Bernier might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but he should have been judged on his policies, not his carefully crafted image by a fearful legacy party, and the desperate, sad has-been they hired to destroy him.
In modern politics, nuance is often seen as weakness; an inability to hone and polish the courage of your convictions. But for many of us, the opposite is true.
These performers remind us of something paramount; comedians don’t provide the example of what they can get away with saying, they provide us with the blueprint of what everyone can say.
If you read that statement, you might walk away thinking some overt racist was speaking ill of immigrants who have worked hard making Canada their new home. Or, you might think an old man was interrupting one incoherent thought with another.
Many of us are too timid, or want to be so respectful of religion, that we don’t dare ask questions about people’s spiritual beliefs. We like to think our leaders park their religiousness outside the confines of the state, or we feel it is not our place to inquire what their beliefs may be.
Their betrayal, and the media’s thirst for another #metoo scoop, ushered in the era of Doug Ford and with it demolished any hope of a victory for Scheer’s Conservative Party of Canada.