. They also used the Liberals' own campaign slogan, "Choose forward," to indicate what the bus driver should not have done in this situation.
Generally, they appeared to think this situation was pretty comical.
This isn't the first time in the campaign that a party leader has faced criticism and jokes over a plane. Andrew Scheer was criticized for following remarks about his middle-class upbringing with a video of his private campaign plane.
No injuries have been reported after the accident, and there is yet to be any report on the condition of the plane and whether there will be any delays as Trudeau heads to his next campaign stops on Thursday.
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