November 06, 2015

Trudeau didn't deliver on gender parity -- five of his female cabinet ministers will be paid less!

Brian LilleyArchive

Like much of what went on Tuesday for Justin Trudeau’s swearing in, his pledge for gender parity in cabinet was a mirage as it's now known that he failed to deliver on his promise.

How could that be? Well, while there are equal numbers around the cabinet table, turns out that women in Trudeau’s cabinet will be paid considerably less.

Of the 15 women in Trudeau’s cabinet, five of them are not full ministers but Minister’s of State, which means "junior cabinet ministers" who will be paid a lot less. He delivered an equal number but not equal pay or status.

After media reports came out on this, Trudeau’s office scrambled. They told iPolitics that it was a bureaucratic glitch that will be fixed.

Trudeau said he wanted equality in his cabinet. Parity, because it’s 2015.

If it is 2015, why are all the minister of state positions held by women? I’m not shocked though.

Like a typical progressive, Justin Trudeau’s version of equality is all smoke and mirrors.

I not only thought that Trudeau could find 15 competent women to sit in his cabinet, I thought he could find more which is one of my arguments against his 50-50 gender parity rule. But Trudeau promised parity. He said an equal number of men and women and he was applauded for delivering. Except he didn’t.

He may have invited 15 women into the cabinet room but five of them would have to go eat at the kids table getting smaller portions than the others.


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commented 2015-11-09 02:35:01 -0500
Sorry, Jay, but I just can’t see what you find so appealing about this man/boy. He’s not articulate, and he’s not experienced or politically savvy enough to be the PM. He lacks the professionalism and distinguished leadership qualities Harper, and even some Liberal PMs before him, presented. From what I’ve seen, the majority of his supporters act like fan boys/girls. Though he can be a diva, he’s not suppose to be seen as a superstar, he’s suppose to be a world leader, Canada’s leader. Since he’s not treated seriously, he’s not going to act seriously, and no one will take him seriously. That’s not a PM a lot of Canadians can or will be proud of.
commented 2015-11-09 00:34:10 -0500
Michelle, I think this is a government most of us will be proud of.
Internationally, Justin Trudeau hit the airwaves as some handsome hunk. In the next few weeks he will have to present himself to the world stage as an intelligent, articulate man. In the campaign at home he did that.
The thing about the election campaign is that supporters — or those attracted to Trudeau for whatever reason — held back until they were sure he won. Now we have all those supporters, plus the international media, feeling vindicated and looking for any reason to praise Trudeau.
commented 2015-11-08 13:36:13 -0500
Jay, no offense, but your post is difficult to take seriously. Justin Trudeau is a clueless idiot, this is a plain and simple fact to any logical person of any political stripe. A friend of mine who has no interest in politics and never talked about political subjects before this election is now constantly complaining about “the kid” as she calls him. The problem is that Justin voters are blinded by this fact because they’re his fans. They seem so starry-eyed over him they don’t notice or don’t care about how clearly incompetent he is, and how inappropriate it is for him to be in the PM position. Those who voted for Harper, or even Mulcair, voted for substance, not youthful looks and behaviors. A world leader needs to be mature and responsible with statesman/stateswoman qualities, a strong representative for our country, which Trudeau Junior is not. Conservative voters don’t seem to hold a personal interest with Harper, choosing to focus only on his merits and qualifications, and are loyal to him because he best represents their ideology as well as preferring his governing style. They don’t invent illusions of the actual politician himself, like the rock star image placed on Justin and the tyrant image placed on Harper by those with far left mindsets. The worst refer to Harper as a nazi which is way over the line and just disgusting.

How the media and a lot of people who voted for Justin Trudeau fawn over him almost seems like they’re not able to tell the difference between him and Justin Bieber. The thing is that Bieber as a pop star doesn’t represent Canada as Trudeau does as the PM, so it’s a far bigger problem for us as Canadians that Justin Trudeau will be making a fool out of himself for all the world to see. This is not a government most of us will be able to be proud of.
commented 2015-11-08 03:26:05 -0500
Jay speak for yourself , i find them nothing to be proud of.
commented 2015-11-08 03:25:41 -0500
Mark i do not give a damn what the liberal party says, they are corrupt and lie constantly. It should not have happened in the first place, how about some responsibility , like you would have whined if it had been Harper
commented 2015-11-08 00:36:36 -0500
Five of the new cabinet ministers will be paid less? I wish it was the whole bunch.
We are looking forward to a Trudeau government which is financially responsible, besides being representative.
Finally, a government we can be proud of.
commented 2015-11-07 06:50:52 -0500
I could care less that his whole cabinet were women if they were the most competent and were capable of building a better Canada. What bothers me the most is they are Blind Mice who are following Chicken Little into the same rat hole his father drug us into.
commented 2015-11-07 01:36:21 -0500
Bravo is attracted to men and thinks they should be paid fairly.
O.k. mister, but not everyone agrees with your disposition.
commented 2015-11-07 00:30:56 -0500
So trudope pays some women less than others?

No probs – trudope is married for children but likes his men for pleasure.

