federal election


spaminator
+2
#241
LILLEY: CBC lawsuit against Conservatives looks like move to protect Trudeau Liberals
Brian Lilley
More from Brian Lilley
Published:
October 12, 2019
Updated:
October 12, 2019 3:15 PM EDT
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (right) and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau gesture to each other as they both respond during the Federal Leaders Debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.Justin Tang / AFP via Getty Images / Pool
I don’t know how the brain trust over at CBC thought this would look good on them.
The broadcaster most thought of as being in the pocket of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals has decided to sue the Conservative Party with less than two weeks to go before voting day.
The lawsuit — which claims copyright infringement — is not only bad optics, its a bad decision from a legal point of view.
CBC is wrong on the law here.
The statement of claim filed in court tries to argue that CBC’s copyright has been infringed because the Conservatives used several short clips, totalling 17 seconds, as part of an online video questioning the judgement of Justin Trudeau.
The filing also claims the moral rights of CBC staffers Rosemary Barton and J.P. Tasker were violated.
This is nothing more than an attempt by CBC to bully the Conservatives because they don’t like that news clips have been used in ads even though it is completely allowable under the “fair dealing” provisions within the Copyright Act.
University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist posted several online criticisms of CBC’s move including claiming that the broadcaster has “an unfortunate history of overzealous use of copyright to stifle freedom of expression.”
“CBC obviously has rights as the copyright owner in its broadcast, but those rights are constrained by limitations and exceptions under the law that allow for use of its work without the need for further permission,” Geist said.
This is a point that was hammered home when the election officially started in a document that Elections Canada distributed to all the parties and broadcasters. It lays out the rules for airtime and advertising during the campaign and is pretty blunt on this point.
“If a news clip is relatively short and is not a substantial part of the audiovisual work from which it was taken, the broadcast of the news clip in a political ad would not infringe the copyright of the owner of the audiovisual work and would not require the permission of that owner to be broadcast,” the Elections Canada Broadcasting Guidelines state.
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Of course CBC knows all this and in the past has even been warned against such action by their own legal and regulatory team.
Ahead of the 2015 election, the head of news at CBC, Jennifer McGuire, sought to ban any political ads that used material from any news broadcaster after the Conservatives used a CBC clip of Trudeau excusing the Boston bomber terrorists as “someone who feels completely excluded.”
“Under existing policies, the mere existence of broadcaster material is not grounds for rejection of an advertisement,” wrote Steven Guiton, CBC’s Chief Regulatory Officer.
Now McGuire, who is really behind the lawsuit as proven by her own statements released Saturday, is at it again.
The worry of CBC is that the public may not think they are impartial if these clips are used in a political ad. The reality is that CBC looks very biased as a result of this lawsuit.
Surely the folks over at CBC know that most Conservatives already view them as a pro-Liberal news organization and yet here they are once again going to court over this issue.
They know they are offside of the law. They know they are offside what their own executives have told them. So why do this?
It looks like they want to protect their favoured leader, Justin Trudeau.
blilley@postmedia.com

http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...udeau-liberals
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#242
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

LILLEY: CBC lawsuit against Conservatives looks like move to protect Trudeau Liberals
Brian Lilley
More from Brian Lilley
Published:
October 12, 2019
Updated:
October 12, 2019 3:15 PM EDT
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (right) and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau gesture to each other as they both respond during the Federal Leaders Debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.Justin Tang / AFP via Getty Images / Pool
I don’t know how the brain trust over at CBC thought this would look good on them.
The broadcaster most thought of as being in the pocket of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals has decided to sue the Conservative Party with less than two weeks to go before voting day.
The lawsuit — which claims copyright infringement — is not only bad optics, its a bad decision from a legal point of view.
CBC is wrong on the law here.
The statement of claim filed in court tries to argue that CBC’s copyright has been infringed because the Conservatives used several short clips, totalling 17 seconds, as part of an online video questioning the judgement of Justin Trudeau.
The filing also claims the moral rights of CBC staffers Rosemary Barton and J.P. Tasker were violated.
This is nothing more than an attempt by CBC to bully the Conservatives because they don’t like that news clips have been used in ads even though it is completely allowable under the “fair dealing” provisions within the Copyright Act.
University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist posted several online criticisms of CBC’s move including claiming that the broadcaster has “an unfortunate history of overzealous use of copyright to stifle freedom of expression.”
“CBC obviously has rights as the copyright owner in its broadcast, but those rights are constrained by limitations and exceptions under the law that allow for use of its work without the need for further permission,” Geist said.
This is a point that was hammered home when the election officially started in a document that Elections Canada distributed to all the parties and broadcasters. It lays out the rules for airtime and advertising during the campaign and is pretty blunt on this point.
“If a news clip is relatively short and is not a substantial part of the audiovisual work from which it was taken, the broadcast of the news clip in a political ad would not infringe the copyright of the owner of the audiovisual work and would not require the permission of that owner to be broadcast,” the Elections Canada Broadcasting Guidelines state.
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Of course CBC knows all this and in the past has even been warned against such action by their own legal and regulatory team.
Ahead of the 2015 election, the head of news at CBC, Jennifer McGuire, sought to ban any political ads that used material from any news broadcaster after the Conservatives used a CBC clip of Trudeau excusing the Boston bomber terrorists as “someone who feels completely excluded.”
“Under existing policies, the mere existence of broadcaster material is not grounds for rejection of an advertisement,” wrote Steven Guiton, CBC’s Chief Regulatory Officer.
Now McGuire, who is really behind the lawsuit as proven by her own statements released Saturday, is at it again.
The worry of CBC is that the public may not think they are impartial if these clips are used in a political ad. The reality is that CBC looks very biased as a result of this lawsuit.
Surely the folks over at CBC know that most Conservatives already view them as a pro-Liberal news organization and yet here they are once again going to court over this issue.
They know they are offside of the law. They know they are offside what their own executives have told them. So why do this?
It looks like they want to protect their favoured leader, Justin Trudeau.
blilley@postmedia.com

http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...udeau-liberals

No sh-t Sherlock.
 
