By Letter to the Editor on August 14, 2020.
Watching the finance committee hearing today revealed disgusting and appalling conduct by the opposition MPs who were questioning Prime Minister Trudeau. They had already made up their minds not to believe him. So, what was the point of having Trudeau appear at the committee?
The opposition MPs were not interested in the truth of the matter; they were not there to ask questions. Their sole purpose was to hassle, put the PM down and insult him. They all asked the same questions again and again without paying any attention to his answers. In one instance, an opposition MP kept asking “how much, how much, how much” without letting Trudeau reply.
I do not understand why the chairman allowed the fiasco to continue for five minutes. In a court of law, the judge would have thrown the MP out of the court.
Trudeau said he did not know. I believe him. He has been 100 per cent involved in handling the biggest crisis Canadians have had to face after the Second World War. He is trying to save us Canadians from economic disaster and starvation in their lives. Consider his state of mind that is pulled in multi directions, dealing with multi scenarios on a daily basis; if he did not pay attention to how much his wife was making, it is not a surprise.
He has successfully handled the biggest challenge of his life. He has testified that he did not decide to give money to the WE charity but the decision was made by the public service agency. He had at no time been in touch with the WE organizers who have also testified to that fact. At the outset, PM Trudeau admitted that, in hindsight, he should have recused himself from the We situation. He has said he is sorry, repeatedly. The opposition is still accusing him for “not saying that.” Are these opposition MPs deaf or mentally deficient?
Trudeau has done an excellent job of dealing with a catastrophic time in Canadians’ lives. We should be thankful to have a committed and compassionate human for our prime minister. Now if the opposition stops their relentless crusade against him and allows him to put all his energy into the challenging task at hand, we will all benefit. I request Canadians to use their own minds to determine the “WE” situation and not let the poisonous attitude of the opposition influence your opinions.