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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:45 pm    Post subject: PM Trudeau escapes Canada for Xmas Reply with quote

It turns out that our PM sent us his smarmy New Years' good wishes, telling us just what a great country we all live in, thanks to our benevolent Liberal rulers. The rub is he couldn't stand to stay in the place for the holidays. He went to Nassau, hoping nobody would notice.

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PMO tried to keep Trudeau's vacation details secret

CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Monday, January 2, 2017 10:00PM EST

For the second year in a row, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has kept details of his family vacation secret until pressed by reporters, despite the fact taxpayers pay part of the costs.

After refusing for days to say where the Trudeaus had gone, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Monday that he left on Boxing Day for Nassau, Bahamas.

“He is taking private time with his family in the area,” the PMO said.

U.S. reporters are given daily updates on President Barack Obama’s whereabouts when he takes annual vacations to Hawaii, causing many to ask whether Canadians should expect the same.

Last year, the public only learned of Trudeau's holiday to St. Kitts and Nevis after the American celebrity gossip website TMZ published photos of him at the $1,500-a-night Paradise Beach Villas.

The PMO said Trudeau paid all accommodation costs for his family for that trip, as well as the equivalent amounts for commercial flights to the Caribbean island.

Taxpayers were left with $64,000 in accommodation expenses for Trudeau’s RCMP protective detail and an estimated $48,000 to keep Ottawa’s Challenger jet and crew on standby for nine days.

Scott Reid, a former adviser to Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin, said that not all previous prime ministers have shared details of vacations and that’s fine.

“They’re entitled to their private vacation just like anybody else,” he said.
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics.....-1.3225061


"You think it's easy, getting the nannies packed up, and all of that ... it's not easy being the wife of a Prime Minister."

Oh well, over his eight years, Obama's holidays cost $85,000,000 and PM Care Bear is still way behind his hero.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have an issue with the PM going on vacation . its weird that there trying to keep in private and secret though

also the optics are horrible on the same weekend Carbon taxes and bad weather hit a lot of Canada and average people struggling , he is away on a beach somewhere

its his choice to go on vacation but he must remember many Canadians are not that fortunate and struggling just to get by and see such trips as excessive
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, it is chiefly significant for the way is shows the lack of character in the man. He's the kind of guy who would use the Prime Ministership as a resume enhancer. Like Ignatieff.

We are going to see the weasel side of this spoiled brat pretty soon. He actually made anti-Trump comments during the election, which turns out to be his trademark -- not smart! His political instincts are all wrong, and he projects weakness at a high volume.

I think a lot of well-placed Canadians are quietly thinking: Is this the guy we want when issues come up with Trump?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( trudeau is clearly worried about his personal popularity falling and a sense he is losing touch with the average Canadian , look at this tour he is planning to go on )


Trudeau aims to connect with Canadians in coffee shops, church basements


By Joan Bryden — The Canadian Press — Jan 6 2017



OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ringing in the new year with a determined effort to re-establish his connection with grassroots Canadians after closing out 2016 amid accusations of kowtowing to wealthy donors at elite Liberal fundraisers.

Trudeau is planning to embark on a campaign-style tour, talking to average folks at coffee shops and church basements across the country.

His communications director, Kate Purchase, says Trudeau will make three or four pit stops each day of the tour.

It is slated to take up six or seven days over the next three weeks, interspersed with some international travel and a cabinet retreat before Parliament resumes at the end of the month.

The first leg of the tour is to start at the end of next week with Trudeau travelling Highway 401 from Ottawa to London, Ont., with an overnight at Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

That will be followed up by stops in British Columbia, Quebec and the Prairies, with events still being planned for the Atlantic provinces.

Purchase says the events will be a mix of traditional townhall-style, question-and-answer sessions and more informal mingling with people in coffee shops and church basements.

"We see this as part of a concerted effort to remain connected to Canadians, at home in their communities," she says.

"The prime minister wants to hear from them how they are feeling at the start of 2017, what their concerns and anxieties are and what we can do to help alleviate that."

