Last week when terrorism threatened lives in the sleepy town of Strathroy, Ontario, it also threatened Canada’s overall sense of security. And if you look towards our Prime Minister, maybe it will threaten your sense of security in him.
While one-time Winnipeg resident Aaron Driver was killed by RCMP, thwarting his terror attempt, Canadians were not assuaged by our leader in any way. We had to rely on speculation and media reports for our information. As Andrew Lawton, a Corus colleage, who was one of the first on scene in Strathroy, writes in the Toronto Sun, “there was no communication of any kind from authorities about the situation unfolding in the town of 12,000, which sits less than 37 kilometres west of London.”
Andrew continues, “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t even emerge from his extended vacation to assure Canadians he was monitoring the situation, let alone that the necessary resources were being devoted to maintaining public safety and order.” Interesting, because Andrew was also “off-the-clock” when the incident occurred, and still went to check it out to report to Canadians.
Trudeau however did emerge 25 hours after the explosion, by the known terrorist sympathizer, when Trudeau tweeted his appreciation to the RCMP in Strathroy.
So I ask you, do you feel Justin Trudeau was a leader in the face of terrorism? Taking your calls and texts after 1pm: 204.780.6868.