The Liberal party is a party of the elite. Its been said before but it cannot be said enough especially when there is a great deal of confusion among some Canadians about the nature of this government and the current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In 2015, many progressives voted for the Trudeau liberals to get rid of Stephen Harper, the former PM who had fascist tendencies. The Liberals ‘won’ with 39% of the vote. Thats less then 39% of eligible voters if you consider that not everyone came out to vote. Thanks to our undemocratic, broken, First Past the Post system, the liberals won a false majority with less then a majority of the vote. This was celebrated by many Canadians as a move towards a more equal, democratic and sustainable Canada.
Trudeau ran to the left of the New Democratic Party, Canada’s somewhat social democratic party, promising deficit spending and a slight increase in taxes for the rich. It has now become clear that this was a scam. The liberals have broken their promise to respect indigenous rights. They sold arms to Saudi Arabia, a country which sponsors terrorism. They broke their ‘promise’ on electoral reform. Some seem to be shocked by this, while others such as myself were hopeful but not surprised at all. The Liberal Party largely serves the interest of the capitalist class; rich people and corporations both local and global. The party’s history makes this clear. The money trail leads to the same corporate masters of the Conservatives; banks, oil companies, Zionists, etc. Just like the Democratic Party in the United States, the Liberal Party of Canada is capitalism’s best friend.
The history of the Liberal Party of Canada starts with colonialism. Party politics was alien to the Indigenous peoples who were already on Turtle Island aka Canada. European settlers who wanted to reshape colonial relations sought political instruments to do so. These settlers, known as The Reformers, organized in the mid-19th century for responsible government throughout British North America. The reform movement wanted to change the nature of British occupation on Turtle Island; some wanted responsible government while others wanted republicanism. The former seeks a government accountable to the people (at the time they meant white males with property) while leaving the monarchy in place. The latter, republicanism, wanted a more radical rupture with the British Crown similar to the American Revolution. While both movements might be seen as somewhat progressive, wanting more democratic engagement, it was still very much led by white male colonizers with property with some participation from white middle class settlers.
The reform movement was largely a phenomenon of the English colonies of British North America; Upper Canada, Maritime and Newfoundland. Joseph Howe was a prominent reformer from Nova Scotia. He was known as a staunch loyalist to the British Crown and admired her Empire. Another supporter of the British Empire, William Lyon Mackenzie, led the 1837 Upper Canada rebellion for responsible government. While falling short of calling for republicanism, these reformers were inspired by the American Revolution to demand more independent colonies; a form of nationalist constitutional monarchy.
The reform movement would later become the Liberal parties of today. In the 1850s, moderate and right wing reformers joined with Tories to form the Conservative Party. Left wing reformers and members of Clear Grits came together to form the Liberal Party of Canada West under the leadership of George Brown. This party merged with the Parti rouge and maritime liberal parties to become the Liberal Party of Canada we know today. These reformers supported progressive demands like electoral reform and representation by population. They however continued to maintain mainstream prejudices; they advocated for universal suffrage for white males only. George Brown was founder and editor of the Toronto Globe. He was known for his anti-slavery views while also calling for western expansion; displacing indigenous peoples in the West and expanding British colonialism.
This pre-confederation history illustrates that while reformers had some noble progressive demands, like more government accountability and independence from the Crown, they fell short of calling for a radical departure from British imperialism/colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy. More importantly, just like the American Revolution, the cause of liberals was to gain more freedom for capitalists/property owners, not workers/peasants/nonwhites/noncismales. This history is important to keep in mind as it still influences the Liberal party political philosophy to this day; reforming the system largely for the rich. Sure, there was and is till this day progressive liberal reformers in favor of social spending. They are not in charge of the party. The Liberal Party is tightly controlled from the top; insiders, rich donors, advisors, the PMO, think tanks, secret groups etc. Very similar to the Democratic party, the corporate liberals give some concessions to workers but ALWAYS side with the rich when their interests are fundamentally threatened.
The Liberal Party since then has been an alliance between francophone and anglophone elites who want to expand and industrialize British North America. Just like the American Constitution, the British North America Act of 1867 was largely a tool used by the Canadian ruling class to safeguard their interests. They wanted more independence from Britain, yet wanted to maintain capitalist relations of production which meant an unequal distribution of resources. The party is rooted in liberalism, a political theory which claims to advocate for individual freedom, responsible government, rule of law, equal opportunity, cultural diversity, separation of church and state, bilingualism and multilateralism. While the party has championed the language rights of francophones and passed the limited Charter of Rights and Freedoms, its strong loyalty to capital has undermined the values that liberalism claims to adhere to. Liberalism was heavily inspired by John Locke who advocated for limited government to protect private property from the Crown N workers. He famously supported the colonization of indigenous lands believing in the superior productive capacity of white settlers aka white supremacy aka racism aka ignorance.