The tour may also be intended to reverse the slippage in Trudeau's popularity over the final months of 2016 as he deflected allegations of unethical fundraising practices over his appearance at multiple events where donors contributed as much as $1,500 to the Liberal party in order to rub shoulders with the prime minister.

It will also feed into consultations leading up to his government's second budget, likely to be introduced in February or March.

The budget, the highlight of the winter parliamentary sitting, is expected to focus on the government's innovation strategy, which Purchase describes as anticipating economic opportunities of the future and helping middle-class Canadians take advantage of them.

While he'll be intent on reconnecting with average folks for the next few weeks, Trudeau will take a couple of days to hobnob with some of the world's most prominent government, business and academic leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which runs from Jan. 17-20.

As he did at last year's summit, Purchase says Trudeau will use the forum to promote Canada as a stable, safe place in which to invest.

This year's summit is focused on a theme close to Trudeau's heart: developing ways to ensure the benefits of economic growth and social progress are spread more equitably, to counter the frustration over unequally shared prosperity that has led to an explosion of protectionism, populism and nativism around the globe.

Immediately following the summit, Trudeau will convene a cabinet retreat in Calgary.

He held a retreat in nearby Kananaskis country in the spring, but Purchase says the Calgary gathering will give ministers a chance to tap into the mood in the oilpatch following last fall's decisions to approve two pipelines and to impose a national price on carbon as part of a pan-Canadian climate change strategy.

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if trudeau was serious about reaching out to Canadians ? one might ask where has he been lately ? he has been in the Bahamas a long time ? or where ever he went

he has missed several high profile oppurtunities to be seen by Canadians , one was new years eve in Ottawa for the launch of Canada 150 and the fireworks , but being that new years eve is seen by many as a private time away from work its no surprise he choose to skip that one

but the gold medal final of the world juniors is harder to explain , correct me if I'm wrong but it was in his home city of Montreal and he wasn't even there ? you know for sure Harper would of been there , this was a prime time chance to be seen by Canadians

this tour just seems like something that was created by his office as a desperate attempt to put the cash for access scandal behind him and a chance to get his name in the news in some smaller markets

also the cabinet meeting in Calgary is clearly meant to boost liberal fortunes ahead of the 2 looming by-elections in that city , no one is fooled as to the sudden reasons for the liberals wanting to be there but it seems to me highly unlikely either of those 2 ridings is going to come running to the liberals even if trudeau holds similar high profile events as he did in medicine hat
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trudeau and family were New Year’s guests of the Aga Khan on his private Bahamas island


David Akin | January 6, 2017 12:26 PM ET
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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his family and a few friends spent the New Year as the guest of the Aga Khan on the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas, the National Post has learned.

The Aga Khan, who is the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims, has been a friend of the Trudeau family for years, beginning with Pierre Trudeau.

“Canada has come to share a close relationship with the Aga Khan and bestowed honorary citizenship on him in 2009,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement issued Dec. 13 on the occasion of the Aga Khan’s 80th birthday. “I am proud to call His Highness both a mentor and friend. He has shown time and time again that no matter our faith, where we were born, what colour is our skin, or what language we speak, we are equal members of this world.

The Aga Khan also has long ties to Canada, including having the distinction of being the only faith leader to ever speak to a joint session of the House of Commons and Senate. He did that in 2014 at the invitation of former prime minister Stephen Harper.

The Aga Khan is also the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the world’s largest development networks.




That development network has been a significant recipient of Canadian foreign aid, receiving $310 million for 16 projects in the since 2004. Most recently, the Trudeau government granted $55-million over five years to improve maternal and child health in Afghanistan.



The Swiss-born Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, Aga Khan IV, as he is formally known, is also one of the world’s wealthiest royals, estimated to have a net worth in excess of $1 billion, wealth that was partly inherited and partly earned as a British business magnate and racehorse owner and breeder.

