Chrystia Freeland Moves From FM to Intergov Affairs and Deputy PM, and on to Finance Minister

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CIA asset, Oligarch and crooked, disgraced ex-president of Ukraine, meets with 'our country's greatest friend' Freeland in Edmonton. 'Thanks for the billion Canucklebucks or so in 'aid' Canada, nice doing business with you.'

https://twitter.com/poroshenko/status/1199220989118308352

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A Sea Change For Canadian Foreign Policy As Freeland Is Replaced by a Pro-Chinese Politico

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/11/30/sea-change-canada-fore...

"As of November 18, 2019, Freeland has found herself cut down a notch by the 'plutocrats' that she has worked so assiduously to destroy. Former Liberal Minister of Infrastructure from Shawinigan Quebec, Francois - Philippe Champagne has taken over Freeland's portfolio and with him it appear a new pro-Eurasian policy may be emerging in Canada..."

 

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Matthew JL Ehret...(and podcast)

http://www.gorilla-radio.com/2019/12/05/gorilla-radio-chris-cook-matthew...

Has Canada's beleagured prime minister Justin Trudeau signed onto his own self-destruction by appointing his handler Chrystia Freeland to the position of Deputy PM of Canada. "She would be the active prime minister should anything happen to Justin Trudeau..."

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Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland Given Mandate To Play Key Role in Every Top Federal Government File

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-deputy-prime-minister-c...

"...Ms Freeland's mandate letter states she will work 'very closely' with Mr Trudeau in 'setting and fulfilling the government's agenda."

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Consortium News Sends Libel Notices To Canadian Signals Intelligence Agency and Major TV Network

https://twitter.com/Consortiumnews/status/1219725725026127873

"Consortium News has sent libel notices to a Canadian spy agency and major TV networks after their reports said CN is part of a Russian-directed propaganda campaign targeting Canadian leaders. A caption on the Global News site under a screenshot of the Feb 27, 2017 Consortium News article reads: 'A CSE report says Consortiumn News was part of an attack from Russia on Chrystia Freeland's reputation.' Freeland was then Canadian foreign minister and is now deputy prime minister.

On March 9, 2017, Robert Parry, the late founder of Consortiumnews.com published an article describing misrepresentations by Canada's new Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland about her Ukrainian maternal grandfather - whom she has portrayed as a hero who struggled 'to return freedom and democracy to Ukraine', but left out that he was a Nazi propagandist whose newspaper justified the slaughter of Jews..."

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"...While Canadians owe Trudeau a debt of gratitude for toppling Stephen Harper, the time may soon be coming when he decides to make way for someone tougher in the Liberal party's leadership. The name most often heard in this regard is that of Deputy Prime Minister and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland."

David Climenhaga: What Really Happened to the Teck Frontier Oilsands Mine? It's the Market, Stupid.

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Chrystia Freeland Wins Award For Her 'Enduring Defense of Human Rights' From US-Backed Regime Change Advocacy Group

https://twitter.com/communistmb/status/1275867266073182208

"It is truly fitting that Freeland would receive an award which was meant to honour an imperialist."

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Doug Ford Praises Appointment of 'Amazing' Chrystia Freeland as Federal Finance Minister

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2020/08/18/doug-ford-praises...

"I absolutely love Chrystia Freeland. She's amazing. I'll have her back, I'll help her anyway we can,' an elated Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday. 'There's no one that would be better in that role than Chrystia Freeland,' he said, pointedly declining to comment on the WE Charity scandal that triggered Morneau's resignation...."

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By Promoting Chrystia Freeland, Justin Trudeau May Have Shored Up His Own Support - Or Strengthened a Potential Rival

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2020/08/18/by-promoting-chrysti...

"First comes finance minister. Then comes 24 Sussex...?"

 

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Will the New Finance Minister Redirect $19 Billion for Fighter Jets to a Gender-Aware Budget?

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/brent-patterson/2020/08/will-new-financ...

"...Freeland was a member of the federal cabinet when the decisions were made to increase spending on the military from $18.9 billion in 2016-2017 to $32.7 billion in 2026-27, with total spending over a 20-year period of $553 billion on a cash basis. That's the so-called strong, secure, engaged (SSE) policy. When his [Trudeau's] government announced several years ago its intention to spend $19 b on new fighter jets, the deficit was just 5.5% of what it is now. As such, it could also be argued that priority is no longer relevant (if it ever was) to the reality we are living now."

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Freeland Expected to Keep Playing Big Role With US File...

https://twitter.com/PierrePoilievre/status/1296535875468365824

"Trump will be happy with this. Freeland gave him concession after concession with nothing in return but aluminum tariffs, softwood tariffs and Buy America rules that shut out our workers."

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The Finance Minister and the Prime Minister: Trudeau and Freeland Face a Political Dynamic that Breeds Friction

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/trudeau-and-freeland

"Some suspect her ambition may be why Freeland, with no financial background, was given the portfolio: to keep her fortunes tied to Trudeau, and where he can keep an eye on her. 'I can think of no one who is better suited to work alongside me,' said Trudeau..."

kropotkin1951

Either that or their masters told them to. She is a US asset after all.

