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  1. JT is the result of a ruined child born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Whatever his image is, it’s been carefully cultivated by his handlers and allies in the media. But it’s an empty shell. Whatever he does, he better stay away from debating in parliament with Pierre Poilievre. The guy is a gifted orator who will expose Justin for the empty suit that he is. Plus, there are so many Trudeau fails to pick from. No doubt the JT media allies will go on attack mode next week in an attempt to protect Trudeau. It’s going to be fun watching the show. Got your popcorn? Edit: I know, exflyer. The truth hurts, best to stay in denial…
    5 points
  2. Poilievre talked about some wild things during that campaign that entertained his base but will only divide this country more deeply if he keeps at them. The average voter does not want to hear about Bitcoin, banks or convoys. Address things like health care and the absurd price of telecom services in this country and you’ll have a much bigger audience.
    4 points
  3. Poilievre is going to be our next Prime Minister.
    4 points
  4. 3 points
  5. There are things I don't like about Poilievre, primarily regarding his support of the truckers and his spouting nonsense about the WEF and cryptocurrency. I trust he's lost his interest in the latter after the price collapse over the past few months, though. As for his opposition to mandates we shouldn't forget Trudeau was also opposed to them prior to the last election campaign. He said they'd be too divisive. But when the Conservatives pulled ahead in early polls he quickly embraced them, divisive or not. Most of the things Poilievre talks about are pretty mainstream. And attacking big government, red tape, taxes and the deficit are bedrock conservatism. He is absolutely right when he says the biggest brake on housing development is the network of regulations imposed by municipalities on builders. It takes far too many years to get permission to build anything in this country, and there are too many restrictions on what and where. All of that adds enormously to the price of housing. His determination to cut through the process to get natural resources projects launched and to get them to markets is also standard conservatism. And as the economy sours I suspect that will get a lot more support. I see people assuming he can't win the cities, but this is a mistake. He doesn't need the cities. He needs the suburbs and exurbs. Which are filled with immigrants. Poilievre is an immigrant friendly leader married to an immigrant. Immigrants, by and large, come from very conservative patriarchal societies and have a preference for men they see as 'strong'. Scheer certainly wasn't that, nor O'Toole and his flipflops. I suspect Poilievre will poll quite well among immigrant groups. His French is also quite good, far better than any of his predecessors save Mulroney. Can he pick up seats in Quebec? The CAQ is certainly not a left wing party and Quebecers love them. There seems to be very little affection for Trudeau in Quebec. Well, or anywhere, really. Insipient Trudeaumania faded away awfully fast when his phoniness became impossible to ignore. Poilievre gave quite a respectable speech the other night but he needs a majority, or very close to one to get into office. The NDP rejected any cooperation with his predecessor despite how mainstream he was. They have become an adjunct to the Liberals and if the two parties win enough seats he will support Trudeau as PM again. That means he either needs a majority or the support of the BQ. Which he might well get.
    3 points
  6. You know how you know a populist is mainstream? When they win. And I was trying real hard not to make this personal. Thanks for the release you gullible, NPC clown.
    3 points
  7. Glad PP pointed out some of major failings of the Liberal government in his acceptance speech. He mentioned the disasters of the Passport office, the ArriveCan app, the affordability crisis, the housing crisis, etc. He really has his guns set on the disaster which is the Liberal-NDP coalition. If he keeps focused on those things, he will be a resounding success.
    2 points
  8. Meh...we'll see how crazy. A popular fellow. People want to be around this guy. I can only see him getting more popular...not less. He took the time to talk with everyone of the thousands who lined-up to get a photo with him. His wife is gorgeous and equally adept at handling crowds. Myself and a few friends chatted with him for about half an hour without feeling rushed along. That takes talent.
    2 points
  9. This is the problem in Canada. The majority of people are asleep to the increasing controls and overreach that Trudeau has signed us onto without discussion or popular mandate. You’d think the hurt and division caused by the vaccine mandates, protests, Emergencies Act, ArriveCAN app, and passport fiasco would be THE CENTRAL issue alongside inflation, but half the posters on here who claim to want to throw out Trudeau basically support these policies or at least don’t care. I don’t support Poilievre in spite of his support of the Freedom Convoy; I support him because of it. The rest of his platform is middle of the road quaint old-worldly Harper and Chrétien. I miss that world too, but it’s not our world anymore. The defence and promotion of Canadians’ interests against international pressure to limit our population’s freedom and wealth to “fight climate change” and other global crusades are major challenges that Trudeau has already lost. Perhaps there will be a disclosure of abundant clean power that will make these debates moot, but I think the pressure on our oil and gas sector, freedom, and prosperity, will continue and maybe worsen. Maybe Poilievre can keep the pressure somewhat at bay. I’m not sure. I think the younger generations who understand the central surveillance and control possibilities of digital tech and are seeing their opportunities dry up understand what’s at risk. I think it’s too much to process for many older people.
