i havent been keeping up with canadian politics for the past year so im completely uneducated in this regard, but can i ask what's wrong with Trudeau? I want to be more knowledgeable of what's been going on
Here’s a short list I made a little while ago:
-Trudeau is considering selling our ports & airports.
-Trudeau is pushing an infrastructure bank, which is going to privatize public infrastructure.
-Trudeau selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.
-Trudeau approving 2 huge oil pipelines and happy about Donald Trump’s approval of Keystone XL.
-Despite making it pretty clear before the election that communities and First Nations would need to give consent for projects, Trudeau has backtracked and now says that this is no longer true.
-Justin Trudeau bailing out Bombardier with millions, doesn’t care that their CEO’s are getting huge bonuses as they’re laying off thousands of workers.
-Their Marijuana legislation is filled with harsh penalties, and it is not true legalization. There will be limits on the amount you can grow and carry (and if you exceed these limits you can be arrested or charged), and new harsh penalties related to youth & driving under the influence.
-Justin Trudeau’s government is refusing to pay First Nations children equally, despite the Human Rights Commission sending him notices saying he has to (they have now sent 4 compliance orders for him to comply with the law).
-Justin Trudeau’s government is still underfunding First Nations education.
-Justin Trudeau supports Donald Trump’s bombing of Syria.
-Justin Trudeau is in favour of Regime Change in Syria, which many feel could escalate violence in that region.
-Justin Trudeau has not ruled out sending the military into Syria.
-Justin Trudeau is refusing to change the ‘Safe Third Country’ agreement to help refugees fleeing the USA.
-Justin Trudeau is refusing to fund a basic income pilot project on PEI.
-Justin Trudeau abandoned electoral reform (a big election promise) and has stuck with the First Past the Post system (a system the Conservative Party of Canada also supports).
-Justin Trudeau refuses to decriminalize marijuana in the meantime. Cops will arrest thousands more people for marijuana possession before 2018.
-Justin Trudeau is refusing to pardon anyone for marijuana possession despite knowing full well how harmful this can be for people job searching or crossing the border.
-Justin Trudeau is not in favour of a $15/hour minimum wage.
-Despite his feminist rhetoric, Status of Women Canada received no new funding in the 2017 budget.
-Justin Trudeau broke a campaign promise to close a tax loophole that largely benefits millionaire CEO’s.
-Justin Trudeau is breaking indigenous rights to consent with permits given on the Site C Dam and Kinder Morgan Oil Pipeline.
-Justin Trudeau’s tax cut for the middle cut, benefits the top 10% of income earners the most. Those making under $40,000 per year get nothing.
-Justin Trudeau still hasn’t changed or repealed the draconian anti-terrorism bill, Bill C-51.
-Despite a push from the NDP, Trudeau is refusing to expand our healthcare system to cover things like Pharmacare.
-Justin Trudeau is maintaining Stephen Harper’s cuts to healthcare transfers.
-Justin Trudeau is maintaining Stephen Harper’s weak climate change targets
.-Justin Trudeau wants to delay a promise to cut methane (a potent greenhouse gas) emissions for 3 years or more.
There’s plenty more than that. Yes, arguably Justin Trudeau is better than Stephen Harper, but that is a very low bar to pass.
If you need sources on any of these points I can provide them.