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KNIGHT: What an embarrassing week for Trudeau and Canada

True North's Leo Knight analyzes Justin Trudeau's awful week.

If you actually think overpaid bureaucrats do anything of value, you need to take a look at True North Fellow Andrew Lawton’s piece at www.tnc.news. It was a remarkable tale about a poem about Jack and Jill and how bureaucrats exchanged a vast amount of emails discussing whether it was “inclusive” enough.

Now, I have long thought most bureaucrats are useless people who accomplish little or nothing and get paid wages and benefits just not available to the average person in the private sector who pay the freight for the bureaucrats. 

But it’s not just bureaucrats, it’s the virtue signalling politically correct political class as well. Our current Prime Minister is perhaps the perfect example. 

In the same week, he embarrassed this country on the world stage (again) by trash-talking U.S. President Donald Trump in front of other world leaders at a reception at Buckingham Palace. Pro tip: you don’t go up to the biggest guy in the bar and stick your finger in his eye. 

This incident led to Trump calling Trudeau two-faced and further mockery as we learned that in the last month the U.S. added 266,000 jobs while Canada lost 71,200 in the same period. 

That’s no mean feat either. 

The economies of our two countries are inextricably tied together. More than a billion dollars in trade crosses our border every single day. The U.S. economy has the lowest unemployment rate since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon sitting at 3.5%. Canada’s in the interim just went from 5.7% to 5.9%.

The federal election is barely a month gone. In the lead up to the election, Canadians were told the economy was trending fine and the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau had created a million jobs in their first term.

Most Canadians knew that was nonsense yet enough folks in the eastern part of the country bought it and voted for Trudeau again. 

The problem is the bureaucrats in StatsCan did not speak out and correct those statements. In fact, they backed them up. So, in other words, we were misled by our political leaders and the bureaucrats who seemingly support them. How else do you explain that kind of economic downturn in a month?

Well, you can’t.

In the Throne Speech delivered by the Governor General Julie Payette this past week, the Liberals’ virtue signalling was on full display. In something just over 3,000 words we were told the priority for the government is to focus on climate change. So, Canada is responsible for something in the neighbourhood of 1.4% of the world’s emissions and we are a net contributor because of our boreal forest yet this is the biggest priority for the federal government?

In delivering the 8 page speech, the Governor General also said this, “We know that we are inextricably bound to the same space-time continuum and onboard the same planetary space ship.” 

What in heck was she talking about and what has this got to do with a legislative agenda?

The worst part of all this is that they are serious. And they expect you and I to pay for all of that. 

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