November 24, 2015

Liberal strategist and Trudeau donor Herb Metcalfe pleads guilty to tax evasion on a massive scale

Brian LilleyArchive

Different day, same old Liberal story, this time with a man who was central to Justin Trudeau’s leadership bid, Herb Metcalfe.

Metcalfe is a long-time Liberal strategist who just pled guilty to tax evasion. Apparently, he doesn’t like paying taxes but rather than support a party that might do something about high taxes for everyone, he went the crony route and attached himself to the Liberals so he could get special treatment.

We can just add him to the long and growing list of Liberals who have and likely will do this kind of thing again. It’s a list of names the Media Party won’t pay too much attention to. But we will because we’re on your side.


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commented 2015-11-25 11:02:51 -0500
It does truly boggle the mind and defies logic that Liberal voters flogged the Mike Duffy story to death for $90 000 which he may or may not have used fraudulently (verdict is still out on this one), but nonchalantly yawn and go back to sleep over an amount that is four times greater ($336 000 +). One wonders if this is not the mindset of Liberal voters – grab all the money and benefits you can get whether it is legal or not! It certainly seems that way. Apparently Liberal voters still have their heads stuck in the sand!
commented 2015-11-25 09:56:36 -0500
Did anyone notice how this was conveniently scheduled for after the election, and the Duff was used to fan the flames of hatred against PM Harper?
commented 2015-11-25 08:55:42 -0500
B.T.W. Drew. Loved that diary parody!
commented 2015-11-25 08:50:52 -0500
So, where’s the socialist media outrage? Oh yeah, forgot, a Lieberal, nothing to see here folks, move along! Wonder how much of the 390 or so thousand will end up being paid by the Lieberals by raiding taxpayer monies?!
commented 2015-11-25 01:10:20 -0500
Sean Pensons Diary: Dear Diary, i am at a loss, i command the conservative commenters on the Rebel to quit asking questions and speaking freely,yet they do not do as i say, it is almost as if they can think for themselves. HOW STRANGE! And they seem to somehow have acquired life experience, how can they do such things , do they not live in their moms basement as i do? And they seem to get upset about paying so many taxes, i am unfamiliar with such a concept as i have never had a job. Also for some reason they seem to have had experience with REAL women, i am not sure why i have never had any ,i do anything a feminist tells me to do and they never respect me for it , and my mom says i am very handsome, she would not lie. It does not matter though , i am madly in love with our new Prime Minister, he is so handsome. I am so happy we will be bringing in more refugees even though i am afraid of them, if i ever saw one in real life i would run away. Of course my being afraid does not make me racist or intolerant as only right wing people can be so.
Well that is all for today Diary, my mom is calling from upstairs. Time for dinner.
commented 2015-11-25 00:59:54 -0500
Was everyone as shocked as i was about yet another corrupt liberal? About as shocked as i am when the sun rises in the morning.
commented 2015-11-25 00:52:25 -0500
A liberal cheating and taking bribes has always been pretty much par for the course. It is going to be interesting to watch Peter Mansbridge earn his $135,000,000 in an effort to protect Justin from the crooks that which he is aligned .
commented 2015-11-25 00:05:15 -0500
Thanks Brian, it’s nice to see one of Them get caught now and then.
I sure hope the Fine is in addition to repayment of the evaded Taxes!!
commented 2015-11-24 22:59:03 -0500
Well most interesting during the campaign not a peep , not a sound or a hint from the Liberal Media. Oh they did have a lot to say about Mike Duffy. How could this be , Mr. Trudeau? You promised Open Government , I guess you really meant is the same old Liberal Party system is back in Ottawa.
Just wait until Liberal Party Elites start in to the business of Carbon Credit Swaps and the money they will make from this scam. Only in a month and the games have already started.
commented 2015-11-24 21:33:25 -0500
We’ve got an absolute gang of crooks, thieves, drunks and privileged Elites in this Liberal Government!
There certainly was no reason to be mad at Harper – at least they stopped Duffy before he was able to to take the money one of the commenters on here recorded the money at: Tax evaded = $1,366,411
Fine = $ 396,259 whether that is correct I could not verify as I haven’t found the news article from that day – but if it is half that much that is atrocious!
commented 2015-11-24 20:24:54 -0500
MAURICE POTVIN, sorry, I feel very much the same as you, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
commented 2015-11-24 19:56:29 -0500
Isn’t tax evasion what the FBI used to put Al Capone away for for life?
commented 2015-11-24 19:38:14 -0500
Tax evaded = $1,366,411
Fine = $ 396,259

