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        Trudeau believes he's special !!

" But regardless of the outcome, what is the value of an apology from a prime minister who has already broken the conflict law twice, who says he accepts responsibility for his actions, while failing to demonstrate the most basic form of taking responsibility, by admitting he accepts that what he did was wrong?

The most logical explanation of Trudeau’s conduct, as it was in his previous conflict scandals, is that his “layers of privilege” lead him to believe he doesn’t have to follow the rules because, after all, the rules are for little people"

https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trudeau-believes-hes-special

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2 hours ago, Jaydee said:


        Trudeau believes he's special !!

" But regardless of the outcome, what is the value of an apology from a prime minister who has already broken the conflict law twice, who says he accepts responsibility for his actions, while failing to demonstrate the most basic form of taking responsibility, by admitting he accepts that what he did was wrong?

The most logical explanation of Trudeau’s conduct, as it was in his previous conflict scandals, is that his “layers of privilege” lead him to believe he doesn’t have to follow the rules because, after all, the rules are for little people"

https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trudeau-believes-hes-special

Sadly the voters in Ontario and Quebec will continue to let him believe and are likely to give him another term in office.  Go Figure.   

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not from Global, CTV or even the cbc but rather from the BBC which is read most often in other countries than the prementioned 3. '
So this is now a lot of the world will see our beloved (not sure by whom) PM  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53494560

WE charity scandal - A simple guide to the new crisis for Trudeau

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appear at a WE Day UN event in New York in 2017Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES FOR WE DAY Image captionSophie Gregoire Trudeau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appear at a WE Day UN event

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came to power in 2015, he promised a new kind of politics. But now he's facing his third ethics scandal. What's going on?

In June, Canada announced it had tapped WE Charity - widely known for its celebrity studded WE Day conferences - to run a new programme for students hard hit by the economic slump.

How did that decision lead to allegations of cronyism and conflicts of interest, two federal ethics inquiries, a spotlight on Mr Trudeau's family and calls for him to quit?

Here's a guide to the political scandal.

This time, it involves Trudeau's family

Mr Trudeau is facing the third ethics investigation of his five years in office over the government's decision to award a contract worth up to $43.5m to WE Charity Canada.

The programme was designed to connect post-secondary students to paid volunteer opportunities to make up for summer job prospects that had disappeared during the pandemic.

It later emerged that Mr Trudeau's mother and brother had been paid for speaking at various WE events over the years.

Margaret Trudeau was paid C$250,000 for speaking at 28 WE events over four years, and brother Alexander was paid C$32,000 for speaking at eight between 2017-2018.

Mr Trudeau has also made regular appearances himself - including its first ever event in 2007, according to news site iPolitics - and his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, hosted a wellness podcast for the charity.

The prime minister didn't recuse himself from discussions related to the decision to grant WE the contract. He has apologised for that.

The federal ethics watchdog has confirmed his office is looking into the matter.

"This country is governed by a fairly small circle of elites and there's a cult of the insider that buttresses this, that produces these kinds of scandals fairly routinely," says Canadian political theorist David Moscrop.

"That's the structural problem - that Canada ends up being a small country governed by a small handful of people."

His finance minister under pressure

Like Mr Trudeau, federal finance minister Bill Morneau's family had ties to WE Charity. Two of his daughters are associated with the organisation, one of them as an employee.

Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks in the House of Commons on April 11, 2020Image copyrightREUTERS Image captionFinance Minister Bill Morneau says overlooking the expenses was done in error

Mr Morneau testified earlier this week before a House of Commons finance committee looking into the matter that his family had taken two humanitarian trips, to Kenya and Ecuador, to see WE Charity's overseas work.

He said he recently realised he had not paid C$41,000 in related travel expenses for those visits and has since cut a cheque.

WE said in a statement that, while the trips were complimentary, the minister has reimbursed the organisation for the amount they would have been charged if they had paid at the time.

The charity said it regularly holds tours for "well-known philanthropists" like Mr Morneau and his wife, who both come from wealthy Canadian families.

Opposition parties are now calling for him to resign or be fired for the trips, which they argue breached ethics rules.

Mr Moscrop suggests while the WE trip funds could easily have been oversight "rather than malice" it can create "cynicism, anger and frustration, and all that at the time of a pandemic is doubly troublesome".

