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Trudeau’s ‘hidden agenda’ exposed

May 19 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — As it turns out, the Canadian political leader with a “hidden agenda” is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, not Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Because while Trudeau was boasting about his “sunny ways” of governing, and falsely accusing Scheer of being sympathetic to white supremacists, the Liberal government he presided over was, in the unforgettable words of […]

If Trudeau’s re-elected, what abuse of power comes next?

May 12 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — In the wake of Lavscam and the now-aborted Mark Norman trial, what new examples of abuse of power will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government engage in if re-elected with a majority government on Oct. 21? We now have two legal cases where individuals who were trying to do the right thing — former attorney general […]

Still hard to believe Butts on SNC-Lavalin affair

May 5 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — In a lengthy interview with the Huffington Post released Saturday, Gerald Butts, former principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, makes a statement about the SNC-Lavalin affair which to me, beggars belief. Butts said he doesn’t think Trudeau’s actions were motivated by Trudeau’s desire to obtain a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for the company. Asked […]

Scheer fires back at Trudeau’s ‘white supremacist’ charge

Apr 24 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer of being a closet supporter of white supremacists, the Conservatives are countering with an election ad accusing Trudeau of lying to Canadians. And it’s still six months away from the Oct. 21 election, suggesting it’s going to be a long and brutal campaign. The […]

Trudeau abandons ‘Sunny Ways’ for smear tactics

Apr 22 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Back in February 2014, before he became prime minister, Justin Trudeau told a Liberal policy convention in Montreal that: “People in Ottawa talk about the ‘Conservative base’ as if it is some angry mob to be feared. They’re wrong. As all of you know, the 5.8 million Canadians who voted Conservative (in the 2011 election) […]

Voters, not judges, will decide fate of carbon tax

Apr 15 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With six months to go before the Oct. 21 federal election, the fate of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon tax is in the hands of voters rather than the courts. In that context, Trudeau’s self-inflicted Lavscam scandal may be the real reason he loses his fight to impose his national carbon tax on the […]

Trudeau’s his own worst enemy in Lavscam

Apr 10 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Some of the most damaging attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s credibility in the Lavscam scandal have come from an unusual source. They’ve come from Trudeau. A case in point is the bizarre way in which Trudeau contradicted himself in Parliament last week under questioning from Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre.

Liberal smears of Wilson-Raybould a disgrace

Apr 7 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he expelled former Liberal attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould from caucus because she failed to practice his high standard of integrity. Having chosen this hill to die on, Liberal MPs gave Trudeau a standing ovation because it was the only hill they had left, all previous Liberal attempts to smear Wilson-Raybould […]

Trudeau’s definition of secrecy a secret

Mar 27 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Cabinet confidentiality is so important to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he’s keeping his definition of confidential to himself. Unfortunately, this makes it hard for Canadians to understand what he thinks it means. As best one can determine from Trudeau’s statements, he seems to believe everyone in cabinet is subject to cabinet confidentiality, except him. By […]

Trudeau can’t give a straight answer on Lavscam

Mar 24 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The reason why the Lavscam scandal continues to erode public support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government was clearly on display at a Town Hall meeting in Thunder Bay Friday evening. It’s because Trudeau seems incapable of giving straight answers about it. Trudeau was asked two simple, direct questions, in sequence, by one of the […]

Trudeau’s budget is just another act

Mar 19 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — So how did it come to this? How did we come to have a prime minister who isn’t really a prime minister so much as he plays one on TV? For whom the clear meaning of words means nothing? Who flip-flops with every passing fad? Who, everyone knew — when his university buddy Gerald Butts […]

Liberals have double standard on terrorism

Mar 17 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Liberals condemning Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for not adequately denouncing the terrorist attack on Muslims at prayer in New Zealand by a suspected white supremacist would be more convincing if they weren’t so inadequate at denouncing Islamist terrorism themselves.

Justin Trudeau just wasn’t ready

Mar 2 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — So, as it turns out, the Conservative campaign ad in the 2015 federal election was correct. Justin Trudeau wasn’t ready. And now, we’re reaping the whirlwind. We’re learning that electing a prime minister who would not have become prime minister, given the thinness of his resume, were his last name not “Trudeau,” has real-world consequences.

Trudeau destroyed his promise of open government

Feb 24 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s performance in the SNC-Lavalin scandal makes a mockery of his 2015 Liberal election platform, “Real Change.” Trudeau’s most infamous broken pledge in that document was three years of “modest” deficits followed by a $1 billion surplus in year four. Now, as it turns out, Trudeau’s promises to Canadians in the chapter […]