Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hillary Clinton is a bigot married to a dirty old man who can't be trusted with White House interns! She'll do anything for black votes!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The difference?

Good Day Readers:

Pierre Trudeau while Prime Minister could be downright arrogant, ignorant.,boorish and a real prick.
How dare he give the finger to to the good, law abiding taxpaying citizens of Salmon Arms, British Columbia responsible for his administration being in power in the first place. Besides, under his government spending and accompanying national debt increased exponentially. Who was left at the end of the day to pick up the financial excesses?
His son is much more genteel. To best of CyberSmokeBlog's knowledge he has yet to give taxpayers the finger at least not publicly but he's accomplishing the same result another way - through several of his Ministers and their staffs who by their public expenditure profiles obviously don't give a f..k about the public purse.

Clare L. Pieuk

Federal sunny ways Liberals 'Entitlement' statue pees on poor taxpaying senior citizen!

Canadians can no longer afford the sunny ways, spendthrift federal Liberals!

Caveat Emptor!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post, "Scammed by a lawyer and a law society?": 

Defiantly scammed by Attorney and went to the Law Society of Winnipeg and all they did was put a note in his file! Now this is after years of fighting a family law/divorce matter and nothing did I get! No full financials, lost my home, lost my profitable business, no assets, no money to live on, never once saw a Magistrate, nothing at all! My estranged wife sold, liquidated, junked all assets, Embezzled monies of well over $750,000 and was able to get away with it all! I am now on another attorney to clear up a mess that literally has been ongoing since 12/2011!

This "attorney" has several complaints and nothing is ever done. Something is very wrong. Winnipeg, Manitoba courts I use to believe in and now I have no faith, as well as, with our Law Society.

Negligence get an Attorney..Laughable when you finally get somewhere with the Law Society you are basically homeless and penniless! So, how do you Sue an attorney who played the used car salesman role perfectly and was responsible for all your losses but,the Law Society doesn't help with negligence while you are penniless and homeless!

Dear Anonymous: 

Wow! Where to begin? Believe it or not things are a lot better now when dealing with the Law Society of Manitoba. Believe it or not, previously it was not even obliged to tell prospective clients if one of there members had been or was the subject of an investigation. However, the province passed legislation last year requiring it to do so. Past f... ups because of this were well documented in the media. While The Society's mandate clearly states it is to self-regulate the "profession" sometimes one must wonder how effective it is is so doing.

If you take a close look at The Society you will find the real power lies with the various internal committees made up of "benchers" who've been in place for a long time so while Chief Executive Officer Kristin Dangerfield may wish to implement certain changes in many ways her hands are tied.

One of your best protections is to learn to navigate your way around The Society's webpage. It now contains a wealth of information if you know where to look. For example, it lists both alphabetically and chronologically disciplinary actions taken against members and/or those pending. In the past CyberSmokeBlog has always found its General Legal Counsel Rocky Kravetsky to be most helpful.

Hope this helps and sorry to hear about your plight.

Clare L. Pieuk

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Why federal sunny ways Liberals have such big asses!

Good Day Readers:

First up to the microphone in her clodhoppers (sexy scandal-ridden limo sandals) attempting to explain her recent conflict of interest Toronto debacle, Health Minister Jane Philpott. She sure came out looking like an ass on that one.

But let us not forget young old Natural Resources Minister Jungle Jim Carr. In February of this year he spent $1,258 of your hard earned dollars for tickets to a Winnipeg Jets hockey game at the MTS Centre featuring the Boston Bruins. But if that were not bad enough he compounded the situation by expensing you another $530,25 to rent limos for the one kilometre trip from the downtown Fort Garry Hotel to the MTS Centre.

These federal sunny way Liberals certainly remind you of former Member of Parliament David Dingwall and his famous line about being entitled to his entitlements.
"Mr. Entitlement"
Clare L. Pieuk

Monday, August 22, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

For the sunny ways federal Liberals Health Minister Jane Philpott's one day $1,700 Toronto extravaganza is a bug up their ass that won't go away!

Hey spendthrift Minister this is what a Toronto taxicab looks like! Did you see any while there?