spaminator
+2
#243
KINSELLA: CBC suit against Tories more of a political suicide note than a legal action
Warren Kinsella
Published:
October 12, 2019
Updated:
October 12, 2019 5:40 PM EDT
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shakes hands with audience members following the Federal leaders debate in Gatineau, Quebec October 7, 2019. Sean Kilpatrick/Pool via REUTERS
A reasonable apprehension of bias — that’s what we learned to call it in law school.
It’s the legal standard, in Canadian law, for disqualifying a judge or decision-maker in an administrative tribunal.
Bias is prejudice, mostly. It’s an unreasonably hostile feeling or opinion about a person or group. In law, we learned, it can be “real” or “perceived.” That is, it doesn’t have to actually happen right out in the open — the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled it can even happen when a decision-maker “might have” acted unfairly.
That’s when a judge or a decision-maker can be disqualified, and kicked off a case. But is a reporter a decision-maker, in the legal sense?
It’s not a question reserved for legal scholars, hidden away behind stacks of musty old volumes in a law library somewhere. On Friday, it became a question for the rest of us, too.
On Friday, the CBC — along with their newsreader Rosemary Barton, and Parliamentary Bureau reporter Jean-Paul Tasker — sued the Conservative Party of Canada. For real.
Their complaint: on the Internet, the Tories used 17 seconds of CBC video. About the Tories.
Look at what Trudeau has done #elxn43 pic.twitter.com/PNUJY0A9S5
— Pundit Class 🇨🇦 (@punditclass) October 6, 2019
As the Conservative Party wrote in a release: “The 17 seconds of CBC clips in the video included (Postmedia columnist) Andrew Coyne highlighting how Justin Trudeau broke the law, Justin Trudeau telling a Canadian war veteran that he is ‘asking for more than we can give right now,’ and one CBC reporter questioning why the Liberals provided Loblaws with $12 million in tax dollars to install new refrigerators.”
When this writer heard about the lawsuit, it sounded like a joke, or an Internet meme. It was farcical.
Now, Conservatives have had a long (and sometimes also unreasonable) dislike for the CBC. Voters who identify themselves as conservative are acutely focused on media bias, particularly as it exists at progressive media organizations like CBC.
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A number of Rasmussen polls conducted in the U.S. during the 2012 and 2016 presidential races found that two out of three conservative voters — and sometimes as many as three out of four — felt the media give progressive politicians a much easier time. They believe media bias is real.
So, when Justin Trudeau confidante Gerald Butts was recently photographed alone at an intimate dinner with Huffington Post Ottawa bureau chief Althia Raj — an English leaders’ debate moderator — Conservatives were apoplectic. It showed an inappropriate bias, they said.
This is not good: @CBC filed a copyright lawsuit against @CPC_HQ yesterday, resulting in removal of a campaign video and tweets. The claim even covered using excerpts from the leaders’ debate on their Twitter feed. Details and the claim at https://t.co/GruheeztpL #Elxn43 pic.twitter.com/OrO4tF4vrZ
— Michael Geist (@mgeist) October 11, 2019
Maybe so. Butts, for his part, was doing what politicos always do — he was trying to influence the media. Fine.
Raj, however, was doing something undeniably foolish. She was meeting privately with the most powerful unelected Liberal just before a critical debate, and thereby creating a perception that she would treat the Liberal leader differently.
Because Raj’s commentary has always been characterized by a pro-Trudeau tilt, a perception of bias was not unreasonable. At all.
In the case of the CBC lawsuit against the Conservative Party, however, the bias is not merely perceived. It is real. And it inarguably disqualifies Barton, Tasker and the CBC — all important decision-makers about the information millions of Canadians receive during this election — from broadcasting anything about the Conservative Party.
Conservatives say in their latest mailer that they should be allowed to take short clips of CBC news footage and use them for political ads.
And they're right. pic.twitter.com/kmqaeI58BQ
— Jesse Brown (@JesseBrown) October 11, 2019
Truly: how can Andrew Scheer, or any of his candidates, now believe that the CBC will treat them fairly in news coverage? More importantly, how can the CBC’s viewers and listeners now believe that what they are seeing and hearing is free of bias?
After all, how the CBC handles a news story — how it writes it, how it edits it, how it headlines and promotes it — can destroy a political career in short order.
The CBC has said it was the “driver” behind the lawsuit, not the journalists. And it plans to remove the journalists from the lawsuit.
Whether they intended it or not, the CBC and Barton and Tasker have provided clear evidence of an appalling bias. They have shown they are utterly disinterested in being fair.
That lawsuit wasn’t a legal action. Given that the Tories now may win the election, it was a political suicide note.

