January 03, 2018

Defense Minister Sajjan uses Challenger jets like “personal mini-van”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

Canada's Defence minister Harjit Sajjan has racked up more than $670,000 in flight costs in just 17 short months flying around on the government jet fleet.

The Globe and Mail reports that in February 2017 Sajjan was the lone passenger on a Challenger jet flying from Ottawa to Washington. Later, that same jet flew Sajjan on to his home in Vancouver costing taxpayers over $36K for that one junket alone.

Another time in December 2016 Sajjan flew from Ottawa to Trenton military base rather than take a two-and-a-half-hour drive in the government limousine. The cost? $6,358.

The Defence Minister’s spokeswoman Byrne Furlong gave me this statement:

“Given the importance of a relationship with the United States, we often travel between the capitals. It is important to note that often we must travel in the mornings and flights are not always available at this time due to ministerial commitments in Ottawa”

They aren’t even trying to come up with good excuses anymore.

But this really isn't just a Harjit Sajjan problem. It's a government workplace culture problem:

Through Access to Information filings, we discovered Bill Morneau's assistant taking expensive water taxi rides to meetings when she was in Italy, and she didn't even bother to submit paper receipts.

But when you have people like Chrystia Freeland using taxpayer dollars to hop a flight to invite herself to a play with the Prime Minister in New York, and the Prime Minister himself taking private helicopter rides with the Aga Khan, everything is permissible.

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commented 2018-01-05 01:33:49 -0500
That POS PM TruDope has put a bunch of UN-Canadian, Anti-Candida POS in position to exploit us to complete ruin!
Treason is still punishable by DEATH, Get that – you POS TruDope???
Looks like we’ll be needing a huge hole!
SAJJIN, get your sh*t together & pull your stinking, wanking hand out of your pocket & SALUTE the people who gave you the life you POS has!
commented 2018-01-04 19:38:15 -0500
Walk Sajjan. The excuses(responses to inquiries) are insults nothing but insults. Not even creative. Sick of it!

Stephen E. some may think that is a small thing, but really it is outrageous that he did not salute. That is not showing respect. He served, he is defence minister, it would have been expected. Shameful.
He seems slow and almost slothful.
commented 2018-01-04 14:10:51 -0500
Way to go Shelia. Continue to expose the government for what they are, white washed sepulchures filled with dead mans bones. Disgusting freeloaders.
commented 2018-01-04 11:46:16 -0500
If you were a Liberal MP would you want to fly on a commercial flight and be exposed to the great unwashed, and not-Liberals who might bear some resentment or anger towards you, or your government?
If it was me, I’d rest easy and safely on that taxpayer funded jet! It’s only taxpayer money.
Liberals are ‘special’, don’t you know?
I mean they are entitled to their entitlements, aren’t they…
commented 2018-01-04 10:51:49 -0500
That’s what bone heads like this fiberal always do.
commented 2018-01-04 10:48:22 -0500
WTF!!!!

This clown is still around? He’s operating far above his pay grade. From what I gather he’s not capable of caddying for real soldiers.

And now he thinks he’s important. LOL!!!!!
commented 2018-01-04 08:36:55 -0500
Canada’s Defence minister Harjit Sajja, during the Remembrance ceremony, paced a wreath along with other dignitaries, families, veterans, et cetera.

He was escorted by two members of our military. He took his hands out of his pockets, placed the wreath and then put his hands back in his pockets. The military guard saluted. Every veteran saluted. Just about everyone who wasn’t military paid the deceased and present military the honour and respect by saluting.

But Canada’s Defence minister Harjit Sajjan, a former military man, couldn’t bother to salute. It was too cold for him to take the five to ten seconds to show respect and honour our military.

Along with lying about his military background, this was just too much. He should be relieved of his ministerial duties. Period.
commented 2018-01-04 01:37:36 -0500
And exactly what happened to his “magic carpet”???
Comes to Canada & his carpet gets “magically” changed into a Challenger!
Tyrants at the trough. – soon the trough will be empty & pigs become bacon.

Sheila, take heart, Bolshevik tyrants always fall head first.
You’re doing a great job, Thnx!
commented 2018-01-04 00:48:28 -0500
The media will protect one of their prized diversity cabinet members at all costs.
commented 2018-01-03 22:01:07 -0500
“My ways are always sunny ways”. Especially when you’re a Liberal who is entitled to his entitlements at the tax payer’s expense.
commented 2018-01-03 20:29:19 -0500
May be he is on a no fly list . It a carbon free flight isn’t it ? Sunny ways do as we say not what we do . Liberal pigs at the trough .
commented 2018-01-03 20:29:14 -0500
May be he is on a no fly list . It a carbon free flight isn’t it ? Sunny ways do as we say not what we do . Liberal pigs at the trough .
commented 2018-01-03 19:57:47 -0500
… Al: Betting not.
… A semi-qualified turban is a prize to the Liberals.
commented 2018-01-03 19:53:52 -0500
So, Iain, you’re saying that Sajjan is the Minister of Road Kill?
commented 2018-01-03 19:53:21 -0500
This just proves the liberals could careless about the environment. What a waste of taxpayer dollars!
commented 2018-01-03 19:31:13 -0500
… Sheila: Wake up.
… Funny how this comes out a day after the Trudeau/ Boyle issue. Why do you think Trudeau keeps these compromised ministers around… to throw under the bus when things need covered up.
commented 2018-01-03 19:09:30 -0500
Sajjan is a Liberal, He knows well the art of Connery and Freeloading. Like Master like Dogsbody.
commented 2018-01-03 19:04:30 -0500
GREAT REPORT SHEILA YOUR DOING THE JOB OF THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION.
AND I KNOW YOUR NOT MAKING $200,000.00 A YEAR WITH FREE TRAVEL
commented 2018-01-03 19:03:29 -0500
The Minister of Stolen Valour is a joke!
Worldwide, I’m sure his counterparts don’t trust him. Arriving in a jet is to make himself feel better!