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February 2017

Does Trudeau bring out a softer gentler Trump?

Feb 14, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Did Justin Trudeau bring out the kinder gentler Donald Trump in their first much anticipated meeting?

Many were preparing for at least a wet towel fight between the two.

It didn’t happen.

In fact at the press conference, it was almost role reversal with Trump seemingly softer and diplomatic (as much as Trump can be) with Trudeau more in control.

Before lunch the two leaders had a roundtable with female business leaders discussing the advancement of women.

What?

Trump advancing women, isn’t that an oxymoron?

What next?  A Mosque visit?

Are we finally seeing a more presidential Trump or one how really doesn’t; care much about Canada and was bored out of his tree?

Either way we seem to be out of the cross hairs of Donald Trump, at least for the time being.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Trudeau & Trump meeting.  Success?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3247269/trudeau-trump-white-hosue/

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Trudeau/Trump common denominator: Hair!

Feb 13, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump are meeting in Washington today.

When we compare Trudeau and Trump it’s easy to spot the obvious differences in the two leaders.

One prefers a softer gentler approach, the other a strong arm.

One welcomes diverse cultures, the other bans them.

One believes in climate change, the other questions its existence.

One is a self-proclaimed feminist while the other brags of groping his conquests.

It’s hard to see what they may have in common other than the longest unprotected border.

Perhaps their relationship can be best summed up with the attention they pay to their own hair.

Trudeau and Trump both have a different approach, but clearly the same end game.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!

How nervous is Ottawa about Trudeau/Trump meeting?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/13/101617/

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Trudeau vs. Trump: Would you pay to be there?

Feb 10, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

It is official PM Justin Trudeau will meet with President Trump in Washington on Monday.

How do you prepare for such a meeting?

Will Trudeau spend his weekend brushing up on Canada/U.S. trade, economy, and immigration policy?

Or will it be consumed strategizing around Trumps’ ego?

Many have said Trumps’ issues are with the south not the north but J.T. better load up the plane with plenty of maple syrup, whiskey, bacon and beaver tails, for this circus.

This diplomatic prize fight is a huge test for Trudeau because this is his strongest suit, schmoozing.

And he is up against a flamboyant heavy weight this time.

The Liberal’s should sell tickets as a fundraiser.

Maybe pay per view, and install an octagon….

I can’t wait for the selfie!!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Trudeau & Trump: What would you like PM to say?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/09/trudeau-and-trump-will-meet-monday/

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Are government employees now part of the elite?

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

I have been talking lots of late in this space about political elitism and how it is fueling Trump style politics.

There is plenty of proof of it at all levels of politics and stripe in this country.

We saw it when the PM Justin Trudeau took a free trip to a private island courtesy of a paid lobbyist.

Then interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose had the audacity to Tweet her displeasure of his trip while doing the exact same thing on a private yacht.

Premier Wynne calling  us ‘bad actors’ for speaking out about unaffordable electricity rates.

Treasury Board president Liz Sandals recently degrading GO Train commuters while trying to justify over paying CEO’s.

The arrogance is astounding.

So when a pile of city workers load into a city vehicle and head to the Women’s March in Washington, no wonder people are pissed.

Not to mention the double standard if it were guys at a Trump rally.

The real sad part is the government trough knows no boundaries.

And whether it’s federal, provincial, or even municipal, it seems government employees are now part of the elite.

I’m Scott Thompson.

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Where is Canada's protest vote?

Feb 8, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

There is nothing that will bring a political honey moon to an end like good old fashioned elitism.

We saw that when PM Justin Trudeau and his family took the Aga Khans aircraft to his private island for a Bahamian vacation over the holidays.

Interim Federal Conservative leader Rona Ambrose tweeted outrage pointing out the obvious conflict of interest when a politician takes a free gift from a lobbyist.

And rightly so.

The only problem was Rona was tweeting her displeasure from her own exclusive Caribbean vacation aboard the private yacht of another billionaire lobbyist who is also co-owner of the Calgary Flames.

Wow! Now that takes kahoonies!

Challenging ones ethics and extravagance while dripping in caviar.

All of this paves the way for a protest vote provincially and federally just like we have seen with Brexit in the U.K. and the U.S. election of Trump.

But where is the protest vote in Canada when both the Liberals and Conservatives are slopping over their jewels at the public trough?

Could Canada’s future protest vote be the NDP?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

What are world leaders saying about Trump behind closed doors?

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trudeau-confers-with-european-leaders-on-trump-freeland-to-meet-tillerson-1.3275667

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Is Wynne activism your top priority?

Feb 7, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Premier Kathleen Wynne is desperately trying to find a solution to the energy poverty she has created in our province by the lack of due diligence in her Green Energy Act.

Now she has priced her clean energy so high, Ontarians who have been heating their homes for decades with clean cheap electricity, have to move to burning fossil fuel.

How is that environmental progress?

How will the Liberals decrease the sky high bills for those in rural Ontario?

How about raising your rates here in urban centres?

Isn’t that robbing one neighbour to feed another?

Why not fix the broken system by making it cost effective instead of paying us off short term with our own money?

