Trudeau burns the jet fuel, flying equivalent of three trips around the Earth over past 10 months

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
17,609
3,358
113
Regina, Saskatchewan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s month of feverish jet travel consumed roughly enough fossil fuel to power a good-sized convoy of trucks.

In July, as calculated by the National Post’s Bryan Passifiume, there were only 11 days where Trudeau was not travelling aboard the official prime ministerial jet.

In 20 trips — almost all of which were for photo ops or goodwill visits — Trudeau logged 26,238 kilometres of jet travel. This included a 5,500-km flight to spend six hours at the Calgary Stampede, and a 62-km hop between Penticton and Kelowna in order to avoid rush hour traffic.


…Nevertheless, according to Bombardier’s own statistics on average fuel burn, even if these Challenger flights had been operated at maximum fuel efficiency, they would have consumed a minimum of 33,310 litres of Jet A-1 fuel.

That’s roughly enough fuel to fill up an entire tanker truck or a large backyard pool. While jet fuel is not interchangeable with gasoline, it can be used to run diesel engines.

According to the Government of Canada’s own statistics, the average Canadian semi-truck consumes 39.5 litres of fuel for every 100 km travelled. This means that if Trudeau’s 33,000 litres had been pumped into trucks instead of Challenger jets, it could have powered 32 of them on a 2,600-km journey between Regina and Ottawa.

If the trucks only needed to drive between Toronto and Ottawa, meanwhile, that 32,000 litres would power 210 of them.

The prime minister’s personal July fuel budget is so large, in fact, that it could power nearly half a day’s worth of car ferry travel between Victoria and Vancouver.
 

petros

The Central Scrutinizer
Nov 21, 2008
101,272
6,905
113
Moccasin Flats
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s month of feverish jet travel consumed roughly enough fossil fuel to power a good-sized convoy of trucks.

In July, as calculated by the National Post’s Bryan Passifiume, there were only 11 days where Trudeau was not travelling aboard the official prime ministerial jet.

In 20 trips — almost all of which were for photo ops or goodwill visits — Trudeau logged 26,238 kilometres of jet travel. This included a 5,500-km flight to spend six hours at the Calgary Stampede, and a 62-km hop between Penticton and Kelowna in order to avoid rush hour traffic.


…Nevertheless, according to Bombardier’s own statistics on average fuel burn, even if these Challenger flights had been operated at maximum fuel efficiency, they would have consumed a minimum of 33,310 litres of Jet A-1 fuel.

That’s roughly enough fuel to fill up an entire tanker truck or a large backyard pool. While jet fuel is not interchangeable with gasoline, it can be used to run diesel engines.

According to the Government of Canada’s own statistics, the average Canadian semi-truck consumes 39.5 litres of fuel for every 100 km travelled. This means that if Trudeau’s 33,000 litres had been pumped into trucks instead of Challenger jets, it could have powered 32 of them on a 2,600-km journey between Regina and Ottawa.

If the trucks only needed to drive between Toronto and Ottawa, meanwhile, that 32,000 litres would power 210 of them.

The prime minister’s personal July fuel budget is so large, in fact, that it could power nearly half a day’s worth of car ferry travel between Victoria and Vancouver.
551 tanks of gas for my car at 60L. I get around 900km per tank. With that fuel I could travel half a million km (495,900 to be exact). That is the life of the car.
 

Jinentonix

Executive Branch Member
Sep 6, 2015
9,816
4,196
113
Olympus Mons
I think the media (at least those outlets with a shred of integrity left) should start labeling Trudeau as the "Climate Change Phony".

As in, "Canada's Climate Change Phony sucking through the jet fuel faster than he sucks through a pound of weed".
 

pgs

Hall of Fame Member
Nov 29, 2008
24,405
5,237
113
B.C.
I think the media (at least those outlets with a shred of integrity left) should start labeling Trudeau as the "Climate Change Phony".

As in, "Canada's Climate Change Phony sucking through the jet fuel faster than he sucks through a pound of weed".
The Ottawa press corp get invited along for the ride .
 

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
17,609
3,358
113
Regina, Saskatchewan
551 tanks of gas for my car at 60L. I get around 900km per tank. With that fuel I could travel half a million km (495,900 to be exact). That is the life of the car.
Trudeau has spent a lot of time in the air lately, increasing the size of his carbon footprint, while preaching the need to change our way of life in the name of climate change. An analysis of Trudeau’s travel schedule shows that he racked up 26,238 kilometres in the air in July, spending all but 11 days in the air last month.

