Saturday, August 13, 2016
Justice Minister Jody - a Two-Faced Hack
I was delighted when Trudeau selected Jody Wilson-Raybould to become Canada's justice minister. Like her grandmother and father before her, Wilson-Raybould was a prominent First Nations leader and advocate, a campaigner for the environment and social justice. She seemed an ideal pick for Canada's first First Nations justice minister.
Less than a year later that's changed. A lot.
When it came to Canada's assisted dying law, Wilson-Raybould has done everything in her power to subvert the clear decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Carter case. Along the way she revealed a dark and thuggish side when she denigrated a woman with an irremediable psychological condition that caused excruciating physical pain and suffering. Jody depicted the woman as having nothing more than a case of the downers. That's when I discovered her inner creep.
Now it's the Site C dam. This time it's Jody pushing through federal approval of the project despite the lack of consultation and opposition of our First Nations. This time Jody is revealing herself to be an utter, two-faced hack. Let's go back just a few years to 2012. Here's 'First Nations Jody' waxing eloquently on First Nations rights and the Site C project:
It's plain that Jody has done nothing to improve her own reputation. It's in the toilet.
h/t Alison at Creekside.