A local bakery is fighting back against online criticism after the prime minister made an unscheduled visit Monday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted online that he stopped in at Winnipeg bakery Oh Doughnuts to pick up tasty treats during a three-day Liberal Cabinet Retreat being held in the city until Tuesday.
Oh Doughnuts replied the Trudeau’s online post by thanking the PM, adding “Pretty sure Heath Canada would agree everything is okay in moderation.”
Canadians quickly attacked the Prime Minister for his decision to choose a pricier bakery, rather than a fast food joint, such as Tim Horton’s.
Oh Doughnuts promptly replied with a lengthy list of social media posts, explaining the importance of supporting local businesses.
From ingredients, to benefits plans for their employees, Oh Doughnuts listed off the reasons people should visit local stores like bakeries.
Global News will be chatting with Oh Doughnuts shortly.
The online backlash comes as the federal government is getting ready to roll out a five-year, multimillion-dollar ad campaign this summer in the hope that teaching the public how Canadian farms operate and what their standards are will get more people to “buy Canadian.”
According to a contract notice posted on Monday morning, Agriculture Canada is looking for a marketing firm to help it launch a “social marketing campaign to better connect Canadians with, and instil pride in, Canada’s food system and its agriculture, food and seafood products.”
The official name for that project is the “Buy Canadian Promotion Campaign,” and it comes amid a major shift in consumer eating habits towards plant-based proteins and questions about the environmental impacts of industrialized global farming.
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