October 27, 2015

"Trust fund boy" Trudeau's "first infrastructure program": $10M to redecorate 24 Sussex. (Clean water on reserves can wait.)

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

We're finally learned what Justin Trudeau's first move will be as Canada's new prime minister, even though he hasn't been sworn in yet.

He's going to spend $10M of taxpayers' money (minimum) renovating 24 Sussex Drive, the PM's official residence, from top to bottom.

So much for being a champion of the Canadian middle class!

I've been honoured to have been a guest at 24 Sussex Drive, and I can tell you that it's already pretty impressive.

It's true that some of the furnishings are a bit dated, but I bet you can say the same thing about Buckingham Palace.

The prime minister's official residence is a grand, historic building -- it's supposed to feel old.

For 99% of Canadians, it would be an honour to live in 24 Sussex Drive as it is. But not for Trudeau.

I guess this renovation is his idea of "infrastructure", not, say, providing clean water for reserves.

And the Media Party is behind him all the way.

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commented 2015-12-23 01:40:49 -0500
Someone on here called the liberal supporters trolls on here seems the only trolls I seen were conservative supporters crying about dear leader losing the election, guess what he is gone and we have a liberal government for 4 years maybe more unless the reformacons get a decent Progressive Conservative leader
commented 2015-11-01 12:23:49 -0500
You’re a fucking idiot. Trying to put your own spin on this…
commented 2015-10-30 22:12:56 -0400
Yeah, this is old news. Nothing to do with Trudeau. They tried to do it when Harper was there but he was too stodgy to move out. Cracked windows, asbestos insulation, failing electrical. I guess you need to get your eyes checked, Ezra; it’s not the furniture that needs replacing. Also, who else would pay for it but taxpayers? We own it.

See: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/urgent-renovations-needed-on-24-sussex-but-harper-wont-move-out
commented 2015-10-29 20:36:10 -0400
The house has no fire sprinklers and contains asbestos. Harper is a shitty enough leader to not only ignore reports about the need of repairs but also allow his family to live amoungst such hazards. Letting you kids live in a home with old wiring and no sprinklers is reflective of his terrible leadership. Just didn’t give a fuck.
commented 2015-10-29 19:07:06 -0400
And for all you people who voted for the liberals, on Kathleen Wynne’s promise to get rid of the ORPP, Ha Ha !
commented 2015-10-29 19:04:55 -0400
We need to get the R.H. Stephen Harper reinstated prontissimo!
commented 2015-10-29 19:03:08 -0400
Let’s all start working on his impeachment right now! Is it possible to throw this idiotic out, before he is even sworn in!
commented 2015-10-29 15:24:57 -0400
HA. comments removed because “the rebel” was nailed. what a joke. and yet, no amount of foul and profane language seems trigger the commenting rules. Ezra is quick to insult, contort and criticize, but when the finger is pointed at him he hides behind his “appropriate comments” rule. well done. i guess it’s your site. you can selectively censor with your vague rules to keep your critics’ valid statements hidden. but it’s hypocrisy at it’s finest.
commented 2015-10-29 12:20:30 -0400
Why do you hate yourself so much? You are a person who has made himself so much less than what he could be. Maybe some therapy would help: this continuing need to attack all and engender so much bad feeling cannot be good for you; moreover, it is hurtful to your family and friends.

I would love to see you do something wonderful and positive and good for people with that mind of yours.
commented 2015-10-29 06:43:50 -0400
Drew and Marty: the point is, this piece was just a quick, off the cuff attempt to trash Trudeau. It was foolish and unjustified – so much so that many of Ezra’s supporters are agreeing that it was a poor article. If you envision the Rebel as a simple “I Hate Trudeau” channel (and some do), then that won’t matter. If you’d like to see ANY standards maintained, then you should agree that this was crap.
commented 2015-10-29 03:44:21 -0400
I heard some gurus being interviewed on good old CBC. They insisted that the building is not worthy of being an historic site.
Canada has a tawdry history of destroying its historic sites and its would be historic sites in favour of glamorous glass and steel high rise structures.
How can a site ever become historic if it is demolished in what would be its infancy in historic terms?
commented 2015-10-29 03:29:22 -0400
This $10 million is the beginning of Trudeau’s announced plans to borrow and spend and borrow and spend endlessly, with no mention at all of repayment, until Canada out beggars Greece.
commented 2015-10-29 03:09:21 -0400
Ezra, you have to realize that JT plans to be in 24 Sussex a long time. After does away with Canada’s democratic system and rigs the next election with the so-called ‘preferential ballot’, he knows the Liberal Party will never be defeated again. That’s because the preferential ballot heavily favors the ‘centrist’ party, that being the Liberals, to the point where any other party contemplating forming a government can just forget it. It’s Liberal dictatorship from now on.
commented 2015-10-29 02:22:23 -0400
A useless post by Ezra Levant — trying to blame Trudeau for the National Capital Commission’s rightful insistence that the work that should have been done decades ago finally gets done.
And there is no use trying to blame Harper for being gutless. A good portion of his core supporters would have pilloried him for using common sense.
commented 2015-10-29 01:24:30 -0400
More liberal trolls , they sure hate when Ezra reports things then they call him scared and upset, LMAO , try looking in the mirror you leeches, gonna be fun pointing out shitty ponies stupidity for the next while. And the crying coming from you trolls will be hilarious.
commented 2015-10-29 01:21:57 -0400
They need the reinforcements, we piss them off and they can’t get over it. It’s funny to see them all get their panties in knots.
dduh Silva said ‘the kind of conservatives here that love Ezra and The Rebel are indeed dumb enough to believe everything he says. You idiots have been dumb enough to believe everything the MSM has told you for years, so it’s the kettle calling the pot black.
commented 2015-10-29 01:03:49 -0400
I see the leftists have brought in the reinforcements.
commented 2015-10-29 00:35:39 -0400
This is total and utter bullshit. This has been planned for years & now Trudeau is to blame? Get a life guys. You believe anything that spews from the racists & hateful people that want you to believe anything “Liberal” is bad. Why do they beg for your donations to keep this site alive? They’re sucking you dry and you don’t even know it. At least if I’m going to get fucked, I want to enjoy it, not like the bullshit that you guys believe.
commented 2015-10-29 00:17:58 -0400

