Canada Free Press: I think populism is as alive here in Canada as it is anywhere else, despite its bad rap by a smug, holier-than-everyone-else media and I think the Canadian election results will show a voter base that’s fed up.
Most ichthyologists will tell you, smelt are small, oily fish that travel in large schools seemingly without leadership and sometimes I am given to wonder whether Canada isn’t a nation of smelt. As a not-so-proud citizen of Canada, I feel it necessary to apologize for the boorishness of the Government of Canada in general and Canadian voters in particular for kicking off an election on this day. As my friend Art Weinreb wrote in these pages, dropping the writ for a general election on the 18th anniversary of 9/11 amounts to a poke in the eye for Uncle Sam.
SNC Lavalin scandal
But then what would one expect, given the fact that Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, having been exposed as corrupt in a number of scandals, polls exactly the same as his arch-rival, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who hasn’t had scandal one. That’s saying a mouthful when one considers the scope of the corruption and incompetence for which the Liberals have become famous. I use the term ‘famous’ knowing that it should be infamous, but for some reason Canadian voters see nothing wrong with corruption and incompetence.
For starters, there’s the SNC Lavalin scandal that clearly saw the Prime Minister and his toadies attempting to interfere in a criminal prosecution of a Quebec company charged with corruption because if SNC Lavalin were convicted in a criminal matter it would mean job losses in Quebec. And Quebec is vital to the Liberals and particularly so for Trudeau because his home riding is in the same city as SNC Lavalin. more here