October 13, 2016

Monsef’s “electoral reform roadshow” kicked-off with $1,500+ breakfast for MPs

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

This summer, Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef took her electoral reform roadshow across the country, promising mass consultations with Canadians regarding how to change the way we vote—instead of having a referendum.

Months before this tour took off, Monsef was meeting with stakeholders in Ottawa on similar areas, according to recently published hospitality receipts.

Monsef spent $1,578.00 (plus tax) on a breakfast with "74 Government of Canada employees" at the Parliamentary restaurant on Jan. 26—an event described as “breakfast for a meeting with stakeholders on reforming Canada’s democratic institutions.”

I reached out to Monsef’s office for comment on who was at the meeting, what was discussed, and whether employees were on government time for the breakfast.

A response from Minister Monsef’s spokesperson said that the meeting was actually with members of parliament from all parties and was, indeed, focused on what has been Monsef’s chief priority—changing the way Canadians vote.

"Engaging with fellow Parliamentarians from across party lines is a key component of the Minister’s responsibilities as Cabinet minister and having all parties participate is consistent with the attitude of the Government towards this file,” the spokesperson said.

At $21 per person, the breakfast expenditure is not outrageous (though surely MPs could eat at home before the meeting or just order coffee and a bagel.)

The timing of the event is far more suspect, however. Monsef was meeting with MPs six months before she started to actually engage Canadians in the process. Or at least pretend to.

I’ve heard from numerous Canadians who attended the summer sessions and found little consultation involved, instead describing a one-way street of communication from the government to the people. That is, of course, when people actually showed up to these things, which wasn’t always a given.

MPs are obviously going to be involved in the electoral reform debate, but this is another reminder about how little ordinary Canadians are.

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commented 2016-10-18 19:31:56 -0400
Can’t help but think every time I see Mary am lying monsef , hey there’s an illegal alien in our government trying to change " Canadian law and culture "

KARAN SINGH , appreciate your postings , because of your vantage point of seeing Canada far off years ago , it looked like a very good place to immigrate to ,but unlike a lot of us that were born into this comfortable bubble you can see us frogs starting to boil in this pot

Some of your posting are long , but yours I read
commented 2016-10-15 07:45:02 -0400
It is very shocking how a person with NO experience as an elected politician, who lost the election to become a Peterborough Mayor, was promoted, from the street straight to a federal MINISTER! Amazing….. No seniority, no other more experienced members in this Party perhaps? Wow…..
Now we are witnessing how the same person is de-facto a CHEAT, but for reasons we are only guessing she will remain ABOVE THE LAW. Interesting, don’t you think?…
commented 2016-10-15 02:43:35 -0400
First, her position in government can be considered illegal as she or her mother lied about her place of birth on official government documents when applying for entry into Canada.

Second, Baby Doc Duvalier… ah.. Trudeau won’t stand for a democratic vote. It will be imposed by PM Gerald Butts… ah… er… Trudeau whether we want it or not.

We will end up welcoming a government much like Italy, where in a 40 year period it has had 38 government elections. We will not be directly electing a member of Parliament; we will be ranking parties and a national party committee will select parliamentarians to fill out its percentage of the vote.

Welcome to democracy, Trudeau style. At least it isn’t him imposing a Chinese type government, or an Iranian government where the mullahs choose who can run and who can’t run for election – at least for now.

You do know that he plans to eventually allow Shira courts in this land. He does have his endgame. We can’t say that our legal system is better than any other, can we. We must be welcoming to people who come here and want to impose their politics on us, and we must bend over and smile. Coming, folks, coming soon.

I can’t believe what an airhead he is. I’ve met glasses of water with more brain activity than him. If brains were dynamite, he wouldn’t be able to blow his nose. He is one of those rare people whom you do wish would go out and play in traffic – and he wouldn’t even figure out that it isn’t a nice (or wise) thing to do. He is in the latter part of his 40s; wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone. A country has lost its idiot – we got unlucky and found it. Its like a piece of paper with words on it; the paper has no means of understanding what the words mean, but anyone can read the paper and see that it is gibberish write by a monkey with a typewriter. Anyone watch the TV series “Brain Dead”? We are living it via our Liberal PM’s leadership. And that is me being nice about him.

