The Department of Fisheries and Oceans reminded Maritimers being hammered by Hurricane Fiona by saying, “if you find lobsters washed up on the shore after the storm, remember it is illegal to harvest them. Simply leave them there.”
A new order paper response to an inquiry of ministry by Conservative MP Shelby Kramp Neuman about the number of staff employed to manage social media across multiple ministries revealed the DFO team topped out at 13.
If anyone is wondering what they are talking about. pic.twitter.com/qgrmHszpN7
— My_Own_Opinions 🇨🇦 – #TrudeauMustGo (@My_Own_Opinions) September 24, 2022
The tone-deaf tweet reminding people of their civic duty to starve to death in a natural disaster zone, even if food washes up on the beach in front of them. This was overseen by two managers, a team lead and three advisors. An apology was issued by the DFO account after swift public backlash.
We would like to apologize for the ill-timed tweet regarding #HurricaneFiona from earlier today. You can be assured the safety and security of Canadians in the region is our priority.
— Fisheries and Oceans (@FishOceansCAN) September 24, 2022
Previously, Prime Minister Trudeau told reporters that it was, as well, the civic duty of Canadians to die at the hands of an attacker because “it’s not a right that you have” to defend yourself with a firearm.
TRUDEAU: “You can’t use a gun for self-protection in Canada. It’s not a right that you have..”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 13, 2022
Legal experts have disputed Trudeau’s analysis of self-defence law.
Hurricane Fiona has been described as one of the fiercest storms the region has ever faced, leaving residents of Nova Scotia and PEI dealing with debris, power outages and destruction.