For example, while championing equality, the Liberal Party has consistently chosen to build and sustain a fundamentally unequal society. While, the Canadian New Deal gave some benefits to workers like some income support and some limited labour rights, the Liberals over the years have supported the privatization of public services like Air Canada and Petro-Canada. These privatizations have lead to whole sectors of the Canadian economy being dominated by the wealthy. The way these enterprises, like Bombardier, are organized is undemocratic; a small group of people make all the decisions. This organization of production leads to an unequal distribution of money and resources leading to political inequality and fascism. There’s a contradiction between the Liberal progressive claim and their support for Public-Private Partnerships which leads to public money for private profits. Contradictions this immense cannot be avoided indefinitely. Increasingly, Canadians are aware of liberal hypocrisy.
The Liberals over the years have supported the vast accumulation of private capital by a few families. Old money, concentrated in such places as southwest Ontario and Westmount in Montreal, has played a big part in influencing the Liberal Party to ensure it remains a party of the ruling elite for the ruling elite. The Paradise Papers recently exposed the ties between Trudeau, the Liberal Party and the wealthy zionist Bronfman family. Stephen Bronfman is Trudeau’s good friend and chief fundraiser. Hes been evading taxes for years and helping other rich people do the same. Trudeau loves spending time with rich people; a chinese billionaire giving the Trudeau foundation “cash to play”, money for access aka bribery/corruption. Trudeau spent more then $200,000 of public money for a vacation on a billionaire’s private island.
The relationship between Trudeau n the Bronfmans is quite fascinating. This wealthy family based in Quebec, made their money bootlegging for Al Capone. They were big in the booze sector n then invested in hollywood. The Bronfmans control billions, and thats just what we know publicly. Now thx to the paradise papers as well as other reports on offshore tax havens, we know the Bronfmans as well as other wealthy families like the Windsors n the Rothschilds hide their money in secret accounts around the world, particularly in Switzerland.
“Edgar Miles Bronfman Jr. (born May 16, 1955) is an American businessman who currently serves as a Managing Partner at Accretive LLC, a private equity firm focused on creating and investing in technology companies. He previously served as CEO of Warner Music Group from 2004 to 2011 and as Chairman of Warner Music Group from 2011 to 2012. In May 2011, the sale of WMG was announced; Bronfman would continue as CEO in the transaction. In August 2011, he became Chairman of the company as Stephen Cooper became CEO. Bronfman previously served as CEO of Seagram and vice-chairman of Vivendi Universal. Bronfman Jr. expanded and later divested ownership of the Seagram Company, and also worked as a Broadway and film producer, and songwriter under the pseudonyms Junior Miles and Sam Roman. ” – wiki
The Bronfmans are notorious for supporting Israeli Apartheid. They are hardcore zionists and are criminally responsible for their longstanding financial support for the british/zionist colonization of Palestine and the displacement and genocide of Palestinians. This organized crime syndicate known as the Bronfmans have deep ties with the Rothschilds, another notorious zionist family. The two families are linked in a number of ways thru investment firms like the Bronfman Rothschild Wealth Mgnt firm. These firms help their old money friends hide their wealth to avoid taxes n help them invest in corporations across the world. The ties between the Rothschilds n the Liberals is a lil more hidden. However, its clear to me theres some ties between the Liberals n the Rothschilds.
I mention all of this because the Trudeau/Bronfman connection (as well as the presence of other hardcore liberal Zionist) explains deep anti-Palestinian/Zionist sentiments within the Liberal party. Most Canadians support Palestinians yet the Liberals stubbornly keep supporting the terrorist regime of Netanyahu. Just today (dec 21st), the UN General Assembly (UNGA) almost unanimously voted for a resolution calling on the US to reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move which violates international law and has sparked global outrage. Canada, usually very supportive of Israel at the UN, this time took a step back and decided to abstain. I personally feel this is a cop out and another sign the Trudeau Liberals never vote against Israel. hmmmm I wonder why?! 🙂
The capitalist class or the Powers that Were as I like to call them, are cunning and do not put all their eggs in one basket. They’ve learned over the years to support more then one party. Cleverly, they give money to both the Conservative Party (the old Progressive Conservatives) and the Liberal Party (the old reform movement). In the 20th century, especially in the early part, the Liberals brokered deals between wealthy anglophones and francophones. The PC party has traditionally been dominated by Family Compact elements (a network of anglo-saxon wealthy families in Ontario) and new oil money controlled by western Canadian elites.
