Tory MP slams Trudeau at SD & SG breakfast

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CORNWALL, Ontario – At an SD & SG Conservative breakfast special guest MP Candice Bergen slammed Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

Bergen, MP for Portage-Lisgar (Manitoba), discussed long-gun registry issues before targeting Trudeau at the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Conservative Association annual fall breakfast on Dec. 7 at the Royal Canadian Legion.

"Would you want him (Justin Trudeau) to be the principal of your children or grandchildren's school, much less leading this country?" she asked a crowd of over 200 people.

Bergen, minister of state for social development, gave a scathing review of Trudeau's first policy after nearly a year as head of the Liberal party to legalize pot.

"I'm deeply concerned with this movement that somehow marijuana isn't harmful and it doesn't hurt our kids," said Bergen.

MP Guy Lauzon was in attendance and welcomed Bergen to a crowd of fervent supporters.

“Candice has been a great colleague of mine in Ottawa since she was elected in 2008,” said Lauzon. “She has been a great asset and a key figure in eliminating the long-gun registry and I am very happy she agreed to join us in Cornwall.”

Bergen said that the long-gun registry is a disservice to hunters and gun owners who use their firearms lawfully.

Organizations: SD & SG, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Conservative Association, Royal Canadian Legion.

Geographic location: Manitoba, Ottawa, Cornwall

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  • Ron Walkerson
    December 09, 2013 - 21:18

    Harper's marijuana laws seek to place youth and natives in jail. Most police chiefs want it legalized for adults, 65% of the health profession use it regular. The average user is over 35 with a college degree. Both the 1973 Le Dain Commission and the 2002 Royal Senate Commission agreed it wasn't a gateway to anything except politics. Prohibition only helps Al Capone. Sorry our M.P's have not met Thomas Kuhn. Science has nothing to do with marijuana being illegal.

  • john C
    December 09, 2013 - 10:28

    What type of person can stand up in front of people and intentionally; lie, misinterpret, falsely accuse, mislead. Then turn around and invoke false concern for the welfare of our children. Candice, how do you justify this action to your children. Was it Christ, that said throw the poor into the streets.

  • Lorraine
    December 09, 2013 - 10:16

    RE:I'm deeply concerned with this movement that somehow marijuana isn't harmful and it doesn't hurt our kids," said Bergen. As a 61 years old woman who has and continues to use marijuana, I stand with Justin Trudeau! We have so much more than marijuana hurting our kids, their well-being and future as well as their future environment is being jeopardized everyday by a government's political system that is destroying our Canada- democracy and their future rights. Who protects our kids from the pushers that live to sell hard core drugs to your kids. EVEN the police can't do more than they are doing. NO ONE will report these individuals simply because they want their marijuana - be it for medicinal use or personal use. Open discussions and education on these issues is of great importance! Don't wait for drug pushers to do so... CLEANING UP THE STREETS of pushers is as important as cleaning up OTTAWA of fraudsters!

  • Kenny
    December 09, 2013 - 06:42

    Candy, give it up. Like many things you try to say(and can't) do your research first. Trudeau is a family man who wants to Legalize Pot so it can be regulated to protect his and our kids. The way things are now, the kids control most of the street level drugs and pot.

  • Doug Cottrell
    December 09, 2013 - 01:39

    Conservative MP for Portage-Lisgar (Manitoba) and Minister of State for Social Development Candace Bergen met in the Cornwall Legion for the local Conservative association 2013 fall breakfast. Originally scheduled for the more upscale Best Western Lodge and Conference center it had to be moved when the association president pointed out that all our boys are at the legion anyway and most are still sleeping it off in the Legion chairs on Saturday morning. The meeting got off to a great start with a speech using the now common "Back in Time" strategy which combines the benefits of warm nostalgia with capitalizing on the failing memories of the target audience. Bergen began with a lengthy dissertation of issues with the long-gun registry. The outrage stirred the Legion Conservatives to a near fever pitch - three woke up and one asked to be excused to the men's room. Unfortunately during the Q&A one person unauthorized to be present, a recently immigrated Filipino janitor, innocently stated that he had heard the long-gun registry was legislated out of existence long ago. Minister Bergen replied "I have been perfectly clear on that issue - there WILL be pizza for brunch" and called a brief recess. Unconfirmed reports have her placed at the back of the Legion on her cell phone "just touching base" with Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander. Ms. Bergen made a compelling case for non-legalization and continued prohibition on the production and use of marijuana. She pointed out to those present, many of whom nodded in agreement from personal experience, at the many benefits of Prohibition. The speakeasy kept alcohol away from children, allowed an important industry to flourish in troubled times, and provided an extremely stable and reliable flow of under-the-table funding to the party and MPs. Likewise for the Prohibition on marijuana in this century. As she summarized, "without Prohibition our hush money payoffs from the biker gangs would drop like a stone." The members in attendance many of whom, during honorable Military service had been stationed in or traveled to the Far East, Middle East and Northern Europe agreed that the use of marijuana was detestable and swore that they had never used it or even if they had they couldn't remember as it was only while they were in a dazed stupor on Hashish or Opium.

