December 21, 2017

Trudeau the first PM to break anti-bribery laws — but the Media Party barely cares

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


As we reported back in January, the prime minister accepted a massive personal gift from someone he hardly new: a luxury vacation for Trudeau, his family and other Liberal insiders, on a private island in the Bahamas, owned by billionaire religious leader, the Aga Khan.

Then Trudeau cut a $55 million cheque from taxpayers to one of the Aga Khan’s projects.

And Trudeau and his staff illegally hid it from the Ethics Commissioner, and lied about it to journalists.

Yesterday, the Ethics Commissioner released her report:

Justin Trudeau broke the Conflict of Interest Act on four counts. He's the first prime minister in history to break this law.

I'll take you through her report, but here's just one key point:

Trudeau claimed he was old friends with the Aga Khan, knew him from when he was a kid. But the truth is, other than a handshake at his dad’s funeral, Trudeau hasn't had any "private or personal interactions with the Aga Khan between 1983 and the fall of 2013, a span of 30 years."

So what did Trudeau have to say yesterday? He sounded like a stumbling, bumbling buffoon. His written response wasn’t much better.

The Ethics Commissioner waited until Parliament was over for Christmas to release this report. It could have come out a week earlier, or waited two weeks. But it was released in the dead zone of Christmas.

It’s an inside job, isn’t it?

It’s not just Trudeau and his staff.

It’s the whole rotting system, including the Media Party:

Half of them are already burying this story, and by January they'll be calling it boring, old news...

TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Fernando Menendez brings us an update on the deteriorating situation in Venezuela; Claudia Rosett comes on to discuss Trump, Netanyahu and the UN vote.

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commented 2017-12-23 12:47:35 -0500
…and down the turd-tube Canada goes, with Justin at the helm.
Here’s a visual to ponder:
Justin in his Moslem get-up and fancy socks waving his toilet paper hat, riding a turd, like Slim Pickens rides the A-Bomb in, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”, riding it right into a bubbling, boiling, fetid sewer…
commented 2017-12-23 02:01:54 -0500
What’s interesting about this is, the sections show that Nigel Wright did nothing wrong when cutting a check to Mike Duffy. Nothing at all. He stood to gain no influence, and Duffy was his friend. So it shows what a witch hunt that really was!!
commented 2017-12-22 21:39:19 -0500
I have one thing to say about Trateau, LOCK HIM UP CLASP HIM IN IRONS AND THROUGH HIM INTO A DEEP HOLE TO NEVER BE SEEN AND HEARD FROM AGAIN.
commented 2017-12-22 20:11:40 -0500
While we Canadians suffer under a Government infested with perverts and kooks, lead by a morally and ethically bankrupt buffoon, I’m so astonished by the upstanding American response at the UN and Mr. Trump’s direct response. It gives us hope that some seriously normal person may once again lead our country, a person who says what they mean, and means what they say.

Mr. Trump. Let’s please end the charade. We all know the UN is anti-American, Anti-Israel, Anti-child and Anti-nuclear family. Just cut off the funding already and be done with it. The UN has outlived any credible purpose and should be wound-up like an obsolete company.
commented 2017-12-22 19:08:10 -0500
Lloyd, take your tower in to be looked at. You should not have to be dealing with what you are describing. Where I am in BC it would cost between 80 and 100 bucks. Well worth getting rid of that aggravation. Something is not right with your configuration or you are full of viruses. Easily fixed.
commented 2017-12-22 19:04:03 -0500
A very strange response from Scheer. Things are getting curiousor and curiousor.
commented 2017-12-22 17:54:38 -0500
And Andrew Scheer accepted Trudeau’s pathetic non-apology ‘mistakes were made’ apology, saying, “He (Trudeau) says he made a mistake ( no, he said “Obviously mistakes were made”), I can accept that.”
commented 2017-12-22 17:19:50 -0500
RON JOSEPH, I have experienced the same with multiple postings and addressed it in the way you describe.
commented 2017-12-22 17:11:49 -0500
According to CTV National News, “Trudeau says ‘sorry’ after watchdog finds he broke ethics rules”, that he “apologized for it”. So what was the substance of that so-called ‘apology’? Trudeau explained, “I should have taken precautions and cleared my family vacation in dealing with the Aga Khan in advance. I’m sorry I didn’t.”
https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trudeau-says-sorry-after-watchdog-finds-he-broke-ethics-rules-1.3729662

