WE really need to get rid of this guy

petros

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Low interest rates will last forever & Budgies balance themselves…unit they don’t, and they don’t…yadda Yadda Yadda, present day. Economic boot to the groin.
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So free heat pumps for everybody in maritime Canada…etc…& don’t criticize Quebec, on anything, & guard the cheese consortium.
Heat pumps aren't free. It's Govt backed financing putting more money in your pocket.
 
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bob the dog

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Guess him not being concerned about monetary issues is coming into play. Spend & borrow big time thus increase inflation so spend more (cuz we care) thereby increasing inflation some more & the circus continues.
Factor the immigration policy free for all and the stats are even worse than they appear. Almost seems like they have lost the vision of who and what Canada is and replaced it with an image of themselves.
 
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Justin Trudeau ripped for smug response to pricey vacation question: 'He is laughing at us'
'Like a lot of Canadian families, we went to stay with friends for the Christmas holidays,' smirking PM said this week defending Jamaica holiday trip


Author of the article:Mark Daniell
Published Jan 28, 2024 • Last updated 13 hours ago • 4 minute read
The prime minister is being ripped online for his smug response after being questioned about accpeting a free vacation over the holidays.
Days after Globe and Mail reporter Marieke Walsh asked Justin Trudeau about the optics of accepting a pricey holiday vacation as many Canadians struggle to put food on the table, the Canadian prime minister is still being jeered online for his robotic response in which he defended his decision to accept a free Jamaican getaway.


“You just laid out the tough economic times that Canadians are facing, you say that you are seized with the issue. Did you consider that backdrop when you decided to take an $80,000 free vacation?” Walsh asked Trudeau earlier this week.


With his lips curling into a smirk, Trudeau replied: “As many Canadians did, I stayed with friends over the holidays.”

Walsh pressed the prime minister saying, “Many Canadians don’t have access to $90,000 free vacations, so can you explain the thinking as to why you take these vacations and how you think Canadians receive them?”

Unflinchingly, Trudeau nodded with a look of condescension as he responded in a robotic-like manner: “Like many Canadians did, I stayed with family friends over the holidays.”

As the clip went viral, racking up hundreds of thousands of views on X, where it was shared by several media outlets including True North Centre, Rebel News, CTV and 6ix Buzz, Canadians slammed the Liberal leader on social media for his seemingly flippant response.



“What a smug p****, smirking while going on a vacation worth 1.5 times the average Canadian salary … for a week,” one person wrote on X. “He knows he can’t do any wrong to his supporters so he just laughs in everyone else’s face. This is a spoiled trust fund brat.”

“His smug smile is what really pisses me off,” another added.

“If I ‘answered’ a question like this at my work … I’d get fired,” a third person wrote.

As many renewed calls for the ethics commissioner to investigate the trip, one critic suggested Trudeau’s laissez-faire response indicates that even he knows his political career is nearing an end.

“When you know you are being fired … you do not care,” they wrote. “He is laughing at us.”

“He should just give the middle finger to the camera as he answers that question,” another suggested.


On Reddit, several users claiming to be government employees said that they would be disciplined for behaving like Trudeau.

“We have to be super ethical and worry about whether coffee and muffins should be declared otherwise risk getting into trouble. And this guy takes yearly vacations paid for by special interests,” one person wrote.

“I work for the feds and I got a talking to for accepting a hat from a supplier of ours. They said it was going to influence my decisions. But apparently all inclusive vacation will not sway JT. What a joke,” a second added.

“Each quote gets more unbelievable with him,” a third Redditor weighed in. “As though a $9,000 a night complimentary room is along the same lines as sleeping in your aunt’s spare bedroom on a futon. He’s so relatable!”


Trudeau’s remarks echoed a statement he said in French during a news conference in New Brunswick on Jan. 17. “Like a lot of Canadian families, we went to stay with friends for the Christmas holidays. All the rules were followed,” the Liberal leader said.

Earlier this month, Trudeau came under fire after the National Post reported that the prime minister enjoyed a 10-day vacation at a $9,300-per-night luxury resort provided to him and his family at no cost over the Christmas holidays.

