Canada is kicking a$$ and taking names! If the recent election of Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau (or simply Prime Minister Dreamy Eyes) hasn’t finally convinced right-wingers that Canada might not be the best place for them to pretend to move to, then some of these actions most certainly will. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has called for variety of liberal measures to be considered, including the legalization of weed, reducing the importance of religion, and gun control measures to reduce the number of guns available in Canada. You can almost just hear the outrage forming at Fox News.
In a letter to his Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Trudeau called for “real change” in Canada. Change is one of buzzwords politicians love since it’s nebulous and really means nothing. However, Trudeau really seems to mean it. According to his letter, these changes will “lead to the legalization and regulation of marijuana.” So it might be seeing the Toronto Pot Leafs real soon. Trudeau’s government also plans to prohibit discrimination against gender identities, including members of the LGBT community and changes to the firearms act to reduce the number of handguns and assault weapons available.
But one especially refreshing and welcoming characteristic of Trudeau is his cabinet member’s stance on religion.
For example, 16 members of his cabinet refused to swear the nation’s religious oath, replacing religious references and leaving out the last line “So God help me”. Look, as much as I despise organized religion and would love to see “God Bless America” be replaced with “Tyler Durden Bless America,” I get that our country is still largely religious. But Prime Minister Trudeau is really not wasting any time getting down to business. One might even say these actions almost absolve Canada from giving us Justin Bieber and Nickelback.
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