Friday, March 1, 2019

UPDATED: Speaking Truth to Power: The Trudeau Scandal

UPDATED:  March 1, 2019 I've made some important updates to this post, particularly in my conclusions...worth another read.

Five Quotes from Jody Wilson-Raybould

Yesterday I began an analysis of the fall-out from the testimony of former Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould on the SNC Lavalin Scandal when she appeared before the Commons Ethics Committee on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.  I left my writing to watch the "Emergency Debate" called by the Opposition Parties in the House of Commons last night.  The Debate was a disappointing affair...but I guess that's what you get from today's Parliament debates...all formulaic and partisan.  I haven't watched a parliamentary debate in years.  Back in the day [1980-90's] I used to watch question period daily.  The big difference these days is how the mainstream media is like a third party to the proceedings...suddenly interrupting the telecast, cutting off speakers mid-sentence to make silly announcements...obviously protecting the tender ears of the public from hearing some possible truthiness.  Just as the main opposition speakers were taking over the microphone, the CBC terminated broadcasting the debate entirely. The announcer told listeners to go to if we wanted to continue watching.  Instead of the debate, they put on their usual geriatric panel of partisan shills. I wondered if this was the PMO "fixer" Katie Telford's ["We can get all kinds of people to write opeds"] idea.

Suffice it to say, I did not learn anything new from the emergency debate.  So I will now resume my analysis of Wilson-Raybould's testimony before the Commons Ethics Committee which occurred on February 27th, 2019, last Wednesday afternoon.

Before I get into it, I highly recommend Moon of Alabama's post of today on the topic.  One of the best commentaries I've read so far. The comments to the post are also very interesting.

The more I think about Jody Wilson-Raybould and Justin Trudeau, their background, upbringing and education...the more I think that this "battle to the political death" that has arisen between them was always in the cards.  Some commentators have described their relationship as "both of them playing chicken", daring one another to take the political and personal fall-out of their disagreement to another, more destructive, level.

In my working career, employed as a social worker in "aboriginal services", I naturally came in contact with hundreds of first nations people over the years.  I learned to distinguish certain traits and triggers in their mindsets.  One of the main triggers for First Nations is white people lying to them and/or breaking promises...HelloFirst Nations people don't have the same sense of expediency as white people.  They certainly do not understand moral relevancy the way we do.  When the rumours were spread that Jody Wilson-Raybould was "inflexible"...I immediately recognized what they meant.  These distinctions are difficult to discuss without being accused of racism.  IMO, the lack of expediency and moral relevancy in the First Nations psyche is what has saved Canada on several historical occasions, most importantly during the Meech Lake Constitutional Crisis, which I was personally involved in as a constitutional committee member from my riding here in British Columbia.  I also went to Ottawa and testified before the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee.

So, First Nations people, because they don't have the tools of expediency or moral relevancy at their disposal...can often be viewed as "risk takers".  They can push matters to the brink,  After all...what do THEY have to lose? They can only GAIN if laws are obeyed and moral values are upheld. So, with these learnings taken into account, while I was watching Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony, I could not help but wonder what she thought about the many other files on her desk...some of which were far more serious than the serially corrupt company, SNC Lavalin.  The moral and legal issues in the other files were under more threat than the case at hand.  Let's look at just three of them:

1.  The Huawei Matter.  Here is a headline in today's newz:

China has questions for Canada on judicial independence after hearing Jody Wilson-Raybould

I am sure that JWR was perplexed at the order that was given to Canada to arrest an individual based on some unilateral sanctions that the United States had placed on a third nation.  I wonder how she would have ruled on proceeding with the extradition hearings.  I just read in this morning's headline that the hearings are likely "going ahead".

2.  The Venezuela and Ukraine subversions of democracy.

While this involves international and not domestic law...I'm sure JWR must have suffered some moral qualms over the potential for mistreatment of indigenous populations in both countries.  In both cases, Canada's support of destabilization for Western hegemonic reasons contravenes articles in the Charter of the United Nations.

