Trudeau’s rep is now tainted

Trudeau’s rep is now tainted
Trudeau’s rep is now tainted The spin stops here. It’s no longer up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to tell us whether or not his Bahamas trip didn’t pass the smell test. It’s also out of the hands of his supporters and detractors alike. Now it’s up to the ethics commissioner. Mary Dawson has launched an investigation into Trudeau’s trip and the travel arrangements surrounding it. A copy of a letter provided to Postmedia reveals the watchdog th

Where’s the common sense in the PMO?

Where’s the common sense in the PMO?
Where's the common sense in the PMO? Everyone knows that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s reconnect tour is his effort to show Canadians that he is not just a privileged Canadian, but also is capable of understanding what the average citizen is thinking. But more importantly, it is also designed to change the channel from a disastrous cash-for-access program that defies all rules and common sense (which the PM still will not abandon), and from an

Trudeau’s fading transparency

Trudeau’s fading transparency
Trudeau’s fading transparency   In light of the ongoing political fallout from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent trip to the Bahamas, I went back to see what Trudeau said about open and transparent government during last year’s federal election. Here’s what he said: “Our plan for a fair and open government ... is a sweeping agenda for change ... At its heart is a simple idea: transparent government is good government. If we want C

Trudeau’s cheap talk on climate change – If the PM expects Canadians to sacrifice to fight global warming, let him lead by example

Trudeau’s cheap talk on climate change – If the PM expects Canadians to sacrifice to fight global warming, let him lead by example
Trudeau’s cheap talk on climate change - If the PM expects Canadians to sacrifice to fight global warming, let him lead by example If you want to understand the impact of climate change polices on ordinary Canadians and how detached our political leaders are from what they are doing by imposing them, think of this every time they say “carbon pricing.” Think of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flying in on the Aga Khan’s helicopter to the billionaire’s

Trudeau’s excellent Bahamas adventure

Trudeau’s excellent Bahamas adventure
Trudeau’s excellent Bahamas adventure It seems like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thinks it’s possible to grow the economy from the Bahamas outwards. On Wednesday morning, Postmedia’s David Akin revealed the plot had thickened in the story of Trudeau’s excellent Nassau adventure. (Excellent for him, that is. Not for us.) First, his office wouldn’t tell us where he was over New Year’s. Then we learned that while he was posting January 1st greet

Chris Selley: At Queen’s Park, a vision of Trudeau’s future

Chris Selley: At Queen’s Park, a vision of Trudeau’s future
Chris Selley: At Queen’s Park, a vision of Trudeau’s future Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffled her Cabinet slightly on Thursday — of necessity, thanks to the departure of Community Affairs and Correctional Services Minister David Orazietti. It was purely housekeeping. It won’t alter Wynne’s political fortunes. There are nevertheless echoes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s own, bigger shuffle this week. Orazietti said he left politics for family

Possible violation of federal law as Trudeau admits he used Aga Khan’s private helicopter

Possible violation of federal law as Trudeau admits he used Aga Khan’s private helicopter
Possible violation of federal law as Trudeau admits he used Aga Khan’s private helicopter   KINGSTON, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday he and his family used the private helicopter of the Aga Khan during his recent holiday, a possible violation of federal law. All ministers, including the prime minister, are forbidden under the federal Conflict of Interest Act from flying in private or chartered aircraft except under spe

Amid cries of elitism and conflict of interest, Trudeau hits the road in Ontario

Amid cries of elitism and conflict of interest, Trudeau hits the road in Ontario
Amid cries of elitism and conflict of interest, Trudeau hits the road in Ontario KINGSTON, Ont. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminded dozens of people at a town hall meeting on Thursday that he favoured a ranked ballot system in the past, even though his government insists it has an open mind about how to change the electoral system. Trudeau, who faced critical questions about issues including the Phoenix pay controversy and the handling of indi

Feds ‘didn’t pay enough attention’ to pay system problems: Trudeau

Feds ‘didn’t pay enough attention’ to pay system problems: Trudeau
Feds ‘didn’t pay enough attention’ to pay system problems: Trudeau The federal government failed its employees when it didn’t properly heed warning signs about its problem-plagued Phoenix pay system before rolling it out almost a year ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted Thursday. “I’ll admit it,” Trudeau told a frustrated civil servant as he fielded questions from the public during the first major event of a cross-Canada whistle-stop tour i

Trudeau keeping up with the Kardashians

Trudeau keeping up with the Kardashians
Trudeau keeping up with the Kardashians Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent the Christmas break in the lap of luxury, on a private island in the Bahamas. A small entourage, including the Trudeau family and Liberal Party insiders, were hosted by the Aga Khan, the billionaire religious leader of Ismaili Muslims. The retreat seems to have been a gift, and yet, it is unknown if it was declared to Canada’s ethics commissioner. In fact, Trudeau’s