January 21, 2016

Trudeau tweets sympathy for Postmedia layoffs -- but not the 100K Albertans out of work?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Prime Minister Trudeau sent out a tweet of sympathy yesterday about the layoffs that took place at Postmedia newspapers across the country.

He tweeted "Journalists are vital to our democracy. I'm saddened to hear of the cuts at Postmedia today and my thoughts are with those affected."

That’s kind of him. 90 people were laid off. Everyone of those people has a family and bills and dreams for the future. I absolutely hate hearing about layoffs. The problem is I hear about them in one form or another just about every day. I cover them as part of my work. I document the massive staff cuts in the energy sector and it’s hard for me because those people aren't just a number at Cenovus, Husky or Weatherford. They're my friends and neighbours.

But here's what stuck out for me: Trudeau has never expressed any sympathy for the 100k Albertans who are out of work because of low oil prices, lack of market access for our resources and tax hikes on job creators.

There were no sympathetic tweets from Trudeau the day Shell cancelled it's Carmon Creek project, killing 1450 Alberta jobs. And there were no thoughts for the 1400 people laid off from Husky after it posted a $4.1 billion loss.

It's not just Alberta job losses that are flying under the Liberal Party of Canada's radar.

Let's look at Sussex, NB. Yesterday, the same day as the Postmedia layoffs, Potash Corp announced it would be closing its Piccadilly mine there. This will mean 430 people are going to be unemployed in a town of 4300. That’s one in 10.

But yesterday, Trudeau tweeted about the media party job losses. He says these people are essential for democracy and, I'll admit they are. But maybe Trudeau could spare a little sympathy for the thousands of blue collar Canadians, miners, rig hands, truckers and welders who are losing their jobs every day because our country's economy is in full on meltdown. These people may not be vital to democracy in the way a Laurentian elite like Trudeau thinks. But they sure pay the bills for it.

 

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commented 2016-01-21 15:50:26 -0500
Peter Netterville, Sean is an asshole, a clueless asshole!
Yes media is important for Trudeau. After all they contributed to get him elected.
commented 2016-01-21 15:49:50 -0500
Michael Mann comments on line like The Mercedes Killer’s in the Stephen King novel…no that is not correct…the Mercedes Killer was intelligent.
commented 2016-01-21 15:48:06 -0500
capitalism pays the bills for trudeaus socialism , once the capitalism is gone …….the socialism goes into full on stalinist mode
commented 2016-01-21 15:45:26 -0500
Time to MArch on edmonton
commented 2016-01-21 15:44:39 -0500
Isn’t this the exact sort of everybody-is-equal PC communism that you are so vocally against? Perhaps the PM should tweet everyone that loses a job – not just potash workers in NB, not just oilpatch workers, not the 100,000 unemployed in Alberta, every single unemployed Canadian – each and every one of the 1,386,000 unemployed people in Canada right now should get a persoal greeting tweet from the PM.

Is that a reasonable response? It is one of two choices which is not hypocritical.
commented 2016-01-21 15:25:47 -0500
Sean Penson siad, “Alberta must diversify its economy if they want any sympathy. They also must reject it’s far right image and become more centrist”

Two comments I have to this:
1) “Alberta must diversify its economy if they want any sympathy.”
What does diversification have to do with sympathy, Sean?

2) They also must reject it’s far right image and become more centrist
So we can only get sympathy is our political views match your?

Your attitude of smug fake superiority is one of the reasons right minded people don’t like you, Sean. Also, you are a straight out asshole.
commented 2016-01-21 15:17:08 -0500
Richard Neufeld commented 29 mins ago
The people in the media that lost their jobs worked very hard to get the Liberals elected, so they are deserving of his sympathy. As for the 100,000 or more people in Alberta and additional people in other provinces that lost their jobs, many of them likely did not vote Liberal, so they are not worthy of mention.

