This article was submitted to The Thinker’s Right by Staff Writer F.
Maxime Bernier visited Vancouver last night to start his nationwide campaign for the People’s Party of Canada. The room was packed with people, with standing room only, flowing out into the hallway, with a vibe of excitement. This is truly the beginning of a historic political movement in Canadian history. A man with decades of experience working in finance, trade, business, and politics, Maxime represents the core values of conservatism with populist and libertarian ideologies.
Bernier is riding on a massive political wave sweeping across the globe called Populist Conservatism. He says his party is
…a coalition of people who are disenchanted with traditional politicians who say one thing one day and the other the next.
The likes of Nigel Farage and his UKIP (UK Independence Party), Jair Bolsonaro, the President-elect of Brazil, and, of course, billionaire turned President Donald Trump, all stand for defending the middle class, and getting rid of corruption in government. It’s like a rabid disease infecting countries one by one, killing off corruption, and greedy politicians.
Despite being voted for by a majority by their own citizens, the political Left love calling leaders of this variety bigots, racists, and even white supremacists. They claim to be the gatekeepers of righteousness and political correctness, while simultaneously slandering, calling names, fabricating false claims, and attempting political genocide with the majority voting class. This doesn’t work. The Populist Conservative movement is the consequence of the left wing agenda. People are tired of corrupted politicians who bow down to special interest groups.
Bernier left the Conservative Party and started his own one because they’re out of touch with the middle class and the truth. Bernier almost won the leadership elections, but lost because of a badly managed ballot counting process. Bernier’s opponent, Andrew Scheer, won by pandering to special interest groups; he gained votes right before the election from the legal dairy cartel, promising to protect this obsolete system.
One of Bernier’s most popular campaign promises is to end Supply Management. Supply Management was first introduced in the early 70s to support over two hundred thousand Canadian dairy farmers. It cheats the market to raise the price of milk and dairy products to offer them a liveable wage. As normal politicians are out of touch with reality, they noticed a huge gravy train, and included other items such as turkey and chicken in Supply Management. Those products can now sell for up to 3 times more than they should.
Today, there are only about thirteen thousand farmers who are still benefiting from supply management, just over 5% of what it once was. So, why do we still have it? Why are we still paying more for food? This doesn’t affect the rich, nor does it affect the middle class as much as the poor, who spend around 30% of their income on food. It’s stealing from the poor, and giving to the rich.
Bernier wants to abolish this system to increase trade between countries, and to end this horribly corrupt business plan. Both Australia and New Zealand have ended their supply management systems in the 90s, almost 30 years ago. Not only is it bad for its people, but the Canadian government’s views on supply management is also getting them in hot water with other countries in international trade agreements. Recently, Donald Trump made an absolute fool out of Trudeau, excluding him and his subordinates to take part in the new NAFTA trade agreement with Mexico, because he did not want to change stance on the supply management. The US is having a very bad time with their dairy industry, where farmers were forced to dump almost 45 million gallons of milk last year to prevent saturating the market with a higher supply, which would drop the price and bankrupt American farmers.
Trudeau’s continuation of these practises jeopardizes the 20% of the Canadian economy that is fully dependant on American imports/exports, for the sake of its thirteen thousand dairy producers. If that doesn’t pinch a nerve in your head, read it again. Bernier says he’s the only one who supports free real trade with the US, who’s against a trade war with the US.
“YOU DONT SUPPORT CANADIAN FARMERS” was shouted across the aisle during question periods. And so, politicians remain silent on the matter. The dairy cartel has become similar to the mafia – if you oppose this system, you’ll get slandered, and lose your job in politics. This is exactly why the Populist Conservative movement has reached Canadian Politics and is making strides.
The only reason Canada has not yet abolished supply management is because Canadian politicians are putting their own interests ahead of voters. They’d rather keep their position in power, and the fat paycheque that comes with it.
It finally seems like we have a politician who’s putting our best interests first, and we’re excited to see what’s going to come from him next.
-Staff Writer F.
I know for a fact that many in the caucus privately oppose supply management, but buying votes in a few key ridings is more important than defending the interests of Canadians.