The finance minister is currently being looked for possible ethics violations for failing to recuse himself from related discussions - for which he apologised.

WE is under the microscope

WE Charity was founded 25 years ago by brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger in their parents' home in Ontario when Craig was 12 years old.

Formerly known as Free the Children, the charity focused on ending child exploitation and quickly drew international recognition.

Its co-founders became local celebrities, and have appeared on television programmes such as the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes.

The charity's WE Day motivational conferences have become rites of passage for many Canadian youths, who are drawn to its message they can change the world and to its roster of celebrity speakers and performers.

WE co-founders Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger speak on stage at WE Day California, April 27, 2017Image copyrightAFP VIA GETTY IMAGES Image captionWe Charity was founded in the mid-90s by the Kielburger brothers

It is now a wide-ranging organisations with operations in the UK, Canada, and the US.

WE withdrew from the federal programme early this month because it had been "enmeshed in controversy from the moment of its announcement", the organisation said.

But the scrutiny over the contract has extended to the charity itself, raising questions about its sprawling organisational structure, ties between its social enterprise branch and its charitable entities, and its internal culture.

On Friday, the Globe and Mail reported that some partners and sponsors, including the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and Virgin Atlantic Airways, are reviewing their relationships.

In mid-July, the charity said it has decided to make both governance and structural changes and to refocus its original mandate of international development, and would hire outside consulting firms for a review.

Students are left in limbo

Rahul Singh, executive director Global Medic, a Toronto-based charity that provides emergency humanitarian aid, said he was initially excited by the volunteerism programme, this week telling Canadian parliamentarians it seemed like a "perfect and a natural fit" for his organisation.

Despite the controversy, the programme did receive over 35,000 applications and had 83 not-for-profit partners.

It's now in an apparent holding pattern following WE's withdrawal.

Rahul Singh, creator of GlobalMedic, at their facilityImage copyrightTORONTO STAR VIA GETTY IMAGES Image captionGlobal Medic's Rahul Singh told MPs that the ' biggest loser in this will be the students'

Mr Singh has numerous student volunteers enrolled in the programme and says he was told the federal government would step in after the WE partnership fell apart. He said he had yet to hear back.

"Now I'm very concerned that the students will not get a bursary," he told the House committee, later adding: "I'm very worried about people falling through the cracks because of poor policy decisions."

It's beginning to harm his support

The federal Liberals still hold a slight lead over their conservative rivals, but opinion surveys suggest the controversy is taking its toll.

National Liberal support has slipped since the revelations came to light, as have Mr Trudeau's approval ratings, according to a 20 July poll by Abacus Data.

Reactions to how the government handled the matter trend negative across the country, including among some 40% of people who voted for the Liberals in last year's election, the poll indicates.

It is likely it will remain in the headlines for a while.

Mr Trudeau has a minority government, giving opposition parties more control of the agenda and the tools to "drag it out as long as possible", says Mr Moscrop.

The prime minister, as requested by the opposition Conservatives, and the Kielburgers will also be making appearances before the House committee in the coming days.

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A nice little summary of the current situation with an amusing last sentence:

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Does anyone believe this government, and especially the Trudeau-Morneau tandem, has the belly or the backbone to begin addressing the cost of its largesse? The same government that just approved a healthy pay hike for tens of thousands of civil servants, including $449 million in “extended pay leave ” so 76,000 bureaucrats could stay home while millions of Canadians were being thrown out of work?

 

The real question might be: who would want to inherit this mess? And, should the Liberals be brought down, would Trudeau even choose to remain as leader given that he’ll now be tasked with doing the hard stuff? He loves to perform, and he’s had his stage for more than four years. Might be time to send in the clowns, if it weren’t so obvious that they’re already here.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/kelly-mcparland-is-trudeau-even-up-to-the-task-of-what-comes-next

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" Hajdu's repeated flights home during pandemic cost $73Gs"

" Self-isolate and practise social distancing or the government will force you to, Health Minister warns"

" Federal health minister not open to reopening borders at this time "

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On 7/19/2020 at 1:40 PM, Marshall said:

Reject capital gains tax on home sales

 

  • Calgary Sun
  • 19 Jul 2020
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If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government have no plans to impose a capital gains tax on the sale of residential homes, why is the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. — a federal Crown agency — spending $250,000 to study a capital gains tax on residential homes?

