Open letter to all Liberal Members of Parliament

To: All Liberal Members of Parliament
The disgusted voices of Canadian citizens of all political stripes are publicly sounding the alarm regarding the reckless political decisions and destructive actions of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada. Since all Ministers of Parliament have been elected to represent and serve Canadian citizens, the call for accountability is sounded and Canadian citizens unequivocally demand answers to the following questions:
• You were elected to represent the Citizens of CANADA. WE are your boss. Justin Trudeau is not your boss, we are. Are you so afraid of the Liberal Party Leader that you allow him to break the law? This has to stop NOW! You allow the Leader of your party to terminate 2 women who had the tenacity to stand up to him – Mr. Feminist! That speaks volumes to your integrity!

• Why are the Liberal Members of Parliament allowing Justin Trudeau to send millions of dollars to foreign countries at the expense of Canada’s needs?

• Why are the Liberal Members of Parliament allowing Justin Trudeau to carelessly accumulate vast amounts of national debt at the expense of Canada’s future generations?

• Why are the Liberal Members of Parliament allowing Justin Trudeau to wreak havoc at our borders by admitting mass immigration of illegal migrants (such as Haitians) who are not from war-torn countries at the expense of legal immigration applicants?

• Why are the Liberal Members of Parliament allowing Justin Trudeau to completely disregard the needs of the more fragile elements of Canadian society such as our veterans, seniors, and disabled? While refugees are given free products and services, why must Canadian seniors pay to receive eyeglasses, dental care, and prescriptions? Why are Canadian seniors taxed on their pension incomes?

• Why are the Liberal Members of Parliament allowing Justin Trudeau to neglect and avoid legally recognizing all activist groups which violently seek to suppress and eliminate freedom of speech as “terrorists”?
• Why are the Liberal Members of Parliament allowing Justin Trudeau to send Canadian money to countries around the world, but to neglect Canadians who are in dire need. Forest fires in Alberta? Native Canadians? Veterans?. Low income Canadians? Canadians with disabilities? Seniors? The list is a long one and growing. 

• Why did the Liberal Members of Parliament allow Justin Trudeau to issue a payment of $10.5 million dollars to a convicted terrorist without an official Supreme Court ruling?

• Why did the Liberal Members of Parliament allow the Liberal Party of Canada to pass Motion-103 (M-103) which only explicitly records one religion by name (Islam) at the expense of all the other recognized religious groups in Canada in its pathetic attempt to curtail “Islamophobia”?

• Why do the Liberal Members of Parliament continue to allow Justin Trudeau to constantly renege on the fulfillment of vital economic agendas and sensitive social issues which were blatantly promised to all Canadians and First Nations peoples during his election campaign?

If these are the types of questions that need to be asked at this moment, then Canada is truly in a sad state of affairs. Members of Parliament are clearly not working for the benefit of Canada. It is apparent that all government strategies and decisions are not geared to a “Canada-first” mentality. Liberal Members of Parliament should be absolutely ashamed of themselves for allowing the great nation of Canada to embark on the destructive path of socialistic elitist globalism.

Does any other Liberal Member of Parliament possess the loyal determination to publicly stand against the globalist agenda of Justin Trudeau? 
Will any Liberal Member of Parliament fervently seek to honestly fulfill their responsibilities towards Canadian citizens? 
Will any Liberal Member of Parliament demonstrate the courage to answer all of the questions posted above?

Sadly, it appears that hard-working, tax-paying, country-loving Canadians do not have a champion in the political arena. Therefore, Canada is quickly progressing towards moral and financial bankruptcy, and Canadians hold all the Liberal Members of Parliament responsible for this collapse. All Canadians are appalled and disgusted by the uncaring passivity displayed by the Liberal Members of Parliament in all facets of government.

