August 18, 2015

Trudeau rules out coalition with NDP, Harper facing fire over Montreal Pride absence

Rebel Staff

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has flatly ruled out a Liberal-NDP coalition as a means to stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives from forming a government if no party holds a majority after the Oct. 19 vote. 

“I do not believe in formal coalitions,” Trudeau said at a campaign stop in the tax-relief heartland of suburban Ajax, Ont. Monday.

“The Liberal Party is, of course, as it always has been, open to working with other parties elected in the House of Commons to pass the right legislation to help Canadians.”

Forever championing his plan to offer tax cuts to the middle class, Trudeau threw out the possibility of forming a partnership in government with NDP leader Tom Mulcair, saying his party’s left-wing rivals are weak on economic policy.

“I don’t believe in backroom deals or arrangements among leaders,” Trudeau said. “I believe that Canadians should have the full range of choices so that they can pick the team with the better plan.”

According to the Canadian Press, Trudeau said the NDP would increase taxes on corporations, which would stall economic growth, but Mulcair does not possess the gaul to hike taxes on high income earners to alleviate the government burden on the middle class.

“You deserve a plan that offers real growth for the middle class, not just a different government, but a better one,” the son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau said. “We will stop giving government cheques to wealthy families so we can give more to the middle class and lower-income families.”

Not forgetting to continue his verbal onslaught on the Prime Minister’s legacy, the former drama teacher added: “The Conservatives believe the way to grow the economy is to make wealthy people wealthier, to give the most to the people who need it the least. This is a tougher economy than it needs to be for the middle class and those who wish to join it. Mr. Harper doesn’t see that from 24 Sussex (Drive).”

The Liberal plan promises to reduce taxes to 20.5 per cent for Canadians making between $44,701 and $89,401 per year. Trudeau’s team intends to introduce a new tax bracket of 33 per cent for incomes over $200,000.

Scheduled to join Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for a rally in downtown Toronto Monday, Trudeau reportedly brushed off questions about police investigations into the Ontario Liberal-led provincial government and how it could impact his party’s federal campaign.

In an attempt to manufacture a controversy of their own, Mulcair, Trudeau, Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe and Green Party leader Elizabeth May attacked Conservative leader Stephen Harper for not taking part in Montreal’s annual Pride event Sunday.

Speaking to reporters, Mulcair said: “There’s a lot that the federal government can and should do to remove discrimination in society. Mr. Harper should show up at some of these events, but it’s clear from his systematic refusal to take part that it’s not very important to him.”

Duceppe slammed Harper’s “completely outdated mentality” and accused the Prime Minister of doing nothing for the rights of people within the LGBTQ community.

“The fact that Mr. Harper continues to choose not to attend Pride events, not just here in Montreal, but right across the country, once again shows that he is not choosing to be the Prime Minister for all Canadians,” said Trudeau, offering his two cents.

Jumping on the bandwagon, May expressed her “disappointment” at Harper’s absence.

According to CBC, the Conservatives responded to the incoming fire by referring to the following statement: “The Conservative Party was represented at [Sunday’s] parade by two local Conservative candidates.”

Steve Shanahan, the Conservative candidate for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—L’île-des-Sœurs, and Richard Sagala, who is competing for the seat of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount, were reportedly in attendance.

Meanwhile, Harper unveiled a plan to increase the ranks of the Canadian Forces reserves by 6,000 to 30,000 personnel in the next four years during a campaign stop in Fredericton, N.B. Monday.

Under the proposal, which includes streamlining and shortening the recruitment process and improved training for reserve personnel, the Conservatives would oversee an increase in the expansion of the primary reserve, with the target strength of 30,000 being achieved within the party’s next mandate, if elected, instead of by 2028 as previously stated under the Canada First Defence Strategy.

Appearing alongside Fredericton Conservative candidate Keith Ashfield, Harper said: “These measures will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with the strategic depth they need to respond to varied and sometimes multiple, national and international emergencies and challenges.”

“Ensuring the Canadian Forces have the tools and the people they need has always been a top priority for our government.”


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commented 2015-08-20 23:17:25 -0400

Black people deserve equal rights and so do gay people – it’s the same exact thing.

And straight people have done more to damage the definition of marriage – then gay people ever could.
commented 2015-08-20 23:07:55 -0400
You are so simple and have such a weak argument that you have to resort to equating racism against blacks in the south with a difference of opinion on the definition of marriage.
Pathetic, regurgitator of left wing sound bites.
commented 2015-08-20 22:37:55 -0400

What does having a TV show have to do with the fact that The Duggars are hard core Christians and their son is a hypocrite? There are countless Christians that are like Josh Duggar – including Priests.

