Canada Election: Climate Skeptics Could Win The Balance Of Power

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

This Monday’s election in Canada will be unusually exciting. With both major parties neck and neck, the People’s Party of Canada, a pro-freedom right wing splinter group with a hard climate skeptic platform, has a real chance of winning seats in a very close election.

Trudeau warns against vote split in dead heat Canada election

By Anna Mehler Paperny and Steve Scherer

DUNDAS, Ontario, Sept 18 (Reuters) – With the Canadian election in a dead heat two days before the Sept. 20 vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival implored supporters to stay the course and avoid vote splitting that could hand their opponent victory.

Both men campaigned in the same seat-rich Toronto region on Saturday as they tried to fend off voter defections to the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) and the populist People’s Party of Canada (PPC), both of which are rising in polls.

The latest Sondage Leger poll conducted for the Journal de Montreal and the National Post newspapers put the Conservatives one percentage point ahead of Trudeau’s Liberals, with 33% over 32%. The NDP was at 19% while the PPC was at 6%.

Trudeau, 49, called an early election, seeking to convert approval for his government’s handling of the pandemic into a parliamentary majority. But he is now scrambling to save his job, with Canadians questioning the need for an early election amid a fourth pandemic wave.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/canada-election-dead-heat-liberals-drop-candidate-2021-09-18/

The People’s Party of Canada does not pull any punches when it comes to climate change.

OUR PLAN

Given the uncertainties over the scientific basis of global warming, and the certainties about the huge costs of measures designed to fight it, there is no compelling reason to jeopardize our prosperity with more government interventions.

A People’s Party government will:

  • Withdraw from the Paris Accord and abandon unrealistic greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.
  • Stop sending billions of dollars to developing countries to help them reduce their emissions.
  • Abolish the Liberal government’s carbon tax and leave it to provincial governments to adopt programs to reduce emissions if they want to.
  • Abolish subsidies for green technology and let private players develop profitable and efficient alternatives.
  • Invest in adaptation strategies if problems arise as a result of any natural climate change.
  • Prioritize implementing practical solutions to make Canada’s air, water and soil cleaner, including bringing clean drinking water to remote First Nations communities.

(Updated for the 2021 Campaign)

Read more: https://www.peoplespartyofcanada.ca/global-warming-environment

The odds are not in PPC’s favour, with 6% of the vote on latest polls they are being accused of drawing votes away from the Conservatives, potentially handing victory to Trudeau.

But it is not just the Conservatives who have to worry. Trudeau has his own problems with vote splitting, with the left wing New Democratic Party snapping at his heels, making it difficult for him to field a platform broad enough to appeal to soft conservatives.

But with mainstream Canadian Conservatives firmly on the low carbon bandwagon, a vote for PPC might be a real option, if conservatives worried about power bills, fossil fuel jobs or the economy want to send a message to mainstream politicians that they are fed up with being taken for granted.

If voters have had enough of one of the coldest countries on Earth championing the battle against warmer weather, we could see a major upset, in which winning Conservatives have to compromise with a party which does not want to spend even a penny more on useless climate boondoggles.

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Dennis
September 18, 2021 6:07 pm

Go Trudeau!

ASAP

James Bull
Reply to  Dennis
September 19, 2021 2:02 am

You maybe don’t want to hear how I interpreted that to a manager who loved the old three and four letter acronyms.
ASAP… As Slow As Possible.
I told him you can either have it done quickly or properly.

James Bull

GeorgeInSanDiego
Reply to  James Bull
September 19, 2021 3:35 pm

Rapid completion
High quality
Low price
Select any two.

Ed Fox
Reply to  Dennis
September 19, 2021 11:23 am

Go Trudeau!

A SAP
=======

So far we haven’t found any place that will take him.

Trudeau. More sap than maple syrup.

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Rory Forbes
September 18, 2021 6:22 pm

As a Canadian, I’ve never worked out why the parties insist on making such a fuss about “climate change”. Whenever we’ve had an independent survey of Canada’s 20 most important issues, global warming always came out dead last … so they stopped asking us. Now we’re told what our most important issues are by a bought and paid for media (except for Rebel Media).

