October 28, 2015

WATCH: We asked Vancouverites "Why did you vote Liberal?" (Yes, Justin's hair is mentioned...)

Rebel Staff

I hit the streets of Vancouver to ask ordinary people who voted for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals why they'd supported them.

In the recent federal election, the Liberals went from just two seats to 17 overall across British Columbia. I wanted to know why.

As always, marijuana legalization came up. Otherwise, asked to name any of Justin Trudeau's specific policies and accomplishments, many Liberal voters were stumped.

Are you surprised? Let us know what you think in the comments after watching my report.


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commented 2015-10-29 13:07:07 -0400
Dale Warren is just so high with substance right now that he can’t connect with reality! Poor guy!
commented 2015-10-29 12:40:05 -0400
Dale, I do not know where you got the idea that Harper controls oil prices. The conventional wisdom is that it is major producers who influence the international prices much more than local governments.
I thought the people in the video seemed rather well informed.
commented 2015-10-29 11:52:07 -0400
Jay Kelly . . . Harper screwed up the oil industry? ? ?
That is just friggin insane . . . Harper controls oil prices . . . you must be a Teacher ! ! !
Teachers are part of the problem in this Country . . . that is why we have so many uninformed lightweight Thinkers today like the folks in the video.
commented 2015-10-29 11:40:00 -0400
What we saw in the Canadian election was a huge increase in voter turnout. One has to wonder why a government so beneficial to working families, that produced a real statesman in Harper, and in the midst of a fairly good economic environment was turned over to a Canadian celebrity. I think, as in the US election, it came down to character assassination, better organization, and massive youth turnout. The working middle class family that didn’t vote before didn’t come out to vote this time either. Working families are too busy and distracted to have been worked up enough to make themselves informed enough as to what was at stake. On the other side, we had youth, many unemployed, most without families, dragged to the polls on drummed up fear of Harper. The left has a much better grasp on organization and projecting whatever they want on their enemies. They did it to Sarah Palin. If it wasn’t Harper in charge they would have done it to anyone. They also had help from the media. It doesn’t matter if it is true or not, and in most cases the charges were so subjective that the force of repetition was enough to make it stick. “Divisive”, “dictator”, ect…. Of course that could be argued about any leader and there was nothing uniquely divisive or controlling about Harper. In the world of politics, where we have one party representing 32 million people, someone is going to regard that party or leader in a negative light. I certainly have been at odds with Harper’s policies over the years, but he was no reincarnation of Richard Nixon. In fact he was Centrist. But being centrist is not good enough to Canada’s liberal left.
commented 2015-10-29 09:41:26 -0400
Justin was covered by a fawning MSM that under reported his many gaffes and did not vet his past. This in addition to all the low information or hyper partisan voters got him elected. Seems the U.S. has woken up to the media bias in the MSM judging from the audience reaction at the CNBC republican primary debate last night. Most of Canada is still asleep in this regard.
commented 2015-10-29 04:46:34 -0400
Nice video indeed Marc… You should do more… “Streeters” are always very revealing about the persons interviewed, and especially when you ask a follow-up question such as “Why?”… It’s usually then that the crickets start chirping…
commented 2015-10-29 02:43:44 -0400
Nice video by Marc. Especially good to see people value teachers. They are a group that is rarely given enough credit. Also good to hear people expecting Trudeau to improve access to mental health care.
This video should have been shown in Alberta, where there is still a fair amount of pessimism after Harper screwed up our oil industry.
commented 2015-10-29 01:56:40 -0400
Yousa sorry if the truth hurts now go lose over a billion a year at CBC LMAO! You are a pathetic bigoted loser. And i would say that to your goofy virgin face anytime buddy
commented 2015-10-29 01:55:41 -0400
Jimmy how can you be happy leeching off of others?
commented 2015-10-29 01:54:54 -0400
I feel sad for this country. They voted in a trust fund millionaire and vote out a regular joe.
commented 2015-10-29 00:33:37 -0400
Why not flip this around and ask why they didn’t vote Harper? You want to know why? He’s a racist pig just like the majority of the people that frequent this site. Zero balance in any of the stories. Shock (I can’t even call it journalism) tabloidism to get people to fork over their “donations” so that this site can survive. You’ll be gone by next summer. Cya later Rebel.
commented 2015-10-28 23:01:50 -0400
So how do you feel now that Gerald Butts directs the new Primer Minister elect?
Truly interesting responses — I don’t think that most people know what he did with his life. Teacher? Does he have what it takes to run a country? Did Teacher’s College give him the depth he needs? Time will tell.
commented 2015-10-28 20:24:45 -0400
And Mark, as far as properitonal rep goes, do you really want the kind of system that produces an unstable coalition and another election ever year or two, as Italy has had for years? I’d rather have a stable government that can act and that can be entirely replaced by an alternative if it gets arrogant and out of touch with the people. Wouldn’t you?
commented 2015-10-28 20:22:07 -0400
Mark, I’m not talking about proportional representation. Read my comments. I’m talking about the so-called ‘preferential ballot’ that lets you vote a first, second , third choice etc. on one ballot. Thus, if a candidate doesn’t win a majority in his/her riding on first count, the second choice is counted, etc, until a candidate has a majority. Sounds great, eh? Except that in practice, the party of the ‘center’ (i.e. the Liberals) will always be the second choice, so no other party can ever win. It amounts to de facto dictatorship of the ‘center’ party. Just what dictatorship-admiring JT wants.
commented 2015-10-28 19:31:19 -0400
There it is for all to see why B.C. is oft referred to as Lotusland or the Left Coast……..
commented 2015-10-28 19:10:35 -0400
Kenneth you are sadly mistaken when you assume that a representative system that replaces FPTP will generate a Liberal government only. Almost any change in how our votes are tallied/shift towards more proportional representation would result in LESS seats per party. Most likely a majority government would be extremely rare, not the norm.