The Jamaican property is owned by the family of Peter Green, a businessman who has known the Trudeaus for decades.

Before the trip was revealed as a gift, the PMO told The Canadian Press that Trudeau would be paying for his family’s getaway.


Trudeau consulted with the ethics commissioner before jetting off for some fun in the sun, but Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s party wants to hear from the federal ethics watchdog on rules regarding gifts.

“This is incredibly problematic,” Conservative ethics critic Michael Barrett said.

When it comes to free trips, Trudeau has run afoul of ethics guidelines in the past. In 2017, the federal ethics commissioner ruled that the prime minister violated conflict of interest rules when he spent Christmas at the private Bahamian island owned by the Aga Khan in late 2016.

Trudeau was also lambasted for travelling for a family vacation to Tofino, B.C., on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in 2021 despite his official itinerary saying he would be in “private meetings” in Ottawa that day.

After his Tofino trip was made public, Trudeau meekly apologized. “The ‘how it happened’ is far less important than that it happened, which I regret,” he said.

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Prime Minister's staffer calls people names but gets apology

Author of the article:Joe Warmington
Published Jan 29, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 4 minute read
It was a raging storm attacking conservatives on X that had people wondering if a Prime Minister's Office staffer was having a "meltdown."
Supriya Dwevedi is pictured in her X account photo (@supriyadwivedi)
WARNING: Explicit Language

Sexual language, personal belittling, education shaming, racial innuedo, profanity and cyberbullying.

It was a raging storm attacking conservatives on X that had people wondering if a Prime Minister’s Office staffer was having a “meltdown.”

Apparently, it was everybody else. Whatever new Trudeau staffer Supriya Dwivedi, a well-known journalist and commentator, was going for, she certainly gained attention and showed the normal rules of the road do not apply to someone inside the PMO’s bubble.


She was brought into the Prime Minister’s Office late last year to help upgrade the government’s communications, but many feel the lawyer and former radio host lowered the bar.

“Live coverage of a PMO staffer having a public meltdown continues,” posted Canada Proud on X.

She had comebacks — some too rude and crude to even print.

X-Post from Supriya Dwivedi
X-Post from Supriya Dwivedi
“Ah, yes wherein public meltdown means responding to tweets that a random man has tagged me in great stuff as always from the incel adjacent crowd,” posted Dwivedi in response.



When Canada Proud posted “very professional,” her response was “fun fact: I don’t have to be professional when interacting with a disinfo meme factory account you can go back to gooning to Jordan Peterson videos now.”



Perhaps Jordan Peterson isn’t the only one who should be required to undergo re-training.

“How long until Katie (Telford, PMO chief of staff) tells you to stop tweeting?” asked Canada Proud.

Dwivedi responded “probably around the time you’re able to” satisfy a woman sexually.



No one subjected to any of this, deserved any of it. It would not be acceptable in any other setting.

The PMO has not responded so far. But in an X posting Monday, journalist Rahim Mohamed said he “reached out to Supriya Dwivedi yesterday to apologize for my role in the weekend’s mess” that started with a “tweet calling out online vitriol targeting CPC candidate Jamil Jivani.” He also expressed “regret that I indirectly exposed her to a wave of harassment.”

On X, Dwivedi broke a short silence to say “I appreciate Rahim apologizing both on here and to me personally.”



It was strange to see her receive an apology from a man who did nothing wrongl. The truth is if any of the people berated here ever tweeted any of that stuff to her, it would be many apologies and repercussions, too.

In the case of Mohamed, she had referred to him as the “weirdo, obscure online guy.” She tweeted “dude I’m out of your league on several fronts but good to know your parents don’t approve of your white partner” or for boasting on X that she “actually got into med school and law school” and “made a name for herself in conserative media while you just . . . do whatever it is you’re doing.”

He is so owed an apology. Dwivedi hasn’t offered one to anybody.

If Tucker Carlson had said any of this, there would be hell to pay. Look at how the lib-left crowd went after Don Cherry for his “you people” comment. If any of those X-posts had come from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre’s team, humiliation would follow.