“The objective is to identify solutions that could level the playing field between renters and owners,” a CMHC spokesperson told Blacklock’s Reporter last week.

The research is being conducted by the University of British Columbia’s

School of Population.

“Many Canadians bank on profits from home ownership to secure their financial future and gain wealth,” the UBC project Generation Squeeze said.

UBC researchers previously described homeowners as “lottery winners.”

“We need to make it so that no Canadian relies on gains in housing wealth to feel secure, and we need to rethink policies that by encouraging the financialization of housing push the cost to buy or rent a home even further out of reach.”

Trudeau has denied he intends to impose a capital gains tax on residential homes that would rake in billions of dollars annually for the federal treasury.

A November 2018 Liberal policy proposal handout suggested a 50% capital gains tax on the sale of residential homes after one year, gradually dropping to 5% after five years to discourage housing speculation.

But in last year’s election, Trudeau denied in a tweet what he said were “lies” by the Conservatives that the Liberals were planning to impose a 50% tax on residential home sales.

“To be clear: We will NOT put a 50% tax on the sale of your home,” Trudeau tweeted.

Instead he said the Liberals would make home ownership easier for Canadians by lowering the price of a first home by 10%, giving more money to people in places where houses cost more and taxing vacant homes owned by people who don’t live in Canada.

We believe any tax on the sale of residential homes would be a betrayal of the vast majority of home buyers who are not speculators, but who have worked long and hard and scrimped and saved to be able to afford home ownership.

Doing it in the middle of a global recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic would be disgraceful.

It's time.

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Sell a stock for more than you paid for it, outside of your RRSP, and you will pay a tax on the capital gain, or at least on 50 per cent of it. Sell your principal residence for more than you paid for it, and in most cases you will pay no tax on the gain at all. Indeed, until 2016 you didn’t even have to report the transaction on your tax return. Neither is there any limit on the exemption – as there is, for example, in the United States. The bigger the gain, the bigger the tax benefit. You can guess which income groups benefit the most.

This sort of grinding inequity doesn’t come cheap. The Department of Finance reckons the current cost to the federal treasury at roughly $6-billion a year. That’s money that might have gone to lowering other taxes, or improving social programs, or reducing our mountainous public debt. But given the numbers of Canadian households that benefit from the exemption – nearly 10 million – the chances that any government will put an end to it must be considered remote.

A single news report earlier this month suggesting that a federal agency, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., had sponsored a study looking at the possibility of taxing “home equity” was enough to provoke a storm of furious protests and indignant denials.

That doesn’t mean it’s not worth pursuing. As with most such proposals to take away someone’s tax break, the bigger the blowback, the better the idea.

'It won’t be popular, but we should scrap the homeowner tax break'

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"CBC reports that Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the "bizarre" circumstances of 2020, which will result in the province getting more from Ottawa than it gives, do not change what he sees as structural issues within the federation.

For the first time in 55 years, Alberta will be a net receiver, according to an analysis by University of Calgary economist Trevor Tombe.

"Obviously, this is a bizarre year, we haven't seen a year like this in Alberta's fiscal history since we went broke as a province in 1935," the premier said on Tuesday. 

Kenney said the province is expecting a loss of $14 billion in revenue and a deficit upward of $20 billion as it increases spending on health-care and other areas significantly due to the pandemic. 

So while he acknowledged Albertans have benefited disproportionately from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and said the province appreciates the support it receives, it doesn't change his long-term concerns with the system. 

"I expect that when we get back into an anything like a normal economic cycle post COVID-19 that we will continue to face the structural challenge that Alberta has within the federation for the past five decades," he said, adding that the province has paid out hundreds of billions over the years.

"The fundamental issues in the federation don't go away because of this strange, aberrant COVID year."

Tombe said that in the past decade, the federal government collected an average of around $20 billion each year more than it spent in the province.

But this year is a "complete reversal," the economist said, with Alberta projected to receive about $22 billion in the federal budget. 

"We've never seen in recorded history a gap between spending and revenue in Alberta that large before," he said. 

Duane Bratt, a political science professor at Mount Royal University, said this shows that fiscal transfers aren't a policy to "screw over" Albertans, it's just that there are more wealthy people in the province. 

"The argument is that in comparison to those who believe Alberta has been getting a raw deal, that's in good times. But in bad times this shows the value of the federal government, it shows the value of the federation," Bratt said.

