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Trudeau continues to embarrass Canada on world stage
Author of the article:Lorne Gunter
Published May 20, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 3 minute read

Seriously, when are we Canadians going to stop letting our buffoon of a prime minister represent us on the international stage?


A man who is, at best, an intellectual lightweight on home soil, Justin Trudeau becomes a clown when he goes abroad.


Just look at his “manner legs” photo while shaking hands on Friday with Kim Jin-pyo, speaker of the Korean National Assembly.

During the standard photo op with Kim, Trudeau bizarrely spread his legs a metre or more apart.

He looks like a gymnast who badly missed his dismount.

His pose can only be described as embarrassing. Not as embarrassing as his family’s dress-up tour of India in 2018, but only because the Korea gaffe was short-lived. The Trudeau family costume party on the Ganges went on for days.

The prime minister’s office’s explanation of its boss’ behaviour only makes the incident more embarrassing.


According to PMO staffers, Trudeau adopted the splayed-legs position to lower himself (height-wise). Trudeau is 20 cm taller and didn’t want the gap to appear so obvious in photos.

Since when has that ever been a consideration?

It’s patronizing and insulting, like getting down on your knees to talk with a little person.

If the use of dark-coloured makeup by Caucasians is called blackface, what is Trudeau’s move called? “Asian legs?”

But let’s say for a moment that Trudeau was well-intentioned. Korean media seemed to give the PM some credit for trying not to humiliate Kim by towering over him. Can’t we at least accuse Trudeau of cluelessness for thinking his gesture wouldn’t appear in photos? That he could pull off the height-equalizing stunt and it wouldn’t show up in news reports? That there are never any full-height photos of world leaders, just waist-up ones?


In the end, even if all Trudeau was doing was trying to spare Kim some awkwardness, he only ended up underlining the pair’s height differential. Rather than making the disparity go away, Trudeau made it “the” story.

Most people might not have noticed a gladhand between a Canadian politician and the speaker of another nation’s parliament. Trudeau’s action has made sure everyone noticed. And not in a complimentary way.

I guess, at least we can be grateful Trudeau didn’t seek out a piano in the lobby of his Seoul hotel and start singing pop tunes, the way he drew unwanted attention to himself at his ultra-expensive London hotel the weekend before Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.

But Trudeau’s foreign policy failures go way beyond his propensity to shame our country while in foreign capitals. Trudeau, too, has all but destroyed what influence we had in foreign affairs with his weak, aimless positions, his preaching to other countries, his servile attitude towards Beijing and his apathy for our military, even peacekeeping.


If you think his economic policies are bad, just look at the way he’s dismissed internationally.

Remember the way Chinese President Xi Jinping threatened and scolded our prime minister for the world to see at last fall’s G20 conference in Bali? You don’t treat someone you respect or consider competent as though he was a bumbling schoolboy.

Indeed, it is Trudeau’s obsequiousness towards Beijing that is at the root of much of the decline in Canada’s foreign influence since 2015.

He let the Chinese Communists embarrass him during free trade talks. Even talking free trade with China, put the Americans (who are our largest customers) on guard about relations with us.

Trudeau’s coziness with China has caused our allies to stop sharing defence and intelligence with us.

And his unwillingness to send Canadians on UN peacekeeping missions cost our country a place on the UN Security Council.

While Trudeau boasted on the night he was elected eight years ago that “Canada is back” in international affairs, under him we have become more marginalized than ever.
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To be fair, the Korean Minister started having fun with the height difference first. This "incident" is a nothing burger. Trudeau, the authoritarian dictator wannabe mansplaining democracy to the new Italian PM? Now that's a fucking joke.
 

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Trudeau, the authoritarian dictator wannabe mansplaining democracy to the new Italian PM? Now that's a fucking joke.
And here she shows him how it's done.

I bet it was groper's idiocy that gave her the notion to rub his nose in it.

we could do that here
Except here family day is in February, so wouldn't that logically be our Family Month?.. which means we should bump black history to the back of the bus, December, where it belongs, with black Jesus, dontcha know.
 

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The House of Commons voted to make their hybrid sittings permanent on Thursday evening, despite the outcries of the opposition which said the debate on it was rushed.

The Liberals managed to pass a time allocation motion, with the support of the NDP, to limit debate on the way MPs are to conduct their sittings in the House from now on. The move came after the proposal was tabled late last week and was subject to only a few hours of debate.

Liberal and NDP MPs have praised the hybrid format, saying it helps them achieve work-life balance or work even when sick. But Conservatives have been staunchly opposed to making those changes permanent, arguing instead that the government should have added a sunset clause to keep the hybrid format in place for the remainder of this Parliament.

But MPs from all other parties also expressed frustration that they were not further consulted before making these changes permanent at the eleventh hour, before leaving for the summer.