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 18, 2021 7:02 pm

Further on that theme … Andrew Weaver, past BC Green Party leader and plaintiff against Tim Ball is now supporting Canada’s own Mr. Dressup – Justin Trudeau, while the federal Green Party is showing a two decade slump in general support.

What does that tell you (apart from the fact that Weaver is still an idiot)?

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 18, 2021 7:52 pm

Weaver was always an ass
Ask Crockford

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
September 18, 2021 8:22 pm

I don’t need to ask her. I’ve met the man, although I daresay Dr. Crockford would be far more articulate than I could manage. He can’t be all that bright if he’s an avid AGW true believer.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 18, 2021 8:50 pm

I haven’t met him but I have had dinner with Patrick Moore, I’ll take him over weaver anyday.
And he’s a salmon fisherman, to be expected from a guy from Winter Harbor

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
September 18, 2021 9:22 pm

to be expected from a guy from Winter Harbor

Patrick Moore is a very impressive man. I lived in Kitsilano from 1970 – ’72, when the Don’t Make a Wave Committee was founded there. For the next few years I was very loosely involved and got to meet all he Greenpeace originals including Bob Hunter, the Bohlens and the Stowes and many others including Moore. We were saving the world. It’s all a haze now.

As for salmon fishing in Winter Harbour, LOL … I logged at Mahata River, Holberg, Port Alice, Port McNeil and Hardy Bay, before I moved up to Juskatla in The Charlottes.Of course that included lots of fishing, salmon and steelhead.

Mike H
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 19, 2021 10:41 am

I would love to get inside his investment portfolio. That’s the only reason I can come up with as to why he promotes this crap.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Mike H
September 19, 2021 10:57 am

Exactly. These are not stupid people, nor are they particularly altruistic. It’s like the two customs officers watching a guy with a wheel barrow, stuffed with junk, crossing the border every day. They knew he was smuggling something but could never catch him at it.

Ask why he left academia and got into politics.

Steve
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 19, 2021 2:09 pm

He was smuggling wheelbarrows, yes? My dad told me a version of that joke involving bicycles at the Inner German Border, back when I was a pup …

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Steve
September 19, 2021 3:17 pm

Often the wisdom of a culture is hidden in the humour, don’t you find? Once you’ve cracked their humour strangers suddenly become more ‘human’.

John in Oz
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 19, 2021 6:09 pm

A version of this I heard many years ago is of a dockyard worker leaving each day with a full bottle of milk.

He was painting his house with white paint, one bottle at a time.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  John in Oz
September 19, 2021 6:14 pm

He was painting his house with white paint, one bottle at a time.

That I’d pay to see 🙂

Reply to  Mike H
September 25, 2021 12:10 pm

Vivian Krause has traced funding of eco-activist groups, who hide behind layers. Land assets may be traceable.

Antonym
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 18, 2021 10:58 pm

Was Justin Trudeau a love child of Fidel Castro? He has the bi polar brain of his mother but Fidel’s face. That second honeymoon in the Caribbean…
Explains a lot.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Antonym
September 18, 2021 11:47 pm

Was Justin Trudeau a love child of Fidel Castro?

I wouldn’t doubt it in the least, although probably strictly business, but uncertain any “love” was involved. Picked up in a quick search …

Even the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau joined the process when she called Castro “the sexiest man I’ve ever met” and claimed that he had flirted with her shamelessly even in front of her husband.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 25, 2021 12:13 pm

I refer to Trudeau Jr. as ‘jefe’ because he praised the lying killing hypocrite Fidel Castro.

As for his mother Margaret, she got confused sometimes.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Keith Sketchley
September 25, 2021 1:56 pm

She certainly did … 🙂

‘jefe’ seems to have inherited his mother’s intellect and his father’s hubris.

Michael Nagy
Reply to  Antonym
September 19, 2021 6:02 am

No but his father, Pierre, took both sons to Russia when it was the USSR so they could see how well Communism works. I think the lessons went deep.

Reply to  Michael Nagy
September 25, 2021 12:15 pm

well, according to tour guide PR anyway, Ayn Rand reports differently.

