As you may already know, Christine Van Geyn, Litigation Coordinator for the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF), took the federal government to court over their use of the Emergencies Act to end the Trucker Protest in Ottawa earlier this year. While Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government claimed they had to do it, most saw this as a purely political act as well as a … [Read more...]
Joël Lightbound: Unexpected Courage From Inside the Liberal Caucus
I watched Liberal MP Joël Lightbound's entire 56-minute press conference yesterday in stunned silence. His speech was the bravest political act I've witnessed in decades. He was measured, thoughtful and sincere - the polar opposite of his party's leader. He called out Justin Trudeau for his abusive name-calling and crass political opportunism, then demanded it must stop; … [Read more...]
Erin O’Toole Blames Everyone But Himself Right to the Bitter End
A prime tenet of military leadership is Extreme Ownership, made famous by Navy Seals Jocko Willink and Leif Babin in their book of the same name. The concept is simple. Leadership, at every level, is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. As MP Bob Benson put it yesterday, "Leaders should be judged by their own actions and their performance … [Read more...]
Promise Made Promise Broken: The Conservative Party’s Election Expense Rebate Clawback Debacle
After much digging into the Candidate Campaign Expenses Reports on the Elections Canada website, I'm finished the update to my latest special report: Promise Made Promise Broken The Conservative Party’s Election Expense Clawback and what my research revealed about why the Conservative Party can’t win in Quebec The Conservative … [Read more...]
Erin O’Toole: Your Hypocrisy is Showing
On Monday, January 18, 2020, Press Progress ‘broke’ a story fed to them by a Conservative Party insider that Derek Sloan, one of the contenders in the recent Conservative Party leadership contest, accepted a donation of $131 from a ‘neo-Nazi.’ “Conservative Party of Canada Confirms Conservative MP Derek Sloan Accepted Donation From Neo-Nazi” screamed the headline. “Mr. … [Read more...]
Andrew Scheer Shoots Himself in the Face… Again
Hot on the heels of the Yasmin Ratansi scandal where the now-former Liberal MP hired her sister and lied about it, we learn Andrew Scheer stole a page from the Liberal Entitlement Handbook and took it to heart. Andrew Scheer hired his sister-in-law, Erica Honoway, to work in his constituency office. While technically this does not violate Parliamentary hiring rules, it's … [Read more...]
Yasmin Ratansi: Just Another Ethically-Challenged Liberal MP
What is it with Liberal Members of Parliament? Do they honestly believe the rules don't apply to them? That's the question at the top of my mind after news broke that Yasmin Ratansi, Member of Parliament for Don Valley East, hired her sister, Zeenat Khatri, and lied about it. CBC reports Yasmin Ratansi employed her sister from 2005 to 2011 when Ratansi lost her seat in … [Read more...]
Did NDP Candidate Dan Coulter Just Make Electoral History in Chilliwack, BC?
Congratulations to Dan Coulter who, if the preliminary results hold, made provincial electoral history as the first NDP candidate ever elected in the provincial riding of Chilliwack, British Columbia. This is a feat nobody thought was possible as Chilliwack is arguably one of the most conservative electoral districts, both federally and provincially, in the entire … [Read more...]
Jagmeet Singh: Justin Trudeau’s Useful Idiot
On Tuesday, October 21, 2020, Jagmeet Singh, Justin Trudeau’s most useful idiot, proved what millions of Canadians already knew: the NDP leader is monumentally inept. The Liberal Party’s communications team might as well have drafted the statement Singh made prior to the confidence vote in Parliament. “People need help right now. They need confidence in the future. They’re … [Read more...]
Haldimand—Norfolk Nomination: Another Unforced Error by the Conservative Party of Canada?
We’re half-way through October, and two unforced errors by the Conservative Party brass are already driving loyal Party members out the door. James Dodds’ decision to break Erin O’Toole’s campaign promise to pay back money clawed back after the 2019 federal election The Party’s decision to prevent anyone from challenging Dr. Leslyn Lewis for the nomination in … [Read more...]
CPC Election Rebate Clawback: Three Lessons Learned by a Deep Dive into the Data
I encourage you to read the first two parts of what has become a 3-part series on the Conservative Party’s clawback of the Elections Canada Rebate for the full background to the issues presented in today’s commentary. Part 1: Erin O’Toole: When Will You Keep Your Promise to End the Election Expenses Clawback? Part 2: Will the Real Leader of the Conservative Party Please … [Read more...]
Will the Real Leader of the Conservative Party Please Stand Up?
Question: Who controls the Conservative Party of Canada? Answer: He who controls the bank account controls the Party. Erin O'Toole does not control the Party's bank account. James Dodds, the man who does, refuses to honour Erin O'Toole's leadership campaign promise to Party members. During the Conservative Party’s leadership contest, Erin O’Toole’s promise was clear in … [Read more...]
Bill Blair: Promoted to his Level of Incompetence?
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair was a career politician long before he ran for public office in the 2015 federal election. It was as a member of the Toronto Police Service, and eventually as its chief, where Bill Blair mastered the art of deception as a means of pushing forward his personal ideology. After five years in government, one question about Bill Blair desperately … [Read more...]
Erin O’Toole: When Will You Keep Your Promise to End the Election Expenses Clawback?
Erin O'Toole, when will you keep your promise to end the Election Expenses Clawback? I ask this not because I believe Erin O'Toole is not on the right track (he is), but because Conservative EDAs deserve to know when they can expect reimbursement for the tens of thousands of dollars the Conservative Party withheld from their Elections Canada rebate after the 2019 federal … [Read more...]
Will BC Premier John Horgan Call an Early Election?
