Pierre and Trudeau

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre grilled Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his government's planned tax hikes, repeatedly questioning why the Liberals would increase costs for Canadians during a time of economic turmoil.

"Toronto's students are living in shelters for the homeless, the use of food banks is at record highs in history, and it is really the worst time to increase costs for Canadians," Poilievre said during Question Period on Thursday. "Will the prime minister cancel of the tax increases on gas, heating, food and paychecks? 

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Matthew Horwood is the Parliamentary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard based in the Parliamentary Bureau. He has a degree in journalism from Carleton University and has been a reporter for the Hill Times and the Ottawa Business Journal.

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(9) comments

Leonidas

The very name Trudeau, for me has, become a curse word! It has developed a stigma as with the name of Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Prime Minister, which became synonymous with "traitor," "puppet," and a few other nasty things, because of his collaboration with Hitler's Nozzis.

Every word out of that creature's mouth now is a lie, much of it from a mantra looping continually in his feeble little brain, planted there by his "deputy" prime minister!

mjgardner60

Trudeau is not leading this country. He is delivering his memorized lines which distort reality and provide cover for the true intention of his handlers. He is a poor actor playing a role for those who have the power to place him and every other politician in offices. This is only going to continue until we wake up. PP is not the solution. An awake population is the only solution.

A Person

Ask JT what happened at West Point Grey Academy. We can end his tyranny right now if someone would just ask the right questions…ffs

LetThatOneMarinate

I honestly can't believe JT even showed up for question period. I thought for sure he would fake another covid infection instead of facing Pierre in the house.

guest136

So if/when bitcoin continues to rise I’m sure that Trudeau will come out and admit he was wrong?

d_carroll50

Pierre was not wrong. In a low interest rate, quantitative easing economic regime the riskiest assets are the best to hold. We are in a high interest rate, quantitative tightening regime and risky assets sell off. Everyone that sold their bitcoin when the FED signaled a change in monetary policy kept all their money. As soon as the FED throws in the towel because they can't take the political backlash from this regime change bitcoin, real estate, gold, growth stocks etc are going to go gangbusters. In a bubble economy the only thing that matters is central bank policy. As per usual Trudeau who knows nothing about economics only gets half the story right. This is what happens when you hire a drama teacher to run a country.

PersonOne

Heavy discussion on Bill C-31. Liberals are angling strongly for what I ( only my thought here ) feel is the Universal Basic Income. Government managing your life, providing what you need. Bad Bad idea.

d_carroll50

Just watched this exchange and I am liking what I am seeing. Trudeau now has real opposition with teeth and I take comfort in knowing I had a very small part in making his life as difficult as possible. Pierre is bringing the heat. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

PersonOne

I watched this today. Just to see how Poilievre interacted with the PM. I was pretty happy with it, he was aggressive, but reasonable. From my perspective, the CPC was much more targeted and realistic, but I guess we have seen such a circus from the Liberals that anything seems sane in comparison.

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