Conservative Party of Canada finance critic Ed Fast Steps Down To Support Failing Conservative candidate Jean Charest, Because Pierre Poilievre TRIGGERED him with his BoC comments- May 19, 2022,
I can imagine Maxime Bernier smiling after reading the article I point to below. Pierre Poilievre has been targeting the Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem for quite some time now and for good reason. Every time Justin Trudeau imagined a wild spending spree Tiff Macklem financed it. Tiff Macklem doesn’t have to purchase all of Trudeau’s spending plans, but for the most part, he has and this has led to inflation levels we haven’t seen since 1981 when oddly enough Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister of Canada.
Inflation continued to rise in April, up 6.8 per cent year over year, with food prices seeing the largest increase since September 1981. ‘The worst is yet to come’: Experts say Canadians can expect inflation to keep rising while wages fall behind | thestar.com
Something about what Pierre Poilievre said triggered Ed Fast, so Ed Fast has declared his support for Jean Charest. Both Jean Charest and Ed Fast have a Quebec connection by the way. Although I have no desire to check the specifics, I imagine Jean Charest has the most support in Quebec and because of Quebec’s importance to general elections, I assume that for some Conservative politicians, they feel the need to run a candidate that they feel would be popular in Quebec?
Anyway Ed Fast stated the following to reporters
“I’m deeply troubled by suggestions by one of our leadership candidates, that that candidate would be prepared to interfere already at this stage in the independence of our central bank,” Tory finance critic Ed Fast steps down after criticizing Poilievre’s attacks on central bank | globalnews.ca
Ed fast has a right as a Canadian to support who he wants, I imagine that he sees Pierre Poilievre as a threat to his political party? Okay? Sure I guess! But what I’m seeing as an onlooker is if Pierre Poilievre is not the leader of the Conservative Party, Pierre Poilievre could exercise his right to join the People’s Party of Canada, he could even wrestle power from Maxime Bernier who can’t win his Beauce riding.
Now, if Pierre Poilievre were to go to the People’s Party of Canada, he could potentially lose his CURRENT riding, but you have to remember, Canada has three years before the next election and Pierre legitimately could become Prime Minister in the next 6 years. a two-headed monster at the People’s Party of Canada
could legitimately replace the Conservative Party of Canada.
I like to remind people that the Green party never came close to winning an election, but we currently have a carbon tax. The Conservative Party won the popular vote and the People’s Party of Canada in two elections closed in on 1 million votes. Now, if we’re, to be honest, the Conservatives could have a repeat performance to the 2021 election if Jean Charest wins. Who knows maybe the Conservative Party could win with Jean Charest.
But, Pierre Poilievre is a different breed of politician, he represents change, he represents financial and economic education for the Canadian voter, and he represents potentially 2 MILLION votes, from voters who likely will not show up and vote for Jean Charest. For people like Ed Fat, I imagine they don’t like people attacking their institutions, a politician firing the central bank governor because of ideological differences sounds like something you hear about in Venezuela?
Let’s be honest here, imagine Jagmeet Singh said that as Prime Minister he would fire Tiff Macklem because Tiff Macklem isn’t financing his Universal dental care program? So yes, Ed fast does have a point. I try to be fair even to people I disagree with ideologically. I like to present to the people of Canada reality as opposed to EMOTIONS.
Personally, I would have NEVER said I would fire Tiff Macklem out loud, why? Because the average Canadian doesn’t follow politics like that. Only a tiny minority of us comprehend the role Tiff Macklem plays in inflation. As I’ve stated in prior posts, in 2018 current Premier of Ontario Doug Ford has a simple message, now I don’t know if Doug Ford won because people were tired of former Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne or because of his simple message? But what I do know is a large chunk of WORKING class Canadians are getting poorer because of Justin Trudeau, as was the case for Ontarians under the leadership of Kathleen win and as long as the Conservative Party of Canada leader runs a tamed race, he or she should win with relative ease.
As an Ontarian, I remember how I felt when the opportunity to get rid of Kathleen Wynne presented itself. it felt like ridding myself of nuisance, I suspect for many Canadians that’s how they’ll feel getting rid of Justin Trudeau. Why I say this is because Pierre Poilievre doesn’t have to say much, I get it, he wants to make his Rally entertaining, but maybe Ed Fast is onto something.
Interesting times ahead