I have a prescription for Senator Brazeau and all other Senators and MPs in Parliament: Drink two 6 oz glasses of “Mind Your Own Business” every four hours, and repeat until you develop common sense.
Due to government meddling, we no longer have effective, functioning health care systems. While we have a million people unable to find a family doctor and millions more on lengthy waiting lists for medically approved procedures, alcohol addiction is not a priority.
Two years of rigid rules and isolation have seriously harmed Canadians of all ages. If there is an increase in alcohol abuse, your government and those of the provinces are culpable. The grand experiment in dealing with a virus epidemic was a disastrous failure.
No one was immunized as promised, people have had multiple bouts of the virus, and the harmful side effects of treatment and mistreatment are just becoming known. Elected representatives have much to answer for.
Our economy is reeling, and the cost of living is skyrocketing. Elected representatives are wasting money on frivolities, borrowing us into the poor house and behaving like teenagers with no life experience, common sense or commitment to duty.
People are angry, anxious and worried about their future and those of coming generations. In over 60 years in politics, I have never witnessed the lack of responsible leadership, chaotic public policy and the fractured society so evident today.
All elected representatives are drunk with power, avoid accountability to those who elected them and fail to serve and protect Canadians. You should hang your heads in shame and resolve to become true representatives of the people who elected you, not those who fund you.
See John Paul Tasker’s report on CBC News May 22.
The federal government pitched a sizeable increase to the alcohol excise tax earlier this year — only to walk back that commitment in response to backlash from some MPs, lobby groups and cost-conscious Canadian drinkers.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's budget kept the annual tax increase much lower than inflation — it'll grow by just 2 per cent this year — after a well-organized letter-writing campaign convinced the government that the political repercussions of such a hike weren't worth the relatively modest revenue bump. FULL REPORT
230519 – While too many of us have been doing our best to ignore politics, the Liberal Party of Canada has transformed into a northern wing of the US Democratic Party.
The tactics employed are identical. There is nothing positive or rational in the policies they endorse, and since they cannot justify those policies, they refuse to debate, choosing to attack and silence critics as if they have some divine right to do so.
Unsurprisingly, Canadians are cowed into submitting to their abuse rather than standing on principle and damning the liars. That is a sad dereliction of our duty to future generations.
The Liberal Party of Canada is flat-out loco, living in a dream world of chaotic and contradictory doublespeak while avoiding the realities we face. There is nothing positive about creating tension between factions and groups of Canadians.
As long as we are warring with one another, we are not working together on solutions to the economic and security chaos the Liberals have created.
Liberals fear that we will unite and begin on a road to recovering our freedoms and rights and, with them, true democracy where elected representatives are accountable to the people in the jurisdiction that elected them.
The basis for their fear is that we will toss the party, its officers, supporters and the hidden financers who actually control the party in the waste bin where they belong.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is even more cynical and divisive. He recognizes that Trudeau has gone too far in crushing Canadian’s hopes for the future, and uses that to wring concessions from Trudeau that we cannot afford. He is throwing gasoline on a firestorm and hoping we will not notice.
Canada stumbled along for 148 years in relative stability and prosperity. We survived the financial collapse of the 1930s, and fought a couple of world wars, but gradually improved the overall well-being of the nation’s people. We dealt with a few recessions and gradually strengthened our freedoms and rights.
For the last 15 years, we have endured changes we have never seen before. We are concerned about our future and those of future generations. Reductions in our standard of living are a reality.
Trillion-dollar public debts are real and are approaching the point of no return. Future generations face eternal servitude to foreign bankers instead of hope for continued prosperity. This madness has to end and soon. Each of us has the duty to uphold the principles, standards and values of our grandfathers, and to refuse Trudeau’s new world of economic servitude.
Patriotism to our nation, its people and future generations is a badge of honour, not something we shun as relics of days gone by. Those who think they are smart, spitting out the term ‘colonialism’ as if they had ingested a piece of dung, are hypocrites who have benefitted from improvements in their lives for over 500 years.
They and the Liberal Party that sponsors them are indolent and incompetent narcissists incapable of gratitude. They are spoiled, snivelling brats - demanding, despotic, ill-disciplined, miserable, unsatisfied, and useless. Like Trudeau, they will never, ever be satisfied.
It was only 20 years ago that a Liberal government was brought to the edge of collapse by revelations that they sole-sourced $4 million in ad contracts to Liberal-friendly marketing firms. And it was 10 years ago that headlines were dominated for months by a scandal in which Senator Mike Duffy accepted a $90,000 cheque from the prime minister’s chief of staff in order to pay back invalid expense claims.
