Trudeau Win Cements Canada’s Progressive Agenda

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  October 22, 2019   

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OTTAWA (ChurchMilitant.com) - Justin Trudeau won the election as Canada's liberal prime minister, but freedom-loving Canadians counted themselves the loser.

Canadian voters reelected Trudeau on Monday out of six candidates. Conservative candidate Andrew Scheer was expected to be one of Trudeau's more formidable challengers, but the only challenge was the Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, taking the majority away from the Liberals in Parliament.

Canadian networks airing Scheer's concession speech cut it off towards the beginning in order to jump to Trudeau's victory speech, an unprecedented move that annoyed conservatives.

Trudeau said, "From coast to coast to coast tonight Canadians rejected division and negativity. They rejected cuts and austerity and they voted in favor of a progressive agenda and strong action on climate change."

"I have heard you my friends. You are sending our liberal team back to work back to Ottawa with a clear mandate," he continued, adding, " We will make life more affordable, we will continue to fight climate change, we will get guns off our streets and we will keep investing in Canadians."

Speaking to the two-thirds of Canadians who didn't vote for him, he pledged, "we will work every single day for you. We will govern for everyone."

His reelection campaign managed to survive allegations of racism and allegations he was removed from teaching after having had sexual relations with a 17-year-old female in 2001. 

Conservative candidate, Andrew Scheer, commented, "Tonight we have put him on notice. His leadership is damaged and his government will end soon and when that time comes, we will be ready and we will win." He added, "We are the government in waiting."

Trudeau and the Liberal party advanced numerous anti-life and anti-family ideologies since his election in 2015. He made abortion the cornerstone of the party and banned anybody from running as a liberal if they were pro-life.

He's been an ardent abortion activist, claiming in an October 4 interview, "I don't think it it is actually coherent or consistent for someone to say that they are pro-choice —  particularly a man — to say that they are pro-choice but don't like abortion." 

He acknowledged that in 2011 he had claimed to be personally against abortion, because of his identification as a Catholic, but explained, "I evolved past that particular perspective. I continue to be and will always be fully pro-choice, but I no longer feel that I can or need to say that I'm against abortion. That's not for me as a man to say. I will always be pro-choice."

But pro-life Canadians had no real choices since all six candidates pledged to support abortion. Scheer, despite being head of the Conservative Party, noted in an Oct. 1 interview that if he won the election, he would still keep Trudeau's pledge to put $7.1 billion CAD in taxpayer money to fund abortions in poorer developing nations in the next 10 years.

Trudeau has also promised to push harsher regulations on social media, banning so-called hate speech, promising "significant financial penalties" on social media platforms refusing to remove hate speech within 24 hours.

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