November 30, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: What Trudeau’s Tragically Hip concert really cost taxpayers

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator
 

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the Tragically Hip’s farewell concert in Kingston, Ontario this summer, his Office was quick to say that his tickets were paid for by private funds, at the invitation of band frontman Gord Downie.

Trudeau attended the concert alongside senior staffers Gerald Butts and Katie Telford, as well as the Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands.

Even though Trudeau flew the short jaunt from Ottawa to Kingston and back on the government’s Challenger jet, additional staffers went by train, and billed the taxpayers, according to documents obtained exclusively by the Rebel under Access to Information.

When the prime minister travels for personal purposes, generally he and his passengers take the Challenger, but pay—out of pocket—the market rate for economy airfare.

Despite the Rebel’s request for all travel-related documents and expenses, no Challenger expenses or reimbursements for Trudeau were included.

The concert was held up as a unifying moment for Canadians — but it didn’t come for free.

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commented 2016-12-01 18:54:08 -0500
Doug Christie was an ardent western separatist. He lived in BC. If BC is not on board…and lately they wouldn’t be….what you would have is an underpopulated region with no route to get their offerings to market….other than the estranged spouse of a bitter divorce.

Now get real.
commented 2016-12-01 11:47:32 -0500
@leviticus…. It was actually 1905. I attended the 100 year anniversary in 2005 in Edmonton and at that time still felt PRIDE in our province, and country. Those sentiments have waned to the point that separation may be the ONLY option to save the values that built Western Canada in the first place. I expressed an opinion on this matter on one of the pipeline topics. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Please check it out and see what you think.
commented 2016-12-01 10:15:49 -0500
Cameron Robock commented
“And? Your saying because it cost us a few dollars it’s not worth it? Since 100% of all. Isn’t he makes goes to cancer research. Rebel entertainment strikes again. Lol "

Gave up threatening The Rebel I see. Tired of citing the criminal code incorrectly? Perhaps copy/pasting just too much effort?

Go back to CBC you troll.
commented 2016-12-01 09:30:01 -0500
Darren.. Check out a site called WCC..
It’s been around for a while and there’s a few credible names associated with this.
commented 2016-12-01 09:16:38 -0500
The silly prancing fool turned what was to be Downie’s last farewell, into a political photo op for stupid. Absolutely disgusting that he would spend tax payer’s money just to strut and preen in front of ‘his people’.

THREE MORE YEARS
commented 2016-12-01 03:53:26 -0500
Hey Darren… No doubt there’s more Canadians in Western Canada that feel separation is the only option we have left that would limit the power of eastern Canada over our citizens here and we would have the only say in the development and marketing of our natural resources…
I believe it was 1907 when Alberta joined Canada… And they did so by signing onto a piece of paper. I’m sure that it wouldn’t be that difficult to sign off the same way it was signed into.
I will look into it.
commented 2016-12-01 03:14:18 -0500
Leviticus I’m all for the west separating but how do we go about it to actually get results?
I’m sure most of western Canada if not all would be on board.
Petitions obviously don’t work so what do you suggest as the first stepping stone to western independence?
commented 2016-12-01 01:48:57 -0500
And? Your saying because it cost us a few dollars it’s not worth it? Since 100% of all. Isn’t he makes goes to cancer research. Rebel entertainment strikes again. Lol
commented 2016-12-01 00:54:34 -0500
I thought their big finale was months ago, but they are still having concerts. And it is costing us money.
commented 2016-11-30 23:41:50 -0500
A Challenger Jet to go from Ottawa to Kingston? What’s that, like 30 seconds in the air? LOL!! What a spoiled brat!!
commented 2016-11-30 20:13:57 -0500
Ahhh. An unlimited expense account. Thanks Canada. Justin
commented 2016-11-30 19:52:18 -0500
Trudeau mania= Trudeau trauma..
What the hell is wrong with people… All you have to do is look at the dollar and reference it to its lowest point during the reign of Pierre Elliot and one can see there’s not much difference to the lowest point from Junior’s shenanigans and as a result of a lack of a working knowledge in economics..
commented 2016-11-30 16:29:28 -0500
Andrew; that headline should read: “ Public expense mounts for PM Selfie’s vanity projects”. I call these vanity projects because virtually everything I’ve seem from this pretentious poser is motivated by his own gigantic ego (megalomania) – He has revealed himself to be obsessed with stepping out from under his father’s shadow, the PET legend, and distinguish himself as a new benevolent philosopher-prince administering the new Trudeau dynastic utopianism – all his handlers and manipulators play into this vanity to get what they need – Watching this crypto-communist Princeling run his endless theatrical portrayal of the messianic globalist virtue poser, has worn thin and more and more are seeing the naked fool playing the prince roll.