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    December 09, 2013 - 01:24

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    December 08, 2013 - 22:28

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    December 08, 2013 - 22:27

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    December 08, 2013 - 22:26

    Cannabis prevents and cures cancer. Cannabis prevents and heals stroke and heart disease, quells asthma, suppresses epilepsy, prevents the onset of AIDS from HIV by bolstering the human immune system, treats and cures diabetes, Chrohn's disease, diverticulosis, mitigates and reverses the damage from Alzheimer's, MS, and heals skin conditions such as psoriasis and melanoma by topical application. Cannabis is used in hospitals to kill MRSA. Cannabis produces 4 times the cellulose fiber of a like acreage of wood, in a tenth of the growing time. Cannabis decontaminates soil, self-aerates, and enriches the soil its grown in, growing quickly, in nearly all climates, and as such is known as a "winter crop". Cannabis produces food, medicine, textiles, plastics, biodiesel, ethanol, building materials, and wood and metal replacements, all at the same time. Hempsteel is 10 times the tensile strength of steel, at a fraction of the weight, and cost. Hempcrete has 7 times the crush value of regular concrete, even while smoking hot. Hemp biodiesel is carbon neutral, requires no toxic chemicals to process, and can be produced locally, readily, removing the possibility of large toxic spills, and creating plentiful sustainable local jobs. Cannabis: its not a drug, its an industry. Free the Weed.

  • Morley Bolero
    December 08, 2013 - 21:59

    In other words, she supports organized crime. Good to know.

  • Robert Smoth
    December 08, 2013 - 19:29

    Well I guess the Conservatives support organized crime because that's who profits now

  • Fred Wells
    December 08, 2013 - 18:08

    She is a double d...didactic douche bag

  • john C
    December 08, 2013 - 17:03

    Would your children taught by a teacher that thinks nothing of; deceit, corruption, has no concern for the environment, has no respect for the populace of Canada, who's unabashed loyalty is corporate profits, believes no matter what you do it's right if you maintain power, would prefer leaving the sale of drugs to our children in the hands of criminals.

  • Cindy Ferguson
    December 08, 2013 - 16:29

    He would be a terrific principal. I have never voted Liberal but I am now! Typo

  • Cindy Ferguson
    December 08, 2013 - 16:28

    He would be a terrific princepal. I have never voted Liberal but I am now!

  • ron
    December 08, 2013 - 15:01

    I'm amazed she didn't mention Justin's flip -flop on the long gun registry. Unbelieveably, he now opposes it! What an opportunist.

  • Demosthenez
    December 08, 2013 - 14:51

    Harpo the Clowns brainless drooling zombies are just mad because Justin Trudeau will be a fine strong PM in 2015. There's nothing that they can do about it, Harpo the Clown and his corrupt band of gong show rejects are going to be kicked into the sewer where they belong. In 2015 a strong Liberal majority led by Justin Trudeau will start to repair the damage that the corrupt Cons have done to this country. Heave Steve 2015!

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      December 08, 2013 - 19:46

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  • paul
    December 08, 2013 - 14:18

    Polls show a large majority of Canadians agree with Trudeau on the topic of marijuana. Therefore Bergen and others make a huge strategic mistake to attack Trudeau with this. As a conservative I would attack Trudeau for failure to tell Canadians what his position is on major issues such as his economic platform, the senate, energy policy, euthanasia. etc...