http://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/1180901234984620032
http://michaelgeist.ca/2019/10/cbc-s...pts-on-twitter
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...a-legal-action
 
spaminator
+2
#244
GOLDSTEIN: The fiscal follies of Justin Trudeau
Lorrie Goldstein
Published:
October 12, 2019
Updated:
October 12, 2019 5:00 PM EDT
Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference after an English language federal election debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe ORG XMIT: SIN523STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS
While the fiscal plans of all the political parties heading into the Oct. 21 election should be taken with a huge grain of salt, criticism by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the financial platforms of his opponents has zero credibility.
Here’s why:
In his 2015 campaign platform, Trudeau said the federal government would record three years of “modest deficits” under his leadership.
That would be followed by a balanced budget in the fourth year, which Trudeau specifically and emphatically promised Canadians he would achieve during the 2015 leaders’ debate on the economy.
Trudeau’s 2015 predictions were:
A $9.9 billion deficit in 2016-17;
A $9.5 billion deficit in 2017-18;
A $5.7 billion deficit in 2018-19;
A $1 billion surplus in 2019-20.
Trudeau’s actual numbers have been:
A $19 billion deficit in 2016-17;
A $19 billion deficit in 2017-18;
A $14 billion deficit in 2018-19;
A (projected) $19.8 billion deficit in 2019-20.
In 2015, Trudeau promised his accumulated deficits over the next four years would be $24.1 billion.
His actual record puts them at $71.8 billion.
Trudeau missed his combined deficit target of $24.1 billion by $47.4 billion ($71.8 billion – $24.1 billion), or by almost 200%.
So that’s what happened in the past.
Now let’s look ahead to what Trudeau is predicting for his next four years in power if he wins the election.
In his March 19, 2019 budget, the last before the federal election, Trudeau projected the following deficits, with no return to the balanced budget he promised and failed to deliver for this year.
According to his 2019 federal budget, Trudeau projected:
A $19.7 billion deficit in 2020-21;
A $14.8 billion deficit in 2021-22;
A $12.1 billion deficit in 2022-23;
A $9.8 billion deficit in 2023-24.
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On September 29 — a bit more than six months after Trudeau delivered his March budget — Trudeau released his 2019 election platform.
Trudeau is now projecting:
A $27.4 billion deficit for 2020-21;
A $23.7 billion deficit for 2021-22;
A $21.8 billion deficit for 2022-23;
A $21 billion deficit for 2023-24.
That means that in his March budget, the last before the Oct. 21 election, Trudeau predicted his accumulated deficits would be $56.4 billion over the next four years.
Now, six months later, he’s predicting his accumulated deficits will be $93.9 billion over the next four years, or $37.5 billion higher ($93.9 billion – $56.4 billion) than he predicted in March.
That means he’s already 66% over his March budget predictions.
The debt-to-GDP ratio is an important measure of the government’s overall economic health, the lower the better.
The good news it that Canada has the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in the G7.
The bad news is that under Trudeau it’s heading in the wrong way.
In his 2015 campaign platform, Trudeau promised that by 2019-20, Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio would be 27%.
His March, 2019 budget put it at 30.7%, and he said that by 2023-24 it would drop to 28.6%.
Six months later, Trudeau’s election platform says it will be 30.2% in 2023-24.
Clearly, Trudeau’s fiscal platforms are just numbers on a page that don’t mean anything.
In fairness, that’s true of all the so-called “costed” fiscal plans of all parties these days.
But for Trudeau to criticize the platforms of any of his opponents, based on his own dismal record, should not be taken seriously.
lgoldstein@postmedia.com
http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...justin-trudeau
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#245
Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any.

Andrew Scheer swings and misses on women’s rights


After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.
Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.
One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question: “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”
Apparently that was a tricky question for Scheer.
“All our policies are centred around treating all Canadians equally and supporting the rights of women,” Scheer said, without naming one policy.
“We will continue to make sure that women are treated fairly and equally in this country and that their rights are always protected.”


After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.
Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.
One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question: “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”
Apparently that was a tricky question for Scheer.
“All our policies are centred around treating all Canadians equally and supporting the rights of women,” Scheer said, without naming one policy.
“We will continue to make sure that women are treated fairly and equally in this country and that their rights are always protected.”


More: https://pressprogress.ca/andrew-sche...uldnt-name-any
 
Walter
+3 / -1
#246
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any.
Andrew Scheer swings and misses on women’s rights
After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.
Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.
One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question: “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”
Apparently that was a tricky question for Scheer.
“All our policies are centred around treating all Canadians equally and supporting the rights of women,” Scheer said, without naming one policy.
“We will continue to make sure that women are treated fairly and equally in this country and that their rights are always protected.”
After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.
Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.
One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question: “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”
Apparently that was a tricky question for Scheer.
“All our policies are centred around treating all Canadians equally and supporting the rights of women,” Scheer said, without naming one policy.
“We will continue to make sure that women are treated fairly and equally in this country and that their rights are always protected.”
More: https://pressprogress.ca/andrew-sche...uldnt-name-any

Prog shit. Fake news.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
+1 / -2
#247
Canada Election: Andrew Scheer faces backlash as he campaigns in Winnipeg during emergency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eML_X-E0n-U


Scheer put evacuees out of a hotel so his entourage could stay there. He said he made a donation to the Redcross, he did not.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+2
#248
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