How the Health Minister could have travelled for what she paid a limo to take her around the GTA

By Nikki Wiart
Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Conservative Party is asking Health Minister Jane Philpott to repay a large chunk of change this week, after discovering she spent $1,700 in one day on transportation around the Greater Toronto Area in March. On Wednesday, Philpott’s office revealed the Minister also paid the same limo service $1,994 for a day in July. The Tories are calling on the minister to reimburse taxpayers for the $1,700 bill, but Philpott’s office has made no such reassurances, saying only that the Minister will stop using that particular limo service.

Where would you go if you had $1,700 to spend on transportation? How would you get there? Maclean’s has devised 15 different – and in our opinion more exciting – ways to get from point A to point B to the tune of $1,700 (more or less.)

1. Ferrari

For $1,693, Philpott could have taken a flashy cherry-red Ferrari 458 Italia out for a 150-kilometre rip around the GTA on a Saturday. She would have had to put down a $5,000 deposit before settling into those luxurious leather seats, however. It’s the same car that’s been seen in Top Gear, Orange is the New Black and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

2. Helicopter

3. For $1,700, Philpott could have purchased a single-fare TTC token for 523 Torontonian commuter

4. Hot Air Balloon 

For $1,553, Philpott and four others could have witnessed the sunrise over the “6” from the vantage point of a hot air balloon. 

5. Taxi 

For $1,609, Philpott could have taken a taxi from Ottawa to Toronto. And that’s including a 15 per cent tip! 

6. Feet 

For $1,700, if she spent $30 a day on food, and $100 a night on accommodation, Philpott, walking at a rate of four kilometres per hour for eight hours a day, could travel 416 kilometres—or from Parliament Hill to Mississauga, Ontario. 

7. Horse 

For $1,300, Philpott could have jumped over the border and purchased her very own “large athletic pony” named Ella. Throw in a cheap, used saddle for $400 and she’s set! 

8. Sailboat 

For $1,850, Philpott and 11 other people could have gone sailing for five hours — on a weekday — around the Toronto Harbour.

9. Limo

For $1,500, Philpott could have had the full prom experience, and rented a stretch SUV limo to travel around the GTA for 12 hours, complete with champagne, crystal glassware and a chauffeur dressed in a tuxedo.

10. Bike

For $1699, Philpott could have bought a fancy commuter bicycle from Toronto’s Bike Depot, though it wouldn’t leave much money for a helmet.

11. Race car

For $1,693, Philpott could have raced 70 laps in seven different exotic cars at the Toronto Motorsports Park.

12. Plane

For $1,953, Philpott could attempt to make a trip around the world this September, from Toronto through Tokyo and London. But, she’d have to call it quits in Britain, and find cash elsewhere to make it back home.

13. Motorcycle

For $1,695, Philpott could have rented a Harley for a week, and travelled up to 1,500 kilometres — all the way to Thunder Bay via the Trans Canada — on the hog.

14. Greyhound

For $1,800, Philpott could have taken a Greyhound bus from Toronto to Mexico City and back three times. It takes three days to get there, and three days coming back, so hypothetically, she’d be on the bus for 18 days straight. But that would also mean no accommodation costs!

15. Tank

For $1,656, Philpott and two of her friends could have made their way through Kasota, Minnesota in an Abbot Tank, and driven that tank right over a car for the full combat experience.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Up ... up ... up ... and over Old Girl you can do it!

Elizabeth May attempts to pole vault anti-Israeli BDS comparison.

"The Donald" loses election to dirty, old Bill and sleazy Hillary ..... finds new job with Toronto Transit Commission!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Rocco ("Don't call me Rocky!") "The Hammer" is back! Better watch your kneecaps Supreme Court of Canada!

Good Day Readers:

Rocco Galati and Paul Slansky of the Toronto-based Constitutional Rights Centre are to be congratulated for taking on the federal government at a time when many lawyers would not for fear of jeopardizing their almighty billable hours. They stand ready (and will likely win) to challange the Supreme Court of Canada if the next appointee to replace Nova Scotia retiring Justice Thomas Cromwell is not from that province.

They can be reached at idirect.com..

Clare L. Pieuk

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

No White House interns for dirty old Bill Clinton and sleazy Hillary!

If elected will Hillary let Bill have female interns again?

By Carl Campanile
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Monica Lewinsky with Bill Clinton in the White House circa 1998, (Photo: Zuma Press)

If Hillary Clinton is elected President, one of the most sensitive decisions she’ll have to make is whether to allow her philandering husband — “First Gentleman” Bill Clinton — to have female interns, according to former White House apprentices and former aides to the 42nd President.

