Come Canada Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s family will be down to one publicly funded nanny.
A cabinet decision released Tuesday shows that Marylou Trayvilla, who has worked for the family since before Trudeau became prime minister, will be off the public payroll on July 1.
The notice posted to the Privy Council Office website gives no reason for the dismissal. The Prime Minister’s Office says the family will seek a replacement to watch after their three children, but won’t be asking taxpayers to pick up the bill.
Spokesman Olivier Duchesneau said the Trudeaus plan to hire a caregiver and pay the salary out of their own pockets.
He says the status of the other nanny, Marian Pueyo, remains unchanged.
Trayvilla and Pueyo were hired as special assistants under the Official Residences Act to watch the Trudeau’s children — Xavier, 8, Ella-Grace, 7, and two-year-old Hadrien — and provide other duties around the prime minister’s official residence.
The duo were each paid between $15-$20 an hour during the day and $11-$13 at night, a fee nanny associations previously said reflects the average rate.
The hires prompted howls of outrage from the opposition, considering how aggressively Trudeau assailed the Conservatives for a universal child care benefit that helped to enrich already-wealthy families, his own included.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not face punishment for manhandling a legislator and inadvertently elbowing another during a fracas in the House of Commons, parliamentarians decided on Tuesday.
I still want to see him in a cage match with Vickers.
“My article “How Smart Is Justin Trudeau,” posted here, in which I argued that the Canadian PM is a posturing showboat whose credentials can only be described as risible, provoked a robust response. Most of my correspondents and commenters were (and are) aware that Trudeau is an intellectual nonentity who relies on a combination of superficial charm and media adulation, much like Barack Obama (Trudeau has been called “Obama North”), in order to sway a credulous electorate.
Naturally, there have been a number of dissenters, who reacted by praising Trudeau for having won the election, as if this were evidence of high intelligence, as well as approving of his legislative record. Much of the commentary struck me as malingering at approximately the same level as Trudeau’s embarrassing ineptitude.”
I am so embarrassed for you all.
Anything we could say about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau banning all journalists except New York-based Vice Media from his historic visit to the remote Shoal Lake 40 First Nation reserve Thursday would sound self-serving.
But when you ban the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and The Canadian Press wire service, representing all major Canadian media, it shows arrogance and poor judgment.
Does profane call to oust prime minister and Alberta premier go too far?
Since Trudeau was sworn into office around six months ago he’s also caught headlines with his bold views on everything from feminism to climate change. Some have even dubbed him the next Barack Obama and Trudeau has landed a spot on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
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“…The truth is, I suspect, that Trudeau’s public performances in the physical and intellectual domains, as well as his documented appeal to female effusiveness, is a vivid expression of his followers’ utter lack of political sobriety, intellectual acumen and emotional maturity. That a country could give its support and a 66 per cent approval rating to a preening charlatan boggles the mind and beggars the imagination—or would, if Americans had not done the same with a smooth-talking ignoramus like Barack Obama, who thinks the U.S. consists of 57 states and that Austrians speak Austrian.”
Justin Trudeau, the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, received a wave of universally positive press last week after he appeared to explain the mechanics of quantum computing in an impromptu answer during a press conference held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. Trudeau’s remarkably erudite explanation, captured in an instantaneously viral video, suggested a deep personal interest in the subject, one unrelated to any obvious publicity benefits. According to the sharp-eyed Canadian blogger J.J. McCullough, however, everything about the press conference—the setting, the question, and the answer—was choreographed by Trudeau himself.
If for even a second you believed that PM Useful Idiot actually understood Quantum Computing then you had best read this.
Could any current American Presidential candidate give a clear answer to what quantum computing is? https://t.co/KDdXtEbA6b
— Stephen Marche (@StephenMarche) April 15, 2016
My 4 yr old daughter, seeing a picture of Donald Trump, asks me "why is that man so afraid daddy?" "I don't know, sweetheart, I don't know."
— Stephen Marche (@StephenMarche) March 21, 2016
I would have called him an ugly mouth-breathing thief and chauvinist just like his dad.
