I have a letter from Paddy, asking why I talk about President-elect Donald Trump, instead of just Canadian politicians.
A good question.
Firstly, what Trump does will affect us, and secondly, it’s to show that there is, as Fred writes, a political epidemic of saying one thing and doing another, and Trump’s changes are leading the field.
Canada and the U-S had hoped to be partners in the fight against climate change, but maybe not now.
While we are shutting down coal mines, Trump is putting his miners back to work to create electricity using “clean coal” technology.
In Alberta, we’re just promising jobs that have yet to appear.
In the past, if you tired of the PC’s, you could support Wildrose members and then later watch them cross the floor to the Tories.
And now, you can vote in a Progressive Conservative and then watch a migration to the NDP.
Why is it that politicians on both sides of the border can say one thing and then do another with no real consequences?
The simplest explanation is because we allow it.
Let me know what you think about that.