April 24, 2019

How PEI's election results might reshape Canada's Constitution

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

A blue wave has gripped Canada. And no, Justin Trudeau, if you’re watching this, you can’t surf this one.

The Progressive Conservative Party in Prince Edward Island emerged victorious last night following a tight, three way race.

There are now seven conservative premiers in Canada representing over 50 per cent of the population. 

And if Andrew Scheer's Conservative Party wins the federal election in October, the right wing will be able to meet requirements to amend the Constitution.

WATCH and I'll explain the amendment formula and some of the changes that are now within sight.

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commented 2019-04-27 17:55:53 -0400
Once again “Stephenson” you prove without a shadow of doubt : “the point is made [by someone else] yet knowing you from past postings you will twist whatever is written into your sick world view and spew your continual bombastic claims that you are still correct.”

You are truly a twisted individual.
commented 2019-04-27 16:46:23 -0400
You can’t refute what I said, then? I made a lot of claims … not a single one is wrong?
commented 2019-04-26 12:40:41 -0400
www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/explore/jobs/

Here’s a link for you Stephenson, your skills at twisting reality will be better put to use at the CBC, perhaps they will consider hiring you.
commented 2019-04-26 12:35:19 -0400
You are so predictable troll, go peddle your lies elsewhere.
commented 2019-04-26 11:50:00 -0400
“You claimed that the left leaning parties won’t play nice so good luck getting bills passed. Point of fact – PEI cannot be compared to the rest of Canada as there is nothing that can be compared to PEI.”

The underlying premise of this video is that PEI will join up with the likes of Ontario and Alberta, when you yourself say it’s different there. Different way of saying the same thing I am, I would guess.

" have a few minutes so let us try to educate you though it is highly doubtful that it will do any good as you will continue as always to claim to know everything. "

I don’t feel educated, and sadly, I have yet to meet anybody here that can refute what I wrote. Let’s be serious – my numerical claims, which are all that can be objectively refuted, are still all true. The electoral speculation is fair game, but there’s no right or wrong there.

Which is to say, that that re-opening the Constitution is still very unlikely. Not impossible, mind you, but it’s still very far out there. Being “conservative” isn’t enough, because it means different things across Canada (as per your own “PEI is different” argument and it still doesn’t alleviate the Quebec problem, the CAQ is not a conservative government and won’t necessarily play nice for national interests. In particular, it’s not worth it for the reasons identified in the video, which are trivial, or too contentious to be viable. He’s basically selling you his idle daydreams.
commented 2019-04-26 11:41:16 -0400
You claimed “(they got 37% of the vote, actually slightly less than in 2015)” – even though it was a lesser turnout for voting than the previous election percentage-wise and one district could not vote due to a terrible accident (there will be a by-election shortly) there are now more eligible voters on the island now than in the last federal election."

What’s your point? The Conseratives got 30,600 votes in 2015, and 29,300 in 2019. Of the ridings adjoining the one experiencing the by-election, two gave the PCs 1300 more votes, and two gave them 600. If the by-election is similar, they will at best match their 2015 result. Yes, there are more eligible voters, which makes this best-case match actually a slight decline.

You have not refuted my claim here, merely trying to spin it.

“The Green did not steal the votes as you claim troll”

I think you’re arguing semantics here. The end result is the same – that the election was purely a mass movement of Liberal voters too Greens – which split the vote and let the PCs gain a few more ridings, though not enough for a majority.

“To an outsider it could be viewed as punishing the Liberals but that is not the total rational behind the election results on PEI. "

I agree, it should not be extrapolated too far. Provincial politics are a distinct “silo”. This is true everywhere.

I do agree that the Liberals are on a downswing, but the theories of mass right wing resurgence aren’t’ well supported. The underlying left-vs-right splits really aren’t outside historical norms. As in PEI, it’s merely how those distribute between the different parties. In Alberta, the UCP is up 2% from the combined total of WR and the old PCs. The NDP dropped 8%, mostly to the centrist Alberta Party. Left vs Right split maintained.