So in the end it does not matter. You should get paid what you are worth and not a penny more.
commented 2015-11-07 00:18:46 -0500
Drew that’s what I’m saying. It WAS changed before they were even sworn in. Read the Orders in Council. They said they were full Ministers before anyone was talking about it.

Then someone read the Treasury board rules (the out dated ones) and the media was alerted to the Junior Ministers (which don’t exist anymore)
commented 2015-11-06 23:37:35 -0500
Astonishing choice of headline by Brian Lilley: “five of his female cabinet ministers will be paid less!”
I wish all of the cabinet ministers were paid a bit less. That five of them are taking lower pay, is that bad?
commented 2015-11-06 23:27:23 -0500
Guy that is funny but not real, Justin could not teach a grade 4 student anything as they have a higher IQ than he does.
commented 2015-11-06 23:13:42 -0500
Awesome story Guy. For some reason though I believe it wouldn’t be published or shown by any MSM. Get it into facebook.
commented 2015-11-06 21:09:16 -0500
Justin Trudeau was visiting a primary school in Lanark and visited a grade four class. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.
The teacher asked Mr. Trudeau if he would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘tragedy.’ So our illustrious Party Leader asked the class for an example of a ‘tragedy’.
One little boy stood up and offered: “If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs him over and kills him, that would be a tragedy.”
“No,” said Trudeau, “that would be an accident.”
A little girl raised her hand: “If a school bus carrying 50 children drove off a cliff, killing everyone, that would be a tragedy.”
“I’m afraid not,” explained Trudeau. “That’s what we would call a great loss.”
The room went silent. No other child volunteered. Trudeau searched the room.
“Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?”
Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher held her breath.
In a quiet voice he said: “If the plane carrying you and Mrs. Trudeau was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy.”
“Fantastic!” exclaimed Trudeau, “That’s right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?”
Well," says Johnny, “It has to be a tragedy, because it sure as hell wouldn’t be a great loss… and you can bet your sweet ass it wouldn’t be an accident either!”
The teacher left the room..
Please Note, this is called humor and is intended to be a joke
commented 2015-11-06 20:23:06 -0500
Mark if it was changed before anyone knew of it then i would agree , but it wasn’t and you know the liberal media would have acted differently if it had been Harper
commented 2015-11-06 20:21:58 -0500
Mark sorry but it was not a lie, it was true , they changed it.
commented 2015-11-06 20:00:47 -0500
Drew, the title of the article is a LIE. It says 5 of the women ministers will be paid less. That is not and was never true.
However, the orders in Council, where you can read them on the government’s official website if you want (sorry it was CBC I just googled and the first article that had a link to the orders I used) stated that on November 4th they were sworn in as Full Ministers. Which is before multiple media sources got it wrong that these were junior ministers. But who would let a little thing like fact get in the way of a good Liberal slam.
commented 2015-11-06 19:43:17 -0500
25 of those 30 look pretty white to me.
commented 2015-11-06 19:41:56 -0500
Hey look on Justin’s right he is sitting next to someone else who’s daddy paid their way through life. LMAO
commented 2015-11-06 19:41:03 -0500
Well, Islam means to submit (like to Satan) It was founded by the cousins of a pedophile, murdering rapist. It has a political agenda (like the US) but uses freedom of religion laws (except in the foundering countries) to dominate state liberties
commented 2015-11-06 19:40:36 -0500
If this exact same thing happened under Harper the CBC would have quite a different story and the leftie fools would be having a cow.
commented 2015-11-06 19:39:38 -0500
Keith Barnes Kelly Zak will only realize the truth when the noose it being put on.
commented 2015-11-06 19:37:13 -0500
Anyone who uses CBC as a source is blind fool.
commented 2015-11-06 19:36:44 -0500
Liberals screwed up , sorry if the truth hurts the little child lefties LMAO
commented 2015-11-06 19:35:46 -0500
Mark and Zak get their asses handed to them again. Now Mark and Zak go get some REAL news , like cutting away from the olympics to show a member of pussy riot going to court LMAO, HARD HITTING NEWS!
commented 2015-11-06 19:33:41 -0500
Mark they did not lie and liberal media spin is not the truth , now go tell me about the REAL reporters who slandered our troops , lied about Rob Ford, lied about Duffy. Lied about the Levin trial, lied about the attack in Calgary and lie about the attacks in Israel , calling the Rebel slanted is pretty pathetic when you cannot prove they lied, now lets see your proof, i have given you left wing media lies.
commented 2015-11-06 19:08:42 -0500
Somebody, please, tell Kelly Zak about Islam.
commented 2015-11-06 18:48:59 -0500
Liberal members of Parliament should all be paid the same amount, this should be the same as what is paid to the lowest MP. This is all they are worth. Just look at them at Question Period, they are all tanked, the only way you know that they are still alive is when you see them yawn. Just a bunch of damp dish cloths.
commented 2015-11-06 18:47:21 -0500
Also Marty, I listened to the commentary. Sadly, it purported the same exact LIE that is the basis of this article.
commented 2015-11-06 18:46:32 -0500
Marty, I am most definitely Mark David Johnson. I would never change my name to post something. Maybe there’s enough intellectual Canadians getting sick of the rebel articles getting plastered on facebook spouting lies that we’re actually coming here to correct some of it. Ever think about that possibility?