Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The Incredible Hypocrisy of Andrew Scheer
As we all know Andrew Scheer has been turning parliament into a freak show by going after the decent Bill Morneau day in day out.
Accusing him of using tax shelters, and being guilty of being rich.
And all but demanding that he sell Morneau Shepell, the business his family founded.
But sadly for Scheer it seems that he has been guilty of first degree hypocrisy.
For this story blew his hair shirt or his halo to smithereens.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has an ownership stake in three real estate limited partnerships, an investment vehicle open only to the wealthy and favoured for its tax-sheltering advantages.
Real estate limited partnerships (RELPs) allow investors to write off up to 50 per cent of their initial investment, a more generous tax-planning measure than RRSPs or a pension plan. And income earned on the investment can later be treated as a capital gain, drawing a much lower tax burden than regular income.
So much for the champion of the little guy.
Liberal MP Raj Grewal, a former corporate lawyer, said it's a "bit rich" for Scheer to target Morneau when he's parked money in a niche investment vehicle designed to offer significant tax relief.
"It is the height of hypocrisy, and irony, in my humble opinion, that they get up in the House everyday knowing that Mr. Scheer holds investments that are designed to take advantage of the tax system. He's making investments to defer taxes and that's exactly the accusation he's making in the House against Minister Morneau."
And so much for the great enemy of Morneau Shepell...
And although Scheer quickly ditched Morneau Shepell as the sponsor of that speech, and claimed he knew nothing, nothing I tell you.
He's going to have a harder time explaining why his good buddy Ezra Levant is now pitching in to help boost his sagging campaign.
And will no doubt deny that his new Con campaign manager Hamish Marshall, who ran The Rebel for years, had anything to do with it.
But then that's who they are, the shabby Canadian Con artists.
They're religious fanatics, bigots, misogynists, homophobes, AND hypocrites.
They're always smearing others.
But nobody is worse than them...
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Haha! Eh tu, Andrew? J'accuse! That image is priceless. As the brilliant political theorist Rick "SMRT Glasses" Perry might say, "Oops. Soory Andy, yer boots dun stepped in it this time, eh." Or to coin a phrase from his intellectual better, Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!" Crooked Andrew is a lying clown. Dopey loser. Low energy. Sad.
I watched the CBC's version of Question Period the other day, and I won't be ping that again for a long time. All Scheer does is ask the same question over and over again, while his MP's heckle and make animal noises. Just like the did during the Harper years, they debase our parliament with their mere presence.
Scheer likes to claim he's Mr Positive? What a liar, what a hypocrite. Where did he get all that money? Harper left office a multi millionaire, if Scheer ever becomes prime minister he'll end up richer than Donald Trump.
hi anon...yes, it is sad. The man is a hypocrite and a loser. But that's what happens when you are in perpetual attack mode. Sooner or later you're going to shoot yourself in the foot....
hi anon...I know what you mean, Question Period has become a pain to watch. It's like Con Groundhog Day, with Scheer and his gang asking the same questions day after day after day. They may think they are helping their cause, but they are not doing democracy any favours, and in the end they will end up paying for that....
hi anon...yes, that is a joke. He has a tweet pinned to the top of his feed declaring that he wants to share his "positive message" with Canadians, only to follow it with one attack after the other in the inimitable Gothic style of his ghastly propaganda service. As for why that professional politician is so rich already, I don't know he managed that. But I do recall reading a story recently about how he once claimed that when he was in Saskatchewan he stayed at his parent's place, only to have it revealed that he didn't and was charging taxpayers for a full day's expenses. But hopefully it will all come out at his trial one day...
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