New Brunswick went from being a two-party province to a four-party one, with the Liberals actually getting quite a bit more votes than the governing PCs even if it didn’t translate to seats. Ontario? The PCs did actually pull off a reasonable vote-gain, but at just over 40% of the total, well within historical norms (Patrick Brown was polling in the low-50s which would have been historical had it happened, but Doug Ford is probably too divisive to pull that off); they got 35% in 2011 and 2014 was one of their worst showings at only 31, which is still very strong. Believe it or not, the NDP was the biggest beneficiary of the Liberal collapse there. Their 10% vote gain was somewhat larger than the PC’s 9% gain.
commented 2019-04-26 07:37:37 -0400
You really shouldn’t open your mouth flapping your gums as you do “Stephenson” for all it shows is that you are truly nothing but an arrogant Lefty that thinks it knows everything. You are dead wrong on the political climate of PEI, best you stick topics that you actually know something about. Oh hey look who I am talking to again, as a leftie you know everything and we plebeians should remember that.

I have a few minutes so let us try to educate you though it is highly doubtful that it will do any good as you will continue as always to claim to know everything.

You claimed “(they got 37% of the vote, actually slightly less than in 2015)” – even though it was a lesser turnout for voting than the previous election percentage-wise and one district could not vote due to a terrible accident (there will be a by-election shortly) there are now more eligible voters on the island now than in the last federal election. The Green did not steal the votes as you claim troll – over the last few years the younger voters on the island have taken interest, some older voters too decided to give the Green a kick at the can as they knew the candidates if not personally then through the grape vine. To an outsider it could be viewed as punishing the Liberals but that is not the total rational behind the election results on PEI. Yes the Liberals lost their hold because they became too arrogant as in the rest of Canada ignoring many concerns but more importantly it is a new generation of voters that is becoming active.
The atmosphere on the island is as across the country in only one aspect – people are angry at the Liberals and their lies. Islanders are getting higher taxation/fees/levies and serious rising costs of basic necessities. Many live close to the poverty line barely making ends meet and Trudeau’s/Wade’s newest taxation scams more than hurts, the promises made by the Liberals were proven to be just that – empty promises.

You claimed that the left leaning parties won’t play nice so good luck getting bills passed. Point of fact – PEI cannot be compared to the rest of Canada as there is nothing that can be compared to PEI. Greed, power and corruption does reign supreme in the rest of Canada especially in Ontario and Quebec, but that mentality simply does not exist on PEI, there is an exception or two to this rule naturally but overall it is an accurate statement. With a very small population base everyone basically knows “the Joneses and Smiths” down the street if not personally then through the grape vine, no where else in Canada is there such a phenomenon. When the parties say that they will work together they WILL work together whereas in the rest of Canada that is simply lip service.

I could go on but the point is made yet knowing you from past postings you will twist whatever is written into your sick world view and spew your continual bombastic claims that you are still correct. Stick to Ontario politics troll, your lies might hold some merit then.
commented 2019-04-25 23:43:10 -0400
“Hyacinth commented 10 hours ago
You speak (write) of things constantly that you know absolutely nothing about troll “Stephenson”. I know several people in PEI and have first hand info whereas you continually speak out of your ass as per usual. "

Notably absent are any examples. What did I say that was wrong? I’m guessing you don’t have anything but are still posturing instead of admitting I’m right.

“Every property owner knows exactly what that entails, and we will be happy to lay it out so it is properly written if we can manage the chance.”

Again, a remarkable lack of specifics, which actually seems to confirm my comment that nobody actually knows what it means. What does it mean to you?
commented 2019-04-25 20:59:01 -0400
What a great idea. Let’s scrap Trudeau’s commie constitution and write one which will favour individual citizens rather than grievence groups.
commented 2019-04-25 15:59:36 -0400
I would love to see some amendments and if the situation applies to the rules laid out it would be foolish for at least Alberta not to jump at the chance for a fairer deal in Canada.
Thanks for the well wishes Andrew, its not over until the fat lady sings.

