It’s amazing how politics work. There are the kool aid drinkers, the partisans, and then the slim amount of folk that will actually listen and read what is being said before making a decision where to park their vote.
With Justin Trudeau fighting for his political life because of the SNC Lavalin scandal or #lavscam as many of us are calling it, his government rolled out a new budget.
It’s a limp mess that panders to a few groups, but has no real meat and potatoes. It certainly doesn’t have anything in it truly for the middle and working classes.
It panders to First Nations which is kinda icky feeling in light of what’s going on via #lavscam and the former AG Jody Raybould Wilson.
Pulling the plug on this current government might buy Mr. Trudeau enough magic to perhaps retain power, especially as Captain Creepy, as unelectable as he is as a candidate, still has the strong Harper machine behind him and the Conservative brand which is strong due to an aging population where it counts.
The problem for Mr. Trudeau this election is that his promises failed from the last election mean that promises made this time are pretty meaningless. Even his promise to legalize Marijuana has essentially failed with those who fought for generations essentially being left out of the process.
I mean, anyone in the Middle Class that he bleated to last time around clearly knows where their bottom line has been since.
Right now polling is showing that at best, Mr. Trudeau can garner a minority win. which all things considered would be a stunning win for him.
Minority governments usually can be good things for we, the public that pays for the government.
It should be interesting either way.
Did you read the new budget or coverage of it? What do you think? You can post your comments below and please click those donate buttons because without your support there would be no actual local coverage here in the Cornwall area; just regurgitated news splatted with a local banner on top and that kinda blows dontcha think?