    • Rod in Forfar
      December 08, 2013 - 16:27

      Conservative MP Candice Bergen: "Would you want him (Justin Trudeau) to be the principal of your children or grandchildren's school, much less leading this country?" She belittles the teaching profession. "I'm deeply concerned with this movement that somehow marijuana isn't harmful and it doesn't hurt our kids," said Bergen. This juxtaposition of images is deceitful in that it ignores Trudeau's frequent references to the research on marijuana's psychotic effect upon growing brains. JT firmly believes that marijuana is bad for kids, particularly for adolescent boys with ADD and ADDHD, because that's what the research says. Trudeau wants to take the underworld out of the cannabis market so that there can be reasonable controls on access to the product. He wants to get the drugs out of the schools as much as any grandparent. Bergen and the Conservatives know this, but they willfully dumb their arguments down to black and white because they believe their supporters are too stupid to understand Trudeau's reasoned argument and they can benefit from that stupidity.

  • Armida Spada
    December 08, 2013 - 14:14

    You worry about marijuana-yet you have no problems with guns? Justin doesn't need to get his priorities straight. You do!

  • Jim in Bowmanville
    December 08, 2013 - 13:58

    The progressive leftist posters here seem to be up in arms because Canada chooses not to embrace a bill proposed by the terrorists, dictators and anti-semitics who make up the majority of the Useless Nations. It was Justin Juniour's predecessors, remember Al Rock, who brought in the useless and totally ineffective long gun registry which cost taxpayers over a billion. Of course that scandal was soon forgotten in the wake of Shawinigate and the Sponsorgate thievery. In any case, it should not be surprising that Conservative MPs would call into question the progressive far left policies of media darling Justin. Shiny pony would invoke a Carbon tax and splurge on socialist entitlements that would sound a death knell for our economy. Perhaps that's a winning election platform, but don't expect Conservatives to condone it, and don't be surprised when they expose it for the worthless leftist dogma that it is.

    • john C
      December 09, 2013 - 09:36

      What on earth are you talking about.

    • Chris in Peterborough
      December 09, 2013 - 12:35

      Oh c'mon, we all know that the Tories combination of incopetence and greed can out do anything that the Liberals or NDP are capable of. I keep noticing there are fewer and fewer that appear to be able to support the Tories politics and willing to stick their head in sand, but then again, there are those among us that still think that Oswald acted alone and the Holocaust didn't exist. Can we not all agree that it's far more productive to debate facts about each issue than follow some idiotic ideology which eliminates the ability for debate and free thought. Everyone knows that legalization of marijuana is inevitable and the Tories are just buying time until the Tory pharmecutical lobbyists can figure out a way to make it profitable without it cutting into their profits from their other drugs. If you want to know who the real pushers are, I think it's time to start looking at the head of Physer and the others. See the link below for 2013 Tory incompetence and I don't even have to go back a decade show it.

  • Consciously Curious
    December 08, 2013 - 13:41

    There's not much more discusting than a lying man...unless you come across a women who does... If for one minute she was deeply concerned with anything other than her limiting beliefs Bergen would see it is she who is harmful to our kids. Vile....

  • left or right
    December 08, 2013 - 13:29

    One of Herr Harpers Arian race breeders trying to deflect criticism from the likes of CONservative star as Rob Ford (also blond Arian Race) while touting the dismantling of what many consider a right to safety. Not only do they allow the not so honest gun owners free reign selling and trafficking in weapons, the Harper government is not signing a landmark United Nations arms trade treaty to help stop the spread of dangerous weapons and furthermore they want to copy the antiquated US amendment and make it Canadian's right to bear arms. As far as Mr. Lauzon's opinion goes, he is just a meat puppet only capable of following the party mantra without the ability of a original thought. Keep drinking that blue Kool-Aid all you Harpercons.

    • Jay
      December 08, 2013 - 13:34

      I agree to a point what your trying to say there all Arian Race meaning there all racist is going way to far and there is no proof of that at all.

    • left or right
      December 08, 2013 - 16:15

      To be honest Jay I was being facetious and drew the Arian Race comparison only for shock value. Although I stand by my other comments and they are all just meat puppets spouting exactly the talking points the Boys in Short Pants at the PMO have drafted for them.

    • Terwilliger
      December 08, 2013 - 20:38

      For your information, the ENTIRE U.S. CONSTITUTION is antiquated and should be abolished. The very notion of unelected judges declaring laws to be unconstitutional belongs in the dark ages. Your pot-smoking wanna be PM doesn't accept this truth so he's a hypocrite.

    • Terwilliger
      December 08, 2013 - 20:48

      Trudeau makes a food of himself whenever he praises his Dad's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. What a disgrace to democracy this elitist bigot is!