We saw the beginning of public rejection of this virtue theatrics at the Grey cup reaction to his communist sympathies. It will be debasing to watch his pathetic doubling down on all these transparent theatrics which conceal his core identity – the fumbling face-planting offspring of a globalist-socialist dynasty. Both these (political dynasties and crypto-communism) are dead effigies of waning era = His mindset refuses to believe we are past the cold war and past the post-coldwar globalism era to the emergence of democratic populism and renewed nationalism. History will treat him as the delusional fool he is.

As for poor ol’ Gord Downie, he has fatally disgraced his memory/legacy by pandering to crass political dogmatism, furthering a foreign agenda for his nation by unwittingly promoting a globalist regime – when he spent a lifetime promoting an independent Canada and personal and social catharsis (not political) as the only solution to what injustice exists. A sad end to a once philosophical man.
commented 2016-11-30 15:55:10 -0500
The sooner the west can extricate itself from the lunacy of Ontario and Quebec the better off the entire country will be..
How much longer can we afford both financially and emotionally to watch this elected fool literally destroy the country… I find that most frustrating that all we do is piss and moan on websites like this but don’t actually get together and brainstorm like they do (TPTB) to figure out how to roll this little prick out of office.
The longer we leave him in there the more we deserve him.!!
commented 2016-11-30 15:05:51 -0500
The band’s name is a perfect description of Baby Doc Trudeau. His is tragically hip.

But I would prefer paying for him to go to concerts in Canada vrs him taking trips outside of the country. Every time he or his ministers fly off, we are saddled with the cost of their generous gifts. A hundred million here, seven million there, two billion to the UN… so the Hip concert was more or less what he bills for lunch at the finest restaurants.

Born with a gold spoon in his mouth, Baby Doc hasn’t yet figured out that if you borrow money, that money has to be repaid. You don’t give away borrowed money because – in this case – Canadians without trust funds and numbered investment corporations have to pay it back with interest.

Its all about him. Adulation. Selfies. Needing people there to make certain he looks and sounds (uh uh uh) good. There is no expense that he will not bill us for because, after all, he is entitled to his entitlements.
commented 2016-11-30 14:52:55 -0500
Great link kelvin! This little globalist puke needs to go live in the middle east with the muslim brotherhood and curled up in the fetal position on George soros lap. I am ALL for Kevin O’leary to be our PM. Canadians have our own swamp to drain. Justin trudeau needs to be thoroughly investigated,and charged with treason. He is robbing Canadians and catering to a cult that wants to kill us and implement sharia law. I despise this man.
commented 2016-11-30 14:52:55 -0500
Great link kelvin! This little globalist puke needs to go live in the middle east with the muslim brotherhood and curled up in the fetal position on George soros lap. I am ALL for Kevin O’leary to be our PM. Canadians have our own swamp to drain. Justin trudeau needs to be thoroughly investigated,and charged with treason. He is robbing Canadians and catering to a cult that wants to kill us and implement sharia law. I despise this man.
commented 2016-11-30 14:52:55 -0500
Great link kelvin! This little globalist puke needs to go live in the middle east with the muslim brotherhood and curled up in the fetal position on George soros lap. I am ALL for Kevin O’leary to be our PM. Canadians have our own swamp to drain. Justin trudeau needs to be thoroughly investigated,and charged with treason. He is robbing Canadians and catering to a cult that wants to kill us and implement sharia law. I despise this man.
commented 2016-11-30 14:22:37 -0500
You can sure pick out the body guards since all are wearing sunglasses!
commented 2016-11-30 14:21:07 -0500
" Jihadi Justin" is the perfect name for this traitor to Canada!
commented 2016-11-30 14:15:34 -0500
Never a straight answer from jihadi Justin

Here’s a guy we can identify with. After this interview with Carol Off, O’Leary gets my vote!!

https://youtu.be/62K52rT5TWQ

I like how he thanks the interviewer for miss quoting him LMAO