May 09, 2016

Calculating who'll get the most money from Trudeau: Bombardier, CBC, “refugees” — or Fort McMurray?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

It seems like the worst is over for Fort McMurray, but wildfires continue to burn in Alberta, forcing the shut-down of so much of the provincial economy, and of course causing so much human sorrow.

Our Rebel viewers are doing their part:

They’ve raised more than $150,000, and close to 600 volunteers have signed up to go to Fort Mac to physically help.

But what about the federal government?

Justin Trudeau really doesn’t care. When things were at their worst, on May 4th, Trudeau started his comments with a joke about Star Wars.

He said the Liberal government will use tax dollars to match private gifts to the Red Cross. That could be more than $100 million.

So, a thousand dollars per person in Fort Mac — which has sent hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy, and tens of billions of dollars into tax coffers? Got it.

Watch me tally up Trudeau’s “gifts” to Bombardier, the CBC, and “Syrian refugees.” And then there’s foreign aid, of course.

Here’s a thought experiment: What if 80,000 people in Quebec had to be evacuated? Can you imagine Trudeau’s response…?

NEXT: Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter joins me via Skype to talk about the ongoing disaster in Alberta, and the Liberal government’s reaction.

He’s also worried that Fort McMurray will see a repeat of the High River “gun grab” by the RCMP.

THEN: Lorrie Goldstein explains why the climate alarmists are so far off the mark when it comes to blaming the Fort McMurray fires on “global warming.”

Finally: All your messages to me, including lots of comments about Fort McMurray.

PLEASE NOTE:

Now we could use NEW volunteers to help us with the logistics of our big caravan, to assist in organizational details. To learn more and sign up, visit RebuildFortMac.ca.

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commented 2016-05-12 08:17:01 -0400
a) Apples, oranges, bananas or dragon fruit?

b) What do you call a person who flees “war”? How many millions of civilians need to die before we call them refugees? If half a million not enough?
commented 2016-05-11 19:08:13 -0400
I am hearing how badly the economy and such is going to be affected from the pipelines out of the sands being shut down b.c of the fire and how oil won’t be getting out of there for awhile. I am curious, if that is the case why aren’t the rigs in our companies outside of the oilsands being put back to work to pick up the slack and get the oil going from the rest of Alberta?
commented 2016-05-10 17:35:14 -0400
Robert Dick, pretty sure almost everybody is aware that feelthebern is a Sanders campaign catchphrase, and pretty sure Moffatt threw it in there just to be a dick. Pretty sure the prick will be feelingthebern of no pay cheque any day now.
commented 2016-05-10 17:26:58 -0400
WOW……SUCH HARSH WORDS WHEN YOU KNOW NOTHING…………TYPICAL !!!worked my whole life ,im 51 now……have had 3 SPINE SURGERIES and my CPPD IS NOT SUCKING ANY TIT,I think you are a sad commentary on what the world has become…….SAD,SAD,SAD
commented 2016-05-10 14:17:24 -0400
John Sicilliano: I really want to know where you studied post high school. You have spoken before about the prof said this the prof said that bla bla bla, and then you come up with seemingly empty and weak responses. A COUP in the Ukraine? You complete imbecile. Maybe you should have been on the passenger plane shot down by the “commrads” in eastern Ukraine. I can tell by your previous climate change chatter that you absorbed the lunacy well. WHAT UNIVERSITY??? The sensibles would like to know.
commented 2016-05-10 14:06:15 -0400
Pretty sure feeltheburn is some sort of Bernie Sanders twitter feed – it just happens to have an unfortunate name considering current events. I’m calling red-herring on that one. Pretty sure Ezra just isn’t aware of it.
commented 2016-05-10 11:41:59 -0400
Removed for violating rule:Be civil. No personal attacks.
commented 2016-05-10 11:41:31 -0400
The loss of Ft.Mac will cost the Feds tens of millions in lost revenue yearly because of transfer payments, I believe they will rebuild there, as the majority of industrialized business are still standing, and insurance hopefully will cover most costs of rebuilding homes.
But that’s the $ issue, the human issue is far harder to deal with 80,000 people displaced with no belongings, no clothing not even a bar of soap in some cases, Canadian refugees from a natural disaster.
Instead of compassion these poor people get hatred and villainy from the “left” (#feeltheburn), at the exact same time there is a debate about international “refugees”(25,000) where many left still standing homes for federally promised “better” ones, and the left seems to have no end of cheeks to turn, mosques to build and prayer mats to hand out with that issue.
Am I saying one group shouldn’t get any help while one should get it all, no, anyone who TRUELY needs help should recieve it.
I am saying that because of immature leadership on the federal level Canadians are divided on the simplest of issues,and they create these issues for nothing else but to deflect from their poor leadership.
Myself in my humble opinion, I see this imbalance 80,000 true Canadian refugees, families, left with nothing, made to feel that they deserved this by a group purely out of ideological reasoning not even theology, but because of how they provide for their families.
Meanwhile this other group of international refugees gets international attention for all the wrong reasons in every developed 1st world country for a year and it’s ok for some reason. Are they all trouble makers no not at all, but if even 1% are aggressively radicalized that number is a small village, whom by theological decree will radicalize more and cause violence. A wise person once said their is nothing harder to stop than a man who believes he is driven not by himself or others but one who believes he is driven by God.

