The reason Justin Trudeau is still polling so high? Apathy and ignorance
Who are the 34 percent of Canadians still willing to vote for Trudeau?
In a previous article, I gave my explanation as to why I felt as though it was necessary for me to apologize for voting Liberal in the 2015 federal election. This time around, I’ve vowed to stay vigilant, and vote with my brain rather than my heart.
While this is true for me, it is not true for everybody. Though Justin Trudeau and his team of Liberals have been entrenched in embarrassing shortcomings and regrettable scandal after regrettable scandal, the resilient Liberal Party of Canada still manages to poll closely to the official opposition, the Andrew Scheer-led Conservative Party.
This has led me to have some carking doubts. While I know that I won’t be voting for Justin Trudeau in the next federal election, I know that a healthy portion of Canadians will be.
Can Canada handle another full term of Trudeau and his troublesome team of tyrannical two-tongued tramposos? Telling us what we want to hear one second, and going behind Canadians’ backs the next?
Of course you should be allowed to vote for Justin Trudeau. But what my question actually is, is; who is left to even vote for him? Who are the 34.5 percent of people in the most recent NANOS poll who said they would vote for Trudeau in the coming election?
Who has he not bothered? Who has he not been a hypocrite to? Who are his remaining fans?
Justin Trudeau has time and time again ruffled the feathers of Canadians, from B.C. to the Atlantic.
He’s upset to pro-oil lobby by buying a $4.5 billion pipeline, all while upsetting the anti-oil people for purchasing by… Well… Buying a $4.5 billion pipeline.
That move, in turn, upset the environmentally minded portion of his base, which has caused a green liberal exodus right into the open arms of the May-led Green Party of Canada, a party which is currently boasting some of its best poll numbers it their entire history.
He’s upset Christians by cutting funding to Church summer camps. He’s upset the pro-gun lobby by entertaining the idea of gun bans. He’s upset veterans by cutting their benefits and verbally slapping a soldier in the face by telling him that veterans were asking for too much.
He gets made fun of. Not just by The Simpsons for his complete mishandling of a horribly boring scandal that could have been solved by simply apologizing, but he’s also belittled on the international stage. Go ahead, ask the Chinese what they think of our little potato.
I’ve heard people call U.S. President Trump “Teflon Don,” due to how little anything sticks to him. But if Trudeau can somehow pull off a 2019 election victory, I think the true titan of Teflon in North America would have to go to our very own huckster-charlatan, Justin Trudeau.
All of this has led me to believe that the people who are going to vote for him are mostly apolitical. It’s no use actually trying to talk someone out of voting for Trudeau, because there’s probably not much to talk about.
Trudeau voters are ether so apolitical that it doesn’t matter to them, or so brainwashed by mainstream media outlets that the Conservatives are nazis, that they wouldn’t want their vote wasted by voting for a third party like the NDP. That’s what we’re up against.
Should we be worried? I say no. The young are tired, and the old are aggravated. Another term of Trudeau could cause damage to Canada’s reputation that would take a generation to repair. Canada is smart enough to not do that to itself.
Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is “very concerned” by the anti-pipeline protestors who have blocked the tracks between Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal, according to CBC News.
These protests have crippled Canada’s infrastructure, particularly due to the fact that the protestors are blocking one of the busiest intersections of the countries transport network.
The protestors have blocked the tracks in Bellville, Ontario, which serves as the epicentre for all routes between Canada’s two largest cities and the capital of the nation. All passenger trains and freight trains have been blocked.
CN has chosen to shut down all train travel until the dispute is resolved, despite the fact that the train company received an injunction to remove the protestors from the tracks.
These protests have effectively shut down all passenger travel between these cities, and are having a significant impact on the transport of food and commercial goods. The effect on the economy if this blockade continues will be severe.
These protests have been ongoing since Thursday when demonstrators began to gather at the tracks. Since then, the protests have only gained more traction and attracted more demonstrators to the scene.
