February 10, 2017

Trudeau’s electoral reform gambit was “a betrayal of the public trust”

Joe OliverArchive

Justin Trudeau failed spectacularly in his attempt to manipulate our electoral system for partisan advantage. 

His unstated goal was to change the way we have elected our Members of Parliament since Confederation by introducing ranked or preferential ballots.

It was not until an hour after he declared the initiative dead in the water that he finally came clean about his preference.

Since Liberals are currently the second choice of most Conservative and NDP voters, that system would have bolstered their chances of winning elections for as long as they are forecasting deficits, which is to say at least midcentury.

The electoral reform gambit laid bare Liberal arrogance, cynicism and opportunism, culminating in a betrayal of the public trust.

That is quite a litany of abuses.

But it is not exaggerated, as a review of the sordid story clearly reveals.

Let’s look back at what happened step by step, starting with Trudeau’s imperious declaration that the 2015 election would be the last using “first past the post.”

Reneging on this promise last week was the right decision. Still, commentators are debating whether it was a broken promise or a lie.

Actually it was both.

WATCH as I explain.

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commented 2017-02-13 20:08:39 -0500
Rebel Team: Can you you give some exposure/interview to the CHP? Went to their site because of Lynn Simcox post.
commented 2017-02-12 18:32:53 -0500
Late to the party as usual. First off, Trudeau LIED to the Canadian people and Ezra Levant is pulling a MSM cover up in his refusal to politically exploit the LIAR on this issue. The main reason, I believe, is that Ezra wishes to keep the status quo. Canada, in effect, really has a two party system ( Libs or PCs in power since who knows when). My guess is Ezra thinks the mess is always fixable when the PCs regain power. Maybe in the past, but I fear not with Trudeau’s bunch. A PR voting system would have prevented this phoney dictatorship. Please check out Fairvote.ca for a full reasoning on how bad the FPTP vote system is for our country.

Joe says minority governments are bad and I disagree strongly. The taxpayers will save billions if there is consensus decision making ( i.e. the gun registry fiasco ).

I perceive Ezra thinks only the PCs have the right way of thinking. Perhaps he should examine my party’s policies. He will find an ally and if we had a PR voting system likely MPs. Without PR we will be a thorn in the PC’s side and perhaps prevent some Tories from being elected. Some voters still believe in voter integrity rather than this sham FPTP strategic voting system.

My party is the Christian Heritage Party (CHP ). Let’s compare and I’ll start off easy.

The MSM killed Harper in the last election. Ezra wants to " sell the CBC" . The PCs were in power partially and fully for ten years and merely "provoked " the bear with a 100 Mil cut over 3 years. The CHP party plank going in to the last election and probably before that was to " Sell the CBC "

The $700 plus billion debt is all on the Libs and PCs. Lorne Gunter says Mulrooney had the biggest GDP one year deficit ( 8.3 % ) and Harper had the biggest one year $ deficit ($55 Billion ) The CHP has always endorsed balanced budgets and debt reduction. Our fiscal policies fell almost totally in line with the Canadian Taxpayer Federation’s recommendations for the last election.

Canada needs more people but the PCs didn’t save any from abortion in their tenure and started euthanasia ( another downward slope ) on their watch. The CHP values life from conception to natural death. It is our one defining cause and stems from our belief in the Lord God Almighty as our country’s Supreme Ruler as defined in the Charter.

Ezra wants to put a moratorium on new immigrants from Syria ? The PCs, under their tenure, brought in thousands upon thousands of people from moslem countries. The CHP in the last election and likely before as well called for a restriction of any immigration from Sharia Law countries. It is not that we are racist or hateful in any way. We do not hate anybody but we do want to protect Canadians safety and culture from those sworn to promote a surreptitious take over of our country. I do believe this is already happening ( i.e. bill M103)

Ezra wants to save the " lambs " and keep out the " wolves ". I agree with Ezra. Please check into the organization " Voice of the Martyrs " for a full reporting on the plight of the " lambs ". Christians are the most persecuted people on earth. The CHP is fully cognizant of our brother’s and sister’s suffering. We will always be flexible to save real versus economic refugees.

Lastly, I would like to thank Ezra and all the journalists and staff for their courageous work on behalf of all Canadians. Another CHP plank is " freedom of speech " and we will help you defend it to the end Ezra.

