Retired general’s speech slamming Canada’s climate policies, cancel culture & weak leaders applauded by officers
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Ret. Lt.-Gen. Michel Maisonneuvee made his speech as he accepted the Vimy Award, which honoured him for his life-long contributions in defence, at an Ottawa gala
Maisonneuve claimed in his speech that Canada is no longer seen as a serious country. “Canada’s prosperity is being sacrificed at the altar of climate change as opposed to being used to help the world transition to clean energy,” he added. Recent actions by activists who have thrown soup and paint at art treasures to raise awareness about the lack of action on climate change are “as heinous as it is useless,” Maisonneuve added. “The perpetrators should be punished not celebrated.”
By: Admin - Climate DepotNovember 15, 2022 12:08 PM
David Pugliese • Ottawa Citizen
Serving senior Canadian military officers gave a standing ovation to a speech by a retired general who criticized everything from the removal of historical statues and apologies to victims to government climate change policies.
Retired Lt.-Gen. Michel Maisonneuve, accepting a top defence award Nov. 9 in Ottawa, also took a swipe at leaders who he claimed divide rather than unite. While not specifically naming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or Hillary Clinton, Maisonneuve said “can you imagine a military leader labelling half of his command as deplorables, fringe radicals and less-thans and then expect them to fight as one?”
Conservative MPs, anti-vaxers, right-wing commentators and those who supported protests which blockaded border crossings and occupied downtown Ottawa earlier this year have all railed at Trudeau for his comments about demonstrators. Trudeau labelled protest groups that descended on Ottawa as a “fringe minority” who held “unacceptable views” not representing the majority of Canadians.
In addition, Maisonneuve took issue with the new policy by Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre who made recent changes to military dress regulations to include beards and hair colouring, and to give both women and men more options in selecting uniforms.
Maisonneuve made his speech as he accepted the Vimy Award, which honoured him for his life-long contributions in defence, including his work on military education, support for veterans as well as his commitment to bilingualism.