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Unread postPosted: March 12th, 2019, 6:23 pm 

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When faced with a criminality probe into his government, the prime minister does one of the few things he is good at.

As SNC-Lavalin affair simmered, Trudeau flew to Florida for a break

The prime minister was spotted on North Captiva Island, a remote tourist destination accessible only by charter boat

As another round of SNC-Lavalin revelations broke over the weekend, Justin Trudeau was spotted taking a breather in a remote corner of Southwest Florida.

“Canada’s prime minister, embroiled in a political scandal, is now escaping to Southwest Florida,” announced NBC 2, a local news affiliate who got exclusive word of the visiting national leader.

The broadcaster dispatched a reporter to North Captiva Island, a largely recreational island where Trudeau reportedly rented two large homes for his family and entourage. For much of the prime minister’s visit, the affiliate also kept up a live feed on the prime ministerial plane, a “maple-leaf-emblazoned” Bombardier Challenger parked at Page Field, a small airport close to Fort Myers, Florida.

North Captiva Island is accessible only by charter boat, and cars are banned, with the only motorized transportation being golf carts. However, Trudeau appears to have been brought to the island by a vessel with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The NBC2 report described a team of 40 “Secret Service” protecting the prime minister and his family from a fleet of golf carts. Trudeau’s typical bodyguards are plainclothes RCMP who closely resemble the Secret Service details that typically surround U.S. presidents and VIPs.

However, as a visiting dignitary, it’s possible that Trudeau was supplied with U.S. Secret Service agents for added protection. His visit did indeed pull in assistance from local law enforcement, including a marine unit of the local Lee County sheriff’s office.
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Unread postPosted: March 12th, 2019, 8:45 pm 
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When faced with a criminality probe into his government, the prime minister does one of the few things he is good at.

As SNC-Lavalin affair simmered, Trudeau flew to Florida for a break

The prime minister was spotted on North Captiva Island, a remote tourist destination accessible only by charter boat

As another round of SNC-Lavalin revelations broke over the weekend, Justin Trudeau was spotted taking a breather in a remote corner of Southwest Florida.

“Canada’s prime minister, embroiled in a political scandal, is now escaping to Southwest Florida,” announced NBC 2, a local news affiliate who got exclusive word of the visiting national leader.

The broadcaster dispatched a reporter to North Captiva Island, a largely recreational island where Trudeau reportedly rented two large homes for his family and entourage. For much of the prime minister’s visit, the affiliate also kept up a live feed on the prime ministerial plane, a “maple-leaf-emblazoned” Bombardier Challenger parked at Page Field, a small airport close to Fort Myers, Florida.

North Captiva Island is accessible only by charter boat, and cars are banned, with the only motorized transportation being golf carts. However, Trudeau appears to have been brought to the island by a vessel with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The NBC2 report described a team of 40 “Secret Service” protecting the prime minister and his family from a fleet of golf carts. Trudeau’s typical bodyguards are plainclothes RCMP who closely resemble the Secret Service details that typically surround U.S. presidents and VIPs.

However, as a visiting dignitary, it’s possible that Trudeau was supplied with U.S. Secret Service agents for added protection. His visit did indeed pull in assistance from local law enforcement, including a marine unit of the local Lee County sheriff’s office.
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/as ... or-a-break

How does the prime minister get away with this. Israelis would demand Netanyahu's head if he did this while his government had a corruption scandal hanging over it.

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Unread postPosted: March 13th, 2019, 6:17 am 
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Thiel wrote:
When faced with a criminality probe into his government, the prime minister does one of the few things he is good at.

As SNC-Lavalin affair simmered, Trudeau flew to Florida for a break

The prime minister was spotted on North Captiva Island, a remote tourist destination accessible only by charter boat

As another round of SNC-Lavalin revelations broke over the weekend, Justin Trudeau was spotted taking a breather in a remote corner of Southwest Florida.

“Canada’s prime minister, embroiled in a political scandal, is now escaping to Southwest Florida,” announced NBC 2, a local news affiliate who got exclusive word of the visiting national leader.

