So, I see, in Le Devoir that “A new factor is likely to complicate the electoral thinking of federal parties. The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, warns, in an interview with Le Devoir, that he will not submit his much-awaited report on Justin Trudeau’s conduct in the WE Charity affair in the midst of spring election campaign … [M Dumont said that] … if the government falls before its disclosure, the report will have to wait until after the next ballot.”
That is understandable prudence on the part of a public official. First: many of us can remember when it was alleged that “Former RCMP commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli’s decision to name then-Liberal finance minister Ralph Goodale in a criminal investigation likely influenced the 2006 federal election.” No on wants to get caught up in that sort of an escapade. Second: ethics investigations tend to end badly for Prime Minister Trudeau, there’s that whole “ethical blind spot” thing that seems to haunt him.
So, if Justin Trudeau wants (needs?) the WE Charity scandal to not be an issue then going to the polls in the spring, in search of a majority government, seems to make sense. I think he needs a majority because I suspect that the Watergate level coverup he orchestrated in the summer of 2020, when other leaders, including some that Justin Trudeau’s supporters love to hate …
… were focused on getting actual vaccine deliveries organized, was necessary because he needs to hide Watergate level political misconduct.
But the impact of his failure to manage the vaccine delivery file seems to be having a deleterious impact on his popularity and while the latest polls say that a Liberal government is likely if an election is held soon, the prospects of a majority seem to be falling.
By high summer we all hope ~ none more than Justin Trudeau, himself, I’m sure ~ that the vaccine fiasco will have been resolved and Canadians will be being “jabbed” by the millions each month. Liberals hope that Justin Trudeau’s popularity will soar by then and a majority will be a sure thing … or it would be if a really damning ethics report doesn’t make Canadians realize, finally, that Justin Trudeau is a deeply flawed human being.