July 03, 2019

Team Trudeau SLAMMED for protecting Gerald Butts' expenses from The Rebel!

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

The Rebel gets results! The Prime Minister’s top bureaucrats in the Privy Council Office were just slammed by the Information Commissioner for withholding information from us.

Over the course of the last 4 years, we have been asking for expense documents for Justin Trudeau’s best buddy and former principal secretary in the Prime Minister’s office, Gerald Butts. The requests were nearly always blocked because we were asking for information the Privy Council Office determined to be “personal information”. Often after a series of appeals, we would get just a sliver of the information we knew existed.

And it looks like now, the Information Commish has had enough of partisan bureaucrats in Trudeau's inner circle abusing the records retention rules to protect Trudeau’s closest confidant from public scrutiny in a scathing finding based on an investigation prompted by our ongoing complaints.

Commissioner Caroline Maynard wrote in her decision:

“PUBLICLY AVAILABLE INFORMATION ON EXEMPT STAFF TRAVEL SHOULD BE DISCLOSED.

“We investigated eight complaints about the decision by the Privy Council Office (PCO) to refuse to disclose travel expenses for members of the Prime Minister’s staff who are not part of the regular public service (known as “exempt staff”). PCO claimed that the records constituted personal information.

“Some of the information in one of the complaints did not meet the definition of “personal information” in the Privacy Act (based on which institutions may withhold information).

“The Commissioner determined that these eight complaints were well founded. She wrote to the Prime Minister and formally recommended that he direct the PCO to disclose the information that she considered not to be personal information. She also recommended that PCO reconsider whether it could disclose any publicly available personal information.

“Despite having been granted an extension, the Prime Minister did not respond to the Commissioner’s recommendations. Consequently, we concluded all eight complaints were well-founded, but not resolved, and closed them without the benefit of a response. As a result, the complainant did not receive the information the Commissioner recommended PCO release.”

Trudeau thinks the rules don’t apply to him, but the Info Commissioner just rapped his knuckles to remind him that they do.

But this isn't the first time that the Rebel has gotten these sorts of results.

Back in 2016 in 2017, we uncovered a Liberal partisan working in the public service who was using his government time to do partisan organizing on behalf of the Ontario Liberals.

As Andrew Lawton reported at the time, the man, from his government email address, was receiving partisan materials from the Ontario Liberals. He even helped organize a riding association annual general meeting on his government email in the middle of a workday. That investigation, and the attempted deleted email cover-up after the fact, prompted the Info Commissioner to refer the whole mess to the Attorney General for a further criminal investigation.

Trudeau’s government thinks that handing out cash to failing media companies amounts to supporting the free press while the same government continues to block journalists and stymie access requests when they think no one is watching.

Journalism means holding the government to account for this, and everything else they think they can get away with when those tasked with watching have been bailed-out into silence.

Everything else is just repeating and not reporting.

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commented 2019-07-04 14:29:37 -0400
Speaking of Butts, who do you think was behind McGuinty and Wynne’s destructive energy policies? Does anyone actually believe Butts doesn’t still advise and council Justin? They have been close buddies since University. Butts is just laying low, but I believe he is still very much in the game.

These guys think that they are untouchable. I think they are schooled at the Clinton/Obama/ Soros Teflon school of corruption.
commented 2019-07-04 09:35:44 -0400
Great job Sheila!! What I would like to also see Sheila do a story on is how much money the Canadian Gov’t ( Trudeau and his slimy friends ) “donated” to the Clinton foundation who then donated to the Trudeau Foundation. As in our tax dollars ending up in Trudeau’s pockets. How much was given to the Clintons to pay off Leads Now and others to get Harper out of power in the last election. All you have to do is follow the money. Crooked pieces of shit think they are all above the rest of us.
commented 2019-07-04 01:29:50 -0400
JT:
“A most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.”
commented 2019-07-03 22:52:13 -0400
Who is going to bring this up in Question Period? Do we even have an opposition? The PM is ignoring the Commissioner. Can he do that and if he can then what is the point in having an Information Commissioner and rules the government is supposed to follow.?
Scheer could use this against Trudeau, but won’t because of where the story originates. This isn’t a democracy its a dictatorship.
commented 2019-07-03 20:24:59 -0400
WOW. I guess I’m just shocked that a bureaucrat in the bureaucracy under the Trudeau Liberals would stand up and do the right thing…like this Information Commissioner seems to have done…instead of doing the usual thing and lying and covering up for their false Golden Boy and his crimes against Canada.
I’d compare this scandal to those other recent Liberal scandals – but no one’s talking who knows anything…and the FNMP (Fake News Media Party) is lying and covering up as usual.
We don’t know the guilt or innocence of any of the players. It’s like another High River Gun Grab cover up all over again…and we still don’t know anything!
Being a cynic by nurture, I don’t much trust any government, and the Trudeau Liberals, not as far as I can throw the fat-ass, public trough snuffling swine.
These Liberals are referred to as cesspoolians and other derogatory names for a reason, and a it’s a good enough reason to have a thorough audit and/or investigation into their criminality and treason, and by outside, independent sources, into the cesspool that is certain to be discovered about the funny-business-as-usual Libranos…

