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Sep 26 6 tweets 4 min read
#GerretsenShorts S2E25 🎁 Box Set (contains 3 Episodes)

NOT KNOWN FOR BEING soft-spoken, #LPC MP @MarkGerretsen tends to throw tantrums & have meltdowns quite a lot. One should wear a helmet in his presence.

Cc (Courtesy): @MikeBarrettON
#humour #cdnpoli #ygk 2
PREVIOUSLY ON #GerretsenShorts 🎥🍿S2E24

Sep 24 4 tweets 3 min read
#GerrertsenShorts 🎥🍿 S2E24

New Session of Parliament #HoC and ALREADY @MarkGerretsen 'forgets' [italics] about his own Point of Order from the last day of the previous session.🤦‍♂️


Cc (Courtesy): @JohnBrassardCPC
#humour #cdnpoli #ygk With my compliments @MarkHar40004449 (Smiling)
Sep 22 5 tweets 3 min read
* First Quarter/Second Quarter Reports 2022 haven't been posted.

THAT SAID, Detailed Travel Expenditures Reports are clear. @MarkGerretsen ⟨IF⟩ he is benefiting from publicly subsidized fuel (electricity) is also claiming FULL NON-ADJUSTED Kilometre Rate. +

#cdnpoli #ygk 2

HOW WILL MP @MarkGerretsen, in light of these enquiries (AND in keeping with his own personal knowledge of this matter) approach his future claims for reimbursement of travel expenses?

WILL HE SEEK GUIDANCE on the proper adjustments to be made +
Sep 2 12 tweets 5 min read
The QUESTION is (painfully) straightforward.

☞ Q: Is there a cost associated with publicly supplied charging infrastructure within the Parliamentary Precinct?

The ANSWER is simple: EITHER 'Yes' OR 'No". 2
AND YET, Two Hundred and Forty-seven (247) words later, OF WHICH only Eighteen (18) approach the question, BUT end up sidestepping it.

MP @MarkGerretsen doesn't respond. BUT, he knows the answer.

Why absolute silence, refusal/reticence to communicate? Why 'crickets'?
Sep 1 10 tweets 5 min read

READER SENDS email to MP @MarkGerretsen (LEFT), and reply from "Office of MP Gerretsen" (RIGHT).

Gerretsen (adroitly) sidesteps the question asked (Frame 2) and of course, before closing, includes the obligatory and boilerplate disclaimer.

#cdnpoli ImageImage 2
WHAT WAS ASKED & WHAT THE 'MAS' (Members Allowances and Services Manual) STATES

◉ It couldn't be more clear: "Members may not seek the reimbursement of expenses ... provided to them at no additional cost".

◉ "Other items" (substitute, 'publicly subsidized fuel') ImageImage
Aug 30 6 tweets 3 min read
You miss the point.

You have also (adroitly) stepped around MAS, Chapter 6-3 (Red Highlight).

✅MAS does not distinguish between Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) and gasoline-powered vehicles.

✅Any MP who travels to/from constituency and +

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Ottawa using his/her privately owned EV is eligible to claim reimbursement at the approved kilometre rate (MAS, Chapter 6-2, 6-12)

◉ THAT SAID, Financial Management Operations (FMO) cannot be expected to know what has not been disclosed by the Member. Simply 'signing off' + ImageImage
Aug 30 4 tweets 3 min read
"When a respected academic and grandson of Holocaust survivors publicly asked a question about this grant, he was smeared as a racist by a Liberal MP. @Chris_Bittle later apologized but only after a public outcry." @brianlilley


#cdnpoli… 2
.@brianlilley continues: "He, as other Liberal MPs, take their cues from the guy at the top and it isn’t good."

The expression, 'a fish rots from the head down' comes to mind.

SO, FOR AS LONG AS MPs can smear or disregard others ⟨WITH IMPUNITY⟩ +
Aug 2 6 tweets 3 min read
🚨IS IT UNREALISTIC to expect one's MP to answer a straightforward & reasonable question?

APPARENTLY for @MarkGerretsen it may be too much of an imposition.

He has NEITHER acknowledged NOR replied to essentially two (2) questions asked on 20 July 2022.(Frame 4)
#cdnpoli #ygk 2
Mr. Gerretsen has ⟨IGNORED⟩ ten (10) polite reminders/nudges to reply. Plainly, he has decided not to respond.

SO the questions remain unanswered - at least not by himself.

AND YET as recently as yesterday, he finds time to post nonsense like 'Honey Badger' tweet. (Below)
Jul 12 7 tweets 4 min read

▪︎ LETTER to Families of UIA Flight #PS752
(7 July 2021)
▪︎ STATEMENT, NS Mass Casualty Commission
(21 June 2022)

⁍MOST RECENTLY, testimony during @NSMassCasualty Commission has raised spectre of political interference.

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⁍SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS of political interference have been asserted in formal Public Complaint against Commissioner LUCKI @CommrRCMPGRC for her decision NOT to open Canadian criminal investigation into downing of Flight PS752 (20210827).

Code of Conduct investigation underway. Image
Jul 8 8 tweets 11 min read
IF THE PENALTY FOR LYING to Parliament is resignation ...

@JustinTrudeau brazenly misleading a grieving family member of Flight PS752?

🧵 5-Part Thread

LINK @nytimes:…
#BorisJohnson #BorisJohnsonResign #cdnpoli #PS752 2
WHEN CONFRONTED during #Elxn44 (2021) campaign by a grieving family member of Flight PS752, Mehrzad ZAREI - who asks why no Canadian criminal investigation, @JustinTrudeau answers: "Because the crime happened in Iran."

