July 13, 2024

Trudeau’s own words on scandals come back to haunt him

Of all of Justin Trudeau’s tweets on what we now call ‘X’ that haven’t aged well, his observation on October 17, 2013 that, “It’s hard not to feel disappointed in your government when every day there is a new scandal” has aged the worst.

With ArriveCan the latest in a long, list of Liberal scandals — and with the Liberals struggling to contain it in the wake of a scathing report by Auditor General Karen Hogan on how an $80,000 IT project ended up costing taxpayers almost $60 million — it demonstrates one of the oldest truisms in politics.

That is that over time, governments become the thing they once despised.

Prime Minister Trudeau and the Liberals have become the things they once despised.

Indeed, the Liberal party of 2015, when it defeated the Stephen Harper Conservatives, would today be shocked and appalled by the conduct of the Liberal party of 2024.

Pick a Liberal scandal, from foreign interference — where Trudeau had to be dragged kicking and screaming into a public inquiry whose effectiveness, for that reason, is already suspect — to the WE Charity mess, to SNC-Lavalin, to cash for access, to the Aga Khan affair and more.

The Liberal response has always been the same.

Deny, deny, deny and stall, stall, stall.

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