March 17, 2017

Your taxes at work: Trudeau spends millions promoting “standing desks”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

I know one successful person who had a standing desk at his office: Donald Rumsfeld, the former secretary of defence. But he also had a sitting desk. He was an extremely accomplished man. If he thought it gave him energy, or whatever, super.

So now look at this press release from the Trudeau Liberals:

"Canadian office workers are encouraged to ‘kick the sit’ and adopt a standing work environment to decrease health risks associated with sedentary behaviour.

“The Public Health Agency of Canada is providing $1,164,360 over two years in funding to Public Inc. to implement the Sit Kicker initiative in up to 1,500 workplaces across Canada.”

Why should my company pay taxes so that someone else’s company can make money giving a third company free stuff, like standing desks?

Jane Philpott is the federal health minister. Do you think Philpott is getting rid of her desk?

It’s just virtue signalling.

And I’m going to guess that a disproportionate number of people selling standing desks and yoga balls to the government are Liberal party donors…

NEXT: Our own Sheila Gunn Reid joins me to talk about the Alberta NDP budget and province's Progressive Conservative leadership race.

THEN: Climate Depot's Marc Morano and I discuss the possibility that President Trump will scrap the Paris climate change treaty.

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commented 2017-03-19 13:08:05 -0400
WHEN WILL CANADIANS RISE UP AND PULL THIS LYING, THIEVING, OBTUSE LITTLE BASTARD FROM OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE ACTUALLY BELIEVES HE OWNS CANADA, US AND OUR MONEY- AND EVEN FUNNIER , HE IS BLOWING OUR MONEY AND BORROWED MONEY AT THE U.N. AND ALLOWING THE ENTIRE WORLD TO COME ON IN FREELY AND TO CLAIMREFUGEE " ALL TO BE GIVEN A SEAT AT THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT TABLE AT THE U.N.! HE TRULY BELIEVES HE CAN RULE THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ONE SIMPLY CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP!
commented 2017-03-19 09:19:52 -0400
If you can sell them on climate change you can sell them a standing table.
commented 2017-03-18 16:10:47 -0400
I see the fool Trudeau has now for the second time virtue signalled to the world that Canada is open to everybody. I thought the public pressure would have by now brought him some common sense on this issue but apparently not. The Mexicans have now awoken from hibernation and have started arriving. This will not end well.
Social engineering vs governing the country.
commented 2017-03-18 12:44:22 -0400
On certain occasions I must admit Space Moose makes some good comments. In this case….good.

Deb G….Rarely do I see remarks out of you that don’t warrant my attention. When I am in Calgary I would dearly like to buy you a coffee or lunch. The only Rebel I have actually really met and talked to at any length was Peter Babich at the second carbon tax rally. I enjoyed that and if possible will try and meet more of you that I am a fan of.

As for the desks, The one I see advertised on tv, that can come up for standing and fold back down for sitting might be the choice suited for future desk replacement or new construction. Makes sense to me.

As for Trudeau, I wish he would fold up for good.
commented 2017-03-18 12:42:50 -0400
Liberal parties have shifted from the centrist positions forty years ago to outright socialism as evidenced by the Ontario Liberals and the Federal Liberals. Of course they raise taxes because they don’t think we are entitled to keep anything we earn.
They are also busybodies constantly sticking their noses into your private life and commerce.
Is libertarianism in the future for most conservatives? It seems our so called conservative parties have moved into some of the area previously occupied by liberals leaving us out of their tent.
commented 2017-03-18 12:21:41 -0400
- It seems that the primary goal of the Liberals is raising taxes – what that tax money buys seems to be the secondary goal.

- If anyone in the Alberta NDP thinks they have a chance of winning the next election they are more delusional than I ever gave them credit for.

