The movement , I think there might be a hidden meaning .If you were to try and be objective, and sit down and try and write up 10 major achievements of Justin Trudeau in the past decade, you would not get to 10. You wouldn’t. There simply haven’t been that many.
You might suggest that he did well during the COVID pandemic, until you remember that he got us vaccines much later than any of our allies. You might also suggest that he repaired frayed relationships with the provinces — until you remember that the Liberal brand has been effectively wiped out provincially, from coast to coast to coast.
You might even want to suggest that Quebec separatism has remained dormant during Trudeau’s tenure — until you recall that Western alienation is at an all-time high, and Quebec has been placated only because Trudeau has given it everything a separatist could possibly desire.
So, a top 10 list of achievements isn’t really possible. But a list of his top 10 failures over the past decade? That’s a lot easier to put together.
There’s been the scandals, from the Aga Khan to SNC-Lavalin to the WE “charity” to, now, allegedly covering up Chinese election interference and the venal Trudeau Foundation. There’s been $6,000-a-night hotel rooms. There’s been revelations about black face and groping women and surfing on a day set aside for reconciliation with Indigenous people.
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Here’s where it’s interesting. This is written by “Warren Kinsella” who was encouraged to run for the Liberals Federally….
Before all of the bad things happened, at the start of his tenure, legendary Liberal MP Dennis Mills and some others — a couple premiers, some senators, some Liberal luminaries — approached me to urge me to run under Trudeau’s Liberal banner in a Toronto-area riding.
I thought about it. I met with the local riding association, who seemed like nice people. But then I went to an event downtown, where Chrystia Freeland and Bill Morneau were on stage, were prostrating themselves to Gerald Butts and Katie Telford. They sounded like supplicants, not future cabinet ministers.
It revolted me. And I knew what it meant. Unlike Jean Chretien and unlike Dalton McGuinty, both of whom I had been proud to support, Trudeau’s Liberal Party would concentrate power in the hands of a few unelected children in PMO, and pay no heed to the voices of Members of Parliament — nor to the people who those Members of Parliament represent.
And that’s exactly what has happened. Liberal Party of Canada isn’t a political party anymore. It is, as Trudeau and Telford and Butts freely admit, a “movement.”
Political parties are bottom-up. Movements, like the cults that they so closely resemble, are top-down.
Inevitably, cults die off when the faults of the cult leader are exposed for all to see. And that is what has happened to Justin Trudeau’s movement: It has failed, and it is failing, because of him.
Ten years in, Justin Trudeau may still be leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Yes.
But after 10 years, he is also this: One of the worst prime ministers this country has ever had.
I have worked for a prime minister, and I can tell you that a good way of determining a prime minister’s unpopularity is to count the number of RCMP officers in his or her security detail. And Justin Trudeau’s security detail is enormous, a virtual army. There’s a reason for that.Ten years. Ten years: That’s how long Justin Trudeau has been leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. It’s not as long as his father was leader (16), or Jean Chretien (13). But a decade as leader of the most successful political machine in Western democracy, and Prime Minister of Canada for most...apple.news
Ten years: That’s how long Justin Trudeau has been leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. It’s not as long as his father was leader (16), or Jean Chretien (13). But a decade as leader of the most successful political machine in Western democracy, and Prime Minister of Canada for most of it: That’s not bad.
But Trudeau isn’t satisfied. He wants a majority, but he can’t get one. He doesn’t need a poll to tell him that he is no longer as popular as he once was, gracing the front page of Rolling Stone magazine, and being feted like a rock star around the world.
He need only show up in public somewhere — anywhere — and he will get a taste of the distain in which he is held.
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Ah, he lies every time he opens his mouth so what else is new?It’s true, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told students at the University of Ottawa last week, that he didn’t force anyone to get vaccinated because of COVID-19.
As Trudeau said: “And therefore, while not forcing anyone to get vaccinated, I chose to make sure that all the incentives and all of the protections were there to encourage Canadians to get vaccinated. And that’s exactly what they did.”
But that’s true only in the sense of the narrowest interpretation of what the use of force means.
That is, that Trudeau didn’t order anyone to be strapped down against their will and injected with a vaccine.
But as Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre pointed out, the prime minister was being disingenuous in describing his approach as mere “incentives” to “encourage Canadians to get vaccinated.”
What Trudeau actually said, on Oct. 6, 2001, in a video, “Announcing mandatory vaccination for the federal workforce and transportation sectors” was:
“The bottom line? Proof of vaccination will be required by no later than the end of this month for all federal employees. And by mid-November, enforcement measures in place will make sure that everyone is vaccinated.”
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So, no, he didn’t force anyone to take a vaccine, but he made it difficult for those in the federal workforce and in the federal transportation sector to avoid taking it.
Trudeau also weaponized the vaccination issue for political purposes and we know exactly when that happened.
It was during the last federal election campaign.
In the space of four days from Aug. 27 to 31 in 2021, Trudeau changed his message about people who were disputing his campaign because of anger about his COVID and vaccination policies from meeting their “anger with compassion” to “those people are putting us all at risk.”
So, what happened in those four days to cause this dramatic change in Trudeau’s election rhetoric?
As Global TV’s David Akin reported at the time, “Trudeau’s different approach to the anti-vaxxers … follows the release of several polls which show his party is now in second place behind the (Erin) O’Toole Conservatives and in danger of losing government.”It’s true, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told students at the University of Ottawa last week, that he didn’t force anyone to get vaccinated because of COVID-19. As Trudeau said: “And therefore, while not forcing anyone to get vaccinated, I chose to make sure that all the incentives and all of...apple.news
Trudeau can certainly argue his policies with regard to vaccinations and COVID were legal and necessary. But they were far from purely voluntary.
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