As the SNC-Lavalin saga continues to take more twists and turns than a pretzel, an interesting sidebar story has developed regarding an editorial cartoon of ex-Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould penned by Halifax cartoonist, Michael De Adder.
The cartoon depicts Wilson-Raybould and Justin Trudeau on opposite sides of a boxing ring. In his corner Trudeau is being advised by someone, who appears to be Gerald Butts, to “keep beating her up, solicitor-client privilege has tied her hands.”
Wilson-Raybould is bound and gagged to represent the legalistic position she’s found herself in, but you know what happens next, of course.
Lost on the snowflakes is the idea of satire and symbolism with one commenter even demanding that the RCMP criminally charge the cartoonist!
Unfortunately, De Adder waved the white flag of surrender rather than show the bravery and principled stand demonstrated by cartoonist Graeme MacKay who drew a very similar cartoon yet refused to take a knee.
By the way, remind me again why we’re collectively coughing-up $595 million to bailout a bunch of mainstream media cowards?