September 15, 2015

Who said it? Trudeau or Zoolander?

Rebel Staff

The really, really, ridiculously good looking Justin Trudeau is not so hot right now. 

Stagnating in third place, with a projected seat total of 102, according to CBC poll analyst and founder Éric Grenier, Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada are struggling to break through in their hopes to topple Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives in October’s general election.

Released Sept. 14, Grenier’s latest seat projections predict the NDP will finish with 113 seats, whereas the Conservatives will win the most with 122 seats, 48 short of what is required to win an outright majority.

Trudeau’s chances of securing the keys to 24 Sussex Drive are declining. And, with the immortal words of Derek Zoolander, the pseudo-realistic male model creation of Hollywood comedy actor Ben Stiller, bearing a striking resemblance to the Liberal leader’s own musings, it’s easy to see why.

Heck, a male model would struggle to tell the difference.

With many answers that could go either way, the following quiz, posted to online research tool, is guaranteed to entertain, provided one temporarily forgets the tragic notion that Trudeau is running to become Prime Minister.

Rebels, feel free to post your scores in the comments section.


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commented 2015-10-21 01:57:29 -0400
I got half right – I guess I really can’t tell the difference.
commented 2015-10-16 14:01:45 -0400
This is hilarious, a real life Zoolander, that is just awesome!
commented 2015-10-11 07:40:39 -0400
LOL, I love it, comparing Justin with Zoolander is oh so sweet and appropriate! “Great” minds that think alike!
commented 2015-10-07 10:43:57 -0400
In Canada we have the right to religious freedom and to worship who we please, even if we believe that the moon is made of blue cheese or that there is no God and we’re just an alien experiment. HOWEVER, when you mix that religion with politics and start making policies based on your religious beliefs, then it becomes MY business.

The Christian Alliance Church, Evangelical Christians, believe that the earth is only 6,500 years old and all scientists are liars.

They believe that without Israel there can be no Armageddon and therefore no Rapture. Therefore Israel must be protected at any cost.

They do no support abortion or homosexuality and believe that those who aren’t born-again are “lost.”

WHO is the most PROMINENT member of the Christian Alliance Church in Calgary, Alberta? Canada’s Prime Minster, Stephen Harper.

Does this help you to understand where a lot of the policies that have been made in Canada stem from?

I am NOT against ANYONE’S religious beliefs, but religion and politics don’t mix and what is happening in Canada right now is a perfect example of why it doesn’t.
commented 2015-10-06 17:16:06 -0400
We need a man who knows what he is doing. Not some kid trying to ride on his father’s name.
commented 2015-09-26 06:20:58 -0400
Harry Kuntz – such a thoughtful and respectful name. Really adds weight to your idiotic comments. I f you still had half the brain left you lost in that lobotomy you would realize the truth to my point. Looks don’t matter. Harps opened the debate about hair. And finally, although looks don’t matter, there are a group of people who are attracted to him as voters for this reason. Do any of the pundits care to correct me on this observation? Oh you can’t because I am correct. Harry, you really are a dipshit.
commented 2015-09-25 20:01:20 -0400
Jason R, in previous comments you seem to have put emphasis on Justin’s looks.
You said this in your last comment: "Jay – you are 100 percent right. Looks have nothing to do with skills as a leader. ".
In an earlier comment, twice, you said this:
“Justin Trudeau – smart and a good looking guy too that our youth find appealing unlike Harps. Sorry about your luck.”
Fuck man you are one dumb shit.
commented 2015-09-20 08:21:01 -0400
Jay – you are 100 percent right. Looks have nothing to do with skills as a leader. Trouble is, the conservatives opened the debate about looks with their “Just not ready” adds stating “nice hair though.” Now they have to suffer the consequences. My thought is they opened the discussion because they know Harp’s has limited appeal to the youth vote as well as the female vote – look at all the polling. Bottom line, open the discussion and deal with the fallout.
commented 2015-09-19 01:00:17 -0400
This obsession with Trudeau’s good looks has got to end if the Conservatives have any hope of winning the most seats in the election. The Party has spent millions of dollars in ads about Trudeau and have nothing to show for it. They should have promoted some of their own policies.

