Sorry, but it's overdueThis is not world news or even worthy of same but hopefully most Canadians will relate. Realistically that is not likely. Canadians watch hockey and American TV most of the time.
It was commonly said about the 2016 American Presidential election that the people voted for a shakeup - someone outside the good old boy/girl establishment - out with the status quo. Personally I believe this was and still is true. As I have said before, change was needed but they elected the wrong agent of change.
It is time for a similar shakeup in this country - without the Donald factor.
Just listening to the political ramblings and "outrage" at the federal level recently is so pathetic. Observing any of the broadcast sessions of parliament regarding SNC Lavalin; Canadian oil struggles; and naturally the budget are but a few examples. It all sounds so petty and niggling for more than - about 60 seconds. That's all I can take.
It reminds me of a B-grade, minor league bullfight I once saw in Barcelona in 1969. It looked like a high school skit - a bad one at that. It was full of "close calls". The similarities also include the bull. Most of our elected officials sound pathetic. I constantly think: "Really? My taxes actually pay for you - and your fat pension and benefits?"
I was not a big fan but you had to admire the gonads of Pierre Elliot - not so his son. Many Ontarians hated Premier Mike Harris but like PET he did what he said and took no crap from anyone.
The status quo in question is still spin talk; namby pamby; studies and papers instead of decisions; stalling; bluster; and let's not forget false promises and lies. The only new thing Justin has brought to the table are his socks. Now of course, the deficit continues to grow and balancing the budget is years - many more years - in the future.
We need a Kennedy, a Reagan, or a Thatcher. Sadly I see none on the horizon. Actually I stand corrected. There is now one on the most distant of horizons - the young Prime Minister of New Zealand - Jacinda Ardern.
I wonder if she likes ice hockey? There again maybe just a part time job would do the trick. She could probably clean up our sorry mess in a couple of weeks - from home - with her left hand.