June 12, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 election might be Canada’s last chance

Salim MansurGuest Post

(This week, professor and author Salim Mansur was informed that he would not be permitted to run as a Conservative Party candidate in the upcoming Canadian federal election. In this exclusive guest column, Mansur reflects on the state of Canadian politics today. PLUS: Watch David Menzies' interview with Salim Mansur here.)

This coming 2019 federal election is turning out to be about “Who Speaks For Canada?”

History is filled with ironies. This is the question that Pierre Trudeau asked Canadians ahead of the crucial 1980 election.

When Pierre Trudeau asked Canadians who speaks for them, it was clearly understood that on fundamental questions of national interests they were being asked to decide whether they would be represented by a coalition of provinces, or by Ottawa speaking for Canada. At the time within that coalition was present the separatist Premier of Quebec, Rene Levesque, demanding more powers from the federal government to address issues of national importance.

As the 2019 election approaches, Canadians are confronted with the same question of who speaks for Canada? The choice is stark, much more so than what Canadians faced forty years ago. This is because the path taken by Justin Trudeau’s Liberals since 2015 has brought Canadians to a crossroads, and on their decision will be contingent what sort of country they bequeath to their children.

On receiving the electoral mandate in October 2015, Justin Trudeau spoke glibly about the return of “sunny ways” in Canada. It did not take long for the “sunny ways” to turn grim. Canadians are now more dissatisfied and frustrated with the divisive policies of the Trudeau Liberals than they were with the previous government. Ahead of the 2015 election, the Harper Conservatives had warned Canadians that Trudeau was “just not ready” to head a G7 country. That warning was prescient, and it has turned out to be true.

Loaded with rhetoric and empty of ideas, Trudeau has displayed an arrogance that sets aside the history and tradition of the country to embrace policies that will radically alter Canada. He stated, for instance, in his first major interview, as Prime Minister, with Guy Lawson of the New York Times published in December 2015 that Canada “has no core identity,” and is “a post-national state.”

Trudeau’s first act was to head for France and sign the Paris Accord on Climate Change prepared under the auspices of the UN. He then adopted the UN Agenda 2030, as the blueprint for Canada’s foreign policy, and followed it with signing the UN Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. His adoption of Motion-103 on Islamophobia, and the $600 million buy-out of the news organizations in the country and turn them into docile Liberal-friendly and UN compliant media outlets, were right out of the UN playbook for both constricting freedom of speech under hate law legislations, and facilitating mass unfettered migration out of the global south to the global north, as described in Article 33 of the Global Compact on Migration.

Trudeau’s remarks to Guy Lawson of the New York Times were not made in jest. His full embrace of the UN agenda indicates that encouraged by Gerald Butts, his former principal secretary and alter ego, Trudeau bought into the ideology of Globalism and the Globalist vision of one borderless world. What this means was strikingly explained by Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. Addressing a meeting titled "Parliamentarianism Between Globalization and National Sovereignty" in Berlin in November 2018, Merkel said, “In this day nation states must today – should today, I say – be ready to give up sovereignty.”

Canada, according to Trudeau, is a post-national state without a core identity, and thus he erases a history of some four centuries in the making in order to turn this country of ours into a laboratory of UN-driven Globalism. This means, for instance, how we manage our natural energy resources has to comply with the UN agenda on climate change; how we set our economic and social priorities, and administer an immigration policy suitable to our national interests, have to be consistent with the requirements of the UN Global Compact; how we educate our citizens and invest in new technologies need to follow the directives of the UN Agenda 2030; and how the basis of our freedoms, which is free speech in a liberal democracy, needs to comply with the UN norms that embrace the 1990 Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam adopted by the OIC, including the Sharia code on blasphemy, as hate speech.

Moreover, Trudeau’s disregard for the rule of law, which was at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin affair, and disdain for individuals who live by a code of ethics, as in the case of the former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Canadian Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Norman, have revealed authoritarian traits that make him unfit to occupy the office of Canada’s prime minister.

Trudeau’s treatment of Vice Admiral Mark Norman stands in sharp contrast to the manner in which he embraced a convicted former terrorist, Omar Khadr, and for a payment of $10.5 million settled a lawsuit that Khadr had launched against the Canadian government for the breach of his Charter rights. Similarly, Trudeau’s expulsion of two courageous women in his cabinet and parliamentary caucus, Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, for their principled stand in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, exposed the hollowness of his support for feminism and his fake politics of virtue signalling, selfies, and obsession with style over substance.

