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Nope.  Any business that rides the "black-owned" declaration is not innocent.  You understand the difference, right?  I'm not opposed to a black owned business, I'm opposed to a black owned business t

I have no faith, despite their moral outrage of the liberal coverup and philibustering, Jagmeet will take the bait on the election threat and  will make a deal with trudeau to muzzle the committees.

Nothing to see here folks....move along and don’t ask questions.....oh yeah, clear and transparent government: https://nationalpost.com/news/ontario-mp-marwan-tabbara-charged-with-assault-break

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Trudeau hell-bent on irreversibly altering Canadian economy and society to achieve his big-government, socialist ideology.

 

In advance of a spendthrift speech from the throne calling for dramatic change, the prime minister has set up a false choice between prosperity and “austerity.” Instead, what he is offering is profligacy bordering on lunacy, rather than what would make sense for the times: a modicum of fiscal responsibility, spending restraint and policies aimed at sustainable economic growth. If he persists, it is hard to see how the country will avoid a financial crisis. Word is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan is so excessive and reckless that both blue Liberals and the bureaucracy, especially in the Department of Finance, are by turns afraid, contemptuous and demoralized.

Trudeau is using a pre-emptive straw man fallacy about “austerity” should the Conservatives dare suggest he temper his out-of-control spending spree to take account of economic reality, credit risk and intergenerational fairness. The primary political challenge for Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole will be to counter the coming big spend without raising the spectre of cutbacks and excessive restraint at a time when many Canadians are still hurting from a government-mandated business closure.

O’Toole promised a return to fiscal balance in about 10 years. A decade is arguably a long time to wait. Anything much shorter, however, and he would be vulnerable to the classic attack question: what are you going to cut? Answering that question immediately forfeits a block of voters who prefer receiving handouts to listening to lectures about fiscal rectitude. Anything longer than a decade, however, and the promise seems meaningless. The critical point is that O’Toole has established a target, indicated deficits would not last forever and demonstrated his intent ultimately to restore Canadian finances to good health. It contrasts well with Trudeau’s plan to borrow endlessly without acknowledging the inevitable burden on our children.

In 2015, the Liberals at least had a theoretical argument for “modest” deficit spending on infrastructure that could provide long-term benefits. Instead, much of the funding went to social programs that immediately became politically impossible to cancel, thereby entrenching structural deficits. The government’s earlier pretence has now been abandoned in favour of a new one: green projects will not only save humanity but also spur economic growth. Both rationalizations are demonstrably false and the result of ideological wish fulfillment — not to mention that purposely leaving other industries to languish, like oil and gas, will hobble growth.

In June, Fitch Ratings downgraded Canada bonds to AA+ from AAA, citing significant fiscal deterioration. Two weeks ago, it warned that a projected $343-billion deficit indicates a general government deficit above 21 per cent of GDP, five points more than the 16.1 per cent of GDP it estimated at the time of the downgrade. Meanwhile, general government debt is projected to rise above 120 per cent of GDP, significantly higher than the median of other AA-rated countries. Fitch warned: “Failure to place consolidated gross general government debt/GDP on a downward path over the medium term could lead to negative rating action.” That is chilling. Yet the prime minister and his new minister of finance, Chrystia Freeland, give every indication they intend to gallop in the opposite and ruinous direction.

With federal debt headed to $1.2 trillion this year and rising, a responsible government should be acutely concerned about a credit downgrade that would raise its interest costs and constrain its access to capital markets. Indeed, Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux said that unless deficits are reduced within a year or two, debt will become “unsustainable.”

Although Trudeau does not admit it, he is obviously captivated by a dark triad of radical initiatives — modern monetary theory (MMT), the Green New Deal (GND) and “The Great Reset.” (The label is inspired by psychology’s dark triad of personality traits: narcissism, machiavellianism and psychopathy, called dark because of their malevolent qualities. But I digress … sort of.)