    2 points
  10. By almost any measure Justin Trudeau is a populist.
    2 points
  11. IF he turns into a leader instead of a whining little boy. IF he can actually come up with real policy instead of complaining abut everything. IF can get an understanding of the real world. IF Trudeau does not promise too much to the millennials again.
    2 points
  12. Load of bullshit. Her server wasn’t “regularly hacked.” People tried to hack it. No evidence they succeeded. People try to hack every server. DoD, Google, you name it. Why was it any worse that she used a private server instead of, say, Google’s? Trump’s kiddies all used unsecured phones while he was Pres. Jared did, they all did the same thing Hillary did. As soon as she was out of office, she had someone comb through all her emails and sent the government related docs to the government, in compliance with the laws. She shouldn’t have used her own iPads, but Jared and the rest of the Trump Hitler Youth squad shouldn’t have either, especially after campaigning over that very issue.
    2 points
  13. Maybe, but our system needs positive leaders to win majorities, except for rare examples. He will have to build political connections to groups that people disparage and insult on these pages: minority religious groups, ethnic groups, the irreligious, and voters in eastern Canada who are reluctant to try new ideas. Journalist Justin Ling predicts a low, dirty campaign from the main two parties. That could help the NDP but not enough to win. I sense that people are tired of Trudeau's face and could give Poilievre a minority but to keep it he would have to go more centrist than Doug Ford did. Trudeau will campaign on "Poilievre is Hitler everybody" and that won't work, although I hate to make predictions. Maybe it will. It's hard to believe that in the face of all our problems we will have to withstand a campaign that stays away from substance but maybe Ling is right.
    2 points
  14. Federal NDP are done. Jagmeet Singh's a fool and a Liberal. Hoping Justin Trudeau takes a walk into a snowbank like his uncle Pierre Trudeau did.
    2 points
  15. populist isn't mainstream you clown jesus christ.. wake up from your dreamland dude.
    2 points
  16. Yeah, I was skeptical of him a few months back, but he won me over. The country has seen where a left of center PM will take us, which has been scary at times. The cycle is going to swing back the other way, let's hope Poilievre makes the most of it.
    2 points
  17. Just so there’s no confusion about the terrible security at Mar-Lago, it’s already been infiltrated by Russian-Ukrainian criminals: Ukrainian woman posing as Rothschild family member infiltrated Mar-a-Lago: report She appeared at numerous Mar-a-Lago functions mingling with the likes of Trump, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and others while she held the position as president of United Hearts of Mercy, founded by Florida-based Russian oligarch and former business partner Valery Tarasenko in Canada in 2015, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Yashchyshyn, 33, is now the subject of several federal investigations after it was revealed she is not in fact a member of the Rothschild family. She’s additionally under investigation by Canadian authorities for alleged financial crimes. In actuality, Yashchyshyn is the Russian-speaking daughter of an Illinois truck driver. It’s unclear when she came to the US. …Yashchyshyn formerly worked in a suburban Miami business connecting pregnant Russian women to Americans looking to adopt a child, the Post-Gazette reported. …Photos from 2021 show the brunette hanging out with Trump, Graham and others, according to the reports. https://nypost.com/2022/08/26/ukrainian-woman-inna-yashchyshyn-posing-as-rothschild-family-member-infiltrated-mar-a-lago/amp/
    1 point
  18. You missed the party where he and his cronies are pocketing the money for themselves
    1 point
  19. You complain how the government in Canada effectively chooses the GG. However, it is just the same in countries where the President is just a formal figurehead like in Germany or Italy. In those countries the President is elected by their respective Parliaments, which means that the parties in the majority at the time get their preferred choice.
    1 point
  20. Yeah, it's not like they're a German family.
    1 point
  21. 1 point
  22. His talent is obvious but getting involved with Bitcoin showed a serious lack of judgment for a senior Canadian politician. That scam has hooked enough desperate young people already.
    1 point
  23. Like many I was pretty shocked that the idiot (and apparently fascist) Trudeau could get elected on his name alone. No bothering to check and see if he had molested any kids while he was a substitute...etc.
