Gaffes

There I was, trying to suck up votes on tour in Victoria when the news exploded. It was bad. Constituents were ripping Conservative signs out of their lawns and candidate offices nationally were besieged by outraged callers. In the space of a few hours an entire campaign went from cruising to crushed.

What happened?

The geniuses at party HQ had started running a TV ad showing the twisted face of Liberal leader Jean Chretien, asking “Is this a prime minister?” It mocked his appearance and made fun of the man’s congenital deformity.

“You gotta pull that,” I yelled into the 18-pound Motorola cellphone that was the latest 1993 technology. But in Ottawa the architect of the ad, John Tory (yeah, he’s mayor of Toronto now), wasn’t listening. The agony dragged on for a while, and when election day came, the Tories (and me) were toast. The Progressive Conservative party went from a majority to two seats. An historic drubbing.

So, trust me, I understand how the winds of politics can reverse quickly. I empathize with Liberal candidates across the country who are twisting in the wind after hitching their wagon to the Justin Trudeau star. It’s the downside of leader-centric politics. When your guy turns out to have hairy warts and feet of clay – just like the people he criticized – everything changes. When you lose the high ground, you’re dead.

Whether Justin Trudeau recovers or not is an open guess. Do enough voters care about his past crimes to bring the Libs down? Does what he did in 2001 reflect on the man in 2019? Will Jagmeet Singh go from being a footnote to a player on a wave of sympathy? And how about the moisters? Getting that vote has been a Liberal fixation, along with females. But T2 was savaged on social media for his blackface episodes, so in an hour or two he was totally scorched with the Twitter/FB/Insta set. Where will the kids migrate to if they think Mr. Socks is a racist? Greens?

Of course, this could be a nothingburger. Canadians could see it as just more politicial crap-slinging and stick to their voting intentions. According to the latest seat projections, that would return a Liberal administration. Without makeup.

But I doubt it. After the India trip, Lavalin and Jody, acting ‘like a racist’ (his words) is hard to overcome. Especially when you’re Mr. Diversity & Inclusion.

Hmm. Interesting reaction on Bay Street. The Toronto market surged ahead of its New York counterpart, and the Canadian dollar advanced. Sure, part of that was due to a 1% rise in oil prices, but at the same time gold has been shellacked. So the politics of money may have been a factor. After all, if the Tories retake Parliament trade relations with the Trumpian White House would likely improve (the orangefaced guy hates our brownfaced one), and the orgy of promised overspending might not happen. Plus, we’d get a pipeline built sooner.

There are economic consequences to how people vote, although few in this country seem to focus on anything but their own self-interest. Canada has gone through four years of economic expansion, but is today considerably more indebted than in 2015. We’ve rarely had worse relations with our biggest trading partner and the elephant next door. Households are more indebted than at any time in history and net worth has started to decline. Unemployment has fallen plus incomes edged higher, yet the wealth divide is greater than ever, taxes are higher and ugly condos cost $700,000. This is not the promised land. Yet.

Well, political outcomes are based on perceptions. Headlines, tweets, sound bites, vids and (especially) pictures. Along with his pedigree, Mr. Trudeau’s good looks helped make him a rockstar. He’s even fetching in brown. But I’ve seen a Kim Campbell moment.

206 comments ↓

#1 SharkTank on 09.19.19 at 2:02 pm

Won’t make a single difference. The personality cult has more to do with the Orange Man down south than any particular love of Trudeau. He’s just the good looking ultra progressive rally point for what Canadian culture has turned into.

Majority +25, minimum.

#2 cto on 09.19.19 at 2:15 pm

I’v got 4 words for everyboby:
“Peoples party of Canada”
Did you see how Bernier, the so called racist by the Liberal Party reacted to this race related Liberal scandal.
Instead of calling out Trudeau as a racist, like all the others, he just said that he is a hypocrite and a master of identity politics. He simply called it as he seen it and from his own experiences.

#3 ShawnG in TO on 09.19.19 at 2:18 pm

it turned out MrDiversity is a racist
and MrFeminist likes to put his hand on woman’s chest

he’s a hypocrite. who knew?

#4 The real Kip (Ret) on 09.19.19 at 2:20 pm

The election loss in 93 went a little deeper than mudslinging as you allude although that certainly didn’t help. The failed Meech Lake Accord and the hated GST sealed Kim Campbell’s fate. Mr. Mulroney had seen the writing on the wall by then and jumped ship leaving the party faithful to go down with the ship.

#5 BlogDog123 on 09.19.19 at 2:21 pm

Trudeau is toast.

All that smarmy Mr. Dressup bad judgement will erode support. The first past the post system will mean he loses seats by enough margin to give boring not flashy guy Scheer the top job…

#6 cto on 09.19.19 at 2:22 pm

i ran the conservative video of Cretien.
Silly, you guys were knocking him for a party platform, that at the time may have seemed weak.

Holy thundering! If, if! only the leading parties these days could even, at least try to have a platform like his had, Canada might have some substance in he future!
Instead theyre just a bunch clowns using any crutch to buy votes with our kids futures.

#7 cto on 09.19.19 at 2:25 pm

Unfortunately,
Oleary’s right, the reds are going to win a majority.

#8 PeterfromCalgary on 09.19.19 at 2:28 pm

Sunny Ways indeed!

#9 Mossy on 09.19.19 at 2:28 pm

Garth, what, if any, are the implications of the Fed spending $53 billion to rescue the overnight lending market?

Stabilization, not rescue. Don’t get too excited. – Garth

#10 Tannhäuser Gatekeeper on 09.19.19 at 2:38 pm

“But I’ve seen a Kim Campbell moment.”

An off-the-shoulder number?

An interview where the candidate says the campaign isn’t time to talk seriously about policy?

When the phone rings and they ask you to join the cabinet, but they keep the driver waiting at Government House, because, ehh…?

… I jest — but so, I assume/hope, do you…

Please take this in the jovial spirit it was intended. I don’t mean to make fun of you, but only the vicissitudes of public service. THANK YOU for yours. No need to publish this, it can be just between you and me.

#11 conan on 09.19.19 at 2:38 pm

This story is getting so bad its going to get good. The real Party of hate is showing themselves. Just read the internet posts. Why the F-5 hate for a 20 year old minor transgression at a play/Halloween party? Prince Harry did far worse with his costume changes.

I think he survives, and thrives.

#12 The real Kip (Ret) on 09.19.19 at 2:40 pm

I can’t believe that these Arabian Nights blackface pics did not surface during the last election. I mean, after all, they were part of a school yearbook.

There’s also a possibility that, if this is yet another smear campaign against Trudeau, it could backfire and work in his favour. Sorry but I’m with Justin on this one. This is not enough to disqualify him as PM.

#13 Mattl on 09.19.19 at 2:51 pm

I am amazed that these images are just coming out. Clearly the media never vetted the guy. This stuff was hiding in plain sight, and you can bet there is more to it.

It was clear Trudeau was a fraud when he put together the mostly female cabinet and then proceeded to undermine them. The dressup trip to India. His withdrawl on changes to corp taxes (which I’m glad he did) The PM is a trust fund frat boy mascarading as a progressive SJW. Glad it’s all coming out.

#14 Concerned Reader on 09.19.19 at 2:59 pm

Surprised by the amount of support for Trudeau. It seems the majority of commentators don’t consider this to be a big deal. The apology seemed sincere, but he obviously thought it was cool/funny/acceptable for a long time. This should be the end of his political career but it doesn’t seem like it will be. A very interesting example of the hypocrisy of progressive liberal politics.

#15 Tater on 09.19.19 at 3:00 pm

Deplorable Dude on 09.19.19 at 1:56 pm
Mr. Trudeau said it was racist. Maybe you should take it up with him. – Garth

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The term ‘racist’ has been so over used by the Left as to become meaningless.

Defn : “a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races”

I can’t stand JT but this is a great example of the insane political correctness. What he did wasn’t racist.

In my drunken University days I dressed up as a women for one party….does that make me sexist? How is painting your face black to represent a black person racist?

The world is going mad…..
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Is there a history of men dressing up as women a depicting them in gross stereotypes? Nope.

Is there a history of white people painting their faces black and depicting people of colour with gross stereotypes? Oh, hell yes.

So, barring abject stupidity (a plausible excuse for you, I suppose) how does one make an argument that blackface is ok?

#16 Flop... on 09.19.19 at 3:05 pm

As someone who married a girl with permanent brownface, I saw nothing but a case of bad judgment.

The average dude can dress up all day long with no ramifications in most cases.

Should the Metrosexual Messiah have dressed up like this if he had one iota of inkling he was going to run for public office?

Definitely not.

Nothing good can become of it down the line.

For starters, his Dad was P.M and would have been held to a higher standard than most no matter what the dude tried in life.

People, especially celebrities, are more vocal in condoning this type of behaviour nowadays but as many people have mentioned the goal posts are now closer together of what is acceptable behaviour than twenty years ago.

You want to live the public life?

You have to change with public sentiment…

M45BC

#17 Yukon Elvis on 09.19.19 at 3:22 pm

The blackface in the picture did not offend me at all. I did raise my eyebrows at the way he is groping the little hottie in front of him. Such a fun loving guy. His apology speech and the scripted questions afterward was like a bad smell.

#18 IHCTD9 on 09.19.19 at 3:25 pm

Live by the sword,

Die by the sword.

#19 n1tro on 09.19.19 at 3:38 pm

#16 Flop… on 09.19.19 at 3:05 pm
As someone who married a girl with permanent brownface, I saw nothing but a case of bad judgment.
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No offence Flop but your opinion on the matter means squat. Just like my opinion because like you, I am neither brown or black faced by birth so I wouldn’t know what being mocked based on being black/brown color/culture would feel like.

However, unlike you, I am permanently yellow faced though and I do know what it feels to be mocked for being (imho) awesomely yellow.

Parading out that one has a ‘visible minority’ spouse to defend/justify/explain/whatever from a white guy’s perspective doesn’t change things. It is racist regardless of Trudeau’s intent or the sentiment at the time.

Agree entirely about a higher standard being applied when you/family are in the public life. Clearly, T2 wasn’t raised to truly respect other people/cultures and it is just his newly found wokeness when/after(?) the Liberals made him party leader.

#20 PastThePeak on 09.19.19 at 3:39 pm

A small near term hit for sure, but in the end, it will not make a big difference. Liberals will still win. Might be a minority instead of majority. Propped up by the NDP…how great will that b…;)

#21 Penny Henny on 09.19.19 at 3:49 pm

#182 Don Guillermo on 09.19.19 at 3:08 pm
It’s way past a race issue. This PM has been virtue explaining, PC lecturing and in general talking down to Canadians with his superiority toned arrogance for the past 4 years. When the lights shine back on him he fails miserably. His agenda has always been to shine on the world stage. He is now the laughing stock – karma?/////////

There goes his UN posting after he loses this election and gets voted out as Liberal leader.

#22 Figmund Sreud on 09.19.19 at 3:51 pm

Well, political outcomes are based on perceptions.
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Well, the door has been swung open with the most melodramatic flourish!

This whole affair is being extra exaggerated, extra sensationalized, … extra over emotionalized!

Anyway, … that’s some federal election campaign we are now havin’ to endure, … bah!