Beware, if the Liberal Members of Parliament choose to continue to facilitate the implementation of Justin Trudeau’s globalist agenda and do not act immediately to stop the bleeding of national decay, all true Canadians will eventually band together and use any means at our disposal to prevent the destruction of the foundations of our great nation.
Just remember that you may not be re-elected and thus all people that rely on you – your staff and family for example – will also be out of an income. Look what happened in Ontario with the Wynne Government. Reduced to non party status!
For all Liberal Members of Parliament, you can stop the insanity by crossing the floor and joining another party, until there is no longer a Liberal government and then all members can vote on what the Prime Minister is doing to our Canada!

John Burke
A very concerned Canadian citizen

Arwen~ Nailed it. Well done John Burke!

KINSELLA: Liberal Party has morphed into a cult

Warren Kinsella

Published:April 3, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gestures to a delegate for a question following his speech to Daughters of the Vote in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Wednesday April 3, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Dear Liberals:

This is an open letter to all of you. I want to start it by telling you why I became a lawyer.

It was a movie, called The Oxbow Incident. It was a Western, released some 75 years ago, and it starred Henry Fonda. It was about how a mob hanged a man. The wrong man.

At the end, the lynch mob all gather in a bar, and Fonda reads a letter the dead man wrote to his wife. Here is some of it:

“Law is a lot more than words you put in a book, or judges or lawyers or sheriffs you hire to carry it out. It’s everything people ever have found out about justice and what’s right and wrong,” Fonda says, reading the dead man’s letter. “It’s the very conscience of humanity. There can’t be any such thing as civilization unless people have a conscience, because if people touch God anywhere, where is it except through their conscience? And what is anybody’s conscience, except a little piece of the conscience of all men that ever lived?”

That speech is why I became a lawyer. What Fonda said, in a long-ago Western. What he said about justice, and how it is the thing that makes us human.

Jody Wilson-Raybould, who I have never met, and Jane Philpott, who I have, remind me a little bit of Fonda, reading that dead man’s letter. They seem to believe, as I do, that if we do not have justice, we have not much left. They proudly gave up everything for it, after all.

Then Health Minister Jane Philpott, right, speaks as Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould looks on at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday, April 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

After what you Liberals did, I suppose you are expecting me to liken you to a lynch mob. And, it is true: You were a bit like that.

Hell, you expelled Wilson-Raybould on the pretext of her making a tape on which a powerful man threatens her. When, a few days later, the prime minister of Canada spoke to Wilson-Raybould about why she’d been demoted — and he didn’t bother to tell her his principal secretary was secretly listening in. Keeping a record of what was said.

To use against her.

But, still, I will not call you a lynch mob. What you are, more accurately, is a group of people who belong to a cult. It is not a political party anymore. It is a cult.

It’s kind of understandable, although not ever forgivable. Justin Trudeau, to most of you, is the Liberal Party. He lifted the party from third place to first, and he propelled most of you into power. He made three big promises.

He said he’d be a feminist. He said he’d reconcile with indigenous people. And he said he’d bring back ethical government.

Well, he lied. His willingness to brutalize Wilson-Raybould, Philpott and Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes — and to cut a sweetheart deal for a sleazy donor — showed him to be none of those things. It showed him to be what this newspaper memorably called him this week: The fake feminist.

But still you follow him. Still you belong to his cult. Even when you know he has done wrong.

And so, you will end like all cults do: You will go down with your leader. You will perish with him, and you all richly deserve it.

Because voters understand — as they did at the end of The Oxbow Incident — that justice is all that keeps us from devolving into a lynch mob.

Which, as I say, you all resemble quite a bit.

And for which you will all pay.


SNC-Lavalin insider’s bribery allegations spark probe by Crown agency that loaned the firm billions

Export Development Canada launches review of 2011 deal with engineering company

Dave Seglins, Rachel Houlihan · CBC News · Posted: Apr 03, 2019

An SNC-Lavalin insider shares new allegations with CBC News about how SNC-Lavalin secured loans from Export Development Canada. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

Export Development Canada has hired outside legal counsel to review some of its dealings with SNC-Lavalin. The review comes after a company insider told CBC News the engineering giant secured billions in loans from the Crown agency over the years, some of which he alleges was intended to pay bribes.

