September 17, 2015

Leaders Debate: Ezra Levant explains why every Canadian should be worried

Rebel Staff

Stephen Harper — whatever else you may think about him — has a mastery of Canada’s economy. It’s not just that he’s an economist by profession. It’s that he has steered Canada through a series of world economic crises since the 2008 Great Recession. Real life experience — what works and what doesn’t. And unlike his thinly-briefed opponents, he knows exactly how much the government has spent on everything from veterans to bridges. 

 Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair couldn’t care less about reality — they have other things on their minds.

Watch: Ezra Levant's reaction to The Globe and Mail's Leader's Debate

Watch: Brian Lilley sets the stage on each leader’s economic policy.



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commented 2015-09-17 22:19:08 -0400
Justine spends the whole debate waging class-warfare then claims the PM engages in divisiveness.

Thanks Kenneth, troll-bashing is not for the faint of heart, thanks for taking one for the team!
commented 2015-09-17 22:18:59 -0400
Where were the PM’s post-debate comments???
commented 2015-09-17 22:18:44 -0400
One thing for sure, the PC red-green MSM will spin this as either a JT or Mulcair win just like Brinkman is doing…If Stephen Harper walked on water, the MSM headline the next day would be “Harper Can’t Swim”. And we all know that.
commented 2015-09-17 22:16:31 -0400
PAUL CROSBY commented 1 min ago @ Richard Brinkman…Your prepared script is worthless nonsense.

No script Paul sorry – prior to this debate I thought Mulcair would win because of his 35 years experience – Trudeau clearly surprised me and won the debate.
commented 2015-09-17 22:14:49 -0400
Richard, Huffington Post can of course be expected to back loser socialists and liberals instead of telling the truth. Harper won the debate hands down because he remained rational while JT and Mulcair were tripping in la-la land.
commented 2015-09-17 22:13:38 -0400
GRANT MEADOWS said Richard Brinkman. You’re kidding right? was hyper ventilating and blathering…
- George W.Bush froze-up and could not even answer questions during debates – and he went on to be President two terms…
commented 2015-09-17 22:13:09 -0400
First of all : Jane Taber – Stephen Harper IS THE PRIME MINISTER until the next Prime Minister is announced by the Governor General.
Second : IF Mulcair listened closely as he said – he would heard PM Harper say he was investing in Manufacturing Jobs as well as resource Jobs.
Fourth : Under PM Harper – CO2 emissions went down!
commented 2015-09-17 22:11:49 -0400
So other than our funded daycare, Mulcair has nothing. Trudeau must have been coached by Dizzie Lizzie in yelling and talking over everyone else. He was a total failure. His answer to every question was to boo hoo about the Conservatives or NDP. Obviously, his responses were parroted from Gerald Butts. JT did not answer one question. Mulcair did well and came in second well ahead of Trudeau. PM Harper was polite, distinct and clear in his message and reputation. Trudeau was a huge looser – he came across as a puppet and a joke, total f-up.
commented 2015-09-17 22:11:44 -0400
@ Richard Brinkman…Your prepared script is worthless nonsense. Undoubtedly, you were not open-minded, didn’t absorb the content of the discussion, and are just a Liberal shill. The wheels came off for Justin tonight. A lot of empty pitches that simply reflect his lack of depth. He says “we can grow the economy […] from the heart outwards” and “the budget will balance itself”. Now he says forget balancing, let’s spend ourselves into deficit in a shaky global economy.
commented 2015-09-17 22:11:43 -0400
Solidfplus, it was a tough job, but someone had to do it. Now I need a couple hundred hits on the head with a baseball bat to get my senses right again. Going into the land of Oz always puts things out and then you have to recover…
commented 2015-09-17 22:10:55 -0400
Top Huffington Post Headlines Harper Has ‘Hit The Snooze Button’: Mulcair ‘I NEVER SAID THINGS WERE GREAT
while “Trudeau’s Plan Gets Lit Up”

Yep – Trudeau – clear winner tonight!
commented 2015-09-17 22:10:28 -0400
Trudeau cannot answer even a single question. He talks a lot but says nothing.
commented 2015-09-17 22:09:38 -0400
Those 400,000 jobs lost must have been in Ontario with the disaster that was created by the Liberals. $1000 a month electricity bills in the north and frankly businesses closing because of it.
commented 2015-09-17 22:08:40 -0400
Richard Brinkman. You’re kidding right? Trudeau spat out-right lies, was hyper ventilating and blathering his empty talking points ad-nausium. If you want your standard of living to decline, go ahead and vote Liberal…or NDP
commented 2015-09-17 22:08:01 -0400
“Family reunification” is important to Trudeau. Ok, let’s push reunification so that they can bring over all elderly members and give them a nice pension without contributing a dime. (Like Ruby Dhalla, change from 10 yr to 3 yr to allow collecting mentality).