Best,

F.S. – Calgary, Alberta.

#23 Penny Henny on 09.19.19 at 3:51 pm

I’m waiting for it to come out in the open that Trudeau once dressed up as Pocahontas on Halloween.

( I can dream can’t I)

#24 the ryguy on 09.19.19 at 3:53 pm

I personally couldn’t care less about brownface..I guess thats my white privilege. I do hope though that liberals ask themselves why they would vote for this clown. You were under the impression that he was one way..all his actions have proven otherwise, so whats left?

I wrote him off when he said ‘budgets balance themselves’..quite possibly the dumbest thing ever uttered.

Come on folks, he’s an empty suit, what further evidence could you possibly need?

#25 Sail away on 09.19.19 at 4:04 pm

#15 Tater on 09.19.19 at 3:00 pm
Deplorable Dude on 09.19.19 at 1:56 pm
Mr. Trudeau said it was racist. Maybe you should take it up with him. – Garth
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The term ‘racist’ has been so over used by the Left as to become meaningless.

What he did wasn’t racist.

The world is going mad…..
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Is there a history of men dressing up as women a depicting them in gross stereotypes? Nope.

Is there a history of white people painting their faces black and depicting people of colour with gross stereotypes? Oh, hell yes.

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Shakespeare used boys as women in plays.

Actors dress and act as other cultures and personalities all the time. If you want a stereotype, look no further than Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.

When Kevin Costner depicted being an Englishman of the Crusades in Robin Hood, he wasn’t actually an Englishman being tortured by Arabs. Morgan Freeman wasn’t actually a black Moor, either. Both the English and Moors could take offense.

This whole recent outrage thing seems overblown and histrionic… almost political.

#26 Flop... on 09.19.19 at 4:05 pm

38 pm
#16 Flop… on 09.19.19 at 3:05 pm
As someone who married a girl with permanent brownface, I saw nothing but a case of bad judgment.
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No offence Flop but your opinion on the matter means squat. Just like my opinion because like you, I am neither brown or black faced by birth so I wouldn’t know what being mocked based on being black/brown color/culture would feel like.

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I was the darkest kid in school and so I was racially vilified just for my skin colour even though I was technically white.

Some of my nicknames at school, Monkey, The Mexican and the normal sledges directed at black people.

During my football career people made monkey noises and asked if I wanted a banana, you try to laugh it off but it hurts down inside.

As far as someone dressing up to “get in character” is that seen as mocking?

I dunno, fuzzy lines and all that.People have differing opinions on that.

If video surfaced of him with a thick Indian accent mocking people then he would have packed his stuff, but people seem to have a bit more tolerance for dressing up or getting in character if you like, as opposed to trying to hurtfully racially mocking someone.

I don’t like the guy one bit, but this happening will allow us to see where we’re at as a society.

As I mentioned in my post the goal posts are now closer than twenty years ago, too close for some, not close enough for others.

I mentioned my wife because I am the type of guy the media wants to be offended.

I don’t see any maliciousness, just misjudgment for a guy with his status.

I don’t see an attempt to hurt anyone, just himself…

M45BC

#27 Matt on 09.19.19 at 4:05 pm

I don’t think it’s sticking to him…

He’s not a racist, he’s a grown man who likes to disguise himself way too much.

#28 Chaddywack on 09.19.19 at 4:07 pm

T2 is untouchable and teflon. I’ve said that if this doesn’t sink him after everything else he has done nothing ever will. He has millions of supporters who will blindly will mark their ballots for him in the next election no matter what he says or does because he is their “ally.”

I will personally be voting Conservative, but a lot of good that will do in Vancouver where everyone is high all the time.

#29 legal begale on 09.19.19 at 4:08 pm

#23 Penny Henny on 09.19.19 at 3:51 pm

I’m waiting for it to come out in the open that Trudeau once dressed up as Pocahontas on Halloween.

( I can dream can’t I)
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Do a google image search for “trudeau native”

#30 SimplyPut7 on 09.19.19 at 4:19 pm

It’s the smugness from the left I can’t take. In their eyes JT was perfect, the left seems to want to end everyone’s careers even if the thing they did wrong happened decades ago.

If Doug Ford did this they would call for him to quit
If Trump did this they would call for him to quit and still spend millions of taxpayer dollars on the impeachment.
If Boris Johnson did this they would ask for him to quit.

But Justin Trudeau does it and now it’s not a big deal?!

It didn’t happen in 1980 or 1990 it was 2001!

And if the kids don’t think that was enough, dear flaming left feminists look at the way he has his purposely darkened hand over the collar bone of his colleague.

I don’t think any candidate on the right could get away with that.

#31 Sail away on 09.19.19 at 4:25 pm

Hey look:

https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/disney-defends-darkening-aladdin-actors-skin-blend-article-1.3747111

Damn racists!

#32 James on 09.19.19 at 4:30 pm

#12 The real Kip (Ret) on 09.19.19 at 2:40 pm

I can’t believe that these Arabian Nights blackface pics did not surface during the last election. I mean, after all, they were part of a school yearbook.

There’s also a possibility that, if this is yet another smear campaign against Trudeau, it could backfire and work in his favour. Sorry but I’m with Justin on this one. This is not enough to disqualify him as PM.
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Okay so lets pretend for a moment that its a smear campaign against the Liberals and Mr Socks (AKA Trudeau).

Now take a deep breath!
Three times it shows up, in three different circumstances!
Now take another deep breath!
Why in the hell would you apologize for two of the gaffes if they were not true! Never, never, never apologize for something you did not commit! Rule number 1.
We have yet to hear an apology for the video released today! Perhaps the third time is a charm.
Trudeau is a little sickening with a black / brown face fetish for sure.

#33 Deplorable Dude on 09.19.19 at 4:30 pm

What folks should be asking is why has this come out now?

Are there Liberal fractions who see JT as a liability and want him gone?

Who would replace him?

#34 CanadianGrizzly on 09.19.19 at 4:30 pm

re: #23 Penny Henny on 09.19.19 at 3:51 pm.

Not quite Pocahontas but see this montage of Mr. Dress Up (2nd frame) that was posted by the steerage section earlier this year.
https://i.imgur.com/jxiFMIz.jpg

The owner of this should update it.

#35 ksinc on 09.19.19 at 4:31 pm

Shocking politicians are liars..

Won’t change a thing, who cares. Lib majority.

#36 Long-Time Lurker on 09.19.19 at 4:32 pm

>Here is a good explanation of those overnight loans.

Fed Pumps $75 Billion Into Financial System Again
by
JOHN CARNEY
19 Sep 2019

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York once again stepped into the money market to supply additional liquidity on Thursday morning.

The N.Y. Fed injected $75 billion into the market for overnight repurchase agreements, known as repos. The Fed had intervened in the market on Tuesday and Wednesday after interest rates spiked higher at the start of the week.

The repo market is at the center of the U.S. financial system but it is little understood even by most people working in finance.

Big Wall Street banks borrow cash to finance their securities portfolios by selling securities and promising to buy them back the following day. The cash comes from investors with lots of dollars looking to make a little extra interest, such as money-market funds and government-sponsored housing agencies such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan bank. Typically, the interest rate on repos falls within the Fed’s target range for the fed funds rate, the rate banks pay to borrow reserves from each other.

Here’s how it works. Traders at the big Wall Street firms put in bids to borrow cash overnight and cash investors accept bids, typically striking deals by 10 a.m. The bids are promises to pay an interest rate and a pledge to post securities as collateral. After the market closes at the end of the day, the securities get allocated to the cash investors. The following day, at 8:30 in the morning, the repos get unwound. The cash investors get their cash back and the Wall Street banks get their securities back. Then it starts all over again….

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/09/19/fed-pumps-75-billion-into-financial-system-again/

#37 James on 09.19.19 at 4:32 pm

#21 Penny Henny on 09.19.19 at 3:49 pm

#182 Don Guillermo on 09.19.19 at 3:08 pm
It’s way past a race issue. This PM has been virtue explaining, PC lecturing and in general talking down to Canadians with his superiority toned arrogance for the past 4 years. When the lights shine back on him he fails miserably. His agenda has always been to shine on the world stage. He is now the laughing stock – karma?/////////

There goes his UN posting after he loses this election and gets voted out as Liberal leader.
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Back to teaching about people-kind to an ESL class.
Or acting, I hear SNL is still looking for a replacement cast member?

#38 Leftover on 09.19.19 at 4:34 pm

First, while the deficit is up Canada’s debt (as % of GDP) is actually down.

Second, as to Mr. T, he has always reminded me a bit of Jian Ghomeshi, who turned out to be, at best, a smarmy hypocrite.

The harder they fall.

#39 Ru Paul on 09.19.19 at 4:38 pm

>> #15 Tater
“Is there a history of men dressing up as women a depicting them in gross stereotypes? Nope. ”

It’s called drag honey

#40 marcus on 09.19.19 at 4:41 pm

So little is being made about Justin groping the young Jewish girl. The optics of it are brutal when you know who the family is. Black Arab laying his hand suggestively on the chest of the young Jewish girl. This private school has some stories to be told for sure. Justin is a fool. Canadians who vote for him even more so.

#41 Justine on 09.19.19 at 4:43 pm

I’ve been trying to remember that old song, anybody help? It went something like
What if I were Trudeau in some black face
What if I was Heathcliff, it’s no myth
Maybe she’s just looking for
Someone to dance with

#42 Smoking Man on 09.19.19 at 4:43 pm

T2 is getting pulverized on line…. Starting to feel sorry for him..
Let’s see if he resigns, his backes must be going nuts..

#43 Bob on 09.19.19 at 4:47 pm

I have said it before…you get what you vote for in life.

JT will squeak by and return with a majority government…accordingly, we will have just ourselves to blame for this reoccurrence.

Regardless, how anyone in this country believed that JT was not a hypocrite with his progressivism deserve what they get when he is reelected. It’s a shame for the country, though.

#44 Bezengy on 09.19.19 at 4:49 pm

Mr. Dressup gets a pass from me on this one. “No offense meant, none taken.”

Hopefully the conversation will return to the economy and it’s sustainability soon.

#45 Sebee on 09.19.19 at 4:55 pm

Garth,

These politician are bought and paid for. The system is flawed because it forces them to be so. All this fund raising – is just future favour buying.

Sure, hitching to a flawed leader is an issue, but the bigger issue is this – that the salaries and demands of the job are such that these guys sell out early and often. That, and the system is designed this way by those who paid for it a while back.

And of course that’s not even addressing the fact that no one is really solving the real problems as yesterday’s post highlighted. Try to get elected by saying that you want to do so.

All of it is pathetic. Is this really the best we can do? Are these people the best we’ve got to lead us?

Housing is out of control in Canada and we’re in debt up to tips of our hairs not ears. Education is making debt slaves before they even join the labour force. Meanwhile, little poor Cuba gives everyone a home (sure, no marble counters), education is free and no one is starving either.

Apparently we’re a rich country – where are our priorities compared to a country like Cuba? Housing out of control. Debt. Education gutted and expensive. We have people starving here using food banks. How is this possible?

#46 Penny Henny on 09.19.19 at 5:06 pm

What happened to Chrystia Freeland?
It’s as if she’s been in hiding.

