March 22, 2017

Nothing says middle class like Trudeau’s $127K tropical vacation

Brian LilleyArchive

How great a vacation could you get for $127,000? That is the cost, so far, that taxpayers forked over for Justin Trudeau to spend his New Year's vacation on the private island of his billionaire friend the Aga Khan.

He also spent a ton on food and drink just on the flights.

Watch as I break down how Justin "Middle Class" Trudeau spends your money.

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commented 2017-03-25 01:30:14 -0400
I’m sure Trudeau is on holiday with the Aga Khan doing the math as to how to squeeze us for more money that can be diverted to the Muslim Brotherhood. And somebody asked why does Trudeau need so much security? I thought the answer was obvious, it’s to protect him against Rogue, Middle Class Canadians, that would surely enjoy kicking his traitorous ass around an island. I had my last vacation six years ago after not having one for twenty years. Justine “Moneybags” Trudeau, the new Fidel Castro will spend us into bankruptcy without blinking an eye. He makes the law like his favorite dictator and will oppress us just the same. I see hard times for Canada in the near future.
commented 2017-03-23 15:44:56 -0400
I imagine the Canadain taxpayers would rather pay the amount that Trudeau is willing to pay! Absolutely terrible that Trudeau can take so many Holiday in a year (10) at the expense of Canadian taxpayers! No other PM, abused the office, as much as Trudeau has done! I wish someone one would take away his Canada Visa card!
commented 2017-03-23 10:51:32 -0400
Anyone that constantly brags that he’s a feminist, isn’t a real man in my books! This fluff head is just the head of the globalist snake. He is a traitor and hopefully he will reap the rewards of what he’s sowing sooner rather than later.
commented 2017-03-23 09:47:01 -0400
@muta Ween…thuferin thucitash…now you got my cat going on in a rant about “speciesist felinophobia”
Cat got your tongue
more than one way to skin a cat
hardly enough room to swing a cat
letting the cat out of the bag
cat can look at the queen
look what the cat dragged in
Blazingcatfur can take it from here……:-)

Yes it’s true…cats are probably the only creature more maligned than men are by feminists…oh BTW were you aware that Prime minister Trudeau was a feminist…..(insert previous rant in "song that never ends " style choral round here)……:-)
commented 2017-03-23 09:20:04 -0400
To flaunt this extravagant vacation, some of which was on the taxpayer dime, is beyond arrogant. I wish JT could live like an out of work Oil Patch family with no safety net and see how he feels about spending $1700 on meals for a 4(?) hour trip.
commented 2017-03-23 02:04:40 -0400
Junior Tater Tot just ensured many Canadians will now be falling into bankruptcy as well as a boom in the underground economy of the tobacco/liquor industry. His priority is NOT Canadians. Did you see his new budget?
“With this budget, best described as cynical, Trudeau’s oft-mentioned middle class was abandoned and abused once again — with more taxes on beer, smokes, and even on public transit.
This is not a government relating to the working class.
This is a government that couldn’t care less about it.”
“Budget offers no escape from red ink
Over $100 billion in debt added over 5 years!”

same article:

““Ottawa found an additional $720 for every Canadian age 65-plus in the 2017 budget, but only $88 per person under age 45,” notes Paul Kershaw, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia and the founder of Generation Squeezed, an advocacy group for Canadians in their 40s and younger”

Big whoop!! A whopping $720 spaced over an entire year, chicken feed that does not match the cost of everything across the board increasing. These clowns know this, one of the very first things these Liberals do when they get into office is give themselves a fat raise. Next paragraph is full of BS too, Old Age Security is not collectible unless 65, you can apply couple years earlier but with a penalty (percentage deducted). Are they referring to the “Freedom 55” government pension plans??? Certainly looks like it.

