Given his performance during the last leg of his town hall tour, Justin Trudeau’s new nickname could be, “the master of disaster.”
In the space of a couple of days, our esteemed prime minister mansplained to a young woman on how she should speak, compared returning ISIS fighters to Italian and Greek immigrants of days gone by and told a veteran that Canada has other priorities than assisting those that put their life on the line for their country.
We heard about the rowdy crowds in Nanaimo, we heard about the protesters and we even heard a bit about the vet challenging the PM but for the rest of this it was astute, and horrified observations of everyday Canadians doing the job that the media won’t do.
First off – “peoplekind”? No one says that, ever. And yet there was Justin Trudeau virtue signalling to an earnest young progressive woman that she was not feminist enough in the use of her language because she said “mankind.”
While the mainstream media didn’t pick up and run with Trudeau’s comments — imagine if Harper had done this — the comments have been shared widely and mocked intensely.
— Alberta Can’t Wait (@albertacantwait) February 6, 2018
Did you hear that even CBC’s former anchor and Trudeau date Peter Mansbridge has changed his name to Peter Peoplebridge in support of the PM?
It was a dumb comment that could be overlooked if it were not for a pattern of Trudeau proving that he speaks before he thinks, if he ever thinks that is.
Then there were the comments the PM made in an answer to a question about ISIS. A man got up to ask a question that was clearly about letting in returning ISIS fighters and Trudeau turned it into a mini-speech on how diversity is our strength and said Italian immigrants had been persecuted in the past.
The entire answer is nonsense and shows this man doesn’t know what he is talking about. Listen to how he describes Canada being settled by people fleeing persecution and being welcomed by Indigenous peoples. That is a cartoon version of the American pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock, not Canadian history. From Jacques Cartier to Samuel de Champlain to Edward Cornwallis and the Hudson’s Bay Company, Canada’s early settlement was all about finding business opportunities, or evangelizing souls, and the interactions with Indigenous peoples was mixed to say the least.
None of that matters to Trudeau, he is winding up to tell everyone that diversity is our strength.
“When Italian families settled in Montreal in the post war years, they faced terrible discrimination,” Trudeau said.
That is true and so is true that those immigrant communities contributed greatly to Canada but that wasn’t the question. The question was about returning ISIS fighters.
Trudeau wants to reintegrate ISIS fighters, a highly unpopular policy and one that isn’t supported by security agencies or the facts. So he twisted his answer and in doing so linked every immigrant group to a sick and twisted ideology that will not support diversity in Canada but will attack it with bombs, guns and knives.
Then there is Trudeau’s interaction with a retired member of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Cpl. Brock Blaszczyk blasted Trudeau for paying off Omar Khadr while fighting veterans in court to keep payments lower.
Blaszczyk wanted to know how Trudeau could speak so highly of vets while short changing them.
“What veterans were you talking about? Because you have ISIL or ISIS members coming into a reintegration program, you did a back door deal with Omar Khadr with not even stepping into the court room. What veterans were you talking about Was it the ones that fought for the freedoms and values you so proudly talk about or the ones that fought against?”
“I was prepared to be killed in action. What I wasn’t prepared for, Mr. Prime Minister, is Canada turning its back on me,” Blaszczyk said.
Trudeau’s answer was truly gobsmackingly stupid.
“Why are we still fighting against certain veteran’s groups in court? Because they are asking for more than we are able to give right now,” Trudeau said.
This from a man whose government had just promised $59.5 million to fund schools in far off Burkina Faso, a government that gave $372 million in loans to Bombardier even thought the company said they didn’t need it, and wastes money like none I have ever witnessed. This prime minister was telling a vet that lost his leg and would have sacrificed even more that the government of Canada didn’t have enough money for him.
I get fighting vets is a losing proposition for any government but Trudeau had promised to do more for them, to stop fighting vets in court and here he is saying that there isn’t enough money for them.
Outraged Canadians have been pointing to our foreign aid largesse to show that there is the money, it just goes to higher priorities. I don’t blame them.
This tour was supposed to put Trudeau in touch with everyday Canadians, to show he understood them. His answers on these and other issues clearly shows how out of touch he is. For the sake of all peoplekind, I wish Trudeau and the Liberals would just stop.