July 13, 2024
What's this election about? The future of Alberta
If we get a mixed result on Monday, and the price of a coalition is anti-oil commitments, the threat of separatism will gain new life.
If we get a mixed result on Monday, and the price of a coalition is anti-oil commitments, the threat of separatism will gain new life.

I think we’re all glad that the suspense over the coveted electoral benediction of Barack Obama is over. It’s been a question that has had many Canadians on “pins and needles” (whatever that strange idiom really means) for weeks. Would it be for Singh, or May, or Bernier, or Scheer? Who could tell?

Or, and this was an outsider’s bet, would it be for the fellow who came to earth on third base, blinded by his self-confessed “white-privileged” existence, with a taste for blackface when he was a mere urchin of 29? Certainly the consensus was that the most highly regarded, even reverenced, progressive in the whole world, would fret a little at tossing the manna of his approval on so déclassé a performer.

But hey, this is politics, and what’s a little boot polish between friends, as long as they are united under the glorious banner of global warming.

It was therefore a great coup for Justin Trudeau to win the cherished Obama endorsement. This probably means a landslide for Mr. Trudeau. We Canadians are notoriously obliging, and courteous even to a fault. So I cannot imagine even the most passionate Scheerite or fundamentalist Greenist, now that Obama has graciously instructed Canadians in the matter of our election, doing other than setting aside their real and personal preferences, and yielding to the superior judgment of the former American president. (Obama also made it clear, as is his way, that there is no worry — if you vote for Trudeau, you can keep your doctor.)

The only mosquito in the face cream, is of course, St. Greta of the Frowns and Glares, more familiarly known as Greta of Green Fables. She sees Trudeau as a climate slacker. He’s a pipeline buyer, which according to the Thunberg gospellers, makes the angels of the troposphere weep in shame and anger. To young Greta, such is her passion, not to be living in an unfurnished cave, tweeting via smoke signal, and travelling only as the wind lists, means you are a pagan/heretic — and even worse, you may be an adult.

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See Also:

(1) In the final stretch of the campaign trail, Trudeau is acting as though he already won

(2) With a close election looming, here are three likely scenarios — and how they would play out

(3) What will a resurgent Bloc Québécois mean for the next government?

(4) Hurricane Hazel blows off Trudeau

(5) Elect Trudeau? No more pipelines

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