LILLEY: CBC lawsuit against Conservatives looks like move to protect Trudeau Liberals
Brian Lilley
More from Brian Lilley
Published:
October 12, 2019
Updated:
October 12, 2019 3:15 PM EDT
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (right) and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau gesture to each other as they both respond during the Federal Leaders Debate at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que., on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.Justin Tang / AFP via Getty Images / Pool
I don’t know how the brain trust over at CBC thought this would look good on them.
The broadcaster most thought of as being in the pocket of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals has decided to sue the Conservative Party with less than two weeks to go before voting day.
The lawsuit — which claims copyright infringement — is not only bad optics, its a bad decision from a legal point of view.
CBC is wrong on the law here.
The statement of claim filed in court tries to argue that CBC’s copyright has been infringed because the Conservatives used several short clips, totalling 17 seconds, as part of an online video questioning the judgement of Justin Trudeau.
The filing also claims the moral rights of CBC staffers Rosemary Barton and J.P. Tasker were violated.
This is nothing more than an attempt by CBC to bully the Conservatives because they don’t like that news clips have been used in ads even though it is completely allowable under the “fair dealing” provisions within the Copyright Act.
University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist posted several online criticisms of CBC’s move including claiming that the broadcaster has “an unfortunate history of overzealous use of copyright to stifle freedom of expression.”
“CBC obviously has rights as the copyright owner in its broadcast, but those rights are constrained by limitations and exceptions under the law that allow for use of its work without the need for further permission,” Geist said.
This is a point that was hammered home when the election officially started in a document that Elections Canada distributed to all the parties and broadcasters. It lays out the rules for airtime and advertising during the campaign and is pretty blunt on this point.
“If a news clip is relatively short and is not a substantial part of the audiovisual work from which it was taken, the broadcast of the news clip in a political ad would not infringe the copyright of the owner of the audiovisual work and would not require the permission of that owner to be broadcast,” the Elections Canada Broadcasting Guidelines state.
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Of course CBC knows all this and in the past has even been warned against such action by their own legal and regulatory team.
Ahead of the 2015 election, the head of news at CBC, Jennifer McGuire, sought to ban any political ads that used material from any news broadcaster after the Conservatives used a CBC clip of Trudeau excusing the Boston bomber terrorists as “someone who feels completely excluded.”
“Under existing policies, the mere existence of broadcaster material is not grounds for rejection of an advertisement,” wrote Steven Guiton, CBC’s Chief Regulatory Officer.
Now McGuire, who is really behind the lawsuit as proven by her own statements released Saturday, is at it again.
The worry of CBC is that the public may not think they are impartial if these clips are used in a political ad. The reality is that CBC looks very biased as a result of this lawsuit.
Surely the folks over at CBC know that most Conservatives already view them as a pro-Liberal news organization and yet here they are once again going to court over this issue.
They know they are offside of the law. They know they are offside what their own executives have told them. So why do this?
It looks like they want to protect their favoured leader, Justin Trudeau.
blilley@postmedia.com

http://torontosun.com/opinion/column...udeau-liberals

that is the kind of media free access to taxpayers money gets you.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+2
#249
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any.
Andrew Scheer swings and misses on women’s rights
After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.
Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.
One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question: “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”
Apparently that was a tricky question for Scheer.
“All our policies are centred around treating all Canadians equally and supporting the rights of women,” Scheer said, without naming one policy.
“We will continue to make sure that women are treated fairly and equally in this country and that their rights are always protected.”
After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.
Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.
One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question: “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”
Apparently that was a tricky question for Scheer.
“All our policies are centred around treating all Canadians equally and supporting the rights of women,” Scheer said, without naming one policy.
“We will continue to make sure that women are treated fairly and equally in this country and that their rights are always protected.”
More: https://pressprogress.ca/andrew-sche...uldnt-name-any

do tell, how is treating all people equally bad? Should women get special rights just because they have different plumbing? Do you even know what equality means?
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+3
#250
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Canada Election: Andrew Scheer faces backlash as he campaigns in Winnipeg during emergency
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eML_X-E0n-U
Scheer put evacuees out of a hotel so his entourage could stay there. He said he made a donation to the Redcross, he did not.

Fake news. He doesn't have that kind of power. The hotel management does. Something about reservations vs walking.
 
Hoid
+1
#251
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Canada Election: Andrew Scheer faces backlash as he campaigns in Winnipeg during emergency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eML_X-E0n-U


Scheer put evacuees out of a hotel so his entourage could stay there. He said he made a donation to the Redcross, he did not.

Americans have a different set of values I guess.
 
Walter
+2
#252
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Canada Election: Andrew Scheer faces backlash as he campaigns in Winnipeg during emergency
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eML_X-E0n-U
Scheer put evacuees out of a hotel so his entourage could stay there. He said he made a donation to the Redcross, he did not.

A post full of zero facts.
 
spilledthebeer
#253
Quote: Originally Posted by Vbeacher View Post

Hoid is the expert on giving us last months' news TODAY.




Oh, if only hemerHOID restricted himself ..........................


to supplying OLD NEWS.......................


it might not be so bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Its the POORLY CRAFTED LIES he adds in....................


that are the problem in my book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spilledthebeer
#254
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

No sh-t Sherlock.




Oh Sherlock.......................................


there IS SERIOUS SH+T buried in your squealing response!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CBC has ALREADY BEEN CAUGHT OUT deliberately CENSORING Conservative views.......................


in DEFIANCE of honest even handed journalism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CBC is caught out in a GROSS CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CBC has always been PRO LIE-beral......................................


but now as news media revenue shrinks - CBC IS DESPERATE for more LIE-beral gravy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CBC media whores are SELLING THEMSELVES for a cut of the six hundred million dollar LIE-beral slush fund..........................


that LIE-berals have RESERVED ONLY FOR MEDIA THEY TRUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And NOW - NOT CONTENT with simply CENSORING THE NEWS....................................


CBC IS ATTEMPTING TO POISON the news with this INSULTING FAUX Lawsuit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AS the Cdn law professor Geist commented- CBC KNOWS it has NO CHANCE OF WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They are just trying to MUDDY the waters and SMEAR SCHEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


The CBC position needs to be recognized for what it is: meaning DESPICABLE AND SHAMELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
spilledthebeer
#255
Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

that is the kind of media free access to taxpayers money gets you.


Yeah- that six hundred million dollar SLUSH FUND............................


dedicated to Cdn news media that "LIE-berals trust" is a MARVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


How did we allow our govt to DEGENERATE THIS WAY????????????????????


Our idiot LIE-berals are using PROPAGANDA TRICKS SO LAME.........................................


that it would make The President For Life of a Banana Republic BLUSH........................


to have his name stuck on something so BLATANTLY SLEAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And the CAPPER to this LIE-beral CRAPPER........................


is they want to PRETEND it is Scheer who has been repeatedly caught out LYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


There IS A REASON why they are called LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
-1
#256
Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

A post full of zero facts.