Good job.
Give ’em Hell Sheila!
commented 2019-07-03 20:14:57 -0400
What about the crimes in the PMO that we don’t hear off?? PM dose spin and alo sin. It is in his nature.
commented 2019-07-03 19:43:13 -0400
trudeau and his cohorts are nothing but CRIMINALS- pure and simple!
NONE HAVE ANY RIGHT IN OFFICE ANYWHERE IN CANADA, so, what I want to know is WHEN IF AT ALL ARE THE POWERS THAT BE (PARLIAMENTARY OVERSEERS, COURTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY IF NECESSARY, CANADIANS) GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
CANADA -or rather the new canukistan has become one of the most CORRUPT, RACIST, BORDER-LESS, LAWLESS, CRIMINAL/TERRORIST INFESTED LANDS ON THE PLANET and canuks continue to say and do NOTHING while also continuing to HAND OVER THEIR MONEY, LIVES, FREEDOMS AND SO ON TO THESES CRIMINALS to do with as they please.
NONE OF US ARE GOING TO SURVIVE ANOTHER 5 YEARS IF SOMETHING IS NOT DONE NOW!
our media is in it up to their eyeballs as well and NONE seem to get the fact that when we go down, SO TOO SHALL ALL OF THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES!
NONE OF US ARE GOING TO SURVIVE THIS WAR AGAINST FREEDOM,DEMOCRACY, PEACE, OUR RESOURCES/JOBS, PROSPERITY , CULTURE, RACE OR VALUES.
WE FOUGHT TOGETHER WITH OUR ALLIES TO FREE THE WORLD DURING WWII FROM THE GLOBAL ENEMY AT THE TIME BUT NOW WE SIMPLY SURRENDER WITH OUR TAILS BETWEEN OUR LEGS AND FOR WHAT?
OUR OWN GOVERNMENT/POLITICIANS, COURTS, SCHOOLS, MEDIA, LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY -WHOM WE PAY FOR, HATE US AND EVERYTHING CANADIAN AND ARE ATTACKING US DAILY AND WE ARE TOO WEAK TO STOP IT, much less it would appear do canadians care-THAT IS UNTIL THE SLAUGHTER BEGINS and then it will be TOO LATE AND AGAIN, NONE OF US ARE GOING TO ESCAPE IT!
commented 2019-07-03 19:43:13 -0400
trudeau and his cohorts are nothing but CRIMINALS- pure and simple!
NONE HAVE ANY RIGHT IN OFFICE ANYWHERE IN CANADA, so, what I want to know is WHEN IF AT ALL ARE THE POWERS THAT BE (PARLIAMENTARY OVERSEERS, COURTS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY IF NECESSARY, CANADIANS) GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
CANADA -or rather the new canukistan has become one of the most CORRUPT, RACIST, BORDER-LESS, LAWLESS, CRIMINAL/TERRORIST INFESTED LANDS ON THE PLANET and canuks continue to say and do NOTHING while also continuing to HAND OVER THEIR MONEY, LIVES, FREEDOMS AND SO ON TO THESES CRIMINALS to do with as they please.
NONE OF US ARE GOING TO SURVIVE ANOTHER 5 YEARS IF SOMETHING IS NOT DONE NOW!
our media is in it up to their eyeballs as well and NONE seem to get the fact that when we go down, SO TOO SHALL ALL OF THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES!
NONE OF US ARE GOING TO SURVIVE THIS WAR AGAINST FREEDOM,DEMOCRACY, PEACE, OUR RESOURCES/JOBS, PROSPERITY , CULTURE, RACE OR VALUES.
WE FOUGHT TOGETHER WITH OUR ALLIES TO FREE THE WORLD DURING WWII FROM THE GLOBAL ENEMY AT THE TIME BUT NOW WE SIMPLY SURRENDER WITH OUR TAILS BETWEEN OUR LEGS AND FOR WHAT?
OUR OWN GOVERNMENT/POLITICIANS, COURTS, SCHOOLS, MEDIA, LAW ENFORCEMENT, MILITARY -WHOM WE PAY FOR, HATE US AND EVERYTHING CANADIAN AND ARE ATTACKING US DAILY AND WE ARE TOO WEAK TO STOP IT, much less it would appear do canadians care-THAT IS UNTIL THE SLAUGHTER BEGINS and then it will be TOO LATE AND AGAIN, NONE OF US ARE GOING TO ESCAPE IT!
commented 2019-07-03 19:16:27 -0400
A number of the F.o.I. requests by Rebel are coming due now, long over-due. These should normally have an impact on the election by showing that the Liberal Party of Corruption,LPC, well lives up to its name. Even more so by its french acronym, PLC, Party of the Liberally Corrupt. Sadly, the corrupted mainstream media will ensure these revelations are buried.
commented 2019-07-03 18:56:44 -0400
The Libranos are a criminal organization led by “Don” Trudeau. The MSM is complicit in the criminality by concealing these crimes from the public.
commented 2019-07-03 18:45:53 -0400
So when do you think the RCMP- the Liberal Party’s Private police service- will investigate The Groper? My guess is never. They wasted no time on 30 some charges against Mike Duffy but The Groper owns these curly tails.

My Dad was a cop and I am glad he is no longer around to see the sad state of decline of the police services in Canucksistan. It’s enough to make you weep.
commented 2019-07-03 18:45:29 -0400
Another example of Trudeau’s so-called “Open Government’s Sunny Ways”. Thank God for the hard work done by the Rebel or we would never see this closed door hiding public information.
commented 2019-07-03 18:42:02 -0400
“Rapped” HIS knuckles. As in gave them a smack with a ruler like kids used to get in school on occasion.