For Our Canadian Audience – a must see video

On an earlier post  this week about Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, I posted a video in the comments section.  This video showed one of the most egregious displays of political obfuscation, disrespect for opponents, and smugness turned up to a degree that is hard to believe actually occurred on the floor of the Canadian Parliament.

Reader Duncan noted:

As a Canadian, I had not seen this before, nor reported by our predominantly liberal media, thank-you for this insight and good laugh. Possibly Russian’s were in the room when he communicated with the Ethics Commissioner thus why he is avoiding the question 🙂

As a public service to our Canadian viewers, we are elevating this video to a post so that it may be more widely disseminated to the Canadian audience.  Share away. Post on Facebook.  Send to your friends. Tweet your hearts out.

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André Lauzon
May 17, 2017 4:19 pm

What happened to Charles’ post “For a Canadian audience”?????
Andre Lauzon
On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 5:41 PM, Watts Up With That? wrote:
> charles the moderator posted: “On an earlier post this week about > Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, I posted a video in the comments > section. This video showed one of the most egregious displays of political > obfuscation, disrespect for opponents, and smugness turned up to a deg” >

Joanna Ajdukiewicz
May 17, 2017 5:16 pm

Hi guys The link doesn’t work.
Sent from my iPhone

Margaret Smith
Reply to  Joanna Ajdukiewicz
May 18, 2017 3:59 am

I am getting picture but no sound – which sort of defeats the purpose.

Reply to  Margaret Smith
May 18, 2017 10:11 am

It has closed-captioning.

May 17, 2017 6:05 pm

He sure does remind me of his father.

Reply to  garymount
May 17, 2017 6:14 pm

He sure does! Fidel all over again.

Reply to  garymount
May 17, 2017 9:32 pm

I don’t think he looks anything like Mick Jagger.

Reply to  toorightmate
May 17, 2017 11:31 pm

No your wrong…it wasn’t Mick Jagger.
It was the whole band…and the roadies and their buddies. An the lighting guys.

May 17, 2017 6:20 pm

I clicked the video when I saw it posted a few days ago – absolutely mind blowing arrogance and disregard for the principles Trudeau claims to champion.

Doug in Calgary
Reply to  Eric Worrall
May 17, 2017 8:16 pm

Trudeau is an empty suit, just what you might expect from a part time drama teacher, and snow board instructor, who is much more concerned with collecting selfies and what the UN wants than with anything possibly to benefit Canadians. His decisions are based on what Gerald Butts, the architect of the Ontario disaster, tells him. I would hope that the misguided progressive souls who voted for the nice hair are now rethinking their decision to vote for him.

Reply to  Doug in Calgary
May 17, 2017 9:45 pm

“Trudeau is an empty suit, just what you might expect from a part time drama teacher, and snow board instructor, who is much more concerned with collecting selfies and what the UN wants than with anything possibly to benefit Canadians…”
So, how come you don’t refer to him as Spud (which is to say ‘little potato’ as the Chinese nicknamed him)? You don’t want to pass on that level of set up . . bad Karma ; )

Reply to  Doug in Calgary
May 18, 2017 12:07 am

Liberals don’t think. They especially don’t rethink. In fact any sort of thinking would seriously impede the flow of their feelings. So thinking is off the menu. Permanently.

Reply to  Doug in Calgary
May 18, 2017 5:15 am

Prime Minister Zoolander 🙂

Reply to  Doug in Calgary
May 18, 2017 6:48 am

Actually, I think Butts is just the `go between`. Canadian policies are being formulated by the globalists at the UN. Under Trudeau, Canadians have lost their national sovereignty. Most don`t realize it yet, but they will.

I Came I Saw I Left
Reply to  Doug in Calgary
May 18, 2017 6:53 pm

Progressives (liberals is not an accurate term IMO) think viscerally, not critically.

Tom O
Reply to  Doug in Calgary
May 19, 2017 12:06 pm

The sad part is just once I would have liked someone to ask a question that was different and pertinent – has the ethics committee chairman contacted him? If everyone knows that the ethics chairman has in fact contacted him, then he no longer would be able to parrot the same comment at least. There would then be ways to move the process. But just repeating the same question was a waste of everyone’s time. They played into his game. I gave up after 8 or so minutes since it was exactly that, just a game I was watching.

May 17, 2017 6:21 pm

That’s why they call it “Question Period”, not… “Answer Period”.

Steve Case
Reply to  Ian
May 17, 2017 6:32 pm

Ian … at 6:21 pm
That’s why they call it “Question Period”, not… “Answer Period”.

A little late for first chuckle of the day – but certainly the best.

Ron Williams
Reply to  Ian
May 17, 2017 6:54 pm

Good one! Now I hear he is only going to show up on Wednesdays for Question Period. Once a week…to not answer any questions. And Parliament wants to entirely take Friday off, so as they can spend more time travelling back to their riding so they can take the weekend off.

Crispin in Waterloo
May 17, 2017 6:38 pm

Are there any grownups running Western countries?

Michael darby
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
May 17, 2017 6:45 pm

The last grownup left office Jan. 20th, 2017

Reply to  Michael darby
May 17, 2017 9:18 pm

Do you mean the pontificating procrastinator “grownup” who after his 2013 “don’t cross his line” threat to Assad turned out to have no cojones – doing untold damage to US credibility- and who was thereafter very publicly referred to by Putin as his “bitch”…?
At least Trudeau Jr. doesn’t pretend to have cojones.. Just his father’s looks and his mother’s brains.

