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Former Liberal Party president stunned by Trudeau’s support

For that, Ledrew blames Trudeau’s $600 million tax break for approved media.

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A former president of the Liberal Party says Justin Trudeau is surrounded by people in cabinet way over their heads – and he has no idea why Canadians support him.

Stephen LeDrew, Liberal Party president from 1998-2002, said past Liberal prime minister’s had a strong cabinet behind them, something Trudeau lacks.

“You look around the cabinet today and they’re all nice people, they’re all trying their hardest. But most of them have no experience in anything…it’s Trudeau, Dominic Leblanc and other people who really know nothing about public policy or good government,” said Ledrew, who ran also ran John Turner’s campaign to succeed the elder Trudeau.

“What about our current dictator?” LeDrew joked when asked for comment.

“Clearly there was a dearth in the Liberal Party leadership. And you look at Stephane Dion, you look at (Michael) Ignatieff. I mean there were some solid people that I was talking to throughout that era who just saying, ‘Can we not look into the parliamentary bag and find some people who are who are good?’ Well, the party went for somebody with a name.”

LeDrew said Trudeau “has no education and no real-life experience and he has no idea of what is appropriate,” and recent scandals reflect that.

“He simply has no idea with both WE and the Kielberger brothers, with handing out contracts, sole-sourcing hundreds of millions of dollars to former Liberal MPs. He doesn’t think that he is corrupt…but it’s totally corrupt.”

LeDrew, 67, said it “stuns me as to why Trudeau has so much support in Canada. I don’t get that. I can only attribute that to people have no idea what’s going on.”

For that, LeDrew blames Trudeau’s $600 million tax break for approved media.

“The Toronto Star is paid by the Liberal government and they are not going to smack the hand that feeds it,” LeDrew said, a Torontonian.

All of this leaves LeDrew with grudging admiration for Stephen Harper.

“You didn’t like him, but you knew that there was somebody who had the good interests of the country and who also knew how to make things happen in a proper way. And you can’t say that now.”

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  1. That's Dr. #SAND to you...

    January 28, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Only a Liberal would wear glasses that stupid looking.

  2. Name

    January 26, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Ikea has better cabinets than that bunch of Liberal incompetents…

    • That's Dr. #SAND to you...

      January 28, 2021 at 10:57 pm

      Hobos For Humanity has better cabinets….

  3. Greg Misquitta

    January 25, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Kelly McParland asks:

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/kelly-mcparland-why-do-canadians-keep-supporting-this-error-prone-government/ar-BB1d4YBF?
    Kelly McParland: Why do Canadians keep supporting this error-prone government?
    Kelly McParland Jan 25, 2021

    My Opinion – People LOVE their FREE Stuff and Welfare (Regular or Sophisticated – Equalisation) and Marijuana and Multicultural “Exclusive” Ghettos and ENJOY Virtue Signaling and Sharia Law Diktats and Lip Service to Causes; hence, the likes of Trudeau and Jagmeet and Doug Ford and Patrick Brown and O’Toole and Nenshi and Notley and Roy Romanov and Horgan and Wynne and Del Duca and John Tory and Horwath get Elected.
    Also WHY – Liberals are SO “SUCCESSFUL” in Paradises like – QC and Toronto and BC and Atlantic Canada.

    • Frances

      January 26, 2021 at 11:15 am

      Greg – there’s going to be a rude awakening this spring when tax returns have to be filled out and all that “FREE Stuff” turns out to be taxable and – if we’re talking CRB – clawbackable as well.

    • That's Dr. #SAND to you...

      January 28, 2021 at 10:58 pm

      Canadian voters are idiotic children.
      Promise them candy for breakfast and they will vote Liberal.

    • That's Dr. #SAND to you...

      January 28, 2021 at 10:58 pm

      Canadian voters are idiotic children.
      Promise them candy for breakfast and they will vote Liberal.