Ed Fox
Reply to  Antonym
September 19, 2021 11:06 am

Jr has no physical resemblance to Sr. Fidel was reportedly Justin’s godfather so there some reason to believe they were well acquainted.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 18, 2021 9:55 pm

Climate Change is a Trojan Horse filled with Socialistic Marxist politics. Imagine whatever you want on the veneer made public, but do NOT for a second doubt what totalitarianism HELL is waiting inside should you decide to take it in.

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
September 18, 2021 10:32 pm

I know, I’ve been trying to educate people about it for over 30 years. I’ve also been trying to wake people up about the dangers of Marxism and Islam for even longer. The politicians have encouraged inroads from all three threats into our schools.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
September 19, 2021 11:20 am

Here in the states, hiding behind the skirts of the Ventriloquists Dummy and his Laughing Gas Idiot Veep, we have a Stalinist Deep State that was forced to tip its hand when they failed in 2016 to “appoint” that Puppet On A String and her Hubba Bubba back into the White House as show ponies for the Gossiping Gawkers of the Social Media Set. All the while our Deep State has been working in the background since the Bush 1 administration, to chip away at the constitution and tear apart the Bill of Rights right under our noses with a massive assist from “The Ministry of Truth” they refer to as the NY Times and their video minions at AbNbCbs Ms/Cnn

Oh if only the Canadian Voters could
show the rest of us the way back to liberty. “O Canada…the true north
strong and free…we stand on guard for thee!”

John T
Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 20, 2021 11:39 am

You need to watch the youtube video of Jordan Peterson and Rex Murphy to get a solid explanation.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  John T
September 20, 2021 1:22 pm

I’m in the process of doing that right now. Two of my favorite people. I wasn’t able to find the time until this morning.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

Tom Halla
September 18, 2021 6:30 pm

From what I have read in the US, the Conservative Party leader has drunk the climate change KoolAid, and deserves to be spanked for his idiocy.
A strong third (fourth party for Canada) challenge might persuade the Conservatives that their climate change policy was a mistake.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 18, 2021 7:09 pm

Conservative Party leader has drunk the climate change KoolAid

Misreading what their voter base want has been the mainstay of Canadian Conservatives for as long as I can remember. O’Toole didn’t do his homework and it will cost him. Canadians don’t give a crap about “climate change” but we’re too polite to tell the true believers to shut up and go away.

Reply to  Rory Forbes
September 25, 2021 12:18 pm

Stephen Harper was noticeably closer.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Keith Sketchley
September 25, 2021 1:57 pm

And or that he had to be cancelled …

Robert Maclellan
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 19, 2021 6:42 am

Much of what our party leaders say is affected by our very fractured voter base. Some regions are heavily rural/resource industry and others are so urban/new canadian that they believe milk comes from stores and gas from a pump. The two worlds rarely meet since even the common language uses different definitions for too many words.

MM from Canada
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 19, 2021 8:12 am

We can’t afford any more of Trudeau. And most people outside of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are absolutely fed up with him. He’s a whiny, narcissistic child who called this election 2 years early for the express purpose of stroking his own vanity. And if he wins a minority government, he’s promised to do it all again in 18 months.

My hope is that the Liberals are decimated.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 19, 2021 8:33 am

With the big Liberal and Conservative parties facing a minority government whichever one “wins”, the balance of power in Canada is held by the NDP, the New Democratic Party, which is composed of champagne socialists and communists….so even if the Conservatives win, they have to include some of the NDP wishlist in their policy or else are forced out of power. If the Liberals win, they simply make the NDP honorary members of their party and continue spending programs that bankrupt the treasury. It is a negative characteristic of a multi-party system, in that you can be in a rule-by-minority situation.

Mike H
Reply to  DMacKenzie
September 19, 2021 10:47 am

The other possibility is the bloc holding the balance of power. That’s an interesting scenario. So much for energy east in that scenario mind you.

Mike H
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 19, 2021 10:46 am

The only problem of course is if we don’t stop trudeau, (Zoolander II) and his merry band of idjiots NOW, Canada is done. We are on the path to bankruptcy. Our only hope is the PPC holding the balance of power with a conservative minority.

Reply to  Tom Halla
September 25, 2021 12:17 pm

The People’s Party of Canada did well for a new party. It was strongly against climate catastrophism. I have not seen detail results that would indicate whether or not votes for it cost the Conservative Party any seats.

