The fulminations by the Minister of Defence against Gen. Andrew Leslie are ridiculous. The General moved house from one place in Rockcliffe to another, costing $72,000 of legally-incurred moving expense.
General Leslie is a hereditary Liberal, being the grandson on his mother’s side of Brooke Claxton, the Canadian Minister of Defence in the St.Laurent regime, and himself a veteran of World War 1. His other grandfather was Andrew MacNaughton, who was a general before becoming Minister of defence in World War 2. His Liberal ancestors, and announcing himself an advisor to the young Justin Trudeau, were enough to attract the ire of the Minister of Defence.
I have bad news for the Tories. There is a Canadian upper class and Andrew Leslie is a part of it. To the Tories I say, get over it. They think you are a bunch of parvenus (you are, by and large, and rejoice in it) and you ought to be happy that, when your regime is replaced, the incoming Liberal government will have some people advising it who have actually fought the Taliban, and are clear on who is an enemy of civilization.
There was a time when the Liberal Party represented what was best in Canada, instead of the conniving leftist prevaricators and appeasers of sovietism under Trudeau the Elder. They were the party of veterans, builders, law professors, businessmen, leaders in society. They may be so again. So do not be idiots, my Tory friends.