  4. Jean Koats

    January 25, 2021 at 12:52 am

    What a nightmare, I am looking to sell everything get citizenship elsewhere, I can’t continue to live in a country where so many think this government nonsense and self serving crap is ok, Trudeau is a fool and has ruined our amazing country.
    Just wait to see him put his hand in our pockets, bank accounts, home equity and investments, if you don’t think that’s coming you’re a bigger fool than he!!!!

  5. Guest

    January 24, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Trudeau’s not as dumb as he looks. He knows how to game the system with people like Brenda Luckie who appear to be as corrupt as Trudeau is. This isn’t a government to be proud of. It’s a liberal government to be scared of and many are to In love with his hair and selfishness to give a crap.

  6. Charles Martell III

    January 24, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    LeDrew said Trudeau “has no education and no real-life experience and he has no idea of what is appropriate,” and recent scandals reflect that.

    “He simply has no idea with both WE and the Kielberger brothers, with handing out contracts, sole-sourcing hundreds of millions of dollars to former Liberal MPs. He doesn’t think that he is corrupt…but it’s totally corrupt.”

    Finally . . . an honest liberal . . .

  7. Charles Martell III

    January 24, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Earth to LeDrew . . . Canadians are not very bright . . . but YOU knew that !

    You mean to say Justin’s Social Warrior . . . Gender & Diversity Cabinet is incompetent?
    That what you get when you appoint people judged on How they Look . . .
    instead of What’s Between their EARS ! ! !

    • ninetyninepct

      January 24, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      He appointed peoplekind based on genitals. The strong ones that accidentally made the grade were fired as the became a hindrance or a threat. A couple of others realized he was a fake, full of shit, and left, not wanting to be dragged down into the Trudeau sewer. Some. like Bains, are outright criminals and have been quietly shielded by the Media. His rap sheet is pages long. Search and get sickened. A terrorist in the Liberal Party.

  8. characteristicallysuccinct

    January 24, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    The blind leading the blind….

  9. godot

    January 24, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    So, Canada’s debt about to hit one trillion $$$, and growing by one billion $$$ per day.
    https://www.rcinet.ca/en/2021/01/23/canadas-national-debt-broke-the-debt-clock/
    Milton Friedman reminded us that a welfare state without borders will destroy itself.
    CANADA IS BROKEN
    WILDROSE INDEPENDENCE PARTY OF ALBERTA

    • John

      January 24, 2021 at 8:36 pm

      I’m aware, $40,000,000 every hour, day and night 7 days a week.
      Wait when Trudeau starts to default on the debt and interest rates go up to 5% -10% – 15%

  10. warrenzoell

    January 24, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Didn’t this guy appear with Ezra levant on TV back in the late 90’s every weekend?

    • Eloise Leong

      January 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm

      Ezra has been interviewed by Stephen LeDrew (on youtube–three-minute interviews) at least twice by now and very recently. For a former liberal party member, I think he is really conservative and does some great interviews!

      • warrenzoell

        January 24, 2021 at 10:43 pm

        I remember that it was on a weekend news program (Global/Rogers I think) in which a young Ezra would take the conservative view and LeDrew would take the liberal view, and they would debate. It would be about a 10 minute segment every weekend.

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Misery index places Canada in bottom ranks

“Canadians are rightly concerned about the country’s high inflation and unemployment rates, and when compared to other developed countries, Canada is not doing well.”

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Canada’s combination of high rates of inflation and unemployment have secured it the sixth most “miserable” advanced economy in the world.

Tuesday morning, the Fraser Institute released a study that ranked the International Monetary Fund’s top 35 economic countries.

With an inflation rate of 3.15% and unemployment rate of 7.72%, Canada’s 2021 Misery Index score is 10.88.

“Canadians are rightly concerned about the country’s high inflation and unemployment rates, and when compared to other developed countries, Canada is not doing well,” said Jason Clements, executive vice president of the Fraser Institute.

