Justin Trudeau came to power as Prime Minister in 2015 promising Canadians they would be able to "wake and bake" while revelling in his government's “sunny ways” style of politics.
Voters flocked to Trudeau’s message of optimism which stood in sharp contrast to the dowdy and increasingly autocratic leadership of Stephen Harper. But that was eight years ago, the sunny ways have set, and no one is revelling.
The Liberal faithful, dubbed ‘tru-anon’ for their willingness to defend Trudeau unquestioningly, continue to wait for their promised post-national utopia to emerge from an economy grown “from the heart outwards.”
Unfortunately, and likely unbeknownst to them, it wasn’t a political campaign slogan but a deadly siren's song from which reason and fact seem incapable of wresting them.
Mesmerized by vacuous slogans and flashy socks, the people-kind of central and eastern Canada allowed the country to wallow in the troughs of an increasingly turbulent geo-political sea. The leader they elected not once, but three times, has been too distracted with selfies and globe-trotting to deign lay his Laurentian hands on the nation's tiller with any aplomb. On the rare occasion he does, it usually makes things worse.
But there is welcome news in the form of several recent voter intention polls that show Canadians may be finally waking from their stupor. For many, this awareness has come from the increasing size of bites the cost of gas and groceries are taking from their already fragile finances. But honestly, who could blame them for not being aware of the impending hardships when the man himself at the top said he “doesn’t think about monetary policy.” If he doesn't, why should they?
As their understanding of our current predicament grows, these recently roused Canadians will see the country sits dangerously close to a lee shore consisting of a recession, a health care crisis, the risk of global war and crumbling federal unity. Normally a resource and commodity-rich country with a smattering of common-sense could prepare and weather such a calamity... except in Canada, where that ability is increasingly doubtful.
Hyperbole you say? Not in the least.
In the last eight years the country has seen its economic engine sabotaged from within by deranged green ideological cultists. It has had its sense of unity shattered by wedge issues designed to pit Canadians and regions against one another in order to secure votes. It’s military withered woefully and is ill-prepared to face an increasingly hostile world and domestic demands. Its citizens are more likely to fall victim to violent crime, while minimum sentences for the perpetrators are reduced. It’s health-care system, strained prior to the pandemic, is falling apart dealing with the post-COVID backlog and other pressures. The list could go on and on.
Realistically, most of these problems could be solved by compromise and money. The first the Liberals and Trudeau seem unwilling to consider, and the latter they seem incapable of handling.
If Trudeau and his government were to start implementing policies and making decision using both attributes, they would immediately cancel the carbon tax. In doing so Canadians would see drastic price reductions on their goods and services and help to offset the costs of rising interest rates.
They would realize the serious damage that their ‘Just Transition’ plan poses to the continued longevity of our Confederation and not only cancel it, but would start signing trade deals with the nations who’ve come seeking cleaner energy in the form of our abundant natural gas. It’s two birds with one stone.
They would stop the printing and hemorrhaging of our tax dollars on frivolous things such as companies that don’t exist, and other pet projects with no oversight, or tangible results. They’d hold their ministers accountable for their failures, ethical breaches and ludicrous expenditure of taxpayer money.
But compromise and competence are more of a ‘sunny ways’ kind of approach to politics and those days are well behind us. A better quality of life for Canadians, more revenue, less debt, a robust military, and improved provincial relations are all within the realm of possibility except for the fact that we have a prime minister so obsessed with a green energy idealism that he’d rather cut off the country’s nose to spite it’s face.
Unfortunately, the financial reality for many Canadians and general outlook for Confederation will remain pessimistic until more Canadians come to their senses and see the trouble in which our nation finds itself. In the meantime, prepare for things to worsen in the coming months as the carbon tax is set to increase and the NDP continue to prop up this charade passing itself for a G7 government.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals will have their pound of flesh from all Canadians to lay on their green energy alter.
Why? ‘Because it’s 2023’…or something equally vapid.
John Thomson is a retired veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, children’s book author and aspiring columnist. He lives with his wife and children in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Yet the East will still vote for Him and his political poison, with no regard for Canada, its people or its international relations. Corruption, ineptitude and sedition have no value to those who support this cabal of the politically inept. Our political system is flawed and I for one cannot see change on the horizon.
Anyone 50 years ago, possessing the ability to hear in one ear or see with one eye, learnt very quickly someone with the name Trudeau was a fraud & very destructive to Canada. Small wonder, with 0 depth to Trudope jr.'s genealogy pool, he came into the world with 3 strikes. Unfortunately, history seems to repeat itself. Stephen Harper may have seemed boring & autocratic in 2015, & though I wasn't in agreement with all he said & did, Canada, under his leadership, was the envy of most in the world, & on very solid footings domestically. A Conservative slogan in 2015 was..."Trudeau is not ready". Sure didn't take long to prove just how correct that was.
It's unfortunate so many Canadians do not pay attention to what the Liberals are doing to Canada.
I can understand they get home from work after a long commute, eat supper, watch the hockey game or some other form or relaxation and go to bed and just don't want to be involved with politics.
Fortunately, their spouse or even themselves are now waking up to the costs of everything they purchase. Hopefully they will associate the increases with the reckless spending by Trudeau and think about their next X on the ballot.
It's a shame that the ROC didn't pay heed to the Wests ,especially Alberta's, warning about Trudeau. They needed to remember that Albertans have faced this Eastern, Laurention, cabal in the not to distant past. We had to face down this corrupt cabal who were intent upon a massive theft by the Pierre Trudeau lieberals. Little Justie learned well from his father (?). And so here we are. Realizing the same outcome from the same culprits. Massive inflation, unaffordable fuel prices, gross interest rates. But I guess we can now add food shortages and uncontrolled food costs.
There is n Western Nation that can afford Trudeau or Fascist liberals
Hitting rock bottom is the only way to make some people see reality. I fear that is what it's going to take for the tru-anons. AB and SK will survive, not hopeful for the ROC.
Let the ROC sink into a Liberal Fascist state, that's exactly what they keep voting for. In the meantime, build a massive wall around AB & SK.
Ya I’ve never experienced seeing someone that caused me so much anxiety and anger just from seeing their fake look on their face. Thanks Trudeau your unbearable to even look at. Chystia freedland pretty nauseating also. Liberals must like baby talk
I don't't think people fully understand (nor possibly yet believe all the writing on the wall) that this regime is working to destroy the current capitalist financial system (together with a large percentage of bought western governments) for roll over to a WEF driven global digital control system. They don't seem to understand how much they and their children stand to lose thru such a process. And the ultimate realization is total totalitarian govt. control via digital implementations. They call it stakeholder capitalism, but analysts have deemed it stakeholder communism. There IS a tipping point, and for Canada, that is with the next election. Due to the money behind this movement, it will require a significant conservative majority to get the election over the top.
RD your statements are True and Accurate!!
100%, well said.
Whenever I see his face on screen I immediately want to turn it off. He is far worse than the most hated PM which is his daddy whoever it may be. I wanted to go to Pierre's funeral basically to make sure he was dead and to pee on his grave.
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