If Justin Trudeau is going to ‘Crash & Burn,’ What costume would he wear?

Ron in Regina

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The political virus which migrated from the Middle Kingdom alongside COVID-19 eroded governments’ capacity to tell the truth. Lying was deliberate in China; it was likely not so in the democracies. Nevertheless, no matter how pure the intention, governments have been telling their citizens things that are simply not true for quite some time now. The consequences of that will long outlast the pandemic. And when citizens no longer trust the government to tell the truth, for whatever cause, the consequence is enduring.

….And while this is hardly scientific, after a weeks-long survey of just about everyone I’ve met and many of them Liberals by voting inclination, the overall judgment on Trudeau is one of being a political write-off with their body language alternating between exasperation and eye rolls.

He’s too woke, too precious, preachy in tone, exceedingly smug, lacking in leadership, fading in celebrity, slow to act, short-sighted in vision and generally getting more irritating with every breathlessly whispered public pronouncement. And that’s just the one-sentence summary.

As one prominent and wealthy 40-year Liberal supporter told me: “I won’t send them another dime until he’s gone. He’s a wimp.”

Trudeau is, of course, undoubtedly oblivious to all this. He didn’t even break a sniffle during question period Tuesday, although he seemed to have great trouble answering questions without reading a script as he copes with a second COVID-19 infection.

Then the past couple of weeks has brought us an alarming series of reports that indicate life in Canada is about to become a whole lot more challenging for millions of people.

Manulife released a new survey revealing that a quarter of Canadian mortgage holders say they’ll have to sell their home if interest rates go up more. (And rates are definitely going up more.)

Much of what we were told about the bouncy castle blockade, such as the level of foreign funding or plans to overthrow the government, have been wildly exaggerated; and others were outright false, such as the disproven allegation of truckers trying to set fire to a downtown Ottawa apartment building.

The decision by the Ontario government to lift restrictions soon after the trucker convoy was presented by Doug Ford as unrelated to same. He said that it was “the science.” That could have been true, or not true, or a bit of both — given that “the science” means whatever the policymaker decides that it means.
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Ron in Regina

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If the Liberals aren’t stuck in sand, they must be stuck in something else. Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra are in a heated competition for the “hapless minister of the year” award. Over several days and several attempts, Mendicino couldn’t manage to give a coherent explanation for invoking the Emergencies Act to stop truckers from blowing horns and splashing in hot tubs in the vicinity of Parliament.

He claimed Ottawa acted only after police specifically asked it to do so, only to have the police deny they ever did. An underling was sent out to backtrack, suggesting the minister was “misunderstood,” whereupon Mendicino revoked the backtrack, maintaining once again that, “The request was for the powers, which required the invocation of the Emergencies Act.”

Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair then countered the retreat on the backtrack, saying that, nope, the request wasn’t for “powers,” but for more tools to stop the blockade. “Tools” thus became the operative term, tendered by the prime minister himself, who told the Commons that, “Police forces, provincial and municipal authorities all asked us repeatedly for more tools,” which his government interpreted as reason enough to invoke unprecedented emergency powers. If someone asked the prime minister to provide some tools to fix a leak, would he nationalize Canadian Tire?

Life might have been even stickier for Mendicino if Alghabra hadn’t provided a diversion by thoroughly upsetting everyone about the state of the country’s airports. Alghabra achieved cartoon-like status when he blamed long lines, lost luggage and cancelled flights on air travellers being out of practice due to the pandemic, rather than the many more believable explanations offered by airport officials, airline executives, tourism authorities, municipal figures and everyone else who’d actually spent time trying to get through an airport recently, etc….the rest at the below LINK:
 
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Ron in Regina

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There is no great urgency to introduce legislation or address problems that are causing Canadians hardship. The prospect of losing your job in the next year or so concentrates the mind. Instead, this government is comfortable and complacent. Real accountability is dead in Ottawa for as long as the Liberal-NDP deal exists.

“Everything has gotten thicker again,” said one Liberal. “We don’t recognize we are still a minority government.”



“We’ve lost the art of daily management,” said one senior figure.

In a column last week, former NDP leader Tom Mulcair called it a “whole of government approach to incompetence.”

The government may attempt to shore up the system by shuffling some senior public servants and perhaps creating a cabinet committee focused on service delivery. A more brutal solution would be to move some well-meaning but inexperienced ministers into less sensitive portfolios.

The rest at the link.
 
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Ron in Regina

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Is HMCS Trudeau in danger of capsizing? It’s too early to say. But the tide is turning against it.

Yes, it navigated through the pandemic but that played to its strengths -— spending money.

The country is now heading into a period where the worker to retiree ratio is set to hit 3:1; an era where Canada is forecast to come dead last of all OECD countries in terms of long-term per capita growth potential.

Like monetary policy, these are not subjects that have preoccupied the prime minister.

If inflation persists; if the Liberals continue to fail to deliver basic government services; if they underestimate a Pierre Poilievre-led Conservative party, the ship could sink.

Should Poilievre win, as seems likely, people who know Trudeau think he would like to stay and seek a fourth consecutive term in office, something no one has achieved since Wilfrid Laurier in 1908.

But, while the future remains open, it is clear that this government needs a jolt of energy and a dose of humility.

Voters will forgive many things but not self-importance, and this is a government that has, collectively, been drinking its own bathwater.
 
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Serryah

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Is HMCS Trudeau in danger of capsizing? It’s too early to say. But the tide is turning against it.

Yes, it navigated through the pandemic but that played to its strengths -— spending money.

The country is now heading into a period where the worker to retiree ratio is set to hit 3:1; an era where Canada is forecast to come dead last of all OECD countries in terms of long-term per capita growth potential.

Like monetary policy, these are not subjects that have preoccupied the prime minister.

If inflation persists; if the Liberals continue to fail to deliver basic government services; if they underestimate a Pierre Poilievre-led Conservative party, the ship could sink.

Should Poilievre win, as seems likely, people who know Trudeau think he would like to stay and seek a fourth consecutive term in office, something no one has achieved since Wilfrid Laurier in 1908.

But, while the future remains open, it is clear that this government needs a jolt of energy and a dose of humility.

Voters will forgive many things but not self-importance, and this is a government that has, collectively, been drinking its own bathwater.

Sadly there is nothing to counter Trudeau that's worth voting for.

The ONLY way to take this dumbass out is to put a GOOD Candidate against him.

So far, crickets is all there is.

So we're suck :(
 
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harrylee

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Sadly there is nothing to counter Trudeau that's worth voting for.

The ONLY way to take this dumbass out is to put a GOOD Candidate against him.

So far, crickets is all there is.

So we're suck :(
Doug Ford did it in Ontario......and he is totally useless according to many.
 

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Traditional Trudeau Blackface. It’s always a classic, and maybe an apology for something someone else has done, and perhaps a traditional ‘throwing a woman or two from his cabinet under a bus or two’ ‘cuz it’s 2015-ish.
How prophetic. Just goes to show...in the Trudeau fold, female appointees can only be Lucki for so long.
 

Tecumsehsbones

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How prophetic. Just goes to show...in the Trudeau fold, female appointees can only be Lucki for so long.
Yeah, but what's "lucky," being in True Dope's cabinet or being thrown out of it? Seems fairly likely "thrown out of True Dope's cabinet" will become a badge of honour in Canadian politics.