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Justin Trudeau elected Liberal leader in landslide victory
National Post ^ | April 14, 2013 | Lee Berthiaume

Posted on 04/14/2013 4:56:04 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

The federal Liberals officially named Justin Trudeau their new leader Sunday. He won the support of about 80 per cent of Liberals who voted.

Trudeau, 41, secured an overwhelming first-ballot victory, 45 years to the month after his father took the same position.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Canada; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: canada; justintrudeau; turdeau
I guess they figured that if Americans can elect an empty suit twice, so can we.
1 posted on 04/14/2013 4:56:04 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 04/14/2013 4:56:37 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Squawk 8888
Pierre's son.

That's all you need to know.

3 posted on 04/14/2013 4:59:35 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth." --Alan Greenspan)
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To: Squawk 8888
I sincerely hope the voters will see through this latest liberal empty suit.

Canada needs this guy like we need another gun registry.

4 posted on 04/14/2013 5:01:58 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Because that worked out so well for them the first time!


5 posted on 04/14/2013 5:03:08 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Squawk 8888

I lived the horrible Trudeau years in Canada. Moved here and am now witnessing the destruction of this great nation by another socialist.


6 posted on 04/14/2013 5:05:10 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: Squawk 8888

Have they de-collectivised the healthcare system in the Great White North yet?


7 posted on 04/14/2013 5:07:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Squawk 8888; Impy; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

Liberals elect son of Nazi-turned-Communist as party leader, film at 11.


8 posted on 04/14/2013 5:10:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: pugmama

Yup - Trudeau ruined this country. Hopefully this buffoon of a son will not ever become Prime Minister. I don’t, however, have much faith in Canadians.


9 posted on 04/14/2013 5:10:25 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: pugmama

I had to look this guy up. Looks like he wants to carry on his father’s legacy.

From the wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Trudeau

Trudeau is the eldest son of Margaret Trudeau and former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

“Canada is an unfinished project”, he told Quebecers in French during his acceptance speech to the party, “let Quebecers work together to build it again.”[2]


10 posted on 04/14/2013 5:13:33 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Squawk 8888

A pretty boy substitute drama teacher who was baptized and immersed at an early age in neo-marxism,socialism,statism, whatever they call it now.

Just like the USA is suffering a cult of personality/national hysteria so will Canada with this empty headed pop icon. Lil Justin could repeat nursery rhymes on the campaign trial and the dominant media would still collectively cream their pants and call him brilliant.

Politics`s equivalent of Justin Beiber .


11 posted on 04/14/2013 5:18:33 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: JudyinCanada

Look at this.

http://beaconnews.ca/blog/2013/04/justin-trudeau-admits-to-living-in-pierres-shadow/


12 posted on 04/14/2013 5:18:44 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: Squawk 8888

“Has Canada Undergone a Big Shift to the Right?”

Let’s hope the answer to this question is “YES!”.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3007545/posts


13 posted on 04/14/2013 5:27:46 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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14 posted on 04/14/2013 5:29:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Squawk 8888

Is he Pierre’s son?


15 posted on 04/14/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Squawk 8888

Is a democracy or a republic that repeatedly elects the offspring of former representatives and leaders for no reason other than blood relationship really any different than a monarchy?

A person is qualified to lead because his father was king is different than a person elected because his father was prime minister / senator / president?

My conclusion is that most people want to be ruled rather than represented. Explaining why our republic is in the toilet.


16 posted on 04/14/2013 5:33:10 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Squawk 8888

Sad news. Not surprising but still sad.


17 posted on 04/14/2013 5:50:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Squawk 8888

I remember when Trudeau’s wife left him to party with rockers in New york city. I wondered why so few condemned her, but one of my Canadian friends, a strict Catholic mother of six, told me why.

None of those rumors got into the press, and of course she lost child custody to him....her inability to cope is now blamed on “bipolar disorder” but she essentially became a druggie from the stress.

put it this way: I wonder if the kids were abused by his “friends”....


18 posted on 04/14/2013 5:53:57 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: Perdogg

Yep.


19 posted on 04/14/2013 5:54:48 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: ReformationFan

I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll say it again. As long as the most significant voting block in Canada continues to be women of my Mother’s generation, who still brew a fondue in their panties at the very MENTION of the word “Trudeau”, Justin is well on his way to his next coronation.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Mother dearly, but “Trudeau” is a magic word to her and all her female friends.


20 posted on 04/14/2013 5:57:00 PM PDT by Kriggerel ("All great truths are hard and bitter, but lies... are sweeter than wild honey" (Ragnar Redbeard))
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To: Kriggerel

Time for the west to leave the east, let them wallow in their own penniless misery while the west thrives.


21 posted on 04/14/2013 6:38:22 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Squawk 8888

Oh ... Canada.