Don’t get me started….
commented 2016-10-14 00:02:41 -0400
First of all, what kind of stupid people voted for this [young] woman who was trying to go back to Iran?
Imagine how trustworthy Monsef is.
She lied on her background, does that include her credentials? Has anyone verified if she really did graduate from Trent?
She is now going across Canada and actually looking at Canadians face to face, how’s that for conscience.
She will do ‘anything’ for Trubama and the Liberals, which includes..well, just about anything now.
Can’t think of anything else she could do at this point to prove any further she is simply dangerous.
commented 2016-10-13 20:34:58 -0400
I kept a straight face until you said " holding the government to account "
commented 2016-10-13 20:27:51 -0400
I would be satisfied to see her fired and deported, as she should be for lying to Canadian government and the taxpayers. I am not just talking about the electoral reform here.
commented 2016-10-13 18:17:48 -0400
Canada is becoming Italy . . . a dozen political parties and elections every year will be the result of the poorly thought out plan by the Camp Councillor and his gaggle of loons !
How I long for the day when the biggest problem was $16 Orange Juice !
commented 2016-10-13 17:49:33 -0400
There were no ‘town halls’ close enough to where I live for me to be able to go. The town halls were not convenient and therefore did not do the pre-tended job of including all Canadians. From any vid I have watched of any of the town hall meetings it appeared that the only questions and comments were from those wishing a referendum, because that was the crowd. Monsef didn’t answer a single question outright, but instead just kept repeating the same memorized lines. How were any of the opinions of those in attendance documented or taken back to Ottawa and considered? I don’t feel as though I have been heard or recognized. My local conservative MP mailed out a questionnaire which asked what I wanted reformed if anything, and did I want a referendum first. I assume that information was taken into account? I mean really, how can Monsef say all Canadians were included just because she went through the motions of going across country ignoring questions and repeating the same mantra. The whole exercise was for show nothing else.

This is aside from the fact that I resent someone who has no business being in any position of power in my government leading the way for Justin’s electoral reform, which was a done deal before we were even introduced to the idea. This whole farce is what’s un-Canadian, Justin my son.

Karan Singh’s post, worth reading for sure. Kudo’s.
commented 2016-10-13 17:33:14 -0400
What`s happening with Monsef? She hasnt been arrested yet? Deported yet?

We got to get this file to move forward.
commented 2016-10-13 17:21:39 -0400
Karan Sing,. we redneck, xenophobic, intolerant westerners are happy to have you aboard. Happy sailing.
commented 2016-10-13 17:20:26 -0400
They have the media in their pocket. Just look at Trump down south. The NYT calls the Cliton campaign to approve their stories.