Reply to  Michael darby
May 18, 2017 4:22 am

“The last grownup left office Jan. 20th, 2017”
Yeah, and a lot of people are very happy about that. Barack Obama: Worst President Evah!
You know, the Democrats think they have gained some kind of advantage with having a Special Counsel appointed to look into Russian/Trump collusion, “and other matters” but that “and other matters” may come back to haunt the Democrats and the “Last Adult in Office” because, you see, Hillary has a lot of collusion with the Russians herself, she has profited by this collusion, and Barack told Putin he would be easier to deal with after the election, and there are lots of leaks and all sorts of corruption to explore in the Obama administration, so the Democrats may get a unpleasant surprise in the future. And it couldn’t happen to a sorrier bunch of misfits.
Trump’s opponents have nothing of any substance on Trump so bring on the Special Counsel.

Reply to  Michael darby
May 18, 2017 4:51 am

You visited Planet Earth recently?

Reply to  Michael darby
May 18, 2017 5:42 am
Reply to  Michael darby
May 18, 2017 6:14 am

It really amazes me how socialists consider any petulant child to be an adult, so long as he gets them more free stuff.

Reply to  Michael darby
May 18, 2017 1:27 pm

I am always amused how the closed minded of the left sees anyone with a different opinion as less intelligent. But then they do not have the capacity to see the irony in their own shortcomings.

May 17, 2017 6:40 pm

What I found astounding in that video was the apparent agreement of the PM’s party members with his behavior. Some were even nodding approvingly.
I hope the MSM will report on this widely so that Canadians can use democracy to fix this blatant disregard of honesty, but I’ll not hold my breath. There is so much extreme left-wing bias in the MSM worldwide, I fear it may never recover.
On that note, in Oz the MSM are calling for a tax on advertising for Facebook and Google so that they (the MSM) can remain competitive. They are losing so much revenue to these advertising giants that the MSM may well collapse. I think that will happen globally (the collapse, not the tax). Even TV advertising would be under threat with the rise of streaming services.
I don’t read newspapers or watch TV, so I’m not really bothered, myself.

B. Caswell
Reply to  Jer0me
May 17, 2017 10:16 pm

If you spend any time watching the Canadian government in action, this is actually the typical behavior now. The Liberals have made this their usual approach, someone asks question and they respond with a pre-written b;urn that doesn’t answer anything. IF you ask again in a different way, they repeat like robots, as many times as you ask…they repeat the same canned statement. It is so non-responsive and disrespectful, It is stunning. I have never seen anything like it.

B. Caswell
Reply to  B. Caswell
May 17, 2017 10:19 pm

^Pre-written blurb^

Ian H
Reply to  B. Caswell
May 17, 2017 11:49 pm

This is a failure of the speaker. Why doesn’t he eject the prime minister from the house.

Reply to  B. Caswell
May 18, 2017 10:17 am

The speaker is usually a member of the governing party.

Reply to  B. Caswell
May 18, 2017 12:45 pm

These “canned statements” are used in response to emails and posted letters as well. They refuse to examine reality as it presents itself. It’s all staged and disingenuous.
We’re in deep trouble and no one seems to be able to get through to them on the crucial issue of climate change and mitigation expenditures.
CBC and Environment Canada continue to put out alarmist messaging almost daily.

Reply to  B. Caswell
May 21, 2017 1:27 pm

No, Ian H, it’s not a failure of the Speaker. The role of the Speaker of the House is to preserve order, not to ensure that Members of the House actually answer questions put to them.

Reply to  Jer0me
May 18, 2017 4:42 am

Obviously, Trudeau considers the question inappropriate and his cohorts behind him agree with him. This is political theatre and while a bit childish, is a matter for the Canadian populace. Why is this being discussed here with such outrage? Does any stupid behavior by politicians deserve a post on this blog?
Charles the moderator clearly doesn’t like Mr. Trudeau. Is that justification for wasting everyone’s time here? Get a life Charles.

Reply to  scraft1
May 18, 2017 10:23 am

Obviously, did not waste your time; there was much you could learn from the video of Trudeau showing off his elitism and weekends in billynaires swamps.
Facing the wrath of Charles would be nice. We could sell popcorn with a 10% donation of the [proceeds from you to WUWT! The rest of the 90% goes towards Kenji, Anthony and Willis on travel.
To paraphrase;
Get a real life scruffy!
Did anyone tell you, scruffy, how much you sound like one of those anti-science Australians? Too much pouch time in kindergarten, we hear.

Reply to  scraft1
May 18, 2017 3:45 pm

Odd response from scraft1. Whenever I see an article I’m not interested in, I just skip over it. Even if scraft1 has some sort of disorder that prevents him from ignoring items he doesn’t like, this one was very short, assuming he didn’t also feel compelled to watch the entire video. Please, Charles, don’t get another life … we’re thoroughly enjoying the one you have, now.

