This October, Canadians voted in their Federal elections, determining who would represent them in their parliament. The left-wing parties in Canada, the Liberals and the New Democrats, lost 20 and 15 seats respectively. The Conservative Party of Canada gained 26 seats, and a Quebecois nationalist Party, Bloc Quebecois, gained 22 seats.
Unfortunately for conservatives and Catholics around the world: the very aggressively pro-choice, pro gender ideology Liberal and New Democratic parties hold sufficient majorities to form a goverment, and Trudeau is to meet with Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette to form a government: this is required, as Canada is a constitutional monarchy, and the Governor-General is the Queen’s Representative (therefore, the Westminster system of government formation applies in Canada.)
Still, however, the results vindicate the reality in Canada and other nations in the western world: larger groups of people are feeling isolated by neoliberal and indiscriminately relativistic political leadership, such as that of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Liberal – Papineau.) Slowly but surely, large amounts of Canadians are realizing that this ideology is completely alien to their interests and values.
After the election, the Liberals have only a few seats from Canada’s rural provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta. Separatism, always on the sidelines of the political game, is coming into play. #Wexit, has been trending in the last few weeks, advocating for the separation of Canada’s more conservative and religious prairie region from Ottawa. The Quebecois people, also, returned more of their nationalist party’s officials to Parliament. They clearly sympathize with the #Wexit sentiment.
A savvy observer won’t be surprised that Canadian families living on the margins of Canadian ‘wokeness’ culture feel isolated. Trudeau’s excessively harsh fuel and natural gas policies have created potential hurt for people in Canada’s heartland, posing the loss of jobs and income that support countless families. In the months leading up to the election, Justin Trudeau called for Canada to increase funding for abortion worldwide by over 1$ billion dollars. All the while, leftists and cultural revisionists in the Canadian media demonized the Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for being pro-life.
Though both men are Catholics, there is a clear difference between the two. Trudeau virtue signals his faith, while violating it directly by making pro-life candidates unwelcome in his party. Mr. Scheer, on the other hand, is an involved Knight of Columbus, pro-life, and aligns his politics near to what the church believes in terms of human dignity. Further, Trudeau has failed in relations with major countries, alienating India, a country which can be worked with to make progress on human rights, while collapsing in the face of China. Meanwhile, Scheer would have likely worked with the global community to put pressure on China for violating the rights Christians, Uighurs, and the people of Hong Kong.
Overall, it seems likely that with another term of Trudeau’s Liberals leading Canada, it will continue to be divided even more greatly. It is also clear that a Conservative coalition government would stand for human dignity and unity both in Canada and abroad.