When Erin O'Toole first became Con leader he vowed to bring down the Trudeau government as soon as he could.
But soon he stopped talking about an election, when one poll after the other convinced him that he might be the one who lost his job.
And now that an election call could be imminent, he's shaking like a leaf, or a big bowl of Jello.
And letting everyone know that now is NOT the time.
It’s time to worry about helping Canadians get back on their feet, the polls can wait until it’s safe.— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) August 5, 2021
Now’s not the time for an election. pic.twitter.com/7ZSE6NGFIQ
It's so pathetic, especially since Canada's top doctor says an election can be held safely.
Ahead of a widely-anticipated federal election call, Canada's top doctor says she's confident in-person voting can be conducted safely through public health measures — despite the threat of a variant-driven fourth wave of COVID-19 infections.
"I think that safety protocols have been put in place for different elections throughout Canada during the last month, so I think that can continue to be provided," she said. "So I think that there's definitely ways to vote safely."
And to make matters worse, O'Toole has managed to offend both his friends AND his enemies.
Many Cons are upset with him for suggesting it's too dangerous to do away with all health restrictions...
While most decent Canadians are outraged, that nowhere in that video is there ONE word encouraging people to get vaccinated.
For obvious reasons...
So many Cons are SoCon Covidiots, that O'Toole doesn't even dare mention the word VACCINATIONS.
He's scared stiff of them, and he needs them too much, to ever offend those kooky rightwing zombies.
Even though encouraging Canadians to get vaccinated, should be the responsibility of every political leader. And those who don't accept that responsibility are being murderously irresponsible.
But then O'Toole is just following the bad example of his grotesque Con buddies Rob Ford and Jason Kenney....
Which only makes an election even more necessary.
For this could be our last chance to rid ourselves of the far right menace, which is threatening so many countries all over the world.
It will almost certainly be a dirty election, perhaps the dirtiest ever, with the Cons and the NDP taking turns trying to smear Justin Trudeau as only they can.
But I am confident that decency will prevail...
And that the Cons will be defeated, so Trudeau can get a strong enough mandate to do what must be done to take on the climate emergency.
So I was happy to see our little red fireboat out there yesterday...
It seemed like a good omen.
I know we've all been through hard times, and many of us are desperately tired. And would just like to chill out.
But the Cons will almost certainly try to steal the election. We really will be fighting for our country and its values.
So failure is not an option...