“- Property rights – a common slogan, but nobody seems to know what that actually entails”

Every property owner knows exactly what that entails, and we will be happy to lay it out so it is properly written if we can manage the chance.
commented 2019-04-25 15:53:05 -0400
“Canada and his weak minded Son is trying hard to finish the job !”
Exactly Dale, Justin was groomed for it and he still screwed it up. It seems ironic to me. Everything Justin has inflicted will be undone. He is a failure.
commented 2019-04-25 13:46:20 -0400
You speak (write) of things constantly that you know absolutely nothing about troll “Stephenson”. I know several people in PEI and have first hand info whereas you continually speak out of your ass as per usual.
commented 2019-04-25 13:43:01 -0400
I think it’s interesting that Hyacinth thinks I’m wrong, but can’t identify where. Typical Connie, all hat and no cattle.
commented 2019-04-25 13:28:30 -0400
“Hyacinth commented 17 mins ago
Now the troll now professes to be an expert on PEI. “Stephenson” is consistent – consistently wrong that is. "

What did I say that is wrong? What proportion of the vote did the PCs get 2019 and 2015?
commented 2019-04-25 13:11:02 -0400
Now the troll now professes to be an expert on PEI. “Stephenson” is consistent – consistently wrong that is. However, the troll is great for a daily laugh.
commented 2019-04-25 12:13:39 -0400
“How ironic and fitting that it was Justin who destroyed his fathers legacy.” ? ?

The marxist Pierre’s only legacy was 15 years of Deficits & DEBT . . . and the feckless progressive constitution. It was Pierre who gave preference to 3rd world migration rather than the traditional European migration to Canada. I remember Canadians in the 70s who had trouble coming how with their European wives & families. Pierre despised English Canada and his weak minded Son is trying hard to finish the job !
How long till Canada’s major cities look like Seattle, San Fran & LA ? ? ?
commented 2019-04-25 11:42:52 -0400
When Trudeau Sr. patriated the constitution, eight of ten provinces had conservative governments, the only holdouts being the BQ in Quebec and the Sask. NDP. It speaks to his statesmanship that he managed anyway.

PEI didn’t swing to the right, the Left got split by the Greens (they got 37% of the vote, actually slightly less than in 2015). Good luck getting Conservative legislation passed when you need either the Libs or the Greens onside. The CAQ inevitably won’t play nice and NB also has a minority.

Of the examples given
- Property rights – a common slogan, but nobody seems to know what that actually entails.
- Senate reform – worth discussing, but the Maritimes and Quebec will never support it.
- Abortion? I can’t think of a single sitting government that has an appetite for that one.

It would be interesting to see what happens if the precedent is set, next time the political cycle turns to the Left.
commented 2019-04-25 03:15:16 -0400
Agreed!… And there is another election coming in Newfoundland on May 15th which may further kick our Boy Blunder in the “nuggies”… Meanwhile here on the “pakalolo tokin’” West Coast it has been revealed in the past 48 hours that – OOpsie!- The Horgan/Weaver Tango have allowed under their watch the clear cutting of some further 3000 acres of “old growth” forest on Vancouver Island near Port Renfrew… That’s trees over 1,000 years old in some cases!… Kinda puts things into perspective as to “political promises” eh?
commented 2019-04-24 22:04:40 -0400
The paradigm certainly seems to be shifting from left to right in the West…but it’s a long way back to even semi-normal in Canada…let alone anything anywhere near right of center for Canadian politics and governance!
Taking a cue from Doug Ford’s success in Ontario, I’d say it’s time, and there is still time, to say bye-bye to Smilin’ Andy Scheer and the power wielders that insinuated Mr. Do-nothing into the leadership slot – in the very questionable manner that they did.
Put Brad Trost or Brad Wall in charge – somehow – and then kick Jihadi-Justin-Groper and his Liberal Party Clown Show’s big butt into oblivion!
Then you can take back the bureaucracy from the embedded Liberals and slash and burn it’s ranks of hugely overpopulated parasites, destroyers and useless chaff.
Shrink government!
Set Canada back on the right path forward.
It’s time to END THE LEFT and their irrational nonsense and delusional acting out…or perish!
commented 2019-04-24 19:07:20 -0400
“Lets hope Scheer takes full advantage of this situation.”

Liza I wouldn’t hold my breath when it comes to Sheer, he is Lib Lite. Now if Maxime Bernier were to become PM then perhaps. Scheer will be too busy placating all the leftards to take advantage of anything that will actually benefit Canadians.
commented 2019-04-24 18:11:48 -0400
Lets hope Scheer takes full advantage of this situation. We have to hold that guy to account.
How ironic and fitting that it was Justin who destroyed his fathers legacy. Too bad Pierre isn’t here to see it.
It is so good to see the country turning blue again. Lets hope Scheer can get a majority.