“I’m without words,” said Bloc Quebecois MP Gabriel Ste-Marie. We’re changing the rules of Parliament without proceeding by consensus or near consensus. We’re bulldozing the way of doing things. It goes against the spirit of parliamentarism. It’s shameful for democracy.”

Green Party MP Mike Morrice said he understood why the government would limit debate because of the “never-ending partisan procedural games” in recent weeks but said even he had not made up his mind about keeping a hybrid format in the House in just a few days.

“We’re in the midst of debating the very nature of how our Parliament functions. It’s not legislation, so there’s not even a chance to propose an amendment; it’s already a take it or leave it approach. And now on top of that, we are being limited in our debate,” he said.

Even NDP MP Matthew Green, who supported the Liberals’ move to move ahead with the hybrid format, gently mocked the government for scrambling to manage its legislative priorities in the final stretch before the summer and said it should have introduced its changes earlier.
 

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Let’s say you’re a cabinet minister.

You fought for your party’s nomination in your riding, and you got elected after that. You’ve got an impressive CV, you represent a part of the country — and a gender, and an ethnic background — that needs to be at the cabinet table. So you get the call.

You show up at Rideau Hall, and you get sworn into the Queen’s Privy Council — the cabinet, really — by the Clerk of the Privy Council. You recite the Oath of Office. The Governor-General and the Prime Minister are there, and probably some beaming family members, too.

There’s some photos, some unremarkable comments to the assembled news media, and then you get whisked away by your chauffeur to your very first meeting with your officials. And that’s where it gets interesting.

You may have a Chief of Staff and a Director of Communications and some assistants picked out already, but it’s unlikely. PMO needs to approve your picks, and the RCMP need to run security checks on them.

And so, there you are, seated with your Deputy Minister and maybe some other senior officials. They hand you a big binder. They brief you about the hot files.

Serial sex killers would certainly be one if you are responsible for Corrections Canada.

Somewhere in there, someone tells you about the doctrine of Ministerial Responsibility. When your staff is hired, they hear about the doctrine, too.

Basically, the doctrine of ministerial responsibility means that you are personally responsible to Parliament. Anything that is done, or not done, by the people who work for you in various departments and agencies and offices? It’s your personal responsibility.

It all goes back to the Mother of all Parliament, in Britain, and means that you are responsible for everything that your staff and officials do. If they screw up, you answer for it.

That isn’t just some arcane bit of Parliamentary folklore. That’s literally how our system works. Without ministerial responsibility — without accountability — our system would fall apart.

Which brings us to now, in Parliament, in Canada….
 

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Let’s say you’re a cabinet minister.

You fought for your party’s nomination in your riding, and you got elected after that. You’ve got an impressive CV, you represent a part of the country — and a gender, and an ethnic background — that needs to be at the cabinet table. So you get the call.

You show up at Rideau Hall, and you get sworn into the Queen’s Privy Council — the cabinet, really — by the Clerk of the Privy Council. You recite the Oath of Office. The Governor-General and the Prime Minister are there, and probably some beaming family members, too.

There’s some photos, some unremarkable comments to the assembled news media, and then you get whisked away by your chauffeur to your very first meeting with your officials. And that’s where it gets interesting.

You may have a Chief of Staff and a Director of Communications and some assistants picked out already, but it’s unlikely. PMO needs to approve your picks, and the RCMP need to run security checks on them.

And so, there you are, seated with your Deputy Minister and maybe some other senior officials. They hand you a big binder. They brief you about the hot files.

Serial sex killers would certainly be one if you are responsible for Corrections Canada.

Somewhere in there, someone tells you about the doctrine of Ministerial Responsibility. When your staff is hired, they hear about the doctrine, too.

Basically, the doctrine of ministerial responsibility means that you are personally responsible to Parliament. Anything that is done, or not done, by the people who work for you in various departments and agencies and offices? It’s your personal responsibility.

It all goes back to the Mother of all Parliament, in Britain, and means that you are responsible for everything that your staff and officials do. If they screw up, you answer for it.

That isn’t just some arcane bit of Parliamentary folklore. That’s literally how our system works. Without ministerial responsibility — without accountability — our system would fall apart.

Which brings us to now, in Parliament, in Canada….
Yes Cabinet Ministers and even simple MPs would step aside on the faintest hint of scandal . Somehow this is no longer the case . Now they simply lie and stall , look over there .
 

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Let’s say you’re a cabinet minister.

You fought for your party’s nomination in your riding, and you got elected after that. You’ve got an impressive CV, you represent a part of the country — and a gender, and an ethnic background — that needs to be at the cabinet table. So you get the call.

You show up at Rideau Hall, and you get sworn into the Queen’s Privy Council — the cabinet, really — by the Clerk of the Privy Council. You recite the Oath of Office. The Governor-General and the Prime Minister are there, and probably some beaming family members, too.

