There's A Website That's Keeping Track Of Team Trudeau's Fails So You Don't Have To
They're counting up to 100 fails over 100 days.
The Conservative Party is ramping up their attacks on Justin Trudeau with a new website tracking all of Team Trudeau's failures. With Justin Trudeau making news recently following the ethics report on the SNC-Lavalin affair, this website could be a handy tool.
Not As Advertised promises to list 100 failures made by the Prime Minister and his cabinet members over 100 days. Currently, the count is up to 93 (although curiously, the list starts at 64, so really it's up to 30).
Some of the more egregious failures listed on the site include spending $10,000 of Canadians' money on Blue Jays tickets, coining the word "peoplekind," and costing taxpayers $1.1 billion dollars because of a tweet.
While there are plenty of other failures on the list that have to do with reckless spending, it might seem kind of strange that a tweet could cost so much money. The site is referring to a 2017 tweet in which the Prime Minister welcomed refugees and immigrants of all backgrounds to the country.
The claim that a single tweet is responsible for a massive influx of immigrants putting pressure on an already strained system seems like a stretch. While the tweet might have been far from the truth, considering how strict Canada's immigration system can be, it's probably not the only reason immigration is costing taxpayers money.
As for the baseball tickets, it's certainly not a good look that Global Affairs spent so much money on sporting events for potential foreign and domestic investors. However, when Stephen Harper was Prime Minister, he billed taxpayers $45,000 for a trip to New York that included Yankees tickets and flights on a private jet.
The "peoplekind" gaffe was mostly just that: a slip up. While being asked a question at an Edmonton townhall, a woman said the word "mankind" during a question. Trudeau replied, "We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive."
Conservative media in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. quickly latched onto this moment as definitive proof that Liberals had gone too far. Trudeau claimed he was making a joke, and while it might have been a pretty weak joke, that's all it seemed to be.
As with every other item on this list, there was no link back to a source for this information.
While the site itself is slick and navigates very easily (Conservatives must be listening to a lot of podcasts because they appear to have used Squarespace to build their site), there's actually no link on the homepage to get to the 100 Fails list. If any Conservative IT people are reading this, you might want to get on that.