Justine Trudeau-Castro's "diversity" platform blew up in his face after
he demoted a First Nations (aboriginal) woman, Jody Wilson Raybould (left) from her the position of Attorney General/Minister of Justice after she refused to give a plea deal to SNC Lavalin, one of the biggest employers in Quebec.
Amid universal calls for his resignation, Trudeau-Castro should come out fighting saying that SNC Lavalin's crimes -- standard for winning contracts in the third world --are now ancient history.
This is an example of the selective moral outrage/ virtue-signalling
that is damaging the country.
by Henry Makow PhD
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is a Montreal-based company that provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services in various industries including; mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, environment and water, infrastructure, nuclear and clean power. The firm has 50,000 employees worldwide with offices in over 50 countries and operations in over 160 countries. It has profits of over a billion dollars on revenues of $10 billion.
SNC Lavalin is a crown Jewel of Quebec Inc. where Trudeau-Castro has overwhelming political support, enough to win the next election scheduled for October. Its crime was paying $50 million in bribes to Libyan government officials between 2001 and 2011 to secure contracts.
Apparently, this standard business practice in the third world is illegal in Canada and carries a penalty of being banned from receiving Canadian government contracts for ten years. Virtually every other country in the world allows these companies to pay a penalty and get back to business. All the people associated with the bribery have been fired. The stock is down 40%. Trudeau-Castro pressured the then Justice Minister to give the company a plea deal citing economic consequences, especially if the company moves its head office. But, despite enormous arm-twisting, Wilson Raybould refused to intervene citing values of truth and justice learned around the totem pole in the "Big House." Canadians seem to be overwhelmingly on her side and are demanding Trudeau-Castro's resignation.
Some of the headlines suggest the moral panic sweeping the country.
"What Jody Wilson-Raybould described today is a sickeningly smug protection racket and it should make us all question what we're willing to tolerate."
NO WHORE LIKE AN OLD WHORE
It's amazing what will get Canadians to dig out their commitment to law and morality from the pile of old skates and hockey equipment in the garage. Certainly, it's not supplying armoured cars to help Saudi Arabia kill and starve thousands of people in Yemen. It's not helping Israel and the USA destroy Syria and Libya. It's not joining in a plan to overthrow the duly elected government of Venezuela. It's not promoting homosexuality to pre-puberty children in public schools.
As you know, I am no fan of Trudeau-Castro. But he has every right to protect a Canadian Crown Jewel from legalistic persecution by a bunch of cosseted bureaucrats. Certainly, the smarter move would have been to change the law, rather than bend it. But no one cares what people did ten years ago in Libya. The "crime" is bullshit.
This is typical of how Canada is hurting itself. The oil industry is in a funk because environmentalists are blocking pipeline expansion. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on housing illegal border crossers in downtown Toronto hotels while homeless Canadians freeze on the street. This country is suffering from unrealistic moral posturing.
When the media rise up with one voice in selective moral outrage, we must ask, has the Illuminati decided that the Leader of the False Opposition, doughboy Andrew Scheer, is a better spear carrier?