You wouldn't know facts if they bit you on the balls.
 
Walter
+1
#257
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

You wouldn't know facts if they bit you on the balls.

Rent free.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#258
 
Walter
+1 / -1
#259
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Prog shit.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#260
Tax cut for the rich shows Scheer is a Harper mini-me

Andrew Scheer's tax cuts for the rich echo years of failed economic policy under Harper.





The election is barely a week old and Canadians are already getting a good picture of what Conservative leader Andrew Scheer would offer as Prime Minister: little more than a policy mini-me of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Harper, who once said that he didn’t think there were any good taxes, had a simple answer to just about any social, environmental or economic issue outside of his priorities: give it a tax cut, usually followed by program spending cuts. Pressure to support the arts? Give artists a tax cut. Want to encourage children’s fitness? Introduce a tax credit. Support for public transit? Another tax credit. Encourage volunteerism? Yes, a tax credit for that, too.


More: https://north99.org/2019/09/18/tax-c...harper-mini-me
 
Walter
-1
#261
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Tax cut for the rich shows Scheer is a Harper mini-me
Andrew Scheer's tax cuts for the rich echo years of failed economic policy under Harper.

The election is barely a week old and Canadians are already getting a good picture of what Conservative leader Andrew Scheer would offer as Prime Minister: little more than a policy mini-me of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Harper, who once said that he didn’t think there were any good taxes, had a simple answer to just about any social, environmental or economic issue outside of his priorities: give it a tax cut, usually followed by program spending cuts. Pressure to support the arts? Give artists a tax cut. Want to encourage children’s fitness? Introduce a tax credit. Support for public transit? Another tax credit. Encourage volunteerism? Yes, a tax credit for that, too.
More: https://north99.org/2019/09/18/tax-c...harper-mini-me

Prog shit.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
+2
#262
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post


... And somehow, you fail to see the massive hypocrisy in the libtards problem with Scheer's dual citizenship.


Can't say I'm surprised
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
+1
#263
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

September jobs report - 54,000 jobs. 456,000 new jobs this year so far.

Pretty tough to criticize the Liberals economically - but that won't stop the you know who's from trying.


Doug Ford has already taken the credit since most of those jobs came in Ontario.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#264
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

... And somehow, you fail to see the massive hypocrisy in the libtards problem with Scheer's dual citizenship.
Can't say I'm surprised


Hehehehehehe...Trumpite talkin’ bout hypocrisy
 
Hoid
#265
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Doug Ford has already taken the credit since most of those jobs came in Ontario.

Doug is the best thing that ever happened to Trudeau.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+1
#266
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Oh Sherlock.......................................


there IS SERIOUS SH+T buried in your squealing response!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CBC has ALREADY BEEN CAUGHT OUT deliberately CENSORING Conservative views.......................


in DEFIANCE of honest even handed journalism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CBC is caught out in a GROSS CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CBC has always been PRO LIE-beral......................................


but now as news media revenue shrinks - CBC IS DESPERATE for more LIE-beral gravy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


CBC media whores are SELLING THEMSELVES for a cut of the six hundred million dollar LIE-beral slush fund..........................


that LIE-berals have RESERVED ONLY FOR MEDIA THEY TRUST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And NOW - NOT CONTENT with simply CENSORING THE NEWS....................................


CBC IS ATTEMPTING TO POISON the news with this INSULTING FAUX Lawsuit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AS the Cdn law professor Geist commented- CBC KNOWS it has NO CHANCE OF WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


They are just trying to MUDDY the waters and SMEAR SCHEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !


The CBC position needs to be recognized for what it is: meaning DESPICABLE AND SHAMELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Which is why I voted PPC .
 
DaSleeper
+1
#267
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminator View Post

Trudeau dons bulletproof vest for campaign event in Mississauga
Canadian Press
Published:
October 12, 2019
Updated:
October 12, 2019 9:51 PM EDT
Filed Under:
Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a rally during an election campaign visit to Mississauga, Ontario, Canada October 12, 2019.STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau took extraordinary safety precautions at a major election rally west of Toronto Saturday, donning an armoured vest and appearing with a heavy security detail because of a threat.
Liberal officials would not reveal the nature of the threat, which resulted in a 90-minute delay before the incumbent prime minister appeared before the roughly 2,000 party supporters who had turned out to a convention near Pearson airport as the election campaign enters its final week.
The armoured vest was not readily apparent as Trudeau delivered a 25-minute speech, in which the Liberal leader lashed out at the Conservatives for promising cuts to government spending before urging progressive voters against casting their ballots for the NDP.
But sources later confirmed to The Canadian Press that Trudeau, wore a suit jacket during the rally rather than his usual rolled-up sleeves and loosened tie, was wearing a vest, which was noticeable in photos taken at the event.
Trudeau’s extra security detail was obvious as the Liberal leader was escorted through the boisterous crowd by a large number of plainclothes RCMP officers as well as Mounties dressed in green tactical gear.
The police officers made a point of standing on the stage surveying the crowd while Trudeau spoke and remained close by his side after his speech as the Liberal leader shook hands with members of the crowd before leaving the room.
Prepared remarks had indicated that Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, was to introduce the Liberal leader. She did not appear or take the stage during the rally.
The Peel Regional Police referred questions to the RCMP.
“For security reasons, we do not comment on security measures given to the prime minister,” RCMP spokeswoman Stephanie Dumoulin said in email.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh tweeted his concerns.
“Any threat made against @JustinTrudeau, or any leader, is troubling to all of us,” he wrote. “No matter how you vote or believe, no one should face threats of violence. To the officers who protect all of us — thank you.”
Liberals had been hoping Saturday’s rally would see Trudeau make a mark in the vote-rich Toronto-area, where the party needs to have a strong showing to have any hope of again forming government.
Prior to Trudeau’s appearance, both Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains addressed the crowd, some of whose members began to express impatience over the Liberal leader’s unexplained delay taking the microphone.
And while the crowd cheered Trudeau’s remarks, the delay and later news of a security threat threatened to cast a pall over the event and detract from the Liberal leader’s warnings about the potential threat of a Conservative government under Andrew Scheer.
The Liberals will hope to get back on track Sunday when Trudeau campaigns in the Toronto area as the federal election campaign heads into its final week with the Liberals and Conservatives running neck and neck with the New Democrats and Bloc Quebecois also picking up some steam.
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...ent-in-ontario


The first thing I thought when I saw that on T V is........