 

NDPP

Who better to negotiate the various mergers, acquisitions, takeovers etc. of our 'evolving partnership'?

 

kropotkin1951

NDPP wrote:

Who better to negotiate the various mergers, acquisitions, takeovers etc. of our 'evolving partnership'?

 

Accompanied by crowds of corporate lawyers from Baystreet transnational firms.

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Peggy Nash: Call in the Women! Chrystia Freeland and Kamala Harris's New Roles Respond to the Times

https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2020/08/26/call-in-the-women-chrystia-...

"Without question, both Harris and Freeland are strong, accomplished and up to their new jobs. Perhaps this is the best time to call in the women to fix so much of what is wrong with politics..."

Given her own full-throated support for Ukrainian fascism, perhaps the ex NDP MP's support for these two neoliberal enforcers should be taken with more than a few grains of salt.

Pondering

Trudeau does not care if Freeland ends up PM. He is not inherently an ambitious man. He was convinced by others to make a run for the job. Otherwise he would happily have remained on the speaking circuit. At whichever election he loses he can gracefully retire from the leadership and makes lots and lots and lots of money while working a few days a month. So if Freeland wants the job, I don't think he would have a problem with it.

It might not be so bad either. It isn't like the Liberals would choose a leader acceptable to the NDP. At least with Freeland she understands policy so well that the NDP could negotiate with her directly.

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I don't know why but she gives me the same vibe as Michael Ignatieff and that frightens me. She is more aligned with the US style of governance and policy-policy making than most Canadian politicians. Put it this way, most US Democrats are far more right wing than the red Tories (if any of them still exist).

 

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Chrystia Freeland Must Account For Her Nazi Collaborator Grandfather

https://readpassage.com/chrystia-freeland-must-account-for-her-nazi-coll...

"...Being connected to someone who has committed repugnant acts or held awful views is one thing. Refusing to condemn or even acknowledge what they did, continuing to push a whitewashed version of their past, and admitting they've had a major influence on your political views and career is something completely different. That is exactly what Freeland has done. Freeland's only public response thus far to being asked about her grandfather's history, was to erroneously dismiss it as Russian propaganda..."

Since when are politicians held accountable by the Canucklhead public? For anything? Let alone their numerous collaborations with authoritarian or fascist regimes. How about those multi-billion dollar arms contracts with Saudi? And if the truth be known she herself acts on behalf of a modern day version of a  'Nazi Collaborator' government now.

https://images.app.goo.gl/xjaCJoscND7uYmT17

Time for Freeland to stop hiding and  admit the truth about her family's Nazi past.

Pondering

She isn't accountable for what her grandfather did or didn't do. Most of us don't get to choose our families. The only thing that matters is her actions.

It is true that swing voters generally just look at the high notes because the decision just isn't that complicated. Freeland gives the Liberals/Trudeau a veneer of progressiveness because of the plutocrats book she wrote. It is no different than marijuana legalization giving him a veneer of progressiveness.

The left will not win the way that the right wins, by attacking people. It works for conservatives because for them it is a culture war. The left has got to stop playing the game of the right. Jumping on the bandwagon because it hurts Trudeau is misguided. Trudeau isn't the problem. The party is the problem not the individuals that front it but attacking the party won't work either because it is too undefined. The right is right in one thing. You have to attack individuals. The issue is what you attack them for.

For example, there is huge focus on Trudeau being crooked and elitist because he is percieved to have used his position to benefit friends. The left jumps on the bandwagon. From my perspective telling me that politicians benefit their friends is a given. People trust CEOs more than they trust politicians.  It isn't at all shocking other than the hubris that leads them to be so obvious about it.  Tell me what else is new.

Getting rid of Trudeau, or O'Toole, will solve nothing because neither of them are the issue. If Trudeau had stayed out of it and the contract was given to some other organization would that have made it okay?

 

NDPP

You need to re-read the article. You obviously missed the point of it entirely.

Pondering

Your link didn't work but I googled and read the article. It changes nothing. Swing voters don't care much one way or the other what happens outside of Canada. They don't care if Freeland is evil because it is the economy and policies that directly impact it as well as government services that voters will base their votes on.

The right consistently paints the left as being economically naive social justice warriors that just want to give away all the money we pay in taxes. And we let them. On the face of it, which is as far as most people will go, she supports Ukranian independence. Not a bad thing. Has she done anything in Canada against Jews? She isn't the PM so does not choose whether or not Canadian soldiers go over. We already know that Canadians governments Liberal and Conservative deal all the time with repressive regimes, send arms to Saudi Arabia yet condemns Venezuala. It is beyond obvious that these decisions are based on monetary interests not moral ones. That hasn't gotten the NDP elected and won't. 

The time to worry about what do do about foreign affairs and injustice in general is after being elected. The Conservatives win based on their reputation for being fiscally responsible and wise (I know they aren't). The Liberals win based on providing government services while still balancing the needs of the economy. They talk about pharmacare and national daycare but regretfully accept that the country just can't afford those things yet. The NDP (federally) are really really nice but can't manage the economy. The conscience of parliament.

