May 12, 2015

Trudeau: Helping everyone isn't fair

Brian LilleyArchive

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau extended the definition of fairness during Question Period on Tuesday in the House of Commons.

After Prime Minister Stephen Harper answered one of his questions about the Conservatives’ proposed tax changes for families by saying the Conservatives want to help “every Canadian family,” Trudeau responded that helping everyone isn’t fair.

“Mr. Speaker, benefiting every single family is not what is fair,” Trudeau thundered in the Commons.

“What is fair is giving help to those who need it the most. A $2 billion tax break that favours the wealthiest families, a higher tax-free savings limit for the wealthy, thousands more in benefits for those who need help the least, that is the Prime Minister's plan.”

Trudeau has been critical of the Conservatives’ tax cutting agenda and has promised to roll back income splitting for families, the doubling of the tax free saving account limit and to replace the Universal Child Care Benefit with a program that favours lower income families.

Harper laughed at Trudeau’s assertion that helping everyone isn’t fair.

“Mr. Speaker, you see what happens when someone goes off script,” Harper said to applause from his Conservative caucus.

“The government's plan is to make life better for every single Canadian family. Canadians know full well that when they hear somebody talk about penalizing and raising taxes on some families that their intention is to do it on every family. We are not going to let that happen,” Harper said.

Trudeau unveiled his tax plan to mixed reviews last week. The plan has been criticized from the left and the right for a $2 billion expansion of spending with no explanation of where the money would come from. The NDP has been especially critical of plans to hikes taxes on the wealthiest Canadians to raise an extra $3 billion in revenue, the socialist party saying taxing the rich will not bring in that kind of revenue.


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commented 2015-05-14 22:02:42 -0400
Another example of the media supplying the proper questions to enhance his image.
commented 2015-05-14 18:27:47 -0400
Poor Justin has to read all his questions and they all seem to come from his friendly Butt.
commented 2015-05-14 15:40:26 -0400
OMG – Justin Trudeau is his own attack ad.
Here is a definition of fairness, in case Jr. needs it:
1. The state, condition, or quality of being fair, or free from bias or injustice; even handedness, equality for all involved.
commented 2015-05-14 12:44:10 -0400
All this country has to do is look at what’s happening here in Ontario to see what our future could hold if this twit and his vanguard get into office.
Talk about a hidden agenda, Winnie sure didn’t boardcast her intention to drop a cap and trade tax on us during the election last year, so I say
buyer beware…
commented 2015-05-14 11:22:35 -0400
Just keep this “idiot” talking . . . it is painfully obvious that this 1%er . . . who has NEVER had a real job is living in a “Parallel Universe” . . .
commented 2015-05-14 10:55:17 -0400
Soon, very soon, we will discover that Justin Trudeau is in fact Ben Stiller, who has been posing as the leader of the Liberal Party, in his persona of Derek Zoolander. It’s all just an attempt to promote his new upcoming movie. No real harm has been done, no one with half a brain would ever have actually voted for Zoolander to lead this country. Right?
commented 2015-05-14 09:37:02 -0400
Obama’s clone should be embarrassed for what comes out of that mouth! Is there no end to depths of his stupidity, and ignorance?
commented 2015-05-13 22:51:11 -0400
Justin ( I am sure you read the Rebel ) are you willing to give up your inherited wealth to share with the less fortunate and make everybody equal?
commented 2015-05-13 10:30:53 -0400
Typical Leftist move, exemplified by Trudeau and that POS Obama in the U.S.. For the hard and divisive Left, giving everyone equal opportunity to benefit in society is unpalatable. They prefer to create class struggle and to pit the poor against the middle class and both against the rich. The Left does not like harmony, cooperation, equal opportunity and wealth creation because that would mean that Big Government would lose control. Rather, they would pit the classes against each other so anarchy ensues; then Big Government can intervene and drive everyone to their knees in dependence and oppression.
commented 2015-05-13 07:46:55 -0400
Ha, Butt’s meat puppet spews more disjointed klepto-nomics – you really don’t believe these champagne commie “taxes on the rich” will even effect Trudough’s real constituency (the Laurentian Oligarchy)? The big and old money is tucked away out of govt. sight – these guys never file a tax return.
commented 2015-05-13 00:33:54 -0400
Between the NDP hiring Brian Topp to run things in Alberta, while he has stated he hates the oil industry – guess he`ll get them firing up the failing windmills that kill birds and produce below normal amounts of energy and this air head Chinese Government loving non experienced small league politician who teaches Drama and is financed by daddy`s estate, I believe Canada is slipping into Big Time trouble? The news just keeps getting worse! Along with Bill C-51, we are going to be going broke and won`t even be able to protest about it!
commented 2015-05-13 00:09:30 -0400
“What is fair is giving help to those who need it the most. A $2 billion tax break that favours the wealthiest families, a higher tax-free savings limit for the wealthy, thousands more in benefits for those who need help the least, that is the Prime Minister’s plan.” says Junior.

Is he still stuck on that “only benefits the wealthy” line? That’s already been disproven… Come on, Junior, get with the program! Update your “platform” to include some reality, and ditch the stuff you’ve already been shown is false!