Justin playing dress-up again!
 
spilledthebeer
#268
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

You wouldn't know facts if they bit you on the balls.






Poor Cliffy - he must be one of those "natives in emotional crisis" we hear about so often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Foolish Cliffy knows LOTS OF FACTS...............................


and he DILIGENTLY DOES HIS Best.................................


just like any good LIE-beral...........................


TO HIDE THE FACTS HE DOES NOT LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!




Here is another article exposing how our LIE-beral govt works to sabotage the “war’ on drugs!!



And it also nicely explains WHY native communities will NOT be free of the drug plague any time soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


With some comments of my own in brackets):

Post office loophole handcuffs drug cops

By Joe Warmington

Published: September 25, 2019, Updated: September 26, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

Filed Under: Toronto SUN News/ Toronto & GTA

Have drug store post office boxes become today’s drug mule?

Yes, says the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP,) highlighting a loophole in federal law that means junkies can go to their local pharmacy featuring Canada Post services and get their fix.

(I have commented on this situation before as it has existed pretty much since the days of prime minister Pierre Trudope!! But public anger and the social issues generated by drug addiction and fentanyl have now pushed discussion into the political main stream!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

No prescription. All the traffickers need is a stamp. All pushers and addicts need is a key.

Not for antibiotics, high blood pressure pills or Viagra — but the illegal hard stuff.

“Fentanyl and Carfentanil are being shipped through Canada Post,” said Abbotsford Police Chief Mike Serr, also the co-chair of the CACP’s Drug Advisory Committee.

Police are handcuffed.

“We can search for packages of drugs being couriered through private delivery companies but protections Canada Post have in the act do not allow us to get an in-transit search warrant to open up those boxes,” said Serr.

“It’s frustrating.” It’s also whacked out!

(LIE-berals have long held the belief that parcels BELOW a certain size cannot be opened at the Post Office and MUST be delivered - with contraband usually being dropped into a rented mail box!! Cops who suspect that parcel contains something contraband - must then STAKE OUT the box for days or weeks until somebody comes to pick it up!! If the cops get called away to another shooting and miss the pick up - TO BAD - start the investigation OVER AGAIN from the beginning!!!!)

It has to change. The CACP put forward a resolution in 2015 to urge the government to change the Canada Post Act to allow search powers.

Right now they have none.

“If a package makes it through inspections by Canada Post, the RCMP and the Canadian Border Services Agency, all of whom do an outstanding job of stopping many, then it goes into the regular mail system,” said Serr.

“There are so many packages that some are going to get through, and the traffickers are not worried about losing an envelope here or there, knowing they have this loophole to get many through.”

(As I have said before -one way to reduce gun violence is to tighten the border!! Gun parts can be mailed across the border as easily as drugs!! As it stands now - only one percent of shipping containers crossing the border are ever opened or inspected!! Yet idiot LIE-berals still insist they are tough on crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

It means the postal workers handle it, the trucks deliver it and the postie puts it into the box.

“Packages of drugs can sit in a box for months until someone comes and claims it,” said Serr.

Sometimes runners are “paid $50 to pick up an envelope” or somebody unwittingly collects it.

However it goes, it’s a slick way of getting hardcore narcotics from China or other foreign sources to Canadian drug users.

This was brought to my attention by Steve Smith, of Caledon, who lost his beloved stepdaughter to a drug overdose.

He wants this to end.

“No one should say goodbye to a child. Tens of thousands of people are dying, families are heartbroken and live with this sorrow every day,” he explained.

He’s disappointed it’s not an issue on the federal election campaign.

“Our government should be doing everything possible to keep these deadly drugs out of Canada. Not making it easier,” said Smith.

((BUT WHY are LIE-berals not doing more to end this idiot loophole?? Shall we say IT IS MORE SHAMELESS VOTE BUYING?? LIE-berals are sucking up to poor innocent addicts and sucking up to the poverty pimps who enable them and sucking up to the groups in society that PROFIT from drug sales and sucking up to the civil service union HOGS who keep LIE-berals in power - IN EXCHANGE FOR GRAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(In the month of September, 2019, 54,000 full time jobs were created in Canada - with 49,000 of them being for CIVIL SERVICE UNION HOGS!! LIE-berals are pulling the same filthy trick as all other SOCIALIST DICTATORS!! They are buying citizen Loyalty with JOBS - and we only have to look at Argentina or Venezuela to know how that ends !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

(As I have said before - I DO BELIEVE LIE-berals have made a choice - that jailing people CUTS TOO DEEPLY into their supply of vote buying gravy!! LIE-berals have made an UGLY CHOICE about public safety and lust for power!!!!!!!)
“That loophole should be closed today. It’s really not too much to ask for. Is it?”

(Cops are often HOSTILE to LIE-beral hug a thug policy and thus are NOT strong supporters and thus LIE-berals IGNORE cop desires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

It’s insane that the postal service is being utilized to marshal billions in profit for organized crime while feeding drug habits.

