Trudeau government out of touch with Canadians

Do they even care what the people think or feel?

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Trudeau government out of touch with Canadians

It’s remarkable how wide the rift between the current Liberal government of Justin Trudeau and the people of Canada is. It seems that the separation between the will of the people and that of entrenched government grows deeper every day. Isn’t that the opposite of what we should be seeing in a democratic society?

A case in point is the Trudeau government’s plan to admit an additional 300,000 political refugees from communist China. This is in addition to the new inflated number of immigrants of 341,000 proposed by the Liberals. How do the people of Canada feel about this? According to a new Nanos Research Group Poll only 17 per cent of Canadians agree outright with the new immigration levels. Forty per cent want the numbers reduced. Thirty-six per cent want the levels to remain the same, but not be increased.

You have to ask yourself if the Trudeau Liberals’ plan to increase immigration levels to such inflated levels makes any sense. We have the highest unemployment rate of any G7 country. COVID has devastated our economy and our society. We are weaker economically and industrially than ever before, and COVID rates are increasing. In the midst of all this Trudeau wants to increase immigration saying it will solve our unemployment situation. What?

But the most concerning part of this entire paradigm is the separation between the people of Canada and the ideologically driven political elites. Do they even care what the people think or feel? Apparently not.

All civilized people want to be compassionate and help others. That is a given. But Canada needs policies that make sense, not wildly extreme initiatives that damage us or provide no solid benefit for those we would like to help. The connection between government and the people must be restored, and the Ottawa elites must listen to us, not just label or condemn us.

If not, we are in for a rough ride. The ball really is in the court of government. They must listen or the result will be a significant discontent and potential disruption. Let’s hope we never have to see that.

Perry Foster

Duncan

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