    1 point
  24. The failed school teacher, woman groper and black face was good enough for the left…
    1 point
  25. The "anyone who's fit to be the leader of a country is able to figure out for themselves whether or not something should be classified "Secret" or higher" statement makes absolute sense. If that stupid ho became POTUS she'd have had the ability to declassify anything she wanted. What a disaster that would have been. You try so hard and just keep looking more stupid. The absence of intent doesn't mean that you aren't guilty of a crime, it's a mitigating factor in sentencing. Intent to kill is the difference between what type of murder you committed, not guilt or innocence. The same for injuries caused in a consensual fight, etc. Illegal storage and mishandling of classified data is a crime all on its own, regardless of the intent to share it, but having the intent to share it, and especially sharing it willfully, escalates the crime to treason. I never said that she committed treason, I said that she illegally stored information, and we don't know how much of it she shared (or even whom she shared it with) because she deleted 33,000 emails and deleted her server (after it was subpoenaed) along with several phones, blackberries, etc. An 'appeal to authority' argument usually falls flat when the 'authority' figure alluded to is ones's self, especially when that person is no more than an anonymous internet poster who's already proven themselves to be a liar with no common sense. If you actually had a TS/SCI clearance that's bad news for America, because you are clearly not a person who can be trusted, for the exact same reason that I wouldn't trust a cultist who couldn't tie their own shoes. Look up the word "synonym" ffs. You pretend to have had the highest security clearance possible, yet you display a complete lack of understanding of how to handle such information. 1) So by your own admission Hillary's lack of intelligence and gross negligence were enough to disqualify her from having a security clearance, which she would absolutely need in order to be the C-in-C. 2) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/20/us-navy-sailor-jailed-for-taking-photos-of-classified-areas-of-nuclear-submarine
    1 point
  26. He was way ahead in that contest. There was no need to keep the crazy talk going so long. He’ll be asked about that Bitcoin nonsense for a long time to come.
    1 point
  27. I suppose what is meant is a job outside politics.
    1 point
  28. Did you mean overestimate? Considering he has never had a real job? There is always hope with a new broom
    1 point
  29. When we became a country. We chose to have a parliamentary constitutional monarchy system. The "system" has evolved since 1867 to what we have today. Every single government has brought change and acts and laws and regulations and whatever change that the voting public wanted. We chose Harpers vision and after 15 years did not like it. We chose Trudeaus vision and promises and after 11 years, some do not like it. Both made changes to our system and the next one will change it as well Not all people want or wanted change but those that chose the government did and they got it. It will continue to evolve as long as we elect representatives as we do now. You have the opportunity to "reflect" at each and every election.
    1 point
  30. Don't underestimate him. He's never had a real job, so there's potential for him now that he has to design actual policy.
    1 point
  31. Yes, I went back and listened again. I misquoted Galloway. But that's still a record. I was quoting this guy at the 4:15 mark, who ought to know what he's talking about. He was the army Lt General in charge of recruitment and training. First, no it does nothing of the sort. Second, how dumb are they really? Furthermore, 22 percent of millennials in the poll said they had zero friends. Twenty-seven percent said they had “no close friends,” 30 percent said they have “no best friends,” https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2019/8/1/20750047/millennials-poll-loneliness I'm sure economics is a frustrating part of unhappiness. But economics have less to do with happiness than having social connections and a mate. How happy are you if you have a million dollars but no friends? And the numbers of people feeling isolated and lonely are growing, especially among young men.
    1 point
  32. So it's not Groot then, it's the source. Entertainment outlets like Maher, and CNN and FOX are a bad place to start a serious discussion.
    1 point
  33. How do YOU recommend insuring your data is NOT recovered from your old phone, smarty pants? As an ex-chip designer, I can tell you that few people have the expertise and equipment to recover data from a chip with a smashed package. Esp the kind with bump bonds like those in cell phones.
    1 point
  34. What is funny? That EXPERTS recommend destroying obsolete phones? You have a strange sense of humor. Forbes: Tech Experts Think You Should Take A Sledgehammer To Your Old Phone
