Video of Canada’s defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan littering goes viral

Canada's defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan was filmed throwing cherry pits on the road, and confronted by a man who called the behaviour shameful and unexpected, since Sajjan was an educated man and a state officer as well.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 12, 2017 8:49 pm
 Harjit Singh Sajjan liitering video, Canada defence minister littering video, Indian Express, Indian Express News Harjit Singh Sajjan was filmed littering the street with cherry pits. The video has created a lot of buzz online. (Source: XLRadio Vancouver/YouTube)

There is no escaping the sharp eyes of the mobile phone or the wrath of social media thereafter, and the latest to feel the heat is Canada’s defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan. The politician was recently filmed littering the road while parked outside a meat shop, and the video has since gone viral.

Sajjan was enjoying some cherries in his car, when a man – who owned the East Indian Meat Shop nearby filmed him from inside his shop – throwing the cherry pits out on the road. Around a minute into the video, the man goes up to Sajjan and confronts him about littering. The video, uploaded by XLRadio Vancouver on YouTube, shows the minister then apologising for his misdeed, but not before the man filming him managed to give him an earful in Punjabi on how shameful this act was given that Sajjan is an officer of the state and an educated person.

The guy even goes on to say that had it been anyone, he probably would have let it go, but given that it was Sajjan in the car, it was appalling to see such a behaviour from him.

 

In just 48 hours, the video has over 40,000 views, and has garnered some mixed reactions. While some have agreed with the shopkeeper saying that they too are ashamed of the minister’s act, others have said the man is making a mountain out a a mole hill.

Watch the video here.

 

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    Emm Bee
    Jul 16, 2017 at 4:12 am
    A bunch of s, hoo h, so called news paper,
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      Emm Bee
      Jul 16, 2017 at 4:10 am
      Not new for Indian Express faaltu paper Manjit Singh Bajwa 778 751 7661
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        Emm Bee
        Jul 16, 2017 at 2:59 am
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          Ron C
          Jul 15, 2017 at 8:44 am
          Far worse than this are the smokers who think nothing of defiling our sidewalks, streets, parks, bike trails, nature paths and so on with their inconsiderate and disgusting habit of discarding their cigarette butts by dropping and flicking them anywhere they please. Maybe some videos and public shaming of this behavior would be more deserving than worrying about a few cherry pits which will biodegrade.
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            Bal
            Jul 15, 2017 at 7:41 am
            This is so stupid. It's cherry pits. What he did was not deserving of such harsh words and treatment. How about kindly asking him to throw the pits in the bag instead of acting like such a jerk? Also at the end his language shows what a true he really is. Probably just another guy jealous of someone who is working hard to reach greater success in life.
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              PasserbyfromCanada
              Jul 14, 2017 at 10:02 pm
              The man is not littering. Pits are compostable and don't belong in the garbage.
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                Dave
                Jul 14, 2017 at 6:11 pm
                no big deal, REALLY WHO CARES- A COUPLE OF CHERRY PITS?- REALLY? They are biodegradable. If you are really after people that litter then go after people who flick their cigarette butts out the window as they are NOT biodegradable- PS- I HATE LIBERALS but this is stupid.
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                  Trevor
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 11:39 am
                  Isn't he suppose to be a role model for all the libtards out there? Oh so the cherry pits are biodegradable that isn't the point. Also is he not illegally parked?
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