24 January 2019

The first thing we do...

...is break out the breathalyzer...insert alt text here

That position took a serious hit Tuesday, when Canada's ambassador to China, John McCallum, told a select group of Chinese media, "I think she has quite good arguments on her side."
Did anybody check to see if he'd been drinking... cos' it wouldn't be the first time...
While the Defence Minister had earlier described the incident as a "wake-up call" to stop drinking, he didn't quit until six days ago. "It's embarrassing for me, for my family, for the government."
Not as embarrassing as this, I imagine...
"In a bizarre, rambling interview this afternoon, Michael Ignatieff's Finance Critic John McCallum openly accused the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces of committing war crimes in Afghanistan."
Or this "Dave's not here" moment...insert alt text here
Rempel, who is the official critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship asked McCallum how many Syrian refugee resettlement applications were started prior to October 19th of this year.

Rather than answering the question, McCallum said, “We’re into sunny ways, I would suggest to my colleague to look a little more cheerful.”
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UPDATE: McCallum gets spanked...
"Those eyebrows were further raised when McCallum released a statement later walking back his earlier remarks, saying they 'do not accurately represent my position on this issue.'"
Team Trudeau... only the best & brightest.

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RELATED: Who hasn't had a few brews and...

...done something they regret the next day? Right, Justin?insert alt text here
Trudeau was asked if he intended to recall or sanction his envoy to Beijing, John McCallum, for opining on how a Huawei executive being held in Canada might avoid extradition to the United States.
What sort of leverage does McCallum have on PM Dressup?


8 comments:

BarryW said...

This was o next year the PMO. A way to get the court case thrown out and appease the Chinese. So much for integrity of the judicial system.

BarryW said...

Sorry, I meant orchestrated by the PMO.

Neo Conservative said...

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i dunno... to my mind, mccallum's either
sauced or suffering from early onset
alzheimers.

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Anonymous said...

old white guy says -------- McCallum was always an idiot. I laughed when the fool was put back in government and cabinet. There is no cure for stupid, and he has been stupid for decades.

Martin said...

In his own words, quoted from a year ago McCallum states:

“In some important policy areas such as the environment, global warming, free trade, globalisation, the policies of the government of Canada are closer to the policies of the government of China than they are to US policies,” said McCallum, in remarks reported by the Globe and Mail.

Bear in mind he is our official representative to PRC.
Just as he couldn't ID the make of car he owned, perhaps he cannot describe the type of government the communist Chinese actually run.

Neo Conservative said...

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a perfect fit for the justin
know-nothing circle of dumb.

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Anonymous said...

Goodale is much like Shameus O'Reagan - Both were supposed to be rehabilitated but somehow managed to fall off the pedestel and a big group hug from Justin and his

Neo Conservative said...

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how exactly can mccallum continue
to be such a loose cannon and get
these plum government positions?

what does he have on justin?

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