But god forbid that parties have to work with each other and come to mutually beneficial agreements.
commented 2015-10-28 19:10:10 -0400
Marty Ashfield said, " … when the guy with the nice hair starts to show his true qualities."

If the “guy with the nice hair” follows his daddy’s genetics, he will loose that hair soon. But then if he does not lose his hair, and knowing Margarets’ proclivities … hmmm … what’s the possibility that Justin is not Pierre’s?
commented 2015-10-28 18:44:15 -0400

If you were living a happy and prosperous life……

Jimmy you are getting your Knickers in a twist again.
commented 2015-10-28 18:26:16 -0400
Oh come on Peter. That comment about Harper’s hair was funny. Even our local CPC MP thought that comment was funny. (Wuhhh, Mark went to a Conservative Party fundraiser? But he’s poking fun at us! )
I’d totally be up for intelligent conversation, but I won’t have it with people whose first words are “idiots like you”.
commented 2015-10-28 18:20:39 -0400
The CBC has always been the handmaiden of the Liberal Party. That much hasn’t changed.

As far as rigging the election system, I don’t know. It is curious that Elections Canada drags it feet investigating Liberals but pounces on Conservatives.

Isn’t it too late Kenneth on those 22 vacancies? Isn’t that Justin’s call?
commented 2015-10-28 18:07:40 -0400
Just wait ‘til BC Place is transformed into the first Mosque with a retractable roof. That should be fun for the array of sexually enhanced humans who admire Justin’s attachments to Islamists.
commented 2015-10-28 18:02:13 -0400
That should read ’ you can jump off them, drive off them, hang yourself off them’.
commented 2015-10-28 17:58:04 -0400
Hey duh Silva, did I mention that 60.53% of the electorate did NOT vote for Trudeau?
commented 2015-10-28 17:56:30 -0400
Only brainwashed lefties think that being a Part Time Drama Teacher gives him the qualifies to be the PM of Canada. I have some really good investments for all of you, they are called ‘bridges’, it is amazing what you can do with bridges. You can jump of them, drive of them, hang yourself of them etc. All of you lefties will be looking for bridges in the near future when the guy with the nice hair starts to show his true qualities. Oh yeah, I also have some rope to go with that investment, no extra charge.
commented 2015-10-28 17:55:38 -0400
Never underestimate the Power of Stupid.
commented 2015-10-28 17:50:36 -0400
There is some thought that the low information voter (which might be the majority) votes for the candidate with the most hair so the conservatives should keep that in mind when picking a new leader.
commented 2015-10-28 17:43:45 -0400
If you are unhappy because you are not prosperous … being taxed more is not going to help. If you think changing the Party running the government will improve your life, then you are probably looking for handouts or to get in the trough to feed off the scams … no wonder Jimmy hated Harper and loves Trudeau.
commented 2015-10-28 17:42:52 -0400
Hey, duh Silva, ‘60.53% of the electorate did NOT Vote for Trudeau!’.
commented 2015-10-28 17:42:03 -0400
Judy you correctly identified the moral fluidity of Jimmy’s mind … nay, all lefties’ minds, Jimmy included.

“Might you consider a political party change, because at this point – there is nowhere to go, but up with ANY kind of change? "

The conservative people have more principles than to jump ship because the “ship” lost an election. Conservative are conservatives because of belief in the core policies, not because the party happens to be winning at the moment. Jimmy and other lefties do not have a core set of principles. That is how Jimmy can post a comment like that and be serious about it. No morals. No principles. Go with the flow. Follow like a lemming. Believe the leftie propaganda without thinking.

Ahhh, the leftie life. Yup, so very superior to conservatives. NOT
commented 2015-10-28 17:30:14 -0400
HERE IS A REALLY BRIGHT COMMENT from a previous comment here: "Might you consider a political party change, because at this point – there is nowhere to go, but up with ANY kind of change? " Yes he really said this…any kind of change…is up…

In January 1933 they seemed to think the same way in Germany…and China thought this too in Sept.30, 1949. Boy it was disaster all the way wasn’t it for these nations, all because they thought that ANY change would be better. Well this change cannot be for the better…Harper held us to account…we didn’t want this…so now we have a leader whom no one will hold to account…it will be just party hardy and tax and spend our fortunes until all incentive is gone…not to mention Justin’s penchant for China’s basic dictatorship and his determination to always get his own way….watch out folks!

This feeble argument came from the crooked ‘pen’ of Jimmy…Duh silva