PM Harper – The Acorn That Didn’t Fall too Far From the Tree


This article was found at:  http://www.yourmunicipality.ca/a-bit-of-history-about-our-prime-minister-stephen-harper/

After some investigation I found out that it was a spoof, inasmuch as hanged Remus was also related to a cabinet member and a politician of Australia. Newsflash: It is however funny. That does not get our PM off the hook of being sneaky about his secret deals with China. See link: https://pushinback.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/rick-mercer-rants-on-harper-secrecy/

Judy Harper an amateur genealogy researcher in Northern Ontario, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Winnipeg in 1889. Both Judy and Stephen Harper share this common ancestor.
The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows at the Manitoba Provincial Jail. On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: ‘Remus Rudd horse thief, sent to Stoney Mountain Jail 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the CP AND CN trains six times. Caught by Mounted Police Force, convicted and hanged in 1889.’

Harpers grandpa remus


So Judy recently e-mailed Prime Minister Harper for information about their great-great uncle, Remus Rudd. Believe it or not, Harper’s staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:
“Remus Rudd was famous in Ontario during the mid to late 1800s. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the CP and CN Railways. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroads.
In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the Mounted Police Force. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.”
NOW That’s how it’s done, Folks!
Now that’s a real POLITICAL SPIN!

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About pushinback

Back in 1993, I attended an anti-Nafta rally in Ottawa along with over 110,000 others. But despite the overwhelming opposition to NAFTA, the steamroller rolled on. It was there that I came to understand the one vital thing that I have been preaching ever since. There are so many issues, and so many fighting each issue, we are all spinning our wheels, and wasting our time, talents and energy, because each election, we give the politicians our power and so the deck is stacked against us. I said it that day and I say it with more fervency today. We all have one issue that we share, and we should all stop fighting for our own issues and losing anyways, and we should fight to achieve that one thing that we all share. We Canadians all have to fight to finally get a say between elections. We need to fight to make politicians accountable to us, the people. If there is no accountability, and the people have no say between elections, we have no Democracy. My Blog is written to teach the reader the essential knowledge of freedom and Democracy. Please read, and learn. I am one person, but I leave you my witness that one person is not powerless, only first you must first learn and then act. Let the democratic revolution begin. Kindest regards, Rob McQueen
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3 Responses to PM Harper – The Acorn That Didn’t Fall too Far From the Tree

  1. masqua says:

    Hilarious. Thanks for this lovely bit.

  2. Royal says:

    Do bear in mind that this same story has been told for decades about countless politicians in Canada, the USA and Australia. In other words, it is a hoax. Don’t forget to check your details before presenting something as true.

    • pushinback says:

      You are very correct. The article is a hoax, and if you read in the second paragraph you would have noticed that I stated that is was, “After some investigation I found out that it was a spoof”, and I also mentioned that it was funny, and that is why I reprinted it.

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