Today, Justin Trudeau walked into the Delta Hotel in Ottawa to repay a debt to the International Association of Fire Fighters, Canadian Branch, for their help in getting him elected.
He may not have put it that way but in his speech, he bragged about all the good things his government is doing for the union movement, like putting an end to legislation that “unfairly” targets unions.
Does he mean legislation that takes away the openness and transparency part of former Bill C-377? You’ve heard me speak about Stephen Harper’s bill that forced the union bosses to be transparent about how the billions they collected each year, tax free, were being spent.
Justin didn’t like that bill because union bosses didn’t like it — and they helped get him elected so he had to repay the favour.
Millions were spent by unions to oust Harper and install Justin Trudeau. We’ll reveal more about this in the coming days.
In the meantime, check out this document filed with the department of labour in Washington D.C. showing that the IAFF gave $500,000 to Engage Canada, a super PAC whose sole mission it was to defeat Stephen Harper.
This is a donation we wouldn’t know anything about if the IAFF was located in Canada. Members of unions that are based in this country don’t get to find out about political donations made with their dues money.
It wasn’t an illegal donation but it’s all a little shady if you ask me. But then again, I’m not a Liberal.