This represents a decisive tipping point for Canadian public opinion.
Despite our partisan differences, most Canadians have a core agreement on some fundamental values. We believe people should be free to speak their minds, free to criticize the government, free to worship freely (or not worship at all if that’s their choice) and be free to vote in democratic elections.
There are differences on what that means, differences in the interpretation of our values, but those core values remain.
And with those values in mind, Canadians have – with near universal agreement – realized that China under the rule of the CCP is a nation that threatens and opposes our core values as Canadians.
When people across the political and ideological spectrum agree, it’s a sign that something much deeper is going on.
For many years, the Trudeau government and much of the elitist political and corporate class have tried to get Canadians to love China.
They tried rolling over for China.
They tried downplaying the crimes of the CCP.
They tried appealing to greed.
They tried appealing to fear.
They tried distracting people by focusing on the United States.
It all failed.
Despite all that effort to propagandize Canadians, the good people of this country saw through the lies, and saw the truth.
Like never before, the Canadian People are unified on the issue of China, and now is the time for Justin Trudeau to act accordingly.
Justin Trudeau’s job is not to impose his agenda. His job is to listen to the will of the Canadian People, and make that will manifest in government policy.
Trudeau’s previous support for China, his unwillingness to criticize them, and the constant show of weakness has only emboldened the ruthless CCP, leading to worse treatment of Canada and our allies.
Now, we see examples of strength and courage from those same allies, as Australia – despite having much to lose economically – continues to stand firm against China’s threats. The European Union has grown increasingly tough on China, realizing that a deal with the devil always has consequences. And in the United States, the Trump Administration is making it very clear that the days of the US getting taken advantage of by the devious CCP are long gone.