Harper can win on niqab and TPP #elxn42

For much of this protracted election campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative party has been treading water.

Key messages were falling flat, none of the leaders stood out and the polls reflected what has been a marathon but largely ho-hum, three-way horse race.

Then the niqab and trade deal issues came along.

The wind has changed and Harper stands to gain.


I agree on the issue of the Niqab, less so on the TPP which at most promises maybe lower prices on some goods, which is great so long as your job isn’t automated, off-shored or taken by a temporary foreign worker. Other than that, like all the other trade deals, corporations will benefit, the guy on the street not so much, in fact it’s more likely they will suffer economic harm as the deal’s low wage member countries will hoover existing manufacturing jobs and new capital investment. Don’t even think about enforcing labour standards as permitted under the agreement in order to level the playing field, we didn’t do it with Mexico under NAFTA, it won’t be done under the TPP either.

As for the niqab one thing is certain, Canadians don’t like being lectured to by downtown Toronto Liberals and that’s essentially what Canada’s media is. The niqab represents a genuine threat to our values, an attempt to insinuate Islam’s sharia law into our society where it has no place and is not wanted.

Not all cultures are equal and not all decisions on immigration have been beneficial to Canada.

Islam proves that every day, not only in Canada but around the world.

Nowhere does Islam live up to its billing as a religion of peace, it is a supremacist cult that regards the rest of the world and especially the west as the enemy, worthy of contempt or worse.

  • Justin St.Denis

    BCF, that is the best “summation” of these two issues that I have ever read. Brevity is everything when presenting a strong argument. There is not a single point in that summation that can be argued. Simply brilliant. Congrats!!!

  • The opposition Parties made a big deal out of the niquab issue, and the Left media was in lock step constantly bringing it to public attention. Harper himself never mentioned it even once in his speeches. Until he had no choice but to answer because the Left media constantly pestered him — hoping to score points for “Progressives”. When the reverse outcome was the result, the CBC “insiders” blamed Harper for making it an election issue, insinuating that it was fomenting “violence”. I could hardly believe what I was hearing — Harper didn’t make it an election issue, the CBC did! Do these people never watch their own broadcasts?

    Same thing happened with TPP — NDP activists immediately found somebody who had an old Holstein dairy cow they could borrow, and marched it down the streets of Hamilton to demonstrate “the massive opposition from Canada’s dairy farmers”. The CBC immediately jumped on board without fact-checking. Until 24 hours later, we actually heard from the President of the Dairy Farmers Association who explained why dairy farmers are in fact delighted with the TPP deal. And after the lazy media finally did their homework, they discovered it was true. Anybody notice that the whole fake “dairy farmers” protest has completely disappeared from the news?

    • Clausewitz

      So when I go to vote on the 19th, just like in the past I will have to give over my voting card, and then produce two pieces of ID. On those pieces of ID one must at least have my address on it, and also a photo ID will be needed. But hey, if I were a Muslim woman, no need for any fuss. Of course the Liberals and the NDP love this, all the easier to use Obama’s voter fraud program.