Freeland accussed of expensing L.A. 'vanity trip'


Locutus
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Manny Montenegrino ‏@manny_ottawa

Sunny Ways: Freeland L.A. 'vanity' trip. 1. No GVT reason to go 2. Expensed trip 3. Nationally embarrassed by Maher

Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland says the Conservatives were “trying to create story where there isn’t one,” after a backbench MP questioned her about a trip to Los Angeles where she appeared on a talk show last fall.

Freeland told CTV’s Power Play that she conducted at least half-a-dozen meetings on her two-day stop in California last November, in addition to her appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”.

“While I was there, I met with and supported our creative industries, I met with and supported some of our banking sector which has a strong Canadian presence there, I met with some of the key leaders in the state government,” she said.


“I am never going to apologize for travelling around the world to support Canadian business and I’m, in particular, never going to apologize for travelling to the United States,” Freeland added, pointing out that Canada conducts more trade with California than either France or Germany.

Earlier Monday during question period, Conservative MP Blaine Calkins asked why Freeland had travelled to L.A. after the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in the Philippines, instead of taking a government Challenger jet back to Canada.


'cause the bitch wanted to be on real time


Freeland says Conservatives 'trying to create a story' about L.A. trip | CTV News
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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But it was OK to attempt to create a story where there was none when the Conservatives were in power. Kinda like flossy likes to do.
 
Ludlow
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It's been several years since I been to LA. I wonder if it still smells like a big ole fart like it did back then. All that glitz and glamour whilst ye sit by the pool and bask in the ambience of air that smells like the backside of a ten a day bean burrito eatin meskin.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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I don't think she did anything wrong except for her appearance on Bill Maher, he's an angry idiot.
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

But it was OK to attempt to create a story where there was none when the Conservatives were in power. Kinda like flossy likes to do.

Red rum red rum red rum
Last edited by Johnnny; Apr 18th, 2016 at 11:47 PM..
 
Walter
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Freeland's shoddy Trump speech may cause us to suffer
https://torontosun.com/opinion/colum...e-us-to-suffer

What a stoopid broad. Progs be dumb.
 
Walter
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NAFTA TALKS WITH CANADA FAR FROM ‘PRODUCTIVE’
http://dailycaller.com/2018/09/17/re...ot-productive/

Progs be stoopid.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Manny Montenegrino ‏@manny_ottawa
Sunny Ways: Freeland L.A. 'vanity' trip. 1. No GVT reason to go 2. Expensed trip 3. Nationally embarrassed by Maher
Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland says the Conservatives were “trying to create story where there isn’t one,” after a backbench MP questioned her about a trip to Los Angeles where she appeared on a talk show last fall.
Freeland told CTV’s Power Play that she conducted at least half-a-dozen meetings on her two-day stop in California last November, in addition to her appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”.
“While I was there, I met with and supported our creative industries, I met with and supported some of our banking sector which has a strong Canadian presence there, I met with some of the key leaders in the state government,” she said.
“I am never going to apologize for travelling around the world to support Canadian business and I’m, in particular, never going to apologize for travelling to the United States,” Freeland added, pointing out that Canada conducts more trade with California than either France or Germany.
Earlier Monday during question period, Conservative MP Blaine Calkins asked why Freeland had travelled to L.A. after the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in the Philippines, instead of taking a government Challenger jet back to Canada.
'cause the bitch wanted to be on real time
Freeland says Conservatives 'trying to create a story' about L.A. trip | CTV News

Now would be the time to do it before the tariffs go up
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Now would be the time to do it before the tariffs go up


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Oh dear me- LIE-berals like Freeland are being ENTITLED as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You can always tell when LIE-beral election hopes are fading- because that is when they get out the govt credit cards and jaunt off for PERSONAL FUN DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anybody who says all politicians are the same is a BIGGER LIAR than the politicians!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Consider back in the Mike Harris era- one of his ministers mis-used ten thousand dollars of gvot cash for meals and alcohol!!!!!!!!!!!


Harris bounced the guy from cabinet and made him PAY BACK the ten grand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


At the same time- LIE-beral MP Sheila Copps was accused of mus-using ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS of tax money on a trip to gay Paris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


When asked about the missing money Copps basically told reporters to STUFF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


She told them she ONLY ANSWERED to the Prime Minister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And Chretien SHRUGGED and ignored reporters questions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What is good for the LIE-beral is NEVER GOOD for anybody else!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-beral entitlements are WONDERFUL THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
White_Unifier
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I was referring to her competence as a free-trade negotiator. If Canada starts raising tariffs, that will prove her failure in that department. Did my joke go right over your head?
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I was referring to her competence as a free-trade negotiator. If Canada starts raising tariffs, that will prove her failure in that department. Did my joke go right over your head?


