So, in Huff Post Canada, there is this headline today, "PM says Federal Minimum Wage Hike Won't help low income Canadians". Then, it goes on to show Trudeau repeats the same stupid justifications the Libs used in the last election. We already know how much the LPC "Middle Class Tax Cut", was really one for the UPPER Middle Class. Then there is site C decision, the LNG decision, the failure to live up to promises to First Nations, and on and on.
So my question is, at what point will Canadians finally wake up and see the Emperor has no clothes? Even here on this board we have gotten stuck in endless process arguments about Mulcair as leader, and other things of that type and the discussion seems to have gotten completely side tracked from things political and discussion on what the governing party is actually doing. Has the Canadian Left simply run out of gas? Here it appears that the usual gang of Mulcair haters and Liberal loving, Justin praising Sycophants. have successfully moved all discussion critical of Trudeau and the Liberals into the background, basically claiming that if you attack Trudeau, no one will listen because it means you have no ideas and are "shrill", and we should all therefore vote Liberal, because...Harper.
Indeed, there is a real dearth of posts from many old Rabble voices such as Wilf Day, and Malcom French, good old time lefties who have fought the fight and simply given up on forums like this.
So we are really in what I would call a kind of "phony war", state of affairs nothing important seems to be happening, and navel gazing is therefore, ok.
Clearly, Trudeau is showing his neo-con, mealy mouthed liberal way. He sounds like pretty much every other LPC PM we have had who talks a good game but does nothing that doesn't meet with the approval of his Bay Street Backers and the 1%. At the cabinet level, people like Bennet, Philpott, Monsef and Saijan don't seem to feel even the slightest twinge of embarrassment. I find Bennet particularity galling; her self-satisfied Tweets are sickening. She is the consummate example of a Liberal Politician; self-absorbed and tone-deaf.
I think we have fallen back to the old status-quo, with Canadians once more having traded one set of Cats for another. Tommy Douglas was right.
And by the way, the Cats he was referring to were either Liberals or Tories. That hasn't changed. He WASN'T referring to the NDP, OR, the Canadian Left.