It looks to us as if the Trudeau Liberals have picked the two villains they intend to run against in this fall’s federal election – Albertans and neo-Nazis. Last week, Canadians witnessed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau test driving new, disgusting, ultra-personal smears against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. According to our prime minister, his main rival is soft on neo-Nazism and white supremacy. Scheer may be a lot of things we wish he weren’t – dull, unmemorable, plodding – but we are entirely confident the man is not a Klansman in sheep’s clothing. The P.M.’s character assassination is one of the lowest, most-despicable attacks we can recall in Canadian politics. Just how in heaven’s name does Trudeau square this shameful, sordid assault with his 2015 campaign pledge to “do politics differently.” Clearly this was yet another false-front act on Trudeau’s part – like his phoney commitments to feminism and First Nations reconciliation – that he is only too happy to abandon the very second his political back is against the wall. This week it was Albertans’ turn to feel the scorn of the federal Liberals. Natural Resources Minister (and Edmonton Mill Woods MP) Amarjeet Sohi told Albertans that the federal cabinet may not re-approve the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline until after the October federal election. When the Federal Court killed the first round of approvals last summer, the feds promised to redo all the necessary consultations on the environment and First Nations by this spring. That promise became May 22, then was pushed back until June 18. Now Sohi says it may not happen until sometime after voting day in October. Then a prominent Liberal insider, Jamie Carroll, a former national director of the Liberal party, floated the trial balloon that perhaps the Liberals surest path back to power for a second majority might be to cancel Trans Mountain altogether before the Oct 19 vote. Part of Carroll’s reasoning? Well, Albertans are only “cowboys” after all, full of racism, misogyny and homophobia, so there’d be no harm in shafting them if it means the Trudeau government is assured of four more years in office. And now comes federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna who has accused oil executives of “scheming behind closed doors … to gut environmental protection laws, silence critics and make pollution free again.” That’s just because some executives attended a private meeting with Scheer to discuss energy and environmental policy options. What about the Liberals scheming behind closed doors with SNC-Lavalin to subvert prosecutorial independence in Canada and push an attorney general aside for failing to cooperate? But you can see the true Liberal mindset. Albertans aren’t good Canadians, so they feel free to say and do anything they like to us if it helps them get re-elected in the rest of Canada. We think the delay on Trans Mountain is not a sign the Liberals have definitely decided to axe the pipeline – yet. Very likely it is a stall to see which way the wind is blowing. But if the wind blows against them hard enough, we can see them abandoning Trans Mountain and all us Alberta neo-Nazis.