Canadian Politics Is Dividing Between Those Who Love and Those Who Hate Canada

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on July 4, 2021

Maybe in previous years, there was an argument that all politicians, parties, and movements were looking to make Canada a better place and generally liked the country for what it already was, but as time goes on there is a definite rise in anti-Canadian feelings in politics today. 

The most startling and recent example of anti-Canadian rhetoric in Canadian politics was from Manitoba NDP MP Niki Ashton who tweeted out in support of orange shirt clad protesters tearing down statues of Queen Victoria and Elizabeth. 

Although Ashton may be the most overt anti-Canadian politician in Canada, there are far more politicians who harbour negative feelings towards the country they serve and it was quite apparent by their reluctance to celebrate Canada Day. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal caucus, Jagmeet Singh and the NDP caucus refused to celebrate Canada Day in traditional patriotic ways and instead turned the holiday into a time to reflect on Canada as a negative entity based on past wrongs the government had committed against the Indigenous Canadian community. 

Trudeau ahead of Canada Day said that “We as Canadians must be honest with ourselves about our past,” which implies that somehow any significant number of Canadians are dishonest about the dark legacy of residential schools or even somehow endorse their past use.

Even certain Conservative MPs like Michelle Rempel Garner specifically endorsed the cancelling or “scaling back” of Canada Day in the same manner as the Liberals and NDP, while Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole said he didn’t want Canada Day cancelled but also failed to strike back against the anti-Canadian narratives perpetuated in the movement to cancel the holiday. 

These self-appointed political elites are uncomfortable celebrating Canada Day in a patriotic manner in the year 2021 because they have brought into the hard-left idea that Canada is a ‘racist’, ‘sexist’, ‘homophobic’, and ‘bigoted’ nation. It is why Bill C-36 (the “hate speech” bill) after being proposed in parliament had almost no pushback from sitting MPs.

Of course all of these establishment politicians will say they love Canada but they do not model it in the policies they support. They “love” Canada but they constantly push for radical changes that often seek to undermine Canadian’s fundamental freedoms in favour of hard-left socialistic principles.

It is as absurd as someone saying they “love” their spouse but want them to change their appearance, personality, hobbies, and friends.

On the other side of the issue alternative political parties and movements are cropping up to fill the void of Canadian patriotism in our politics and culture.

Instead of “celebrating” Canada Day by painting the country as defined only by its past wrongs, a collection of various conservative politicians, cultural figures, and average Canadian patriots gathered in Ottawa to actually celebrate what Canada is in 2021. 

Maxime Bernier, Derek Sloan, Randy Hillier, and other political figures spoke at Canada’s Supreme Court both celebrating the rights and freedoms afforded to Canadians as well as warning of current and future infringements made by the federal Liberal government against those rights and freedoms.

From just looking at the posts and videos of those who attended this event you get the impression that, whether or not they agree with each other on individual issues, there is a universal love of country that doesn’t want Canada to be fundamentally altered. 

Like it did in the United Kingdom’s 2019 election, Canada’s next federal election won’t just be about economics and some social issues, rather it may also become a referendum on establishment politicians’ anti-Canadian views. Labour in the UK collapsed in the polls in 2019 due to an increasing realization from the public that the “woke” Labour Party hated Britain and had a level of disdain for the average British citizen.

In Canada, the Liberals and NDP certainly mirror a lot of the anti-patriotic tendencies of Labour while the Conservatives sit around refusing to fight for Canadian values and freedoms, and it feels like the Canadian public is growing more and more ready to push back on the sad status quo. 

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

3 responses to “Canadian Politics Is Dividing Between Those Who Love and Those Who Hate Canada”

  1. Clare Makarchuk says:

    This is My Canada 🇨🇦
    With Glowing Hearts We See Thee Rise!
    Come on Canada, let’s show some Love!

  2. Chaz Martel says:

    Good article. Agree with your well considered and no nonsense respect for this great nation.

  3. Holly Peters says:

    God keep our land glorious and free 😚 "There is a way that seems right to people, but in the end leads only to destruction." Many have been decieved by the lies of our leaders but we continue to pray unceasingly for the citizens of our country. We love our country and care about the overall well being of our communities.