November 10, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: How friend of Trudeau, Butts got DOUBLE recommended salary

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Remember that crony appointment of Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts' friend and former failed Liberal candidate, Rana Sarkar, as San Francisco’s Consul General for nearly a quarter of a million per year?

Nothing screams working for the middle class like giving your Liberal buddy a job on the taxpayer dime for DOUBLE what the position normally pays.

And what must all the female consuls and ambassadors around the world have been thinking when our self-described feminist Prime Minister set Sarkar’s salary at a range of $221,000 to $260,000 instead of the usual $119,000 to $140,000?

Indeed, Sarkar is one of Canada's highest paid diplomats in the foreign service, but this also appears to be a trend. A CTV News story over the summer pointed out that numerous ambassadors and consuls appointed by the Trudeau Liberals are earning salaries that exceed recommended ranges, though Sarkar's does appear to be the most egregious.

After public outcry, Butts defended his good friend’s bloated salary on Twitter, saying that people like Sarkar "took substantial reductions in their income to serve their country" and claiming ”Rana Sarkar's salary as CG is completely in line with those other appointments from the private sector."

Sorry, but it's understood that if you're successful in the private sector, a move to public service will result in a pay cut.

At The Rebel, when we have questions, we do what few other media bother to do in order to get answers. So, we filed an Access to Information Request to get a peak into the inner workings of Sarkar's appointment and a sense of just how nice life must be as a limousine Liberal.

We requested:

"Copies of all documents, including e-mails, text or Instant messages, memos, briefing notes, media lines, etc., regarding the appointment of Rana Sarkar as Consul General for San Francisco, since January 1, 2017.”

Watch as I show you what we found, including right away on page one, that Justin Trudeau personally signed off on this appointment and the salary.

We've reached out to Global Affairs to clarify who approved allocating a salary well beyond the suggested range, and we'll let you know should they respond.

It's easy to begrudge people their high salaries, and really, that’s a tactic for the left, but in the case of cushy political appointments where there are close ties to the political elites, a closer look is warranted.

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commented 2017-11-21 10:40:24 -0500
Liberals scratching Liberal backs. Hey all their money can’t go to CBC for propaganda for favorable coverage.
commented 2017-11-12 20:51:30 -0500
The Greek word for Minister suggests the term means a servant or waiter but these guys seem more interested in serving themselves.
commented 2017-11-12 11:55:57 -0500
This is embarrassing. While the US tries to eliminate corruption Canada ramps it up. Don’t forget the world is watching
commented 2017-11-12 02:10:18 -0500
Frank they can do it with their own damn money then, not tax money you halfwit. And does that go for Duffy when he got money from Nigel Wright? Oh sorry , you are a pathetic hypocrite.
commented 2017-11-12 01:24:50 -0500
Sure, that is what you do for friends. You take better care of people you know compared to strangers.
commented 2017-11-11 22:09:50 -0500
What do you expect from a trust fund baby who’s previous claims to fame were snowboard instructor, world backpacker, bar bouncer, part-time supply drama teacher (for when the regular teacher can’t come in), and two time university dropout. How did he support himself? Hmmm… Oh, the regular cheques coming in from the trust fund.

Does anyone wonder why the trust fund still exists? How come Papa Doc set it up so that Baby Doc hasn’t been able to collect the principal? He knew something about the boy (who looks amazingly like Castro when he was young… Maggie, what were you up to?).

He knows nothing about the value of money. He treats the taxpayers as if the government coffers were a credit card that someone else pays for. Actually, we are the ones who pay for it; not him. He has given away billions to other countries. In the past six weeks he has given $20 million to the Clinton Foundation and $31 million to Afghanistan for Afghani veterans (while cutting short and clawing back from our veterans and troops). He has been borrowing heavily without benefit to Canadians. Check that – his cronies are benefiting. How nice.

Baby Doc’s first act as PM was to put two nannies on the government payroll at $90 thousand a year. (One for the children, and rumoured on for himself.) He drives to Montreal, has the government jet fly to Montreal and wait, then he flies back to Ottawa while his limo drives back to Ottawa at the same time. The life of someone with billions at his disposal.

What do you expect from someone who believes that “the budget will balance itself”, and “the economy will grow from the heart out”. 39% of Canadians voted in the least educated, least capable and least intelligent PM this country has ever had, along with a whole slew of equally incompetent MPs.

Doubling a friend’s salary is nothing to him. Its no different than ordering a round of drinks that someone else pays for. When Butts moved, he never questioned the extravagant moving charges. When Climate Barbie hires photographers for her own ego photos he just smiles. He IS a dope. So what do we expect and why are we still surprised?
commented 2017-11-11 03:21:56 -0500
Hey now… Orange juice at $13 a glass maybe grounds for dismissal for some Canadian governments, but you have to appreciate that in San Fran just sniffin’ the cork of an oaked Napa red costs that much… The boy needs his salary!…
commented 2017-11-10 23:52:46 -0500
Slime sticks together, just the same as that proverbial stuff dose, to a blanket.
commented 2017-11-10 22:58:50 -0500
I bet Stephen Harper is just shaking his head!
commented 2017-11-10 20:56:24 -0500
That bunch is not part of the elite. They all eat on my tab and yours. They play the big shots while they are only servants.
commented 2017-11-10 20:52:53 -0500
Trudeau is a media darling around the globe, however, the average person outside Canada thinks he is a complete idiot without a care for Canada.

I came across this clip a while back and thought I would post here.
Lord Monckton: Trudeau Is An Idiot – Pushing Communist Carbon Tax
commented 2017-11-10 20:28:51 -0500
Kids running a candy store, your hard earned taxes are just a plaything for these privileged brats who never worked for a penny they have, wealth means nothing to those who have always had it, it has no value because they have no sweat equity in the candy store.
commented 2017-11-10 20:16:15 -0500
Hey, the terrorist who killed the American soldier got more than that and he does not have to work.

Trudeau makes more than that and he gets free flights and free vacations free nannies ……..etc…etc… and e does very little work.
commented 2017-11-10 19:55:18 -0500
The most consistent criticism and put-down I hear from American and even European friends is that Canada is a country full of patsies. Hard to deny that.
commented 2017-11-10 19:33:07 -0500
Liberals are entitled to their entitlements and so are their friends!
commented 2017-11-10 19:11:26 -0500
As usual the trolls avoid these expose’s thinking that not acknowledging it means it does not count or did not happen.
commented 2017-11-10 19:10:13 -0500
Come one now people , Justin also gave pensioners a raise of multiple cents.
commented 2017-11-10 18:59:45 -0500
Absolutely disgusting and unthinkable!