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Canada FIRST READING: Yankee meddlers go home!

19:05  18 september  2021
19:05  18 september  2021 Source:   nationalpost.com

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Hillary Clinton standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Hillary Clinton pictured on a stage in Toronto in 2014, during one of the dozen or so times she has set foot on Canadian soil. Anyways, she has thoughts on who you should vote for. © Provided by National Post Hillary Clinton pictured on a stage in Toronto in 2014, during one of the dozen or so times she has set foot on Canadian soil. Anyways, she has thoughts on who you should vote for.

TOP STORIES

American millionaire politicos keep weighing in on our election . After Barack Obama gave his tacit endorsement of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Thursday, Friday saw endorsements from Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Clinton, the Democrats’ 2016 nominee for president, tweeted that she was wishing Trudeau “the best in Monday’s election.” Sanders, long regarded as one of the most left-wing Democratic Senators, put his support behind NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, calling him the only one who will “make the wealthy pay their fair share.”

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Meanwhile, the National Post spoke to a University of Ottawa political scientist who isn’t all that sure that Canadians will take kindly to American politicos telling them how to vote .

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney spoke to the National Post about his sudden reimposition of COVID restrictions amid surging rates of ICU admissions now threatening to collapse the province’s health-care system. Just two months ago, Kenney was proudly announcing the suspension of all extraordinary measures related to COVID-19 against a banner reading “Open for Business.” He told reporter Tyler Dawson “I thought that the best way to persuade the vaccine hesitant to come forward was through persuasion and not by making people feel they were being compelled to do so. Unfortunately that has not worked.”

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday: A full blown NDP attack ad against the Green Party. The 15-second paid Facebook ad accuses the Greens of being a den of “racism” and “transphobia” that are too busy “fighting each other instead of fighting for you.” In certain Vancouver Island ridings, the NDP and the Greens are the chief contenders for power – leading to some campaign nastiness that both parties generally avoid everywhere else.

We already knew that the Liberals have been hemorrhaging Francophone Quebecer support since the leaders’ debates (where Quebecers were pushed towards the Bloc Québécois by a question that implied their laws are “racist”). It turns out Quebec Anglophones may also be fed up with Team Red . English-speakers in the province have always been reliable supporters of the Liberals, but have been disillusioned by the Trudeau government’s refusal to fight strict new provincial laws discouraging the use of English in the private sector.

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Thursday’s announcement of AUKUS, a new U.S.-Australia-U.K. military alliance, was likely particularly irksome for Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, whose pet political project has long been a European Union-style alliance with Australia, the U.K. and New Zealand. On Friday , O’Toole said that if elected, he would start asking the Americans to let us into AUKUS .

Everyone once in a while, O’Toole says something conservative on the campaign trail . On Thursday, he told reporters that the CBC “needs to change” and that he didn’t like how the network is increasingly competing with the private sector. (CBC, uh, didn’t cover this part of his speech).

The Liberals asked one of their candidates, Kevin Vuong, to “pause” his campaign after the Toronto Star revealed he has been the subject of since-dropped sexual assault charges. Throughout Election 44, both the Liberals and the Conservatives have dropped one candidate each due to allegations of sexual misconduct. Although in the Liberals’ case, Kitchener candidate Raj Saini was initially defended by Trudeau until more allegations prompted Saini’s resignation. Vuong said in a Thursday night statement that the allegations – which were dropped in Nov. 2019 – are false. Vuong is contesting Spadina-Fort York, the former riding of Liberal MP Adam Vaughan.

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ELECTION INSIGHTS

For the rest of Election 44, the National Post will be sharing insights from Polly, an artificial intelligence engine developed at the University of Ottawa that correctly predicted the results of the 2019 election.

All of a sudden this week, Polly noticed that the single most mentioned issue of Election 44 was Jason Kenney. The Alberta premier hasn’t been a Conservative MP for years now, but COVID-19 hospitalizations have been spiking in his province thanks in part to his government’s premature abandonment of pandemic strictures. The Liberals have singled out Alberta’s COVID chaos as a mark against conservative governance. And the voters, it seems, are inclined to agree .

chart, line chart:  Polly’s latest national seat projections. At this precise moment, Canada is on course for another Liberal minority. Polly’s latest national seat projections. At this precise moment, Canada is on course for another Liberal minority.

SOLID TAKES

J.J. McCullough’s day job is to make animated YouTube videos about Canadian politics that actually do surprisingly well (seriously, the man got 250,000 views on a video about the Canadian constitution ). Writing for the Washington Post , McCullough surmises that the People’s Party of Canada is here to stay . Just as the Greens went semi-mainstream in 2004, McCullough thinks we are seeing the same happen to Maxime Bernier’s experiment in populist politics.

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Diane Francis, really, really doesn’t think you should vote for the Liberal Party on Monday , and she compiled a list as to why. Top of her list? The Liberal failure to crack down on money laundering. (Also, given all the American meddling in our election this time around, it might be pertinent to note that Francis can normally be found advocating for U.S. annexation of Canada .)

Warren Kinsella also really, really thinks you shouldn’t vote for Trudeau, but he can say it with the fiery bitterness of someone who used to be a key Liberal organizer . Kinsella’s list of Liberal evils includes “Chinese coverups,” “rewarding sexual misconduct” and “railroading whistleblowers.”

If the Conservatives don’t score at least some kind of victory on Monday, we’re all screwed , writes Matt Gurney in The Line . Basically, if Canada won’t even elect the most cartoonishly moderate Tory that the party can muster, Gurney surmises that the Conservatives are at high-risk to go full Trump: Abandon all pretense of trying to govern to the centre and enter a new era of “dudebro” conservatism that won’t help anyone.

Speaking of the People’s Party of Canada, former Stephen Harper speechwriter Michael Taube thinks you should absolutely not vote for them. His contention (which you’re going to be hearing from a lot of Conservatives in the coming days) is that a vote for the PPC is a vote for Trudeau . A bold claim, but it’s not like there’s any historical precedent for a long period of unchallenged Liberal rule enabled by right-wing vote splitting.

Maxime Bernier wearing a suit and tie:  We made this graphic for the column and everything. We made this graphic for the column and everything.

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