commented 2017-02-12 17:05:08 -0500
Trudeau: “Girl..don’t go away mad..just go away” old motley crew tune suits Trudeau, Obama, Wynne, and Notley..just go away.
commented 2017-02-12 16:02:10 -0500
Hello Mr. Joe Oliver: I am more than overjoyed to see you have your own spot on “The Rebel”. I read your contributions to “The National Post” with pleasure; yours are such a refreshing contrast to the lies (should I be kind and use the term “confabulations”?) of Andrew Coyne and too many of his ilk who have somehow infiltrated a once unbiased, worthwhile newspaper.
As a staunch, dyed-in-the-wool, Canadian, I truly don’t care whether Trudeau’s gambit into electoral reformation was a lie or a betrayal….I am just ECSTATIC that it did not occur.
Now, all we have to do as a country is get rid of these idiotic Liberals.
In my dreams, I wish for Stephen Harper to be our Prime Minister once again and intelligent, informed, persons such as you, Mr. Oliver, to be back in the House of Commons.
commented 2017-02-12 14:21:16 -0500
I think the other shoe has not yet dropped on this issue. The Liebranos still have another 3 years of their phony “majority” to figure out how to impose a Trudope Sharia Dictatorship on Canadians. Bill M103 is only a stepping stone in that direction! After all, being prime dictraitor means never having to say sorry or consult the voting public in a referendum!
commented 2017-02-11 18:30:13 -0500
At Jamie Macmaster; Or he’s pretending to be stupid.
commented 2017-02-11 15:40:43 -0500
Liza – we could get t-shirts with Trudeau’s picture on them, and the words “the UN’s Bitch” stamped across his face. Or maybe this would be a good travelling billboard in Ottawa, where the nest of vipers live.
commented 2017-02-11 13:48:09 -0500
That is a hell of a way to be describing the Prime Minister of Canada, but I don’t take it back.
commented 2017-02-11 13:46:19 -0500
I should clarify. I think Butts, Justin’s brother and others are his ‘controllers’, but he is Soros , Obama, and the entire UN clan’s bitch.
commented 2017-02-11 13:42:39 -0500
You are correct Sherri April. We all know who they are, and it certainly looks bad for the Muslim aspect of the Trudeau equation.
commented 2017-02-11 13:41:48 -0500
He has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. A mental illness. He’s sick.The list of crap he has pulled on this country in less than 2 years is no longer forgivable. He has proven again and again he is too unstable to lead our country.
commented 2017-02-11 13:36:12 -0500
The puppet master is George Soros.
commented 2017-02-11 13:35:17 -0500
@liza…he is not a wannabe muslim. HE IS A MUSLIM
commented 2017-02-11 12:47:34 -0500
Not only is he outrageously demeaning to the Canadian community , he takes citizens for fools thinking he and his gang of hoodlums can get away with it …he should be thrown out PERIOD
commented 2017-02-11 12:46:48 -0500
Trudeau is indeed a commie, globalist, a wannabe dictator and a wannabe muslim. He is as close to a drooling idiot as you can get, but has been well schooled . He is dangerous because of the puppet masters who control him and who he lets bend him over.
commented 2017-02-11 12:39:08 -0500
L’il puto’s attempt to create a one-party dictatorship failed. The minute he saw that trying to ram through his power grab was being exposed, he had to back off. I love the way he called Lietch “fringe”. Really? Really? L’il puto isn’t the most cultural marxist PM in Canadian history? He’s mainstream? I love and have fought for Canada but I hope Trump stomps this clown!
commented 2017-02-11 11:33:56 -0500
Look folks, turdo la doo isn’t a muzzie. He ain’t a commie. He’s not necessarily a globalist, and he’s not a dictator…at least not yet. He’s more dangerous than all those things. He’s nothing but a silly, shallow, self-absorbed little tit who is too dumb to realize his own considerable limitations, and so devoid of prescience, common sense and true compassion that he is utterly oblivious to the perils he inflicts upon his nation.
commented 2017-02-11 09:49:16 -0500
We have got to get this son of a bitch out of office
commented 2017-02-11 08:19:06 -0500
Maurice…sorry. auto correct typo😝
commented 2017-02-11 08:17:49 -0500
@mauricio Potvin…absolutely agree. justin trudeau is evil and yes demonic. There is a video circulating where he is in a mosque praying allegiance to allah.
commented 2017-02-11 08:08:29 -0500
Trudeau is a treasonist…it is that cut and dried.
commented 2017-02-11 08:06:57 -0500
He is committing treason. Treason is a crime. When you commit a crime, you are charged. Why he has not been charged is beyond me and why the opposition is not pursuing charges is beyond me. We are allowing a criminal to ruin our country.
commented 2017-02-11 06:28:56 -0500
Trudeau demonstrates no Loyalty toward Canada.
Trudeau is selling out Canada to Foreign Nations.
Trudeau is costing Canadians their Jobs.
Trudeau is spending us into Bankruptcy.
Trudeau is a Coward.
Trudeau is a Politically Correct Fool.
Trudeau is a Climate Change Bully.
Trudeau is making Canada Unsafe.
Trudeau Violates Our Laws.
Trudeau is a Liar.
Trudeau is Embarrassing Canada to the world.
Trudeau is Anti Canadian.
Trudeau is a Traitor.
I don’t know if Trudeau should be charged, if he ever will be charged or if it’s even possible to charge him. But one thing is for sure, Trudeau IS guilty of something.
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