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If the polls are correct, then Canadians for the most part remain deluded.
They do not understand that corporate sovereignty deals like TPP, and the Canada-China FIPA will undermine our economy and global economies through toxic corporate rule.
If the polls are correct, Canadians do not understand that the privatization of healthcare and postal services, as well as public/private "partnership" deals such as P3 hospitals, erode public treasuries, and our economy.
Nor do they understand that C-51, Police State legislation --supported by the Liberals-- will be used as a spearhead to advance the dictatorship of the Market, and its false god, the "invisible hand" of deregulated neoliberalism.
But Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, is very charismatic, so he makes an excellent front for corporations, and the right-wing Liberal party.
I've thought for a long time that, because of his charisma, and the subsequent support that he draws to the Liberals, his new "brand" would represent a real danger to what Canada could and should be.
Canada is in trouble, because Canadians do not understand this.
This surrender to corporations is weakening economies in previously sovereign countries globally. Look to Greece, the European Union, Italy etc. It's a global cancer.
The only positive shift for Canada would be towards Greens, NDP, and a proportional representation electoral system, but it doesn't appear to be happening.
Brand Trudeau appears to be winning, and this represents an obstacle to real progress and a better world.
Appeared at Unpublished Ottawa
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