April Fools!

Updated: Nov 14


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denis.trudel@parl.gc.ca; ryan.turnbull@parl.gc.ca; tim.uppal@parl.gc.ca; rechie.valdez@parl.gc.ca; tony.vanbynen@parl.gc.ca; adam.vankoeverden@parl.gc.ca; tako.vanpopta@parl.gc.ca; dan.vandal@parl.gc.ca; anita.vandenbeld@parl.gc.ca; karen.vecchio@parl.gc.ca; gary.vidal@parl.gc.ca; Dominique.vien@parl.gc.ca; Arnold.viersen@parl.gc.ca; Julie.vignola@parl.gc.ca; rene.villemure@parl.gc.ca; arif.virani@parl.gc.ca; brad.vis@parl.gc.ca; kevin.vuong@parl.gc.ca; cathay.wagantall@parl.gc.ca; chris.warkentin@parl.gc.ca; kevin.waugh@parl.gc.ca; len.webber@parl.gc.ca; Patrick.weiler@parl.gc.ca; jonathan.wilkinson@parl.gc.ca; ryan.williams@parl.gc.ca; john.williamson@parl.gc.ca; jean.yip@parl.gc.ca; salma.zahid@parl.gc.ca; bonita.zarrillo@parl.gc.ca; bob.zimmer@parl.gc.ca; Sameer.zuberi@parl.gc.ca; kerry-lynne.findlay@parl.gc.ca Cc: fterrazzano@taxpayer.com Subject: April Fools!


Ladies and Gentlemen of the House of Commons,


Another year, another April Fools’ joke at the Canadian taxpayer’s expense – although, living in Canada, between the corruption, conflicts of interest, Charter violations and bald-faced lies evidenced by most politicians, every day seems a lot like April Fools’ Day. To recap, effective April 1, 2022:

  • The carbon tax increases 2.2 cents/litre;

  • The alcohol escalator tax increases yet again, notwithstanding that taxes account for half the price of beer, 65% the price of wine and more than 75% the price of spirits (and notwithstanding the fact that the Liberal government and CBC have turned the nightly news into what can only be viewed as a drinking game by anyone with incredulity and a streak of morbid curiosity akin to watching a deadly traffic accident);

  • The federal debt is $1,191,414,060,000.00 and increasing by $16,312,785 per hour;

  • Hyperinflation is well on its way in Canada, with the latest data showing that our current inflation rate is at least 5.7% (with gasoline prices up 32.3%), and Bank of Canada interest rates are about to skyrocket a la Trudeau Numero Un (oops – housing is just about to get uber-unaffordable – what was that platform Mr. Trudeau ran on again?); and

  • You all decided this was the time to award yourselves yet another pay raise – Mr. Trudeau will receive an additional $7,400 per annum with the backbenchers receiving an additional $3,700 (I’m assuming Mr. Singh has received a special “off the books” remuneration as well? Or just some in-kind gifts from baby furniture manufacturers?). This is, of course, on top of the multiple pay raises you have given yourselves over the past few years of the pandemic, whilst you conspired to shut down small business, ruin the mental health of all Canadians and coerce your constituents into accepting an experimental medical treatment for a virus with a lower fatality rate than the flu on penalty of societal exclusion and financial ruin.

Your tone deafness, gall and complete disdain for your constituents is truly astonishing. To celebrate your very own Marie Antoinette moment, I scoured the internet to find the most accurate depiction I could of your behaviour. Unfortunately, the actual photos I found of pigs feeding at the trough didn’t evoke the visceral emotion that I feel about each one of you repeatedly betraying your constituents to line your own pockets.


I hope you each use your ill-gotten gains to buy a fiddle, so you can play it as Canada burns.

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