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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #525 on: July 24, 2020, 10:18:15 am »
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To me it feels like Bill Morneau is being set up to take the bullet for Trudeau.
I think so too.



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All of this seems very unethical, but I'm baffled as to what the point is.  For WE the point is obvious: if you make powerful friends, you can get powerful favors.  But for Morneau and Justin, what's in it for them?  For Trudeau, I am thinking that what he got out of it wasn't so much perks for his wife or money for his mom and brother, but rather a big stage. These guys were willing to treat Trudeau like a big rock star, and gave him a platform to promote his ideas and himself.  Maybe that's how they got him hooked on their kool-aid.


Tone deaf entitlement? Trudeau royalty syndrome?
Nothing else seems to make sense.
 
Entitlement isn't about money.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #527 on: July 24, 2020, 10:34:12 am »

Boy, was I ever wrong about the way I felt about this when you posted it. I'll be disappointed if Morneau doesn't resign tomorrow, and if Trudeau isn't reigned in somehow.
Trudeau should be replaced with Chrystia Freeland.
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« Reply #528 on: July 24, 2020, 02:50:57 pm »
oh my... isn't this the same guy out there demanding a Morneau resignation?

per 2018 report from Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion: Pierre Poilievre, the current Conservative "Shadow Minister" for Finance, accepted over $21,600 worth of free travel for him and his girlfriend to visit Taiwan.

bigDiff: Morneau has repaid his travel cost... waddabout you, hey PP?  ;D

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« Reply #529 on: July 24, 2020, 02:58:09 pm »
oh my... isn't this the same guy out there demanding a Morneau resignation?

per 2018 report from Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion: Pierre Poilievre, the current Conservative "Shadow Minister" for Finance, accepted over $21,600 worth of free travel for him and his girlfriend to visit Taiwan.

bigDiff: Morneau has repaid his travel cost... waddabout you, hey PP?  ;D

Not to justify Poilievre's actions but you do know the difference between a shadow minister and an actual minister?
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« Reply #530 on: July 24, 2020, 03:04:14 pm »
oh my! Uhhh... hey member wilber, does this guy cast a... shadow?  ;D


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« Reply #531 on: July 24, 2020, 03:07:34 pm »
That 2018 report said that 1/5th of MP's received $620,000 in free travel during 2107. It would be interesting to know many have since, for how much and were any others in cabinet beside Morneau.
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« Reply #532 on: July 24, 2020, 03:11:33 pm »
oh my! Uhhh... hey member wilber, does this guy cast a... shadow?  ;D




Again, do you not know the difference between a critic and a minister who has control over the public purse?
 
Looks like WE managed to be something was politically WOKE. 
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« Reply #535 on: July 25, 2020, 10:09:48 am »
what the lame-assed & ConMedia fails to adequately (if at all) present - public service recommendation!

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #536 on: August 07, 2020, 10:54:08 pm »
So our Governor General sounds like a bit of a flake.  A few weeks ago we got reports that she and her assistant created a toxic work culture that caused a lot of staff turnover. Today we hear that she has demanded $250,000 worth of renovations, including a private stairway and a gate to keep staff away from her.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rideau-hall-expenses-privacy-projects-1.5676088

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #537 on: August 07, 2020, 11:14:25 pm »
So our Governor General sounds like a bit of a flake.  A few weeks ago we got reports that she and her assistant created a toxic work culture that caused a lot of staff turnover. Today we hear that she has demanded $250,000 worth of renovations, including a private stairway and a gate to keep staff away from her.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rideau-hall-expenses-privacy-projects-1.5676088

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The stupid thing is that the government acquiesced to these silly demands.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #538 on: August 09, 2020, 12:53:02 pm »
StatsCan with the July jobs report... continuing on towards pre-COVID numbers!

=> jobs restored 3 months in a row --- 1.66 million jobs added back to Canadian economy the past 3 months

=> 55% recovery in jobs lost in Mar & Apr

=> unemployment rate now at 10.9%... down from 14% in May

by the by, a most pleasant change from CBC! Fact based Catherine Cullen appearing more often... hey Vassy, Rosemary, take note. And you too Evan - especially, you too!