After axe-murdering Canada's relationship with the U.S. by appearing on a panel that referred to President Trump as a tyrant, and mangling our NAFTA negotiations with feminist virtue signalling, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has a plan to fix the mess she's made with our neighbours to the south.
More diplomats! A Foreign Affairs press release ended up in my inbox today:
“The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the Government of Canada is enhancing its diplomatic outreach to the United States with the appointment of two new consuls general.”
One name stood out. “Zaib Shaikh becomes Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles (United States of America). Mr. Shaikh replaces James Villeneuve.”
Shaikh was the star of CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie. He has worked on other shows, but that's the one most Canadians will recognize him from because the unfunny, unwatchable sitcom was crammed down our throats by the state broadcaster for the better part of half a decade.
But Shaikh is a partisan liberal and a long time friend of Justin Trudeau.
Today you and I will do our best to get through a 2012 MacLeans article in which Shaikh gushed over Trudeau’s “humility” and “work ethic” and wherein Shaikh compared Trudeau’s charisma to that of Gandhi!
I wish I was kidding, but I’m not.
No wonder he got the job. Shaikh sent his interview version of a cover letter in to the Trudeau Liberals a long time ago.