But I’m too nice.
Gryzinski pulls no punches when she refers to Trudeau as “the embodiment of vaguely leftist and confusingly well-intentioned liberalist dreams, a handsome guy who shamelessly shows off his physique and preens for photos in yoga poses.”
The former executive editor goes so far to as to say Trudeau supports terrorism because he welcomes Muslim immigrants, has attended mosques and worn traditional outfits.
She says the Islamic State praised Trudeau’s election, maybe because he stopped Canada from participating in airstrikes against the caliphate.
The column rakes his mother Margaret Trudeau over the coals for her drug use and affairs when married to Pierre Trudeau and says she later “abandoned her children.”
Justin Trudeau’s wife, children and his hair are the only things spared from Gryzinski’s critiques.
Canada’s media gets a jab from Gryzinski too, referred to as “sycophants” who show Trudeau a “self-destructive deference.”
Her column ignores the many problems in Brazil’s own government, which Stephanie Nolen from the Globe and Mail points out includes an imminent presidential impeachment and likely impeachment for the vice-president.
Gryzinski ends the column with a softer tone, saying that Canada may be boring, but it’s so well organized that even Trudeau won’t be able to screw it up.
Oh, Mr. Ordinary will try, Miss Gyzinski.
- Canadian PM Justin Trudeau is planning to pose for a nude photoshoot
- Trudeau will be the first world leader to appear in such a cover shoot after he reportedly accepted a preliminary bid from a gay magazine
- The offer was also extended to President Barack Obama, UK PM David Cameron, and EU President Jean-Claude Juncker
It’s not only Syrian migrants who can form a massive voters block for the Liberals; now, the average prole can, too:
Justin Trudeau is pushing a proposed new constitution for the Liberal Party of Canada aimed at transforming the federal party from an exclusive club into a wide-open political movement.
The proposal, adopted Saturday by the party’s national board during a three-hour meeting with the prime minister in Halifax, would do away entirely with the long-held principle that only dues-paying, card-carrying members are entitled to take part in party activities.
Indeed, there would no longer be any party members. Instead, anyone willing to register with the party — for free — would be eligible to participate in policy development, nomination of candidates, party conventions and the selection of future leaders.
Yes, the Laurentian elite may have rub elbows the unwashed masses but think of the taxes they can exploit with all those seats they could win!
Trudeau is a good-looking chap, and that he has marked himself to be a compassionate feminist must make him the tastiest catch in geopolitics today. Right, ladies?
Wrong. Never trust a man who says he’s a feminist. The words ‘I’m a feminist’ uttered from the mouths of males is up there with ‘I love refugees in Calais’ and ‘I love the NHS’ in terms of self-regarding attention-seeking masquerading as high-minded altruism. And ‘I’m a feminist’ has an added layer of menace, being the words every young man has tried at least once in an effort to seduce a woman.
The pronouncement is the trademark of creeps.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first budget will spend about $10 billion of our money over the next five years (including in foreign countries) on what he claims are climate change initiatives.
The problem is, he’s doing it without any concrete plan in place to lower industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.
It’s simple: The first budget from Justin Trudeau’s Liberals is a budget for the takers, not the makers.
Trudeau: Canada is not at war with ISIS
Trudeau, who made his comments during a CBC Radio interview, and Dion – speaking Wednesday in the House of Commons foyer – both said the conflict with the Islamic State (ISIS), which claimed the Brussels attacks, not fit the true definition of war.
“A war is something that can be won by one side or the other and there is no path for ISIL to actually win against the West,” Trudeau said, according to The Canadian Press, using the alternative acronym for ISIS.
“They want to destabilize, they want to strike fear. They need to be stamped out.”
Dion suggested the notion of labelling the fight against extremists as an actual war might simply be outdated.
“If you use the terminology ‘war,’ in international law it will mean two armies with respecting rules and it’s not the case at all,” Dion was quoted as having said.
“You have terrorist groups that respect nothing. So we prefer to say that it’s a fight,” he added.
