Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in the midst of a rather interesting scandal. It involves a Cabinet member who was demoted, and charged that it was because she resisted political pressure from the Prime Minister’s office in a criminal case involving a big Quebec company. That Cabinet member just happens to be female, and the only “Indigenous” member of Trudeau’s Administration (from a protected class, of course).
But it wasn’t the Indigenous cabinet member who stepped down, but a different female minister. Her name is Jane Philpott. This is what the Wall Street Journal had to say about Ms. Philpott:
The family physician had earned a reputation as a trusted hand in the nearly four-year-old Liberal government for helping settle Syrian refugees, crafting policies that legalized marijuana and doctor-assisted suicide, and improving indigenous services.
For some strange reason, that one sentence just jumped out at me while reading this article. It’s a pretty matter-of-fact description of a Family Physician who has been involved in the legalization of a dangerous drug, and the legalization of Doctor-Assisted Suicide. Don’t those two things sound like a doctor doing harm? Personally, if I were a doctor, I would in no way be proud of either of those two accomplishments. I was also taken aback at the Journal’s almost offhand way of listing what she has been doing in the Canadian government. The article did not say so, but I’m betting that the good doctor has no qualms about performing abortions either. Doctors participating in murder and suicide have become pretty commonplace in today’s society. It’s a shame.