There’s some photos, some unremarkable comments to the assembled news media, and then you get whisked away by your chauffeur to your very first meeting with your officials. And that’s where it gets interesting.

You may have a Chief of Staff and a Director of Communications and some assistants picked out already, but it’s unlikely. PMO needs to approve your picks, and the RCMP need to run security checks on them.

And so, there you are, seated with your Deputy Minister and maybe some other senior officials. They hand you a big binder. They brief you about the hot files.

Serial sex killers would certainly be one if you are responsible for Corrections Canada.

Somewhere in there, someone tells you about the doctrine of Ministerial Responsibility. When your staff is hired, they hear about the doctrine, too.

Basically, the doctrine of ministerial responsibility means that you are personally responsible to Parliament. Anything that is done, or not done, by the people who work for you in various departments and agencies and offices? It’s your personal responsibility.

It all goes back to the Mother of all Parliament, in Britain, and means that you are responsible for everything that your staff and officials do. If they screw up, you answer for it.

That isn’t just some arcane bit of Parliamentary folklore. That’s literally how our system works. Without ministerial responsibility — without accountability — our system would fall apart.

Which brings us to now, in Parliament, in Canada….
Yeah, but that was then.

Now, you have been shown that the way to get away with anything is to bawl "FAKE NEWS!" at the top of your voice.
 
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Yeah, but that was then.

Now, you have been shown that the way to get away with anything is to bawl "FAKE NEWS!" at the top of your voice.
Or just ignore the fact that you got caught, wait for the next scandal to put your current one in the rear view mirror, or the summer parliamentary recess to help it fade from the public eye…

Liar is such a nasty word. Let’s just call federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino a serial dissembler of the truth.

When it became public knowledge earlier this month that serial rapist and sadistic multiple killer Paul Bernardo had been transferred from a maximum- to medium-security prison (so he could enjoy more privileges and have more freedom to move around the grounds), Mendicino claimed to reporters the decision by Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) was “shocking and incomprehensible.”

Let’s accept that statement at face value. It still begs the question — just when was Mendicino shocked into incomprehension?

The minister was keen for Canadians to think he was as horrified as they were to learn of Bernardo’s move. Indeed, he wanted Canadians to think he had learned about the relocation of the killer of Kristen French, Leslie Mahaffy and Tammy Homolka at the same time ordinary Canadians had and via the same method – media reports.

Mendicino even pretended the CSC had made the transfer decision “independent” of his input. He hadn’t known of the move in advance. He had nothing to do with it.

But the minister couldn’t have been shocked on June 2, the day the rest of us found out. If he had ever been shocked (and I doubt the transfer ever, truly appalled him), Mendicino had to have been shocked on March 2 or May 25. Those are the two dates on which the Correctional Service informed Mendicino it was preparing to move Bernardo.
Now that he’s been caught out in a falsehood, Mendicino’s story is that his staff knew but never bothered to tell him of CSC’s plans. Just as he initially tried to throw the correctional service under the bus by insisting it had made the decision on its own, now Medicino is trying to blame his staff for not bringing to his attention a decision they would instantly have known would turn into a political bomb.

Rest…above link…etc…Mendicino’s Bernardo fabrication is just the latest in a long line of departures from the facts the minister has engaged in since the Liberals were re-elected in 2021.

The biggest whopper among many was Mendicino’s repeated claim, after the Emergencies Act had been invoked against the Freedom Convoy (and against the bank accounts of Canadians who had dared donate to the convoy), that the government had been pressured to suspend civil liberties by the urging of multiple police forces.

In truth, not a single police or intelligence agency had asked for emergency powers.

Last year, when the Liberals tried to use Parliamentary trickery to ban hundreds of thousands of popular hunting rifles (claiming they were in reality assault rifles), Mendicino insisted time and again no hunting rifles were included in the seizures.

He also first claimed the Chinese government was not operating illegal police stations on Canadian soil, from which to intimidate Chinese Canadians into supporting Beijing’s Communist government. Then the minister acknowledged the stations did indeed exist, but had been shut down, when in fact they were all still open.

Either Mendicino is the most clueless minister in the Trudeau cabinet, or the one with loosest connections to the truth.
 
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Or just ignore the fact that you got caught, wait for the next scandal to put your current one in the rear view mirror, or the summer parliamentary recess to help it fade from the public eye…

Liar is such a nasty word. Let’s just call federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino a serial dissembler of the truth.

When it became public knowledge earlier this month that serial rapist and sadistic multiple killer Paul Bernardo had been transferred from a maximum- to medium-security prison (so he could enjoy more privileges and have more freedom to move around the grounds), Mendicino claimed to reporters the decision by Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) was “shocking and incomprehensible.”

Let’s accept that statement at face value. It still begs the question — just when was Mendicino shocked into incomprehension?

