It was no coincidence that the current unravelling of the Liberal party was caused by the principled objections regarding SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. by two political newcomers against a concerted attempt to subvert justice.
It is also no coincidence that both were female and both from outside the Quebec-Ottawa power centre that has controlled postwar Canada for generations.
Clearly, they failed to realize the party’s lengthy tenure in Ottawa is based on putting all things Quebec or Liberal above everything else. Instead, they collided with this coven of Liberal civil servants, corporations, media sympathizers, law firms, lobbyists, and caucus colleagues who salute first and never ask questions.
Alberta premier-designate Jason Kenney has consistently said he will immediately repeal the province’s carbon tax, putting his government on a potential crash course with the federal government.
Businessman Calvin Helin wants to bring jobs to his impoverished hometown on the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation on the northwest British Columbia coast, but there’s a powerful group blocking his dreams.
Helin sees a new kind of colonialism — this time imposed by wealthy, big city environmentalists and their allies in the Trudeau government — thwarting the desire for work and for dignity for his old community.
Eco-colonialism, Helin calls it, led by “elitist, latte-slurping white people.”
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in freefall in the polls, provinces after provinces voting in right wing governments and Canada alienated by world powers, the Liberal Party’s future is not looking rosy.
Add to all of that the departure of former clerk of the privy council Michael Wernick (not a great loss) and Trudeau’s longtime pal principal secretary Gerald Butts (separated at birth), as well as two of his most performing ministers, over LavScam and it’s pretty dark in Liberal corners.
Forgive the cynics among us — a growing crowd, for sure, once the Trudeau Liberals are dragged into it — for thinking our current prime minister is playing Crazy 8s with a euchre deck when it comes to the struggling economy of the all-but-forgotten province of Alberta.
Elections in Alberta last week and Ontario last June mean Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna have lost a key talking point in support of carbon pricing heading into the Oct. 21 federal vote.
Last year at this time, they were able to boast, as they did incessantly, that more than 80% of Canada’s population (86% actually) lived in the four provinces that already had carbon pricing — Ontario, Alberta, B.C. and Quebec.
Half a year is a long time in politics, but when you’re trailing in the polls it might not feel like it’s long enough.
That’s where Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government finds itself with six months to go before the fall federal election.
And when past prime ministers have been in this spot before, it generally hasn’t ended well for them.
In a somewhat unexpected turn of events, Morgane Oger, trans-activist and the Vice President of the British Columbia NDP, released a Friday-night blogpost condemning Jessica Yaniv for accusations of sexual impropriety that have been waged against her by numerous women and girls.
You spelled ogre wrong.
Last week the Ontario and federal governments battled it out in court on the carbon tax and it was the tale of two very different stories.
The opening arguments laid out by lawyers representing the opposing sides showed where they wanted to put their emphasis.
The lawyer for the Government of Ontario argued that the law was unconstitutional while the lawyer for the Government of Canada argued climate change was real, urgent and needed action taken.
One was a legal argument, the other emotional.
From where else… The Star
Trudeau painting Scheer as extremist has risks for PM, say experts
OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau is framing the next election in stark terms.
The prime minister told Liberal volunteers and supporters last week the Oct. 21 vote will be “about what kind of country we want to live in, and who we want to be.”
But in the wake of the past two months of controversy over the SNC-Lavalin affair, a new, edgier tone has emerged. It isn’t all sunshine and light. Trudeau has moved, inside and outside the Commons, to link Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to white supremacism and the alt-right.
Justin, he’s stupid as a sack of shit.
Now that Albertans have elected the United Conservative Party as their government, that brings the number of provinces fighting the carbon tax up to five.
Incoming Premier Jason Kenney will see his government join Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick in opposing the deeply unpopular tax.
A tipping point has been reached. With the population of Alberta tossed in to the mix, these five provinces now represent more than half the population of Canada.
During his rousing victory speech Tuesday night marking the United Conservative Party’s majority mandate, premier designate Jason Kenney talked about Vivian Krause and her research.
While he didn’t mention Krause by name — just hearing Kenney mention the concerted U.S.-funded campaign to landlock Alberta oil — was like hitting the release valve on a pressure cooker.
Finally, the lies that have been spread about Alberta’s world-leading, ethical energy industry over the past decade were mentioned for the first time by a Canadian premier on a national stage.
When Canadians go to the polls in October, a non-partisan group hopes Muslim voter turnout will be higher than ever — and seized one of the year’s most-attended days of prayer to mobilize the community with a single message: every ballot counts.
On Good Friday, imams at 69 mosques in five provinces — Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec — delivered a coordinated sermon in four different languages, emphasizing the importance of voting.
Non-partisan? Bullshit. This is the LPC base, this is tribalism, this is LPC identity politics and this is the CBC issuing a clarion call for a desperate Trudeau.
The upside is that the Liberal Party is rapidly beginning to mirror Britain’s anti-semitic Islamist harboring Labour Party.
Seeing as the Trudeau Liberals and their vainglorious leader have been rattled to the gunnels by silly antics, ethics breaches, leaks, miscalculations and scandals, the mere mention of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s name must bring on visions of yet another hell on the horizon.
It would be great to see Ms. Henein take a stiletto heel to Justin the heel…
According to a tweet by Conservative MP Michelle Rempel, SNC-Lavalin has sponsored an ad that besmirches to name of Jody Wilson-Raybould.