Breaking… Snowbird Crashes In Kamloops

The pilot ejected, no word yet on casualties on the ground. More via Twitter

Updates: Unconfirmed report that a female pilot has died.

I’m just going to come out and say it — as much as we love and honour the Snowbirds as a Canadian icon, the tour always seemed to me to be a distraction from the incompetence of this government; a self-serving exercise in feel-good Liberal branding as they spend us into bankrutpcy. Today’s crash stands as a terrible metaphor, a smoldering exclamation point on the shit show that is Justin Trudeau. What a damned waste.

The unofficial news reports are now confirmed.

RIP Captain Jenn Casey. Our thoughts go out to her family, and to the pilot in hospital with serious injuries.

109 Replies to “Breaking… Snowbird Crashes In Kamloops”

  1. Twitter feed has video of pilot ejecting.
    I trust the pilot is unscathed.
    It appears the jet lost power, as shortly after take off the plane banks right as if to turn back to the runway.
    Plane takes a steep dive, after what appears like losing complete power, and pilot hits “eject” with seat and pilot clearly separating.
    I’d be having a close look at the maintenance logs.
    Pretty low altitude to deploy a parachute mind you…

    Next time the Snowbirds want to DROP IN at least bring some beer and keep polishing yer halo!


    Hans Rupprecht – Commander in Chief
    1st Saint Nicolaas Army
    Army Group “True North”

    1. Exactly … coming around and trying to gain some altitude but not enough elevation to level out. I’m surprised by the lack of a giant fireball at the crash? I would expect a full load of fuel? Any experts want to clarify for me? I hope your PM wasn’t making them fly on carbon-free jet fuel? Hope no one was hurt, in the air or on the ground.

    2. I’m a little surprised that the ejection seats on these birds weren’t upgraded. The best of the new ones work at zero airspeed and zero altitude. Considering the Snowbird mission, low-altitude ejection capability should have been employed. There are situations where nothing would help, but from the video, better ejection seats would likely have helped.

      1. Depends what DIRECTION away from the aircraft the seat is ejected.

        The best ejection-seats won’t help when the cockpit is perpendicular to the ground and the pilot is shot out PARALLEL to the ground, as is the case in a diving aircraft. Is there a “steerable” ejection-seat that can significantly increase the altitude of an escaping pilot?

  2. From the thread, we can see when the pilot ejects, but there’s two smoking trails that leave the plane at the same time. Pilot and seat would be one, canopy the other?

    My first thought was that I was seeing a bird go through the engine and come out a smoking ruin, but I don’t think that that is right.

    1. Takes me back to when I was posted to CFB Toronto and a Snowbird crashed during the CNE on Sunday before Labour Day.

      I had to open our operations centre to accommodate base support for logistics of arrival of flight safety and recovery teams, public collection of various recordings, and of course dealing with the media – who even then debased themselves thoroughly.

      A dark and sad day. We lost two aircraft and one pilot then. I hope the pilot here is OK and there’s no casualties on the ground.

      I was also duty officer the next day, so no sleep for me until Tuesday afternoon. God speed and prayers for everyone’s safety.

  3. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that the old trainer junk should have been retired twenty years ago. Has Blackie blamed Harper yet?

      1. Some of older SDAers will remember the RCAF’s Red Knight. The pilot flew in a T-33 which was, of course, painted red. He was, as I recall, part of the old Golden Hawks show.

        Unfortunately, Red Knights had a tendency to crash a lot and many of those in that role died. Eventually, the Red Knight was grounded for good largely because of the high casualty rate.

        I remember when a Red Knight flew over Fort St. John in the early 1960s. It was an impressive display.

        1. The Golden Hawks also flew CF86 Sabres. That would have been very enjoyable to watch. Such a beautiful fighter.
          Sadly, there were crashes and loss of life associated with the Golden Hawks and Sabres.

          “The Golden Hawks aerobatic team formed in 1959 and toured Canada to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the RCAF and the 50th anniversary of the first powered flight in Canada. The team consisted of six F-86 Sabre jets with a spare aircraft and pilot. The Golden Hawks’ popularity grew as the team toured Canada and large crowds attended every show. (The six-plane team flew 63 shows in their first season.”

          “The Air Force Museum of Alberta, located at The Military Museums in Calgary, hosted a plaque presentation on June 23, 2017, in the Cold War Exhibition area. The plaque honours the life of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Golden Hawk pilot, Flight Lieutenant Jeb Kerr, who died in a mid-air collision near the Calgary International Airport during the Golden Hawks aerobatic performance in Calgary on Aug. 9, 1959. His aircraft collided with a civilian aircraft when he was on final approach to land.” It’s a dangerous business and is part of the fighter pilot training cycle.

