Another Trudeau scandal?

Ron in Regina

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A viral video of Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland explaining why she needs to spend $2 billion quickly is giving Canadians an inside look at how the Trudeau government acts first and thinks later.
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The video clip is from a Senate finance committee hearing last December, when Freeland was asked to explain why she needed $2 billion to buy shares in a company that didn’t exist.

“It’s going to provide $2 billion to you as minister to buy shares in a corporation which does not exist. There’s no legislation which tells us anything about this yet-to-be-created corporation, we don’t know anything about the composition of the board, or even whether there will be a board,” Marshall noted.
Earlier in December, 2022, it was reported by multiple outlets, originating from Blacklocks Reporter, that Liberal Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland had designated $2 billion dollars to be spent on buying shares in a corporation that does not currently exist.

In the 172-page Bill C-32, An Act To Implement Certain Provisions Of The Fall Economic Statement, $2 billion was earmarked to be spent on buying non-voting shares in the Canada Growth Fund (CGF) dedicated to the promotion of green technology.

Unfortunately, this questioning of Freeland took place on December 7, 2022, and although it should have been clear to all the Senators that this $2 billion put towards a Canada Growth Fund (CGF) is completely irresponsible, it was STILL passed due to the sheer number of Liberals in the Senate. (Liberal Senators take on titles such as the “Indepdent Senators Group” or “Progressive Senate Group” to appear less overtly biased to the left).
 

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A viral video of Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland explaining why she needs to spend $2 billion quickly is giving Canadians an inside look at how the Trudeau government acts first and thinks later.
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The video clip is from a Senate finance committee hearing last December, when Freeland was asked to explain why she needed $2 billion to buy shares in a company that didn’t exist.

“It’s going to provide $2 billion to you as minister to buy shares in a corporation which does not exist. There’s no legislation which tells us anything about this yet-to-be-created corporation, we don’t know anything about the composition of the board, or even whether there will be a board,” Marshall noted.
Earlier in December, 2022, it was reported by multiple outlets, originating from Blacklocks Reporter, that Liberal Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland had designated $2 billion dollars to be spent on buying shares in a corporation that does not currently exist.

In the 172-page Bill C-32, An Act To Implement Certain Provisions Of The Fall Economic Statement, $2 billion was earmarked to be spent on buying non-voting shares in the Canada Growth Fund (CGF) dedicated to the promotion of green technology.

Unfortunately, this questioning of Freeland took place on December 7, 2022, and although it should have been clear to all the Senators that this $2 billion put towards a Canada Growth Fund (CGF) is completely irresponsible, it was STILL passed due to the sheer number of Liberals in the Senate. (Liberal Senators take on titles such as the “Indepdent Senators Group” or “Progressive Senate Group” to appear less overtly biased to the left).
Just watch me .
 

Ron in Regina

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I was skimming the news as I was waiting for supper to cook… and I saw this picture below and I thought that was a school bus in the background….
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…& I thought, a woman going out the door, and the bus in the background, how on earth is Trudeau involved?
 

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I was skimming the news as I was waiting for supper to cook… and I saw this picture below and I thought that was a school bus in the background….
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…& I thought, a woman going out the door, and the bus in the background, how on earth is Trudeau involved?

I feel bad for NZ; she was a GREAT PM and did a lot for the country. Hopefully they get someone just as good.
 
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Ron in Regina

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$66 million is now so yesterday’s news. The trouble began for Trudeau when The Canadian Press reported on Jan. 3 that McKinsey had received $84 million in contracts between March 2021 and November 2022. That information came from an official government response to an order paper question submitted to the House of Commons by Conservative MP Tako Van Popta.
$66 Million? $84 Million? Sooo last week…
Previous reports had mentioned the total amount of contracts was closer to $66 million, but Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) released new numbers this week that show that it has awarded a total of 23 contracts to McKinsey that come up to $101.4 million.

Speaking to the National Post, Conservative critic for the Treasury Board, Stephanie Kusie, said this is likely the “tip of the iceberg” of the Liberals’ use of consultants.
Who runs the Trudeau government? Is it the politician we elect or the consultants that he then hires? It’s a valid question in light of the latest scandal to hit the government, massive contracts to a Liberal-friendly firm and complaints from bureaucrats that the consultants were really running the show.
The newly released $101.4-million figure represents nearly a 50-fold increase in contracts with McKinsey since the previous Conservative government’s time in office between 2006 and 2015, which saw only $2.2 million awarded to the firm during that time.