Make no mistake – the kind of conservatives here that love Ezra and The Rebel are indeed dumb enough to believe everything he says.

He called this place The Rebel – because Ezra believes that are being rebellious against the mainstream media – by posting fear mongering, conspiracy theories, hyperbole and conservative party propaganda – with no real focus on facts at all.
commented 2015-10-29 00:16:09 -0400
It is called “The Rebel” because its the opposite of the white-washed bullshit at CBC, CTV, Global, CHCH, National Post, Globe and Mail, Torstar, etc.

By all means, fuck off to those shitty websites if you feel they’re not “predictable”, with the monolithic “global warming” pseudoscience bullshit they’ve fed folks for the last twelve years.
commented 2015-10-28 23:58:56 -0400
I am curious as to why you selected “The Rebel” as the name of your publication when the content, as proven with this (whatever you call it,) is completely predictable and boring? Cookie cutter and try hard “reporting” at it’s best. Barf. The fact that you somehow think the average Canadian is dumb enough to take this POS at face value is insulting and you should stop being so lazy and do a better job with whatever second rate talent set someone obviously saw in you.
commented 2015-10-28 22:03:27 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2015-10-28 20:31:09 -0400
Hey duh Silva, your panties are too tight, calm down. Rick Plesnik below explains it better than I did. TIMING, it is all about TIMING.
I have NOT disputed that the building needs repairs, or that the dolt Trudeau should move in when it needs the repairs. What I did say is that the dolt could of waited before making the announcement. TIMING, and diplomacy. But then the part time drama teacher hasn’t learned diplomacy yet. As others have pointed out to your dim brain, if it had of been PM Mr. Harper, ALL of you lefties would have gone ballistic. Instead it was your hero with the nice hair and his timing was way off, and you lefties go ballistic because someone questions it.
I know that you are perfect in every way and do not make the same mistakes that people like EZRA make. But by your own words Ezra has admitted he was wrong and will make amends, so DROP IT! The renovations will take place with or without YOUR blessing.
commented 2015-10-28 20:02:39 -0400
“He couldn’t have timed it better. Here’s the old palace in need of some recongifurin’, just as a bunch of Syrian reconstruction experts are on their way to our shores.” Are you sure about that? I thought they only blew things up……….!
commented 2015-10-28 19:15:12 -0400

You can be sure that Ezra won’t be ashamed of himself. He is going to be proudly posting bullshit like this for the next 4 years.
commented 2015-10-28 19:12:57 -0400

What the fuck is wrong with you? As it has been indicated by many people here – this renovation has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with Trudeau. These are repairs that desperately need to be done for house structure and saftely and it simply makes sense that they would finally do them after all these years – before the next person moves in – be it Elizabeth May or Trudeau.

Your admiration and love for everything that Ezra tells you is pathetic.
commented 2015-10-28 19:09:16 -0400
Ezra you ought to be ashamed of yourself. This is a historic building and the stage for our international guests. It has been in disrepair for years. Harper refused to live elsewhere so the work could be done. Harper wouldn’t live the the cottage to facilitate the public infrastructure work. Who is the elite that wanted the address? By the way, it is not redecorating that is being done. It is essential plumbing, heating, and electrical basics that the auditor general called Harper on 5 years ago and he failed to do the basic maintenance needed. Your name calling and bullying has gone too far. You are now the bully. I am taking you off my reading list.
commented 2015-10-28 18:25:02 -0400
duh Silva your admiration and love for Rudden is overwhelming. You should almost get a room together.

I believe that Ezra was trying to point out that although there are lots of other important and more pressing issues that should have been first on Trudeau’s list (he is not even PM yet), he choose to bring up this renovation job at a cost of 10 Million. Why not wait until he is the PM and announce a few other pressing issues before announcing this. Also we all know that 10 million is just an estimate and that by the time it is finished it might even double or at least go up significantly.