I wish I could like Jagmeet Singh like I once did, when he was a fresh face on the political scene.
But I can't. He's not the man I thought he was, and I just can't trust him.
He's always claiming credit for the ideas of others, and he lies like a Con.
And this was his latest fib.
Pretending that he was shocked by the election call, after smearing Justin Trudeau day in and day out for months. And obstructing the business of government just like Erin O'Toole.
It's so outrageous.
And so hypocritical.
Singh blasts Trudeau for copying BC NDP's idea of calling a snap election in the middle of a pandemic #cdnpoli— The Beaverton (@TheBeaverton) August 17, 2021
But at least now that the campaign has begun, Jagmeet Singh is finally being given a Truth Test.
Singh kicked off the NDP’s election campaign Sunday taking credit for improvements to various emergency aid programs introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic to cushion the impact of lockdowns on workers and businesses.
By contrast, Singh asserted, other opposition parties did “absolutely nothing” to push the government to do more for people.
And surprise, surprise, he's not doing too well.
His claim that he alone was responsible for boosting the Covid wage subsidy turned out to be just hot air.
When the Liberals introduced a 10 per cent wage subsidy in March 2020, it was roundly criticized by business groups as nowhere near enough.