Two years into the Trudeau 2.0 Minority Term, which day will Justin call the election that only he wants?

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When will Trudeau called this next election? Not anytime soon according to the pole results.

In terms of raw popular vote, Conservatives have been leading the Liberals for years. The last two federal elections, in fact, saw the Tories gain more raw votes than Liberals, but since most of those extra Conservative votes were in ridings that already had Conservative MPs, the Liberals were still able to claim a much larger share of seats in the House of Commons.

But over the summer, Conservative sentiment rose just enough that dozens of Liberal and NDP seats in Ontario and Atlantic Canada are now tilted towards the Tories. Analysts can argue over whether this portends a Conservative majority or minority, but according to the number-crunchers at 338Canada, given current conditions there is a 98 per cent chance that the Conservatives would win the most seats in an election.
Good news for once. How will the Men of Westernesse handle it?

Ah, well. I suppose y'all can just keep on hating True Dope for another decade or two.
 
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true dope is such an effing goof

no one can draw a bullseye on this clown's noggin soon enough
 
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It still could be two years until an election is called, and a lot can change in that time, but it’s clear that the tone has shifted. The Liberals are afraid, trying their very best not to look vulnerable — making their injured state all the more obvious.
Cancel culture is alive and well in “progressive” Canada. Don’t like something, try to cancel the company, the individual, the contract, anything you can do to force diversity through uniformity!

That’s what this is really all about, isn’t it? The people who proclaim their love of diversity can’t stand that someone thinks differently than them and so they try to use their weight to enforce a uniform worldview.

The latest example is the brouhaha over Pierre Poilievre giving a quick address over the PA system on a WestJet flight from Quebec City to Calgary at the end of the Conservative convention. The flight was specifically added by WestJet to accommodate the large number of people travelling from Western Canada to Quebec City for the Conservative convention.
This was pretty darn near a charter flight by the Conservative Party.

Poilievre got up, with permission of the company and the flight crew, and gave a 45-second address to the passengers, most of whom, if not all, were supporters.
The company obviously felt the pressure and CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech felt he had to make a statement. “This flight was specifically added to assist with demand for the CPC convention, and was largely filled with their delegates. The leader of the party was given the opportunity to greet delegates onboard (which is not unusual)
1694684163795.jpeg….but this was not a political endorsement nor should it be interpreted as such. We are non-partisan by nature and will revisit our policy on this,” he said in a post to X.com.

(Has-been singer Jann Arden threatened a boycott of WestJet, which I would think would be a bonus, a marketing opportunity even, rather than a negative. Think about it, WestJet ads with the slogan, “On time flights and no Jann Arden, fly WestJet.”
Trudeau’s personal popularity has been declining lately and that is a genuine problem for the Liberal party, if it hopes to stave off a thumping from the Conservatives in the next election. The Liberals will probably look for someone with a tiny bit of celebrity, ideally one on board with how the party currently behaves, at least until Xavier Trudeau is old enough to become the next Laurentian saviour.

Might I suggest Jann Arden?
 
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It still could be two years until an election is called, and a lot can change in that time, but it’s clear that the tone has shifted. The Liberals are afraid, trying their very best not to look vulnerable — making their injured state all the more obvious.
Cancel culture is alive and well in “progressive” Canada. Don’t like something, try to cancel the company, the individual, the contract, anything you can do to force diversity through uniformity!

That’s what this is really all about, isn’t it? The people who proclaim their love of diversity can’t stand that someone thinks differently than them and so they try to use their weight to enforce a uniform worldview.

The latest example is the brouhaha over Pierre Poilievre giving a quick address over the PA system on a WestJet flight from Quebec City to Calgary at the end of the Conservative convention. The flight was specifically added by WestJet to accommodate the large number of people travelling from Western Canada to Quebec City for the Conservative convention.
This was pretty darn near a charter flight by the Conservative Party.

Poilievre got up, with permission of the company and the flight crew, and gave a 45-second address to the passengers, most of whom, if not all, were supporters.
The company obviously felt the pressure and CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech felt he had to make a statement. “This flight was specifically added to assist with demand for the CPC convention, and was largely filled with their delegates. The leader of the party was given the opportunity to greet delegates onboard (which is not unusual)
View attachment 19310….but this was not a political endorsement nor should it be interpreted as such. We are non-partisan by nature and will revisit our policy on this,” he said in a post to X.com.

(Has-been singer Jann Arden threatened a boycott of WestJet, which I would think would be a bonus, a marketing opportunity even, rather than a negative. Think about it, WestJet ads with the slogan, “On time flights and no Jann Arden, fly WestJet.”
Trudeau’s personal popularity has been declining lately and that is a genuine problem for the Liberal party, if it hopes to stave off a thumping from the Conservatives in the next election. The Liberals will probably look for someone with a tiny bit of celebrity, ideally one on board with how the party currently behaves, at least until Xavier Trudeau is old enough to become the next Laurentian saviour.

Might I suggest Jann Arden?
In a few months Pierre will be flying on a new Challenger 650.
 

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Tony Blair and British Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer are among a group of global figures set to attend a summit with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal this weekend, in what is being seen as a show of strength of the “centreleft.

Among the issues to be discussed at the 2023 Global Progress Action Summit, which will also be attended by former prime ministers Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, Sanna Marin of Finland and Magdalena Andersson of Sweden, are the rise of the right around the world and threats to democracy and human rights, including women’s rights.

In addition to Mr. Trudeau, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, the summit will be attended by Jonas Gahr Støre, Norway’s Labour Prime Minister; Marc Carney, a former governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England; Ben Rhodes, a former U.S. deputy national security adviser; David Miliband, a former British foreign secretary and president of the International Rescue Committee; and Frans Timmermans, the leader of the PvdA-Green coalition of the Netherlands and a former foreign minister and European Commission vice-president, etc…link…
 

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Tony Blair and British Labour Party Leader Keir Starmer are among a group of global figures set to attend a summit with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal this weekend, in what is being seen as a show of strength of the “centreleft.

Among the issues to be discussed at the 2023 Global Progress Action Summit, which will also be attended by former prime ministers Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, Sanna Marin of Finland and Magdalena Andersson of Sweden, are the rise of the right around the world and threats to democracy and human rights, including women’s rights.

In addition to Mr. Trudeau, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, the summit will be attended by Jonas Gahr Støre, Norway’s Labour Prime Minister; Marc Carney, a former governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England; Ben Rhodes, a former U.S. deputy national security adviser; David Miliband, a former British foreign secretary and president of the International Rescue Committee; and Frans Timmermans, the leader of the PvdA-Green coalition of the Netherlands and a former foreign minister and European Commission vice-president, etc…link…
Sounds like quite the roundup of the wannabes and the usetabes.
 
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Especially ones so easily achievable. Don't take much work.
More than a casual observer would think. The way our electoral map is drawn is designed to keep Ontario and Quebec in control. Toronto has more representatives than some provinces.
This is where the concept of one person, one vote falls down.
 

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Not according to my facebook feed. Several otherwise perfectly respectable friends keep posting anti-PP memes (no doubt originally Chinese).
Doesn't say much about your taste in friends. I have struggled with this as well.
Are they really your friend when they promote a party that is out to destroy your financial well-being? And that of entire regions of your province?
 

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Doesn't say much about your taste in friends. I have struggled with this as well.
Are they really your friend when they promote a party that is out to destroy your financial well-being? And that of entire regions of your province?
You'd think the Liberals, seeing as how their only goal in the world is to DESTROY CANADA!, would all wear waxed moustaches. . .