In my last post I warned that Jason Kenney's imperial ambitions could help take this country to a very bad place.
Even if they did help re-elect Justin Trudeau.
But when I wrote about how Trudeau should tame Kenney, I didn't know that the two would meet in Ottawa yesterday.
Or that Kenney would put on such an outrageous performance.
Squealing like a hog, and blaming Trudeau for fanning the flames of separatism.
Alberta’s new premier sent a brazen message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday, when he raised the spectre of a national unity crisis and warned the Liberal government that its environmental policies will landlock Canada’s oil reserves and fan the flames of separatist angst in his province.
The same flames Kenney has been pouring gasoline on for months, for crass political purposes.
And needless to say sounding like an absolute fanatic, or maniac.
By mid-morning during his daylong visit to Parliament Hill, Jason Kenney had invoked Quebec separatist icon René Lévesque, resurrected memories of 1980s energy policy that still taints the Trudeau name in the West, and threatened to cut off oil shipments and launch a constitutional challenge to stop federal environmental legislation he opposes.
Who would take this country to the verge of a potentially catastrophic national unity crisis, or even a civil war.
For just like him, some of the far-right loons he is inflaming with his toxic Trudeau hate, are a threat to this country and its values.
Some of them are dangerous.
A man was arrested for uttering threats at a Mississauga fundraising event attended Wednesday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the RCMP said in a statement posted by Peel Region police.
Several protesters outside claimed solidarity with the “yellow vest movement,” claiming they were demanding their “rights and freedoms back” and “an escape from servitude.”
The group held a banner blocking part of the entrance to the convention centre reading: “No Trudeau — No UN — Canada First.” Other individuals using megaphones calling attendees “communists” and the PM a “traitor.”
As crazy as Kenney's claims that Bill 69 would endanger national unity, when that bill makes absolute sense in a country already being ravaged by climate change.
Kenney's threats to hold a referendum on equalization payments if Bill 69 is not killed, is crude blackmail verging on treason.Bill-69 is intended to overhaul how major resource projects are approved in Canada #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/9dzTwnS9dr— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) May 2, 2019
And it's clear we can't count on Andrew Scheer to reign him in.
I’m proud to call my friend and former colleague @JKenney the Premier of Alberta. He will be a strong voice for his province. Together we will fight for the men and women who work in Alberta’s natural resource sector and the people they support. pic.twitter.com/x6FhmsMjkc— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) May 3, 2019
So I'm glad to see how the Trudeau-Kenney meeting ended, with the prime minister's body language making it clear that enough is enough.
And that Kenney's separatist dreams are in for a rude awakening, as is his oily Holy War.
You know, in the U.K. the Westminster Parliament has declared a climate emergency. Whether that mean anything remains to be seen.
But the Liberal government can't do that, at least not right now, for this is a petrostate if ever there was one, and it would tear this country apart.
But Justin Trudeau is bravely leading the fight against climate change.
Trying to convince the greedy that a carbon tax is the best way to fight the climate monster before it ruins them, or kills their children.
Fighting off Kenney, Ford, Scheer, and the other members of the Con Carbon Gang, as well as their media stooges,
While doing his best to hold this fractious country together.
The Cons hate him because they know he's the only leader who can defeat them.
And for that alone he deserves the support of all decent Canadians...