There’s a lot of furore over the concept of fake news and fake news organizations but what about fake news being fed by our political leaders, like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mischaracterization of his swanky vacation on a billionaire’s private island?
Trudeau wants you to believe it was a family vacation, at the home of a family friend but now we know the truth as it’s been coming out in dribs and drabs for the last two weeks.
Liberal MP Seamus O’Reagan was there with his husband and so was Liberal Party President Anna Gainey, and her husband Tom Pitfield - the president of Canada 2020, a left wing think tank that gets money from the Liberal government, has done events with them, even went along for the state dinner in Washington.
Is that a family vacation?
Watch as I provide the full story, which even the Toronto Red Star said was a bad idea.
I’ll also remind you of another aspect: Hypocrisy, as in when the Liberals demanded the resignation of a Conservative who accepted a stay at a hunting cabin belonging to the former owner of the Quebec Nordiques.
So, what about their stance now on their own leader?
In his farewell address, US President Obama said it breeds cynicism in politics when politicians pounce on behaviour of the other guys while forgiving it on their own team.
I agree, it is revolting so, a simple question for the Liberals --- will you ask the prime minister to resign? Will you throw him and Seamus O’Reagan out of the Liberal caucus?
I won’t hold my breath waiting on an answer but Trudeau knows he messed up which might be part of the reason he and his team are being so secretive.