If true, it could mean taxpayers have unwittingly backed illegal payments.

Export Development Canada is a federal agency that provides financing and insurance to Canadian businesses operating abroad.

The insider, who worked on several large projects funded by EDC, claims it was an “open secret” within SNC-Lavalin that “technical fees” listed in budget proposals included cash to be used as bribes to secure international contracts.

Those line items could total millions of dollars. The insider says EDC’s internal due diligence policies should have detected something was going on.

He says “technical fees” were part of a larger “lexicon of bribes” used within SNC-Lavalin.

EDC has denied knowledge of any improper payments, but last Friday said it is taking a closer look at a 2011 deal with SNC-Lavalin involving a $250-million project to refurbish the Matala hydroelectric dam in Angola. EDC provided the Quebec-based company with “political risk insurance” for the project.

“We would never, under any circumstances, knowingly participate in a transaction tainted by bribery or corruption,” David Bhamjee, EDC’s vice-president of corporate communications, wrote in an email.

“This behaviour goes against EDC’s core values and deep-rooted culture of business integrity.”

The SNC-Lavalin insider’s allegations come as a political storm rages over accusations Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replaced his attorney general for refusing to intervene and spare the company a criminal prosecution on fraud and corruption charges.

CBC News has agreed not to identify the insider because he fears losing his job.

He says EDC support was vital for the success of construction projects in underdeveloped parts of the world known for corruption. The projects included airports, power plants and dams, and the EDC loans to SNC-Lavalin ranged from a few million dollars to upward of $500 million.

The insider alleges that, prior to 2012 — when the head of SNC-Lavalin’s construction division was arrested in Switzerland for bribery in Libya — EDC was funding numerous projects that featured “slush funds.”

Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, appearing at the Commons justice committee on Feb. 27, says she resisted pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office to intervene in the fraud and corruption case against SNC-Lavalin and spare the Quebec-based engineering firm a potentially damaging prosecution. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

He says the problems with the technical fees should have been caught by EDC auditors for two reasons. First, he says, they were listed as Canadian expenses, but a portion flowed to consultants or “agents” on the ground in foreign countries to help the company win contracts.

The second red flag, he says, should have been the sheer size of the technical fees, which could total as much as 10 per cent of a project’s overall budget.

“That’s a lot of steak dinners,” the source quipped.

In 2013, CBC News and the Globe and Mail exposed a similar scheme inside SNC-Lavalin. Some budgets included items called “project consultancy costs” or “PCCs.” The code was used to mask secret payments for projects in Africa, India, Cambodia and Kazakhstan.

SNC-Lavalin admitted to CBC News those PCC payments were “improper,” and in 2015, paid a $1.5-million penalty to resolve allegations it bribed public officials to win road projects in Uganda and Mozambique that were funded by the African Development Bank.

None of the projects tied to PCC payments was funded by EDC.

Angola dam project under review

EDC insists that if it learns its funding is being used for bribes or corruption, it cancels the deal.

The Angola dam project first came under scrutiny in 2013, when an SNC-Lavalin employee fired from the job filed a lawsuit claiming the company had covertly paid a 10 per cent commission to win the contract.

SNC-Lavalin settled the suit out of court. It is unclear what steps, if any, EDC took to examine the deal at the time.

The insider recalls there was tension within SNC-Lavalin because numerous bribery scandals involving the company had made headlines.

“There was a lot of breath-holding,” he said. “Some of the projects that were investigated … were projects overseas that were financed by EDC.

“If it had been [exposed publicly], at that time, that a bribe had been paid, EDC would have been obliged never to allow SNC-Lavalin to have access to export credit funds.”

Export Development Canada, the country’s export credit agency, has loaned SNC-Lavalin billions of dollars since the mid-1990s. (CBC)

EDC announced last week it will now review its role in the Angola project, after receiving questions from CBC News. The agency says based on that review, it could expand its probe to look at other past agreements with SNC-Lavalin.

