January 29, 2016

WATCH: Brian Lilley shows Trudeau cabinet minister doesn’t have a clue what’s in the bill she’s repealing

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You might expect a cabinet minister tabling legislation to have even the slightest clue what that legislation is about but not if we are talking about labour minister MaryAnn Mihychuk.

On Thursday Mihychuk tabled legislation to repeal two bills passed under the Conservatives, Bill C-377 on financial transparency for unions and C-525 which required any attempt to certify or decertify a union to be conducted by secret ballot.

Watch the back and forth as I quiz Mihychuk on whether she would agree to give up the secret ballot in elections she runs in. She doesn't understand, she actually shows at the 1:07 mark that she doesn't even realize C-525 is about giving the secret ballot and revoking it would take that away from union members. "There's no discussion of secret ballot or no secret ballot," she said.

How could the minister possibly have known that the bill she tabled took away the secret ballot other than she was bragging about repealing C-525 which the summary clearly says is about giving the secret ballot to workers in federally regulated industries?

Oh, I know, she could have read the summary which reads:

This enactment amends the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Public Service Labour Relations Act to provide that the certification and decertification of a bargaining agent under these Acts must be achieved by a secret ballot vote-based majority.


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commented 2016-02-01 14:17:40 -0500
This was a horribly destructive bill that if left on the books would have set the table for the dismantling of all unions by big business and the next step would be to lose all benefits and employers would not pay anyone higher than minimum wage anywhere(and that would most likely be repealed). It is baffling that anyone believes the propaganda that the top 1% continue to spread on their insatiable greedfilled quest to become trillionaires. Thank god this plot by Harper has been stopped!!!! Instead of dismantling unions more should be encouraged to start!!!!
commented 2016-01-31 16:02:13 -0500
This is what liberals do. Rest assured the party will be compensated luxuriously by the unions. The blackout by the (now satiated with their own bribes, I mean, grants and et cetera) media party will continue and they will not report on these matters. The average simpletons will continue to have no idea what is happening. They’re not going to get it until their taxes start going up (instead of down, which is what they voted for).

Some of my co-workers were discussing last week what was going to happen when marijuana was legalized. I informed them legalization has been cancelled and Trudeau admitted in a press conference that it could not be done due to UN treaties, which is something he knew all along. The blackout is working as planned. I sounded like a crazy person for knowing something they didn’t know and telling them how to find it (in the MSN newsfeed).

The only thing we can do now is just continue talking and pointing the average to information sources they are being denied.
commented 2016-01-31 11:29:20 -0500
Liza Rosie, what does any of the new Liberal Ministers know of their portfolios? Mihychuk didn’t ask for this appointment, JT and the backroom boys gave it to her. Perhaps, they didn’t want Mihychuk, a geologist, in a portfolio leading a charge on “climate change” for she just may be a skeptic. By the way, everyone knows how bad it is in the oil part of the resource industry, but how many people other than industry people know how bad it is in the mineral resource industry? It may not take a rocket scientist or geologist to see what is happening in the labor, but perhaps a geologist can provide some useful advice to JT and the backroom boys on how to solve this. Whatever happens, I fear that nothing about the Liberals is going to be good for Canada over the next 4 years.
commented 2016-01-30 23:47:53 -0500
Allen Willy, "Here’s a bio of Minister Mihychuk who more logically should have been appointed Minister of Natural Resources ", why on earth was she appointed Labour Minister. She may not be stupid, but what does she know about the Labour Minister’s portfolio. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or a geologist to know the resource industry has a shortage of skilled labour.

