Trudeau plays dangerous game of identity politics


Here is our Prime Minister’s latest unscripted verbal eruption:

“Anytime I meet people who got to make the deliberate choice, whose parents chose Canada, I’m jealous. Because I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to Canada … This is your country more than it is for others because we take it for granted.”

Justin Trudeau’s defenders may claim he was merely extending a compliment to immigrants on our 150th anniversary.

But it is impossible to ignore his plain words, especially because they are part of a pattern.

  • moraywatson

    Multiculturalism. Dividing and conquering since the passage of the Constitution Act in 1982. To defeat it, section 15(2) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms must be repealed.

    • Multicult is a toxic lie.

      • moraywatson

        It’s not a lie, it’s the law.

    • DJ

      You forgot Section 27: “This Charter shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the preservation and enhancement of the multicultural heritage of Canadians.”

      And the 1988 Multiculturalism Act based on Sec 27, where it’s stated that Canada shall: “recognize and promote the understanding that multiculturalism reflects the cultural and racial diversity of Canadian society and acknowledges the freedom of all members of Canadian society to preserve, enhance and share their cultural heritage” with a specified mandate to “undertake such other projects or programs in respect of multiculturalism, not by law assigned to any other federal institution, as are designed to promote the multiculturalism policy of Canada”

      Enhancement = “cultural enrichment”

    • You hit the nail on the head, it’s section 15(2). I remember discussing it on Ezra Levant’s old blog many years ago.

      The wording is sloppy and vague. Instead of saying:
      “(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity…”

      It should probably say:
      “(2) Subsection (1) IS NOT PRECLUDED BY any law, program or activity…”

      Otherwise it can be misinterpreted to mean that your fundamental individual right can be superseded by any social program that seeks to ameliorate conditions for any marginalized group. And worse still the only qualifier is “good intentions” (i.e. “…has as its object[ive] the amelioration…”). I know for a fact that’s not what it’s supposed to mean in the Charter because I used it in a civil court once as a defense for my individual rights. And I won based on that argument — the “social programs are supreme” people lost.

      But that was almost 20 years ago, and it seems like lately they’re inverting the meaning.

      • moraywatson

        Unfortunately 15(2) does in fact mean that you do not have the same individual rights as someone who belongs to a ‘disadvantaged group’. That is why we have our universities infested with ‘intersectionality’ curriculum. That is why Indians get special sentencing procedures in our courts. That is why Omar Khadr just got $10.5 million from Shiny Pony.

        • DJ

          Meanwhile the media will gaslight and say there’s no such thing as judicial activism in this country; it’s where most of our activism meaningfully occurs.

          • Alain

            Of course but it is a lie. Never shall I forget the start of it when these unelected judges read into the charter “sexual orientation” which had been purposely excluded by the framers of said document. You cannot find more judicial activism than that.

  • jayme

    Canadian identity – because of mass immigration and, in particular, because of mass muslim immigration – has become simply “I reside in Canada”. More specifically, one must either work for the State or be dependent on it for survival (as is the case with most of the wonderful new enrichers). How could it be otherwise? We don’t share common languages, traditions, culture or (most importantly) values ; heck, the new “Canadians” – the Islamic ones, at least – don’t even like bacon, or beer or hockey or camping or …. Canada has become a nation of strangers and competing and incompatible cultures and values.

    • Starlord

      Canada is a KOA camp

      • dukestreet

        Except that a lot of the campers don’t pay the fees and those who are follow the rules, are forced to pay for them. I wonder if all those who foolishly voted for him, because of his last name and his hair are beginning to regret their choice yet.

        • Starlord

          Very true.

        • TerryA

          Are they even smart enough to regret their chioce?

  • deplorabledave

    This jackass is a clear and present danger to our country.

    • Alain

      Not to defend the idiot but he is simply the visible puppet for those unelected who seek to finish the destruction started by Trudeau Sr.

  • Trudeau is the poster boy for virtue signaling fools.

    Hard to imagine how this clown became the Canadian PM.

    • dukestreet

      How is obvious. Why is the question I want answered. Will those voters learn from their error? I doubt it, they worship him as if he were a god.

      • A Hamilton Guy

        I know a life long lieberal who changed his mind.Hopefully there are more out there.

        • dukestreet

          I know some who may be thinking about it. But, considering the last election, I imagine they are very few in number.

  • Clink9

    He’s a slimeball and a cretin.

    A deadly combination.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    This lightweight thinks he a philosopher…but in reality, merely a poor actor reading scripts written by Gerry Butts, master bullshit artist and greenie….

  • Dana Garcia

    There’s no reason why Justin can’t immigrate himself after his term is done. He could choose a country even more diverse — like Islamified Sweden for example. He’s wealthy enough to afford the personal security required to experience all that diversity safely.

    • Alain

      But the thing is with him and others like him, you could not pry them from the same country they want to destroy.

      • Dana Garcia


    • Or China.

      • Clink9

        Their basic dictatorship allows them to turn the economy around on a dime.

  • Starlord

    So he basically giving them newcomers who are mostly non white… the right to shit on the white Canadians. Over the past year on social media, out in public and at work I’ve see and heard some pretty discouraging references to white people… fucking racists and we are in trouble as they will be the majority soon… and they say we aren’t welcoming. Canada in 20 years 150 shitholes all in one place.

  • PaxCan

    In the eyes of immigrants from non-Western sources all of the West is pretty much a collection of shopping malls to satisfy their materialistic ambitions and Canada is the easiest shopping mall to get into. They’re taking the path of least resistance so we shouldn’t be so smug about it.

    Besides, I wouldn’t say having the Philippines as you number one source nation of immigrants, followed by India and China, is exactly a ringing endorsement of how great a country you are let alone a good sign that Canada has a bright future ahead of it.

  • Because divide-and-conquer equals votes every time.

  • Liberal Progressive

    Where is my Liberal government?

    Why haven’t they eliminated all records and monuments to Gordie Howe?

    After all Howe was a right winger!

  • terrence22

    but, but, BUT, it is 2015, and the budget will balance itself

    • Clink9

      And we have to rethink elements as basic as space and time.