Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jody Wilson-Raybould May Be A Saint But She's Not Cheap

I've always been amused at the way some people deify Jody Wilson-Raybould. How they worship her as a living god.

Or claim that only she knows The Truth.

Well here's some truth, but hold that halo.

She may be a saint but she's not cheap.

Canadians have paid more than $125,000 over the last four years flying the spouse of former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould back and forth across the country under the government’s designated traveller program. 

A Global News probe of MP expenditures and claims through the program revealed Wilson-Raybould claimed more than any of her former cabinet colleagues — and was the only non-Conservative MP among the top six highest claimants under the program, who all claimed above $100,000 in spousal travel expenses.

And this is astounding. 

If Wilson-Raybould’s claims for her husband are added to the cabinet total, it lands in at $547,259. That means Wilson-Raybould’s claims amounted to 23 per cent of the entire cabinet total over the four fiscal years of the Trudeau government.

Now I'm all in favour of helping keep couples together, but I don't find this statement entirely satisfying.

“Throughout my tenure as a Member of Parliament and as a former Cabinet Minister, my husband and I have worked hard to maintain a semblance of work/life balance that includes being able to be together in the same city as much as possible,” Wilson-Raybould wrote. 

“His support has been particularly important to me during the events of the past eight months and I am grateful that Tim’s schedule has allowed him the flexibility to travel to Ottawa.

And I just hope that all that travel money isn't helping to fund some kind of lobbying business.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, one of the most powerful voices for First Nations in the new Trudeau government, is facing criticism over her husband’s decision to register as a lobbyist shortly after the October federal election.

I have no idea whether it is or not.

But since both Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are sure to play a big role in Andrew Scheer's campaign. 

And Scheer is already claiming the truth should set us free, while poking Canadians with his long pointy nose.

I think the Ethics Commissioner should be called in to investigate.

An election is coming and we can't be too careful.

And of course, what's good for the goose, is good for the gander...


Jackie Blue said...

Her personal motto (and her Fraser Institute hubby) must be "It's time for ME to get ahead!" Not a heart, or an ego check... daddy's little girl must be really pissed that the gravy train has dried up. Too bad so sad.

Bye Felicia. Go Taleeb!

Anonymous said...

A lobbyists dream "money for nothing and your travel for free" its also notable that all of the others in the 100,000 plus club were Cons. Mention of the Fraser institute translates to oily money, self governing native groups could translate into freedom to sign new pipeline deals. Nah, just my imagination working overtime!


Jackie Blue said...

The things I want to do to Robert Fife this morning can't be printed here. The man is a traitor who needs to be expelled from Canada.

I hope this blows over by October but by God, the media really is the enemy of the people.

Jackie Blue said...

Scheer fucking goddamn lied at his presser this morning saying Trudeau is under investigation. Surprisingly, Vassy, Rosie and Katie called him out on it, and Althia speculated a possibility that Bugass was the source ("I'm not saying she is but I'm not saying she isn't"). This woman really wants to blow the lid off the cabinet and destroy Trudeau out of revenge, the country be damned. It's all about her. Hell hath no fury like an untamed shrew scorned. She is an absolute menace. There are no words for how much I absolutely and viscerally hate her. I mean really, really hate her.

"If you told me you were drowning, I would not lend a hand" -Phil Collins

Simon said...

Hi Jackie....yes you're right, for JWR it's always about herself. Her ego is the size of Mount Everest, and when I see people holding her up as some kind of model, it's enough to make me vomit....

Simon said...

Hi RT.....I don't think your imagination is working overtime. I wouldn't be surprised if JWR double crosses her own people just like she double crossed the Liberals. She is what we call an operator, and I haven't the slightest doubt that she will end up screwing herself....

Simon said...

Hi Jackie....the media in this country really is the enemy of the people. They are shabby and mediocre, and rather than acting as the defenders of democracy those Con stooges are slowly destroying it...

Jackie Blue said...

BTW: Just saw this. Stephen Maher on Bugass

"If [JWR] loses this election, that would be terrible for her. She has an interest in generating headlines."

He still offers the caveat that he believes "her truth" and hopes she wins her seat, but at least seems to have become aware that she's a political attention-seeker for whom any press is good press -- especially if it damages her rivals.

You know who else does that? Donald Jody Trump. I wonder if Kinsella's PR crew for her includes such expert strategists as "David Dennison" and "John Barron."