November 01, 2015

Like father, like son: Justin's 24 Sussex reno echoes Pierre's demands for a $275,000 swimming pool

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Justin Trudeau is digging in his heels.

The Liberal leader who campaigned as being a champion of the middle class is now demanding that 24 Sussex Drive be totally rebuilt before he moves in to it.

This is his first real fight — fighting for his own perks.

Well, what was Pierre Trudeau like when he was prime minister, living at 24 Sussex?

Let me read to you from Liberal senator and Trudeau advisor Keith Davey’s account of how Pierre demanded a $275,000 indoor swimming pool at 24 Sussex Drive "for therapeutic reasons," and threw a tantrum until he got one.

At least Davey got secret Liberal millionaires put up the money.

Justin Trudeau has all of his father's arrogance. But he lacks that tiny scrap of shame that his father had, about billing taxpayers.

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commented 2015-11-03 23:38:24 -0500
" Or are you some weak little goof who sits at home demanding we fight wars "

I’m a weak little goof who hides in closets and demands the military goes overseas to bomb my numbers up.
commented 2015-11-03 23:35:34 -0500
“No no, nice try dipship.”
You’re probably unaware that you’re completely incoherent, aren’t you?
Is there anyone there that can help you?
commented 2015-11-03 17:47:35 -0500
Seriously, this post by Ezra Levant is ignorant. Trudeau is not “demanding” that needed renovations be done at 24 Sussex. He is going along with the recommendations of the Auditor General and the National Capital Commission. I am sure it is not treat for him to have to move his young family into temporary housing for eight or more months.
He is generous to use common sense for the public good.
commented 2015-11-03 17:43:23 -0500
Richard, speaking of names, you should run for office in the next election. I would suggest a catchy motto: “When you think of lube, think Vanderlubbe !”
commented 2015-11-03 13:20:19 -0500
Til you say your name, you’re a fucking coward, go ask Obama for a rifle and stand up for tyranny with your fucking coward “moderate rebels”.
commented 2015-11-03 13:18:44 -0500
You are a solider right, Tresus Capax? Or are you some weak little goof who sits at home demanding we fight wars we’re not equipped to win? What do you have to gain from thermonuclear world war with Russia?
commented 2015-11-03 12:34:55 -0500
I don’t really care what they do with the property. My comment was directed at the idea that there is any “common sense” to what any trudeau has to say. PET was the worst PM the country has ever and Jr. is probably going to exceed his incompetence.
commented 2015-11-03 12:18:56 -0500
“Tresus Capax says Harper was in the right to use “Syrian rebels” to overthrow Assad, the secular leader of Syria. "
Considering that Harper did sweet FA to help Syrian rebels, I’m 100% sure I didn’t say that.
Full points for creativity, though.
commented 2015-11-03 12:16:11 -0500
Yes, Bravo Zulu. Other than incinerating thousands of civilians with barrel bombs, starving them to death with sieges and torturing them, Assad really isn’t so bad.
commented 2015-11-03 12:14:03 -0500

Rebel terms. LOL. That was great.
commented 2015-11-03 12:06:06 -0500
For a good part of my life I was raised in a two-room farm house with an outdoor toilet. When I heard the word “cottage”, I felt it must be a 3-4 bedroom house with 1 1/2 bath. However, when I saw a photo of the “Cottage” at Rideau Hall, it would be a mansion to most middle-class people. Being rich blurs a person’s perspective!
commented 2015-11-03 11:20:50 -0500
Tresus Capax says Harper was in the right to use “Syrian rebels” to overthrow Assad, the secular leader of Syria.