The broadcaster dispatched a reporter to North Captiva Island, a largely recreational island where Trudeau reportedly rented two large homes for his family and entourage. For much of the prime minister’s visit, the affiliate also kept up a live feed on the prime ministerial plane, a “maple-leaf-emblazoned” Bombardier Challenger parked at Page Field, a small airport close to Fort Myers, Florida.

North Captiva Island is accessible only by charter boat, and cars are banned, with the only motorized transportation being golf carts. However, Trudeau appears to have been brought to the island by a vessel with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The NBC2 report described a team of 40 “Secret Service” protecting the prime minister and his family from a fleet of golf carts. Trudeau’s typical bodyguards are plainclothes RCMP who closely resemble the Secret Service details that typically surround U.S. presidents and VIPs.

However, as a visiting dignitary, it’s possible that Trudeau was supplied with U.S. Secret Service agents for added protection. His visit did indeed pull in assistance from local law enforcement, including a marine unit of the local Lee County sheriff’s office.
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Our pm obviously doesn't think the SNC-Lavalin is that serious.


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Unread postPosted: March 14th, 2019, 7:41 am 
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The Trudeau regime is determined to cover this up.

The Liberals who form the majority on the Commons’ justice committee supposedly probing the Snc-lavalin scandal — whipped to do the prime minister’s bidding by its chair, Anthony housefather — brought further shame to themselves Thursday by quickly voting for an adjournment.

Cries of “shame” and “coverup” from the Conservative and NDP MPS on the committee who were abruptly shut down, pretty well echoes our view.

The Opposition wants Jody Wilsonraybould, the former justice minister and attorney general who was bounced for refusing to give Quebec-based Snc-lavalin a sweet deal to avoid a criminal trial on corruption charges, to return to testify a second time with her Order-in-council gag removed.

This is the last thing the Liberals want, of course. they want this Lavscam scandal to somehow magically disappear, and the Liberals’ justice committee members are in lock-step using their majority on the panel to do everything they can to accommodate their prime minister’s wishes.

But, the words “shame” and “coverup” ring true.

The committee, in fact, was adjourned to a closed-door session slated for next Tuesday which, no coincidence whatsoever, also happens to be the day all eyes will be on federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau as he tables the Liberals’ last budget before the fall election.

This, of course, perfectly fits the coverup narrative?

Who, after all, will be paying attention to Lavscam when the finance minister is throwing money around tin order to buy the Liberals’ re-election?

Morneau will be like a drunken sailor on a spending spree, and we apologize right now to all drunken sailors who might be offended. But, just watch him. Everything, unfortunately, appears to be falling in place for the scandalized Liberals, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s spin that the entirelavscam mess — “Nothing more to see here,” he figuratively cried — is little more than an simple “erosion of trust” between Wilson-raybould and his inner office. This is jiggery-pokery, of course.

As Liberal luck would have it, however, Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion, who launched an investigation in Lavscam, announced on Tuesday that he was stepping away for a prolonged period of time for medical reasons.

This must have the Liberals whistling a happy tune.

Once again, they are shameless.

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Unread postPosted: March 18th, 2019, 11:05 am 
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Quebec is key to Trudeau's reelection hopes. If this company was based in Saskatchewan, there would have been no interference in the judiciary from the PMO.

Why is Trudeau risking his career to save Canadian engineering firm?

Snc-lavalin Group has had more than its share of woes lately. The company faces charges for bribery in Libya, posted two profit warnings for troubles in Chile and Saudi Arabia, and has lost almost half its value in nine months.

Why, then, is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau risking his political career to rescue the construction firm? It comes down to three things: jobs, SNC’S political clout and the special status many Quebec companies hold in the halls of power in Ottawa.

SNC was hardly a household name before Trudeau’s crisis began about a month ago on reports his former attorney-general, Jody Wilson-raybould, felt she was unduly pressured by Trudeau’s office to help the company avoid a trial on the corruption charges.

Its work is certainly well known. The Montreal-based engineering firm built the train line linking Vancouver’s downtown and its airport. It’s part owner of the 407. Globally, it’s built or managed everything from coal terminals in Colombia to petroleum projects in Saudi Arabia.

