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“I called him something that was fundamentally biodegradable, compostable and good for the environment. And you know what? For him to be called good for the environment? He should leap on any moment that he gets to be called that.”—Justin Trudeau on his outburst in the House of Commons at environment minister Peter Kent.
The Canadian government has decided today to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol. As a Canadian, I have never been more embarrassed in my life to be Canadian.
Peter Kent, I’m coming after your job. You are sucking at it so I will take over. Just give me a few years so I can finish university first.
It was definitely a slip in decorum...
But Justin Trudeau calling Kent a piece of shit does not offend me in the least. The House should try to be composed, but honestly I think it was high time someone said something.
Watching question period is unbearable. I can handle politicians dancing around questions, but the way this government does it? I usually just have to shut off the TV and walk away. I don’t think I have ever heard so many people sound so unbelievably smug on such a consistent basis. Just answer the question, make your point, and don’t do so in a way that makes you out to be an extremely fat cat that just ate a particularly meek bird. Stop talking down to our representatives, stop patronising them, stop reminding them that they are the opposition.
Yes, we know you’re the government.
Yes, we know you have an overwhelming majority.
Yes, we know you don’t play well with others.
But please, do this country a favour, go outside, take five minutes,
and get the fuck over yourselves.