#47 The WOMBAT on 09.19.19 at 5:08 pm

The revelations about a drama teacher dressing up for a role will be superseded and forgotten by the time he is re-elected.
It came out at the right time, just after the PCs announced they will let past indiscretions be a non issue for candidates if they apologize.
JT is good at apologizing and the electorate has a memory that’s as fickle as election promises.
M60ont.

#48 TheSpangler on 09.19.19 at 5:13 pm

JT’s punishment should be that he has to run his campaign in blackface.

#49 Dog Breath on 09.19.19 at 5:19 pm

Trudeau and the Liberals have spent most of their time running around calling everyone racist or White supremacist. Silly little Justin is being hosted on his own petard. I’m sure the schadenfreude being enjoyed by his victims is highly enjoyable. Trudeau is going to be turfed out. That’s good, but for the wrong reasons.

#50 Axehead on 09.19.19 at 5:22 pm

Oh man, this is endless fodder for comedians and late night show host monologues. SNL skit maybe?

#51 Drill Baby Drill on 09.19.19 at 5:24 pm

Message from Alberta to Blackface Boy ” Karma is a Bitch”

#52 MF on 09.19.19 at 5:26 pm

#2 cto on 09.19.19 at 2:15 pm

#53 MF on 09.19.19 at 5:27 pm

#2 cto on 09.19.19 at 2:15 pm

I’ve got two words for you:

Strategic. Voting.

Look it up. And see why a vote for Bernier is a complete waste and throwing away an opportunity.

MF

#54 Dual Citizen In Canada on 09.19.19 at 5:43 pm

So let’s ban:
Costume Parties
Halloween
Tanning Spray
Tanning Salons
The Sun (it turns white people red or brown)
Hollywood Tarzan and Western Movies
A white coal miner who had his picture taken at work, years ago before he became a politician
A person of colour wearing a three piece suit to work

How ridiculous does all this sound?
Let’s judge leaders in power from their polices as it affects everyone.
Blame the media and politicians for propagating a divisionist agenda.

M57ON

#55 Mr Squiggle on 09.19.19 at 5:43 pm

I’m just wondering if he painted any other parts of his body.

#56 jess on 09.19.19 at 5:46 pm

“When I was in high school I dressed up at a talent show and sang Day-O with makeup on,” he said.
“We can confirm that it is him and it’s from the early 1990s,” said a Liberal Party spokesperson in a statement.
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The earliest known use of theatrical makeup was by the Greek actor Thespis, who, in an effort to stand out from the Greek chorus, painted a toxic covering of white lead and mercuric sulphide to create a white and red face paint.

The earliest documented drama is considered to be Aristotle’s Poetics written around 335 BCE, but the first evidence of dramatic makeup came later, around the 6th century BC.
“Theatrical makeup is makeup that is used to assist in creating the appearance of the characters that actors portray during a theater production.”

“Harry the Nazi”was 20 and he is still the prince

#57 AGuyInVancouver on 09.19.19 at 5:48 pm

#40 marcus on 09.19.19 at 4:41 pm
So little is being made about Justin groping the young Jewish girl. The optics of it are brutal when you know who the family is. Black Arab laying his hand suggestively on the chest of the young Jewish girl. This private school has some stories to be told for sure. Justin is a fool. Canadians who vote for him even more so.
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LOL, fail, try again. “Young jewish girl”? Best not overplay your hand. More like a young woman, likely a fellow teacher or parent.

#58 JSS on 09.19.19 at 5:52 pm

“It’s true that I only speak from one side of my mouth. Unlike the Tories who speak from both sides of their mouth.” – Chretien

lol what a burn

#59 Smartalox on 09.19.19 at 5:52 pm

I don’t think that Trudeau is a racist, or bigot fomenting and propagating his beliefs that members of certain races or ethnic groups have no value or be denied rights to exist or even participate in society for no justification other than they look or act differently than he does. He doesn’t act to de-humanize people, or put them in cages, or treat them as property.

It could be a lot worse.

Trudeau’s recently disclosed antics are an exercise in his Privilege. Speaking as someone who did cringeworthy and regrettable things 20 years ago, (though not brownface – even I had my limits back then) I’d do or say outrageous things – shared privately – to test the limits of my acceptance within a group.

To me, Trudeau’s antics in 2001 have the look of an inside joke. He probably believed that everybody whom he expected to share it with would instantly recognize that he was acting out of character, have a laugh, and move on. If he’s like me, he perceived it as a ‘bonding’ experience with whatever group he was with.

The target audience in these cases were all people that would have ‘no problem’ with what he’d done. That’s his Privilege.

The Privilege comes in because (I think) he believed that brown people were not a part of his peer group at the time.

I’m more troubled by his repeated choice of ‘visible minority’ for his costume. It makes me wonder how he values them relative to himself and those he views as peers. Also, how has that changed, and why?

As for the party, I would prefer it if he were to step back, release the platform, and have his cabinet members introduce the various planks as they pertain to their portfolios. The Liberals have the advantage of depth on their front bench, they should use it to get their message out and take the heat of the Leader.

But that won’t happen. I’m sure that if he doesn’t push on, then this thing has no hope of blowing over.

#60 Spectacle on 09.19.19 at 5:55 pm

Smoking Man on 09.19.19 at 4:43 pm
T2 is getting pulverized on line…. Starting to feel sorry for him..
Let’s see if he resigns, his backes must be going nuts..
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Hi Smokey,

His ( it’s, hers, hits, hirms…?) backers like Soros are enjoying it all play out. Soros sent his own to their certain death as a young man in Europe. And for a pleasant material price, but then “They” must have experienced it differently. Let’s just call it a Gaffe, a long time ago…….

#61 Dog Breath on 09.19.19 at 5:56 pm

#45 Sebee
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The last time I was in Cuba they told me the average Cuban earns about $30 US a month. They also get a bag of rice and a bag of beans. Living it up in Communist Cuba!
This is what the Socialist/Communists have in store for us in Canada!!

#62 BlogDog123 on 09.19.19 at 5:57 pm

The thing with Trud’oh is he’s been doing all that virtue signalling for 4 years. All the vanity fair cover photos, photo ops, pandering, pandering, pandering.

But we found out he’s an intellectual lightweight, not really understanding where he is and what he should be doing to improve the wealth of our nation.

How about focusing on sound policies, labour productivity or reducing regulatory burdens to business? Oh wait, those are the opposite of Mr. Sock’s goals as PM.

#63 Spectacle on 09.19.19 at 6:01 pm

#48 TheSpangler on 09.19.19 at 5:13 pm
JT’s punishment should be that he has to run his campaign in blackface.

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Perhaps punishment being in a racist, hate , shaming costume, from an SNC Lavascam built Prison. Drain the swamp……

#64 Lost...but not leased on 09.19.19 at 6:01 pm

Re: Turdeaus’ boner..

Poisonally speaking…it really is nothingburger (like who hasn’t done something they regret).However…given many of our youth are hopeless SJW who are activated on kneejerk emotions…this may bite Turdeau in his trust -fund riddled @ss.

The bigger concern is (2) consecutive Turdeau’s pretending like they are Prime Ministers whose real agenda is Cultural Marxism and Canada’s downfall.

#65 binky barnes on 09.19.19 at 6:03 pm

How can I possibly vote for Mr. Trudeau now? I cannot. This is very disappointing for me, and I feel quite naive to be honest. It turns out Mr. Trudeau is little more than an arrogant hypocrite (at best). I am very disappointed in you Mr. Trudeau and will now be voting for another party–you have left me no choice.

#66 jess on 09.19.19 at 6:03 pm

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#67 marcus on 09.19.19 at 6:06 pm

#40 marcus on 09.19.19 at 4:41 pm
So little is being made about Justin groping the young Jewish girl. The optics of it are brutal when you know who the family is. Black Arab laying his hand suggestively on the chest of the young Jewish girl. This private school has some stories to be told for sure. Justin is a fool. Canadians who vote for him even more so.
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LOL, fail, try again. “Young jewish girl”? Best not overplay your hand. More like a young woman, likely a fellow teacher or parent.

She was a senior in this photo. The woman on the left was a teacher. I’m not naming her …….. not a chance in hell. Well known family. Not worth the damage that could be done. Suffice it to say that Justin was and is a foolish man.

#68 Flop... on 09.19.19 at 6:13 pm

Italy not included, Dolce Vita.

Like me, you’ve had a time out, come back on when you’re ready.

On this wobbly wagon, there’s always room for one more.

We’re not down to the axles yet…

M45BC

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#69 Re-Cowtown on 09.19.19 at 6:19 pm

Trudeau is toast.

And toast is just Wonderbread in Brownface.

#70 S.Bby on 09.19.19 at 6:21 pm

I love how the Trudeau lovers are defending their clown prince. Oh, the hypocrisy of hypocrites towards a hypocrite.

#71 Ju-uhh-uhh-uhh-stin Blackface on 09.19.19 at 6:23 pm

Oh come on, all you Conservatrolls!

That uhh, happened, uhh, when I was, uhh, 29.

Just ask a millennial – 29 is the new 13. Everybody knows that.

Give it a rest!

#72 cultural elitist on 09.19.19 at 6:24 pm

@56 – Jess
“The earliest documented drama is considered to be Aristotle’s Poetics written around 335 BCE, but the first evidence of dramatic makeup came later, around the 6th century BC.”

I hate to be a stickler but although the point you are trying to make is generally clear, but your details are all wrong:

– Aristotle’s poetics is a NOT a drama, but a work of dramatic theory. He could not have written it without referencing earlier dramas.
– The 6th century BC (i.e. the 600s) came before, not after the 300s BC. How could there be dramatic makeup before there was drama?

I don’t want to be a jerk, but if you make more of an effort to get your basic facts straight your general point will be understood more clearly.

#73 Capt. Serious on 09.19.19 at 6:27 pm

I don’t think this painted face issue is worth discussing but okay. Maybe not his finest moment, but to think Trudeau is a racist is ridiculous. To think a decision on how to dress for a party has any bearing on how the government runs is short sighted.

#74 MF on 09.19.19 at 6:32 pm

Live by the sword..

Nevermind IH already beat me to it. No surprises there!

Anyways, T2’s brand is that he is “progressive”. To be “progressive” means to be aware of the stereotypes and hurtful symbols of the past.

Black face is one of those. The PM’s image is what got him elected last time, and the PM’s image is now what people are debating. I’m saying people forget by the election, but the Cons will still get a minority. Lots of people at work “not sure” who they are voting for (between the libs and cons). Last election all I heard was “trudeau”.

MF

#75 Alberta Ed on 09.19.19 at 6:33 pm

The only sincere apology T2 could make would be to resign, as he should have done over the SNC scandal.

#76 Macduff on 09.19.19 at 6:33 pm

We have seen a consistent record of poor judgment from T2, starting in his youth, in 2016, 2017……Canadians will likely see more in the future. How can Canadians be satisfied with this kind of leadership? All this talk about how Harper was absolutely the worst, but I am struggling to see how T2 is any better.

#77 expat on 09.19.19 at 6:39 pm

I hate the NDP but Singh, and by the way Scheers reference to Singh’s statement was world class,

People of color are offended by these actions.

To all you who see no big deal are not understanding the most important point of all.

