June 04, 2016

The coming Canadian voter revolt

Murray SoupcoffRebel Blogger

Yes indeed, dear readers, the moment hasn’t quite arrived yet. But all the political signs after “Elbowgate” point to coming buyer’s remorse among Canadian voters who punched (pardon the pun) the Liberal ticket in the last election.

And what could be the trigger points for such a voter uprising?

Opposition leader Rona Ambrose led off the post-Elbowgate Question Period by claiming that the Prime Minister’s temper had gotten the better of him, and that it was just an extension of the undemocratic way in which he's been treating opposition parties in the House of Commons.

After all, even the Liberal Party house organ, the Toronto Star called Trudeau’s conduct “bizarre” and a “disturbing failure of judgement.” And why not?

Footage from the Commons television feed showed an impulsive adolescent-like PM forcefully trying to pull Conservative whip Gord Brown through a group of New Democrat MPs, in an effort to speed up the vote on doctor-assisted dying. And while doing this, he collided with Quebec MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau, who reacted with visible discomfort as Justin forcefully pushed past her.

Moreover, according to Macleans', MP Tracey Ramsey insisted that Trudeau uttered a profanity as he approached her caucus colleagues. Juvenile behavior from a former camp counsellor now aspiring to be Canada’s Mike Tyson?

Since assuming power seven months ago, the Canadian Liberal Party – under Trudeau’s leadership – has been on a cynical crusade to fundamentally transform our country.

For example, by arbitrarily pulling Canada out of the US-led military coalition against Isis – a few days after becoming Prime Minister – Trudeau reiterated that there was only one role for Canada’s armed forces -- “peacekeepers.” (Or should we say, Canada’s unarmed “Boy Scouts”?)

Witness Justin’s first federal budget, gutting the military by slashing its funding by $400 million – down to 0.9% of Canada’s GDP. To quote a Huffington Post Canada report on this initiative, “The Trudeau government's new fiscal plan shoves $3.7 billion in planned defence purchases — ships, planes and vehicles — off into the future…”  

Let's move on to more familiar and often-questioned Liberal policies on managing Canada’s economy, and a growing budget deficit. After all, why did voters elect Justin Trudeau (aside from his surname)? It was because he promised expensive “loot bags” to voters in traditional Liberal constituencies: Tax benefits for teachers, and $150 million in new annual funding for the CBC.

At the same time, he was still promising the unpromiseable -- to generate "a modest short-term deficit" of less than $10 billion for each of his first three years, and then a balanced budget by the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

And what happened to those economic promises? When Stephen Harper was voted out, the budget was balanced, with no deficit, and new economic policies had been implemented to ensure a budget surplus in future years. Recently, however, the Liberals’ first budget projected $113 billion more debt for Canada, with no budget surplus in sight.

But enough with the economic blunders. What about Justin’s much-promoted 21st-century “new democratic era” for Canada? The current reality is anything but.

For example, the Liberals have undemocratically used “time allocation” — the ability of a majority government to force an end to debate on proposed bills — during debates on the budget implementation bill, and the proposed assisted-dying bill. Of course, using time allocation is one of the Parliamentary abuses which Liberals criticized Stephen Harper of practicing.

But it’s different now, it seems -- likely because the Liberals currently have the Parliamentary majority. Opposition parties in the House have now complained about these undemocratic abuses. For example, NDP members recently protested when the Trudeau Liberals loaded numerous measures into a single bill, to protect each proposed legislative initiative from individualized scrutiny.

And what about the Liberals’ unique legislation establishing transgender washroom rights and protection from "hate speech"? Under this legislation, violators could face up to two years in prison!

Dare I ask what happened to the tradition of free speech in Canada, based on Britain’s Magna Carta? Specifically, what has happened to Canadians’ traditional constitutional protection from unjust persecution -- by the state -- for freely expressing their beliefs or thoughts?

But now let’s look at some other key ways in which Justin Trudeau’s government has implemented what I call the “assassination” of democratic freedom in Canada. How about the actions of Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef, who was asked to come up with a plan to revamp Canada’s traditional “first-past-the-post” electoral system? She rejected Opposition suggestions that a question be included in a nation-wide referendum, so that all Canadians could express their view.

But all of the above pales in comparison to Motion 6, proposed after opposition parties embarrassed the government by coming within one vote of defeating unwelcome government legislation. Among other autocratic rules, Motion 6 would have reduced the number of days available to the opposition to introduce motions, as well as impose stricter time limits on those motions. 

And that’s about it. Well, actually not quite it.

