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    Cabinet shuffle

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    Looks like it has started,, rats jumping ship,, 2 terms,, 6 years,,,

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    Navdeep Bains, who stated he won't run again, is the MP for my area and I am damn glad to see him go, and not just because he is a Liberal. He hasn't once responded to a single letter or email that I sent him over the years... of course not, he doesn't represent me, he just represents his corrupt Sikh friends.

    Speaking of which, apparently him and one of his Liberal buddies caught wind that the City of Brampton was eyeing a piece of land, so they bought it first and sold it to the city for $1 million more than they paid. Apparently they may be investigated for fraud over this... no surprise.

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    Greasy 'ol Navdeep, and his other Toronto buddy.... yup yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macds View Post
    Greasy 'ol Navdeep, and his other Toronto buddy.... yup yup
    RCMP waiting the day he is no longer a sitting member,,, he better skip town one day before next election,,,

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    Oh, but we are truly blessed in the three prairie provinces to have our "own special envoy" a direct conduit to the ear of Sonny Daze !! ( sarc. ) Ain't we special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barkerlakebob View Post
    Oh, but we are truly blessed in the three prairie provinces to have our "own special envoy" a direct conduit to the ear of Sonny Daze !! ( sarc. ) Ain't we special.
    Anne McLellan is the Prime Minister's western adviser. As of October 2019.
    She's not an MP.
    Does she respond to mail ?

    She helped justin with the legalization of cannabis, the SNC-Lavalin affair, and for a few months in 2020 she was the commissioner into the Nova Scotia murders but she quit.

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    Just in case anyone wants the details of what I stated above, lest I be accused of fake news or making it up... I think was on CBC too, but I won't link to them.

    https://thepointer.com/article/2021-...tting-politics

    BREAKING: Why is Cabinet Minister and Mississauga MP Navdeep Bains suddenly quitting politics?

    The man who many in Peel believe orchestrates the Liberal party’s every move in the region, is leaving politics.

    Questions are now swirling about the sudden announcement that Malton-area MP and Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains is stepping down from cabinet and will not run for office again.

    The news broke Monday evening, as social media lit up with speculation about the reasons for the surprise move.

    Bains has been embroiled in controversy over the past two years. In late 2018 The Pointer revealed he was implicated in a questionable real estate transaction, when former Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey’s chief of staff, Hasneet Punia, shared confidential details about a land purchase with Bains and former Liberal MP Raj Grewal. When Brampton council learned about the behaviour they sent details of a third-party investigation into the matter to the RCMP, because the force was already looking into Grewal’s activities involving chronic gambling in Ottawa while he served as an MP.

    The City eventually paid about $1 million extra for the land it was trying to acquire, after a group of local businessmen with ties to Bains and the Liberals purchased it, then flipped it to the City, after Punia had passed on details of the original offer the City had planned to make for the property, which was owned by the Province.

    Bains denied passing on the information about the planned offer by the City of Brampton, as did Grewal. Both said they did not solicit Punia for the details.

    Grewal was charged in September by the RCMP with five counts of fraud and breach of trust for alleged misuse of his constituency office budget while he was an MP, after an extensive investigation.

    Bains was in the news again when questions were raised last year about his involvement with individuals implicated in a Fort Erie Gurdwara scandal. The Sikh temple had sponsored three priests from India who were given special visas by Ottawa. It turned out the Gurdwara was not even operating and the three men disappeared after arriving in Canada.

    The Fort Erie Gurdwara’s directors had links to Bains through his father, who had worked to get the same group of men onto the board of a prominent Mississauga Gurdwara, according to the National Post. A spokesperson for Minister Bains told the newspaper he had nothing to do with the Fort Erie Gurdwara and did not assist in obtaining the visas given to the priests.

    Bains, who is 43 and has a background in accounting and cost analysis for large corporations, was first elected in 2004 to represent the Mississauga—Brampton South riding when he was just 26. He held onto his seat until the 2011 election, when he was defeated by former Mississauga councillor Eve Adams, who ran for the Conservatives.

    In 2015, after local ridings were redrawn, he won the Mississauga—Malton seat and was given a cabinet position by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

    His sudden decision to leave politics ahead of the next election was unexpected, as Bains was a close insider of Trudeau’s who had been given increasing responsibility within the Liberal party, including key roles in the shaping of recent campaign strategies.

    Stepping down in the middle of a pandemic that is getting worse by the day seems like a peculiar decision for the man who oversees science, innovation and industry at a time when a successful vaccine rollout is crucial, while the national economic recovery from the crushing pandemic will largely depend on his current ministry’s ability to adapt in a rapidly changing business environment.

    Sources told The Pointer that Bains had become the De facto leader of Peel’s Liberal MPs, who occupy all eleven of the party’s seats in Brampton and Mississauga.

    In a nod to the region, Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra will reportedly be elevated to cabinet as minister of transportation.

    Bains is the second high-profile minister to step down recently, after Bill Morneau’s resignation as finance minister in August. He was facing an investigation by the federal ethics watchdog, over his role in giving a $43.5-million contract to the WE Charity to administer a $900-million student-grant program for pandemic assistance, despite the organization’s lack of experience.

    Reports revealed Morneau and his family had ties to the controversial charity and he eventually reimbursed more than $41,000 for trips his family took with the organization.

    Speculation is now swirling about why Bains is suddenly stepping down from cabinet and is walking away from politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeBob View Post
    Anne McLellan is the Prime Minister's western adviser. As of October 2019.
    She's not an MP.
    Does she respond to mail ?

    She helped justin with the legalization of cannabis, the SNC-Lavalin affair, and for a few months in 2020 she was the commissioner into the Nova Scotia murders but she quit.
    Well pardon me. I was sure that Jim Carr was named Special Representative for the Prairies.

    Now where was that rock .........??
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