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PETERS – Justin Trudeau re-elected and other predictions for 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Image: Hansard)

IT’S A NEW YEAR, and that means new news stories in 2019.

But there will also be a number of existing news stories continuing to develop this year.

Here’s my best prognostication of what we have in store.

It’s an election year, and nothing to this point would indicate that the Justin Trudeau Liberals will not win re-election.

There is widespread unrest at the actions of the Trudeau government — and Trudeau himself — in the west, but that simply doesn’t exist east of Manitoba.

Not only that, Andrew Scheer is seen in moderate and progressive circles as the kind of social conservative who would try to return Canada to the Middle Ages.

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James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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3 Comments on PETERS – Justin Trudeau re-elected and other predictions for 2019

  1. Let’s hope and if you’re religious,pray that Mr. Peter;s wrong,

  2. ” It’s an election year, and nothing to this point would indicate that the Justin Trudeau Liberals will not win re-election. ”

    Yes, but with a smaller majority, or even a minority.

    “Andrew Scheer is seen in moderate and progressive circles as the kind of social conservative who would try to return Canada to the Middle Ages.”

    Scheer will go nowhere. Look for some Conservative, and NDP seats to go to Bernier, possibly even taking the official opposition.

    ” Provincially, we will get a new speaker of the legislative assembly this year. ”

    Maybe.

    ” Locally, the performing arts centre concept will come back, this time with a more palatable price tag for the public. ”

    Yes, it will be back, but taxpayers will still say no if the city’s portion is more than 10% , maximum. The arts community is going to have to pony up at least 90% of the costs, including ongoing maintenance.

    ” It was improbable enough that we had record-setting wildfires two years in a row. ”

    Yes it was, but so far this year it has been too warm, and not enough moisture yet. A third year is not out of the question

    “And the western unrest will be mitigated somewhat when the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets the final green light.”

    That will still be a hard fought entity. The pipeline has no value to BC, other than possible spills, and impossible clean up..

  3. G Stewart Duncan // January 5, 2019 at 11:27 AM // Reply

    While I’m unwilling to make any predictions about the election (given that it’s impossible to underestimate Canadians), James Peters is sadly mistaken if he thinks Trudeau has wide support east of Manitoba.
    He does in Toronto, but he is appropriately hated outside Toronto the Goof. (Oh, sorry, I meant Toronto the Good. You know, as it was once known.)
    It’s disheartening to see Trudeau has any support whatsoever, considering the billions of dollars he has given to his pet countries, his utter disregard for Canada’s economy and future, and policies that have driven investment and jobs away (permanently, in most cases).
    Further, the humiliation he has brought Canada on the world stage has not gone unnoticed by Canadians east of Manitoba.
    But he has this ace up his sleeve: having opened our borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants and granting these non-citizens the right to vote, he has a chance of a second, undeserved term.
    Rigging an election did NOT work for Hillary Clinton, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work for Justin Trudeau, the worst Prime Minister in Canada’s beige history.

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