On The Potential Need For A Change
Maybe the liberals are sick and tired of the hate and media lies. When you try to do good for the people then you get a rampage of hate speech, lies, sabotage and slander add invented costly false propaganda if I was the liberals I’d hand out a lot of F you’s. Disrespect and lies are toxic to a person. We have a lot of conservatives willing to pay for misinformation. Trudeau is a hard worker and is in Canada more then Harper ever was. He’s had trauma but no one gives him a break. If we lose the liberals we stand to lose everything that made Canada great. I can’t live without a pension. Why is this even a thing? He won’t take our socialism away. And Singh will never get in. So Pierre is it? Really? I’d have to commit suicide bc homelessness as a 4 chronic ill person I’d never survive our winters. Come see what SaskParty has done to me? It’s a mob mentality
I do not think this makes any sense. The only reason for an austerity budget is the noise that the CPC will be making in the next 2 years. Nothing else. A leaner budget in Canada will have zero impact on inflation and interest rate increases or decreases.
Right now inflation is not driven by budget deficits. This is easy to see when you compare Europe with the Canada and the US. Europe had small increases in the deficits during Covid, and are back to small (3% of GDP) or zero deficits (as part of the Euro single currency requirements). Canada and US ran massive deficits during Covid, like 15-20% of GDP. Yet, Europe experienced a much sharper inflation and for a longer duration. Canada and US experienced much lower inflation rates (compared to the rest of the world). Hence, inflation is driven by other factors like a war in Ukraine, massive disruption of supply chains and an unbalanced labour market.
The desire to have a leaner federal budget is purely political. The world economy will settle (barring any additional wars and other unforeseen events) and inflation will get return to more historical values. The Liberals and Freeland will be able to claim “see it worked”, but in reality they had zero influence. Nevertheless, Freeland will make a victory lap, all thanks to Poilievre making the incorrect direct link between deficit and inflation.
The term "tide of rate hikes" suggests that you are taking a position that prefers low rates. This makes you pro-inflation. The media, of course, insist that any decent political leader could keep both low. Austerity? Sure, if you like job losses and a stumbling economy. The real problem is that 90% of Canadians believe there's an easy answer.
That’s true, Dan. But the often implied slurs directed at JT (gay, bisexual, pretty, etc) suggest many voters are uneasy with the rise of the feminine in Canadian governance. One woman is ok. Many women appear to raise alarm bells. Note the piece we’re reading. Evan Scrimshaw, so fucking wise (usually), is surely not sexist. But caution is advised. E.g., vitriol directed at the spouses of PMs, Con or Liberal, is breathtakingly awful.
Good points, but I still think Freeland is still best hope... JT is history.
You do realize that your suggestions are very much in line with those of Don Martin, John Ivison, and Andrew Coyne all of whom have great trouble with the feminization of governance. You offer no evidence of your hypothesis, and fall back on tradition: Men and math, right?
I believe that Freeland was never a good choice to be the Minister of Finance and I think she never actually like the job. She lets PP completely dominate the economic file. She is good and passionate about international affairs not the domestic economy.
ompletely agree with your take on Anand. She is heads and shoulders above any other current cabinel minister.
The problem is that the ministers with strong potential in 2015 have left. I think of Andrew Leslie, Jody Wilson0Raybouldm and Jane Philpott. Also Bill Morneau, not as PM perhaps, but as a strong economics minister. It is in part because he was not listened to, that we are in this mess. Meanwhile, Mr. Trudeau's diversity picks have, by and large, been unmitigated disasters.
Finally, the running experiment with centralizing all government power in the PMO must stop. Either appoint ministers you can trust, or propose a different kind of government.
a friends wife works on the Hill for decades in a job that interacts directly with senior members. she knows Trudeau well. only once when very drunk has she ever spoken about her work. She said he is "shocking dumb dumb dumb" but a very nice man. so an accomplished and smart woman has to be sacrificed to save an ego with daddy issues. great.
.. when did even responding to Partisan conundrum Raging.. a la Poilievre et al Inc
become ‘fighting a righteous battle that can be won..’ ? & ‘Powerfully Brought or Bring ‘It’ Home ..’ ? ? 🦎🏴☠️
I appreciate that this is one of the only articles that I’ve seen where a major personnel change is followed up with actual policy changes that capitalize on that change. Too many push changes in leadership as if that will magically change perceptions even if policy sails on unchanged.
I disagree that an austerity budget will produce any dividends for the Liberals. People are not angry about generic government spending. They are angry about high living expenses and falling quality of life. Unless the Liberals can somehow tie government cuts to lower grocery prices it’s a meaningless gesture. Probably worse than meaningless as even a small cut to services would be felt immediately by many people.
There’s an old joke that leadership is recognizing where the parade is already going and rushing to the front. The modern Liberals seem uniquely stubborn in rejecting that strategy.
The only thing that will save the Liberals is to become the most vocal advocate for voter’s discontent. Get out front and express that, yes people are hurting, and then go on the attack against any useful target that presents itself. There’s no lack of them, mostly legitimate and mostly unsympathetic. The Liberals wouldn’t have to exactly manufacture scapegoats. But so far they seem more comfortable meekly accepting the opposition’s efforts to make them the scapegoat. An effort that’s working because the opposition are the only ones actively expressing voter’s struggles, even if much of their rhetoric is in bad faith.
.. boffo bingo .. & there ya go.. my ‘TRUST’ in Scrimshaw ? Validated - Triple AAA Certified ‘Perspective & Journalism ..
& exactly why That Is So - it’s like Michael Harris.. or Patrick Watson or David Climenhaga or Andrew Leach .. Atwood, Farley Mowat
What else can I say ? Enjoy your Jordan Peterson suckholing Pierre with identical QUESTION that AppleScam Polievre punching bag Don Urquhart asked.. ‘ill preparededly it’s said’ - via Propagandistas - virally & worldwide.. but not the Majority of USA owned & controlled by MainstreamMedia who apparently ‘give a FUCKNOT’ re what a Self Destructive Apex Parasitic Creep - on his Malignant Narcissist - Perpetual Pathway To Prime Ministerial GodHead
The potentially Fatal Flaw of AppleChomp in the Orchard.. only awaits the Testimony of Urquhart & how Poilieve4PM found their ‘Patsy4Poilievre’
.. Mr Urquhart is currently in hiding.. btw.. Riddle Me That Evan ? Scoop of the Career - Nine Minutes Long
& he can’t say shit about it.. Can anyone dare to explain.. why That Is The Reality ?
That smell like the poor guy who pointed out Jason Kenney ‘milking taxpayers for personal Profit’
by pretending his Principle Residence was his mommy’s Calgary basement.. remember him ? His name ?
Of course not.. hell no.. he got buried alive via EXTREME PARTISAN HATERS.. & had to disappear himself just to stay alive ..
"when Bill Morneau resigned/was fired/stepped in front of the train before he was pushed" – it was eight knives in the back, FYI.