“Is this the official position of the PMO?” asked Jenni Byrne, chief advisor to Polievre. “No professionalism necessary from their staff?”

“What’s going on in the PMO comms department? The level of unhinged and extreme gaslighting, paranoia and feigned outrage that we’ve seen in the few days is both shocking and comical,” posted Poilievre’s communication director Sarah Fischer, who was excoriated by progressives on social media for her 2022 tweets saying the “honking” from trucks was “music” to her ears.

But when it’s Liberals doing the name calling, it’s an open road. However, when it’s conservatives saying something on social media, the Liberals go on full attack — even crying like they did after Carlson’s appearance in Alberta last week when cabinet ministers claimed Premier Danielle Smith’s appearance made them feel unsafe.



And when Poilievre said in an X-post that former justice minister David Lametti’s resignation from Parliament “leaves behind” a “record of Charter violations, censoring free speech, illegal use of the Emergencies Act,” Immigration Minister Marc Miller complained saying it was “classless and undignified.”

It’s all turnspeak. They were all silent when Trudeau during the pandemic called people names at will, including referring to some as a “fringe-element,” belonging to “angry anti-vaxxer mobs” who don’t “believe in science” and lash out with “racist, misogynistic attacks, but Canadians.”

So the standard has been set by Trudeau. It’s a double standard.

While it’s important to note Dwivedi lost her husband to cancer last summer and compassion is necessary, this was ugly.

If Liberals are OK with this, it’s time to bring back Cherry, whose comments in 2019 were tame in comparison.
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Global Affairs suffered a significant security breach for the second time in two years. My guess is there is nothing they do not know.
 

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Security threat against Trudeau all of Canada's concern

Author of the article:Joe Warmington
Published Jan 30, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 4 minute read
It's not acceptable to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as vulnerable as he was on Monday when angry protesters descended on his vehicle.
Images taken from a video that showed protesters descending on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s motorcade. (Meir Weinstein video)
It’s just not acceptable to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as vulnerable as he was on Monday when an angry mob of protesters descended on his vehicle.

It was a serious security incident caught on camera that once again raises concerns about the safety of Canada’s prime minister while illustrating a vitriolic mood among some Canadians.

While Trudeau was not hurt, video taken in Gatineau, Que., just across the river from Ottawa Monday night, not only shows angry protesters getting close to the country’s leader but that his RCMP-led protection detail was forced to quickly spirit him into a different car than intended and executed a faster-than-normal exit.


“Shame, shame, Trudeau, shame, shame, Trudeau,” the “free Palestine” protesters — calling for a ceasefire in the Israel/Gaza war — shouted. “Shame on you, shame on you.”


Trudeau originally looked in their direction but — after being prompted by his protection detail of about eight plain-clothes officers — was guided with a hand on his back not to his SUV but to a lead car that had a clearer path of escape.

About a dozen protesters, wearing kufiyahs and carrying posters, could be seen running along the street toward both cars. One of the protesters veered onto the street, but officers set up a blocking line to keep the person at bay while the car transporting Trudeau sped off.

Seconds later, the SUV — carrying security personnel — also left in haste to rude heckling that included the taunt, “you guys are cowards.”



While they did get the PM out of there safely, it was not a smooth exit, which raises questions about his safety.

The Prime Minister’s Office said, “we are unable to comment on matters related to the Prime Minister’s security.” The RCMP or Ottawa4Palestine, which organized the event, have yet to return requests for comment.

There does not appear to be any arrests, even though demonstrators were far more animated and presented a greater risk than journalist David Menzies, of Rebel News, ever did with Trudeau in 2021 or with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland earlier this month. On both those occasions, he was physically detained by the RCMP.

But even though there were no detentions in Gatineau, it does not change concerns about the escalation of animosity toward Trudeau, who was at this location as a backup site for a planned memorial in honour of the seventh anniversary of the Quebec City mosque mass-shooting murders. A gathering was supposed to be at a Gatineau Islamic Centre but was moved at the last minute to this address.


Canadian Press also reported that the National Council of Canadian Muslims “abruptly cancelled a meeting Monday” with Trudeau because of his lack of action “to protect Palestinians” or display “tangible action” on Islamophobia.