Now we know – WW II was technically a “fight” & not a war according to Deep Liberal Thinker Stephane Dion – Nazis didn’t respect the rules either.
I’m trying to understand Justin Trudeau’s idealistic thinking.
When the prime minister says Canada is the world’s “first postnational state,” I believe he’s saying this is a place where respect for minorities trumps any one group’s way of doing things.
‘There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada,’ Trudeau claimed after the October election. ‘There are shared values – openness, respect, compassion, willingness to work hard, to be there for each other, to search for equality and justice.”
The New York Times writer who obtained this quote said Trudeau’s belief Canada has no core identity is his “most radical” political position. It seems especially so combined with criticism Trudeau is a lightweight on national security and sovereignty.
Not too many Canadians, however, seem disturbed by Trudeau talking about us as a “postnational state.”
Maybe they just write it off as political bafflegab.
Canada’s new PM is a media darling. You can expect that to change when the bill arrives
“…In office, Trudeau immediately established himself — like his neighbour, Barack Obama — as a master of hopey-changey stuff. In his first cabinet, he ensured that 15 of the 30 ministers were women. When asked why gender parity was important, he said laconically, with more than a batsqueak of smugness: ‘Because it’s 2015.’
There are worries, however, that for all his high-minded razzmatazz Trudeau is letting the economy go to, erm, pot. His government has promised to sign big cheques for the showy, caring policies he backed in the build-up to the last election. The National Bank of Canada puts the cost of Trudeau’s public projects over the next four years at £47 billion. He plans to raise that through pie-in-the-sky, Miliband-Corbynista measures: a tax hike on the top 1 per cent; the cancellation of child benefit for millionaires; an end to tax loopholes; and a touching faith in the multiplier effect of government spending.“
“I watched this evening’s 60 Minutes profile of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
While Lara Logan did try, she was not immune from the younger Trudeau’s charms.
But I was not so bothered by Logan as I was by Trudeau himself who came across as smug and condescending in a manner reminiscent of President Obama. Only he did so with a Canadian twist.”
Because I, more than anyone, understand the constant stress that comes with a modern political campaign, I wanted to reach out with some helpful tips. First, and this might be most important, to emerge as your party’s leader and then to defeat the Republicans, you’ll have to listen to the people. Not a revelatory concept, I know, but you’d be amazed at how few politicians actually do it. I’ve learned that just listening can make all the difference.
Does this guy even realize how much of a joke he is? It’s almost like he’s a parody of himself. Jesus.
More (and it gets worse).
Reality check: From the country that was remembered for Vimy Ridge, when Canada really did stand up to some serious bullies!
Prepare for more humiliations to come. Remember, the majority voted for it. Will probably also vote for the public humiliation of people who can do something constructive about bullying, in favour of tenured asshats and bimbo cadets who can have theories and be victims. But it is better for one’s own sanity not to know such people socially:
To send one to Coventry; a punishment inflicted by officers of the army on such of their brethren as are testy, or have been guilty of improper behaviour, not worthy the cognizance of a court martial. The person sent to Coventry is considered as absent; no one must speak to or answer any question he asks, except relative to duty, under penalty of being also sent to the same place. On a proper submission, the penitent is recalled, and welcomed by the mess, as just returned from a journey to Coventry.
See also: The Political Animal series, featuring our American friend, started off with his question: Why is Justin Trudeau Canada’s prime minister? (Because he had protested saying that honour killings are barbaric.)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was put on the spot Tuesday by Interim Opposition head Rona Ambrose over reports that he plans to give UNRWA $15 million, despite its well-documented ties to the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza.
In his complete dodge of the serious question, Trudeau noted that he welcomed UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to Ottawa last week, and vowed that Canada is “open to reengaging with the world” in a positive manner, while voicing his support of the “good work” of the UN.
Canada’s Liberal Government Admits Humanitarian Aid Can Reach Terrorists
Canada’s Liberal government is facing heavy criticism from the Conservative opposition after International Development Minister, Marie-Claude Bibeau, admitted that Canadian humanitarian assistance could help terrorists, including ISIS and Hamas.