September 02, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Liberals spent “liberally” to campaign in Calgary on taxpayers' dime

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Trudeau Liberals went all out in two Calgary by-elections back in March. While it didn’t raise their seat count in Parliament (an outcome many expected) it did raise questions about expenses incurred.

Trudeau came to Calgary to campaign for Liberal candidates, held a big rally and used the platform to knock the Conservatives. This meant that the trip costs should have been borne by the party rather than the taxpayer since it was partisan business, not official government business.

And I have the documents showing the Liberals spared no expense:

Watch as I share what’s in documents The Rebel received through an Access to Information and Privacy request showing that Trudeau and his entourage made no attempt to save a dime for taxpayers on this trip, even though they could have.

The Liberals racked up costs for airfare, meals, taxis and hotels on this short trip to Calgary that included a stop in Vancouver.

And while I also noticed that on two separate occasions, February 28 and March 2, private meeting spaces were set up and several detailed briefing notes on Calgary issues were prepared for the PM, he really didn’t talk about these things at the rally while he was here.

Did the PM schedule meetings with officials to talk about key issues while he was here? If he had any official business in the city that day, it means the whole tab is on the taxpayer.

I guess we’ll have to wait until June 30 of next year, the party’s deadline to submit expenses for 2017 by-elections, to find out exactly how much this seemingly partisan trip cost Canadian taxpayers.

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commented 2017-09-05 00:52:33 -0400
Ok…Im sorry i just read the Headline. sometimes thats all you need.
How about we the people all the people, print out 50% “Tax discount vouchers”.
What would OUR, The “Peoples” government do?
They would comply
commented 2017-09-04 03:19:17 -0400
No trolls on this story either? I wonder why?
commented 2017-09-03 19:05:23 -0400
If Fiscal Conservatives think it is wrong for the Federal Liberals to borrow and spend, don’t worry as they have discovered a new source of income, The CPP.
This link is a LETTER TO THE EDITOR of the Prince George Review with the heading " Trudeau Robs
CPP". There is much more evidence than this, where CPP invested in a Housing Project for the poor in Mumbai, India and made a profit of 0.05%, that’s 1/20th of 1 %. Great Investment for our future.
commented 2017-09-03 15:26:31 -0400
Just heard that Mr. Soros is funding many Human Rights organizations in Europe. And, probably here too!
commented 2017-09-03 14:44:31 -0400
Not surprising. I remember Marc Lalonde, a finance minister in the Gov’t of PET getting up in the HOC one day and telling everyone present that the Liberal Gov’t considered any monies earned by working Canadians belonged to the Liberals, not the working folk. That attitude has never changed nor been retracted. Now with the ’lil commie in charge, the abuses of taxpayer dough will surely get worse!
commented 2017-09-03 13:25:35 -0400
The Liberal larcenous reflex has a hard time distinguishing public money from party money – it’s genetic in the party. Worse yet they have a hard time distinguishing what’s good for the party from what’s good for the nation – they presume them to be the same thing but we have seen this historically create the greatest liberal regime ending scandals in Canadian history.
commented 2017-09-03 08:34:40 -0400
Liberals using our tax dollars to game the political system? What a shocker. I wonder if our opposition party will demand the Liberals pay back every dime they wasted on these phoney boloney campaign events.
I’m not holding my breath …. Wasteful corrupt Liberals never change and neither do the fools that elect them sadly.
commented 2017-09-03 01:02:12 -0400
Trust fund baby criminal ?
commented 2017-09-02 23:42:56 -0400
Finally, we know what Justin is good at in his job; manipulating the system. He was raised to think this way.
I guess we are the proverbial ‘meal ticket’.
commented 2017-09-02 21:54:50 -0400
trudeau..butts…notley…wynne….Go away girls…don’t go away mad…just go away…maybe to Syria…Iran…just go away if you hate Canada so much..You are not going to make Canada a sh!. hole..just because you want to…There are People in Canada that fled sh!.t holes…The last thing they want is for you to turn Canada into the sh!t hole you want for Canadians…Go away goofs..just go away…
commented 2017-09-02 18:41:58 -0400
Just thinking, I was in YT for a few hundred bucks the past couple of weeks. I wonder how much Baby Doc’s Whitehorse trip the next few days will cost?

I also wonder how our ‘boxing’ PM (Panhandler Minister) still has an aquiline straight nose if he is truly into combat sports. Not possible.
commented 2017-09-02 18:37:40 -0400
Holly, sure hope you go to the liberal party gathering coming up in Kelowna.
commented 2017-09-02 18:29:59 -0400
Suprise suprise the liberals abuse money, perhaps if any of them actually had to put in a honest days work then things wouldnt be as they are
commented 2017-09-02 18:24:18 -0400
Hi Holly. Keep telling us the numbers the liberals don’t want us to know.