WE really need to get rid of this guy

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Quebecer shot after allegedly threatening Trudeau, Legault facing weapons charge
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Published Sep 28, 2023 • 1 minute read
Quebec's police watchdog is investigating after a member of a provincial police tactical team shot a man suspected of making threats toward Premier François Legault and Prime Minster Justin Trudeau. L
Quebec's police watchdog is investigating after a member of a provincial police tactical team shot a man suspected of making threats toward Premier François Legault and Prime Minster Justin Trudeau.
SCOTSTOWN, Que. — A Quebec man who was shot by police Wednesday as they investigated threats against Premier Francois Legault and Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is facing a weapons charge.


The provincial prosecution service said Thursday that Germain Lemay made a court appearance to face a charge of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.


Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating the shooting, which left the suspect in hospital in stable condition.

The agency, known as the Bureau des enquetes independantes, says the shooting by a provincial police tactical team occurred during an attempted arrest early Wednesday at a home in Scotstown, Que., about 180 kilometres east of Montreal.

According to the BEI, an officer who was looking through a window shot the suspect when he saw him point a gun toward the door where officers were entering.

Montreal police confirmed late Wednesday that the suspect had allegedly made threats against Legault and Trudeau.


Legault’s office said in a statement Wednesday that it was aware of the situation and that all threats against elected officials are unacceptable and should be denounced.

On Thursday, opposition parties in Quebec City said they were concerned with the growing number of threats against elected officials.

Parti Quebecois member Pascal Berube said politicians live in a “dangerous word,” adding he has twice filed police complaints in recent years for death threats against him and his spouse.

Quebec solidaire house leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois said he worries the current situation is just the beginning of a more serious trend.

— With files from Thomas Laberge in Quebec City.
 

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Last week, Canadian House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota invited a 98-year-old man named Yaroslav Hunka to attend a speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Rota called Hunka a “Canadian hero,” and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cheered for Hunka alongside lawmakers. But Hunka, it turned out, had served in a Nazi unit during the Second World War, sparking outrage.

In response, Rota took “full responsibility,” apologized and then resigned on Tuesday. Trudeau called it “deeply embarrassing.” Trudeau then warned against “Russian propaganda and Russian disinformation.”

Trudeau’s non-apology and lecturing about “Russian disinformation,” even though it was the Canadian Parliament that celebrated a Nazi, thereby giving a boost to this so-called “disinformation,” is amusing, given his repeated denunciation of the Freedom Convoy as a Nazi-linked movement.

About the truckers, Trudeau said, “We are seeing activity that is a threat to our democracy, and that is undermining the public’s trust in our institutions.” Trudeau, one day later, compared the truckers to Nazis and American racial segregationists. “Conservative Party members can stand with people who wave swastikas,” he said. “They can stand with people who wave the Confederate flag.”

It should not have to be said, but it does: Trudeau had zero evidence then, and none today, that the truckers were racists or Nazis. The swastikas printed on flags at the convoy were intended not as endorsements of hate that symbol represents, but as criticism of the government’s overreach through a comparison of Trudeau’s government to Nazi Germany. Yet Trudeau condemned a Jewish member of parliament for being sympathetic to the convoy and for supporting “people who wave swastikas.”

Trudeau’s colleagues participated in his conspiracy theory. One Liberal MP said that truckers’ “Honk, Honk” slogan was a coded message for “Heil Hitler.” There was never any evidence for any of this then or now.

As such, Trudeau was spreading disinformation. Naturally, Trudeau has, for the last three years, been accusing others of spreading disinformation and demanding that social media companies like Facebook and Twitter censor the people he disagrees with.

To Americans, Canada’s political troubles may seem trivial and unimportant. The country is not a significant military power. It has fewer people than California. Its economy is the ninth in the world; California’s is the fourth. Trudeau has just been engaging in the usual progressive rhetoric of accusing his opponents of being Nazis, something both sides do, as the controversy over last Friday’s applauding showed. Many people outside of Canada may understandably conclude that the general awfulness of Justin Trudeau just isn’t very important.

But Trudeau is important, and what he’s doing in Canada should terrify everyone in the Western world who cares about being free from government tyranny, censorship, and disinformation. That’s because Trudeau is pioneering a new way for governments to take control over the information environment — spreading disinformation and demanding censorship — that is similar but different to efforts we are seeing in places like California, Australia, and New Zealand.

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My suspicion is that very few Canadians are aware of quite how bizarre the rest of the world now finds the country. When it thinks of it at all it sees is a country that used to be renowned for its liberalism now most noted for its proto-authoritarianism. A country whose leaders think they can root out nastiness wherever they find it and are not even informed enough not to give a standing ovation to a former member of the SS.
 

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Quebec man shot by police now charged with threats against Trudeau, Legault
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Published Oct 03, 2023 • 1 minute read

SHERBROOKE, Que. — A Quebec man shot by police during an investigation into threats against Premier Francois Legault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now charged with uttering death threats against the two politicians.


