, 25 tweets, 18 min read Read on Twitter
1. For those who don't have a TorStar subscription to read latest #SNCLavalin development #CDNpoli

Tory Leader Andrew Scheer + NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also met with CEO to discuss criminal charges against 1 of Canada's biggest players in oil & defence

2. If nothing else, it proves Andrew Coyne & Paul Wells are political hacks who conceal the facts & fabricate scandals on behalf of their Conservative masters

These biases in #CDNmedia are so gross that all #CDNpoli MSM has been reduced to PR agents for/against Libs & Tories
3. I'm disappointed in my country & industry for becoming so tribal & infantile that the public can no longer trust #CDNpoli & #CDNmedia to convey the facts RE #SNCLavalin & criminal bribery allegations

Lets begin with the fact this behaviour occurred under both Libs & Tories
4. Then lets address the fact that doing business with dictators won't ever mesh with #CDNpoli Rule of Law, because dictators don't respect the tenets of democracy

The real problem facing Canada is the hypocrisy to allow these practices, then crying foul over the fine details
5. The fact is, no biz was permitted in #Libya unless it paid a kickback to the Gaddafi regime & if anyone bothered to investigate without bias, they would find that #SNCLavalin wasn't the only company to engage in what the West calls bribery

This was standard practice in Libya
6. The fact is, 90% of #CDNpoli biz is sitting on dead money, because they stockpile for CEOs instead of investing in our workforce &/or international expansion

The problem facing our govt, whether Liberal or Tory, is that #SNCLavalin is hugely important to our credit rating
7. What #CDNpoli doesn't want to explain & #CDNmedia is incapable of explaining, is that a drop in our nation-state credit rating would result in higher taxes & the implosion of our housing market, that is already cautiously monitored for the bubble to pop

That would = recession
8. The fact is this #SNCLavalin case relates to MUCH more than bribery allegations by #CDNpoli standards

It shines a light on the disconnect between our foreign policy & justice policy & the glaring conflict between those standards

Currently our foreign policy permits bribery
9. It's not heresy to say #CDNpoli foreign policy permits bribery either

We've just turned a blind eye to the inner workings of business in conflict zones because we have few corporations growing our presence & credit value globally

For decades both Liberals & Tories ignored
10. It's also not heresy to say Liberals & Conservatives turned a blind eye to international bribery for decades

Who in #CDNpoli or #CDNmedia believes that ANY company can do oil, mining & defence biz with a dictator w/o paying for access to the dictatorship's land & resources?
11. Therefore it's a fact that Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is conducting a massive charade against the #CDNpoli public, by trying to shame the current Liberal govt over #SNCLavalin negotiations

It's also a fact that lobbying our govt remains legal
12. It's a fact that #CDNmedia has been reduced to little more than #YellowJournalism (tabloidism), over years of partisan interference & cozy influence by #CDNpoli officials

That no reporter challenged Andrew Scheer upon his #gotcha revelation about #SNCLavalin is embarrassing
13. It's even pitiful that today's revelation from Toronto Star was used as #gotcha fodder against Conservatives, because they learned that #SNCLavalin also lobbied Andrew Scheer

No sensationalism was needed to report on a publicly available lobbying registry #CDNpoli #CDNmedia
14. The fact is, the info about #SNCLavalin lobbying Liberals, Conservatives & NDP about the bribery charges against them was always available - to reporters & the public at large #CDNpoli #CDNmedia

It could have been discovered by anyone in the entire world in 5 minutes or less
15. The fact is, it'd be ridiculously naive to think #SNCLavalin *wouldn't* lobby the govt, as one of the biggest pillars in #CDNpoli economy that is facing a 10-year ban on govt contracts if convicted of bribery RE #Libya

The possibility of sparking recession merits discussion
16. Fact is, Andrew Scheer looks too incompetent to win govt & manage the #SNCLavalin file, because he's interfering politically to complicate & bias the legal bribery case via #CDNmedia now

After being lobbied for sober consideration & misleading public about his role #CDNpoli
17. Fact is, the repercussions for Andrew Scheer & #CDNmedia's behaviour extend far beyond #SNCLavalin

The Conservatives & their public relations operatives deployed misleading propaganda to influence the #CDNpoli Rule of Law

All while #Huawei & #USpoli hang in the balance
18. Fact is, Andrew Scheer, Andrew Coyne & Paul Wells are playing loose with Canadians' lives who are currently detained in #China

China complains that #USpoli & #CDNpoli are politically manipulating the Rule of Law to detain #Huawei - as #CDNmedia obliges with #SNCLavalin story
19. Now the #CDNpoli image as stoic guardians of democracy & the Rule of Law has become laughable on the world stage

It's as if our foreign policy has a schizophrenic relationship with justice policy & #CDNmedia is too mired in partisan tribal wars to see itself in a mirror
20. Since facts aren't partisan, the Liberal govt also has an earful coming #CDNpoli

Ex Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is making a mess of this manufactured #SNCLavalin scandal

Since when can a govt minister claim attorney-client privilege to hide lobbying the AG??!!
21. Ex Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould did nothing wrong by receiving lobbyists from #SNCLavalin as the Justice Minister of #CDNpoli

But claiming attorney-client privilege as the govt's lawyer to avoid disclosing those meeting details denies she was elected democratically
22. Fact is, #CDNpoli is facing another conundrum through the roles of Attorney General & Justice Minister

Either Jody Wilson-Raybould was elected & must report #SNCLavalin lobbying interests to the public - OR - she was hired privately by the govt as the govt's general counsel
23. Everything was fine in #CDNpoli until Jody Wilson-Raybould invoked solicitor-client privilege to conceal her meetings with #SNCLavalin

'Whose lawyer is the Attorney General?' is the real question we should ask

But #CDNmedia is too consumed with the partisan tribal warfare
24. Last but not least, Jagmeet Singh did what? #CDNpoli

Can we explain why NDP doesn't have to answer for meeting with #SNCLavalin lobbyists, the exact same as Liberals & Conservatives?

They might have complained when it happened, instead of jumping on a tribal bandwagon now
25. The fact is, no #CDNpoli party is behaving with integrity

Another chapter in this same colluded book has Canada selling weapons to #SaudiArabia, while harbouring Saudi women as violently persecuted asylum seekers at the same time RE #RahafAlQunun

Foreign Policy vs. Justice
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Amy MacPherson
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!