But while Trudeau has displayed an eagerness to indict episodes from Canadian history as shameful when judged by contemporary standards and apologize for them, he has refused to indict returning ISIS fighters for crimes against humanity and put them on trial. Instead, Trudeau and his Liberal Party have eagerly reached out to apologists of the Muslim Brotherhood and other related organizations among Muslims in Canada, and by adopting Motion 103 on Islamophobia has indicated that appeasement of Islamists is one of the key planks of his domestic and foreign policy. In contrast to appeasing Islamists, Trudeau’s policies on abortion and transgenderism are rightly viewed as direct assault on the belief and traditional values of orthodox Jews and Christians.

By weighing these issues and more, such as the recurring Liberal budget deficits and accumulating debts that make Canada increasingly less attractive for foreign investments, or the costly foreign policy mishandling that has brought China to punish Canadian farmers by restricting imports of canola, Canadians will decide why Trudeau must not be re-elected.

There is, however, a much greater urgency for conservatives in Canada, irrespective of what some or many of them might find lacking in the present leadership of the Conservative party, that they set aside their differences and vote together to make certain their party – the party of Sir John A. Macdonald and John Diefenbaker, of Brian Mulroney and Stephen Harper – wins enough seats in the House to indisputably form a majority government. If the Conservative Party fails to win a clear majority of seats, it might well mean that not in our lifetime will the party ever be in a position to form a government in Ottawa.

Following the 2008 election, when Stephen Harper’s Conservatives did not win for the second time enough seats to form a majority government, there was an attempt by the other parties in the House to form a coalition government. It failed because the coalition effort led by Stephane Dion of the Liberals and Jack Layton of the NDP depended on the support of Gilles Duceppe of the Bloc Quebecois, a pro-separatist party, which horrified the country. In the current circumstances, a coalition effort put together by the Liberals, the NDP and the Green party to deny the Conservatives forming a minority government should Andrew Scheer fail to win an outright majority, will not suffer the fate of the failed 2008 attempt.

Conservatives across Canada must think deep and hard the implications of the 2019 election in which not only the future of the Conservative Party, if denied a majority, is at stake, but also and far more urgently the fate of the country itself.

A coalition government of the left led by the Liberals, with the NDP and the Green Party in tow, will invariably be a party driven by the Globalist agenda. Such a coalition will relegate the Conservative Party in perpetuity to a minority oppositional role in the parliament and, hence, will effectively deprive Canadians of any parliamentary means of changing the course of their government in Ottawa, except by raising the stakes of separatism and threatening the break up of the Canadian federation.

The 2019 federal election might, therefore, be the last election for Canadian patriots, who cherish freedom and love for their country, to rescue their country from the ideology and politics of Globalism; and for Conservatives it might be the last election to form a government in Ottawa, failing which it would be consigned to the unenviable fate that befell the once mighty Liberal Party of Palmerston and Gladstone in Britain, defeated in the aftermath of World War I and not since has ever been elected to form another government.

(Salim Mansur is professor emeritus, political science, Western University, London, Ontario.)

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commented 2019-06-28 19:52:36 -0400
If Canada doesn’t get someone involved who really does have our nations best interests at heart, the country will break up. You can take that to the bank. True Canadians who want to preserve what has taken 148 years to build, and watched as its foundations have been kicked out from under it within a mere four years, will not allow their way of life to be taken from them, even if it means having our own no go zones. We cannot and will not give up our birthright in order to accommodate other cultures. Other cultures must do the ‘fitting in’ or be deemed incompatible with us.

What leader respects Canada as a nation, and wishes for us to retain our way of life? Eco radical May? Racebaiter Singh? Dictatorial traitor Trudeau, Pandering Andy?
None of the above. None of these people are worthy, none of them. The system is rotten and corrupt. We need new blood. A strong leader who wants Canada to be the True North Strong and Free forever. Check out the platform of the Peoples Party of Canada. Max Bernier is the guy for this trying time.

Happy Birthday Canada. Get well soon.

