There's way too much stressing in Ottawa over loyalty to the leader and party unity. Intra-party disruptions and disagreements are often signs of a functioning democracy.
Amidst revelations of alleged political interference on the SNC-Lavalin file, and the bullying of former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, our "feminist" PM's true colours are beginning to show.
As much as this Canadian respects Jody Wilson-Raybould, I do not fully understand her view. Here's why.
David J. Climenhaga
Announcing a full pharmacare program would have shifted the nation's attention immediately away from the hostile media frenzy the gong show before the House of Commons justice committee has become.
The Liberals' well-intentioned effort to implement a feminist foreign policy is vastly outgunned by Canadian industries that are disproportionately hurting women.
Once saved from both its financial and law-breaking predicaments, surely SNC-Lavalin would have no reason to lay off workers. That was the Trudeau government's implied assumption.
With the Wilson-Raybould affair, it's clear that the Liberal government uses the "rule of law" argument only when it suits its purposes, and they're not the only ones.
The Trudeau government betrayed its promise of openness in the SNC-Lavalin affair. Conservatives were worse when in power, but are profiting. What about the NDP?
While the SNC-Lavalin affair has made headlines, there's another corporate scandal that makes the financial figures in that case seem like pocket change. But no major political party will touch it.
Justin Trudeau promised to reverse the trend, starting in his father's time, of centralizing power in the Prime Minister's Office. It does not look like he has lived up to that pledge.