It’s not what you think that matters.
Since most of you are not a minority person I would bet.

If the minority person is offended that is all that matters.

Your feelings are irrelevant.

#78 conan on 09.19.19 at 6:44 pm

#42 Smoking Man on 09.19.19 at 4:43 pm

“T2 is getting pulverized on line…”

Of course he is…… by the real Party of intolerance.
Everyone knows that, and this will back fire on the Cons.

Liberal majority.

#79 Herb on 09.19.19 at 6:44 pm

To me the black or brown face is totally irrelevant as an accepted practice of the time. What proves Trudeau’s incompetence and unsuitability as a politician of rank is his handling of Raybould-Wilson.

If you know what you’re doing and pretend to be a leader, you simply do not back someone you suspect might be principled and whom you know to be right, into a corner where their only way out is right over your body. That is where caucus should have reviewed his leadership and forced him out, but they were glued to their seats and future prospects, and fully deserve to go down with their “leader”.

Throw the lot out and find politicians who might be worthy of the name.

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#81 Karma on 09.19.19 at 6:48 pm

The ad in 1993 didn’t kill you and the PC party. Preston Manning did, and you deserved the drubbing you got.

#82 Kommykim on 09.19.19 at 7:00 pm

RE: #50 Axehead on 09.19.19 at 5:22 pm
Oh man, this is endless fodder for comedians and late night show host monologues. SNL skit maybe?

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They could get Kenan Thompson to put on whiteface and pretend that he is Canada’s PM.

#83 Vision on 09.19.19 at 7:01 pm

T2 is getting lots of practice apologising in his 4 years.
I am tired of it. His latest apology is really transparent. He is a bad boy who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Sorry he says.
But, unfortunately I think he will get re-elected.
Many people think these brown faced transgressions are no big deal.
They are a big deal when liberals have built much of their platform on how racist Scheer is.
Such hypocrisy!

#84 Clem Kadiddlehopper on 09.19.19 at 7:09 pm

It isn’t that this one thing is going to sink Mr Socks. But things have certainly been piling up since day one that cast serious doubts about his judgement and his suitability as a leader (Aga Khan trip, India fiasco, JWR and SNC scandal, and now this).

It could be enough to turn enough Liberal voters off and swing the vote in favour of the Cons. I certainly hope so, because this guy is, IMHO, a complete phoney who makes me nauseous every time I see him.

#85 Shawn Allen on 09.19.19 at 7:10 pm

He or she who has never had so much as a racist thought shall cast the first stone. Someone who can honestly say they are always color blind. Go ahead…

We are supposed to believe we live in a world where people are rabidly nationalist but not racist.

Nationalism is the new racism.

No shortage of hypocrisy on this issue.

#86 Tater on 09.19.19 at 7:14 pm

Wow. So, so many black face defenders. Quite amazing.

The minstrel shows were the white majority’s way of showing people of colour that while they weren’t slaves anymore they certainly were second class citizens.

It’s not at all the same as Kevin Costner playing an Englishman. But not being able to see that says far more about you than anyone else.

#87 CJohnC on 09.19.19 at 7:17 pm

Garth, where’s Dolce Vita these days. I don’t think we have heard his unique brand of analysis and wit since Sept 8. Unless I missed something. Hope he is all right.

#88 Not a JT fan favorite. on 09.19.19 at 7:32 pm

…but the libs have this in the bag.

Take a close look at the platforms. It is not even close.

And still!!!! including dirty money flows with zero assigned Canadian officers on the white collar crime of our time.

#89 Ace Goodheart on 09.19.19 at 7:36 pm

T2’s likely finished.

The dirt digging has begun.

He’s a public spectacle and that sells newspapers

They’ll find more stuff on him once they really start to look.

We are about to watch the complete complex tear down and destruction of a wealthy, powerful man.

It’s like the public hanging of a disgraced prince.

This will get very ugly

#90 Green Belt on 09.19.19 at 7:36 pm

People would believe T2 honesty if he came from a red neck background. That’s how he brought up at T1 surroundings.

#91 Hellyeah on 09.19.19 at 7:39 pm

Ted Danson was thrown under the proverbial bus for dressing in blackface in 1993.

If JT didn’t know that such actions would be considered inappropriate on any of these occasions, it shows a real lack of awareness, r privilege, or both.

#92 jess on 09.19.19 at 7:42 pm

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#93 Reality checker on 09.19.19 at 7:48 pm

Justin’s popularity will surge.
Just like he said about terrorists,
“A Canadian is a Canadian”

In his case, “A Rockstar is a Rockstar is a Rockstar”
Many cougars will still find him sexy no matter what his skin tone looks like, so the voter base is strong.

When you factor in all of Justin’s notable accomplishments, the Liberal win is a Grand Slam.

#94 Reality checker on 09.19.19 at 7:51 pm

Justin’s popularity will surge.
Just like he said about terrorists,
“A Canadian is a Canadian”

In his case, “A Rockstar is a Rockstar is a Rockstar”
Many cougars will still find him sexy no matter what his skin tone looks like, his diversity beliefs are so strong that his voter base would never abandon him.

When you factor in all of Justin’s notable accomplishments, the Liberal win is a Grand Slam.

#95 john m on 09.19.19 at 7:53 pm

Politics are a blood sport as i read you once said Garth. I feel more sorry for the victim than the people who have stored this information and are using it for political gain,not because they are offended or righteous but want to be on the taxpayers payroll (this disgusts me)..J.T, apologized for something that was 18 years ago+….the actual people who would be or are offended really don’t come into the picture—it’s all for votes!

#96 Lee on 09.19.19 at 7:55 pm

Everyone I talk to in Ontario says they will never vote for JT yet he polls like he’ll repeat his landslide in Ontario. Who are these pollsters polling?

#97 Nonplused on 09.19.19 at 8:04 pm

I’m not so sure the black or brown or whatever it was face will affect things much. The polarization in Canada is almost as bad as it is in the US, so nobody who was going to vote Liberal before is going to vote Conservative now, or vice versa.

I am also a little nonplussed over the whole issue. Not that I have any reason to defend Trudeau, I hate everything about him and what he stands for, but have we really gotten so sensitive in this country that you can’t even wear makeup to a costume party? If you are going as Aladdin, can’t you make yourself look like Aladdin? If you have a background in drama, wouldn’t stage makeup be sort of second nature to you? Even Disney drew everybody brown when they did the original cartoon. It was appropriate for the culture the story is set in. So I am willing to give the little creep a pass on this one, and I predict it will blow over.

I think we have to draw a distinction between when black face is being used to mock people and when makeup is being used for costume purposes whether it’s an Aladdin costume or on stage. Some account has to be given to the intent. Otherwise we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

I also am not sure Trudeau’s intent was the same as John Tory’s intent, which seems to mock Chretien for a personal characteristic.

And Dog forbid if any photos of Trump in black face surface! I am sure the hounds are scavenging every possible source at this point, and if nothing surfaces some deep fakes certainly will.

#98 baloney Sandwitch on 09.19.19 at 8:04 pm

Big fuss for nothing.

First its brown face not black face. Big difference. Most brown people in Canada are of South Asian (India etc.) descent. There is no history of slavery like in the US.
Second, Mr. dressup was in a arabian night theme party – so he dressed up. So what.

#99 akashic record on 09.19.19 at 8:08 pm

From Limousine Liberal to Closet Deplorable Liberal.

Is it true, what someone mentioned here a few days ago, that his wealth was, or still is built partially on gas station ownership? That would be an oil face surprise if he ever attends an other climate accord conference.

#100 marcus on 09.19.19 at 8:10 pm

Regarding Justin’s “black face”. Nightcrawler of the X-Men did it better. Just saying.

#101 Lost...but not leased on 09.19.19 at 8:12 pm

Re: Turdeau’s make-up boner…

Actually..I think Mr. Trust Fund Sockeau has done us a favour..

I am accessing interviews with Federal NDP and Green leaders…talk about SJW virtue- signalling….Turdeau’s boner has shown how shallow the opposition leaders are..they seem desperate for votes in figuratively implying Turdeau should be hung..

PS: Where are you Rhinoceros Party when we need you ???

#102 espressobob on 09.19.19 at 8:19 pm

I know, I know, no vote no voice. There is a problem with this mentality?

If there was a square on the ballot that read No Confidence, I would exercise my right to vote. Simple as that.

#103 Kelly on 09.19.19 at 8:22 pm

T2 would be in much more fear of losing the election if the leader of the main opposition didn’t sound like he was reading a phone book as he listed T2 indiscretions.

He has no passion for his country or for wanting to be the new leader.

T2 in a walk as the conservatives blow yet another election.

#104 Out Of Work CEO, Will Travel on 09.19.19 at 8:27 pm

Karma on the election trail.

#105 Smoking Man on 09.19.19 at 8:29 pm

#78 conan on 09.19.19 at 6:44 pm
#42 Smoking Man on 09.19.19 at 4:43 pm

“T2 is getting pulverized on line…”

Of course he is…… by the real Party of intolerance.
Everyone knows that, and this will back fire on the Cons.

Liberal majority.
……

Probably but it will be because the con vote will be split..
If Mad Max shines at the debates T4 for 4 more years..

#106 TurnerNation on 09.19.19 at 8:29 pm

And just like that Kanada went kaput. It’s over.
Next act will be our own Colour Revolution.
A brutal UN-backed dictator is waiting.
Will it be a blue wave or an orange one?

Sleep well.

#107 Cici on 09.19.19 at 8:30 pm

I doubt JT is a racist, probably just a dumb costume/ignorant decision made by a then drama student who did not have any political aspirations and did not know he was offending anyone.

One Hallowe’en, when Cici was young and dumb she decided to go dressed up as one of her all-time idols…Diana Ross. So she did brown-face too, but not to be disrespectful and not to be racist, but just because she loved/loves Diana Ross. Of course, had she known that was a thing and that it would have offended anyone, she wouldn’t have dared.

Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll vote for him. But I probably won’t vote for the party behind that low-ball smear campaign either.

I hate dirty politics on all sides and at every level, and I do believe in democracy, but until we get a party worth voting for, I may just withold my vote.

#108 Saskatoon on 09.19.19 at 8:32 pm

Everyone has been waiting since 8:00 PM ET, and he has yet to show up. Did Mr. Dress up become ill?

#109 Yuus bin Haad on 09.19.19 at 8:36 pm

Oh this is great Kabuki!

#110 what was he thinking? on 09.19.19 at 8:41 pm

It’s not simply that JT was caught in what he admits is a racist act. It’s the fact the JT engaged in a long series of racist behaviors lasting at least a dozen years and then proceeded to lie about them when the first instance was revealed. He still refuses to tell Canadians how many times this racist behavior occurred and when he decided that blackface was a racist act. So wrong on so many levels but unfortunately it’s simply what Canadians have come to expect from him.

#111 TurnerNation on 09.19.19 at 8:44 pm

It all is an act. The whole world’s a stage.
We got a Tar-faced trust fund troglodyte??

Other stars include rocket man and Orange man. Hours of entertainment for the befuddled masses.
The best way.

#112 JSS on 09.19.19 at 8:45 pm

Everything’s not black and white. We choose to make bad decisions or not.