The minister was keen for Canadians to think he was as horrified as they were to learn of Bernardo’s move. Indeed, he wanted Canadians to think he had learned about the relocation of the killer of Kristen French, Leslie Mahaffy and Tammy Homolka at the same time ordinary Canadians had and via the same method – media reports.

Mendicino even pretended the CSC had made the transfer decision “independent” of his input. He hadn’t known of the move in advance. He had nothing to do with it.

But the minister couldn’t have been shocked on June 2, the day the rest of us found out. If he had ever been shocked (and I doubt the transfer ever, truly appalled him), Mendicino had to have been shocked on March 2 or May 25. Those are the two dates on which the Correctional Service informed Mendicino it was preparing to move Bernardo.
Now that he’s been caught out in a falsehood, Mendicino’s story is that his staff knew but never bothered to tell him of CSC’s plans. Just as he initially tried to throw the correctional service under the bus by insisting it had made the decision on its own, now Medicino is trying to blame his staff for not bringing to his attention a decision they would instantly have known would turn into a political bomb.

Rest…above link…etc…Mendicino’s Bernardo fabrication is just the latest in a long line of departures from the facts the minister has engaged in since the Liberals were re-elected in 2021.

The biggest whopper among many was Mendicino’s repeated claim, after the Emergencies Act had been invoked against the Freedom Convoy (and against the bank accounts of Canadians who had dared donate to the convoy), that the government had been pressured to suspend civil liberties by the urging of multiple police forces.

In truth, not a single police or intelligence agency had asked for emergency powers.

Last year, when the Liberals tried to use Parliamentary trickery to ban hundreds of thousands of popular hunting rifles (claiming they were in reality assault rifles), Mendicino insisted time and again no hunting rifles were included in the seizures.

He also first claimed the Chinese government was not operating illegal police stations on Canadian soil, from which to intimidate Chinese Canadians into supporting Beijing’s Communist government. Then the minister acknowledged the stations did indeed exist, but had been shut down, when in fact they were all still open.

Either Mendicino is the most clueless minister in the Trudeau cabinet, or the one with loosest connections to the truth.
He's just verifying how Trudeau & his Ministers get their information - not from gov't sources but from the media. They claimed that at the Convoy Commission as well. Why did they implement the Emergency Act? Because according to the MSM there was violence everywhere so they didn't have a choice That was basically what was said at the Commission hearing. So why is this new? Because they don't want to admit their incompetence as a government.
 
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He's just verifying how Trudeau & his Ministers get their information - not from gov't sources but from the media. They claimed that at the Convoy Commission as well. Why did they implement the Emergency Act? Because according to the MSM there was violence everywhere so they didn't have a choice That was basically what was said at the Commission hearing. So why is this new? Because they don't want to admit their incompetence as a government.
I don't know why. It's almost like they're proud of their incompetence. They fucking excel at it.
 
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It’s been a very difficult spring session for Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government. It’s clear he has to hit “reset” before coming back in the fall, but what’s less obvious is how profound that reset has to be.

This session began where the fall 2022 session had left off, with unanswered questions concerning Chinese government interference in Canadian elections.

In late November, Canadians saw their prime minister approach Chinese President Xi Jinping at a G20 meeting in Bali, Indonesia. We were told by Trudeau’s folks that in the ensuing exchange, Trudeau upbraided Xi over electoral interference. When Trudeau returned to Canada, opposition parties understandably sought answers. Trudeau provided none.

After the Christmas break it looked increasingly clear Trudeau was in full coverup mode. It seemed there was something he didn’t want Canadians to learn. Trudeau’s deflections didn’t convince anyone, and his appointment of David Johnston as special rapporteur into foreign interference turned into a political debacle.

The picture that was forming was one of a Liberal government that had shamefully failed to act when their adversaries were being targeted by a foreign power, because that interference was to the Liberals’ advantage.
As always, the rest at the above link…
 
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While attending an anti-poverty convention in New York, Justin Trudeau spent $61,000 on hotel rooms.
Nothing says anti-poverty more than expensive hotel rooms funded by taxpayer dollars.

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Housing…mortgages…etc…interesting.
All of parliament is an incredible waste of money. People making $200,000 + to sit and nod as their leaders debate. Nothing that they do is important and impossible to get anything done sitting there smiling like fools. Never mind dual residences and staff.

Today is already too late to get the Western Alliance representing the rights and interests of westerners into gear. To make our vote count we need someone to vote for.
 

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All of parliament is an incredible waste of money. People making $200,000 + to sit and nod as their leaders debate. Nothing that they do is important and impossible to get anything done sitting there smiling like fools. Never mind dual residences and staff.

Today is already too late to get the Western Alliance representing the rights and interests of westerners into gear. To make our vote count we need someone to vote for.
No kidding . Yet we are told that we must pay them well to attract the best and the brightest .What a lark .