Category Archives: Justin Trudeau Air Head

Column: “Don’t trust the Liberals to run their own promise tracker”

Well, obviously:

The government’s launch of its own online promise tracker on Tuesday tells us that either the Liberals are incredibly naive or they think that of us. It’s hard to know which is worse.

 

The Liberals are performing like four different kinds of crap.

That is the assessment of someone who isn’t a Liberal.

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Trudeau In the Philippines, Part Deux

Strong man, he is not:

After pleas from Filipino activists, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the issue of human rights violations with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit Tuesday, a conversation Trudeau described as “cordial.”

Human rights talks with Duterte aren’t “cordial”, Justin.

 

Also:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a sales pitch to core members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Tuesday in hope they will open the door to Canada joining their exclusive and influential circle.

But I thought that Canada was back.

 

UPDATE:

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was angered and insulted on Tuesday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s comments about the Philippine government’s war on drugs, which has earned widespread condemnation for leaving thousands of suspects dead.

Trudeau said he raised concerns about human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings in Duterte’s anti-drug campaign when he met Tuesday with the president ahead of Canada’s summit in the Philippines with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Trudeau was the first leader of the 20 attending this week’s ASEAN summit and related meetings who has publicly said he brought up the touchy issue with the volatile Filipino leader.

“I also mentioned human rights, the rule of law and specifically extrajudicial killings as being an issue that Canada is concerned with,” Trudeau said at a news conference. “I impressed on him the need for respect for the rule of law, and as always offered Canada’s support and help as a friend to move forward on what is a real challenge.”

He said Duterte was receptive to his comments and their exchange was cordial and positive.

But Duterte later told reporters that he had refused to provide an explanation for the killings.

What? Duterte refused to be swayed by the Fils?

Well, I am shocked, ect.

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The Liberals Beclown Themselves in the Coal Fight

Not one of these yahoos is fit to comment on natural resources or what might replace them without destroying the economy. Unwittingly or not, they are ruining the country and people are letting them:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to divert public attention away from the embarrassing reality Canada is far behind fulfilling his 2015 Paris climate accord commitments to reduce our industrial greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions linked to climate change.

That’s why Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna is declaring a “war on coal,” in conjunction with the U.K., at this week’s annual United Nations’ gabfest on climate change in Bonn, Germany.

 

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Why Did Trudeau Skip A TPP Meeting?

Even a Liberal water-carrier has trouble defending Trudeau:

The irritation of the other delegations — “the Canadians screwed everybody” was one of the kinder remarks — was widely reported, and if it is now maintained that Canada was never going to sign last week and everyone should have known that, it remains unclear how they could have been led to believe otherwise.

Diplomats generally do their utmost to make meetings between leaders as dull as possible: any disagreements are worked out ahead of time, behind closed doors, with a view to ensuring there are no unpleasant surprises on the day. Yet that does not appear to have been the case here.

 

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Trudeau “Not Impressed” With Quebec’s Explanation of Bill 62

I’m sure people stay up all night thinking of how to sway a former substitute drama teacher:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared incredulous Wednesday at Quebec’s efforts to clear up confusion surrounding its law on religious neutrality, which is widely seen as targeting Muslim women who wear face veils.

The province’s justice minister said last week Bill 62 would oblige people riding a bus or the subway to do so with their face uncovered for the entire journey.

On Tuesday, however, Stephanie Vallee backtracked, saying only those whose fare requires a card with photo ID will need to uncover their face before riding public transit — and that they can put the veil back on once they’ve been identified.

Asked specifically in Ottawa about Vallee’s clarifications, Trudeau replied: “You call those clarifications?”  

Yes, Justin, she does, because she is an educated Westerner in what should be a First World Western country that eschews the eradication of identity based on how girlish one is.

His efforts to appear to be in charge only underscore his impotence and pandering.

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“Canada pushed for Airbus deal as Bombardier courted China”

Anything for Bombardier:

The Canadian government encouraged Bombardier to make a deal with Airbus SE for its CSeries planes to thwart a potential venture with Chinese investors, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

It signaled its preference for Airbus after Bombardier failed to reach an agreement with Boeing Co earlier this year that would have given the U.S. company a stake in the CSeries jetliners, according to the sources. The Canadian government’s role has not been previously reported.