In the past, SNC-Lavalin has blamed rogue employees for problems with the Angola project. This week, the company declined to answer a list of questions about its use of technical fees on other EDC-backed projects.

‘Increasingly concerned’

EDC says it conducts due diligence and that “technical fees and agent fees are common and legitimate operational expenses.”

“We also appreciate that they can be used as one of many mechanisms to hide illegal or improper payments,” Bhamjee wrote. “Those who want to conceal payments take great pains to do so, making these payments extremely difficult to uncover.”

However, EDC says it did not begin scrutinizing these types of fees until 2006, when the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development issued a warning about their potential abuse.

“We remain confident that the processes we undertook throughout our financing history with the company were sound and adhered to best practices of the day,” wrote EDC spokesperson Jessica Draker.

Over the past 25 years, EDC has provided as much as $4.7 billion in loans to SNC-Lavalin for ventures in Europe, Africa and Latin America, making the company one of the largest recipients of taxpayer-backed loans.

EDC concedes it was slow to suspend funding for new SNC-Lavalin projects, which it did from late 2014 until 2017, as the company faced multiple scandals.

The World Bank sounded an alarm in 2012 over allegations SNC-Lavalin tried to bribe officials in Bangladesh. It has banned the company from bidding on World Bank projects until 2023.

“In the years leading up to our suspension, we became increasingly concerned about the myriad allegations facing the company,” said EDC’s David Bhamjee, noting EDC did beef up monitoring of SNC-Lavalin deals.

“We could have — and perhaps should have — suspended business earlier,” he said.

EDC only resumed doing business with SNC-Lavalin in 2017, after the company overhauled its internal accounting and whistleblower policies, he said.

‘Black box’

The head of Toronto-based watchdog group Probe International says if there’s any truth to the allegations EDC money was used for bribes, it implicates all Canadians.

“[EDC] operates on the Queen’s credit card,” said Patricia Adams. “That means that it operates on our credit cards.”

According to EDC’s website the Crown agency operates at arm’s length from government and is “self-financing.”

However, Adams says all of its debts and liabilities are backed by the government.

“It doesn’t exist but for the Canadian taxpayer.”

Adams says the public has very little idea of how the Crown agency operates.

“[It] is a secretive institution that sets its own rules and standards and regulates itself, with little public oversight,” she said.

“They’re a black box.”

Patricia Adams of the watchdog group Probe International says Canadians need to know more about how EDC operates. (Rachel Houlihan/CBC)

One EDC-backed SNC-Lavalin project is currently under investigation by the RCMP.

The case dates back to the early 2000s. RCMP investigators believe SNC-Lavalin funnelled $2.3 million from a contract to build an airport hangar in Algeria to pay bribes in Canada, according to a search warrant issued last year.

Michel Fournier, the former head of Canada’s Federal Bridge Corporation, which maintains several of the country’s largest overpasses, has already pleaded guilty to accepting the money in exchange for helping SNC-Lavalin win a $127-million contract to refurbish Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge.

When asked about the ongoing RCMP probe, SNC-Lavalin replied: “No comment.”

Canada under the Trudeaus

Salim Mansur

57 mins · 

A few months ago I published a piece in the American Thinker about the Trudeaus, father and son. I have linked it below to remind ourselves how steep has been the decay and decline of our country’s fortune between the rule of the father and that of the son.

This morning my American Thinker piece came back to me as news spread of Justin Trudeau expelling two former ministers in his cabinet, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, from the Liberal parliamentary caucus with the rest of the members of the caucus cheering.

The news is that no proper procedure as laid out in the parliamentary tradition on expelling sitting members from party caucus was followed. No record of actual votes, it is believed, was taken and rules on the process needed for expelling members from the caucus were likely broken.