          1. Aside from the colour scheme, what made the Red Knight distinctive was that the plane he flew was a T-33.

  4. Yes canopy blows off first, then seat/pilot combo.
    Video is incomplete and more than a little “janky” with somewhat incomplete footage.
    Video doesn’t show parachute deployment, and how close to the ground that was, but obviously it is draping the chimney of the house depicted so happened at some point.

    Now another better video, shows what appears to be chute deploying at no more than a 100m, and no less than 50m.
    Cutting it damn close…to be sure. Keep that jar of halo polisher handy!


    Hans Rupprecht – Commander in Chief
    1st Saint Nicolaas Army
    Army Group “True North”

  5. C-Miner – the first blast is to pop the top so to speak, the second blast was the pilot and seat.

    Looks like he ran into trouble right off and was trying to return or gain some air… hope he’s ok, not a lot of air there for any parachute to mitigate injuries. I’d imagine he had a very hard landing. Hope he’s ok.

    1. Hans, Idd, thanks.

      The first video I saw was at quite a distance, and the smoke trails were easy to follow. It’s good to have the update from trained eyes on what we’re seeing.

    1. Yes, pilot normally flies between sites with the aircraft technician.
      The video of the crash below seems to show two ejections.
      Very low so still very dangerous. Hopefully nobody hurt on ground either.
      Obvious speculation on my part, but plane appears to lose power, a possible bird strike?

  6. Remember being up close to the Snowbirds more than 20 years ago putting diesel in the bottom tanks that make the white smoke. Yes evil fossil fuel just for effect. They looked like junk then.

    1. The Tutors are based on the Cessna T-37 trainer. The design is over 60 years old and A-37 variation of it, the “Tweety Birds” as they were nicknamed, saw service in Viet Nam.

      As I recall, the RCAF started using them in the early 1970s.

        1. A number of Canadian military aircraft have been based on American designs. Often, the service name and designation were changed. For example, the Aurora was based on the Lockheed Orion with a similar airframe, but different electronics.

          As far as the Tutors entering RCAF service, you’re probably right. They weren’t used for displays until the Snowbirds were formed after the Golden Hawks (with their CF-86s) were retired. PET was PM at the time.

      1. >> The Tutors are based on the Cessna T-37 trainer

        Nope. It just roughly resembles the T-37 Tweet around the cockpit & canopy, is all. It was a wholly home grown design by Canadair – their first.

        1. You’re probably right, but the T-37 precedes the Tutor by several years, so, likely, influenced the design of the latter.

  7. I pray for that pilot… if his chute fully deployed, it was below the level of the treetops. He hit hard.

  8. apparently, they were departing for Comox. During routine transit between shows, there are normally 2 people on board, pilot and plane’s mechanic.

    1. It is a point of honour with Canadian Forces members that we maintain equipment well into and past its normal life cycle.
      Not the slightest bit embarrassed about that. We play the hand successive governments have dealt us; very well thank you.
      I say we even though I’m retired because once you’re in, it’s a lifetime deal, in or out of uniform.
      Sure hoping everybody safe; the pilot and mechanic (looked again pretty clear to me two ejections), and those on ground.
      The low altitude and attitude of the aircraft, along with the path of the ejections is of concern.

    2. Did we buy more some time. I thought they were almost 60 years old. They were retired as trainers 20 years ago.

    3. There is nothing wrong with flying a well maintained piece of technology like the Tutor.

        1. The DC-3s are an example of excellent, robust design. There’s hardly a role, civilian or military, in which a ‘3 hasn’t been used.

          In recent decades, some have had their engines upgraded, so that they’re no longer piston-bangers but turboprops. I’ve seen one of those at the airport near Fort St. John.

          One reason the ’52s are still flying is that there hasn’t been an aircraft been developed that can successfully replace it. The B-1 was supposed to be that plane, but the early versions were plagued with problems. Eventually, Jimmy Carter killed the program, but it was resurrected a few years later as the B-1B, which is approaching the end of its service life.

          The B-2s don’t have near the payload capacity, or even the range, as the B-52s. They, too, will soon be taken out of service as they’re getting old. The B-21, still under development, is supposed to be its replacement.

          LIke the DC-3, the B-52 can continue to fly with upgraded engines and avionics.