Alberta is set to hold a referendum on equalization payments next year, one of multiple recommendations from the province's so-called "fair deal" panel report, which also suggested exploring creating a provincial pension plan and police force. 

Bratt pointed to other provinces that have seen their economic circumstances change over the years, and thus their role within the fiscal transfer system and their relationship with the federation change, too. 

"Some people want major structural changes based on a set of circumstances that they think will exist forever," he said

Kenney might put part of the blame on the Wuhan China Coronavirus but we all know better who is really to blame, don’t we?" 

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Maybe we will find out why the country was so slow to heed the independent warnings re: Covid 19

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The Auditor-General is also planning to look at Canada’s risk assessments during the pandemic, which may have affected the speed and urgency of mitigation measures, such as border closings, airport shutdowns and the use of protective masks. Throughout January, February and into March, the government maintained the risk the virus posed to Canada was “Low,” even as evidence of human-to-human spread became increasingly evident around the world. Canada didn’t elevate its risk rating to “High” until March 16, nearly seven weeks after the WHO declared the global risk was high and urged countries to start preparing. The Office of the Auditor-General has previously signalled that it would be taking a critical look at the federal government’s response to COVID-19, but the probe of GPHIN is now among its top priorities, according to sources familiar with the matter. The sources were not authorized to speak publicly and the Auditor-General, as a matter of course, does not comment publicly on its investigations. The work is to be completed late this year or early next year.

 Trudeau should be gone by then and won’t have to defend his governments actions on this or the shooting rampage in Nova Scotia.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/investigations/article-auditor-general-to-probe-oversight-of-countrys-pandemic-warning/

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Sometimes it's hard not to laugh at the absurdity of it all. 

It was Harper, he did it.... and if not him it must have been Trump.

Trudeau tells MPs that WE Charity received 'no preferential treatment' from his office

"Not from me, not from anyone else,” said Trudeau.

Meanwhile, in another liberal galaxy of the absurd, Bill Clinton kept his eyes tightly shut during the entire visit and is therefore unable to comment on what he didn't see..... 

 

Bill Clinton visited Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, unsealed court documents suggest

Maxwell's lawyers tried to prevent documents from being released

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Wolfhunter said:

Trudeau tells MPs that WE Charity received 'no preferential treatment' from his office

"Not from me, not from anyone else,” said Trudeau.

Ontario government severs ties with WE Charity amid controversy  👍👍👍👍👍

" The Ontario government says it will not be renewing an existing contract with WE Charity amid a controversy that has sparked a conflict of interest probe against the prime minister.

The decision, which was confirmed in a statement to Global News Friday afternoon, said that the Ministry of Education “has been directed to not renew the contract with WE and to investigate the expenditures to date.”

“We are deeply concerned and troubled by the allegations against WE,” read the statement. “This is taxpayer money. Hard working people in this province deserve to know that their money is delivering value, and these allegations "

WE had been chosen to deliver a $912-million student grant program but the deal was scrapped amid criticism over the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family’s ties with the group.

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/7242214/ontario-we-charity-controversy-cut-ties/?utm_source=GlobalNews&utm_medium=Facebook

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For those mice willing to stand on the bodies of their neighbours (the ones who risked all), the cheese is free.

But they fail to acknowledge that it's only temporary, they will always vote for the free cheese, yet the results are always the same.  By the time they recognize the pattern, there is either a shortage of mice, a shortage of cheese or the absence of both. Thus far the ban they imposed on traps hasn't reduced the carnage and the grey mice feel oppressed because they bear the brunt of fatalities. 

Since the best lies contain an element of truth and serve to feed the narrative... the remaining mice lucky enough to survive the experiment are hungrier than they were when it first started. And since the grey and white mice make up a smaller 1%  portion of the population (and suffer a lower casualty rate as a consequence), they have been accused of mouse privilege and their nests have been destroyed by the grey mice during a series of peaceful protests against traps.

I can only conclude that most mice are liberals.

Note for human liberals.... put the keyboard down, none of that is actually true, I made it all up. Mice are far too smart to be liberals.

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Reminds me of an old joke with a twist......

 
What’s the difference between a rat and a liberal???
 
