As the 2021 election enters its final days, it’s a two-horse race — with the winner expected to cross the line by a nose. While another minority government appears likely in either a Liberal or Conservative victory, the Liberals are increasingly favoured in public seat models, largely due to a growing lead in Ontario. On the other hand, public polling sometimes undercounts the Conservative vote, and there are a huge amount of close races across the country. If the polling is off by just a couple percentage points, it could mean a large swing in seats. One senior Conservative campaign source said the election will turn on who has the best ground game. “I honestly do not know who’s going to win on Monday,” the source said. “It’s going to come down to get-out-the-vote and turnout.” The Liberals and Conservatives have engaged in direct battle over the cost of living, gun control and pandemic management in the course of the campaign, but there are a few other crucial questions involving the smaller parties that may well decide the election. Here is what to watch for as the results start coming in on Monday.
Month: September 2021
Justin Trudeau has not served Canadians well as Prime Minister these past six years. It’s time for a change. It’s understandable why so many Canadians initially supported Trudeau and gave him a majority government back in 2015. The previous Conservative government had been in power for almost a decade and people had grown tired of it. Trudeau offered a promise of “sunny ways” — where he would generate positive results for all Canadians. That has since proven false though. Trudeau is not uniting Canadians. He is dividing us. Rather than rising above the petty sort of politics that so many people have grown tired of seeing, Trudeau has turned it into an art form. He now comes across as insincere. Many Canadians believe he only called this election because he coveted majority government powers, instead of putting in the hard work of collaborating with other parties to get legislation effectively passed. While it was first appealing to Canadians that Trudeau went on about being a feminist and a champion of diversity, those words now ring at best hollow and insulting at worst since they have been exposed to be not entirely true.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Saturday that he remains open to getting rid of Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system if his party is re-elected, but added that it’s not a priority since there’s no consensus on the issue. Trudeau said, however, that he would not favour proportional representation as an alternative, saying the system “gives more weight to smaller parties that are perhaps fringe parties.” Trudeau instead expressed his preference for a ranked ballot system, saying such an approach contributes to less divisive elections. “I have always been a fan of ranked ballots where people get to choose first choice, second choice, third choice,” he said during a campaign stop in Aurora, Ont. “I think it forces parties to come together and make a pitch to be the second choice of other voters and therefore they are less divisive.” The Liberal leader first raised the prospect of electoral reform in 2015 by promising that the federal election held that year would be the last to use the first-past-the-post method, a pledge he would ultimately renege on.
On Thursday, while arriving at Quebec City hall to meet with Mayor Régis Labeaume, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was met with a crowd of boos. The display comes just one day after former President Barack Obama endorsed the current Prime Minister in the upcoming election. “Justin has been an effective leader and strong voice for democratic values, and I’m proud of the work we did together,” Obama wrote in a Twitter post. On Friday, a similar glowing endorsement came from 2016 presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “I have seen my friend Justin Trudeau show leadership in the fight for accessible child care, protected reproductive rights, and ambition climate action,” wrote Clinton on Friday. “I’m wishing him and our progressive Canadian neighbors the best in Monday’s election,” she continued. The display at city hall comes just days before Canada’s Federal Election on Monday, where the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party are currently tied in the polls.
Israeli agents had wanted to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, 62, dubbed the ‘father’ of Iran’s illegal atomic program, was ambushed November 27 while driving to his home in Absard, near Tehran. New details emerged in a NY Times report, based on interviews with American, Israeli and Iranian officials. Fakhrizadeh is said to have been killed by a Mossad sniper who pulled the trigger from an undisclosed location more than 1,000 miles away via satellite. The gun which fired the fatal shots was positioned in a pickup truck lying in wait. There was also a second disguised spy car positioned three-quarters of a mile earlier along the route in a spot where Fakhrizadeh’s car would make a U-turn. Cameras in this vehicle positively identified Fakhrizadeh and his position in the car sending this information back to the remote sniper. AI technology was programmed to compensate for 1.6 second delay between the camera capturing the images and the trigger being pulled.
According to a video report hosted by Erin O’Toole, Chinese scientist Xiangguo Qiu sent 30 vials of 15 strains of deadly virus samples to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. At the time, the scientist was working under contract at National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Canada. Xiangguo Qiu was subsequently fired from his job. In a video report (link included), Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole states the following: “CSIS told him not to do it. Justin Trudeau was advised that this type of partnership should not be taking place. The Trudeau government ignored the warnings.” According to Erin O’Toole, “the Trudeau government are doing everything they can to cover this up. Canadians deserve an end to the cover-ups.” It will never happen. Conversely, Trudeau and the Liberals are poised to win a third term in office. What a bizarre set of circumstances it is. So blatant, so obvious it is that the Liberal Party are indebted–otherwise known as controlled–by the communist government of China.