It will be like having another Christmas. We’re gonna have an election, we’re gonna have an election. Thinking about this opportunity for Canadians, I was musing the other day about Erin O’Toole’s chances. No, no not his chances of being elected prime minister. That horse left the stable a long time ago. I am talking about his slim chance of winning in Ontario’s Durham riding. A lot of good liberals live in that electoral district. What if they got off their asses and booted out that carpetbagger O’Toole?
There is going to be sure to be another conservative leadership event anyway. And this time, the Tories might be smart enough to do away with preferential voting. After all, what they got the last two times should have taught them something about voting systems.
There are only two things wrong with Mr. O’Toole’s proposed conduct of the campaign. Their names are Jason Kenney and Doug Ford. And frankly Canadians are tired of Alberta premier Kenney whining about how badly his pollution-producing province is being treated. This is the province that, in the fat oil-rich years, cheerfully told easterners to freeze in the dark. It is a province that has never had a provincial sales tax. Premier Kenney is a phony and a fool and we all know it. He invested a billion and a half dollars in a pipeline that was promptly cancelled by in-coming President Joe Biden of the United States.
And yet Kenney bitches and whines some more about prime minister Justin Trudeau who is busy building him a doubled pipeline over the Rockies to Vancouver. This pipeline is to pump the most polluting oil source in the world—from the Athabasca and Cold Lake tar sands—to ocean going ships and send it around the world.
But we can hardly leave Ontario premier Doug Ford out of the equation. This neanderthal is prime minister Justin Trudeau’s secret weapon. In vote rich Ontario, Doug Ford spells the death toll for conservative ideas and policies. He is hardly going to hide in his kennel for the duration of the election.
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