Canada Loses a Moral Compass

Apparently antagonized by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s sometimes-brash leadership style and itching for change after almost a decade of conservative rule, Canadians have delivered Harper a surprising and decisive defeat at the polls. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will almost certainly reverse a host of domestic Canadian policies, as Trudeau will much more likely pander to various ethnic and identity constituencies in a manner that may win votes, but which will ultimately dampen business development and economic potential as it increases regulation and bloats Canada’s budget.

  • David

    I would say that Stephen Harpers pragmatic approach kept him in power. In the end the insane visceral hatred for him by the media and other leftists was too much for him to overcome. His strong stand for Israel was always the lynchpin for me. All other stands he made which I supported were peripheral as were the negatives i.e. no abortion law, homosexual marriage among others.

    • AmicusC

      I find a few things funny about the results. the first is Justine talking about bringing together when the whole campaign was “hate harper” “hate rich people” the second is even with the spin machine in full tilt for Justine he only got 8% more of the popular vote and that’s the 8% difference between cons last election and this one. in theory if 4% had swung the other way we might have still had cons in power.
      they put everything they could into demonizing harper and they still barely beat him.

  • RobPilates

    Watching human garbage like you twist in the wind has been DELICIOUS.

    • Clink9

      “CANOODLING, which the world needs more of.”

      • I won’t dox “Rob”, it goes against my principles, but he “teaches” because of course he does. Biochemistry. Ha ha! Little joke. No, just guess what he teaches, you’ll guess right.

        Rob is the reason that universities are about as tolerant these days as a Siberian labour camp, and so many graduates are as fanatical as they are piss-ignorant. Imagine what Rob would do to a student who dared to disagree with him.

        • El Martyachi

          I’m shocked I tell you.. shocked.

        • Clink9

          Beautiful. I was going to guess sociology. His rants confirmed it.

          Why are these lispy fellas so angry at the world.

    • Why are we “human garbage”, Rob? Do you want to expand on that, or are you just an ugly, vicious little drive-by troll?

      • lolwut?

        This is the reason I keep my Disqus account history private
        so as not to bring them from elsewhere.

    • You’re darling!

      Who let you out?

      • Surele Surele

        why are we wasting ink and time on someone so hateful?

        • You’re right.

          We must change the tone.

          Do you know what I like? Puppies.

          • Surele Surele

            puppies and kittens. and Agatha Christie.

          • “A Puppy In the Library”. “A Puppy Is Announced”. “Ten Little Puppies”.

    • Rob, you are a sick individual, very typical of the left however.

      I do hope your access to children is limited by court order.

      • Don’t worry, “RobPilates” — a.k.a. “Ben Levin” — is only allowed 30 minutes per day on the Internet while in jail. That’s why he can’t answer — he used up his Internet quota for today. And by court order he is only allowed to cruise conservative sites to reduce the risk he will get a boner for little boys.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Beauty!

  • Waffle

    I wonder how accurate the results are. My VIC was delivered to the wrong address, but a good friend happens to work there and brought me my card.

    When I went to the poll, I presented a Hydro bill showing proof of address — I do not have a drivers license.

    The poll clerk gave me my ballot and did not notice the discrepancy in the address (and I am visually impaired)!!!

    How many other discrepancies slipped by?

  • I will always appreciate Prime Minister Stephen Harper because he was the consummate diplomat. He never lost his cool, always calm and self-controlled, yet decisive and clear-headed never taking his eye off the ball. I think he commanded the respect of International leaders in ways that would probably make people like Brian (“look at me I’m a Statesman”) Mulroney jealous. Harper was a natural Statesman — he didn’t go Jonesin’ for it. He was the Captain of the ship called Canada who never took his hand off the helm in stormy weather to pose for a “selfie”. He conducted himself in a way that a genuine public servant should conduct oneself.

    As far as him being a “brash leader” where the Party and his Caucus is concerned, as an average Canadian I can’t speak to that — this stuff must have happened behind closed doors and we only have the Media’s word on it. But if he was an overly-harsh disciplinarian, ironically it was the Media to blame — I think he recognized from day one that he would be put under undue Media scrutiny, simply because he is conservative and especially because he is Christian. The latter two characteristics are more than enough to put oneself on the top of the black list of the rabidly bigoted Left in this country. The mistake that Mayor Rob Ford made was he never recognized the power of the Left Media and its ability to engage in outright blackmail, if not organized criminal extortion. Mr. Ford failed in that area of discipline. Stephen Harper wisely didn’t fall into the trap.

  • theunknownsleeper

    Canada GAINED a Moral compass. We disposed of a moral anchor on election day.

    • Clink9

      Real original Potsey.

      • theunknownsleeper

        It was. Jealous much?

        • Maurixio Villa-Lobos

          Oh man, you killed him with that one.

    • Surele Surele

      that remains to be seen. Mr. Harper’s record is solid.For the sake of Canada, I do wish Mr. Trudeau success as a PM, but judging from his past performance [sic!], I do not hold my breath.

      • theunknownsleeper

        If Harper had attempted to run a campaign on his economic record he may have squeaked out a 4th term minority. Instead he bet the farm on hate and lost. Canada rejected Harper’s evil message. Conservatism is still alive, but the party can now rebuild with the cancer removed from the head.

  • Surele Surele

    remember the attempt of the left to form a coalition? a colleague of mine was all for it, because ‘after all majority of Canadians didn’t vote for Mr. Harper’. For some strange reason, he (my colleague that is) is very silent now about Justin being elected by less than 50% of votes. Funny, eh?

    • The problem with hypocrisy is that it’s hypocritical.