Ex-National Bureau reporter now spokesperson for secretive anti-Conservative ad group Engage Canada

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Reading this story on third-party groups running political attack ads, the name of the spokesperson for Engage Canada caught my eye:

Engage Canada, another group launched earlier this month by former NDP and Liberal strategists, claims to be non-partisan. On Friday, it launched a new television ad targeting the Conservative approach to health care.

The group did not respond to a request for an interview on Friday but it issued a statement instead.

“Engage Canada is operating with the current legislative framework,” spokesperson Jessica Hume said in an email. (see here)

You see, there was a Jessica Hume who worked for Sun Media (see here) and the thought came to mind how repulsive it would be for a journalist to become part of such an underhanded political group whose funding sources are unknown.

And yup, you guessed it – someone tipped me off that it was the same Jessica Hume:

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So not only is the Canadian media funding these ads through their union dues at Unifor, they have one of their own helping run them.

*note* The photo above is of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Unifor union president Jerry Dias

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Trudeau’s top adviser Gerald Butts mocks Sikh Conservative MP’s turban and beard

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First we saw Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s top adviser Gerald Butts go on the attack when Conservative minister James Moore announced his retirement due to his special needs son (see here) and now he ventures into bigotry with this tweet about Minister of Multiculturalism, Tim Uppal:

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If any of Harper’s staff had said anything close to this, the Media Party would be in an uproar calling for their head. Now, any guesses what their reaction has been since it’s Trudeau top person?

NDP’s Nathan Cullen joins Trudeau’s top adviser in attacking resigning Conservative minister

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Nathan Cullen not only ran for the leadership of the NDP but is also their Finance Critic so if (Lord help us) the NDP ever form government, Cullen would be our Finance Minister which makes his nasty tweet about James Moore resigning more than just another Lefty nutbar spouting off inside the NDP caucus:

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So now we have Trudeau’s top adviser, Gerald Butts (see here) and Mulcair’s top MP both showing that their first instinct is to use Moore’s retirement to attack – that’s all you need to know about them and their leaders.

Trudeau’s top adviser attacks cabinet minister James Moore after resigning due to special needs son

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Minister of Industry James Moore announced his retirement yesterday:

Moore, who announced Friday afternoon that he will not be running in the upcoming federal election, said it was recent “difficult news” about the health of his two-year-old son Spencer that made him refocus his priorities.

Spencer suffers from a rare bone disease and “it’s very challenging” to balance family needs and responsibilities as an MP, Moore said during an interview with CBC News. (see here)

But instaed of congratulating Moore on a long political career, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s top adviser Gerald Butts once again proves to be unfit for the powerful position his has been given:

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You have to wonder about the mental stability of someone who automatically attacks like this without even bothering finding out what the details were behind a politician’s resignation.

After being exposed, Butts immediately deleted the tweet and apologized:

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But in no way does that excuse his vile behaviour. If any Liberal staffer besides Butts had written that, they would have been immediately fired.

Also: I normally would never post an image from someone’s personal Facebook page but since James Moore’s account is open for everyone to see I don’t believe I’m intruding on his privacy and it is the best ‘political’ FB post that I have ever seen:

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The caption Moore included reads: “Arrived home last night at midnight in Port Moody to the perfect affirmation of my decision ‪#‎lawnsign2015‬

NDP’s Charlie Angus calls Conservative cabinet ministers “batshit crazy”

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In 2012, NDP MP Charlie Angus quit Twitter:

“The Twitterverse, I don’t think, is a real place,” Angus said in an interview with CBC Radio’s local Ottawa morning show this week. “I haven’t seen any reflection that when something is trending on Twitter, (it) necessarily reflects what people are saying at Tim Hortons.” (see here)

Yet Angus couldn’t stay away and ironically it’s another Tim Hortons quote aimed at Conservative ministers that will land him in some serious hot water:

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To call fellow Parliamentarians “batshit crazy” is beyond any acceptable political party boundaries and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair must force Angus to make a public apology and if he refuses, remove him from caucus.

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