Hahahaha black and white

#113 Yukon Elvis on 09.19.19 at 8:46 pm

#96 Lee on 09.19.19 at 7:55 pm
Everyone I talk to in Ontario says they will never vote for JT yet he polls like he’ll repeat his landslide in Ontario. Who are these pollsters polling?
……………………………………

Same in BC. Everyone I talk to despises him. In four years I have talked to one person who liked and voted for him but she doesn’t like him now. I really don’t understand the polls, except to say that offering free stuff buys votes.

#114 S.Bby on 09.19.19 at 8:59 pm

What an embarrassment Trudeau is to Canada. Please have some dignity and resign Mr. Trudeau.

#115 Randy on 09.19.19 at 9:02 pm

A lot more to unpack on Justin Trudeau. It won`t be pretty. Fasten you seat belts….

#116 Re-Cowtown on 09.19.19 at 9:04 pm

I think the biggest issue is one of electoral fraud. Trudeau would have known that this story popping out during vetting would have killed his career.

The fact that he chose to lie by omission is a fraud upon voters.

#117 Jimers on 09.19.19 at 9:12 pm

If Liberals didn’t have double-standards, they would have no standards at all.

#118 Jimers on 09.19.19 at 9:14 pm

#116 Re-Cowtown – “Lie by omission” or gas-lighting narcissist?

#119 n1tro on 09.19.19 at 9:23 pm

#97 Nonplused on 09.19.19 at 8:04 pm

I think we have to draw a distinction between when black face is being used to mock people and when makeup is being used for costume purposes whether it’s an Aladdin costume or on stage. Some account has to be given to the intent. Otherwise we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

I also am not sure Trudeau’s intent was the same as John Tory’s intent, which seems to mock Chretien for a personal characteristic.
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Think of the act like a statutory crime. Ie. Statutory rape, building code violations, speeding, etc… Intent is NOT a factor. The act itself is the crime. Both T2 and Tory committed social crimes and are idiots/losers for what they did. As for people defending/deflecting these behaviors and saying stuff like this was a play and he was dressing in character, etc,etc…this may excuse the costume party. How about the other 2 instances?

Crickets….

#120 Lost...but not leased on 09.19.19 at 9:40 pm

#107 Cici on 09.19.19 at 8:30 pm
I doubt JT is a racist, probably just a dumb costume/ignorant decision made by a then drama student who did not have any political aspirations and did not know he was offending anyone
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No…..Trudeau IS A RACIST…..if you are even remotely aware of “Cultural Marxism” ?

As I stated in comments on this post……Trudeau did us a favour with his blackface stunt..anyone with even a double digit IQ will realize how pathetic our politicians are.

#121 greyhound on 09.19.19 at 9:40 pm

Predict it.org
Trudeau 53 down 12
Scheer 47 up 11
Singh 3 up 2

#122 CEW9 on 09.19.19 at 9:46 pm

#33 Deplorable Dude on 09.19.19 at 4:30 pm

What folks should be asking is why has this come out now?

Are there Liberal fractions who see JT as a liability and want him gone?

Who would replace him?

If they got Jody Wilson-Raybould to lead the party they would have a majority govt until everyone is old and grey. Heck I don’t really like her policy points and I would still vote for her just on her integrity alone.

#123 Habbit on 09.19.19 at 9:50 pm

Too funny Garth. How were relations between Obama and Harper? Icy eh lol. Keystone and other pipeline projects did not get built. Trump says full steam ahead and where is keystone today? Yep before the courts good luck Andrew lol

#124 NoName on 09.19.19 at 9:53 pm

@flop and CJohnC

Lavida Loca is busy fighting liberal insanity, and he is liberal him self…

Only thing i can say ,Viva Lavida Loca keep giving it to “them” with every ascii character that is at your disposal.

#125 Sail Away on 09.19.19 at 10:05 pm

#98 baloney Sandwitch on 09.19.19 at 8:04 pm
Big fuss for nothing.

First its brown face not black face. Big difference. Most brown people in Canada are of South Asian (India etc.) descent. There is no history of slavery like in the US.
Second, Mr. dressup was in a arabian night theme party – so he dressed up. So what.

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Yes, exactly. I’m reposting this just so it appears again. Get perspective, folks.

#126 Ustabe on 09.19.19 at 10:06 pm

5 Days ago: “Andrew Scheer says if a Conservative candidate has made racist or homophobic comments in the past he will stand by the candidate as long as they apologize and take responsibility for those comments.”

Listen to your leader?

Remind us of what he said about blackface. – Garth

#127 Sebee on 09.19.19 at 10:28 pm

#61 Dog Breath
The last time I was in Cuba they told me the average Cuban earns about $30 US a month. They also get a bag of rice and a bag of beans. Living it up in Communist Cuba!
This is what the Socialist/Communists have in store for us in Canada!!

>
Yeah, it’s a poor country, but do you see starvation there? You see much obesity? USA – Richest country on the planet has people going bankrupt due to health care! Students can’t pay their loans till in their 40s or older. You see that in Cuba?

And let’s get realistic here – people are very selfish here and greedy. They want us that way because it re-enforces consumerism culture. Consume more – pay more taxes – politicians need the revenue. Cuba doesn’t have many things – and is that so bad? Less waste. Less consumed. Not being over-fed is not good or healthy for us. But I see it creeping up in there over the decades. They see it from the tourists. On TV. They want it. It’s all too shiny to resist. They have to go through it to realize how pointless it is, and what they gave up for it.

Car company sells you a big V8 Truck – aren’t they selling the air everyone breathes along with that V8? People buying high performance cars for public streets to be driven faster and more carelessly – is that in the public’s interest? Did they just sell some public safety along with that car? All these useless noisy polluting Harley’s no faster than a Mazda Miata waking people up at 3AM – for what? Selfishness – that’s what for. VW sells garbage diesels, emitting fine particulates that take up to 4 years off a city dweller’s life – and people forgive and forget because they have a Summer Sale on their cars? We forgive and forget easily these corporate indiscretions. Sure, we want these things to be cool, to feel special, but these things all have a cost greater than just money. 29% fewer birds. Other species dying. Planet warming. Natural disasters increasing. Oceans full of plastic. Long live consumerism!

People in Cuba are outside. The socialize. They dance. They have feasts. They talk. They play. The walk, move, appreciate what they have, as little as it is. Rice – thank goodness we’re not hungry – while you make a joke of it.

People in Canada stay in their homes get fat and inactive. Drive everywhere. Social Media is king. Streaming content and sitting on the sofa is hip. Video Game industry is making a generation of children lazy before and not discovering the outside world – 139B industry – bigger than all sport leagues and Hollywood combined. And most importantly we’re never satisfied. It’s never enough. More, bigger, new, MORE!

I know…I got a bit ranty, but don’t tell me that this is better than that. It’s different, but for those that lived and seen a little, and know what’s most valuable – and if we really think this is the best, and this is the best we can do…well, like others have said at the end of many of their comments….#sad.

#128 DON on 09.19.19 at 10:46 pm

#73 Capt. Serious on 09.19.19 at 6:27 pm

I don’t think this painted face issue is worth discussing but okay. Maybe not his finest moment, but to think Trudeau is a racist is ridiculous. To think a decision on how to dress for a party has any bearing on how the government runs is short sighted.

*****
Agreed. The rest is partisan bull on all sides. I guess I have to stop watching Russell Peters and the rest of the comics.

#129 Kat on 09.19.19 at 10:56 pm

I love how the NDP savior was so disappointed to hear about it and how it may bring up past points in his life with racism. Meanwhile you just know he was squealing with glee when he got the news.

#130 DON on 09.19.19 at 11:03 pm

#36 Long-Time Lurker on 09.19.19 at 4:32 pm

>Here is a good explanation of those overnight loans.

Fed Pumps $75 Billion Into Financial System Again
by
JOHN CARNEY
19 September

*****************

Garth,

At what point does this become a problem and not stabilization? Forgive my ignorance on this subject.

#131 VicPaul on 09.19.19 at 11:04 pm

#2 cto on 09.19.19 at 2:15 pm
I’v got 4 words for everyboby:
“Peoples party of Canada”
******
I hear ya. Maxime is the only person with a genuine set of convictions…all quite sensible from this guy’s perspective. The debate (in both languages) will provide all the evidence needed to discern that Maxime is the authentic leader of the bunch. Will Canadians notice?

#132 Rakesh Singh on 09.19.19 at 11:09 pm

Trudeau is a liar and and never had a real job in the real world. He is riding on his father’s coat tails. He is the most fake person I have ever seen in politics.

#133 kc on 09.19.19 at 11:16 pm

This time I refuse to place a ballot in a box. The lower these politicians go the more i get disgusted in the whole process… throw more mud lies and virile garbage at any one and spare no expenses. Dig up the worst grime and smear it all over. keep your boot on his throat.

This black face stuff is a mockery of the art that was black face. people today are extremely ignorant to history, to anything that isn’t a 5 minute sound bite in a newsfeed. to anyone who might want to educate what the art of black face is, here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackface

do i find it racist? insulting? no. I see it for what it is an art form.

I work with many East Indians both born in Canada and from their home land. i asked them today if any of this stuff offends them. not 1 person i asked said yes it was offensive. many said it is getting taken out of context and looking more as a media circus than anything.

The world is headed down a Politically Correct mess, safe places in a university where you should be allowed to speak your mind, and if a teacher can’t express himself in drama, we better burn all the literature from the beginning of time.

#134 Basil Fawlty on 09.19.19 at 11:21 pm

People have dressed up as other races for a long time. Robert Downey Jr played a black soldier in Tropical Thunder and wasn’t labelled a racist.
We are in a climate crisis and all the media can talk about is Trudeau dressing up for an Arabian Nights party? This is a nothing burger with fromage and a lot of people are saying so.

Of course Trudeau will get through this, since the Reform-Alliance-Conservative alliance have people concerned, after Harper’s mean spirited authoritarian terms in office. Is he still lurking behind Scheer? Then there is the concern with Doug Ford’s policies in Ontario. People will cut Trudeau some slack to keep the Cons out.

#135 BS on 09.19.19 at 11:40 pm

#127 Sebee on 09.19.19 at 10:28 pm

Yeah, it’s a poor country, but do you see starvation there? You see much obesity? USA – Richest country on the planet has people going bankrupt due to health care! Students can’t pay their loans till in their 40s or older. You see that in Cuba?

No starvation is your standard for success? Okay Cuba is better than North Korea where people starve. A bankrupt American has a far higher standard of living then even the top 1% of Cubans.

#136 acdel on 09.19.19 at 11:41 pm

#24 the ryguy

He is an empty suit; no other country in the world would have let him get away with so much! I am just baffled as to why his supporters support this guy; he has not fulfilled his promises; always backtracks, sheds a tear and people fall for it, could care less about the West, hypocritical, sunny ways; what sunny ways??

#137 Westcdn on 09.19.19 at 11:54 pm

My mother was an Umpherville. She and her brothers fought to protect me. I know what marginalisation is about. My wife married me because she thought I was kind and smart (as well as handsome?). I could use a few more points of IQ. She was a feminist and smart. She liked gay men but I never changed my course – kind of sad because she did sacrifice for me.

