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And one of the ex-diplomats interviewed by CBC said it was “just a miscommunication” from the PMO....he admitted the PMO was involved.

Contrary to what Trudeau started.

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My question would be "what the hell is he doing in Vancouver and also of course if he used our very expensive government aircraft to get there.

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On 7/31/2019 at 11:57 AM, Marshall said:

My question would be "what the hell is he doing in Vancouver and also of course if he used our very expensive government aircraft to get there.

I get a little tired of the Government aircraft Bull Crap.  The PM is not the only head of state that has an aircraft that they use to travel.  His isn't even close to the nicest one.

When the PM travels he is not alone and travelling on scheduled airlines is not an option.  It is something that EVERY PM has had for decades.  The aircraft change but there still is one.

It is part of the job.  

The POTUS flies to golf games on a 2 billion dollar 747 

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9 hours ago, boestar said:

The POTUS flies to golf games on a 2 billion dollar 747 

Trump serves for FREE.  

 

Then there’s Canada’s resident idiot.

 

The Salary of the Canadian Prime Minister

According to the approved budget of 2018, the total compensation of the Prime Minister of Canada is CAD $347,400 (approximately USD $265,000) per year. The total compensation is paid out between the Prime Minister's salary of CAD $175,600 in addition to a Prime Minister Car Allowance and a Member of the House of Commons Basic Sessional Indemnity. The Prime Minister is also provided with two official residences and an office. The primary residence of the Prime Minister is at 24 Sussex Drive in Ottawa while the secondary residence is a country retreat. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police provide security for the Prime Minister and his family. An armored car is provided for this transportation as well as the shared use of two aircrafts, one for domestic flights (Challenger 601) and one for international flights (CC-150 Polaris).

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-is-the-salary-of-the-prime-minister-of-canada.html

 

 

 

 

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Working at the airport I always liked that the prime minister had his own aircraft.

We didn't have to put up with the crap that ensued if he was flying on us. 

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Thought for today....

"Carbon taxes aren't about reducing emissions ....They are about generating revenue for governments, that it, that's all. How do I know this? History; cigarette taxes were sold as a way to fund research to cure cancer and offset medical costs, taxes on alcohol were sold as a way to offset medical costs while gasoline taxes were to pay for roads and the GST was only to be used to make direct payments on the national debt. Funny how all those taxes now end up in general revenue as will the carbon tax. Trudeau is itching to bring in a federal tax and pretend it's about doing good “

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I would like to know the increase in revenues produced by the GST as it will also be applied on top of the increase in the carbon tax....seems small but will probably add millions to the tax haul. (I don’t think Trudeau wants this number publicized going into the election). 

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How to make international enemies 101

Comments attributed to Gerald Butts an 'attack' on Indian government: Scheer

 

 

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is speaking out about what he calls an “attack” on the government of India by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s former principal secretary.

In a report published in the National Post this week, Gerald Butts accuses the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to sabotage the Trudeau government’s controversial trip to India in 2018.

Scheer calls the comments “troubling” and says he wants to see evidence from Butts, who resigned as principal secretary earlier this year at the height of the SNC-Lavalin controversy, but is back helping with the Liberal re-election effort.

Otherwise, says Scheer, Trudeau should fire his long-time friend from the campaign for making what he calls “baseless allegations.”

The comments attributed to Butts appeared in the Post as part of an excerpt from columnist John Ivison’s forthcoming new book, “Trudeau: The Education of a Prime Minister.”

In the book, Butts — who was still with the Prime Minister’s Office at the time of the interview — accuses Modi’s government of being “out to screw us” and of “throwing tacks” under Canada’s tires in order to help Canadian conservatives.

Butts accuses Modi's government of being 'out to screw us' and of 'throwing tacks' under Canada's tires in order to help Canadian conservatives

 

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/comments-attributed-to-gerald-butts-an-attack-on-indian-government-scheer

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Trudeau has turned me into a bible thumper as I pray for the country.

