Article by Chris Selley, National Post
Who knew Liberal governance would descend so quickly into high farce?
There was the righteous online mockery of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s woefully miscalibrated (and/or entirely sincere) statement mourning Fidel Castro’s passing.
There was Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef’s jaw-dropping attack on the electoral reform committee for not fulfilling its mandate, which it had; her apology for the attack; and then her flailing, incoherent ongoing attempts to portray the Liberals’ promise to ditch first-past-the-post elections as anything better than an insincere election promise gone to seed.
Most recently, this week, the PM test-drove some new talking points on the matter of billionaires and lesser bigwigs paying $1,500 each for an audience with him. Was he peddling influence? Pshaw!
I am always talking about our priority of creating growth for the middle class, our priority of raising taxes on the wealthiest one per cent so we could lower them on the middle class, and that we are ending the sending of child benefit cheques to wealthy families so we can give more to the families who actually need them,” he told the House of Commons.