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The wrong one was shown the door

April 2019

So Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal caucus have expelled former Attorney General and Justice Minister Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Treasury Board President Jane Philpott from the party and banned them from running for the Liberal Party in the next election.  I think the Liberals ejected the wrong people.

Apparently Prime Minister Sunny Ways has a problem with Wilson-Raybould secretly recording the former Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick, but not with the contents of the recording? It’s blatantly clear that Trudeau wanted and intended to get the Deferred Prosecution Agreement for SNC Lavalin, with or without Wilson-Raybould’s cooperation.  

We all know these kind of back-room shenanigans go on all the time, but to hear it publicly should be pretty shocking to the electorate and embarrassing to the Prime Minister and the Liberal caucus.  Trudeau can go on all he wants about the ethical question of secretly recording a colleague, despite the irony that he suddenly has great concerns about ethics, and that the trust between them is broken, but it doesn’t change what Wernick says on the tape, which directly links Trudeau in this scandal.

I’m clearly not a Liberal and would love nothing better than to see Justin remain as leader so he can go down in flames in October, but I do wonder why the caucus, along with the backroom boys, didn’t vote to oust Trudeau. When you have prominent Liberals like Stephen LeDrew, Dan Mcteague and Warren Kinsella saying that this isn’t their Liberal Party anymore, you know this has gone beyond partisan lines.

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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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