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Trudeau shies away from election debates
In the 2019 election, Justin Trudeau has become the politician that he said he wouldn’t be — the one who is less than open, the one who hides, the one who does things the same old self-serving way that he used to denounce.
In the 2019 election, Justin Trudeau has become the politician that he said he wouldn’t be — the one who is less than open, the one who hides, the one who does things the same old self-serving way that he used to denounce.

So Justin Trudeau won’t show up to any election debate that his own government didn’t have a hand in creating.

Should we be shocked?

Perhaps not.

In the 2015 election, the Conservatives decided that Stephen Harper would not participate in what were then the quasi-official debates organized by the broadcast consortium but would instead be open to other ideas.

There ended up being an exciting mix of debates in English from the Macleans/Citytv debate early in the campaign to a debate on foreign affairs issues hosted by the Munk Centre to The Globe and Mail hosting a debate in Calgary.

None of the leaders could say they had an advantage based on the debate format and Canadians were able to listen to the leaders answer a variety of questions in a variety of formats.

The winners were voters, not politicians.

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(5) Why are we allowing China to bully Canadians here?

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BTDT
BTDT
September 7, 2019 12:55 pm

OLIVER: The worst election outcome? A far-left social democratic coalition

For centre-right Canadians and Conservative partisans, a Liberal minority government would be the worst of all worlds.

It should also deeply concern middle-of-the-road voters and disaffected blue Liberals.

Deeply concern? That’s an understatement if there ever was one! I like Maxime over all of the other candidates. But he is not ready. He needs breathing room to get his message out to the voters. About 4 years breathing room. I’ve already made it clear here that I have little use for liberal light progressive leaning wimp Scheer. But he is better than the destruction that another term under Trudeau will be. A vote for Maxime is a vote for Trudeau IMHO. I have to vote for Canada first so I will hold my nose and vote for Scheer. I’ve already expressed exactly this opinion (politely and respectfully but not mincing words) to the local CPC candidate who knocked on my door one evening last week. He tried to tell me that he’d had a private one hour one on one with ‘Andrew’ and judged him to be a good leader. I told him that he was a lousy judge of character. I told him Scheer is a weak leader. I told him the ideological divide between the Trudeau liberals and the Scheer conservatives should be this big (and extended my arms out) but instead it is this big (and held two fingers about half an inch apart). At the end of our conversation (sweat was pouring down his brow by this time) he thanked me for my support and I said “don’t thank me for my support because I don’t support you or your party. I am simply being forced to vote for the least worst for Canada”. Then the bloody fool even asked if he could put his sign on my lawn, I said no. He slithered away to the next house no doubt hoping for a more positive greeting. I am so sick and tired of the entire lying self interested progressive socialist stinking lot of politicians. The greatest generation paid dearly for the Canada they handed down as a gift. But a gift is rarely appreciated as much as something you had to actually work or pay for as they did. Today far too many Canadians didn’t pay a damn thing for this great country and simply do not appreciate the gift that Canada is. Wonder no more why they vote as they do.

Like I said, I will cast my vote for Canada and try to keep my lunch down as I tick the box. Sadly, my prediction for the next four years? Exactly as described in the headline. And that folks is again, just IMHO.