And why do people just go along with the notion that Harper is plain looking? Other than that short stint at Trinity College when he was young, Harper has fit in well in the public eye. Of course he looks tired, who wouldn’t! You cannot name another Prime Minister who was found in contempt of Parliament and emerged standing. Give the guy a break.
commented 2015-09-17 17:39:35 -0400
How about this piece from the Star
Harps is the ultimate control freak – I for one have no issue with a part leader demanding that it’s members tow the line on critical issues like “freedom of choice” or gay marriage, etc. You want to get into that debate?? Kind of a 1950s attitude Hyacinth. The voice for the Conservative government is the PMO – just like big brother – no one else’s opiniom matters. Look at the lies surrounding the Duffy affair? Harps tried to buy his silence and it came back to bite him in his uptight ass.
As for Martin – his legacy is prident financial management – the job of finance minister is to make tough decsions. he demonstated his fearlessness and we are all better for it.
commented 2015-09-16 22:19:46 -0400
McGuinty, Wynne and Trudeau are cut from the same cloth, you can deny it all you like but facts are facts. Trudeau removed freedom of choice, the ability to exercise one’s beliefs –
This is just one tiny thing that the public is aware of, most of the media does not report unflattering aspects concerning Trudeau if possible. He doesn’t have much power – yet, given time and more power I think we would see Canada turn into “Ontario” but on a grand scale. Wynne is backing Trudeau, she was a staunch defender of McGuinty. Shake the tree and more apples might fall, but you would have to have some type of political pull to have an effect (union or affiliate leader comes to mind). You cannot take McGuinty or for that matter Wynne to task, the OPP investigations are farces, bought and paid for several times over. What has gone on in Ontario over the last decade reminds me of a couple of Blackadder skits.
I too voted for Hudak, everyone I know with the exception of a couple voted for him as well. But once the OPP union/Unions started the attacks it was game over, most follow sound bytes not the whole story.

My point about Martin was that he achieved a surplus by “stealing from Peter to pay Paul” that is not prudently balancing a budget. Cutting Federal spending was not the point, the point was he cut transfer payments to the provinces for health and education by $7 billion. That forced the provinces to slash services. Taking the monies from EI may have been ruled legal but again it was wrong to do so. Those funds should have remained for workers needing it not used to balance the budget. He balanced the budget on the backs of the Canadian populace, robbed Peter to pay Paul. That, in my opinion, is not something to applaud enthusiastically.
commented 2015-09-16 18:39:45 -0400
3.1415926535897932384 pi to the 19th decibel…we really need to rethink time and space and other science type thingys.. ok i exaggerate…“your name, your fortune, your intelligence, your beauty”? did he have to include intelligence?
commented 2015-09-16 18:27:46 -0400
why have trudeau and zoolander never been seen together?.. splain that lucy..
commented 2015-09-16 17:58:09 -0400
What about Liberal involvement? McGuinty violated rights. – Hyacinth – McGuinty and Trudeau are not one in the same – I in fact voted for Hudak (one of a few it seems) – I respected his ambitious plan to reduce the government payroll. Take McGuinty to task – he also has the gas plants to answer for. As for Paul Martin’s methods of attaining the surplus – everything you mention clearly shows tremendous fiscal responsibility and a Liberal government willing to make tough decisions. You make my point for me; cutting redundant jobs, slashing useless spending – I would call that showing some balls.
As for you Charleton – clearly you would be better suited living in a society with the “Right to Bear Arms” is inalienable. Smacking people around when they are peacefully protesting – nice, and mature too.
And finally Charleton – Harp’s weathered the recession on the back of outrageously inflated oil prices – one commodity/resource – showing his true colours. A one dimensional leader. I am no lefty – but he won’t be missed.
commented 2015-09-16 16:03:10 -0400
Id take Zoolander over Trudeau as Prime Minister. Can’t believe Trudeau might get in! I don’t hate him, I don’t even dislike him. I just know he cannot , at this crucial time or in easier times, operate this huge, vaste, beautiful country. He has no experience, no training at all in economics, law, political science. We can’t afford him, anymore than we can avoid a socialist (ndp) government. Trudeau’s arguments and statements are outright silly and embarassing.. imagine him representing Canada in meetings with ISIS, Putin, Shu President of China? Please, Canadians, give your heads a shake!
commented 2015-09-16 12:03:12 -0400
Jason I thought the cops should have been tougher at the G20. Political agitators needed to be smacked around much more than they did. Love watching lefties cry.
commented 2015-09-16 12:00:10 -0400
Jason Harper felt with a world wide recession better than any other country. Funny how we did that.
commented 2015-09-16 08:48:36 -0400
“What is Harp’s legacy? G20 fiasco – 1 billion dollars pissed away but Tony Clement got some nice gazebos.”

What about Liberal involvement? McGuinty violated rights.
“Last May, the Ontario cabinet met and passed a regulation that granted police unprecedented power to arrest and search citizens without warrant during late June’s G20 Summit. … Despite the ombudsman’s scathing report, Premier McGuinty has stubbornly refused to apologize for his government’s decision-making. He admitted that the Liberals botched their communication strategy on the secret law and cited “good intentions,” but in the end he refused to accept any culpability.”
“Blair has faced criticism not only for police actions during the G20 summit in June but for comments he made afterward, in which he suggested a man captured on Youtube being beaten by officers might have deserved it.”

“the Liberals have no History of balancing budgets. Oh, wait. Trudeau is being advised by Paul Martin. What did he do? Balanced the budget and ran significant surpluses”

Clarification of how the surplus was attained:
By 1994 the Canadian economy was in a recession, and in February of that year Martin slashed funding for unemployment insurance and closed several military bases. In 1995, he presented a landmark Canadian budget. Determined to reduce the Canadian deficit, he cut the spending of virtually every federal department, reducing government expenditures by more than $25 billion (spread over three years) and eliminating 45 000 public service jobs. Federal transfer payments to the provinces for health and education were slashed by $7 billion.