That’s right.
commented 2016-01-21 15:14:17 -0500
January 21, 2016
Dear Diary;
It’s been just wonderful here in the Alps at the Money for Celebrities Awareness meeting. This is where world leaders and celebrities get the opportunity to be seen and photographed while they hobnob with me.
Naturally I assumed the role of Keynote Address Speaker; because I always enjoy these opportunities to impress other people with my intellect and ability to throw a few zingers at Stevie. That never gets old.
When I heard “keynote” I thought notes and keys, and then I thought; music. Then I thought; I should sing, just like Sophie did. I caught a little bit of her doing that, it must have been on Canada’s Got Talent or something but my modesty prevailed. Instead I talked about things like Canada’s great financial stability since I took over the spending and what a great bunch of kids there are at the University of Waterloo
http://www.therebel.media/uwaterloo_collaborates_with_a_palestinian_university_which_serves_as_a_hub_for_terrorist_groups
and how they’re inspiring other Ontario colleges like Niagara and Algonquin
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ontario-colleges-campuses-in-saudi-arabia-for-male-students-only/article28305534/
Leonardo DiCaprio and George Soros want to chat with me, about the weather I think, but probably just want to take a selfie with me, and there’s something about a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (I’m not sure what that is) and a “Sharing Economy” (I think I might know what that is) anyway, a lot going on, but Gerald will explain everything to me later.
By far the best part was when we got the result of a survey for which country was the best in the world. We came in just behind Germany. Obviously Germany had to be the best, because it’s greatness has attracted over a million, decent, hard-working, young men who only want to be a part of creating a better society for the womenfolk. If only McCallum would climb back on the wagon and get his ass in gear, maybe next year we’ll be number one.
commented 2016-01-21 15:13:19 -0500
I’m certain the only “journalists” he is referring to are those so-called journalists from the media party that dumbed down enough Progs to get the guy elected.
commented 2016-01-21 15:13:14 -0500
Sean Penson commented 2 mins ago
Alberta must diversify its economy if they want any sympathy. They also must reject it’s far right image and become more centrist

BS.
commented 2016-01-21 15:10:49 -0500
Alberta must diversify its economy if they want any sympathy. They also must reject it’s far right image and become more centrist
commented 2016-01-21 14:59:55 -0500
Good stuff Sheila,

I think the eco-nuts’ master plan is that by decimating the fossil fuel industry (i.e. the sector’s job losses are simply viewed as collateral damage to them), then solar and wind power will become magically economical; and magical super batteries will come into existence that charge nearly instantly and last for days.

It’s all Utopian thinking; kind of in line with how their proclivity for socialism is a unicorny Utopian mindset; devoid of a practical foundation.

p.s. Your book, The Destroyers, is great!
Free at… http://thedestroyers.ca

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-01-21 14:49:50 -0500
Michael Mann, why don’t you dress up as a girl without the bee keeper or scarf and go on the streets of Cologne one night just to see what happens.
commented 2016-01-21 14:46:07 -0500
The people in the media that lost their jobs worked very hard to get the Liberals elected, so they are deserving of his sympathy. As for the 100,000 or more people in Alberta and additional people in other provinces that lost their jobs, many of them likely did not vote Liberal, so they are not worthy of mention.
commented 2016-01-21 14:44:26 -0500
Andrew Sheldon MM supports this, he could care less about rapes or abuse of women he states it every day with his support of islam. He prays to the east pay him no attention. He is a pos who supports the abuse of women.
commented 2016-01-21 14:43:35 -0500
WILLIAM COLLINS commented 2 mins ago – tap is already off. Canada is screwed and PM Butts hasn’t a clue because he has no one to fight with – this is what the left does – picks fights but has no plan.

Socialists love to fight and call names, but that’s the extent of their purpose.
commented 2016-01-21 14:42:42 -0500
Zia Karl Oh don’t worry the big bailout will be on the way. Just more welfare for quebec. The rest of us are forced to pay for.
commented 2016-01-21 14:41:41 -0500
MICHAEL MANN commented 12 mins ago
Let’s be honest shall we – most Canadians don’t give a shit about Texas Jr. I guess that explains why Alberta is all that The Rebel talks about beyond hating Muslims.

