It is probably wrong to use big words when writing about MP Pierre Poilievre. The type of people who are buying into Poilievre’s campaign for the leadership of the conservative party might not understand big words.
Like former president Donald Trump in the United States, Poilievre is a man who also has trouble with the truth. If a car ran over his cat, he would probably claim it was Justin Trudeau driving the car. Like Trump’s ambition to be president again, it is Poilievre’s ambition to be prime minister of Canada. Nothing less will do.
It is for this reason that he will sign up any extremist crackpot he can find to support him in this year’s conservative leadership. And it is sad to report that he is finding some. Those yahoos who cluttered the Ottawa streets earlier this year, think Poilievre is the cat’s meow. He supported them and they are supporting him.
Poilievre is a person who pushes polarization. He divides people. He plays to people who want to hate instead of care about people. He panders to those who hate people who are not like them.
He befriends those who distrust the Bank of Canada to protect our dollar. He thinks cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are the answer. It is supposed that nobody controls cryptocurrencies. Nobody probably cares enough. If you believe in Bitcoin, you probably also believe in Santa Claus.
Poilievre rails against the government’s mishandling of housing costs across the country. Instead of proposing simple solutions such as capping tax-free housing profits to the cost of living or taxing housing profits for homes not occupied by the owner, he just blames others and ignores the solutions needed.
What has been really annoying about his campaign for the leadership is his constant desire to ignore the truth. This guy is definitely environmentally challenged. He thinks Alberta bitumen is the cleanest energy of all.
Watching those western yahoos in Calgary and Edmonton who are supporting Poilievre makes you wonder. They might follow him today but will they drink his Kool-Aid?
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