Canadians Can't 'Opt Out Of Inflation' With Bitcoin: Prime Minster Justin Trudeau Lashes Out At Opposition

Zinger Key Points
  • Canadian Prime Minister is attacking his pro-Bitcoin opponent on his stance for inflation and cryptocurrencies.
  • The 2025 prime minister election in Canada could be closely followed in the battle of pro-Bitcoin vs. anti-Bitcoin.
Canadians Can't 'Opt Out Of Inflation' With Bitcoin: Prime Minster Justin Trudeau Lashes Out At Opposition

A current world leader is attacking an opposing candidate for his views on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Here’s the latest on the world of Canadian politics and how cryptocurrency ideals could play a role in the 2025 prime minister election.

What Happened: Justin Trudeau has been the prime minister of Canada since 2015, winning elections in 2015, 2019 and a special election in 2021. Trudeau, who has led the Liberal Party since 2013, will face opposition from the Conservative Party in the 2025 election.

Pierre Poilievre is the head of the Conservative Party and has been a proponent of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin BTC/USD with calls for Canadians to invest in the sector to avoid inflation.

Trudeau attacked Poilievre in a speech earlier this week, as reported by Decrypt.

“Attacking the institutions that make our society fair, safe and free is not responsible leadership,” Trudeau said.

The current prime minister argued that his opponent’s attacks on the government for the handling of spending, COVID-19 pandemic reactions and other areas show Canada’s best interest may not be supported by Poilievre.

“Telling people they can opt out of inflation by investing their savings in volatile cryptocurrencies is not responsible leadership.”

Trudeau added that anyone who followed Poilievre’s advice and invested in Bitcoin “would have seen their life savings destroyed.”

Why It’s Important: Poilievre was elected as the leader of the Conservative Party winning 68% of the party vote. One of his main campaign promises focused on reducing inflation.

The new Conservative Party leader has appeared on several Bitcoin podcasts and made his stance on the leading cryptocurrency well known.

The fixed supply of Bitcoin (21 million coins) is a key point for Poilievre in his campaign to tighten fiscal policy and using the cryptocurrency as a hedge against inflation.

“Government is ruining the Canadian dollar, so Canadians should have the freedom to use other money, such as Bitcoin,” Poilievre said in March.

The Conservative Party leader is hoping to make Canada the “blockchain capital of the world.”

Earlier this year, Canada put in place emergency powers that included the ability to seize cryptocurrencies as part of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing rules.

The 2025 prime minister election in Canada could shape up to be one followed around the world as it will see a person for Bitcoin battle a person who is against the cryptocurrency.

BTC Price Action: Bitcoin trades at $20,199.55 at the time of writing.

Related Link: How To Buy Bitcoin 

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11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

The best Black Friday deals from Amazon are still coming hard and fast because the holiday is not yet upon us and the mega-retailer prefers to keep consumers on the hook for as long as possible—spending as much money as possible. 

To that end, here are some of the best Black Friday deals from Amazon that you might want to consider today.

Calphalon 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set

Regular Price: $172

Sale Price: $138.88

Calphalon’s 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set is designed with stainless steel, stay-cool handles along with pour spouts. The nonstick surface is PFOA-free and built with hard-anodized aluminum that is both durable and conducts heat extremely well. The set includes 2 fry pans, a sauce pan with cover, saute pan with cover and large stock pot with cover.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation

Regular Price: $144

Sale Price: $85.49

The 2nd Generation AirPods from Apple connect to all Apple devices and give you an enhanced listening experience. Plus, they come with a case that keeps them safe and allows you to charge them in a secure environment. With over 24 hours of battery life, access to Siri and easy setup, you can start listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts today.

Adidas Ultraboost 21 Running Shoes

Regular Price: $129.98

Sale Price: $89.98

The Adidas Women’s Ultraboost 21 running shoe is perfect for anyone who likes a short run, maybe a 5K, half marathon or more. Coming in several colors and styles, you can slip these shoes on, enjoy the cushioned outsole, sink into the supple insole and secure laces.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer

Regular Price: $129.99

Sale Price: $97.83

The Ninja AF101 Air Fryer allows you to crisp, roast, reheat and even dehydrate food products faster and cheaper than ever before. It has a 4-quart capacity and offers a wide temperature range along with several time settings so that you can customize each dish to your needs. Plus, all the parts are dishwasher safe.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Regular Price: $199.95

Sale Price: $99

Beats by Dr. Dre are among the best headphones on the market, and the Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones include the Apple W1 chip, Class 1 Bluetooth and 40 hours of battery time. These headphones even have a built-in microphone and offer an adjustable fit so that you can be comfortable whether you’re listening to an Android or iOS device.

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner

Regular Price: $198.98

Sale Price: $175.98

The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner allows you to keep your home spotless and clean up after your pets. The cleaner comes with the Hoover Paws and Claws Deep shampoo and a storage mat to keep the floor dry once it’s put away.

LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum

Regular Price: $999.00

Sale Price: $851.71

The LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum and Wet Mop All in One Tower is designed to work in homes with several pets or children and clean up all the messes that life brings. The battery lasts up to 2 hours, and there’s an extra removable battery that gives you even more cleaning time and power.

Breville Fresh and Furious Blender

Regular Price: $278.60

Sale Price: $199.95

Breville, a top name in blenders and juicers, offers the Fresh and Furious Blender, featuring 50-ounce capacity, Vac Q technology, pre-programmed cycles, LCD display and lid with pull ring. With the Fresh and Furious Blender, you can make everything from a smoothie to a soup and everything in between.

Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $89.99

Sale Price: $55.63

The Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer is designed for professional use, but it works perfectly in the home. With 1875 watts of power, 6 heat and speed settings and a lightweight design, you can easily style your hair and utilize the diffuser, cut back on the frizz and stretch the 8 ft cord for maximum functionality.

Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket

Regular Price: $160

Sale Price: $97.38

The Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket from Columbia is designed to be light for everyday use, but it’s heavy enough to protect you from the cold. The plush fleece lining, security pocket, water resistant fabric, 2-way zipper, and zippered hand pockets make the jacket both protective and functional.

ConAir InfinitiPro Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $49.99

Sale Price: $29.99

ConAir is one of the biggest names in hair and beauty, and the InfinitPro is an 1875 watt hair dryer designed for professionals with ceramic technology. The dryer comes with a diffuser and concentrator, and it allows you to blow out your hair just the way they would at the salon.

Deals the Experts Are Hoping For

Experts believe that Amazon’s Black Friday sale could linger for quite some time. It all started with the Prime Early Access sale on October 11 and 12. Previously, Amazon has offered the “Epic Deals” sale that ran through late October. 

This is to say that any sale could come up at any time. 

Even so, those monitoring Amazon are looking forward to a few potential deals, including:

  • Apple Watch
  • AirPods (any generation)
  • MacBook Pro
  • Large, underpriced TVs
  • Amazon Echo
  • More small home appliances (Dyson or Shark vacuums, Instant Pots, etc.) 

While these predictions are based on last year’s Amazon Black Friday Sale, it’s important to remember that most Black Friday sales are fairly consistent and push the products that are most likely to sell.


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