No, you don’t have to like that gay marriage is legal. Just like some people in the south that wish that black people were still slaves and that segregation never went away. Like them, you will also be on the wrong side of history.
commented 2015-08-20 22:07:12 -0400
I am not a particularly Church going person anymore, but it doesn’t mean I don’t have my faith.
Jimmy your ignorance is astounding, and holding up a reality tv star as your example to prove all people of faith are idiots, just shows what an idiot you are.
Everyone knows gay marriage is law, but that doesn’t mean it is accepted in all peoples hearts, or ever will be embraced. Its law, but we don’t have to like it.
Me, I am just ticked off that definitions that have stood for millenia , are now being messed with by a very small minority.
commented 2015-08-20 21:51:32 -0400

The Bible is irrelevant when it comes to politics, public policy and society – which is why gay marriage is legal in Canada and America. Religious people will NOT win this one.

In addition, Christians are completely hypocritical – they ignore parts of The Bible and only use The Bible went it suits them. Like Josh Duggar – who is a pedophile and now got caught cheating on his wife through Ashley Madison.

Josh Duggar said:

“While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife”.

“I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”
commented 2015-08-20 15:16:15 -0400
Jimmy, your gay community would fine more acceptance without the vulgarity of the pride parades. No matter what Catholic priests and the Vatican do and no matter how much money it brings in the Bible still says that it is wrong. The Bible was written in a society in which being gay (as we now say) was just as acceptable as being straight (as we now say). Do you really think that the early Christian church banned homosexuality for no reason at all?
commented 2015-08-20 15:15:28 -0400
Jimmy, your gay community would fine more acceptance without the vulgarity of the pride parades. No matter what Catholic priests and the Vatican do and no matter how much money it brings in the Bible still says that it is wrong. The Bible was written in a society in which being gay (as we now say) was just as acceptable as being straight (as we now say). Do you really think that the early Christian church banned homosexuality for no reason at all?
commented 2015-08-20 12:56:15 -0400

Well considering the countless priests and other “men of God” that have committed homosexual acts and are pedophiles – it seems to me that the supposed teachings of the Bible are irrelevant to those that are supposed to be the MOST religious and connected to God. Especially the Vatican – who tries to cover up such things.

Pride is ONE fucking day per the city that it’s in. Black people get a whole month when it’s Black History Month. I am sure you can make it through one day and just focus on all the money that it brings in to your city.
commented 2015-08-20 12:42:27 -0400
I am proud that our Prime Minister does not endorse homosexuality by attending the so-called pride parade. No matter how legal the law says that it is, it is still contrary to the teachings of the Bible. It is also a lifestyle with a lot of problems attached to it. Just because it is legal, do we really have to promote it? Gays are now people of a higher status than the rest of us, because they can violate public nudity laws with impunity. They are part of the establishment.
commented 2015-08-20 09:53:57 -0400
A Liberal NDP coalition would have been the most obvious move. I think these guys are holding their cards pretty close to their chest right now. I don’t believe anything Justin says, he is capable of anything. I can’t believe there would be enough greenies to pull it off, but Lizzie has been giving him love eyes lately. They want Harper out, and I believe at any cost. But I don’t believe Justin has ruled out anything.
commented 2015-08-19 22:53:43 -0400

It’s unfortunate and disappointing that you don’t view gay people as being equal to everyone else – including when it comes to marriage.
commented 2015-08-19 22:52:22 -0400

You do know that Pride brings in hundreds of millions of dollars into Canada right? Since you are a conservative, I would assume that you would appreciate such a financial boom into the economy.
commented 2015-08-19 16:25:27 -0400
The “pride party” is encouraged because we the tax payers are paying for it. If there wasn’t any public money, we wouldn’t be seeing these parades.
commented 2015-08-19 15:22:29 -0400
The bullying to which Mulcair refers is not of gays but of those who choose not to attend their parades.
I don’t understand why we celebrate ‘pride’. Isn’t it a deadly sin?
Yup. I looked ‘pride’ up.
commented 2015-08-19 14:04:36 -0400
Although gay marriage is legal, and I have no problem with gay couples, I personally do not regard a same sex union in the same category as marriage between a man and a woman, and never will.

