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During a lull between the speeches at a recent Parliament Hill
Correspondent's dinner, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau leans over to chat with Harjit Sajjan,Minister of Defence.

"Ya know, I bought Justin a parrot for his birthday. The bird is so smart, Justin has already taught him to pronounce over two hundred words!"
"Wow, that's pretty impressive," says Harjit, "but, you do realize that he just speaks the words -- he doesn't really understand what they mean."
"Oh, I know," Sophie replies, "Neither does the parrot."

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This is our governments commitment to combatting Russia…” Hey…who wants to go to a party??

As usual, the head shed is EMPTY…(but she’s pretty)….. Joly is going have some explaining to do on this one, 


Canada apologizes for sending official to Russian embassy party

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WOW…….is that a suitable response for a woke feminist government?? Watching VanKayak in the Question period is quite the display of arrogance and condescension…no response from the PMO, the MP or mainstream media……goes against the narrative of sunny ways which, come to think of it, we don’t hear much about anymore.

Ya, these guys are so much better than mean old Harper and his government.

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Justin ducked for cover during the Ottawa mess (evidently contracted) and now with the use of Emergency powers etc being  questioned he has evidently again contracted covid and will be forced to isolate.   Very convenient..... 🙃

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The headline zeros in on the GG and her trip but the attachment also gives us a look at how Justin travels.  I wonder why he needed 60 people to keep him company?


Gov-Gen, guests rack up $100K in-flight catering bill during Dubai trip

Canada’s vice-regal racked up a nearly $100,000 catering bill on board a government aircraft during a recent week-long trip to the Middle East.

An order paper question submitted by Conservative MP Michael Barrett shows Governor-General Mary Simon and her 29 passengers using $93,117.89 in catering services aboard an RCAF CC-150 Polaris during her March 16 to March 24 trip to Expo 2020 in Dubai .

The trip, which included a number of Rideau Hall and Global Affairs Canada staffers including Middle East Director-General Jess Dutton and Canada’s Protocol Chief Stewart Wheeler, departed Ottawa on March 16 for the United Arab Emirates via London.

The trip also included meetings between Simon and Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as well as a stopover in Kuwait to tour Ali Al Salem Air Base and meet Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Barrett’s April 26 order paper question requested details on both Challenger and Polaris flights from Dec. 1, 2021 onwards, and the response included flights to April 12.



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Don Martin: The fall of Justin Trudeau has begun

The Justin Trudeau brand is in trouble.

The 2015 fresh prince of politics with the celebrity hair and rock star aura is heading into a 2022 summer of inflation-driven Canadian discontent as a faded force of personality in need of an exit strategy.

You know there’s a reputation hit happening when Trudeau becomes the unnamed star of a children’s book "How the Prime Minister Stole Freedom," a satire about his handling of the Freedom Convoy and vaccination mandates, which now sits atop the Amazon Canada bestseller list.

On a more serious vein, there’s an alarm sounding over his leadership style when former top bureaucrat Paul Tellier unleashes in Policy Options magazine, warning Trudeau’s control freakdom of an office is “in the process of destroying the public service … and the word ‘destroying’ is not too strong."


And while this is hardly scientific, after a weeks-long survey of just about everyone I’ve met and many of them Liberals by voting inclination, the overall judgment on Trudeau is one of being a political write-off with their body language alternating between exasperation and eye rolls.

He’s too woke, too precious, preachy in tone, exceedingly smug, lacking in leadership, fading in celebrity, slow to act, short-sighted in vision and generally getting more irritating with every breathlessly whispered public pronouncement. And that’s just the one-sentence summary.

As one prominent and wealthy 40-year Liberal supporter told me: “I won’t send them another dime until he’s gone. He’s a wimp.”

Trudeau is, of course, undoubtedly oblivious to all this. He didn’t even break a sniffle during question period Tuesday, although he seemed to have great trouble answering questions without reading a script as he copes with a second COVID-19 infection.

