Engage Canada’s Horrible Attempt at Dethroning Harper

August 1, 2015
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If I told you that the government was going to ‘leave you on your own,’ would that be welcomed news?

When I saw the latest attack ad against Stephen Harper’s Conservatives by a group known as Engage Canada, I was bewildered. Their messaging, at least from my perspective, was completely off. One of their punch lines was actually a tout for Stephen Harper, the very man they are trying to dethrone as Prime Minister of Canada.

One of the punch lines was so bad, in fact, that I think Harper should use it in his ads to explain why he is the best choice in the coming election.

This ad shows just how socialistic this Engage Canada group is. Their messaging exposes them as big government enthusiasts, which I don’t think the majority of Canadians support. Engage Canada’s ad insinuates that Canadians can’t thrive without government hand-holding.

According to Brian Lilley of The Rebel, Engage Canada is Big Labour’s new power play and a national version of Ontario’s Working Families Coalition. The CBC reported that Engage Canada is a group “whose stated intent is to make the Conservative party “unelectable.”

I don’t think they’re doing a very good job…

And despite touting itself as a non-partisan group, Engage Canada is “headed by former Liberal and NDP strategists and it counts unions among its donors” according to Franke Rodriguez of the CBC.

For most enterprising, self-reliant individuals, the notion that our government is going to leave us to our own devices is music to our ears. Low taxes, modest regulation, limited entitlements etc. In other words, freedom.

Engage Canada is right in this ad when it states the Canadian economy is nearing a recession. But their key message that the Harper Conservatives will “Leave you on your own” is, to me, and I suspect most other entrepreneurs, an endorsement for the Prime Minister…

Stay hungry,

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  • Barb Levesque

    “If I told you that the government was going to ‘leave you on your own,’ would that be welcomed news?”

    Not for the oil sands workers who lost their jobs to Temporary Foreign Workers http://www.thestar.com/news/atkinsonseries/2015/09/04/how-albertas-oilsands-boom-opened-doors-to-temporary-foreign-workers.html

    Not for the 600,000 seniors living in poverty. http://www.carp.ca/2014/12/11/600000-seniors-canada-live-poverty/

    Not for Vets of the Afghan War waiting up to 8 months for mental health assessments.

    Not for the 160 Canadian soldiers who committed suicide between 2004-14 (compared to the 138 killed in combat 2002-14). http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/09/16/suicide_claims_more_soldiers_than_those_killed_by_afghan_combat.html

    Not for middle class working parents paying $3000 a month for childcare.

    You say you’re self reliant – but everyone relies on the government to some extent. And you’re no exception. Creating a society that recognizes this is what we used to be about.

    • Pardon me?

      You took this article and ran the wrong direction. If you aren’t a fan of the Conservatives, then by all means, I understand.

      However…

      The government is more reliant on us than we are them. Without us there is no government. Without government, I am still kicking and still loving life and doing my part to help those in need.

      And where in my article did I insinuate that service men and women and seniors don’t deserve better care and attention? I believe in safety nets for those in need. I just think we, the private sector, could do it more efficiently.

      Any contract worker or employee of the government deserves to receive what they were promised. Never debated that.

      Middle class parents paying $3,000 per month for childcare? Who? I happen to be one of those parents (have two children), and your calculations are nowhere near correct.

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