His pathetic explanation was nothing less than an excellent example of what is called a non-apology apology or fauxpology. Trudeau did not in any way express personal responsibility for wrongdoing, but, rather, that he was ’sorry’ that he didn’t clear his vacation with the commissioner‘s office beforehand.
With Trudeau saying, “Obviously there was a mistake. Moving forward, we will be behaving differently”, we have another hallmark of a non-apology apology, the use of reference to “mistakes were made”, described in Wikipedia as “a rhetorical device whereby a speaker acknowledges that a situation was handled poorly or inappropriately but seeks to evade any direct admission or accusation of responsibility by using the passive voice.”
So, of course, according to CTV, he “apologized for it” with his non-apology apology, so move on.
commented 2017-12-22 15:27:11 -0500
Liza, thanks for posting the link. I would like Ezra to interview Christine Douglas Williams.

Melanie Jolie is the perfect Liberal dhimmi, I hope Williams will sue the government.
commented 2017-12-22 15:14:51 -0500
Lloyd, thanks for posts given that it takes such a long time with your system. A couple of things, I’m wondering if your computer needs to be re-imaged & is there enough bandwidth in your area?

Martin, I too think there is a definite glitch, which normally would be handled by now. I think you’re right, the person/people responsible for ICT issues are on break.
Thanks so much for your heartfelt Christmas wishes. I wish you and your family every happiness this Christmas, may the New Year bring many blessings.
commented 2017-12-22 14:56:52 -0500
RON , THANKS , the posting is the least of my problems , it’s the total shutdown , in particular with SHEILA GUNN REID , one 5minute video, up to 8 shutdowns , unless I put her on AirPlay , then only 2 shutdowns per 5minute video
commented 2017-12-22 14:38:16 -0500
Lloyd Nolan—It didn’t work for me once, then I took 1/3 of Tammie’s advise, 1/3 of Liza’s, and the rest I guessed at and I’m 20 for 20.
1/ click “only once” on “post your comment”.
2/ check the bottom left to see if it is blinking (saving) You sometimes have to scroll down 1 inch.
3/click on to the black arrow ( only once) top left corner, to get out of that mode.
When you go back in to the subject, your post should be there.
commented 2017-12-22 14:32:14 -0500
I disagree. The despicable fake news media does care. They will be in overdrive now to protect their boy!
commented 2017-12-22 14:26:07 -0500
TAMMIE , SUSPICIOUS , YOU BLOODY WELL BET I AM !!,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2017-12-22 14:23:11 -0500
TAMMIE , something or someone is having an effect.
This whole expErience of replying to you has taken me over an hour , that’s why I don’t get into lengthy rebuttals , as you other REBELS do it for me
commented 2017-12-22 14:17:11 -0500
“I have ben having the same problems for the last few days including comments posting multiple times.”
Should of read “I have been having the same problems for the last few days including comments posting multiple times.”
I did not spell check – sorry.
commented 2017-12-22 14:12:45 -0500
TAMMIE , I’m an older guy , I had nothing to do with the Internet until the SUN went down , I was like a caveman, and to get help they sent me all over the planet, and like a dummy I gave them all my information, and that’s when my troubles really started
commented 2017-12-22 14:12:18 -0500
LIZA ROSIE and TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT I have ben having the same problems for the last few days including comments posting multiple times.
I believe that staff at The Rebel that would normally take care of problems like we are experiencing are off for the Christmas break. I don’t know this for sure, it’s just a guess.
Oh well it’s a chance for me to once again wish all of you guys:
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL AND MAY EACH OF YOU HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS!
MAY GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU WITH HIS UNENDING LOVE AND BRING EACH OF YOU JOY AND HAPPINESS IN THE NEW YEAR!
commented 2017-12-22 14:11:43 -0500
I get my internet through a phone line .
The problems you guys are experiencing now is something I’ve learned to live with .
That’s why I comment in single sentences.
commented 2017-12-22 14:06:56 -0500
TAMMIE , I’m an older guy , I had nothing to do with the Internet until the SUN went down , I was like a caveman, and to get help they sent me all over the planet, and like a dummy I gave them all my information, and that’s when my troubles really started
commented 2017-12-22 12:47:49 -0500
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt—Yes I noticed the time posted, including seconds and 0500, whatever that means. We are all on different time zones, so it is useless information. It reminds me of cleaning the deck chairs as the Titanic went down. (Not important)

Regarding what happened to12000 name petition to UN re Bonn Germany. No reply from Sheila, Sent 2nd letter, no reply.
I have to assume that Frank Hohimer was correct in saying ," The German cleaners found it on the ground and threw it into the shredding machine that day." I had to say this, as Frank isn’t correct too often.
I am sure she is embarrassed about her terrible decision, however we must remember she was in a strange Country, trying to report on an event that she was banned from. She was alone, with her boss too far away to make these decisions.
commented 2017-12-22 12:35:12 -0500
Date and time has been weird for days as well. It is some sort of glitch, or bug.
commented 2017-12-22 12:31:11 -0500
I don’t think Tammie and I have the same server and I am having trouble also.