He is said to have dedicated his wealth and the influence of his position to the elimination of global poverty, to the promotion of the status of women, and to the celebration of Islamic art and architecture.


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, at the opening of the Ismaili Centre Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Friday, September 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, at the opening of the Ismaili Centre Toronto and the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto on Friday, September 12, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim.

The Aga Khan purchased the 349-acre Bell Island in the Bahamas in 2009 for as much as $100-million. Bell Island is part of a 365-island archipelago known as the Exumas and was once described by The Hollywood Reporter as the “veritable Hamptons of The Bahamas” where, “everyone from Johnny Depp to Bernard Arnault, CEO of luxury goods conglomerate LVMH Moet Hennessey, is an owner there.”

The Aga Khan moors a 150-foot super yacht there and uses his private helicopter to get on and off the island.

While Trudeau’s office confirmed the trip to the Aga Khan’s private island, his staff did not provide any other information about his activities on the island or the identity of the friends that accompanied him there.

Kate Purchase, Trudeau’s director of communication, said the prime minister will be reimbursing the federal treasury for the costs of his and and his family’s airfare to and from Nassau, the Bahamian capital. The prime minister and his family — but not his friends — flew on a Royal Canadian Air Force C-144 Challenger on Boxing Day and returned to Ottawa this week. He remained on holiday this week at Harrington Lake, the prime minister’s official residence in the Gatineau hills north of Ottawa.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When Trudeau has a chance to join in a national holiday, he goes to Bermuda. He pays commercial air fares for a private challenger jet trip, but its the costs of his securty that runs up the bill.

But when he wants to 'reach out' to Canadians, he goes to the food court of the big mall in town, to meet the office workers, particularly if they're female. As I have said, he is his mother's son.

When it comes to raising money, he goes to private meetings with the rich, both foreign and domestic, and talks turkey. Ca$h for influence.

This undermines his ability to maintain discipline amongst his MPs and senior civil servants. How can he ask others to cut back, for instance, when he's so self-indulgent to his wifey-poo?

The real question is: how long can this work?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bugs wrote:
When Trudeau has a chance to join in a national holiday, he goes to Bermuda. He pays commercial air fares for a private challenger jet trip, but its the costs of his securty that runs up the bill.

But when he wants to 'reach out' to Canadians, he goes to the food court of the big mall in town, to meet the office workers, particularly if they're female. As I have said, he is his mother's son.

When it comes to raising money, he goes to private meetings with the rich, both foreign and domestic, and talks turkey. Ca$h for influence.

This undermines his ability to maintain discipline amongst his MPs and senior civil servants. How can he ask others to cut back, for instance, when he's so self-indulgent to his wifey-poo?

The real question is: how long can this work?



I have no idea if this tour will work or not , the problem the media in some of these cities is so biased , they'd gladly give him free front page press for just showing up in town and doing nothing .
they discovered that in my riding a while back that they could get incredible press for simply showing up

his father tried similar things during the 60's and 70's , he'd often visit places and they'd make a public spectacle of the visit , I've seen many pictures of these stops in history books for some reason , this was how they talked up the whole idea of trudeau mania back then
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( now its a town hall tour ? and he isn't even going to go to the world economic forum either )


Trudeau not attending Trump inauguration, Davos: PMO

Inauguration and World Economic Forum conflict with Canada town hall tour, PMO spokesperson says


BJ Siekierski and Beatrice Britneff

Friday, January 6th, 2017


The prime minister will not attend Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration and is no longer going to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed Friday afternoon.

PMO press secretary Cameron Ahmad said the prime minister cancelled on the World Economic Forum to focus on his upcoming cross-Canada tour.

“As you may know, the Prime Minister will soon be embarking upon a town hall tour across different regions of our country in order to meet with and remain connected to Canadians, at home and in their communities,” Ahmad wrote in an email. “This tour will provide many great opportunities to engage directly with Canadians, and will now be taking place over a longer period than previously planned.”