You already have a society that states that Harper was a Nazi – so he is a mass murderer. At the same time you cannot make fun of Chretien, even though he looks and sounds like a moron.
commented 2016-10-13 16:36:59 -0400
Seriously, how is it possible to have a meaningful and productive meeting with 74 people in attendance? This is more of a I talk and you listen meeting which could have been covered with a memo sent to all concerned. If you have any questions call.
commented 2016-10-13 15:57:38 -0400
I believe that should be “George Orwell’s 1984” not “1964”. But, hey, when you get to my age, all those years kind a’ just run together anyway.
commented 2016-10-13 15:42:14 -0400
Hey Maurice… You’re absolutely right about JT not being smart enough to do this himself… There is a highly moneyed interest group pushing a force behind him the likes of which we have never seen in this country before and the problem is we are so divided that we may be unable to defend against this and very soon it will be too late.
commented 2016-10-13 15:34:22 -0400
Well said, Karan Singh, well said.
commented 2016-10-13 15:25:21 -0400
As I’ve said in a previous post comparing JT to how Hitler evolved in his assent to power, I think the Liberals know exactly what they’re doing. The first step is to change the electoral process to ensure a Liberal government in perpetuity. The “consultation” process is just a ruse to deflect criticize. The second step is to form strong allies by doling out huge grants and favours to MSM, big trade unions and by creating many unnecessary superfluous high-paying government jobs. The third step is to import as many “refugees” as possible to increase the pool of Liberal voters. The fourth step has already happened, ensure that only Liberal Marxist Judges are appointed to the bench, at all levels, And once the Liberals are firmly entrenched in power, then will come the last step… the laws. Freedom of speech and expression in all forms, that doesn’t align itself with Liberal dogma will be outlawed under the guise of “hate speech”. That will include public speeches, the printed word, scientific theories, Religious doctrine, or just chatting with your neighbour over the back fence. Then the Liberals will be firmly entrenched in power. Trudeau didn’t think this up himself… he’s way too stupid… but there are powerful forces behind him. George Orwell’s 1964, here we come.
commented 2016-10-13 15:23:06 -0400
Yes, as I’ve mentioned earlier Canada means more to me because I’m here not by chance (or birth) but by choice. While serving as an officer in the Indian army I’ve fought sikh & islamic terrorism, I defended my country against chinese & pakistani aggression with sweat & blood and my father & his father & grandfather before me has done the same (nazis & japanese imperial army). I know the value of freedom, liberty & democracy along with the responsibilities a citizen should have. Understanding your responsibilities along with the rights are equally important for a functional democracy. With no responsibilities & accountability for your actions we will create a lawless, safe heaven for criminals & politicians. Politicians (of all colours, no exceptions) feigning a sense of security will love to impose more laws on their citizens to keep them under ‘control’ and nobody than criminals/terrorists do this job better by creating unrest in the society.
Members of my family have been in Canada for over a century now, while keeping their religion & culture alive in their families they all assimilated well into the Canadian society. Till 1970’s when the multiculti BS was imposed by turdo sr. nobody asked for any special rights and they were doing fine & were happy with their situation even without those privileges. They were treated equally had equal opportunities (ran businesses, did jobs, raised families) without obtruding any cultural values on the host society.
What I’ve heard from them & what I’ve personally observed in the last 2 decades since implementation of multicultural policy Canada has gone down the drain. Every culture/ethnicity is for itself, there’s no equality left. Ask any east Indian if multiculturalism has ever been successful in India?? Scratch the surface of their skin & underneath you’ll find the most xenophobic & racist people on this earth and that’s not without any reason. Irony is that those very people when they come to the western countries will be the first & most vocal element of the society to shout racism & discrimination.
Multiculturalism has never been a success, one culture will always dominate others. That culture could be the most barbaric & uncivilised (like islam or african), conniving & fake (like chinese/Indian) or could be superior & mature (like western). Right now we are standing at the crossroads of civilisation now it’s up to us which path we choose.
When govt. departments/organisations & private businesses are advertising & prefers employees from special interest groups & different ethnic backgrounds the equality stops & racism starts. We are regressing not progressing.
commented 2016-10-13 14:29:27 -0400
Just a question…
What is the overall opinion of the troops percentagewise in our Canadian Armed Forces towards the acts of treason committed by our current federal administration.?
commented 2016-10-13 14:26:22 -0400
If Trudeau tries to pass the bill for his electoral reform without holding a referendum first, I can only hope that it will spark a civil war, or at the very least a separation of the West from the East.

It infuriates me that the little prick in the PM chair wants to reform the manner in which they are elected into office to benefit themselves and all without consulting with ALL Canadians first in a referendum.

Please excuse my French.
commented 2016-10-13 14:23:50 -0400
They are so confident in what they’re doing and that they will get away with it they don’t even try to hide or disguise their agenda… They grind it into our faces with the heels of their boots.!
commented 2016-10-13 14:12:20 -0400
So – someone who is not a citizen of this country under the eyes of the law – sitting in a ministerial position in government – which is also illegal – is going to tell us how we will vote?