Bill Clinton sabotaged his second term as President when it was revealed he had a sordid sexual affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The House of Representatives even voted to impeach Clinton over what came to be known as Monicagate.
Clinton and Lewinsky on the White House front lawn at a function, (Photo: Getty Images)

There are currently more than 100 interns who staff the various White House offices at any given time, including the Office of the First Lady as well as the President’s.

“With President Clinton, you’re going to have this question,” said Maile Wilson, 30, a former policy intern for First Lady Laura Bush. “It’s uncharted territory.”

“It might come down to how you structure the program to prevent any type of situation that would be a problem for the administration,” said Wilson, the first woman and youngest person elected mayor of Cedar City, Utah.

The Lewinsky scandal occurred two decades ago and Bill Clinton, now a grandad, turns 70 on Friday.

But the issue of whether Bill should interact with interns will have to be addressed, said political consultant Hank Sheinkopf, who was an adman for Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.

“These are events that happened over 20 years ago. Bill is nearly 70 years old,” Sheinkopf said.

But he added, “Twenty years after Lewinsky, there are some people who won’t want him around interns. If Hillary becomes President, there will have to be guidelines for the internship program to make people feel comfortable.”
Bill Clinton glances at Hillary on the South Lawn of the White House hours after a report containing graphic details of his affair with Monica Lewinsky was released to the public. (Photo; Getty Images)

There are currently more than 100 interns who staff the various White House offices at any given time, including the Office of the First Lady as well as the president’s.

“With President Clinton, you’re going to have this question,” said Maile Wilson, 30, a former policy intern for First Lady Laura Bush. “It’s uncharted territory.”

“It might come down to how you structure the program to prevent any type of situation that would be a problem for the administration,” said Wilson, the first woman and youngest person elected mayor of Cedar City, Utah.

The Lewinsky scandal occurred two decades ago and Bill Clinton, now a grandad, turns 70 on Friday.

But the issue of whether Bill should interact with interns will have to be addressed, said political consultant Hank Sheinkopf, who was an adman for Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.

“These are events that happened over 20 years ago. Bill is nearly 70 years old,” Sheinkopf said.

But he added, “Twenty years after Lewinsky, there are some people who won’t want him around interns. If Hillary becomes President, there will have to be guidelines for the internship program to make people feel comfortable.”
Monica Lewinsky testified about her relationship with President Clinton. (Photo: AP)

Monday, August 15, 2016

We'll go you 3,000 better a day Lauren!

Dear Clare,

Another Black Lives Matter race riot in the United States. This time, it’s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Because a black man, Sylville Smith, was shot dead by police.

Except: Smith was a serial criminal, who wouldn’t drop a handgun when police ordered him to.

And: the police officer who shot Smith was black himself.

Yet the street thugs of Black Lives Matter rioted, burning down businesses — including many owned by black Americans.

What’s going on?

This isn’t about racial equality. This is about demonizing the police, creating racial tensions where there are none, and distracting from real political issues that Democrats would rather not talk about.

This morning I flew to Milwaukee with a cameraman. We’re going to try to find out what’s really happening here — who’s behind it, what the facts are, and, just as important, why the mainstream media keeps treating these street thugs like they’re civil rights activists.

I want to see with my own eyes what it’s like on the ground in Milwaukee — and to talk to ordinary black Americans about the Black Lives Matter paramilitary movement, and if it really represents black America today. I don’t think it does — but I want to find out.

Can you please help me?

Buying plane tickets to Milwaukee for my cameraman and me on short notice cost $2,000, plus we’ll probably have $500 in other expenses in our two-day trip.

Unlike the mainstream media, we don’t have massive budgets — we’re 100% viewer-supported.

Can you please chip in $5, $50 or even $250 to help cover our costs? I promise I’ll do my best to uncover the truth — and to share my findings with you and the world in a series of videos.

Please help me cover my costs by clicking here. Thank you very much.

Yours truly,
Lauren Southern

P.S. I think the main victims of Black Lives Matter are ordinary black families whose neighborhoods are being burned down. I want to interview those people — don’t you? Please click here if you can help me be your voice in Milwaukee.

P.P.S. I want to cover the bad news — but I also promise to stay safe. I know it’s dangerous down there.

