- Nov 1, 2021
Can you start at basics?Contaminated by what happens in the U.S., since we're constantly flooded by every sort of media they have, and ideas stopped trickling over the border decades ago. It's a tsunami now. When you see right-wing ex-cabinet ministers from Harper's time (still known as the Dark Decade) wearing a MAGA hat at a party event, it's not hard to figure out that she belongs to a subgroup of the CPC that loves Trump. The "Freedumb Convoy" is planning another go at what happened last year, as the federal enquiry chugs on as to whether or not the feds should have used the Emergency Act to deal with them earlier this year.
Here in Alberta our premier is certifiably BS!C (can't write that out in full due to inappropriate language rules, but she's absolutely stark-raving NUTS). She's trying to table legislation that gives her the power to refuse to enforce any federal law that she thinks "is bad for Alberta." And she gets to decide if they're "bad." We don't get a say. That's a recipe for having our Charter rights stripped away, since some of them are really inconvenient for a government annoyed at having to treat certain demographics like we're actual people.
Some people are counting the days until the next election (May 2023), but then another person pointed out that even though we have provincial elections scheduled every 4 years, they can legally be called sooner, or as long as 5 years from the previous one. This premier only got in a few weeks ago. She can do a lot of damage by May 2023, never mind putting it off until 2024. I think the streets would be full of protesters if she tried that, though.
Maddy has been duly patted and I told her it came all the way from New Zealand.
All I see here in Oz is Trudeau doing something now and then. Where does he fit left/ right?
Am I correct if I say centre left and that's why you have the maga/ freedumb stirrers?