As you know I have been urging Justin Trudeau to demolish Stephen Harper's legacy as soon as possible.
Bulldoze it into a smoking heap of rubble.
And because patience is not one of my
But I have to say, that in that regard, yesterday was a very good day.
Because this needed to be said.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his moment on the main stage of the World Economic Forum today in Davos, Switzerland to present Canada as uniquely suited for the transforming global economy.
"My predecessor wanted you to know Canada for its resources," he said. "I want you to know Canadians for our resourcefulness."
We are more than the slaves of Big Oil Stephen Harper tried to make us.
More than the same old Canadians...
The same old hewers of wood and drawers of water.
And this also needed to be said: it's about time the Canada Revenue Agency was brought under control.
The Liberal government says it is winding down a controversial Conservative program of political-activity audits on charities. Some 24 ongoing audits will continue in an effort to address any “serious deficiencies” that are found, Federal Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier said Wednesday in a news release.
But six other charities previously targeted for examination won’t get audited, and five organizations that previously had their charitable status revoked are being invited to appeal.
So it can't be used as Stephen Harper used it, to go after his government's political enemies...
Like birdwatchers and environmental groups.
Which only made the third legacy destroying move that happened yesterday, only more satisfying.
The official scrapping of Harper's monstrous memorial to himself.
The commission that deals with federal land use for Canada’s Capital Region is going along with the Heritage minister in moving the controversial Victims of Communism memorial away from the Supreme Court.
The National Capital Commission revoked its original approval, issued several years ago, for the contentious location at a public meeting today. That plot of land will now be used as a park.
Which hopefully will not just be moved, but also reduced to the size it deserves...
Because that would be a huge slap in the face for our former Great Leader.
And as he continues his paranoia tour of the U.S. it must be driving him crazy...
But the best thing that I saw yesterday, the one that reassured me that Justin Trudeau is indeed destroying Harper's legacy, was a simple video.
A video of some Syrian refugee children in Peterborough, Ontario, enjoying their first toboggan ride...
Because Trudeau did encourage us to welcome them with open arms, we did do the right thing, and that's our reward.
And to me it is a sign that slowly but surely we are taking our country back from the monster who almost destroyed it...
Along with its precious Canadian values.
You know, if Justin Trudeau ever lets me down, I will let him and his party know it.
And no, I won't be wearing this sweater...
It's just not...um...me.
But I am willing to give Justin credit for what he has done so far, and the time to show us what he can do.
I'm not willing to surrender my hopes for a better country so soon or so easily.
I believe we are heading in the right direction.
And that Stephen Harper's legacy is heading for the right place...
Just show him no mercy.
And the sooner the better...
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