It has been an interesting week. I think the ‘sunny ways mask’ has finally come off of Trudeau. Even the mainstream media could not sugar coat this event.
Nobody, especially Trudeau, his office and the Liberal party expected the damning evidence that came from Jody Wilson-Raybould in her presentation to the justice committee on Wed. Feb. 26, 2019.
In that very detailed and explicit testimony, she set a high bar and came across as being very credible; much different than the Prime Minister who has never come across as being really credible.
So often he sounds like he is making a presentation on stage.
To me, Trudeau came across as a true hypocrite. He says one thing in one part of the country and the opposite on the other side of the country.
Regardless of what question he was asked on this issue, even before Wilson-Raybould’s testimony, his answer was that his priority was to protect jobs.
His concern was that there would be 9,000 jobs lost if SNC-Lavalin was convicted of fraud and thus be forbidden from bidding on government contracts for the next 10 years.
To me, that is just a red herring.
If SNC could not bid on those contracts somebody else would. All that would happen is that those engineers and contractors would be working for a different company.
What Trudeau really was concerned about was the welfare of a large corrupt liberal-friendly corporation, not the welfare of the workers.
Our Prime Minister is blatantly supporting a large fraudulent corporation and he appears to take no shame in that.
If it is a benefit for the Liberal party, rules and morality can be bent to accommodate the need. You will constantly hear him talk about upholding the rule of law.
Especially when he is referring to Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and telling China that she cannot be released because he is upholding Canada’s rule of law.
However, in the SNC-Lavalin affair, he comes close to demanding that the attorney general overrule the prosecution service to negotiate a “remediation agreement”, a new piece of legislation with SNC so they can avoid criminal prosecution.
It seems that when it suits his purpose the strict rule of law is not so important.
Now here is where the PM’s hypocrisy comes in. He seems to go to extreme lengths to protect jobs in Quebec but not so much in Alberta.
In this province, there have likely been over 40,000 real jobs lost because of his cancellation of two pipelines and his inaction on the Trans Mountain pipeline.
When he was first elected and realized that there was strong opposition to the project by protesters and especially a newly elected B.C. NDP government, he was told to pass legislation that would make it clear that the pipeline was in the ‘national interest’ and would be built regardless of opposition.
He did nothing and when Kinder Morgan got tired of the stalling and set a deadline to start construction, they decided to purchase the pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion so the project would not be officially killed.
If Trudeau had been as relentless about getting the pipeline built to save real jobs as he has been with SNC Lavalin, the Trans Mountain pipeline would be half built by now.
The fact is, he does not care about Western Canada jobs.
What he did was stall the pipeline to justify implementing his carbon tax to save the world. Now he is finding out that there are people around that have integrity and will not compromise their principles for political expediency.
I would guess that that is a concept that was totally foreign to him and that is how he misjudged his attorney general.
He has proved again that he is not fit to govern us.
by Herman Schwenk