3.  Serial "Travesties of Justice" by CSIS and the RCMP

I have written dozens of posts exposing and denouncing the misuse of power by CSIS and the RCMP by exploiting vulnerable individuals to commit False Flag "terror crimes" at huge taxpayer cost in terms of Police Hours and court time.  There have been at least five notorious cases where the Canadian Government has been part of extreme victimization [including torture and imprisonment] of individuals for geopolitical reasons. When the Appeals Court in BC called the Nuttall/Korody case a "Travesty of Justice" in their Reasons for Judgement, and formally suggested that the Federal government draw up legislation to prevent it...I wonder what Jody Wilson-Raybould thought.  Did she think she could make some suggestions for appropriate legislation?  Did she ever discuss this with the Prime Minister?  Was this one of the "other" matters she wanted to discuss with the Prime Minister during their meetings last September?  IMO, it should have been!


In summary, as I have said on numerous previous occasions, Justin Trudeau is not fit to govern. But the SNC Lavalin scandal is just the very tip of the iceberg. I firmly believe that the PTB in Toronto looked at the polling numbers and, [using their tools of expediency and moral relativism] realizing that Canadians detest the man, decided to pick a relatively innocuous pretext to de-throne him and appoint a "fresh face" before the Fall election.  Their Ziofascist, globalist agenda however will not change. I absolutely do not believe they care about the other moral and legal transgressions of his government, only three of which are listed above. I believe JWR, to some extent is being used by the PTB...although the conflict between her values and Trudeau's are very real and historical.

Let me put it this way. Back in 1990, Canadians did not want the Meech Lake Accord...but the PTB  used Elijah Harper in the Manitoba Provincial Assembly, sitting stoically with his eagle feather in kill it.  Many times in the course of Canadian history...the wishes of First Nations have been invoked...precisely because of their "inflexible" moral and legal allow Canada to do something that might not be possible otherwise.

So the next steps are whether the Conservatives can get the RCMP to open an official investigation on Trudeau's handling of the SNC Lavalin case.  If they can, and if Trudeau is under "formal" police investigation...then he must step down.  As has been made abundantly clear in the Nuttall/Korody and other cases, the RCMP is, itself, corrupt and may decide against investigation out of self-interest or other [political] reasons.  BTW, my theory as to why Jody Wilson-Raybould said there was nothing "illegal" about the pressure put upon her to reverse the decision made by the Director of Prosecutions is because, had she said it was illegal, Trudeau et al could have correctly accused her of "conflict of interest", and "obstruction of justice" herself...JWR was not going to fall into THAT trap.  IMO, JWR described in detail several blatant attempts to obstruct justice throughout her testimony and, res ipsa her firing. So there should be an RCMP investigation.

In the meantime, there may be a war of attrition, slowly picking off the underlings around Trudeau.  There will also be a lot of smoke, mirrors and diversions by Trudeau.  He will not go easily as we have learned during the past few days.  Anyone who saw him being interviewed after JWR's testimony--and heard his robotic repetition of platitudinous semi-relevancies--now knows that.


Penny said...

Way to early to suggest Justin Trudeau is finished.(MOA is jumping the gun in my opinion plus I rarely read there)

Who is going to seriously challenge him?
I see no one.
Neither the NDP or the Conservatives are running anyone decent.
He may just be the comeback kid.

"If Trudeau were to do the sensible thing and resign, you can bet Freeland would fall all over herself to grab his place"

I left a comment suggesting they could play identity politics- women/glass ceilings and she might just win (to early to call that as well,but, I could see it- it's all in the perception management)

greencrow said...

Penny says:

"...Neither the NDP or the Conservatives are running anyone decent..." Exactly. Which is why the PTB want to get a "fresh face" in there and fast.

I agree that Freeland seems to be enjoying the pickle Trudeau is in a bit too much.

Justin Trudeau IS finished. His last chance was to present a "more humane" response to the JWR testimony. His cold and robotic press conference following her presentation was public suicide.

Penny said...


Sharing with Yaya and you another comment regarding Trudeau's toastiness

As for Trudeau being toast...

First thing I did this morning was check to see if he'd stepped down or the Liberals were reviewing his leadership.


There were times I was stunned by leaders that should have been toast, remaining.

GWB- wins twice ?
Stephen Harper?
Trudeau has always been an ass- Is this time any different?
I take a wait and see stance on that on him being done
(Though I would hope it will be true)

greencrow said...

Hi Penny:

Saw a poll taken by the Globe and Mail yesterday. They asked all 179 members of the Liberal caucus whether they still supported Trudeau. Only 30 answered, "mostly" supportive of Trudeau. But I think the low number of responses says it all,

I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop...the police investigation. IF that happens, it's game over.