Trudeau’s Increasingly Dictatorial Attitude Shows The Danger Of Centralized Power

A smaller and more decentralized federal government would be less of a target for power-hungry would be dictators like Justin Trudeau.

The longer he is in power, the more it becomes clear that Justin Trudeau’s admiration for China’s basic dictatorship goes beyond just one dumb comment.

It’s his ideal, and the goal he is striving towards.

Trudeau and his compliant MPs are moving in only one direction: Less freedom and more centralized power.

The Canadian federal government is already far too powerful as an institution, having spread its tentacles into all levels of administration and all aspects of our lives.

Now, that power has been put into the hands of a leader who clearly sees democracy as a waste of time, and wants to be able to silence his opponents and govern without any dissent or accountability.

Had Trudeau acted like this before he took power, Canadians never would have elected him. Unfortunately – aside from a few slip-ups like the China dictatorship comment – Trudeau campaigned as someone who would bring a never-before-seen level of democracy, accountability, and openness to the government.

Instead, he has betrayed all those promises, and is running the least accountable and least transparent government in modern times.

His government has also taken steps to make dissent and criticism into criminal acts, by slowly but surely seeking to extend the definition of ‘hate speech’ to include those who disagree with his political program.

They are already laying the groundwork of demonization, as ministers of the government have attacked Canadians as ‘neanderthals,’ ‘bigots,’ ‘islamophobes,’ ‘racists,’ and more, all in an attempt to delegitimize opposition.

Meanwhile, Trudeau is using his vast authority to impose regulations upon the country that are killing investment, while his carbon tax is being imposed on unwilling provinces – all because he has the personal desire to virtue-signal as if he’s ‘taking action.’

Massive power in the hands of one unfit person

Justin Trudeau’s dictatorial attitude would be a mere annoyance – rather than the danger that it is – if we had a much smaller federal government.

After all, if the federal government had less control over the provinces, and less overall money to spend, then a bad Prime Minister could only do so much damage. If provinces, local communities, and families had more money and power relative to the federal government, then we would see more policy experimentation, and more accountability – since decision makers would more directly feel the impact of their decisions.

Our democracy would also be stronger, as people would feel less demoralized than under the current situation where a powerful and often-distant federal government makes decisions without ever hearing from those effected by those decisions.

For example, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna basically brags about destroying the Canadian coal industry – which will throw thousands of people out of work. Why should the government have the power to do that in the first place?

Ironically, our government was supposed to be more decentralized originally, but the federal government has steadily usurped more and more power, leading to a situation in which one bad leader like Justin Trudeau can do serious damage to the economic and social fabric of our country.

A step towards fixing this problem has already been articulated by Maxime Bernier, who proposed shifting $37 billion worth of spending power from the federal government to provincial governments, in what would amount to the most massive decentralization seen in modern Canadian history. And while Andrew Scheer has not pushed for the same proposal, the fact that Bernier came so close to the Conservative Leadership suggests that there are a large number of Canadians who want to see more decentralization.

The key is to build upon that core support for decentralizing the federal government, and Justin Trudeau’s dangerous agenda is a key way to show the threat of centralized power. After all, many people are starting to realize that the power of the central government is the very thing that allows someone like Justin Trudeau to become so dangerous.

It’s also important to realize that Canadians should not be put in the position of having to hope that a candidate keeps their promises, and then having to wait four years while more and more power is taken away from us. If the government was less powerful, four years wouldn’t be enough time for much damage to be done.

Fixing the underlying problem of a federal government that is far too big and far too powerful will help inoculate our nation from future leaders like Justin Trudeau, and ensure the protection of both our financial and individual freedoms.

Spencer Fernando

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Dave Bainard
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Dave Bainard

Perhaps henceforth he should be addressed as Chairperson Justin.

Chris vrecko
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I have better words for it! (Him) I am very concerned about those that think he’s doing a pretty good job, the millenials. It (Him) gets in again and Canada is finnished. Recovery will be difficult as it is we HAVE to get him out!

Nancy
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Nancy

Very sensible idea, we also need Canadian leaders. Do you think there is anyone left in any of our political parties that would be a strong enough person to adjust this huge mess, and care enough for a lot of people, who just do not care, just looking for handouts where ever, a lot do not even vote and feel it is unimportant to them, do not care about others just themselves. Who cares all politicians are liars, and just in it for the money? Our media goes right into the same box, our trust is destroyed. We desperately need… Read more »

Kim
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Well said, Nancy. My thinking exactly. Do you not think Andrew Scheer has the honesty, integrity and fortitude to right the ship?

Kristina C Brown
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Andrew has the heart, honesty, integrity, strength and know-how to do this.

Del
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Del

Scheer might have those attributes, but we need someone more aggressive, someone who will attack Trudeau publicly and often. He isn’t agressive or strong enough in Parliament. Polivere and others on the front row would be more suitable.

Gerald mcgarrigle
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Maxime Bernier would have been my pick.This is onetime we should have picked someone from Quebec.

Bev Sesink
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Bev Sesink

Unfortunately Mr. Harper himself increasingly became more dictatorial toward the end of his second term. Probably a good reason why we should also have term limits for prime ministers.

Gerald mcgarrigle
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In what way Bev,explain yourself. Harper has never been dictatorial.

alan skelhorne
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really bev, lol.
prime minister harper was one of the best, if not the best prime minister of canada. for you to come out n say that, your a true mr.prissypants fa.. in otherwords trudeau. how dare you say that about a real statesman, really bev, i guess you are so happy these days with your mr. prissypants.. wow.