“Kershaw observes that while the budget provides new spending for things like parental leave, job-training and housing that benefit younger adult Canadians starting out on their careers and building families, these numbers are dwarfed by new spending on Old Age Security and health transfers, the bulk of which goes to those in the 50-plus category "
" …Talking of sucking and blowing at the same time …"
““ … It’s all smoke and mirrors if they are just going to take the disability award and spread it out,” said lawyer Don Sorochan, who is representing six veterans are suing the government over the lump-sum system.”
commented 2017-03-23 00:33:28 -0400
Justin Trudeau is the worst excuse for a prime minister we’ve seen. His statements, his policies, his broken promises are all evidence to the fact.

Canada could prohibit a family member of anyone who has already been prime minister from following the same course. It didn’t work out well for Paul Martin and it isn’t working out well for Justin Trudeau. Someone should tell these people that becoming prime minister isn’t hereditary.
commented 2017-03-23 00:22:41 -0400
“He is uncouth. Plain and simple. He grew up meeting world leaders while at Papa Doc Duvalier, ah, er, Papa Doc Trudeau’s knee. That does not make him an expert on international diplomacy nor on the royals. 

He is simply immature. He has been living with the umbrella of being our “young Prime Minister”. He is over 40 years old and is a rude, arrogant, and a not too bright child. Wisdom usually comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone. This is a prime example of his shortfall. He is a good example of being seen and remaining unheard. You know he is saying something stupid – or vacuous – is when his lips move. 

Then there is his wife. Princess Sophie Hasnobrains. Hopefully she will not give a command performance and make her usual poor attempt at singing. Kitsch describes her well, especially and usually her choice of dress. 

There is no dignity with the Trudeaus. They are both out of their league but are too stupid to realise this."
commented 2017-03-22 23:31:20 -0400
Brian, let’s look at it from another perspective. The more time PMJT spends on vacation, the less harm he and his predatory anti-Canadian policies will inflict on the rest of us. We’re just trying to run the time off the clock until this idiot leaves office … I’m happy to pay for, and hope he spends, all 365 days on vacation. That will keep me and my family the safest from this dangerous lunatic. E & OE
commented 2017-03-22 22:09:35 -0400
A pattern develops which shows we have a PM who does not have any sense of shame in breaking parliamentary protocol or rules or the constitutional law for that matter. He has an elitist “above the law” attitude prevalent in Laurentian ruling class circles – I really have to wonder what voters were thinking when the Liberals presented them with yet another arrogant ruling class elite from Quebec – The contemptuous behavior/attitude is genetic
commented 2017-03-22 21:55:14 -0400
I always understood that the term “feminine” refers to women & the term “feminist” is derived from the word feminine. As you so well pointed out Glenn that Justin keeps referring to himself as a feminist, does that make him a female in man’s clothing?
commented 2017-03-22 21:35:19 -0400
Everyone is entitled to a vacation a year if they are in a job, NOT 10 & not at the employer or taxpayer’s expense. Must be nice to vacation to some exotic place & then bill taxpayers for it.You’re right Brian, Trudeau is nothing but an elite spoiled brat who knows nothing about the middle class & because he was lucky enough to be elected PM thinks he can have anything his little heart desires & then have the middle class pay for it. He’s a liar too, because he was always criticizing Mr. Harper about doing everything for the rich & gee whiz he could afford to raise his kids without the help of gov’t & he wouldn’t be taking the child benifit & then the 1st thing he does is hire 2 nannies & bill it to the taxpayer. This is so fricking maddening & sure people complain, but nothing is done & he’s not even embarrassed about it.
What is the salary pay for those security people anyway. How much do they make an hr for crying out loud. How many RCMP are there, does anyone ever ask those questions? Why is everything always taken at face value like it’s always the truth.
Why does he need that much security in the first place, he’s not flying commercial, it’s private, so does he not trust the crew & after deplaning he gets on a private helicopter owned by his buddy, well does he not trust his buddy & then on a private island ( is it not surrounded by water?) so not easy for crazy people to get to, etc.
Brian, you should be demanding answers to those questions re the security charge. There is so much corruption everywhere, it’s so easy to quote some figure of how much something cost & never accounting as to how this figure is arrived at.
commented 2017-03-22 20:32:57 -0400
One of Justin’s vacations cost more than all of mine, and I’ll never spend what he did this year
commented 2017-03-22 19:19:47 -0400
If meals, transport and accommodation are paid for, why is a per diem paid? So the can buy souvenirs for their family?
commented 2017-03-22 19:16:40 -0400
What a screwing Canadian citizens’ are getting from PM Justin Trudeau?
Are you tired of being bent over yet? I sure as hell am!
That finishes it for me, a person would have to be pretty slow to believe this Globalist gives a dam about Canada!
All that is left for us to do is find a way to get this tyrant out of office before there is absolutely nothing left or way to hold on to Canada!
If there is anything left now?
Whoever wins the Prime Ministership is going to win a heartache and indebted nightmare just as Premier Brian Pallister inherited from the NDP in Manitoba, only on a smaller scale, that is going to take at least eight years’ to fix!
I’ll be too old to enjoy it!
commented 2017-03-22 19:07:50 -0400
Matthew K said, "I regret to inform you, but do you remember Harper’s weekend trip to Manhattan? Do you remember that it cost us poor taxpayers $45,000 (declared)? "