I do not think so.
commented 2016-10-13 13:19:31 -0400
Karan.. Your words ring solid and true… Even as somebody that’s not from this country originally you have such a firm grip on how things are and how things should be… It sounds like to me you’ve never taken the easy road and you’ve never stood in line for entitlement. You have got where you are by following the proper channels and being truthful which grants you the power to criticize freely.
Bravo Karan..
You really are one in 1 million and I wish you all the best in the uncertain times to come and will look forward to you being a powerful ally to right the wrongs in this country.
commented 2016-10-13 13:11:53 -0400
And Canada is laughing too…
(the Laurentian elites)
The colonies however are suffering horribly and crying out loud because they can’t feed their children or keep a roof over their heads because this administration’s agenda has no concern for them , whether they live or die or merely torn apart in the process.
I don’t think Trudeau will have the “stuff” to hang around Canada when leadership does rise and is seeking justice for all… I think it is at this point that Trudeau throws all his minions under the bus for traction and distraction while he rides that same bus to a military Air Force base and gets on a plane to leave the country taking his billions with him to live out the rest of his life in semi exile with comfort and privilege for him and the generations to follow.
commented 2016-10-13 12:41:42 -0400
A former part-time drama teacher – the Prime Minister of Canada – appointed an illegal alien from a 3rd world dictatorship to create legislation to change the election rules of Canada to facilitate ongoing leftist governments.
The world is laughing…
commented 2016-10-13 12:38:40 -0400
when leaders rise from a national crisis and make no mistake one will, their policies will scream for radical change by any means necessary to rid the country of its problems leading to the present circumstances.
The globalists are absolutely masters when it comes to human psychology and human predictability under many different circumstances from years and years of studying and documenting human behavior.
I used to believe that this was a social engineering experiment but I now believe it is a social engineering project designed exactly for the outcome that we are heading to.
God help us all and pray for the swift return of the king of kings to reclaim the throne that is rightfully his, his church,. his kingdom and his bride.
commented 2016-10-13 12:24:20 -0400
If the meeting was with members of the parliament, that should have include conservatives & NDP. Given liberals will do everything in their power to conceal the reality from us Canadians,suspense is why didn’t we hear anything from the opposition parties, why cons & NDP MPs are hiding the process & its implication from the real stakeholders i.e. we the Canadians.
Honestly, with whole this issue & other like refugees & immigration I am more disappointed with conservatives than the liberals. We already knew the ideology of turdo liberals but have not expected this turnabout from conservatives. I voted for them with expectation that even in opposition they would would protect & fight for our democratic rights but what we see now is an unashamed lite version of liberal party in CPC.
O.T. but still showing the true colours of our opposition MPs, just yesterday chris alexander announced his decision to run for CPC leadership with a promise to increase annual immigration to 400K plus 40K refugees annually, which he’s touting as a ‘core Canadian value’. He also expressed remorse on his statement for calling certain islamic practices as barbaric. Could we trust such a leader or a party anymore??
If Canada, as a nation, is to be saved we need a political front which represent us the Canadians, has nationalism & patriotism as it’s values, and not the interests of corporations/big businesses or the regimes & ideology of foreign countries & cultures.
commented 2016-10-13 12:15:29 -0400
The roadshow or should I say the sideshow does not give an accurate representation of all Canadians and if they want the election process changed to a liberal favored agenda.
She will make it appear that she speaks for the majority by those who show up for her rallies but nothing could be further from the truth because the only ones that attend the rally’s are her supporters.
Without a referendum the other 70% of Canada will be unheard from.
commented 2016-10-13 11:52:54 -0400
Another illegal immigrant holding office in Canada and changing not only the face of our country but how we elect a representatives in the future… This cannot end well..
Anybody else notice the happy and relieved look on her face that she’s not going to be held accountable along with her mother for lying on the intake form for Canadian residency and then citizenship..
How much longer will Canadians tolerate foreign interference in our federal administration..
Also I wonder how much back bacon was served at that breakfast engagement.
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