Trudeau and the Liberals are trying to buy popularity for the next election

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on June 30, 2020

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has just a couple days ago shipped out another $300 million of Canadian taxpayers’ money overseas to fight COVID-19. 

Trudeau announced the $300 million for an online fundraising effort sponsored by Global Citizen that is currently trying to raise $42.8 billion in funding to assist in the treatment of COVID-19 worldwide. 

Outside of Rideau cottage, Trudeau said about the donation that, “COVID-19 has changed the lives of people everywhere, and it has highlighted inequalities around the world…None of us have been spared from the effects of COVID-19, and none of us can beat it alone.”

What should be remembered is it wasn’t that long ago when the Liberals sent the World Health Organization $850 million for COVID-19 dispute repeated mistakes and wrong information put out by that international organization.

While Trudeau was already under scrutiny for the $300 million in overseas spending, the Liberals allocated a further $900 million for the WE Charity, an organization with close ties to the Trudeaus and other members of the Liberal caucus. 

Trudeau claimed that WE were the only organization capable of administering a $900 million volunteer grants program. 


Trudeau said, “When our public servants looked at the potential partners, only the WE organization could deliver the ambitious program that young people need for the summer,” which still did not answer the concerns of those seeing WE have a Liberal gatekeeper to summer job program funding.

The Conservative opposition immediately contacted the Auditory General to investigate the money being given to the progressive left-leaning charity.

Just a few days ago, Canada only had its AAA credit rating downgraded to an AA+, which was due to the massive addition to Canada’s debt, which raised debt to 115.1% to the country’s GDP in 2020. 

Canada’s deficit will be above $252 billion this year, which will finally push the country’s net debt over $1 trillion, a milestone we should have been more careful to avoid. 

So why are Trudeau and the Liberals pushing more money out the door at a time when Canada can’t afford to be spending needlessly? The easy answer is they were never good with money.

The longer answer is, despite the loss of the United Nations Security Council seat, Trudeau is still obsessed with his international image, and in the case of the WE Charity, the Liberals had never shied away from discriminating in the past with summer jobs funding against groups that had pro-life values.

It would be foolhardy to think that the Liberals don’t want to regain their majority government in the next year or so, a lot of this wasteful spending seems to be laying the groundwork for their next campaign. They are merely trading debt for polling numbers hoping the debt doesn’t catch up with them sooner than later.

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Looking at how the Liberals are using money during and after the COVID-19 pandemic is little more than a confirmation that the Liberals still see their own parties popularity as coming before the economic integrity of Canada. 

Bloated COVID-19 programs like CERB have boosted the Liberals’ popularity, but it seems likely that if the Liberals do not course correct and curb the spending, and heavy political bias that comes along with it, they could prove to be their own worst enemy and blow their polling lead by trying to pay too much for it.

Although based on how the Liberals are acting these days they may not understand that it is still possible for them to push their luck too far.

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.

2 responses to “Trudeau and the Liberals are trying to buy popularity for the next election”

  1. LAWRENCE says:

    Yes personally with CERB program now is the time to era in social programs and come under one umbrella. Have welfare, indegous, old age pension old supplement and all government pensions put into one fund to equalize Canada’s social programs. Lower cost and fairer system.

  2. Charlie Saigeon says:

    Trudope is such a LOSER. But everybody knows money buys everything. Sure hope islam doesn’t take to much freedom away. Well the guys will fair better than the women. What colour of black hyjabi do you prefer?