Canadian politician torn for photo of wife shoveling snow after 12-hour shift

The only thing he shoveled was his grave on social media.

A Canadian politician gets ripped off online after sharing a photo on Twitter showing his wife shoveling snow after a 12-hour shift at the hospital. The obtuse tweet currently has over 19,000 retweets and nearly 40,000 likes as of Monday morning.

In the controversial message posted on Saturday morningManitoba Cabinet Minister Jon Reyes wrote: “Even after a 12-hour night shift in the hospital last night, my wife still has the energy to shovel the driveway.

“God bless her and all of our frontliners,” he added. “It’s time to make him some breakfast.” “

The accompanying photo, taken from inside the house, shows Reyes’ wife Cynthia digging snow from their driveway as she is bundled up in a “Fargo” winter coat.

Manitoba Cabinet Minister Jon Reyes.
Twitter / @ jonreyes204

According to, the mercury fell to a frightening -2 degrees F in Winnipeg on Saturday morning.

Suffice it to say, the photo didn’t suit the Peanuts Twitter gallery, which wondered why Reyes hadn’t lent a helping hand.

“Why are you looking and not shoveling? This tweet sucks “, stormed a critic of the blunder, while another wrote, “He saw his wife shoveling after a 12 hour shift and his first thought was to let me tweet about that lol.”

“During the 12 hours she cleaned up after your government’s disaster, you couldn’t find the time to shovel it yourself?” stammered an incredulous commentator, likely referring to Manitoba’s recent COVID spike.

Reyes offered to cook his wife's breakfast.
Reyes offered to cook his wife’s breakfast.
Twitter / @ jonreyes204

A detractor tweeted an archive video of a man in a bathrobe looking outside with the caption “I should take a picture.” “

Another mocked Reyes’ awkward offer to cook his beleaguered wife’s breakfast, to scold, “Hmm … I wonder if she wants strawberry or brown sugar tarts.” “

Cynthia Reyes stood up for her husband
Cynthia Reyes stood up for her husband.

However, Cynthia Reyes herself has since stood up for her husband, claiming that she volunteered to shovel the driveway in a recent tweet.

Nonetheless, unfriendly Twitter critics joked that Reyes made him create a Twitter profile. just to defend it.


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