Sorry Justin, your liberals will have to delay your election plans. The Green’s have problems with their leadership, membership and people jumping ship. And it is partly your party’s fault. You really did not need to have that Green party member from Fredericton jump to the liberal party so soon.
Admittedly, the greens are never very good at elections but you might need two or three more greens to jump ship after the election to keep you and your family in Rideau Cottage. You never know when some green might be useful.
And just think, with the current green leader, you could get a Jewish woman and a black environmentalist. That is sure covering a lot of bases with just one MP. Besides, you could arrange for her to run in a winnable electoral district.
I think it is likely that former green leader Elizabeth May would do a better job of running the liberal party. Between your dress-up family holidays, rich friends, ‘We’ friends, pipeline envy and mistreatment of female MPs, it would be good if the liberals had a ready replacement standing by.
And there is no good reason to call the election in August anyway. Everyone will just blame you for spoiling their summer. And political canvassing is tough enough in cooler weather. In a hot August, all you get is sunstroke.
By October, we can probably have the pandemic behind us and be ready to get serious about an election. Nothing is guaranteed but no other party has done as much for Canadians lately as your liberals. We even have a few articulate liberal MPs from Quebec who understand our constitution and are willing to speak out about it.
We have noticed that you have been unwilling to address constitutional issues and your opponents in parliament, Messrs. O’Toole and Singh, are equally ill-equipped to address them. After the election, you might want to step down and let the liberal party choose a more competent leader.
You showed a lot of promise in the spring of 2015. It was just too bad you had no follow-through.
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