Not commenting on O'Leary, but you should expand your circles a bit, cuz not everybody hates Trump up here.
Around the time of the election the figure was 70% of Canadians that did NOT support or like Trump. Going on (Yes, simplistic) assumption that there's an even a 50/50 split on conservative vs liberal voters here in Canada, the simple math dictates that there's a not insignifigant number of Conservatives in that 70% group.
It's hard to believe that since the actual election, given his behaviour so far, that this figure has gone up any significant amount either.
Regardless, lets not let this thread turn into yet another Trump thread, but my point was that if O'Leary thinks that being Trump Lite is going to automatically win him the election (not to mention all the other things he has going against him, as I mentioned), he may want to rethink that.
Well of course the Polls were wrong and Trump is President.
Lots of people are gradually being pushed to the right because of the left views that are pushed on othersHudak lost Ontario by trying to emulate American-esque right-wing policies up here. Sun News Network failed for the same basic reason. I doubt O'Leary (or Leitch for that matter) could carry carry Ontario and Quebec acting like Trump du Nord. By and large, Canadians favor more progressiveness in their conservatives even though the term "progressive" seems to have been expunged from the CPC.
Chong seems like the most reasonable of the pack thus far.
Lefties playing the racist card again...The left media trying to give Kelly a black eye with the following stunt the CBC tried to pull in Alliston ON.
What's it turned into that directly affects you? Just interested.
Here is a list.
Trudeau lied about:
Scrapping the F-35 deal (went back)
Amending C-51 which never happened
Environment and no more pipeline which he just orders 2 more of.
The deficit which was $10bn and its already $30 bn after only one year
Scrapping or changing TPP which he did neither until Trump scrapped it
Legalization of Marijuana
Electoral reform which he just went back on.
And worst of all, he promised to uphold our charter of rights and now he is deploying speech police and trying to even censor our speech in such an Orwellian manner.
He said he protects LGBT right and women's right but he went on with a $15 bn deal with Saudi Arabia that executes gays and treats women like pets! Women can't even drive in Saudi Arabia but Trudeau is all too cozy with them.
He brought refugees to protect the war torn families yet he sold military vehicles with mounted guns which are now killing innocent civilians in Yemen and creating more war torn families. But hey, media spot light and hence brownie points were in Syria. no one cares about Yemen so who cares Mr. PM right?
He has lied about every single campaign promise and it's only been one year!
He is indeed a great actor and has amazing self marketing skills while using our tax dollars to push his own image and brand around the world. Too bad people think with their eyes and eat up platitudes rather than following actual policy.
P.S Mr. Trudeau. Religious laws are NOT (should not be) above the laws of the land. You don't seem to remember that!
Add to that all the social issues like bill C-16 .and now them trying to gag any criticism of Islam. All designed to curb freedom of speech even if what you say is factual.
Picking ministers based on gender rather than portfolio/skills and those who can best serve the interests of the nation. (not saying men are better or women. Just saying gender and gender politics should not be a determining factor for such vital positions)
And to sum it up, a PM who is defending the rights of few select groups rather than all of us. Someone who is more interested in being a SJW, 75 genders, all gender washrooms while calling himself a feminist every chance he gets rather than someone who is striving to better our economy, creating jobs and addressing ALL of our issue as a nation not just the a few select groups.
He defends you if you're Muslims, a woman (of color mainly but not exclusively), a member of the LGBTQ..... or a visible minority.
If you belong to even one of these groups (white, male, Christian, straight...), he does not stand to protect you or your interests and that makes up a huge chunk of this country.
This is my understanding and opinion on Trudeau and why i miss Harper now. Something i never thought i'd say one day but hey, Trudeau pushed me there like Clinton pushed many on the left to vote conservative in states.