For conservative supporters who read this: An ‘Egress’ means a way out and an ‘Elite’ is a class of person who are considered as above others in their society. Some of these elites just have money, others have accomplished something that makes them stand out among their fellows in academics, in business or in sports or on stage or screen. The prime minister would know that. And that is who we are writing about today.
Not that I think you need to be told but Justin Trudeau holds court among the elites of Canada. He is not terribly rich but he is not going hungry because of the current inflation. He also draws a substantial salary as prime minister and has a number of nice residences available to him and his family.
It seems logical that most Canadians would not begrudge the prime minister the perquisites of his position. He has a stressful job and he carries a great deal of responsibility on our behalf.
But the leader of the opposition is paid just $100,000 less than the prime minister and has Stornoway as an official residence. Obviously, Mr. Poilievre, the current leader of the conservatives is a bit jealous and tells everyone that he wants Mr. Trudeau’s job. His only problem seems to be that he wants to spend all his time trashing Mr. Trudeau instead of proving to Canadians that he might do a better job in the position.
It looks like the nastiness of his treatment of Mr. Trudeau is based on the frustration of being a conservative from Alberta. In all the years that Mr. Harper was prime minister, he said he was going to do something about global warming. He never did. And obviously Mr. Poilievre, being a good conservative, will never do anything about global warming. And the same goes for universal dental care or pharmacare.
Mr. Poilievre has many words that he learned in his Calgary school but it seems ‘care’ is not one of them. ‘Caring’ about the environment, ‘caring’ about those Canadians who cannot care for themselves, are not part of Mr. Poilievre’s concerns.
But between the choice of a tight-assed, western conservative and an elitist eastern liberal, the liberal is going to win. He knows the real meaning of “Nobless Oblige.”
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