May 19, 2024
Who's on first in the COVID Commons? Why, it's Trudeau and Blanchet
Those paying attention to federal politics lately will have been rewarded with one of the most hilarious gags of this or any time.
Those paying attention to federal politics lately will have been rewarded with one of the most hilarious gags of this or any time.

As long as we have Twain, Leacock and Wodehouse on our bookshelves there is no need to go to the news of the day for humour. Which is not to say that the latter does not come across with the occasional chuckle and, even once in a rare while, a real knee-slapper.

In these grim and monotonous times we need the balm of humour more than ever, and we will take it wherever it can be found. Those paying attention to federal politics lately, the Brady Bunch sittings, Justin Trudeau’s mundane soliloquies under the Tent of Commons, will have been rewarded with one of the most hilarious gags of this or any time.

As with any punch line, a little setup is required. Yves-François Blanchet, the separatist leader in our federal Parliament, appears to have grown a little testy with the Morning Briefer. A bit of a surprise since he and Mr. Trudeau seem to have been enjoying something of a concord up to now.

Blanchet’s obvious disinclination to have anything to do with Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, and his equally obvious “at-homeness” with Trudeau, is the Liberals’ security blanket. What else has allowed the Liberals to upend the venerable traditions of Parliament and go on a spending spree that isolates their administration as the Imelda Marcos of modern democracies?

The Bloc and the Liberals are in tacit alliance, Jagmeet Singh and his NDP are in political self-isolation, that much we know and that is all we need to know. But as said, as with every romance regardless of how quietly conducted, a little friction, what is often called a “tiff,” will arise. And Blanchet this week, after offering a laundry list of what he would like to see during the COVID interregnum, and noting some lapses, many lapses, in Trudeau’s professed commitments, hit out at his political amour.

This blossomed, as you will quickly agree, into the funniest exchange since Abbott and Costello debuted their hilarious “Who’s On First?” routine.

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