It recently came to light that Rona Ambrose, leader of the opposition, was herself on a billionaire’s yacht, while criticizing Justin Trudeau for not being able to resist a billionaire lifestyle.
Justin Trudeau is actually a celebrity, having grown up on the cover of magazines with an an actress mom who reportedly had an affair with Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger. We’re quite used to Trudeau acting like a celebrity, rubbing shoulders with billionaires and elites. But Rona Ambrose?
Sure, she ran it by the ethics office and they said it was allowed, clarifying that she didn’t have to report any gifts or benefits unless they were related to her role as an MP. But do you think Rona thought about the optics?
Does she have room to criticize Trudeau? Because it appears Rona Ambrose can’t resist the billionaire lifestyle either.
Watch my video as I detail Ambrose’s critique of Trudeau while having herself been on board billionaire Murray Edwards’ yacht.
Edwards made his fortune from the oil sands and is part owner of the Calgary Flames. He’s no stranger to politics – he once supported the NDP’s carbon tax and then moved overseas to London.
It must be nice having all these billionaire friends and this isn’t the first time Ambrose has showed signs of entitlement. She led expense claims across the board for the first half of 2016, coming in at $320,000. Before moving into Stornaway, she also claimed almost $10,000 over a few months for a $2,000 per month condo.
Rona Ambrose can’t resist the billionaire lifestyle and in that respect, I don’t think she’s any different than the Prime Minister - billionaires, yachts, outrageous travel expenses – she’s Justin Trudeau-lite.