April 28, 2016

REVEALED: Here’s how much Minister Freeland’s L.A. “vanity flight” for Bill Maher appearance cost Canadians

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland used to live the high life as a minor media celebrity in the U.S. making frequent appearances on all the best left-wing American media outlets like MSNBC and Real Time with Bill Maher.

For a while after getting elected, she did more interviews in the U. S. than she did in Canada.

And it appears that she really misses the attention.

Freeland recently billed Canadian taxpayers $20,000 for a vanity trip to Los Angeles to go see her buddy Bill Maher.

Due to the way her latest appearance came about and all of the hurdles her staff had to jump through to get her from Manilla to Los Angeles, it captured the attention of the opposition. She was of course questioned and the Liberal response was that she was already there on business and decided to stop in for old time’s sake.

Well, now we have documents obtained through a freedom of information request that show this isn’t even close to true and Freeland owes us all a refund.

Watch my video for the details.

Look, if Freeland wants to go on Real Time with Bill Maher, I don’t care. All I ask is that she do it in a way that doesn’t cost taxpayers an extra $20,000 for her vanity flights, that doesn’t require already pricey staff to work over-time and doesn’t require the Minister to lie.

 

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commented 2016-04-29 12:54:47 -0400
The Liberals motto is “please be frugal with the taxpayers money so there is more to spend when we take over”
commented 2016-04-29 10:58:28 -0400
I’m not going to defend what she did or however her office spun this,it’s a great question. But…. Rebel… I’d have far more respect for you as a news site if you stopped the “she was on all the left wing shows” finger pointing. It makes you look petty and just as biased as you claim the CBC to be.
Maybe we can talk about Harper’s million dollar bill for a limo to India while we are talking about government waste at the same time?
commented 2016-04-29 10:19:24 -0400
To us , her character is flawed, scared and Mared , but to the libranoes its a fingered BADge

I think the smallish font has driven the TROLLS mad
commented 2016-04-29 10:08:23 -0400
Freeland is just cultivating her US celebrity. It’s all well and good, because she’s hysterical when she’s on the CBC. So, keep it up, Freeland. Keep doing your girl-politician celebrity bullshit. Jet all over the world and appear on all kinds of so called political programs, and do it all on the taxpayers’ tab. Keep going. Because the first big scandal of the JT Era will be amazing.

And when she shows up at a Clinton fundraiser, not realizing or thinking that everyone will notice that a foreign official is getting involved in US politics, the scandal will spread that much wider. And what Freeland does, everyone will start doing.
commented 2016-04-29 07:51:44 -0400
Maybe she’ll be investigated over it? After all this is $20k taken from tax payers as opposed to $90k paid back. Of course she won’t. Good news is that given her wishy washy pc performance regarding the risk of islamic terrorism she’s unlikely to be invited back.
commented 2016-04-29 04:50:33 -0400
Re: Font Size. They probably don’t want comments anymore. This is just to piss everybody off so they won’t bother anymore. You folks just pay your $8 a month and be quiet………….
commented 2016-04-29 03:19:51 -0400
ARE THEY PUNISHING US WITH THE SMALL FONT BECAUSE OF MY RUDE AND VULGAR POSTS. IF SO I AM SORRY, BUT HOW CAN YOU RESPOND OTHERWISE WHEN YOU SEE SUCH A DISPLAY OF THEFT, WHICH I THOUGHT WAS BREAKING THE LAW. I REMEMBER SEEING THIS HALF WIT FREELAND ON SUN NEWS A FEW YEARS AGO, WHEN SHE WAS GOING TO DUKE IT OUT WITH THE OTHER HALF WIT SKANK IN A BY-ELECTION OR SOMETHING AND I REMEMBER THINKING THIS IS A REAL CHOICE FOR THE PEOPLE, TWO EQUALLY TALENTED AIR HEADS.THE GOOD NEWS WAS THE ELECTION WAS IN THE GTA, THE BAD NEWS IS LOOK WHERE SHE ENDED UP, BUT OF COURSE IT WAS 2015. DONT WORRY THOUGH, WITH SHEIKH JUSTIN AT THE CONTROLS THE BUDGET WILL BALANCE ITSELF AND WE ARE FRETTING FOR NOTHING. PLEASE TELL ME ITS A DREAM. IM SAD.
commented 2016-04-29 00:17:58 -0400
Freelunch is used to getting everything handed to her.
commented 2016-04-28 23:25:13 -0400
What’s with the small print, totally irritating
commented 2016-04-28 22:54:20 -0400
What’s up with that?? The font is so tiny I can hardly see the words.
Freeland hasn’t taken off that red dress yet. What is an American doing in a Canadian cabinet position anyway. That little flake simply irritates me. Liberals, caught again & then try to weasel their way out. Oh they’re so transparent!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-04-28 22:31:47 -0400
This ding-bat woman is nothing more than a Liberal robot like The Justin, constantly repeating the slogans that they never seem to be able to expand on. Oh if only I could rethink such basic elements as time and space like The Justin wants us to do, could I ever understand such stupidity from Liberals. What a useless bunch of self important egoists these twats are.
commented 2016-04-28 22:18:24 -0400
If Bill Maher invites people like Chrystia Freeloader, either the rest of his guests are equally inept or else he is simply trying to demonstrate how stupid Canadians are if she is representative of our ‘politicians’.

These costs are unacceptable and The Rebel should start a petition she resign…
commented 2016-04-28 21:27:56 -0400
Boy…..with the small font, the Rebel is sure doing everything it can to drive readers and supporters away. Good job!!
commented 2016-04-28 20:51:39 -0400
Let’s not be too hard on her. We all know Libranos have no moral compass , so when she stole from taxpayers and defrauded her expenses, she probably didn’t see anything wrong with it – what is wrong is getting caught.
commented 2016-04-28 19:18:26 -0400
The Liberal Gods rule the roost but when their time comes to fall, it will be a long drop and with a sudden stop at the bottom.
commented 2016-04-28 19:08:09 -0400
Too bad she didn’t order a $16 orange juice, she’d be forced to resign.
commented 2016-04-28 18:50:33 -0400
What the hey is all the fuss about? It is only taxpayer money after all! Nothing is too good for the Liebranos!
commented 2016-04-28 18:02:43 -0400
She is entitled to her entitlements! It is the Liberal way!
commented 2016-04-28 17:40:19 -0400
It’s alright, she didn’t have any orange juice.
commented 2016-04-28 17:25:47 -0400
Chrystia Freeland is a financial rapist – raping Canadians of their tax dollars to feed her big fat ego.
commented 2016-04-28 17:17:54 -0400
What an airhead she is! She reads the liberal talking points like she’s in trance. What a joke.
commented 2016-04-28 17:15:11 -0400
Sure didn’t take ,long for the liberal pigs to line up at the trough. Pathetic. This country is finished with them at the helm, crooked business as usual it seems. JT was full of shit during the election and still is.
commented 2016-04-28 17:08:14 -0400
How did this sawed-off American runt ever weasel her toxic way into Canadian federal politics?