” Yesterday, the RCMP announced they had foiled a potential terrorist attack here in Canada – and Justin Trudeau’s Liberal team thought it was a good idea to use the moment to score cheap political points against our Conservative government.
Here’s what Trudeau’s senior Quebec advisor, Senator Hervieux-Payette, had to say on Twitter: ”Harper wants to align Canada with the US, wants the same republican policies: he will get also the same terrorists.”
I guess now we know what Trudeau meant when, instead of condemning the Boston bombers and calling for their swift punishment, he opined that we needed to look for “root causes” because terrorists are probably feeling “excluded.” Trudeau’s Liberals think Conservative policies are the real “root cause” of terrorism.
The media are deliberately ignoring this story to protect Justin Trudeau. We tried to get reporters interested, but the media would rather report on an NDP news release about Earth Day.
That’s why we need your help. We need to make sure every Canadian knows that Justin Trudeau lacks the judgement and experience to be Prime Minister.
Can you chip in $5 or whatever you can afford so we can keep the pressure on Justin Trudeau?
He’s the most inexperienced leader of the Liberal Party in history – and it shows. Help us send a message to Justin Trudeau that his comments on terrorism are unacceptable.”
The above text is taken from a Conservative Party Of Canada attack email sent today, April 23 2013. What is most disconcerting is its tone, one that reinforces ignorance of social issues, negativity and a shocking disregard for traditional Canadian values. Although our Canadian political culture has never shied away from debate it has never been one of playground style taunting. Irregardless of where you lie on the political spectrum, or how you feel about Harper or Trudeau as an individual, these types of messages should worry you.
Respect, informed debate, consensus building and a commitment to liberal (small “l”) democratic values have always been the foundation of Canada’s civil and political cultures.
The ignorance, polarity and malcontent that is sewn through such debasing political communications as the above will only be detrimental to all Canadians, irregardless of what colour sign sits on their lawn come 2015.
One need only look south of the border for an example of what negativity can do to a government. Come on Canada, we’re better than this.