February 02, 2016

Trudeau tries to correct awkward message to bereaved husband of terror attack victim

Jonathan D. HaleviRebel Blogger Mike Fan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a reconciling message to Yves Richard, the bereaved husband of Maude Carrier who was murdered in a terror attack in Burkina Faso (January 16, 2016). Richard hung up on a call from Trudeau protesting what he felt was a “canned” expression of sympathy.

During an interview broadcast on February 1, 2016 to CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge,  Trudeau tried to correct the bad impression of his phone conversation with the bereaved husband saying that he has “nothing but the deepest compassion and sympathy for him through the difficult time he is going through.”

The following is the transcript of the Trudeau’s interview on this topic (22:58-24:12):

Peter Mansbridge: “We’ve all read that one of the Canadian parents of one of the Canadians who died in Burkina Faso at the hands of the terrorists hung up on you in the phone call because he felt you were acting just like a politician in what you were saying to him. What do say to him?

Justin Trudeau: “First of all I repeat what I did say that I can’t imagine what he is going through and that I gave him my full support as a representative of Canadians but also as father who loves his wife and kids very very much, and I was glad to be able to speak with him, and I understand his sense of deep loss and his trying to figure out what, how to act, what to do, where to go next.”

Peter Mansbridge: “But he felt like you were not helping him that you were talking like a politician.”

Justin Trudeau: “We ensured that consular services that the Canadian government is doing everything that it possibly could in what is unbelievably situation for him. So I certainly have nothing but the deepest compassion and sympathy for him through the difficult time he is going through.”

(This article originally appeared on CIJ News and is republished with permission)

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commented 2016-02-04 00:45:50 -0500
this kid is more irrgnorant than his father.he is missing his beeny with propellor.he isnt capable of orchestrating a girls hopscotch game
commented 2016-02-03 18:42:17 -0500
pompous peter and selfie boy?

Says it all………….
commented 2016-02-03 17:20:32 -0500
Common sense is a rare trait or so it seems these days. I too have found that those who have had everything handed to them are indeed lacking in character in more ways than one. I’ve also met a few people that were incredibly “book smart” but in the real world they were completely at a loss. How we were raised you either had to work for it or make do without, we certainly did not expect a free ride or a handout. How times have changed.

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
― Socrates
commented 2016-02-03 16:00:04 -0500
The smartest and most intelligent people that I know never even graduated high school. They were born with common sense, and learned as they went. One of my daughter’s boyfriends was going to school to become a teacher, and he told me that anyone that didn’t go to university is basically a write off. I thank God that my daughter finally dumped him! I still laugh about him thinking how smart he is, and how stupid the rest of us are for not going to university. I would rather talk to those who never had the opportunities handed to them, and when opportunities came a long they were grateful, and made the most of them. I find those who have had everything handed to them are immature, and don’t possess a real depth of character.
commented 2016-02-03 07:48:29 -0500
Left on his own the liberal poster boy always shows his true colours.
commented 2016-02-03 02:34:39 -0500
Just would like to share a story my Grandfather told me in the late 60’s during the PET dictatorship!
One of his buddies who worked for PET’s dad had to take a day off to take care of his wife’s funeral who had passed away! PET’s dad told him, if your not here tommorrow don’t bother comming back your fired!
So he quit and my Grandfather lent him money till he found another job!
The Trudeau family were also pretty rich in those days!
commented 2016-02-03 02:06:22 -0500
Sean Penson putting the FeeCee in BeeCee
commented 2016-02-03 02:05:23 -0500
Right on, i would have told him to eat shit and die before i hung up, but that is just me.
commented 2016-02-03 01:47:33 -0500
“the previous commenters Hyacinth and Deborah Graupner may I suggest that you should never confuse education with intelligence”

No offense intended Sandra, but it is you who confused education with intelligence. I wrote, “Maybe, depends on how you categorize intelligence. If in reference to education then yes very much so, but outside the halls of academia one could definitely argue that point. It is all rather subjective.”