MMT, a heterodox macroeconomic theory supported by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, asserts that government can print all the money it wants without risking default. Regarding the danger of hyperinflation, not to worry: taxes can be imposed to limit purchasing power. GND, advocated by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeks to address climate change and income inequality by reaching net zero carbon emissions and eliminating virtually all fossil fuels in the next decade. It is unachievable but even the attempt would be disastrous. “The Great Reset” is more mainstream (by evolving progressive standards), and is supported by the World Economic Forum and Prince Charles. Nevertheless, it aims at a fundamental transformation of the economy and business.

Canadians are middle-of-the-road, commonsensical people who want to address injustice and poverty but above anything else are concerned about the welfare of their families. They are not radical, yet they find themselves governed by a scandal-ridden prime minister who no longer feigns moderation. He is hell-bent on irreversibly altering the Canadian economy and society to achieve his big-government, socialist ideology. The overarching political question is whether he can successfully bribe voters with their own money to buy into his radical vision.

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Joe Oliver was minister of finance in 2014-15.

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We Charity to exit Canada amid Trudeau scandal probe

  • 9 September 2020
 
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

A charity that has been a key player in a scandal involving Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, says it will no longer operate in the country.

In a press release, WE Charity announced it would be "winding down the organization's operations in Canada".

The charity's co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, will also transition from the organisation.

WE was under the spotlight after it was picked to run the Canada Student Service Grant, a summer programme.

The C$900m ($679m, £519m) volunteer initiative was supposed to help students who were out of their summer jobs because of the pandemic.

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

Mr Trudeau is facing the third ethics investigation of his five years in office over the government's decision to task WE with administering the programme.

In its release, WE said it was ending its Canadian operations because of Covid-19 disruptions and because the "fallout from the Canada Student Service Grant has placed the charity in the middle of political battles and misinformation that a charity is ill-equipped to fight".

The charity says it will layoff its Canadian staff and sell off its assets to fund an endowment to help complete existing international humanitarian projects and digitise its Canadian educational resources.

The Kielburger brothers co-founded the charity in their parents' home in Ontario when Craig was 12 years old. The pair have achieved celebrity status in their home country, and appeared on television programmes like Oprah and 60 Minutes.

The charity's WE Day motivational conferences frequently featured celebrity speakers like Idris Elba.

But many criticised the government's awarding of such a large contract to a private organisation. WE Charity Canada would have received up to C$43.5m to manage the C$900m programme under that agreement.

Criticism intensified after it was revealed that Mr Trudeau's mother and brother had been paid to speak at the charity's events. Mr Trudeau's then-finance minister, Bill Morneau, also had family ties to the organisation and the charity partly paid for his family to go on two of its service trips.

Mr Morneau said he recently realised he had not paid C$41,000 in related travel expenses for those visits and has since paid them back.

He resigned in August from the finance job and as a member of Parliament amid pressure from opposition parties over the matter and amid reports of tensions between him and Mr Trudeau over the path forward for Canada's pandemic-battered economy.

Mr Trudeau temporarily suspended parliament last month after Mr Morneau's resignation, to work on a new economic recovery plan for Covid-19, which effectively shut down committee meetings into the WE controversy.

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Any business that in any way advertises itself as being "black-owned" goes on my list.  That's my list list of businesses to never patronize.

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8 minutes ago, seeker said:

Any business that in any way advertises itself as being "black-owned" goes on my list.  That's my list list of businesses to never patronize.

Sadly that would hurt innocent people.  Justin is the one you should rail against.

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Sadly that would hurt innocent people.  Justin is the one you should rail against.

Nope.  Any business that rides the "black-owned" declaration is not innocent.  You understand the difference, right?  I'm not opposed to a black owned business, I'm opposed to a black owned business that attempts to leverage the fact that they are back-owned for  political gain.   Black dude owns a business and I'm a customer based on normal market forces - black dude owns a business and displays a sign saying "black-owned" and I am not a customer.

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1 hour ago, seeker said:

Nope.  Any business that rides the "black-owned" declaration is not innocent.  You understand the difference, right?  I'm not opposed to a black owned business, I'm opposed to a black owned business that attempts to leverage the fact that they are back-owned for  political gain.   Black dude owns a business and I'm a customer based on normal market forces - black dude owns a business and displays a sign saying "black-owned" and I am not a customer.

