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Cloudy skies for our “Sunny Ways” Prime Minister

February 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have a little trouble sleeping tonight, knowing the brewing political storm that is blowing his way.

In the wake of the demotion of Jody Wilson-Raybould from Justice Minister and Attorney General to Veterans Affairs Minister, allegations surfaced that Trudeau pressured Wilson-Raybould to help Quebec-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution on bribery and fraud charges in relation to contracts in Libya.

One could tell Wilson-Raybould was furious about the demotion from her demeanor, along with some cryptic public statements she made and her refusal to answer direct questions, or any questions for that matter.

Now a bombshell has dropped. On 12 February, Wilson-Raybould resigned her cabinet post and retained council to advise on exactly what she can say publicly.

Regardless of the fact that I’m a conservative, I do applaud Ms. Wilson-Raybould for her principled stance in resigning from cabinet. I certainly don’t agree with her politically and with some of the things that she has done, but I do admire the principled stance.

If Justin Trudeau had as much integrity as she does, he would also be tendering his resignation. He (allegedly) put her in a terrible position.  Maybe the rest of the Liberal Party should be re-evaluating whether they can still support this Prime Minister.

I don’t know what the truth is or whether Trudeau guilty of any criminal or ethical offence, but Trudeau’s refusal to let Wilson-Raybould speak about what did or didn’t happen says a lot. I look forward to hearing her side of the story.

Trudeau has already proven to be the most ethically corrupt prime minister in Canadian history. Perhaps this latest development will prove to be his undoing.

In the 2015 general election, the governing Conservative party ran ads saying Trudeau “Just wasn’t ready” to be prime minister. These ads were mocked and dismissed by left-wing political pundits. Maybe the Conservatives were right after all.

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/wilson-rayboul-snc-lavalin-1.5015755

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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