July 13, 2020

Should the Eskimos change their name?

The Edmonton Eskimos play at Commonwealth Stadium in my federal riding of Edmonton Griesbach. Do you believe the team should change its name? Have your say. We will publish results of the informal poll in next week’s e-newsletter and forward them to the management of the team.


Kerry comes out as top fiscal watchdog

Here are the latest stats on what MPs spent over one year to run their local office and the one in Ottawa, including wages. We Conservatives are all very prudent when it comes to taxpayers’ dollars but I’m pleased to announce I spent the least among the MPs in my caucus. My grand total for the year: $290,026.07. Click the link to see all MP spending.




Columnist lambasts Trudeau over his latest scandal 

Sun Media

And here is the disconnect that causes most of Trudeau’s blunders.

I think he truly believes he does cooperate. Fully.

In his own sophomoric mind, he’s not conniving to suppress the truth (although by his actions that is exactly what he is doing). When he imagines himself (which in his narcissistic way must be several times a day), he sees himself, breastplate gleaming in the sun, as our most “transparent and accountable” prime minister, ever.

During Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion’s investigation into the prime minister’s involvement in last year’s SNC-Lavalin affair, Dion asked Trudeau to waive privilege for nine key witnesses. Trudeau refused.

The commissioner reminded the PM’s office and the Privy Council that he was prevented by the Ethics Act from divulging cabinet confidences in his public reports, even when privilege is waived. He just needed to talk to the nine for the sake of his report’s accuracy.

Trudeau still refused.

Still, Trudeau swore to Scheer this past Wednesday that he will cooperate fully with Dion’s current probe — because that is what he always does. I think he was being sincere. Delusional. But sincere.

When he says one day that the civil service alone arranged for WE to be given a sole-source contract to distribute nearly $1 billion in pandemic emergency grants to students who volunteer their time and then admits days later he pushed for and voted for the deal at cabinet, I’m convinced he hasn’t the intellectual perception to see those as contradictory.

One week he insists WE never paid any one in his family to speak at their events, the next we learn the charity and its affiliates paid assorted Trudeaus more than $300,000 over the years.

Still, to him, that’s not a lie. It’s simply an evolution of the narrative.

(Read the full column by Lorne Gunter, Toronto Sun here)

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Benefits for Canadians

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You said it

I love to hear feedback from constituents and others who offer it via emails, letters and social media.

Here are a couple of recent comments:

“Trudeau has no conscience. Where are his minions in cabinet…. are they not embarrassed by his actions….” — Howard W. 

“My questions are mainly: The Liberal government keeps stating how this is the only charity able to handle this. Maybe so, but who said this had to go to one charity? Surely there’s other organizations that could work with a fair share of the proposed funds. And secondly, how long are we going to let them get away with committing to major government decisions without any fair parliamentary oversights? Especially as a minority government. It should not have even gotten to this point in the first place.” — Ryan K.

“Come back mister Harper.” — Greg S. 

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