A story earlier this year noted that Trudeau had traveled 127,147 km in the previous 10 months, the equivalent of three times around the world. After his government unveiled its budget in April, Trudeau flew from Ottawa to Victoria, then onto Edmonton and Laval before flying back West to have a vacation in Whistler. Better planning could have seen him cut his carbon footprint in half.

On Earth Day, Trudeau celebrated by flying to Winnipeg.

His government is currently pushing farmers across the country to reduce fertilizer use in the name of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Perhaps he could look at his own actions first.
 
  • Like
Reactions: petros

spaminator

Hall of Fame Member
Oct 26, 2009
31,614
2,158
113
Canadian flight crew detained in Dominican want Trudeau air rescue
Their ordeal started April 5 when they reported drugs found on their plane.

Author of the article:Joe Warmington
Publishing date:Aug 05, 2022 • 1 day ago • 3 minute read • 63 Comments

Since he is in the area, five Canadians stuck in a legal hell in the Dominican Republic are hoping to hitch a ride home from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


Fearing they may never get out of the island country, a member of the flight crew held for 120 days after drugs were located on their plane is inviting Trudeau to pick them up with the government jet when returning from his summer vacation.

“Why not? He’s in Costa Rica, which is not far from here,” said Alexander Rozov. “It has been very hard for us here.”

If Trudeau were to drop in with Canada’s jet used to take his family to Costa Rica, it would be the first time the five members of the Pivot Airlines flight crew — held after alerting authorities there was a $25-million bag of cocaine on their 50-seat CRJ-100 passenger jet — would have had contact with him.

“We have not been able to talk with the prime minister or Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly,” said Rozov, who is a flight attendant. “Even my MP, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches-East York), has not answered any of my requests.”


While the crew did take pictures in front of portraits of Canada’s leaders on the wall of the Canadian Embassy in the Dominican, they say they feel alone, forgotten about and abandoned.

Now Rozov, Capt. Robert Di Venanzo of Guelph, co-pilot Aatif Safdar of Hamilton, mechanical engineer Bal Krishna Dubey of Mississauga, and flight attendant Christina Carello of Brampton are taking their pleas public while encouraging the more than one million Canadians who annually vacation in the Dominican to reconsider.

“Canadians should choose somewhere else,” said Rozov. “We have no rights here and feel like hostages. There is no justice. We have not even been charged or even questioned but have spent time in jail and house arrest.”



It all started April 5 at takeoff from Punta Cana toward Toronto.

“We were blessed and cursed at the same time,” said Rozov. “There was a light that one of the doors was not closing properly so when mechanics went to check it out, they found a hockey bag in a place no one would go and where it should not be.”

The crew notified authorities, including the RCMP back in Canada.

“We didn’t know what it was. Explosives? Drugs? We had no idea.”


Six hours later after local law enforcement “causally” inspected the plane and discovered more bags of cocaine in the aircraft’s control compartments, all five were placed in handcuffs and taken to jail where they were held for nine days in the same facility with local suspects in the actual smuggling operation before being given bail under house arrest.


Global Affairs Canada says the federal government “first priority is always the safety and security of its citizens.”

“Global Affairs Canada is aware of the incident involving Pivot Airlines in the Dominican Republic,” a spokesperson said. “Canadian officials continue to monitor the situation closely, are engaging with local authorities, and providing consular assistance.”

“Due to privacy considerations, no further information can be disclosed,” the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, for these poor Canadians, this has been a giant nightmare that won’t end.

“It doesn’t make any sense,” said Rozov. “We were the ones who reported the crime. If we didn’t, those drugs would have been brought to Canada and be on our streets right now.”


Truth is, other than to whoever was set to profit from that cocaine, this flight crew are actually heroes. They are not being treated that way.

“It has been terrible,” he said. “We have no freedom and many of the crew have children and family who are affected.”

On bail, they are set to be back in a Dominican courtroom Aug. 25.

“We haven’t been charged with anything,” said Rozov. “But we can’t get anybody to hear us.”

When Trudeau met with Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles on June 10, the crew were hopeful something would develop.

“All that was said was that the court process would be followed,” said Rozov.

It’s just been a waiting game ever since.

“The whole thing is crazy,” said Rozov. “We have had threats against us and it has been very stressful.”

They want to come home. They don’t know if they will ever be permitted to. Since Trudeau is 1,770 km south in Costa Rica, the crew is hopeful their prime minister will step in and give them a lift back to freedom.

“We would love it if he would stop by and pick us up,” said Rozov.

jwarmington@postmedia.com
 

Ron in Regina

"Voice of the West" Party
Apr 9, 2008
17,609
3,358
113
Regina, Saskatchewan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on a two-week vacation with his family in Costa Rica and that’s fine — other than the fact his climate change agenda in Canada would suggest a vacation closer to home, to lead by example.

