Jason Kenney likes to dip his toes in the pool of populism every so often. He's been in the fight long enough to know where the battle lines are being drawn before it is clear to most.
Over the phone on a private call with close allies, while no press was around, Kenney was blunt: “China lied to the world.”
It's the sort of language Canadians don't often hear from their political leaders these days. While Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan attends posh celebrations for China's Communist regime, and while his boss, Justin, falls over himself to admire their “basic dictatorship,” Canadians have nobody on their side.
A political realignment is happening. It's a massive shift that occurs only once in a generation. It happened during the Cold War, and it is happening again. China has been moving against the West for a decade, the consequences of always giving them a pass are only now becoming clear.
The death toll of the Chinese Virus is only part of the puzzle. It was only a few months before the outbreak when NASA “accused China of being too aggressive and using its space activities for military purposes.”
From global pollution, space militarization, espionage, and manufactured pandemics, The Communist Party of China is a global hazard.
Politicians better begin recognizing this before it is too late. It looks like Jason Kenney is off to a good start.