The Liberals are Surging in the Polls Because There is no Opposition

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on April 26, 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau despite falling personal popularity ratings is surging in various polls from various polling firms, likely signaling he will be looking to hold a new election sooner than later, once he can find a good enough excuse to hold one. 

This seems to be not a reflection of the popularity of Liberal government policy, since one would assume dislike of Trudeau’s leadership would translate to stagnant Liberal polling numbers, but their growth seems more or less proof of the fact that apathy is the strongest political force in Canada these days. 

Canadians aren’t flocking to the Liberals in response to them throwing Canadians into over a trillion dollars of the national debt through the cash fire that is the 2021 budget, they just don’t care, and to an extent why should they care if no other party is proposing any starkly different economic plans?

Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole is proposing Canada gets back to a balanced budget in a decade, which is another way of saying the Conservatives have no intentions of actually doing it, and the NDP leader Jagmeet Singh thinks the Liberals are not spending nearly enough money. 

This is a time when the Conservative Party especially should be working hard to contrast themselves as much as possible to the pro-lockdown, closed border, high spending Liberals, but in reality, unless you squint hard it is difficult to see where the significant differences between the Liberals and Conservatives are.

O’Toole coming out and claiming he would scrap Trudeau’s carbon tax while at the same time putting forward his own version of the tax was the most recent difference between the CPC and LPC reduced to rubble. O’Toole is playing as safe and boring as possible when as opposoition you aren’t going to take Liberal votes by working hard to not contrast.

The Liberals, NDP, and Conservatives mostly only disagree these days on the degree to which policies should be pushed, and with the Liberals in power, it is hard to make the argument why anyone should try hard to replace them with a slightly more radical or slightly more moderate version.

Right now Canadians whether they are from the political left or the right need a new option to vote for. Fiscal responsibility, upholding the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, fighting to cancel culture, and standing for reasonable social policy not fuelled by radical progressivism, are all positions up for grabs for a new major party to champion and bring in a large portion of the Canadian public to vote for.


Right now Canada has some alternatives like the PPC or the Maverick Party but it would behoove the anti-establishment wing of Canadian politics to create a vehicle for Canadians opposed to the overall establishment and not just a party for disaffected Conservative that simply turns into opposition to the opposition in the eyes of the mostly tuned-out public. 

If the anti-establishment can get organized they could launch themselves into a spot of great influence on the political map to oppose the establishment that has merely become different shades of the corrupt Trudeau Liberals.

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.

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