Like a stopped clock

The Toronto Star is a pretty relentless supporter of all things Liberal in Toronto, in Ontario and in Canada, so it’s not often that I agree with it, but, just as a stopped clock is exactly right twice a day, so the Star must be right now and again.

In an editorial dated March 31st the Star says, “Follow the bouncing ball” and then it lists a series of quotes from Prime Minister Trudeau that, the editorial board says show that “Canada’s drawn-out hesitation waltz carries its own risks, and they are undermining the very purpose of the government’s original intent,” although it is not really clear, to me at least, what that “original intent” was.

The Star editorial concludes that  “At this point, it seems better for the government to figure out exactly what it is prepared to do and how much risk it is ready to assume, and then carry through with that. Better to deliver on a more modest commitment than to make ambitious declarations and then balk at actually carrying them out … [and] … The world is clearly ready to welcome Canada back to a more active role in peacekeeping, peace support, and similar operations. The government needs to do a better job of matching its rhetoric with the reality it is ready to deliver on the ground.”

Exactly right: this Trudeau regime is ALL about rhetoric, election campaign rhetoric; it was not, in the fall of 2015 and it is not, now, in the spring of 2017, ready and able to govern a G7 nation.

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