Dear Lauren,

Thank you for contacting CyberSmokeBlog. We're retired so operate the site on a shoestring no budget and are somewhat taken aback by the success it has enjoyed. Currently, it's registering approximately 3,000 visitors daily so hopefully our readers will contribute what they can.

Take good care on your visit and please keep our readers updated on your progress.

Clare L, Pieuk

Liberal ass kissing 101 for votes! Organised crime in having a parade in Italy will Mr. Sunny Ways fly Sophie and the children at taxpayers expense so they can also march in it?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves to the crowd as he attends the annual pride parade in Montreal. (Graham Hughes The Canadian Press)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The bad news? As a Minister of the Crown are you ever stupid! The good news at least your blog wasn't hijacked by a hardcore porn site!

Up next .....

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Have you seen this man? Sophie needs 200 pair of new taxpayer shoes!

Beware the Canada Revenue Agency scam!

Good Day Readers:

It starts innocently enough with an unsolicited seemingly innocuous e-mail such as:

Dear TaxPayer:

Canada Revenue Agency has sent you an INTERAC e-Transfer (previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer).

Amount - $468.36 CAD
Sender’s Message - A message was not provided
Expiry Date - August 09 2016
Action Required:
To deposit your money, click on this ID: 6481730815
@2016 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Online Support

Twice recently CyberSmokeBlog has received these messages each in the amount of over $400

Monday, August 08, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

It's one of the hottest summers on record Ontarians are running around with parched throats desperately holding onto their "things" so what does that Old Witch and her greedy government do?

Good Day Readers:

The greedy young miserable Old Witch and her greedy Cabinet colleagues raised the price on wine yet again! So much for reducing interprovincial trade barriers! Screw you Fathers of Confederation and the horses on which you rode into town! Oh, and BTW in case you hadn't noticed that's cascading taxes - taxes on taxes on taxes. The LCBO has you by the short and curlies,

Clare L. Pieuk
By Laura Payton
Ottawa News Bureau
Online Producer

Sunday, August 7, 2016

'It feels like theft': Ontario wineries frustrated b y government obstacles
Two years ago, Jens Korberg and Bruno François decided to try something new at their Prince Edward County winery. They had started The Old Third in 2005, planting vines and cultivating grapes to make small batches of Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. The property features a chicly decorated restored barn and a few picnic tables, where Korberg and François pictured customers enjoying glasses of wine in the sun. It would also allow them to earn some additional revenue by charging by the glass rather than by the bottle.

To do so, François and Korberg had to get a Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) licence that permits the sale of wine by the glass on their property, since the winery licence they already had only allowed them to sell small tasting samples. They nevertheless found that still didn't earn them any more money.

"We didn't realize the LCBO considered this a licensee sale," Korberg explained in an interview with CTVNews.ca. That means the LCBO charges the vineyard as if it has sold the bottle to the LCBO for distribution, then charges them to buy it back. "This is a bottle of wine that has never left the property. The wine in the bottle is made 100 per cent by the grapes grown by our own property, by us, and I have to give half the cost of that bottle to the LCBO in order to sell that wine by the glass on my own property," he said.


That, to many Ontario producers, is the LCBO in a nutshell. Ask anyone who produces alcohol about the regulations they face, and you'll get a litany of complaints about the paperwork and licensing, as well as the amount of money taken off sales through taxes and mark-up. Add to that the barriers to selling over provincial boundaries, and many are tearing out their hair over how to turn a profit.

Some are starting to fight back. The Toronto Distillery Company has taken the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to court, disputing it has the right to collect taxes - which see the LCBO take around half of every dollar of sales, even if the bottle never leaves its storefront. In Prince Edward County, the Old Third is just one winery that eschews the LCBO, choosing to sell directly to consumers rather than losing half its revenue.

'No recourse'

"The reality is that the industry is not at all profitable, and this goes right back to the government," said Jeff Aubry, the President of Coyote's Run Estate Winery, which sells through the LCBO.

"Unfortunately they're the wholesale monopoly... and so, if the LCBO says no [to your product], you have no recourse."

The LCBO plays a dual role in Ontario, enforcing regulations by auditing wineries and collecting taxes, as well as acting as the retailer for the companies it audits. Producers who sell from their facilities are both a competitor to the LCBO and on the receiving end of the province's policies. And because it's a monopoly, if the LCBO acts like a retailer - raising sales targets or changing requirements - producers have limited options. Those options are further limited in Canada because each province controls its own liquor market, and only British Columbia, Manitoba and Nova Scotia have dropped their barriers to inter-provincial sales.

