A Brief Commentary byNiagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted October 4th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
Two thumbs up for RoseAnne Archibald, National Chief of the First Nations across our country for pinning the tail on the donkey.
In this case, the donkey is Canada’s all-sweet-talk-and-little-in the-way of action’ Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
As many if not most of you know by now, Trudeau performed like the arrogant little rich kid he is this past September 30th – a day that just happened to be Canada’s first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to commemorate indigenous children who suffered and died at residential schools – to take a little family vacation at a swanky looking beach house in British Columbia.
After this totally insensitive behavior made the kind of national news that blew up in his face, Trudeau’s press secretary confirmed that he tried to reach out to First Nations leaders with an apology.
This was the rightful response he received in an open letter from National Chief RoseAnne Archibald –
Good for Chief Archibald for saying what she said in that message and for demanding concrete action.
Only problem is that after more than six years of watching Trudeau substituting nice words for meaningful action on climate change, election reform, affordable housing and a host of other issues, including the injustices indigenous peoples continue to face, good luck with seeing any real change in his behavior now.
Indeed, his appalling, slap-in-the-face conduct on September 30th – a little over a week after a federal election that saw him saddled with a minority government again – sends out a pretty strong signal that this donkey will remain as stubborn as he has been for the past six-and-a-half years.
Push or pull him as much as you want. It is unlikely he is ever going to change.
It is doubtful at this point if Justin Trudeau knows the difference between hollow apologies and concrete action.
And who in his Liberal caucus is going to have the guts to tell him?
To read another recent commentary posted on Niagara At Large on this issue, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2021/10/03/how-many-ways-can-justin-trudeau-continue-failing-us-as-a-leader/
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