Scandal! Harper calls Justin Trudeau… “Justin”

It’s the first scandal of the Canadian election: PM Stephen Harper called Justin Trudeau… “Justin.”

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  • Solo712

    Maybe it’s a payback for Pierre Elliott Trudeau calling the leader of Conservatives “Joe” in the 1984(?) election.

    • Heh;)

      • Appreciative Reader

        Agreed. I remember seeing that debate. What delicious irony Prime Minister Harper must be enjoying playing the “first-name-game” with the offspring of condescending, smug ol’ PET.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Yeah, except PM Harper probably couldn’t care less about avenging some slight paid to Liberal Lite Joe Clark from thirty five years ago.

          • Minicapt

            He would perhaps prefer to use “Justine”?

            Cheers

          • Justin St.Denis

            Thank you for pointing out that Stephen Harper is a bigger man than his predecessors were. Harper doesn’t stoop to playing petty mind games. He knows there is too much at stake.

            OTOH, both Justin and Mucair have proven themselves capable of incredible bitchiness, pettiness and other queenie behaviours.

          • Appreciative Reader

            True. So, I’ll amend that to I enjoy seeing Jr. subjected to daddy PET’s tactics.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            We can enjoy it but the sins of the father need not be visited on the son when he is so clearly finding his own.

        • Solo712

          Yup! I think that’s exactly what’s going on. PET was talking down to “Joe” who was so “naive” that he would have moved Canadian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Given Harper’s stance on Israel, I bet this is going to be played over in the debates.

    • andycanuck

      Who?

    • Waffle

      It took me a minute to remember Joe’s last name. Whatever. I think you’re referring to either the 1979 or 1980 election. 1984 was Mulroney vs. Turner.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        You had a choice, sir!

      • pike bishop

        IIRC: Joke Lark (MP, PM for a minute).

    • eMan14

      I thought he had called Ed Broadbent “Ed”. Perhaps he did both.

  • Waffle

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”

    Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

  • andycanuck

    At the BC Blue guy’s twitter feed he has a ton of Grit propaganda where they use nothing but Justin’s first name including his justin.ca web site; the team’s Justin scarves; etc. And I recall the MSM trying to push it as “Justinmania” as “Trudeaumania” was about daddy.

  • Exile1981

    I’ve called him much worse names.

    • Doug Kursk

      bravo!!

  • Canadian

    I still call him The pony.

    • Clausewitz

      I’ve moved on from the shiny pony to just calling him “Shit for brains”.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        NDP vs Liberals.
        Plants vs Zombies.

      • Canadian

        Works fine too.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        I thought that was Kinsella.

      • Justin St.Denis

        “Box of rocks” and “bag of hammers” work well, too.

    • Exile1981

      Turdeau

      • Canadian

        That`s his alleged daddy too.
        We need a different name from the Calamity.

        • Exile1981

          How Turdeau 2 – the second flush?

          • Canadian

            LOL!
            I`d like him to be flushed. For real.

  • Maggat

    One of the regular commenters on the NP refers to him as “what’s his name’. Works for me.

  • Jay Currie

    Is it over yet?

    I mean there are nine people in Canada who are paying any attention at all to this election.

    The real news is that Justin found the two thinnest lesbians in Canada to maul at the Pride Parade…now this is what I call advance work. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c13854dc4122d6e6d5a1ad127c61753cf7e6760c28a64f63887a21d32d9035fe.jpg

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Jay,
      I am so happy I hadn’t taken a sip before I read your comment.
      Two thinnest lesbians.
      It’s just so oxymoronic!
      I have to go back to watching the 1984 Leaders Debate.
      John Turner wasn’t that bad in retrospect.

      • Clausewitz

        I’m guessing they weren’t with Dykes on Bikes.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          It’s been a few years of watching.
          There are places in cities that prey on gay aspirations and chew them up.
          An address gets recycled as that tailor shop and then turns into a hair salon again like the one it used to be back in the nineties.
          Someone is chewing these people up and they can’t see it.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I’ve ridden a Bike on a Dike.
          Manitoba Floodway.

  • truthdareisay

    PM Harper was only being polite…He could have called Justin an airhead or an empty suit. If Justin has anything against anyone calling him Justin, then fault lies with the person who named him..

  • David Murrell

    Caught some of CBC and CTV News last last night, and the was all the pro-Trudeau martinets could talk about. That, and trashing Harper’s home renovation tax credit plan. The establishment media cartel are playing to Trudeau’s script.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Wow. Just…wow! And I thought the U.S. mainstream media were dumb, petty, biased, stupid, backbiting, nasty, irrelevant carpet munchers! I stand corrected. The Canadian MSM has set a new media low!

    Gian Ghomeshi is probably choking his chicken watching this from the sidelines.

  • Allan

    Oh, the horror! The inhumanity!! How will Canada ever be able to show its face on the international stage again!! We are forever doomed to shame for calling Trudeau, “Justin”. I don’t think I can face my fellow Canadians for the shame.