Reply to  scraft1
May 23, 2017 9:08 am

This is not a waste of time! The PM does in fact have a pre-written Statements to the questions of the day, to be repeated over and over again, as do His Cabinet Members. The Question Period of today is a joke, the PM has any questions that are going to be asked of Him or the Cabinet before hand so a statement can be provided without answering the question. This only happens on Wednesdays now, I think it’s a tremendous waste of Money having all the Cabinet sitting behind the PM nodding yes. I think that to save Money, if the Questions are not going to be answered, the Question period should be cancelled. Members that do not have questions directed to them, and yes, they do know beforehand, should not attend and save Canadians some Money on the ridiculous amount of money we pay them to act this way. The PM keeps referring to the Middle Class and those working to enter it, Read between the lines in that statement. There are a great number of wanna be workers out there that just don’t have the skills yet, he’s working with them for sure. For all of those left unemployed and struggling, you’ll be working for the Refugees in the foreseeable future.

Reply to  Jer0me
May 20, 2017 10:39 am

Uh no. Canadians for the most part are dullards. Brits and Americans have known this for decades

May 17, 2017 6:44 pm

Justin Trudeau – 50 “UMM’S” In Just Over 1 MINUTE

Ron Williams
Reply to  clipe
May 17, 2017 7:13 pm

I think he has a type of Tourette syndrome…a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics and vocalizations and often the compulsive utterance of obscenities.

May 17, 2017 6:44 pm

What does this have to do with climate change?

Ron Williams
Reply to  ReallySkeptical
May 17, 2017 6:57 pm

A lot of hot air…

Reply to  ReallySkeptical
May 17, 2017 8:29 pm

Why does it have to have anything to do with Climate Change ™?

Reply to  ReallySkeptical
May 17, 2017 9:35 pm

Really Skeptical – Ask a Canadian – MANDATED CARBON TAX across the entire country by Justin Trudeau where the temperature hits -30C on a regular basis so try not burning fossil fuels.
Oh wait, I just have to cut more trees for this winter. I can do that, but City Folk just have ever increasing bills. Thanks Trudeau. Trudeau and his ilk LOVE “Climate Change”. It is a great excuse to increase government revenues and become even more inefficient.

Reply to  ReallySkeptical
May 18, 2017 6:17 am

Nobody said this blog is only about climate change.
Notice how the troll tries to redirect when it can’t refute.

Reply to  ReallySkeptical
May 20, 2017 10:41 am

Like most pot heads and dullards, he is really into it.

May 17, 2017 7:03 pm

My apologies to my Canadian friends up north for my lack of knowledge on Canadian politics, but how will this affect him in the future? Does Canada have something like an impeachment process? It reminds me of Clinton when he boldly proclaimed that he didn’t have sex with that woman. The smug responses from Clinton at that time are what you see from Trudeau. Will the Canadian media give him a pass and go as easy on him as the American media did with Clinton? Imagine Trump in this situation. The American news media would be having seizures and fits of incontinence in their attempt to bring down Trump. They’re practically that way now while grasping at straws to create some sort of scandal that will stick to Trump. I can’t imagine anyone seeing this video of Trudeau and being able to vote for him again with a clear conscience.

Reply to  Joz Jonlin
May 17, 2017 8:56 pm

In Canada, the government can be brought down with a non-confidence vote, and with the governing party holding a majority in parliament, a non-confidence vote against them would require MPs to vote against their own party (or abstain or simply not show up to vote), brought on by a severe ethics breech (LOL!) or policy conflict or some such that would cause great doubt in the general public.
Another way is that the governing party (Liberals) could replace him as leader (i.e. a mutiny), but that would be chaotic and could be extremely damaging to the Party. But why bother? Notice the nodding heads of his own MPs behind the PM as he repeats his non-answers – they’re doubling-down on stupid (ethics? What ethics?) Other than that, there’s F* all anything can be done.
The Canadian news media won’t touch this. Trudeau increased the government-owned national news broadcaster CBC’s funding by over $100M, so they’re the bought and paid for propaganda arm of the Liberal party. The other networks aren’t much better.
Think of Trudeau as Canada’s version of Kim Kardashian. He’s famous for being famous, he’s good in front of a camera, and he only knows how to read prepared talking points (watch him speak without a script – especially laughable given that his previous job is a drama teacher). His job is only to stand in front of the cameras and smile (it’s plainly obvious by the video that he has been instructed to keep to one talking point; in other words, keep his mouth shut). The heavy thinking and policy determination are done by other senior people in the Party. This prime minister thing is just a big ego building exercise for him, and he’s surrounded and protected by plenty of ego stroking sycophants who need him there and who’ll keep him there. The media are fine with it, and unfortunately, a great many Canadians are fine with it, too. But, such a striking combination of incompetence, corruption and arrogance could be enough to change that. Let’s hope so.

Reply to  JDN
May 18, 2017 2:15 am

I was surprised to see that our national broadcaster (CBC) actually did piece on this event. The surprise was short lived when it turned out to be three pro-liberal pundits and a moderator with the usual lack of drive to actually ask pertinent questions. The message was that it was symptomatic of our useless question period…. “Silly questions get silly answers”. Really? It seemed like a pretty straightforward and reasonable question to me. It was because of him that the circus ensued.
He clearly had been given his talking point by his handlers. We have seen that having to think on his feet is a very dangerous thing.

May 17, 2017 7:23 pm

Here’s the link if it’s still not working. No wonder Prince William wouldn’t high-five him.

Ron Williams
Reply to  JMA
May 18, 2017 10:39 am

It was Prince George (young son of Prince William) who wouldn’t high 5 him on their Royal Tour of BC. You gotta hand it to the 3-4 year kid prince…he knows a phoney when he sees one.

