Monday, June 18, 2018
Should Justin Trudeau Call An Early Election?
As you probably know Donald Trump's decision to declare war on Canada has sent Justin Trudeau's popularity skyrocketing.
According to the latest poll his approval rating hasn't been as high since he won the 2015 election.
But since the tariffs we have imposed on the United States don't come into effect until July the first, things could get ugly fast.
There is no telling what an enraged Trump might do, or what additional punishment the diseased would be dictator might inflict on Canada.
And since the Con media and some of the surrender monkeys in the business community are already calling for Trudeau to cut a deal at any cost, no matter how humiliating.
As Susan Delacourt writes, now might be the time for Trudeau to call an early election.
Instead of adjourning Parliament for the summer in the next couple of weeks, Trudeau could dissolve it completely, heading to Rideau Hall and telling the Governor-General that he needs an entirely new mandate to deal with this crisis in Canada-U.S. relations.
There was no such thing as a Trump presidency when Canadians last went to the polls in 2015 — Trudeau could argue that it’s time we elected a government specifically to deal with the clear and present danger that the American president is posing to to the Canadian economy.
And while I would wait until the end of the summer to give whatever Trump is planning to do to us time to take shape, and outrage even more Canadians, I think it's an excellent idea for two main reasons.
One, it would show Trump that this country is united, and cannot be easily divided.
And two, it would almost certainly deep six the treasonous Trumpling Andrew Scheer...
Who as Martin Patriquin is the latest to point out, played into Trump's hands in a most shameful manner.
When Trump went ahead with tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, Scheer saw it less as an affront to the country than a chance to attack his opponent. “Justin Trudeau promised workers in Quebec, Ontario, and Saskatchewan that he had resolved this issue,” Scheer wrote. “It is clear that the Prime Minister failed.”
For no good or decent reason.
Perhaps Scheer was miffed at the near-unanimous acknowledgement amongst Conservatives that Trudeau was doing his level best to manage Trump’s Gong Show whims. Maybe his inner knee-jerk partisan got the better of him and his advisors.
Regardless of the reason, Scheer’s digression has weakened Canada’s hand. Intentionally or not, it telegraphed Trump’s later “weak and dishonest” comments and created a crack in the united front necessary when dealing with the Trump administration.
And since Scheer cannot be trusted not to do that again, the best way to sideline him is to send him down the memory hole...
For you can be sure if he loses the next election he'll be gone quicker than you can say Maxime Bernier.
When we are under attack as we are now, it's time to put country before party, treat the Trumplings like traitors.
And make sure we have a real leader who will not sell us out...