- As far as Donald Trump softening on the Paris agreement – remember all the talk of him softening on his stance when he met with Al Gore? Trump’s been great so far about making good on his campaign promises so this doesn’t concern me.
commented 2017-03-18 10:28:25 -0400
More leftist Foolishness and Waste = Incompetence 💔😢
commented 2017-03-18 09:42:11 -0400
I know a handful of draftsmen and engineers at my workplace who have desks that can go up and down. Arrangements were made with the employer to accomodate them. I think for a few they just wanted what the others had, but a few required them due to health issues. I don’t think everyone needs to have this type of desk, because it takes effort to stand all day. I know I had to stand all day at most of my jobs. I think this is just paying back some liberal supporters, and making a medical concern out of thin air. I’m sure there must be union jobs involved.
commented 2017-03-18 03:42:12 -0400
It turns out that the whole standing desks is pretty minor, compared to how Trudeau is treating Manitoba over the health funding. Trudeau won’t give Manitoba what the province is asking for to put towards health. But that son of a bitch Trudeau will throw way more money towards the United Nations.

I swear, it is like Trump is playing Trudeau. Trump puts his foot down, and it is Trudeau to the rescue with our tax dollars. First with the refugees and now with the united nations. All of America’s problems are conveniently welcomed in Canada.

It is incredible what Trudeau throws money at, and what he refuses to give money to. United nations, good. Manitoba and its conservative government, bad. Refugees, good.

For the longest time, people thought that Trump would be bad for Canada. It turns out people were right, but nobody thought it would be because Trudeau wants to play the hero.

Just watch. Come campaign time, Trudeau will be bragging about how he saved the world from Trump. And the worst part? Most Canadian voters are too stupid to figure out just what the hell is going on.
commented 2017-03-18 00:06:42 -0400
Good show tonight, glad to have you back. Gerry was great but we missed you.
Just one comment TheRebel will be charging us on our cc when our year has expired. Just as you said most of us will one up again. Please send an email telling us you are doing this, that is just common courtesy. Thanks and keep up the great work
commented 2017-03-17 23:41:41 -0400
""""" Jon Coupland commented 2017-03-17 21:53:56 -0400
Ezra,
Normally I dont have much in the way of criticism for you, but today, however, I am going to have to take issue with your remarks about people that are “gluten free”. I agree that there are people that do that for a fad, but, there are many who have a condition called Celiac Disease. These people cannot have any at all otherwise they because very ill. I know someone who has that condition and wishes she could have gluten.

Unfortunately, it people like those who you are referring to that give the people who actually cannot have it look like they are virtue signalling too. Im sure those are the ones you are talking about, the ones who only do that diet for the fad; I just wanted to suggest that you be more careful to differentiate between the two.

Otherwise keep up the good work. """

Jon I totally get Ezra’s attitude about this gluten “thing”. In 35 years of living on several different continents and a few different country’s and traveling the world all while socializing and making many many friends as you might be able to imagine I have met and know well a lot of people spread out around the globe. In all that time I have met one single person with celiac disease and she would get very, very basically cripplingly sick within hours of the intake of even a small amount of gluten and it was very difficult for her to avoid which meant getting rather ill quite often. In the first almost 30 years of my life she was the only one I ever met with problems caused by gluten. Suddenly about 5 years ago it began and every 3rd person I met even people Id known for years that never had issues before were all gluten intolerant, allergic or celiac. Although annoyed by this nonsensical fad, delusion, attention seeking behavior, or mass panic, whatever it is, it was fascinating the way it just suddenly appeared in mass all over out of what had previously been something that effected such tiny a number of people that they were an insignificant number……
commented 2017-03-17 23:28:01 -0400
CANADIAN MONGREL commented: “It is always assumed that a race for the leadership of the unified party will be between Jean and Kenney. Once unified, all bets are off. My bet is three way by including Fildebrandt.” I agree and there may be others. Jean may win if people forget how he continually caved in to the media and political correctness.
commented 2017-03-17 22:43:33 -0400
That desk is too tidy to be a working desk , prop desk
commented 2017-03-17 22:40:56 -0400
Good show tonight EZRA , 3,000,000 views in 2 days , wow , congrats , there’s a lot of FAITH in the REBEL these days !

