February 09, 2016

Trudeau’s Liberals bring Canada back to Chretien era cronyism and conflicts of interest

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Anti-Western sentiment and cronyism is alive and well in the Federal Agriculture Ministry. Some things really do never change.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay's new Chief of Staff is Mary Jean McFall.

Who is Mary Jean McFall? She's a failed liberal candidate getting a soft landing into a comfy government job. This is nothing new. This is the Liberal way. Marlo Raynolds got the same reward.

But there is more. McFall's family has a direct connection to Canada's largest egg producer, Burnbrae farms. It's reported that the family owns $140 million worth of egg quota. Her family may benefit from the Liberal Government's decisions about supply management. And supply management is a huge issue in the Agriculture Sector. There was a compensation package announced for supply managed sectors like dairy, eggs and poultry as part of Canada's trans pacific partnership agreement.

Imagine if Stephen Harper had appointed someone like Russ Girling, the CEO of TransCanada Pipelines, to be the Chief of Staff to the Natural Resources Minister? The Liberal outcry would be deafening. Apparently, conflicts of interest are different when Liberals do it. But there is even more coming out of the Agriculture file.

There is only one member of parliament from the entire prairie region on the House of Commons Agriculture committee. It's Conservative Chris Warkentin from the Alberta riding of Grande Prairie-Mackenzie. That’s it. The region that produces more canola than anywhere else in the world, the breadbasket of the nation, gets one MP to represent them on the House of Commons Agriculture Committee.

To compare, on the Fisheries and Oceans committee, seven out of ten members are from maritime regions. But that's the way it should be. Maritime issues like Fisheries need maritime representation. It's glaringly obvious that the Liberals feel like Prairie issues need Eastern problem solving. Same old Liberals.

Canada is back. Back to insulting and ignoring the west for not voting for Trudeau. Back to the cronyism and conflicts of interest the Chretien era was so well known for.


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commented 2016-02-10 16:06:23 -0500
“…upper Canadian business strata has become one ugly incestuous clique connected to party/government patronage networks "

You nailed it, BILL ELDER. I like that “ugly incestuous clique” descriptor – it well describes the movers and shakers in the ivory towers: Tower Trash, is what I call them.

This interbred pack of fat, sneaky coyotes preys on dumb, defenseless, and trusting sheep. And they get away with it because the traditional shepherds (our press) who would blow the whistle to summon up the sheepdogs, have defected. And the sheepdogs (that very small part of the population that knows what is going on and gives a shit) have all gone home to take care of themselves and their families.

But don’t worry, over time the country eventually runs out of sheep.
commented 2016-02-10 15:53:55 -0500
PEGIDA CANADA, anyone? Contact: horationelson@myself.com Let us get organized. The Email address is protected.
commented 2016-02-10 13:37:02 -0500
Sheila congrats on your excellent book The Destroyers. No. 1 on Amazon .ca. Temporarily sold out. Would you consider on doing one on that crew in Ottawa. I am sure you would have another winner. Thanks for your book
commented 2016-02-10 10:17:41 -0500
Peter Netterville – the lying left will say exactly what you want to hear, and once elected, will renege on every single one their election lies. They are the most corrupt party in history. My generation finally kicked those liars to the curb, and now they have slithered back in, with and illegal election. The roots of evil run deep in this party, and all Marxist parties. It’s why they banned together and cover for each other. Hoping they can keep the scam going long enough to be reelected, so that they can keep feeding at the public trough, and make laws to benefit themselves, not the majority.
commented 2016-02-10 09:47:13 -0500
Yet for all the Liberal lies, corruption, and extreme hypocrisy 39% of the population of Canada voted for these thieves and will no doubt viciously cover for them and defend their actions, blaming as much as they can on Harper.

Several of you have asked recently, “Do you miss Harper, yet?” to which I reply, “Very much so!” Harper was and still is honest. When the worst they had on Harper over the ten years he was in office was a contrived media scandal over Duffy inappropriately claiming $90K in expenses that was payed back by Nigel Wright, then you know that they were reaching for some dirt on Harper. And even that was complete BS.

These Liberals have done more filthy questionable politics in these four months than Harper did in ten years.

