January 18, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: How Trudeau’s “gender parity” politics hijacked the cabinet swearing in ceremony

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

When Justin Trudeau took office just over a year ago, he made history by appointing a cabinet made up of an equal number of men and women. And he wanted everyone to know.

While the initiative—which Trudeau claimed was “because it’s 2015”—was presented as one of altruism, it was actually all about politics.

Now, under documents obtained through Access to Information, I know that the incoming prime minister’s office even let politics take over the swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall.

Two days before the ceremony, one individual whose name and title has been redacted, emailed the team coordinating the swearing in, saying,

“Just want to confirm that we are still alternating between male and female cabinet ministers to emphasize the gender parity of the Cabinet.”

This is a stark departure from how order is typically determined—existing Privy Council members taking them in a group, then new Privy Council members, because the oath requirements are different. Ministers are typically sworn in by order of precedence depending on their portfolio—not their sex.

It looks from the emails as though the incoming PMO couldn’t even make up its mind until the last minute, prompting one Privy Council staffer to write, “I’m not convinced that it matters……… (At this pt)” (sic) to a couple of colleagues.

It wasn’t until after 9:00pm two days before the ceremony when final confirmation was given that the “current intention from senior PMO is to alternate by gender."

The implications of this were that media messaging on how people would be sworn in had to be left deliberately vague—because no one knew otherwise what to tell inquiring reporters.

All because it’s the current year.

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commented 2017-01-19 18:13:51 -0500
Thanks DEB…..I would be remiss to leave out one of the major contributors to the “forcing”.
commented 2017-01-19 17:37:52 -0500
David White – and you forgot Election’s Canada, that staged an illegal election. We wouldn’t have boy wonder in office, if it weren’t for the corruption in this left wing cesspool.
commented 2017-01-19 15:56:25 -0500
i am particularly fond of his extra large gender equal security detail… 9 men to every woman..
commented 2017-01-19 15:38:01 -0500
What do you expect from a “Boy Prince”, who has never had to work for anything in his life, but goes through life with a false sense of idealism & entitlement. Sure this fool thinks he is being progressive by rotating the swearing in ceremony, yet when visiting a mosque expects his female staff to sit at the back of the mosque.

What a foolish leader we have!
commented 2017-01-19 12:04:54 -0500
ANDREW STEPHENSON…Maybe you should check again. Obama operatives, US union money, UN interference, SAUDI MONEY, lest we not forget the “special” work done by the cbc. I,’m quite sure there are tracks that would lead to Soros as well.
commented 2017-01-19 11:02:08 -0500
“Marty Ashfield commented 15 hours ago
Justin Trudeau = The most deplorable asshole that Canada has ever had forced on it as a PM.”

Forced by whom? Last I checked, he was elected by Canadians.
commented 2017-01-18 22:35:43 -0500
I really hate to have to agree Marty, but my sentiments exactly. It simply is not possible for anyone who said they hated Harper to have done so more than I absolutely detest Justin Trudeau.
commented 2017-01-18 20:30:19 -0500
Sorry Mr. Lawton, you say, “Because it is 2017.” But we have not had an official pronouncement from Baby Doc as yet that it is no longer 2015. We cannot trust the change of seasons, orbit of the earth, tilt of the axis, length of day until Baby Doc makes his decision because he is refiguring space and time.
commented 2017-01-18 20:25:48 -0500
Justin Trudeau = The most deplorable asshole that Canada has ever had forced on it as a PM.
I hate this M*^her f*cker so much it makes me sick to hear him and see his penis faced mug.
commented 2017-01-18 19:38:40 -0500
As Forrest Gump would say, “Stupid is as stupid does”. Or as Hilary would say “A cabinet of deplorables”. (Although not about JT and his team, she’s more deplorable than they are. I just stole the line from her as it’s an apt description of Junior and his crew)
commented 2017-01-18 18:45:40 -0500
Facebook has 58 genders. Trudeau cabinet only has two.