Canadian News Aug 17, 2020 5:06 PM EST

50 percent of Canadians say 2020 has been the worst year they've lived through

Everyone is feeling a bit gloomy. 2020 has been torturous for the general public and very few Canadians believe it's going to get much better.

50 percent of Canadians say 2020 has been the worst year they've lived through
Nico Johnson Montreal, QC
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50 percent of Canadians have said that 2020 is the worst year they have ever lived through, according to a recent Leger Poll.

Everyone, it seems, is feeling a bit gloomy. 2020 has been torturous for vast swaths of the general public and very few Canadians believe it's going to get much better. 78 percent of us expect a second wave of coronavirus.

On top of this, 64 percent expect to return to the lockdown as a result of this second wave. Pessimism is usually a delightful thing; the backbone of fit and proper conservatism—yet, the 43 percent of Canadians who say "the worst of the crisis is yet to come" hardly seem to fit into this mold.

There is, at the very least, some good news for us conservatives. Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party, dogged by the WE scandal, are dropping in the polls like a lemming from a cliff.

The Liberal's polling decline is remarkable. Earlier this year, the prime minister's support skyrocketed as a result of his nearly daily television appearances. As a result of this, it is nothing short of remarkable that the Liberals only lead by 4 points, revealing the true damage of perceived corruption.

Locusts have no king and yet they march; the Conservatives have no leader and yet they gain. The Trudeau Liberals have a precarious 4 point lead over the Conservative Party. With the CPC electing a new leader in late August, we may very well see a new government if an election is called.

The Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-François Blanchet made national headlines when he promised to gun for an election if Morneau and Trudeau do not resign. Is this more Yves-François Bullshet? Perhaps. Whatever the case, if the Bloc do not have the support of the NDP (who literally cannot afford an election) and the Conservatives (who may want to increase the profile of their leader before an election) a change in government in the near future seems unlikely.

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