These global contracts in far-flung places have created many problems for SNC — and now for Trudeau. The company was charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2015 for allegedly paying bribes more than a decade earlier to Moammar Qaddafi’s regime in Libya. Closer to home, the company paid restitution to several Quebec municipalities under a provincial program to recoup overcharges in tainted public contracts, while La Presse has reported it could face charges over a bribery scheme tied to the renovation of a Montreal bridge.

On the Libya charges, SNC thought it had secured what was essentially a get-out-of-jail-free card in the form of a deferred prosecution agreement. Under this program, used in the U.S. and U.K. but new to Canada, the company could have avoided trial and paid a fine instead by arguing it has cleaned house and shouldn’t be punished for the sins of former executives.

Canada’s public prosecutor rejected SNC’S request for an out-of-court settlement in September. Wilson-raybould could have stepped in to overturn the order, but chose not to. Trudeau’s team urged her to reconsider, sparking the current scandal. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said Monday it has written to Trudeau’s government outlining its concerns about potential political interference in the case.

So why is SNC so special it warrants all this political capital?

Jobs for one — lots of them. SNC employs more than 52,000 people around the world, and is one of the few global giants still based in Canada. Nortel Networks Corp. went bankrupt, Blackberry Ltd. is a shell of its former self and Barrick Gold Corp. may soon be run from South Africa. Almost 9,000 SNC workers are in Canada. Those kinds of job numbers — and highly skilled, well-paid workers — are tempting for any politician to protect.

“There was concern SNC could leave Canada altogether,” Trudeau told reporters on Thursday in Ottawa.

Gerald Butts, the prime minister’s former top aide and best friend from their days at Mcgill University in Montreal, echoed that in his testimony to lawmakers last week. He said jobs were at risk and that the company could move its head office to London. SNC already has about 10,000 employees in the U.K. after its $3.6-billion purchase of WS Atkins Ltd. in 2017.

“When 9,000 people’s jobs are at stake, it is a public policy problem of the highest order,” Butts said. “It was our obligation to exhaustively consider options the law allows.”

The risk of a massive jobs flight may be a stretch. Even the worst-case scenario, in which SNC is convicted and faces a 10-year government ban in Canada, would hardly be crippling. Canada accounts for less than 30% of the company’s revenue and the government work is only a fraction of that. What’s more, SNC committed to keeping its head office in Montreal under terms of a loan from a Quebec pension fund in the Atkins deal.

“There’s a number of uncertainties around the company,’’ Chris Murray, an analyst with Altacorp Capital Inc., said in a phone interview last month. “I don’t think any of them are lethal in the long term.’’

SNC’S finances are also relatively healthy. It has an order book worth $15 billion, revenue of $10 billion a year and has just $2.3 billion in debt. The company, with a market value of more than $6 billion, is considering asset sales to bolster its balance sheet, and could raise more than $2 billion alone from the sale of its stake in the 407 toll road.

When 9,000 people’s jobs are at stake, it is a public policy problem of the highest order.” Gerald Butts

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Unread postPosted: March 18th, 2019, 11:07 am 
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Tuesday’s federal budget will not balance itself

In just hours from now, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be delivering the scandal-bitten Liberals’ last budget before the October election.

Canada’s economy is not exactly chugging along right now, so expect Morneau to haul out his favourite tool — his taxpayer-backed credit card — and begin throwing out money hand over fist.

The timing could not more perfect for an excuse of a government that has paid scant attention to the country’s finances

All the money Morneau will be throwing around Tuesday will be to “stimulate the economy,” of course, to get those mythical shovels in the ground and lift the wheels of various mega-projects off the ground.

And, because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau actually believes

“that budgets balance themselves” — although he has never shown it — we will all be long in the tooth or under the sod before that ever happens.

As it stands today, the Liberals have failed to provide an actual balanced-budget date, although it’s been projected to happen when this century draws near its halfway point.

A few days ago, Statistics Canada announced the country had gained 55,900 jobs in February, but this is no reason to dance in the streets.

The Bank of Canada was more of a wallflower. It reported, for example, that our Gross Domestic Product — the broad measure of a country’s economic activity and well-being — had slowed to a near stall, and that December saw Canada record its widest trade deficit in its history.

