Trudeau 'welcomes' ethics probe of alleged PMO interference in SNC-Lavalin case

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SNC-Lavalin's failure to secure deferred prosecution comes after years of legal fights, lobbying blitz

Recent court filings point to the deep frustrations felt by SNC after it was denied the right to negotiate for a DPA, putting the company's future in question

OTTAWA — In October, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. slammed what it called an “incoherent” ruling by federal prosecutors on its bid to avoid a criminal trial, arguing it would have “dramatic consequences” for its bottom line and for Canada’s national interests.

The comments, part of a federal court filing dated Oct. 19, reveal the Montreal-based engineering giant’s deep frustrations over a years-long legal battle to sidestep charges of bribery and fraud laid in 2015.

The legal fight lies at the centre of a recent political upheaval in Ottawa, encompassing the highest office of the federal government.

Since 2015, SNC has carried out a widespread lobbying campaign to shed its tarnished reputation, tied to criminal allegations that the firm and two of its subsidiaries paid nearly $48 million in bribes to Libyan officials between 2001 and 2011 to win government contracts.

The campaign included pressuring Ottawa to introduce so-called “deferred prosecution agreements,” or DPAs, which allow SNC to avoid criminal prosecution in return for a guilty plea, a sizeable fine,and proof the company has taken actions to prevent future crimes.
https://nationalpost.com/news/polit...es-after-years-of-legal-fights-lobbying-blitz


Conservatives criticize motion for omitting key witnesses in SNC-Lavalin case

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre criticized the main motion put forth to the Justice committee to study reports on of political interference in the SNC-Lavalin case for not including key players as witnesses in the situation such as former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould, Gerald Butts, and Katie Telford.
https://globalnews.ca/video/4957696...or-omitting-key-witnesses-in-snc-lavalin-case

The multinational corporation faces a slew of corruption and fraud charges that the RCMP laid in 2015. The company is alleged to have doled out millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Libya to secure work on government contracts.

Peter MacKay, a former Conservative justice minister, said the Stephen Harper government contemplated introducing DPAs as well. He said the agreements can lead to tough penalties for a company, while avoiding the consequences a criminal conviction would have — including the prohibition from government contracts.

“That’s a death knell for a company,” he said.
https://www.thestar.com/politics/fe...e-snc-lavalin-drama-in-canadian-politics.html


Going back to look at all of their crimes over the years, I bet there are conservatives that also have something to hide in regards to SNC Lavalin as well as the Liberals that do.

What are the chances that if the conservatives were in power today we would be right where we are now anyway?
 
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Don Martin: Cover-up the only conclusion if Wilson-Raybould not allowed to speak

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Don Martin shares his Last Word on Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation and Prime Minister Trudeau's efforts to stay silent on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

That's what I have been thinking too.
;)
I see I am not the only one who feels that way about this situation.
 

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Don Martin: Cover-up the only conclusion if Wilson-Raybould not allowed to speak

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Don Martin shares his Last Word on Jody Wilson-Raybould's resignation and Prime Minister Trudeau's efforts to stay silent on the SNC-Lavalin affair.

That's what I have been thinking too.
;)
I see I am not the only one who feels that way about this situation.






Our idiot Boy Justin is in SERIOUS TROUBLE THIS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


His collection of insults, wasteful ways and ethical lapses are all adding up to ONE TERM WONDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And we should recall the ethic breach by finance minister Bill Morneau with his stock sales!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


With AT LEAST THREE OTHER LIE-berals using the SAME UNETHICAL SHIELD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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?)
 

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(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?)

