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JUSTIN TRUDEAU’s use of reconciliation, resolving, and resolution are beginning to get extremely tiring to hear


WORDS, WORDS, WORDS ... the same ones day after day ...

Daily, the Media Department at the Prime Ministers Office, churns out informative pieces of information on where Justin Trudeau will be, who he’s meeting with, when he’s in the House of Commons, and what he’s had to say ...

I get this information every day.

As all of you are well aware, our country has been in turmoil for two weeks now as multiple highway locations, city streets, and rail lines have been blocked by protesters who allege they are doing to in support of First Nations peoples along the Coastal GasLink pipeline route ... and of several Hereditary Chiefs who oppose the project.

The continuance of these blockades has had many concerned for a multitude of reasons – I don’t need to list them because you are already well aware of them.

What I will do however, is present just a few of the releases from the Prime Ministers Office. I think in reading them, you will sense a pattern to the words used ...


Feb 13th:
... Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Premier John Horgan of British Columbia regarding the protests that are disrupting rail service across the country ... discussed how freedom of expression is an important democratic right, but activity must respect the courts and act within the law. The Prime Minister and Premier also discussed how progress on both climate change and reconciliation must continue to be at the forefront of all government actions.

Feb 14th:
Prime Minister Trudeau expressed the desire to work closely together toward a resolution as soon as possible. The two governments have already established a coordination committee to exchange information in real time. The Prime Minister and the Premier (of Quebec) also agreed on the importance of restoring operations on rail networks quickly, while ensuring that the situation is resolved in a peaceful manner.

Feb 17th:
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Premier of Quebec François Legault to discuss the significant impacts of rail blockades, including goods shortages in Quebec and across Canada ... agreed on the importance of restoring operations on rail networks quickly, while ensuring that the situation is resolved in a peaceful manner.

Feb 18th:
... Prime Minister and the Premier (John Horgan) agreed on the importance of resolving the infrastructure disruptions caused by blockades quickly and peacefully, and of continuing to address underlying issues in the spirit of reconciliation ... continue to reach out to premiers and Indigenous leaders to bring this situation to a resolution as soon as possible ...

Feb 19th:
...Prime Minister and the Premier (Scott Moe) discussed the importance of ending the blockades quickly and peacefully, and of continuing the dialogue to address underlying issues in the spirit of reconciliation ....  to bring this situation to a peaceful and lasting resolution as soon as possible ...  will continue to work directly with premiers and Indigenous leaders to bring this situation to a peaceful and lasting resolution as soon as possible

Feb 20th:
... the federal government has been engaging directly with premiers and Indigenous leaders to work together on a peaceful and lasting resolution.


... Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with premiers in a call with the Council of the Federation to discuss the disruptions to infrastructure across the country caused by blockades, and their very real impacts on Canadian farmers, businesses, families, and workers ... we need our railroad system to be fully functional and that we are looking at our options to resolve the current interruptions given the impact on our economy. 

... spoke with the Premiers about the importance of ending the blockades as quickly as possible and reaching a peaceful and lasting resolution, in a way that builds trust and respect among all parties involved.

... continues efforts by the Prime Minister and ministers to work with premiers and Indigenous leaders across the country to resolve this situation as soon as possible. The Government of Canada’s priority remains to resolve this peacefully and to protect the rule of law in our country.


AND NOW TODAY ... the Prime Minister will convene the Incident Response Group to discuss the current blockades ... in the National Press Gallery

I believe we are well past discussing resolution, resolving and reconciliation.

Can we actually get on with it before this country completely grinds to a halt?

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