August 30, 2021
Two weeks ago our fearless leader(?) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an election. An election in the coronaverse that made little sense but will cost taxpayers a lot of dollars.
A mere seventeen months ago the last election campaign resulted in a minority government for the Liberal Party of Canada. I am not sure what they think has changed to warrant a return to the polls. Canadians are in no mood for another batch of political posturing. We want the men and women we elected to do their jobs and run the country. I have yet to talk to anyone that actually wants them to spend a ton of money campaigning for office in the middle of a pandemic.
Except for the people that would like to see the government change.
As the election nears there are more people in the camp that would like to see a change in government. This could be a colossal mistake by the governing Liberals. Were they really that arrogant they would risk alienating Canadians by calling an election when one is not required for another two and a half years? It wasn’t as if they were in constant battle mode trying to run the country.
Now the latest polls have shown the Conservatives are leading the popular vote. Still, in our parliamentary system, the Liberals are favoured to win the most seats. But that is a substantial shift from when they dropped the writ two short weeks ago. At that time they had a comfortable lead. The election will take place on September 20, 2021. I wonder if that shift will continue? I wonder if the Conservatives can upset the governing Liberals and make them pay for their arrogance?
Or will it be like the unneeded election that took place in BC with the result the government gets handed a majority?
I am glad that the campaign will be a short one. We only have to listen to the ads and the mudslinging for three more weeks. Will that be enough time for Canadians to decide they want a change? Or will it be more of the same? Erin O’Toole seems to be doing a much better job appealing to more progressive voters than his predecessor Andrew Scheer did. Still. the Conservative leader is another old white lawyer trying to lead this country. Why Lawyers? Is he better than a drama teacher? Many would loudly shout that he would be much better than the man who has led this great nation for the last six years.
Trudeau swept into power with hope for positive change, hope that he would be different. The only promise he didn’t break was legalizing Marijuana. He didn’t even get that 100 per cent right. O’Toole and the Cons have an uphill battle to defeat the incumbent Liberals. They are up against the media as well as the more extreme side of their own support.
Watching the news I noticed that it felt like the media was portraying O’Toole in a less favourable light, While at the same time they vilified his supporters for heckling Trudeau at one of the PM’s rallies.
Oh, and by the way, Trudeau broke Covid rules at that rally.
I never really thought there was any bias toward political parties in Canada. But this election I am noticing the media seems to have a small amount of bias. And it isn’t towards the Cons.
I’m a left-leaning guy. But I am tired of the arrogance of a party that could actually force us into an election without cause and without merit. I am torn about who to vote for, but I think I may have to support the man who I feel will do the best job for our riding. The bigger question is who will be the one that will do the best job getting Canada back on its feet from this debilitating pandemic.
I wish I thought that man was Justin Trudeau…
I have met my local candidate Dan Albas at many events over the years. He is a genuine person who cares about my city and cares about our country. I can’t ask for much more. The Greens are imploding without Elisabeth May and the NDP is too concerned with trying to fix everything for everyone they forget that someone has to pay for it…
Strange days indeed.