Ottawa – The thrill of Justin Trudeau as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada is clearly gone.

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Now, at best, there is Trudeau’s passive enthusiasm to stay in power and it’s corrupted by the moderate leader’s widespread fury-driven hatred over the campaign, which is hard to fathom given his two difficult years in the hot seat of the pandemic. .

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But while there are good reasons to give Trudeau an extension of his six years as prime minister, there are equally strong justifications for voting against giving him a third term in office.

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For Canadians on the fence, consider these best reasons to vote for Justin Trudeau’s liberals:

The rollout of federally subsidized daycare would be a boon to young parents and would-be parents, with a ballot box bonus that could save them thousands of dollars in future childcare costs. The concept of $10-a-day kiddie care, once established by the provinces, can and should be included in Medicare as a sacred Canadian birthright.

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The Liberal COVID-19 Vaccine Purchase was a world-leading effort that deserves an award. While secret and undoubtedly premium-priced, it worked for all who wanted it.

Trudeau’s fight against carbon-priced climate change is, according to some experts, the best and most realistic route to reducing emissions, pushing Canada from a laggard in this global effort to stop the planet warming. As a leader is to start.

Indigenous reconciliation is slowly taking place, with billions of dollars flowing in the right directions. It was never a one-, two- or three-term political project to eradicate the inequalities tolerated by indigenous peoples. Incremental progress is noted and welcomed under liberal governance.

And, finally, by all means vote for Trudeau if you believe he must have a majority to effectively rule us in the post-pandemic future. Amazingly, however, he did not face a single major legislative failure or even a bill-passing slowdown, leading a minority government for the past two years. So that’s probably not a very good reason to vote for Liberal.

Now, here are some reasons why Canadians should consider voting against Justin Trudeau’s hat-trick of election victories.

He called for a superspreader election during a pandemic that is likely to result in little or no change in the status quo, to hold a safe vote and for more time to gain a majority while ignoring Election Canada’s plea. A major waste of about $500 million in their rush for.

Despite having years to plan to pull key allies, aid workers and activists out of the avenging clutches of the militant Taliban, Trudeau’s government was too late and our Afghan friends were left out. Hundreds of lives are now hanging in the balance as the price of his inaction. This is when Canada has disappeared from global peacekeeping, leaving our military in mission limbo.

Trudeau is lending loss-making Canada a trillion-dollar legacy to generations of taxpayers who are not yet in high school. While balancing budgets in a decade seems like a mission impossible, surely our children and grandchildren deserve a prudent effort to avoid wasting billions on the safety nets that stay at home to avoid the pandemic, While the economy is grappling with labor shortage.

You might want to vote against Trudeau for his character flaws. Whether it’s bottling up the charges, sacking two key cabinet women ministers for challenging their authority, ignoring allegations of sexual misconduct in senior military ranks and, in their own caucus, the infamous blackface photos or three pats of moral violations. , it adds, indecent conduct for an alleged feminist who constantly preaches while claiming to stand on high moral grounds.

You may also want to vote against what you have become – a judgmental, highly partisan, top-down, heavily-scripted, cheap-shot-shooting leader who will do or say anything to win (not that he is unique there). Far from the fresh-faced flip side of the brass-edged Stephen Harper style he promoted in 2015, Trudeau has become a smiling magnified mirror image of his controlling awkward predecessor. This is a very sad thing.

And finally, if you want Trudeau to leave, you must vote against the Liberals. And gone, he will likely resign the morning after the election, if conservatives oust a minority government from Trudeau’s vanity vote.

But the best reason to vote for or against Justin Trudeau is to participate in the Canadian election in a world where democracy is under siege. So don’t forget to vote on Monday. please.

And that’s the bottom line.