Paul Waldie, writing in the Globe and Mail about the rise and fall of the We Charity, quotes Prince Harry, speaking at a WE Day event in London, last year: ““You guys know if you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything,” Harry told the screaming audience.” And he’s right, you know. That is a pretty well-established principle that advertisers and hucksters and hustlers the world over understand.
And that, it seems to me, is the Liberal Party of Canada‘s election strategy. They appear to believe that we, the Canadian voters, don’t really have much in the way of principles; therefore, they believe that our votes can be bought with a few cheques and a an almost unbelievably fanciful story about how the civil service, not Justin Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland and Bill Morneau, decided that the Kielburger brothers should run a multi-hundred-million-dollar student “paid volunteer” programme will be enough to make us ignore Justin Trudeau’s obvious, self-serving conflict of interest.
The Liberal election machine (based in the PMO and, therefore, paid for by you and me at civil service rates as “exempt staff”) calculates that we stand for nothing and, therefore, will, as Prince Hary said, “fall for anything.”
Is that really true? Have we already fallen that far? Do we stand for nothing? Will we, enough of us, anyway, fall for these fairy-tales and outright lies? Can our votes be bought?
I think not; at least, I hope not. Please, my fellow citizens: don’t fall for more Liberal lies. It’s time for a real change.
But, in fact, it is up to many Liberals and to other voters to make the changes. The Conservative base (20±% of the electorate in most elections), the NDP base (10±% almost always) and the BQ base (5±% normally) are all settled. The Liberals also have a firm (20±%) base that will never shift, no matter what. But that means that the 10-25% of Canadian voters, who quite often vote Liberal, can shift their votes ⇐ to the left, to the NDP if they are so inclined, or to the right, ⇒ to the Conservatives and they will decide if Canada gets a better, more ethical and more honest government.