Germain Lemay, 30, faces a total of six new charges, including making death threats against police officers and an agent with the province’s workplace health and safety board.


He is also charged with pointing a firearm at a police officer as well as improper storage of a firearm.

Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating the Sept. 27 police shooting that occurred during an operation in Scotstown, Que., about 180 kilometres east of Montreal.

The watchdog says an officer shot Lemay because the accused was allegedly pointing a gun from inside a home toward officers.

The Crown says Lemay faces a total of seven charges, having initially been charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.
 

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Quebec man shot by police now charged with threats against Trudeau, Legault
Author of the article:Canadian Press
Canadian Press
Published Oct 03, 2023 • 1 minute read

SHERBROOKE, Que. — A Quebec man shot by police during an investigation into threats against Premier Francois Legault and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is now charged with uttering death threats against the two politicians.


Germain Lemay, 30, faces a total of six new charges, including making death threats against police officers and an agent with the province’s workplace health and safety board.


He is also charged with pointing a firearm at a police officer as well as improper storage of a firearm.

Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating the Sept. 27 police shooting that occurred during an operation in Scotstown, Que., about 180 kilometres east of Montreal.

The watchdog says an officer shot Lemay because the accused was allegedly pointing a gun from inside a home toward officers.

The Crown says Lemay faces a total of seven charges, having initially been charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.
Uttering threats against the two people that are working hardest to destroy Canada should get an award, not jail. Pointing the gun at a cop was uncool. Then again we should not have to pay police to protect turdOWE from Canadians.
 
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Majority say Justin Trudeau should go as his approval rating tumbles: Poll
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Oct 18, 2023 • Last updated 1 day ago • 2 minute read
Trudeau must go. That's what the majority of Canadians think should happen.

Trudeau must go.


That’s what the majority of Canadians think should happen despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s intention to lead the party into the next election, according to a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute.


Even among Liberal voters, almost half of respondents said he should turn the party leadership over to someone else, although there was no clear consensus on a successor. When asked which party leader Canadians think would make the best prime minister, more than a quarter of those surveyed chose none of the above.

Trudeau’s approval rating — 31% — matches the lowest mark of his eight-year stint as PM.

The poll, conducted online this month among 1,878 Canadian adults, found that 57% thought Trudeau should step down before the next election, scheduled for 2025. Just 28% thought he should stay on, while 15% were unsure.


Most Conservative voters surveyed — 82% — wanted Trudeau to step down, compared to just 12% who thought he should stay on, and 5% were undecided.

Even 41% of Liberal voters thought the PM should step down, while 44% believed he should stay on and 16% were undecided.

It’s been a dramatic tumble for Trudeau, whose approval numbers were 55% during the early days of the pandemic in 2020.

The poll also asked respondents who they thought would be the best person to replace Trudeau as party leader if he were to step down. The choices were cabinet ministers Chrystia Freeland (Finance), Mélanie Joly (Foreign Affairs), François-Phillipe Champagne (Innovation, Science and Industry) and Anita Anand (Treasury Board), as well as former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney.

While recognition of Freeland was highest among the five, at 72%, there was no clear frontrunner when it came to a potential new leader. The Finance Minister was chosen as the best replacement by 19% of respondents, while the others got between 8% and 11% of the vote each, with some 43% of respondents undecided.

As to which current party leader would make the best prime minister, 30% chose Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre, while half as many named Trudeau (16%) or New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh (15%).
 
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Polling says Trudeau should leave now so why won't he?
Trudeau seems determined to stay on and fight even as public sentiment turns against him


Author of the article:Brian Lilley
Published Oct 20, 2023 • Last updated 21 hours ago • 3 minute read

Canadians are trying to tell Justin Trudeau to leave and not let the door hit him on the way out – but the PM just won’t take the hint.

For months, Trudeau’s polling numbers have been tanking, after fighting Pierre Poilievre and the Conservatives to a stalemate for the longest time, Polievre has been rising and Trudeau falling since spring.


Now, a poll from the Angus Reid Institute shows 57% think Trudeau should resign and hand over the Liberal leadership to someone else.

It’s not shocking that 82% of past Conservative voters think Trudeau should step down but 47% of those who voted NDP in the last election and 41% of those who voted Liberal think the same way. Worse for Trudeau, him stepping down in the most popular choice among men and women of all age categories.



The top choices to replace Trudeau are Chrystia Freeland, Melanie Joly and Mark Carney.

It’s doubtful that either Freeland, currently Trudeau’s deputy PM and finance minister, or Joly, currently Trudeau’s foreign minister, could turn things around based on how the polling trends are going – they are simply too close to Trudeau.