DIANE
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I LIKE THIS WAY OF THINKING

Ron Voss
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Ron Voss

Almost 200 years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville, a French aristocrat and astute political observer, visited America and observed its strength as compared to Europe. However, he, as well, foresaw its greatest danger in that public opinion would become an all-powerful force, a tyranny of majority opinion, tyranny over thought.

Alexis de Tocqueville Predicted the Tyranny of the Majority in Our Modern World
https://www.dailysignal.com/2015/07/29/born-225-years-ago-tocqueville-predicted-the-tyranny-of-the-majority-in-our-modern-world/

Tocqueville on the Tyranny of the Majority
https://www.c-span.org/video/?97626-1/tocqueville-tyranny-majority

Ruth Scott
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Ruth Scott

It possibly is the rule of the noisiest and whiniest (I don’t think that is a word, but I like it anyway). I really don’t think it is rule of the majority, not yet at least. Trudeau has exposed himself- and many other supposed do-gooders- as totally hypocritical. I pray it is enough to ensure a one term leadership.

Kristina C Brown
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Well said Ruth.

Tommy Hawk
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As usual, Spencer, right on target — and you speak my words, only more eloquently.

This country is in serious trouble and that trouble increases every hour he is in power.

No such danger has ever faced Canada and I doubt any greater danger can face Canada.

It is time to take back our country — a priority in many eyes today — the trick now is to find the proper way to do so.

Wendy Lush
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Wendy Lush

Comandante Trudeau wouldn’t recognize Democracy if it walked up to him and shook his hand. In that sense he takes after both his fathers.

Ruth Scott
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Ruth Scott

Keep up the good work, Mr Fernando,don’t let people forget any of Trudeau’s infractions and stupidities. Your comments are too important to our country, I forward as many as possible, and I am so afraid people will forget too soon.

Kim
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We must do all we can to get words like Spencer’s out. We have to awaken this slumbering populace and attempt to convert the naïve who have been brainwashed in the socialist controlled education system. Otherwise our country is doomed to a very dark future.

Eleanor
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Eleanor

I agree totally, Kim…I hope and pray 2019 is not too late for Canada to survive.

Del
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Del

Many of the other Conservative leadership candidates would have been more suitable and capable of deposing Trudeau and his Liberal dictatorship. Scheer just doesn’t seem to show the qualities Canadians demand in a strong leader. He is a skilled politician but doesn’t come across as a Prime Minister. I have a Conservative membership. Please head to Youtube and spend some serious time watching and listening to Jordon Peterson. Please. The man has amazing common sense and has very low opinions of both Trudeau and Wynne. He can back up every statement he makes. He is one person who loves Canada,… Read more »

Clive Edwards
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Clive Edwards

You do a good job of alerting us to the symptoms of a sick government, Spencer; this article cuts to the chase and describes both the disease and the cure. I want to live in a multi-polar world of small, weak federal governments representing people who control those small weak federal governments through stronger provincial governments and even stronger local governments. The closer government is to the people the more accountable it is, even between elections. Nationally I believe creation and control of a nation’s money is more important than national defense, which always becomes perverted into wars of aggression.… Read more »

Alci B
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Well written Nancy
I agree with you 100 percent
We need a strong leader with integrity, intelligence and a heart for Canada and Canadians to clean up the mess created by Trudeau .

Darlene
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Spencer if only you could get an interview on Power and Politics or CTV and publicly speak about the reality of Trudeau and the Liberal government and the consequences this government will have in Canada I feel you could reach thousands of people. People watch Power and Politics and you could have such a huge impact. It’s not enough that we share these posts. I fear what this Liberal government is doing to Canada. Trudeau has made himself a God and is dictating to Canadian’s how things are going to be. Trudeau speaks for Canadian’s and says this is what… Read more »

John
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John

The current political system is broken and badly flawed. Canada needs appropriate checks and balances to enable the people to control rogue and corrupt politicians and political parties.

Glen Randy Hancock
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Glen Randy Hancock

I strongly agree with the points raised……a smaller and more decentralized Federal Gov’t would be in the best interests of all Canadians. I consider Mr. Trudeau to be a dictator in the making, and I am urging all of the people I know to NOT vote for him in 2019.

Christine
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Christine

“Massive power in the hands of one unfit person.” is exactly what all dictatorships are about. Incompetence is their common skill. Trudeau is a pure model of incompetence; it even stinks. Did we miss a great opportunity to have Maxime Bernier as the leader of federal PC. Scheer is not pushy enough and is still too correct. Fortunately, we have Ford with his powerful persona in Ontario who will clean up Wynn’s mess and we know it is not going to be easy. If we cut immigration to zero for the next few years, we might succeed to bring back… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

As long as the fake liberal loving media deflect the evil ways of justin and lib mps on Canadians, canadians will have a trouble time believing the truth.
Very sad to see that our country that was once on the top of world and respected by world leaders is now reduce to a laughing stock and our economy to shambles while the libs live off of what’s left of the public purse.

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

just read that the ontario liberals are in top spot again after all the impossible promises to all the greedy Ontarians who seem to be completely out of touch with reality. There is no money, and no jobs to provide for these promises and wynne knows this as she is going to stall on when these are fulfilled and they simply won’t be because again, THERE IS NO MONEY. JUST LIKE TRUDEAU who also is going to be voted in again just as I have predicted both will for some time now. Canadians seem to hate their freedoms, democracy ,… Read more »