Doubting Thomas
May 17, 2017 7:30 pm

The evidence that Canadians (at least the ones in Ontario) are for the most part mind numbingly stupid is nicely summed up with two names. Justin and Kathleen.

Smart Rock
May 17, 2017 7:37 pm

Nothing new here. Not actually answering questions in Question Period is a long-established tradition of the British Parliamentary system.

Reply to  Smart Rock
May 17, 2017 9:08 pm

Yup… Political theatre. PS… Voted Harper.

Reply to  climateadj
May 18, 2017 10:24 am

Yup, Voted Harper, sadly, my constituency was one of the 2 in Alberta to vote for Justin 🙁
PS… Also just voted for Maxime Bernier

Reply to  climateadj
May 20, 2017 10:48 am

Bernier will go along with the climate change BS as well

D P Laurable
May 17, 2017 7:38 pm

What will happen to him? The state funded media will stump for him shamelessly since he’s their sugar daddy. The welfare parts of the country will vote for him for the same reason, and he will probably get back in. We are not smart people up here I’m afraid.

Stewart Pid
Reply to  D P Laurable
May 17, 2017 8:03 pm

Half of us Canucks are of below average intelligence 😉

Reply to  Stewart Pid
May 17, 2017 9:57 pm

I always thought there was something normal about you guys.

Reply to  Stewart Pid
May 17, 2017 10:11 pm

And our brains are frozen half the year!

Reply to  Stewart Pid
May 17, 2017 10:39 pm

And how low is the average?

Reply to  Stewart Pid
May 18, 2017 5:02 am

I would have thought some of those would have died of the cold by now, thus increasing the overall IQ compared to other countries. 😀

Doubting Thomas
Reply to  Stewart Pid
May 18, 2017 6:12 am

I said that to a student who was pursuing a Master’s degree in social work and was told that I was wrong, and a failed human for even proposing the notion. Guess I missed that new math lesson.

Reply to  Stewart Pid
May 20, 2017 10:50 am

And decreasing fast due to the low birthrate of euro canadians

Reply to  D P Laurable
May 17, 2017 8:14 pm

I always joke with my Canadian friends that Canada leads the world in being just north of the United States. Seriously though, Canada has always seemed to be an amazing country to me and I’m conflicted. Do I laugh and point a finger at the buffoon that is Trudeau or just feel badly for you that some of your politicians are just as bad as some of our own here in America? Both, I suppose.

Reply to  Joz Jonlin
May 18, 2017 4:52 am

“Do I laugh and point a finger at the buffoon that is Trudeau or just feel badly for you that some of your politicians are just as bad as some of our own here in America? Both, I suppose.”
We should feel badly that so many people in the entire western world have been fooled into believing the Left has the right plan for the future.
Conservatives (in the American sense) can plainly see that the Left is on the wrong track, but the Left cannot see it. They think they know what they are doing.
One of the two visions of the world, Left or Right, is wrong, but average people have a very hard time sorting it all out because they are barraged with Leftwing propaganda continuously by the Western MSM.
A huge propaganda machine is making it very difficult to govern ourselves because we are not being given the truth by the MSM, we are being given leftwing talking points instead. Leftwing talking points don’t pay the bills, they run up the bills.
The only thing I know to do about it is to keep pushing back and keep calling the liars out for what they are and what they are doing.
And I don’t want to characterize the entire Left as a bunch of liars. I think most of them are just True Believers, who believe sincerely any Leftwing meme that is put out in public (kind of like Climate Change True Believers), and this includes a lot of leftwing reporters, too.
So they are not all liars, most of them are just the echo chamber, but there *are* deliberate liars among them like the reporters for the Washington Post who reported the Deputy Attorney General threatened to resign, and that Comey had requested more money to investigate Trump right before he was fired by Trump.
Both of these are deliberate lies, and the echo chamber runs with them like they are established fact. That’s the way the game is played. Let’s hope this game of theirs evetually runs the MSM off the rails, their credibilty shot. Lies are dangerous to Democracies. Official lies even more so.

Reply to  Joz Jonlin
May 18, 2017 6:21 am

The people have been trained to vote for whichever candidate promises them the most free stuff.

Steve Keppel-Jones
Reply to  Joz Jonlin
May 18, 2017 8:03 am

TA, I think it is more complicated than just being a matter of either Left or Right being Right or Wrong. If you understand r/K selection theory, you will see that for the Left, of course they consider themselves to be “right”, and for them, that means destroying organized civilization, avoiding any form of competition (hence the drive to global socialism), and spreading chaos (which inevitably follows socialism). Those conditions create selection pressure for more Leftists, which is great for them, hence “right” from their point of view. They do know exactly what they’re doing, it’s just not a path that is conducive to prosperity or order. They really truly don’t want those things, as bizarre as that may seem. Meanwhile, the Right abhors such attitudes and is all about maintaining order and prosperity under well-enforced rules of (free) competition. These are incompatible opposites, so this is a war, nothing less. In the normal course of Nature, the competitive Right would simply kill and eat (literally) the chaotic running-about-and-shouting (not to mention out-reproducing) Left. But in civilized society we can’t have that. So I think the Right has hobbled itself and is pretty much stuck until the chaos takes over and everything collapses. After that, the Right will be prepared to reorganize from the chaos, as it always does, while the Left will temporarily die out as a majority force. Until the cycle repeats itself…
(That is not to say that I think the Left’s viewpoint is equally “right” as the Right’s. The Left anti-competitive approach inevitably entails stagnation and collapse, and it’s hard to see what’s “right” about that ending, but it’s still “right” to them, so telling them they’re “wrong” is completely pointless. And with underdeveloped amygdalae in their brains, another characteristic of the Left, trying to scare them with future collapse is also biologically futile.)
This cycle used to happen on regional scales, more or less independently of each other, and for now it still is, but I suspect we are seeing the whole world (or at least Western civilization, wherever in the world it is) now taking this path all at once.
If anyone can think of a less disastrous outcome to this war, I’m all ears!

