Dustbin Trudeau called a snap election in August 2021, only twenty one months since the last federal election (December 2019), yet Canada allows a sitting parliament up to five years. His hope was to get a majority after riding high in the polls.
Instead, parliament will have almost exactly the same distribution of seats. This $600 million debacle of ego and a power grab accomplished nothing except give Trudeau two more years on the clock than he already had with the same parliament. It created potential mass spreader events everywhere, inflated the cost of an pointless and unnecessary election that taxpayers will foot the bill for. If he wanted to win a majority, how about acting in the public interest and doing what’s best for the country and saying “look what I did” in 2023?
After the December 2019 election, I said “a tolerable result”. This is intolerable.
Unless Trudeau accomplishes a lot in the next three years, this will almost certainly cost him the next election. Historically, Canadians vote for the clowns in retaliation after elections like this. If the pandemic isn’t resolved by then, the clowns would reignite it with their incompetence.
And yet if Trudeau did manage to make positive changes (which would only happen if the NDP and BQ force him to), he’ll get the credit. That means another corrupt liberal majority, just as bad as a conservative majority.
After approximately fifteen million votes have been counted:
2019 At dissolution ---- -------------- Liberal 157 155 Conservative 121 119 Bloc Québécois 32 32 New Democratic 24 24 Green 3 2 Independent 1 5 2021 Votes (~15,000,000) ---- ------------------- Liberal 156 4,761,585 (31.744%) Conservative 122 5,099,692 (33.998%) Bloc Québécois 32 1,177,521 ( 7.850%) New Democratic 26 2,654,703 (17.698%) Green 2 339,528 ( 2.263%) People's Party 0 769,591 ( 5.131%) Other 0 143,000 ( 0.953%)
This proves again why Canada desperately needs proportional representation, and why the liberals and clowns are adamantly against it. I would even be willing to tolerate rightwing extremists and racists like the PPP holding seats if it meant we never have a majority government again.
If the parties were allotted seats by percentage of the vote, the liberals or conservatives would need BOTH the BQ and NDP to support them to pass any legislation. That would be a government which actually represents the public interest. The liberals and conservatives would never form a coalition.
Seats by percentage of votes, 2021: Liberals 107 Conservatives 115 Bloc Québécois 27 New Democratic 60 Green 8 People's 17
What a pointless waste of time, money, resources, and risk, all for the sake of his ego.
When Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau asked Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon to dissolve Parliament in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, he triggered what is estimated to be Canada’s most expensive federal election ever.
Elections Canada is projecting a $610-million price tag for the 36-day campaign.
In 2019, the election cost $502.4 million.
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A fact sheet posted on the Elections Canada website from November 2020 estimated costs for pandemic safety material (such as masks, plastic dividers and sanitizer), adjustments to the vote-by-mail system, and a voter information campaign would cost approximately $52 million.
This might be Trudeau’s last stand. I would like to see him wake up and realize now is the time to push for prortional representation. New Zealand has a parliamentary democracy with prortional representation, and it works. Copy theirs. Or even ranked voting, but end this “first past the post” crap.
Yet another photo of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau donning blackface has emerged, on the eve of the 2021 election day, potentially serving a blow to the prime minister’s hopes of securing a majority government.
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The  photo has caught the attention of several international media publications, with British outlet the London Daily Telegraph being the first to break the story, followed by reports published in the Daily Telegraph, Reuters and Yahoo News.
He was 29 when he did this. Is he going to call it “youthful indiscretion”?
Side note: Because it was a snap election, my mail in ballot didn’t arrive in time, once again cheating me of my right to vote. Not that would have made a difference in the riding I am forced to vote in, which always votes for the clowns.