"That's what makes the LCBO the third or fourth largest wine buyer in the world. Because they have a captive monopoly market," Aubry said. "If I'm a wine producer in Italy, I can sell to anywhere in Italy any time I want, and I get to sell into the LCBO if I want... but as a domestic producer, I don't get that."

The LCBO is a major cash cow for the much-indebted Ontario government. Last year, it returned $1.9 billion in dividends to provincial coffers - on top of the approximately $280 million in HST it makes off the sales. It's not hard to see how it makes that much. When a consumer buys a bottle of alcohol, the LCBO takes:
  • 52 per cent of the cost of wine
  • 59 per cent of the cost of spirits
  • 39 per cent of the cost of beer
An LCBO spokeswoman says those markups fund Ontario's social programs as well as the LCBO's operating costs.

"Profits are returned to the Government of Ontario by way of dividend and are used to fund provincial government priorities such as health care, education, and other important public services," Genevieve Tomney wrote in an email to CTV News.

Last year's $1.9 billion profit was the organization's "22nd consecutive dividend increase," she noted. "Our mark-up pricing structure is standard, transparent and a matter of public record. The pricing structure was established by LCBO with the Ministry of Finance several years ago."

'Crazy, crazy tax'

That kind of markup has convinced some producers to turn away from the LCBO (though many also note their production is too small anyway to handle the LCBO's massive orders). It's also led theToronto Distillery Co. to challenge the AGCO's power to collect taxes, arguing the province doesn't technically have a tax on spirits. The owners hope it forces the government to change its regulations.

"When we sell a bottle out of our retail store, we do all of the work, and on a $40 bottle we have to pay them about $18. I mean, that's a crazy, crazy tax," said Charles Benoit, co-founder of the distillery.

The markup, Benoit points out, was designed to cover the LCBO's distribution and retail costs, as well as provide the province its dividend (the LCBO pays a 13 per cent commission on sales from the distilleries - after taking the standard markup. A recent report commissioned by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recommended raising that.).

"Fair enough," he said. "But when you apply it to our store, they're not doing any work of distribution or retail. Then it's pure tax... and it becomes an outrageous tax."

So far, the Ontario court has disagreed, giving the win to the AGCO and the LCBO. Benoit and his business partner, Jesse Razaqpur, are appealing that decision, with their next court date likely by the end of the year.

Friday, August 05, 2016

What you married "The Donald!" Why you stupid woman!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

CyberSmokeBlog celebrates Soyent Green Days!

Good Day Readers:

Since there's a heat advisory for Ontario and much of the country, CyberSmokeBlog thought what a better way to celebrate it than by declaring today Soylent Green Day. So remember if anyone should offer you a small, square green chip you're probably eating someone perhaps even your neighbour - Yikes!

Clare L. Pieuk

Hillary goes niqab!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

What non Aboriginals look and act like when they try to look and act more like Aboriginals than the Aboriginals! Where's the Coppertone?

Good Day Readers:

CyberSmokeBlog is and remains very much opposed to spending millions and millions and millions of your hard earned dollars to study a situation that has already been studied to death. To date how many Royal Commissions have there been all telling you the same thing?

Instead put the money into hiring five, six, seven ..... RCMP officers dedicated to opening old files. Perhaps, just perhaps some of them may be solved.
The Trudeau government can't kiss Aboriginal ass fast enough because their confidential polling is telling them therein lies the secret to another majority government.

Clare L. Pieuk

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Trump calls Hillary "Pinocchio!"

Jezus, what took you so long politicians? ..... Rocco ("Don't call me Rocky!") Galati "The Hammer" for Supreme Court of Canada Justice

Good Day Readers:

It's nice to see the politicians are finally getting it right! Wonder what took them so long? CyberSmokeBlog's nomination for the Supreme Court of Canada would be Rocco Galati. Imagine him on the land's highest court. Kick boxing, fresh fruit eating Rocco would surely kick ass with one hand tied behind his back while reciting poetry/Shakespeare.. Should you ever have to go before him you'd be treated fairly.

The boys and girls at the Canadian Judicial Council are left to clean up the taxpayers' mess of inappropriate federal judicial appointments. Right Robin "The Bobbin" (How high and in what direction?" Camp.
He knows on what side his six-figure annual salary, expense account and fully indexed pension plus benefits package is buttered.

