So Justin Trudeau, our prime minister of high moral fiber, thinks Finance Minister Bill Morneau should “not have accepted” the gifted segments of his family’s trips to Kenya and Ecuador with WE Charity.

So Justin Trudeau, our prime minister of high moral fiber, thinks Finance Minister Bill Morneau should “not have accepted” the gifted segments of his family’s trips to Kenya and Ecuador with WE Charity.

Morneau apologized for the error, but said it was his intention, bien sur, to cover the full cost of the trips even though he only recently repaid the charity $41,000.
This, too, is a little rich. Few (normal) people would forget owing $41,000 for a luxurious holiday unless they believed it was free, and few (normal) people would be able to whip out their chequebook and pay off the tab without at least one drop of sweat forming on the brow.
Morneau, in truth, should be fired.
He had been the finance minister for two years when he took WEs freebie trips, and yet he only pays up when caught between a rock and a serious ethics breach, and then blames it on a bookkeeping error.
Believe that? Yes, and the moons a cheeseball?
Besides, Trudeau doesnt need Morneau because Trudeau sees himself as the minister of finance (whos doing the almost daily press conferences, after all, and doling out the billions?).
Morneau is merely an in-name-only minister with a nice pedigree and enough personal money to save him the embarrassment of one day selling pencils on a street corner.
This makes Morneau so easily expendable that the stock market will likely not notice hes gone.
Under normal circumstances, the firing of a finance minister would have the stock market freaking out that something horrible had happened within Canadas economy.
In fact, Trudeau could name a political lightweight like Newfoundland cabinet minister Seamus ORegan to be finance minister, even if ORegan has never seen the marvels of a spreadsheet, and nothing would change from the Morneau era because Trudeau would still be finance boss.

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