The demonstrators say that they are standing in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en chiefs. However, the northern B.C.First Nation officially supports the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
So far, Via Rail has had to cancel 157 trips in the Toronto-to-Montreal corridor: 24,500 passengers have been affected.
Most Ontarians are not for the government raising teachers’ salaries by 2 percent according to a poll formulated by The Star. Most people, however, do agree with the education unions on things like the number of students in a classroom and e-learning.
The opt-in poll was made by Campaign Research and included 1,536 people. It ran from Feb 6 to 9.
Nick Kouvalis, the principal strategist at Campaign Research said that most people “do not want to give the teachers a more than 1 percent raise,” and added, “but teachers should be encouraged that the public is still with them during these rotating strikes.”
The poll shows that 45 percent of people disagree with the teachers’ request of a 2 percent salary increase—opposing the 1 percent cap set in place by the government. Only 35 percent of people agree with teachers while 13 percent do not support either side and 8 percent are unsure.
Just 12 percent of people believe that teachers should not receive any pay increase while 32 percent support a 1 percent increase. Another 9 percent of the public believe that the teachers should receive an increase of more than 2 percent.
The public does not disagree with teachers on all issues though. While the government wants 2 of the 30 classes required by high school students to be taken online, teachers believe that the 30 classes should all be taken in the school classroom. The poll shows that 52 percent of the public agree with teachers on this issue while 28 percent disagree.
The public also agrees with teachers that the number of students per classroom should not be raised. The government wants to raise the amount of students per class to raise from 22.5 to 25. The poll finds that 52 percent of the public also agrees with teachers on this subject while 36 percent agree with Ontario’s government.
A cruise ship that has been stuck at sea after there were passengers discovered to have coronavirus is getting a little help from an adult website to entertain them while they’re quarantined: some skin flicks.
Approximately 7,300 passengers aboard the Diamond Princess and World Dream cruise have been stranded and docked Hong Kong and Japan as a direct result of the coronavirus epidemic.
251 Canadians are docked in Japan after it was announced on Sunday, that six more people tested positive for the virus. The cruise ship now has a total of 70 cases onboard with the remaining passengers stuck on board and quarantined with little to do for entertainment.
CamSoda, a Miami-based pornography company has offered quarantined passengers full complimentary access to their webcam services according to Fox Business reports.
Daryn Parker is CamSoda’s vice president and he elaborated on the decision in a statement to the press, “They are not only dealing with the fear of infection, which is terrifying, but boredom,” stated the release. “We like cruises just as much as the next guy, but without activities or human interaction, the boredom must be crippling.”
“In an effort to keep their minds off of the coronavirus and to help with the boredom, we’re offering passengers and crews the ability to have fun in a safe and controlled environment with camming.”
“Camming” is a more interactive approach to traditional pornography whereby individuals can perform in front of their webcam at home or in a studio for a live audience and the viewers pay for the experience through tips and site tokens. There is also the ability to chat in real-time with the sex worker.
CamSoda is asking that passengers and crew aboard the cruise to send them proof of travel documents via email to [email protected] according to the New York Post. CamSoda will then respond by sending the individual 1,000 free tokens which can be used to pay for the webcam live-stream performers.
Many towns and schools have been forced to evacuate after New South Wales sees heavy rainfall throughout the region. The rain has put out some of the wildfires that have been burning for months according to CTV News.
According to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, over 200 millimetres of rain came down on the region in just one day. Sydney saw more rainfall than the city has seen since 1990 at 391.6 millimetres over four days.
On Monday, the New South Wales Department of Education closed many schools due to flooding in the area.
Since Friday, more than 30 fires were put out by the heavy rainfall according to the New South Wales Fire Service. The Fire Service released a Tweet saying that the rain was the “most positive news we’ve had in some time.”
James Morris of the Fire Service noted that the Currowan fire was put out by the heavy rain on Saturday. That was a giant fire that had covered about 500,000 hectares in 74 days.
Morris also noted that the persisting fires will most likely be extinguished by the continuous rain.