Trudeau may have racked up the air miles, but to what end?

To shine on the international stage? Because he’s a rock star?

Well, the dew is off that rose.

If there is any good news for consumers, it’s that Canada’s nosediving economy has put the brakes on any imminent interest rate hike. Other than that, it’s pretty grim. Because an election is only months away, expect Morneau to attempt to buy back lost Liberal favour by dispersing huge amounts of borrowed money.

Yes, the national debt will keep growing; our deficit will continue to soar beyond its current $18 billion a year, but it is not Trudeau’s generation who will be stuck with the bill.

And that’s all that matters to him right now.

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Unread postPosted: March 19th, 2019, 7:45 am 
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Good, he is as partisan as the front benches of the Liberal regime.

TOP BUREAUCRAT OUT
Michael Wernick, clerk of the Privy Council, latest to leave over Snc-lavalin scandal


Michael Wernick is out, Jody Wilson-raybould still can’t speak out and Justin Trudeau appointed a leading Liberal to investigate his own Liberals.

That was just part of Monday when it comes to the latest on the Snc-lavalin scandal.

On Tuesday there will be more.

You would think after six weeks the Liberals would be getting a handle on this file, instead they seem to keep it alive and keep people talking about allegations that they wanted two-tiered justice for a well-connected company.

Citing the need for Canadians to “have faith in their institutions and the people who serve within them,” Trudeau announced in the House of Commons that he was appointing one-time Liberal cabinet minister Anne Mclellan as a special advisor.

“She will also analyze the operating policies and practices across the cabinet, and the role of public servants and political staff in their interactions with the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada,” Trudeau said.

And to think, on Monday morning Mclellan was simply the headliner for a March 31 Liberal fundraising event.

No wonder the opposition called it Liberals investigating Liberals.

Mclellan was a cabinet minister under both Jean Chretien and Paul Martin. Both the Conservatives and the NDP were quick to point out that she was part of cabinet all through the sponsorship scandal.

“This is like a five-alarm dumpster fire,” said NDP MP Charlie Angus.

It’s unlikely that Trudeau’s appointment of Mclellan will have the desired effect.

As if Mclellan’s appointment were not enough of a side show, the Clerk of the Privy Council quit on Monday.

Michael Wernick announced his retirement in a letter to the prime minister. He said that he will step down as Canada’s top bureaucrat ahead of the next election so that Canadians can have faith that the person leading any investigation into foreign interference in the election campaign is impartial.

He also acknowledged that he would not be welcomed if the Conservatives or NDP form the next government.

“It is now apparent that there is no path for me to have a relationship of mutual trust and respect with the leaders of the opposition parties,” Wernick wrote to Trudeau.

Wernick was criticized for being heavily partisan in his comments to the House justice committee.

While he denied being partisan, the simple fact is he came across at that appearance like a cheerleader for the Liberals.

Wilson-raybould accused Wernick of making veiled threats to her in December of last year over her refusal to give Snc-lavalin a deferred prosecution agreement on their bribery and corruption charges.

He was also central to meetings to apply pressure to Wilson-raybould on the matter.

As for the justice committee hearing from Wilson-raybould again, the Liberals have made that clear they don’t want that to happen.

On Tuesday, the justice committee will meet where it is expected that the Liberals will use their majority to block any attempt to recall the former cabinet minister.

If it seems exhausting, trying to keep up with it all.

The bottom line is the Liberals keep shooting themselves in the foot over a scandal that can be summed up simply.

Justin Trudeau allegedly fired his attorney general because she wouldn’t give a wealthy and well connected company a sweetheart deal on bribery and corruption charges.

Now the alleged coverup is killing them.

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Unread postPosted: March 19th, 2019, 8:04 am 
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Expect a pre election budget that will bribe us with our own money.

By Mark Bonokoski of Sun News Media

Prepare for the Great Deluge
Canadians to be flooded with torrent of cash, and bull

It is time for Canadians to don their chest waders, for two good reasons. Maybe three.

First, Finance Minister Bill Morneau will soon stand in the House of Commons to table his last budget before the October election, and he is expected to unleash a monstrous torrent of cash.

