January 24, 2017

The job of the Canadian prime minister ...

The PM speaking to reporters in Calgary after Cabinet. CBC
"It is the job of the Canadian prime minister 
to have a constructive working relationship 
with the President of the United States. 
That's exactly what I intend to do."

Well yes, maybe that's part of it. Working relationships with all our trading  partners, including the US, might be a good idea. But really? 

Shouldn't "the job of the Canadian prime minister" be to look after the interests of Canadians? To uphold the Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms? And maybe, just maybe, the job of the Canadian prime minster should be to stand up for Canada in the face of bullies and tyrants. To choose citizens over corporations, the environment over pipelines, truth and reconciliation instead of racism and misogyny.

Perhaps I'm confused, but I always thought my prime minister should stand on guard for Canada. Apparently not.

By Jim Murray. Copyright 2017.

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