22 posted on 04/14/2013 7:26:12 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: Squawk 8888; All

Ummm, before everyone starts believing the CBC propaganda that JT is already Canada’s next PM, let’s remember that this party is the same bunch of geniuses that said Stephane Dion would take the country by storm. And then Michael Ignatieff.

Wait till Justin starts talking specifics, and the NDP get their claws into him. Prediction for next election: another Harper majority.


23 posted on 04/14/2013 7:44:57 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Squawk 8888

Another frog prince. Isn’t mick jagger his real father?


24 posted on 04/14/2013 7:47:46 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Squawk 8888

I’m sure that the acceptance speech in French in Quebec is a sign of things to come. And hopefully that sign is ‘stop.’ I can only hope that this campaign continues to make idiotic steps like this, choosing to grandstand in already liberal areas.

Then again, I’m also reminded that Mitt Romney planned on his victory party in Boston... That worked out well for him, didn’t it?


25 posted on 04/14/2013 8:17:41 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Let me guess, a walking freak show with a name


26 posted on 04/14/2013 8:43:30 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

It’s been happening here since the Adams Family (and includes the Harrisons, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes).


27 posted on 04/14/2013 8:47:57 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Squawk 8888
His father, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, was a lying, Liberal POS 45 years ago. Nice to know Justin is upholding the family tradition.
28 posted on 04/14/2013 8:50:58 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Vaquero
Isn’t mick jagger his real father?

Does he know who his real mother is?

29 posted on 04/14/2013 8:53:10 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Squawk 8888
Quebeckers are an arrogant lot. When French President Charles (the great insulter) DeGaulle visited Canada, he regaled the Quebeckers about going independent from Canada proper. Of course, this embarrassed the Canadian government, but then it was Le Grand Charles’ turn.

Some of the Quebeckers, after DeGaulle’s speech was over, informed him that he needed to work on his French! The Quebeckers felt their French was purer than that spoken IN France.

DeGaulle was so incensed, he cut his Canadian visit short, and flew back to France! The Quebeckers were the only insulters to best Charles DeGaulle.

30 posted on 04/14/2013 9:04:43 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Unfortunately, Turd-owe Junior (TJ) wishes to ‘finish’ Canada in a similar fashion as ‘Turd-owe-with-a-tan’ (Obamugabe) wishes to ‘finish’ the US. God help us all!

Kinda reminds me of the Israelites pushing God for a king, rather than Judges. They got Saul, you got the Kenyan fellow and we may get TJ!

Prayers for our world, folks!


31 posted on 04/14/2013 9:34:05 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Posted this on another forum just before I saw your comment:

The question should be, who would be a better Lieberal leader: Justin Turd-owe or Justin Bee-bur? Tough question, when you think about it. (sarc)

Substance? Tie, neither have much substance.

Style? Tie, completely different styles, though each has massively more style than substance.

Electability? Slight edge to Turd-owe. The 40 year old women swoon for T while the 15 year old girls swoon for B.

Longevity? Slight edge to Bee-bur. Most of T’s average supporters are likely to cease breathing in 30-40 years while B’s on average, will likely have an additional 25 years before they expire. (See previous question.)

Best for the country? Tie. Neither!

(sarc)


32 posted on 04/14/2013 9:40:06 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: LadyDoc

As a conservative in public school, then high school and finally university in Ottawa during Turd-owe Sr’s Prime Ministership, there were rumours going around that he and Marc Lalonde were very ‘close’. I read that in the 60’s and 70’s, M. Jagger and D. Bowie spent ‘time’ together, though both had a series of girlfriends/lovers/wives, so the Ottawa rumour may be true.

The only good thing that I can say about Turd-owe is that in his senior years, he apparently came to Jesus. He apparently started attending mass every AM and PM, near his Mount Royal home. Age and the approach of death have a way of drawing many back to God!


33 posted on 04/14/2013 9:50:25 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Both his parents were marxists. I’m not sure who was the worst, Pierre or his red whore Margaret? Anyone know?

Now they have a real “Red Diaper Baby” for the Liberals. Perhaps the conservatives can really knock them out of the box now.


34 posted on 04/14/2013 10:56:49 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Squawk 8888

Turdeau.


35 posted on 04/15/2013 12:37:55 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Squawk 8888

Why is there a crazy interest in liberals to begin with good grief!?


36 posted on 04/15/2013 3:15:30 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No, under our supposedly “conservative” government, it is still illegal for a doctor to provide private medical care for most services (optometry, dentistry and some other exceptions). Our health care system has less choice than communist China and, predictably, continues to endanger Canadians with rationed care and our economy with ever expanding costs. But you will soon be joining us. Once Obamacare makes many employers abandon private health care insurance, another crisis will ensue and the Democrats will use it as the excuse to finally nationalize the entire US health care system.

