January 23, 2016

PMO deletes Trudeau's jab at Harper from "official version" of Davos speech

Jonathan D. HaleviRebel Blogger

(This article first appeared at CJINews.com and is reprinted here with permission.)

In the video, Trudeau is seen reading his statement:

“My predecessor [meaning the former Prime Minister Stephen Harper] wanted you to know Canada for its resources. I want you to know Canadians for our resourcefulness.”

However, the official version of his speech as it appears on the website of the Prime Minster reads:

“Canada was mostly known for its resources. I want you to know Canadians for our resourcefulness.”

Trudeau was criticized for using the international event to attack political rivals.

Andrew Coyne from the National Post called Trudeau’s statement “classless” and “taking a shot at your defeated opponent overseas — outside the family.”


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commented 2016-01-25 23:50:00 -0500
We go from the best leader in the free world to the dumbest all because of hair. What does this say about the intellect of Canadians, Particularly those in the Maritimes and Newfoundland whom have nothing but libitards in parliament.
commented 2016-01-25 20:50:47 -0500
I wonder how resourcefull our Prime minister will be when our dollar dips way down to 60 cents as forecasted by May?
commented 2016-01-25 20:01:20 -0500
MICHAEL KRCHNAK … truth hurts eh? And what kind of name is KRCHNAK???? Gotta be some kind of immigrant name. Welcome to Canada.
commented 2016-01-25 13:01:09 -0500
It’s shameful that Junior has the wording changed because he’s a name calling coward. Those changing the wording are nothing more than propagandists. Word spinning liars, that spin to lie and deceive the public. Shame on the immature PM and the lying propagandists! You will reap what you sew.
commented 2016-01-25 12:07:50 -0500
If Mr. Harper was still Prime Minister we wouldn`t even be mentioning Davos and the nut jobs their , we would have been hosting the event on battling ISIS or been a very big part of it . I am will aware that after long run`s in power people want a change , but the simple fact is 5 , 10 , 15 years from now Harper will be mentioned as one of the best Prime Ministers in our history . It is easy for some to forget how smoothly we were guided through the last slow down. It is easy to forget how many countries leaders marvelled at how well we handled the down turn. If Harper still led us the price of oil would not be any different . Our reaction however would have been much different because we would have had the knowledge needed to understand our problems. Instead we have a leader running around giving what we don`t have right now away. We would not have a leader so wound up on trying to change the world that he is ruining our country. We do not need a moral overhaul in Canada we need strong willed leadership. We will not be getting that anytime soon. In Alberta we made a change just for change now look at the mess we are in. Then we did the same thing in the federal election we made a change for spite now look at the mess we are in. I will always wonder what makes a change with nothing viable to fill the void the smart thing to do …Transition away from fossil fuels to what proven commodity ? … Transition away from strong leadership to what ???? …..Gawd I just want to puke… the lemmings are running, Justin will be at the edge to watch the big fall , he won`t jump with you though ….he won`t know how to stop you either!
commented 2016-01-25 11:43:18 -0500
Rae Fraser: Better yet. Give the chiefs money and they will tell their people how to feel.
commented 2016-01-25 10:50:37 -0500
Well Donald, I would ask why it was classless to refer to Harper shaking his sons hand as “horrific” or why Bev Oda’s $16 orange juice on a per diem allowance was enough to vilify an MP on business in the UK? How much has Trudeau spent flying around acting out his socialite fantasies? Or how much did it cost to feed his entire entourage in Paris. When you’re on climate business nothing but the best, eh? As far as “the predecessor” comment; this government likes to characterize itself as nuanced. I guess you missed the nuance. It was plain as day for the rest of us. It’s not the first time, the liberals contrast themselves as the good guys after the bad guys. It comes up quite often in the talking points of liberals MP’s and it’s echoed on the Trudeau channel. Welcome to 1984.
commented 2016-01-25 01:31:23 -0500
I am surprised, that Justin didn’t take some time off -to go and give the Pope some advise. The Catholics must PAY ! and the Natives will all be happy.
commented 2016-01-25 01:15:17 -0500
The most damaging thing is having Canada represented at Devos period. We should not be there at all. Its purpose is to further the New World Order agenda and ultimate loss of Canada’s sovereignty. Not to mention having Canada represented anywhere by this little puffed up,inexperienced,unqualified, socialistic, Globalist puppet is nothing less than embarrassing.
commented 2016-01-25 00:56:37 -0500
I started reading the comments from the bottom and was wondering, as i got close to the top, why there were no responses from from any of the leftist progressive fucktards. And then……wam! Don and Don chime in. Idiots!!
commented 2016-01-25 00:50:38 -0500
How is this any different than ISIL rewriting history by blowing up Christian landmarks?
commented 2016-01-24 23:50:37 -0500
Way to go PMO office. Harper means nothing now so why give him free PR.
commented 2016-01-24 23:26:47 -0500
It was ‘classless’ , Donald Fraser —-because, I have absolutely NO respect for any Leader that goes across the Ocean with the sole purpose of making himself look good , at the expense of the his Nation. This is definitely not a Leader . We have ourselves a Celebrity. There really is a Difference.
commented 2016-01-24 22:43:01 -0500
Donald Fraser;
For the same reason that his back room boy changed the official version, for the records. Trudeau is not only an idiot, he is also a clown, dangerous in his simplicity.
commented 2016-01-24 22:39:22 -0500
Actually that’s another lefty lie. Oil was at 10% GDP when Harper started and 8% when he left. Trudeaus’ idea of diversity is what-windmills and solar panels? We all know how that’s gonna go.
commented 2016-01-24 22:24:39 -0500
Why is it “classless” to refer to Harper as “my predecessor”? He was. Justin mentioned it to compare his view of Canada to Harper’s one-industry disastrous dependence on Tar Sands dirty bitumen.
commented 2016-01-24 21:26:57 -0500
Trudeau is totally classless. NOT my PM and never will be.
commented 2016-01-24 20:55:08 -0500
Not one of our finer moments on the international stage. Either the Prime Minister needs better speech writers, or needs to be encouraged to stay on script.
commented 2016-01-24 20:42:08 -0500
If by resourcefulness he means his ability to slither all the while using words about openness and transparency I must concur.
commented 2016-01-24 19:41:46 -0500
I feel so Proud when my Prime Minister goes ‘over seas’ and makes my Country, appear ,to be inhabited by FOOLS . To the WORLD——- " Justin , also makes us feel embarrassed—- please ignore him for the next 4 years. "
commented 2016-01-24 18:45:50 -0500
Yes Andrew; there have been a lot of high profile sympathy opportunities lately. Sometimes they backfire as in the “shut your small mouth” episode. Not everybody appreciates being used in that fashion.
commented 2016-01-24 18:17:19 -0500
What a classless POS making such an attack on our former PM and yes, a respected world leader. What a message to send the world mr. pm. Are you so weak, insecure, and devoid of anything worthy to say, that you must attack the integrity and reputation of an elected official and a fellow Canadian who held the same office for 10 years?!! Hurray, Beavis and Buttshead strike again.
commented 2016-01-24 18:12:50 -0500
I think the smile comes from forgetting that it’s not always selfie time and he has to keep catching himself. What I found really offensive is his childish, condescending way of talking like these billionaire business men are 5 year old retards. This is much worse than even those embarrassing Chrétien days.
commented 2016-01-24 17:43:53 -0500
As for the “half smiles” while talking about the recent shooting in SK. Imagine one of your deepest secret goals is to disarm law abiding citizens, and something like this comes along. You have to try to look concerned and saddened by it, however on the inside your positively giddy. You have as the Saul Alinsky inspired Obama admin coined it. “A good crisis you never let go to waste”.
commented 2016-01-24 17:28:52 -0500
It was a great sounding “sound byte”, but I have to ask.