Clare L. Pieuk
Ottawa overhauls process for selecting Supreme Court Justices

By Steven Chase
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The Liberal government has confirmed it will overhaul the way Canada picks a Supreme Court justice, opening up a process that has been criticized as partisan and unaccountable.

Also on the Globe and Mail

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that former prime minister Kim Campbell has been selected to chair a new seven-member advisory board that will be tasked with recommending candidates to replace Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell, who is due to retire on September 1.

JUSTIN TRUDEAU: Why Canada has a new way to choose Supreme Court judges

The Globe and Mail revealed last month that the government was planning to change the selection process and would position the move as an attempt to make it less elitist. The Globe also reported that the government was expected to allow people to nominate themselves for the Supreme Court job, which Ottawa will also announce Tuesday.

Any qualified Canadian lawyer or Judge will be able to put forward their name for consideration and the government will take applications for the job in Canada’s highest court until the end of the day on August 24. The Board will review all applications and their recommendations will be based only on the pool of applicants.

“From now on, an independent and non-partisan Advisory Board will be given the task of identifying suitable candidates,” Mr. Trudeau wrote in a column published in The Globe Tuesday. “Gone are the days of governments – Liberal and Conservative alike – nominating Supreme Court Justices through a secretive backroom process. Canadians deserve better,” he said.

Since Justice Cromwell comes from Nova Scotia, convention dictates that his successor should come from Atlantic Canada. Ottawa is not limiting the search process to Atlantic Canada, however, and the board will accept nominations from across the country.

RELATED: Newfoundland to remain without judge on Supreme Court

Four members of the advisory board – a retired judge, two lawyers and a legal scholar – were nominated by the legal community. Groups that had a say include the Canadian Judicial Council, the Canadian Bar Association, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and the Council of Canadian Law Deans. Three members, including Ms. Campbell, were appointed by the government.

The board will draw up a list with three to five names by late September and Mr. Trudeau is expected to commit to choosing a replacement for Justice Cromwell from this list even though the recommendations will be non-binding and the Prime Minister retains unfettered authority to appoint whomever he wants. The appointment will be made during the fall session of the Supreme Court, which begins in October and runs into December.

There are no sitting MPs on the panel, a departure from the way things ran under the Stephen Harper government, which selected some Justices after review by a committee of MPs and at least one where the Prime Minister’s Office sidestepped MPs. Putting members of the public on the selection committee will make it similar to the process that existed under the Liberal government of Paul Martin in 2004 and 2005.

GLOBE ARCHIVES: Stephen Harper’s courts: How the judiciary has been remade

The moves are partly a response to the Nadon affair, in which the Supreme Court declared in an unprecedented ruling that Mr. Harper’s 2013 appointee, Justice Marc Nadon, lacked the legal qualifications to join the top court. The controversy highlighted secret manipulations of the selection process. After The Globe revealed that four of the six people the government asked a parliamentary committee to review were ineligible, the Conservatives complained of leaks and ended Parliament’s involvement in selecting Justices.

Members of the new Advisory Board nominated by the legal community include: Susan Ursel, a Senior Partner with a Toronto law firm who has been recognized for her support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited (LGBTT) communities in Canada; Jeff Hirsch, President of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and Partner with a Winnpeg law firm; Richard Jamieson Scott, a former Chief Justice of the Manitoba Court of Appeal and Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator at a Winnipeg law firm, and Camille Cameron, Dean of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and Chair of the Canadian Council of Law Deans.

The Prime Minister said opening up the process helps reassure Canadians “that all members of the Supreme Court are both fully qualified and fully accountable to those they serve” across the country.

“The appointment of a Supreme Court justice is one of the most important decisions a Prime Minister makes. It is time we made that decision together.”

All candidates must be functionally bilingual, the government says.

The three members of the Advisory Board appointed by the Trudeau government include: Ms. Campbell, who served as Prime Minister in 1993 when she led the Progressive Conservative Party, former Northwest Territories Premier Stephen Kakfwi and Lili-Anna Peresa, President of Centraide of Greater Montreal. Centraide is the Quebec presence of United Way Canada.

The government will mandate the Advisory Board to support the goal of a gender-balanced Supreme Court that also reflects Canada’s diverse society. With Justice Cromwell’s departure, the Bench is equally split between men and woman and so a new ninth Judge will tilt the balance one way or another.

