POLL: 89% Of Canadians Oppose MPs Being Allowed To Accept Free Trips

Common-sense makes it clear that people in a position of power can be influenced by favours given to them by those with an agenda.

A new survey by Nanos Research for the Globe & Mail reveals a near total consensus among Canadians on whether or not Members of Parliament should be allowed to accept gifts of free trips.

89% say it is “unacceptable or somewhat unacceptable.”

Said Nanos, “For average Canadians a free trip is a red flag that they believe is outright unacceptable.”

A report on the poll notes that the two top countries travelled to by MPs are Taiwan and Israel. China is third on the list, and we can expect to see them rise higher as they expand their attempt to co-opt Canadian politicians:

“Since 2007, travel records show parliamentarians have taken 36 trips to China, sponsored by arms of the Chinese government or Beijing-friendly business groups seeking closer ties and trade with the one-party state and world’s second-biggest economy.”

Despite being third on the list of travelled-to destinations, China creates the most concern for national security experts, with the report pointing out “Unlike Israel and Tawian, China has also been accused of spying, stealing Canadian technology and using coercion to silence critics of the regime on university campuses and elsewhere.”

Ban politicians from accepting foreign trips

The solution to this problem is easy. The government should pass legislation banning MPs from accepting free foreign trips. If they want to pay for it with their own money, that’s fine, but public servants must remains servants of the Canadian public only.

Allowing those in power to continue accepting free foreign trips will accelerate the decline of our national sovereignty, which is already picking up pace under the disloyal Trudeau government.

And, considering that Trudeau himself was found to be in violation of ethics rules for his Aga Khan island trip in the Bahamas, it would be shocking if the government did anything to crack down on the perks enjoyed by the political elites.

Spencer Fernando

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Businesses have learned long ago that gifts influence decision-makers. They all have policies forbidding accepting gifts other than of nominal value. e.g. hat or pen or some other small item.

Timothy J Hickey

It is very anti-Canadian to accept gifts from any foreign influence, and MPs who do accept must step down and resign!

In 2019 338 Non-Partisan candidates for office of MP will a commitment to the People of this country, by swearing an oath to SERVE CANADIANS!

Its time to do politics differently in this country!


make that 90%…

Bob Pflug

If you want evidence showing who gets a huge bang for their free junket bucks, check Canada’s voting in the UN General Assembly regarding Israel’s territorial kleptocracy over the past two governments. Israel is always condemned for their contempt of the UN Charter by almost all countries and Canada votes with Israel and a few other countries including Micronesia and Plau. The free junket certainly won’t include a visit to the occupied population in the West Bank. The conclusion: The Israel file in Global Affairs is auctioned off. Israeli peacenicks and Palestinians are too poor to bid.