Huntsville, ONT (TFC) – A recent poll by IPSOS for Global News shows Canadian opinion on different 2015 election candidates. Based on 11 leadership attributes, Stephen Harper has pulled into the lead of whom Canadians think would be the best Prime Minister between Progressive Conservative leader Stephen Harper, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, and NDP leader Tom Mulcair.
As the current Prime Minister of Canada, Harper is subject to constant ridicule and dissatisfaction over his pro-bank, anti-environment neocon policies. This makes it seem unlikely that he is in the lead. In fact, Harper scored the worst on a few attributes in the poll.
According to IPSOS’s poll, from April 2nd to 7th, Canadians thought Stephen Harper is the least likely to provide an open, responsible and ethical government. This is likely a reaction to the Harper government’s Bill C-51, which allows government agencies more police and surveillance power with less oversight in an attempt to combat terrorism. It might also be a reaction to the many false flags being uncovered and revealing an attempt to condition Canadians. Both bill C-51 and the false flags have caused many Canadians to conclude that Harper’s administration is unethically and irresponsibly prioritizing a personal agenda over the well-being of Canadians. According to the poll, 50% of those asked believe Harper’s is a personal agenda.
So why do Canadians trust him as the best Prime Minister?
Despite these strong concerns, Harper won the title through the more systemic attributes, including:
- Someone who will get things done, 39%
- Someone who has what it takes to lead Canada, 40%
- Someone who is best to manage during tough economic times, 45%
- Someone who will best lead and represent Canada on the world stage, 39%
But what is leading these decisions? Harper has a proven record of getting things done. Armed with a majority of 160 seats, the strictly partisan neocon refuses to accept anything beyond his agenda. Harper also scored well as ‘someone who has what it takes to lead Canada’; Stephen Harper may not be the best leader, but he certainly leads the most as an increasingly totalitarian leader. His continuous disregard for democratic values has led Canada into an illegal war with Syria and increasing privatization against public consensus. As one of the many Western leaders that are in the palm of global banks and financial institutions like the IMF, he calls for unprecedented austerity measures. These constant cuts in social services and crackdown on his citizens has, according to the poll, been interpreted by 45% of Canadians as the best way to manage during tough economic times. But the most important factor of his credentials as Prime Minister comes from how he represents Canada on the world stage.
Stephen Harper of Canada, Barack Obama of the United States, David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and Tony Abbott of Australia, are all part of the neocon puppet typecast that makes up the western world. All of these leaders have supported the ‘War on Terror,’ which many critics see as an attempt to create an American empire. With Harper consistently following America on military campaigns, and creating his own version of the Patriot Act, Bill C-51, he most definitely leads Canada onto the world stage.
With the federal election approaching in October, the polls will certainly change. Whatever the outcome, this election will be a major turning point in Canadian history: will Canada follow its traditional social democratic roots, or become a totalitarian police state?