James Scott, according to Jolie there are good supremacists and bad supremacists. Christine Douglas William is spot on. She was hired on to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation board in 2012. She never would have been hired in the first place by this Islamofacist government. It was a very thoughtful appointment for Harper though.

Wrongful dismissal! Sue!

Ezra can we get her on the show?

This should be made a stink of! Canadians need to know just how our government feels about Islamophobia before we are all “under SUSPICION of Islamophobia” as Christine Douglas Williams has been under this government since May.
The liberal government decided that her criticism of human rights abuses committed in the name of Islam was ‘racist’.
Can Justin define ‘racist’ for us please? Does he Jolie and the rest of the clowns not know that Islam is NOT a RACE. NOT, NOT, NOT a RACE!!!!!
The Muslim Brotherhood has been trying to get them to call Islam a race from the beginning. We cannot allow them to get away with this redefinition. This is crucial.
The liberal Islamists and apologists may not have clearly defined Islamophobia for us, but I know Islamofacists when I see them. If allowed, they will change the language to fit their needs, in true facist fashion. This must be stopped. Canadians must hear about this firing.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/12/christine-douglass-williams-fired-from-canadian-race-relations-foundation-for-writing-for-jihad-wat
commented 2017-12-22 12:00:54 -0500
LLOYD NOLAN commented 2017-12-22 10:52:42 -0500

Thanks Lloyd, how would the internet provider interfere with my posts? Serious question.
Are you seeing the date time stamp beside everyone who posts? See above. Previously, Rebel would have “commented 1 hour ago”, or 1 month ago etc… on older threads…didn’t give exact posting info.
commented 2017-12-22 10:52:42 -0500
Carry on CRIMEMINISTER , your doing exactly what the LUGENPRESSE TRINTY wants
TAMIE , you should check if your provider is playing interfearance
commented 2017-12-22 10:52:09 -0500
When I first heard her singing I cringed internally with such intensity I thought I ruptured something. Seriously, how can someone be so unaware of their own abilities or lack thereof that they would humiliate themselves like that in front of so many people? Delusions of grandeur and narcissism.

They act like French nobility while we pay them for the opportunity to work to support ourselves and our families and own land. Why are we as Canadians working like dogs to pay taxes so Little Lord Potato can dole out millions to terrorists and the Aga Khan’s charities?

And while I feel for people in other parts of the world who struggle, I see people struggling right here every day. People who could be so much more and do so much more for our country, who already speak our language and have remarkable potential yet lack the necessary education and opportunities.

You don’t have to be an economist to see that 50, 60 million dollars could buy a lot of education and opportunity for a lot of Canadians.

And I’m sorry, but how is it even possible that there could be a lack of funding to house Canadian citizens but money available to house refugees? It’s like kicking your son out of your house but taking in an international student. Your son would be fully justified in being pissed off about that.
commented 2017-12-22 09:11:34 -0500
When I first heard her singing I cringed internally with such intensity I thought I ruptured something. Seriously, how can someone be so unaware of their own abilities or lack thereof that they would humiliate themselves like that in front of so many people? Delusions of grandeur and narcissism.

They act like French nobility while we pay them for the opportunity to work to support ourselves and our families and own land. Why are we as Canadians working like dogs to pay taxes so Little Lord Potato can dole out millions to terrorists and the Aga Khan’s charities?

And while I feel for people in other parts of the world who struggle, I see people struggling right here every day. People who could be so much more and do so much more for our country, who already speak our language and have remarkable potential yet lack the necessary education and opportunities.

You don’t have to be an economist to see that 50, 60 million dollars could buy a lot of education and opportunity for a lot of Canadians.

And I’m sorry, but how is it even possible that there could be a lack of funding to house Canadian citizens but money available to house refugees? It’s like kicking your son out of your house but taking in an international student. Your son would be fully justified in being pissed off about that.
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