Worst Candidates 2019: Justina McCaffrey’s Faith, Hype and Bankruptcy

It’ll take more than just another cut-and-colour to transmogrify Justina McCaffrey from air-kissing frock maven to jus’-folks servant of the people of Kanata-Carleton, but the celebrity bankrupt is giving it a good twirl.

“Life is getting more expensive under Justin Trudeau. Conservatives will scrap the carbon tax so that you can get ahead,” the star Tory candidate promised her Tweeps-at-large Aug. 19.

What a vertiginous volte face it’s been for “Canada’s Vera Wang,” who once flogged her custom wedding gowns for $7,500-plus, plus.

The “Justina McCaffrey bride,” she once told the Ottawa Petfinder a few bankruptcies ago, “wears a Tiffany bracelet, bought by a fiancée who happened to be at Tiffany’s picking up a $25,000 U.S. engagement [ring].”

It’s even a step down from two years ago, when Justina and her goose-steppin’ galpal Faith Goldy went on the hunt for a suitably rich straight white conservative goy on their reality-show pilot, A Wedding Dress For Everyone But Me(The Goldy-Diggers: Looking For Mr. Alt-Right, Frank, Sept 5, 2017)

Justina: “So I have my girlfriend, Faith, who’s wonderful. We hang out, have glasses of wine, martinis, spend some time with each other. She gives me ideas, we go out and meet eligible men.

Faith: “I believe in a little thing called the ‘girl mafia’: If you’re hot, you’re smart, you’re pretty, you roll in the right crowds.
“And when it comes to [Toronto], we’re about as close as you get to being called the ‘socialite.’ Anywhere you go. The ‘It’ event, you’ll see Justina McCaffery and Faith Goldy there…

“Justina and I were hanging out and I get a call from this well-to-do bachelor who’s older than me, so you have an idea of what I’m dealing with. Men who want to fly us all around the world, promising us all these, you know, roses and, uh, you know, red carpets. But for some reason, we haven’t found the right people.”

The mystery endures. But these days, Justina’s married to her work.

“When you’re small business owner, you sleep like a baby,” she declares in her candidate vid. “You get up every three hours and you cry uncontrollably.”

And it’s all Justin’s fault. “At least Pierre Elliot Trudeau never declared war on small business, she rages.”I’ve paid payroll out of my own personal bank account, and to be called a tax cheat is something that [asynchronous chopping gestures] makes me very, very angry.”

And to be fair, when Justina and then-hubby /biz partner David McCaffrey pulled the chute on their his-and-hers personal bankruptcies in 2008, only he left revenooers sucking the pipe ($107,000 in Quebec tax arrears). Among the reasons for the failure of their bridal biz? Er, a shrinking envelope of Quebec government handouts for small business.

Creditors bilked in self-made Justina’s $1.495-million flameout included  Desjardins ($500,000), HSBC Canada ($114,461), oh, and the Business Development Bank of Canada, which kissed goodbye $43,724 in loans. Something borrowed, something blew.

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7 comments on “Worst Candidates 2019: Justina McCaffrey’s Faith, Hype and Bankruptcy
  1. reym says:

    The charming photo and her sleep regimen suggest that she is emotionally unstable.

  2. OJM says:

    Cabinet material for sure, even though it’s not clear what portfolio would best suit a failed seamstress.

  3. Papadoc says:

    So, not only will the deserving CPC get this toad faced woman, but also Faith Goldie. The CPC electoral chances just skyrocketed.

  4. daveS says:

    And….. gone(?)
    HuffPost.ca
    09/14/2019 15:12 EDT
    Faith Goldy Friendship Prompts Tory Candidate To Bail From Scheer Event
    The Conservative leader called a string of candidate revelations a distraction.

  5. daveS says:

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  6. daveS says:

    Is Andrew Scheer inept? Frank magazine highlighted Faith Goldy–Justina McCaffrey friendship just last year
    by Charlie Smith on September 15th, 2019 at 9:01 AM The Georgia Straight Vancouver’s Alt-Weekly

    straight.com/news/1302446/andrew-scheer-inept-frank-magazine-highlighted-faith-goldy-justina-mccaffrey-friendship

  7. daveS says:

    Justina goes to museums!! Who would have thunk it!!?

    “Justina McCaffrey, the Conservative candidate in Kanata–Carleton, issued her own statement on her party’s campaign promise.
    “The very act of walking into a museum is a reminder that generations of Canadians came before us who shaped this land into what it is today,” it reads.
    “While some Liberals think we should be ashamed of our history, I believe we should be proud of it. Are we perfect? No. But we must never allow political correctness to erase what made us who are.””

    Fact Check: What’s the cost of Scheer’s promise to make national museums admission-free? Postmedia 7 October 2019

    One way to get in the news.

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