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  • Ed Power
    June 20, 2013 - 19:33

    So, Aunt Lizzie, If Trudeau owned a Maries Mini Mart or NAPA Auto Parts store, would he be unable to work there when he wasn't on the Hill? Would he have to decline any pay he was due for the work performed? If he was a lawyer, would he have to stop practing law while he was an MP? If he was an electrician, he couldn't wire up a few houses over the summer? As a teacher, hecouldn't teach a few courses over the summer? The Charity hired him to speak at their fundraiser, he spoke, they thanked him and wrote a letter to their members touting the success of the fundraiser.....and then a year later come looking for their money back??!Some scandal. I would suggest that it is time to fire a few fundraising organizers who seem to be stunningly inept at their jobs, and a few Tory backroom boys and girls whose performance over the past few months - and years - is an embarrassment to the country.

  • Herb Morrison
    June 20, 2013 - 18:15

    Those who seem to be taking potshots at young Trudeau would do well to remen=mber that the first words that he learned at his Daddy's knee were probably Fuddle Duddle (In both official languages.) Seriously, I think Mr. Trudeau has a much thicker skin than he is obviously being given credit for by his detractors.

  • Aunt Lizzie
    June 20, 2013 - 13:08

    All MPs should of course speak free of charge to charities and associations whenever they are asked to do so, as long as it does not interfere with their parliamentary duties. The problem in Trudeau's case is that we taxpayers were paying him to be in parliament doing his job as an MP, and he chose to play hooky from his paid parliamentary duties in order to get paid for speaking gigs. If speaking to charities is part of his parliamentary duties, then he should not be charging charities to hear him speak. If speaking to charities is not part of his parliamentary duties, then he should not do it on parliamentary time while collecting his MP salary. Either way, his behaviour is clearly wrong - without even considering the fact that demanding payment to help a charity is just plain selfish.

  • marilyn
    June 20, 2013 - 09:44

    More crap from our house of crimes. I thought Mike Duffy did that among other things. Should be interesting for this government trying to have a relaxing summer.

  • Harper Hoax
    June 20, 2013 - 08:10

    We all know this was a set up. The same way this poorly set fundraiser was set up. The person who complained was the wife of a Conservative NB MP. But Harper and his bunch of Perrier poutine's think they are running Canada. They think Canadians are more concerned about shotty conservative run fundraisers or the leader of the opposition running a stop sign then the $90,000 cover up to protect Canadians from Hand picked appointed Senaters by Harper because they are bums towards the taxpayers.