Video: Trudeau gets selfie taken with fan entering Jim Flaherty’s funeral

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The picture above is Liberal leader Justin Trudeau veering off to take a photo with an adoring fan on his way into Jim Flaherty’s funeral.

It’s taken from a screenshot of CTV video footage:

Trying to out-crass Obama:

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Trudeau ‘wins’.

h/t @Hankers

 

Photo: Nigel Wright cleared by RCMP made for some very sad faces at the CBC

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As the saying goes “A picture is worth a thousand words”

RCMP need to be brought in to investigate Redford and staff hiding her personal flights

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There is two levels to the latest expense abuse scandal uncovered by the CBC involving ex-premier Alison Redford.

First is the massive number of personal flights Redford had taxpayers fund:

Former Alberta premier Alison Redford flew her daughter on 50 separate government flights, including one with her family’s nanny, a CBC News investigation has found.

Redford also used government planes to fly to Jasper for two long weekends with her daughter. On each trip, they were accompanied by a friend of her daughter, a sheriff and an executive assistant.

And the second is the cover-up involving Redford and her staff:

On March 4, about two weeks before her resignation, Redford held a news conference in which she apologized for taking her daughter’s friends on government airplanes on four occasions, and for using a plane to fly to Vancouver for government meetings, but also to attend an uncle’s funeral.

Redford said she asked her staff to “comb” through her flights to find any instances in which her daughter’s friends flew on flights. She acknowledged those flights were inappropriate and promised to reimburse $3,156. (see here)

I’m not sure if all these personal flights and potential vacations taken on the public’s purse were illegal but lying and actively hiding them was certainly criminal.

Ottawa Citizen columnist “Special Guest” at Liberal Party fundraiser

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For an event titled “A Pearson Party”, the Markham-Stouffville Liberal riding association has Ottawa Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen listed as their “Special Guest” on the Liberal Party website promoting ticket sales (see here).

Ethical journalism right?

Also: See earlier post on Postmedia donating $10,000 to the BC Liberals here

Update: I’ve asked Citizen’s editor Andrew Potter if they have a policy in place regarding journalists fundraising for political parties.

Phony Conservative wins nomination – immediately trashes Jason Kenney in media

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The Media Party are loving Conservative MP nomination winner Ron Liepert as right after beating Rob Anders, he publicly attacked Minister Jason Kennedy:

“Quite frankly I think Minister Kenney should mind his own business. He should go into his own riding and try and get re-elected in his own riding and quit monkeying around at other nominations … anywhere in this province,” said Liepert, who made it abundantly clear that he was angry at the interference.

“You’re damn right I am. Why? Because it’s none of his business.

He added that he wasn’t worried about any repercussions for his criticism of Kenney.

“I don’t care. It might and I’m quite prepared to deal with it if it does,” he said. (see here)

To which Kenney replied with class:

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And don’t think the Conservative caucus didn’t notice:

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The Conservative Party had better get used to it – Liepert is now a cancer within.

 

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