Take out the question that the PM is obviously a criminal. Even I can't deny that based on all the facts and shifting stories on SNC-Lavalin.
This thread is meant to be about why JWR decided that this was the hill to die on and force a Scheer majority government over?
Why is she so willing to hurt so many people who can't afford to be hurt by an Andrew Scheer government. Surely, she knows that what she is doing has one and only one inoxerable conclusion: A Scheer (Harper-lite) majority government, perhaps for a decade or more? Is she the obvious frontrunner for the Liberal leadership once she forces Trudeau out? Is that her game as the final paragraphs in the article discuss? Additionally, can she justify 10 years or more of lost progress on climate change, et al, to eventually attain her ultimate goal, which I assume is ideological purity? Furthermore, is she confident that she can withstand PM Scheer's conservative attack ad machine, something Dion, Ignatieff, and even Trudeau, for a time, all withered on the vine, due to.
If so, she has mounted a brilliant coup d'e'tat, the likes of which is rarely seen. The question is if it will be Scheer or her that take the reigns of power. How can she be so sure she will win that bet?
Perhaps she is simply Canada's version of Jill Stein, electing Trump because Clinton was more unpalatable to her than Trump was.
Lastly, it's extraordinary to have a PM that broke the law and will have to resign within hours or days, in his first term no less! Breathtaking. Perhaps, in the end, like Bill Clinton gave Ken Starr the rope to hang him on, perhaps JT simply gave JWR the rope on which to execute him with and she intends to do just that.