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration took a calculated risk in steering Bombardier toward Airbus, according to the sources. It helped save a key product for Bombardier and likely resolved a brewing trade dispute with the United States, but potentially set back efforts to improve trade and economic ties with China.

The deal with Airbus came at a critical time for Bombardier. Its $6 billion CSeries program, already losing money, had become the subject of a trade dispute in which Boeing charged in a complaint to U.S. authorities that the jetliners benefited from Canadian government subsidies and unfair pricing.

Bombardier had considered a Chinese partnership as early as 2015, after talks about a possible merger with Airbus became public and fell apart. This year, as negotiations with Boeing over a CSeries partnership faltered and concerns about the future of the program mounted, Bombardier’s interest in a deal with China intensified, two sources said.

The prospect of such a deal raised concern within the Canadian government, two of the sources said, where officials believed jobs or technology could be “siphoned away” to China. They also expressed uneasiness about what some saw as inadequate Chinese safeguards against intellectual property theft.

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Column: “Liberals committed to never-ending deficits, debt”

Read the whole thing:

That’s outrageous given that leading up to and during the early part of at the 2015 election campaign, Trudeau repeatedly pledged a Liberal government would run balanced budgets and hypocritically blasted the Harper Conservatives for running deficits, even though the Liberals demanded them in the wake of the 2008 global recession.

Then, in mid-campaign, Trudeau reversed himself, calling for “modest” deficits of $9.9 billion in 2016-17, $9.5 billion in 2017-18, $5.7 billion in 2018-19, with a $1 billion surplus in 2019-20, the final year of his election mandate.

Morneau’s fall economic statement exposes those numbers as a fabrication.

With the economy booming, according to Morneau, Trudeau now has a 2016-17 deficit of $17.8 billion, 80% higher than the $9.9 billion he projected during the 2015 election.

For the 2017-18 fiscal year, Trudeau now projects a $19.9 billion deficit, 109% higher than the $9.5 billion he predicted in 2015.

For the 2018-19 fiscal year, Trudeau now projects an $18.6 billion deficit, 226% higher than the $5.7 billion he predicted in 2015.

For the 2019-20 fiscal year, the final year of his election mandate, Trudeau now projects a $17.3 billion deficit, astronomically higher than the $1 billion surplus he predicted in 2015.

Morneau’s economic statement also predicts that in the first three years of the next Liberal government — should Trudeau win in 2019 — his deficits will be $16.8 billion in 2020-21, $13.9 billion in 2021-22 and $12.5 billion in 2022-23.

Morneau and Trudeau insist our roaring economy under their leadership enables them to spend billions of dollars more enhancing benefits for the “middle class” — apparently now defined as families with children under 18 and low-income workers — while lowering deficits compared to their predictions in their March, 2017 budget 

But all that means is that they predicted deficits then they knew were higher than the real numbers, so they can claim they’re lower than expected now.

This cynical game Liberals have played for decades doesn’t make them good money managers. It makes them lousy budgeters.

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REVERSAL: Trudeau Government Continues Surrender On Widely-Hated Tax Changes

The Trudeau government continues their desperate surrender on their widely-hated tax changes. The government has announced that they will scrap their plan to impose restrictions on the conversion of income into capital gains. The policy was massively opposed by many, including family farmers, as it would have made it far tougher to transfer the business to the next generation.

The reversal comes after the government said they would also cut back on tougher policies on passive investment income.

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Justin Trudeau writes essay on raising feminist sons: ‘All of us benefit’

Boys need to be raised to be feminists as much as girls because “our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism”, Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wrote in an essay published on Wednesday.

Teaching boys to be feminists gives them a sense of justice and empathy and helps them “escape the pressure to be a particular kind of masculine” that is damaging to men and those around them, Trudeau writes. “I want them to be comfortable being themselves, and being feminists – who stand up for what’s right, and who can look themselves in the eye with pride.”

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