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Offline JMT

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Re: Rona Ambrose is a Giant Hypocrite
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2017, 09:46:31 pm »
And there's this:

IPolitics reported that she didn’t check the vacation with the ethics commissioner’s office until she was already on vacation, but was told it wouldn’t need to be reported.

Ambrose has been outspoken in her disdain for Trudeau’s vacation, tweeting in January saying Trudeau should have known better but “couldn’t resist the billionaire lifestyle.”  (The tweet was published while she was still on vacation on the yacht.)

http://globalnews.ca/news/3227551/rona-ambrose-vacations-on-friends-yacht-during-trudeau-vacation-scandal/

In other words (as Cybercoma said), she reported it because she didn't want to get in trouble after seeing what happened to Trudeau.

She's an even bigger hypocrite than I thought.

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Re: Rona Ambrose is a Giant Hypocrite
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2017, 10:18:38 pm »
Let me say this.  She did nothing wrong.  I promise you, she didn't want you or me to found out about it.

Correct it's not a question of could of it's should of

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Re: Rona Ambrose is a Giant Hypocrite
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2017, 10:20:23 pm »
Given that her trip was cleared with the ethics commissioner beforehand, I don't think she needs any excuses, let alone a billion of them.  If the Prime Minister had had the sense to do the same, would there be an issue with his vacation with the Aga Khan?  Was there some suggestion that Trudeau was exchanging favors for a swell vacation?   To the best of my knowledge, the breach of ethical guidelines is the only issue of any substance here.  To me, the issue with Trudeau's vacation isn't that he went, it's just that his failure to follow the guidelines makes me question his judgment and common sense.

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To add on, Ambrose even though she went through the right channels, she should have known that since the Tories are clubbing the liberals with hanging out with rich elites that any Tories hanging out with rich elites even though cleared is a bad idea.

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Re: Rona Ambrose is a Giant Hypocrite
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2017, 11:07:42 pm »
To add on, Ambrose even though she went through the right channels, she should have known that since the Tories are clubbing the liberals with hanging out with rich elites that any Tories hanging out with rich elites even though cleared is a bad idea.

Definitely... if she Tweeted about Trudeau's "billionaire vacay" while she was cruising around the Caribbean on a billionaire's yacht, she's an idiot.

(personally, I think anybody who uses the word "vacay" is an idiot anyway, for that matter.)

And yeah... if she only cleared her vacation with the ethics commissioner after she was already on the yacht roasting Trudeau for his own vacation, then I take back what I said about her having better judgment than Trudeau.

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Re: Rona Ambrose is a Giant Hypocrite
« Reply #19 on: February 05, 2017, 11:07:57 am »
Can we just cut to the chase and acknowledge that she only checked to score political points. That's exactly what this is. If Trudeau wasn't in the midst of a scandal regarding his vacation, she would have never checked. It's good that she did, yes. But let's not pretend she's doing it because she's trying to do the right thing. She's doing it to rub Trudeau's nose in it.

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Re: Rona Ambrose is a Giant Hypocrite
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2017, 11:09:51 am »
Sure, but, at least this story was all over the news and internet media yesterday. 

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Re: Rona Ambrose is a Giant Hypocrite
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2017, 01:25:35 am »
The plot thickens:

Rona Ambrose vacationed on a yacht owned by a billionaire Calgary oilman whose aerospace company benefited from tens of millions in federal funds from the Conservative government during her tenure in cabinet.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/rona-ambrose-denies-link-between-federal-funding-and-spouses-billionaire-friend/article33977350/?cmpid=PM0217&utm_source=FB&utm_campaign=PM0217

IMO, this is worse than what Trudeau did.

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Re: Rona Ambrose is a Giant Hypocrite
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2017, 08:41:58 am »
But the ethics commissioner said it was okay. /s