Day by day the Federal Liberal party continues to descend further into becoming the Justin Trudeau party, and that may be a more significant problem than expected.
It seems like a combination of a crazy tight inner circle, and a vastly expanding ego may be pushing Justin into an unsavoury situation.
As The Hill Times reported earlier this week:
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s angry response to a rural MP’s concerns raised at a recent national caucus meeting on the Hill over the government’s upcoming gun legislation did not go over well with some Liberal MPs who say it will have a “chilling” effect on their ability to speak candidly at the closed-door meetings.”
“Mr Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) verbally “attacked” rookie Liberal MP T.J. Harvey (Tobique-Mactaquac, N.B.), chair of the Liberal rural caucus, during the Feb. 28 national caucus meeting on Parliament Hill.
So what did this rookie MP ask to be so intensely “attacked”?
“Mr Harvey stood up to say that there was a “lack” of meaningful consultation with the caucus over the government’s upcoming gun control legislation.”
That’s right, he simply asked for more meaningful consultation given the importance of guns to Canada’s rural communities and the scale of the new gun control bill being put forward.
This request should not seem unreasonable. But it does to Trudeau, and it’s because the Prime Minister has huddled himself into his incredibly small inner circle, and it looks like the Liberal caucus is starting to understand that.
As some MPs have even questioned why Gerald Butts, principal secretary to Mr Trudeau, and Katie Telford, chief of staff to the prime minister, regularly attend the national caucus meetings which are only for elected MPs. Arguing that such moments are to allow members to voice themselves without fear of repercussions from senior staff.
And I agree.
If the Prime Minister were not so surrounded by same minded individuals, he would understand the unbelievable importance of guns to Canada’s rural communities as we are one of the most armed countries on earth.
It’s time we understood that the silencing of rural voters and MP’s cannot be allowed to continue.
For the sake of our democracy and our country.