The PMO had previously said in December that Trudeau would be attending the international conference, as he did last year’s World Economic Forum.

Ahmad said the Canadian government will be represented in Davos by a number of cabinet ministers, but didn’t specify which.

“The forum is a prime opportunity to highlight Canada’s strength as a place to invest, grow, and establish new business opportunities – and our ministers will be doing that work and building new relationships,” he wrote.

The fact Trudeau will not be attend Trump’s swearing-in is perhaps unsurprising; the Canadian government has historically sent a delegation to the presidential inauguration that does not include the prime minister.

Ahmad told iPolitics that “further details on the delegation” would come next week.

Stéphane Dion’s office has not yet confirmed whether the Liberal foreign affairs minister will be attending any presidential inauguration events in Washington later this month.

Conservative MP and national defence critic Pierre Paul-Hus appears to be the only confirmed sitting member of Parliament attending the presidential inauguration on January 20. Paul-Hus tweeted about his plans to attend on Dec. 31.

The Tory MP told iPolitics Wednesday he had previous plans to visit Washington for four days because of a NATO meeting. He said he’ll be at the Canadian Embassy in Washington “with colleagues from Europe and the NATO countries” for inauguration-related events.

Paul-Hus sits on the Standing Committee on National Defence and is a member of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association.

The NDP press secretary confirmed via email earlier this week that no New Democrat MPs would be travelling to Washington — but added she wasn’t 100 per cent certain.

Then-immigration minister Jason Kenney and then-minister of state of foreign affairs Peter Kent were the government representatives at Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration. In 2013, former Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird travelled to Washington, D.C. for inauguration-related events.

Former public safety minister and Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day confirmed this week via email that he plans to attend.

http://ipolitics.ca/2017/01/06.....davos-pmo/
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is he doubling down on the comments he made, in his snotty way, about Trump.

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Justin Trudeau Bans Donald Trump From Entering Canada

ONTARIO – In a meeting held by the Liberal party earlier this week, party leader and Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau called for the prohibition of Donald Trump from entering Canada effective immediately for as long until Trump publicly apologize for his racist comments against Muslims and Mexicans.

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“Canada is a free country. Canada is a country that supports all ethnic backgrounds, all cultures and all religions. Donald Trump’s speeches have demonstrated his hate towards Muslims and Mexicans. Canada does not tolerate racism or hate. Donald Trump is hereby banned from entering Canada for as long as he wishes to show his racism.”


This speech was spoken by Trudeau at the conference and was written on paper and then signed by himself, Prime Minister of Canada.

Read More at www.hotglobalnews.com/donald-t.....ng-canada/


It isn't just that he isn't attending. It's that he's openly indulging his personal opinions without even thinking about what is prudent for the good of the country. His narcissism overcomes every other impulse behind his blabbering mouth.

Does anyone think this is a good approach?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justin Trudeau tries to shake air of entitlement: Paul Wells


The prime minister has announced an extended tour of “coffee shops, church basements, etc.” — just as details of his family’s New Year’s vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island emerged.



By Paul WellsNational Affairs

Sat., Jan. 7, 2017


Somewhere in the sullen sandstone bunker of Ottawa’s Langevin Block, somebody has finally pulled the populism alarm.

You know the one. It says IN CASE OF ENTITLEMENT, BREAK GLASS.

Beneath that inscription, in a smaller font, it says I MEAN, FEEL FREE TO WAIT A WHILE, BECAUSE ENTITLEMENT IS FUN. BUT IF IT GETS REALLY BAD, GO AHEAD AND BREAK THAT GLASS.

The glass remained unbroken when Trudeau partied with Bono and Kevin Spacey at Davos a year ago. Nobody reached for the little hammer when his top staffers, Gerald Butts and Katie Telford, posted moving expenses that could have paid to bury Trajan’s legions in Styrofoam peanuts. Everyone kept their cool when Health Minister Jane Philpott hired a Liberal donor for bespoke limo service around the Golden Horseshoe.

