It’s now clear that Justin Trudeau had no intention of listening to anyone on electoral reform.
During the campaign, he promised to replace the first-past-the-post system. He did not specify a final alternative. He certainly did not say that a preferential ballot system was the only option.
Yet, once he had power, it became clear that it would either be a preferential ballot – which experts say would have disproportionately advantaged the Trudeau liberals – or no change at all.
As a result, Canadian taxpayers ended up spending over $600,000 on an Electoral Reform Committee report, which was then dismissed out of hand by the Trudeau government.
As reported by the Hill Times, “Parliamentarians spent more than $600,000 and 200-plus hours compiling a 333-page report recommending major changes to the country’s voting system that was largely rejected by the Trudeau government within hours of its release, new House of Commons statistics show.”
What a massive waste.
The report also notes that the“Electoral Reform Committee spent $477,910 travelling across the country to hear directly from Canadians, with another $125,839 charged for the work of Library of Parliament research assistants and the committee’s operational budget…”
As we now know, the Committee finished by recommending a national referendum – giving Canadians the power to choose whether to change our long-standing electoral system.
Of course, that’s not what Trudeau wanted to hear. So he sent Maryam Monsef out to attack the report. She then created the MyDemocracy.ca website, which was widely panned as a manipulative piece of garbage masquerading itself as “citizen consultation.”
Trudeau’s style of “governing” is all about manipulation. He creates the image of openness while pushing a radical, anti-democratic, anti-Canadian agenda behind the scenes. Trudeau and his fellow arrogant elites know that their true agenda of concentrating wealth and power in their own hands is opposed by the overwhelming majority of Canadians. So they try to keep distracting people over and over again.
That distraction has a cost, and in the case of the Electoral Reform Committee Report, that cost was $600K. Unfortunately, we know that’s not even the worst of it. Trudeau has already cost this country billions of dollars in deficits and waste, not to mention selling us out to global financial elites and foreign countries. Until he is defeated, the cost to Canadians will keep rising.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth.
That’s why I write.
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