An article published in the magazine Intelligence and national security confirms what we already knew but adds new elements.
In the 1970s, Trudeau Sr. ordered spying on Quebec’s sovereign movement, even though it was perfectly legal and democratic.
We knew that.
We also knew that some of this work was being conducted by the RCMP in violation of Canadian law.
No wonder for someone who sent the army into Quebec in 1970 to terrify the entire population and imprison innocent people, even though he knew full well that the FLQ was limited to a few individuals.
What we’re now learning, and not much of a surprise, is that another part of the dirty work was carried out by a top-secret cell housed in the Prime Minister’s office himself and operating outside the Canadian government’s official intelligence system. and that she also used the Liberal Party of Canada machine to gather information.
More than 50 years after the crime, the documents revealed in this article remain heavily redacted. To save us from knowing what else?
Apparently it didn’t stop there. The report by retired judge Bernard Grenier and the investigations by Robin Philpot and Normand Lester also exposed some of the massive fraud committed by the federal government and its allies during the 1995 referendum.
And it will start all over again when the sovereigntists regain strength.
But let’s go back to Trudeau senior and this federal regime that loves to teach moral lessons to the entire planet.
I ask a very simple question.
When we see what this man has done, when we see how he has trampled on the most basic legal principles, is it still acceptable, is it morally justified for the main airport in Quebec to honor him by bearing his name?
A friend made a comment to me that has stuck with me.
Suppose we learn that a Canadian prime minister has ordered spying on indigenous leaders.
Suppose he ordered the theft of lists of indigenous activists.
Suppose he had ordered the imprisonment of hundreds of innocent natives.
Would he have the right to his airport?
Recall that in Ottawa the building housing the Prime Minister’s Office was long called the Langevin Building to highlight the memory of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the government of John A. Macdonald , she has lost name.
Langevin was one of the architects of the residential school system in the 19th century.
And would we continue to name the metropolitan Quebec airport Pierre Elliott Trudeau?
The bloc should look into this matter. The National Assembly is expected to pass a motion calling for his name to be removed, citing reasons.
There are limits to outrage.
I will be taking a break until September 23rd.