Tuesday, 20 October 2015
A Trudeau Majority: Welcome to My Nightmare...And Canada's
Yesterday, Canadians made a terrible choice. They elected Justin Trudeau as their next Prime Minister. Yes, I understand that many of my fellow Canadian voters were strongly motivated by their hatred of Stephen Harper and a strong desire for change, but that's no excuse for electing a man whom I warned would run the country into the ground (see: Canada Votes on Monday. The Worst Case Scenario? A Trudeau Majority). Then again, maybe I'm being too hard on Canada's electorate. After all, it's not the first time the Liberal Party has fooled people into voting for them by hijacking another party's platform and presenting it as their own. Yesterday's election was just another example of this Liberal trickery. The Liberals simply stole the NDP's platform, forcing the latter to move closer to the center to differentiate itself from the Grits, thereby alienating much of its traditional left wing base and setting themselves up for a crushing defeat on election day.
Still, most of the people who voted in yesterday's election actually didn't fall for the Liberals' bag of tricks. In fact, the Grits managed to garner just under forty percent of the popular vote. But of course, under our ridiculously primitive and undemocratic first-past-the-post, winner-take-all electoral system, Trudeau's Liberals managed to win enough ridings to control most of the seats in Parliament and receive 100% of the power for the next four years. Some democracy, eh? And for those of you who were hoping for electoral reform after this election. Forget about it! Now that the Liberals know they can once again get a majority under the current system, they won't even think of changing it.
So what happens now? Well, normally once the Liberals have won an election by swinging left, they almost immediately swing back to the right. I still remember a former leader of the federal NDP, Alexa McDonough, famously saying back in the 1990s that the Liberals campaign like New Democrats, but govern like Conservatives. My sense, however, is that this tradition of campaigning from the left and governing from the right will not continue under Justin Trudeau. Nope. He and the Liberals are going to destroy Canada's finances the same way the Liberals destroyed Ontario's (see: What Would Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister Mean for Canada? Look at Ontario to Find Out). God Help Us! And if that isn't enough, he's going to re-open the Pandora's Box that we call multiculturalism and take it where it's never been before, to the point where Canada's values as a modern democracy will cease to exist.
Now of course, I've already mentioned much of what I think Justin Trudeau will do to this country in previous blog posts, so I don't want to repeat myself too much. I did not, however, mention that in addition to wrecking Canada's finances and gutting Canada's values, Justin Trudeau will also make a mockery of Canada on the world stage. Indeed, when Trudeau's victory was announced, some of the first people to celebrate were probably the terrorists of the Islamic State, since our soon-to-be prime minister promised to remove Canadian forces from the fight against them. And do you know who else is celebrating? Dictators, like Russia's Vladimir Putin, who is bound to look at our new prime minister and laugh. For those of you who thought Rob Ford was embarrassing, you ain't seen nothing yet!