Jagmeet Singh And The NDP Are The Biggest Losers Of The Emergencies Act Debacle

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on February 25, 2022

Jagmeetin Singh and the NDP should have won big when it came to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent declaration and revocation of the Emergencies Act to break up the lawful Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa.

The NDP is fundamentally, or should fundamentally be a left-leaning workers’ party. In theory, its base should be a combination of idealistic left-wing university-educated urbanites, as well as public and private sector union workers. Under the leadership of Jagmeet Singh, the NDP has deepened its support in the first category but lost out on the second one. Failing to stand up for the rights of the truckers probably permanently damaged that blue-collar support. 

If Singh wanted to come out even slightly ahead on this situation, should have either been more aggressive against the truckers (not that is at all ethical) to pander to his urbanite legacy media-consuming base, or actually gotten back to the NDP’s roots and stood up for the right to work for the truckers.

Singh picked the worst of both worlds. He was one of the most aggressive federal politicians toward the truckers before Trudeau implemented the Emergencies Act, and after it was implemented he started only reluctantly backing the government violently cracking down on peaceful protesters and freezing people’s bank accounts. 

At the very least, as terrible as he has looked over the past month, Justin Trudeau got to appear like a tough guy to those Canadians who believed the legacy media and liberal political establishment’s lies about the truckers. Singh just looked like a weakling and a jerk. 

It would be hard to imagine a Jack Layton or a Tommy Douglas ever acting like Singh. Singh may be extremely pro-union and ostensibly stands up for workers’ rights, but he also has a sneering disdain for actual blue-collar people. He wears bespoke suits, is obsessed with woke politics, and livestreams playing videogames online with other proto-socialist airheads like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

Singh does not understand the base of the NDP, which is why the party has been relegated to a liberal protest vote in both 2019 and 2021, which were both years the NDP should have expected to make large gains. 

If anyone is wondering how Justin Trudeau is still the prime minister of Canada despite all his corruption, scandals, and hatred for working-class Canadians, you have Jagmeet Singh and the failing NDP to thank. The NDP’s incompetent opposition to the Liberals only goes to making the Liberals at least look coherent in their corruption, which is enough to keep them winning in Eastern Canada.

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.

4 responses to “Jagmeet Singh And The NDP Are The Biggest Losers Of The Emergencies Act Debacle”

  1. Kent Smith says:

    Pay back, by his constituents, would be to not re-elect him in the next Federal Election

  2. Allan D says:

    In any moral world that we might live in, the NDP should be wiped from the face of the earth in the next Federal election.

  3. Ang says:

    Everyone of them should be investigated fully, then thrown out of parliament. No pension, no benefits. Pay back alllll the money they have stolen!

  4. Mary W says:

    Look into your union new collective agreements. Even though many provinces and stopping the vaccine mandates most federal and provincial employers will make being vaccinated mandatory. What I would like to know who pays compensation for injury or death caused by these mandatory vaccines?