Justin Trudeau is at it again!
As Bill Curry and Michelle Zilio report in the Globe and Mail, “Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is delaying the release of independent reports on the cost of his promises and will not be submitting all of his election pledges for review by the Parliamentary Budget Officer … [but 2019] … is the first election campaign in which political parties have the option of submitting potential campaign promises to the PBO in confidence for an analysis of the estimated cost. If the party decides to go ahead with the idea, it can then authorize the PBO to post its analysis online .. [and, to their credit] … The Liberals legislated the new rules after promising the change in their 2015 platform, which said it would “help Canadians make informed decisions during elections” … [but, there are always “buts” when the Liberals are involved, aren’t there?] … the Liberal campaign team said the party is only submitting “big ticket” proposals to the PBO for costing. The party is also delaying the release of related PBO reports until the full platform is released because some promises are connected and releasing costing reports individually “wouldn’t tell the whole story.”” In other words, it’s not convenient for Justin Trudeau to have any independent analysis of his promises … most likely because the real costs would scare too many Canadians away. He’s hiding something, again. This time it is seriously inflated spending promises aimed at winning a few seats ~ trying to buy your vote with your money and mine.
“By contrast,” the Globe‘s journalists report, “the Conservative Party is submitting all of their campaign promises for costing by the PBO … [and] … So far, the PBO has posted reports on six Conservative Party campaign announcements and two NDP announcements. The reports summarize each promise and provide an estimate by fiscal year of how the measure would affect Ottawa’s bottom line. The estimates provide significantly more detail than is commonly found in political party platforms and the figures are regularly quoted by journalists covering the specific announcements … [but] … The PBO has not posted any analysis of Liberal announcements, even though Mr. Trudeau has been touring the country making election promises.” And my educated guess is that we will see very few if any Parliamentary Budget Office reports on Liberal promises because they, the Liberal promises, are mostly rubbish.
Justin Trudeau will promise anything on the campaign trail. He will not deliver much. Do you remember when he vowed to end ‘first-past-the-post’ voting before this election? How did that work for you? Remember when he promised that Canada would not buy the F-35 jet fighter because it doesn’t work? Well, guess which aircraft looks quite likely to win Canada’s competition for a new fighter? Oh, and remember balanced budgets by 2019? (That’s the promise he said was “very cast in stone.”) Well, folks, the Trudeau Liberals just ran another HUGE deficit.
No one should believe a word Justin Trudeau says about anything. He is, just like his friend Donald Trump, a congenital liar. He, like Donald Trump, believes certain things, maybe by instinct, maybe because
someone on Fox News Rosemary Barton on the CBC says it’s the ‘right‘ or progressive thing to believe, but, in the end, he says and does what Gerald Butts decides is best for the Liberal Party’s electoral prospects. He’s little more than a happy, willing puppet who is, actually, a very good public speaker (as long as he remembers his lines) and debater.
It’s 2019, Canada. We know that Justin Trudeau is a lying, unethical, rule-breaking, upper-class twit. It’s time for a change …
… and there is a capable, honest, principled team ready to take over.