Jann Arden plans WestJet boycott after Pierre Poilievre plane speech
Jann Arden won’t be flying the friendly skies with WestJet after the airline allowed Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre to commandeer the public address system on a flight from Quebec City to Calgary this week.
“Who’s ready for a home you can afford?” Poilievre said to cheers. “Who’s ready for some common sense? Who’s ready to give a big thank you to the WestJet pilots and crew?”
As the Liberal government’s economic strategy continues to fail, Poilievre then warned that the country was still in for a few more years of “turbulence.”
As Poilievre’s impromptu speech went viral, Arden, 61, put the Alberta-based airline on blast. “Hey @WestJet you and I will not be doing business ever again. This is so ridiculously disappointing,” she wrote. “A PA System on a plane is for the flight crew — full stop. Not a political soap box for social media.”
The Juno winner later returned to X to drag Poilievre’s right-wing politics.
“Good morning freedom lovers!!” she wrote alongside a photo of the Conservative Leader on the plane. “I would like to point out the exits on this plane—um, hang on—There are four—- oh— wait a minute… sorry— there is no way out— if you’re trans— or a woman—or indigenous— or a book. Ya — I’m (talking) to you BOOKS — if you’re about stuff that you shouldn’t be reading.”