Ummmm:

Wilson-Raybould praised by Indigenous senators after resignation | Power & Politics

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A group of Indigenous senators issued a statement praising the "integrity" of Jody Wilson-Raybould after she resigned from cabinet amid the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Most of them were appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/indigenous-senators-jody-wilson-raybould-1.5019976
 

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Wilson-Raybould praised by Indigenous senators after resignation | Power & Politics

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A group of Indigenous senators issued a statement praising the "integrity" of Jody Wilson-Raybould after she resigned from cabinet amid the SNC-Lavalin affair.
Most of them were appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/indigenous-senators-jody-wilson-raybould-1.5019976




Oh now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LETS PUT Wilson--Raybould into proper perspective here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Firstly- SHE WAS a senior member of the federal LIE-beral govt- the most ethically challenged govt we have ever elected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And that makes her A STINKING LIE-beral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



However there is good reason to believe that she is morally more clean than the average LIE-beral -in that she apparently did not wish to go along with the plans made by Our idiot Boy to cover up CORRUPTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It appears to this disgusted tax payer that she was bounced from cabinet for not doing the nefarious bidding of our very image conscious leader- the idiot Boy Justin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And why did she refuse to play along????????????????????????


Is she morally clean and thus something of an inspiration????????????????????????????????????????


Or is she just a decent lawyer who knew just how badly things could blow back if the Lavalin crap was ALL exposed?????????????


So- is she morally fairly pure............or just a shrewd stinking lawyer who knows when to cover her backside??????????????


And shall we ask if the major reason why Our idiot Boy wanted to cut that dirty deal for Lavalin was in order to save 3000 jobs in LIE-beral friendly Quebec- at a time when he is fighting desperately for every single vote he can get????????????????


And shall we also look at the pension plan offered to current and past Lavalin employees and ask what happens to that pension plan if Lavalin is financially crippled or goes bankrupt??????????????????????


How many Quebec voters will be PISSED AT LIE-berals if Our idiot Boy does not work VERY HARD to make Lavalin troubles go away?????????????????????


And shall we ask if the Lavalin pension plan is not in the same underfunded state as other major plans?????????????


General Motors pensioners have suffered through TWO DEVALUATIONS of their plan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Former Sears employees will be getting only a SMALL FRACTION of the pensions they expected!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A year before being kicked out of office- Wynne-bag Ontari-owe LIE-berals introduced legislation that would allow a company to call its pension plan as "fully paid up" if it had enough cash to meet 85 percent of its commitments- thus letting Ontari-owe companies NEGLECT making promised commitments to their company plans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Is the Lavalin plan in similar neglected and parlous state????????????????


AND WHAT OF LAVALIN AND CDN ELECTION FRAUD?????????????????????????????????


Lavalin has been accused of making corporate donations to Quebec LIE-berals in violation of our Election laws!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Corporate donations have been FORBIDDEN FOR DECADES NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ever since LIE-beral Jean Chretien decided to stack the deck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cdn biz leaders were donating much bigger sums to Conservatives while at the same time donations to deeply unpopular LIE-berals were drying up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So Chretien banned corporate donations in aid of the usual LIE-beral version of "fairness and democracy" and it was the usual CRAP that only aids LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So Lavalin got around this by having its EMPLOYEES DONATE to LIE-berals out of their own pockets and then having employees be REIMBURSED by the company!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Such corporate "charity" WAS MADE ILLEGAL BY LIE-BERALS and now they are CAUGHT- BREAKING THEIR OWN LAWS!!!!!!!!!!!!



So now we have the additional problem of our ethically challenged LIE-beral idiots trying to make the violation of election law DISAPPEAR AS WELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So is this why Raybould quit?????????????????????????


Because she was a canny enough politician and lawyer to know it would all come out regardless?????????????????????


Here is an axiom to live by: LIE-berals are too stupid to follow and too CORRUPT TO LEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Scheer: It's time Canadians heard from Jody Wilson-Raybould

Perfectly explained.
 

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Trudeau Admits Wilson-Raybould Challenged Him on SNC-Lavalin, 3 Days After Saying the Exact Opposite


PM Trudeau admits Jody Wilson-Raybould asked if he was directing her in SNC-Lavalin scandal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admits his former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould challenged her boss last fall to clarify if he was “directing” her to make a decision in the disputed bribery prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

Trudeau did not say exactly what he told his former attorney general or whether he indicated his own preference to her.