And speaking of expanding natural gas rurally, wasn’t it just last year a Liberal discussion paper revealed they wanted new homes ‘off’ clean cheap natural gas by 2030?

And with Wynnes cap & trade tax on the way how long before our abundant clean cheap natural gas is as unaffordable as they have made our electricity?

Remember when our biggest concerns were our kids, families, education, healthcare, jobs and the economy?

When did Wynnes environmental activism become Ontario’s top priority?

When did it become your priority?

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Tuesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Who will make sure Greyhound bus killer takes his meds and won’t behead?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3229621/vince-li-seeking-absolute-discharge-after-2008-greyhound-bus-beheading/

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Elite politicians encouraging 'Trump' style politics

Feb 6, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Everyone seems to be worried Trump style politics will make its way to Canada.

Some say it has already.

But before we point fingers at those with different views perhaps it would be wise to realize why that sort of extreme leader has become successful.
It was obvious people were so disenfranchised with the status quo they were even willing elect a ‘Donald Trump’ just to shake it up.

Canadian politics already is what the U.S. voted against.

Elitism.

Further confirmation is when Premier Wynne’s president of the treasury board, Liz Sandals says, of those who ride the GO train every day,

“When you really stop and think of it, most people sitting on the Go Train probably don’t have high-level nuclear qualifications, or the business qualifications, to run a multi-billion-dollar corporation. The talent is exceptional to be in those exceptional positions.”

Referring to her over paid CEO’s.

It is exactly this type of elitism that paved the way for Donald Trump to walk into the White House.

Just ask Hillary Clinton.

Canadian politicians are tripping over themselves doing the exact same thing.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Did you notice how political Superbowl ads were?

http://globalnews.ca/news/3229304/controversial-super-bowl-ad-84-lumber-ending/

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No spur line connecting LRT to GO train

Feb 3, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Transport Minister Steve Del Duca and his Liberal train rolled into Hamilton yesterday and gave us an update on all things LRT.

As well as opening up bids to tender and impossibly promising things that won’t happen until after the next election, Del Duca revealed the rail spur line (connecting the LRT to GO train) that Wynne made part of the initial deal, was not cost effective.

Big words for the Liberals that caught my attention.

Instead, they say, the job could be better done with a BRT line connecting the two and eventually linking the mountain and airport.

All sounds great but the key word here is eventually.

When I asked if BRT would progress along the same time line as LRT Del Duca was less optimistic.

More study needed.

My fear is there never was any money to link the two and bus was the option all along, now promising mountain service as a dangling carrot.

If LRT is more appealing than BRT why would riders want to bridge their LRT/GO rail experience with a bus?

But I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt if cost effective.

As they say, the devil is in the details.

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Friday on The Scott Thompson Show!
Who is protecting our seniors?

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/03/100485/

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This Bud's for everyone

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Everyone knows the hype around Superbowl commercials on traditional TV’s last big spectacle.

Over the last few decades the U.S. commercials have become as much part of the big game as the half time show.

One of the best at the ad game is American icon, Budweiser.

So when Anheuser-Busch (brewers of Budweiser) decided to produce its depiction of the true Americans spirit tracing its immigrant founder’s journey from Germany to America in 1857, who knew it would become as relevant as the current days turbulent politics.

True, the ad was done long before Trumps temporary ban on Muslims.

But how ironic is it, the founder of what is now one of the most iconic brands in America, faced the same discrimination many still do today.

Whether intended or not, extremely powerful.

Clearly we have to ask ourselves if, this Bud’s for you, or just those who think like me?

 And, the last thing anyone wanted to do on Superbowl Sunday, was think!

I’m Scott Thompson.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/02/01/budweiser-uses-a-super-bowl-ad-to-tell-an-obscure-immigrant-story-its-own/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news%3Apage%2Fin-the-news&utm_term=.e4738d349734

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Thursday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca with new LRT plans at noon.

http://www.900chml.com/2017/02/02/hamilton-lrt-to-include-brt-to-airport/

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Wynne's solution to energy mistake? Burn more fossil fuel.

Feb 1, 2017 5:00 AM
Scott Thompson

Who would have thought the solution to Premier Wynnes high price electricity ‘mistake’ was to burn more fossil fuel?

How ironic is it that Kathleen Wynnes’s solution to help those in rural areas suffering energy poverty from sky high electricity bills, is burning fossil fuel?

She wants to bring natural gas to those who rely on clean electricity that has now become too expensive under her governance.

In other words,

Kathleen Wynnes clean, renewable electricity that has been cheaply powering these homes for decades, is now no longer affordable.

They have to convert to burning gas.

From strictly an environmental stand point, how can that be progress?

From a fiscal stand point, due diligence and cost analysis would have saved us all this costly mess.

Why didn’t the premier start with clean energy solutions, such as natural gas, before crippling her people with her extreme ideology and mismanagement?

Because she is a tree hugger, who only sees her daisies!

I’m Scott Thompson.

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Wednesday on The Scott Thompson Show!

Budweiser Superbowl ad aimed at Trump immigration policy. Thoughts?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/02/01/budweiser-uses-a-super-bowl-ad-to-tell-an-obscure-immigrant-story-its-own/?utm_term=.95c66406acda

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