Show us what you have Nunce! Tell us what ideas you have that will “show the world our resourcefulness”?
Just more of the failed Wynne Liberals abysmal energy policy, on a National scale? Or simply rebranding social spending as “Social Infrastructure” investments? No thanks.
Yeah… It’s real easy to push out a catchy sound byte, but a lot harder to actually come up with a viable, reliable solution to an imaginary First World “problem”.
commented 2016-01-24 16:36:18 -0500
I have also noticed the incongruent half-smile on several occasions as well. It’s the kind of thing a child will do when they notice they are the center of attention. Then there is the Zoolander look; the sucked-in cheeks, pursed lips, jutting chin and cocked eyebrows; the look of disdain used in QP after dear leader has spoken. Also used at inappropriate times when making public announcements. But the best is The Thinker pose. Used more often in photo ops these days. The only thing missing is a supernova in the background.
commented 2016-01-24 15:02:33 -0500
DIETER CUNTH… Glad you noted that Stalin era simile… Revising what the Boy Blunder actually said in Davos reminds me of the fine art of Soviet “historians” to airbrush out the images of those on the May Day Parade stage who were no longer in favour… What just happened is no different, and it might be “interesting” to record how often this happens in the coming four years…
commented 2016-01-24 14:58:30 -0500
Not only is Trudough Classless . . . but he is an abject moron . . .
No wonder Canada was not invited to the ISIS gathering . . . guess they didn’t want to hear Trudough talking about sending them “Parkas” !
commented 2016-01-24 14:48:22 -0500
Harper believed the Keystone pipeline to be a no-brainer, Trudeau is a no-brainer and his remarks in Davos prove it. He downplays and insults Canadians in the resource industries and insults the rest of the world by telling them they need Canadian (Quebec) resourcefulness rather than relying on their own..

Prior to the election in an interview in Quebec he said that all the best Prime Ministers come form Quebec because, as he implied, Quebecers are better, smarter, more resourceful. Trudeau as said a lot of stupid things and people shouldn’t be surprised when they manifest themselves.

I’m sure the folks in Davos who sat down to chat with Trudeau realized, once the obligatory photos were taken, they were talking to an empty chair not a resource of intellectual and inventive superiority.
commented 2016-01-24 13:43:51 -0500
@april Mativo,

Thank you, I have noticed that half smile as well, I thought I was the only one who caught that. It was so blatantly apparent (and so out of place) during his address after the Paris massacre that I questioned weather I was seeing things, seeing as how no one could be so base.