“We no longer think it’s productive to speak with this prime minister,” chief executive Stephen Brown said in the CP story. “It has become clear that we seem to only get a sliver of policy reform when our lives, or our safety, is destroyed. Our government has failed to move on substantive hate-crime legislation” and to see “ease” on Israel’s war in Gaza.

Yet on Tuesday, Trudeau cabinet minister Ahmed Hussen posted on X “since the very beginning of the crisis, our position has always been, and continues to be, centred on the firm belief that more assistance is needed in Gaza—not less. Today, we’re stepping up our efforts with an additional $40M to help the most vulnerable Palestinian civilians” and “with this additional new funding, bringing our total to $100M, Canada is ranked among the top donors in the world.”


None of that has stopped the pressure protesters have put on Trudeau. They are organized and committed. On social media Monday, bulletins went out to protesters to muster at the location where Trudeau was diverted to in Gatineau.

It’s not the first time Trudeau has been greeted in a hostile manner.

Late last year, he was shouted down while visiting a mosque in Etobicoke, and earlier in 2023, protesters surrounded a restaurant he was in. In Hamilton in January 2023, he merely walked out of a restaurant through protesters and into a walkway that took him back to the hotel where he and his cabinet were staying. In the past, a protester has thrown gravel at him.



Mounties assigned to protect him have their hands full. But what happened in Gatineau appeared to have higher risk potential than past run-ins and a more animated police response.

“There is always a concern when the prime minister is at any risk,” said Meir Weinstein of Israel Now. “It’s something everybody should be focused on.”
Protest is fine, but any risk to the prime minister is unacceptable. These demonstrators were aggressive and angry.
If not for the efforts of the RCMP, Trudeau would have found himself right in the middle of a swarm of agitated protesters.
 

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Security threat against Trudeau all of Canada's concern

Author of the article:Joe Warmington
Published Jan 30, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 4 minute read
It's not acceptable to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as vulnerable as he was on Monday when angry protesters descended on his vehicle.
Images taken from a video that showed protesters descending on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s motorcade. (Meir Weinstein video)
It’s just not acceptable to see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as vulnerable as he was on Monday when an angry mob of protesters descended on his vehicle.

It was a serious security incident caught on camera that once again raises concerns about the safety of Canada’s prime minister while illustrating a vitriolic mood among some Canadians.

While Trudeau was not hurt, video taken in Gatineau, Que., just across the river from Ottawa Monday night, not only shows angry protesters getting close to the country’s leader but that his RCMP-led protection detail was forced to quickly spirit him into a different car than intended and executed a faster-than-normal exit.


“Shame, shame, Trudeau, shame, shame, Trudeau,” the “free Palestine” protesters — calling for a ceasefire in the Israel/Gaza war — shouted. “Shame on you, shame on you.”


Trudeau originally looked in their direction but — after being prompted by his protection detail of about eight plain-clothes officers — was guided with a hand on his back not to his SUV but to a lead car that had a clearer path of escape.

About a dozen protesters, wearing kufiyahs and carrying posters, could be seen running along the street toward both cars. One of the protesters veered onto the street, but officers set up a blocking line to keep the person at bay while the car transporting Trudeau sped off.

Seconds later, the SUV — carrying security personnel — also left in haste to rude heckling that included the taunt, “you guys are cowards.”



While they did get the PM out of there safely, it was not a smooth exit, which raises questions about his safety.

The Prime Minister’s Office said, “we are unable to comment on matters related to the Prime Minister’s security.” The RCMP or Ottawa4Palestine, which organized the event, have yet to return requests for comment.

There does not appear to be any arrests, even though demonstrators were far more animated and presented a greater risk than journalist David Menzies, of Rebel News, ever did with Trudeau in 2021 or with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland earlier this month. On both those occasions, he was physically detained by the RCMP.

But even though there were no detentions in Gatineau, it does not change concerns about the escalation of animosity toward Trudeau, who was at this location as a backup site for a planned memorial in honour of the seventh anniversary of the Quebec City mosque mass-shooting murders. A gathering was supposed to be at a Gatineau Islamic Centre but was moved at the last minute to this address.