And the Liberals are wondering why they’re trailing the NDP
commented 2015-05-13 00:04:07 -0400
peter i would not worry the ndp government in alberta will not last more then 4 yrs it was a protest vote to show the PC there not invincible.
commented 2015-05-12 23:15:31 -0400
Now that Alberta is down and going out, all we need is the Shiny Pony in the PM’s chair and then we will become the next Greece is, oh … say 4 years. But we will have lots and lots of solar panel farms and wind mill farms all over the country.

Won’t that be nice?
commented 2015-05-12 23:11:09 -0400
@ Rick Marszalski – “I’ve never seen so much stupid packed into one cheap suit. I’m surprised the stitching holds!!”

Oh, come on, Rick! His suit isn’t cheap! :)
commented 2015-05-12 23:06:06 -0400
The headline should have been : Shiny Pony Rode Hard and Put away Wet by PM >;^}
commented 2015-05-12 21:51:18 -0400
Most depressing to think that this man could be PM this year creating a dynasty. His racist father did not believe in fairness either.
commented 2015-05-12 21:34:33 -0400
If you owned any type of business would you hire Mr. Trudeau to run it for you? Seriously, just walk way and let him run it. Give that question some serious thought.
commented 2015-05-12 21:31:13 -0400
Rick Marszalski – I inadvertently flagged your post. I wish to retract it as I agree entirely with your post. On another note I hope boy Trudeau is paying attention. I am nearing retirement age and I am solidly middle class. I have been all my life. Tax Free Savings Accounts and Income Splitting are the only real tax benefits I have ever enjoyed. I don’t understand how the kid thinks taking these away will make me happy. When I was raising my kids, as the mom in a single income family, I never saw the kinds of benefits that double income families did. But that was OK. I felt I was doing the right thing. I still do, since I have unleashed 3 grown up people who I admire and who inspire me every day and whom I know will contribute to their communities and their circles of influence. But if Boy Trudeau ends up in the Prime Minister’s chair this fall, next year, when I can retire with whatever benefits I can, I will – and will most likely retire to a more respectful country taking my energy and enthusiasm elsewhere. I’m thinking Costa Rica or maybe Belize.
commented 2015-05-12 20:51:45 -0400
Hey Rick, Thanks for the Trudope joke. LMFAO! Sad thing is, for as much of a (rich trust fund kid) moron that he is, the people in the shadows are not. Gerald Butts comes to mind. There is danger there. The man is an extremist who helped bring Ontario to its knees.
commented 2015-05-12 20:37:51 -0400
Class warfare, pitting one Canadian against another Canadian, this is the tactic of the Liberals and NDP. Pandering to special interests, and looking out for only those that they see as supporters, that to is the trademark of the left. Trudeau is in WAY over his head!
commented 2015-05-12 20:29:26 -0400
I know what the hidden agenda tax revenue source is…the same one the left is going for in Sweden…the 30% “man tax”…it addresses the “gender pay gap”…it finances universal day care….it provides mahogany furniture to the administrative offices of all the battered womyn’s shelters and womyn’s studies departments at universities all with one stroke of the pen.

Ask the Liberals before the election if that is their plan and they will either deny it or hum and haw and not dismiss it as an option.

Once elected they will ram it down our throats and say the voters gave them that mandate…er..ungh…persondate….(I stand politically corrected)…all in the name of fairness…and don’t you dare suggest it isn’t fair because that will qualify as hate speech.
commented 2015-05-12 20:05:21 -0400
When it comes to Trudeau, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … I’ve never seen so much stupid packed into one cheap suit. I’m surprised the stitching holds!!
commented 2015-05-12 19:41:04 -0400
Baked troodo strikes again. No worries troodo. Your line, “benefiting every single family isn’t what is fair…” won’t appear more than a few thousand times in “disclosure ads” that will be called attack ads by the MSM.

Somehow when you open you big yap troodo, it’s an attack on you. Good job dickhead.
commented 2015-05-12 19:34:33 -0400
Question: Since Junior apparently doesn’t have the capacity of rational thought, one must ask what his income is. Junior wants to increase taxes on people/families with an income over$200k… what is his income? Is he volunteering for a tax hike? Or is he planning to apply it to “everybody else”?
commented 2015-05-12 19:30:28 -0400
Like I’ve always said, “dumber than a sack of rocks”!!! Surely Canadians aren’t dumb enough to re-elect him, are they? They’re not….. are they? Or at least, not enough to get him elected Prime Minister!?! If they are…. Man!!! Are we ever in trouble!!!
commented 2015-05-12 19:08:01 -0400
There is a column in the Globe and Mail today that says Trudeau will use the funds from the CANADA PENSION PLAN to build infrastructure across Canada. I do not trust him to do this, do you? This is what Wynne is doing in Ontario. She is setting up the Ontario Pension Plan to build infrastructure (bullshit) in Ontario. The money will be used for her pet projects. BEWARE—he will use all of the money for GREEN PROJECTS ACROSS CANADA. That is why he has Butts and McGuinty behind the scenes.
commented 2015-05-12 19:01:56 -0400
Nice pouty picture of Trudope. What he actually said in the Commons amounts to the Lieberals’ plans to create “classes” of Canadians. Helping all Canadians is not fair? Define please. Which class, would they, the Liberals, fall into, one asks? Previous Liberal Gov’ts have already demonstrated who benefits from their promises and plans. It is not the public. Liberal scandals have always focussed on Liberal friends, associates, insiders, and organizitions. The public only gets to pay for it all.