What does the word "promise" mean to you? Is it something said to capture the moment with no intention of keeping your word? Do you let your proclamation be spread far and wide to people looking for an answer or commitment, knowing it's never going anywhere? Or are you just trying to buy some relief, hoping that when you get called on it enough time will have passed to claim that's not what you really said? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may be a politician.
In 2014, allegations of sexual assault in the Canadian Armed Forces reached epidemic levels. The Chief of Defense Staff promised swift action, stating that the CAF would not tolerate such behavior. Surveys and reports would be done, programs put in place, this would stop. Fast forward to 2016. New reports, new Chief of Defense Staff, same problem.
Before becoming Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada, Jody Wilson-Raybould stated that BC would not accept pipeline projects destroying the environment, traditions, ethos and First Nations of the province. Kinder Morgan's Trans-Mountain expansion has been approved. Minister Wilson-Raybould? Crickets.
The Electoral Reform Committee broke all the rules being established. Canadians were given ample opportunity to be heard on the issue. They took advantage and came forward. They made their preference clear. To everyone except PM Trudeau and Minister Maryam Monsef apparently. Since the answer is not preferred, we need more consultation until the right answer appears.
Drain The Swamp is now officially Fill The Swamp. The richest Cabinet in US history is on the way, despite the working class claims on the campaign trail. Quelle surprise. And despite the claims of new tone, the CPC look south for ways to be irrelevant as 14 toadies stumble to replace Emperor.
As promised (lol) Polly Ticks (@PTicks) returns to discuss these issues and more. Join us!
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