Deskgate !!!!
MARC MARANO is one our favorites !!!
commented 2017-03-17 22:38:21 -0400
Recently I’ve noticed that CBC is advertising for viewers on 680News in Toronto. Maybe they need to do this because they represent the Liberal government more than they do the Canadian public and people get tired of being lied to.
commented 2017-03-17 22:26:55 -0400
It’s them paying paid, are there many useless depts and jobs in gov’t.
commented 2017-03-17 22:26:00 -0400
Ezra,
As someone who can’t eat gluten or dairy (the two often go together), I can say that until I had to cut them out, I had no idea they were the cause of a lot of my health problems including depression, psoriasis, eczema, swollen stiff joints, and constant tiredness. Now if I eat something while out by mistake, I can end up sick in bed for several days – it makes my heart race, ringing in my ears and my muscles have no strength. After the first time it happened, I am extra vigilant about checking and double checking what I’m told at restaurants! I still work full-time and cannot afford to get sick like that.

It is certainly not a fad for me.

I agree with you about companies paying for their own employees’ work equipment. If employees and workers want to improve people’s health and benefit financially from that, then they should pay for that benefit. Aren’t we tax payers paying enough money on all the other silly Liberal schemes at both levels of government?
commented 2017-03-17 22:04:44 -0400
Thanks Ezra. 2 years, going strong. I knew you could. Things have been going tough in Alberta before and after Ralph, but we’re in for the long run. Trump is bringing God back to America and he’s gonna need Him and all his angels to defeat the evil establishment. Deep state goes back hundreds, thousands of years. Prayers got us here, keep praying.
P.S. Don’t you wonder why Bethlehem is?
The mystery of the faith
commented 2017-03-17 21:59:13 -0400
I had a good laugh when the NDP Finance Minister, former social worker Joe Ceci, talked about a “steady hand”!
commented 2017-03-17 21:54:46 -0400
Presumably the sedentary behaviour in the office workplace they are concerned about is that in Trideau’s public service, including Health Canada the source of this expensive brainwave.
commented 2017-03-17 21:53:56 -0400
Ezra,
Normally I dont have much in the way of criticism for you, but today, however, I am going to have to take issue with your remarks about people that are “gluten free”. I agree that there are people that do that for a fad, but, there are many who have a condition called Celiac Disease. These people cannot have any at all otherwise they because very ill. I know someone who has that condition and wishes she could have gluten.

Unfortunately, it people like those who you are referring to that give the people who actually cannot have it look like they are virtue signalling too. Im sure those are the ones you are talking about, the ones who only do that diet for the fad; I just wanted to suggest that you be more careful to differentiate between the two.

Otherwise keep up the good work.
commented 2017-03-17 21:12:02 -0400
Congratulations Faith. Congratulations TheRebel.media!
commented 2017-03-17 20:52:07 -0400
The photo for this article shows Justin at a table. The photo does not looks staged like a number taxpayer paid photo shoots. Justin looks natural and he naturally looks like a little boy sitting at the edge of a big chair doing his homework.
commented 2017-03-17 20:51:53 -0400
It is always assumed that a race for the leadership of the unified party will be between Jean and Kenney. Once unified, all bets are off. My bet is three way by including Fildebrandt. Some Redfordites might stick it through to try to undermine the process. However, I still suggest Fildebrandt, Jean and Kenney as the three most respected and liked conservatives duking it out, making for good debates and consequently policy.

Personally I’ll be happy with any of the three but support Jean.
commented 2017-03-17 20:41:46 -0400
Good on Ms. Goldy. I agree that criticism from al Jazeera is praise, more concerning it means she is marked…so keep safe.
commented 2017-03-17 20:34:41 -0400
Brian Jean will win the leadership over Kenney Ezra.
commented 2017-03-17 20:19:49 -0400
Medical fact: Standing on your feet for longer periods could adversely effect knees & spine.
Another proof liberals are idiots and turdo is its epitome