Yes, I do
think our new Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland was recently “kicked
upstairs”. As I understand it, being “kicked upstairs” is a political
phrase used when a minister is making a mess of his or her present portfolio
but instead of being outright sacked is presented as being given a
promotion.And certainly Freeland was a
rotten Foreign Affairs minister. As long as Trudeau stays healthy and has
excellent bodyguards I don’t think Freeland can continue to damage Canada in
her new post as Deputy Prime Minister. At least not to the extent that she was
dragging Canada down to meet and even surpass the American contempt for the
Palestinian people and the sickening elevation of the Trump-Netanyahu Jewish
state over all other considerations.
past election showing Trudeau’s drop of popularity in Canada and with other
nations was a “woke” moment for him. How could he maintain Canada’s reputation
as a fair and balanced nation with a Foreign Affairs minister like Freeland who
refused to even speak to Russian diplomats? What kind of a Foreign
Affairs Minister was she when Russia had to withdraw her diplomats from Canada because
of utter lack of communication with Freeland? So thank you, Mister Prime
Minister, for doing what you had to do to get Madam Freeland out of the Foreign
Affairs office. But what is our new foreign minister like?
So far, so
good. A new page has been turned. Another reason for ousting Freeland
from foreign affairs was that Trudeau wants a seat on the United Nations
Security Council. He would never have had a chance for that seat with Freeland
representing Canada. But Francois–Phillippe Champagne? Ah, a more
reasonable choice for Foreign Affairs. No Russia baiting or Israeli Old Testament
bible thumping here. The Centre for International Governance Innovation constructs
Champagne as “not an intellectual, but an operator, someone who delivers… He
(Champagne) stood out in Ottawa for his good grasp of his files, his
interpersonal skills with Cabinet colleagues and his diligence in the House”.
That’s a relief. May the gods that be deliver us all from politicians like
Chrystia Freeland who think they are - or act as if they are - indeed
intellectuals, when actually they are ideologues. In contrast Champagne is a graduate
in international law. He was initially appointed Minister of
International Trade with the important responsibility of steering Free Trade
agreements with Europe, Asia-Pacific and many other countries.
tell, but I am just so happy that Trudeau, by kicking Chrystia Freedland
upstairs, has thus prevented her from further tearing apart Canada’s good
reputation for being fair minded and reasonable.