Because I just received a Facebook alert from the folks at Heat Street, whoever they are. And they let me know that, “As the Liberals gather for their annual convention in Winnipeg this week, a cookie cutter of (Justin) Trudeau’s face is reportedly the in-demand convention swag.”

To quote Heat Street, “As human rights lawyer Shefman put it, who could rightfully pass up an invitation to bite into Justin Trudeau’s head? (...) Shefman also suggested, in an interview with the CBC, that if Justin Trudeau was a cookie, that he’d be oatmeal-chocolate chip, because ‘they are fun and popular but also good for us.’”

Talk about a new cult of personality, to help sustain the morale of partly stalwarts whose political futures will soon be doomed by multiple broken election promises – including a promise of lower taxes for the middle class. What is their only hope? Justin Trudeau, the “cute” photogenic juvenile who does one-hand pushups, and punches out hand-picked losers in charity boxing matches?

Say hello to the new supreme leader of the “Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea North,”,er, Canada! Need I say more about what fate could await our nation, in the future?

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commented 2016-06-06 08:30:38 -0400
Two and a half years ago Justin Trudeau said, “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.”

Canadians, of course, were shocked, but many put it down to his political inexperience and, not having a prepared answer, just saying the first ‘clever’ thing that popped into his head.

As with all of his other missteps, his supporters and the ‘anyone but Harper’ crowd weren’t going to let that collosal blunder stand in the way of Trudeaumania II.

Now that we’ve seen his legislative agenda in the flesh and seen how he operates in parliament, it should be clear to all that his spontaneous response back in November 2013 was an unguarded moment when he candidly revealed a little too much of his political beliefs.

The saddest part of all is the fellow is probably still re-electable.
commented 2016-06-06 02:48:14 -0400
Rape is up in Sweeden by 1400%.
The leftard governments like to cover up musloid crime. Work place violence is one of their favourites. Police are being ordered by the leftard governments not to report or action musloid crime because it might hurt their feelings. Instead they chastise the victim and move on. The media are being ordered not to report on musloid crimes as well. You gotta blame it on somebody so the low lying fruit would be just blame the victim. Case closed. Next.
commented 2016-06-06 01:45:57 -0400
Jay Kelly that stat includes nationals, and does not speak to my point in any way. But keep on thinking it does.
commented 2016-06-06 01:44:48 -0400
Jay Kelly there was a family attacked in Calgary, yet the mayor and the cops did not want to lay charges. So no stats on them of course.
commented 2016-06-06 01:43:43 -0400
Jay Kelly how old was that? You just witnessed some recently , now be a good sheep. And Canada and the US have lots of Muslims as well. Did you miss that? What makes you think we have none?
commented 2016-06-05 22:58:34 -0400
It isn’t going to be long before we are all rounded up and sent to some Canadian Gulag for the offense of speaking out against climate change or making disparaging remarks about Muslims.
Anyone that thinks it isn’t possible should read Senate Bill 1161State of California which would have criminalized uttering any scepticism on Global Warming. This statist Marxist thought is already here in Canada and the Liberals can hardly wait to silence us and implement their idea of a utopian world.
commented 2016-06-05 22:17:28 -0400
Earlier some people mentioned that I seemed naïve about murder and rape in Europe and so on.

So I checked out the murder rate in Germany (on a handy site called nationmaster.com) compared to Canada and the U.S. . Murders per one million people? U.S. 42, Canada 16, U.K. 12, Netherlands 11, and Germany 8.4.

Rapes? U.S. 27, Germany 9.4, Netherlands 9.2, Canada 1.7.

I am not sure where we got the idea that the rates of murder and rape were skyrocketing in Europe. I suspect we take the sensationalist stories The Rebel provides and suppose that this indicates a trend. It does not. The Rebel chooses stories to stimulate conversation and discussion, which is a good thing. It should not be considered a source of factual material.
commented 2016-06-05 18:50:43 -0400
The vacant zombie and his klepto-marxist party are as vulnerable as an elephant walking in thin ice. They act like they are living gods but they rely on commerce with US for protection and their income.

