The liberal politicians in Canada are hosers, eh? The ouster of the current ultra liberal government by no means guarantees a new conservative government will take its place, but I have a few friends in Canada that are probably celebrating anyway. My friends tell me that in many areas of Canada people are just as fed up with liberal politics as we are in the U.S., if not more so. A few of them even believe some conservative parts of Canada will eventually break away from the mother country and either join the U.S. or form new countries (I suggested they just move to the U.S. and help us send our liberals to Canada).
The nanny state never works (see France), so rebellion against Canada’s socialist welfare policies, the “free” health care system that forces Canadians to come to the U.S. for health care, and a tax system that makes our taxes in the U.S. look like a refund, is inevitable. Add in the growing outrage over the governments policies of monitoring speech, pandering to Muslims, and forcing secularism down people’s throats, and you have the makings for a rebellion. Some people in Canada are even waking up to the fact that a military made up of one plane, a ship, and a guy to answer the phone is not a good idea in our post 9/11 world. I don’t think that rebellion is here yet, though. Like in the U.S., Christians and conservatives in Canada are still sleeping. As soon as Canadians and Americans realize that whining and getting mad about the left’s oppressive ideology doesn’t work, and no one is going to fix it for them, we might see some real change. Never the less, this has got to be encouraging to conservatives in a country that’s headed down the toilet even faster than we are.
Canadian politicians will hit the campaign trail this holiday season after opposition parties seized upon a corruption scandal to bring down the minority government of Prime Minister Paul Martin in a vote of no confidence.
Monday’s loss means an election for all 308 seats in the lower House of Commons, likely on Jan. 23. Martin and his Cabinet will continue to govern until then.
The Conservative Party teamed up with the New Democratic and Bloc Quebecois parties to bring down the government, claiming the ruling Liberal Party had lost its moral authority. Recent polls have given the Liberals a slight lead over the Conservatives, with the New Democrats in third place.
The same surveys suggest the Bloc Quebecois would sweep the French-speaking province of Quebec, making a majority government unlikely no matter which party wins the most seats.
For now, a majority of Canadians will probably be too scared of losing their government handouts to stand up to Socialism. Canada is one of the few things that makes me still appreciate our government in the U.S.