Why The Liberal-NDP Deal Is Good

May 1st, 2022 | RR

Conservatives have been belly-aching over the new Liberal-NDP agreement for weeks. As they often do, they fill their feeds and articles with apocalyptic doom and gloom about the “end of Canada”. Not all of it is that bad and I'm here to tell you why the deal is a good thing for everyone, not just conservatives. Conservative policies end up being good for a majority of Canadians, even when they don't realize it. This Trudeau-Singh love affair could lead to a Conservative majority government and better long-term policies for all Canadians.

To start, it's becoming increasingly more important for conservatives and non-liberals in Canada to begin investing their money. That's why we'll be writing more about stocks and ways for conservatives to secure their futures. If you're afraid of the stock market, you shouldn't be. If you've spent the first half of your life avoiding stocks and markets, you've been missing out on financial freedom, opportunity and security. It was, after all, a Conservative idea that made investing almost entirely free for everyone.

The TFSA, or Tax Free Savings Account, was a Conservative invention.

We'll start seeing more conservative and libertarian ideas manifesting as the years go on. With this Liberal-NDP coalition, Canadians will be starving for new ways to save money and to maximize their financial security. With Trudeau and Jagmeet co-opting policies that increase the cost of living, Canadians will be incredibly broke and bitter by 2025. Hilariously, none of this is as malicious as conservatives think. Liberals and socialists actually believe their policies work, even after they've failed repeatedly. Chances are, Justin Trudeau still thinks his vaccine mandates and carbon taxes had nothing to do with our current inflation crisis. He still thinks big spending will fix the same problems big spending created.

Justin and Jagmeet aren't enacting evil and malicious policies on purpose, they're just morons. Fortunately for us, the two are now in it together.

Everything Trudeau does from here on will be attributed to Singh and the NDP. Every mistake he makes, every scandal he falls into and every economic failure he oversees won't just belong to him, they will belong to Jagmeet. Unless Singh breaks the pact in time, he'll go down with Trudeau and his Liberals.

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Jagmeet and his NDP were invited onto a sinking ship—and they jumped on without hesitating. It makes us all wonder how smart Jagmeet could possibly be. Either he is one of the smartest politicians in Canadian history, or he fell into a Liberal trap. At some point, someone must have talked Singh into believing this arrangement would benefit the NDP, but anyone with a keen understanding of history and politics knows it won't.

The only party this agreement benefits is the Liberal Party. The party was sinking and they needed someone to prop them up longer than two years. Trudeau tried twice to re-win a majority and failed. He is the first Liberal prime minister in recent history to win only one majority government before being knocked down to minority status after a single term in office.

Justin Trudeau can't win another majority and every Liberal strategist knows it—which is why they needed a gullible sucker like Jagmeet Singh to secure their fragile government.

Somewhere, Liberals and their strategists are grinning about how easy it was to dupe the NDP. They get an extra two and a half years in office without needing a majority. At the expense of Jagmeet and his gullible, conservative-fearing socialists, Liberals have successfully bought themselves more time. They know they'll be finished in 2025, unless they can dump Trudeau and replace him with someone who can win.

That's a part of the Liberal plan. If Trudeau doesn't get his act together by autumn of 2023, he's out and the Liberals will pick someone new. Internal polling will determine their course of action when the time comes, but for now, a part of the Liberal ruse is getting Canadians—particularly the NDP—to believe Trudeau will definitely run again in 2025, no matter what. For the Liberal-NDP pact to keep working, dopey dippers need to think Trudeau is in it for the long haul.

There is no way for Jagmeet Singh to come out of this a winner. Liberals knew it, but they were able to convince the dippers that Singh would become a serious contender for the PMO when and if Canadians finally decide to end Trudeau's political career. The NDP were promised that Jagmeet would rise to the top like a soft turd, take the throne and become the new left-wing leader Canadians have always wanted. Liberals told them they would make compromises and give the NDP some major policy wins on universal dental care and other socialist initiatives. This, they said, would warm Canadians up to the NDP and give the party a real chance at a majority government in 2025. At least, maybe an NDP opposition. 

“If we lose, you win. If we win, you still win,” Liberals told the NDP.

