Justin Trudeau is giving his anti-oilsands allies full charity status — and more than that, to remove long-standing restrictions on their political campaigns.
They conducted polls, had lawn signs and other ads, had sophisticated get-out-the-vote campaigns. They were particularly active in B.C., and helped Trudeau win so many seats there — which is why he blocked the Northern Gateway pipeline and bought the Trans Mountain pipeline, so he could stop its expansion.
Until now, charities were only allowed to spend up to 10 per cent of their money on politics. That’s now unlimited.
He's also retroactively giving a de facto pardon to all of his crooked friends who were breaking the law for years.
If you were audited by Revenue Canada, like the Tides Foundation and the other pro-Trudeau lobby group “charities” were, would you be able to call up the prime minister and have him call off the auditors, and make all of your tax problems go away?
And tonight I'll show you how many senior staffers in Trudeau’s key ministries are affiliated with the very charities that were being audited.
Could you imagine if Stephen Harper had appointed senior oilsands executives to run all the key ministries in his government — energy, environment, the PMO — and then passed laws retroactively pardoning oil companies for any law-breaking?
And then it turned out that Harper’s senior aide had actually been on an oil company’s payroll for two years?
It would be a scandal of the first order.
And that's what this is...
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