February 02, 2017

Liberals walk away from electoral reform pledge after Trudeau “duped” voters

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

After spending millions of dollars and countless hours “consulting” with Canadians on electoral reform, Justin Trudeau’s government has walked away from its pledge to change the way we vote.

Trudeau promised repeatedly in the lead-up to 2015’s federal election—as well as since being elected—that 2015 would mark the last time Canadians embraced the first past the post voting system.

Now, in a mandate letter to the new Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, Trudeau says there was no clear consensus, and that a referendum wouldn’t be in the country’s interest.

In other words, he knows—as he has all along—that a referendum would yield a favouring of the status quo.

I’m happy that he walked away from the promise, but that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be called out for his hypocrisy.

Liberal supporters are cheering that he listened to the people; in fact, Trudeau and Monsef insisted on telling Canadians that we did want change, even when the lack of consensus was clear early on.

Trudeau didn’t promise to look into it, nor did he promise to consult with Canadians. He promised to make the change, and now he’s broken that.

This will come as especially bad news to NDP and Green Party supporters, many of whom voted for Trudeau in no small part due to the hope of future elections giving them the ability to more easily vote their conscience.

Though on policy, this marks a victory, it can’t go unnoticed that Trudeau duped his voters.

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commented 2017-02-03 12:56:06 -0500
Well not going to be in a downer over great news. I am willing to call a spade a spade, and for once Trudeau has shown some common sense.
commented 2017-02-03 02:02:12 -0500
Look on the bright side. In some provinces, there was talk of lowring the voting age down to 16.
commented 2017-02-02 21:24:07 -0500
Elton Braun—-Yes, last year we knew who won before BC and Alberta voted..
commented 2017-02-02 20:13:29 -0500
David White-correction-Trudeau is an Islamist of convenience, ie. an apostate. Personally I’m sure he’s an atheist like all his other non Muslim friends.
The only change I’d want in our electoral system is adopting the US electoral college vote. Maybe that way Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver wouldn’t get to dictate election results.
commented 2017-02-02 19:22:31 -0500
great change of heart ..thank u selfie rock star…you should have remained a SELFIE ROCK STAR….
commented 2017-02-02 16:43:03 -0500
They know the game is rigged already, which is why we have a nobody as PM.
commented 2017-02-02 14:32:30 -0500
Never trust a Liberal, especially one that looks like an A-Rab.
commented 2017-02-02 14:22:47 -0500
RONJJ JOSEPH…..“My point is I wish Trudeau walked away from this ridiculous Refugee Settlement election promise”.

Sorry Ronj….. Not a chance. Prime Minister “Justin the Dangerous” is an islamist and he won’t feel complete if he can’t surpass daddy and turn Canada into his own private islamic island.20 years from now his millenial,welfare maratimes, quebecois sponges, GTO and Lotusland eco-freak sjws realize the folly of their ways for voting the vagabond in in the first place. As for the rest of us, BOAKYAGOODBYE.
commented 2017-02-02 14:16:09 -0500
Lawton. he duped the millennial and old guard ndp’ers and old guard liberals , i didn’t vote for the mental midget and i suspect those that did were all about legal pot , free goodies and stick it to the tax paying blue collar workers who work in mining , logging,building pipelines etc etc and who don’t have time to protest all your insane commie ideas designed to collapse Canada as a nation and her culture .the only hope we have of getting rid of this egotistical narcissistic moron is the vote system of FPTP ,that is what i would of voted for .
commented 2017-02-02 13:53:42 -0500
Canada would be much better off if we had a rock, a tree, a fence post, a door knob, or any other inanimate object as Prime Minister. At least an inanimate object could do no harm. Hell, we’d even be better off if we paid him a huge salary, as high as the amount of our money he gives to the CBC each year, to stay home and never turn up for work. He has a reverse Midas touch; everything he gets his hands on turns to feces for the country (except for him and his Liberal elites, of course).
commented 2017-02-02 13:46:31 -0500
Its tough on my pride to say something good about the loser, however it is smart to walk away from a dumb promise.
Does anyone know how many of our homeless people have died in the last year from starvation or freezing, while 40,000 refugees are put up in expensive Motels, and our Food Banks are raided. After 14 months 83% now on Provincial Welfare. My point is that I wish Trudeau walked away from this ridiculous Refugee Settlement election promise.
commented 2017-02-02 12:51:52 -0500
The m- 103 will accomplish the same thing
commented 2017-02-02 12:33:19 -0500
I have no use for the man but I am happy when he doesn’t carry out his “promises”. The more road trips and selfies the better. A small price to pay to keep him at bay.
commented 2017-02-02 12:21:25 -0500
Maybe this is the CRIMEMINISTERS (art of the deal) ploy , and trade down as it were for a " lesser " -- m- 103
commented 2017-02-02 11:59:28 -0500
Lizy really has her knickers in a knot over this. Hilarious. Fart!!!
And the ND’s stayed up all night vomiting. These guys are pissed.

So what’s next up?

Oh ya. Infrastructure spending. Wait till the budget numbers he projected on infrastructure spending hits the fan.

And his meeting with Trump. Hopefully Info Wars is up and running in Washington before that meeting takes place. (We’ll get the CBC’s gaffe cover up and then finally the truth.)

Getting back to infrastructure spending. Maybe Trudeau will allot some dough for much needed sheds and canoes for our Indigenous youth. That otta boost the economy.

Trudeau might be having sleepless nights worrying about the ethics report soon to be released. Maybe they’ll figure out how to delay that too.
commented 2017-02-02 11:50:12 -0500
To be contrarian, the mandate letter to the new Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould is full of rationalizations, excuses, and obfuscations but then clearly and simply states:

“Changing the electoral system will not be your mandate.”

This does not mean that electoral reform is dead, it means Gould will not be responsible for it.

I will not be surprised that we go to the polls in 2019 voting by ranked ballot. The new system arbitrarily imposed by the PMO through Baby Doc in the same way constitutional reform was arbitrarily imposed by Papa Doc. The rationale being they tried a sort of democratic method to obtain electoral reform, same as Papa Doc tried a sort of democratic method to get constitutional reform, and like Papa Doc did not get what they wanted.

Hence, again like Papa Doc, they will dictate to Canadians what is good for them.
commented 2017-02-02 11:34:52 -0500
I am so glad to hear that news. It’s the first thing he’s done that didn’t make me ill. Don’t let that little idiot touch our electoral system. It’s for smarter and more reasonable minds to deal with, certainly not That liberal party.
commented 2017-02-02 11:30:26 -0500
Andrew Lawton… Sometimes it’s just better to let sleeping dogs lie..
Not that there could ever be a turning point for the better for this narcissistic little prick but maybe we should just let this one go.