Please post your real name, so that in the aftermath of what’s coming, we’ll know who’s a friend, and who’s an enemy. Time to start asking Trudeau which list his name will appear on, this is really escalating toward outright global conflict Sad that some Canadians revel in having the blood of a hundred thousand Middle-Eastern Christians on their hands.
commented 2015-11-03 11:16:58 -0500
Rod: which of the following alternatives makes the most “common sense”?
a) Carry out maintenance and renovations on a heritage property between tenants
b) Move tenants in, move tenants out to carry out maintenance and renovations on a heritage property
c) Do not maintain the heritage property.
commented 2015-11-03 10:58:43 -0500
“common sense in serving the public good” haha
This phrase has no validity in any Trudeau context. Jr was raised by the worst douchebag any country has had to endure. There is no evidence that he will be any different.
PET was an anti American, anglophobic, champagne socialist….Justin has the same traits.
commented 2015-11-03 10:07:30 -0500
Jay, don’t be naive. Let me put it to you in Rebel terms. It’s because Trudeau.
Is that clearer?
commented 2015-11-03 10:02:20 -0500
What has Trudeau got to gain by agreeing to the renovations at 24 Sussex? He will have to move into the cottage at Rideau Hall with his young family with no guarantee of when they will move out — perhaps eight months, perhaps much longer.
But he will show that he is willing to use common sense in serving the public good.
commented 2015-11-03 06:24:49 -0500
Speaking of “echoes” … thinking back to Jr’s campaign – and the obvious (but far from admirable) similarities between Trudeau and Obama – some readers might be interested in the more or less “blow by blow” description of Obama’s campaign, as recorded by the New Yorker magazine in 2008. Long, but revealingly worth the read, IMHO. See: For example, here’s one quote that jumped out at me:

“Several Obama aides believe that a crucial moment came after a debate sponsored by YouTube and CNN in July of 2007. During the debate, Obama was asked, “Would you be willing to meet separately, without preconditions, during the first year of your Administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba, and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?” Obama answered simply, “I would.”

Seems to me that Obama and Trudeau appear to share a mutual disdain for (inter alia) “preconditions”!
commented 2015-11-03 02:33:15 -0500
Jack Carter history will show he was a great PM , most people have been fed so many lies about him it is sick.
commented 2015-11-03 02:29:00 -0500
Jack Carter named by who? THe liberal party? LMAO.
commented 2015-11-02 23:25:52 -0500
Tresus Capax – you have never lived in Syria – but in fact Assad is not the bad man the west wants you to believe – and yes he did protect the Christian and more – you need to do your homework – the media BS storm about Assad is not all truthful

There is a big move afoot in some parts of the western world to get on his side in this war.
commented 2015-11-02 22:43:46 -0500
Tresus Capax commented 26 mins ago
“Such a shining beacon of Liberal tolerance. "

Don’t worry, if I couldn’t tolerate you I wouldn’t be here. But sorry, not a Liberal.

potato potatoe you still are very rude.
commented 2015-11-02 22:28:46 -0500
“… if he supports removing Assad (like Harper did). "

Definitely a shame to see the end of Harper’s tough action against Assad. I’ve heard he instructed Canadian pilots not to wave or even smile when they flew past one of Assad’s aircraft incinerating men, women and children with barrel bombs.
This is really going to embolden him.
commented 2015-11-02 22:23:55 -0500
“Support for Harper during an election campaign is meaningless if they do not support him between elections. "
Of course! What’s the point of telling people to vote Conservative if you only do it <i>when they’re going to vote</i>?
Thanks! I’ll add it to the list:
Endorsing Liberals: Liberal Bias
Endorsing Conservatives but criticizing Harper: Liberal Bias
Endorsing Conservatives: Trying to hide Liberal Bias
<i>Only endorsing Conservatives when there’s an election: Liberal Bias</i>
commented 2015-11-02 22:16:11 -0500
“Such a shining beacon of Liberal tolerance. "

Don’t worry, if I couldn’t tolerate you I wouldn’t be here. But sorry, not a Liberal.
commented 2015-11-02 22:10:00 -0500
Trudeau is still named as the greatest and most popular prime minister ever.

I guess you can’t please everyone.
commented 2015-11-02 22:02:22 -0500
LOL, Harper is the best Prime Minister this country has ever had. Trudeau was horrific. The younger Trudeau will be worse than his father. Yet Liberal media will continue to slander achievements of one and falsify achievements for the other. Doesn’t change how people view it when we’ve lived through it.
commented 2015-11-02 21:46:30 -0500
Perhaps unsurprisingly, 40 per cent of those surveyed in Harper’s native Alberta said he will be seen as an above average or outstanding prime minister.

On the other side, 25 per cent said history will show Harper to have been a “poor” prime minister, while another 18 per cent said he will be seen as a below average.