We should not be overly impressed with federal conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s ability to come up with poisonous slurs against political opponents. They are coming to the point where he should be challenged for his lack of concern for the truth. The prime minister of Canada can hardly be accused of causing world-wide inflation. It is just political hyperbole to suggest otherwise?
But saying that Justin Trudeau is the architect of some “Catch and Release” scheme for criminals is both stupid and a deliberate lie.
The conservative leader has convinced us that he is no economist when he promotes cryptocurrencies to help Canadians fight inflation. He has been around parliament long enough now to know that the Bank of Canada is independent of parliament. That means it is unlikely that he can simply fire the governor of the bank, even if he could somehow become prime minister. Now he is showing that he is no lawyer with this catch and release nonsense.
The Canadian system of justice is based on the assumption of innocence. In this country, you have to be proved guilty. If he is going to run for election on a guarantee of “jail, not bail,’ he is going to have to eliminate Canadians’ charter of rights and freedoms first. He might have difficulty getting criminal lawyers to vote for him.
A recent bill presented to parliament by the government attempts to tighten some of the rules in regard to granting bail but, of course, this does not meet Mr. Poilievre’s demands. He seems to want to stick with his ignorance.
It is like his claim that the government is killing people by allowing provinces to arrange for safe consumption sites. You have to wonder sometimes that maybe not all of his staff people are as ignorant. Are they afraid to correct him or do they just share his position like dumb followers.
What worries us though is that there are young people across the country who might welcome some of these cliches as simplistic ways to deal with issues.
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