Thru playing both parties, the rich can alternate between them to maintain stability and prevent rebellion. When the people are tired of the Conservatives, the elite can hide behind the Liberals as a “savior” entity that the people can rally behind. That way, regardless of who the people pick, Liberal or Conservative, tweedle dee and tweedle dum, the wealthy remain in power. This Liberal-Conservative corporate duopoly just like the Republican-Democratic two party system, is manipulated by corporations and the wealthy to control the political arena. This arrangement has been exported to all western-proxies in the Global South n has worked well for them until recently. In Europe n across the world we are seeing the rise of the Radical Left, the Radical Right n the decline of the extreme centre. While the Liberals did do better in 2015, this was largely a strategic vote against the fascist Harper gvt. It is likely that the extreme centre, the Liberal party, will see its vote share collapse over the years as a new generation of open minded canadians enter politics.
The Chretien gvt had promised social spending in their famous red book. Just like many liberal gvts past and present, they broke their promises as soon as they got elected in 93‘. They proceeded to do what they were hired to do; serve the interests of corporations and the wealthy. The Powers that Were, or Cabal for short, use corporate liberals to gain the support of progressives. These servants campaign left and then govern right for the Cabal. The Chretien/Martin gvts of the 90s and 2000s slashed public spending (programs for the poor, housing, health) and gave hundreds of billions in tax breaks to the rich. They signed corporate trade agreements and supported US imperialism, for example helping to remove Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the democratically elected President of Haiti. Just like Clinton and Blair, the job of Chretien/Martin was to promote neoliberalism; privatization, liberalization and tax breaks for the rich. Their job was to promote North American integration for the wealthy. Chretien did not go along fully with the Iraq War, but he did send some Canadian military personnel to Iraq. He was fully supportive of NATO wars in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. Who knows what others crimes were committed under their watch…
The Martin gvt was reduced to a minority which forced them to give progressive concessions to the social democratic NDP. They were finally taken down by a united Conservative party and the sponsorship scandal which involved the Liberals giving their friends in Quebec millions of dollars. Support for the corporate liberals fell to an all time low as many canadians became aware of the Liberal hypocrisy; promising to serve the people while serving themselves and their Cabal masters. Paul Martin, the son of a Paul Martin Sr. a former cabinet minister, was very much part of the Cabal and probably involved in some very shady activities. Corporate liberals like Trudeau Sr/Clinton have been accused of rape and it would not surprise me if Chretien/Martin knew or were involved in high level satanic pedophile networks. These are of course allegations. They are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Too many on the Right jump to conclusions with chants of “lock her up”.
The Cabal (fascists) and members of ruling bloodline families (so called illuminati) usually force their members and the politicians that work for them to participate in satanic rituals to demonize them and ensure their silence and loyalty. According to sources, high level politicians like Prime Ministers and senior ministers are forced (perhaps some do it out of their own freewill) to do the most heinous crimes imaginable. Hilary Clinton for example has been accused by Cathy O’Brien of allegedly watching and getting off of her being tortured. I believe survivors. We do need a fair investigation to shed light on the facts.
All is being revealed. What is clear is that corporate liberals by and large serve corporations and the wealthy. The Cabal, those part of this criminal conspiracy, does need to give something to the masses once in a while so they’ll do things like increase taxes a lil bit on the rich or raise the minimum wage a bit just to keep people in line. The Trudeau Liberals are no different. In 2015, the electorate clearly moved left so the Liberals, being cunning, ran on a progressive platform promising to serve the middle class, indigenous peoples and the environment. They promised electoral reform, promoting peace, respecting civil liberties and restorative justice. They ran to the left of the NDP, then led by another corporate liberal turned corporate new democrat Thomas Mulcair. The strategy worked mainly because progressives were desprete to get rid of the overtly fascist Harper Conservative government.
Once elected, the Trudeau gvt quickly revealed their true colors. They reneged on their promise to stop bombing syria. They approved the kinder morgan pipeline. They came out in support of Keystone pipeline. Trudeau made a speech in front of oil execs reassuring them of his commitment to develop the tar sands. They adopted the weak Harper carbon targets. They broke their promise on electoral reform. They continue to ignore the concerns of indigenous peoples. The corporate liberals did increase public spending. This however has fallen short of what is needed and what was expected.
The corporate liberals are still popular among some. Most Canadians did not vote for them. Their decision to legalize marijuana is good and does have a lot of support. Challenge with the liberals is whatever they do is done within the logic of colonialism and neoliberalism. They want the weed market dominated by big corporations. They want to tax the rich a lil bit more while leaving many loopholes and refusing to go after tax havens. They want Public-Private partnerships for infrastructure and other public projects. They want a national food policy without land reform; what indigenous peoples are unanimously demanding.
Its clear the liberal tradition of running left, governing right is alive and well. How much longer can they play this game? My guess is #Timesup. Younger generations are more open to alternative parties and ideas such as democratic socialism. Its up to parties like the NDP n the greens to step up with real progressive alternatives to the corporate lib-con duopoly. Its time to diversify our politics and support parties and candidates with integrity, conviction and a real commitment to build a society for the many, not the few.