Sandra, that link you provided does put the politically correct agenda foisted upon tender minds in our educational system of today in a neat tidy box with a bow. But you are comparing apples to oranges. Times were different back then as compared to now, there was no politically correct garbage to contend with back then (50s -80s). This development (for lack of better wording) is more reflective of perhaps the last 20 years to the present. There is of course a difference between what you learn through University versus intelligence that is referred to as “common sense”, hence my statement “but outside the halls of academia one could definitely argue that point.”
Something to ponder Sandra – when you point your finger at someone you have three pointed back at yourself.
commented 2016-02-03 00:54:52 -0500
This puppet can’t think for himself and every single day it is becoming more obvious to the world and hopefully the people that voted for him/them. To the previous commenters Hyacinth and Deborah Graupner may I suggest that you should never confuse education with intelligence….here is a little true to life parody depicting a large percentage of the individuals that helped vote PM Pothead and his band of Liebrals into power…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcWu0tsiZM
commented 2016-02-03 00:18:57 -0500
It’s funny, I listened to him when he first made a comment to the press on the day of the terrorist attack, in his usual glib fashion. One of his journalist friends must have thought he sounded cold, because she gave him some help, " Prime Minister, you’re a father, yourself and I’m sure you can imagine how people would feel at the loss of their children…" To which he made some comments along the lines of – yes, as a father, I can’t imagine bla-bla-bla….." This piece was the clip they used on the evening news! They’re always looking out for their boy!
commented 2016-02-02 23:37:14 -0500
Funny, I never thought of Pierre as being interesting. Arrogant, domineering, egotistical, a jet setter yes. However, for me, watching paint dry was a preferable activity rather than that of having to watch/listen to CBC fawn over him again and again. “He also actively ran the country.” Again, that is subjective. Business was mostly attended to by the bureaucrats behind the scenes then as is now, he was more busy jet setting, enjoying the high life on the taxpayers’ dime. Most of it was hype, typical photo-ops, no different than what we see with CBC and Justin. Meh, wasn’t impressed then, still not impressed.
commented 2016-02-02 23:20:31 -0500
He is also an incoherent blabbermouth and that while being “interviewed” (staged) by his buddy Mansbridge !
commented 2016-02-02 23:14:37 -0500
It wasn’t a terrorist attack. It was an unfortunate accident of unknown causes that killed these people
commented 2016-02-02 22:39:34 -0500
Again proving Trudeau is a psychopath. He is devoid of empathy.
commented 2016-02-02 22:25:31 -0500
Hyacinth – PET was educated and at least interesting to watch and listen to. I especially liked when he talked circles around reporters. He also actively ran the country. Though I disagreed with his vision for Canada, and what Canada has become because of his policies. His son thinks he is his father, but he is actually like his mother.
commented 2016-02-02 20:54:37 -0500
PET would be shocked at his simpleton son’s stupidity. PET at least was intelligent,”

Maybe, depends on how you categorize intelligence. If in reference to education then yes very much so, but outside the halls of academia one could definitely argue that point. It is all rather subjective.

“As a Canadian, he embarrasses me greatly.”
I agree Joe.
commented 2016-02-02 19:33:35 -0500
I am waiting for the day somebody interviews young trudeau and asks him what his favourite flavour of iced tea is.
commented 2016-02-02 17:48:14 -0500
Liebranos crossword puzzle,
French slange for FART = PET
French slange for FARTING Twice = RE-PET
Slange for a persons behind = BUTT
What comes out of a someone ’s BUTT after a RE-PET = S$&@
commented 2016-02-02 17:21:51 -0500
Lol, his parting remarks were about as canned as it gets. [Government Institution][Supported by Government][Vague Effort]. [Compassion][Sympathy].
commented 2016-02-02 17:13:53 -0500
I chided Trudeau lite on the CBC website a few days ago about his stupidity on this incident, and incurred the wrath of hell. While some are starting to catch on, there are still a lot of ignorant people cheering for him. As a Canadian, he embarrasses me greatly.
commented 2016-02-02 16:49:04 -0500
You can always count on the liberals to take the cowardly way out. I look forward to when the rapefugees take them down once they’ve finished destroying our country.
commented 2016-02-02 16:47:59 -0500
Everything that Trudeau dose, everything that Trudeau says, everything he projects, his whole meticulously crafted persona, is calculated for affect. And it is usually orchestrated and choreographed by someone else, most notably Gerald Butts. He has no concept of how to be genuine because he’s been performing all his life. He may love his wife and children, as best he knows how, but it’s still all about him. He’s the center of the Universe and world is obligated to validate him. So, to that end, he pretends genuineness. That, of course, is the definition of a sociopath. The trouble is, he’s not very good at it. Most sociopaths are far better at hiding their true character than he is. Of course he did get elected, so one has to wonder how perceptive the average Canadian is. Are we truly a nation of idiots? Sometimes I think we may just be.
commented 2016-02-02 16:18:15 -0500
So sorry for your loss Mr. Richard, but that won’t affect my decision to pull our planes out. We think that handing out blankets & parkas is the way to go for Canada.
commented 2016-02-02 16:16:39 -0500
Every time I see this kid I can’t help thinking that his name should’ve been “Skippy!”
commented 2016-02-02 16:05:03 -0500
It is a principle of Buddhism that you cannot fake genuine authentic presence….people know when you are being sincere. Trudeau’s platitudes will not keep him afloat politically.
commented 2016-02-02 14:08:53 -0500
What would anyone expect from a trudeau? I think even PET would be shocked at his simpleton son’s stupidity. PET at least was intelligent, where as his offspring is not in the least bit intelligent.
commented 2016-02-02 14:07:08 -0500
Peter Mansbridge to the rescue of our glorious leader. Well done Peter you boot licker!
commented 2016-02-02 13:41:28 -0500
When I first heard about this I though good for Yves Richard!
Trudeau’s smarmy insultingly, too little too late condolence message was as useless and ignorant as could possibly be. Maybe DOING something would have been more appropriate. How could a do nothing pacifist, poor excuse for a leader, expect any other response from a heartbroken and pissed off widower? Trudeau’s ignorance is astoundingly insulting.