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Evan Solomon and John Geddes on the Trudeau cabinet’s lunch agenda

Table for two! Solomon and Geddes predict what will be on the political menu for Trudeau’s cabinet meetings in New Brunswick


 

Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is set to meet in New Brunswick, with a series of working lunches planned. In their weekly video discussion of politics, here are the four key items that Evan Solomon and John Geddes believe will be on cabinet ministers’ political menu:

1. The terror attacks in Burkina Faso that killed six Canadians. Does this force the Liberals to re-calibrate their anti terror plan?

2. Bill Morneau’s budget. The budget challenges go up as commodity prices swan dive down, and will the fiscal reality finally force the finance minister to explain to his fellow cabinet ministers what his top priorities will be?

3. Davos Man Trudeau. Justin Trudeau heads to Davos, but what message will he bring to the global stage? Substance or style?

4. The O’Leary factor. A new poll has businessman and TV personality Kevin O’Leary as a frontrunner to lead the Conservative Party of Canada. Is he for real?

Related: Harper staffers on why Kevin O’Leary is wrong for the Tories

Watch Evan Solomon and John Geddes cook up their weekly Rapid Fire Politics meal with these ingredients:


 

Evan Solomon and John Geddes on the Trudeau cabinet’s lunch agenda

  1. ahem…let me leap ahead and make my own guesses:

    1. The terror attacks in Burkina Faso that killed six Canadians. Does this force the Liberals to re-calibrate their anti terror plan?

    Ans: The Liberals have already recalibrated their anti-terror plan. It involved going to a mosque in Peterborough and taking selfies, then praising Islam as a religion of peace before the bodies of Canadian terror victims have even cooled. In essence….pretty much what we have come to expect of the Liberals under Trudeau.

    2. Bill Morneau’s budget. The budget challenges go up as commodity prices swan dive down, and will the fiscal reality finally force the finance minister to explain to his fellow cabinet ministers what his top priorities will be?

    Ans: top priorities will be how to fill Government coffers while making those who oppose such moves look like heartless Conservatives. IE….Carbon tax. How can you complain about saving the planet? Oh…and how to offer some spending for Navy ships, while actually cutting the defence budget without people noticing. (let retired general Leslie handle this one. Hard to accuse a former General of being against the military)

    3. Davos Man Trudeau. Justin Trudeau heads to Davos, but what message will he bring to the global stage? Substance or style?

    Ans: I thought the answer was pretty obvious. When to date your only accomplishment is posing for more selfies than any other person alive………we aren’t talking substance here folks.

    4. The O’Leary factor. A new poll has businessman and TV personality Kevin O’Leary as a frontrunner to lead the Conservative Party of Canada. Is he for real?

    ans: he’s for real, but if he runs for the leadership; or heaven forbids, wins it…..they have lost my vote. O’Leary is as much of a showman as Trudeau. The only difference of course, is that O’Leary at least understands economics and buisness.

    I just hope to hell that the Liberals in the backroom start trying to convince Justin Trudeau that being the Prime Minister comes with some actual duties. It isn’t just a popularity contest some spoiled rich son of a dead PM is entitled to because of his name.

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