In other words, expulsion of any member from the parliamentary caucus of any party cannot be done peremptorily and in a dictatorial manner. A member belongs not only to a party under whose banner the member has been elected, but a member is most importantly representative in parliament of the people who elected the member. Rules therefore exist to protect both the party and the members from any wrongful actions taken by anyone without due process.

In the case of Jody Wilson-Raybould, the former Attorney General and Justice Minister, and Jane Philpott, the former President of the Treasury Board, the expulsion was carried out at the behest ultimately on the part of the Prime Minister, irrespective of how many other Liberals members demanded this, as a punishment for not bending to the Prime Minister’s whim and caprice surrounding the SNC-Lavalin affair.

This latest display for a total disregard of due process compounded by disregard for the rule of law, which is the bedrock principle of our system of government in which interference with prosecutorial independence and the independence of the judiciary are forbidden and unacceptable, puts into focus the inner mind-set and temperament of Justin Trudeau as the Prime Minister of Canada.

When seeking the leadership of the Liberal party, Justin Trudeau in one of those moments of public speaking extemporaneously revealed his inner instincts. A reporter at a “Ladies Night” meet-and-greet in Toronto in 2013 asked, which country besides Canada he admired most?

Justin Trudeau replied, “You know, there’s a level of admiration I actually have for China.” Then, when asked why, he said, “Because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say ‘we need to go green fastest… we need to start investing in solar.’”

Well, for Justin Trudeau it was both a cute reply illustrating his admiration for decisive decision-making of dictators, of a dictator’s ability to turn things around “on a dime”, something he instinctively wants to do as with the decision to grant special treatment to SNC-Lavalin, and for those around him the message he likely wanted to give of being a strong leader.

But now nearly six years later that answer reveals for all Canadians without any ambiguity the man Justin Trudeau is behind the mask. He has the character of a dictator and the traits of a bully. Here is a self-declared pro-feminist leader, a man readily displaying to all and sundry his touchy-feeling instincts, who in private will tolerate no dissent, will bawl out at a woman of colour and drive her out of the caucus to sit as an Independent as he did with the Member from Whitby, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, and now has dictatorially expelled two former cabinet ministers without allowing them their rights to respond.

There is no further doubt that Justin Trudeau has broken trust with all Canadians who believe in due process, in the rule of law, and in the right of individual when accused of any wrong to be heard from before being declared guilty.

It is now up to Canadians to pass their judgment on Justin Trudeau and decide whether he deserves re-election as the Prime Minister, or he with his Liberal party be dismissed as decisively as Ontarians last summer dismissed Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal party from governing in Queen’s Park.

November 29, 2018

Canada under the Trudeaus

By Salim Mansur

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Andrew Coyne: Expulsions accomplish nothing but vindictiveness for vindictiveness’s sake

I suspect what truly outrages the Liberal MPs is the sight of a person of conscience, unwilling to sacrifice her principles so readily on the altar of partisanship

Andrew Coyne

Andrew Coyne

April 2, 2019
9:05 PM EDT

Arwen~ Excerpt from article. Recommend reading article in below.

“Ultimately the choice that is before you,” Jody Wilson-Raybould pleaded with her caucus colleagues, in a letter written hours before they were to pass sentence on her, “is about what kind of party you want to be a part of, what values it will uphold, the vision that animates it, and indeed the type of people it will attract and make it up.”

But they made that choice long ago. They knew what kind of party they wanted to be a part of from the moment they accepted their nominations; indeed, were they not the type of person that party attracts they would not have been recruited for it. It is the kind of party, and person, that unquestioningly puts loyalty to party before principle — and mercilessly punishes those who do not.

So on the question of whether to expel the former minister of justice and attorney general — along with the former Treasury Board president, Jane Philpott — for the crime of denouncing the attempt, by the prime minister and senior government officials, to interfere with a criminal prosecution, there could have been little doubt how they would vote.