All Canadian governments amass scandals, but the government of Justin Trudeau nevertheless stands out for the sheer tonnage of official misconduct. Trudeau remains the only prime minister found to have violated the Conflict of Interest Act, and he’s attained the rare distinction of having scandals that have attained widespread mention in the foreign press. When Canada’s Ethics Commissioner stepped down earlier this year, he noted with exasperation that he had been forced to investigate Liberal ministers more than two dozen times since 2018.
It would be too difficult to list all of them, so here’s our best effort at listing the ones that have happened since the last federal election in September, 2021.
(As for the main pre-2021 scandals, here’s a quick summary: SNC-Lavalin, Aga Khan, We Charity, alleged Kokanee groping and blackface.)
The Chinese interference scandal
This one has several parts and technically stretches all the way back to 2016, when one of the first scandals of the newly elected Trudeau government surrounded the prime minister’s attendance at “pay for play” fundraisers featuring Chinese billionaires.
But the core of the scandal is a series of CSIS leaks, primarily released through the Globe and Mail, holding that the Trudeau government had openly ignored warnings about Chinese attempts to swing the results of the last two federal elections. The alleged Chinese efforts weren’t massive – a laundered donation here, a disinformation post there – but it was apparently being conducted so brazenly from Chinese consulates that it would have been relatively easy for Ottawa to shut it down. As to why they didn’t, it’s not helping the optics of the scandal that the Chinese interference was all directed towards getting Liberals elected.
Meanwhile, another CSIS leak hinted that the Chinese government has been openly trying to influence-peddle Trudeau almost since he first entered politics in 2008. And just this month came allegations that CSIS also passed on a 2020 warning that Chinese agents were attempting to target the Hong Kong family of Conservative MP Michael Chong – only for the Prime Minister’s Office to ignore it just like everything else. Trudeau has maintained through everything he was not made aware of China being up to anything unseemly.
The Lucki Affair
One of the most notable results of the Mass Casualty Commission – the probe into Canada’s worst-ever mass shooting – was how it revealed that RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki had tried to interfere in the early stages of the massacre’s investigation for the explicit purpose of obtaining cover for a planned Liberal gun ban.
As revealed in the Commission-tabled notes of Nova Scotia RCMP Superintendent Darren Campbell, Lucki had demanded that investigators make public the types of firearms used in the massacre. The local RCMP refused, arguing that withholding the information could help them track the weapons’ origins in the United States. To this, Lucki berated the Nova Scotia Mounties so hard that Campbell would describe some attendees being brought to tears (they were all in the first hours of piecing together a mass-shooting, after all).
And according to Campbell’s note – as well as the testimony of a civilian employee in the room that day – Lucki had been acting on the direct orders of the federal cabinet, who wanted the information to justify a planned gun ban. As Campbell wrote, “the Commissioner then said … this was tied to pending gun control legislation that would make officers and the public safer.”
Cabinet ministers keep handing sole-sourced contracts to friends
International Trade Minister Mary Ng said she became so overwhelmed by media requests during the COVID-19 pandemic that she had to commission $20,000 in media training from a close friend. Even after the Ethics Commissioner informed Ng that her actions were pretty clearly a violation of the Conflict of Interest Act, Ng would tell a House of Commons committee that she had no idea you weren’t supposed to sole-source contracts to friends.
“Media training” was also the culprit when it emerged in January that a staffer inside the office of Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen had paid $93,050 in constituency funds to her sister, who ran a food marketing company called Munch More Media. The Ministry of Housing did not need food marketing help, but the idea was that Munch More Media could branch out into political PR.
Hiring a cabinet minister’s sister-in-law as Ethics Commissioner
That exasperated Ethics Commissioner mentioned in the introduction? When the Trudeau government named his interim successor, they went with Martine Richard. She was a veteran lawyer in the commissioner’s office, but she also happened to be the sister-in-law of Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc. Richard would step down after a House of Commons committee decided to probe her appointment for anything hinky.
This is another one that didn’t inherently break any laws (so much as we’re aware). It’s just another case of the government spending way more money on something than would make reasonable sense. ArriveCan – a glitchy and oft-criticized mobile app that was mandatory for travellers entering Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic – somehow managed to cost $54 million.
Software development is expensive, but $54 million was so beyond the pale that in October a team of coders decided to stage a “hackathon” to see how quickly they could rebuild ArriveCan from scratch. It took them two days. Estimates at the time from smartphone app insiders estimated that ArriveCan should conceivably have cost no more than $2 million.
Incredible as it seems, these lawless incompetents believe they are entitled to our respect. They want us to believe that their continuing blunders are accomplishments.