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said last week his party would be asking the government to hand over contracts, conversations, work done, meetings, text messages and email exchanges related to the contracts signed with McKinsey so the committee could study them.

I can smell the Parliamentary Privilege in Ottawa over this one all the way from Saskatchewan…meanwhile….
 
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$66 Million? $84 Million? Sooo last week…
Previous reports had mentioned the total amount of contracts was closer to $66 million, but Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) released new numbers this week that show that it has awarded a total of 23 contracts to McKinsey that come up to $101.4 million.

Speaking to the National Post, Conservative critic for the Treasury Board, Stephanie Kusie, said this is likely the “tip of the iceberg” of the Liberals’ use of consultants.

The newly released $101.4-million figure represents nearly a 50-fold increase in contracts with McKinsey since the previous Conservative government’s time in office between 2006 and 2015, which saw only $2.2 million awarded to the firm during that time.

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre said last week his party would be asking the government to hand over contracts, conversations, work done, meetings, text messages and email exchanges related to the contracts signed with McKinsey so the committee could study them.

I can smell the Parliamentary Privilege in Ottawa over this one all the way from Saskatchewan…meanwhile….
Liberals filling the war chest , what else is new ?
 

Ron in Regina

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An analysis from Carleton University showed that the federal government spent no less than $22.2 billion in 2021-2022 on contracts across all public service departments, agencies and organizations – but only those that proactively disclose their contract spending.
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The data shows the federal government has been giving tens of millions of dollars to a variety of consulting firms, and the numbers have only grown in recent years.

For instance, the “Big 4” consulting firms (Deloitte, Ernst Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers) earned a combined total of approximately $141 million in federal contracts in 2018-2019, $216 million in 2019-2020, $338 million in 2020-2021 and $354 million in 2021-2022.

Accenture, a technology and consulting company based in Ireland, also grew its share of contracts from $31 million in 2018-2019 and $30 million in 2019-2020, to $70 million in 2020-2021 and nearly $94 million in 2021-2022.

McKinsey had a little less than $4 million in contracts in 2018-2019, but it grew to $9 million in 2019-2020, $14 million in 2020-2021 and $17 million in 2021-2022, according to Carleton University’s database, but recent reports suggest the this year’s numbers could be much higher.

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) said it has awarded $101.4 million in contracts to McKinsey since 2015, something that a House of Commons committee will be studying in the coming weeks, etc…
 
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An analysis from Carleton University showed that the federal government spent no less than $22.2 billion in 2021-2022 on contracts across all public service departments, agencies and organizations – but only those that proactively disclose their contract spending.
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The data shows the federal government has been giving tens of millions of dollars to a variety of consulting firms, and the numbers have only grown in recent years.

For instance, the “Big 4” consulting firms (Deloitte, Ernst Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers) earned a combined total of approximately $141 million in federal contracts in 2018-2019, $216 million in 2019-2020, $338 million in 2020-2021 and $354 million in 2021-2022.

Accenture, a technology and consulting company based in Ireland, also grew its share of contracts from $31 million in 2018-2019 and $30 million in 2019-2020, to $70 million in 2020-2021 and nearly $94 million in 2021-2022.

McKinsey had a little less than $4 million in contracts in 2018-2019, but it grew to $9 million in 2019-2020, $14 million in 2020-2021 and $17 million in 2021-2022, according to Carleton University’s database, but recent reports suggest the this year’s numbers could be much higher.

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) said it has awarded $101.4 million in contracts to McKinsey since 2015, something that a House of Commons committee will be studying in the coming weeks, etc…
If we have professionals running the various ministries , why do they need consultants to do there jobs ? Can the government not hire its own actuaries , accounts and auditors without using PWC‘s or KMPG’s ? Or is it just to ensure tax deductible donations to the Liberal Party of Canada and its candidates ?
 
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If we have professionals running the various ministries , why do they need consultants to do there jobs ? Can the government not hire its own actuaries , accounts and auditors without using PWC‘s or KMPG’s ? Or is it just to ensure tax deductible donations to the Liberal Party of Canada and its candidates ?
It's 2015.
 
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