Bob Hunter
September 18, 2021 6:56 pm

Unlikely the PPC will win a seat.
The bigger problem is taking votes from the conservatives (my hope campaign in the center but govern from the right)

However, As a prairie boy it is extremely frustrating, the voter rich areas in Ontario, Quebec & BC’s lower mainland have no fossil fuels. Therefore they accept all the climate change malarkey, fuelled by the MSM.

PNG from the CDN prairies has subsidized health/social programs across the country for decades Also federal govt projects, grants etc.
The Liberals are blocking new fossil fuel development even though Trudeau said at the 2017 World Petroleum Conference in Houston – “No country in the world would find 173 billion barrels of oil and leave them in the ground”

ie same as all left wing liberals no matter the country.

Peter
Reply to  Bob Hunter
September 18, 2021 7:12 pm

BCs largest export is coal (largest coal export terminal in NA). In a sane world they would be worried about it being shut down. For some reason they dont worry, and nobody seens concerned.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Peter
September 18, 2021 7:55 pm

That’s ndp coal which produces socialist co2 just like Venezuelan oil and so is A-ok
Socialist CO2 does not affect the climate as the molecules spin to the left instead of the right therefor directing all extra heat to space

Amazing how it all works

Send money

Bob Hunter
Reply to  Peter
September 18, 2021 8:46 pm

BC’s exports are metallurgical coal. Vast majority of Canada’s thermal coal is located in Alberta. Prime Minister Trudeau has also stopped any new thermal coal mining. However, the 11 million Wyoming/Montana thermal tones leaving Vancouver BC for Asia each yr are not a problem. (& carbon tax free).

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Bob Hunter
September 18, 2021 8:48 pm

Not all of their exports are metallurgical coal
And a lot of metallurgical coal comes from Alberta

Don’t encourage the hypocrites

Bob Hunter
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
September 19, 2021 9:00 pm

More than 95% of B.C. coal’s exports are metallurgical coal and almost all AB’s coal production is thermal coal

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Reply to  Bob Hunter
September 25, 2021 4:39 pm

Have to add Vancouver BC to ‘Let the bleeps freeze in the dark.” ;-o

PJB
September 18, 2021 7:02 pm

PPC may not even get their leader (Maxim Bernier) elected (yet again!) But their anti vax pass and anti maskmandate message will show how much resistance exists. Not likely to be too much.

JohnnyB
Reply to  PJB
September 18, 2021 7:44 pm

It is useful to remember that Bernier was in a race to be the leader of the Conservatives a few years ago. He was defeated by a large group of Quebec farmers joining the party at the last minute to vote against him because of his opposition to the price supports to farmers. Since then, the Conservatives have had two weak tea leaders. O’Toole may win a minority government, but he will be a wishy-washy useless leader. I voted PPC. I hope, but do not expect, that they may win a few seats. It would be good for the country. But with 2/3 of the country typically voting either Liberal, NDP, or Green, we are probably screwed.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  JohnnyB
September 18, 2021 8:49 pm

I have yet to see anything remotely conservative about O’Toole unless having somewhat more fiscal awareness than soy-boi Justin qualifies him.

I’m beginning to believe that we made a grave error convincing Quebec not to secede from Canada. We’d have our country back and the Trudeau name would just be a bad, distant memory.

Pat from kerbob
September 18, 2021 7:51 pm

The conservatives are not really on the low carbon bandwagon
And there are more than enough dumb voters in canada to hand Trudeau another majority.
Never say never but ……dumb

Jeff Labute
September 18, 2021 8:04 pm

The CCP are hoping Justin to remain in power so I am sure he is not the right guy to vote for. Hard to believe he has as much support as he does. It truly is a mystery considering his morally toxic incompetent failings.

Erin o’toole has a novel climate plan limiting levies, and placing levy monies into a personal climate account that one would use for purchases to help … the climate, like an efficient furnace. It’s a shame having to see the right pander to the left over climate nonsense.

just watching a TV commercial right now for the Liberals: serious issues require a serious leader… hahahaha, how can they say that without laughing!

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Jeff Labute
September 18, 2021 8:15 pm

They are laughing you just can’t hear them.

