Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced that his leadership fundraiser Stephen Bronfman is now the Liberal Party’s chief fundraiser:
Montreal businessman Stephen Bronfman will lead those fundraising efforts for the Liberal Party, CBC News has learned, and he will lay out his ideas at the caucus meeting on Wednesday.
The Bronfman name is one of the biggest in Canadian business — Stephen Bronfman’s grandfather built the Seagram liquor empire, making the family billionaires.
Bronfman runs the private investment firm Claridge Inc., and is a longtime family friend of Trudeau. Bronfman was one of the key players in Trudeau’s leadership campaign, helping to bring in more than $2 million, and now he has signed on to help the whole party.
Bronfman told CBC News that he’s excited for his new role and that in order for the party to be successful in fundraising, it needs to give Canadians a reason to donate.
“I think Justin is a reason but in this day and age, you have to offer more, so we have to rethink the way we do certain things,” Bronfman said. The party has to build on what it’s doing well but also do things differently, he added. “I think we’re bringing a different group of people, a different level of professionalism. We’ve learned from the past and today is a new day. We’ve got a big job to do and I think everyone’s pretty jazzed up to do it” (see here)
You’ll notice CBC’s Megan Fitzpatrick and Laura Payton missed mentioning that Bronfman benefited from a massive tax loophole when his family transferred a $2.2billion trust-fund to the US under the noses of the ’91 Mulroney government which the Liberals and Revenue Canada then covered-up (see here).
Hopefully the new shake-up inside the Conservative HQ and Harper’s office (see here) will start producing a decent counter-strategy against Trudeau and his Media Party shills on issues such as this one – long over due .
Update: Trudeau’s new fundraising chief inserts himself into ethnic politics on behalf of the Liberal Party:
“Stephen Harper has never been to Israel,” Stephen Bronfman said bluntly. “I took Justin there five years ago and he was referring at the end of the trip to Israel as we. So I thought that was pretty good.” (see here)
Some things never change in the Liberal Party – the big money players are still running it. Looking forward to Bronfman commenting on Trudeau praying in that mosque last week (see here)