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Trudeau’s nervous about running on his record

Sep 17 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — If Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was confident of winning the Oct. 21 election based on his political record over the past four years, the Liberals wouldn’t feel the need to portray their political opponents as not only wrong, but evil. But this is what Liberals always do when they feel their self-declared status as Canada’s […]

Trudeau’s immigration policies alarm many Canadians

Sep 15 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Thus far in the federal election campaign, the issue of immigration has been debated mainly by not talking about it. Two of the biggest “media” stories have been: – Controversy over a billboard campaign featuring a picture of People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, accompanied by the words: “Say NO to Mass Immigration”. – […]

Trudeau’s proven to be his own worst enemy

Sep 11 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Win or lose this election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enters the campaign as damaged goods compared to the politician Canadians thought they were electing in 2015. Back then, Trudeau was all shiny and new as the Liberal underdog and third-party leader, his campaign invoking memories of his late father, Pierre Trudeau, and the “Trudeaumania” that […]

Andrew Scheer on the rights of LGBTQ2 Canadians

Sep 1 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — On Aug. 22, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale posted to Twitter a 14-year-old speech in Parliament by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer — then a 25-year-old rookie MP — opposing same-sex marriage. At that time, Scheer’s position was the same as many Conservative and Liberal MPs. Goodale opposed same sex-marriage in parliamentary votes […]

Trudeau’s own government knows a handgun ban won’t work

Aug 11 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is talking about making the banning of handguns an election issue, let’s examine the evidence that shows why it won’t be effective — which comes from Trudeau’s government. Here’s what Trudeau’s point man on the issue of banning handguns — former Toronto Police chief Bill Blair, now Trudeau’s Border […]

Canadian health care – expensive and mediocre

Aug 9 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — In the Oct. 21 federal election campaign, health care will be the top concern, or near the top, for most Canadians. It’s like that in every election. But what will again undercut any serious debate about Canada’s financial and performance crises in health care are the two most enduring and damaging myths about Canadian health […]

It’s 2019, where’s Trudeau’s balanced budget?

Aug 4 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should explain to Canadians how he went from his 2015 election promise to balance the federal budget this year, to his own finance department’s latest projection it won’t be balanced until 2040. Back in 2015, Trudeau was adamant that under his economic stewardship, Canada would have a balanced budget this year. […]

Food fight is pre-election silliness

Jul 25 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The food fight between Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over Canada’s Food Guide demonstrates that the pre-election silly season is upon us. It started when Scheer portrayed the guide, updated this year by the federal government for the first time since 2007, as an unscientific plot by granola-heads to deceive Canadians […]

Butts experienced Lavscam differently

Jul 23 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Liberals say it’s no big deal Gerald Butts, who resigned on Feb. 18 as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary at the height of the Lavscam scandal, is back in the Liberal fold. Nor that Trudeau’s closest friend and top political adviser — whom Trudeau told the Liberal caucus after his 2015 election victory […]

The political resurrection of Gerald Butts

Jul 21 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s best friend and closest political advisor, is returning to the Liberal fold as a senior political strategist for the Oct. 21 federal election. This according to a CBC report on Saturday. With respect, it’s hard to believe Butts was ever out of the Liberal fold, from the moment he […]

Justin Trudeau, Liberal virtucrat

Jul 18 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Liberal “fear and smear” campaign against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer orchestrated by Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is nothing new. The Liberals have always campaigned on the basis that the Conservatives are not only wrong, but evil. It’s part of the Liberals’ DNA. Thus, Trudeau and Co. absurdly suggest Scheer is a white supremacist sympathizer […]

Remedial math for Liberals on climate change

Jul 14 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With 98 days to go before the Oct. 21 federal election, the pollsters say human-induced climate change will be high on voters’ minds. Given that, voters should understand the election debate about this issue will be entirely about political perception as opposed to political reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna want […]

Numbers show Trudeau’s climate promises are fake news

Jul 7 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatening to fine social media platforms if they don’t control “fake news,” the question arises whether the Liberals should be fined for promoting fake news themselves. Because their insistence Canada is on track to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets Trudeau agreed to in the 2015 United Nations’ Paris climate […]

Canadians want fewer refugees, while Liberals want more

Jul 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — A slew of recent public opinion polls on Canadian attitudes toward immigrants and refugees — the latest one commissioned by the CBC — suggest our views toward immigrants and refugees are hardening. The CBC poll by Public Square Research and Maru/Blue released Wednesday found 57% of the 4,500 adults participating in an online panel said […]