Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was publicly shamed for sneaking a chocolate bar into the House of Commons.
I have an unpopular opinion. Here goes:
Just like many houses of worship, the House of Commons is a place of decorum and not a cafeteria (also sometimes the raucous there can be reminiscent of one). So I understand the prohibition against eating there.
But when you know the rules, and still break them, what does it say about you? Your ego? Your sense of entitlement? Did he eat the chocolate bar because he — I don’t know — suffers from hypoglycemia, or did he eat the chocolate bar because he’s the prime minister and he subconsciously thinks that he’s above the rules — that the rules don’t apply to him? That no one will hold him accountable for it?
Could this seemingly benign “eating chocolate bar when I’m not supposed to” incident be linked to his handling of the SNC-Lavalin case, or his concerning interactions with certain female MPs and cabinet ministers (Wilson Raybould? Caesar-Chavannes)? Could it point to/be a symptom of an inflated ego, aggravated by the fact that he is indeed the Prime Minister of Canada?
There might be a pattern here.
Someone who breaks the rules in one area seems to me to be the kind of person who may be comfortable breaking the rules in another.
Just a thought.