Jody Wilson-Raybould quit the cabinet this week, but Trudeau isn’t saying what reasons she gave for her resignation.

Trudeau’s conversation with Wilson-Raybould, the only one he has said he had with her on the matter happened Monday, September 17th in Ottawa, according to his office.

Trudeau cited cabinet confidentiality for refusing to detail his side of the discussion. But he described, however, a full-court press by SNC-Lavalin, and a range of individuals including the current and former premiers of Quebec, François Legault and Philippe Couillard, MPs from Quebec and others concerned about the company’s fate.

“There were many discussions going on, which is why Jody Wilson-Raybould asked me if I was directing her or going to direct her to take a particular decision and I of course said no, that it was her decision to make and I expected her to make it,” Trudeau told reporters Friday.

“I had full confidence in her role as attorney general to make the decision.”
“Obviously as a government we take very seriously our responsibility of standing up for jobs, of protecting jobs, of growing the economy, of making sure that there are good jobs right across the country as there are with SNC-Lavalin, but as we do that we always need to make sure we’re standing up for the rule of law and protecting the independence of our justice system,” Trudeau told reporters at an announcement at Blackberry QNX facilities in suburban Ottawa.

When asked if he had expressed a preference, and if it is possible Wilson-Raybould felt his comments as pressure, Trudeau declined a direct answer.

Trudeau insisted, as he has several times since allegations surfaced eight days ago, that his government acted within the norms and rules in all its dealings on the matter.

He denounced what he called sexist and racist comments directed towards Wilson-Raybould in the aftermath of the whole affair, denied she was shuffled out of her job as attorney-general because she didn’t speak French, as the Liberal chair of the Commons justice committee speculated. But did not say exactly why he moved her, only that “there are always a wide range of factors that go into making that decision.”

“If Scott Brison had not stepped down from cabinet, Jody Wilson-Raybould would still be minister of justice and attorney general,” he said.

Trudeau again shifted blame onto Wilson-Raybould, as he has since Tuesday, saying it was her responsibility to tell him if she felt anyone had acted inappropriately in discussions with her.

“If the minister or anyone else felt undue pressure or felt that we were not living up to our own high standards of defence of the rule of law and our judicial system and judicial independence, it was their responsibility to come forward.”

When reporters asked Trudeau what exactly Wilson-Raybould told him was her reason for handing in her resignation on Monday night, Trudeau also dodged a direct answer. “She made her decision, I accept her decision even if I do not entirely understand it.”
https://www.thepostmillennial.com/p...-he-was-directing-her-in-snc-lavalin-scandal/
 

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You'd think Trudeau's advisers would give a bit more thought before trotting him out with a different scripted response just about every day........but then, if he's not able to memorize his responses and goes off script - disaster is usually just around the corner. Here are some classics that never seem to get reported - real excerpts from press conferences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WZ06unu6UM&t=3s
 

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LPC + SNC Lavalin + CDPQ + Saudi Arabia? Ooh Yeah.

Dem Quebec pensions and job holders are a bit scared of them right now twoos.

Seems also, that some liberals are showing good conscience and are leaving the party over this.
 

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PM Trudeau's principal secretary Gerald Butts resigns

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Glen McGregor reports that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's principal secretary Gerald Butts has resigned.
 

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PM Trudeau's principal secretary Gerald Butts resigns

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Glen McGregor reports that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's principal secretary Gerald Butts has resigned.
Are they jumping ship , or trying to buttress Trudeau’s clean independent image ?
 

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Are they jumping ship , or trying to buttress Trudeau’s clean independent image ?

United We Roll Supporters REACT After Maclean's Calls Convoy "White Nationalists" | Keean Bexte

"T'anks to Justine Trudeau for uniting Canada like it's NEVER been united before!"
- Guy with Frenglish Accent In the Sioux.

