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For Justin Trudeau, things will almost certainly get worse

For Justin Trudeau, things will almost certainly get worse

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  1. Wait for Trudeaus idiot housing plans to come into effect. Prices will probably increase another 20%. If you want a house, be one of the first to use whatever he passes, because if you wait, you’ll be even more fucked than you are now.

    Or wait for the inevitable crash. May take until 2030, but it will be epic.

  2. I can not believe Canadians elected the son of a man responsible for a Canadian genocide as Minister of Indian affairs (the 60’s scoop). Then they complain about being compared to NAZI. We are a stupid people with no memory.

  3. > The Liberals will face a number of pandemic and economic challenges far greater than the question of whether Trudeau stays.

    The main thrust of the piece isn’t about JT, the Liberals, or the party’s ability to retain power with minority rule. It’s simply the possibility – one I was concerned about *last* fall – that we’re headed for a period of potentially Covid-exacerbated stagflation and that effective governing could become well more difficult than it’s already been. I would add that this ugly scenario would put tremendous pressure on every governing body in the world; i.e., this isn’t about Canadian politics, the latter is just the relevant prism for the piece.

    In that context, the author is asking who would even want the job and, after failing to secure his vaunted majority, maybe JT won’t. Who’s to say? My guess is he wants to stick around.

    A tremendous amount of money was pumped into the system, not just in the form of income support to provide an economic safety net for Canadians, but also to allow the central bank to mop up a *bewildering* amount of shit and keep asset prices from imploding. The latter reality, and its staggering magnitude, barely gets any mention in the context of discussions surrounding capital and housing markets.

    If the global supply side continues to tighten, this mountain of money is going to chase less and less and there won’t be any levers for central banks to rein it in, not without further hammering already soft GDP. We’ve already seen the GDP and inflation numbers. It’s unsettling.

    *Then* you stir in more pandemic.

    The author’s concern is valid. Doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, just that it is in the realm of possibility. I expected it sooner.

    So is his point about wanting to govern that kind of potential mess. It will be beyond daunting.

  4. I don’t particularly dislike the liberal party or their policy – but Trudeaux is just terrible – between ethics questions/violations, being bad at vetting, and potential abuse of power. He needs to be replaced, even if for a less charismatic leader

  5. Yup, and all the idiots who voted Liberal again after 6 years of complete and utter ineptitude, incompetence and inaction, they’ll deserve it.

    Anyone but Conservatives, right? Enjoy your higher taxes for minimal to no return. Enjoy giving the government more power, too.

  6. He got the worst of both outcomes.

    Gets a majority and nothing can lay a glove on him for four years for all the shit that’s coming from his previous six.

    Lose by the tiniest of margins to the Conservatives and let’s them eat dirt for a short minority government (anyone remember Joe Clark?) and then comes roaring back as his father did before him.

    Instead he gets to roll in the misery he created for the country and be remembered for that.

  7. Things will almost certainly get worse for almost everyone and not just for Justin Trudeau.

    While I dislike Justin Trudeau, I have to give credit where its due and calling an early election was a smart move for him and his party.

  8. >This column is an opinion from Ken Boessenkool. He was a senior campaign adviser to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and has worked or volunteered for Preston Manning, Stockwell Day, Jim Dinning, Ric McIver, and Christy Clark. He is not currently doing any political work in Alberta or elsewhere, paid or otherwise.

    LOLOLOLOL

  9. I don’t see Trudeau and the liberal government in any jeopardy for some time. Their policies and those of the NDP and Bloc align quite nicely; they’ll find the support they need to govern.

    The Greens, NDP and Bloc aren’t flush enough to head back to the polls for the near future. The CPC could but, they’re in such disarray internally that it’s going to take a couple of years while they sort out who they are and who leads them.

  10. What is the problem with Liberals causing a non confidence vote on an issue that is likely to get support from most Canadians but not other parties? Rather than call an election and take blame for doing so, wouldn’t it be wise to lose a popular non confidence vote on a supported principle? Let the others take the heat.

  11. *This column is an opinion from Ken Boessenkool. He was a senior campaign adviser to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and has worked or volunteered for Preston Manning, Stockwell Day, Jim Dinning, Ric McIver, and Christy Clark. He is not currently doing any political work in Alberta or elsewhere, paid or otherwise.*

    Once you read the article the intro text makes a lot of sense. Especially the part where he’s not being paid for political work.

  12. That seems unlikely. All he needs to do is throw some money around, give everyone free abortions and ban some guns and boom- a majority in 18 months.

    Edit: lets not forget that sweet $10/day childcare either.

    In 5 years.

    Oh fuck that turned around fast. 😂 Look, I understand that all of these things will “own the cons” but c’mon

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