You do know that the Carleton Cowboy, Pierre Poilievre, is from Alberta, do you? And as he is now leader of the federal conservatives, he has moved into Stornoway—the opposition leader’s residence? It seemed like there should have been a celebratory event to mark the occasion. I would think of at least a conservative cotillion. The cotillion was a forerunner of the American square dance and would have suited Albert’s premier and her significant other to a “T.”
But even if Danielle Smith and ‘what’s his name’ were invited, would she and Poilievre be dancing to the same tune? Her ‘separate Alberta in a united Canada’ legislation might not be the same freedom that he is promising Canadians who want to block ports of entry and occupy our national capitol. After all, did the Carleton Cowboy offer up his office as a warming site for visitors during the Ottawa occupation?
If the visitors had reached Queen’s Park during their Toronto Visit, would the Ford’s be as welcoming? And did the Ford’s rush over with a welcoming casserole when the Poilievre’s moved into Stornoway? And is Pierre Poilievre doing any warm-up sprints getting ready for a new parliament with yet another conservative leader facing off with Mr. Trudeau?
And what should we expect with Mr. Singh and his new democrats propping up the tired liberals? It looks like he wants more than just dental Medicare.
And what is particularly surprising is that we hear that Quebecers do not particularly like the BS they hear from M. Poilievre. The newly resurrected Quebec provincial conservatives proved nothing in the recent provincial election. And the federal conservative’s failure to connect with their look-alikes in the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) was more serious than they realized. Quebecers are strong environmentalists and expect any political party they support to also protect the environment.
And while many Québécois are watching the trail of anti-religion, anti-immigration and anti-English moves by the Legault government with interest, they are also hoping that he loses some of that momentum. They have a good sense of what would be too much. It is obvious that Danielle Smith lacks that sense.
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