Monday, February 11, 2019
"LavScam" - Gee, That Sounds Like "AdScam"
I don't know who coined the term "LavScam" to describe the SNC-Lavalin controversy but it does bring back memories of a real Liberal scandal during the government of a fellow named Chretien that set back the Liberal Party a full decade and, even now, lingers in the minds of many Canadians.
That first one, that was a doozie. No "alleged" wrongdoing. That was real meat & potatoes larceny to the tune of millions and millions of dollars purloined from the public purse. Liberal people were convicted. Liberal people went to jail.
Ordinary people, the Great Unwashed, have long memories and the Sponsorship Scandal, AdScam is still the standard cudgel for those who assume if something is Liberal it must be corrupt.
What is that line about letting he who is without sin cast the first stone?
As I've said before, I don't have a dog in this fight. I carry no brief for Justin Trudeau or ex-Justice Minister Jody. You may think she's terrific. To me she was instrumental in flouting the clear, per curiam decision of the Supreme Court of Canada on assisted dying in the Carter case, denying the Charter rights of desperately ill Canadians for political convenience. I've had no respect for her or Justin since then. For my money they can both go hang.
Liberal faithful slam Jody. The even further rightwing party, Scheer's jackals, slam Justin. I don't care. I scraped the Liberal off my boots back when Ignatieff held court. To me, this looks like more of the same old, same old - and that's boring.