On the CBC issue their yearly subsidy is still higher than last years entire disaster relief spending, CTV ran a news article on how the disaster spending was to much last year, as one commenter pointed out, it was still less than the CBC subsidy and I guess Peter mansbridge and Mary Walshs pensions are more valuable than Canadians well being.
I guess as far as leftist Canadians are concerned yes that is absolutely true, I didn’t know the vynil caffe was such a valuable export.
commented 2016-05-10 11:41:30 -0400
The loss of Ft.Mac will cost the Feds tens of millions in lost revenue yearly because of transfer payments, I believe they will rebuild there, as the majority of industrialized business are still standing, and insurance hopefully will cover most costs of rebuilding homes.
But that’s the $ issue, the human issue is far harder to deal with 80,000 people displaced with no belongings, no clothing not even a bar of soap in some cases, Canadian refugees from a natural disaster.
Instead of compassion these poor people get hatred and villainy from the “left” (#feeltheburn), at the exact same time there is a debate about international “refugees”(25,000) where many left still standing homes for federally promised “better” ones, and the left seems to have no end of cheeks to turn, mosques to build and prayer mats to hand out with that issue.
Am I saying one group shouldn’t get any help while one should get it all, no, anyone who TRUELY needs help should recieve it.
I am saying that because of immature leadership on the federal level Canadians are divided on the simplest of issues,and they create these issues for nothing else but to deflect from their poor leadership.
Myself in my humble opinion, I see this imbalance 80,000 true Canadian refugees, families, left with nothing, made to feel that they deserved this by a group purely out of ideological reasoning not even theology, but because of how they provide for their families.
Meanwhile this other group of international refugees gets international attention for all the wrong reasons in every developed 1st world country for a year and it’s ok for some reason. Are they all trouble makers no not at all, but if even 1% are aggressively radicalized that number is a small village, whom by theological decree will radicalize more and cause violence. A wise person once said their is nothing harder to stop than a man who believes he is driven not by himself or others but one who believes he is driven by God.

On the CBC issue their yearly subsidy is still higher than last years entire disaster relief spending, CTV ran a news article on how the disaster spending was to much last year, as one commenter pointed out, it was still less than the CBC subsidy and I guess Peter mansbridge and Mary Walshs pensions are more valuable than Canadians well being.
I guess as far as leftist Canadians are concerned yes that is absolutely true, I didn’t know the vynil caffe was such a valuable export.
commented 2016-05-10 11:32:04 -0400
KELLY WEBER….PLEASE GO BACK DOWN TO YOUR MOMS BASEMENT AND HIT THE PIPE AGAIN MAYBE….THE ADULTS ARE TALKING……
commented 2016-05-10 11:29:44 -0400
ON A FIXED DISABILITY INCOME….DONATED……ISN’T THAT ALL THAT MATTERS CONSIDERING I LIVE IN ONTARI-OWE !!!!!! ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY MORE STUPID QUESTIONS….GEEEZ…..THIS IS A NATIONAL DISASTER AND WE HAVE ONE RUNNING OUR COUNTRY ( INTO THE GROUND ) !!!!!!!!! COMMON SENSE SAYS….TAKE ALL THE HELP YOU CANWHO CARES….JUST DO IT FFS……OH RIGHT….THERE IS NO SUCH THING ANYMORE !!!!!!!SUNNY WAYS….YEP
commented 2016-05-10 11:15:54 -0400
kelley weber…….SERIOUSLY !!!!!! AND YOU CALL ME STUPID ?JUSTIN ( CANADIAN BLOOD ON HIS HANDS )TRUDEAU IS A POT SMOKING SELFIE PRINCE !!!SYRIANS HAVE BEEN GETTING THE GOOD MONEY EH?
commented 2016-05-10 10:45:29 -0400
There hasn’t been a Liberal government give a damn about Alberta since we kicked Laurier out of the province for trying to rig our first election – why should that change now. Alberta and the west have always had to rely on their own perservereance, its what makes a strong province and strong independent people.

Eastern Liberal neglect/contempt made the province what it is today, don’t change the trend.
commented 2016-05-10 10:31:14 -0400
Maryann, DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT IS THE ONLY MONEY THE FEDS WILL CONTRIBUTE? ARE YOU REALLY THAT STUPID?? HOW MUCH HAVE YOU DONATED?
commented 2016-05-10 10:18:28 -0400
JUST HOW MUCH HAVE YOU GIVEN YOU FUCKING POS JUSTIN !!!! MATCH OUR DONATIONS ? WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU ANYWAY…….YOUR MONEY IS OUR FUCKING MONEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-05-10 08:55:45 -0400
carrie ORourke commented 1 hour ago
caring about way to many things is equal to SUPERFICIAL . He doesn’t care at all about Alberta & taking out our “dirty” oil is a win for a nut job like trudeau and notley.

