Liberals value BBQ with Justin Trudeau at $999…….

In this article in the Ottawa Citizen, The Liberals seemto be valuing a BBQ with Justin Trudeau at $999.

How much is a five-person barbecue dinner with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau worth to you?

Federal Liberals sent out an email this week offering Canadians who donate $5 or more to the party between now and June 30 a chance to win a barbecue dinner for five with the Grit leader this summer.

It’s the party’s latest fundraising effort and is a clear attempt to combine Canadians’ love of grilling with what Liberals are hoping is Trudeau’s celebrity appeal.

“The leader loves having the chance to meet one-on-one with Canadians,” said Liberal party spokesman Olivier Duchesneau. “And obviously Canadians love to barbecue in the summer, so it was a great fit.”

But because the fundraiser is also a contest – the winner of the barbecue date will be chosen through a random draw – Duchesneau said the party was legally required to come up with a value for the prize.

And there it is in the fine print: “Approximate value of $999 CAD.”

So the Shiney Pony speaks at a fundraiser and the price is $20,000 but when you get him in an intimate 5 person BBQ fundraiser, the value is only $999. Considering he charged the $20,000 while an MP it should have gone up now that he is party leader.

This to me is a blatant attempt to bypass the donation limits the party has to set on the value of things. Recall when they had their “Sky is the limit” auction?

In that case they were forced to back down because people were bidding to exceed the donation limit of the prize. Well in this case the value received by the Liberals in $5 ticket prices far exceeds the value of the $999 claim and it will also likely exceed the $1200 limit per person.

It may be “legal” but it is still optically circumventing the rules via technicalities.

Liberals….OfficiallyScrewing over Canadians since 1867.,

4 thoughts on “Liberals value BBQ with Justin Trudeau at $999…….

  • June 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I like BBQs, but they would have to pay me to attend one with Trudeau.

  • June 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    “Barbeque with Justin Trudeau” Hmmmm
    He would look good with an apple in his mouth.

  • June 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    How much do they charge for NOT having to listen to Zoolander, er, Justin, speak?

  • August 4, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Considering that the Son of Pierre, affectionately known as “Dot 2” is a fierce advocate of the legalization of marijuana (and henceforth, the government’s monopolization of its sales), the $999 ticket price to break bread and other snacks with Dot 2 might not be such an outlandish price after all.

    Dot 2’s not offering the usual ‘secret recipe brownies’ and nachos and suds on the menu….after all, these are sophisticated Liberals!

    Liberals rule!

    Dot 2’s talking Kobe beef, truffles, foie gras, beluga caviar, top vintage champagnes….

    And all in volumes that an experienced pot aficionado with an acute case of the munchies would demand!

    Not to mention, chauffeured transportation too and fro, and overnight lodging for those guests that might over indulge.

    One thing that’ll be free, is the CBC puff piece to glamorize the entire event. It’ll be like the Oscars, except in Canada, and honouring nothing.

    Long règne Trudeau Dot 2!

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