I supported Max to be leader, voted for him, but he should have stuck around for the next round

Setting up that ppc just guarantees us more Trudeau

Nothing is more important than eliminating Trudeau so if you are listening Max, stand up tomorrow and tell your supporters to stand for the greater good and vote for the conservatives on Monday

Once Trudeau is gone, then let’s talk

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Rory Forbes
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
September 18, 2021 8:55 pm

Max, stand up tomorrow and tell your supporters to stand for the greater good and vote for the conservatives on Monday …

Now that would be a brilliant tactic. I doubt O’Toole would go for it, though. It could put his leadership in peril.

Pat from kerbob
September 18, 2021 8:11 pm

Speaking of Trudeau
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
C.S Lewis

Pat from kerbob
September 18, 2021 8:56 pm

And to be clear

The Chinese government is actively campaigning on behalf of Trudeau

And yet so many Canadians still think it’s a good idea to vote for him

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
September 18, 2021 11:31 pm

One has to remember that half the population is below average iQ

Climate believer
Reply to  Pat from kerbob
September 19, 2021 2:37 am

https://ibb.co/ssDm4Tp

…but he’s so diverse.

September 18, 2021 8:58 pm

Trudeau has shown himself to be a cheap crook. Canadians are finally paying attention to his stupidity and greed. Consigning him to the garbage heap of politics would improve Canadian lives and well being. I hope that enough are paying attention to remove him, he is nothing but a self-promoting dweeb.

Dorsi
September 18, 2021 10:11 pm

Sorry, no they won’t. They won’t win a single seat. What they will do is split the vote so that LPC wins in some ridings. In other words, they may help to re-elect the worst PM Canada has ever had, Justin Trudeau.

otropogo
Reply to  Dorsi
September 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Have you forgotten Joe Clark and Kimmy Campbell?

gmak
Reply to  Dorsi
September 20, 2021 6:10 am

Then it was just up to O’toole and the CONservatives to be less than invisible for the last two years while personal feedoms and rights were run over roughshod by the Libs.

Redge
September 18, 2021 10:47 pm

With the Canadian election in a dead heat two days before the Sept. 20 vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival implored supporters to stay the course and avoid vote splitting that could hand their opponent victory.

So the left and the right aren’t opponents?

Don’t upset the apple cart by choosing someone you actually want to represent you

Greg
September 18, 2021 11:45 pm

So with NDP at 19% they will drown out any seats CCP may win and it is the NDP who will the balance of power.

Under what delusion could the CCP hold any influence?

Jim Veenbaas
September 19, 2021 1:48 am

Trudeau is the worst. He preaches all the woke talking points – me too, climate change, women’s rights, aboriginal rights – and does absolutely nothing on all those fronts. Fires his female aboriginal justice minister when she has the temerity to go after one of his party’s big corporate funders in Quebec, increase carbon emissions every year, refuses to boot out a candidate accused of multiple unwanted sexual advances because it’s too late to replace him with another candidate. The list goes on and on and on.

Joe Lalonde
September 19, 2021 4:02 am

The media has already got the Main parties to fire their candidates representing their parties in this election.
Makes you wonder who wants to win?
The PPC just needs to wait long enough and the opposition will have disqualified themselves.

2hotel9
September 19, 2021 4:32 am

The real question is can you get rid of The Boy King and his sycophants? That would be a start on taking your country back.

Duane
September 19, 2021 4:52 am

Yup – why would a mostly sub-Arctic and Arctic nation oppose global warming?

Indeed!

PaulH
September 19, 2021 5:20 am

The problem, as I see it, is the Trudeau Liberals are masters at the art of nepotism. Far too many careers depend on the Liberals remaining in power. While I would like to see the PPC make a dent in the Canadian political machine, my guess is we will see a minority Conservative government with little policy difference from the Trudeau Liberals.

Make Trudeau Nonessential Again! 🙂

commieBob
Reply to  PaulH
September 19, 2021 8:37 am

… the art of nepotism.

Trudeau didn’t even get that right. If you’re going to keep control of your MPs, you have to ensure their loyalty. Among other things you have to be able to dole out meaningful punishment. ie. you have to have something you can take away from them if they misbehave. If you promote them to a cabinet post, you have to make sure they’re party hacks willing to play the game.

