Trudeau’s long silence on the Sir John A. Macdonald statue desecration by thugs is the final stamp on his and his Liberal government’s unfitness to govern
More than 24 hours after it happened, Justin Trudeau had nothing to say about the outrageous pulling down by “activists” – that would be a good CBC namby-pampy euphemism – of the Macdonald statue in Montreal.
The prime minister evidently slept undisturbed.
The premiers of Quebec and Alberta and, above all, the plain-speaking, scarcely out-of-the-box new leader of the federal Conservative party – who won more attention, more support, more future votes in a couple of sentences than anyone would have guessed – castigated the vandals who at this writing are mysteriously at large and unidentified, the city and Quebec provincial police apparently not having been in the vicinity.
We know at least where the RCMP, who have no jurisdiction in Montreal, might have been: Responding to the Marxofascist Defund (and render impotent to defend the lawful) the Police movement, placating them by preparing to release investigation documents.
Resign, Trudeau, resign. Get thee to a nonentity. Which you are and always have been, since the hard-eyed, no price is too high for winning Liberal core shoved a pole up your behind and manipulated you and your dashingly handsome face like a rag doll.
Wartime has obliged democratic governments to cut the usual partisan petty one-up-manship and games-playing, and sometimes to form broad all-party coalition governments to meet the immediate danger to the country and its citizens. Some six months ago I constructed in my mind the main ingredients of a Canadian coalition. Recently I recklessly divulged it to a long-time registered government lobbyist. He smiled indulgently, perhaps looking over his shoulder for a passing ambulance to remove me before I became dangerous.
Has the day for a coalition government approached? It is nearer if it hasn’t arrived. Trudeau’s despicable handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair alone should have done him in – management-employee relations expert Howard Leavitt has opined that if the federal government were a private company, both Trudeau and his now-departed (fall guy, canned to appease the moderates, now maybe a hell of a lot less moderate?) finance minister Bill Morneau would have unquestionably been fired.
Hold on – as I write, CBC Radio’s Nicole Someone is giving the patented CBC spin to the statue desecration, implying that many of the aggrieved and deprived of the country – surely the progressive, numb-nuts intelligentsia – supported it. The gang that unfortunately retired Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente called the Jacobins, the most vicious, murderous wing of the French Revolution.
More wise advice from my pen will have to wait. Enough to say: Erin O’Toole has shot up from ho-hum to 126 per cent in my personal opinion poll.
Trevor Lautens began in the newspaper business on Oct. 9, 1953, and toys around at still being in it. Copyright Holland House Communications Limited