Key issues discussed include the ongoing sacrifice of innocent Canadians to soft-on-crime policies, and the crumbling Liberal narrative on the Emergencies Act.
In the latest edition of the exclusive political analysis newsletter, I discuss the ongoing toll of soft-on-crime policies, how the Liberal narrative on the Emergencies Act continues to crumble, the seeming divergence on foreign policy rhetoric between Chrystia Freeland & Justin Trudeau, and why it is essential to retain our confidence in the values that underpin the Western world.
You can read an extended excerpt below:
“Pierre Trudeau was well-known as being sympathetic to Communism, including the ruthless Mao regime in Communist China and Communist Dictator Fidel Castro, and his son has followed in his footsteps.
Even before becoming PM, Justin Trudeau praised China’s ‘Basic Dictatorship,’ and attempted to move Canada more into China’s orbit while distancing our country from our traditional allies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
While many have now forgotten, Trudeau wanted an extradition deal with China – which would have been a horrendous error for obvious reasons – wanted a free trade deal with China, and repeatedly allowed China to buy up Canadian companies tied to our sensitive national security interests.
This clearly generated some internal problems in the Liberal Caucus, as evidenced by a clear majority of Liberal MPs joining with the Conservatives, Bloc, and NDP to call China’s actions in Xinjiang Province a ‘genocide,’ while the Liberal cabinet and Trudeau abstained and refused to use that word in official government statements.
The only thing that has stopped the Trudeau government from fulfilling Trudeau’s desire to deepen Canada-China ties has been the massive shift in Canadian public opinion which has turned decisively against the Chinese Communist Party.
Indeed, opposition to the CCP is one of the few things that unites Canadians across the political spectrum.
Meanwhile, even though many Canadians often look askance at the seeming chaos of US politics (amplified because the United States is such an open society and their problems are thus dealt with in public rather than hidden), Canadian public opinion towards the US remains very positive.
And this is important, because Chrystia Freeland has long had strong ties among the US political and media elite.
This positions her as more credible with some of our allies than Trudeau, who is viewed as both unserious and unreliable due to his past pro-China stance.
There is also the impact of reality having shattered the naïve worldview held by many Canadians and many within the Liberal government.
China is ramping up coal production, and Russia has launched a war of aggression against Ukraine while weaponizing their energy supplies against Europe, thus demonstrating that being able to produce energy and build weapons is still essential.
In many ways, it’s the return of an understanding that tangible things still matter the most, and words of ‘peace’ and ‘progress’ matter little without actual power.
So, to a limited extent, Freeland is merely moving a bit more in a reality-based direction.
This is a positive development, but there is one big problem:
Justin Trudeau is still the leader of the Liberal Party, and that party still operates as a personality cult.
Trudeau still makes the final decisions, and he is still every much stuck in a far-left ideological worldview that is divisive at home and damaging abroad.
Freeland didn’t push back when Trudeau kiboshed the idea of Canada ramping up LNG sales to Germany.
Freeland hasn’t taken steps to start building up our military or abandoning the ‘woke’ recruiting efforts that have totally backfired.
And while Trudeau has credibility problems abroad, Freeland has credibility problems here at home.
Having been so associated with the use and abuse of the Emergencies Act – including seeming disturbingly giddy at the prospect of shutting down the bank accounts of Freedom Convoy protesters – Freeland’s ability to unify Canadians around the idea of a more reality-based foreign policy is quite limited.”
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