Prime min­is­ter forced to scram­ble with COVID-19 out­break

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By Dale Fer­rel

As I sat down to write this, I found my­self in a strange and un­usual place. Things like petty pol­i­tics, gov­ern­ment flaws, frail­ties and im­per­fec­tions seemed ju­di­cious com­pared to the stark re­al­ity of the COVID-19 up­heaval!

I mag­nan­i­mously be­lieve that there is good and bad to ev­ery im­pro­pri­ety we must en­dure. I hope the to­tal lack of pre­pared­ness by our gov­ern­ments all will fi­nally pro­voke them into a proper strate­gic state of mind.

It is manda­tory that much more fund­ing, and larger con­tin­gen­cies, now and in the fu­ture for health care, and polic­ing are a must, but don’t hold your breath.

Ev­ery other like, fear­some in­sta­bil­ity in the past ob­vi­ously never caused them to do one iota to cease their dis­si­pa­tion or cor­rect their ad­verse be­hav­iour!

While ob­ses­sive, ide­al­ized in­dis­cre­tions and ex­cur­sions to save the en­tire world may have been well mean­ing, we must put our­selves first. It is fruit­less and ir­ra­tional to be­lieve we can help some­one else when we our­selves are a bas­ket case. Only Trudeau could pos­si­bly make such as­ser­tions or dwell on such be­wil­der­ing as­pi­ra­tions.

When their cof­fers were full of abun­dance, our gov­ern­ments spent when they should have been cre­at­ing much needed con­tin­gen­cies. Es­pe­cially to com­bat their many in­dis­cre­tions only to stay elected. Now they must an­swer for their de­bauch­ery. How can there al­ways be bil­lions for war in­stead of proper health care and polic­ing?

The Lib­er­als were ex­cru­ci­at­ingly slow to re­act to the covid out­break. Our Prime Min­is­ter was gal­li­vant­ing about in Africa while his min­is­ters were bum­bling in the wilder­ness. For an en­tire month, we watched mean­ing­less an­nounce­ments to wash our hands and stock up on toi­let paper.

The buck pass­ing flour­ished as Cana­dian im­pa­tience and anx­i­ety for some clar­ity and di­rec­tion only led to more con­fu­sion!

Our se­vere deficit bal­looned out of con­trol while the Lib­er­als did ev­ery­thing in their power to kill bil­lions of dol­lars in rev­enue in the oil and gas sec­tor.

Their chaotic over-tax­a­tion and rad­i­cal, zeal­ous over reg­u­la­tion drove ma­jor in­vest­ment from Canada, im­pelling thou­sands of vi­tal tax­pay­ing work­ers and busi­nesses to go bank­rupt, or leave our coun­try forever.

It was easy for me to an­tic­i­pate Trudeau’s an­swer to his un­will­ing­ness to ad­dress his in­abil­i­ties.

Like the per­son in charge of the demise of the U.S.A., he made the same move he used be­fore to dis­tract us from his op­pres­sion’s. He added bil­lions of dol­lars more to our deficit, throw­ing money in ev­ery di­rec­tion; but far too lit­tle and far too late this time.

This was not his first rodeo or a hal­lelu­jah mo­ment. It was the act of a cor­nered rat, un­will­ing to ad­mit his machi­na­tions and va­garies that un­der­mined our coun­try. Those of us who sur­vive will show our im­pa­tience, ab­solv­ing and neu­tral­iz­ing Trudeau by vot­ing for a gov­ern­ment that can save us from fur­ther mis­ery. Rest as­sured; this ter­ri­ble af­flic­tion should and could have been han­dled bet­ter.

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