Sunday, September 24, 2023

Peter MacKay ‘not happy’ with tweet needling Trudeau over yoga expenses

Peter MacKay was “not happy” with a tweet issued by his leadership team poking fun at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s yoga habit, the Conservative leadership candidate told CBC News today.

The tweet — from MacKay’s verified account — shows a photo of Trudeau performing a yoga move on a desk on Parliament Hill. The caption says that “while running for leader of the Liberal Party, Trudeau’s campaign expensed $876.95 in yoga sessions and spa bills for Justin Trudeau. Liberals can’t be trusted.”

MacKay said he wants to maintain a “civilized” tone in his campaign for the Conservative leadership and thinks that tweet crossed a line. But he said he won’t apologize for it or take it down.

“Well, it’s factual, but I want to keep the tone civilized,” he said. “I want to keep the tone about solutions. I want to move to a better place and a better discourse. And so … I am not happy at the way that I was put up on my site. And I voiced that to my team.

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