Are you comparing Harper’s “declared” $45,000 weekend trip to Justin’s $127,000 vacation, one of ten vacations he took in 2016?

Surely Matthew K you have not blinded yourself to that extent?
commented 2017-03-22 18:47:46 -0400
Actually Brian you completely missed the most important question of this entire trip, one that Trudeau has harangued Canadians with at every turn: What was the cost to the planet? What was the carbon cost? And why shouldn’t he, directly, just like he will now directly charge us for turning on the heat next New Years Eve staycation, feel he should not have to pay. Because otherwise, he is saying we are bearing that burden for OUR official business. So explain away Mr. Prime Minister, what pressing Canadian business were you conducting down there? M-103? If you admit it, I would at least accept it. I won’t hold my breath.
commented 2017-03-22 18:09:53 -0400
hold onto your wallets it will get much worse!
commented 2017-03-22 17:45:28 -0400
Jihadi Justin cares not a whit about the middle class. His only concern is how much money he can fleece from their wages to pay for his extravagances!
commented 2017-03-22 17:37:35 -0400
Yes, Justin is an undisciplined spoiled brat!
commented 2017-03-22 17:09:08 -0400
Glenn Craig, I hear you & agree. Thanks for your rant.
Justin’s brand of feminism is un-nerving and artificial. He doesn’t denounce the Islamic subjugation of 1.4 billion women; the practice female genital mutilation; wife beating principles and instructions in the Quran;marital rape; child brides; arranged cousin marriages; honour killings according to Justin are not to be called barbaric; acid attacks on women and girls; stoning women for adultery if the rape wasn’t witnessed by four men; public lashings if the woman is not completely wrapped in cloth & veiled; girls forbidden to continue their education once they begin puberty; leaving the house without a male guardian …. the mistreatment of women in every aspect of their lives! The only thing Justin does denounce is “Islamophobia”
His daily mantra of" I’m a feminist" is designed to fool people into believing this is true…..say it often enough and some misguided folks will automatically tell you Trudeau is synonymous with feminism. They don’t bother to look at his behaviour and judge for themselves. His empty words are nauseating.

Many people are wondering why he is so enamoured with Islam, I think he is a convert and is looking to advance the Islamist’s agenda here in Canada. He is in collusion with the Muslim Brotherhood.
I would like to see a reporter ask him “Please tell Canadians when you became a muslim. Which mosque did you attend?” Pepper him with questions around when and where this happened. Keep asking.
commented 2017-03-22 16:50:17 -0400
I regret to inform you, but do you remember Harper’s weekend trip to Manhattan? Do you remember that it cost us poor taxpayers $45,000 (declared)?

See, the cost for our PM’s vacation is something we just have to put up with. Three days in Manhattan (with one kid) cost us roughly the same per day as seven days on a private island (with wife and two kids).