Once upon a time, it was more commonly known as pork-barreling, but modern-day jiggery-pokery has changed the terminology.

Second, Canadians will also need their chest waders to avoid being too soiled by the tremendous load of bull the Liberals will be dishing out to buy votes and fog memories.

As Monday’s editorial stated, all the money Morneau will be throwing around will be “to stimulate the economy” – and not because of the blatant pork-barreling it truly is – to get those “mythical shovels in the ground and lift the wheels of various mega-projects off the ground.” A wink here; a wink there. And, because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau actually believes “budgets balance themselves,” somewhere around the year 2040 was the best projection date for that feat that the Liberals could offer.

Canadians are not a confident lot. A new poll Monday by Angus Reid shows 55% are holding back making a major purchase this year, and 48% are worried someone in their household will be getting a pink slip because of the deteriorating economy.

The Liberals, of course, want to turn the page on a scandal that has no intention of disappearing. The Snc-lavalin potboiler is certainly Reason No. 3 for the chest waders, just for the stink its blockage has created.

The Liberals’ bobbleheads with majority control of the “emergency” justice committee made certain last week that no further ill would come to their leader until the budget was tabled, manhandling an abrupt adjournment until Tuesday against rightful Opposition cries of “shame” and “coverup.”

But, man oh man, is it ever piling up. With annual deficits of $18 billion, Canada’s debt clock under the Trudeau Liberals is now at $691 billion-plus, and growing at the free-spending rate of close to $50 million a day.

Chest waders may not be enough.

Debt and deficits, however, are not Morneau’s gauge. He’s apparently a debt-to-gdp-ratio kind of guy, and Canada’s is trending slightly downwards.

So, no worries. Forget the debt clock’s hyper-ticking, and take comfort in the prime minister’s belief in budgets self-balancing.

Besides, Morneau will spend Canada’s way out of trouble. And, if another recession hits, and Canada is already tapped out, well, Morneau will cross that fiscal bridge when he comes to it – if the electorate gives the Trudeau Liberals a second shot at governance.

By then, economists on the conservative side of the ledger believe Canadians will likely need life preservers, not chest waders.

More unsettling at the moment, however, is the Liberals attempt to worm their way out of the Snc-lavalin scandal and their persistent stonewalling to keep Jody Wilson-raybould, the fired justice minister and attorney general, from testifying a second time before the justice committee’s kangaroo court.

And she does deserve that second chance. Gerald Butts, Trudeau’s former right-hand man, called Wilson-raybould a liar after he rolled his own head out the door of the PMO as some kind of sacrificial mutton.

She therefore deserves the opportunity to rebut Butts.

Otherwise, cries of a coverup are even more credible.

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Unread postPosted: March 22nd, 2019, 8:30 am 
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Trudeau's feminism and sunny ways are as phony as his concern for the middle class.

By Brian Lilley of Sun News Media

‘PESKY WOMEN’ CHALLENGE PM
Wants to keep them silent on Snc-lavalin


Justin Trudeau reacted to renewed claims that he tried to interfere in the criminal prosecution of a powerful corporation the only way he seems to know how.

He fell back on talking points about diversity and attacking former

PM and Conservative leader Stephen Harper.

“We recognize that a diversity of perspectives, of experiences, of opinions, is extraordinarily important,” Trudeau said.

Yes, the Liberals under Trudeau welcome diversity as long as all the women shut up and do as they are told.

Trudeau was forced to react to the ongoing scandal once again after Jane Philpott came forward on Thursday in an interview with Maclean’s magazine to say there was more to the SNC story.

“I believe we actually owe it to Canadians as politicians to ensure that they have the truth. They need to have confidence in the very basic constitutional principle of the independence of the justice system,” Philpott told Paul Wells of Maclean’s.

Philpott said her resignation was directly tied to the government’s handling of the SNC file, saying she could no longer keep cabinet solidarity with the PM and how he was portraying the issue.

“I felt that there was evidence of an attempt to politically interfere with the justice system in its work on the criminal trial that has been described by some as the most important and serious prosecution of corporate corruption in modern Canadian history,” Philpott said.