None of them suffer the consequences of the policies and regulations they impose. Our viewpoint as citizens is different.
The actions of our federal government often leave us bewildered, wondering what they are thinking as we see our nation and society crumble into chaos. They are not thinking in terms of mature adults with life experience. They act with the wide-eyed wonder of immature primary-grade students.
It is the equivalent of replacing the contents of the National Art Gallery with the drawings of primary-grade students proudly taped on refrigerator doors.
The development of a mature society is incremental. In thousands of ways, we find improvements and better ways to carry out tasks and meet our needs. We have hundreds of examples.
Composing written words has evolved from scratches with a sharp stick or stone to using pens and brushes on animal skin or hide to movable type and printing presses, to computerized images transmitted over the internet.
There is no doubt that meeting our energy needs will evolve as demand exceeds available supply. However, our government has decided to allow immature and incompetent bureaucrats to dictate standards that are beyond our ability to meet. A shining example is setting unrealistic and unreasonable emission standards for automobile engines.
Automakers spent billions improving engines to meet standards and were not entirely successful. In the process, the costs of vehicles rose sharply, and the costs of maintenance rose significantly more. Consumers are paying more for transportation without any benefit from better or safer conveyance.
There is no tangible benefit from sitting in gridlock in a low-emission vehicle, and travel from point A to point B is no faster or safer than it was in previous generations of automobiles.
The forced transition to electric vehicles is inane. We don’t have the technology to create efficient and effective solar and wind energy. It is still in the science fiction stage.
Our electrical infrastructure is inadequate to meet current commercial and consumer demands and is a very long way from an ability to meet the added needs of electric vehicle owners.
Blocking all development of our oil and gas sector based on a desire to make a transition we cannot technically manage is immature daydreaming that has proven to be economically devastating. World demand for petroleum-based energy has increased, not diminished. Our government has effectively sidelined Canada as a competitor while increasing the costs of our domestic energy needs.
Adding increasing carbon taxes to support an unfounded and technically impossible dream of an all-electric future is delusionary and harmful to our economy, security, safety and well-being. It is driving up inflation and interest rates, and reducing our ability to maintain our living standards.
The levels of insecurity and anxiety resulting permeate our society, leading to depression and hopelessness. We live in a toxic environment created by an inept government.
The government’s enchantment with equity and diversity is another major departure from common sense, logic and reality. Canada was created by outstanding people of every background imaginable. They were patriots who lead the way in every endeavour by proving their merit to lead. Their commitment, energy and principles cannot be replaced by people with no merits to offer. We do not progress by appointing the indolent to leadership positions.
The most recent ignorant and juvenile attempt to replace our coat of arms, passports and other symbols of our history with childish cartoons is an affront to our nation, its history and its people.
We did not arrive as one of the most envied democracies in the world by accident or overnight. We earned the right through diligent adherence to fundamental principles, ethics, honesty, industry and integrity.
We are not post-national. We have not changed and are aghast that our government would presume to believe it can change us. Our federal government can be summed up in three words: “Unfit for office.”
Pierre Poilievre appears to be tuned into the anxieties and concerns of the people he meets in his town hall excursions. The acid test will be if he shows the courage to stand apart from the legacy political parties in combat over power and insist that conservative party members be accountable to the people who elected them.
If he does, we can look forward to a dozen or more years of true democratic governance and an outstanding Prime Minister.
No one can control climate change. There are too many factors at play. The best we can do is mitigate predictable events such as flooding, overly dry conditions and storms.
There are many practical solutions, such as ceasing to allow building development on flood plains, building dikes and levees along flood-prone areas, engaging in sound forestry management practices, creating wide firebreaks around settlements, and investing in fleets of water bombers.
Far too much of our infrastructure is created by need without considering later consequences. Highways along watercourses can become flood levees if built properly and ensuring that bridges can withstand once-in-a-century flooding. A thousand miles of highway are useless if bridges along the route wash out.
Creating a robust electrical grid from coast to coast is expensive, but warranted.
Twinning our major highways and rail lines is also a necessity for being able to move goods and people with minimal disruption.
Twinning pipeline corridors with power transmission lines can create divisions to limit fire spread and provide access corridors for fire-fighting crews.
Building storm-resistant structures in areas that experience high winds and storms is far more practical than believing we can stop the storms.
The possibilities are endless, and we have the talent and ability to make it happen. All it takes is leadership by experienced tradesmen and engineers, and politicians to fund their projects without interference.
Until politicians are accountable to the people who elected them, that will not happen.
The federal government is failing to provide for Canada’s safety, security and sovereignty by allowing illegal immigrants a free pass to stay in Canada. It has no means of tracking the whereabouts of these scofflaws or of identifying criminals among them. Thousands have evaded border security and disappeared into our society.
