Liberal MPs are jumping ship in droves as Trudeau continues to hobble the economy – by Diane Francis (National Post – June 13, 2019)

Come October, the Liberals will pay the price for Trudeau’s economically suicidal policies

Justin Trudeau followed the advice of Gerald Butts, a
serial job-killer who advised Ontario to spend recklessly
and ram through a “green” agenda that has harmed its engine
of growth, auto manufacturing. Then the two targeted Canada’s
engine of economic growth, oil and gas.

If polls are any indication, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading for the exit this fall but many of his Liberal MPs have already announced they are leaving or won’t run for re-election.

The departures began even before the SNC-Lavalin scandal erupted this year. In September, Ontario Liberal (and former Air Force officer) Leona Allesley crossed the floor to join the Conservatives because of disagreements with the government’s handling of the economy and foreign affairs.

“Here at home, we see large amounts of capital investment leaving Canada while tax structures, federal infrastructure problems and politics prevent us from getting goods to market, and deter companies from expanding and undermine our competitiveness.

For the first time in many years, Canadians don’t believe that tomorrow will be better than today and that their children’s future will be than theirs,” she said in a statement after crossing the floor.

“Beyond our borders, our position remains vastly diminished. Our foreign policy is disconnected from our trade relationships and our ability to deliver on our defence commitments is undermined by politics,” she added.

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