Our Prime Minister was in Calgary recently and the western welcome he got was so reminiscent of past visits by his dad. Well over a thousand people showed up to let him know exactly what the West thinks and he was quite taken aback by the less than cordial welcome. What? No good selfie opportunities?
I suspect there were stern words for his handlers when he got back to Ottawa. He wasted the day in Calgary cranking out the same tired, meaningless platitudes to business leaders and anyone that would listen. It wasn’t a pretty sight. One would think he’s gotten the message by now, but never fear, Justin Trudeau never gives the West a moment’s thought unless he’s planning a ski holiday in Whistler.
And then, as if he couldn’t possibly do worse, he declares that he will sign the Global Compact for Migration, essentially handing over Canada’s borders to the unelected UN. You know, the UN, where despots and dictators run such things as the UN Human Rights Council, with such exemplary members like Afghanistan, Angola, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iraq, Pakistan, Rwanda, among others.
But he really has nothing much to fear, certainly not from Albertans or any Westerners for that matter. He has the next election covered. It’s in the proverbial bag. Here’s why.
The Liberals are still strong where it matters, that being the Maritimes, Quebec and parts of Ontario. They can be expected to vote pretty much as they did in 2015.
Well, what can I say that hasn’t been more eloquently said? The media has allowed itself to be bought by the Liberals to the tune of 600 million dollars. Evidence of what that buys is not hard to find in recent headlines where the Global Compact for Migration is heralded as a wonderful thing for Canada. After all, we are the “first post national state”, aren’t we? And it is non-binding so there’s nothing to fret about. That is…until you read it.
The US under Trump is fiercely protectionist and his “America First” policies usually mean Canada second or even Canada third when Mexico is counted. Our Foreign Minister, who likes to appear at negotiations and official events like she’s ready to zip to the singles club right after, has negotiated an agreement that simply proves the Liberals are neither adept nor interested in representing the interests of Canada. We can expect to see more repercussions of this disaster in the future. GM anyone?
Maxime Bernier’s PPC (People’s Party of Canada) is full of contradictions. I must admit that I have admired Bernier since I met him in Nanaimo several years ago. And many of the ideas he proposes are actually well thought out and badly needed in Canada. However his sense of timing is so far off one can only surmise that he is secretly employed by the Liberal Party. At time of writing, he now has representation in about 2/3 of ridings in Canada. This indicates solid interest in his proposals, mainly from disgruntled Conservatives who see Mr. Scheer as a soft target for Trudeau. I don’t think the PPC will make much headway in electing MPs but enough votes will be taken from the Conservatives to ensure another term for Justin Trudeau.
Liberals, or “progressives”, despite all their sanctimonious talk of standing up for democracy, are probably the most devious and underhanded group in Canada. Why would Justin Trudeau open Canada’s borders to illegals? Why would he revise voting rules so that virtually anyone can vote? Why would Justin sign a document that vaporizes Canada’s borders?
I sincerely hope that I am very much wrong in my ramblings. But as I see it from my perch, observing the folly of the world and Canada in particular, it is more than ever looking like the West must make some headway towards saving ourselves from this quagmire called Canada.
Think about it.