Since Justin Trudeau became leader of the Federal Liberal Party, the Party and – after 2015 – Canada had been managed by a puppet master – Gerald Butts – and his puppet Justin Trudeau.
Since cynicism and bad luck and corruption forced Butts to resign, the Liberal Government has acted like a chicken with its head cut off. Some poor soul intended Wenesday’s budget to smoke screen the SNC scandal. That poor soul forgot that the Tory opposition easily saw it all coming. After a night long filibuster the Liberal Government looked more incompetent than ever. Probably the Liberals will relent and let it all hang out and the result will be even worse – for the Liberals. For many years the “Liberals” have hid the fact that they are creatures of Bay Street and it took SNC to smoke them out as total Pecksniffian hypocrites. Trouble is that the Tories seem to be beholden to a dinosaur base and have a leader who continually can’t resist an ugly smirk.
There are progressive elements within the Liberal Party Jody Wison-Raybould and Jane Philpott and Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. Chrystia Freeland would be a superb Prime Minister. Bay Street would be dead against Freeland. She is a Plutophobe much distanced from the likes of Finance Minister Bill Morneau, his domineering father and plutocratic McCain inlaws. The Liberal Party must disassociate from Bay Street.
Seth Pecksniff, fictional character, an unctuous Englishman whose insincere behaviour made the name Pecksniff synonymous with hypocrisy. Charles Dickens.