Canadians are becoming increasingly disaffected with the Liberals. Inflation is running rampant and the cost of living is sky high, yet the government has ploughed ahead with tax increases. The economy is stumbling and Canada’s allies are starved of energy, but the Liberals continue to wage war on our oil and gas industry. Even providing basic services like passports seems beyond the capability of this government. As a result, Trudeau’s disapproval ratings are at or near historic highs.
The real divide has been generational, between boomers and millennials.
Poilievre garnered over 70 per cent of the popular vote, winning 330 of 338 ridings and 68 per cent of the total points on the first ballot (Charest ended up a distant second, with 16 per cent of the points). Over the course of the race, the Conservatives managed to increase their membership to 678,702, from 169,705 at the end of 2021, with strong growth in provinces that are not traditional Tory strongholds, including British Columbia, Quebec, Newfoundland and New Brunswick. Poilievre’s campaign alone said it signed up 311,000 new members. That a whole lot of racist & misogynistic fringe deplorables.
Many on the left are trying to dismiss Poilievre as a far-right populist, but the truth is that his policy platform
was not all that different than his supposedly centrist rival
. Both candidates, for example, recognized that housing has become unaffordable for many and promised to tie federal infrastructure spending to densification and find ways to remove the red tape that hinders new developments.