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Poilievre Surprise Attack on Trudeau Could End Trudeau’s Reign

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Poilievre has just launched a head on attack against Trudeau. His high pressure campaign is the party’s plan to finally force Trudeau into a reversal on his beloved carbon tax.

A move that could push support for Conservatives even higher. 

With a mounting housing crisis, rising inflation levels, and a costly carbon tax, Poilievre is targeting Trudeau’s most unpopular policy to date. This strategic move from the Conservative party leader could be what it takes to finally sweep Trudeau out of power.

Will Poilievre’s message hit home with Canadians? And what does his high pressure campaign entail?

Amidst widespread outrage over Trudeau’s divisive carbon tax exemptions, Pierre Poilievre announced a massive pressure campaign at a conference in Vancouver. 

Its aim is to push the governing Liberals to pass Bill C-234, a piece of legislation that would extend the carbon tax exemption to fuels that many farmers rely on, such as natural gas and propane. This includes the use of those fuels for irrigation, grain drying, feed preparation, as well as heating and cooling barns and greenhouses.

Even though the bill is only two pages long, its impact would be extremely significant yet it faces huge obstacles in the Senate. 

By expanding exemptions to key fuels relied upon by Canadian farmers, it would provide substantial financial relief to an industry already squeezed by high operating costs.

For agricultural producers across the Prairies and beyond, natural gas and propane are essential for critical activities like irrigation, grain drying and barn heating. The carbon tax only adds thousands per year to fuel bills at a time when global fertilizer and supply chain issues are also driving expenses up.

Despite calls from Conservative senators for debate, the chamber is now dominated by independents appointed via Trudeau’s advisory board. This leaves the legislation vulnerable to being stalled or defeated by Trudeau’s allies in the upper house.

And as for Trudeau’s two-cents on the matter, he has put the possibility of any further exemptions completely out of the question.

It seems like the Liberals are once again playing puppet-master pushing their agenda further, all at the expense of hard-working farmers and struggling low-income Canadians looking for a sense of relief.

But hey, at least Trudeau can pat himself on the back for his moral superiority since he’s still saving the planet.

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault echoed this sentiment by ruling out any more exemptions as long as he holds the position of environment minister. 

If there was ever proof this government is seriously out of touch, this arrogant dismissal of further exemptions is it. 

And it’s no secret that people are tired of it.

Lorne Gunter, a political columnist for the Sun, analyzed how the current mood across the nation could lead to an extraordinary turn of events at the next election. Gunter proposes that this dissatisfaction could enable Pierre Poilievre and the Conservative party to obtain a substantial parliamentary majority. 

Gunter sees a parallel to the 1993 elections, when Liberals sweeped the conservatives out of power, at a time when there was a lot of economic frustration among Canadians.

Gunter also argued that people are not only tired of Trudeau but of the Liberal party as a whole, and predicts their upcoming downfall.

It seems that Trudeau’s empire is crumbling around him.

Meanwhile, Poilievre is not only attacking the carbon tax but laying out his climate plan as well. 

At the same conference in Vancouver, Pierre Poilievre pledged to “speed up” approvals of clean energy projects if elected. Poilievre has advocated for technology-based action towards climate change instead of taxes, and promised the quick approval of these projects when asked about the role he sees for the federal government to help provinces connect their electricity power grids.

Now Trudeau and Poilievre have both made big promises, but what do Canadians really think about them?

It’s been obvious for a while that voters have soured on Trudeau and his Liberal government. But a new Abacus Data projection really drives home just how large their impending defeat could be.

By crunching numbers from multiple polls, Abacus projected that if an election were held now, Trudeau would lose more than half his seats. Meanwhile Poilievre and the Conservatives would end up with a solid majority government.

Not even Harper gained such a massive turnout.

Abacus Data CEO David Coletto explained to reporters that we haven’t seen a win like that in decades. He also drew a parallel to Jean Chretien’s immense majority government in 1993, similar to Lorne Gunter’s remarks.

However, the regional breakdown shows the Liberals would probably maintain their grip on Toronto and Montreal, but shows that the rest of Canada would turn blue.

These numbers should be terrifying for Liberals. It seems like when you bungle issues like inflation, housing and pipelines for years, Canadians tend to lose their affection for you at the ballot box. 

Technically, there is still time for these numbers to change. The next election isn’t scheduled until 2025, unless the NDP’s confidence deal with the Liberal Party collapses. Considering the NDP’s latest flip-flop and squabbles between Trudeau and  Singh, this could very well be a possibility.

But still, even Trudeau’s political resilience and ability to gain voters has limits when people’s lives are this hard.

It’s worth noting that the Liberal’s deteriorating numbers might have more to do with voter fatigue toward Trudeau and his government after years in power, as well as frustration over rising costs of living driven by inflation.

The longer you’re in power, the more people can become critical. And after 8 years of Justin Trudeau, it seems like not much has changed, in fact, things have gotten significantly worse. So much so that it may be past the point of no return.

You‘ve got to give credit to the Conservatives for effectively tapping into Canadians’ financial struggles. Rather than just criticizing the Liberals, Poilievre and his party have actively promoted policies to ease burdens like the housing crisis and the costly carbon tax that are top of mind for many low-income voters. 

By positioning themselves as the clear alternative that gets how budgets are being squeezed, the Conservatives appear to have found an effective strategy to rally further support and capitalize on dissatisfaction with Liberal leadership on the economic file. This messaging seems to be directly connecting with Canadians experiencing inflation pains.

As for Turdeau, on the other hand, it seems that when you’ve got your head in the clouds chasing net-zero dreams, you lose touch with nasty realities down here on earth. Things like farmers struggling to stay afloat or parents struggling to put food on the table.

At this rate, come election time, voters can finally give Trudeau a much-needed dose of humble pie.

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