Nelson: Trudeau’s heaven will be Alberta’s hell
We hear enough from politicians these days so it’s with trepidation I step aside for a few paragraphs to provide a platform for our prime minister to regale us with his worldview.
You see, while hardly Churchillian in tone or content, his expressed view is vital in gaining true insight. Therefore it needs reading and pondering, word for word. So, here it is in all its glory: Trudeau’s reply to a puffball question about Canada’s moves on gender equality, asked at an inconsequential sideshow panel during the recent G20 shindig in Argentina. Brace yourself.
“There’s all sorts of shifts we’re making because we know that you cannot succeed as a society if you are holding back half of your population. And looking at all the different barriers and moving forward on reducing them, on eliminating them as well as, as a government body, looking at how every different decision can have an impact on women in a positive or a negative way.
“Even big infrastructure projects, you know, might now say, well, what does a gender lens have to do with building this new highway or this new pipeline or something?
“Well, you know, there are gender impacts when you bring construction workers into a rural area. There are social impacts because they’re mostly male construction workers. How are you adjusting and adapting to those? That’s what the gender lens in GBA-plus budgeting is all about.
“So, this is all something that I see the world moving on in many ways. Leaders are moving on. But the business community needs to wake up and move on as well.”
If you’ve stomach then perhaps a reread is in order, to make sure nothing was missed. Understand this has nothing to do with women’s rights. That’s just a suitable smokescreen for the true agenda. Why would we sell arms to the Saudis or import their oil if Canada is so fixed on female emancipation? No, this is a smokescreen for the true agenda.
Actually, Trudeau’s words explain the recent shuttering of all major pipeline projects in Canada. Yes, I was naïve enough to think that was simply immaturity or plain stupidity. But no, I was the stupid one: this destruction of Alberta’s economy is deliberate and planned. The Trudeau apple did not fall far from the tree.
This is not meaningless, feel-good blather before some adoring foreign audience. Far from it, gender balance is being enshrined in law right now with Bill C-69.
So let’s examine what it really means and imagine the almost certain outcome.
As we know, protest groups of all shapes happily employ the legal system to stop anything they find disagreeable. Sometimes it’s a shakedown for more cash but lately it seems more orchestrated, as though the bigger prize is an ultimate form of provincial economic castration.
So, in Trudeau’s brave new world, if a construction company wants to build a highway or pipeline between two towns, but some group calls foul because only five per cent of the construction crew are female then off to court we wearily trot.
Or if these hard-hat fellows come into town for a beer and burger after shift and thereby upset this sacred gender balance in that community then — voila — again the project goes into limbo as an inevitable legal challenge is launched.
This once would have sounded ludicrous. No longer.
This is what Trudeau is implementing. Pay no heed to what his spin doctors now claim about those words being out of context. Nope. He was asked a puffball question and, no doubt feeling cosy and adored, was crystal clear in his ultimate Nirvana. And his heaven is Alberta’s hell.
We build, mine and grow stuff across this wonderful province. Women and men do so as partners, dependent on each other while acknowledging each person’s attributes. There’s no division here.
It’s not too late to stop this. But it is time for Albertans to focus and fight.
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