We have a federal government in chaos and there are indications of dysfunction everywhere. On the SNC Lavalin issue alone, we have a story that has changed half a dozen times in an effort to control accusations of obstruction of justice. Whether you want to believe these accusations or not, there is no denying the alarming nature of similar allegations of obstruction in the Mark Norman court case. I won’t go into it in this article, but I’d suggest you familiarize yourself with this as it’s an even greater indication of a government that has an agenda of dictatorship. A dictatorship I’ve warned about in a number of columns I’ve written in the past. Sure, it starts out all very nice with demands of service groups signing an attestation that they support social policies (such as abortion) of the Liberal government. But, that’s why we call these things slippery slopes.
I have to admit, I never thought Gerald Butts would put his own political head on the chopping block. I even wrote about as much last week. He’s admitted no wrongdoing and frat brother Justin Trudeau has said Butts resigned because he was doing a really good job. I’m suspicious about it all, but if Butts has, truly, been removed from federal government influence, it tells me there is a very large storm brewing.
Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, was in northern Saskatchewan a couple of weeks ago to announce millions of dollars in funding, including the unveiling of the First Nations University of Saskatchewan as an urban reserve, new funding for Lac La Ronge Indian Band’s proposed health centre, and upgrades to the airport in Fond-du-Lac. Missing from these announcements were new sheds for First Nations youth to store their canoes and paddles. It was two years ago during a town hall meeting that Trudeau told us that young people wanted, “...A place to store their canoes and paddles so they can connect back out on the land.”
One has to wonder how many back bench Liberal MPs are close to fed up trying to defend a leader who is showing, by the day, just how unqualified he is to lead. Whether it’s the remark about canoes, dressing up in India, how he responded to allegations he groped a woman in BC over 18 years ago, his peoplekind comment, or how he is now treating females within his own cabinet, the evidence is overwhelming that defending him is indefensible. I’ve only scratched the surface of the blunders. Some media folks have written books on his embarrassing situations.
Conservative Senator David Tkachuk is the target of Liberals after he used a quote that said he encouraged truckers (the convoy that went to Ottawa last week to protest the federal government) to ‘roll over every Liberal’. No normal thinking person took that to mean he hoped the truckers would actually drive over Liberal supporters with their vehicles. But, that’s what politically correct social justice warriors do. They push their narrative and they win a lot of the time because even the most conservative of people don’t wish actual harm on those they disagree with. So, we end up apologizing or punishing the person who gave the quote, even though nothing literal was intended (and the offended person knows as much too). Earlier this month, Liberal MP Adam Vaughan sent out a tweet that encouraged people to ‘whack’ Ontario Premier Doug Ford. But, this is okay? The reality is that neither comment is intended for physical harm. So, settle down.
In North Dakota, a high school hockey coach in Bismarck has quit after 11 years on the job and it appears to be as a reaction to two other coaches in North Dakota who handed in resignations after complaints of ‘intimidating language’. The coach told his local media outlet, “When you see certain things happening out there, you don’t know if somebody could take something the wrong way and categorize you into that.” I hear concerns all the time from organizations who are in need of volunteers to coach and it’s only going to get harder going forward as we continue to cater to the select minority of people who are chronic complainers and have no intent on stepping up and filling the void once they are successful in their political agenda of removing those they disagree with.
Nice person mentions this week: Denise Watson, Russell Cone, Tanner Goetz, Scott Fitzsimmons, Denine Rundel, and Charles McNabb.