It seems like the worst is over for Fort McMurray, but wildfires continue to burn in Alberta, forcing the shut-down of so much of the provincial economy, and of course causing so much human sorrow.
Our Rebel viewers are doing their part:
They’ve raised more than $150,000, and close to 600 volunteers have signed up to go to Fort Mac to physically help.
But what about the federal government?
Justin Trudeau really doesn’t care. When things were at their worst, on May 4th, Trudeau started his comments with a joke about Star Wars.
He said the Liberal government will use tax dollars to match private gifts to the Red Cross. That could be more than $100 million.
So, a thousand dollars per person in Fort Mac — which has sent hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy, and tens of billions of dollars into tax coffers? Got it.
Here’s a thought experiment: What if 80,000 people in Quebec had to be evacuated? Can you imagine Trudeau’s response…?
NEXT: Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter joins me via Skype to talk about the ongoing disaster in Alberta, and the Liberal government’s reaction.
He’s also worried that Fort McMurray will see a repeat of the High River “gun grab” by the RCMP.
THEN: Lorrie Goldstein explains why the climate alarmists are so far off the mark when it comes to blaming the Fort McMurray fires on “global warming.”
Finally: All your messages to me, including lots of comments about Fort McMurray.
Now we could use NEW volunteers to help us with the logistics of our big caravan, to assist in organizational details. To learn more and sign up, visit RebuildFortMac.ca.