There are some things that a rat just won’t do!
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Trudeau government handed WE a personal data goldmine

The Trudeau government handed over ownership of personal data from anyone applying for a student grant to WE Charity — even with the charity having withdrawn from the program, where the personal data of applicants is remains up in the air.

The government launched the website IWantToHelp.org back in June in conjunction with WE Charity. The website was actually registered by WE in August 2019, long before the launch of the student service grant. WE built the website and said they were handing it over to the government when they withdrew from the program on July 3

 

Yet in building the website, which still contains WE coding, the charity organization integrated a service from the American human resources firm Jazz HR. Portions of Jazz HR code can be found on the site and when students click on the link to apply, they activate the Jazz HR portion of the site.

The website’s terms of reference state clearly that personal information may be shared with affiliates and “parties with whom we have contracted to process data, including parties who are located in countries or jurisdictions other than the one in which you reside.”

https://torontosun.com/news/national/trudeau-government-handed-we-a-personal-data-goldmine

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Rather than spending more money to make migrant workers safer, why not use able bodied recipients of government aid (money) to work and replace the migrant workers?  

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he number of unemployed persons in Canada increased to 1160.10 Thousand in August of 2019 from 1149.90 Thousand in July of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Canada averaged 1244.73 Thousand from 1976 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1748.90 Thousand in November of 1992 and a record low of 691.50 Thousand in March of 1976. Historical.

Ottawa to spend $58.6M on migrant workers

New measures overlook demand for permanent status, advocates say

  • Toronto Star
  • 2 Aug 2020
  • SARA MOJTEHEDZADEH WORK AND WEALTH REPORTER
img?regionKey=yIps%2fyKYCPc%2fGme7x0cVYA%3d%3dRICK MADONIK TORONTO STAR Gabriel Flores Flores has asked Ottawa to give permanent status to migrant workers like him to prevent future abuse.

Ottawa will invest $58.6 million toward increased farm inspections and creating mandatory housing requirements for migrant workers, the prime minister announced Friday.

Speaking at his daily briefing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also expressed “deep sorrow” at the deaths of three migrant workers from COVID-19, and said Canada had “let those communities down.”

“There are lots of changes we need to make,” Trudeau said.

In an interview with the Star, immigration minister Marco Mendicino said the announcement is part of an effort to “enhance protections and workers’ rights, which our government feels very strongly about.”

But the new measures fall short of the change advocates have long called for: permanent status for migrant workers whose right to be in Canada is tied to a seasonal contract with a single employer.

“Without permanent resident status, migrant workers don’t have the power to assert their rights, make complaints or access programs because doing so means termination, homelessness, deportation and inability to feed their families,” said Syed Hussan, executive director of the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC).

“Today’s announcement fails to fix this fundamental power imbalance and as a result will not solve the crisis migrants are facing. We expect Prime Minister Trudeau to do the urgent and necessary thing, and create a regularization program for all migrant and undocumented people immediately.”

This week, the Star reported on a new reprisal claim filed by migrant worker Gabriel Flores Flores to the provincial labour board, which alleges he was terminated and threatened with deportation after speaking to journalists about a massive COVID-19 outbreak that killed his bunkmate.

In a letter delivered to Mendicino this week, Flores asked the federal government to give permanent status to migrant workers to prevent future abuse. Mendicino said Friday that he had read the letter and commended Flores for “the courage that he has demonstrated in advocating not only for his cause, but for the cause of all migrant workers.”

Mendicino said he, along with employment minister Carla Qualtrough, had also “carefully reviewed the recommendations put forward” by MWAC.

“I know that they’re calling on the government to examine status. And that is a discussion that we are continuing to have with (them),” he said.

“Whether you’re Canadian or you’re a migrant worker, you have a right to work in this country without being subjected to abuse to threats.” More than a thousand migrant workers have tested positive for COVID-19, according to public health unit and media reports.

Mendicino said new financial aid of $35 million for infrastructure and housing improvements will be “used flexibly by employers and by workers to come up with the best arrangement.”

“Those arrangements will be tailored to the particular circumstances and places of employment.”

As previously reported by the Star, a government study recommended a federal housing standard for migrant workers — but it was nixed after opposition from employer groups.

On Friday, the government said it would “work to develop mandatory requirements to improve employer-provided accommodations, focusing on ensuring better living conditions for workers.”

“As a first step, the government will consult with provinces and territories, employers, workers and foreign partner countries on a proposal for these mandatory requirements,” the announcement said.