I remember she bound her breasts because she didn’t want to be a milk cow – she relented so I could feed the gals. I should have realized I was doomed. I got very good at hunting down Enfalac- it started my relationship with coupons and Superstore.

I think our divorce was a fair deal. Man, I couldn’t believe the number of weapons she brought to the negotiations. I hung tough – I had weapons too.

#138 n1tro on 09.19.19 at 11:54 pm

#186 NEVER GIVE UP on 09.19.19 at 4:44 pm
#180 n1tro on 09.19.19 at 1:58 pm
#174 NEVER GIVE UP on 09.19.19 at 1:25 pm

Being brown faced during a school play is ok? What about full bodied black + black faced at (what looks to be) a sporting event?
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The intent of the costume at an Arts event was obviously not racist.

The example you set forth is not protected by time, place and manner exceptions. In your example I agree that it could be construed as hurtful and racist.

BTW I consider myself a fiscal conservative with different ideas. I don’t identify with any labels.
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Let’s clear someting up, by Justin’s own admission, he said what he did was racist. I repeat, HE SAID IT WAS RACIST. His words measuring his actions by his (and wacko SJWs) own standards. So it matters not what you, me, your Asian wife, the guy next door, or the dog down the street thinks.

Now that is out of the way. There is NOTHING wrong with being a liberal, conservative, or even a dipper. What is wrong is being a hypocrite and excusing behaviors because you like the person more than the other guy that does the same thing but you hate.

I’m really indifferent about what T2 did or how many times he did it but the denials has got to stop. You can be a liberal and vote liberal Oct 21st but at least say that what he did crossed the line and demand a new leader instead of saying you vote for them because you feel sorry for them. They made the politically correct rules while sermonizing to the rest of us which they are now being measured.

When Harper started with the US style attack ads, that to me was sleezy and he lost my respect and vote. Since then nothing good came out of his defeat. Being a fiscal conservative also, I don’t know what to do now.

#139 Nonplused on 09.19.19 at 11:58 pm

#119 n1tro

Except that wearing makeup to go to a costume party is not a statutory crime, at least not yet, and Aladdin is a story character, not a race, so I think people are making way too much of this. We don’t have any evidence that these were more than insensitive, stupid costumes.

The other 2 cases are harder to explain, I’ll give you that.

The real problem Mr. Trudeau is going to have here is that he has built his image on being Mr. Sensitive, and now he looks like a hypocrite. It may destroy his brand. Mr. “People-kind” doesn’t look so inclusive anymore. It’s kind of his own fault though, he played the identity card the most often of any Canadian politician.

But in any case the SNC affair is probably much worse. But since most people don’t really understand it, it isn’t getting much traction. People can see these photos so they instantly come to some conclusion.

#140 BS on 09.20.19 at 12:01 am

People miss the point of the whole Trudeau black face thing. It is about the hypocrisy of the guy ridiculing people for saying the wrong word, or some other minor thing dug up from the past.

Trudeau is worse than all of the people he has has tried to destroy combined. Who has ever done black face even once? Trudeau is on video or in photos 3 times at least. How many more time are there? If this can be covered up for a decade what else is there.

You would think with him knowing his own flawed past he may be a little less rigid on expecting perfection in political correctness from everyone else. Maybe not throwing out the racist or white supremacist card on things a whole lot less racist than what he has done and was hiding. He is a fraud.

Of course it is not his fault. It is white privilege that is at fault. He couldn’t help himself with all that privilege. Strange most other people had no desire to put on black face multiple times and pose for the cameras.

The other amazing part is the story was broken by the US media. I bet the Canadian media knew about this a long time ago. They are also frauds. I think there is more to come.

#141 DON on 09.20.19 at 12:05 am

From Bloomberg

9/18/2019
Powell Stresses Solid U.S. Outlook After Fed Cuts Rates Again

What does this mean…are we still on the good side of good or are we now on the bad side of good.

But the general message is that everything is great? OK!

#142 crowdedelevatorfartz on 09.20.19 at 12:18 am

Sooooo
If our current Prime Minister had gone to a private party dressed up as an LGBTQQx2 “sher” 19 years ago…..

He’d still be flying high in the polls?

These are what keep the average voter interested?

The opposition politician’s “outrage” and Trudeau’s “canned ” “apology”….. hastily written by Mr Butz (on the back of the bus) scribbled on a napkin for Selfie to memorize and regurgitate in front of the cameras…..is almost as nauseating as Christy Clark pretending she was an honest, hard working Preem…….

I wonder if Trump is enjoying watching “the kid” being skewered by the media while he makes plans for Iran’s “glow in the dark” demise…..

#143 PeterfromCalgary on 09.20.19 at 12:24 am

Which one is the real Trudeau? Is it the racist mocking people of colour in blackface? Is it the apologetic guy seeking votes and doing damage control?

#144 Oh Canada, I weep. on 09.20.19 at 12:35 am

‘Ladies, Gentlemen, New Comers, Refugees, the ever expanding LGBTQS2CI contingent and US funded Eco- Warriors.

Presenting your Prime Minister”.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/fallout-from-trudeaus-brownface-photo-bombshell-sure-to-dominate-campaign

OMG. He wants “forgiveness?’ Seriously?

BTW. It’s my job to scan every news channel on the planet for nuggets and turds. The Trudeau story is full rotation in at least 100 countries so far this morning. Canadians are now disguising themselves as Americans the way American backers sewed Canadian flags on their backpacks in the 70’s.

#145 UpEnuff on 09.20.19 at 12:51 am

#33 Deplorable Dude on 09.19.19 at 4:30 pm

What folks should be asking is why has this come out now?

Are there Liberal fractions who see JT as a liability and want him gone?

Who would replace him?

If they got Jody Wilson-Raybould to lead the party they would have a majority govt until everyone is old and grey. Heck I don’t really like her policy points and I would still vote for her just on her integrity alone.

Great call on Jody!! ok out here on the Left Coast, it may appear status quo after all. Out with my 36 year old daughter and her friends tonight. They LOVE T2 and all say “hey he made a mistake almost twenty years ago”… they still support him….. they dont even bat an eye at the budget over spend…. at least with a Philpott or Jody W-R, I do not think we would get an Emperor wearing no close on Attitude…. Liberals still have sufficient backing, just saying teaching economics in high school stopped 25 years ago…. Hey we have lots of money in Canada, we have natural resources to sell; lots of money there….oh right, we need to protect the environment!

#146 UpEnuff on 09.20.19 at 12:52 am

Sorry Emperor Wearing no clothes Attitude.

#147 Al on 09.20.19 at 12:55 am

Is there a history of whites in Canada painting their face to make fun of Arabs as was the case with whites in the USA doing such with those of African descent? Serious question. I’m not aware of any.

#148 S.Bby on 09.20.19 at 12:58 am

You guys that defend Trudeau’s actions… would it be okay if he were to dress up and mock an amputee? Or how about a person with Down’s Syndrome? Or someone with some physical disfigurement? It’s the same thing when anybody uses someone else’s identity as a costume. It is disrespectful in the extreme.

#149 Spectacle on 09.20.19 at 1:05 am

#127 Sebee on 09.19.19 at 10:28 pm
#61 Dog Breath
The last time I was in Cuba they told me the average Cuban earns about $30 US a month. They also get a bag of rice and a bag of beans. Living it up in Communist Cuba!
This is what the Socialist/Communists have in store for us in Canada!!

>
Yeah, it’s a poor country, but do you see starvation there? You see much obesity? USA – Richest country on the planet has people going bankrupt due to health care! Students can’t pay their loans till in their 40s or older. You see that in Cuba?

—————- Seriously ——–

This poster has no, zero, idea what they are espousing about Cuba.

It is so over. They are starving, eating starchy garbage is what makes American s fat. Cuba has Empty Shelves. They are hurting beyond believe.

Go kiss Trudeaues rear end, he reports about his love for Castro ( dead now, but a destroyer of culture and people).

The shelves on the Cuban stores are empty. Try eating beans and rice every day, every meal.

And that is exactly where Trudeau aka Racist, Entitled, Narcisistic Blackface wants Canadians to go. Good thing we can elect strategically to get entitled tyrants like him and his people out of the way .

Go to Cuba, take a taxi through Havan streets…..pretty tragic.

#150 Spectacle ( Turner for Prime! ) on 09.20.19 at 1:17 am

#116 Re-Cowtown on 09.19.19 at 9:04 pm
I think the biggest issue is one of electoral fraud. Trudeau would have known that this story popping out during vetting would have killed his career.

The fact that he chose to lie by omission is a fraud upon voters.
——————– Exactly, well said ———–

And the ability to have such an individual, such a marionette puppet,
representing Canada from now on would be detrimental to the financial and Canadian integrity.

Sir Garth Turner for Prime Minsister…..go go go…..please sir. Anyone 2nd me?

Honestly, I sooo see this happening! Sir……

#151 The Totally Unbiased, Highly Intelligent, Rational Observer on 09.20.19 at 1:22 am

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#152 Spectacle on 09.20.19 at 1:28 am

114 S.Bby on 09.19.19 at 8:59 pm
What an embarrassment Trudeau is to Canada. Please have some dignity and resign Mr. Trudeau.

#115 Randy on 09.19.19 at 9:02 pm
A lot more to unpack on Justin Trudeau. It won`t be pretty. Fasten you seat belts….
—— apologies for multiple posting this evening —
I very much hope an trust canadians will suddenly grow a spine, and embrace personal integrity , and be rid of the current political trash destroying this country.
Well said to both of You.

Fondest Regards to Mr Turner. Fine gentleman and espoused of life & financial wisdom to all !

Ps. He doesn’t wear masks or makeup !

#153 Storm Area 51 on 09.20.19 at 1:53 am

Don’t forget you only have 1 day left to get to Area 51 and get yourself arrested or shot! And all over nothing. We know with certainty there are no aliens with space travel capabilities within range of our planet. How do we know that? Because we are here and they are not.

Oh now there are videos coming out days before? Coincidence? I think not. They are either more fakes (as all alien films have been to date) or CGI. Or test aircraft. No alien films should be expected to suddenly come out just days before the Storm Area 51 event unless they area promotional. I can’t believe what people will believe. “Beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent life down here.”

#154 short horses on 09.20.19 at 2:03 am

If I’m being honest, I hope this forces the the Liberals to focus on issues of governance, and step away from the name calling — at least for this election cycle (after which I expect the Liberal Party, which will lose, will move to choose a new leader).

#155 Rubbish on 09.20.19 at 2:22 am

#60 Spectacle on 09.19.19 at 5:55 pm

Garth, please check this comment above.

This sort of unsubstantiated, made up rubbish is not worthy of this site. Calling a man a Nazi who sent people to their deaths is no small thing and a very slippery slope.

Here’s some actual reporting:
https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17405784/george-soros-not-a-nazi-trump

#156 Smoking Man on 09.20.19 at 2:32 am

The moment you lose faith in fellow Canadian to do the right thing. You run. You run fast.
Communism is pure evil..

https://youtu.be/qNM6IuA87eM

#157 First Time In DC on 09.20.19 at 3:13 am

I was on the Miami Express from Montreal on my way to Daytona Beach years ago. It stopped in DC at the bus terminal for lunch. I went inside and walked into this small place for lunch, but was not well lighted. I sat at the counter while watching the man tossing onions on the grill. It was a small open kitchen with the menu on the wall, so gave him my order. He looked at me and freaked out, because it was not my place to eat. I replied that it suits me fine, and add on lots of those fried onions. Then he said boy we don’t want to be arrested, because this is for blacks only, and your place is down around the corner down the hall. This was the first time was exposed to this all.