The NDP cannot play the game of the Conservatives and Liberals and win. The Conservatives and Liberals use guidance from marketing companies to win with colorful ads balloons and coffetti. The NDP needs to use black and white and focus strickly on economic issues and the interests of the entire 99% not just the bottom part. That means everyone making 300K and under.

I can't stand Dr. Phil but he has a saying. "Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?"

I ask, "Do you want to be right or do you want to win an election?".  You can't have both.

NDPP

The link is just fine and your explanation only further demonstrates why Canada has such a servile, idiotic, godawful foreign policy, but once again evades the central point of the article. Freeland must stop her lying and blaming Russia for her family's Nazi past and come clean.

Pondering

NDPP wrote:

The link is just fine and your explanation only further demonstrates why Canada has such a servile, idiotic, godawful foreign policy, but once again evades the central point of the article. Freeland must stop her lying and blaming Russia for her family's Nazi past and come clean.

Why? How would it benefit her? How does it harm her if she doesn't? It seems to me it hasn't hurt her at all so far. Maybe it would be the "right" thing to do but I don't see how it matters one way or another. What she personally does matters but even if it informs her current actions the actions have to be condemned on their own merits not condemned because she defends her grandfather.

NDPP

I do condemn her own actions on their own merits. But in a country where the political leadership apologizes almost every other week, for actions recent or historic for matters weighty or flimsy, Ms Freeland, on such an awful secret-keeping, must surely step up and do the same.  Had she done the right thing and made an honest statement at the time the revelations her grandfather was a dedicated, high-ranking, virulent Nazi propagandist, Jew-hater and Ukrainian fascist, first emerged, this ugly black stink would not still be floating so obviously for any who have a nose to smell or eyes to see  in the national air.

But she didn't. She lied dissembled and frantically sought to rubbish the truth by discounting it as simply Russian smear. It wasn't. And the fact she still hasn't 'clarified' this matter that many now know she lied about it, means  she must explain. The importance and necessity of this should be obvious.  As you suggest also and I agree 'maybe it would be the right thing to do.'  Because what we know now she knew then and yet she dissembled and lied to us nationally with cameras rolling. And from that we must draw the obvious conclusions. About her and us. Do you think if her grandfather had come here say as an ex-Soviet official involved in promoting Jewish genocide, her awful evasions and mendacities would have been so easily countenanced? Especially, curiously, by certain quarters where we would least expect it?

Pondering

I guess for me it is "so what" because people don't care. It won't impact their vote. Probably not even if they are Jewish. They aren't going to elect a government that will drive Canada into poverty because of Freeland's defence of her grandfather or the Liberals lining their pockets.

NDPP

Probably a more or less typical view.

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The OAS Accusation of Electoral Fraud Against Evo Morales is Bullshit

https://twitter.com/JohnOCAP/status/1302278498577534977

"Nothing to say Chrystia Freeland?"

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Chrystia Freeland's Policy Adviser Agrees to Ethics Screen Related to Lobbyist Spouse

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-chrystia-freelands-poli...

"Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's policy director, Leslie Church, has agreed to an ethics screen to manage potential conflicts of interest involving Sheamus Murphy, her lobbyist husband, who regularly meets with senior federal officials on behalf of corporate clients. Opposition MPs say they question why a screen is being applied only now, even though Ms Church has worked for Liberal cabinet ministers since 2015."

Liberanos...

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Economic Update Signals Continued Commitment to Half-a Trillion Dollars for the Military

https://buff.ly/36uCNzi

"On November 30, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented an economic update on Canada's finances in the House of Commons. What is known at this point is that the Canadian government appears to be fully committed to spend half a trillion dollars on the military over the next 20 years. That spending includes $19 billion to purchase new fighter jets in 2022 and up to $58 billion more to operate and maintain those warplanes.

On the same day as the economic update was tabled in the House of Commons, Defense News published an interview with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. In that interview, Sajjan notes that the government is on track for the purchase of fighter jets in 2022 and that there are no plans to cut military spending.

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Canada prepares for war. Canadians prepare to go along with it.

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Finance Canada's Top Bureaucrat Announces Departure a Day After the Government's Full Economic Update

https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/finance-canadas-top-bureaucrat-a...

"Paul Rochon, Finance Canada's highest-ranking bureaucrat for the past six and a half years, announced internally on Tuesday that he would be stepping down from the job effective December 14. The letter does not detail why he is stepping down from Finance Canada's top job. The deputy minister thanked a long list of department officials for their work. There is no mention of the work done by political staff or current Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. But two sources with knowledge of the inner workings at Finance Canada said that two other people are now part of the job speculation. The first is Louise Levonian, currently the International Monetary Fund's executive director for Canada..."

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#Budget2021: 'We Keep Our Promises'

https://twitter.com/sandela/status/1384246326712422408

"We Keep Our Promises' - Chrystia Freeland from an alternate reality where she was elected under a proportional representation system, where she's enjoying pharmacare, already has childcare, and has a nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous communities. #Fiberals #cdnpoli #Budget2021

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