As for Trudeau, nobody should underestimate the spell that the name still holds for many older Canadians, including many immigrant groups, as well as the media. The name alone will be worth 5% at the polls. Having said that, Trudeau has to face an opponent that is very well funded and not afraid to attack. Young Trudeau has a clear advantage heading over the past three liberal leaders (youth, name recognition), but he could still stumble if the Conservative Party can find some soft spots. I personally think the 2015 election is going to be a brutal fight in the trenches and that we’re likely heading for another minority government of some sort.


37 posted on 04/15/2013 6:06:46 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: littleharbour

Thanks for the answer!


38 posted on 04/15/2013 6:59:10 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Squawk 8888

Good Lord, please spare Canada from another liberal fascist burden on our nation.

Thats all we need,just when Canada is beginning to recover from the Trudeau demographic warfare machine, another bout of Utopian whoo haw, increased taxes, and end of the Canadian Armed forces, there are only 100,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces, not enough to even maintain Canada’s sovereignty against incursion by Russia in the North.

Harper has made hard choices in cuts which have inflamed the commies ( NDP) and the Utopian Liberals (fascists) in Canada. These parties prey on the low info masses of Canada and the completely liberal world of academe.They have been the right choices for Canada’s economy.

Even now people who earn over $50,000 dollars pay 50% of their income in taxes in income tax and federal / provincial sales taxes. The health care system dictates doctors salaries and they are engaged in a work to rule campaign across the country bt refusing to take on new patients, and the system comprises 55% of the federal budget.Harper is trying to dig out from ubnder all that by
making the Canadian economy boom.

If Justin Trudeau becomes PM, Canada will re-enter the dark ages or peony , utopian liberal fascism.Our taxes will rise to 70%.Virtually everyone but a few will work either for a federal, provincial government, or a “Crown” corp[oration. Good bye to freedom for good, its sparse enough now.


39 posted on 04/15/2013 8:20:59 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Justin WAterhole Trudeau:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKyYqhMBJBk

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40 posted on 04/15/2013 10:46:11 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
The conservatives will kill this guy:

http://www.justinoverhishead.ca/

Many more commercials like this will be produced.

41 posted on 04/15/2013 12:08:23 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

The libs on the chat lines are getting really bent over the first ad. How dare Harper attack their shining pony!

They haven’t figured it out yet. That ad is just the beginning.


42 posted on 04/15/2013 3:38:09 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: Snowyman
I know, it will be great.

They have so much audio and video on this kid. Looking at their last 3 "leaders" I think the liberals must have a death wish.

43 posted on 04/15/2013 3:51:36 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: Kriggerel
As long as the most significant voting block in Canada continues to be women of my Mother’s generation, who still brew a fondue in their panties at the very MENTION of the word “Trudeau”, Justin is well on his way to his next coronation.

It seems we have the same problem that they have in the U.S. Low information voters. As long as a significant portion of voters think he's so "young and handsome", it's a hard sell to educate them or dissuade them from voting with their hearts and not their heads. No offense intended towards your Mom.

44 posted on 04/15/2013 4:25:04 PM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: pugmama

Are you calling Harper a socialist? Interesting.

Remember, Trudeau the Younger has been made the leader of a political party, not of a country. IMHO, this is actually good news. With Just-a-Turd at the helm, that will guarantee the Libs will remain in the wilderness for some time to come. They haven’t exactly had good luck with many of their recent anointments.


45 posted on 04/15/2013 7:07:44 PM PDT by oldweesie
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To: canuck_conservative

I whole heartedly agree with you. That’s why I treat this as good news.


46 posted on 04/15/2013 7:18:05 PM PDT by oldweesie
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To: oldweesie

No......I moved to the US from Canada. I am now seeing socialism take over the USA with Obama, as it did with Trudeau in Canada.
Harper is NOT a socialist.


47 posted on 04/15/2013 8:25:27 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: oldweesie
I think this is very good for conservatives.

The liberals have appointed a young man full of himself who has done nothing but flit about the country on a cushion of (so called) charisma and name recognition. There is a vast library of audio and video clips of really stupid things that he has said. These will be trotted out, and in fact already are: http://www.justinoverhishead.ca/

They will use the same strategy they used against Iggy, introduce him to the voters in his own words.

48 posted on 04/16/2013 5:24:53 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GeronL; Perdogg; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; pugmama

I become briefly obsessed with Canadian politics when they have an election but I hadn’t been following this. The “Grits” as they are known as had been such bad shape that they waited this long to elect a new leader.

Last I had heard, Jr. Trudeau had passed on a run. He reconsidered. Looking over his list of opponents it’s not surprising he took it by such a wide margin.

His coronation has given them a big honeymoon poll bounce, they lead in the most recent ones.

I guess he is like their JFK JR. MEGA BARF. A party that stands for nothing needs a personality.

The next election will probably be in Oct 2015.


49 posted on 04/18/2013 10:50:35 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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