I looked high and low in this story, but I can’t find any mention about the $970,152 deficiency between the amount pocketed and the fine. Was the evaded amount paid back? If not, then the “sentence” doesn’t hurt very much, does it? I would gladly stay home for a year if I could get away with $970,152 in avoided taxes.
commented 2015-11-24 19:36:08 -0500
I do not think that any politician have a long career in politics without having to hide a few skeleton’s in their closet. The business of being a politician is filled with back room deals and less than perfect alliances with people and business. The key point I feel is important is about the Media Party reporting out about the Liberals. Although the facts are still unclear about Duffy and Metcalf, Metcalf will not get the rabid airplay like Duffy did, even though the optics from my point of view looks to be a more severe case of defrauding Canadian Federal Government and Canadian Taxpayers.
commented 2015-11-24 19:34:35 -0500
Ron Voss, you mentioned Craig Oliver’s name. Please don’t do that. You just ruined my whole day. No one in MSM makes my skin crawl and my stomach churn like Craig Oliver. In my opinion, he’s a hideous, grotesque buffoon with less class than a two dollar hooker. But that’s just my opinion… Of course, I could be wrong.
commented 2015-11-24 19:10:12 -0500
Despot Turdeau surrounded by Despots = Liberals.
commented 2015-11-24 19:09:17 -0500
He will walk – whereas you or I would go to jail
commented 2015-11-24 18:45:00 -0500
looks like Emperor trudeau is piling up the dirty laundry
commented 2015-11-24 18:04:23 -0500
GORDON TUPPER, I agree the trolls are a waste of time; don’t feed the trolls.
commented 2015-11-24 17:58:30 -0500
Sean…you’re a real piece of work
commented 2015-11-24 17:54:38 -0500
How strange the media never brought this up during the campaign, hhmm, not really.
commented 2015-11-24 17:52:21 -0500
Sean, so it is bad to steal from the government unless it is tax evasion. You really are a waste of time Sean.
commented 2015-11-24 17:50:20 -0500
Taxation for thee but not for me sayeth the Librano fixer teehee teehee
commented 2015-11-24 17:20:53 -0500
Here, deranged Craig Oliver did get it right wondering if truthfulness and honestly is possible in modern politics, given that he is so detached from what that means and given that truthfulness and honestly are not part and parcel for left-wing ‘progressives’, which includes the left-wing trolls, “useful idiots” with their inane comments.
commented 2015-11-24 17:06:56 -0500
Why is this newsworthy? It’s a private matter, and should be treated that way. The Liberal Party of Canada is government, and deserves to be treated with respect; without it, Canada wouldn’t be the country we are today! BTW, how’s Mike Duffy doing, hmm?
commented 2015-11-24 17:01:07 -0500
Robert Caughell said, “I guess it was too hard for them to find a Conservative that has done the same.”

Yes, it would have been impossible for them to find a Conservative who had done the same.
commented 2015-11-24 16:55:29 -0500
plenty more where this one came from folks, CTV CBC will no doubt ignore it and will go into damage control asap if they have to defend there hero.
commented 2015-11-24 16:53:31 -0500
Was his Court date held back until after the election?
commented 2015-11-24 16:29:03 -0500
Brian, listening to you, what immediately came to mind was CTV’s deranged Craig Oliver’s election night anti-Harper meltdown:
“If you compare him with Mr. Harper. Integrity, trust, openness, tolerance, truthfulness. I have to say that Mr. (not P.M.) Harper promised all of these words and basically lived up to none of these things. I know that many of you say that on this night we should say many nice things about Mr. Harper. But, he was caught lying. He was caught cheating. He showed towards the end incredible intolerance to Canadians who are Arabs and Muslims, which many will find always unforgivable.” All I can say is Craig you need help!
The kicker at the end of Oliver’s unhinged, demented rant was him saying:
“Now our job will be, my colleagues (that is, comrades) and I, to hold Mr. Trudeau to scrutiny. To make sure that he lives up to his words about honesty and truthfulness and openness in politics that he has now talked about. There are times when some of us wonder if that is possible anymore in modern politics. We don’t see very much of it.” The first part, “Now our job will be, my colleagues (that is, comrades) and I, to hold Mr. Trudeau to scrutiny” is pretty good stand-up comedy by Oliver.
Regarding his wondering about the possibility of honesty and truthfulness and openness in modern politics. Nope, as evidenced by this exposure about those in the inner circle, the den of vipers, “the same old Liberal story of cronyism and crooked backroom deals”, who were part of Trudeau’s election campaign! Here, deranged Craig Oliver did get it right wondering if truthfulness and honestly is possible in modern politics, given that he is so detached from what that means and given that truthfulness and honestly are not part and parcel for left-wing ‘progressives’.
commented 2015-11-24 16:24:57 -0500
The great news is that Herb Metcalfe is caught – after 10 years.

The joke of this case is that Herb Metcalfe hasn’t gone to jail.

It’s just more offensive socialism and Bigot Trudeau is too stupid to know any better.

But the idiotic Canadian voters chose this Bigot Trudeau – that’s the real issue – a drama queen and camp counselor over a seasoned economist.

Canadians nice people? Maybe. Canadians are self destructive/stupid? You bet they are.