Equal does not exist and never has. Equal is a line /excuse used by the left to smack down achievers.

In the US, “all men are created equal” is true – they are created equally – and that’s where it ends.

A message to all Canadians – libranos choose who they help and let the rest of Canada rot. Stalin, Hitler and Mao were exactly the same.
commented 2016-05-10 08:21:39 -0400
Well THE toad is French you know.
commented 2016-05-10 07:57:06 -0400
caring about way to many things is equal to SUPERFICIAL . He doesn’t care at all about Alberta & taking out our “dirty” oil is a win for a nut job like trudeau and notley.
commented 2016-05-10 07:26:10 -0400
Jay Kelly commented 6 hours ago
NDP, bray away.

Leave it to Ezra Levant to try to put one over on us, even in a time of suffering.

Yes, the Federal government will match donations to the Red Cross dollar for dollar — that encourages families and individuals to give something from their own pockets, across Canada.

But the Federal government is also responsible for disaster relief. In this horrendous fire disaster the federal government will spend (it is estimated) more than three billion dollars.

Not many other news sources are saying this. Are you one of those socialist paid for bloggers??? Your opinion reads like bullshit.
commented 2016-05-10 07:25:01 -0400
Found on another news site:

A political meme is gaining a lot of attention on social media.

It claims Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has no problem spending $1.6-billion on Syrian refugees, while only promising to match Red Cross donations for Canadians impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires.

Mimbo Trudeau pays for rapefugees, but can barely help Canadians who’s properties have been destroyed by fire.

libranos pigs – hang them all!!!
commented 2016-05-10 07:15:28 -0400
the east won, they are Canada…lets separate already!
commented 2016-05-10 03:07:18 -0400
John S we did not bail out any banks.
commented 2016-05-10 01:48:35 -0400
John S, you tried implying that both prov and fed govt responses were adequate and appropriate, when in fact they were late and woefully inadequate, pathetic.
Jay Kelly pulls a Gordo Steele when cornered, just copy paste same old drivel, pathetic.
commented 2016-05-10 01:26:32 -0400
I was trying to show that there are other fires but none as severe as Fort Mac. That is obvious. I suggested that assistance should come from everyone. I even suggested that no government would want assistance from others for fear of looking weak and no one would want assistance from Russia. As for the money-wise aspect, it depends on the situation because we saw in 2008 the financial crisis how the system was on the verge of collapse and the big banks needed a bailout. Bailing out businesses and people are one thing, but I do not believe in bailing out corporations or large companies as they can stand on their own. Otherwise, if big businesses are bailed out, we have descended into fascism or government in bed with corporations and large companies which is corporate fascism, where the rich get protection and the middle class and the poor get nothing.
commented 2016-05-10 01:25:47 -0400
NDP, bray away.

Leave it to Ezra Levant to try to put one over on us, even in a time of suffering.

Yes, the Federal government will match donations to the Red Cross dollar for dollar — that encourages families and individuals to give something from their own pockets, across Canada.

But the Federal government is also responsible for disaster relief. In this horrendous fire disaster the federal government will spend (it is estimated) more than three billion dollars.

In a blunt article in JournalMetro, Jeff yates points out: “Ottawa must cover 50% of relief costs once these go over 3$ per person in the province where the disaster occurs (the provincial government pays the rest). Once these costs reach 15$ per person, Ottawa pays 90% of those costs.”

The article is worth a read for those interested in a reality check.
http://journalmetro.com/opinions/inspecteur-viral/959872/no-the-federal-government-is-not-spending-more-on-syrian-refugees-than-on-fort-mcmurray/
commented 2016-05-10 01:17:18 -0400
John S, show me another fire anywhere that Trudeau should be concerned about where 80000 were displaced? He and Notley are not capable of handling this. Fort Mac should be first and foremost, money wise, and manpower and resources wise.
commented 2016-05-10 01:13:05 -0400
Jay Kelly as usual is full of shit. The Red Cross works to pay their employees first. What is left over may get sent to the intended relief effort such as Fort Mac. The best job is being done by the citizens of Alberta and beyond. The effort by the province and federal government has been slow and pathetic.

Jay Kelly. Stop pushing out your bullshit.
commented 2016-05-10 01:09:11 -0400
Jay Kelly, your comments about the fire fighters is a given, but you don’t state the obvious, that Notley has been absolutely pathetic in her handling of this. She cut the budget while coming out of an El Niño winter, hired thousands of bureaucrats, didn’t call in water bombers, told Jean he was fear monger as fire entered town, right before he lost his home, and on it goes. She is very pathetic. Same as Trudeau, who was too busy doing photo ops.
commented 2016-05-10 01:01:57 -0400
Many commenters on here.

The disaster in Fort McMurray has meant many thousands of people displaced because of fire.

I think we can help them though the best lines of help.

Red Cross is doing the best job.