#158 NoName on 09.20.19 at 3:50 am

Interesting read

https://hbr.org/ideacast/2019/09/dematerialization-and-what-it-means-for-the-economy-and-climate-change

#159 Tickety on 09.20.19 at 4:59 am

The question is not wether Justin is racist but is he now believable and likeable. JT was the spokesperson for a video developed and presented to high school students extolling the virtues of living your life to a higher moral standard. These recent revelations make a mockery of the message he was presenting. My kids are now old enough to vote and are bright enough to know the hypocrisy of JT now and have declared they will not vote for him. These are the true social media warriors and JT is being slaughtered by this age group.

#160 Steve French on 09.20.19 at 5:27 am

In my old high school in the 1980s some dude dressed up as blackface Jimi Hendrix and did a killer guitar solo of the Star Spangled Banner!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKAwPA14Ni4

We just thought it was cool, not racist.

Ben Kingsley wore brownface makup for his role in the Oscar winning movie “Gandhi”.

Realise it’s not acceptable in these more enlightened times, and rightly so. But just a few decades ago it was not that unusual.

It was what it was.

#161 oh bouy on 09.20.19 at 6:40 am

trud’oh
mad max
sheer
may
singh

hmmm, who to vote for lol.
sad state of affairs in canadian politics.

Likely none are on your ballot. Vote for the best candidate. – Garth

#162 Oh Canada, I weep. on 09.20.19 at 7:05 am

http://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/foreign-investment-in-canadian-commercial-real-estate-slides-70-1.1318744

Trudeau has chased away hundreds of billions in direct foreign investment in the mining, energy, finance and infrastructure. This means billions in lost tax revenue that won’t build schools, hospitals or roads.

But did you know that the boycott has caught up with the commercial real estate industry? Trudeau has turned Canada into a pariah state.

Where’s the money going to come from to keep bribing the media, building hwys in Jordan and keep those extraordinary fat salaries of Canada’s fat civil servants? There’s only one industry left stupid enough to stay in Canada, that’s you. Get ready for 100% taxation.

#163 TRUMP2020 on 09.20.19 at 7:05 am

Although the mainstream media can be easily skewed in their sheep like mentality thought process there is the rationalization of a big word here……INTENT.

I am a person of color and for costume season would I offend the caucasian community by wearing a white-face as part of the costume to replicate one of my favorite blog dogs like say Garth Turner. Would Garth and a room full of mostly caucasian people feel offended.

My gut feeling is that Trudeau put on a costume with the INTENT of being the guy with th best costume in the room. I don’t feel he meant to offend nor do I feel offended.

But that sure has heck doesn’t mean he’s got my vote. I’m for the economy and he got that [email protected]#$ED up.

#164 not so liquid in calgary on 09.20.19 at 7:09 am

Matt on 09.19.19 at 4:05 pm

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AND it wasn’t PM Trudeau’s fault… it was the fault of his ‘privilege’.
Still not taking responsibility eh, JT?

#165 maxx on 09.20.19 at 7:39 am

Mr. Socks completely lost his appeal when he chopped TFSA contribution limits and washed his hands of seniors in his rabid panting after the “hard working middle class family” and Mil votes.

The goosing of the OAS carrot is a pathetic and transparent farce. Too little and too f’n late.

Mr. Socks is a global laughing stock and Canada is not doing well under the current Lib administration. Canada has been blithely thrown into a debt abyss and a far more dignified and fiscally cautious leader is long overdue. Were Ms. Wilson-Raybold running, I think she’d totally eclipse the sartorial mess currently running the show.

What we’ve witnessed over the past 4 years is bold-face incompetence. Given the pedigree, long-term exposure to diplomats and world leaders, the best schools and huge economic and therefore experiential advantage, this is the best Socks can produce?

Canadians deserve far better performance for the huge amount of tax they pay. They generally don’t seem to value the money government receives from them much at all resulting in the unconscionable mess we have today.

Oh, of course, “the budget will balance itself”.

#166 maxx on 09.20.19 at 7:45 am

@ #9

That’s a big pile of steaming stabilization – not simply this instance, but over the past 11 or so years.

#167 crowdedelevatorfartz on 09.20.19 at 7:53 am

@#77 expat
“your feelings are irrelevant.”
*****

Your hurtful observations have made me feel uncomfortable. Please stop or I’m going to my safe space

#168 Polozified on 09.20.19 at 8:23 am

#96 Lee on 09.19.19 at 7:55 pm
Everyone I talk to in Ontario says they will never vote for JT yet he polls like he’ll repeat his landslide in Ontario. Who are these pollsters polling?

=====================

The same people that gave Kathleen Wynne her last majority. I remember everyone looking shocked and asking each other “who voted for her!?” when at least one or two of them was holding on to a nasty secret…

#169 CHERRY BLOSSOM on 09.20.19 at 9:09 am

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#170 IHCTD9 on 09.20.19 at 9:10 am

#40 marcus on 09.19.19 at 4:41 pm

So little is being made about Justin groping the young Jewish girl.
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I could give a rip that T2 painted his face brown – his SJW type are the folks who make big deals about this kind of stuff – not mine. So he well deserves a good high temperature roasting, and he’s getting it good too. Probably most painful thing for him is much of it is coming from outside Canada. (there’s that weirdo Canadian PM again… sigh…)

Much more concerning to me is that hand on the girl’s chest. That’s just NOT a normal thing to do. No normal guy “embraces” a female (student!?) like that for a friendly pic.

No normal guy puts his arm around a girl he ain’t sleeping with like that. It screams weird and creepy.

The real question is, has T2’s beloved female voting block noticed that same off-kilter uneasiness that I did looking at that pic?

If so – do they give a rip?

#171 Dharma Bum on 09.20.19 at 9:23 am

It’s a smear campaign.
No pun intended.
Well, maybe.
Get it?
I’m here all week. Try the veal!

#172 Bobby on 09.20.19 at 9:33 am

When T2 was elected I expected very little. He hasn’t disappointed.
This great country has significant problems but we seem to be afraid to address them. Perhaps it is for the same reasons why T2 doesn’t want to enter into any debates.
We are afraid to accept the facts.

#173 Bytor the Snow Dog on 09.20.19 at 9:39 am

#67 marcus on 09.19.19 at 6:06 pm sez:

“She was a senior in this photo. The woman on the left was a teacher. I’m not naming her …….. not a chance in hell. Well known family. Not worth the damage that could be done. Suffice it to say that Justin was and is a foolish man.”
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Say it ain’t so? Is Trudeau about to have a Patrick Brown moment?

#174 jess on 09.20.19 at 9:43 am

72 cultural elitist on 09.19.19 at 6:24 pm

Thankyou for your thoughtful observation.

challenging the teachers thoughts

Is this more clear?
“A Short Summary of Aristotle’s Poetics. Aristotle was the first theorist of theatre – so his Poetics is the origin and basis of all subsequent theatre criticism. His Poetics was written in the 4th century BC, some time after 335 BC.Oct 10, 2017
A Short Summary of Aristotle’s Poetics – Interesting Literature

https://interestingliterature.com › 2017/10/10 › a-short-summary-of-aristotles…

#175 jess on 09.20.19 at 9:59 am

– Facebook says it has deleted 168 accounts, 149 pages, and 79 groups based in Ukraine for “coordinated inauthentic behavior,”

September 16, 2019
Removing Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior From Iraq and Ukraine
https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2019/09/removing-coordinated-inauthentic-behavior-from-iraq-and-ukraine/

#176 James on 09.20.19 at 10:23 am

#156 Smoking Man on 09.20.19 at 2:32 am

The moment you lose faith in fellow Canadian to do the right thing. You run. You run fast.
Communism is pure evil..

https://youtu.be/qNM6IuA87eM
_____________________________________________
Old Man this tells us all about your state of mind in life as a yellow cut and run deserter. Is that what you do? You can not really be a Canadian, we stand and fight.

My great grandfather RIP (a proud Canadian) fought in World War I and was among those gassed by the Germans in the first chemical warfare attack ever recorded. The Canadians never retreated and the Germans feared the Canadians for that. They referred to Canadian soldiers as Shock Troops after that day. Just remember Old Man Canadians don’t RUN!

https://www.warmuseum.ca/firstworldwar/history/battles-and-fighting/weapons-on-land/poison-gas/

#177 milly on 09.20.19 at 10:25 am

@ IHCTD9

I noticed, it is very unsettling to grab a student this way. I’ve always felt a little uneasy with the way he interacts with women.

#178 James on 09.20.19 at 10:32 am

#170 IHCTD9 on 09.20.19 at 9:10 am

#40 marcus on 09.19.19 at 4:41 pm

So little is being made about Justin groping the young Jewish girl.
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I could give a rip that T2 painted his face brown – his SJW type are the folks who make big deals about this kind of stuff – not mine. So he well deserves a good high temperature roasting, and he’s getting it good too. Probably most painful thing for him is much of it is coming from outside Canada. (there’s that weirdo Canadian PM again… sigh…)

Much more concerning to me is that hand on the girl’s chest. That’s just NOT a normal thing to do. No normal guy “embraces” a female (student!?) like that for a friendly pic.

No normal guy puts his arm around a girl he ain’t sleeping with like that. It screams weird and creepy.

The real question is, has T2’s beloved female voting block noticed that same off-kilter uneasiness that I did looking at that pic?

If so – do they give a rip?
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After watching some interviews on the TV last night I could not believe some of the comments especially from minorities and woman about this guy. They are all giving him a hall pass. If this was anyone except Trudeau they would be demanding heads roll. They all have sparkly eyed wonder lust for him. Give your heads a shake people. He is deceitful and is disingenuous. Is this what we want for four more years?

Yes and creepy.

#179 James on 09.20.19 at 10:35 am

#172 Bobby on 09.20.19 at 9:33 am

When T2 was elected I expected very little. He hasn’t disappointed.
This great country has significant problems but we seem to be afraid to address them. Perhaps it is for the same reasons why T2 doesn’t want to enter into any debates.
We are afraid to accept the facts.
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Not sure his handlers will let him attend a meeting at all. It could be messy!

#180 The Latest News on 09.20.19 at 10:40 am

This is a surprising political twist. The television media in USA has begun to ban our PM from appearing on a television network. It started with NBC, and may start to spread.

#181 IHCTD9 on 09.20.19 at 10:48 am

#138 n1tro on 09.19.19 at 11:54 pm

Being a fiscal conservative also, I don’t know what to do now.
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T2 is a great test to answer this question.

He’s made Canadians look like the rock in the Shield has migrated into our heads in front of the globe. He’s well off and running destroying large, and very important sectors of our economy. His financial record has been an epic bomb. Now his SJW status is coming apart at the seams.

IMHO there is 100% much more to this creepy weirdo than we know – his hand on that girl’s chest says it all to me – the guy ain’t right in the head. No normal guy would ever do that.