Not one of them has the capacity for critical thought to realize if the US goes they will be the masters of nothing but a burnt out husk
commented 2016-06-05 17:52:19 -0400
4 Freedom; That being said,encourage all US citizens to Vote Trump and hope like hell we can get a leader like that heer in Canada for at least 1 term to help turn this madness around.
commented 2016-06-05 17:47:39 -0400
I suspect even the likes of CBC’s Peter Mansbridge who treated the media’s coronation of Justin T similar to the second coming of christ, may possibly be having some misgivings about worshipping King Trudeau. However likely not. The social left actually enjoy being enslaved . Similar to a baby being wrapped in a baby blankek,and sucking on mommy’s teat , they feel secure. A Trump- like leader is direly needed in Canada as well as the US before we all sink under the Globalist’s tyranny .
commented 2016-06-05 16:33:05 -0400
4Freedom well said.
commented 2016-06-05 16:31:09 -0400
Anonymous, correct. That is exactly why the conservatives will get no where if they don’t take their balls out of their purses and stop moving left. They need to find someone who stops apologizing and starts shooting from the hip.
commented 2016-06-05 15:40:49 -0400
The voter public is revolting against political correctness

The incredible and astonishing success of Trump even becoming the Republican presidential nominee, and the success of an outsider named Rob Ford is proof if this.

People will support a politically incorrect so called bigot who will do something, but they will not support a polically correct cowardly wimp who will not because they fear dosing something politically incorrect, that may be right, because they are afraid of being call a bigot (often by bigoted people from the left)
commented 2016-06-05 15:26:54 -0400
Steve Hicken,
Your numbers are bollocks…65% with a swing vote of another 10%? How do you explain the liberals achieving only 39% of the popular vote?
It will be an even smaller number once the NDP’ers go back to being NDP’ers and not strategic voters.

Good luck with that changing the system stuff, this government can’t pass the mustard.
commented 2016-06-05 14:32:19 -0400
Justin and Sophie are looking out a window at the fires burning and violence. Sophie says to Justin: “The peasants are revolting”! Justin replies: Yes my dear, however they are the only peasansts we’ve got!

Just a little glimpse into the mindset of our wannabe dictator!
commented 2016-06-05 13:44:35 -0400
you said "“Elbowgate” reflected a momentary lack of judgement on the Prime Minister’s part, but the public saw it for what it was: a brash action by a rather brash young man who wanted to get things moving in the House so he could get things done. Thus his popularity increased after the event.

What we saw was the real Justine ( Rob) Trudeau who in a snit dropped his smiley facade and we got a glimpse into the real little boy’s inner workings.
I have always been very weary of people who are overly friendly like he is, people like that make my antennae go up, i do not trust them.
There is something about that man/boy i do not like, and i never will.
I could go into all the reasons but i won;t here .

Could you provide us with the proof of your statement
" Thus his popularity increased after the event "

He showed his bully side and i guess to leftist that is normal behavior, we see that in the US, the leftist there are very violent and try to stamp out free speech.
Maybe the spirit of Rob Ford, over took him, the actions by “the boy” were very similar to what Rob Ford did in city council Chambers
commented 2016-06-05 13:05:53 -0400
The title to this commentary is misleading. Voter revolt? Nobody is" revolting" but all the political news is “revolting”.
commented 2016-06-05 12:59:30 -0400
@andrew STEPHENSON . . . you’re obviously a deep thinker like Trudough and Dion . . . lol
Over the next few decades you will learn what the rest of us already know since most of us survived Trudough One, the now deceased ole Marxist that cost this country untold Billions of dollars in lost opportunities and failed policies.
But the best part Andrew . . . it YOU are going to get the bill for the out of control spending and taxation.
Want to see your future . . . pay attention to the failing states of Europe and the ultimate destination Venezuela !
commented 2016-06-05 12:59:05 -0400
PETER i agree, that is why i asked the question, he seems very vague,
Surely he is is not suggesting he has no knowledge of what is going on over there.
If he doesn’t i have links to hundreds of articles about what the mainstream media here ,or there does not report.
But as you say he is probably trying to provoke a response.
commented 2016-06-05 12:33:33 -0400
For those that desire, understand and appreciate the virtues of Freedom and Liberty, as well as, the vigilance and sacrifice that is required to have it, only then can one most certainly realize that we are staring it’s be-header in the face. Unfortunately, the lack of vigilance has created this current day problem and it will require the reinstatement of vigilance to save it. The enjoyment and comfort of Freedom and Liberty, without vigilance, has enabled Marxism ‘creep’, the stealth devastating societal cancer, to invade, proliferate, and overcome peace, harmony, common sense and decency.

The Marxist perpetrators have cunningly massaged the ‘inch’ that they were offered into a ‘mile’ taken. This is witnessed in all aspects of life including personal relationships and marriages. Naively, decent people thought this to be of no great consequence. However, as a result of repetition over time, this ‘olive branch’ of compromise to the narcissism of egoists has manifested into full scale post-modern deconstructionism that cannot be ignored any longer, for it has, once again, become the curse of free-world and now threatens all of civilization. Today, it is ‘tip of the tongue’ and trendy to call anyone ’racist, misogynist, homophobic, transgender-phobic, xenophobic, bigot, hater, fascist, Nazi, et al, that stands up to, or, in the way of a Marxist.

