It's another TVUH Triple Shot. Three things in the last week or so that deserve being "addressed" on the show. Well, at least I think so and since I produce the show... guess what.
The Retirement - After seven Federal election wins, twice Minister with two different governments and his largest margin of victory in 2015, Scott Brison has retired effective immediately as Minister and MP. A trailblazer for the LGBTQ2 community who was part of reforming Canada's sexual orientation laws out of the 19th century. The first openly gay Minister in Canada's history. But that means another Cabinet Shuffle, in an election year. Three moves and two rookies added to make up for the loss of one, which generates its own storylines depending which brand you ask. And what about the trial of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, which Brison will have to testify at? Is it a factor in the timing here?
The Refugee - Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun became internationally known in a hurry. A Saudi citizen, she flew from Kuwait to Thailand to escape her family. Having flown without suitable "escort" the Saudi Embassy told Thai officials to seize her passport and deport her back to Saudi Arabia. Then a funny thing happened. Social media around the world made her a symbol against the Kingdom. The UNHCR requested Canada to accept Rahaf as a refugee. Canada said yes. Not to sell the LPC brand. To sell the Canada the world expects.
The Raid - On December 15, 2018 the BC Supreme Court granted an injuction in a CIVIL SUIT to bypass proper process and allow Coastal GasLink access to Wet'suwet'en Territory. Because saying NO is not allowed in this nation of "reconciliation" when corporate gain is involved. On January 7, 2019 the RCMP performed their historically primary function. Colonialism. Is this a "new relationship"? Is this implementing the TRC? Is this UNDRIP? No, it's the same old Canada.
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