Trudeau, Justin

Mistruths, half-truths and outright lies

Liberal social media warriors are busy defending Justin Trudeau after Globe and Mail headlined:

‘In that moment, I knew he wanted me to lie.’ Jody Wilson-Raybould recalls a tension-filled meeting with Justin Trudeau

Some accused the former Justice Minister of opportunism by releasing her book during an election campaign.

Certainly opportunism is involved. It was in play when the Prime Minister read the polls in August and called an unscheduled election. Prior to Trudeau’s announcement, Wilson-Raybould’s book was scheduled for release in September.

The Economist noted that Justin Trudeau hoped to mirror his father’s success decades ago. Pierre Trudeau called the 1974 election less than two years after losing a parliamentary majority. Justin Trudeau called the 2021 election less than two years after losing a parliamentary majority. The Economist wrote in August:

Justin Trudeau calls a snap election in Canada.

The country does not need an election now. But the prime minister does.

One Liberal fan tweeted about the Ethic’s Commissioner’s Trudeau II report, regarding the Prime Minister’s attempt to protect SNC-Lavalin from conviction, and concluded “it does not say Trudeau was wrong.” Really?

Another used all caps to rant that Ms. Wilson-Reybould should not be trusted. Yet the Prime Minister trusted her sufficiently to keep the BC MP in his cabinet from 2015 until she resigned in 2019.

I rarely link to articles in Postmedia’s National Post but anyone concerned about political ethics, and still considering how to mark their ballot in 2021, should read John Ivison’s article from last July:

One has to admire the Liberal leader’s resolve in refusing to be bound by the conventions – or more accurately, the laws – that have constrained his predecessors. There is every prospect the prime minister is on the brink of an inglorious hat-trick. Not only has he already contravened sections 5, 9, 11, 12 and 21 of the Conflict of Interest Act, he may yet add sections 6 (1) and 7 to his rap sheet. The sheer variety of misconduct is impressive, yet Trudeau’s behaviour is excused by his apologists because they see his motives as pure.

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4 replies »

  1. Mr. Trudeau’s protestations now remind me of Aesop’s fable about the boy who cried wolf.

    Ms. Wilson-Reybould’s book is titled “Indian In The Cabinet”. It would be nice to see another book soon, titled
    “Indo-Canadian Chooses His Cabinet.”


  2. the federal govt crooked corrupt behavior is disgusting -and the coverups are worse-i trust the public has not forgotten these outright lies and deceiving behavior and will not vote in the liberals favor–it is way past time for a change in govt and some honesty–all govt officials that missrepresent and outright break the law should be held crimminally accountable–mark meiers–charlie lk bc


  3. As much as I admire and agree with her very refreshing public rejection of unethical government interference, I’m still bewildered by Jody Wilson-Raybould’s apparent shock at the practice, including Justin Trudeau’s personal attempt at pressuring her to compromise her integrity as then justice minister.

    Sadly, we are governed by a system in which corporate lobbyists heavily manipulate even our top elected officials. (Albeit, some elected heads will be better at concealment via their habitual general practice of secrecy with the news-media.) Lobbyists will even write bills for our governing representatives to vote for and have implemented, supposedly to save the elected officials their own time.

    In the case of the Trudeau Liberals, they, like the Conservatives when in power, pander to corporate objectives, and the very wealthy, albeit the Liberals maintain their traditional liberal social policies (notably those involving race, gender and sexuality). Apparently, politically potent and focused big business interests get catered-to regardless of which of these two parties rules. It seems they can’t really lose, at least as long as the NDP stays out of high office.

    I’d have figured the very intelligent and well-educated Wilson-Raybould, and others like her, would have known this long before running for office. One wonders how many other governing politicians got elected without being aware?

    Perhaps anyone wanting to run for office should have to first pass a post-secondary political science course that teaches this in length and detail. Therefore they cannot claim innocent ignorance if ever, unlike Wilson-Raybould, getting caught making the ethically wrong decision.

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