Canada’s Liberals face bleak future – is it too late for Justin Trudeau to save them?

“At stake is not merely the young leader’s political career, experts now say, but the very survival of Canada’s “natural governing party” itself, doomed to be stranded at the empty centre of a steadily polarising political spectrum.

“I’m not particularly worried about it,” Trudeau told the Guardian this week in an interview from his Ottawa office, adopting the brave face that has become practised as his popularity slides.”


 

When you’ve lost the Guardian it’s all over but the cryin…

  • Cat-astrophe

    Trudeau is WHY they are failing. They would have v
    been WAY better off with career politician Mulcair.
    Oh, not to mention there is not a single one of them that is talking about what this Country REALLY needs.
    But to be fair, that’s what we get on all the channels…..

    • Frau Katze

      Indeed. All the parties have their problems but Trudeau is a disaster.

      • Alain

        Right, but those backroom boys would accept no one else.

        • I honestly believe they thought they could get away with electing an empty suit they could manipulate at will.

          Pity for them the public wasn’t buying it.

          • DVult

            It worked in the US. The problem is they let this guy talk on his own without chaining him to a teleprompter like Obambi. Either own stumbles and bumbles like the mental midgets they are when off script.

          • Brett_McS

            The Parliamentary system does not allow a party leader and prospective PM to hide, and I don’t believe teleprompters are allowed in Parliament – pity the fool who tries to use one!

          • DVult

            All to the good. If Obambi had to get up everyday and debate anybody at all let alone Cruz or Gowdy he would quickly be exposed for what he is.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            One of Trudeau’s problems is that he never hides.
            Even when he tries to couch it in the third person.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGy3agGxWyU

          • lolwut?

            But the women love him, those female reporters look like their having mini orgasms as he speaks.

            Women in their fertile years vote for the candidate they’d most likely sleep with.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Well, the counterweight is most men don’t.

        • Petrilla

          Those back room boys sure got it right didn’t they..? They love Ignatief, they loved Dion, now they love the young one who said nice things at his father’s coffin. It just shows as my Home Hardware guy told me 30 years ago. An expert is someone 10 miles from home. I am enjoying the Trump Phenom south of the border. He says what he likes, the truth, he says he has no one telling him what to say. That is why people like him. The article goes on to say what all the handlers of all the other candidates are telling their candidates to say. Trump pointed out that the millions they give to their handlers is exactly what they said last time to the loser. Don’t we love a winner pointing out that all GOP candidates have as their handlers the ones that have lost them 30 years of elections.? Seriously, would you hire the same ones who for the millions you paid them and trust this time they might win? In the words of Donald Trump, LOSERS. America needs to win, it is the best last hope of humanity, it really is the shining city on the hill. If it is Donald Trump who gives Americans that hope, it would be great. All they got from the Kenyan choom guy, hater of history and hater of whites,unable to speak without a teleprompter was a horrible, divisive,communist version of Amerika. Loser in every way, but loving all the trappings. If Trump can keep it up, he will be president. Did anyone read Sarah Palin’s column today? It is enough to have real hope.
          .

          • Minicapt

            Trump specialises in ‘crony capitalism’. However he is very good at developing PR gambits which screen his business antics.

            Cheers

  • Oracle9

    The Liberals are far from ‘center’. More like radical left, trying to outdo the NDP.

    Then again, it’s not really a matter of right versus left, more like up versus down.

    • Alain

      Right you are. They have absolutely nothing in common with the traditional party of old prior to Pearson.

      • Now if only the cons would get wise on immigration.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.
      And now a Liberal is someone who sees a problem and thinks the only way it can be solved is if the government gets involved.

  • andycanuck

    I don’t feel like looking for it but I vaguely recall the Gaurdian blowing Trudeau several years ago. Ha. Ha.

  • Doug Kursk

    When the stake is between the ribs, keep pounding away!!

    • Interesting that these articles are from “foreign” sources, last week Reuters, now the Guardian, I wonder if it means the long knives are out – hopefully there will be so much bloodletting the liberal party will just die out.

  • Consider his multitude of gaffes, his lack of policies save for marijuana, his refusal to support a military mission against the child-rapist organisation ISIS, his plan to tax us back into the Stone Age and his general incompetence.

    I believe that fear will rule this election. When October 19th rolls around, voters will be faced with a stark choice- Harper, a weasel, though competent one, or Trudeau, a total fluke.

    Canadians will go with the guy who knows how to count money without taking off his socks.

  • Petrilla

    Oh, better off with French citizen politician Thomas Mulcair? NDP socialist Mulcair? Tell me why. He is still hanging on to the long deceased Jack Layton’s coat tails even bring his widow, the calculating Olivia Chow into it. No decency on anyone’s part here, eh? Thanks, but I will stay with Stephen Harper, since he and the Conservatives shielded Canadians from the worst of the 2008 downturn scandalls. He and the conservatives are annoying to me on immigration, but compared to the others. Alberta in the hands of the NDP scare me, but we may not have enough time to judge them, but looking at ads on satellite TV, everything in Alberta is so socialist. Paid for by taxpayer, the ads pretty much say if you vote for us Alberta can be the perfect place where there is no hate etc. Watch Alberta ads, no buy Coke or burgers or anything you might want. Nope Alberta ads are we are all wonderful and together all colours and genders, look how great we are. So the only ads are taxpayer ads, paid for by you on behalf of the NDP. Have you figured out yet how capitalism used to work, companies paid for those ads. Now under NDP, socialism, YOU are paying to tell every poor son of a bitch in Alberta, that anyone working in the oil fields or anywhere is a schlub. Cause the NDP socialists will take care of it for you, stupid working person. Shut up. The money will come from somewhere, won’t it? You know the Trudeopian way, budgets balance themselves.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Calling Olivia Chow calculating is something I have to disagree with.
      She’s a passenger who knows how to find a decent driver.
      And that’s all.
      Still waiting for her announcement that she’s going to tek spitch ferapy in order to better serve her constituents should she win a seat in the House of Commons.

