WE really need to get rid of this guy

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“Yeah, people are facing tough times and, yes, everyone is finding it difficult right now,” Trudeau said Wednesday at the closing news conference after his government’s cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

“As leaders, MPs and parliamentarians of all types, part of our job is to be there, to take it, to support it as Canadians are anxious and put out solutions. So yeah, this is not an easy time to be a politician,” Trudeau said.

The seemingly tone-deaf response won’t go down as a ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” speech, but maybe more of a ‘cry for me Canada’ one.

Earlier in Charlottetown, Trudeau said he won’t “give up” on people displaying “F— Trudeau” bumper stickers because he understands some are “hurting.”

Then there was this part glass-half-full, part head-in-the-sand second soliloquy where Trudeau’s narrative seemed to be trying to assure himself and his team that they are still relevant while trying to convince an ornery electorate he can still win despite opinion polls showing a ten-point disadvantage to his opposition.

He didn’t point the finger at himself but at the era.

“This is a time when politics is divided and toxic in so many ways,” Trudeau explained. “But it is so important that we continue to be there and be positive and hopeful.”

As part of this positive and helpful approach, Trudeau — who once said demonstrators hold “unacceptable views” while antivaxxers “don’t believe in science” and are “often misogynistic and racist” and questioned, “Do we tolerate these people?” — blamed today’s problems on Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trudeau government’s dog-eared playbook of calling opponents evil has reached the point of absurdity.

Disagree with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax and former environment minister Catherine McKenna will accuse you of being an “arsonist.”

Object to their plan to bring in almost 1.5 million immigrants between now and 2025, contributing to Canada’s housing crisis, and Immigration Minister Marc Miller will suggest you’re among “a segment of folks that have blamed immigrants for taking houses, taking jobs, you name it.”

Express anger about Beijing’s dictators interfering in our democracy and Trudeau will reply that “one of the things we’ve seen, unfortunately, over the past years is a rise in anti-Asian racism linked to the pandemic and concerns being raised or arisen around people’s loyalties.”

This despite the fact numerous leaders and organizations representing Canadians of Chinese origin have repeatedly called for a public inquiry into foreign interference, while Trudeau continues to rag the puck on calling one.

Criticize Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to end protests against his government and Trudeau will liken you to supporting “people who wave swastikas,” as if it would be impossible to protest federal pandemic policies for legitimate reasons.

Voice, as a Muslim parent, concern about gender identity classes in public schools and the PM will say you’re being influenced by “the American right-wing” spreading “misinformation and disinformation” as if no one could have genuine concerns about the issue.
Hey look over there .
 
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It looks very much like the liberal party is using 1984 as a road map on how to run a government.
 

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Some Indigenous leaders reject PM's 'out of touch' housing comments​

'I can’t believe he said that,' responds Native Women's Association of Canada head Carol McBride​


Brett Forester · CBC News · Posted: Aug 24, 2023 3:00 AM CDT | Last Updated: 10 hours ago

Don't tell Carol McBride housing isn't a primary federal responsibility.

As a former chief, McBride remembers being in a housing crisis when she led the Timiskaming First Nation in northwestern Quebec — and that was in the 1990s.

Now president of the Native Women's Association of Canada in Ottawa, she was dismayed to hear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau try to distance his government from the housing file last month.

"It led me to believe that he's totally out of touch with Indigenous issues," McBride said, adding that on-reserve housing is a federal responsibility.

"We count on the federal government, for sure, for housing. For him to say that is totally out of the playing field. I'm telling you: I can't believe he said that."

At a news conference in Hamilton July 31, Trudeau told reporters "housing isn't a primary federal responsibility," nor a file Ottawa has "direct carriage of." While he added "it is something that we can and must help with," opposition parties pounced.

The federal Conservatives circulated the clip in online attacks, while the NDP slammed the comment as out-of-touch finger pointing, a snub to the urgent housing crunch Indigenous communities face.

McBride, a former activist, councillor, 13-year chief and two-term grand chief of the Algonquin Nation Secretariat, pointed to Trudeau's big promises of clean water and good infrastructure for First Nations on the campaign trail in 2015.