You are right, I too would avoid that business,  if indeed such a sign is displayed but I suspect that would never happen.  

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In the Q&A following Trudeau’s black entrepreneurship fund announcement.....a reporter asked directly what trudeau thought of a bond rating downgrade report  if he followed through on his deficit spending......He flat out said “I won’t talk about that”!!!

Clear and transparent .... once again. 

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9 hours ago, st27 said:

In the Q&A following Trudeau’s black entrepreneurship fund announcement.....a reporter asked directly what trudeau thought of a bond rating downgrade report  if he followed through on his deficit spending......He flat out said “I won’t talk about that”!!!

Clear and transparent .... once again. 

Trudeau is now colour coding government services.  Will we get colour coded tax cuts too ?  

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19 minutes ago, mo32a said:

What makes you black? Can you just call yourself black? What defines it? Is it blacks with African heritage only? Caribbean? European? 

 

I guess since you can declare you are either M or F despite built in equipment  😀, then the barrier between declaring you are White or Black should not exist either.  However .....https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/03/us/jessica-krug-gwu-black-trnd/index.html

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Once upon a time ...

The king called on the royal weather forecaster and inquired as to the weather forecast for the next few hours.
 
The royal weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain for at least 4 days.

So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen.
 
On the way he met a farmer on his donkey.
 
Upon seeing the king the farmer said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area."

The king was polite and considerate, he replied: "Thanks for your concern, but don't worry.  It's not going to rain today.
I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. And besides, I pay him very high wages.  He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him."

So the king continued on his way. However, a short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky.
 
The King and Queen were totally soaked and their entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a shameful condition.

Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the professional. Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the prestigious and high paying role of
royal forecaster.

The farmer said, "Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtained the information about rain today from my donkey.
 
If I see my donkey's ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain very soon."

So the king hired the donkey instead.

And thus began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in the government and occupy its highest and most influential positions.

The practice is unbroken to this day...

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Former Liberal MP charged by RCMP with breach of trust and fraud

Published Friday, September 11, 2020 12:43PM EDTLast Updated Friday, September 11, 2020 12:56PM EDT

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OTTAWA -- The RCMP has charged former Liberal MP Raj Grewal with four counts of breach of trust and one count of fraud over $5,000.

The RCMP said the charges are the conclusion of an "extensive criminal investigation" that began in September 2017 after the RCMP was alerted to “suspicious transactions” involving Grewal, during the time he served as a member of Parliament.

"It is alleged that Mr. Grewal failed to report his receipt of millions in personal loans to the Ethics Commissioner, in circumstances that constitute a criminal breach of trust," the RCMP said in a news release.

"It is further alleged that Mr. Grewal solicited loans for his own personal benefit in connection with the use of his public office, and that he administered his government-funded constituency office budget for his own personal benefit, under circumstances which constituted a criminal fraud or breach of trust."

Grewal announced his resignation in November 2018, attributing the decision to "personal and medical reasons." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at the time that Grewal was facing "serious personal challenges," and that while it may have been a tough decision, it was the right one.

"I hope he receives the support he needs," Trudeau said in a statement at the time.

The prime minister’s office later said the MP was resigning to seek treatment for a gambling addiction, which it said led him to rack up "significant personal debts."

Grewal did not run for re-election in 2019. The charges against him have not been tested in court.

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A teacher asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Trudeau fans.
Not really knowing what a Trudeau fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher all the kids raised their hands except for little Johnny.
The Teacher asked little Johnny why he has decided to be different...again!

Little Johnny said "Because I'm not a Trudeau Fan"

The Teacher asked "Why aren't you a fan of Trudeau" 

Johnny said "Because I'm a conservative".

The teacher asked him why he's a conservative.

Little Johnny answered, "Well my Mom's a Conservative and my Dad's a Conservative, so I'm a Conservative".

Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, "If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot what would that make you?"

With a big smile Little Johnny replied, "That would make me a Trudeau Fan." 
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