Jimmy, the thing is, Carson may know what he is talking about regarding the gene thing. We were brought up to believe it was genetic, maybe there is some other explanation for it, even aside from the opinion that is is entirely volitional.
commented 2015-08-19 13:37:41 -0400

You know sometimes it’s appropriate to call someone stupid – who says or does stupid things. Ben Carson may be a brilliant surgeon, but his views on homosexuality are absolutely moronic and in that regard – he is a fucking idiot.
commented 2015-08-19 13:30:01 -0400
Dan I just posted it for the pic’s, then when I went back and read it I said," whoa Nelly" that sure does sound like somebody’s agenda. You could be right about the animal behaviour.
Ben Carson says also that there is no gene for it. I just had the thought that, that is why Jimmy calls Carson nasty names.
I don;t know how I feel about it. Compassion sometimes, impatience at other times, and sometimes downright annoyance, but never hate for their choice/way they were born/way of life. To be forced to embrace it is asking too much, but tolerate, accept, we must.
commented 2015-08-19 12:51:33 -0400

Will you leave Canada too if Harper is out?
commented 2015-08-19 12:01:49 -0400

You sound like the Americans who said that they would leave if Obama got re-elected. They didn’t leave American and you won’t leave Canada either.
commented 2015-08-19 11:29:11 -0400
The human genome has been mapped – no homosexual gene. People are not born that way, they choose homosexuality for whatever reason. It is a choice the first time and every other time. Choice. As to why they choose homosexuality instead of heterosexuality – who knows…but it’s still a choice!
I saw the page to your link, if you go back and read it, it’s clear it’s all supposition, innuendo and could be’s. I call that sort of lefty, agenda based ‘scientific fact’ being passed around by the left: Twits Retweeting Tripe. The only thing that BS indicates or proves is the fact that liberalism is a mental disorder.
The left is not shy about disseminating total lies in aid of their agenda…they’ve been caught at it often enough.
Here’s how sexuality works:
Humans are not animals. We have some physiological similarities, but we were created in God’s image and He gave each individual one of us will when he gave us a higher order of function and a large brain mass. He gave us choice. The fact that we make conscious choices – including about our sexuality – and animals rely completely on instinct to procreate – which is a biological imperative for both animals and humans – separates us clearly from animals. That choice defines our humanity, or divineness. That choice declares we have a sexuality. Animals have instinct and no choice, and therefore no sexuality, therefore they can’t choose to be homosexual like humans can, therefore there is no sexuality or homosexuality in the animal kingdom. Basic fact and logic.
Animals exhibit behaviors sometimes that may appear to some humans as sexuality or homosexuality. That is anthropomorphism, and it is wrong.
Use your innate sense of right and wrong, use you intuition, you know what’s normal and what’s abnormal, you don’t need anyone to tell you what right and wrong is…unless you’re one of those programmed-robot lefty/liberal/progressive…
commented 2015-08-19 07:05:57 -0400
Evil should be fought. I’m like Harper. You wouldn’t catch me dead there. Maybe the two of us have more important things to do. Unlike Tom Justin and Liz
commented 2015-08-19 00:57:05 -0400
Jimmy, I won’t chose either of them… I would sell my assets and leave… Neither one of these tools have to bulls / guts to run the country… Or I would be the next pure loved Canadian…
commented 2015-08-19 00:35:24 -0400
Jimmy, polls have a way of being manipulated to say whatever the pollster wants them to say. In any case we have seen in recent elections that polls are often quite inaccurate.

If Mulcair takes office Canada is screwed.
If Trudeau takes office Canada is screwed.
If Harper takes office, we will do okay.
commented 2015-08-18 22:53:18 -0400

Well good, because Mulcair just might be Prime Minister if the polls are to be believed.
commented 2015-08-18 22:45:57 -0400
“Who is the lesser evil for you?”

That’s a real hard one.

The Liberal party traditionally has been less left leaning until Justin, but Justin is not at all PM material.

The NDP party is way too socialist and its policies are very destructive to the economy, but Mulcair is more mature and has the disposition to be a solid PM.

Soooooo… I still cannot decide. Mulcair I guess.
commented 2015-08-18 22:23:43 -0400

But if Harper loses – someone has to be Prime Minister. Who is the lesser evil for you?
commented 2015-08-18 22:12:42 -0400
Both Trudeau and Mulcair are unqualified to be prime minister I could not bring myself to vote for the communist or the socialist. Trudeau has said that Quebecers make the best prime ministers so that makes him un Canadian Mulcair is a French citizen that makes him un Canadian they are both unqualified that would make me un represented in Ottawa
commented 2015-08-18 22:02:26 -0400
Dan, I don’t know if its behavior or genetic I don’t think there is any agreement there about which is correct. But same sex, sexual activity does exist in the animal kingdom. Giraffes.
commented 2015-08-18 21:57:17 -0400
If conservatives here had to make a choice – who would you pick to be next Prime Minister – Mulcair or Trudeau. Liberal Or NDP. In this scenario – Harper has lost.