The tide may have turned on Con attack jobs, even those facilitated by the so-called *liberal* media.
When the targets of scurrilous smears are regular, ordinary working class Canadians who don't ressemble Maxime *Empty Suit* Bernier, a shining example of an entitled and privileged member of the Contempt Party, people do get angry. For real.
As for the hacks doing the Cons' dirty work under the guise of balanced reporting, go fuck yourselves with splintery gardening implements.
In response to Beijing York's question, I found this:
An analysis by The Canadian Press of sponsored travel reports shows 172 MPs have taken 336 free trips over the last four years totalling $1.9 million. And that's on top of trips taken on government business.[...]
Two destinations topped the list: Taiwan and Israel, each with 68 sponsored trips.
The Taiwan trips were paid for by the Chinese International Economic Co-operation Association, a business and trade lobby organization.
The Canada-Israel Committee paid for the Israel trips. The group is active on Parliament Hill. Public filings with the lobbyist registry show 122 entries under the Canada-Israel Committee's name. Many of those meetings were with MPs who went on the group's junkets.