Friday, August 27, 2021
So last night Jagmeet Singh implied he just might support O'Toole and the Conservatives instead of Trudeau and the Liberals if there is another minority parliament -- a petulant clanger of a remark, particularly galling after we all watched Trudeau and the Liberals create the most progressive government Canadians have seen since the 60s, and for which Singh could take almost no credit at all!
August 26th, 2021: "The political impact of the #Afghanistan crisis, and what the NDP leader said about working with the Conservatives" https://t.co/TxWu6kbcFp At Issue panel: @RosieBarton @elamin88 @acoyne @ChantalHbert @althiaraj // #elxn44 #CDNPoli 🇨🇦🇦🇫🟦— At Issue Videos (@AtIssueCBC) August 27, 2021
Trudeau announced today he intends to hike taxes on banks and insurance companies to improve our tax revenue picture -- to the usual consternation from the financial sector who are making record profits but apparently these companies will all go crazy and take our economy with them if they cannot keep it all the money to themselves. Poor guys!
Updated @338Canada Federal Model:— Polling Canada (@CanadianPolling) August 27, 2021
LPC: 141 (-16)
CPC: 133 (+12)
NDP: 36 (+12)
BQ: 25 (-7)
GPC: 2 (-1)
(Seat changes with 2019 Election)
Model Details Here: https://t.co/PH3p7jLQWa pic.twitter.com/n1A3wkxFoH
What a ridiculous criticism of Trudeau's plan!— Cathie from Canada 🇨🇦 😷🏳️🌈 (@CathieCanada) August 26, 2021
On this reasoning, if we charged the banks & insurance companies NO TAXES AT ALL then we would all be saving tons of money on interest rates and fees.
Ever notice that these articles always read like a M.A.D. strategy, like if we ever tax those with money they're going to nuke the very economy they exist within. https://t.co/dvSMtHe4qL— Sam Robbins (@Sam_Robbins3) August 27, 2021
"Experts" aka the soul sucking acolytes for the continued appropriation of surplus value from the middle class . More unproductive user fees, more CC rates at 25 times the rate of cost of borrowing . God save us from the self serving , know-nothing , pocket lining experts https://t.co/oJldd90Px6— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) August 27, 2021
The other news tonight was all Afghanistan (bad) and COVID (worse) -- just too many tweets and comments for me to gather together a sample grouping for tonight. So here's just a couple more random tweets that I liked:
O’Toole doesn’t understand the depth of devastation and the shock waves felt around the world after those graves were discovered. His comments are dismissive and degrading. He’s an utter fool. There’d be no reconciliation with him as PM. He disgusts me. https://t.co/mYz8J1MdOK— Vicki Campbell 🇨🇦 (@merry123459) August 26, 2021
So if I understand this correctly, the same geniuses made Brexit a reality are helping Erin O’Toole sell his pay for play healthcare experiment?— Dean from Winnipeg (@Dean_Winnipeg) August 26, 2021
How’s Brexit working out?#cdnpoli
Are all Conservative Premiers hiding until after the election?— de Adder Canada (@deAdderCanada) August 26, 2021
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a whomping 4% of folks consider childcare a priority, affordable housing is far more important issue and the NDP and Conservatives can absolutely make a deal on the issue.
Despite the best efforts of the Liberals, Erin O'Toole shifted so far left his NDP membership should be coming in the mail any day now (which to be fairly a huge blessing for the Bernier's PPC party).
So as a frequent NDP member and voter I'm absolutely okay with the NDP making a deal with the CPC.
Singh said, "We’ll look at that [a Con government] when it happens and make decisions that are in the best interest of Canadians.” That's a classic refusal to engage with a hypothetical, nothing more. If Liberal partisans spent less time attacking Singh and more time giving NDP voters a reason to vote Lib, they'd likely be cruising to a majority. As the old saying goes, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
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Oh Cap I hope so - Atkins was just so delighted with Singh's remarks and tweeted them out far and wide, because in 2019 he had indicated a refusal to work with Scheer. So I do hope he wasn't serious in what he was saying.
I think Hebert is correct in her assessment that Singh would lose votes to the Liberals, if he decided to support O'Toole. We'll see what those polls show in a few days.