But that’s different from recognizing that being PM is a tough job and he’s entitled to vacation time with his family.

However, it comes with the caveat that the PM is always the PM, regardless of whether he’s working in his office in Ottawa, attending G-7 meetings in Europe, or vacationing on a beach in the Caribbean, or in Tofino, B.C.

The Prime Minister’s Office noted that during his Costa Rica vacation, Trudeau is getting regular briefings and it consulted with the ethics commissioner in advance about the trip, regarding any potential conflicts of interest.

All well and good.

What’s silly is that that some media commentators in Canada are criticizing other media for having reported on Trudeau’s Costa Rica vacation, as if it should be some sort of state secret and it’s unfair to criticize the PM for going on vacation when there are serious issues at home.

It’s silly because if no one in the media had asked questions about Trudeau, his family and some Liberal friends vacationing with the Aga Khan on his private island in the Bahamas in late 2016, we would never have known Trudeau broke the federal conflict of interest act by doing so.

The PMO initially tried to keep where Trudeau and his family were vacationing a secret.

When it finally did say Trudeau was on vacation in the Bahamas after media questioning, it failed to mention until several days later that he was on the private island of the Aga Khan, while his government was giving millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money to his charitable foundation.

Similarly, if the media had taken the word of the PMO last year that Trudeau was in private meetings in Ottawa during National Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30, we would never have known he was in fact holidaying in Tofino, B.C. — walking on a beach while the PMO insisted he wasn’t on a beach.

Trudeau apologized for what he described as an error in judgment by not accepting an invitation from Indigenous leaders to meet with them that day in B.C., amid the discovery of unmarked graves near residential schools. It was one of the many Trudeau apologies that we’re all supposed to learn something from.

He said he had phone conversations with residential school survivors that day. The reason Trudeau’s vacations have been controversial is that the PMO has been secretive about them, as it was the year before his Aga Khan vacation when Trudeau and his family were holidaying in Saint Kitts and Nevis. That and his blatant ecological hypocrisy in his evangelical preaching about the environment that doesn’t apply to himself.
 

pgs

Hall of Fame Member
Nov 29, 2008
24,405
5,237
113
B.C.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on a two-week vacation with his family in Costa Rica and that’s fine — other than the fact his climate change agenda in Canada would suggest a vacation closer to home, to lead by example.

But that’s different from recognizing that being PM is a tough job and he’s entitled to vacation time with his family.

However, it comes with the caveat that the PM is always the PM, regardless of whether he’s working in his office in Ottawa, attending G-7 meetings in Europe, or vacationing on a beach in the Caribbean, or in Tofino, B.C.

The Prime Minister’s Office noted that during his Costa Rica vacation, Trudeau is getting regular briefings and it consulted with the ethics commissioner in advance about the trip, regarding any potential conflicts of interest.

All well and good.

What’s silly is that that some media commentators in Canada are criticizing other media for having reported on Trudeau’s Costa Rica vacation, as if it should be some sort of state secret and it’s unfair to criticize the PM for going on vacation when there are serious issues at home.

It’s silly because if no one in the media had asked questions about Trudeau, his family and some Liberal friends vacationing with the Aga Khan on his private island in the Bahamas in late 2016, we would never have known Trudeau broke the federal conflict of interest act by doing so.

The PMO initially tried to keep where Trudeau and his family were vacationing a secret.

When it finally did say Trudeau was on vacation in the Bahamas after media questioning, it failed to mention until several days later that he was on the private island of the Aga Khan, while his government was giving millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money to his charitable foundation.

Similarly, if the media had taken the word of the PMO last year that Trudeau was in private meetings in Ottawa during National Reconciliation Day on Sept. 30, we would never have known he was in fact holidaying in Tofino, B.C. — walking on a beach while the PMO insisted he wasn’t on a beach.

Trudeau apologized for what he described as an error in judgment by not accepting an invitation from Indigenous leaders to meet with them that day in B.C., amid the discovery of unmarked graves near residential schools. It was one of the many Trudeau apologies that we’re all supposed to learn something from.

He said he had phone conversations with residential school survivors that day. The reason Trudeau’s vacations have been controversial is that the PMO has been secretive about them, as it was the year before his Aga Khan vacation when Trudeau and his family were holidaying in Saint Kitts and Nevis. That and his blatant ecological hypocrisy in his evangelical preaching about the environment that doesn’t apply to himself.
Rules , they are for the little people , now shut up be a good boy and pay your taxes .
 
  • Like
Reactions: petros