July 17, 2019

REVEALED: After Trudeau’s visit, Canadian diplomats in India built marshmallow-and-spaghetti towers as part of “workplace well-being training”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Marshmallow and spaghetti counseling sessions and workplace harassment seminars are what punished the staff at the Indian High Commission in the wake of Trudeau’s disastrous, scandal-plagued trip to India in February 2018.

The junket was replete with dancing, over the top costumes and a Government sanctioned visit from an attempted murderer named Jaspal Atwal. After the visit from the PM, the government called in the counselors to help the diplomatic staff in India.

Staff from the Office of Conflict Resolution and the Office of Values, Ethics, and Workplace Well-being arrived in India to provide “needs analysis, design, and facilitation of activities related to enhancing workplace well-being and effectiveness at the mission.” The three also offered “confidential individual sessions to all staff at the Indian mission to discuss either workplace or personal issues."

We received 650 pages in ATIP documents about the sessions, however, several pages were redacted to under section 16(5) - the whistleblower protection exemption in federal information and privacy laws.

India mission bureaucratic and diplomatic staff were subjected to counseling sessions titled “Minding Difficult Conversations”, “Building Civility in the Workplace” and a 3-hour session named “Values and Ethics in the Workplace.”

One 4 hour-long session, titled "Social Styles Model" had participants “use a questionnaire to identify their own social style or preferred style of interaction with others” and “use exercises in small or large groups to explore the characteristics of each style, when they might be useful and how to adapt to other styles preferences when appropriate.”

That sounds a lot like training on Trudeau’s problems with women experiencing interactions with him differently than he does. One email indicated the sessions were specifically for staff who were part of the PM’s trip.

Staff also participated in a 1.5 hour long exercise called the marshmallow and spaghetti challenge. Participants were “divided into teams that compete with each other using certain supplies... (including spaghetti and a marshmallow) to see who can build the tallest structure”.

Are the Liberals running a preschool or a grown-up country with a complex economy and strained relationships with our largest trading partners?

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commented 2019-07-19 19:56:26 -0400
So what do these people do for work? It’s no wonder none of them can change a lightbulb. They’ve never worked in their lives
commented 2019-07-19 01:51:08 -0400
And John Wick and Andrew Stephenson salivate at this horse shoe being re-elected. Go figure.
commented 2019-07-19 00:00:43 -0400
Go girl! My main problem in reading this guff is avoiding the gag reflex. The waste and doolally muppets involved are unbelievable.
commented 2019-07-18 20:18:06 -0400
I hope the Canadian tax payers didn’t have to pay for the pasta and marshmallows .
Sounds like a funny farm to me .
commented 2019-07-18 15:48:18 -0400
“Are the Liberals running a preschool …”

Yup, absolutely. But to be fair, Scheer-the-steer and his ovine crew would be employing the same kind of embarrassing snot and drivel.

Any thinking adult with an ounce of pride would tell them where to shove their silly, contrived training. But there is no pride anymore, and adults are becoming increasingly rare.
commented 2019-07-18 07:11:29 -0400
Surprised SNC was not called to help with with the marshmallow and spaghetti towers.
commented 2019-07-18 03:46:10 -0400
Trudo’s “House of Spaghetti” :-)
commented 2019-07-18 01:43:17 -0400
That is pretty sad , i can personally tell you that the government does not enforce or care about the scent free workplace rule.
commented 2019-07-17 23:55:37 -0400
Great work Sheila!!
commented 2019-07-17 21:31:15 -0400
This reminds me of the stupid seminars we had when I worked for the government. One featured a motivational whistler. We blew a whole hour on that. Then the bos wanted to form a line dance troop. But I was accused of working too slowly?
commented 2019-07-17 20:06:15 -0400
I went on a ‘Trip’, (Indian Hashish) and started the whole world laughing, except for Canada who blushed with embarrassment.
commented 2019-07-17 19:14:14 -0400
Karen…LOL..yup, you summed that up nicely.
commented 2019-07-17 19:02:11 -0400
Here is what I think happened.
The whole of India threatened to kill everyone at the Embassy.
Then the whole Embassy threatened to kill each other.
To prevent someone actually going postal, they sent teddy bears via air drop.
Then when it was safe, they sent teddy bear mascot therapists.
When the embassy staff came too, they could handle the impending threats of annihilation by most of the country.
Talk about the worst God damn boss in HISTORY. I bet the staff experienced his visit differently.
No hugging it out with the locals that time.
Why didn’t Trudeau just tie a steak around the embassy staff’s necks and send them running naked through the jungle?
His attitude would have created a terrorist attack on a Canadian Embassy in INDIA! A God Damn common wealth country!
Hoo, what a bastard Trudeau really is.