Even after Trudeau’s social appointments turned out to form an arrow on Google Maps pointing to the one billionaire in China who stays up at night wondering whether the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has enough money to get by, nobody pulled the red lever.


But there comes a point. Perhaps Trudeau realized he had reached it as he was flying back from his New Year’s family vacation at the Aga Khan’s private island in the Bahamas.

That last bit took a while to tease out of the PMO, didn’t it? At first, his public agenda said only “Personal.” Then, reporters were told he was not in Canada. Then that he had been in the Bahamas. And finally, on Friday, the travel arrangements.

Government spokesmen were quick to note Trudeau’s conspicuous frugality on the way to, uh, the private island with the yacht in what the Hollywood Reporter calls the “Hamptons of the Bahamas.” Trudeau paid the market cost of airfare to the, uh, private island with the yacht in the Hamptons of the Bahamas.


Note that the Aga Khan makes friends easily, and that Stephen Harper liked him too. But for that very reason, the Canadian government and the Aga Khan Foundation have done business together over the years: $30 million in federal money for the foundation’s Sussex Dr. headquarters, $75 million for foundation development projects in Africa and Asia.

Reporters were left arguing whether it’s the secrecy or the luxury that looked worse. My own rule of thumb is that there is no good sentence in politics that contains the phrase “private island with the yacht.”

But there are all kinds of good sentences that contain the phrase “ordinary Canadians,” and at last Trudeau’s office decided it was time to write a few.

So on Friday Trudeau’s office announced he is leaving on an extended tour of “coffee shops, church basements, etc.” in small-town Ontario, the Prairies and British Columbia. Conspicuously absent from that list: the four Atlantic provinces, which returned a Liberal in every riding at the last election. Clearly the goal is not to bask in adulation, but to nip small problems before they get big.

Somewhere between the first reports of the tour and the end of the day, the PMO also announced Trudeau won’t be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he made such a splash a year ago. He simply has so many coffee shops to hit that he can no longer squeeze the Alps into his itinerary, reporters were told.

This is, it seems to me, the more poignant news. Davos is not actually a disco lounge where billionaires go to douse one another with champagne. Or at least not only that. It’s a handy place to meet CEOs and world leaders at the level of minister or higher, and to pitch Canada as an investment destination. Last year Trudeau met General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Thomson Reuters CEO Jim Smith and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella there. Later, all three companies announced large investments in Canada.

We are told some number of Liberal cabinet ministers will make their way to Davos without the boss, and it’s safe to assume he’ll go back one day. Even Stephen Harper sometimes went to Davos.

But there is sometimes the odour of a plutocracy around the Trudeau clique, and as his trade minister, Chrystia Freeland, wrote in her book Plutocrats, that can be a problem. The prime minister, who lived at 24 Sussex Dr. until he was 14, then moved to his father’s astonishing art deco mansion on Pine Ave. in Montreal, will never have an easy time shaking that image. He certainly won’t if he makes no effort.

In the meantime, he will meet some real Canadians, and hear what they have to say. Perhaps some of it will be sharp-tongued. He’ll listen, and adjust. At the next election, the Conservatives and NDP will certainly say he has done nothing for working Canadians. Trudeau’s test will be whether working Canadians say, “Well, that’s baloney.” If that reaction isn’t automatic, he’ll have trouble.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/07/justin-trudeau-tries-to-find-his-populist-voice-paul-wells.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul Wells ... what a waste. He reminds me of John Tory, given every opportunity and misunderstands everything in his eagerness to be an apologist. What has this guy ever done that justifies all the trees that have been killed to print his bland glimpses of the obvious?

He misses the point. In realistic terms, the USA is bankrupt. There is hardly an asset in the country that is unencumbered by debt. It can no longer employ many of its citizens, and its bond market is a huge bubble waiting to explode. I think the best way to understand what he's doing is that he's going arrange an orderly bankruptcy, and reorganize the nation. It's a huge task, and it's hard to imagine that it will be successful without precipitating a depression.

