Canada's Federal election nears and we have never seen this current level of collusion between the Federal and Provincial conservative-based political parties. On many fronts, with corporate press assistance, there is a common narrative but it is not credible to oppose the suggested targets of the overall campaign. At first, things such as a Constitutional challenge to the policy of Federal Carbon Pricing seemed legitimate, if somewhat over-dramatic. Coincidentally it was only conservative based Governments elected since the Federal win by the Liberal Party in 2015 that were pursuing the strategy that was given little chance of success by constitutional experts. And those experts were proven correct.
First the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled that Ottawa is within their jurisdictional authority to impose a federal price on carbon. The exact same exercise continues on in Ontario. The litigation for show was not recommended to the Manitoba government after assessment. New Brunswick stands with their blue buddies ready to intervene on their behalf wherever and whenever necessary. Enter the ringleader Jason Kenney in Alberta, fresh off electoral victory and ready to fight for the sake of fighting on anything not a conservative idea. Yes this will go to the Supreme Court and yes it will be defeated. Piles of money wasted on a lost cause. Why?
Now we have progressed into refusals to negotiate agreements between Ottawa and Provincial capitals which is preventing funding of many programs that benefit ALL Canadians. Of course the narrative is it's the Libs' fault. Finger-pointing abounds, as expected with zero progress. The end goal that may be correct is a defeat of the Liberals this October may clear the way to meet the requirements to amend the Canadian Constitution. The impossible formula is now within reach of one ideology in their collective minds. The ideology of the past - Conservatives. Ominous indeed.