    1 point
  35. Franco Phoney. No thanks (again). Get Alberta out.
    1 point
  36. Many claims are very far from true, I am from this generation, and don't worry I'm good with the 'kids are not getting laid! 60% of them don't have sex!!!' part, I am very happy with my year so far, and the last one, and the prior as well if you were interested in knowing, because you seem to care about my demographics and not really giving a good take. I know that you care, but sometimes I think people like you get a bit too confident in their abilities in giving an appropriate answer to a problem, because you don't get the problems. If you don't frame a problem well... The worse way to fix a problem is to exaggerate a situation or a problem, I'll give you a quick example. The truth is actually the opposite. Only 30% (rounded percentage) of under 30s didn't have sex last year. https://news.iu.edu/stories/2020/06/iub/releases/15-sexual-inactivity-young-men-united-states-no-sex-debby-herbenick.html Nearly 1 in 3 young men in the US report having no sex, study finds This other statistic is blatantly wrong. 75% of the total population is inapt to enroll in the army -you are referring to very obese person, yes, but also the elderly, children, but also many disabled people, or people with illnesses-, but not 75% of the young people who volunteer are obese and rejected. You are dramatizing. --- I'm not saying my generation has no problems. We have! But they are related to costs of living, low wages, rigid management, poor social cohesion in many areas where isolation is profound, rent too high... but what you are talking about is delegitimizing many of my generations' problems, with dumb assertions. To fix a problem, you have to name it correctly, and frame it correctly. You are not doing that. You are out of touch. Please think about it sincerely. I know, you may say I am young and don't have perspective. But you have no idea of what you're talking about.
    1 point
  37. The Conservatives haven't won anything yet.
    1 point
  38. Yeah, fine. Vote for someone else. Withhold your vote. No one cares, Jack. Hold your breath if that makes you feel better, but none of us conservatives care what you do with your particular vote.
    1 point
  39. he won the conservative leadership who has been slowly moving towards trumpism the last few years so thats no suprise lmao.. erin otoole tried to save the party from it but they stabbed him in the back and here we are... doesn't mean populism is mainstream.. just means the partys base got no brains basically .
    1 point
  40. pierre is not mainstream lmao.. hes a right winger/reformist who at times plays to the far right wackos in soceity. that wont translate to winning in ontario he will need to switch a little bit. i could care less about his wife.. lol
    1 point
  41. hes not winning a general election talking like he did during the con leadership lol. also no major party is commies in canada so grow up with that stunt already.
    1 point
  42. pierre wins on first ballot.. oh well i guess lets see what he does now i suppose
    1 point
  43. Again, you're failing to understand the purpose and value of the monarch and the royals. Especially in these times of political division, the Queen, as the head of state, served as a constant, reassuring reminder in everyone's lives. A non-political national leader everyone could unite behind. And don't discount her influence behind the scenes because every politician who has spoken of her, including Harper, Mulroney, Clark and Chretien, as well as past British PMs have spoken of her enormous store of knowledge, experience, intelligence and diplomatic ability. They could ask her advice and know that it would be good and that she could keep a confidence. The royals have long served as roving ambassadors for the UK, as well, soothing troubled waters around the world as they deal with foreign leaders in a casual way more formal government ambassadors can't. You say a lot of people could fill that role. Could they fill it to the extent you have foreign governments dropping their flags to half mast when they died? Would the president of France and chancellor of Germany have their national flags at half mast as they lament her death? I've seen no such international unanimity at the death of any international leader. Is the vet going to have a million people at their funeral? I suspect the Queen had a hell of a lot of relevance to those people, not to mention the hundreds of millions who will be watching the live coverage at home. That she has no relevance to you is beside the point. And taking silly shots at someone who IS very relevant to a lot of people for no better reason than to sneer at them is not the mark of a happy guy.\
    1 point
  44. Oh and your kid grooming days are coming to an end little Proggies. Don't like it? Choke on it.
    1 point
  45. No, I understand salary plus benefits pretty well. The folks who don't are union employees complaining about their wages whilst ignoring how valuable their benefit packages are. Yes, and the UAW is a model for dysfunction and the primary reason why North American auto manufacturers have struggled since the late 1990's. When I was in business school back in the early 2000's, we studied GM vs Toyota and GM at the time had a $40/hr labor cost disadvantage vs Toyota. Meanwhile, when jobs became available at any Toyota plant, there'd be 100's of qualified applicants for every single position. That's why GM and Chrysler went bankrupt during the financial meltdown.
    1 point
  46. I think that your surprise at salary including benefits is misguided. If you take any employee working that has pension, vacation, parental leave and other mandatory benefits plus salary, you will be surprised as well. Normally benefits are not included when you speak about wages but they are substantial. The the average UAW salary is around $73 an hour, not including any benefits. Benefits add up fast. The auto industry is responsible for over 500,000 direct and indirect jobs across Canada. Fact is 1/4 million out of 36 million is not that many and is very much sustainable. Considering that the feds have to have presences in every region/province/city/town/village in the country, the number is not surprising. Do you actually think Pierre whatever will cut spending and public servants?? The last conservative PM had the largest cabinet ever. Not defending but just putting perspective into the conversation. Oh and, didn't read the article you linked because I could not get past the paywall.
    1 point
  47. Poor Moonshine. Someone disagrees with the little fella on the internet.
    1 point
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