Jody Wilson-Raybould’s Testimony
Well, I like to think that yesterday’s events have shown the world that even the golden boy of Canadian politics has feet of clay. Trudeau has claimed that he and his team have done nothing wrong as far as seeking a ‘solution’ to their SNC-Lavalin difficulties. And from their perspective, that can be supported: if the Quebec-based engineering giant moved their company out of Canada, people will lose jobs, and the voters in Quebec are quick to ‘punish’ any government when that happens. (The underlying reason is that a Canadian political party cannot win the General Election if it doesn’t carry Quebec.)
Then Attorney-General Wilson-Raybould was pressured by 11 government officials over a four month period between September and December 2018 to interfere with the prosecution of the Quebec company’s corruption case. Trudeau says that the decision was hers alone to make, but these actions show that they had hoped to change her mind, ‘one way or another’. When she didn’t budge from her position, she was effectively demoted in the cabinet by being shuffled to Veteren’s Affairs. Problem solved, eh?
Now, contrast this present situation with a photo from the past:
Justin Trudeau claims to be a supporter of women in government, but I think his White King just got checkmated by the Red Queen. Game over.