I guess all these ministers regardless of persuasion get shuffled around and have to learn on the job. She certainly was spouting the union party line, and didn’t answer Brian’s question regarding secret ballots.
commented 2016-01-30 22:08:03 -0500
Sorry for ambiguity but a sentence in the last post should read: “I did notice on Power and Politics that Mihychuk made a good mention of the employment problems in the resource industry which includes both oil and minerals (of which she is well experienced).”
commented 2016-01-30 19:13:53 -0500
By the way, as a geologist, I am sure Minister Mihychuk knows the real scientific facts surrounding this anthropogenic carbon dioxide vs climate change nonsense being pushed by leftie politicians. However, to state this would be the beginning of the end of her career in the Liberal Party. I remember Ben Serre from Timiskaming in Northern Ontario be shuffled downwards in the Chretien Liberal government for his support of his constituents in their anti-stance against the gun registry of Alan Rock. I did notice on Power and Politics and good mention of the employment problems in the resource industry which includes both oil and minerals (of which she is well experienced). Perhaps, by towing JT’s line and staying in some form of power in the Liberal Party, she can exact some change in JT and other Liberal VIP attitudes towards climate change and the petroleum and mining industries. It is for DAMN sure Minister Jim Carr will do ABSOLUTELY NADA, unless Mihychuk can get him informed that the industries entail more that Oboe musical charts.
commented 2016-01-30 19:05:35 -0500
Here’s a bio of Minister Mihychuk who more logically should have been appointed Minister of Natural Resources :"As a geoscientist and former member of the Manitoba Legislature, MaryAnn Mihychuk possesses a significant amount of both legislative and industry-related experience. Elected as a member of Manitoba’s government in 1995, MaryAnn served as Minister of Industry, Trade, and Mines and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs during her nine years as an MLA. MaryAnn has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and a Master’s in Geology from Brock University, and has worked in several capacities within Canada’s mineral industry. She was the founder of Women in Mining Canada as well as Women in Mining Manitoba, and was president of the latter. Recognized for her vision and leadership by the Manitoba Association of Engineers and Geoscientists, MaryAnn led the renewal of The Mines Act, which the industry rated as the best policy framework in the world. In 2010, MaryAnn was one of two Jack Gallagher Visiting Geoscientists at the University of Manitoba, and she is the first-ever recipient of the 2012 Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award. Ever-active in her community, MaryAnn is a former trustee of the Winnipeg School Division, secretary of the Snow Lake Chamber of Commerce, and both a founder and member of West End Citizens on Patrol and the Orioles Literacy Program.
I agree that some comments on the fact Minister Mihychuk is a woman and her weight are not very fair and she undoubtedly has more brains than those who post these comments. I know this as I have met and spoken to Mihychuk on a few occasions at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conventions. By the way, I am a conservative and turned down Mihychuk’s request for a political campaign donation because she was running for the Liberal Party. Had she ran as a conservative candidate I would have gladly helped in a small way.
commented 2016-01-30 15:38:20 -0500
Lisa says.
“shakes head back into reality Every time I read or watch a video of these liberals. I feel like I’m in the twilight zone. They are totally detached from reality.”
I concur totally. However the real nasty part is what we see evolving here will soon become ‘reality’!
commented 2016-01-30 15:34:12 -0500
sorry fat ugly cow that has no idea what she is talking about…make another two dozen cabbage rolls….who the F*** appointed these simple minded robots?………. but gosh darn it he has pretty hair……so how much carbon footprint does he contribute to for all the hairspray?
commented 2016-01-30 11:10:24 -0500
Bill E…sadly, seems so true.
commented 2016-01-30 11:08:52 -0500
LR..would it really matter? If she were a more ‘meritorious’ man she would say the same thing…it was a scripted response that was party policy. You really expect that a qualified person would say something more creative…would dare to do so? I think not. Even Harper’s more qualified choices took a chance if they went outside what was permitted. Qualifications are highly overrated in modern politics…not that they should be….look at the “leader”!…do you think he is the one leading the show? Do you think he is qualified?
commented 2016-01-30 11:06:20 -0500
What a fxxking lie, and poorly timed IMHO – The Union accountability act is being repealed to pay off public sector unions which poured millions into Liberal candidate promotions – it is also being done to solidify the strangle hold CUPE has on the taxpayer and it is further being done to bring unions into the Liberal patronage plantation from the NDP patronage gulag.

