In what I can only say is a shame, Interim-leader of the Opposition Rona Ambrose has called it quits on politics after 13 years taking up a job at a Washington think-tank, the Wilson Center. I honestly thought she had a shot at taking the Prime Ministership at the next election given she made mince meat of PM Justin Trudeau every single time she spoke in question time. Her eloquence, ability to attack and make sound arguments had Trudeau on the ropes taking massive body blows. Perhaps he will breathe a sigh of relief now that she has gone.
She will lead the institute’s “efforts to convene U.S. and Canadian officials to explore the benefits of an integrated and competitive North American economy that is focused on job creation and prosperity,”
Canada’s new permanent opposition leader from a list of many candidates will be announced on May 27. Sounds to me like her own party wasn’t going to give her the full time position which looked thoroughly deserved.
I honestly can’t see how Trudeau can win the next election. Acting Opposition leader Rona Ambrose took great pleasure into cutting the PM down to size after he had his department make $1,900 worth life size cut outs of him to be placed in the Canadian Embassy in Washington and ten consulates in the United States. His answer was that he spends too much time in the House of Commons. Such is his vanity, even the Speaker of the House had a good chuckle. The Global Affairs department told civil servants to stop ordering them. Ontario MP John Brassard said, “A life-size, two-dimensional cut-out is probably a perfect metaphor for everything that Justin Trudeau represents… You’ve got the shallow facade, and yet there’s very little in the way of depth or substance there.”
Look up Rona Ambrose vs Justin Trudeau in question time and watch the bloodbath. She makes mincemeat out of the Canadian PM every time and exposes that behind the looks there is little substance and his poll numbers are reflecting that.
After watching numerous sessions of Canadian Parliament one wonders how PM Justin Trudeau stands a chance of winning again in 2020. His opposition, in the form of Rona Ambrose, eats him alive every time causing the Prime Minister to respond by avoiding simple YES or NO answers with empty rhetoric, identity politics and countless ‘umm’s’ and ‘ahhs’. Take Ambrose’s latest attempt to get the Liberals to commit to endorse training for the judiciary to better handle cases involving rape and sexual assault. True to form the PM dodges the question asked and talks of waiting for advice from his quangos and boasting about more women judges since he took office in an attempt to assume female judges would understand rape better than male judges. What an insult!
To assume a female judge will give female victims of sexual violence a better hearing is plain stupid. The judiciary is supposed to have judges who are above gender, race or religion. That’s why we have laws in the first place. To assert that female judges would put personal gender prejudices above their sworn duty is preposterous. The same is true for male judges. Or LGBTI judges or any judge. Once again identity politics is at the forefront and Trudeau shows himself to be more feminist than the feminists themselves.
YouTube is littered with Ambrose vs Trudeau and the nervousness in his voice each time shows how uncomfortable he is. The only one not seeing it is himself. Canadians may have been sick of Stephen Harper but take a look for yourself and see who looks more like a leader. A hint – it isn’t the Prime Minister.