Who said Canadian politics is boring? This year has been a news-maker filled with controversy and action. From the battle that wages over the economy to the one being waged in the senate, Canadian political junkies had ample opportunities to gather popcorn or join the discussion over the issues that matter to them.
A Conservative loss in Brandon-Souris on Monday would confirm the sour taste Canadians have from hypocrisy and a government which has lost the moral authority to govern.
Recent events have trumped Conservative tough on crime rhetoric. From the Duffy Affair to Rob Ford’s drug problems, the Conservatives have been slow to realize these events are their time to shine, not fail as miserably as they have.
Parents of children who attend St. Claire catholic elementary school in Orleans are crying “scandal” after Liberal leader Justin Trudeau visited and spoke to the children. The parents argue the Ottawa Catholic School Board should have a stricter process of choosing speakers, blocking those that believe in same-sex marriage and “the fundamental right” for a woman to chose whether she’ll have an abortion.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s accountability speech June 5 was crashed by protesters and aired on national TV. In addition to the “in over his head” attack ads and negative spin on speaking gigs, the PMO is also responsible for a partisan protest manned by young Tory interns.
The Grace Foundation has released a statement amid a week that has left them “deeply distressed.” The Foundation said it didn’t authorize any letter to Trudeau, just days after controversy broke because of a letter released to the PMO from board member Susan Buck that said Trudeau’s event last year was a “huge disappointment and financial loss for our organization” and deep Conservative ties that were easily exposed.
The NDP aren’t thrilled with the way the Conservatives are handling the Grace Foundation’s “political gift” to them. All the while, the Conservatives are under fire over PMO resources that went to this partisan attack. The NDP had hoped to make political gains by having the Conservatives take the brunt for attacking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau who is ahead in the polls.