Trudeau, feminist wannabe, appointed a couple of very able, but untried, women to his cabinet. One of them, Jody Wilson-Raybould, was a native rights ideologue with an agenda, to wit, give Canada back to the Indians. link

Raybould set a trap for Trudeau, and he fell for it. It seems pretty obvious that she and her buddy Philpot were trying to bring Trudeau down.

If I ever needed proof that Trudeau is an idiot, the above incident cemented that opinion.

Stephen Harper, on the other hand, was a genius who could control the Reform Party with only a very meager tool box. ie. he had little to offer and nothing to take away.

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otropogo
Reply to  commieBob
September 19, 2021 8:42 pm

“Raybould set a trap for Trudeau, and he fell for it. It seems pretty obvious that she and her buddy Philpot were trying to bring Trudeau down.”

I’d say you got it backwards. To me it appeared from the start that Wilson-Rayboult was chosen to be the “fall guy” if things went wrong in the government’s plan to get SNC-Lavalin off the hook. She was sharp enough to protect herself, but not courageous enough to do her job as Attorney-General. Instead she tried to mend her bridges by saying that “no crime was committed” of what was a fully documented case of criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice involving the foremost members of cabinet and the top civil servants of the land. She had the support of Peter Mackay, a former Conservative Attorney-General of Canada, but tried instead to “run with the fox and hunt with the hounds”.

Had she done her duty, Trudeau would likely be long gone, and MacKay might well be the leader of the Conservative Party, if not Prime Minister, by now.

Instead we’re left with the shameful memory of several former Supreme Court Justices lining up with their hands out to help justify an indictable offense, and the even more shameful situation of a governing party that believes the end justifies the means, a moral stance that would equally justify the behaviour of Hitler, Stalin and Mao.

Sara
September 19, 2021 5:37 am

So, the gist of it is that as long as Trudeau has a warm place to live and a warm bed to sleep in, and food on HIS plate, everything is just hunky-dory?

Hmmm….. sounds awfully like people in WDC to me.

Rickk
September 19, 2021 7:00 am

Notwithstanding, Canada’s contribution to global ’emissions’ is so tiny…12deg Celsius here this morning when I let the chickens out, I guess it was supposed to be 10 deg according to Trudeau’p

Coach Springer
September 19, 2021 8:18 am

Election victories amount to a head fake. Green is already baked into the cake.

Enginer01
September 19, 2021 9:48 am
David Blenkinsop
Reply to  Enginer01
September 21, 2021 5:00 am

Now that this election has proven to be superficially a big nothing, with the Liberals basically just being returned to the same “strong minority” kind of status they had before the election, I’ll mention that the electioneering itself did have a distressing outcome! In the course of this thing, Trudeau managed to make use of his bully pulpit to promise to *mandate*, or make mandatory, the administering of CoVid vaccines, playing successfully to people who are convinced (like Biden) that somehow the current wave of new cases is the fault of the 30 percent or so not yet fully vaccinated.

Not only did Trudeau declare (again, like Biden), that he had “lost patience” with the unvaccinated, he was able to ‘turn’ the last two remaining Western provincial Premiers to this ‘Biden like’ philosphy — if you can call uncorroborated scapegoating a ‘philosophy’. So lots of people are going to get their shots under coercion, such as the threat of job loss, and also, say, being blocked access to entertainment/wellness facilities (like gyms, maybe even libraries and other places, too), if they don’t comply, or so it seems anyway.

BallBounces
September 19, 2021 10:10 am

” the left wing New Democratic Party” Make that “leftest”. the Canadian Conservatives are “left wing”, and the Liberals “lefter”. Meanwhile, the Greens are so far left they’ve left the galaxy. Every single one of them believes the government’s primary duty is to fling money it doesn’t have far and wide.

Mike h
September 19, 2021 10:40 am

It’s a long shot but if the conservatives could get minority with the PPC holding the balance of power, it would be wonderful.

Ed Fox
September 19, 2021 11:01 am

Canada has an average temperature of 0.5C. It is the second coldest country on earth with one of the shortest growing seasons. Only a thin slice of land on the US border can grow vegetables. Canada plants “winter wheat” the growing season is that short.