          1. Another aspect is the flexibility of the B52 to utilize new technologies and missions.
            It started its life as a strategic bomber for nuclear weapons, then a tactical bomber in Viet Nam, now used for close air support with precision weapons. That’s quite a breadth of missions and capability.

            I saw one at CFB Trenton, an impressive, ominous and beautiful piece of kit with such a versatile capability.

          2. A few years after the B-52 entered service, the Pentagon entertained the idea of using it as a missile platform. The Douglas Skybolt was developed for that purpose, but it was plagued with problems and it was also politically controversial.

            The program was eventually cancelled by JFK.

          1. DC-3s and B-52s aren’t designed for fancy aerobatics, of course. However, structural fatigue in the airframe is a concern.

  9. It’s criminal what we ask our military to deal with in terms of equipment. Not cons and liberals really screwed our armed forces.

    1. It’s all right. Those $31,250 sniper rifles will compensate for decades of neglect, and everyone will praise Lord Socks.

    1. Doesn’t square with idea of two ejections, one deceased in crashed aircraft, but we will see; but I’m not as hopeful as I was.

      1. I’ve watched a couple of phone videos that caught it. The first “ejection” was the canopy blowing off. The second is a crew member. You can tell the difference from the timing and the smoke plumes. There was no second crew ejection.

        1. I dispute that only because the canopy should not fly off in the same vector as the ejection seats.
          That appears to be the case in the video. I don’t pretend to be a flight safety type; they could tell us for sure.
          As I found out from the 1989 Snowbird loss at the CNE from discussions with those experts, looks can be deceiving.

  10. Just happened to catch them flying in formation over Sicamous. I didn’t know why they were flying, but thought maybe it was something to do with encouraging people and got a lump in my throat just thinking of that. Now it’s a sad event instead of a proud moment.

    1. And now I hate the libscum even more. No logic to it, but I just do.. Poor Capt. Casey and her crew mate.

  11. If there were two on-board, there should have been three “pops.” The canopy, and then the two crew in sequence. Only saw two pops on the video, and only one chute just beginning to deploy before it went below tree-tops. If it was heading toward housing, the pilot may very well have ridden it down to save those on the ground.

  12. Well said Kate! My thoughts exactly when I first heard of this moments ago.

    The Snowbirds could have been flying for Bart Simpson, Neil Young, or Sparky the Dog, “Flying for Nurses” was the height of ridiculous propaganda by this nefarious and idiotic LIEbrawl gubmint.

    We could say “Trudeau kills a Snowbird” too, he was the one that initiated the tour, and bears responsibility for this unnecessary political propaganda stunt.

  13. May the deceased pilots RIP. This is a sad event indeed.
    Saw them fly @ Springbank Ab several years ago. They are amazing. They were not scheduled to fly over Calgary this weekend because they had to get to Edmonton and B.C. for some reason before tomorrow.

    Is PM JT to blame? He ‘ordered’ everyone to stay home.

      1. Correction: Pilot is Richard McDougall who is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

  14. Exactly, Kate! Those are the exact words I said to my husband when we heard about Operation Inspiration: it’s a distraction.

    This was so upsetting to read and my heart is broken for all.

    1. EVERY military death is the result of politics, one way or another. Some more “political” than others.
      Don’t forget our recently lost helicopter crew who were flying in an unproven, mish-mash, part-civilian, part-military helicopter design that no other nation or customer wants, AT LOW ALTITUDE SO IT COULD BE PHOTOGRAPHED.
      Many thanks to each and every military member, past and present, willing to serve their country, and tolerate their government masters.

  15. I’m just going to point out the government, whether libs or cons, neglects the Armed Forces because Canadians, by and large don’t give a sh*t. Civilian support for the CAF is a mile wide and an inch deep. The hypocritical crocodile tears come out for a few seconds when one of my brothers or sisters loses their life. Then it’s back to hockey, Survivor and bitching..
    Blame Prinz Dumkopff all you want but if the CAF is ill equipped, it’s because my fellow Canadians don’t give a crap.

    1. We should be happy they’re neglected. The only people they will be used against is us. And for the record I spent twenty years in the service, some of it as a tanker, like you I assume.

    2. “It’s Tommy this and Tommy that and chuck him out the brute,
      But he’s the savior of his country when the guns begin to shoot”.

        1. Yep. My military service was pre-Vietnam in the US Coast Guard and except for the opinions of a few bartenders in Oakland we were pretty much fairhaired boys. If there were fishermen around I couldn’t buy a drink. How things change.