It was a daunting run of questions that demanded all his artful dodging talent for reading non-answers to questions. He needed to protect his foreign affairs minister for allowing a bureaucrat to attend a Russian caviar party in Ottawa, his public safety minister for promoting a nose-stretcher that police requesting the Emergencies Act to cope with the Freedom Convoy (they didn’t) and shrugging off a Globe-obtained government analysis showing his 2030 emission targets will be extremely difficult to meet.

That’s theatrical business as usual for Trudeau, but he’s delivering performance hiccups far beyond the Commons.

Take the recently completed Summit of the Americas, where Trudeau’s meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden produced jargon and rhetoric a’plenty, but not a whisper of accomplishment to mend our so-far unproductive relationship.

While Trudeau is the so-called dean of the G7 in terms of political longevity, he didn’t even try to convince Biden to reconsider the axed Keystone pipeline or thwart the Michigan governor’s threat to kill the Line 5 pipeline, this in a time when the U.S. is playing footsie with dictator-run Venezuela to alleviate the energy price crisis.

Even when Trudeau does spring into action, his motivation appears suspect.

The Wall Street Journal recently derided Trudeau for acting in response to U.S. developments by toughening Canadian gun laws in the aftermath of the Texas school massacre and re-emphasizing a woman’s right to an abortion in Canada ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling this month. “Apparently Canadian politics is too boring, or parochial, or something,” the editorial observed. “If he wants to influence U.S. politics, we recommend he emigrate and run for Congress.”

But mostly, Trudeau just doesn’t act. As Globe columnist Campbell Clark noted in taking aim at the prime minister's hesitancy to end vaccine mandates, a "political inertia" orbits the sloth-speed Liberal government where “without a political impetus to do something, the default is to do nothing”. Well said.


Many of Trudeau's talked-up commitments – be it targets for Afghan translator immigration, Ukrainian resettlement numbers, greenhouse gas emission targets, Indigenous reconciliation moves or even tree planting by the billions – are overpromises sent off for prolonged study to ultimately end up being underdelivered.

A cagey political operative recently insisted to me that, having been involved in the Trudeau negotiations for a power-influencing deal with the NDP, she’s convinced Trudeau is running for re-election to give the cement time to set on his legacy.

If so, his shaky display of true leadership should reward the Conservatives with a government mandate in the next election.

But Trudeau has enjoyed plenty of luck in politics, so unless coronation-bound Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre pivots somewhat into mainstream thinking, the hard-right Conservatives could fall short of what’s required to unseat Trudeau from a fourth mandate.

Speaking of pivoting to a current sign of the prime minister’s ailing status, his media party at 24 Sussex Dr. returns Wednesday with Trudeau away in COVID isolation. I asked a colleague if the missing celebrity host would hinder press gallery attendance. “Actually, I think it’ll be much better without him.”

There’s little doubt a lot of Liberals are thinking the same way about their party under Justin Trudeau.

That's the bottom line.

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Proof of vaccination will still be required for cross border truckers.  Payback time for truckers convoy?


Cross-border trucker vaccine mandate among COVID-19 rules still in place - National | Globalnews.ca


Sean Boynton  57 mins ago

EDITORIAL: Travel restrictions are about power for Trudeau

Postmedia News  1 hour ago

One gets the impression Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would be happy if his pandemic restrictions on Canadians lasted forever.

This as he continues to fly around the world, following or not following his own masking advice to Canadians as he sees fit, now having twice contracted COVID-19, after being vaccinated and boosted.

We think it’s a power thing with Trudeau, who likes to acquire as much of it as possible and only forfeits it reluctantly.

That said, in the spirit of not looking a gift horse in the mouth, let’s acknowledge the Trudeau government on Tuesday announced that as of June 20, it will suspend vaccination mandates for domestic and outbound air and rail travellers.

In another significant move, federally-regulated workers will no longer be required to adhere to vaccine mandates and those suspended without pay will be able to return to work.

However, existing vaccination requirements for most foreign nationals entering Canada, as well as quarantine and testing requirements for Canadians who have not received their primary vaccine series, remain in effect.

