This might not surprise many. You did know, didn’t you that that MP Pierre Poilievre is Stephen Harper’s choice? Poilievre has amused Harper since he sat at Harper’s cabinet table. He will do far more for the far right than Harper had in mind. Now we all know he is betting on Poilievre in this year’s conservative leadership race.
It all ties back to the last four years of Harper’s prime minister’s office. It was when Harper finally had the chance to show how right-wing he really is. It was when he did the most damage to our country. It was why the advent of “sunny days” in 2015 was a brighter day for Canadians. There was hope. Yet, there was rain on some of those sunny days. And then there was a pandemic to smash those hopes. Trudeau promised too much. It took us all time to realize that the young Trudeau was but an actor and he wanted the world for a stage.
And if you thought a weak democratic party in the United States suffered under the divisiveness of Donald Trump, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Pierre Poilievre’s strategy against Canada could drive a knife down the middle of this country. Poilievre doesn’t want to rule from Ottawa, he wants to destroy Ottawa.
I think it came a surprise to Donald Trump that he could not rule from the White House as autocratically as he desired. In Canada, Poilievre would not have the same constraints. In Canada, with a majority government, he could disband the RCMP and turn the Canada Pension Plan and the federal tax base over to the provinces.
And did you think that suggestion by Poilievre the other day about the Toronto Island Airport taking jets was a casual ‘maybe?’ If Poilievre was PM, the province and the city would either agree to jets or the airport would be closed to all traffic.
And in the same manner as conservative premier Ford ignores climate change in Ontario, the Canada weather office would toe a new line or look for new jobs.
And you could kiss the Bank of Canada good-bye. The attitude would be that climate change does not exist and neither does inflation. Good luck working for bitcoin.
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