If you're like me, you're wondering if there's a more squalid species of bad-faith cynicism than moving a motion that you know the PM can't act on without putting Canadian lives at risk but that will help you score points precisely because you know the PM won't be reckless...
For bonus squalor, the CPC know that retaliation against the Michaels due to Trudeau's support of the motion would only increase perceptions of his weakness & anger at his inability to free them. So this pointless kabuki posturing is a win--win for them...
Virtue signalling in its purest form. Merely a vain, parochial dog & pony show meant to play to the peanut gallery with no reference to anything meaningful in the outside world. Amateur theatricals...
It's galling that CPC boneheads like to goad Trudeau with the "drama teacher" gibe, given that the CPC is the biggest clutch of drama queens this side of a West End revival of 𝘓𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘶𝘹 𝘍𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘴.
"'Today is a time for moral clarity,' said [Michael] Chong."

"Moral clarity". Gee. That thought-terminating cliché rings a bell. Where have we heard that before?

Oh right. It was used by US & Canadian neocon warmongers, endlessly, to justify the illegal, catastrophic invasion of Iraq.

That phrase is unfortunate for Chong because it reminds us that his party supported an invasion/occupation that slaughtered 100s of thousands of Muslims, in one of the worst atrocities of the last century. Yet here he is, strutting around like some kind of moral authority.
And this is precious:

"We will work with any sectors impacted by us standing up for human rights and dignity, as we have done before," [O'Toole] said.

Yeah, we know how the CPC stands up for human rights and dignity, O'Toole.

You fold, like cowards.


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