Canada’s Justin Trudeau Is Facing His Most Explosive Crisis Yet | TIME + Rex Murphy: The Trudeau virtuecrats come tumbling down

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Canada’s Justin Trudeau Is Facing His Most Explosive Crisis Yet | TIME + Rex Murphy: The Trudeau virtuecrats come tumbling down

March 3, 2019| Arlaadi Online

Justin Trudeau is facing the most explosive crisis of his administration after his former attorney general detailed a months-long campaign by the Canadian prime minister’s office to quietly end a legal problem for an iconic Quebec construction firm.

Also read: Rex Murphy: The Trudeau virtuecrats come tumbling down

The strongest and most independent woman in his entire cabinet no long feels she can, with honour, sit in that same cabinet room with him.

Now in an ordinary government, none of this would matter. In a business-as-usual, this-is-how-we’ve-always-done-politics, principles-be-dammed, we’ve-got-work-to-do government, who’d care? But this is a Trudeau government, where feminist values and the purest sensitivity to women are as sparkling diamonds in the firmament of righteousness and sanctimony.

This is a government that lives and thrives on its profession of vast moral pretensions. It is the government forever preaching of values, of moral aspiration, of doing things differently, of real gender equity, of promoting feminism, of openness and transparency, of nourishing the Earth and all her fuzzy creatures; this is a government of every tender, soft, progressive value known to peoplekind. Mr. Trudeau is its brand and the brand is everything.

This is a government of virtuecrats, or it is nothing. That’s the problem. Live by the image, die by the image. Play by the symbol, fall by the symbol.

Four hours of testimony on Wednesday afternoon went like a torpedo through a castle of glass. The details are known and in a hundred columns by now. Jody Wilson-Raybould, in her person and conduct, is all the Trudeau government was supposed to be about. Read more at Rex Murphy: The Trudeau virtuecrats come tumbling down

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