And Paul picks up this week's talking points, and begins the demonization of populism.

Why? Populism is something that rises from the democratic masses, and is a challenge to the conventional wisdom. It only arises when the elites are failing, and in Canada, they have to be failing monsterously before the people start noticing how stupid their leaders are beginning to sound. It isn't something to be feared unless you are the kind of person that thinks having less than two nannies is a hardship.

In other words, if you have the people rising up against their leadership, it means their leadership is doing something terribly wrong. There's nothing for Conservatives to be afraid of so long as they occupy a position that makes sense to those people. The danger is that any alternative seems to be attractive. As Kim Campbell once said, you can't debate alternative social goals in an election campaign. No, that discussion should take place on the way to the election, though.

It isn't that our spoiled, vacuous PM is embarrassingly self-indulgent metrosexual twit. It's that his central claim, to use debt to give us a more dynamic economy, was nothing but a house of cards. Another way of putting it is to say it was a pack of lies. What's wrong with plain language?

He's done all the wrong things, vis-a-vis Trump, and his party is not prepared for what is coming. Neither are his opponents. But Trudeau is going for the cheap seats, the 'low information voters' who think he's dreamy. What's he going to actually do that will prepare us for the storm to come?

All I hear is crickets. They are just hoping nobody will notice that the Liberals lied to us in the campaign, and don't have a clue what to do. So they think they can 'nip this in the bud' by mincing through the food courts of Vancouver and Calgary, blithering b.s.

A little advice -- don't try that in Red Deer. Or Campbell River.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really know If this tour will be successful or not but one thing I don't doubt about trudeau is his ability to draw crowds and generate press , he might not be able to manage our tax dollars properly and have a sense of entitlement .

but I visit by a sitting PM to a sleeping town along the 401 corridor is going to be a big deal to those who live there , even if he doesn't actually announce anything important but long term the buzz from any visit will wear off
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew Scheer calls for ethics probe into PM Trudeau's vacation on Aga Khan's island


Laura Payton, Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer

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Published Monday, January 9, 2017 10:12AM EST


Conservative leadership candidate Andrew Scheer says he's written to Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson to request a probe into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's vacation at a private island owned by the Aga Khan.

In a press release Monday, Scheer referred to Trudeau's stay on the island as a gift, and says he's asked Dawson to examine whether accepting the accommodation violated the Conflict of Interest Act.

Trudeau's office confirmed last Friday that he, his family and some friends stayed on Bell Island during their vacation in the Bahamas.



Bell Island is owned by the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims. His Canadian foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada, receives tens of millions of dollars a year from the Canadian government for international development work.

A spokesman for Trudeau didn't respond last Friday, to a CTVNews.ca inquiry as to whether Trudeau cleared the holiday with Dawson before accepting it. He pointed out the Aga Khan is a long-time friend of the Trudeau family. The religious leader was an honourary pallbearer at the funeral of Trudeau's father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau.

Scheer says he takes the rules for MPs very seriously.

"The prime minister of Canada must be held to the highest standard, which is why I have called for this investigation," Scheer said in the release.

A spokeswoman for the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada didn't respond Friday to a request for comment.

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( the liberals must be expecting this tour to be highly successful , according to an article in the hill times that I cannot read entirely as not a subscriber , they are seriously claiming they are out to win Calgary Heritage which is possibly the most conservative riding in the city of Calgary , although I feel it borders on crazy talk considering the significant loss suffered by the liberals in medicine hat by-election and historical results from this area , even if they find someone high profile a win seems really really far off in this region especially when considering the high unemployment in Calgary and unpopularity of carbon tax )




Liberals aiming to win Harper’s former Calgary Heritage riding


Three potential candidates including former Conservative MP Lee Richardson have filed their nomination papers with the Liberal Party office.

The riding of Calgary Heritage has been vacant since August after former prime minister Stephen Harper resigned from his seat. Liberals want to win this riding in the next byelection expected to be called next month

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