“Quebec-based unions Confédération des syndicats nationaux and Syndicat national des employés de l’aluminum brought the case to court, accusing the government of diverting premiums from the EI system that should’ve been used on jobless workers. In 2002, 2003 and 2005, the court said the federal cabinet directly set EI premium rates without proper authorization from Parliament. The government considered these “surpluses” to be part of public revenues and did not agree with returning them to contributors." (in other words took monies not entitled to).

“His Senate stars are embroiled in scandals.”

Liberals are never involved in any scandals: Rod Zimmer: $176,014 (appointed by Paul Martin, retired), Marie Charette-Poulin: $131,434 (appointed by Jean Chretien, retired), Rose-Marie Losier-Cool: $110,000 (appointed by Chretien, retired), Sandra Lovelace Nicholas: $75,207 (appointed by Martin, sitting) are the first 5 listed in order of $ amount.

“A couple of prorogations of parliament rather than play nice in the sandbox.”

Jean Chretien prorogued Parliament four times during his time as Prime Minister: February 5, 1996; September 18, 1999; September 16, 2002; and November 12, 2003. Chretien prorogued Parliament in November, 2003, to avoid having to face the AG’s report on what happened with the Liberal Party and Adscam, and thus allowing Paul Martin to answer for what occurred under Chretien’s term as PM.
commented 2015-09-16 08:11:54 -0400
Actually, Alex – you are incorrect. I have voted across all parties including the progressive conservatives and have on one occassion spoiled my ballot provincially. I’m just not sure how Harp’s has become the saviour of the Canadian economy? History shows that since 1900 a conservative government has balanced the books 2 times. Once by Bennet- he inherited a Liberal surplus. Once by Harp’s- – he also inherited a surplus in 2006 (thanks Paul Martin). the current "surplus is not a balanced budget but a cleverly timed economic statement – are the books cooked? Those my friend, are the facts. I remember a time when the conservatives were decimated and Preston Mannng was intrumental (I really respected his leadership) and Peter Mckay (a passionate spokesperson for Canada) in reviving the party. Yes, I have voted conservative – not this time.
commented 2015-09-16 08:07:25 -0400
Very well said.
The youth have not experienced filing a tax return under a Liberal government. Perhaps a dose of a Liberal government is what our youth need. It will turn them real Blue real quick. But please, after I die.
commented 2015-09-16 07:56:26 -0400
Jason R, " Trudeau is being advised by Paul Martin "
Now that is humor. LOL. Sorry Jason, I had this crazy idea that you were a Liberal supporter.
commented 2015-09-16 07:43:26 -0400
Jason R, " What an increase over the previous election "
You are very correct about this comment. But don’t be proud. Any party that is at rock bottom has the luxury of saying this. The liberals can only go up.
commented 2015-09-16 07:25:13 -0400
Deborah G, I gather you can look into you crystal ball and know 100 percent how things will play out in a Trudeau Government? the Liberals have no History of balancing budgets. Oh, wait. Trudeau is being advised by Paul Martin. What did he do? Balanced the budget and ran significant surpluses – the conservatives? Not so much. What is Harp’s legacy? G20 fiasco – 1 billion dollars pissed away but Tony Clement got some nice gazebos. His Senate stars are embroiled in scandals. A couple of prorogations of parliament rather than play nice in the sandbox. I can go on. Nice legacy though. Yeah, clearly the Harper government is the better choice.
commented 2015-09-16 00:32:58 -0400
For the life of me I cannot understand why a conservative site like The Rebel focusses so much on Trudeau’s good looks, and at the same time uses pictures of Harper that are blurry and make him glazed over. Yes, appearances do matter (to a certain extent) and a clean crisp appearance is one reason people do well in job interviews.
commented 2015-09-16 00:24:53 -0400
15/20… 75%… scary.
commented 2015-09-15 23:22:21 -0400
if somebody is on the same level or lower than boy blunder they would be impressed maybe, but if you have any level of normal intelligence it is insulting to be told to admire this inbred lump of frog shite. cbc is grasping at straws trying to boost his campaign
commented 2015-09-15 22:51:19 -0400

Can you describe what the downfall of Canada will be like? I mean from your perspective – the downfall of Canada may be quite appealing to a liberal/progressive.
commented 2015-09-15 21:55:34 -0400
Jason R – if the youth vote for an empty suit, they deserve the years of disastrous governing that they will be in for. If the main stream media presented the truth, Junior wouldn’t even be on the ballot. Only fools rush in, and anyone that votes for this shallow suit, will ensure the downfall of Canada.
commented 2015-09-15 21:39:21 -0400
The libs need to give trudoe a diaper change – he is getting rank.
commented 2015-09-15 21:31:17 -0400

You don’t approve of gambling? LOL. What else don’t you approve of?