For many months Andrew Scheer has been making a fool out of himself by trying to scare Canadians with the idea of a carbon tax.
But it's just not working, the economy is too strong.
Unemployment is lower than it has been in forty years, and the good news just keeps on coming.
So a desperate Scheer has been forced to crawl through the gutter in a desperate attempt to kick the fear factor up a notch.
By trying to hype this non-story.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has refused to provide details on the status of a Canadian former ISIS fighter who made an apparent confession to an execution-style killing in Syria, saying police and security officials are taking all necessary steps to "keep Canadians safe."
Goodale fielded questions from the Conservatives in the House of Commons Friday about the former ISIS member, who goes by the jihadi nom de guerre Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi (Abu Huzaifa the Canadian), after he gave a detailed account in a New York Times podcast of firing a bullet into the back of a man's head — a story he now says he made up.
As hysterically as only he can splutter.
Or Candice Bergen can scream...
When it should be obvious that the failed jihadi's story makes him more of a threat to himself than others.
And like all the others, building a case against him for something that happened years ago in the middle of nowhere, would be almost impossible.
Before learning that Abu Huzaifa had retracted his story, former CSIS director Ward Elcock said a confession on a podcast is not enough for police to lay a charge; they still have to conduct a thorough investigation to establish that a crime was actually committed, and to gather evidence to prove the person who confessed actually did it.
And when the crime in question is a homicide alleged to have taken place years ago in Syria, he said, it can be "enormously difficult" to build a case.
And what he witnessed or experienced is like most of the returnees, his own worst punishment,
But of course the Cons don't care, because all they are interested in is using that case to whip up fear and xenophobia.
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For that's all they have left.
But while Canada does face a challenge on its borders, thanks to the brutish behaviour of Donald Trump, there is no reason to get hysterical.
To try to conflate one story with the other is obscene.
And of course we've heard it all before...
The Cons are as desperate as they have ever been.
Their enlarged fear glands are throbbing. Again.
The more things change, the more they don't...
And Andrew Scheer should give up his day job and go to work for Ezra Levant's Rebel, where the fear factor is job one.
For he is clearly too chicken, and too hysterical, to ever be Prime Minister...