It’s interesting to see a political party so clearly telegraph their upcoming strategy, and it’s especially odd to see them be so brazen about it.
That’s why it’s surprising to watch the Liberals already “warning” Canadians that Russia will try to “destabilize” the Canadian political system.
The remarks were made by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who said Canadians need to be “prepared” for it.
What exactly does that mean?
Here’s my take on it:
First of all, if this is truly a concern, then the next federal budget should include a huge funding boost for CSIS. Canada needs to invest more to counter cyber threats from around the world, and if there is truly a fear of “attacks” coming from Russia, then the government should take steps to protect our country.
But I don’t think there will be a big increase in CSIS funding. I don’t think the government is really worried at all.
Instead, they are using Russia as a political tool.
Never mind the fact that China is the country currently trying to buy our government off with shady cash-for-access fundraisers and buying Canadian companies that have sensitive national defense info. No, that seems just fine for the Trudeau government.
Their real worry is that Canadians are turning against them, and they need someone to blame other than their own failed ideas.
So, they turn to Russia. At a time when Russia is already the main topic of conversation in US politics, the Trudeau Liberals see a great chance to start pinning any future negative news stories or drop in public opinion on “Russian misinformation.”
They will claim that any story that doesn’t fit the government line is somehow “Russian propaganda,” and they will simply dismiss alternative voices and criticism of their actions.
It’s an old political game, and it’s yet another sign that Justin Trudeau and his government have no interest in the truth, and no interest in serving Canadians.
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