He tried to claim that his “peoplekind” comment was a joke, now we know for sure it isn’t.
While it would be easy to mock Justin Trudeau’s earnest fixation on political correctness, there is no doubt the man is out to change the language and through that the country he now leads.
Last week it was revealed that the government had issued a directive to employees at Service Canada, that people that help you deal with everything from employment insurance to accessing pension benefits. According to new guildelines, offensive terms like mother, father, Mr., Mrs., and Ms. are to be banished from use unless the person calling or standing before them at the counter asks to be addressed that way.
Quite frankly, I don’t know if I am “Parent One” or “Parent two” the government’s preferred lingo but I am quite sure that I am the father of my children.
But now father, like mother, is offensive because not all families are the same and some non-binary gender Canadians feel excluded.
Great, in true socialist form, now we all get to feel excluded and confused.
At the same time the government announced that it was starting a national consultation process on dealing with systemic racism in Canada, a follow-up to a budget promise that included money for Stats Canada to collect and analyze data on race, diversity and inclusion.
All of this is apparently an off-shoot of the committee that studied Motion M-103 on Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination.
I’m old enough to remember when collecting data on such things was considered racist and the progressive left pushed for it to stop, now they demand it be funded and conducted at the highest levels of government. Under Justin Trudeau the system is racist and the whole of government must have anti-racism policies worked into every policy.
It’s like the push to have a gender analysis of every bill and policy.
If you get the feeling that Justin Trudeau views the entire country as a collection of bigots, misogynists and Islamophobes, you’d be right.
He doesn’t trust us to address each other correctly. He believes that without government intervention all of our legislation, our policies, our lives will be teeming with racism and sexism.
This was the government after all that tabled a budget last month, ostensibly a fiscal document, that mentioned gender 359 times, discrimination 29 times and deficit just 12 times.
While most Canadians are worried about making life more affordable and getting by, this government is obsessed with virtue signalling and shaming Canadians, the people they govern, as not being enlightened enough.
Maybe the government should take a page from the middle class and those working hard to join it and focus a bit more on making sure they can pay their bills.