Trudeau has lead a clown fest, la-la land, space cowboy term, PLUS ever more light is being shed on his weirdo behavior before politics. You couldn’t pay a PM enough to **** things up as bad as Trudeau has. If he still wins, then fiscal conservatism is probably dead in Canada until the SHTF. No one cares – stick a fork in it. Scheer and all the other leaders have evidently already got this figured out from the looks of it.

Trudeau is popular with Females, youth, singles, and public servants. He is much less popular with non-youth married folks with kids working in the private sector. The later group is shrinking in Canada. I’ll let you do the math on that.

IMHO, it may be time to just cash in. No change in spending will happen until Canadians start making this an issue – that likely won’t get stamped into the minds of youth and public servants etc… until SHTF comes to town.

Until then, I will probably vote for lefty types like Trudeau to maximize the economic napalming we’re getting, balloon the debt as fast as possible – while at the same time filling my garage with cool off road machines using handouts like the CCB cheques, income tax cuts and whatever other handouts get tossed my way. Wife works for the gov too so I really can’t lose.

I’ll just have to keep my ear to the rail – if no one truly gives a rip – then there will absolutely come a day when we’ll need to bail out of the Loonie, and we’ll need to be well ahead of the IMF landing in Ottawa to begin talks.

#182 Re-Cowtown on 09.20.19 at 10:57 am

OK, so now Trudeau is blaming “Affluenza” on his stupidity and lack of self-awareness. He wants us all to believe that his white privelege and sheltered upbringing were the cause of his assinine behavior.

And “journalists” are running interference for him, stating that he shouldn’t be held to the same standard that he holds others to because…because…. oh crap, anything! Please!

Unbelievable.

#183 Jager on 09.20.19 at 11:09 am

Trudeau’s identity politics m.o. is undoubtedly a mechanism developed long ago by socialist (now globalist) forces to seize power. i.e. Position a virtual trip wire in the physce of “every” national to induce guilt and therefore submission.

Of course being hoisted by ones own petard, (undoubtedly excruciating) is the perfect denoument of sanctimonious ideology.

A must listen…
-Sky News Australia-
https://youtu.be/xhlRpn8IkGs

#184 Spectacle on 09.20.19 at 11:30 am

Regarding comment::

#155 Rubbish on 09.20.19 at 2:22 am
#60 Spectacle on 09.19.19 at 5:55 pm

Garth, please check this comment above.

“This sort of unsubstantiated, made up rubbish is not worthy of this site. Calling a man a Nazi who sent people to their deaths is no small thing and a very slippery slope.”

George Soros Conspiracy Theories: The Truth is Bad Enough

Actually read what was written, no making stories up. The truth about Soros is even worse than the conspiracies .

Do a deeper search; his own biography states that these were his actions, and a solid addition to his formative years. His financial capacity to influence economics via his multiple support of social unrest around the world and the “movements” based on colours is huge.

#185 Ronaldo on 09.20.19 at 11:44 am

The world is headed down a Politically Correct mess, safe places in a university where you should be allowed to speak your mind, and if a teacher can’t express himself in drama, we better burn all the literature from the beginning of time.
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Yep, and we better get rid of all those Al Jolson movies as well right? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIaj7FNHnjQ

Most people will see this latest b.s. for what it is.

#186 IHCTD9 on 09.20.19 at 11:45 am

#59 Smartalox on 09.19.19 at 5:52 pm

I’m more troubled by his repeated choice of ‘visible minority’ for his costume. It makes me wonder how he values them relative to himself and those he views as peers. Also, how has that changed, and why?
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It’s no mystery to me. He thinks he’s the privileged elite white dude who got all the breaks. He wants to be inclusive with his benevolent hand of justice and mercy, so all non whites become “visible minorities”.

He wants to help them all out because they don’t have the “white privilege” like he does, so they are basically screwed. I imagine he perceives “them” all looking up longingly into his beaming countenance with tear streaked faces while reaching for the corner of his robe.

He probably isn’t thinking that some brown dude may feel he can get by just fine without the “white privilege” or might think he can shove said benevolence up his @$$ and mind his own business.

#187 Polozified on 09.20.19 at 11:52 am

Voters in Ontario will proudly vote for Liberals until it is socially unpalatable to do so.

Then they will secretly vote for Liberals until even that is socially unpalatable to do so.

#188 doug t on 09.20.19 at 11:52 am

it doesn’t matter who wins the election in this country – spin the wheel cause nothing will help the mess that we have allowed take place for over 30 years. you may think it matters but sadly it does not – corporate greed and consumption thats all folks

#189 Stan Brooks on 09.20.19 at 12:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/cbcnews/videos/vb.5823419603/370414273902888/?type=2&theater

He continues to stand against racism… by others. Working for Canadians/meaning himself and his business/connected buddies.

And his standard ‘climate change’ BS/Carbon taxes.

Rest assured he things about you/your behind.

In a very ‘sincere’ theatrical performance.
He will fix ya folks.

#190 Tater on 09.20.19 at 12:21 pm

@184

Hey Spectacle, try not being dumb.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/george-soros-ss-nazi-germany/

#191 45north on 09.20.19 at 12:31 pm

Tucker Carlson on Justin Trudeau:

because Justin Trudeau is a powerful leader on the left, he gets a pass no matter what he does

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-justin-trudeau-blackface-blaming-you

#192 lawboy on 09.20.19 at 12:46 pm

Love all these posters stating ‘Trudeau will win majority!’

Reminds me of last time ‘Oh yeah Harper is not liked but look at his opposition – he will win.’

Libs currently have a bare majority of about 6 seats. Not much distance to minority so the confidence of some that they will win majority is puzzling.

Majority governments generally do worse the second time out, not better, not the same. So Trudeau is going to prevail against this history. Sure he is…

#193 n1tro on 09.20.19 at 12:46 pm

#181 IHCTD9 on 09.20.19 at 10:48 am
#138 n1tro on 09.19.19 at 11:54 pm

Until then, I will probably vote for lefty types like Trudeau to maximize the economic napalming we’re getting, balloon the debt as fast as possible – while at the same time filling my garage with cool off road machines using handouts like the CCB cheques, income tax cuts and whatever other handouts get tossed my way. Wife works for the gov too so I really can’t lose.
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I hear what you are saying and I will benefit greatly if T2 comes back in. But a part of me is sadden by the thought of our great country being dragged down to such a level. Gone is the days of people being responsible for themselves and the government being the invisible hand that helps pave people’s paths. In place we have hypocritical identity politics from all parties.

#194 jess on 09.20.19 at 1:02 pm

perspective :

E pluribus unum – Latin for “Out of many, one” – is a traditional motto of the United States, appearing on the Great Seal along with Annuit cœptis and Novus ordo seclorum, and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782.

Full speech: Mitch Landrieu addresses removal of Confederate statues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csMbjG0-6Ak

#195 Lost...but not leased on 09.20.19 at 1:03 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Video shows Trudeau in blackface in 3rd instance of racist makeup

Re Turdeau and blackface..

Trudeau stated he had done blackface once before..thus TWICE in total “The End” ?

NOW another video has surfaced which brings the total to THREE.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5922861/justin-trudeau-brownface-video/

Turdeau never had my vote..but I assumed the issue was a nothingburger that could be deemed youthful indiscretion .. but I think he is toast….he has zero credibility.

#196 The Totally Unbiased, Highly Intelligent, Rational Observer on 09.20.19 at 1:04 pm

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#197 David Hawke on 09.20.19 at 1:07 pm

What in the heck is wrong you and all the other commentators voting based on a party or it’s leader! I have only done that twice in the past half-century when I voted for PET then for Justin.

In all other elections, both provincial and federal I voted for the candidate I figured would be the most helpful to me in the event it was needed with a problem, the party or leader being irrelevant!

#198 SoggyShorts on 09.20.19 at 1:14 pm

#148 S.Bby on 09.20.19 at 12:58 am
You guys that defend Trudeau’s actions… would it be okay if he were to dress up and mock an amputee? Or how about a person with Down’s Syndrome? Or someone with some physical disfigurement? It’s the same thing when anybody uses someone else’s identity as a costume. It is disrespectful in the extreme.
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Wait..what? If someone was portraying an amputee in a play or film they are automatically mocking and offensive? Does context never matter?

Blackface was used rather famously to mock black people and is a bit of a special case and therefore there is no real way to use it without seeming racist. Like the “N-word” or a 1-inch wide mustache.

What makes it really bad for the PM isn’t even what he did, it’s obviously the fact that T2 openly judged others for past actions regardless of context so now he’ll get the same treatment.

#199 Sail Away on 09.20.19 at 1:22 pm

#190 Tater on 09.20.19 at 12:21 pm
@184

Hey Spectacle, try not being dumb.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/george-soros-ss-nazi-germany/

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Exactly. Spectacle, you are the problem here.

Stop circulating vicious and untrue garbage.

#200 conan on 09.20.19 at 1:39 pm

JT survives this because everyone not planning to vote Conservative sees this for what it is.
An actor playing Disney’s Aladdin who erred with the make up.

Not a big difference maker in this election. Instead it shines a negative light on which Party is most intolerant. That’s not the Libs…..

#201 Barb on 09.20.19 at 1:40 pm

#150 Spectacle ( Turner for Prime! ) on 09.20.19 at 1:17 am
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“Sir Garth Turner for Prime Minsister…..go go go…..please sir. Anyone 2nd me?”

Y E S !!!!
In a heartbeat!!!!

#202 Kelly on 09.20.19 at 1:59 pm

201 Barb and 150 Barb

Sorry. Maybe later.

Needs to respect POTUS and do some research on Climate Catastrophy first.

#203 MF on 09.20.19 at 2:57 pm

187 Polozified on 09.20.19 at 11:52 am

-You are correct when you speak for all of us in Ontario.

Just look at the last provincial election as proof.

MF

#204 Paul on 09.20.19 at 3:26 pm

197 David Hawke on 09.20.19 at 1:07 pm

What in the heck is wrong you and all the other commentators voting based on a party or it’s leader! I have only done that twice in the past half-century when I voted for PET then for Justin.

In all other elections, both provincial and federal I voted for the candidate I figured would be the most helpful to me in the event it was needed with a problem, the party or leader being irrelevant!
——————————————————————Unless the party leader WAS/IS the problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br4Gwdkoxh8

#205 Exurban on 09.20.19 at 3:53 pm

#175 Jif PB
If that was Sheer in that video and pictures, he’d be in a Siberian gulag by the end of the week. The radical left SJW army would take to the streets burning effigies. Once the the good ship Liberal sailed swiftly into another majority government, legislation would be passed to never again utter the name “Sheer”. And to never, never forget. And the tears, oh so many tears.

You’ve got it about right, but actually if that had been Scheer in blackface then the face would have been photoshopped onto a KKK robe with a burning cross in the background.

Trudeau would still be apologizing though. He’d be apologizing for Canada being such an unredeemably racist country that it produces such bigots.

#206 Mr Canada on 09.20.19 at 5:08 pm

Unfortunately for Canada, Justin will prevail next month whether its a Liberal Minority or PC minority — thanks to the support of the Green and NDP Party… then watch the borrowing/debt go up even higher…this country will shift more to the left than ever… ugh…