Youse know what dats mean.
;)
The rats are jumpimg ship because the rocks are coming.
 
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Trudeau, like many Liberals are afraid of strong women.




Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



And.................HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Do you really want to suggest Our idiot Boy has a fear of "strong women"?????????????????????????????????


Our idiot Boy HAS NO FEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He AINT worried!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He has a trust fund and can do as he pleases!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Though he would much rather be a LIE-beral LEADER than a has been like Bob Rae!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I DO BELIEVE Our idiot Boy consoles himself with the thought that no matter how angry people get with him -he will ALWAYS HAVE A JOB AS INTERIM PARTY LEADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



After all - if LIE-berals can swallow disgraced former NDPer Bob Rae as interim leader then surely Our idiot Boy will not be entirely shunned by the Party Faithful??????????????????


HE CAN stage a comeback???????????????????????????



And after all Stephan "mega tonnes" Dion still has a senior place in the party in spite of his dismal and short performance as "leader" offering us those mega tonnes of DELUSIONAL GREEN HOUSE GAS REDUCTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is growing ever more clear that Our idiot Boy is not yet aware of how much trouble he is really sinking into!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


After all- his vile father won two elections and then had to sit one out only to win a third term later!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Our idiot Boy simply is not AWARE of how the world is turning against LIE-berals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


After all- how would the idiot Boy know since - as he has told us- he DOES NOT READ the news and simply relies on people to tell him whenever something important happens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


NO news is not good news for our CLUELESS LEADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




AS for his advisors........there are NO GOOD ANSWERS AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Once the erosion of public trust began- there was no answer other than full disclosure- which apparently LIE-berals are to SCARED to give!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 

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So is Gerald Butts Trudeau's John Kelly or is he Trudeau's Steve Bannon?

Or is he both?
 

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So is Gerald Butts Trudeau's John Kelly or is he Trudeau's Steve Bannon?

Or is he both?




HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OH HOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


YOU ARE REALLY GRASPING AT STRAWS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


All sensible people will react to the resignation of Butts by immediately thinking of old sailing vessels taking on water while a panic



stricken bunch of sailors works the pumps as frightened rodents emerge from the cargo holds and throw themselves over the



ship`s sides into the water in an effort to reach dry land!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Conservative attack dogs are walking that tight rope between saying the the former finance minister was "demoted" to veterans affairs/national defense and that veteran's affairs and national defense are also important ministries.
 

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So is Gerald Butts Trudeau's John Kelly or is he Trudeau's Steve Bannon?
Or is he both?
TDS in a topic that couldn't possibly have LESS to do with Trump. Still can't handle the fact that your ALT-left heroes are a bunch of liars and crooks, eh.

The Quebec pension fund owns the majority of the SNC Lavalin shares and one of the biggest clients of SNC Lavalin is Saudi Arabia. Now I’m beginning to understand why Quebec is against the Energy East Pipeline, why Saudi Oil is exempted from the carbon tax and why Groper has such a big stake in these matters. And also why Quebec has long been regarded as the most corrupt state/province in Canada and the US.
 

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TDS in a topic that couldn't possibly have LESS to do with Trump. Still can't handle the fact that your ALT-left heroes are a bunch of liars and crooks, eh.
The Quebec pension fund owns the majority of the SNC Lavalin shares and one of the biggest clients of SNC Lavalin is Saudi Arabia. Now I’m beginning to understand why Quebec is against the Energy East Pipeline, why Saudi Oil is exempted from the carbon tax and why Groper has such a big stake in these matters. And also why Quebec has long been regarded as the most corrupt state/province in Canada and the US.

First no such thing as alt left.

second it is encouraging that you finally understand that large corporations are important to provinces.

I don't know that imported oil really should be carbon taxed by Canada.

And Quebec has long been regarded as the most corrupt state/province in Canada and the US because racist morons have long been around.