O’Toole urges Canadians to punish Trudeau for calling ‘undesirable and pointless election’ | CBC Information

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With simply six days left on this election marketing campaign, Conservative Chief Erin O’Toole is ramping up the strain on his Liberal opponent — urging Canadians to punish Justin Trudeau for triggering what he referred to as an “undesirable and pointless election.”

Since day one of many marketing campaign, opposition leaders have centred their critiques of Trudeau on the election name itself — an effort to capitalize on lingering frustration amongst voters over the choice to carry an election marketing campaign in the course of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chatting with reporters at a marketing campaign cease in Russell, Ont., in the present day, O’Toole mentioned {that a} chief who calls a snap election throughout a well being disaster “will not be an individual you possibly can belief.” He mentioned Trudeau is making an attempt to stage a self-interested “energy seize” at a harmful time.

‘The selection is obvious’

“For Canadians, the selection is obvious. Can we reward Mr Trudeau for calling an pointless $600 million election in the course of a pandemic?” O’Toole mentioned, earlier than happening to quote the instance of one in all Trudeau’s most outstanding critics — former justice minister Jody Wilson Raybould.

“Jody Wilson Raybould had the audacity to say ‘no’ to Justin Trudeau. On Monday, you possibly can say ‘no,’ too,” O’Toole continued. “‘No’ to being taken as a right. ‘No’ to extra corruption. ‘No’ to extra borrowing. ‘No’ to extra lies. ‘No’ to extra of the identical.

“Justin Trudeau began this election. However you possibly can end it.”

Trudeau has mentioned Canada is at a important juncture on this pandemic and voters ought to have a say on how the nation is ruled within the subsequent part of this struggle.

Trudeau maintains {that a} vote for the Conservatives threatens the general public well being image as a result of O’Toole is against obligatory vaccines for federal public servants and the travelling public. He has accused O’Toole of deferring to the “far proper, anti-vax” fringe parts of the Conservative Celebration by opposing vaccine mandates.

O’Toole mentioned Trudeau is pushing the anti-vaccination narrative concerning the Conservatives as a result of he “is not eager about a critical debate about points. The one factor that issues to him is his job.”

‘It is not 2015, Mr. Trudeau’

The Conservative chief mentioned Trudeau is reviving well-worn anti-Conservative assault strains about abortion and two-tier well being care and is “railing towards a platform and a celebration that not exists wherever aside from his creativeness.”

“It is not 2015, Mr. Trudeau. It is 2021. And other people aren’t prior to now. They care concerning the future,” he mentioned.

With the right-wing Folks’s Celebration seeing a lot increased ranges of assist than within the 2019 marketing campaign, O’Toole mentioned “a vote for anybody aside from Canada’s Conservatives is a vote for extra of the identical from Mr. Trudeau.”

Requested how he can declare to have run a optimistic marketing campaign when he is personally attacking Trudeau, O’Toole mentioned he spent the primary 30 days pitching his plan for the economic system, households and psychological well being. Now, he mentioned, “I am asking folks to decide on who they belief with their future. I feel Canadians deserve an trustworthy and moral authorities and one with a plan.”

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