by The Honourable A. Brian Peckford
June 20, 2023
Not A Good Day For Canada -The Federal By Elections —The More Things Change —
The more they remain the same.
Four Federal Ridings. Two rural and two urban —-three Provinces —Quebec , Ontario and Manitoba.
It is obvious that the people have swallowed the kool aid —big time—swamped by fear and political spin perpetrated by a main press that took gobbles of money from the politicians.
The pandemic for many is a distant memory already and any talk of it is off limits.
Just think —-the flawed Inquires —Rouleau and National Citizens —seem to have had no impact. At least in so far as impacting negatively on the main political parties. The billions of dollars wasted on the so called pandemic, the lives lost , disrupted , the millions without a primary care giver, now reaching 20% of the population in some part of the country.
Status quo it seems . The population does not seem bothered by the trillion dollar debt, the deficit, foreign interference, China schools , conflict of interest everywhere—-from Trudeau ‘s violations , to Poilievre ‘s appointment of his disgraced house leader and denigrating European democrats and his own caucus.
And the rights and freedoms of people, and constitutional malfeasance seem somehow an accepted part of Governing—-who would have thought this possible? The interference in our daily lives in restriction on free speech and the internet —the introduction of AI and digital currency —seem not to be a part of the national debate outside of the Ottawa swamp.
And most troubling —-is the endorsement of these main political parties seem to ignore the importance of legitimate civil protest as manifested in the Truckers Convoy, the blatant violation by the state in restricting peoples right of movement and most dramatically manifested in the State’s treatment of Dr. Charles Hoffe , Dr. Byram Bridle, Dr. Francis Christian and Dr. Jordan Peterson and scores of other brave Canadians.
This is not a good day for Canada !