You’re talking crap again MM. Why do you do this? Alberta has lost 100,000 jobs in the last few months – devastating. Did you see the muslim gang-rapes on youtube? It’s coming to Canada.

Check it out – this is what your minimum wage for blogging stands for (this gang rape occurred in Sweden): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHLHoAASdlQ

Think before you reply – your comments are baseless.
commented 2016-01-21 14:39:13 -0500
MICHAEL MANN commented 7 mins ago
Let’s be honest shall we – most Canadians don’t give a shit about Texas Jr. I guess that explains why Alberta is all that The Rebel talks about beyond hating Muslims.

Let’s be honest shall we , maybe more Canadians, especially in Ontario and Quebec, should give a “shit” about the province that transfers more cash to the other provinces than any other province. If Alberta turns the taps off, your utopia will turn into dystopia.
commented 2016-01-21 14:33:57 -0500
United Airlines was considering a purchase of about 50 Bombardier C-series airliners, but they announced today that their order has gone to Boeing, all because of idiot comments made by our “star-quality” PM whose celebrity is so admired by the CBC and all the ladies. During the election Trudeau stated repeatedly that the Liberals would be developing new specifications for a replacement for Canada’s CF 18s and that the Liberals would not accept bids for Lockheed Martin’s F35. Not only was this a stupid thing to say, because it is in violation of our free trade agreement with the USA, but it slammed the door to any C-series orders from USA airlines and from all the countries like Canada who agreed to purchase and have spent millions of dollars in developing the F35. Trudeau and his mouth have cost Canadian jobs. From a man who has never worked a day in his life and has lived off an inherited trust fund, don’t think he gives two shits about people losing their jobs.

The Liberals have since had their chain yanked and have backed off and said Lockheed Martin can bid the F35, but it is too late, the damage has been done. Nobody trusts Trudeau or the Liberals. Such are the consequences of electing a part-time, substitute drama teacher to be our PM. .
commented 2016-01-21 14:31:38 -0500
If nobody noticed, the majority of the layoffs at PostMedia were employees at the the Sun newspapers. Justin should be praising that decision as none of his cheerleaders were let go, therefore he will have no more criticism from those pesky fact-checkers.
commented 2016-01-21 14:24:39 -0500
Let’s be honest shall we – most Canadians don’t give a shit about Texas Jr. I guess that explains why Alberta is all that The Rebel talks about beyond hating Muslims.
commented 2016-01-21 14:20:44 -0500
Hey Justin,,,You’re an ASSHOLE!! That is all :)
commented 2016-01-21 14:19:59 -0500
It is all about ont and quebec, the rest of Canada is just there to extort money from for quebec and Ontario, very simple folks
commented 2016-01-21 14:05:56 -0500
Post media is pretty much of the Laurentian elite anyway, so those 90 just need self identify as some kind of marginalized group, they will get a soft job at CBC requiring much less work for much more than the industry standard of pay. So they should self identify as First Nations’ moslems that are transgendered from being male to female but with lesbian tendancies; then they will have it made and get to have selfies with Junior and join Mrs Junior on stage in concert.

Sadly the unemployed from the potash mine were just blue collar commoners, and Junior would have felt the need to wash his hands after tweeting to them.
commented 2016-01-21 14:02:42 -0500
no good phote opps in alberta with the thousands of job losses, it is all about him folks, him and his photo opps, the rest of us mean nothing to him.
commented 2016-01-21 13:56:18 -0500
Very sweet of Justin. Sweet indeed.

Does he realize, as do many at Postmedia (and hopefully more and more at all private Canadian media), that the federally subsidized CBC helped degrade Postmedia by competing in the same news space?