        2. Sounds like Kipling

          It is, from his poem Tommy, in which he chastises the British public for how it treats its soldiers during peacetime.

    3. It’d help if people realized how bad it is. Most people have no idea what we’re asking these people to put up with.

  16. Yes, it does.

    Shamrock is from Oxford County, and I am from Perth County.

    There are many observer stories of the RAF Nimrod crash @ Toronto International Air Show in 1997 or something.

    If you want a new country, go for a new country!

    Meanwhile, we here in the real world are voting for Erin O’Toole. The Trudeaus, or the Bob Rae’s of the world, are not persuasive to us.

  17. This is devastating for the pilot and her family first, and devastating because any time someone this amazing is taken the world is diminished. Like the Thunderbird and Blue Angels accidents from time to time, it underscores how amazing all these pilots, their craft, their ground crew and their planes are; this isn’t a safe activity and most of the the time they make it appear to be safe. All we can hope is that Justin Trudeau doesn’t do to the Snowbirds what Obama tried to do to the Thunderbirds. If money is an issue, as an American I would be proud to contribute to a fund for the deceased pilot and to a fund for the Snowbirds themselves.

  18. Harper did buy more modern (albeit used) tanks for the Army, heavy lift cargo aircraft, and Chinook helicopters for the Forces. Trudeau, nothing. This is because Liberals know that, every person in uniform, male, female (or other), regardless of rank or occupation, is a better person than any Liberal!

  19. My wife is in tears. I sometimes wish I could cry like that. This is one of those times. Please let it not be true a pilot is dead.

    1. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the RCAF just announced;

      “It is with heavy hearts that we announce that one member of the CF Snowbirds team has died and one has sustained serious injuries. We can confirm that we have contacted all primary family members of those involved. More information will be communicated in the near future.”

      It is now clear they ejected too low to prevent injuries and loss of life. God speed and rest in peace.

      “Global News has learned that (pilot) Capt. Jennifer Casey was killed in the crash.”

      With all that’s happened to the country, and CF, this is a tough blow. Per Ardua Ad Astra, “through adversity to the stars.”

      1. One of my first dates with my wife was to see the Snowbirds. I’m afraid I didn’t see all that much because I couldn’t take my eyes off her. To me the Snowbirds will always mean that magic time falling in love. So sad. I am so sorry this happened.

      2. Correction: As noted below Captain Jennifer Casey was not the pilot, but the Snowbirds’ Public Affairs Officer.
        That’s tough duty for a PAO, to get out of a striken aircraft at such low altitude.
        The pilot, so far unnamed, remains in serious condition with possibly life threatening injuries.

  20. Couldn’t have said it better. Thanks Kate!
    Too bad the distraction could have been something else but that’s the way it is!

  21. Kate said: “I’m just going to come out and say it — as much as we love and honour the Snowbirds as a Canadian icon, the tour always seemed to me to be a distraction from the incompetence of this government; a self-serving exercise in feel-good Liberal branding as they spend us into bankrutpcy.”

    Yes. And I’ll add that they staged this distraction with antiques from the 1960s. Sent people out and didn’t even give them a decent aircraft to fly.

    Maybe its a good thing the Arrow was cancelled in 1956. If it hadn’t been, they’d still be flying them.

    1. Don’t forget that the Arrow was initiated by the Liberals under St. Laurent, not that it matters. It was a good aircraft that wasn’t allowed to demonstrate its potential.

      One of my late father’s buddies was an ex-RCAF fighter jock. Apparently, he had a chance to sit in the Arrow simulator and had a favourable impression of it. He didn’t have many kind words for Diefenbaker for having cancelled the program.

      1. Initiated by the Liberals but canned by the Conservatives. My grandfather worked on the Arrow and was out of a job, thanks to Diefenbaker. It is the stuff of legend in my family. He never voted Conservative again for the rest of his life. And neither did any of his offspring. All of them are anti-Conservative and anti-American. It’s not easy for this America-loving, Conservative gal in a family of uber Liberals.

        1. The Conservatives weren’t the only party to scuttle a good idea. Look up Project HARP, which was led by Dr. Gerald Bull.

          1. The scandal concerning Pierre Sevigny was bad enough, but the real fun began when it came out that the Liberals knew about his hi-jinks and kept quiet, even after they were in office.