UPDATE: 12:15pm. Usually it takes longer than 5 hours for me to be proven correct. LOL At 11:00am this morning, BC Premier John Horgan announced his request to dissolve the Legislature was granted, placing the province into a fall election campaign where ballots will be cast on October 24th. That’s the question running wild in BC’s political … [Read more...]
Raj Grewal: Just Another Ethically-Challenged Liberal MP?
Raj Grewal, an ethically-challenged Liberal (and former MP for Brampton East) is facing criminal charges for fraud and breach of trust. Given what we know about Justin Trudeau's repeated ethics violations (as well as those of his cabinet colleagues), it's no surprise that another former member of Team Trudeau is just as ethically-challenged as the current Prime Minister of … [Read more...]
Justin Trudeau’s WE Apology is Meaningless – Just Like all His Others
When is an apology meaningless? When it comes from the mouth of a Trudeau. “There is no context in which someone doesn’t have responsibility for things they’ve done in the past,” Justin Trudeau said before refusing to take responsibility for a series of personal indiscretions spanning decades. Saying you are sorry, when not followed by an immediate change of heart and … [Read more...]
Liberal MP Marwan Tabbara Charged with Assault, Break and Enter
On April 10, 2020, Marwin Tabbara, the Liberal MP for Kitchener South—Hespeler, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault, one count of break and enter, one count of commit an indictable offence and one count of criminal harassment. According to police documents, Tabbara allegedly began watching a Guelph home of an unidentified man and woman on January 1, … [Read more...]
Chronology of Justin Trudeau’s Government Pandering to China
November 16, 2015 Trudeau meets with President Xi JinPing January 27, 2016 Trudeau thanks Ambassador Luo for welcoming him to China August 29, 2016 Trudeau says "Building our relationship with China is essential to creating opportunities for Canadians." August 30, 2016 Trudeau and his family thank China for their warm welcome in Beijing August 30, 2016 Trudeau gives … [Read more...]
Trudeau Hypocrisy #737 – “Carbon Offsets”
This week we learned our condescending Prime Minister uses 2 airplanes to criss-cross the nation during the 2019 election campaign. Worse, we learned he did the same thing in 2015. “Despite marching in climate strikes, lecturing everybody else on lowering emissions and imposing a carbon tax on hard-working Canadians, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are secretly using two … [Read more...]
SNC Lavalin Always About Votes, Not Jobs
Despite the rhetoric spewing from the Prime Minister and everyone in his office, the SNC-Lavalin scandal was always about votes, not jobs. So why did Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bury Criminal Code amendments designed to favour SNC-Lavalin deep in the bowels of the budget bill? Why did he and his minions pressure Jody Wilson-Reybould repeatedly over four months to use … [Read more...]
Baby Unicorn Asks Trudeau Again
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau & Environment Minister Catherine McKenna; Baby Unicorn wants to know... At your election campaign rally last night, you said, “We're making polluters pay and giving that money back to Canadians.” How does this wealth transfer solve the environmental issue? Baby Unicorn #CarbonTax #CarbonTaxScam #cdnpoli … [Read more...]
Second Liberal Minister Resigns Trudeau Cabinet
A second Trudeau Government Liberal, Minister Jane Philpott, just blew up Trudeau's bunker. Her resignation letter is a scathing indictment of how our #FakeFeminist Prime Minister deals with women, implying Trudeau expects women to do what they're told, not the right thing. From Jane Philpott's resignation letter: "Sadly, I have lost confidence in how the government has … [Read more...]
Why #FakeFeminist Justin Trudeau Must Not Resign
I believe Justin Trudeau must not resign. Surely this is heresy spewing from my keyboard, right? Hear me out. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer called for Trudeau's resignation within an hour of Jody Wilson-Reybould's nuclear explosion before the House of Commons Justice Committee on Feb 27. While it makes for great political theatre, I doubt even Andrew Scheer … [Read more...]
One of these is a weasel…
The other is a rodent-killing mammal. Can you tell which is which? Save Save … [Read more...]
Justin Trudeau’s Evidence-Based Policy on Guns?
"And as we face these challenges, the only ideology that must guide us is evidence. Hard, scientific facts and data. It may seem revolutionary in today’s Ottawa, but instead of inventing the facts to justify the policies, we will create policy based on facts. Solutions can come from the left or the right, all that matters is that they work. That they help us live – and thrive – … [Read more...]
Asking a Question in English is an Attack on French Language Rights
I had no intention of revisiting this topic but as I wandered through the snow outside my mountain home I realized I missed the most important point of what Justin Trudeau said. His first thought was not to say, 'Gee, you're right. I screwed up. It was rude of me not to answer the question in English.' His first thought was to attack anyone who dared question his elitist, … [Read more...]
Justin Trudeau: Inclusive Really Means to Exclude
Justin Trudeau is all about open, inclusive government, or so he claims at every opportunity. On January 17th his commitment to inclusiveness revealed itself for what it really is, one more political affectation. On January 17, at a town hall in Sherbrooke, Quebec, an English-speaking Canadian asked our Prime Minister a question. Common courtesy is to answer in the … [Read more...]
Justin Trudeau’s Hypocrisy on “Open Government”
Our very own Shiny Pony, otherwise known as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ran on an election platform that promised open government. He would bring in a new era of openness and transparency in government and allow Canadians to have their say. That idea was so short-lived even _I_ find it hard to believe. For example, The Shiny Pony is demanding electoral reform. He … [Read more...]
Ethically-Challenged: North Carolina Ethics Commission
Ethics, according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, has the following meaning: rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad. Its secondary definition is this: ethics : an area of study that deals with ideas about what is good and bad behavior : a branch of philosophy dealing with what is morally right or wrong. I include these definitions of ethics … [Read more...]