For just one example of many, one just has to recognize where the meme of carbon tax has evolved from. We have seen many other examples, but this is the first in a long line of, still to come, new cleverly deceitful memes devised to attack, control and steal from decent people and the economic engines (hard-working people & small businesses) of an advanced and peaceful society in order to serve the ego gratifications of power and entitlements. Utopian fantasies have disastrous consequences when reality and the human condition are ignored.

It is, and has been for some time, so ridiculously obvious that aversion for truth and UNcommonsense has seriously eroded and displaced critical thinking and analysis, facts, principles, values, and ethics in so many people, especially modern day leaders and politicians. The unchecked narcissistic ego of the petulant child along with the slight-of-hand Marxist indoctrination techniques has poisoned all areas of human life, all aided and abetted by the MSM, has manifested into extremely virulent delusional warping and departure from reality.

Witnessing the aggrandizement and proselytization of gross lies, deceitfulness, vulgarity, willful contempt, overt emotionalism, vengefulness and gross behaviors of politicians, leaders, people of influence, SWJ’s, special interest groups, extreme activists, and the media, et al, one can observe the devastating effects of the post-modern deconstructionism of a civil society and how this has severely impaired the social justice system, the courts, law enforcement, health care system, education, etc., etc., as well as, the general populace.

As of yet, there still remains two avenues to correcting this very serious problem in western society: Option 1) the preferential utilization of peaceful integrous voting (if available); or, Option 2) revolution/war. For Option 1 to be effective, it still requires the key element of integrous conservative leadership to vote for. As a safeguard, one must be prepared for Option 2.
commented 2016-06-05 12:13:05 -0400
I know how I feel about the Liberal government to this point, but do you think anyone else who voted for them has given up their support? Trudeau could probably slap a baby wearing a “Make Americas Great Again” hat and all the libtards would laugh and cheer. It really is a disease.
commented 2016-06-05 12:07:59 -0400
there will be no voter revolt at any time. 65% of this country is liberal with another 10% swing voters that go either liberal or NDP. and after the system is changed you will never see another conservative govt.In essence we will be a dictatorship
commented 2016-06-05 12:04:42 -0400
John Morrison if you think like that your a liberal.
commented 2016-06-05 11:48:17 -0400
I don’t agree with the way the libs are arbitrarily forcing election reform on us however I have never been a fan of the “first past the post” methodology in that whatever party wins a majority has in essence a full term elected dictatorship. Question period is, in reality, a BS session that accomplishes nothing. The official opposition is virtually emasculated until the next election. I don’t know what the alternative should be but it has to be better than what we’ve got right now.
commented 2016-06-05 11:16:43 -0400
I don’t think anyone here is surptised by these open displaysof contempt for democracy/parliament/freedom.

This is the vacant vessel who declared China’s dictatorship his model government. It will be his undoing eventually.
commented 2016-06-05 10:14:21 -0400
@ Al Rose

It does seem like Jay Kelly is asking what are the major issues are in Germany and other European Countries. It is like he does not know or is willingly shoving his head up his … um, I mean “in the sand”.

In actuality, I think Jay Kelly in intentionally being a naive to provoke a response. How could anyone not know what is going on in Germany and other European Countries.
commented 2016-06-05 10:01:10 -0400
Shannon Anholt
You said: "The next Conservative government can do the same thing the libs are doing now. Just reverse everything the libs are putting in place now and in the future. It’ll be like the boy king never existed………… "
That IS what Government is all about. If you’ve ever worked in the Federal Govt, that’s all they do is reinvent the wheel.
They never get ahead, there is no ‘progress’; just keep undoing and redoing things over and over. (I know, I worked there for 15 years in my younger life.)
commented 2016-06-05 09:35:14 -0400
There will be no revolt. Canadians aren’t happy unless someone is kicking them in the teeth.
commented 2016-06-05 09:04:13 -0400
“Say hello to the new supreme leader of the “Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea North,”,er, Canada! Need I say more about what fate could await our nation, in the future?”

So true, bring on the revolt!!!!!
commented 2016-06-05 08:42:21 -0400
JAY You said to Elton "Are you worried about our society? You mention Germany and other European countries.

What is the major issue as you see it? I am interested.

Are you asking what the major issues are in Germany and other European Countries?