There’s no point in arguing about the cost here. You could argue that there is no need for all the extra entourage that accompanies our PM’s on their vacations, but that’s a separate issue.

So is the potential conflict of interest in visiting the Agha Khan. Now that’s a story.
commented 2017-03-22 16:43:32 -0400
Glenn Craig, Sylvester the cat has a lisp and he isn’t a feminist. A felinist perhaps?
commented 2017-03-22 16:31:44 -0400
This was actually a working holiday for Justin. He spent a lot of time studying the Quran and Sharia Law. I could care less how much money he spent. I want to know what the purpose of this trip was and why is he so enamoured with Islam?
Personally , I think Trudeau is a crypto-Islamist.
commented 2017-03-22 16:31:02 -0400
Oh and BTW Trudeau is a feminist…and he is going to keep saying he is a feminist until people say “so what”….I say "so what " every time he says it but he keeps on saying it anyway…sort of make’ s me think that he is either a tad autistic or he just doesn’t keep his word…and the ‘dithgusting’ ithlamophobia that is so prevalent in Canada…well that’s the thame dithgusting crowd who just don’t seem to give him the “so what” endorsement he so obsessively craves when he points out that he is a feminist….oh…you didn’t know already that he is a feminist? Well you really should by now because it is 2017 after all and he keeps saying it every media opportunity he gets…no matter how many people respond with “so what” …in spite of his promise. Perhaps it is the only line he has ever delivered in his total bomb acting career without lisping or stammering…..maybe he needs some coaching from that fellow in the movie “The King’s Impediment of Speach”….Oh BTW did I mention that he is a feminist….just thought I would remind you in case it slipped from your memory since I started typing this…yes siree…he is a feminist and he is just going to keep on saying he’s a feminist until he gets that coveted "so what " response…it is 2017 after all….in fact he just might keep on saying he’s a feminist even if you….like me….say "so what " each and every time he makes it the deflected point of discussion on TV or in question period….sort of like the Count on Sesame Street…the Count just loves to count and Justin just loves to remind you that he is a feminist…just in case it slipped your mind….it is 2017 and all …and he is just going to keep on saying he is a feminist until people say “so what”….of course he just might not keep his word and keep on saying it anyway…saying what you might ask? Why saying he is a feminist of course…..yessiree he’s here to tell you he’s a feminist …that’s for sure…and he’s just going to keep on saying it until he gets that “so what” response….

Now is this starting to get on your nerves?……WELL IT FUCKIN’ WELL AUGHT TO CAUSE IT SURE AS HELL IS GETTING ON MINE!!
commented 2017-03-22 16:20:37 -0400
Robert and Tammie…..don’t forget the $50 million or so that baby shipped to the Khan’s foundation. It would be of extreme interest to me if say $5 million found its way back to the Trudeau foundation. Remember this was tax payer money. Wouldn’t surprise me in the least. Trudeau is just as crooked as his old man was….whether Pierre or Fidel. Take your pick.
commented 2017-03-22 16:01:08 -0400
In the spirit of Rex Murphy, Brian or Ezra opinion pieces like this at the end of the National would get people thinking. It would allow for balanced information being left to the interpretation of the viewer. It would also show that MSM trusts the Canadian public to have the capacity to come to their own conclusions on any number of issues by….
….oh nevermind…
commented 2017-03-22 15:57:19 -0400
Trudeau’s spending isn’t one tenth as dangerous as his Islamic love.
commented 2017-03-22 15:56:43 -0400
How did he get to $127K?

What would seem difficult for us regular peasants to spend so much money, the filthy rich and “believe-they-are-entitled” politicians are highly experienced at spending such copious sums of OUR money.

Their copious spending is an art form in which the Liberals all have obtained their doctorates, a PhD in Librano Politics.
commented 2017-03-22 15:51:55 -0400
Robert McClelland, you’re right, there is a payoff coming.