Reply to  Joz Jonlin
May 18, 2017 2:21 pm

“Meanwhile, the Right abhors such attitudes and is all about maintaining order and prosperity under well-enforced rules of (free) competition. These are incompatible opposites, so this is a war, nothing less.”
I’ll have to agree with you there, Steve. It’s always been a war of sorts, but the Left/Swamp have stepped it up to unprecedented proportions today. I guess they really don’t want the swamp drained.
If we have to be in a war, I’ll put my money on Trump. Every other Republican might wilt under the fire, but he won’t.
Paul Ryan seems to be stepping up to the plate in not letting the MSM push him around about Trump. I’m glad to see it. We need more Republicans to step up and push back.

Steve Keppel-Jones
Reply to  Joz Jonlin
May 19, 2017 6:05 am

You are right, they really really don’t want the swamp drained. That would be an existential threat for them, so they will fight the idea with everything they’ve got, and they’ve got a lot! But they don’t have Trump 🙂

May 17, 2017 7:39 pm

Snow boarding instructor / drama teacher becomes the prime minister of Canada. A lot of people believe he only got elected because of his surname.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Cam_S
May 17, 2017 8:09 pm

The old guard operates him remotely. Some of these guys are the most corrupt characters still out of jail. Hillary and Bill could have learned some new twists from the grey cardinals of the Cdn Libs. The Montreal mafia were bagmen for the party a few years ago. I imagine them making offers donors ‘couldn’t refuse’.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Cam_S
May 19, 2017 1:13 pm

As the punch line goes: “but madam, what if our child has my looks and your brains”…
(Some will get this, but the point is: what if he got his mom’s intellect? I won’t make fun of her mental illness, but sometimes these things do run in the family as well…)

Tab Numlock
May 17, 2017 7:48 pm

Only Canadians would be stupid enough to have two languages. Oh, wait.

J Mac
May 17, 2017 7:58 pm

Smug duplicitous dishonest elitist socialist. Just like the ones we kicked out on Jan 20th, 2017.

Kiwi Heretic
May 17, 2017 8:54 pm

What a slippery, smug git! How the hell did this bloody twerp win the Canadian election?

Timo (not that one)
Reply to  Kiwi Heretic
May 18, 2017 6:52 am

“What a slippery, smug git! How the hell did this bloody twerp win the Canadian election?”
He has nice hair.

Kiwi Heretic
Reply to  Timo (not that one)
May 18, 2017 2:49 pm

“He has nice hair”. That’s the only reason I can think of as well. But geez what a smarmy bloody git he is! Canada needs a Trump to sort them out before they completely lose it!

Reply to  Timo (not that one)
May 18, 2017 4:17 pm

Scott Adams did an analysis of US presidential elections. The result was that in most cases the tallest candidate won. In the remaining cases, the one with the best hair won.
Go figure.

Reply to  Jer0me
May 22, 2017 9:02 am

So trump wins both ways this time. 😉

Reply to  Kiwi Heretic
May 19, 2017 9:40 am

Unfortunately Kiwi, Canada is a nation of sheep. they need to be told what to do, when to do it and how. They need mommy government to hold their little hands. Not much of a surprise, look at the founding peoples. The French, enough said. United Empire Loyalists aka cowards who ran north crying with wet knickers when their betters opposed the English crown. Before anyone goes off, I am Canadian born and bred, and taxed accordingly.
In all honesty, what else could someone conclude in a nation in which you can get and MRI for your dog this afternoon, but wait 16 months for your own? And then snort at the “American style” because ours is “free”….as if.

Reply to  Peter
May 22, 2017 12:12 pm

Canada is a cousin to America. They are slow to anger and mostly mild mannered – until provoked. They do not have the resources of America, but their people are as tenacious as Americans. I suspect Trudeau will not last long if he keeps treating the people like idiots.

Eugene WR Gallun
May 17, 2017 9:01 pm

My Crystal Ball
Watching the video I was struck by a sad comparison. When Jerry Brown was first elected governor of California (way back when hippies were considered culturally relevant — remember those days?) he picked up the nickname “Governor Moonbeam”.
Years later, after political exile, he came back to wreck new damage. He again won election and is the current governor — adding new luster to his nickname “Governor Moonbeam”. (Read about his train from nowhere to nowhere.)
Justin Trudeau is a young Jerry Brown — a “Prime Minister Moonbeam”. And like Jerry Brown, I fear the evil he is doing now in his youth will seem small compared to that which he will some day do in his dotage. Justin Trudeau is a Jerry Brown clone, all glister and bluster –.and history will repeat itself.
As an add — The renowned James Delingpole in an article he wrote used a great phrase.
“The Regressive Left”
That about sums them up.
Eugene WR Gallun

Monna M
Reply to  Eugene WR Gallun
May 18, 2017 8:15 am

I understand what you’re saying Eugene and I agree. But “in his youth”??? He’s 45 years old!!! When is he going to grow up?

