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Chrystia Freeland recently commented that she didn’t own a car, and was therefore immune to recent gas prices. She was tagged for speeding at 142 KM/hr in Alberta, earning her a $273 speeding ticket (which has been paid).
Freeland, for those many fortunate souls not to know, is Canada’s current and least qualified Finance Minister in Justine Trudeau’s Liberal government.
She was driving a rental car while visiting in Northern Alberta, and as many do put her foot down to bring that horizon just a little closer a little sooner. We would never have known about this little incident if a blogger hadn’t picked up on it from public records. There are a few things I appreciate about this. As far as I know, she didn’t try the “Do you know who I am?” stuff when the Mounties pulled her over. She quietly paid the ticket and was done with it…
Anyone can get a speeding ticket, let’s not make a federal case of it. But it’s ironic, because in Alberta speeding tickets are issued by the RCMP, Canada’s federal police force. A speeding ticket is a federal case.
So, a couple of questions: How fast do you have to drive to earn a $273 speeding ticket? It’s kind of funny, but 142 km/h translates to 88 mph. Maybe it’s just me, but I think she was secretly attempting to escape her own government’s policies by traveling back to 1955.Published in