Over 250,000 immigration a year is simply too much especially if from countries that are incompatible with western culture.

Trudeau is so rude, cutting in all the time when Harper or Muclair talked to the point where he is almost yelling to interrupt them, he is a child taking a temper tantrum again and again!!

Long form census? The long form census will not aid in figuring out who is purchasing property that are not Canadians, it only reveals aspects of Canadians Trudeau. What a dunce.

What does the homeless population have to do with child care subsidies?

Wow, borrowing has never been cheaper so we will run deficits? Trudeau is a putz.

Trudeau spoke of lack of ambition by Harper and Muclair for growing Canada, we all know what Trudeau’s ambition is, turn Canada into a ME country resulting in sharia law.

Ha, Muclair gave me a good chuckle: NDP and good record of balanced budgets? Bob Rae couldn’t balance a book on the top of his head let alone balance the government budget. (The Ontario NDP government of Premier Bob Rae increased the total debt from $35.4 billion in 1989-1990 to $90.7 billion in 1994-1995.)

I enjoyed how Muclair gave Trudeau a few shots. He earned some respect from me for that.

In my opinion Harper and Muclair were both well-spoken and articulate, but Trudeau was nothing but a large embarrassment.
commented 2015-09-17 22:07:19 -0400
KENNETH LAWRENCE you give far too much confidence in Putin Ken – I’m surprised by your comment…
commented 2015-09-17 22:07:18 -0400
Richard, if shouting and talking over one’s opponent like a schoolkid is winning, I guess you could say JT won…
commented 2015-09-17 22:05:52 -0400
Bev, can you imagine JT going head to head with Putin? There wouldn’t be enough left of JT to scrape off the floor…
commented 2015-09-17 22:05:05 -0400
responding to KENNETH LAWRENCE
Trudeau was the clear winner here – I’ve never voted Liberal or conservative being a lifetime NDP supporter but I was really impressed with Trudeau – he was the clear winner!
commented 2015-09-17 22:03:25 -0400
Kenneth, you actually read that diatribe? You are a braveran than I….
commented 2015-09-17 22:02:03 -0400
To me Mr Harper clearly won this “debate” that wasn’t a debate but a shouting match from Justin, who looked like an entitled bully that had no manners. I can not imagine him on the world stage. He does not have the skills to go head to head with a leader from another country without a moderator present and the MSM behind him. He looked like he was on some sort of mood enhancer, rather manic and certainly not statesman like.
commented 2015-09-17 22:02:01 -0400
Nice catch Paul. I missed the beginning and didn’t hear that comment, but if the moderator had to mention the placing was random, you can probably bet it wasn’t.
commented 2015-09-17 22:01:59 -0400
If I was in the media scrum, I wouldn’t be able to resist yelling “Mr Trudeau! That’s not true Mr. Trudeau! That’s not true Mr Trudeau!” throughout his entire media scrum.

That would have been awesome.
commented 2015-09-17 22:01:30 -0400
Post comment Trudeau still can’t answer a question directly lol
commented 2015-09-17 22:01:18 -0400
Is it just me or is Mulcair’s microphone turned up the most? When people are speaking over each other, his seems to be the one that comes through the best.
commented 2015-09-17 22:01:15 -0400
Horribly run debate by the Globe, no wonder I never buy their paper.
commented 2015-09-17 22:00:37 -0400
Brinkman, you must have been watching some other debate. Your comments are just laughable. You sayeither JT or Mulcair are “competent” to take over the reigns of government in Canada? Are you in favor in Canada’s destruction?
commented 2015-09-17 21:59:48 -0400
Agreed Cathy, he thinks he’s being folksy and relatable by mentioning his large family. As if Canada is just one big extension of his family. If he showed up on my doorstep, I would turn off the lights and pretend I wasn’t home.
commented 2015-09-17 21:59:32 -0400
Part of Mulcair’s family is his associates aka la famiglia in QC
commented 2015-09-17 21:59:10 -0400
Interesting at the beginning of the debate the host stated that the positioning of the leaders was selected randomly. yet the moderator labelled Mulcair as being politically central… and there they were, left, central, right, Trudeau, Mulcair, Harper. tell me that wasn’t staged.