Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Geopolitica America del Nord

Canada. Trudeau precipita nei sondaggi. A ottobre si vota.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela

2019-04-02.

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Nel 2013 il pil canadese era  1,842.627 miliardi Usd ed a fine 2017 era 1,853.043 Usd.

Nel 2013 il pil procapite ammontava a 52,497 Usd mentre a fine 2017 era 45,095 Usd.

Per paragone, nel 2013 il pil cinese era 9,635.025 miliardi Usd, ed a fine 2017 ammontava a 12,237.701 miliardi Usd.

Questi sono i numeri del fallimento del Governo Trudeau.

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Il Canada terrà le elezioni politiche il 21 ottobre 2019.

Il Governo Trudeau, liberal socialista, a tutto il 2018 pareva essere fortissimo e da riconfermarsi: in ciò erano concordi tutti i sondaggi elettorali.

Già però dal giugno dello scorso anno iniziavano a sentirsi i segni di un qualche scricchiolio.

Canada. Ontario. I populisti di Mr Doug vincono 76 seggi contro i 7 dei liberal.

In Ontario il partito populista guidato da Mr Dougaveva inflitto a quello di Mr Trudeau una débâcle memorabile: 71 seggi conquistati contro i soli 7 seggi di Mr Trudeau. All’epoca si disse che in fondo erano solo elezioni tenute in uno degli stati della federazione.

Poi iniziarono ad emergere molti nuovi elementi a sfavore di Mr Trudeau.

Justin Trudeau, premier canadese, si era palpeggiato Mrs. Rose Knight.

Sia chiaro: che un maschio si palpeggi una femmina sarà sicuramente un gesto di pessimo gusto, ma non certo quell’orribile reato irredimibile che si vorrebbe fosse di questi tempi. Si resta davvero perplessi a vederlo equiparato a reati maggiori.

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Canada. Trudeau. Crisi di governo sugli scandali. I numeri del fallimento.

Canada’s Trudeau denies pressuring justice minister on SNC-Lavalin [Reuters]

Trudeau. Verosimile voto di sfiducia. L’affaire SNC-Lavalin.

Già. Con perfetto tempismo emerse in tutta la sua virulenza l’affaire SNC-Lavalin. Mr Trudeau, che si presentava come il novello Catone il Censore era stato pescato con le mani nella marmellata. Ma questo sarebbe anche stato il meno: aveva anche cercato di manovrare l’iter della giustizia.

«evidence of efforts by politicians and/or officials to pressure the former Attorney General to intervene in the criminal case involving SNC-Lavalin»

Molti ministri del governo Trudeau dettero le dimissioni.

«Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under new pressure after his former justice minister released new documents relating to the SNC-Lavalin affair»

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«Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under new pressure after his former justice minister released new documents relating to the SNC-Lavalin affair»

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«Jody Wilson-Raybould says government officials tried to persuade her to shield the company from prosecution in a corruption case»

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«She gave an audio recording and other materials to a Commons committee»

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«Mr Trudeau has denied any wrongdoing by either him or his staff and maintains nothing untoward happened»

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Gli effetti sui sondaggi elettorali sono evidenti.

Il partito liberal socialista di Mr Trudeau, Lpc, aveva vinto le scorse elezioni con il 39.5% dei voti e nemmeno un mese dopo era stato accreditato al 55 %: ad oggi sarebbe invece crollato al 30%. Il partito conservatore, che alle scorse elezioni aveva preso il 31.9%, per scendere dopo pochi giorni nei sondaggi al 25%, ora quota 40%.

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La caduta di Trudeau, espressione di una famiglia politica ereditaria ed anche molto numerosa, potrebbe comportare notevoli sommovimenti nell’America del Nord. Sembrerebbe infatti molto verosimile che un governo conservatore che condivide appieno molte linee politiche del Presidente Trump, possa ristabilire gli usuali buoni rapporti diplomatici e commerciali con gli Stati Uniti.

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BBC. 2019-03-30. Secret tape increases pressure on Trudeau in SNC-Lavalin affair

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under new pressure after his former justice minister released new documents relating to the SNC-Lavalin affair.

Jody Wilson-Raybould says government officials tried to persuade her to shield the company from prosecution in a corruption case.

She gave an audio recording and other materials to a Commons committee.

The files were released publicly on Friday and are likely to increase pressure on Mr Trudeau.

He has struggled for weeks to contain the fallout from the controversy.

What are the allegations?

SNC-Lavalin is facing claims that former executives paid bribes to win contracts in Libya under Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, which fell in 2011.

The Liberal prime minister has been accused of pressuring Ms Wilson-Raybould to push for a legal favour for SNC-Lavalin that would allow it to avoid prosecution and instead face alternative penalties like a fine.

The affair has seen the prime minister lose two top ministers – including Ms Wilson-Raybould, who resigned from cabinet in February – Canada’s top bureaucrat, and a senior aide.