Trudeau denied there was more to learn from ongoing hearings or allowing the justice committee to recall former attorney general Jody Wilson-raybould.

His MPS on that committee used their majority to end any further hearings into the scandal that has seen two top cabinet ministers resign, Trudeau’s top political adviser resign and the top bureaucrat retire amid claims he acted inappropriately.

Oh, and this week Liberal MP Celina Caesarchavannes announced she would leave the Liberal caucus and sit as an independent.

Five people resigning or leaving office in one way or another and Trudeau insists nothing happened.

If nothing happened, why won’t he allow Wilsonraybould to testify again and remove the remainder of the gag order he has on her?

Not only did the Liberals use their majority on the justice committee to block her but also decided they would rather sit through a marathon voting session than allow Wilsonraybould to speak.

In response to the Liberals shutting down committee hearings, the Conservatives forced hundreds of amendments to be voted on, taking more than 24 hours to plough through them all.

Yet all through the two-day session, the Conservatives offered a way out to the Liberals — let Wilson-raybould appear before committee again and let her speak freely.

The Liberals decided they would rather spend all night voting, and waste millions of taxpayer dollars doing so than let her speak.

Wilson-raybould has said she has more to say, Philpott says Canadians have more to learn about this and the PM says don’t listen to those pesky women.

So much for the days when Trudeau used to say that when women come forward, they must be believed.

The sad fact of the matter for Trudeau is that Canadians believe Wilsonraybould over him and would likely believe Philpott when she says there is more to be learned.

Trudeau is desperately trying to hide something.

There is part of the story he doesn’t want us to hear, but hear it we must.

That’s why the ongoing refrain from the Canadian public must be: “Let her speak.”

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Unread postPosted: March 27th, 2019, 8:00 am 
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Sunny ways?? Openness?? An inept, virtue signalling fraud for pm.

By Brian Lilley of Sun News Media

Trudeau blocks justice again
How low will PM go?


Justin Trudeau really wants you to think about anything else other than the Snc-lavalin scandal.

The PM — who just two weeks ago called for the House of Commons justice committee to do their work — has not only shut down that committee, but on Tuesday, his Liberal MPS shut down the ethics committee.

MPS gathered on a break week to call for former attorney general Jody Wilson-raybould to speak once again, to answer those members of the PM’S office and staff that had countered her original testimony.

The Liberals wouldn’t allow it.

“This is appropriately before justice and we ought to wait and see what justice does in the wake of additional information provided,” Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-smith said.

Erskine-smith had been somewhat of a rogue Liberal, he had voted for a full public inquiry into the matter, and hours earlier had penned an op-ed calling for Liberals to be able to dissent and stay within the party.

Then when the time came, he did the bidding of Trudeau’s PMO and shut down any chance of an ethics committee investigation into this scandal.

For Erskine-smith — suddenly made the main Liberal spokesman despite his rogue status — the justice committee is the way to go.

Forget that Trudeau had already used the Liberal majority on the justice committee to shut things down, to ensure no more questions will be asked.

The way to go forward, according to the Liberal caucus, is to let the justice committee do their work.

Now granted, Wilsonraybould said she will submit a written report to the justice committee and include texts and emails relevant to her previous testimony and within the confines of the waiver granted to her by Trudeau for her previous appearance. That misses the point. Canadians deserve to hear the whole story, but Trudeau is blocking it.

Can you imagine the outcry if Donald Trump refused to allow key witnesses in the Muller probe to testify?

In that case there were media and opposition reports but no one from the inside blowing the whistle, yet there was still a full independent investigation and report.

In the case of Trudeau we have his former attorney general making the case for obstruction of justice — backed up by former cabinet minister Jane Philpott, who resigned on principle on this issue.

Since then, Trudeau and those around him have spoken openly about the issues Wilson-raybould raised, undermined her credibility, attacked her, blamed her and have kept her from speaking freely, citing solicitor-client privilege and cabinet confidence.

While Trudeau claims his limited waiver of privilege and confidence was unprecedented, it was anything but.

