It was close to a disastrous week for Justin Trudeau on week one of the campaign trail, and it seems things might get worse for week two.
Liberal Party sources have reported of Trudeau being panicked by a lack of party policies that will encourage voters to get out and vote.
Speaking with Radio-Canada, one source said, “You have to give [the public] a reason to go out and vote, and not vote for the NDP.” They also confirmed that Trudeau is now asking Liberal candidates to put forward ideas that will encourage voters to turn up to the polls.
This election is going to cost taxpayers $610 million and is taking place while provinces deal with the 4th wave.
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Liberal insiders have said that instead of focusing on other issues, they wanted to use the first week to clearly show that there is a stark choice for voters between them and the Conservatives, primarily through mandatory vaccines.
“The various parties are putting forward very different ideas about how to get through the end of this pandemic and mostly how to build a better future for everyone,” Trudeau said Friday. “This is the moment, as we approach the end of this pandemic, where Canadians should have their say.”
However, Trudeau has been unable to answer questions about the need for dissolving parliament in the middle of the COVID-19 fourth wave. The messaging was all but clear on why now, and why so.
If Liberal Party sources are claiming that Trudeau is spooked by his lack of policies and reasons for encouraging Canadians to go to the polls, you know that the Liberals are in deep water.
The reason why Trudeau called an election is obvious; the polls were in his favour and he was willing to put any form of stability in the COVID-19 recovery at risk so as to gain power.
However, he will never admit this, so now he is desperately seeking policy ideas from his candidates to buy the public’s vote.
If Canadians ever needed proof of how unprepared Trudeau is to be Prime Minister for a third term, this is it. He has nothing substantive to offer them except woke talking points and draconian policies that would infringe the liberties of us all.
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