Conservatives Rally Against Trudeau’s Liberalism

Alshaar Ansari
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Canadian Conservative leaders have taken a stern position on matters regarding parental rights and state involvement in personal issues, which is unlike traditional liberal values. The country Strong and Free conference was where Pierre Poilievre, who is the leader of the Conservative Party launched his unwavering attack to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accusing him of betraying principles of liberalism, catering for ivory tower elites and so called experts.

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Poilievre briefly paused while making his speech as protestors against pipeline were protesting. He responded by shouting at them with “axe-the-tax” which happens to be his party’s slogan. According to him, Trudeau’s admittance that he did not always read all his intelligence briefings was a damning defense for handling of the foreign interference case being conducted by Canada. This implies that Trudeau is not the same person as Piere Elliott Trudeau who once said that there was no place for the government in people’s bedrooms.

It is important to note that during this annual conference New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs also spoke out in support of a measure that requires parental approval before transgender or non-binary students below 16 can use their preferred names or pronouns. Higgs dismissed suggestions like calling this a far-right policy, describing it instead as “basic fundamental principle.” Additionally, Andrew Lawton from True North observed during the panel discussion that Higgs had started something among conservatives across Canada: many are following suit while others ask why don’t our political leaders propose such policies?

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“Everywhere…”, starting from economy up to online content; these are what they want according to Poilievre about Trudeau and Liberal government positions making him describe Mr Trudeau as “deeply deeply illiberal”. Thus, when most people argue that Liberal has taken liberalism too far so much so he has gone beyond its extreme direction towards liberalism itself. Notably, Poilievre centered his speech on the so-called elitism of Trudeau government and its supporters in his bid to portray conservatives as champions of common sense and traditional values.

This shift in focus from the Conservatives marks a significant departure from their traditional emphasis on economic and fiscal issues. Instead, they seem to be reinforcing their image as defenders of parental rights against government interference, not only at schools but also in other spheres of citizens’ personal lives. With less than 18 months before the next federal election, this tactic suggests an attempt by conservatives to attract more voters disappointed with what they see as extreme interventions by authorities in their private matters.

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Poilievre’s accusations that Trudeau and the Liberals “wanted to be everywhere” occurring from economy down to online content show how deeply illiberal the Prime Minister is according to him. The Conservative leader stated that despite many people thinking Trudeau has “gone too far” or become an extremist liberal, he personally believes otherwise because he has lost touch with liberalism itself. One key theme within Poilievre’s address was criticizing what he called elitist tendencies among Trudeau’s supporters and government which he was using as a way of presenting conservatives as custodians of common sense who value tradition.

True North has Andrew Lawton acting as a moderator on this panel discussion. What Blaine Higgs did was copied by several other conservative politicians across Canada while some are wondering why our political leaders do not propose something like this?

The political scenario in Canada is changing and the battle between Conservatives advocating for parental rights and Liberals in support of increased government involvement in societal policies will be an issue of dispute during the forthcoming federal elections. The outcome of this contest could have significant implications for the future direction of the country, as the two major parties offer vastly different visions for the role of the state in the lives of Canadian citizens.

We shared a post in our YouTube channel community section and asked the people of Canada which party policies do they believe will have a positive impact in future prospect of Gen Z and Millennials, And the results were shocking. Almost everyone voted for the Conservative party. You can also Join the conversation on our Scoop Canada YouTube Channel! Cast your vote and Share your thoughts here to make your voice heard!

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Poilievre’s speeches and Conservatives’ focus on parents’ rights are some aspects that reveal a broader transformation going on with its party, which has increasingly been giving priority to its base by appealing to more conservative-minded individuals. This strategy stands in contrast to the Liberals’ efforts to cultivate a more inclusive and diverse coalition, and the two parties’ divergent approaches to issues such as education, gender identity, and government are likely to be central divisions between them during this election cycle.

Some sections of voters who think that Trudeau’s government has transcended its jurisdictional limits also find appeal in Conservatives’ respect for parent control and their critique of what they view as governmental intrusion. However, there are others who accuse it (the party) for stepping back from core tenets of pluralism as well as individual freedom known under classical Canadian Liberalism.

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Ultimately, many factors related to economics, society or politics will influence how Canadians vote during the next general elections; these include whether sway towards conservatives calling for traditional values or liberals seeking active government roles that embrace all genders. As these opposing views shape Canadian democracy there will still be disagreements about individual rights versus collective responsibilities throughout Canada’s future politics.

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