The National Bureau Chief for Sun Media is David Akin, of whom I am unabashedly a big fan. Why, Sun Media haters might ask?
Because besides the fact that he was more often than not, the only journalist out there holding Christy Clark’s feet to the fire prior to the last election and during it – he called her first on her jobs plan claims, among other items – he writes blog posts that get right to the point, like this excerpt:
“So, the ladies had questions. Like this one:
“Which nation, besides Canada, which nation’s administration do you most admire, and why?”
There were about 100 people in the crowd at swank downtown Toronto meeting place who’d paid $250 each to be able to ask Justin Trudeau questions and, as the ad said, to “really get to know the future prime minister.”
Ok, so other than Canada, which country’s government does Trudeau “most admire”?
Well, first of all, Trudeau had to acknowledge one thing about his crowd: “Not the fluffy questions some were expecting.”
Much laughter and clapping.
Ok, then. Which country’s government does the “future prime minister” most admire?
Answer: ” You know, there’s a level of of admiration I actually have for China ….
Wait a minute. China? He was not asked which country he liked a bit, or was doing a decent job — but “which nation’s administration he most admired.”
So here’s the whole answer:
” You know, there’s a level of of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say ‘we need to go green fastest…we need to start investing in solar.’ I mean there is a flexibility that I know Stephen Harper must dream about of having a dictatorship that he can do everything he wanted that I find quite interesting.
But if I were to reach out and say which…which kind of administration I most admire, I think there’s something to be said right here in Canada for the way our territories are run. Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon are done without political parties around consensus. And are much more like a municipal government. And I think there’s a lot to be said for people pulling together to try and solve issues rather than to score points off of each other. And I think we need a little more of that.
But Sun News can now report that I prefer China.”
Much laughter ensued. Much laughter indeed.
Now, go read the rest, right now, and chew on that for a bit with your morning coffee, while I finish up the main course for you… 🙂
So, if you think the young Trudeau will be any different from the old Harper…. you’ve just had the reality check of your life. https://lailayuile.com/2012/11/06/stories-within-stories-harperwhy-we-must-stop-the-canada-china-fipa-and-the-deal-you-still-dont-really-know-about/
And what exactly did the Chinese government use our Canadian uranium for? http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/31/inside-china-nuclear-submarines-capable-of-widespr/