I hope Salim Mansur does the right thing and walks over to the party that has no deep state backroom boys past their political prime dictating to their candidate. Max Bernier can’t be bought off. There is no pay for play in the PPC.
commented 2019-06-16 12:57:14 -0400
Really?? The “solution” to Trudeau and Scheer is a self-appointed megalomanic???
commented 2019-06-13 23:29:14 -0400
commented 2019-06-13 23:28:59 -0400
This one is for the PPC.. Members..
commented 2019-06-13 22:29:44 -0400
Jill and John Ward… Ask Bernier what will it take to get Canadians attention to hear/see the PPC’s and our voice/sight to the unknowing masses of ears and eyes?

Max is the Man for the job…
commented 2019-06-13 18:39:05 -0400
“and don’t tell me you’ll have a clear conscience if you vote Max,but will let the country go into Trudeau’s hands again.”

Well DON MORRIS, I’m telling you that I am voting for Max and I will have an absolutely clear conscience if turdo gets in again. No more voting for jellyfish.
commented 2019-06-13 17:35:57 -0400
Sheldon Eisler,
Well said.
Since this sociopath was elected, I have been living a nightmare , frightened to death of him as he does exactly what I warned he would do and that is destroy canada, our futures and empower islam!
Scheer is no different than trudeau and seems to agree and bow to everything trudeau says and does.
If we don’t get rid of them, WE WILL NOT SURVIVE!
Canada is gone as it no longer is a NATION and as trudeau destroys more and more of our jobs, (now cancelling the icebreaker contract with Vancouver shipyard and reportedly giving it to Quebec) for their votes. We Canadians are all going to be in the gutters within a year from now and on one is getting this!
Quebec is all he needs right now to keep him in and it looks as though he has their votes.
again, WE CANADIANS WILL NOT SURVIVE TRUDEAU nor do I believe we will survive THE NDP., SCHEER OR GREENS!!!
The only hope we have is Bernier but again he is at the bottom of the polls because canadians don’t know him!
Hence the open borders favouring the entire islamic third world and empowering, enriching, serving and protecting them over us and canada
He told us all exactly what he thought of us and canada and whom he was going to serve and protect WELL BEFORE THE 2015 ELECTION SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR ANYONE VOTING HIM IN A MAJORITY!
there is no place on the planet for us to flee to and we won’t be allowed to stay here if he gets in again and I believe he will because he is employing every means, breaking every law, bringing in illegals every second of every day and allowing them all to vote so, THERE IS NO WAY HE IS GOING TO ALLOW ANYONE TO TAKE HIM DOWN!
commented 2019-06-13 15:44:38 -0400
Mansur was agreeing with David that it is incredible to have been dropped by the cpc, then went on to explain that the liberals and everyone to the left has “surrendered to the idea and narrative of the Muslim Brotherhood and they are now pushing the Muslim Brotherhood ideology” (12:33 min. of interview)
I am confused as to whether he is actually naming the cpc as a party that is now propping up the Muslim Brotherhood or if he meant that they were bending to the bullying by the left? It sounds like it means the same thing to me, but I don’t want to put words in his mouth.
commented 2019-06-13 12:08:25 -0400
I think Mansur still had hope for the cpc when he wrote this article before he was turfed. We will see what his next move is, but the way he spoke of both parties appeasing the totalitarian movement, I don’t see how he could still support them, not under Scheer at least. He said in his interview that both main parties and everyone to the left have “surrendered to the idea and narrative of the Muslim Brotherhood and they are now pushing the Muslim Brotherhood ideology” (12:33 min. of interview)