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A "joke" needs to be FUNNY to be appreciated- you are NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AS for Freeland and her L.A. jaunt- that is NOT FUNNY EITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is just the usual LIE-beral CRAP where they do stuff they would PUNISH US for if we were so bold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Consider:


Here is an article illustrating LIE-beral style morality and levels of honesty-and it ain’t pretty. With some comments of my own in brackets):

Morneau conflict-of-interest screen used by at least 3 other Liberal ministers

Canadian Press. Published: October 31, 2017. Updated: October 31, 2017 11:54 AM EDT. Filed Under: Toronto SUN News Canada

Trudeau questioned over ministers with conflict-of-interest... 2:13
OTTAWA — At least three other members of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet have personal financial arrangements similar to the setup that has landed Finance Minister Bill Morneau in hot water, despite the blessing of the federal ethics commissioner.

Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi are using so-called conflict-of-interest screens, a step short of the blind-trust gold standard for politicians seeking to avoid the sort of controversy Morneau now finds himself in.

(AS we have seen before there is one standard of behaviour for LIE-berals and a second- HIGHER STANDARD for everybody else! LIE-berals are so arrogant and so ego driven that they simply assume we will recognize their saintly good will and angelic attitudes! What a LIE-beral CROCK of fresh, ripe, steaming, straight from the back of the Bull, organic fertilizer! Its all just LIE-beral ENTITLEMENT! What ordinary Cdn could conveniently FORGET he owned a villa in the south of France as finance minister Morneau did? If a group of Conservatives had set up such deals there would be LIE-berals screaming for blood!)

Sohi says he has a screen in place to prevent him from participating in decisions that could benefit his wife’s holdings in a company that is also a partial owner of farmland in Alberta.

He says the screen is an effective tool that has already seen him removed from the approval process for an infrastructure project, proposed by the province, that would be in close proximity to the farmland.



In response to accusations that he’s personally profited from decisions he’s taken as finance minister, Morneau has promised to sell off $21 million worth of shares in his family’s company and place the rest his substantial assets in a blind trust.

Morneau, who says he was never in a conflict of interest amid questions about his work to spearhead pension-reform legislation, has promised to donate to charity any gains in the value of his Morneau Shepell shares since he was elected two years ago.

(Our prisons are FULL of people who claim they are innocent! It is the standard defense of people caught doing things they should not have done! Ands its not the frist time LIE-berals have been caught in immoral situations that are on the edge of criminal in the minds of many Cdns! One has only to think of former LIE-beral finance minister Paul Martin who moved his Canada Steamship Lines out of Canada to a more tax friendly location and did so WITHOUT bothering to pay the usual export duties- using loopholes he left in his own legislation!)

(Or we could speak of the Duffy senate “scandal” in which 3 Conservatives were spotted by other party members and told they were being careless with public money. So Conservative senators Wallin and Brazeau PAID BACK money that their colleagues felt had been spent unwisely. Conservative senator Mike Duffy defied the party and so Conservatives paid back the money FOR HIM and then sued him to get their money back! No harm and no foul for Cdn tax payers as Conservatives set a high standard of behaviour and enforced it too!)

(Too bad that Conservatives found out the hard way that senate spending rules are so sloppy that Duffy could do pretty much as he pleased with OUR money. The only option ofr Conservatives was to dump Duffy from their party. And the REAL KICKER in this? LIE-beral senator MacDonald Harb took and wasted MORE MONEY than Wallin. Brazeau and Duffy- COMBINED- and never faced any sort of censure! And LIE-berals certainly never paid anything back for him and never apologized either! One standard for LIE-berals and screw the rest!)

(Our we could discuss the LIE-beral adscam mess in which THREE BILLION DOLLARS of tax revenue disappeared from the Human Resources Ministry and when the theft was discovered, LIE-beral leader Paul Martin assured us he would find the money and if any had been taken inappropriately, then LIE-berals would pay it back- even if it was as much as one hundred thousand dollars! Such a LIE-beral thing to say!)