Mr Trudeau has denied any wrongdoing by either him or his staff and maintains nothing untoward happened.

But opinion surveys indicate that the controversy has shaken Mr Trudeau and his government’s popularity months before a general election due in October.

What’s on the tape?

The documents made public include an audio recording, lasting nearly 18 minutes, of a December phone call between Ms Wilson-Raybould and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick about the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

The former justice minister and attorney general said she took the “extraordinary and otherwise inappropriate step” of recording the call without Mr Wernick’s knowledge because she wanted a precise account of the conversation.

She said she was concerned about what she saw as attempts to interfere in the case.

In the call, there is a lengthy back and forth between the pair, during which the senior public servant repeatedly notes that the prime minister is interested in having the firm avoid prosecution in favour of an agreement.

Mr Trudeau and his officials have said they are concerned that thousands of jobs are at risk if the engineering firm is convicted.

She pushes back, warning she felt the conversation was inappropriate and that continued communications about the matter could cross the lines of her prosecutorial independence as attorney general.

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“The recording allows members of the committee to decide for themselves” about whether or not she was pressured by Mr Wernick, Ms Wilson-Raybould writes.

Mr Wernick stepped down as Canada’s top bureaucrat this month.

What is parliament doing to investigate?

The Liberal-dominated justice committee dropped the inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin affair earlier this month, saying its objectives have been achieved.

After the committee ended the inquiry, Ms Wilson-Raybould announced that she would submit further materials to back up her testimony.

Some 40-pages were released, which include copies of texts and emails, as well as Ms Wilson-Raybould’s elaboration on her view of the events.

Opposition parties had wanted Ms Wilson-Raybould to return to committee following her bombshell testimony in February, where she accused Mr Trudeau and members of his inner circle of spending months trying to politically interfere in the SNC-Lavalin matter.

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Trudeau. Verosimile voto di sfiducia. L’affaire SNC-Lavalin.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-02-28.

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L’affaire era nell’aria già da tempo.

Canada former AG quits amid political interference controversy

«Canada’s former attorney general resigned from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet on Tuesday amid controversy over the prosecution of construction and engineering firm SNC-Lavalin.

“With a heavy heart, I have submitted my letter of resignation to the prime minister as a member of cabinet,” Jody Wilson-Raybould said in a Twitter message.

Wilson-Raybould had been the nation’s first indigenous attorney general and justice minister until last month when she was shuffled to the veterans affairs portfolio, ahead of October elections.

The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing unnamed sources, last week reported that Trudeau’s office had tried to pressure her to intervene in the SNC-Lavalin case, but she refused to ask prosecutors to settle with the company to avoid a costly trial.»

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Poveretto Mr Trudeu! I suoi nemici populisti, lebbrosi, hanno imparato più che bene i metodi liberal socialisti.

Canada. Ontario. I populisti di Mr Doug vincono 76 seggi contro i 7 dei liberal.

Fu una débâcle memorabile.

G7. Volano gli stracci. Figuraccia di Trudeau il trombato.

Poi gli era caduta addosso l’accusa delle accuse, quella che da sola vale una sentenza all’ergastolo passata in giudicato.

Justin Trudeau, premier canadese, si era palpeggiato Mrs. Rose Knight.

Se almeno Mr Trudeau si fosse palpeggiato un gitone sarebbe stato in armonia con i tempi e con il suo credo politico: invece aveva cercato di apprezzare le carni glutee di una femmina, Mrs Rose Knight.

Tutti sanno che l’aver soppesato le carni muliebri genera in queste una terrificante sequela di orrifiche e persecutorie stigmate che alla fine impediscono loro di svolgere il proprio servizio di ierodule, con severi danni economici, che solo una congrua riparazione milionaria può lenire. E noto che i poveracci non siano mai citati per sexual harassment.

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Adesso la persona che Mr Trudeau si era coccolata, perché femmina e perché indigena, gli si è rivoltata contro come la serpe in seno.

Se non fosse una frase da peccato mortale maschilista, si dovrebbe dire: “vatti a fidare delle femmine liberal”!

Canada’s Trudeau denies pressuring justice minister on SNC-Lavalin [Reuters]

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«Canada’s former attorney general on Wednesday accused Justin Trudeau’s inner circle of attempting to head off the fraud prosecution of an engineering giant – a case that has caused the prime minister major embarrassment eight months before elections»

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«Jody Wilson-Raybould made her accusations before the House of Commons justice committee, which is investigating purported political meddling in the prosecution of the Montreal-based firm »

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«”I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, in an inappropriate effort to secure a deferred prosecution agreement with SNC-Lavalin,” one the world’s top construction and engineering firms »

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«She also told the committee that she faced “veiled threats” and advice from Canada‘s top bureaucrat, Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, that “a collision with the prime minister on these matters should be avoided.”»