(But Posties have a LONG HISTORY of supporting LIE-berals so how can LIE-berals restrict postal service?? LIE-berals are focussed on ways to MAKE MORE WORK for Posties - AND GET THEM MORE GRAVY as well - thus a few little bags of drugs are not a big deal for LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Both Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) are rightfully concerned.

“The growing and devastating toll that illicit opioid use is taking on Canadians and communities is of great concern to Canada Post. No responsible person or organization wants anything to do with the distribution of these deadly substances,” said Canada Post in a statement.

(Ring around the Rosy- WHO gets the blame?? This is a stupid LIE-beral game and people are dying and huge govt debts are run up while LIE-berals seek votes!)

“With nearly 300 million parcels moving through Canada Post’s network in a year, it is arguably predictable that some criminals use the postal service to ship these illicit drugs. Beyond our moral and legal duties to keep employees safe and to prevent illegal use of the mail, our employees work in neighbourhoods where opioid use is widespread. They see some of its impact on Canadian streets. They care – and so do we.”

They say they are working “closely” with police.

Meanwhile, CUPW said that “safety talks were held across the country to help workers better understand fentanyl, reduce their risk of exposure as well as the steps to take in case of accidental exposure.”

(In other words -THE ONLY ACTION being taken is to protect Posties from accidental exposure to the fentanyl they are delivering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Life-saving naloxone is now in the workplace. Perhaps they should put some at those post boxes as well?

Serr had the best solution:

Amend the act immediately to allow police to shut down this sneaky method of running deadly drugs.

(And that WILL NOT HAPPEN as it has been going on for decades and LIE-berals are apparently satisfied with the status quo!! Should we guess that LIE-berals are SO DESPERATE for more gravy they are willing to let Posties become drug mules?? Sure LOOKS THAT WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#269
Oooo! Spilledhisbeer is yelling more than ever but now out his ass. Sure sign of an idiot without a clue.
 