Only a fool would vote to stop global warming in Canada. Trudeau has no lack or qualification in that department. Drawing on his work experience as a drama teacher in an all girls highschool. Until he was mysteriously led go midterm.

Ed Fox
September 19, 2021 11:16 am

google “trudeau blackface” to see the first black prime minister of Canada. Obama endorsed him the other day, commending on how as a black man Trudeau had been oppressed by white Canada. Further commenting that the only way to end oppression and systemic racism in Canada was to vote a fellow black man like Trudeau into office.

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Edward Katz
September 19, 2021 2:23 pm

Both Canadian governments and consumers like to talk a good game about taking climate action but neither has shown themselves coming through with results. Ever since Canada signed the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 no federal government Liberal or Conservative has been able to meet its emissions reductions targets. Meanwhile Canadian citizens have shown little evidence they’re willing to make the serious lifestyle changes needed on their parts to reduce their carbon footprints. So no one should expect any big turnaround regarding attitudes and actions on climate change regardless who’s running the country.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Edward Katz
September 19, 2021 7:46 pm

You’re wrong, because of liberal ties to the CCP
It’s why Trudeau just bends over and takes it from Xi

Build back better/great reset, for canada means borrowing hundreds of billions more we don’t have and using the money to buy crap Chinese green energy crap with billions sticking to fingers in both directions

Regardless how much it destroys the country because that doesn’t matter

otropogo
September 19, 2021 7:47 pm

I don’t believe the People’s Party has much of a chance to win any seats, but if they do, it will be from the Conservatives, and end up strengthening the position of the Liberals and the Bloc Quebecois in the next Parliament. But maybe their presence in the campaign will give a boost to the Wexit movement in Alberta.

Trudeau seems to have made a good choice (for himself) in the new Governor General.

She had a historic opportunity to actually justify the position by refusing to allow Trudeau to call the election, and giving the leader of the Opposition (which got the majority of the popular vote in the last election) a mandate to form the government. After all, the majority of Canadians, and all of the opposition parties, were opposed to this early election.

By choosing a suitably tame GG, Trudeau killed two birds with one stone, first to get an election when it was totally unjustifiable, and secondly, to hand indigenous peoples’ aspirations to real power sharing a second strike, following on the former Attorney-General’s failure to bring charges of criminal conspiracy and obstruction of justice against him and his top chronies.

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griff
September 21, 2021 12:37 am

Results are in: ‘Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s party of Canada, which has run on on a platform against public health measures like vaccines and masks, and which critics have called xenophobic and racist, failed to win his race, as did all his other candidates.’

PaulH
Reply to  griff
September 21, 2021 7:15 am

The PPC garnered 5% of the popular vote and won exactly zero seats in parliament. They had a flashy campaign and enthusiastic supporters, but in the final tally, it was not enough. Zero seats are zero seats. 

  

I will take exception to your quoted content. The PPC platform was not “against public health measures like vaccines and masks.” They were against vaccine and mask mandates, vaccine passports, etc. It’s a common tactic in politics to accuse your opponent of being sexist, racist, homophobic, etc. even with people of colour as supporters. 

September 25, 2021 11:59 am

‘jefe’ Trudeau Jr. cost Canadians billions of dollars with his phony election that did not achieve his expected result – there was little change in each party’s standing.

Conservative ‘Leader’ Erin O’Fool’s ‘me too’ pitches had the predictable result – voters chose the real thing.

But one tactic in particular may have cost him the election – pandering to Quebec’s oppressive ‘cultural’ laws, which turns off recent immigrants. Conservative loss of seats in Toronto and Vancouver may be evidence of that. (Vancouver BC for example has a large proportion of recent immigrants from China, and relatively recent from the Punjab and Uganda, where they were oppressed, plus persons whose ancestors came from China and Japan long ago. The latter know about oppression from the scandalous and counter-productive internment during WWII, which the Canadian military and police as well as tough reputation J. Edgar Hoover opposed. Their property was seized and not returned after the war.)

The new People’s Party of Canada obtained about 5% of the votes, it communicates very clearly, against climate catastrophism and for freedom but with some bad policies too.

While the Green party’s proportion of the vote declined substantially.

Last edited 2 months ago by Keith Sketchley
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