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Old 28th Feb 2019, 06:47
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Is Trudeau stuffed? Is this the Canadian Wategate?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ilson-raybould

Justin Trudeau refuses to resign over claims officials interfered in bribery prosecution

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Old 28th Feb 2019, 15:50
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Pretty Boy will probably survive as there have been far more egregious examples of Liberal Corruption that Canadians didn't have the minerals to confront. His sole attribute to the electorate and his get out of jail free card was always "Vote for me! Because I have nice teeth AND my Daddy was Prime Minister".

When former PMs get handed $200,000 in cash in paper bags by agents for aircraft manufacturers, get caught, finally declare it for tax years later "to uphold and protect their integrity" and still appear on TV as voices of the establishment, it really makes you want to puke. Don't even start me on recent power-generation, campaign finance and electronic health record scandals. This list is endless.

If he is ever indicted and found guilty (don't hold your breath when politicos decide the terms of ref for any inquiry), I volunteer to storm the gates and operate the guillotine.

Way overdue.

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Old 28th Feb 2019, 18:06
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Pretty Boy will probably survive as there have been far more egregious examples of Liberal Corruption that Canadians didn't have the minerals to confront. His sole attribute to the electorate and his get out of jail free card was always "Vote for me! Because I have nice teeth AND my Daddy was Prime Minister".
What makes my blood boil is that the press celebrated this fact and people voted for him because of that campaign!

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If he is ever indicted and found guilty (don't hold your breath when politicos decide the terms of ref for any inquiry), I volunteer to storm the gates and operate the guillotine.

Way overdue.
I'm right there with you. I can't remember the last time I saw anything approaching justice, let alone accountability in the world.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 20:04
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Boring and dead loss.

I'm referring mainly to the opposition.
Sheer walks out of "Dick and Jane Play Politics" and took Singh long enough to get a seat by parachute.

My main concern these days in Canadian politics is the "United Front Work Department". Nasty stuff there, never mind the Russians.
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.......I'm right there with you. I can't remember the last time I saw anything approaching justice, let alone accountability in the world.
The show is not yet over, but I'd offer the Georgie Pell verdict in Oz as a close thing.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 22:07
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It's Canada. That's it really. Trudeau resigns in disgrace. Replaced by someone else. Another Canadian. Or not.

The end.

Canada is a good country. The world is not rocked. Eh?
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 23:43
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turdhole and his merry band of slim balls should be frenchtoast but the ignorant Canadian eloritic will probably vote him and his cute little hair lick back in. Stand by to see it in Oct.
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Not a fan, BUT, There is a strong difference between "lobbying," (even by a prime minister,) and "instructing." J Wilson-Raybould should have (and did ) withstand the pressure, that was her job and if that meant that she got shuffled, then so be it, her opportunity would have occurred later and she would have been all the more appealing for that. I listened to her testimony and she is indeed a bright and skillful woman but it also appeared to have a loud smack of "the woman scorned" about it.

The opposition are certainly making hay but I am afraid they are making themselves sound like an American inquiry, more partisan and fake outrage than genuinely concerned.
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Sure glad I didn't vote for Chrystia in my riding. Just like his father, a dishonest politician who doesn't go by the rules.
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Different viewpoints in Quebec

How it's playing in Quebec

Après la dernière campagne électorale québécoise, les experts ont recontacté 673 répondants à des sondages pour savoir pour qui ils avaient finalement voté et pour quelle raison. Et en gros, ce qu'il faut en comprendre, dit Mme Durand, « c'est que les gens ont dit avoir choisi le parti "le moins pire". Une seule personne sur 673 a évoqué la laïcité », un sujet pourtant chaud qui fait toujours beaucoup couler d'encre
Last election Quebecers voted for the least worse.
Cela dit, pour que les électeurs se détournent vraiment du gouvernement actuel au jour J, « encore faut-il qu'ils voient une solution de rechange, ce qui est loin d'être évident, particulièrement au Québec », relève François-Pierre Gingras, politologue, relevant que les chefs conservateur et néo-démocrate sont encore peu connus au Québec.
Scheer and Singh are still little known in Quebec.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 06:43
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/s...case-hw8jtkskn

Second minister quits over Justin Trudeau and bribery case

A senior cabinet member in Justin Trudeau’s government resigned last night amid allegations that the Canadian prime minister had improperly interfered in an alleged corruption case.

Jane Philpott, 58, said she no longer had confidence in Mr Trudeau after he was accused of pressuring his former justice minister not to pursue a trial against a company suspected of bribery. Ms Philpott said she was stepping down from her post as president of the Treasury Board in order to “abide by my core values, my ethical responsibilities and constitutional obligations”. She is the second cabinet member to quit over the scandal.

“After serious reflection, I have concluded that I must resign as a member of Cabinet,” Ms Philpott wrote in her resignation letter. “Sadly, I have lost confidence in how the government has dealt with this matter and in how it has responded to the issues raised.”

Mr Trudeau’s Liberal government has been in turmoil since last month when he was accused of seeking to help SNC-Lavalin, a Quebec-based construction company, against allegations that it offered £28 million to Libyan officials between 2001 and 2011. Mr Trudeau, 47, who is seeking re-election in October, has faced calls for his resignation over the affair.

Jody Wilson-Raybould, 47, stepped down as justice minister last month. She claimed that Mr Trudeau and his staff had hounded her for weeks in an effort to protect SNC-Lavalin, for fear that it would move jobs out of Quebec if his government pushed for a trial, which now is due to proceed.

Gerald Butts, who quit as Mr Trudeau’s principal secretary last month over the affair, is due to testify to the justice committee tomorrow.



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https://www.scmp.com/news/world/unit...gn-ban-huaweis

...looks like the radar was blipped long ago...
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 19:09
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What's the matter, honey?

NOTHING!
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 07:58
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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/j...race-jh89wwrcp

Justin Trudeau’s top official quits ‘in disgrace’

Justin Trudeau’s re-election chances suffered a new blow as Canada’s top civil servant said that he was resigning because he had become compromised by a deepening political crisis.

The prime minister’s Liberal Party has fallen behind the Conservatives in opinion polls since a scandal broke last month over his attempts to ward off a corruption trial involving SNC-Lavalin, Canada’s largest engineering company, whose headquarters are in his home city of Montreal.

It is accused of bribing Libyan officials for contracts between 2001 and 2011 but says that all executives involved have departed. It could be banned from bidding for government contracts if found guilty.

Mr Trudeau was reeling from the departure of two cabinet ministers and his closest aide when Michael Wernick, clerk of the privy council and head of the civil service, said he was quitting.

Mr Wernick, 61, said he had lost the trust of opposition parties over his defence of officials accused of pressuring the former justice minister to reach an out-of-court settlement for SNC-Lavalin. Andrew Scheer, the opposition leader, said he resigned “in disgrace”.

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Meanwhile in Alberta

​​​https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/happy-mann-kamikaze-campaign-1.5061407
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Old 15th May 2019, 19:04
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Trudeau government to release “approved” list of newspapers and websites

The Trudeau government is set to release what they call an “A-list of newspapers and websites deemed reliable under a multi-million dollar subsidy program.” This list will be determined by federal agencies according Blacklock’s Reporter.

Senator Raynell Andreychuk of Saskatchewn pointed out that “Selection committees appointed by the government [means] we’re intruding on the freedom of the press.”

This is a concerning development. If the federal government begins to declare which newspapers and websites are considered “reliable” then how could any normal Canadian trust such a list?......

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Old 19th May 2019, 16:34
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