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Eugene WR Gallun
May 19, 2017 1:16 pm

“(Read about his train from nowhere to nowhere.)”
Well, here in Ontario, Canada, our provincial Liberals (kissing cousins to the Federal gang) have just announced…TADA!, a highspeed train to nowhere. Actually, Windsor, but close. (Ducks)*
* Actually, I like Windsor.

May 17, 2017 9:43 pm

You should see the hearing featuring Gad Saad on Bill C-16. They accused him, a Lebanese Jew, of promoting genocide against transgenders. It was a true shock to behold.

Ron Williams
Reply to  Shooter
May 17, 2017 11:05 pm

The Tyranny of the Minority

Reply to  Ron Williams
May 18, 2017 12:02 am

Exacerbated in parliamentary democracies, where super-minority parties can wield disproportionate influence by playing kingmaker (or more accurately, governing majority-maker).

Ron Williams
Reply to  Ron Williams
May 18, 2017 7:39 am

Like Andrew Weaver in British Columbia, who presently holds the balance of power after last weeks election. This is the guy who was lead author for the the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th scientific assessments. He is a mathematic climate modeler responsible for several of the worst case scenarios in all the climate models that have made the climate debate so shrill. And now he is going to be calling the shots in BC as king/queen maker.

David Ball
Reply to  Ron Williams
May 18, 2017 2:40 pm

Andrew Weaver is also one of the two climate modellers suing Dr. Tim Ball. Both suits were filed 9 days apart and have dragged on for 5 years. This should open some eyes as to how deep pockets can try to silence those who see through the globalists agenda.

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
Reply to  Ron Williams
May 20, 2017 1:14 pm

Speaking of Andrew Weaver (and his CBC cheerleaders) perhaps it’s worth noting that he was handed at least a minor setback to his “free speech for me, but not for thee” $50,000 “win” against the National Post.
IMHO, it was a rather curious judgement which leaves the door open for Weaver to carry on suing, so to speak:

A British Columbia judge wrongly decided three National Post writers defamed a prominent climate scientist, and a new trial is required to fix the errors, according to the British Columbia Court of Appeal.
“For Dr. Weaver to establish a cause of action based on a combined reading of the articles he needed to rely on extended defamatory meaning by innuendo, and to prove joint liability with respect to its publication,” reads the judgment, written by Madam Justice Gail Dickson on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel. “In sum, in my view, the judge’s erroneous approach to combined defamatory meanings was pervasive and inextricable from her individual findings.” Source

And continuing on the curiously Canadian mediocrity front … I’m surprised that now retired high-level Federal and BC provincial bureaucrat (under Mulroney and Bennett) Norman Spector has signed up to team Weaver. Mind you, it wouldn’t be the first time Spector’s assessment skills have failed him.
Back in 2010, Spector “defended his column speculating that Prime Minister Stephen Harper had separated from his wife Laureen.” Source. And seven years later, to the best of my knowledge, the Harpers are still together.
Oh, well … Some Canadian bureaucrats are just very slow learners, I suppose 😉

May 17, 2017 10:22 pm

Trudeau’s closest advisor and political strategist is Gerald Butts, who moved directly from his position as CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, Canada, to become his Principal Secretary. While WWF CEO he was simultaneously involved as political strategist for the Ontario Liberal government, whose disastrous energy policies and skyrocketing debt have taken the current Premier to near single digit approval ratings.

May 17, 2017 11:13 pm

I met with someone yesterday who reminded me that the people of Canada elected our Prime Minister because he is a man of ethics and integrity.

Reply to  WillR
May 17, 2017 11:39 pm

Lol…hahahaaaahhhh ahahahahahahhah.
A prime minister that has ethics and integrity.
Name me one politician; I will even except outside this solar system; that had/has ethics and integrity. No such thing.

Steve Case
May 18, 2017 1:01 am

Trudeau’s smug smirk reminded me of Cait Burley’s amazing performance in the You Tube’s Modern Educayshun

May 18, 2017 1:47 am

Similar to the FBI lol

May 18, 2017 1:51 am

This is what Orwellian “Newspeak” leftists do.

jim hogg
Reply to  Scott
May 18, 2017 3:07 am

You think right wing politicians don’t engage in this kind of evasive dishonesty? Right, left, or centre, it makes no difference. It isn’t their place on the value/political spectrum that matters; it’s their commitment to honesty that’s crucial, and that’s a problem of human nature. If we only see it in those whose politics we disagree with then that’s a major hint that we’re also failing to face up to the truth. Human beings of every stamp lie. Sceptics, of all people, should know this..

Steve E
Reply to  jim hogg
May 18, 2017 2:03 pm

Trudeau ran on a platform that was dubbed “Sunny Ways” in reaction to his party’s criticism of the former government and it’s deemed control of the “message.” The Liberals said they would usher in a new age of transparency, openness, fairness and lack of political partisanship. He is being hoisted on his own petard and with good reason.
People are not as naive as your comment would lead one to believe you think they are. When politicians go out of their way to set themselves above the fray they deserve to be centred out for blatant and shameful dishonesty and hypocrisy. The press is there to make sure it happens when the behaviour is committed by right wing politicians. Not so much when it’s the left that sins. The whole reason this post was made is because the mainstream media have been reluctant to report this incident in such blatantly obvious terms.