So will the existing rules for cruise ships, while current masking and other public health protection measures will continue to be required and enforced on planes, trains, and ships.

So, Trudeau — belatedly responding to growing pressure from his own Liberal caucus, Canadians caught in air travel chaos, the airline industry, public sector labour unions and the advice of Dr. Teresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer of Canada — is ever so slowly easing COVID restrictions, while still lagging behind many other comparable countries and the Canadian provinces.

Also note the feds aren’t cancelling COVID-19 restrictions but “suspending” them, meaning they could come roaring back in the fall if infection rates start to rise again significantly.

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While that would provoke the usual suspects to demand new and stricter lockdowns, such a strategy would be unwarranted given that we are not in the same situation as we were when the pandemic began in March 2020.

Today we have vaccines, better treatments, a dominant and less fatal Omicron variant and a much better understanding of the importance of protecting the most vulnerable.

This as opposed to locking down everyone else and cancelling elective surgeries, treatments and tests in hospitals.



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Chris Selley: The madness of Trudeau's vaccine policies foretell the end of his reign


© Provided by National Post Liberals hoping to stay in power may well not want Justin Trudeau to attempt another run at being prime minister.


By now, the Liberal playbook on untenable pandemic-related policies is clear: They defend each square inch of policy territory like Tony Montana at the top of the staircase until ordered to retreat, at which point they drop their weapons, flee into the night and claim science made them do it.

To wit: Last week, just hours after chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam defended random on-arrival testing of international passengers as necessary to detect new COVID-19 variants of concern, the government “suspended” the program for a minimum of 20 days pending reorganization.

And now, days after stridently defending it at every opportunity, the feds on Tuesday “suspended” indefinitely the vaccine requirement to travel domestically, or outbound internationally, by plane or train.

The various ministers assembled for the afternoon press conference cited “evolving science,” which is as insulting as ever: Of course you can find science to support any of these measures individually; as a group, they are an indefensible muddle. But what’s intriguing here is that these moves come at least partially at the behest of the Liberal caucus, some members of which have recently been kvetching to the press.

Justin Trudeau has been underestimated before, but it’s not hard to see this sequence of events — beginning with the election campaign and the much harsher and uncharitable tone it introduced toward people who disagreed with the government’s recommendations, and now these even-more-incoherent rules — as potentially the beginning of the end of his leadership. The last leader of any federal party to win four elections in a row was Wilfrid Laurier in 1908. Liberals hoping to stay in power may well not even want Trudeau to attempt a repeat.

To be fair: Independently of anything Trudeau or his ministers did or could have done, vaccine mandates and mask mandates were and were always going to be very contentious. The federal restrictions will mostly be noted for their longevity rather than their severity, while the most crippling restrictions on everyday life were provincial creations. Furthermore, any package of anti-pandemic measures is going to contain internal contradictions born out of logistical, humanitarian and other considerations.

Chris Selley: Liberals could be punishing air travellers out of spite

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Every Canadian government authored such contradictions, and few even attempted to explain them. It was pure political and public-health malpractice, and no one involved seems to have learned anything except perhaps to think even less of the bovine masses.

So it probably doesn’t need saying, at this point, that the federal rules we were left with after the Liberal government’s Tuesday press conference are a mess. Most notably, nothing has changed with respect to passengers arriving from abroad: They still need to be double-vaccinated, or else face quarantine on arrival. (The new rules are not meant to alleviate the chaos at Pearson Airport and shouldn’t be expected to, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc assured Canadians on Tuesday.) The only logical reason to pay any special attention to international travellers is to guard against new variants entering the country. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos defended the distinction on Tuesday on precisely those grounds. Except that as of Friday — we shall see for how long — no one is testing any incoming passengers for any strain of COVID-19 at all!

The thing is, this was very much not Trudeau’s or his government’s initial attitude toward vaccination. Trudeau himself publicly worried aloud about the prospect of barring the unvaccinated from Toronto Raptors games, never mind planes and trains. One could certainly argue that the Delta and Omicron variants changed the game: More communicable strains meant we had to nudge people harder toward vaccination. But the last thing you want to do in that situation is demonize and thereby risk radicalizing the skeptics, and that’s exactly what Trudeau did — for the obvious purpose of winning an election that did not need to happen.