In the meantime he has attacked the independence of the judiciary, having his office leak that he was at odds with Wilson-raybould over the appointment of a Supreme Court judge, a man that has since had to admit that he withdrew his name from contention because his wife was dealing with breast cancer.

That is how low the Liberals will go on this file.

They would have known why Justice Glenn Joyal withdrew and yet they attacked him for their own partisan gain.

Justin Trudeau wants you to still think he is all about Sunny Ways and positive politics, but his record says otherwise.

What is the next low Trudeau will stoop to in order to keep Canadians from finding out the truth?

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People are finally waking up to the fact that Trudeau is all sizzle and no steak.

Trudeau’s troubles mounting
Gaffe-prone PM loses his shine


The shine is off of Justin Trudeau and he pretty much has himself to blame.

as yet another poll shows Trudeau and his Liberals sliding, the PM continues to step in it, like he did on Wednesday night at a Liberal fundraiser.

a woman approached the stage as the PM was addressing the Liberal faithful at a reception for Laurier club members, meaning people who had donated at least $1,500 to the Liberal Party.

“Prime Minister Trudeau, people of Grassy Narrows are suffering from mercury poisoning, you committed to addressing this issue, when will you keep that promise,” the woman said before security guards began to drag her away.

Trudeau’s response was nothing short of tone deaf.

“Thank you very much for your donation tonight. i really appreciate the donation to the Liberal Party of canada,” he said.

So much for Sunny Ways. Trudeau was elected on a promise of reconciliation with First Nations groups — he promised to fix this specific water problem that began back in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, a time when his father was PM.

and yet when a woman asks him about it, he responds with thank-you for your donation.

The man that once seemingly could do no wrong with many voters, especially key demographics like women, like First Nations voters, with young people, now can’t seem to get it right.

he apologized on Thursday morning but it may be too late.

The latest poll from angus reid shows just how badly Trudeau is doing after weeks of mishandling the Snclavalin file and weeks of blowing up his feminist image with attacks on two powerful women who quit his cabinet over matters of principle.

Nationally, the conservatives lead the Liberals 37% to 28% in this latest survey.

While that number for andrew Scheer and the Tories is the same as last month, Trudeau and the Grits are sliding. They have dropped three points.

The poll also shows people who voted Liberal in 2015 are looking elsewhere. Just 58% of those who said they had voted Liberal in the last election will do the same in October, while 13% say they will switch to the conservatives, 11% to the NDP and 6% to the Greens. Much of the support Trudeau is dropping comes from women over the age of 35. While the Liberals hold a slight lead over the conservatives with women, 31% to 29% support, that is down from 35% support among women for the Liberals last month.

The conservatives already have a double-digit lead among men, with 46% saying they would vote for Scheer’s Tories compared to 25% for Trudeau’s Liberals.

The Liberals now trail the conservatives in every region of the country except Quebec, where the two parties are in a statistical tie.

While Snc-lavalin continues to dominate federal political news, there is a new battlefront about to open up.

On Monday, the carbon tax will kick in for Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick.

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JWR and Dr Jane Philpott are out of caucus. I guess this is what Trudeau meant by sunny ways.

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A phony, lazy, entitled brat.

Trudeau’s original brand gets up-ended

Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister based in part on a promise to do politics differently. We weren’t sure what that really meant at the time and we weren’t buying it.

But Trudeau kept selling it. And many non-partisan Canadians who had soured on politics in general found the promise appealing. We can’t blame them for that.

They then took Trudeau at his word. yet now he has broken it.

The PM pledged to allow greater independence for his Members of Parliament, he pledged there would be less secrecy, he committed to listening to women and bringing their voices front and centre and he appeared to wear his heart on his sleeve when it came to Aboriginal issues.

So much for all that. In recent weeks, Trudeau’s progressive persona has fallen to the wayside. And it all came crashing down on Tuesday.

Trudeau didn’t just boot Jody Wilsonraybould from caucus, but Jane Philpott as well. he claimed the reason was Wilson-raybould’s recording of a phone conversation with Michael Wernick, as well as how both had displayed a lack of confidence in the government.

What he didn’t acknowledge though was those were just the consequences of other actions, ones done by Trudeau and those around him in the Prime Minister’s Office. he offered no contrition for his handling of the Snc-lavalin file. Instead, he piled all the blame on these two women.