J Mac
Reply to  jim hogg
May 19, 2017 10:34 am


May 18, 2017 2:37 am

This seems normal for our leaders Trudeau, Wynne, McGuinty. In Trudeau’s case like father, like son.

Mike Schlamby
Reply to  guereza2wdw
May 18, 2017 4:43 am

Yep, the guano doesn’t fall far from the chicken.

May 18, 2017 3:02 am

When in parliament never ask a question that you do not already know the answer to.

May 18, 2017 3:09 am

I don’t know what is going in with the Canadian ethics commissioner, but Trudeau seemed very happy for every question to be the same. That way there is no opportunity for a surprising ambush about something he is not prepared for. In the UK I don’t think anybody expects PMQ’s to inform anybody about anything.

May 18, 2017 3:45 am

It’s refreshing for us in Australia, to see that Canadian Prime Ministers seem to be even worse than Australian ones. Believe me that is saying something.

May 18, 2017 4:16 am

Almost thought it was a Monty Python skit.

Shawn Marshall
May 18, 2017 4:43 am

We get the government we deserve – it is merely a measure of the general disintegration of society. ‘Slouching Toward Gomorrah” by Robert Bork was a prescient book. Also Hayek pointed out that the worst sorts of people will come to power in Socialists systems.

May 18, 2017 4:46 am

The uhh, prime minister, is uhhh, lame…

May 18, 2017 5:18 am

Poor poor Canadians.

May 18, 2017 5:22 am

It appears that lying is not the sole domain of the American left. Guess Trudeau is just not smart enough to understand how he looks.

Reply to  philjourdan
May 18, 2017 2:38 pm

His father’s looks and arrogance, his mother’s brains…

May 18, 2017 5:45 am

Has he choked any reporters yet (like his daddy did) ?

May 18, 2017 5:50 am

Sorry, it was a protester..comment image

Reply to  Butch
May 18, 2017 6:00 am

That is Prime Minister Chrétien, not PET.

Reply to  garymount
May 18, 2017 6:08 am

Well, he is still nuts !! LOL…thanks for the correction…

Reply to  Butch
May 18, 2017 9:57 am

Well, he did ‘manhandle’ MPs in parliament…including elbowing a female MP in the chest.
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was accused of charging across the floor, swearing, elbowing an NDP MP, “manhandling” the chief opposition whip, Gordon Brown, and exchanging angry words with NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.”

Reply to  Butch
May 18, 2017 12:25 pm

While I’m not a huge fan of Chretien, that was truly a great Canadian moment. That and beating baby seals helps insure that Europeans don’t forget who we truly are (i.e. half savage)

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
May 19, 2017 1:18 pm

Yeah, that was one of of those “can’t they both lose” moments, i.e. Liberal PM vs. seal hunt protestor.

May 18, 2017 6:28 am

One year ago today I decided to take one year off from the internet, except for access to my research materials. I did manage to make it to 4 months.
If you look back at what was posted on WUWT one year ago you will find a post by the fabulous maximus, or something that was a real downer for me and the straw that broke the camels back moment.
I have greatly reduced the number of websites I visit and my social media usage. I don’t watch Canadian news anymore and I don’t read any newspapers. I used to read several newspapers every day since I got out of high school.
I just finished a 6 hour straight stint of studying a digital systems book. The more time I spend studying the subjects i need to know to complete my climate science goals, the better I feel.
I am currently involved in designing a super computer for use in climate models studies, hence why I am also refreshing my electrical engineering knowledge and basic computer components.
I am thinking of writing an article for WUWT that I am calling “The Secret World of the FPGA”, because of the research I am doing that will be using these devices in the super computer.

Reply to  garymount
May 18, 2017 3:29 pm

Sounds interesting, gary.

Doubting Thomas
Reply to  garymount
May 18, 2017 7:35 pm

Good news. I’ve been waiting for a supercomputer analysis of those solar orbits by Rhodes Fairbridge and their possible connection to the so called solar conveyor belt that somehow mediates the sunspot numbers that influence the energy received from the sun by 1 or 2%. Tough for non-scientists like me to do any analysis of what we read.

Henry Carmichael
May 18, 2017 6:35 am

The speaker of the House of Commons of Canada keeps referring to Mr. Trudeau as “The right honorable Prime Minister”. Were I given the privilege of asking a question, I should ask, “Will the alleged, quote, right honourable, unquote, Prime Minister condescend to justify his being called either “right” or “honourable”, or a combination of the two epithets, seeing he evinced neither right nor honour in his alleged answers to the previously asked?

May 18, 2017 6:36 am

It is enlightening to see the same pattern in Canada as in America where the rules don’t apply to liberals. I always learn how fragile the system is from watching liberals wave off tradition, rules, and circumvention of the law in the over reach.

Rob Morrow
May 18, 2017 7:35 am

The best and most cutting satire I’ve seen of Trudeau:

May 18, 2017 8:16 am

French liberal pussyism on both sides of the Atlantic.

May 18, 2017 9:39 am

It depends on the definition of “is” or “meeting” or “have met” or “will meet” or “will cooperate” etc. etc.depending on the need.

Berényi Péter
May 18, 2017 9:42 am

I wonder how many times Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was perfectly happy. That’s what Canadians wanted to know.

