I said it here after the last election results were announced: Old boss same as the new boss.
It’s the line from The Who’s song, Won’t Get Fooled Again.
And it is appearing that Canadians did get fooled again, perhaps worse than ever before.
Let me make it clear: I do not have a personal grudge against the Liberal Party of Canada and its leader, even though I didn’t vote for them. I just didn’t buy into the “second coming” wave of Trudeaumania.
And I had sworn not to mention the party leader’s name here again, but I find myself having to mention it today:
Canadians had a lot of hate on for Prime Minister Stephen Harper because of what they saw as his dictatorial approach to governing. Well, Justin Trudeau is already showing that he intends to use the same approach in governing.
Exhibit A, from the National Post: Trudeau vows ‘to keep Canadians safe’ as he rebuffs concerns over plan to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees
And he still stubbornly plans to get them in by year’s end, as he promised during the election campaign. This despite calls from politicians at the provincial and municipal levels to take a slower approach in the name of security. This despite appeals and petitions by frightened Canadians calling on the government to go slow.
Trudeau doesn’t give a damn. He’ll do what he wants, not what the population wants.
Yup, new dictator same as the old dictator.
Yup, voters got fooled again.
I’m glad Trudeau is sticking with the promise to help alleviate an urgent human-rights crisis rather than turning irrational fear into policy. This isn’t just a Trudeau thing. This is what Canada does. Being afraid is normal, but acting on it would be wrong and harmful.
I’m all for bringing them in, but even the Quebec minister of immigration is saying that we need a slower approach. She says it can’t be done by year’s end. (And she’s a Liberal!)
Better get your gun. Stoking the fear. It just keeps getting better and better %P
You’ve clearly taken the bait from IS…..
And sorry to see you were a Harper supporter.
But as you wrote, voters are quite often stupid…..
Angela, I was not a Harper supporter. I voted for the Bloc Quebecois. I am sympathetic to the sovereignist cause.