Friday, February 08, 2019
The SNC-Lavalin/Wilson-Raybould/Trudeau Fracas - Who Cares?
Apparently Liberals care, or at least some of them care. The Conservatives, always looking for something, anything to distract the voting public from Chuckles the Scheer, care - a lot. Jagmeet cares, hoping this will weaken his Liberal opponent in the upcoming by-election.
Folks who care are taking sides. Do they believe what they read into ex-Justice minister Jody's unconvincing remarks about whether the prime minister strong-armed her to cut a sweetheart deal with SNC-Lavalin or do they believe Trudeau when he denies that he "directed" Wilson-Raybould to take Lavalin off the hook.
Sometime Liberal pundit, Kinsella, has his money on Jody. Others slag Jody which seems to be a prerequisite to backing Trudeau. Will Liberal bloodletting ensue?
For once I really don't care. Que sera, sera. In the Tyee, columnist Crawford Kilian has already written Trudeau's political obituary. Sounds a bit premature to me but, hey, a guy has deadlines to meet. Kilian goes so far as to say the Libs only remaining hope is to elect Wilson-Raybould leader to take the party into the next general election. As if.
My take? That's clear. I'm already on record that this year's vote has to go Green because the future of our young people is in danger and there's no way this gang of Liberal, Conservative and New Dem petro-pols is going to come to their rescue.
And so, like everyone else, I too will take advantage of this tawdry Liberal fracas to invite every Liberal who is finally fed up with this nonsense to think seriously about giving the LPC a pass this year.