Trudeau’s Arrogance Puts Canada’s National Unity At Risk

Trudeau could learn something from Stephen Harper’s approach to Canadian national unity

Not many people are happy with the news that Quebec’s Premier Philippe Couillard wants to re-open discussions around the constitution in order to have Quebec possibly sign on.

The political establishment in particular isn’t pleased, because they never want to see any changes to anything.

And yet, despite the unhappiness, there is a good way and a bad way to handle it.

Justin Trudeau is choosing the bad way.

Trudeau’s only real response to Couillard’s constitution musings has been to say “We are not opening the Constituion,” over and over again.

Trudeau made those remarks immediately after word was given that Couillard wanted to discuss the issue, with reports that Trudeau may not have even read anything Couillard proposed before his immediate rejection.

Trudeau’s dismissive attitude has consequences.

Already, Trudeau is now being attacked as “dictatorial” and “disrespectful.” Separatists are using Trudeau’s instantly dismissive response as a way to recruit people to their cause.

After all, some will now argue that if Trudeau so quickly dismisses Couillard – an extremely pro-Canada Quebec Premier – who else could expect to be listened to by the federal government?

Arrogance

It’s not just that Trudeau dismissed Couillard. Very few at the federal level want to see constitutional talks. But it’s the arrogance of Trudeau’s dismissal.

Look at the language he used when talking about it:

“You know my opinion on the Constitution. We’re not reopening the Constitution.”

Trudeau is arrogantly stating that his opinion equals the opinion of the entire country. It’s the same way he handled electoral reform. He saw that his preferred preferential ballot system wasn’t going to replace first past the post, so he shut the whole thing down.

As I’ve said before, Trudeau thinks and acts like a King, not a democratic leader.

And as history has shown, arrogant autocrats lead to rebellions.

Harper’s approach

Stephen Harper’s approach to Quebec was far superior to Trudeau’s. It’s no coincidence that support for Quebec separation collapsed during Harper’s time in office. Even when he wasn’t personally popular in the province, support for separatism remained low.

That’s because Harper respected provincial jurisdiction, and refused to concentrate power in the federal government. When decisions are pushed down to a more local level, people feel less resentment to the federal government, and as a result, support for decoupling from that government declines.

On Canada’s national unity, Harper had it right, and Trudeau has it wrong.

Trudeau puts our national unity at risk

There are seemingly endless reasons Trudeau must be soundly defeated in 2019. We can add protecting the unity of our nation to that list. As long as Trudeau remains in power and arrogantly concentrates power in his hands, our nation will become more and more divided.

To secure the unity of Canada, Trudeau must be defeated.

Spencer Fernando

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8 comments Add yours
  1. Having a united country is a facade of unity. The East hates Alberta and the West in general, Quebec hates everyone, the provinces continually resist taking down inter-provincial trade barriers, identity politics pits neighbour against neighbour, the kangaroo courts of the HRC dole out fake rights establishing privileged classes and, consequently, resentment. The country has never been more disunited. So who cares if Quebec reopens the Constitution? Maybe, if we’re lucky, they will finally separate.

    1. The whole mess disgusts me. The Prairies support the East and are looked down upon like they’re a bunch of hicks.Can the West afford to be a part of “Canada”? The attitude that we’re the “nice” people, all the while having no problem with hating/looking down on our cousins to the south and seeping the indigimous peoples under the rug. All under a flag of an eastern Canadian leaf handed to us by one of those Quebec-reared Prime Ministers. Canada Day?? Please!

  2. Actually Justin Trudeau game plan is falling into place quite well with the coaching of George Soros. No different than Obama did over his eight years of presidency. Divide the masses, in effectual Government, no Foreign policy’s that the world can understand your countries position. Justin Trudeau approach has different angle to it., No support for Alberta, committing Billions of dollars to Muslim African countries. Immigration of only Muslim refugees, Putting the Canadian economy into “NO Growth”, and increasing the countries financial debit to unheard levels, that has prompted the IMF to reduce Canada’s credit rating. The arrogant attitude that he displays fits into his family past. In conclusion Justin Trudeau is following the game plan to a tee, Unfortunately he’s not playing for Team Canada!

  3. Quebec separatism is dying out with the older generation. Very few people here below the age of 40 supports it.

    I do support individual provinces being able to maintain a unique identity and having the ability to make their own decisions regarding most fiscal matters, but we would be badly hurt by a break-up of the country.

    I don`t agree Trudeau is hurting Canadian unity as most of Quebec is proud to have him as a leader. He is a great retail politician and cares about the community. I have even seen him out in the streets helping people shovel out after blizzards.

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