So you know about how politicians often “leak” fake “secrets” to the media, right?
They leak something marked “confidential” to a journalist, with the deliberate intention of having that journalist report the story — because although there might be a few minor things in it that are trivially embarrassing, there is a larger positive message a politician wants to get out.
Well, maybe not in this case. Because it’s 100 per cent embarrassing, I think:
Ontario Liberal MPs want to run on economy rather than environment in October; CBC News has obtained the ranked list of priorities for provincial caucus members ahead of federal vote
Now, it could be that this was an on-purpose leak to brag about economics; and maybe even to put Catherine McKenna in her place a bit. Maybe this was the “normal” faction of the Liberals trying to embarrass the global warming cult faction of the Liberals.
But given that Justin Trudeau is definitely part of the global warming cult faction of the Liberals, I think this was a real leak, not a strategic placement of official news.
But long story short:
Liberal MPs, in the most important political province of Ontario, where the Liberals have 76 of their seats, they hate this global warming insanity.
They know that Doug Ford won because he said he’d scrap it. They know Jason Kenney of Alberta won on the same point, but they only care about Ontario. They now they’re going to get slaughtered if it’s shouty Catherine McKenna ranting again like she did recently at a big rally there. The global warming cult faction is obviously still in control of the party messaging, because McKenna has been going full tilt.
But back to the CBC story:
While it might be surprising to see the environment ranked so low on a Liberal election proposal — given how much time and political capital Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invested in defending his decision to introduce a carbon tax — the issue may not be connecting with Ontario voters.
Well, actually, I think it’s connecting with them very well. They understand it perfectly. And they’re voting on that issue. What’s perplexing to the state broadcaster is that they’re voting against it.
But maybe Ontario MPs who are forced to listen to an earful about it every weekend when they’re home in their ridings, maybe they’re a bit more in touch with Canadians than the state broadcaster.
There's more, as I'll show you TONIGHT, particularly the part that reveals that "immigration is the number one topic that MPs hear from constituents about at the door." Gee, I wonder why...
I think those back-bench Liberal MPs from Ontario are right to be worried about their political future. But you and I — we’re right to be worried about our country’s future...
NEXT: Andrew Lawton of the True North Initiative joins me to talk about the Blacklocks exclusive revealing that the Liberal government is setting up a "list of approved media.