Justin Trudeau in a hangar, before the comeback, if there's going to be one
Trudeau is trashing the place (Canada) and if Poilievre is elected, there'll be no money to do anything, and he'll be stuck holding Trudeau's bag of trash tricks. Then we'll attribute the on-going stagnation of the economy and the collapsing of the country to Poilievre, and we'll turn on him and eventually forget who got us into this mess.
I realize that this was a Liberal fundraiser and Party faithful don’t want to pay $1500 a seat to hear the Prime Minister say “We really did some stupid things and now we’re changing course to regain the trust of Canadians.”
But the steadfast inability of the Prime Minister to look in the mirror and reflect on how others perceive his actions is a shame. A shame because some humility to accept that government policies are hurting people and require addressing is always welcomed.
A 12 minute pep talk to highlight the divisive politics of “anger, anxiety, fear or division” might have some resonance if Trudeau admitted that he is the primary practitioner of such ruthlessness and he understands that people are sick of it. Not a chance, his hands are clean, and his is the sunny ways message of hope, prosperity, cheap daycare and a new bridge.
It would be too funny if the recent SCC ruling of the ICC Bill sped up the approval process so the bridge actually got built within 25 years.
'...The party had announced a ticket price up to $1,500...'
I am amazed that 67 people agreed to be paid a mere $1,500 to endure having to hear in person the PM's breathy, nasal, woke addled bromides.
I could do it but but 5g would be my starting price. And even then...
Any snow in the forecast for Ottawa? Asking for a few million friends...
You could not pay me $10,000.00 to sit and listen to a preacher always stuck on the same Gospel verses he started 8 years ago. Redundant...
And, so, Joe Oblivious spoke to "his" crowd as he continued his descent (ascent perhaps; yes, I think so) into oblivion.
“This leader is not for turning,” but this afternoon my inbox loaded up with program changes to carbon dioxide taxes reducing some and jazzing up heat pumps and rural rebates. My heavens a federal government who finally cares for the rural folks. Trudeau may be closer to that walk in the snow than the punditry realizes.
This arrived in my inbox some 30 seconds after the announcement to suspend the carbon tax on fuel oil popped up in my twitter feed...
Thank you Paul.
I find this to be a load of self-congratulatory puffery. I have been to other fundraiser events, not because I wanted to, but because my employer had purchased a table and then had to fill it up. Why would anyone actually go and listen to stuff like this? How is anyone the wiser for it? (Admittedly I'm not talented at reading tea leaves the way Mr. Wells does.)
Seems to me to be preferable to just write a check. Then get on with more serious stuff.
The guy is delusional, I don’t think he realizes how much fiscal damage he’s done to ordinary Canadians. 67 tickets in what used to be Liberal heartland is pretty telling.
He’s got no self awareness, and a typically narcassistic approach blame the other guy for what’s not working.
Doubling the national debt in 8 years with near zero accountability is going to ruin the future for far too many people. The “giveaways” are not only not affordable, they are downright damaging to our economy.
I had the opportunity to be with Pierre Poilievre in the lovely town of Windsor, Nova Scotia this evening. It was wall to wall people. I haven’t been in the mind to go to such events for a lot of years now having spent a chunk of my work life doing such events but I was favourably impressed by the reception and the performance. Poilievre hit all the right notes bringing the crowd to its feet often, and the walk-back of the prime minister on the heating fuel carbon tax was cause for one of the more amusing moments- real politics at work! The future may be brighter than many have been opining.
"Hearing how the prime minister talks to friendlies on a Tuesday night near home was, perhaps, the closest I could get to hearing how he talks to himself."
…a good line. Paul, thank-you
...so many I talk to think it's time for a walk in the snow...
Well Paul it gave you something to do on a Tuesday night in Hull aka Gatineau.
I guess Paul Wells has good connections, given I received both his newsletter and the carbon tax announcement at the same time. I guess it’s a proof than things can turn around pretty quick in politics. However, in the state the liberals are in right now, they are probably praying that PP continue to talk about vaccine mandantes, gun rights, parental rights, etc.
I love Justin Trudeau!
But you know when I love him the most is when he morphs into spontaneous mode as in the Youtube video in this article. (And ten thousand other spontaneous times since 2015).
The 5 grand bespoke jacket is handed off to a flunkey while one aide de camp loosens the 350 dollar silk tie and another rolls up the sleeves of the 500 dollar dress shirt so that Junior can show that in the end he is just folks, one of us, ready to go to work helping Canadians!
So genuine, so uncontrived, so like the Great Man himself!
I don't see them living in denial as they are responding well to current crises like the housing file and other infrastructure projects. They have two years to sell their agenda so it's far from panic time.