Is this re­al­ity or are we dream­ing?

Calgary Herald - - EDITORIAL -

It seems we’ve stum­bled into Su­per­man’s Bizarro world where ev­ery­thing is sur­real. Canada has been deemed to be a se­cu­rity threat to the U.S. to jus­tify ab­surd tar­iffs on steel and alu­minum by Pres­i­dent Trump. On­tario’s Pre­mier Doug Ford is pre­pared to use the Char­ter’s “not­with­stand­ing ” clause to down­size Toronto’s city coun­cil, part­way into a civic elec­tion.

And in this ‘dream world,’ it’s been ru­moured that Canada’s Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau is so em­bold­ened by Ford’s use of the “not­with­stand­ing ” clause that he, too, will in­voke this clause, and all three pipe­lines (two of which he pre­vi­ously cut off at the knees and the other one he ended up buy­ing) are back on the ta­ble. To his naysay­ers, he’s been heard to say “Just watch me.”

It’s a crazy world out there, folks.

Gor­don Kirk, Cal­gary

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