spaminator
+2
#270
GAFFE-PRONE TRUDEAU: A look back at his most embarrassing moments
Aidan Wallace
Published:
October 15, 2019
Updated:
October 15, 2019 2:28 PM EDT
As the blackface scandal erupted during the federal election, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau declared his life of “privilege” left him with a “blindspot” to certain racist acts. On at least three separate occasions, Trudeau dressed up in blackface. This questionable judgment has stayed with the gaffe-prone Trudeau since he became prime minister in 2015. His time in office is riddled with embarrassing moments.
BLACKFACE
This combination photo shows the instances of Trudeau in blackface. The bottom right shows a screengrab from a video confirmed by Global News to be Trudeau in blackface.
Trudeau showed a penchant for dressing up in blackface. At the age of 29 he was photographed at a school function — where he was a teacher — with darkened skin. On another occasion where he dressed in blackface for a canoe trip, his entire body appears to be covered in dark makeup.
INDIA TRIP
Images of Trudeau’s visit to India with his family. AFP/Getty Images
Trudeau loves to dress up. Nowhere, perhaps, was that more evident than during the now-infamous Trudeau family India trip in 2018.
The prime minister drew widespread criticism for wearing overt and flashy Indian clothing despite being photographed with many of India’s political elite who merely wore suits.
THE ‘KOKANEE GROPE’
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Ian Kucerak / Postmedia Network
In August of 2000, the Creston Valley Advance wrote an editorial Trudeau had “groped” and engaged in “inappropriate handling” of one of the female reporters covering the Kokanee Summit music festival. The paper quotes Trudeau as saying to the reporter a day after the incident: “I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper I would never have been so forward.”
In 2018, and in the era of #MeToo, Trudeau again apologized but said the reporter may have experienced the encounter differently.
FIDEL CASTRO
Justin Trudeau hugs Cuba’s Fidel Castro in October 2000. Trudeau has been criticized for his praise of the now-dead communist dictator. Montreal Gazzette/Pierre Obendrauf
After his death in late 2016, Trudeau lauded Castro as a “remarkable leader” and a “larger-than-life leader who served his people for almost half a century.”
JOSHUA BOYLE
Justin Trudeau meets with the Boyle family on Parliament Hill in late 2017. Boyle and his family were held in captivity in Afghanistan for five years. Boyle was charged in January 2018 and is currently on trial. He has pleaded not guilty to all 19 charges, including sexually assaulting and forcibly confining his wife. Twitter
It was a story that grabbed headlines around the world. Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children were released after years of being held by the Taliban. Not missing an opportunity for a photo op, pictures of Trudeau meeting with the family in the PMO were tweeted out. Ten days after the photo was issued, Boyle was arrested in Ottawa and charged with unlawful confinement and sexual assault against his wife.
LAVSCAM
Independent MPs Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould vote in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Trudeau has marketed himself as a feminist and an ally to Canada’s indigenous people.
Yet Trudeau expelled former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal caucus in 2019 after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering company that faced criminal charges of corruption and fraud.
Mario Dion, the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, concluded in his early 2019 report that Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act by wrongfully pressuring Wilson-Raybould.
Trudeau’s response: “I fully accept this report … I take full responsibility.”
The response rang hollow as Trudeau ultimately disagreed with the report’s key findings, saying he would not apologize for defending Canadians jobs.
Jane Philpott, a trusted cabinet minister of Trudeau’s, resigned from her position as president of the Treasury Board citing the Trudeau government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin scandal.
Both Wilson-Raybould and Philpott are now running for re-election as independents.
CELINA CAESAR-CHAVANNES
MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is pictured during question period in the House of Commons on May 25, 2018. (The Canadian Press)
The term “fake feminist” trended for days after Trudeau announced former Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavennes would leave his caucus to sit as an independent.
Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Chavennes said Trudeau became hostile towards her when she told him she won’t be running again.
“He was yelling. He was yelling that I didn’t appreciate him, that he’d given me so much,” Chavennes told the Globe.
ELBOW-GATE
MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau grabs her chest after being elbowed by Justin Trudeau in a House of Commons fracas. (Screengrab)
In May of 2016, Trudeau was annoyed opposition MPs were delaying the final reading of a bill before Parliament to allow physician-assisted death.
NDP MPs were blocking Conservative MP Gord Brown from getting to his seat. Seeing this, Trudeau marched down the aisle, grabbed Brown by his arm to navigate him through the crowd and allegedly yelled “get the f*** out of my way.”
During the chaotic moment, Trudeau elbowed NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest. She missed the vote, and Trudeau later apologized.
“DRINK BOX WATER BOTTLE THINGS?”
The Trudeau government announced a ban on single-use plastics by 2021.
When asked by the media during a mid-2019 press conference what Trudeau himself has been doing to cut back on plastics, his response was nearly unintelligible.
After struggling to articulate an answer, he said he and his family have switched from plastic water bottles to “drink box water bottle things.”
“THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION”
At a Liberal fundraiser, First Nations activists were forced out after interrupting the event to bring attention to the issue of mercury water poisoning in Grassy Narrows.
“Thank you very much for your donation tonight, I really appreciate the donation to the Liberal Party of Canada,” Trudeau said as the activists were led out, all while receiving applause from the crowd.
While Trudeau did apologize for his remarks, he received widespread criticism for his comments.
TWO ETHICS VIOLATIONS
Justin Trudeau and the billionaire Aga Khan in 2016. Twitter
Trudeau has violated the Conflict of Interest Act twice since he became prime minister in 2015.
In the first instance, Mary Dawson, federal ethics commissioner, ruled Trudeau violated ethics rules in 2017 after having accepted a vacation on billionaire Aga Khan’s island in the Bahamas.
Trudeau admitted to using Khan’s private helicopter and did not disclose his friendship with the billionaire to the conflict of interest commissioner.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with then Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould during a swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall Nov. 4, 2015, in Ottawa. CHRIS WATTIE / AFP / Getty Images
His second ethics violation occurred when ethics commissioner Mario Dion’s 2019 report found Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act for his conduct in the SNC-Lavalin scandal.
The report claimed Trudeau pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to arrange a sweetheart deal for SNC-Lavalin so the engineering company could avoid prosecution on bribery and corruption charges.
PATRIOT ACT
Comedian Hasan Minhaj grills Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Netflix/YouTube)
Appearing on an episode of Netflix’s Patriot Act, Trudeau was grilled by host Hasan Minhaj on Lavscam, climate change policy, selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and more.
In one segment called “Finish the sentence,” Minhaj asked Trudeau a few softball questions before asking him to finish the sentence: “Canada will not sell any weapons to Saudi Arabia, period.”
Trudeau sat in silence before saying, “That’s a good statement.”
Minhaj went on to say the Candian government has had nine months to examine the contract, joking it only takes three months to study for the LSAT, and invited him to announce the arms deal was cancelled then and there.
Trudeau responded: “We take our legal responsibilities and the breaking of contracts very seriously in this country.”
GLOBAL SHOW
Justin Trudeau, right, answers questions from two girls and Jessi Cruickshank (Facebook) New Mom, Who Dis?/Facebook
As if no lessons were learned from the Netflix Patriot Act appearance, Trudeau did an October 2019 interview with Jessi Cruickshank for an online show that was posted to Facebook.
In the interview, Cruickshank invites several children to ask Trudeau questions. Two young twins asked Trudeau: “Why did you paint your face brown?”
Letting out an “Oooooh,” Trudeau responded by saying: “It was something I shouldn’t have done because it hurt people.” The twins remained silent.
He filled the silence with a long, drawn-out apology.
Cruickshank also has Trudeau answer policy questions while holding a baby, which Trudeau obliged.
TWO-PLANE TRUDEAU
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has been using two planes on the campaign trail, a 737-800 chartered from Air Transat and this gas-guzzling Boeing 737-200 cargo freighter. (Conservative.ca)
For all of Trudeau’s rhetoric about saving the environment, it was a shock for many to learn the prime minister’s re-election campaign has not one but two airplanes, one for staff and the other for cargo.
The cargo plane, as reported by the Toronto Sun, is a 1960s Boeing 737-200 cargo freighter and is considered one of the “least efficient and worst polluting airliners in current service.”
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer labelled Trudeau during the Oct. 2 French-language debate as a “climate hypocrite” for having two planes.
Amusingly, an unofficial parody Twitter account emerged soon after taking on the persona of Trudeau’s cargo plane, tweeting out where the plane is flying while making jokes about carrying around the PM’s costumes and how much gas is burned per trip.
In response, Trudeau has stated that the Liberal Party is buying carbon offsets to neutralize the CO2 emissions pumped out by trips from the planes.
OMAR KHADR
Omar Khadr leaves Court of Queen’s Bench in Edmonton on March 25, 2019 after a judge declared his sentence expired. (Ian Kucerak/Postmedia) Ian Kucerak Ian Kucerak / Ian Kucerak/Postmedia
Canadian-born Omar Khadr was taken to Afghanistan when he was young by his al-Qaida-affiliated father.
Khadr was detained by the U.S. and pleaded guilty to killing 28-year-old U.S. army medic Christopher Speer. He spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay.
Khadr appealed the conviction so he could be repatriated to Canada.
He then sued the Canadian government for rights infringements and the lawsuit was settled when the federal government paid out $10.5 million to Khadr and also issued a formal apology to him in 2017.
— With files from Adrienne Batra
http://torontosun.com/news/national/...assing-moments
 

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