Our political system as we thought we knew it hasn’t existed since before 911, according to Mansur. I tend to agree. The main players are all ‘infected’.
commented 2019-06-13 11:39:23 -0400
…“for the good of the country” , there is no ‘good of the country’ vote when it goes to parties that are both compromised by Political Islamists.
commented 2019-06-13 11:35:42 -0400
That argument doesn’t work anymore Don. You said yourself that Scheer is Trudeau with out the socks. You said yourself that the reason Bernier ’hasn’t a chance of becoming a factor’ is because people are holding on to a dying wish. Maybe those people should get some fresh air and have another look. If they all saw the senselessness of a cpc vote, Bernier would have more than a chance. Even if he only gets a foothold, it is still a move forward. A vote for Scheer is a vote for the status quo at best, and many haven’t the stomach for it. I simply do not see how there is a lesser of two evils with Trudeau and Scheer.
commented 2019-06-13 10:56:31 -0400
Excellent column. I have to agree with Mansur, this will be Canada’s last chance to elect a non-globalist government. The CPC has the odds stacked against it,with a weak and mushy leader that should never have even been considered for the leadership role, although the same can be said of Trudeau. The only difference is Trudeau has the love and admiration of the media to boost his chances. I like Max Bernier, wanted him to be CPC chief,but he lost,and has absolutely NO chance of becoming a factor in this election,polling at one to two percent of voters. Too many conservatives are allowing their wishes to override their common sense and throw their support to Bernier. He doesn’t have a hope, this is NOT America, Bernier is NOT Trump, and Canadian voters will ignore him.
Conservatives have to suck it up for the good of the country and vote CPC whether we like Scheer or not,and don’t tell me you’ll have a clear conscience if you vote Max,but will let the country go into Trudeau’s hands again. To do so is selfish in the extreme. We have two realistic choices this election: the corrupt globalist tyrant Trudeau, or the weak uncharismatic Scheer. I’ll take the lesser of the two evils,thanks.
commented 2019-06-13 10:46:25 -0400
PPC and Max has my vote. Why vote for Andrew the Clone?
commented 2019-06-13 10:30:44 -0400
This is a ‘must read’ as important as any article/essay describing the danger; or in my thinking, opportunity to move forward with a much earlier ___ Change of Canada’s Internal Borders. ___This possibility is periodically reviewed within the tenet of the existing Hull/Ottawa Brain-Meld. The standard conclusion of any and all such reviews is the status quo remains the best situation for the Denizens of the Hull/Ottawa bureaucracy.
commented 2019-06-13 01:42:50 -0400
Of course the liberals were the first to get into bed with Political Islamists.
What is it with Canada’s politicians?
commented 2019-06-13 01:40:42 -0400
The cpc has even distanced themselves from Tom Quiggin .who is a friend of Mansur and a security expert who is very frank and vocal about the dangers of political Islam. The CPC don’t seem to want to acknowledge the truth. They are ignoring all of the experts and sidling up to the political Islamists, with Muslim Brotherhood connections.

The Conservative party Mansur joined decades ago doesn’t exist at the moment. The party of Sir John A. Macdonald and John Diefenbaker, (the Chief was the last great PM ) has been badly damaged and infiltrated by the look of it. Maybe not irrevocably, but for now.
commented 2019-06-12 23:13:24 -0400
Maxime Bernier is still getting my vote.
commented 2019-06-12 17:47:38 -0400
This article was posted June 12, 2019, but when was it written? After being thrown out by Scheer, and after saying the cpc has surrendered, I can’t believe Mansur still thinks the cpc is a good bet.

Salim Mansur doesn’t strike me as a man to be pushed or rushed. All of this has just happened and I suspect he is giving the cpc a chance to respond. He said in his interview that he will be making decisions shortly, and it sounds like he plans to stay in politics. It sounds to me as though his beliefs are much more in line with the PPC than the cpc of today. He has been a conservative for 30(?) years, let him take a breath. I have a lot of respect for this guy and the PPC would be blessed to have him. We will have to wait and see I guess.
commented 2019-06-12 17:22:28 -0400
And to echo other posters here – why this strange reticence to mention Maxime Bernier and the PPC???
commented 2019-06-12 17:20:32 -0400
Got to hand it to you MIssy Stephenson… You are at least ALWAYS consistent in the shallowness of your argument…
commented 2019-06-12 16:03:32 -0400
Canada will be fine. Especially if we elect a minority government of any flavour.
commented 2019-06-12 14:43:10 -0400
Just read an article on Salim Mansur.
Boy, the Cino’s are paranoid about Islamaphobia.
Proves they’ll do ANYTHING to avoid the elephant.
Why doesn’t he join the PPC?
commented 2019-06-12 14:40:15 -0400
Well if Trudeau does get back in or if the pimp proceeds with C-69and C-48 which he will,that is a clear signal for Alberta and Saskatchewan to get the hell out of Dodge!! I can’t believe we are going to let this shit happen but when you have the conservatives that have no guts I guess what do expect. I’m an army of one,but the day any dictator wants to step on my land he will be in my crosshairs!!
commented 2019-06-12 14:38:54 -0400
Good summary of everything that has happened and the potential outcome, but why wouldn’t the Conservative Party let him run as a candidate?
commented 2019-06-12 14:19:19 -0400
So, according to this guy, does Canada’s only hope of salvation lie in voting for the Party that wouldn’t let him run as a candidate?

Apparently. After all, he couldn’t bring himself to mention Max and the PPC.