As for Mark Carney, the man is a dream candidate to lead the Liberals – if you are running the Conservative campaign. Carney is no doubt a smart man and he can communicate well and even worked well with Stephen Harper during the 2008/09 economic crisis.




All that said, if the Liberals want to go into the next election telling everyday Canadians that they are a bunch of out-of-touch elitists, then Carney is their man. Fair or not, that is how Carney will be portrayed given his past as a banker at Goldman Sachs and as past governor of both the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England.

The Liberals are currently in an 11-point deficit behind Poilievre’s Conservatives, and that’s the good estimate. It’s hard to believe they will easily be able to come from behind without some tragedy befalling the Conservatives.

The same Angus Reid poll that says 57% think Justin Trudeau should take a walk in the snow, or go on a permanent surfing trip, also shows that 39% would vote Conservative if an election were held today compared to 28% for the Liberals and 21% for the NDP.


The gap with other pollsters is bigger with Leger showing a 12 point gap, Abacus 13, Mainstreet 14 and Nanos 15.

It wasn’t that long ago that desperate Liberal supporters were pointing to Nanos as their saviour given they had a poll showing the parties close. Now, the main thing you hear from Liberal supporters online when the issue of polls comes up is how they can’t be trusted.

The TruAnon Liberals sound like Trump supporters in more ways than one as they cast doubt on polls and attack the media for being mean to their dear leader.

The latest seat projections from poll aggregator 338Canada.com puts the Conservatives at 194 seats, the Liberals at 90, the Bloc Quebecois at 32, the NDP at 20 and the Greens at 2. That would be fewer seats than the 103 the Liberals picked up in Stephane Dion’s disastrous 2008 campaign but more than the 77 they took in the horrific 2011 campaign of Michael Ignatieff.

Is this really the legacy that Trudeau wants to have laid out in the history books, that he was just a bit better than Michael Ignatieff in his final campaign?

Trudeau has won three elections, including one majority and has been prime minister for eight years. He really should think about leaving but he most likely won’t. He believes he’s the man who can beat Pierre Poilievre, but the truth is that he’s just beating himself at this point.

Governments defeat themselves and often it’s due to the guy at the top – right now, that’s Justin Trudeau.

blilley@postmedia.com
 

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Gregoire Trudeau 're-partnered' months before separation announced: Report
Author of the article:postmedia News
Published Oct 25, 2023 • Last updated 4 days ago • 2 minute read

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau seems to have wasted little time moving on from her marriage with the prime minister, having reportedly “re-partnered” with an Ottawa doctor.


But according to claims made in a divorce petition involving the man alleged to be her new beau, the dissolution of Gregoire Trudeau’s marriage to Justin Trudeau may have been in the offing months before it was announced, according to a Postmedia report by Glen McGregor.



In a petition — filed on April 26 — Ana Remonda alleged that her husband, Dr. Marcos Bettolli, a pediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, had “re-partnered with a high-profile individual who attracts significant media attention and presents significant security considerations,” Postmedia reported.


The report confirmed that the individual referred to in the petition is Gregoire Trudeau, although she is not identified in court documents.

Toronto Sun newspaper page about Trudeau's divorce
The Trudeaus made international headlines Aug. 2 when they announced that they had legally separated after 18 years of marriage. Government sources said that Gregoire Trudeau, 48, had already moved out of their Rideau Cottage residence, but intended to return there often to co-parent their three children — Hadrien, 9, Ella-Grace, 14, and Xavier, 16.

The location of her new residence has not been made public, but Postmedia reported that she has posted Instagram videos from what seems to be the loft of an Ottawa condominium not far from Rideau Hall.

“Unmarked vehicles with what appear to be plainclothes RCMP members inside have been seen in recent weeks outside the building, which is listed in the court documents as Bettolli’s address,” the report said, adding that Gregoire Trudeau could not be reached for comment.

Remonda and Bettolli, who also teaches at the University of Ottawa’s medical school, were married in Argentina and moved to Canada in 2004, the report said. They separated in 2020 and Bettolli moved out in February 2021, according to divorce records.

Their respective lawyers declined to comment on the case, the report said.
 

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Almost exactly eight years after rebuilding the Liberals and winning government, Justin Trudeau looks like he could be done as party leader.
Liberal-appointed Senator Percy Downe, who said in a new column that the Liberal Party is unelectable so long as Trudeau remains at the helm.
The bottom has truly fallen out for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals as even the Toronto Star is writing him off as done like dinner. The Star published a lengthy piece by columnist Susan Delacourt on Sunday that cited data from an Abacus Data poll that seemed to indicate Trudeau’s Liberals won’t be making a comeback.

Now, it would be foolish to write off the Liberal Party, or Trudeau in particular, especially since we don’t know when an election is going to come. The Liberal brand is strong and has deep roots despite Trudeau’s attempts to turn the party into a cult of personality centred around him and Trudeau himself is a strong campaigner.