SAME OLD GRITS
Almost every statement or response that comes out of Justin Trudeau’s mouth these days refer to the present federal Conservative opposition as “the same old party of Stephen Harper”. A campaign tactic such as this is predictable for the struggling Trudeau as he is undeniably behind in the popularity polls and is nervously trailing Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives. In light of the recent scandalous and unprecedented rogue activities of Trudeau’s hand-picked ambassador to China that he must contend with, the prime minister seems to be grasping at straws when making these flimsy remarks. Someone in the PMO should inform Justin of the fact that straw does not make the best building material for anything, especially not election platforms in an election year.
(It’s a line that will grow tired.)
A SORDID ACTOR
Next week Canada is hosting a meeting of the Lima Group to add credibility to the push for regime change in Venezuela. Canada’s reputation on the world stage has changed remarkably over the last few decades. It has transformed from a country that welcomed the war resisters of the Vietnam era to one that persecuted them in the Iraq and Afghanistan eras. In foreign policy, a country that retained relations with socialist Cuba and dared to open them with China, now practices regime change in Venezuela. It is holding the CFO of Huawei a political hostage for the U.S. and is friends with the right-wing of Latin America. Canada has become a sordid actor in world politics and it does so without the faintest blush of embarrassment. Of equal concern is this: a country which is reactionary internationally will impose the same on its own people.
(In the last few years Canada has been rudderless internationally.)
Re: “Canucks’ money woes deepen,” Jan. 22. So MNP says 46% of Canadians are $200 away from paying their bills each month. A different report informs us most Canadians are worried about interest rate increases and this may cause them to default on their loans. But a carbon tax on everything, no problem, they say. What am I missing? Just curious.
(You’re missing Trudeau’s guilt trip if we don’t have a carbon tax.)
Re: Humboldt bus tragedy. This was an awful tragedy for so many families and my heart goes out to those folks. How many more editions of the Sun will you be able to feature this story?
(We will never forget the Humboldt fallen, those who survived, and their families.)
GET IT TOGETHER
Bravo to Walter E. Williams on his column on “Demonizing white men”. When does critique of “white” people by non-whites become reverse racism or, more importantly, true racism? Is it when the majority of the population is non-white or is it right now! I say it is racism right now, fuelled by identity politics and ideologies and needs to stop, in all directions, to support unity and nationhood.
(Let’s judge others on words and deeds, not language or skin colour.)