Pierre Poilievre Will Be Canada’s First Bitcoin Prime Minister

Pierre Poilievre will be Canada's first Bitcoin-supporting prime Minister.

This opinion editorial is by Jesse Willms (a Canadian Bitcoin reporter).

Pierre Poilievre won 68% of the first ballot votes to become Canada's Conservative Party leader. He is the first Bitcoiner to win this election.

The National Post stated that "The win not just exceeded the wildest expectations of the Poilievre Campaign, but — with notable exception of 2013 leadership race that elected Justin Trudeau to lead the Liberal Party — it ranks among the most commanding leadership wins among any major party of Canadian history,"

Poilievre was attacked by Justin Trudeau, Canada's current prime minster, just one day after he was elected leader of Canada’s Conservative Party. Trudeau tweets that Poilievre's support for Bitcoin was "irresponsible".

"We have made every effort to work together with all parliamentarians throughout the years and will continue to do so. We'll call out reckless, questionable economic ideas because Canadians deserve responsible leadership. Not being responsible is telling people that they can invest in cryptocurrencies to get out of inflation.

What's the Next Step?

It's obvious that Trudeau and Poilievre are going to fight in a knock-down, drag'em-out match. However, it is not clear when exactly.

Prime Minister Trudeau will be receiving lots of advice about when to vote. He could end the scandals and controversies that have followed him if he decides to do so sooner than later. Trudeau could be spared from a judicial inquiry into his use of the Emergencies Act in order to manage what turned out to have been a peaceful protest if the vote is held sooner than expected.

While it is generally better for incumbents not to call elections when inflation is falling and the economy is improving, those trends can be difficult to predict. If they have to, the Liberals can make a deal with NDP socialists for support in any no confidence votes up until Spring 2025.

Trudeau might decide to delay calling an election because he believes Canadians may tire of Poilievre's members of parliament.

Poilievre will win the vote, regardless of the time.

Poilievre Will Win Sooner or Later

  1. The winning strategy: Run on principles, not polling data

The Globe and Mail noted that "Canadian federal politics aren't always race for the center, but it often is," "Mr. Poilievre was unabashedly determined to achieve a middle ground, and he became a leader. He has shown every indication that he intends to stay in the middle, unlike his predecessor Erin O'Toole.

According to conventional wisdom, the majority of Canadians are middle-of-the-road voters. Therefore, it makes sense that political parties should aim for the middle. All parties agree that it is strategically smart to hug the political center and match opinion polling data.

Poilievre's win was a resounding success. He has chosen a program that he believes in and given voters something to strive for, including bitcoin adoption.

  1. Leadership is seen in the courage to promote Bitcoin

Poilievre ran on freedom from the government but also on free money. He believed that everyone should be able to invest in bitcoin and make their own decisions.

Campaign timing for the six-month campaign (March to September) coincided with a fall in bitcoin prices that opponents used to paint Poilievre's irresponsibility. In a televised debate one of his leadership rivals accused Poilievre of deceiving seniors who could lose money due to his advice.

Contrary to party members' advice, Poilievre didn't give up, despite being beaten by conservatives who believed they could win bitcoin without complicating it, particularly in this bear market. Even the most committed bitcoiner may say, "Well maybe this isn’t the time or the place."

He refused to compromise and may have earned him respect from potential voters.

  1. Support Of Young People

The thousands of young people who signed up for memberships and voted in Poilievre were a surprise to the organizers of the Conservative party.

Canadian politics is, like many other countries, a place for retired people with lots of time to spare and it is not the best place to expect to see large numbers of young people.

Sources close to Poilievre remain surprised that Poilievre's social-media engagement has translated into real life interactions, especially with younger people.

Recent polls have shown that younger voters are abandoning the Liberals for Conservatives for their first time since Poilievre was elected the Conservative leader.

According to the National Post, Michael Solberg, a partner at Canadian public relations firm New West Public Affairs said that "I think we're just scratching it… on how he was able to access young people ultimately contributed towards his victory." "His digital media strategy is more powerful than the prime minister's or the government of Canada with all their resources and money."

  1. Culture and Accident of Birth

Canadian federal politics are complicated by the large number of votes that come from Quebec's francophones. This means that it is possible, but unlikely, for a bilingual candidate to win in that province.

Poilievre was born in Alberta but is fluent in French. This ability makes it almost mandatory to win a national vote in Canada.

Poilievre, despite not hailing from Quebec, won the majority votes in Quebec. He stands to win big in any future elections.

  1. Liberal Party Hostility is Growing

It is difficult to imagine a scenario in which the Liberal party could regain its lead in the polls. Trudeau's fourth consecutive campaign will be a success despite the controversy surrounding the truckers convoy, and the questions regarding the Emergencies Act.

Trudeau's last campaign is almost certain to be the next. It will be a difficult battle, as history suggests. One observer said that Sir Wilfrid Laurier was "the last incumbent prime minister to secure an fourth consecutive term" in 1917.

  1. Socialist NDP Is Losing Support

Although the NDP is often viewed as the party for the working class, fundraising suggests a shift in support from some working Canadians.

Some observers believe that Trudeau made a deal with the NDP leader to ensure the government's power through 2025. This agreement is likely to seal Trudeau's fate and that of his party in any future election.

  1. The East/West Divide is reducing electoral support, but it is even more widespread

In Canada's Western Provinces, especially Alberta, where there is a political party that seeks independence from Canada, alienation from Central Canada is on the rise.

Poilievre's support of the truckers convoy, and the perception that Trudeau Liberals represent Eastern Canada, probably drew more interest than usual from Western Canada for the recent campaign.

The recent vote in Western Australia was a huge success and will continue to be so until the next federal election.


As in life and politics, the winning strategy is not always the most obvious.

Poilievre is challenging the norm in Canadian politics by taking the high road over the middle and running on the things he believes.

What will this mean for the outcome of the next federal election?

My opinion is that it would be safe for you to place your bitcoin on Poilievre.

Jesse Willms contributed this guest post. These opinions are not necessarily those of Bitcoin Magazine or BTC Inc.

By: Jesse Willms
Title: Pierre Poilievre Will Be Canada’s First Bitcoin Prime Minister
Sourced From: bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/pierre-poilievre-brings-bitcoin-to-canada
Published Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 13:32:20 GMT

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