Barrack Obama is President-elect of the United States of America. Here in Canada, there’s something else going on. The Opposition parties finally had enough. They woke up. They decided the Conservatives cannot be trusted to act honourably in the House of Commons. They are moving to dump the Conservatives under Stephen Harper.
Harper is using every nasty trick, half-truth or bald lie to discredit the coalition between the New Democratic Party and the Liberals supported by the Bloc Quebecois. There’s lots of speculation by the media, political pundits, party spokespeople about what the Governor-General of Canada will do when the Prime Minister and the coalition appear for her decision on which group should rule. But I have yet to hear or see one word on the fact that the G-G is a woman (not the first) and, more to the point, a francophone Black woman.
Michaelle Jean is also married to a confirmed separatist. Conservatives and their supporters slammed the Liberals for appointing Jean a couple of years ago for all of the above, shortly before the Liberals fell and Harper took office. They went after Jean’s husband as well. It was slimy, nasty stuff. The G-G kept her regal cool throughout.
Now she sits, waiting for Harper and the coalition to plead their cases before her.
The times they are a-changing.