Pierre Poilievre has been leader of the Conservative Party of Canada for a year now.
Yes, he cheated to win leadership of the party, but Canadian media decided that any leader cheating to win leadership of any party isn’t newsworthy. (Surely, they would treat any other leader who cheated to win with kid gloves like they did with Poilievre, right?)
So, that story barely made a blip. This might be a rough estimate, but I think Poilievre’s stunt on that Westjet flight got about 1000 times more coverage than his cheating to become the leader of his own party.
So after yelling at Canadians for years, trying to convince everyone that their lives are a living hell, Pierre’s handlers decided to give him a makeover.
So he went from unhinged lunatic:
Don't be foold by the $3 Million Dollar Makeover.
Check out @PierrePoilievre blowing at gasket at the ~50 seconds.
— Jason Pugh 🏳️🌈 (@TheJasonPugh) September 5, 2023
🅿️ierre 🅿️oilievre breathes a sigh of relief after answering his very difficult soft ball questions. It's definitely a challenging moment for him. pic.twitter.com/9HqoSyjk4G
— Jaro Giesbrecht (@JaroGiesbrecht) June 29, 2023
So, instead of his usual chalkboard-scratch-that’s-taken-human-form self, he came off more like this:
(Prince Valium from MGM’s Spaceballs)
The nice guy act was apparently working so well that the Conservative Party of Canada decided to spend $3 MILLION on Poilievre’s image.
Along with the makeover came dreamy ads on what a great family man PP is along with campaign style attack ads.
Earlier this week, the CBC’s Hannah Thibedeau asked Liberal MP Kody Blois what his party plans to do about these campaign/attack ads:
“A lot of Canadians don’t yet know who Pierre Poilievre is and what I think is really important is we’re going to be showing Canadians. He has been a member of parliament for twenty years. He has said alot of things on the record that Canadians don’t know about.”
“Again, in my own riding, I go back, and my constituents don’t like to see extremes either way, and what they see in Poilievre, in a number of the conversations that I’ve seen, is that he is extreme.”
“Making sure that Canadians know that there’s a concrete plan to be able to tackle the issues of now and today but also show who Mr. Poilievre is to the majority of Canadians.”
Great. All I have to say to Mr. Blois, to Prime Minister Trudeau, and the whole Liberal Party of Canada is: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Now individual Liberal MPs have been posting on social media showing how extreme Poilievre is.
Mark Gerretsen has done a great job with posts like this:
The student is learning well!
— Mark Gerretsen 🇨🇦 🇺🇦 (@MarkGerretsen) June 13, 2023
🚨Breaking: @PierrePoilievre's candidate in a current Manitoba byelection campaigns on "pro-life" and "pro-convoy".
Their agenda is clear and there is no doubt PP will rollback a woman's right to choose just like the alt-right has done in the USA. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/FJUENjZ1e5
— Mark Gerretsen 🇨🇦 🇺🇦 (@MarkGerretsen) June 16, 2023
Individual MPs posting on social media isn’t enough. It has to be from the party and blasted out on ads during every hockey game.
Oh, I know there’s some strategy behind this. Or, at least, I’d like to think there is. But why wait?
There’s twenty freaking years of him being a complete ass as a Member of Parliament. And that’s just his voting record.
You could start with this:
🇨🇦WAKE UP, CANADA🇨🇦
After telling his fellow MPs:
“FUCK YOU GUYS”
— Thunder Bay Ed (@ThunderBayEd) September 11, 2022
Then go on to this:
Among other things, Poilievre suggested natives were lazy on the very day that Harper apologized in June 2008 on behalf of the Canadian government for abuse native children endured at residential schools, swore at members of a parliamentary committee and made a rude gesture. pic.twitter.com/041T8IY1vq
— Thunder Bay Ed (@ThunderBayEd) August 13, 2022
Then you could call him out on his hypocrisy on the housing crisis:
— Jason Pugh 🏳️🌈 (@TheJasonPugh) April 21, 2022
If Canadian media has all but forgotten about Pierre Poilievre cheating to win leadership of his party, perhaps you could remind them (which I will continue to do at every opportunity):
WATCH: @PierrePoilievre asked why he paid for the whistleblower's legal fees who took down his main rival, Patrick Brown.
"Why was your campaign in particular, the one that ought to have paid this bill?"
— Jason Pugh 🏳️🌈 (@TheJasonPugh) July 26, 2023
I know the Liberal party probably doesn’t want to stoop down to Poilievre’s pig-shit level. However, you can’t let the Conservative Party of Canada, which has been completely ‘Reformed’ into a party of alt-right trolls, continue to set the narrative.
They will never stop spreading negativity, hate, fear and division.
As Blois said, you have Pierre’s twenty-year record that you can use to show Canadians who he really is.
This Prince Valium makeover facade just goes to show that Pierre Poilievre is a phony and a fraud.
Canadian media sure as hell isn’t doing their job holding Pierre’s feet to the fire, and it sure as shit shouldn’t be left to us regular people on Twitter to do so.
It’s time for the Liberal Party of Canada to get to it and at it.