Rex Murphy: Sorry Liberals - the ‘jobs’ excuse for the SNC-Lavalin debacle won’t fly

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The excuse of ‘jobs’ for the SNC-Lavalin debacle will not fly. And it is that the person in charge of planning the liberal response to the SNC-Lavalin scandal must be in a confusion. And it is that the anchor and the life jacket are apparently confused. That as it is well known, the life jacket fulfills the function of keeping you afloat, while the anchor due to its weight sinks you.

On Wednesday there was a meeting of the Committee of Justice of the Liberals. This was intended only to close the committee for a week, to allow Jody Wilson-Raybould to return to complete his testimony. Thus giving all possible indications that they were not really very interested. Listening to her at all.

The effectiveness of opposition parliamentarians?

There is nothing that opposition parliamentarians have been able to do more effectively to encourage a saga that is already very burdened.

Just like the brazen and televised amputation of the five liberals of what a committee called justice should do. What should be heard from the central character of this story: freedom to speak fully and without restriction of various privileges, the full explanation of why he left the cabinet and why another main minister, Jane Philpott, felt compelled to leave the Solidarity. with her.

That being the case, that committee has also killed the opposition’s efforts to call Justin Trudeau’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, the PMO advisers, Elder Marques and Mathieu Bouchard, the former chief of staff of Mrs. Wilson- Raybould, Jessica Prince, and of course the main figure in this story, the prime minister.

It should be noted that the most massive jobs in the Canadian economy, which involved an entire industry, did not obtain 1/100 of the main attention received by a single company, with a dubious reputation, already sanctioned outside of Canada and under investigation.

Thus, only one company, SNC-Lavalin, owned all the machinery and power of the PMO and the prime minister. In contrast, a whole national industry with employees throughout the country was left to languish. Or worse yet, get entangled in new regulations, looking down on Bill C-69, burdened by the new and useless carbon taxes, and listening to the prime minister declare, somewhat exasperated, “we can not close the dawns tomorrow.” SNC-Lavalin will not fly.

Source: Rex Murphy | National Post

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