The Trudeau government won’t go to the polls for another three years unless they can manufacture a crisis to “force” them into one while blaming it on Erin O’Toole and the Conservative Party.
So why would Navdeep Bains, now the former Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, resign his Cabinet post and announce he will not run for re-election now?[i]
Because a Spring Election is coming.
Trudeau and the Liberal Party have hinted at this possibility repeatedly over the past three weeks.
On December 22, 2020, the Liberal Party announced the nomination of their first 20 candidates and published a video of Justin Trudeau asking for potential candidates.[ii]
“I’m asking you to consider putting your name forward … to become a Liberal Member of Parliament.”[iii]
On January 8, 2020, Justin Trudeau told a Montreal radio station he didn’t want an election but would go to the polls if opposition parties insisted on one.[iv]
“I do not want an election. I don’t think Canadians want an election.”
“Our priority as a government is going to be helping people get through this pandemic and I hope the different opposition parties will help us.”
On January 11, 2020, news broke that Justin Trudeau told the Liberal Party’s national Board of Directors that a spring election would happen.[v]
“He said, ‘It looks like it,’ [next election will happen in spring].”
On January 12, 2020, Trudeau said his cabinet shuffle caused by Bains’ resignation didn’t mean much.
“No, it’s not necessarily a signal. What today’s shuffle does mean is we need the best possible team serving Canadians throughout this crisis.”[vi]
When asked directly if he would refrain from calling an election until all Canadians were vaccinated, Justin Trudeau said “No”.[vii]
Warren Kinsella, a longtime Liberal Party strategist, said the timing of a Spring election is in Justin Trudeau’s hands.
“Trudeau has to have an election before the full extent of his incompetence on vaccine acquisition becomes better known. He has to time it right. I don’t know if he will.”[viii]
What does a Spring Election mean for Gun Owners?
The world is run by those who show up.
Simply put, it means now is the time to get involved with your chosen political party’s Electoral District Association (EDA).
Your local EDA (aka riding association) is where the real grassroots political work happens, and Elections Canada provides a tool to find the contact information for your EDA.
Find the riding association for your chosen political party using this tool.
Contact them and attend their next meeting.
Find out what work they need done and where your personal skill set and inclination can help the most and get to work.
A Spring Election is coming. You can help determine who wins it.