Friday was Persons Day in Canada which, despite its historical importance, doesn’t rank high on the celebratory scale because of the years of distance between 1929 and now, and because women have made many deserved advancements since their days of non-personhood.
After giving acknowledgment to the Famous Five women from Trudeau’s forgotten province of Alberta who spearheaded the movement — Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Henrietta Muir Edwards — he then dove deep into the muck with a now-routine slagging of virtually every political party facing him in Monday’s ballots.
“Advocates are carrying this work forward,” he continued, “and over the last four years, our Liberal government has stood by them.”
He then goes on a virtue-signalling riff about his gender-neutral cabinet, about helping more women start businesses and his assault on gender-based violence, which is talking a lot of credit for having done not a helluva lot.
A gender-based cabinet is one thing, but having a good cabinet is quite another, so Trudeau really has nothing to brag about here.
“Even in Canada,” Trudeau said, “some politicians are intent on rolling back rights and cutting access to important service like health care.”
When you read “health care” in Trudeau’s context, it reads “abortion.”
It just adds a new low to Justin Trudeau’s long list. And he used Persons Day to do it.
It was one slick but ugly feat.