"Where has that gone?" she asked.


 

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Horrible prediction: Turfing Trudeau won't work unless it's such a bad defeat the Libs lose official party status. Because if they don't then even if the Conservatives win a majority the Libturds and Dipshits can still form a coalition to block them.
 

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Horrible prediction: Turfing Trudeau won't work unless it's such a bad defeat the Libs lose official party status. Because if they don't then even if the Conservatives win a majority the Libturds and Dipshits can still form a coalition to block them.
That depends on how badly they lose. To retain power, they would have to have combined numbers significantly higher than the conservatives. Anything less would spark a rebellion.
 

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Canucks right to be fuming as Liberals enjoy cigars, ice cream

Author of the article:Joe Warmington
Published Aug 23, 2023 • Last updated 2 days ago • 2 minute read

Let them smoke stogies!


And let them eat the best seafood and ice cream that money can buy, too!


For Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, it has been a week of Prince Edward Island mussels, lobster, summer strolls along the picturesque Charlottetown boardwalk and, of course, puffing on the finest cigars.


All while Canada burns.

This came on the same day it was reported that former Liberal environment minister Catherine McKenna said it was “Conservative politicians” who were the “arsonists.”


This time, however, it was Liberals doing the public smoking!

Throw in Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s speeding ticket for $273 in Alberta for admitting to be going at least 32 km/h over the posted speed limit and it has been a smorgasbord of controversy that has many asking if this government is out of touch with the Canadian public.


They are certainly not reading the room or the mood of the country.


As wildfires ravage the Northwest Territories and British Columbia, as well as Ontario and Quebec, regular Canadians are struggling to pay their mortgages, fill up their cars with gas and buy groceries. Meanwhile, the federal cabinet decided not to cancel its summer retreat, but instead is enjoying the finest cuisine and comforts Canada’s East Coast can offer.



At the taxpayers’ expense.

Trudeau, fresh off a 10-day vacation of movies with his kids and a trip to Tofino, B.C., started the cabinet getaway by going to a restaurant for dinner in Charlottetown, while his estranged wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau posted a picture of herself in a kelp bath in British Columbia.


Not far from where the newly separated couple was vacationing with their three children, wildfires are lighting up the night sky in many regions that have people fleeing their homes for safety reasons. While Liberal ministers talk about climate change as the cause for the bad summer of fires, it seemed odd that Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc would sit out on the street in town with two colleagues smoking what appeared to be hand-rolled, high-end cigars that are believed to be Cuban.

The Prime Minister’s Office has yet to comment on numerous questions about the cigars or the optics of smoking them while much of the country is experiencing major fires. When questioned about it by the Counter Signal’s Keean Bexte, LeBlanc commented on him wearing a “tinfoil hat.”

But there was no conspiracy theory here. The minister, the son of former governor general Romeo LeBlanc and who once babysat Trudeau as a child, was smoking while much of Canada is on fire.

Meanwhile, the opinion polls show the governing Liberals’ numbers are not exactly burning brightly right now.
 

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Canucks right to be fuming as Liberals enjoy cigars, ice cream

Author of the article:Joe Warmington
Published Aug 23, 2023 • Last updated 2 days ago • 2 minute read

Let them smoke stogies!


And let them eat the best seafood and ice cream that money can buy, too!


For Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, it has been a week of Prince Edward Island mussels, lobster, summer strolls along the picturesque Charlottetown boardwalk and, of course, puffing on the finest cigars.


All while Canada burns.

This came on the same day it was reported that former Liberal environment minister Catherine McKenna said it was “Conservative politicians” who were the “arsonists.”


This time, however, it was Liberals doing the public smoking!

Throw in Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s speeding ticket for $273 in Alberta for admitting to be going at least 32 km/h over the posted speed limit and it has been a smorgasbord of controversy that has many asking if this government is out of touch with the Canadian public.


They are certainly not reading the room or the mood of the country.


As wildfires ravage the Northwest Territories and British Columbia, as well as Ontario and Quebec, regular Canadians are struggling to pay their mortgages, fill up their cars with gas and buy groceries. Meanwhile, the federal cabinet decided not to cancel its summer retreat, but instead is enjoying the finest cuisine and comforts Canada’s East Coast can offer.