Canadian Press also reported that the National Council of Canadian Muslims “abruptly cancelled a meeting Monday” with Trudeau because of his lack of action “to protect Palestinians” or display “tangible action” on Islamophobia.

“We no longer think it’s productive to speak with this prime minister,” chief executive Stephen Brown said in the CP story. “It has become clear that we seem to only get a sliver of policy reform when our lives, or our safety, is destroyed. Our government has failed to move on substantive hate-crime legislation” and to see “ease” on Israel’s war in Gaza.

Yet on Tuesday, Trudeau cabinet minister Ahmed Hussen posted on X “since the very beginning of the crisis, our position has always been, and continues to be, centred on the firm belief that more assistance is needed in Gaza—not less. Today, we’re stepping up our efforts with an additional $40M to help the most vulnerable Palestinian civilians” and “with this additional new funding, bringing our total to $100M, Canada is ranked among the top donors in the world.”


None of that has stopped the pressure protesters have put on Trudeau. They are organized and committed. On social media Monday, bulletins went out to protesters to muster at the location where Trudeau was diverted to in Gatineau.

It’s not the first time Trudeau has been greeted in a hostile manner.

Late last year, he was shouted down while visiting a mosque in Etobicoke, and earlier in 2023, protesters surrounded a restaurant he was in. In Hamilton in January 2023, he merely walked out of a restaurant through protesters and into a walkway that took him back to the hotel where he and his cabinet were staying. In the past, a protester has thrown gravel at him.



Mounties assigned to protect him have their hands full. But what happened in Gatineau appeared to have higher risk potential than past run-ins and a more animated police response.

“There is always a concern when the prime minister is at any risk,” said Meir Weinstein of Israel Now. “It’s something everybody should be focused on.”
Protest is fine, but any risk to the prime minister is unacceptable. These demonstrators were aggressive and angry.
If not for the efforts of the RCMP, Trudeau would have found himself right in the middle of a swarm of agitated protesters.
No matter how far he bends over , it is never enough . The answer is obvious , import more sand ————
 

Ron in Regina

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He used the nasty protester as a cheap election ploy last election. And the one before that. Might it work again?
But Moslems are potentially 4% of the Canadian vote, with higher concentrations in the larger cities….& is he willing to alienate them in an election ploy?
 

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Greg Fergus will stay on as Speaker as Tories continue calling for him to resign
Author of the article:Canadian Press
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Published Jan 30, 2024 • Last updated 1 day ago • 1 minute read
The House of Commons has voted to let Greg Fergus keep his job as Speaker more than a month after the Conservatives and Bloc Québécois called for him to resign.
The House of Commons has voted to let Greg Fergus keep his job as Speaker more than a month after the Conservatives and Bloc Québécois called for him to resign.
OTTAWA — The House of Commons has voted to let Greg Fergus keep his job as Speaker, nearly two months after the Conservatives and Bloc Quebecois called for him to resign.


Those calls came after Fergus was shown giving a video tribute to the outgoing interim leader of the Ontario Liberals at a party event in December.


Fergus was wearing his Speaker robes and recorded the video in his office, and opposition MPs said that led them to question his impartiality in the House.

The House procedure and affairs committee studied the issue before the holidays.

Liberal and NDP members of the committee recommended that Fergus stay on as Speaker, apologize and pay back Parliament for using its resources to make the video.

The Conservatives tried to send the issue back to the committee, saying they learned since the study that Fergus engaged in other partisan activities as Speaker.

That proposed amendment was voted down in the House of Commons on Tuesday.


Fergus maintained during his testimony at the committee in December that he did not know the video was to be played at a public Liberal party event.

He also apologized to MPs and asked for a second chance, saying making the video was an error in judgment.

The NDP has warned that he will not get another reprieve if something similar happens again.

The committee called for the creation of clear guidelines for Speakers about the impartiality of their role after hearing evidence from the chief clerk of the House that very little information was available in the standard briefing book for new Speakers.