    • left or right
      December 08, 2013 - 22:01

      Gee Terwilliger, the star CONservative poster boy from Toronto has his eyes on the PM position too. Rob Ford recently said on national TV that he not only is planning to win the next mayoralty election in TO but he one day plans to be Prime Minister. A Gansta Crack, Heroin using alcoholic who is outwardly bigoted and a racist for a leader. Okay so it may never happen, but the fact that he is still that popular speaks volumes of the CONservative base.

    • turtle back
      December 09, 2013 - 06:13

      The United Nations is ONE big farce. Why would Canada belong to this runamuck UN. Third world countries have signed up.......all they want is your money. It will not stop the spread of dangerous weapons. Look at Iran, North Korea and the list goes on.

  • 50north100west
    December 08, 2013 - 12:44

    She comes from the land of precious babies that can't find themselves the courage to register these Conbots register their cars and trucks........the issue is passé.........dredging it up from a lame MP who resides in a riding where infidel atheists are given season's greetings......yeah, she replaces the brilliant leader of the Manitoba Conservatives.....

  • john C
    December 08, 2013 - 11:15

    This just out, conservatives want to place unregistered long Guns in the hands of school children.

    • turtle back
      December 09, 2013 - 06:17

      john C, How stupid can you get. A a life please!!!

    • turtle back
      December 09, 2013 - 06:19

      john C, How stupid can you get. "Get" a life please!!!

    • john C
      December 09, 2013 - 11:34

      turtle back; Oh, and my statement is different from conservatives statement that JT wants to give school children more access to drugs, maybe you could explain.

  • Ron Moffatt
    December 08, 2013 - 11:11

    Ah,one of Harper's pitbulls out attacking Justin.Just shows how afraid the cons are of Trudeau.

    • turtle back
      December 09, 2013 - 06:22

      Just remember NEP and Just In wants to do the same thing. The West will seperate and leave Ontario by itself..........not a bad idea. Maybe Quebec and Ontarion can cansole each other!!! NO MONEY

    • john C
      December 09, 2013 - 11:29

      Canada - the only G20 country without a NEP What Premier cut oil production in what province to 1/3 and then blamed it on the NEP?

    • Chris in Peterborough
      December 09, 2013 - 13:23

      Hey turtle back. HAHA. The west separating is a good theory but I think we have seen how well they get along with the recent spat over the Gateway Pipeline. I think the red-neck Cowboys in Alberta and Saskatchewan better look over to their pot smoking brother to the west and realize there just may be some fundamental differences that may cause a few issues drafting up the pre-nuptial agreement in that marriage.

    • Chris in Peterborough
      December 09, 2013 - 13:36

      Going back four decades to try to prove a point. Man do the voices from the Tories sound desperate.

  • EQ8Rhomes
    December 08, 2013 - 11:02

    I don't approve of any leader's use of any drugs recreationally, Justin included. But I will take one's pot use over unregistered LONG GUNS, Canduce Bergen!

  • Unofficial
    December 08, 2013 - 10:10

    It's amazing how conservatives never hear what is actually said by the rest of us. Perhaps they're waiting to be asked the right question. Edgar's dumb daughter isn't responding to what Trudeau said, but what she wishes he had said.

  • fmpsportsguy
    December 08, 2013 - 08:21

    While it is in her right to be critical and against the legalization of marijuana, isn't the conservative message a wee bit hypocritical when they are completely SILENT on Mayor Rob Ford? If you are going to have a tough on Crime/ anti drug stance, it should apply across the board, to all and not just the guy with the great hair that seems to threaten the conservatives the most. BTW, the long gun registry has been dead for a year, isn't there more important things to discuss like Why does harper appoint/hire the most inappropriate people to jobs! Is HE in over HIS head?

    • Norman in Mexico
      December 08, 2013 - 11:02

      By the same token, the Lieberals sure are silent on their star Fontana. The crook MP who stole 8 million through a phoney charity. Liberals protect their own for sure.

    • turtle back
      December 09, 2013 - 06:02

      fmpsportsguy, Where's the proof. RCMP haven't been able to prove anything. I hope one day they find you guilty of some offense even though there is no proof, this is why we have investigations........remember!!!

  • michael george
    December 07, 2013 - 16:07

    • Jim in Bowmanville
      December 08, 2013 - 14:09

      The definition of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The addle brained marxist/communist/socialist ideology that you obviously embrace, Mikie, has failed every time that it has been tried and has left in its wake: death, dispair, chaos, and utter economic ruin. That is a fact, but of course, those on the left are far better at tossing out deflective, red herring, easily refuted web links, than facing reality. I suggest that you take off the blinders, and stop drinking the kool aid.