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Friday
Aug162019

The Greens Want A Public Inquiry. Have They Thought it Through?

Ever since the Ethics Commissioners Report landed with a bang on Trudeau’s desk, the opposition parties have been hard at work attacking the Liberals over the SNC Lavalin scandal.

This is what opposition parties are supposed to do, but with an election so close this issue takes on even more importance.

For instance, the Leader of the Green Party has been calling for a full public inquiry into this mess. It makes for an attractive sound bite, but has she thought it through?

There is a real possibility that on October 19th, Canadians will elect a minority Liberal government.

If Elizabeth May believes that Trudeau and his cronies acted so poorly that a full public inquiry is needed into what went on, how can she then support a minority government led by the same Liberal PM who she wants investigated?

The same goes for the NDP. If it is a minority Liberal government led by Trudeau. Will they support it to keep the Liberals in power?

The Greens and the NDP are the only parties likely to try to keep the Liberals in power. They need to be clear prior to the election if their support will be contingent on Trudeau stepping aside or not.

Otherwise for parties (who claim they are doing politics differently to the Liberals and Conservatives) are just blowing smoke. They will be no different than the parties they attack for old school politics.

Thursday
Aug152019

Where Do We Go from Here?

Canadians should be worried when a Prime Minister thinks he is above the law. In this case Trudeau has once again been nailed for ethics violations. His defense was that he was trying to save jobs. With Trudeau we can always be guaranteed some excuse and while they vary, they are his thinly disguised contempt for being expected to comply and obey- in this latest case the ethics code. He is now the only Canadian Prime Minister to have broken the ethics code, not once, but twice.

The latest Ethics Commissioner report is scathing. Let us not forget that Trudeau even blocked the commissioner from seeing some documents-why? What do these paper reveal? That now becomes the issue.

Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party, has called for a public inquiry and while that sounds nice in media clips, she should know that it is more smoke and mirrors. If Trudeau wins another majority, he will never call an inquiry into himself. If he wins a minority- he will be propped up most likely by the Green Party as the NDP is fading fast as a viable alternative.

If May sees this issue as so important that a public inquiry is necessary- let her state before the election starts that she will not support a Liberal minority government unless a full public inquiry is called within one month of the election being decided.

Now that would be a fresh breath of air in Canadian politics!

Tuesday
Jul232019

War Over The Canada Food Guide

The Canada Food Guide is a strange hill for Scheer to plant his flag on going into the next election.

Really what is the point? Until this latest squabble between the Liberals and the Conservatives erupted did you even know there was such a thing as “A Canada Food Guide”?

If you did know it existed, did you care? Could you tell us the details of what was in the old versus the new guide?

Did you ever look it up?

Did you follow it?  

Besides pandering to certain lobby groups to get votes, especially those elusive Quebec ones – I ask again what was the point?

It will take a lot more than backing the dairy cartel to win votes in Quebec-starting with some progressive policies for starters.

With all of the available options and sources of information available to the modern consumer making a fighting issue of the Canada Food guide was just plain dumb.

Tuesday
Jun252019

Thought of the Day- June 25th

More stupidity from Trudeau.

So, Trudeau bans single use plastic items and the Liberals push this out as a major accomplishment.

But in one of his favourite past times IE a photo op, he is then caught in his own riding having pizza with you guessed it- single use utensils made out of plastic.

You can’t make this stuff up.

All you have to do is sit back and let Trudeau trip over his own feet. On that point he never fails to deliver.

Friday
Jun142019

Thought of The Day- June 14, 2019

The Greens will continue to get major media coverage which will ramp up as we get closer to the election date.

We are already seeing this happen. Why?

Media types will have a hard time saying positive things about the Trudeau government and I suspect many feel disappointed and betrayed by his broken promises, utter incompetence and continued missteps.

If you don’t want a Liberal majority and you don’t want a Conservative one either, you have to push for a minority government. With the NDP slip-sliding their way into the wilderness, the most likely choice for many would be a Green-Liberal coalition or informal voting arrangement.

That will mean Greens taking both Liberal and NDP votes away from Trudeau plus Green polices will appeal to many moderate Conservatives. Watch for the Liberal-NDP-Green fight for the so called “progressive” voter as we get closer to election day.

It will be interesting to see if I am right.