Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's failure to declare two pairs of leather-covered Fellow Earthlings-brand sunglasses presented to him by Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan last summer wound up costing him $100 Canadian (about $75 US).
The eyewear, worth between $300 and $500, was not declared "as a result of an administrative error," prompting the fine, according to Trudeau's press secretary.
Social media users, still recovering from Trudeau's alleged 'fake eyebrow' at the G7 summit earlier this month, took to Twitter to discuss the new slipup.
As expected, some simply made light of the incident.
I want some Trudeau Sunglasses. Probably cost more to do the paperwork. pic.twitter.com/9eu7OqDYkQ— Sean Lyall (@SeanLyall) 23 июня 2018 г.
Very shady!— S'up? (@Limmersine) 23 июня 2018 г.
Others, however, said that this "seemingly trivial" fine was how things should be when it comes to government accountability.
How wonderful it must be live in a country where the worst political scandal amounts to a $100 oversight.— Laurie Brown (@laurie658) 23 июня 2018 г.
Canada is just showing off now.— mars (@marswalker3000) 23 июня 2018 г.
Oh my,such corruption. However it is a slippery slope and I’m glad they made the point.— Debra K Byrd (@Bigdbyrd) 23 июня 2018 г.