            I remember one Edmonton Journal editorial cartoon that poked fun at it when Yardley Jones was the artist. He was always a prankster and liked to hide little jokes in his work, much like was the case with MAD a long time ago. In one, he had a portrait of a wolf in the background. The critter was sitting and howling at the sky, with the caption “Moonsinger”.

            That was an era for such scandals. I’m sure you know about the Profumo affair in Britain at around the same time. Then there was the matter of Oleg Penkovsky.

            You can’t make up this stuff if you tried….

  22. And, right on cue, everyone in our neighbourhood was out clapping at 7:00 p.m. Clueless. Our household is sad this evening. I am without words.

  23. What a sad day, I stand in silent salute to all our current and former military, and shed a tear for another needless loss of life! I hope this gets laid at Trudeau’s doorstep with all his other stupid incompetent policies! and a sad statement of how our military needs to run on a shoestring because the Liberals refuse to fund them properly. Kate you are right. A good friend who was in our military during the Chretien years told me they referred to that time as “The Dark Years”! Trudeau is worse, He gave millions to a convicted terrorist, and told our Vets that they were asking for more than we are able to give! He will not fund them properly, yet now he’s spending like a drunken sailor on steroids, bankrupting the country and destroying the value of our currency while giving millions to third world countries to bolster his chance of a UN job, turning wages and pensions into confetti money, while blatantly disarming citizens to ensure we cannot ever fight back when the final straw is hoisted on to the camel’s back (Boy will he be in for a surprise) Even if he did manage to disarm us, how long before our American friends assist us with arms and supplies!
    I wonder what the military are calling these current times? The “Zombie Years” Perhaps?

  24. Terrible blow to a highly skilled crew.
    As usual we will have to wait for accurate information.
    As for this
    “I’m just going to come out and say it — as much as we love and honour the Snowbirds as a Canadian icon, the tour always seemed to me to be a distraction from the incompetence of this government; a self-serving exercise in feel-good Liberal branding as they spend us into bankrutpcy. Today’s crash stands as a terrible metaphor, a smoldering exclamation point on the shit show that is Justin Trudeau. What a damned waste.”
    True but a word of caution
    T.D.S can also stand for Trudeau Derangement Syndrome,I feel its pull myself.
    But the Hair Apparent does operate in a vacuum,one created by the idiots and sycophants who elected and protected him.
    While he makes a nice focal point he really is nothing.
    The permanent kleptocracy uses bread and circuses just as the old Romans did.
    We can expect similar results.
    If we remember the spectacle of 2015,when so called professional civil servants crowed and cried because their Boy won office,we can remember who the real danger are.
    By the way,anyone heard from the military retards who blatantly supported Justine,”Cause Harper”?
    Guess they were not old enough to understand the first rule of Liberals,
    Lips moving?

    1. Yes, Murray Brewster, an alleged journalists at CBC, recently penned a ridiculous article about the Cyclone helicopter crash.

      It was on Harper you see, allowing delays and an inferior aircraft into the RCAF inventory.

      No mention whatsoever about the proper marine helicopter getting cancelled by Chretien, who then bought the Cyclone, which is essentially a civilian chopper, the S92 that was never designed as a marine helicopter, which the cancelled EH-101 was.

      In addition to ensuring the EH101 couldn’t win the new “competition,” Chretien, when faced with having to buy the EH-101 for our new search and rescue chopper, purchased the “Cormorant” while, while being an EH-101, is the civilian variant, a utility version with Allison engines rather than the Rolls Royce engines available on the military version, which Chretien eschewed.

  25. Just my two bits.
    Capt Casey did all she could but fate cut the power a second too soon. She clearly responded instantly with the correct procedure, grabbing as much alt as possible for an eject, but alas…
    Rest in peace captain. You were a credit to the service and a fine flier.

    1. Indeed it appears captain Casey was a public relations officer. Regardless it is a tragic loss of a woman serving her country.

  26. Fliers tend to be passionate about it and while knowing the risks, gladly take them anyway. As one who still likes the thrill of an occasional tamed-down (dual purpose) motorcycle ride, I can somewhat relate. RIP Captain Casey.

  27. Not buying the line that the plane was old and beyond it’s time. I’ve flown in lots of old aircraft- a lot older than what happened here. Aircraft mechanics can keep almost anything in the air.

    It’s a tragedy beyond words when life is lost. We all feel the pain when one of our military goes down.