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«For weeks, Trudeau’s government has been rocked by allegations first reported by The Globe and Mail newspaper that undue pressure was put on the former attorney general for an out-of-court settlement with SNC-Lavalin»

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«The Canadian company was charged in 2015 with corruption for allegedly bribing officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to secure government contracts during former strongman Moamer Kadhafi’s reign. The firm, its international arm and another subsidiary are accused of having offered Can$47 million (US$36 million) in bribes to officials and of defrauding the Libyan government of Can$130 million (US$98 million). The charges relate to the world’s largest irrigation project — the Great Man Made River Project — to provide fresh water to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi and Sirte»

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«The Canadian company was charged in 2015 with corruption for allegedly bribing officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to secure government contracts during former strongman Moamer Kadhafi’s reign. The firm, its international arm and another subsidiary are accused of having offered Can$47 million (US$36 million) in bribes to officials and of defrauding the Libyan government of Can$130 million (US$98 million). The charges relate to the world’s largest irrigation project — the Great Man Made River Project — to provide fresh water to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi and Sirte»

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«The prime minister asked me to help out, to find a solution for SNC, citing that if there is no DPA (deferred prosecution agreement), there would be many jobs lost and that SNC would move from Montreal»

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Si tratta di un siluro pesante lanciato ad otto mesi dalle elezioni politiche, il risultato delle quali apparirebbe al momento incerto.

Ma questa volta l’accusa è quella di truffa, più tutti i soliti reati di conserva.


France 24. 2019-02-28. Trudeau faces calls to resign amid claims of interference in fraud case

Canada’s former attorney general on Wednesday accused Justin Trudeau’s inner circle of attempting to head off the fraud prosecution of an engineering giant – a case that has caused the prime minister major embarrassment eight months before elections.

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Trudeau responded that he “completely disagrees with the former attorney general’s characterization of events.”

Jody Wilson-Raybould made her accusations before the House of Commons justice committee, which is investigating purported political meddling in the prosecution of the Montreal-based firm.

“I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, in an inappropriate effort to secure a deferred prosecution agreement with SNC-Lavalin,” one the world’s top construction and engineering firms, Wilson-Raybould said.

She also told the committee that she faced “veiled threats” and advice from Canada‘s top bureaucrat, Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, that “a collision with the prime minister on these matters should be avoided.”

Wilson-Raybould, who also was minister of justice, said she believes she was shuffled to another portfolio in January over her refusal to take action in the case.

For weeks, Trudeau’s government has been rocked by allegations first reported by The Globe and Mail newspaper that undue pressure was put on the former attorney general for an out-of-court settlement with SNC-Lavalin.

The Canadian company was charged in 2015 with corruption for allegedly bribing officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to secure government contracts during former strongman Moamer Kadhafi’s reign.

The firm, its international arm and another subsidiary are accused of having offered Can$47 million (US$36 million) in bribes to officials and of defrauding the Libyan government of Can$130 million (US$98 million).

The charges relate to the world’s largest irrigation project — the Great Man Made River Project — to provide fresh water to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi and Sirte.

SNC-Lavalin has argued that those responsible for alleged wrongdoing left it long ago, and that holding it accountable for their criminal actions would severely hurt its business.

Trial set to proceed

It heavily lobbied the government, including senior officials in Trudeau’s office, for an out-of-court settlement that would include paying a fine and agreeing to put in place compliance measures.

But Wilson-Raybould refused to ask prosecutors to settle, and the trial is set to proceed.

She quit Trudeau’s cabinet earlier this month. Trudeau’s longtime friend and principal secretary Gerry Butts also resigned days later. Questions remain over their specific reasons for leaving.

After her four hours of testimony, which the opposition called damning, Tory leader Andrew Scheer urged the Liberal prime minister to resign, saying Trudeau “can no longer and in good standing with a clear conscience lead this nation.”

He also called for a federal police investigation into possible obstruction of justice by Liberal officials.

Trudeau has steadfastly denied any wrongdoing, saying again Wednesday that he had made clear to his former attorney general that the “decision around SNC-Lavalin was Jody Wilson-Raybould’s and hers alone to make,” which she confirmed in her testimony.

“I strongly maintain, as I have from the beginning that I and my staff always acted appropriately and professionally,” he said.

Wilson-Raybould testified, “The prime minister asked me to help out, to find a solution for SNC, citing that if there is no DPA (deferred prosecution agreement), there would be many jobs lost and that SNC would move from Montreal.”

“I told him that I had done my due diligence and had made up my mind on SNC and that I was not going to interfere with the decision of the director (of public prosecutions),” she said.

Wilson-Raybould went on to say that 11 government officials, including the finance minister, raised similar concerns that SNC-Lavalin might move its headquarters to London without a deal, or could face massive job losses if it was found guilty at trial — in an election year.

They “urged me to take partisan political considerations into account, which was clearly improper,” she said.

And they continued to “hound” her from September to December after she made her decision not to offer SNC-Lavalin a deal and had made it known.

That pressure was “not illegal,” she opined, but “raised serious red flags in my view.”