Trudeau sightings in Tofino, B.C., set off waves of Trudeaumania
A tsunami of chatter in Tofino as the off-duty prime minister vacations, spotted surfing
Tofino B.C. is the town to spot whales, catch waves and this week — to sight Justin Trudeau.
The off-duty prime minister and his family are in town on an ocean adventure and some witnesses claim, even surfing on idyllic Chesterman Beach.
The Trudeau sightings have set off more excitement than sasquatch encounters, and a bit of grumbling.
"So much awesome!" wrote Carla Dave Anderson on Facebook.
"Welcome to the Island Mr. T!" wrote Shannon Briggs.
Commenters sent love and hopes that Trudeau would spot a whale and remember the beauty of British Columbia so he will work hard to protect the environment.
Others urged him to visit Alison Azer — a Comox B.C. mother fighting to get her four children abducted by their father back from Iran — while on Vancouver Island.
While the visit set off waves of well-wishing, others grumbled the prime minister should get back to work on the economy.
There was even a sarcastic barb by one man sick of all the social media "sugar" thrown at Canada's photogenic leader.
"I'm so glad we have such a dreamy PM," wrote Tyler Vollrath on Facebook.
"I hope he implements a sexy tax on our paychecks ... That's what you idiots sound like every time you say he's hot."
PM Trudeau surfing on Chesterman beach <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tofino?src=hash">#Tofino</a> <a href="https://t.co/ehDNlsNfqn">pic.twitter.com/ehDNlsNfqn</a>—@nikolettaread