Post Reply How do you feel about the Liberal Government?
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17
So. My Facebook circle is pretty mixed but it does contain a lot of veterans and I suspect I'm getting s skewed notion of how our current Government (in Canada) is doing.popularity wise.

My community as a whole is disappointed with the Liberals as one very loud plank they promised and one point on which they hammered the Harper Government is the treatment of Vets. They promised 'real change for veterans' but instead have continued to allow Veterans Affairs Canada to make soldiers fight unfamiliar battles to win their entitlements. They continue to oppose the Equitas lawsuit and reject that there is a binding 'Duty to care' for our vets. Not even the most left wing vet can ignore that and not be disenchanted.

On top of that there was the Khadr payout and the current kerfuffle over the language used to describe returning ISIS fighters and the consequences they will face coming home. Heck weather they should even be allowed home. Many see these as a direct slap in the face to veterans who fought and were wounded or killed these very same people. Arguments about our constitution and the past action/inaction of previous Governments tend to fall on deaf ears and the word 'Traitor' has be used by some to describe Trudeau.

In more minor note there is even disgust at "the Drama Teacher's" tears and the sheer number of apologies the government seems to be making right now. (although this one is more divisive. Many see the necessity for the apologies and argue back)

I'm wondering how does the Rest of Canada (even the world, such as it cares, I know we aren't interesting as the US) view our current government?

Are they doing well? Okay? Doomed to be ousted? What's your thought on the competition Do the NDP stand a chance? Do people Really want the retrograde Conservatives to give us Scheer?

What are your thoughts?

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I never liked Trudeau enough to vote for him, but his time in office has turned out worse than I could have thought. Even beyond the issues listed in the OP, flubs like fucking over diabetic patients and his unbalanced budget leave a bad taste.

It's a shame, because Trudeau legitimately surprised me at times with how good a leader he could be at times. His platform from the beginning was about promoting his ideas and why they would supposedly work rather than just hurling a bunch of insults at the opposition (a change I wish politics in general would undergo) and him bringing justice to Omar Khadr was awesome, even if he should have disclosed it better. Not to mention when people and protestors had problems with him he would genuinely lend them an ear and listen to what they had to say instead of insulting them on twitter from his golf course, that's very important in a leader, to listen to all the people you're responsible for and not just the ones who tell you what you want to hear.

I think Trudeau is going to go down in history pretty much the same as the last Trudeau, a significant but extremely divisive PM. There are going to be a lot of people who remember him with rose coloured gasses and a lot of others who are gonna get angry as hell when they hear his name. Personally, I think he's a step up from Harper (especially later-years Harper) but not by enough. I really don't know who will win the next election, to be honest. The NDP has really gone downhill since the death of Layton and I don't think they have a chance of winning unless they can get a leader that's at least as good as he is. There's no fucking way I'm voting PC if they nominate Scheer though. He's barely been in the public conciousness a year and he's already built himself a pattern of bad political practices. From his constant petty insults to his revisionist history bullshit, he's the antithesis to all the things I actually liked about Trudeau and represents a political trend I do not want to see continue. I'll probably vote green again, I know they aren't gonna win but the more seats they have the better. They seem to have the interests of Canadians at heart more than any other party.
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17
It just depends on what they will do.






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any government that doesn't stand and meet the needs of the people aren't doing their job. most governments are based upon "you wouldn't be here without us, so serve us" sort of attitude, and when the government doesn't, at least most places you have the chance to vote (if possible). a voice can only go so far, and if a person doesn't vote (who can) then I find that voice to fall upon deaf ears. not many people I have encountered are happy with how anyone treats the vets, people wouldn't be able to enjoy what they do without the vets (in my opinion). but, if possible, don't rant online regarding issues, take the voices to the street, tell your government you're fed up, you want what was promised, if not there will be consequences. granted that threat doesn't always work, but enough times it can happen. look at all the times in the past that the people overthrew their government because they weren't giving them what they wanted and/or promised to give.
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Posted 12/6/17 , edited 12/6/17
The liberal party of canada has done better than the conservative party. Before the 2015 election, a politicians from the liberal party did promise to investigate the bullying, slandering, scapegoating, and other forms of severe raicsm against chinese canadian in schools which is suspected to be connected to the conservative party.
A year after the election of 2015, Europeans with aryan appearance can no longer gain special treatment by self-victimization and evade their crimes; aryan psychopath can no longer use the "I should evade punishment for my crimes since I do not know right from wrong" argument and the alcoholic aryan can no longer use the "I cannot be evicted from public housing for my illegal smoking because I would end up in poverty by my personal lifestyle even when the public housing could be reserved for other homeless people who do not become homeless by choice" argument.
There are also way more funding given to universities (college in US definition).

Since the 2015 election, the liberal party has made many public headlines on the humanitarian crisis on the canadian native reserves where many third world problems occured in secret as a covert genocide by the racist nazi-inspired conservatives. One example would be the contaminanted water supply in the native reserves that were negate and hidden from public for decades; there were no water filtering system in the native reserves so many native americans suffer skin rash by bathing, waste tons of money buying bottled water, and loss their clothing from washing it in contaminanted water.
They also raise more awareness of the many murders toward successful educated native american women that the conservatives attempted to hide. Many native americans suffer from PTSD since they were forced into residential schools as children where they face abuses. There are also new evidences that show that the former Nazi scientists were secretly conducting illegal experiments on the native children in residential schools and that the residential schools were actually Nazi-inspired death camps. This humanitarian negate is ironic since jewish american are fully compensated for the holocaust and the conservative party of canada give a lot of attention to humanitarian crisis in the third world, but the conservative party cover up genocide against canadian indigenous and engage in mass scapegoating.
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