Excellent information and perspective on the upcoming Canadian election. Well done Jill and John! I think Trudeau erred when he allowed SNC Lavalin’s threat to influence his actions. I’m sure he was concerned about the potential loss of 10,000 jobs, but democracy can’t function properly when coerced by corporate power. If SNC Lavalin committed a crime, it should be legally punished – end of story. Corporatism has been undermining democracy throughout the western world for decades now, and look what it has brought down upon us – socially destabilizing inequality, xenophobia, and nationalist nutjobs like Trump and Boris. I hope Trudeau learns from this mistake and survives. The 2016 U.S. election tragically demonstrated that unabashed status quo leaders like Hillary Clinton have fallen out of favor with the public. It demands and deserves better.
Today is a good day to step away from the Trump circus here in the U.S. and see what’s happening in the rest of the world. A few days ago, I asked if any of my friends in the UK or Canada would be interested in writing a guest post about the situation in their own country, perhaps help us all understand a bit better. John jumped right in and provided his take on the issues that have injected a bit of chaos into Canada’s upcoming elections (21 October). His post led me to ask some questions, which he happily answered, so there is a Q&A at the end of the post. Thank you, John, for taking the time to do this for us!
I will preface my remarks with the admission of bias. I have been a supporter of the Liberal Party of Canada my entire adult life. While…
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