Those provincial premiers from Alberta and Ontario must be taking all their cues from former U.S. president Donald Trump. They have both got their asses in a sling as they lead their provinces from confusion to catastrophe. They are both on a slippery slope to impeachment before they can do any more harm. While both have about a year left on their party’s mandate, their parties owe it to their voters to get rid of them.
I am surprised to be saying this about Jason Kenney in Alberta but that guy has really screwed the pooch. We can just see former prime minister Stephen Harper shaking his head in horror at the depths to which his acolyte Kenney has sunk. He went back to Alberta to save it from socialism and has taken the province and its people on a dangerous downhill ride ever since.
Like his hero Donald Trump, Jason Kenney is an autocratic, misogynistic blowhard. Kenney’s questionable use of public funds to try to salvage the pipeline economy of Alberta has thrown away billions the province could ill-afford. His attention to the scientific advice about covid-19 seems limited to the attention span of a four-year old.
It looks as though Doug Ford in Ontario is close behind his friend Kenney. The difference between the two is that Ford is what the kids mean when they call someone a dumbass. This guy is so ignorant that we can all pin our own tail on that donkey. He just has a bigger playpen, with more voters, than his buddy in Alberta. His government can cause more to be killed by an out-of-control virus.
And it is largely because of Ford’s ignorance, his failure to follow the science, his use of the blame game. In the past two years, I think he has aged his health minister by thirty years. His science advisers all want to quit in protest but they are not sure how bad things might get then.
The other day, that pathetic minister of Ford’s who is responsible for long-term care facilities in the province, looked liked she was about to burst out bawling in the legislature. I think Ford was hiding, at the time. All he wants is for the pandemic to get over with so that he can get back to his right-wing mission.
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