On Wednesday, dozens of young women attending an event in the house of Commons about women in politics turned their backs on Trudeau. Other women are weighing in that Trudeau’s selfserving expulsion of these two whistleblowers is an atrocious look on him.

Meanwhile, First Nations voices are increasingly frustrated at the PM on multiple fronts. They’re upset at the banishing of Wilson-raybould. They’re upset that his record is more talk than action. And they’re irate about Trudeau’s “Thank you for your donation” quip where he mocked a First Nations protester at a fundraiser.

groups that used to be core supporters for Trudeau’s progressive brand are now sharply turning against him. They feel betrayed. They see him as a phoney.

This is the worst place for Trudeau to be. Brand matters for him more than anything else. Once that’s gone, there’s nothing left.

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I wish Trudeau would do the country a solid and resign.


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I wish Trudeau would do the country a solid and resign.

He will have to be fired in the next election.


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Poor Justin. How dare the opposition expose his corruption. :laugh3:

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PM threatens lawsuit over Snc-lavalin comments. Scheer says bring it on


Poor Justin Trudeau has hurt feelings.

The PM is upset that he has been criticized over the Snc-lavalin scandal and so he has threatened to sue Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

“One week ago, I received a letter threatening to sue me,” Scheer announced at a Sunday news conference.

The letter was from wellknown Toronto lawyer Julian Porter.

“The prime minister supports wide-ranging and vigorous political debate on matters of public policy,” Porter wrote on behalf of Trudeau.

“However, your statement, in its entirety, is beyond the pale of fair debate and is libellous of my client personally and in the way of his occupation as prime minister.”

In particular, Porter highlights a statement issued by Scheer on March 29 in response to the release of more documents, and the audio recording of a telephone call, by former attorney general Jody Wilson-raybould.

Porter is trying to say Scheer’s claim that Trudeau politically interfered in the criminal prosecution, that there was corruption in the way this case was handled, among other statements, amounts to libel.

“I stand by every criticism I have made of Justin Trudeau, including those made in the letter,” Scheer said.

He bloody well should stand by every criticism of Trudeau.

The PM pressured the former attorney general to interfere in a criminal prosecution, he sent his top staff and aides to do the same.

As we can all hear, during the phone call between Wilson-raybould and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, he actually called for her to take over the case from the independent Director of Public Prosecution.

This ridiculous lawsuit even claims Scheer’s statement that Trudeau told Canadians things he knew to be false is libelous.

Trudeau has claimed time and again that Wilson-raybould never raised concerns about interference in the SNC case. We know she raised these issues with Wernick in that phone call, in a meeting with Gerry Butts and to Trudeau’s face back in September, something he finally admitted in the House of Commons this past week.

As Scheer noted, Trudeau has changed his story multiple times, maybe that is why he is having trouble keeping it all straight.

I can’t believe the PM is attempting to shut down criticism of his government, and of himself, using the threat of a lawsuit.

He’s already used his Liberal MPS to shut down two committees that have tried to investigate this, he has used those same MPS to block witnesses from being called and kicked two women out of caucus for standing up to him on this.

And despite what he mistakenly calls an unprecedented waiver to allow Wilson-raybould to appear before the justice committee, Trudeau has kept the gag on her. He will not allow he to speak on certain matters but lets his friends and allies give their view on the matter openly.

This threat of a lawsuit is nothing short of an attempt to try to control what the opposition says about him.

I know Trudeau has said he admires China’s “basic dictatorship,” but this is taking it a bit far. You are not ruling from Beijing, Justin!

Scheer says he welcomes the lawsuit and wants to get it into court fast.

“I look forward to Mr. Trudeau presenting his evidence to Canadians, under oath, in open court,” Scheer said on Sunday.

“It deserves to be held in a setting where Liberals do not control the proceedings. I welcome the opportunity to examine Mr. Trudeau in pretrial at the earliest date.”

I’ve been calling for Canadians to learn the truth on this matter for months now.

Shockingly, Trudeau’s dumb move might actually let the country get to the bottom of this.

See you in court Justin!

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