(Or we could look at events in the Ontari-owe Mike Harris era- when a Conservative cabinet minister was judged to have spent ten thousand dollars on meals and alcohol and was bounced from cabinet and made to pay the money back- while at the same time LIE-beral deputy prime minister Sheila Copps was accused of spending one hundred and eighty six thousand dollars in exactly the same improper way and basically told reporters to “fuddle duddle” and if they had a complaint they should discuss it with her boss- the prime minister. And since there is one standard for LIE-berals and another for everybody else- that is as far as it went- no LIE-beral shame and certainly no public accountability- and LIE-berals wonder why aspiring prime ministers Paul Martin, Stephan Dion and Mikey Ignatieff could not get elected?)

NDP calls Morneaus proposed charity donation guilt- and aint it grand that even NDPers recognize sleazy suspect behaviour when they see it? Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson has said she told Morneau a blind trust wouldn’t be necessary, since his shares were indirectly held through private companies and were therefore not considered a controlled asset under the Conflict of Interest Act.

(So a civil service Hog who owes her fine job- riding the govt gravy train- to LIE-berals has refused to condemn LIE-beral behaviour? Is that a surprise?)
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I was referring to her competence as a free-trade negotiator. If Canada starts raising tariffs, that will prove her failure in that department. Did my joke go right over your head?

Not necessarrily. Free trade only works if both parties have either something the other wants or their costs of production are roughly equal.Importing manufactured products without tarrifs from a third world country that has zero environmental laws and slave wages only hurts Canadian workers.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Not necessarrily. Free trade only works if both parties have either something the other wants or their costs of production are roughly equal.Importing manufactured products without tarrifs from a third world country that has zero environmental laws and slave wages only hurts Canadian workers.


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Anybody who is paying attention to the NAFTA negotiations knows that LIE-berals are DELIBERATELY MESSING things up with their absolute REFUSAL to address national security issues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals demand and OPEN border- and yet REFUSE to do valid security checks on illegals arriving in Canada- who may very well sneak back into United States if they see better opportunities there!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals import tens of thousands of Muslims from refugee camps run by terror group Hamas- and then wonder why Cdns are suddenly on various Yankee "NO FLY" lists!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy gives out OVER FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS in compensation to 5 Muslim so called Cdns after they got caught up in terror investigations after 9/11 - due to the 5 being suspected of terror links that CSIS lacked thr resources to fully investigate!!!!!!!!!!!


And one of the five- the notorious bomb maker Omar Khadr IS a proven jihadist!!!!!!!!!!! And our idiot Boy Justin REFUSES to deport the convicted terrorists of the Toronto 18 gang!!!!!!!!!!!


And LIE-berals wonder why Yankees think LIE-berals are on the side of JIHAD and thus NOT to be trusted by any western govt!!!!!!!!!!!!



And does anybody recall back in the Reagan years when Yankees were acting to end Soviet take overs in the Carribean region? Reagan and his military advisors told all the NATO ALLIES EXCEPT Canada- meaning Pierre Trudeau and his anti Yankee LIE-berals about their plans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cdn LIE-berals are NOT TRUSTED by Washington!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy Justin is so anti Yankee that he is prepared to ruin our economy just so he can sneer at Yankees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy is such an irresponsible bigot that he will destroy our economy and then blame Trump for all the failures- because that is what Socialists DO!!!!!!!!!!!



No Socialist is EVER WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Any and ALL failings are always the fault of outsiders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Just ask former Ontari-owe NDP premier Bob (BOOB!) RAE who told us that his plan to make us rich with borrowed money failed because the bankers would not loan him enough money to get the job done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sadly BooB Rae has stopped talking about his days as premier......apparently because way to many people LAUGH HYSTERICALLY at his idiot statements!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And now we have Our idiot Boy Justin and his moronic LIE-beral loser minions implementing an even bigger and more costly version of the NDP plan to make us rich with borrowed money!!!!!!!!!!!!


And now that Our idiot Boy is exposed as a muddle headed moron- it is a GUARANTEE that if he writes his memoirs- he will blame racists and Islamophobes for ALL HIS TROUBLES AND FAILURES- because Sliver Spoon Socialists are NEVER WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



LIE-berals insist Canada is a friend to the world- and then IGNORE the Russian, Chinese and Iranian SPIES using Canada as a back door to get into United States so they can steal technology; and encourage anti govt "peace groups- as Soviets have done for decades in an effort to weaken western will, with the aide of several generations of Hypocrite Trudeau`s!!!!!!!!!!!!



LIE-berals have gutted what little there was of the Cdn military and then DEMAND that Yankee military should defend us when things go sour!!!!!!!!!!!


In all things and in all ways, LIE-berals NEVER miss a chance to sneer at Yankees.......and then LIE-berals complain about Yankee attitudes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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