“Both the tone and the policies of my government changed drastically on the eve and during the last election campaign,” Quebec City Liberal MP Joël Lightbound  averred during a quite stunning press conference in February. “A decision was made to wedge, to divide and to stigmatize. I fear that this politicization of the pandemic risks undermining the public’s trust in our public health institutions.”

All that wedging, dividing and stigmatizing gained the party nothing except a prime minister who’s three elections into his job instead of two. Meanwhile, Liberals warn us, presumed Conservative leadership frontrunner Pierre Poilievre threatens untold blight, poverty and general misery on the land. If Trudeau is as worried as he says he is about such divisions, surely resignation is his only recourse. And if he’s as staggeringly un-self-aware as he appeared on last week’s Pod Save the World podcast, defenestration presents as his caucus’s only recourse.

“Attack politics, divisive politics … stirring up of hate and fear and differences — the dirty secret is they work. Even back in 2015, they work to get you elected,” he told the podcast’s hosts, apparently (though surely accidentally) referring to his own campaign.

“It’s just what we’re seeing is that once you’ve used those methods to get elected, it becomes incredibly hard to govern responsibly for all citizens in bringing people together and getting big things done,” Trudeau continued. “Because once you start churning up anger it just feeds on itself, and if you’re not continually throwing fresh raw meat on it, it can get away from you entirely.”

As preludes to resignation or defenestration go, that’s pretty darn eloquent.




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6 hours ago, Kargokings said:

The headline zeros in on the GG and her trip but the attachment also gives us a look at how Justin travels.  I wonder why he needed 60 people to keep him company?




6 minutes ago, st27 said:

Let them eat cake….

And the liberal opposition flipped over a $16 glass of orange juice at a London hotel??  Will Trudeau question this bill from his newly appointed gg??  Oh….the hypocrisy.


St I guess you missed my original post


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“ Riverdale actor murdered mom at piano, then planned to kill Trudeau “

Ryan Grantham confessed to murdering his mom and then filmed 

A former actor on Riverdale and Diary of a Wimpy Kid was coming off the rails when he shot his mother in the head as she played piano — to keep her from seeing him murder Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


The bizarre details came to light during sentencing submissions in a British Columbia courtroom this week.


In March, Ryan Grantham, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the March 31, 2020 slaying of his mother, Barbara Anne Waite, in their Squamish home. The crime carries a mandatory life sentence. The Crown is seeking 17-18 years of parole ineligibility.


“He put the crosshairs on the back of her head, closed his eyes, and pulled the trigger,” Crown prosecutor Michaela Donnelly said.


Grantham had roles in Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. His last acting credit was a 2019 episode of Riverdale.


His road to murder was punctuated with madness, court heard. He had rehearsed his mom’s slaying and even made videos of his plans.

In footage he shot following the brutal killing, Grantham took one final star turn: He confessed to murdering his mom and then filmed her lifeless body.


Court heard Grantham then packed his car with his three guns, ammo, a dozen Molotov cocktails, supplies for camping, and a map. The map had directions to Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, where Trudeau is living with his family.

The former child actor admitted to cops his plan to assassinate the prime minister and kept a private journal of his murderous musings. But he didn’t get far driving across the country on his homicidal quest before he turned back and surrendered to Vancouver Police.


Prosecutor Michaela Donnelly cited two psychiatric reports that showed Grantham’s dramatic unravelling. The reports said that prior to the murder he had been suffering an “intense period of clinical depression and “experiencing urges to commit violence and kill himself.”


The troubled thespian murdered his mom because he wanted to “spare her” of seeing the bloodshed he was poised to unleash on Trudeau. At the time of her murder, Barbara Anne Waite was fighting cancer.


“She was vulnerable and Ryan gave her no chance to defend herself. It pains me to know he was a danger to her life,” his sister Lisa told the court, adding she and her aunt “fear his release from prison.”


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