As Canadians we got our benefits under the liberal Lester Pearson government, which I believe Trudeau I was a part of. They just took the idea from Tommy Douglas and the Saskatchewan NDP, which is our home grown Canadian version of democratic socialism that came up with a plan for universal healthcare. I’m not sure what Justin Trudeau or Wilfrid Laurier have to do with that, one wasn’t born and the other was in an opposing party and died before we got universal healthcare, or our history, which is pretty much British history until WWI. We got our Charter of Rights & Freedoms from Trudeau Sr. which gives us rights… and freedoms. I don’t see how our history is offending people no one has expressed that to me, because barely anyone takes the time to actually learn it. I think its weird for a Canadian to support a leader that is actively trying to damage our economy and is ideologically opposed to any sort of benefits, supports tax cuts for the rich and campaigns against raising the minimum wage while raising prices on cheap pharmaceuticals 400%.
Seriously though if you’re gonna make a meme about history and politics they should at least have a picture of Trudeau, Pearson or Douglas. Laurier has nothing to do with the premise other the fact that he lived a century ago and was a Canadian politician. Also there’s no context, what in our history is making people angry? We’ve got a century & a half of it as Canada. Are these people mad about the 1917 conscription crisis, the FLQ or the US trade war? Personally its the trade war. My mother worked in our steel industry, if she hadn’t been eligible to retire she’d be unemployed due to Trump’s tariffs. Anyone working in construction jobs involving steel or lumber is going to be paying a lot more for their supplies, contractors will be hit hard once the cost of building a deck or buying steel parts goes up 20%. Auto workers are gonna lose their jobs because of the complex trade situation that sees cars cross the border 3 or 4 times before they’re finished. That will hit both sides of the border hard. Trump will just move the factory to China to cut costs, he’s already created way more Chinese jobs than American, but he was doing that before he was president. As far as world leaders go Trudeau is doing better than Theresa May or Turnbull. The cons don’t have a decent candidate, most people can’t even remember his name. Trudeau is not perfect, he’s a politician, they trade in influence and lies, but he holds his own with other world leaders like Marcon and Merkel, who run the two richest and most populous nations in Europe. The fact that he has the respect and to some degree, trust of these politicians puts him ahead of most other world leaders, including Putin & Trump, from a diplomatic standpoint. The US is no longer invited to to high level NATO meetings, ironic since they created it. Germany has replaced America as the paramount western power. America is no longer the leader of the free world. They’re backsliding on every front. Maybe they stopped a few gs of coke from getting into Texas but otherwise in over two yers they haven’t achieved a thing except to alienate their closest allies (Canada and Australia used to share intelligence with the US) in favour of fat little despots who like dressing up in army uniforms. He didn’t do anything in Korea. They aren’t gonna give up their deterrent. Ghadafi and Saddam did, then the US deposed them. Kim is not that stupid. In the meantime cancelling the Iranian nuclear deal has lead to the immediate recommencement of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Their arch enemy is Israel, also a nuclear state. He just swapped a radical communist for a radical muslim nation, one that is more prone to direct aggression.
–Jack Blare, 2018