THUNDER BAY – The resignation from the Trudeau Government’s cabinet of Jane Philpott has hit social media like a political hurricane.
Thunder Bay-Superior North MP and Cabinet Minister Patty Hajdu tells NetNewsLedger:
“My confidence in the Prime Minister remains untouched. I stand by him and believe in his ability to lead a government that delivers for all Canadians. I am sorry to see one of my Cabinet colleagues step down and I wish her the best.
“I am grateful that the constituents of Thunder Bay-Superior North placed their confidence in me and I will continue to work hard on their behalf and on behalf of all Canadians to make sure everyone has a fair chance at success.”
The decision has shocked many people in the political world.
On Twitter here is the former Minister’s post:
See statement here: https://t.co/5cjfLUqNhS
— Jane Philpott (@janephilpott) March 4, 2019
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Bellegarde tweeted:
The resignation of @janephilpott is a major loss. We worked together on many key files including First Nations child welfare, improving drinking water & improving the quality of life for First Nations. She acts with integrity, honesty and commitment in all her efforts. #cdnpoli https://t.co/hheruorSpo
— Perry Bellegarde (@perrybellegarde) March 4, 2019
Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who just announced she is not seeking re-election tweeted:
❤️ When you add women, please do not expect the status quo. Expect us to make correct decisions, stand for what is right and exit when values are compromised. Thank you @janephilpott for articulating this beautifully. +1 https://t.co/hyVSB4MREk
— MP Celina ?? (@MPCelina) March 4, 2019
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh:
Jane Philpott’s resignation underscores the need for a public inquiry now more than ever. It raises serious questions about PM Trudeau’s interference & the LPC government’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people. Canadians deserve a government on their side #LavScam
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) March 4, 2019
Business Person Brett Wilson Tweeted:
As a dear friend and often quoted political figure just shared – “It’s worse than we could have hoped for”.
Thank you to the @liberal_party for orchestrating the fastest recorded implosion of a political party ever in the history of our great nation.
And a nation rejoices!
— * W. Brett Wilson * (@WBrettWilson) March 4, 2019