  • squirmin’ jew vermin

    What are jew talkin’ bout- Canada is run by the Zio-pigs and Truedough is the controlled opposition

  • ntt1

    Trudeau was attempting to once again sell a quebec centric party to canadians ,the other option the NDP is even more in the tank for Quebecois separatists. Mulcair is full of generous promises to all sides in Canada but no one is taking him to task or questioning the disparity of his Quebec speeches and those given to Canadians
    Harper may be a disappointment but at least he is not trying to resurrect the old Upper Canada/ Lower Canada dichotomy that came close to destroying this Country.The NDP and the Liberals are so out of date yet are incapable of realizing it.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I don’t believe it matters much what difference there is between what Trudeau or Mulcair say to Quebeckers and the rest of Canada.
      Quebec votes in their own interest almost nearly monolithically regardless of what they are told.
      The Orange Tide in the last election was the result of Quebec sniffing a minority and voting to get on the gravy train.
      They voted wrong and for the first time in the history of Canada a majority government was elected without the need for a single Quebec vote.
      I think some won’t be so keen to repeat that mistake this time around.

      • It will be interesting to see what happens, noway will they be so Orange this time out.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          The new seats in B.C. and Alberta are the big play this time.
          Which is nice in a way.
          I remember elections when I was a kid in Manitoba.
          When the polls closed and the media blackout was lifted I can still see the disgust on my Dad’s face when the first thing we saw was the TV telling us that the Liberals had won the election before any votes were counted West of Kenora.
          That actually fuelled a huge western separatist undercurrent that still exists to this day.

  • David Murrell

    I still think J. Trudeau has gas in the tank, and will do well during this upcoming election (now scheduled for August it seems).
    First, the Liberals have fundraised a lot of money for this election, and will spend it effectively on TV and social media ads. Second, the corrupt national media cartel supports the Liberals, and have been, and will, slant the news reporting in Trudeau’s favour. Third, the economy isn’t doing well given the basic materials recession, and this should hurt Harper. Fouth, Harper’s decision to “hide” from the media, and NOT to articulate his vision for Canada, hurts his chances to win, badly. He does have the ability to debate, but his decision to hide from the debates will hurt the Conservatives’ chances. I predict an NDP minority, with Trudeau supporting the NDP for three or four years. I predict a 65-70 cent Canadian dollar, and have adjusted my investment portfolio accordingly.

    The posted Guardian article takes a leftist slant on Trudeau’s troubles. It calls his statements “minor gaffes” . But on foreign policy, Justin takes the route of his father Pierre and honestly supports Islamo-fascism and totalitarian governments overseas. His brother Alexandre, a hard-left anti-Western documentarian, advises his brother on foreign policy. So Trudeau’s “gaffes” — e.g. supporting the Boston Muslim bombers — are not “gaffes”, but purposeful statementsas to his pro-Islamist beliefs. Once Trudeau enters Prime Minister-designate Mulcair’s cabinet, his anti-Western statements will come to the fore. .

    • Waffle

      David, the election date of October 19 has not changed. By dropping the writ earlier than absolutely necessary (a weird practice in the situation where we now have a fixed date — sort of like trying to mix oil and water) it extends the period in which certain rules governing the expenditure of money kicks in. Harper is trying to put a lid on the lies of 3rd-party advertising (e.g. unions). And please don’t buy the myth that Harper is “hiding” from the media in the debates. He is moving the goal posts and attempting to smash the consortium’s monopoly over the debates. The communications landscape has changed drastically and Harper recognizes this. If we were not well into the Brave New World of digital communications, The Rebel would not be such a success and you and I would not be having this conversation.

      • David Murrell

        Thanks for this. I didn’t realize the election date is still October 19 — that we will have a 2 1/2 month election campaign is a new one on me. Some conservatives (at Rebel Media) are saying that the corrupt union bosses will disregard the spending limits anyways. As to your second point, you might be right. Mulcair strangely said he will not participate in the monopoly-cartel “debate”, if Harper stays out of it. If this “debate” is cancelled, this would be a victory for Harper and a loss for the corrupt media cartel (the CBC, CTV and others).

        • Waffle

          Told you that Steve is the better chess player (LMAO)!! He ‘s forced Tom into a corner. If Tom can’t debate Steve, there isn’t much point, is there? Justin can only mouth the talking points provided to him by Mr Butts and his brother. The spinning wheels are cranking at warp speed right now.
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        • zee

          If they did away with these ridiculous debates altogether, it would be a victory for all Canadians. What a waste of time.