SIMPLY SAID, the response by TRUDEAU is ⟨NOT⟩ truthful.
Jun 28 12 tweets 4 min read
Is Commissioner Brenda Lucki being truthful?
(avoiding use of the L-word)


IN A SHORT ANALYSIS of the language, grammar and syntax, we'll evaluate @CommrRCMPGRC's 'own' words. We'll look closer at her written statement for signs of deception. +

#cdnpoli Image It's reasonable to presume that this was prepared by (unidentified) others for Commissioner and likely is not exclusively her 'own' words. Irrespective, she has adopted it.

@CommrRCMPGRC fails to directly deny the allegation of political interference. The omission is glaring. + Image
Jun 28 7 tweets 4 min read
HONOURED to join @sauga960am @richardsyrett to discuss the politicization of #RCMP under Commissioner Brenda Lucki @CommrRCMPGRC.


USED WITH PERMISSION: the story of a retired RCMP officer is shared who was +
#PS752 #cdnpoli… 2
contacted by Division HQ during #Elxn43 2019 and brusquely advised, QUOTE:

☞ "Your comments are embarrassing the Prime Minister."

The ⟨RETIRED⟩ RCMP officer had been critical of Prime Minister and policies of Government of Canada government on a social media platform. +
May 27 12 tweets 7 min read

"Mendicino said Lucki's success will be based on whether she meets the objectives laid out in the new letter. We will be able to track that progress, I think, very specifically, because the language itself is specific,"

#PS752… 2
.@CommrRCMPGRC appeared before Special Joint Committee on Declaration of Emergency (DEDC) on May 10, 2022.

She (flat-footedly) tried to sidestep questions concerning the invoking of #EmergenciesAct; BUT ultimately; she failed, ... miserably! +

May 26 5 tweets 5 min read
"[@TerryGlavin:] While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Vancouver this week ⟪ PRETENDING IT WASN'T HIS JOB TO CALL OFF THE OBSCENITY⟫ of the federally subsidized Soccer Canada organization shelling out $400,000 so the Khomeinist +

#PS752 #cdnpoli… 2
... torture state in Iran could run a profitable public-relations exercise in the form of a 'friendly game' in Vancouver next month," [emphasis added]

☞ GLAVIN nails it, squarely.

TRUDEAU is attempting to shift responsibility onto @CanadaSoccerEN +

May 3 8 tweets 6 min read
THAT'S HOW MUCH TIME @CBCNews has spent on reporting the following THREE (3) critically important aspects of Flight #PS752 story. (by Frame)

CBC is eminently selective - meaning, it reports nothing which challenges or illuminates the 'narrative' of this government. +

#cdnpoli 1️⃣

OFFICIAL POSITION of this government #GoC:

"The Government of Canada does not consider this an intentional act." **

** ONLY KNOWN because family remembers recorded a private meeting with gov't lawyers. Used with permission.+

@CBCNews has NOT reported this aspect.

Feb 16 5 tweets 4 min read
ULTIMATELY, and indeed appropriately, a future Judge acting as the final 'trier of fact' will ultimately determine what constitutes "exigent circumstances" in relation to "reasonable limits" that Charter #CCRF permits.

THAT SAID, PLEASE SEE attached four (4)Threads, with Links: 2/3

1️⃣ (4-Part Thread) Search Warrants

2️⃣ (6-Part Thread) R v Colarusso

3️⃣ (7-Part Thread) Spectre of Political Interference

4️⃣ (14-Part Thread) Administration of Justice
Feb 16 5 tweets 2 min read

☞ MORE mind nutrition from @MarkGerretsen.

#humour #cdnpoli 2/2
Feb 11 17 tweets 6 min read

The integrity of our legal system depends in large measure on the integrity of those charged with its administration and enforcement. /2

LINK1 (ThreadReaderAPP):
LINK2 (Original):

#FreedomConvoy2022 2
COURTESY NOTE: Please be advised that this Thread is lengthy.

HAVING ALREADY ADDRESSED the requirement for search warrants AND pointed out (the spectre of) possible "improper complicity" between agencies -

CANADIANS will need to pay close attention to any police operation.
Feb 11 14 tweets 4 min read
AS A FORMER RCMP (Ret'd), I defended and respect Canada's Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

THAT defence and respect did not end with retirement.

RISKING SERIOUS UNDERSTATEMENT, I am concerned about the appearance of mounting… 2
political pressure (and ultimately, interference). One doesn't have to 'see' it. It's like anchovies in a Caesar salad. You man not be able to see them, but your discernment tells you they are there.

WHATEVER @OttawaPolice operational plan for #FreedomConvoy2022, it must act
Feb 10 4 tweets 3 min read

1️⃣ Some trucks #ConvoyForFreedom2022 are dwelling house;
2️⃣ Search warrant provisions CANNOT be circumvented by 'piggybacking' on #CAS apprehension authority.

LINK (4-Part Thread):

LINK2 (6-Part Thread): ImageImage 2/2
For clarity:

1️⃣ Arguably, according to reports, 25% being lived in are deemed a dwelling house. Police NOT permitted enter to without warrant.

2️⃣ Any CAS apprehension of children DOES NOT permit police to enter for purposes of search and seizure.…
Feb 10 9 tweets 5 min read
🏛 R. v. Colarusso, [1994] 1 S.C.R. 20


Does a "potential for improper complicity" (R v Colarusso) between the police and in this case, The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa exist in relation to #FreedomConvoyCanada2022 ?

Allow me to explain. 2/6
IF ANY CONSIDERATION is underway between @OttawaPolice and @CASO_SAEO whereupon the police seek to improperly buttress their investigative procedures (and overcome any case weaknesses), THEN such would run afoul of R v Colarusso.

LINK (earlier Tweet):