Any other explanation is just so much toxic effluent.
commented 2016-01-30 08:58:50 -0500
shakes head back into reality Every time I read or watch a video of these liberals. I feel like I’m in the twilight zone. They are totally detached from reality.
commented 2016-01-30 08:04:24 -0500
Liberals are trained seals, and will repeat the party lines like the good little communists that they are. Conservatives are critical thinkers, and are the movers and shakers.
commented 2016-01-30 01:59:48 -0500
Mihychuk is just another dummy lieberal. She should have stayed at HudBay but I’m guessing they could not wait to get rid of this dolt. So now we are stuck with the dumbass in our federal government for 4 years – geez that’s great.
commented 2016-01-30 00:55:43 -0500
How do we know gender didn’t have anything to do with it. Trudeau bragged loudly that Harper wasn’t inclusive to women and his caucus showed it. Not.
Trudeau acted like he invented working with women. In fact, Trudeau had only three more women than Harper. Yes she’s a liberal lacky, but how do we know this incompetent women isn’t the product of Trudeau’s ‘affirmative action’ policy, favouring gender before merit.
commented 2016-01-29 19:55:05 -0500
Mihychuk could have saved everyone a lot of time if she had just said “Give me a break, I’m just a fact free parrot figurehead doing the best I can.”
commented 2016-01-29 17:21:17 -0500
William Collins: “I hate to sound contrary but, this Minister is a clear example of what happens when gender politics trumps merit.” Where are all these one-horse woman haters coming from here? Give me a break! So Trudeau is the answer to your dreams Billie because he is a man? She is only spouting Trudeau’s mantra and performing exactly as the men in the party perform… she, and all elected Liberals are not “their own persons” or in any way permitted to say anything different from what she is saying…she is a Liberal lackey, no matter what gender…please don’t drop gender issues where they don’t belong…there is a place for them but here is not the place…gender has nothing to do with it.
commented 2016-01-29 17:18:50 -0500
lord tundren jesus, now dats a bright one…
If only de rest was dat smart, de whole of Canada would be in better shape…. we needs idiots like dat to bring some funny stuff to our day… She’d be a big star on dat show just for laughs !!!
commented 2016-01-29 17:15:05 -0500
Who voted for this deceiver? Not me for sure! With no accountability, if these bills are blocked, even charities don’t have so much PRIVILEGE…the only ones who benefit from this Liberal pandering are the union leaders and the Liberals who were paid off with an election win because of union influence….Women like this and her party, the Liberals obviously OWE the union leaders a great debt that will come home to roost on the backs of union members and Canadians…If you voted Liberal and are in a union you have no idea how stupid you look now!
commented 2016-01-29 17:09:17 -0500
If you watch the people in the back and sides ground , they’re not looking too comfortable in this interview- like this is a new “thing” —the other guys don’t Carry on like this.?? I’ll deal with you later Justy!
commented 2016-01-29 16:37:56 -0500
Trust me on this Brian, they are hold meetings on how to block you off.
commented 2016-01-29 15:55:46 -0500
Oh now I get it!! Pure rubbish. The reality is that the Federal Liberals are now indebted to the Federal unions so don’t slip on the grease Prime Minister.
commented 2016-01-29 15:16:46 -0500
as stupid as liberals are collectively.. they are far smarter than those who voted for them.. you can fool some of the people all of the time
commented 2016-01-29 14:36:50 -0500
Her performance reminds me of the NDP MLA’s answering the Albertan farmers/ranchers at each and every “town hall” they were dumb enough to attend. They just kept repeating the same rehearsed line over and over, one that never ever answered the questions put directly to them. If it wasn’t so sad, maddening and pathetic, it would have been entertaining.
commented 2016-01-29 14:32:19 -0500
Good question, Brian! Must be disconcerting and frustrating for our liberal, leftwing politicians not to be asked softball questions. She sounded like a trained parrot. Polly want a cracker:
Lying comes naturally for our socialist, labour-loving politicians.
commented 2016-01-29 13:47:18 -0500
I hate to sound contrary but, this Minister is a clear example of what happens when gender politics trumps merit. Surely to God there must have been somebody in the Liberal caucus who understands labour issues.
commented 2016-01-29 13:42:40 -0500
Clueless! Just like her pathetic fool leader. Further proof that merit trumps gender-based anything. I hope the Conservatives grill her until she cries, and admits she has not a f^&king clue. We want facts and examples as to why the repeal is more beneficial than the secret ballot.
commented 2016-01-29 13:25:34 -0500
Evelyn Cooper, absolutely right, “She’s clearly not a Labour Minister. She’s a spokesperson and representative of the Labour Movement” . And not a very good one, if she doesn’t even understand the bill she’s repealing.
commented 2016-01-29 12:42:57 -0500
Bill C-377 is all about paying the Unions for their help in the Great Liberal Election scam.

Hang the Bastards.