Doing the right thing

I have often quoted management guru Dr Warren Bennis who said:

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Right now, in announcing that Canada will procure 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the COVAX programme, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is, narrowly construed, doing things right.

But let’s be very clear: Canada never wanted to use the COVAX programme. The Trudeau regime’s aim was that sometime late this year or next year Justin Trudeau would accept accolades from right-thinking people around the world for his country’s generosity.

So why are we using it?

Simple: Justin Trudeau’s government screwed-the-pooch, as they say, last summer. Then, when other countries, like Britain, Israel and the USA were actually “securing” firm orders for real vaccine deliveries, the Trudeau government was about 99% occupied with trying to cover up the prime minister’s (and his family’s) role in the WE Charity Scandal. The Prime Minister’s Office improperly redacted documents, then Prime Minister Trudeau prorogued Parliament ~ something he is allowed to do for any number of reasons, but, for political reasons he promised to not do ~ and then, when Parliament retuned he instructed his MPs to filibuster committees that wanted as questions about the WE Charity Scandal. Meanwhile, in other capitals, other real leaders were doing the right things for their countries.

Canada is allowed, by the terms of the COVAX agreement, to take 1.9 million doses that were intended for the poorest-of-the-poor from the global stockpile. Given how badly the Trudeau regime has flubbed the vaccine procurement process it is, arguably, even necessary. His apologists will say that Justin Trudeau is managing a tricky situation, doing things right … and perhaps he is, if you consider the situation narrowly enough. What no one, no one with even a soupçon of morality can ever argue is the he is doing the right thing. He is not. He is disgracing Canada.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

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  1. Have to admit, though – you’d think it would soothe the savage breasts of those critics who say Canada spends too much on foreign countries. Here he is taking it back for Canadians, right? 😉

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