I have held back on all this, not least because it is Canadian and i am a lifelong Conservative and am naturally biased. Now throw in that i do know her father as well and am a natural ally to the fired attorney general.. In short i am no particular friend of Trudeau ever and did not vote for him. Sad how it all shakes out sometimes.
After saying all that, i always cringe when what i define as a member of the B team gets elevated to high office, particularly when based on family. I have learned to evaluate populations in three simple groups in order to accommodate decision making in terms of filling positions. The B team is those folks you bring in when you need to fill the slot and the A team has been used up. Obviously the C team never gets the call. You will be surprised how easily this shakes out.
Trouble is, that the A team in a three hundred man population of elected politicians might turn out to be ten percent or perhaps thirty or so folks. The same holds true for the C team. Think AOC. There are a lot of B teamers retaining a high opinion of themselves. And sometimes you do find an A+++ in that A team ( think Trump)
Trudeau is certainly B team, merely because his educational attainments were mediocre and insufficient to do grad school or likely do law school through that has never been said. Otherwise he is a solid and even charismatic politician and that has carried him along in the shadow of his father. Regrettably he takes after his mother.
Now it is clear that he directly intervened in the administration of justice and that wins you ten years in the slammer. That is unlikely here, but you get the gravity.
There is an out for the Liberals. The Caucus can vote non confidence and remove Trudeau forthwith. This does happen. Particularly when they have an excellent replacement available in Jody Wilson - Raybould who would clearly be A team and quite able to stare down Trump all day and all night.
Jody's stand also appeals to the Conservative voters as well and she could easily draw in talent from across the aisle. This is not likely, but it should be noted. In fact Jody is a natural conservative whose family history is traditionally liberal party support. Recall that the two great parties in Canada were both center right throughout their history ( as was the Democratic party in the USA once).
Otherwise, unaddressed, the Conservatives will crush the liberals in the coming fall election and the socialist splinter party will be badly reduced. The voters are no longer amused by the boy king.
Justin Trudeau Is Finished
March 01, 2019
For a period of approximately four months between September and December 2018, I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in my role as the Attorney General of Canada in an inappropriate effort to secure a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with SNC-Lavalin. These events involved 11 people (excluding myself and my political staff) – from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office, and the Office of the Minister of Finance. This included in-person conversations, telephone calls, emails, and text messages. There were approximately 10 phone calls and 10 meetings specifically about SNC-Lavalin that I and/or my staff was a part of.
Every one who wilfully attempts in any manner other than a manner. described in subsection (1) to obstruct,pervert or defeat the course of justice is guilty of an in-dictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.
Ezra Levant - @ezralevant - 2:24 utc - 28 Feb 201910. Last detail. Jody Wilson-Raybould's father was an Aboriginal activist who butted heads with Justin Trudeau's father. Here they are bantering. Bill Wilson tells Pierre Trudeau that his daughter Jody wants to be PM one day. Maybe she will be?