Whether they chose to shoot the messengers so spontaneously, over Justin Trudeau’s objections, as some reports have claimed — they were “determined to take the matter into their own hands,” according to a Canadian Press story, as if MPs were so eager to prove their obedience to the leader as to be willing to defy him — or whether they did so under orders doesn’t much matter. The rotting of the soul is the same either way.”

Young women turn backs on PM in Commons

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Arwen~ The bloom is off the rose…as it should be.

© Twitter/@MPJulianOTTAWA – Justin Trudeau is acknowledging the internal strife roiling his Liberal government, telling a group of young women that politics is often about reconciling opposite perspectives and differences of opinion.

But about 48 of the young would-be MPs taking part in the Daughters of the Vote event on the floor of the House of Commons didn’t want to hear it, turning their backs on the prime minister as he spoke.

Trudeau was addressing 338 young women who are taking part in the program, which encourages young women to get involved in politics — some of whom have already used their social media feeds to register their displeasure with the prime minister.

On Tuesday, Trudeau expelled former cabinet ministers Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott out of the Liberal caucus for what he described as breaking the bonds of trust with their fellow MPs over the government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.

The move has fuelled accusations that the Liberals have abandoned their 2015 campaign commitments to Indigenous reconciliation and gender equality.

The SNC controversy has engulfed the government for nearly two months following Wilson-Raybould’s allegations that as attorney general, she was improperly pressured by the Prime Minister’s Office to intervene in criminal proceedings against the Montreal-based engineering giant.

Related video: Trudeau defends his feminist credentials (Global News)Click to expand00:1101:31   HQ Trudeau defends his feminist credentials after expelling Wilson-Raybould, Philpott from caucus

The Tuesday Night Massacre highlights Justin Trudeau’s problem with women

by Diana Davidson 4/2/19

Justin Trudeau just can’t stop punishing women for his own failings. Today he expelled former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus and prevented them from running as Liberal candidates in the upcoming election. Why? Because these women had the courage of their convictions and would not stand by idly as Trudeau used his power to abuse his colleagues in the name of corporate favouritism.

The Tuesday Night Massacre is just the latest example of how Trudeau bullies, harasses, and gaslights his female colleagues. Leona Alleslev, Celina Cesar-Chavannes, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Jane Philpott, the list just keeps on growing.

The dishonest tactic of saying men and women “experience things differently” should not be lost in this pathetic race to discredit the women who have called him out for dishonesty. Trudeau’s government has been accused of multiple claims that he can control the narrative, even suggesting he can manipulate the opinion of former Chief Justice Beverley McLaughlin. 

While Trudeau may want to paint this as a he said/she said situation, his former Attorney General backed up her story with an audio recording. As much as Trudeau apologists may wish it, denouncing the act of recording the phone call doesn’t make the voices on that audio file disappear.

There are likely a few four letter words recently said behind publicly funded doors that Trudeau wouldn’t want people to hear. But there is no undoing the truth and while Wilson-Raybould can’t necessarily prove everything on paper, she got it on tape.

While people may wish to see no evil, and do no evil, JWR made sure that we hear it.

Wilson-Raybould’s assistant was told that Trudeau could generate a bunch of op-eds to support any political interference. Some members of the media scoffed. Meanwhile, some reporters have asked the public to care more about the ethics of recording a phone call than focussing on what was said in the conversation.

One thing that stands out in the recording is that Michael Wernick, a man who held the high position of Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada, kept saying he was too afraid to give Justin Trudeau bad news. Apparently only Jody Wilson-Raybould had the guts to say “no” to Trudeau. And she got fired.

JWR predicted early on that what was happening was like the Saturday Night Massacre. She said it in her testimony before the justice committee and she said it in the phone call we now have the benefit of hearing for ourselves.

Should she have recorded it? Wouldn’t you if you were being bullied at your workplace? People who believe in democracy and accountability should be glad she did. It didn’t take a woman’s intuition to know something was wrong. But it did take a woman to put an end to it. 

Thanks to the strong women who stood up to him, Trudeau doesn’t just have a problem with women, he now has a problem with all right-thinking Canadians.