Do NDP & Liberal voters want longer recession & more taxes?

It boggles the mind to think that so many Canadians “want change” that they are willing to shoot themselves in the foot to get it? Think about the financial effects of such a change. Both NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau talk about:

And, no doubt, in time, both would raise the GST/HST back to 7%/15%. In fact, if the Trudeau Liberals get into power, guaranteed it will happen to Ontario residents, no matter how many times the Wynne Liberals deny such a possibility. Remember, it was that same Ontario Liberal Party, under Dalton McGuinty who promised not to raise taxes and did so within weeks of being elected.

So, if you don’t care that “change” will mean hardship for everyone (except for public sector union members), by all means vote for your NDP or Liberal candidate.

However, if you want a federal government that makes Canada the envy of the G8 and delivers the Constitutional imperative of peace, order and good governmentthen vote for your Conservative candidate on October 19th.

Remember too, that the Harper Conservatives are not just making promises, they actually have a record of accomplishment that doesn’t make you poorer than you are today.

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Related Endnotes:

(1) Check out William Watson’s column today in the Financial Post in relation to the CBC’s The National Peter Mansbridge interviews (my reaction at this link): “What will they do on Day 500?” That of course, is when the full negative impact of overspending or taxing individuals and businesses will show itself.

(2) Of course, in Alberta, it has only been a few months, not even close to 500 days, yet we read that the Premier Rachel Notley NDP government is attempting to spend their way out of a downturn in revenues. Which means, the AB NDP are already into the kind of permanent deficit spending made famous by Ontario’s Bob Rae NDP Government in the early 1990s — even though Notley promised not to make the same type of mistakes.

 

Which “leader & party can you trust” likely ballot question in #Elxn42

H/T NewswatchCanada.
H/T NewswatchCanada.

There is a lot of talk at the moment about what the ballot question is going to be come election day on October 19th, 2015.

Think about that for a moment. Imagine you are standing or sitting in the voting booth and looking down at the names on your ballot. Each candidate in your riding represents a political party. What will you ask yourself when you are looking at those names? Will you ask which party can bring the most change? I doubt it. In fact, I think what you will ask is: Which party and leader can you trust to keep Canada stable, safe and strong?

Remember, as a country our Constitution calls for: Peace, Order and Good Government. Has the Conservative Government been perfect? Of course not. But, have they provided that peace, order and good government? Yes, they have. And yes, the loyal opposition in our democratic tradition have done their jobs well too — which they can continue to do.

The reality is that the Liberal Party of Canada was once a great national party. It is no longer because of the Sponsorship Scandal. Unlike the Duffy matter, which involves $90,000 paid back to taxpayers, there are still millions and millions of dollars missing that went to the Quebec Liberal Party. Moreover, while their leader, Justin Trudeau, is a personable young man, he presents as immature and unready to lead the country. Therefore, in 2015 and beyond, could you trust Trudeau and his Liberals to provide peace, order and good government? No, you couldn’t.

While the NDP leader Tom Mulcair is certainly personally well qualified as a national leader, he is bound by a far left, socialist ideology and agenda that could turn Canada into a fiscal mess in less time than a four-year mandate.  The reality is that socialism hasn’t worked well anywhere in the world it has been tried. Greece is a good example of what happens when governments try to be all things to all people and fail miserably. Ontarians certainly know all about that and the majority are unlikely to trust the NDP with power ever again. As I asked about Trudeau, could you trust Mulcair and his NDP to provide peace, order and good government? Once again, the answer would be no.

And so, my bet is that by the end of this campaign, the ballot question will be about trust and which party and leader we can trust to continue the peace, order and good government tradition we have come to expect. For me, the answer to the question I propose would be, that out of the three main parties, I trust Mr. Harper and his Conservative Party the most because they have proven themselves to be stable and competent. Meaning, I will put my X beside Rob Nicholson’s name, my current MP and my riding’s Conservative candidate.