“A diverse bench brings different and valuable perspectives to the decision-making process, whether informed by gender, ethnicity, personal history, or the myriad other things that make us who we are,” Mr. Trudeau wrote.

The government is restoring a measure of accountability to the process, promising to consult widely on the shortlist of candidates with the Chief Justice of Canada, with provinces and territories as necessary and with relevant Members of Cabinet, as well as opposition justice critics and the Commons and Senate Justice and Legal-Affairs Committees.

They’re also pledging to hold a question-and-answer session where MPs and Senators can ask the nominated Justice, before he or she joins the Bench, to explain how they meet the criteria of the job. This will be open to Members of the Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, as well as representatives of the Bloc Québécois and Green Party.

“To further meet our commitment to transparency, we will invite the Members of the House and Senate Committees, and representatives of all parties with seats in the House, to take part in a Q&A session with the nominee, moderated by a law professor,” Mr. Trudeau wrote.

Finally, all applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire when they seek the job and the answers they provide will be made public, except for responses to what are deemed personal questions such as references.

Follow Steven Chase on Twitter: @stevenchase

Monday, August 01, 2016

Bill Clinton to Hillary: "Jezus, did you see that? Once we're in the White House we'll have to invite them to the Jiggleroom ... err ... I mean Rose Garden so I can get to know them better!"

Melania Trump's girl-on-girl-photos from racy shoot revealed

By Isabel Vincent
Sunday, August 1, 2016
Melanie Trump models for a January 1996 issue of Max Magazine (Photo: Ade de Basseville)

Here’s the nation’s would-be first lady — and right beside her, a second lady.

Three years before she met husband Donald Trump, Melania Trump was snapped in a nude frolic with another female model, bombshell photos obtained exclusively by The Post show.

The lesbian-themed pics are from a two-day photo shoot in Manhattan in 1995, when Melania Knauss, as she was called, was 25 years old and modeling under the name “Melania K.”

Several were featured in Max Magazine, a now-defunct French men’s monthly, more than 20 years ago. Others have never been in print — until now.

The raciest of the photos shows Melania lying nude in a bed as Scandinavian model Emma Eriksson, also naked, embraces her from behind, just below her breasts, which are fully exposed.

In another photo, Eriksson wears sheer stockings, a low-cut bustier, high heels and a long robe — all designed by John Galliano — and raises a whip as if preparing to spank Melania, who pretends to recoil. Melania is more conservatively dressed in a skin-tight gown and high heels.

“I always loved women together, because I have been with a lot of women who desired the ménage à trois,” said Jarl Ale de Basseville, the French fashion photographer who snapped the pictures.

Melania Trump (right) poses for the January 1996 issue of Max Magazine. Photo: Alé de Basse­ville

“This is beauty and not porn. I am always shocked by the porn industry because they are destroying the emotion and the essence of purity and simplicity.”

The shoot took place in a Chelsea apartment that doubled as a photo studio, said de Basseville, a Paris artist and fashion photographer who was briefly based in New York in the mid-’90s.
Part of the shoot, which de Basseville said was inspired by Renaissance art, took place on the building’s rooftop, said a fashion-industry insider who was present at one of the photo sessions.

Melania behaved “like a true professional” during one of the nighttime shoots with Eriksson, the source said.

“She was charming throughout,” said the source, adding that the pics’ lesbian theme didn’t faze her. “She was always smiling, with a very pleasant personality and was polite and very well educated.”

Melania had recently arrived in the city from modeling stints in Paris and Milan at the time. In Gotham, she was booked for mostly commercial work and was later featured in an ad for Camel cigarettes, the source told The Post.

Her sexy photo spread appeared in the January 1996 issue of Max Magazine, whose cover featured a photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford.

In addition to the lesbian-themed shots, de Basseville took several nude pictures of Melania from different angles.

Melania Trump in the January 1996 issue of Max Magazine. Photo: Alé de Basse­ville

Donald Trump thinks his wife will be a model first lady — and here’s the proof.

Decades before she was sporting designer dresses on the stage of the Republican National Convention as Mrs. Trump, Melania Knauss posed nude in a photo spread for a now-defunct French men’s magazine, The Post has learned.

Melania Trump in the January 1996 issue of Max Magazine.
Photo: Alé de Basse­ville