May 18, 2017 9:47 am

At time period 7:55 & 9:00 … see all the trained monkeys in the background nodding in approval to the PMs response.
Do these monkeys spend time in the general public … and if they do, why are they not severely accosted?

Reply to  DonM
May 18, 2017 2:42 pm

Trudeau Sr referred to those folks as trained seals…. ahhhrrrphing on command.

Caligula Jones
Reply to  tetris
May 19, 2017 1:20 pm

I believe he also said that they become nobodies when they leave Parliament Hill.
Most of us believe they are nobodies when they are there as well.

Doubting Thomas
Reply to  DonM
May 18, 2017 7:38 pm

And I thought I was the only one who referred to politicians as little more than monkeys with rubber stamps.

May 18, 2017 10:08 am

Right wing Canadians hate Justin…. Much the way Right wing Americans felt about Obama….

Caligula Jones
Reply to  1957chev
May 19, 2017 1:24 pm

If you want hate, check out the rioters against Trump.
Right wing “hate” against Trulander, in the words of Jules Winnfield: “ain’t the same ballpark, it ain’t the same league, it ain’t even the same sport.”

May 18, 2017 10:13 am

I tried, but the utter insanity of this was too much to watch for the full video length. How does someone this dim get elected? Has Canada sank this low?

Reply to  Sheri
May 18, 2017 12:35 pm

The electors get the politicians they deserve. Maybe Canadians will be inclined to think more seriously about elections in the future?

Alaina Fraser
Reply to  Manfred
May 23, 2017 5:51 pm

Please look at the voting map. Alberta did not get the leader it deserved. The West and the rest are so divided by this donkey.

Alaina Fraser
Reply to  Sheri
May 23, 2017 5:51 pm

Eastern Canada is to blame.

May 18, 2017 11:20 am

I didn’t know from the questions what they were getting at – whether he met with the Ethics Commissioner too many times, or that he never met with the Ethics Commissioner.
I would guess from the tone that he never met with the Ethics Commissioner. If so, I’m not sure why he couldn’t just say “not once” and that “a meeting is scheduled” or something like that.
I didn’t see the video all the way to the bitter end. Did he ever answer the question?

Alaina Fraser
Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
May 23, 2017 5:48 pm

No. He never answered the question. The question was asked 18x. It is likely he has not. Canadians want to know.
The ethics breach was so blatant.
This Canadian’s #1 priority is to shine a bright light on all his ineptitude so liberals wouldn’t even be able to support him in 2019.

May 18, 2017 1:39 pm

The USA got Foghorn Leghorn, the Philippines got Yosemite Sam and Canada got stuck with Pepe Le Pew. I wanted Marvin the Martian for our prime minister. I feel so cheated. Everyone else has someone funny and we are stuck with Pepe 🙁

Reply to  TRM
May 20, 2017 2:46 pm

Give me Trump over trudocchio anytime.

Ernie Friesen
May 18, 2017 5:53 pm

I like the Red Green response [You cant fix stupid but some times duck tape will muffle the sound]

May 18, 2017 7:08 pm

Calling it dodging the questions affords a certain grace which Trududu is completely lacking. In the terminology of pro-wrestling, he’s no-selling the questions.

May 18, 2017 7:29 pm

Here’s the Presidential comment telephone number, according to Herman Cain. Call the president up and tell him what you think.

May 18, 2017 7:31 pm

I’m an old enough Canuck to be able to say I survived living through the entire Pierre Elliott Trudeau era. Normally, I would never blame the parents, but in Justin’s case, an exception’s got to be made.

May 18, 2017 8:23 pm

Why doesn’t someone just smack Trudeau until he bleeds?
[Because that is unethical, immoral, and illegal. And not useful. .mod]

May 18, 2017 8:42 pm

Unless Canadians do something about this egregious obfuscation by their PM they only have themselves to blame for the consequences.

Reply to  markl
May 19, 2017 5:58 pm

You have to remember, Justin’s mom took off to New York and partied all night with Mick Jagger at Studio 54, while his dad was stuck in Ottowa raising the kids all alone and running the country. Not to say his dad wasn’t a few bricks short a full load himself. During WW2, he was kicked out of officer training for political opinions not consistent with the war effort. There were persistent stories about the younger Pierre riding around Quebec wearing a Nazi armband.
Pierre Trudeau’s real legacy was selling out the country to Corporate Hitmen in Basil Switzerland back in 74. Before then, all government borrowing was done from the government owned Bank of Canada. Any incurred government debt was owned by the Canadian government. After 74, all government borrowing has been done from international banks, all government debt owned by foreign bankers. The result, 2 Trillion in debt repayment over 43 years, going to foreign bankers, money that could have gone straight into Canadian government coffers.
Imagine what the government of Canada could have done with 2 Trillion extra revenue.
Worth noting, all current Canadian political parties support the Basil accord Trudeau signed on to. We are totally sold out by ALL our politicians.

Trevor Marr
May 22, 2017 8:00 pm

Yes I am Canadian and our George Soros loving 2 faced hypocrite of a corrupt Prime Sinister is a Joke, but we are not laughing!
Time for Canadians to remove him like every other Country does when they are under the rule of a fool!

Alaina Fraser
May 23, 2017 5:42 pm

To any US viewers that made it through that should also know that 1. It was not his idea to start expanding his non answers to include regurgitation of his well rehearsed platitudes but his advisor Butts and 2. He is as stupid as he sounds.

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