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Since the pandemic started, most of us can say our leaders here in Canada have done a good job. Trudeau hasn’t only protected us, he’s helped the big oil companies too. I suppose he’s protecting jobs? An important industry?
Back when Justin Trudeau launched his bid for the Liberal leadership in 2012, he made backing Alberta’s energy sector a defining personal vow. One must honour their promises!
I first envisioned Junior riding a pipeline when the Canadian federal government announced its intent to acquire the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Kinder Morgan for $4.5 billion in 2018. Now our federal government (us) is saddled the with a pipeline from Alberta’s oil patch to British Columbia’s coast that nobody else wants. First Nations groups are largely against it, as are environmentalist.
I’ve framed Justin in a metal cog, as he’s part of the machinery. The panel to the left shows pipes framing a symbol of fertility married with the bio-hazard symbol, one I’m particularly proud of. To the right, you see the oil wells sucking the earth dry and contributing to the pollution behind our Prime Minister. In the panel below, the pipe spills oil on a turtle, symbol of mother earth and nature.
What’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau been up to?
The 2021 inauguration came in the aftermath of a misstep that prompted him to apologize to Indigenous people for having skipped a new holiday recognizing Canada’s history of injustices toward them. This lapse was one of many which eroded the confidence of some Canadians in his personal judgment.
What Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have promised
After calling a snap election halfway through his term, Trudeau has managed to clinch another minority government. Click here for that list from 2021.
Check out this Promise Tracker to see how Trudeau is doing
Aiming to avoid polarization, reflect on why Justin Trudeau was voted in again. How has he supported Canadians during the Pandemic? I know I survived it, and got my bills paid when I was unable to work. My predominant issues are the support of big oil and slow action on climate change.
What can we do?
Check this out. Click here to see the petitions in the House of Commons.
What you can do
Next election, make sure you’re informed on the issues and what your local and federal politicians are supporting.
Every day, somewhere in this country, a public administrator, politician, corporate executive, NGO leader or researcher is asking a colleague the question: What are the policy options?
Make a Pledge!
Share your pledge and ask your friends to join you.