Justin Trudeau seems more willing to defend the “rights” of convicted terrorists than he is to stand up for his MPs right to represent their constituents.
The revelation that Justin Trudeau verbally “attacked” Liberal MP T.J. Harvey has shown that Trudeau’s unstable authoritarian mindset is getting even worse.
It also shows something else:
Trudeau’s total contempt for rural Canadians.
The imposition of the carbon tax was already a clear sign of Trudeau’s contempt, as was his tax assault on Canadian family businesses – including many family farms.
Yet, the fact that Trudeau chose to target T.J. Harvey – who is the chair of the Liberal Rural Caucus – removes any shred of doubt that could have existed about Trudeau’s contempt for rural Canadians.
After all, Harvey was expressing the concerns of many people who are worried about gun legislation, considering that previous Liberal gun control attempts end up imposing bureaucracy and restrictions on law-abiding rural gun owners while doing nothing to stop the problem of urban gun crime.
Just as the gun registry failed to reduce crime, there are fears that new legislation will only hurt law-abiding citizens.
If Trudeau really believed in listening, he would have shown respect to Harvey – and Harvey’s constituents. Instead, Trudeau showed total contempt by attacking Harvey.
As a Liberal MP told the Hill Times, “Justin was much too vitriolic and attacked him. “We’re also supposed to have the right to voice our opinion.”
“Sources said that the whole caucus was taken aback by the prime minister’s unusually angry tone, which they said would have an “intimidating effect” on MPs’ willingness to raise issues in future caucus meetings.”
If that’s how Trudeau treats his own Liberal Rural Caucus chair, imagine what he thinks about rural Canadians?
Rural seats won Trudeau his majority, and can take it away from him
While the Liberals are primarily an urban party, they picked up enough rural seats in 2015 to win a majority. It will only take a small loss in rural support for the Liberals to lose any hope of winning another majority government, and that’s certainly weighing on the minds of MPs like Harvey who have the terrible burden of trying to defend Trudeau’s anti-rural attitudes.
At this point, it looks like the Liberals could lose tons of support across Canada, and given Trudeau’s manifest contempt for rural Canadians, many of those lost votes will be in rural Canada.
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