Opponents slammed Canada’s Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau as a hypocrite after it emerged that he was using two aeroplanes as part of his bid for re-election as prime minister.

Trudeau had previously boasted about his climate credentials, stating that the Liberals had purchased carbon offsets for the aeroplane used to transport Trudeau and his team across the country for various events.

This week, Canadian public broadcaster CBC reported that the Liberals were using two aeroplanes: one to transport Trudeau and his entourage and another solely for cargo.

In a press release, the Conservative Party of Canada released photographs of both aircraft along with travel logs, while the French-language leader’s debate was underway.

Trudeau later confirmed the allegations, saying: “It allows us to do more events in more parts of the country and meet more Canadians.”