It took Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberals a decade to dig itself into such a deep hole that it lost party status.
The same disease is now afflicting the governing federal Liberals. But, instead of incrementally losing touch with reality, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in a free-fall seven months before the election and after only three years in power. Trudeau thinks acting the role of Prime Minister instead of actually doing the job is good enough.
Just about everyone who’s familiar with Lavscam sees a government out of touch with reality.The only exceptions are a clutch of politicos in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Privy Council Office. And the PCO head Michael Wernick’s disgraceful appearances at the Justice Committee show that he’s unfit for the job , shooting Trudeau’s partisan bullets at Jody Wilson-Raybould.
Outside government , wacky Sheila Copps of Rat Pack fame and loopy Toronto Star columnist Heather Mallick think everything’s fine. Nothing to see here.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development is reviewing Canada’s compliance with the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. That’s the kind of review you’d expect of developing countries rife with corruption.
Interestingly , Trudeau and his bunch of gofers justified harassing Wilson-Raybould into a deferred prosecution agreement by claiming they could save 9,000 jobs. But a country being under an OECD bribery investigation sends bad vibes to international businesses who might want to invest in Canada.
How serious is Trudeau taking this ?…
He gave a press conference where his spinners were suggesting ahead of time , he would be contrite , maybe even apologetic. Not a chance. It was our former substitute drama teacher at his best. Appearing calm , speaking slowly , Trudeau blamed Wilson-Raybould for not coming to him with her protests. She , of course , has presented very compelling evidence to the contrary.