Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre made it clear in his speech at the party conference on Friday evening in Quebec City that for him it is a matter of majority government or bankruptcy in the next federal election.
That means only with a majority can he make the changes needed to transform Canada’s economy and undo the Liberal laws that have undermined it.
As part of that strategy, he opened a new front against the Liberal-NDP deal that keeps Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minority government in power by repeatedly attacking Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet in French – seven times.
In comparison, he once mentioned NDP leader Jagmeet Singh in English.
Poilievre targeted Blanchet and the BQ for supporting Trudeau in making life more expensive through carbon pricing, for approving job-killing laws that undermine Canada’s energy sector, and for gun control and “catch and release” laws. supported law-abiding Saguenay hunters harassing gun-toting criminals in Montreal by donating a free ride.
Speaking in French, buoyed by polls showing Conservative support across the country rising to levels that would give him a majority government in an election today, Poilievre said Quebecers’ choice in the next federal election is clear :
“A common-sense Conservative government that…defends hard-working Canadians so they can earn more and pay less for food, gas and housing.”
“Justin Trudeau and the block punishing your work, taking your money, taxing your food and doubling the price of your apartment.
“And to be clear, many of these actions are made possible thanks to the support of the bloc. If Quebecers want to get rid of Justin Trudeau for good, only the Conservative Party can truly replace him.
“It is therefore a choice between a country where hard-working people achieve their dreams, or a country where the government divides between good and bad Canadians. “A government that meddles in everything and is good at nothing.”
Poilievre made it clear that he does not want to negotiate with Blanchet to stay in power, as Trudeau did with Singh, and is urging voters to choose between sensible conservatism and fiscally reckless political opponents.
https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-poilievre-takes-aim-at-the-bloc-in-quebec EDITORIAL: Poilievre targets the bloc in Quebec