At the taxpayers’ expense.

Trudeau, fresh off a 10-day vacation of movies with his kids and a trip to Tofino, B.C., started the cabinet getaway by going to a restaurant for dinner in Charlottetown, while his estranged wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau posted a picture of herself in a kelp bath in British Columbia.


Not far from where the newly separated couple was vacationing with their three children, wildfires are lighting up the night sky in many regions that have people fleeing their homes for safety reasons. While Liberal ministers talk about climate change as the cause for the bad summer of fires, it seemed odd that Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc would sit out on the street in town with two colleagues smoking what appeared to be hand-rolled, high-end cigars that are believed to be Cuban.

The Prime Minister’s Office has yet to comment on numerous questions about the cigars or the optics of smoking them while much of the country is experiencing major fires. When questioned about it by the Counter Signal’s Keean Bexte, LeBlanc commented on him wearing a “tinfoil hat.”

But there was no conspiracy theory here. The minister, the son of former governor general Romeo LeBlanc and who once babysat Trudeau as a child, was smoking while much of Canada is on fire.

Meanwhile, the opinion polls show the governing Liberals’ numbers are not exactly burning brightly right now.
When will you peons realize , we are entitled to our entitlements Keep your eyes on those wasteful conservatives they might order room service .
 

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I assume the Cons have been subsisting on MREs? Cuz that provides actual, tangible benefits to those suffering from the wildfires.
If only. Last fire I was on, "breakfast" was cold fries from Rotten Ronnie's. Could have been worse. Years ago, a friend on a rap attack team was helicoptered in with a week's worth of supplies that turned out to be several cases of peanut butter and one sleeping bag for three men. This was long before Brokeback Mountain came out.
 
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I assume the Cons have been subsisting on MREs? Cuz that provides actual, tangible benefits to those suffering from the wildfires.
I actually have some at home. Not big portions but a neat concept. None come with Cuban Cigars but that’s OK.
Which is your favourite? The beef goulash, mexican chicken buritto, halal or vegan?
Currently, I’m most interested in trying out the ‘Southwestern Chipotle Chicken’ next…
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It just sounds like it’s got more going on than ‘Chilli’ etc….got them ‘cuz we thought the Grandkids would get a kick out’a them.
…For Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, it has been a week of Prince Edward Island mussels, lobster, summer strolls along the picturesque Charlottetown boardwalk and, of course, puffing on the finest cigars.
Just interesting optics is all. Good on them!
They are certainly not reading the room or the mood of the country.
Oh well…they don’t have to with Jagmeet holding out for his full MP’s pension.
Meanwhile, the opinion polls show the governing Liberals’ numbers are not exactly burning brightly right now.
Kind of a Marie Antoinnette-ish vibe, but whatever.

I am picturing Poilievre hosting the Cons retreat somewhere central (Winnipeg or Thunder Bay) and intentionally financially downplaying it (not a motel 6 but along those lines). Only time will tell. That would be a funny contrast.
 

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“Yeah, people are facing tough times and, yes, everyone is finding it difficult right now,” Trudeau said Wednesday at the closing news conference after his government’s cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

“As leaders, MPs and parliamentarians of all types, part of our job is to be there, to take it, to support it as Canadians are anxious and put out solutions. So yeah, this is not an easy time to be a politician,” Trudeau said.

The seemingly tone-deaf response won’t go down as a ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” speech, but maybe more of a ‘cry for me Canada’ one.

Earlier in Charlottetown, Trudeau said he won’t “give up” on people displaying “F— Trudeau” bumper stickers because he understands some are “hurting.”

Then there was this part glass-half-full, part head-in-the-sand second soliloquy where Trudeau’s narrative seemed to be trying to assure himself and his team that they are still relevant while trying to convince an ornery electorate he can still win despite opinion polls showing a ten-point disadvantage to his opposition.

He didn’t point the finger at himself but at the era.