“From the very beginning of the pandemic, the health and safety of temporary foreign workers has been a top priority. Any unsafe working conditions are completely unacceptable,” Qualtrough said in a statement Friday. “While we are proud of the worker protections we have in this country, we recognize that there are important issues that need to be addressed within the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and we are taking action.”

Additional funding will also go to migrant worker outreach, including through an existing pilot project called the Migrant Worker Support Network.

That organization was designed to “enhance protections” — but has attracted criticism from grassroots groups who say migrant workers themselves have been excluded from the network.

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WE scandal speaks to Trudeau’s character and judgment

 

  • Calgary Sun
  • 2 Aug 2020
  • LORNE GUNTER lgunter@postmedia.com @sunlornegunter
img?regionKey=qnIp5n%2fCYSLRFgNXOQo8Sw%3d%3dCANADIANPRESSFILES Co-founders Craig, left, and Marc Kielburger introduce Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau as they appear at WE Day celebrations in Ottawa in 2015.

If we didn’t already know it, we have learned from the WE Charity scandal that our prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is a vacuous, spoiled narcissist who never learns from his mistakes, fires anyone who challenges him and always blames others for the problem he creates.

Sound familiar?

Trudeau is a Trump of the North.

The comparison will leave the supporters of each man sputtering with rage and, superficially, the two are very different.

Yet both grew up wealthy and privileged, and are now detached from the reality of ordinary people.

They both mistreat women.

They say outrageous things one day and the exact opposite the next, yet never seem to appreciate they’ve pulled a 180.

They treat high public office as a way to reward friends and punish rivals.

They both admire strongmen leaders and dictatorial governments (Castro and China in Trudeau’s case; Putin, Erdogan and Kim

Jong-Un for Trump).

And both are cluelessly dividing their countries for the sake of their own re-elections.

Trudeau’s virtual appearance before the Commons Finance committee on Thursday illuminates many of his biggest character flaws and habitual lapses in judgement.

Either he isn’t clever enough to appreciate that he’s not up to the task of clearing up this mess for himself and his government or he is so arrogant he believes only he can do it.

(It’s not hard to imagine Donald Trump breaking tradition and testifying before a Congressional committee because he thinks he’s so smart none of those mere mortals could lay a glove on him.)

Trudeau’s appearance achieved neither of the goals he most wanted to achieve.

Trudeau didn’t explain away the obvious conflict-of-interest inherent in his government giving a huge benefit to an organization with close ties to his family. Nor did he succeed in transferring blame from his party back to the permanent civil service.

Trudeau probably thinks he deflected the blame back to the bureaucrats who negotiated the contract with Craig and Marc Kielburgers’ WE leviathan.

Yet even as he was insisting he had never heard of WE receiving a contract worth as much as $43 million in fees until hours before a May 8 cabinet meeting and then insisting the public service take the contract back for further review until May 22, Trudeau was admitting this “push back” of which he was so obviously proud was “because I knew questions would be asked about the links to my family.”

Unless you’re a blind, unquestioning devotee of Trudeau (legions of mindless followers is another trait he has in common with Trump), you will see through this ploy clear as a bell.

Trudeau was sure his “push back” remark would make him come across as the defender of the taxpayer’s dollar, the champion of the middle class against bureaucratic overreach.

But all it did was confirm him a truth-shifter.

In the first days of this scandal, Trudeau insisted there was no ethical breach in his debating the WE contract and voting on it at cabinet because it was presented as a done deal before he had a chance for input.

Yet he admitted to MPs on Thursday that the proposal came up first in early May and he “pushed back” until later that month because he knew his family was involved up to its eyeballs with WE.

If he understood from the first time he heard about the contract that it was going to appear dubious, that means he knew he had a conflict (conflicts are equally serious whether real or simply perceived) and yet Trudeau never did the right thing of withdrawing from cabinet discussions over the WE pact.

Like Trump, Trudeau seems to think the rules only apply to the little, stupid people.

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2 hours ago, Marshall said:

WE scandal speaks to Trudeau’s character and judgment

 

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And while I get that students employment would be impacted, why wouldn’t the government look at payment at the end of the summer (most would still be living in their parents basement) or even offer tuition credit rather than to get cash out the door as quick as possible.....still don’t buy WE was the only option.

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