I said, back in early May, that I was sorry to see Liberal MP and former Canadian Army Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie retire from politics. I guessed, at the time, that “he might be leaving because he is fed up with Justin Trudeau’s bumbling and bungling and dishonesty and also by being passed over in favour of lightweights like Chrystia Freeland and Harjit Sajjan … in my considered opinion Mr Leslie would be an excellent foreign minister, head and shoulders above Ms Freeland in every conceivable way.“
Now it comes to light, in a report in the Ottawa Citizen, that Andrew Leslie left politics, for now, at least, because, as he put it ““There were a couple of specific issues, which I don’t discuss with the media … Some concerns about some ethical things that happened, not that I did but that others may have been involved in around me. And it’s time for me to move on.”” If readers will recall, the media was speculating, at the time of his retirement announcement, that General (ret’d) Leslie would testify for the defence in the (later aborted)
persecution prosecution of Admiral (ret’d) Mark Norman and this was that just a month after Justin Trudeau expelled Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal caucus because they stood up against his (now proven) unethical conduct.
(I’m not a fan of Fox News nor of Tucker Carlson, but I must say that Mr Carlson has explained Justin Trudeau perfectly correctly in this video clip. He says that “It might sound like Justin Trudeau just took responsibility for what he did … but, no, it’s just the opposite: he transferred it. When Trudeau blames privilege, he’s moving responsibility for what he did from himself to the rest of us. In other words, I did something awful because society itself is rotten.” Mr Carlson bang on! Once again, Justin Trudeau is morally unable to accept responsibility for his own actions. I said before that we should take Justi Trudeau at his word when he says he doesn’t understand that he did anything wrong. I said, back then that “I believe that he does not, probably cannot see the deep ethical flaws in his own character.“)
I’m guessing all those factors, plus Justin Trudeau’s (and Chrystia Freeland’s) inept bungling of Canada’s foreign relations contributed to Andrew Leslie’s decision to retire. It’s a pity, because, as I said back in May, the Liberal Party lost a good MP. But now we know that it’s a pity that many, many more honest, decent Liberals did not make the same choice.
Justin Trudeau is a disgrace to his Party and to Canada. Andrew Leslie is now, I believe, well-positioned to run for the Liberal Partys leadership when Justin Trudeau is tossed on to the political dung-heap, where he belongs. Mr Leslie would be an excellent choice, for Canada, to lead the Liberal Party back to the path of righteousness, back to being a party that is fit to govern Canada for all Canadians.