    You can bet the libranos spin doctors are working tonight. They will have to get The Bong straightened up and get him sufficiently prepared to give us his, ” I know I speak for all Canadians from coast to coast to……”

    This is on bongo. He ordered it as is his prerogative as king. The medieval kings would bring a circus to town as a distraction to entertain the Proles whenever they became restless.

  28. I do have a connection with the squad, albeit a small one. Nevertheless, I can’t imagine the shock and horror being felt by my associates over this tragedy, and I can only offer my prayers on behalf of all those involved.

    Out of respect, I won’t take this opportunity to comment on the politics, other than to say that I share Kate’s views.

    1. Yep, feels like the longest year of my life & we’re not even 5 months in.

      Just yesterday I watched them fly overhead, a nice moment, I was proud of them.

      My heart is heavy, yet again.

      And I share Kate’s view.

      1. During the return flight of Apollo 8, NASA was deluged with telegrams. Capcom Mike Collins read some of them to the crew, including one from Charles Lindbergh. Then he read one from an ordinary American citizen, a woman whose name I can’t remember right now. It was picked out because someone at NASA liked it. Her telegram was very simple: “You saved 1968.”

  29. Same as the crash at Regina airport in May of 1976. Bird strike, engine failure, both crew members ejected “outside the ejection envelope”. Sad.

  30. It appears to this old pilot’s eyes that the aircraft lost power/flame out/bird strike and the pilot did exactly what was called for. Gain as much altitude as possible before ejecting. Not being as familiar with the ejection procedures I only wonder what took so long after the aircraft started to fall for ejection to take place. The imagination can run wild with the idea of one frozen panicked passenger not pulling the ejection lever and the pilot staying as long as he dared before bailing. A friend of mine was an old 104 jock. He had the record fro the second fastest bailout at mach.97 at 500 feet over Germany. He punched out and broke his back (compression fracture from the seat) and caught one arm on the edge of the cockpit. The contact broke his arm which began to twist around and around in the wind. He landed in a tree and he thinks that might have saved his life. He remained conscious through the ordeal enough to tell the old German farmer who was going to pull him out of the tree “Nein Nein Nein!”

    1. They crashed in the middle of a residential area. My uneducated guess was the pilot aimed for the middle of a road before punching out, so that his plane wouldn’t hit a house. Minor injuries on the ground. Two real heroes.

  31. It was drummed into me in flight school fifty years ago that engine failure on take off, stay straight ahead. Do not attempt a turn back.
    So sorry that we have to have media folk promoted to officer rank in the Canadian Armed Forces when her job could be accomplished safely from the ground.

    1. Well they were in transit from one site to the next and were not doing anything beyond normal formation flying it makes sense for the ground crew to fly with the pilots in the aircraft since there are seats available. To my mind it makes more sense than bringing in another airplane to fly the ground personnel from Kamloops to Comox.

  32. RIP to the air force officer who died.

    Back during the Liberal Jean Chretien era, his government was cutting military spending like crazy, and the military wanted to cut out the Snowbirds as a cost-saving measure. Chretien said no, since he wanted the Snowbirds to perform at many government-sponsored parades, etc. For him the Snowbirds were a political tool.

  33. You can be sure the IiberaIs are pIanning some type of memoriaI to this woman. It won’t be to honour her duty to the country; but instead, to distract from the fact, that the snowbirds were brought out to provide ANOTHER distraction to the incompetence and mistakes the IiberaI Government has made since this outbreak. The IiberaI party does not give a crap about peopIe in uniform; maIe or femaIe. Trudeau and his iIk don’t trust peopIe who put the country before themseIves; or are wiIIing to give their Iife to protect Canada. The foIks in the IiberaI party choose their profession simpIy because they wanted to be in a position to miIk the system and access the pubIic treasury. They are the opposite of miIitary foIks. IiberaIs don’t understand the concept of doing something for the good of someone eIse; they can’t comprehend that mindset; and are fearfuI of it.

    Wait untiI you see what happens to the defence budget once this pandemic bIows over. The MiIitary is about to see another decade of darkness. This pandemic is just the perfect excuse to get away with it. The same way the shooting in Nova Scotia was used for poIiticaI gain….so wiII this pandemic.

  34. Mention of Gerda Munsinger without the Maclean’s limerick is like eating an egg without salt. I know it by heart and once recited it to a German who knew neither it nor the context of what in 1968 was still considered a scandal.

    “There one was a Lady from Munich,
    Whose bosom distended her tunic.
    Her main undertaking was cabinet making,
    both bilingue et unique.”

    Most everything Trudeau v. 2.0 qualifies as limerick worthy.