The Privy Council Office unearthed statements that revealed the politician’s desire for expensive organic foods cost the taxpayer £1,478 ($2,533) in January 2016 alone – two months after Mr Trudeau was elected. On average, the typical Canadian will spend £437 ($750) a month on food shopping, the Post Millennial reports. In comparison, the household food bill for former prime minister Stephen Harper cost around £583 ($1,000) a month.
The Trudeau family have been reported to favour an organic diet.
Canadian supermarket chain Loblaws has also invoiced taxpayers for “refreshments” for the family, totalling £7,589 ($13,000) a year since he took up the prestigious role.
Subsequent food bills for his favoured supermarket Market Organics totalled £1,214 ($2,080) in February, and £1,141 ($1,955) in March in 2016.
In January and February 2017, another supermarket used by Mr Trudeau charged £1,356 ($2,324) and £1,059 ($1,814).
Mr Trudeau’s spending habits follow news he his Liberal Party are facing a fight for leadership according to a new poll, as the country gears up for its national elections in October.
According to the latest figures released on May 10 by the Nanos federal ballot tracking, the Conservative Party of Canada lead at 35.4 percent, with the Prime Minister’s Liberal Party trailing at 29.7 percent.
The national poll also shows the New Democratic Party (NDP) is at 15 percent while the Bloc Qubecois (BQ) sits at 4.4 percent.
The Green party comes in second from bottom at 11.3 percent, while the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) languishes at the bottom of the table on 0.9 percent.
Only four in 10 Candians believe MR Trudeau possesses the qualities of a good leader.
Four in 10 Canadians (41.5 percent) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader and 39.7 percent believe Scheer would be a good choice to lead the country.
The new poll results come as economists bleakly warned how Mr Trudeau’s “Robin Hood” spending plan would not keep growth in Canada increasing ahead of October’s general election.
The Canadian prime minister had led the country to around three percent growth in 2017, the highest in the G7.
But a number of experts said the Prime Minister’s decision to concentrate on helping the middle classes – and those striving to become part of it – would stop overall economic growth.