After yesterday’s bad news of Canada entering a recession, it might be appropriate and expected that the minister of finance provide an economic briefing, maybe a statement, a nice hello, something, anything. Instead we get a game of hide-and-seek. All we are told is that Joe is out knocking on doors in his riding and that he’s just too busy to comment on anything right now. Sure.
Ever since eyebrows were raised over his comment about passing responsibility for the national debt onto Stephen Harper’s grandchildren, it’s been painfully obvious that Oliver has been muzzled. But his silence about the current economic situation has gone from being mildly annoying to downright bizarre.