I honestly hope I will not be writing about the racist things Conservative politicians say on a daily basis throughout the rest of this governing cycle. Unfortunately, that day is not here yet.
Last Thursday, Prime Minister Trudeau attended a Liberal Party of Canada event in Quebec. During the event, a woman shouted a question to the Prime Minister regarding repayment of monies that the province has used to pay for “illegal immigrants”. One of the terms she used during that question, “Quebecois de souche“, was the catalyst for his response of “your racism has no place here.” And Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Official Opposition and Michelle Rempel, MP for Calgary-Nose Hill, pounced.
To those of us who are not Canadien, there was something lost in translation. The Prime Minister is Quebecois; he knew what she was saying. “Pure laine” or “pure wool”, referring to one being “pure blood Quebecois”. A real “old stock Canadian”, if you will. And he responded not to the question she posed but the terminology she used, in particular.
The Conservative Party of Canada has been playing rather fast and loose with taking sides against the Prime Minister. By today’s count, they have managed to side with Donald Trump on tariffs against Canada, Saudi Arabia, and white nationalists. I believe John Oliver phrased it best when he said “when the former head of the Klan likes what you’re doing, that should give you real pause”.
To the best of my knowledge, the former head of the Klan has yet to give a thumbs up to any Canadian Conservative thinker aside from Faith Goldy, former commentator for Canada’s Rebel Media and CURRENT MAYORAL candidate for the City of Toronto… yeah… that’s actually happening.
Forgive me, but what the f*ck is happening with the Canadian Conservative movement? What happened to “common sense” Conservatives? What happened to Conservative support (or at least lip service) for like every veteran of every war ever, let alone the most important one: World War II which fought against the torture and genocide of MILLIONS OF HUMANS?
I know so many who consider themselves “moderate conservatives”. It is time for them to stand up against this mockery of values that my family and that of so many others fought and died for.
When representatives of your Party are catering to white nationalists – isn’t it time to draw the f*cking line???
“If, immediately after this taping, Dr. Larry Nassar caught me in the hallway and said, ‘Hey man, loved the show!’ I’d think long and hard about what the f*ck I just said.” ~ John Oliver, August 19, 2018
This article contains both fact and opinion. Links to supporting documentation above and below.
Trudeau unapologetic after telling heckler, ‘Your racism has no place here’
A Not-So-Brief History of Racism From Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party
John Oliver Mocks “Massive Dozens Of White Nationalists” Who Marched On D.C. As He Taped
Don’t Underestimate Faith Goldy’s Bid to Become Mayor of Toronto