Open and transparent government, bull puckie!!
commented 2016-02-10 09:41:42 -0500
Jamie MacMaster commented – “There is LOT more to the McFall story: <>”They’re probably too chicken to move on it; worried that exposure would bring down the wrath of the supply-management cartel. "

Between marketing board politics and production/supply regulatory regimes, upper Canadian business strata has become one ugly incestuous clique connected to party/government patronage networks – this is a level of cronyism approaching what was needed in the soviet union to survive in business. Having some inside knowledge of the government contract bid process, I can assure you cronyism is deeply engrained in this nations capitalist system.
commented 2016-02-10 09:32:06 -0500
Bill Elder – I think Junior is the number one scum bag in Canada! It’s too bad that he’s being played and used as a fool, and he’s just to dumb to realize it. All narcissists love to be flattered and admired, but there is the flip side, and that is when you don’t continually praise and worship them, and then you will see the dark side of these freaks. I’m waiting for Junior to reach his limit when he has his first public temper tantrum, when the rock star falls from grace. I hope the Rebel catches this on video when it happens.
commented 2016-02-10 09:31:00 -0500
I would like to offer up a new , more pc, definition of liberal:
commented 2016-02-10 09:20:04 -0500
BTW – For what it’s worth I predicted this after PM selfie was caught charging speaking fees as an MP in conflict of interest – Justin is just as corrupt t herart as the rest of the scum in the Librano patronage pool.
commented 2016-02-10 09:16:54 -0500
Yeah, I was hoping they had learned their lesson on the opposition benches as 3rd monkey, but, no – the old Librano patronage brokerage seems to be back with a vengeance – like their attitude was not to reform the way they do politics and govern in the open for ALL CANADIANS, but to formulate a better plan to fool the voter and reward their cartel members.

It won’t be long now until they’re running an adscam II – of course with the media coopted the scandal won’t break until they have weaseled a second term – same old, same old – Canadians really deserve better than this status quo Ottawa kleptocracy and media cover up.
commented 2016-02-10 08:39:44 -0500
Oh yes, one other thing.

The Conservative Ag critic, Chris Warkentin, has ALL the info on McFall – but other than raising a few initial concerns, he and his party have chosen to stay silent.

They’re probably too chicken to move on it; worried that exposure would bring down the wrath of the supply-management cartel.
commented 2016-02-10 07:25:46 -0500
There is LOT more to the McFall story:

While McFall was in a management position at Burnbrae Farms, they were brought to court by another egg producer on allegations that Burnbrae had knowingly supplied the plaintiff with inferior quality eggs. Burnbrae was acquitted, but charges of perjury were laid against McFall related to testimony/evidence that had been tendered.

When a witness died, the perjury charges against McFall were withdrawn (or dismissed or stayed) during an appearance in front of Justice of the Peace Leona Dombrowski….whom, you may recall, was a former Minister of Agriculture in the McGuinty cabinet.

Oh yes, one other thing. McFall’s husband is a representative of the national egg producers.
commented 2016-02-10 02:53:12 -0500
This free trade stuff destroyed manufacturing in North America.
commented 2016-02-10 02:15:55 -0500
How do they get away with this stuff? Keep exposing the hypocrisy.
commented 2016-02-10 00:01:22 -0500
I have said this before an will probably say it again. ‘Liberalism is a mental disorder’
commented 2016-02-09 23:37:40 -0500
Elton – the liberals will do anything to handicap the west. They are diabolical narcissists!
commented 2016-02-09 22:50:52 -0500
Elton yep , i would not be surprised.
commented 2016-02-09 21:43:20 -0500
That’s how I really talk
commented 2016-02-09 21:40:07 -0500
SHELIA your a fine detective.
Plus your a fine author ,. I can see in a few years you will have series of murder mystery books out along the Vein of “murder she wrote”, about how the knothole gang kill Alberta
commented 2016-02-09 21:30:20 -0500
That was my prediction for next Monday
commented 2016-02-09 21:06:45 -0500
Who wants to bet the wheat board will be back so they can throw western farmers in jail again for doing what eastern farmers have always been able to do as in sell their product to whoever they want. After all some of them probably didn’t vote liberal.
commented 2016-02-09 21:04:58 -0500
I’m sure Blonde Bimbette will speak for Alberta ag issues; after all she did impose Bill 6 out of concern for those same interests.