According to people like Dr. Anthony Fauci, that second phase could be far worse than the first one that caused a shutdown of the economy. Under those circumstances, anyone running the country will be the PM of chaos.
Justin Trudeau and his finance minister are under parliamentary scrutiny over the WE Charity controversy and now the Queen’s representative and Trudeau’s personal choice for GG is being probed by the PM’s own department for abusing staff.
Instead of favourable and deserved reviews based on its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government will be dragged before two parliamentary committees, and subjected to scrutiny from the ethics commissioner.
The Trudeau government has made mistakes, learned, and adjusted while trying to ward off the COVID-19 pandemic. Other world leaders have stuck their heads in the sand, and their citizens have paid with their lives.
When all the facts of this atrocity come out, including the belief by Turkish authorities that Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid, there won’t be much appetite for kings and princes sitting in judgment of themselves.
Rather than a new beginning for a hopelessly outdated party, the leadership hopefuls wallowed in platitudes that Stephen Harper might have scribbled on a napkin during a long and particularly tedious plane ride.
While the fight against a single, deadly virus has united the world on what can only be described as a war footing, the biggest players on the planet continue to snooze on the monumental threat of global warming.
Donald Trump’s values and practices have been spreading well beyond America’s borders. Everyone in the world, and especially those of us here in neighbouring Canada, will be affected by what the United States becomes.
Canada should make clear that only negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians can arrive at final status solutions on matters such as borders, refugees, settlements, water rights, and the fate of Jerusalem.
The bottom line? If monarchy isn’t the thing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, if they just want to be Harry and Meghan, maybe it’s time we started thinking about whether it’s the thing for a country like Canada.