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PECKFORD -- Now that he is going to stay, and not go to Barbados, what other ‘diction gems’ will be thrust upon us

Former Newfoundland Labrador
Premier Brian Peckford

Now we have it ...

... the answer was there all the time; ‘Infrastructure Disruptions’ and ‘Incident Response Team’

Sure ... how stupid are we?

Just call a committee (now there’s a Canadian word for you) an ‘Incident Response Team’, and the problem an ‘infrastructure disruption’, and presto, our protests and law breaking are almost over ... at least that’s what our Princeling (Justin Trudeau) is saying.

This is becoming so ridiculous, as the political correctness goes in overdrive. We have this excuse for a Prime Minister, who flies in from Senegal, to utter these words.

Now that he is going to stay, and not go to Barbados, what other ‘diction gems’ will be thrust upon us?  Our language will be greatly enhanced with his presence; you think?

Just ‘infrastructure disruptions’; is that right Mr. PM?

No, its not!

It is indigenous protests closing down large swaths of our railway system, and court injunctions being ignored, and announcements of people signalled to be laid off.

An ‘Incident Response Team’ ... can you believe it? Do you think ‘emergency’ should enter the picture? Perhaps even ‘crisis’?

Shouldn’t the full cabinet of the Government be involved? Or does the Cabinet really exist anymore, as it seems the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) rules everything these days.

Shouldn’t there be a designated debate in Parliament, about what’s happening in our country, as laws and injunctions are callously being violated?

Is this a Parliament Democracy?

Is this a representative and responsible form of Government?

One would think the lowly Members of Parliament from all sides of the House would get up enough courage to demand a debate in Parliament.

The week is not starting off very well.


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