Justin Trudeau Has Lost The Moral Authority To Govern Canada

In the wake of Justin Trudeau’s decision – and make no mistake, it was his decision – to pay $10.5 million to Omar Khadr, Canadians have erupted in righteous anger.

We can all feel it.

There is something different about the reaction to this decision than previous political scandals.

It’s not just distaste, or even a sense of government corruption.

It’s a sense of being sickened, enraged, and absolutely disgusted with those in power.

And it’s also something else: Across the land, the moral authority of the Trudeau government has been lost for millions and millions of Canadians, and that loss continues to spread.

I’m not just talking about those who usually oppose Trudeau.

It’s beyond that.

The level of anger we are seeing in this country shows that the Trudeau government has crossed a line, and there is no going back.

While we are governed by laws and systems, any law and system is only so powerful as our belief in it. When a critical mass of people in a society stop believing in a system or a law or a government, that system, law, or government begins to lose any power it may have had.

When this happens to a government, it manifests itself slowly at first. The leak of the Khadr payment is a clear example of that process getting underway. Trudeau wanted it fully hidden from Canadians, but someone within the government believed we had the right to know about it.

We can expect to see more of that as time goes on.

More and more people will disregard orders from the federal government in both obvious and subtle ways.

Provincial premiers will start pushing back more strongly.

More and more people will begin demanding more independence from a federal government they no longer trust or believe in.

Many millions of Canadians are surely asking ourselves, “why should I let the Trudeau government take my hard-earned money through taxes when they give Omar Khadr more money than I’ll earn in my entire life?”

We will start seeing the consequences of this loss of moral authority in countless ways over the next weeks and months.

This is not like other political scandals or disputes. A fundamental loss of authority has occurred, and that is a loss the Trudeau government cannot reverse.

Canadians will not forget the disgusting payment to Omar Khadr. And we will not forgive the Trudeau government for it.

Spencer Fernando

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Maryam McKinley
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Maryam McKinley

If this gets rid of Trudeau, it will be worth every penny.

Maryam McKinley
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Maryam McKinley

Mr. Trudeau…will you take 10 million and an apology and leave politics forever? I’m sure we can crowd fund this.

lyn
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Maryam McKinley….you have the greatest idea. I hope Turdo Mr. Socks aka potatoe takes you up on it.

ninetyninepct
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ninetyninepct

Over the decades I have supported, contributed to and voted for all the current political parties at one time or another. None are perfect but I give credit to those that at least tried to do the right thing, to do their best. I have voted Green as a protest vote even though May is an idiot, I have voted NDP when their promises seemed to be somewhat reasonable, I voted Conservative because I believe that I know better than a politician how to spend my money. They need some, but not all. They also believe in smaller Government and… Read more »

River Phoenix II
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River Phoenix II

Great article Spencer – keeping it 100 always is the best plan….

General P. Malaise
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General P. Malaise

he never had any moral authority. he has no morals either. he is disgusting.

Linda
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Linda

It’s very disheartening, sickening, to see many Canadians defending this disgusting payment.

June C Dobson
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Linda,, are there really Canadians saying it was ok for his actions?? i must have missed that,,,,i sure as helll was not ok with it and i’m sure a lot of canadians feel the same,,,he took,stole, our money and gave it to his friend,,,God only knows how many canadians could use help,,he is not canadian himself,,,,he should go live with his buddies,,canadians do not need him,i’m sure some still think he is great,nice hair,,but they will grow up and realize what a moron he was,, with any luck,,,,he will be longgg gone,,, soon

Sandra Clark
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Sandra Clark

It is amazing how many die hard Liberal voters still think Trudeau is a great Prime Minister and is doing so many great things for Canada. This last fiasco on giving $10.5 million to Khadr is being applauded by many Canadians, as the right thing to do. I have read so many comments on articles written about Khadr’s payment…and so many think Khadr’s rights were violated. I have absolutely no idea why. Many in Khadr’s family have gone to prison or have been injured and milking the Canadian free healthcare, while they support and fight for Al Quida. At least… Read more »

Louis Joannette
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Louis Joannette

I can just imagine our soldier defending democracry in Iraq or else coming back with a body part gone they will get nothing and they are the one that should get payment for their family..Just like me going nowhere with the death of my wife who was the cousin of Ernest Lapointe vice prime minister because Mc Kenzie King could not speak english so it was Ernest the french voice jor, paper and radio.translating.. My wife was kill by Reda Hanna recenu Quebec could not wait till we finnish the obligatory work -new fondation required..VIVE LE CANADA..i AM partly FIRST… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Here’s hoping that in the next election the Liberals are voted out of party status and are gone forever. The election promise of transparency? Ya right!

Lynn Jackson Gasbarino
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I don’t think that Canada can last until 2019 – we have to find somebody in the legal profession relating to governmental issues to see if we can file charges of treason against the P.M. as a group. This should be done as soon as possible in order to save the Canada we all knew and loved for our descendants!!

paypalsucks
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paypalsucks

Like a non confidence vote! Good person to contact is Ezra Levant for some guidance.

Dogandcat
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Remember, he is a part time drama teacher in a community collage. A trust fund kid and Foundation kid…….why would he understand moral authority. He is the classic progressive in chief.

Arlene
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Arlene

Canada is doomed!

Ernest Boone
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Ernest Boone

Don’t I wish———–The responses by 99% and Sandra Clarke are spot on. Unfortunately, unless Trudeau decides otherwise, the next federal election will be held in late 2019, approximately 2 years from now. Our political history clearly shows that our political memory retention is about one week to one month. Political history also shows that we are incredibly gullible and, for the most part, very selfish. Our perceived best interests always gravitate around our self-centredness. Politicians are very much aware of this trait and prey upon it election cycle after election cycle by “buying us off with our own money” and… Read more »

Gisele McCormick
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Gisele McCormick

This UNETHICAL ILLEGITIMATE payment TO KHADR was not authorized by the Courts of Law; its not in accordance with accepted standards or rules of Canada. Trudeau did this ON HIS OWN so the WIDOW OF Sgt. Christopher Speer’s AND Children COULD NOT GET ANY MONEY. SHAME ON THIS LONE-star Trudeau Government!

Ana Gomes
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Ana Gomes

Real Canadians should be out ,protesting the corruption of this PM and of the Liberal Immoral Party . We should be out giving hell to corrupt CBC and demand their dismantling. No more paying for National Media who work as propaganda for the crooked Liberals .Out with the Senate and its disgrace. Out with any protection to terrorists. Out with housing for refugees that can not live among other religions and other cultures, slums with “No go “warnings, like what you can see in Europe. We let the Extreme Left make noises without specific reasons, but we have reasons and… Read more »

oldcanucklehead
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To anyone out there feeling adamant that Khadr deserved over $10M of Canadian taxpayer money:

Our laws, rights, and freedoms were meant to protect law abiding Canadians. Not empower those who wish us harm.

For all your pontificating about the rule of law and the ‘rights’ of trained killers and sociopaths, such as Omar Khadr, I sincerely hope you never find yourselves at the mercy of people like him. Because if you do, you will find out precisely how much your rights and freedoms are worth to them.

paypalsucks
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paypalsucks

This money is likely to go to terrorists planning attacks on true Canadian people.

Todd Salerno
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Todd Salerno

Turdhole should read up on his history; places like Chile (Allende), Argentina (Peron), and now Venezuela. It doesn’t end well. He will be lucky if he is voted out.