September 24th, 2014

Six of the dumbest things said by Paul Calandra

The following are six of the dumbest things that Paul Calandra has said in the House of Commons in response to questions. Keep in mind that he is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada, and received an extra bonus of $16,300 in salary this year for his illustrious role:

  • “Mr. Speaker, just to conclude that story, we also had a driver, Eugene. He was a Philippine immigrant and he used to deliver pizzas. Part of the agreement was that he would provide receipts for gas. Could Eugene have provided extra receipts? He could have, but he did not.” October 29, 2013
  • “I ask myself, ‘What would Eugene do in this case?’ I know what Eugene would do. He would apologize. He would resign, and he would pay it back.” October 31, 2013
  • “I have two daughters, a seven-year-old and a five-year-old, two beautiful girls, Natalie and Olivia, and each week I give them an allowance. Part of that allowance might be for cleaning their rooms. Both Natalie and Olivia know that sometimes their mother might clean their rooms.” October 30, 2013
  • “On this side of the House, we are going to stand up not only for my daughters, but for your family as well, Mr. Speaker, and for all those young Canadians, in the spirit of Christmas, who are waiting for Santa Claus to come and visit.” December 10, 2013
  • “I do like flowers and, of course, with lemons I like to make lemonade. My two daughters, this summer, actually had a lemonade stand where they sold lemonade for 5¢ on the street. They did very well. I am very proud of them.” November 26, 2013
  • “Let me say this again, just in passing. I have another story, because I know how much we like them. One of the first things I taught my daughters when they could speak was their address, so that if they got lost, they would know to tell the police or anybody where they lived.” October 30, 2013

Canadians deserve better.