Trudeau, Morneau, Telford must resign, or trigger an election: Bloc Quebecois Yves-Francois Blanchet said Wednesday
OTTAWA — Bloc Quebecois Yves-Francois Blanchet said his party will force a confidence vote against the Liberal government this fall unless Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his finance minister and his chief of staff resign.
Trudeau shuts down speculation Court Painter to be fired as Court Painter
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tried Tuesday to shut down speculation that he’s about to fire his Court Painter, saying he has full confidence in Court Painter and that any reports to the contrary are false.
Trudeau’s office took the unusual step of issuing a statement in support of Court Painter as rumours about the preeminent portraitist of the political class imminent departure from the crucial artistic post, reached a fever pitch on Parliament Hill.
For several weeks, opposition parties have been calling for Court Painter’s resignation over allegations that he was spending much too much time on commissions of more newsworthy politicians south of the border… on the Canadian taxpayer’s dollar.(s)
But news this week that Mark Carney, a former governor of both the Bank of Canada and Bank of England, is helping to advise Trudeau on the post-pandemic economic recovery fuelled speculation that money is being earmarked for Court Painter to be named a National Treasure with paint by number face painting kits for children to be distributed willy nilly throughout the Great Dominion.
Earlier Tuesday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer pointedly said it mattered little to him whether Court Painter or someone else serves as Court Painter under Trudeau.
“It really doesn’t matter, making a trade for Court Painter for let’s say striving artist CC (name available upon request), when you’ve got a prime minister that has such a lack of ethics embroiled in so many art forgery scandals,” Scheer told reporters at a news conference in Ottawa.
Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo, are resigning after an outside workplace review of Rideau Hall found that the pair presided over a toxic work environment.
Last year, an independent consulting firm was hired by the Privy Council Office (PCO) to review reports that Payette was responsible for workplace harassment at Rideau Hall.
Sources who were briefed on the consulting firm’s report told CBC News that its conclusions were damning.
There’s a lady who’s sure All that glitters is gold And she’s bought a stairway to Heaven When she gets there she knows If the stairs are all closed With a word she can get what she came for Oh oh oh oh and she thinks she’s finding a stairway to Heaven
There’s a sign on the GG’s wall But she wants to be sure ‘Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings Ooh, it makes me wonder Ooh, it makes me wonder
Ooh, it makes me wonder Ooh, it really makes me wonder
And it’s whispered that soon, If we all call the tune Then the piper will lead us to reason And a new day will dawn
And the door will be shown
To lead us to a new season of reason
Her head is humming and it won’t go In case you don’t know The piper’s calling you to join him Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow? And did you know Your stairway is the stairs to enough already enough already! Cause you bullied your way, to the stairway to HeavenI
Internal documents summarize it was agreed Governor General Payette would move into the private quarters by July 1, 2019 at the latest. Part of the understanding was the NCC would complete a series of projects to make the official residence livable for Payette — including the staircase project.
Early in Payette’s mandate she wanted a door for her cats to be able to exit the living quarters on the second floor and go outside, said sources. The idea then changed into a private exit for Payette.
After $138,654 of completed work, the NCC says Rideau Hall “discontinued” the project in April 2019 before construction started.
The Governor General’s press secretary said it paused the work after learning its total projected cost. The NCC estimated it would cost $271,000.
Today, the Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland, issued the following statement on the decision by the United States to impose tariffs on certain aluminum products from Canada:
“The August 6th announcement by the United States to impose tariffs on certain Canadian aluminum products, citing national security concerns, is unwarranted and unacceptable.
“Canadian aluminum does not undermine US national security. Canadian aluminum strengthens US national security and has done so for decades through unparalleled cooperation between our two countries. Canada is a reliable supplier of aluminum for American value-added manufacturers. Aluminum trade between Canada and the US has long been mutually beneficial economically for both countries, making the North American aluminum industry as a whole more competitive around the world.”
“In response to the American tariffs, Canada intends to swiftly impose dollar-for-dollar countermeasures.”
Updated from August 3,2020 post to reflect the Canadian border is now open to Americans .
(cherry picked from various news sources)
Canada lifted its prohibition on Americans crossing the land border to shop, vacation or visit on Monday while the United States remains shut in maintaining similar restrictions for Canadians. U.S. citizens and legal residents must be both fully vaccinated and test negative for COVID-19 within three days to get across one of the world’s longest and busiest land borders.
Meanwhile in the U.S., the Delta variant has fuelled a six-month high of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations leading to roaring spikes in cases among unvaccinated people in the United States , prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to re-introduce guidance advising vaccinated people to wear masks indoors.
Predicting the way COVID-19 variants will behave once more people cross the border will be difficult, because of how little is known about the strains.
The 49th Parallel is the longest undefended border in the world. The 5,525-mile-long border between Canada-andthe United States of America was the longest undefended international boundary in the world until COVID 19 arrived. A public pandemic revealed the cultural differences between proper defences needed to maintain health for the population north of the 49th and the porous sense of entitlement south of the 49th that has led to a sweeping infection of it’s own population. To spite the spirit of American exceptionalism and pandemic recklessness , the latest version of gifting by the greatest democracy in the world, has to be turned aside by sound science and vigilant Canuck border guards.
Generations of Canadians have carried subliminal and visceral fears of American influence while happily absorbing the onslaught and infiltration of cultural and mercenary methods of the American way…not anymore… viral carpet bombing north of the 49th is the pandemic line that must not be crossed.
The longest undefended southern border of the Great Dominion must now be defended against the potential onslaught of the carpet bombing viral hosts of the irrational…with vigilance ,vaccines and masks!
Editors note: the writer of the text suffered a hyperbolic fit but we canallow that just this once!