“This is a time when politics is divided and toxic in so many ways,” Trudeau explained. “But it is so important that we continue to be there and be positive and hopeful.”

As part of this positive and helpful approach, Trudeau — who once said demonstrators hold “unacceptable views” while antivaxxers “don’t believe in science” and are “often misogynistic and racist” and questioned, “Do we tolerate these people?” — blamed today’s problems on Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Trudeau government’s dog-eared playbook of calling opponents evil has reached the point of absurdity.

Disagree with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax and former environment minister Catherine McKenna will accuse you of being an “arsonist.”

Object to their plan to bring in almost 1.5 million immigrants between now and 2025, contributing to Canada’s housing crisis, and Immigration Minister Marc Miller will suggest you’re among “a segment of folks that have blamed immigrants for taking houses, taking jobs, you name it.”

Express anger about Beijing’s dictators interfering in our democracy and Trudeau will reply that “one of the things we’ve seen, unfortunately, over the past years is a rise in anti-Asian racism linked to the pandemic and concerns being raised or arisen around people’s loyalties.”

This despite the fact numerous leaders and organizations representing Canadians of Chinese origin have repeatedly called for a public inquiry into foreign interference, while Trudeau continues to rag the puck on calling one.

Criticize Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to end protests against his government and Trudeau will liken you to supporting “people who wave swastikas,” as if it would be impossible to protest federal pandemic policies for legitimate reasons.

Voice, as a Muslim parent, concern about gender identity classes in public schools and the PM will say you’re being influenced by “the American right-wing” spreading “misinformation and disinformation” as if no one could have genuine concerns about the issue.

Horrible prediction: Turfing Trudeau won't work unless it's such a bad defeat the Libs lose official party status. Because if they don't then even if the Conservatives win a majority the Libturds and Dipshits can still form a coalition to block them.
Lets hope for a major majority then cuz we can't afford to let the current circumstances go forward. It's absolutely crucial that we get rid of these guys!
 

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Audit reveals flaws in feds' charge cards yet again: Report
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Aug 29, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 2 minute read
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Charge cards issued to government employees have been flagged by federal auditors for a variety of flaws, including missing records, transactions that weren't "properly signed and dated," and no spending limits, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
Charge cards issued to government employees have been flagged by federal auditors for a variety of flaws, including missing records, transactions that weren't "properly signed and dated," and no spending limits, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
Charge cards issued to government employees have been flagged by federal auditors for a variety of flaws, including missing records, transactions that weren’t “properly signed and dated,” and no spending limits, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.


A random check was done at the Immigration and Refugee Board.


“In some cases for acquisition cards and contracting it could not be determined whether the expense was approved prior to the expense being incurred or prior to the signing of the contract as the approval was not dated,” said a Core Control Audit. “In all instances for acquisition cards, no documentation was on file to demonstrate commitments were recorded at the value expected to be incurred.”

Cabinet debuted the charge-card system in 1992 to simplify ordinary federal purchases for office supplies.

According to Blacklock’s, 2,000 cards were issued at the time to employees who received mandatory training. The number of issued cards has since is now at more than 35,000 with numerous audits identifying irregularities.


Refugee Board auditors found instances where card applications were not signed and transactions billed without managers’ approval.

“Approvals are a key control in ensuring funds are available and used prudently and that transactions are authorized, complete, accurate and valid,” said Control Audit.

Separate audits found another federal agency, the National Research Council, ran up more than a tenth of its annual budget using cards including “high risk transactions.” Auditors found cards were shared among co-workers who were not authorized to use them.



At the Department of Fisheries, an audit found charge cards were used to ring up $140 million a year in purchases including at least one case of suspected fraud.

The Department of Employment failed a 2020 audit that found only 33% of randomly selected transactions were approved, while 12% of transactions paid inaccurate amounts.

In 2022, auditors found employees at the Department of Foreign Affairs used government-issue charge cards to buy booze, jewelry and unexplained “hospitality.”

Diplomats’ use of charge cards abroad from 2019 to 2020 included billings of $117 for jewelry, another $9,836 spent on clothing, a total $12,416 in expenses for liquor and $14,251 in charges marked “leisure.”