Anyone with half a brain should have known they were lying. By tying themselves so tightly to an unpopular prime minister, the NDP have made themselves complicit in every new scandal, every mistake and every forthcoming economic failure. Furthermore, the NDP have delegitimized their own criticisms of Trudeau and his failures on climate change, poverty and the cost of living. The NDP have removed themselves from opposition. When Trudeau's many failures come to light in the next election, Canadians will be asking why the NDP continued to support him.

Unless Trudeau has a miraculous and unrealistically perfect run between now and 2025, this coalition will sink both parties.

A miracle or catastrophe are the only things that could save both leaders in 2025, but miracles are difficult to come by and catastrophes are things no one wants. However, it would be silly to say it could never happen. Disasters are always around the corner and a massive, unforeseen cataclysm could make Canadians feel uncomfortable with new leadership. In cases of war or disaster, people have a tendency to stick with the devil they know.

That's pretty sad, isn't it? Justin Trudeau is so unpopular and bad at his job that Liberals need to count on disasters and miracles to save them in the next election. They had to dupe Jagmeet Singh into propping them up long enough for something to happen—they hope. If Trudeau's economic plans don't play out how the party's inept strategists and economic advisors think they will, they'll need a natural disaster, war, or cataclysm to make Canadians vote for them again.

Like it has with many leaders before him, the strategy of spending Canada out of multiple crises will fail for Justin Trudeau. For Liberals, it's not a big deal. They'll find a way to re-brand and rebuild when he's gone. When the time comes, they'll kick Trudeau to the curb and bring in someone new. When Trudeau's economic agenda fails, they'll blame him and temporarily re-brand as fiscal hawks, just like they did with Paul Martin in 2003 and Jean Chretien in 1993. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

Mark Carney For The Win—They Think

There's been talk of Chrystia Freeland being the new Liberal leader in waiting, but all the indicators point to the former head of Canada's central bank, Mark Carney. Freeland is being thrown into the pool to see if she can swim, but the main target for Liberal headhunters is Mark Carney. Expecting Freeland to swim if Carney declines, Liberals are hedging their bets for the future.

Freeland won't be the only speculative front-runner for Trudeau's job. If she can't demonstrate her abilities by sometime next year, they'll test the water with someone else.

"Somewhere, Liberals and their strategists are grinning about how easy it was to dupe the NDP."

We can expect Liberals and their friends in corporate media to float other names and put other high ranking Liberals into the spotlight, like Marc Garneau and Anita Anand. If Freeland tumbles hard in the coming months, they'll see what else works. Liberals are currently in the process of throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. If no one else catches the public's interest after every option has been tested, they'll start hunting for celebrities.

At the moment, their star candidate is Mark Carney.

If we're going to be honest, we need to admit that Mark Carney would be tough for Conservatives to beat. Carney is the most potent and viable candidate Liberals could have in any election and he probably sends shivers down every Conservative strategist's spine. He has the economic and fiscal wherewithal to siphon moderate and fiscally conservative voters. In a time of economic instability, Canadians might find solace in a person who has experience in monetary policy. Judging by his previous comments, Carney would run lightly with woke politics and focus more on economics and fiscal policy. Even if he garnered any skepticism from the woke fringe, media could pull from a list of ambiguously progressive quotes from his past.

On the flip side, it's possible that the Liberal Party could sink so low into the bowels of cronyism and corruption that not even Mark Carney could save them. If Conservatives framed their attacks carefully, they could paint him as a part of the problem. He is, after all, a career bureaucrat and policymaker. The way sentiments are flowing at the moment, another bureaucrat is the last thing Canadians want. A guy who spent most of his life as a privileged suit at a central bank, controlling interest rates for the peasants, is hardly the kind of guy who could fix Canada's current problems.

This would make a Poilievre vs. Carney showdown one for history to remember.

On one side you'd have a crypto fan who viciously attacks failed monetary policies and the endless printing of money—on the other side, a privileged bureaucrat who ran the very central bank his opponent is attacking. It would be an epic showdown and one that would draw a deep line in the sand, forcing Canadians to choose which monetary theory they think works better.

Depending when Liberals choose to throw Trudeau to the wolves and whether Carney really has political ambitions, this could be the next big political showdown that changes the trajectory of Canadian culture and politics for years to come.

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