Fraser Institute

American economist Arthur Okun created the Misery Index to understand the level of economic strain felt on an everyday basis for regular citizens of a country.

Inflation and unemployment act as measures that drastically affect the costs of living that impacts economic well-being on an individual level.

Only five countries received worse scores than Canada, Spain in the last spot with a score of 17.61, followed by Greece (15.73), Italy (11.96) and Iceland (11.26)

Countries above Canada’s score include France (10.10), the United States (9.72), Australia (7.33), and the United Kingdom (7.17).

Japan (2.61) and Switzerland (3.57) received the top scores being the least miserable.

The Misery Index was prominent in policy discussions during the 1970s and 1980s, but fell out of the spotlight during the 1990s while inflation and unemployment was low.

“The fact we are again discussing the Misery Index and Canada’s high ranking on it is bad news for all Canadians, who will suffer as a result,” Clemens said.

“Governments across Canada, particularly the federal government, should prioritize those policies that will make Canadians less miserable by lowering inflation and unemployment.”

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard
esudyk@westernstandardonline.com

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LETTER: Does Copping have scientific evidence to continue with vaccine passports?

“Surely our government would not discriminate against any Albertans without a sound scientific basis for doing so.”

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RE: Vaccine passports now mandatory in Alberta

My wife and I took it upon ourselves to get tested for immunity to the COVID-19 virus at our own cost. Several other couples in our community have done the same thing. The test is carried out by the Mayo Clinic so I think we can all agree it is done by a very credible organization.

Both my wife and I tested >250 which is the highest level of immunity that they register. It is also the same level of immunity they show on the most vaccinated people. 

With this in mind, I ask the Minister of Health and the entire UCP government, what is the scientific basis for your continuing to impose the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) to discriminate against us and restrict us from being able to participate in society?

Surely our government would not discriminate against any Albertans without a sound scientific basis for doing so.

Murray Woods
Linden, AB

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‘Galileo’ stockbroker loses COVID case

Grammond explained judicial notice of obvious facts is intended to ensuring plaintiffs with pointless claims do not “bog down the judicial process” with unnecessary arguments.

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A Montreal stockbroker who likened himself to Galileo and said COVID-19 wasn’t real had his case tossed out of Federal Court, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“Courts make decisions based on evidence brought in each particular case,” wrote Justice Sébastien Grammond.

“Some facts however are so obvious courts assume their existence and no evidence of them is required. This is called judicial notice.”

Lucien Khodeir filed a federal challenge of Treasury Board vaccination orders for employees.

Khodeir was not personally affected by the orders issued last October 6. The court was told he works as a stock trader for CIBC World Markets.

Khodeir in his submission said vaccine mandates were unnecessary since the coronavirus did not exist, and proposed to call three expert witnesses.

“It is pure speculation,” said the court.

“In his submissions, Mr. Khodeir compares himself to Galileo who was persecuted in the 17th century for asserting that the Earth revolves around the Sun, a theory unanimously accepted today. Yet unlike Mr. Khodeir, Galileo buttressed the heliocentric theory with facts, especially his discovery of Jupiter’s moons.

“In contrast, Mr. Khodeir asks us to believe his assertions regarding the coronavirus without providing any tangible fact in support. The comparison is unfair to the great Italian scholar. Mr. Khodeir’s case has no scientific footing.”

Grammond explained judicial notice of obvious facts is intended to ensuring plaintiffs with pointless claims do not “bog down the judicial process” with unnecessary arguments.

“Over the last two years most people on this planet have been affected in various ways by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the court.

“It has become common knowledge COVID-19 is caused by a virus.

“Numerous trusted sources of information have repeated this fact to the point that it is now beyond reasonable dispute. There is a lack of debate on this issue in scientific circles.”

The Federal Court noted dismissal of the claim was unrelated to numerous cases awaiting trial in which vaccine orders are being challenged as unnecessary, intrusive and unconstitutional. None of the plaintiffs challenging vaccine orders have disputed the existence of the coronavirus.

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