Sunday, July 12, 2020
I would think that sometime next week, or maybe the week after, we will start seeing news stories with Conservatives and NDP expressing deep deep concern for the horrible situation of Canadian post-secondary students, with lots of hand wringing about what in the world they are going to do for money to pay tuition this fall. Somehow, its all going to be Trudeau's fault again of course.
What I learned about Canadian politics this week: charities that administer services to young people bear a level of scrutiny that a pipeline company given billions from the Alberta taxpayer for Keystone (which will never be built) doesn't have to face#cdnpoli— DJ Chocolate Milk (@DJChocolateMLK) July 11, 2020
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Quite honest and transparent for Potato Pete to delete his tweet praising his wife ( $10,000 speaking fee ) and WE.
As a rough ethics guide, decision-makers are supposed to ask themselves whether their involvement in a decision would stand up to media scrutiny. Clearly, this doesn't. There is a real or apparent conflict of interest between Trudeau's involvement in the decision and his family being paid by WE. After getting burned for vacationing with the Aga Khan and interfering in the Lavalin case, you'd think the PM would have learned his lesson. Apparently, seeing voters reduce his government to minority status still didn't drive the message home.
By 7:45 am, at
Who says the WE charity is marvellous?
Did you get remunerated for canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation? No, you presumably did it for free because that's what charities hope to do, inspire volunteers. The minute you hand out $10K for a celeb "volunteer" to make a speech on your behalf, I fail to see how you're a charity -- you're spending advertising money on the already well-off to promote your "brand". The hollow claim that civil servants couldn't be spared to run the program for students when they easily ran the CERB and expanded UI program, rings of complete nonsense.
How you can equate your free service for charity with Twinkletoes' Mother cracking off a quarter million for 28 appearances strikes me as being unable to understand basic logical reasoning.
The man has repeatedly shown he has no common sense and is naive as a new born privileged babe. He has been investigated twice for ethics breeches, and this is the third occasion. He just doesn't get it. And, apparently, neither do you.
By 9:24 am, at
Today Newswatch featured to cry that Trudeau should know the finances ( interrogate them ? demand their bank records ?) of his mother and brother. This would violate their basic human right to privacy .
I would never ask anyone in my family about their finances: I have more respect for them and for myself than that.
Why should the state strip Margaeret of a basic human right .
But there isn't any ethics "breach" here, nor any conflict of interest.
My point of this post is that it is a manufactured "scandal".
Trudeau's wife's minor involvement with an organization years before he became PM is meaningless, as is Telford and O'Regan's indirect connection from a decade ago.
His mother and brother received speaking fees from a fundraising agency for the charity, there was no quid pro quo.
Many Conservative politicians and their families from across the country have also been involved in the WE charity, and rightfully so - it is a major player in Canada and doing great work.
I couldn't agree less with rumleyfips, one of the Trudeau is an angel at any cost brigade, and a regular on Simon's load of rubbish website. Apparently you only believe in fairy tales.
You people need to get serious. And accept some reality, not Conservative reality -- they're right out of having any support from me as I regard them as tiny-minded ideologues and barely human -- but some honest to goodness middle of the road horse sense. Otherwise I strike you off as having any relevance and being nothing but rah rah cheerers who can be reliably relied on to look the other way. In other words, not honest people with an open mind, just general fanboys and worthy of all the derision I can muster.
This Cathie blog is on one of those on Progressive Bloggers. There are many other points of view beyond the nonsense posted here. So dig your faces out of your rear ends and read this article posted today on Prog Blog by someone who knows a lot more than you opiners of the undying faith:
And get back to us people who actually think things through when you've had time to reflect, because so far you obviously haven't accepted reality, and merely appear wounded.
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