Sunday, August 29, 2021

Election Follies and Funnies #10

This may well be the weekend remembered for Jagmeet Singh losing the thread. 
He sent out a bizarre tweet on Saturday which lied about Trudeau profiting from billions of dollars in student loan interest. 
Now actually, during the pandemic, the Trudeau government did some great things for student loans - they paused student loan repayments for 6 months, and also waived the interest until 2023. 
But what Singh now apparently promises to do is to hop into a time machine and go back to 2015 and revise the entire student loan program to forgive some portion of student debt, and then not charge any interest at all on the rest. And if the Liberals had actually made those changes 6 years ago, then students might have saved $4 billion in interest. Or something like that, I guess, because numbers, who can ever explain them and why should the NDP even try....
But Singh made it sound like Trudeau had personally absconded with the money, and then he didn't retract or explain. Sorry, but this is just a real asshole move:
The anti-vax protestors were a feature at Trudeau's campaign stops this weekend, and neither the Conservatives or their supportive media could figure out a way to downplay or ignore their hysteria. 
Conservatives attempted to normalize it by equating it to the protests about NAFTA that Mulroney dealt with in 1988.
But this controversial and chilling tweet demonstrates there is no real comparison:
There was also a nutty media effort to imply that the anti-vax hysteria was really just Trudeau's own fault because he is too pro-vax or something Other issues: Now for the funny: And I think this may well be the gamechanger we've been looking for:

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