 

Psalm 109:8 "May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership" 

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Canada's economic growth has come at a price — its debt level is now highest in the developed world

Economic growth has coincided with Canadians and their various levels of government taking on substantial debt

Canadians have managed to become global leaders in indebtedness, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

A preview of the Paris-based OECD’s economic outlook was released Thursday, warning of the amounts of debt that families and businesses worldwide have been saddled with.

Canada stands out in the report, which noted that the country’s debt has “continued to rise from high levels.” Canada’s credit to households for the fourth quarter of 2016 was ahead of all other major economies, including China and the United States, standing at 101 per cent of gross domestic product. 

This may not bode well for Canada and other countries carrying high levels of debt, the report suggested. 

“Indebtedness of households and non-financial corporations in many advanced and emerging market economies is high. In many countries, it is continuing to rise,” the report said. “Highly indebted countries may be vulnerable to financial and real shocks, and such indebtedness may undermine the sustainability of growth in the medium term.”

 

report’s debt warning comes as Canada is forecast to enjoy economic growth that will outstrip some of its global peers. The OECD, for one, updated its expectations in September, saying the Canadian economy would grow by 3.2 per cent in 2017, best among G7 countries.

But the growth has coincided with Canadians and their various levels of government taking on substantial debt. Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that the combined deficit of the country’s federal, provincial and local governments increased to $18.1 billion in 2016 from $12.9 billion in 2015. The combined deficit was down from a peak of about $62 billion in 2009, in the thick of the financial crisis, but up from the $9.7 billion deficit for 2008.

StatsCan also reported this month that the value of credit outstanding for Canadian corporations hit $803.3 billion for the first half of 2017, up 4.3 per cent for the same six months last year. The debt-to-equity ratio, however, fell to 0.932 in the first six months of this year, from 0.948 in the second half of 2016, StatsCan said.

But the rising heavy debt load in both consumer and business segments is a concern.

“Despite some deleveraging in recent years, the indebtedness of households and nonfinancial businesses remains at historically high levels in many countries, and continues to increase in some,” the OECD report said. “Corporate and household debt ratios are positively correlated, suggesting that, in some economies, such as Canada and the Scandinavian countries, risks from high borrowing span both sectors.”

The OECD also noted that home prices in advanced economies have been climbing since the global financial crisis, and that the rise in price-to-rent ratios “has been particularly steep” in Scandinavia, Australia and Canada.

“Although in part this reflects strong population growth, these developments may entail significant risk to financial stability, given the direct exposure of the financial system to the housing market, mortgages being one of the largest asset classes on bank balance sheets,” the report warned. “Rigid planning systems, such as in the United Kingdom or Canada, restrict the supply of available and affordable housing, whereas more flexible systems such as in Switzerland seem to be associated with more elastic housing supply and smaller demand-supply imbalances.”

The OECD’s main economic outlook is scheduled to be released on Nov. 28.

https://business.financialpost.com/business/canadas-economic-growth-has-come-at-a-price-its-debt-level-is-now-highest-in-the-developed-world

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Yet no one looks to the Roman Empire as a blueprint for what not to do, why not to do it, or how not to do it.  Even simple things like drug fuelled turf wars between rival gangs in small geographic areas becomes fraught with faulty cause factors and ridiculous solutions... that should be easy to crush and nothing short of the concept of CRUSH will yield results.

Use the drugs, gangs and guns situation in Toronto as an example and transpose the identification of cause factors and efforts at rectification to the aviation industry...  aircraft would be falling out of the sky with the same frequency as gangland shootings. In that context, each of us would recognize insanity the moment it became apparent and the reason we would is because of experience. What is happening in Toronto exists in other parts of the world too, it's just not on the vacation circuit... most Canadians who have actually been to these places (with the honourable exception of UNMOs and various NGOs) usually go armed. 

Maybe history should be mandatory in high school. As it stands now, many people vote for the party that promises the most money and benefits directly to them. Implicit in the town hall questions is the notion of "what are you going to do for me?" History suggests that this stands as unsustainable. If you find unsustainable appealing, simply stay the coarse.... all is well.

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