During the fundraiser Trudeau gave a shout-out to billionaire Liberal donor Stephen Bronfman, who was listed in the Paradise Papers as being linked to an offshore Cayman Islands trust.
With his lies and poll numbers both falling apart simultaneously, Justin Trudeau has retreated to one of his few remaining safe spaces:
The ‘defender’ of the middle-class.
Yet, he inexplicably chose the worst possible venue to make that pitch: A fundraiser where “Tickets to the event were $1,500 per person over 35 years old and $750 for anyone under that age.”
According to the CP, “the room was mostly filled with people over 35.”
At the event, Trudeau directly thanked Bronfman – without mentioning any issues about the Paradise Papers or Bronfman’s report links to an offshore Cayman Islands trust. Notably, there are no taxes in the Cayman Islands on money earned outside the islands, yet Trudeau quickly accepted Bronfman’s statements regarding offshore tax havens, showing a level of deference and benefit of the doubt for Bronfman that middle-class and working class Canadians certainly don’t get at tax time.
“Thank you for volunteering your time for this movement,” Trudeau said, “and for being such a strong voice for progressive change in this country.”
Among other attendees were Mitch Garber – who chairs Cirque du Soleil and owns World Series Poker – as well as defeated former Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.
Trudeau laughably tried to claim his party was transparent, but their treatment of the media shows otherwise:
“However, Liberal party employees kept a close eye on journalists at the fundraiser, insisting they stay in small room adjacent to the ballroom before Trudeau spoke. Reporters were banned from speaking with anyone at the event and were ushered out of the ballroom immediately after Trudeau finished his 15-minute speech.”
So open. So transparent…
Hilariously, Bronfman claimed that Trudeau has helped strengthen Canada’s ‘brand’, perhaps forgetting about the disaster India trip that received worldwide attention.
Bronfman also hit on some predictable Trudeau themes, saying “We’re in tough times. There is so much of a very far-right agenda across the world. Dictatorships, gun-violence issues, racism. And then the world looks to Canada. You guys have taken our brand and built it to this beacon out there in the world.”
Hypocrisy and arrogance
For Justin Trudeau to claim that he is a supporter of the middle class while surrounded by elites at an exclusive event most Canadians couldn’t afford to attend is the height of hypocrisy (though Trudeau will probably surpass those heights in a day or two).
Here are the real facts when it comes to Trudeau’s treatment of middle class Canadians:
Funny that Trudeau didn’t mention any of that in his speech.
We know that Trudeau is only looking out for the elites, and he cynically uses his middle class messaging to try and distract from that fact. Now, he’s finding that there are limits to how much hypocrisy he can get away with before Canadians get fed up with the deception.
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