Human traffickers are smuggling people into Canada as an entry point into the USA, and many of those people are sold into perpetual (sex and labour) slavery to pay off their ‘fees’ to smugglers.
With the exception of immigrants brought into Canada under federal–provincial agreements to bring in people with needed skills, provinces have no responsibility for the housing and settlement costs of immigrants and asylum seekers.
Providing illegal immigrants with priority over those awaiting clearance to immigrate through normal channels is repulsive.
Trafficking in drugs and firearms is epidemic, and the government response is to confiscate legally owned firearms from law-abiding citizens.
It is clear that the government is deliberately risking our safety and security and plans to continue to do so.
This government is devoid of compassion for the people drug dealers addict, or those who suffer from crimes committed by illegal aliens, including murder, and has no moral compass.
Recently, drug dealers are circulating disinformation that people are addicted to fentanyl, which is ridiculous. The equivalent of two grains of salt is lethal, and dealers do not have the equipment or expertise to measure a safe quantity. Carfentanil is lethal at any measurable dose.
British Columbia has now legalized the possession of dealer-quantity hard drugs, including fentanyl. This escalating rot in our society cannot be allowed to continue.
Marie Woolf of The Globe and Mail reported in January that the federal government has spent almost $94-million since the last election booking entire hotels for months to accommodate an influx of asylum seekers entering Canada, according to an access-to-information request. FULL STORY
This is the tip of a huge iceberg.
The federal government has no idea of how many employees it has, or what, if anything, they are doing. Employees may be spending work hours on social media, gambling online or in endless, non-productive meetings with superiors or peers. They might be on an unreported vacation.
The bulk of federal employees work a 37.5-hour work week. Let’s break that down.
There are 365.25 days in a year. They do not work weekends. That reduces work days by 104.4 or to 260.85.
Federal employees have 12 statutory holidays per year. They have at least three weeks (15 days) vacation per year. They have 5 days of family-related leave and 5 days of (undefined) personal days. 12+15+5+5=37. The working year is now 223.85 days or about 32 weeks.
The average wage for strikers who have settled ranged from $50K to $75K. Wages for striking Revenue Canada workers average $68K.
They are employed for about 32 weeks or for about (32 x 37.5 =) 1,200 hours per year. That makes the average hourly wage for strikers who settled between $41.67 and $62.50
The average hourly wages for Revenue Canada employees are $56.67!
All wages and average hourly rates are pre-strike settlement numbers and are higher now.
And the Treasury Board does not know who is working where or what they are doing. No private sector employer could survive with that level of inattention to human resources.
In 2015 there were 257,034 active full-time public-service workers. By 2022, the number had increased to 335,957 – an increase of 78,923 or 30.7%. Personnel costs for 2021-22 were $48.5 billion. With that level of public service employment and costs, we should expect superior service in all areas of the public sector. That is not what we get.
See Marnie Cathcart’s FULL REPORT in the Epoch Times, May 4.
Criminal gangs deal in drugs, human trafficking, extortion, loan sharking and prostitution, and are skilled at coercing and compromising individuals they can use to infiltrate private and public entities. This has been going on for decades.
The recent theft of gold at Toronto’s Pearson Airport was not a crime of opportunity or accidental. It was planned with access to information the shipper and carrier thought was secret and secure.
We don’t see any news on this, as corrupt governments don’t want to admit they are further compromised by criminal gangs. No wonder our criminal justice system is failing at its mandate.
We tend to focus on the street gangs shooting up our neighbourhoods while the professionals are fleecing the public unscathed.
Criminal gangs should not be able to influence the outcome of criminal trials, but they do. They intimidate witnesses or make them disappear, compromise prosecutors and judges when they can and have compromised our justice system, which is not impartial to the gang-connected.
The difference between criminals and politicians is that criminals don’t waste our money lying about how they will care for and protect us.
Tara MacIsaac reports in The Epoch Times that almost 30 organized crime groups have “influence or access within Canadian public sector agencies or departments primarily at the local or regional levels,” according to a federal report.
The level of infiltration into the public sector is “unknown” for more than 400 other organized crime groups, according to the Public Report on Organized Crime in Canada for 2022, first covered by Blacklock’s Reporter. See her full REPORT HERE
If the PM does not understand the meaning of these words, how can Canadians possibly trust his government to regulate their speech?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s advisors are adept at providing him with the words and phrases that most Canadians want to hear Virtue signalling). However, words and phrases take on a new meaning depending on how they are delivered. Tone, voice inflection and volume play a role in the delivery of text. Trudeau is an actor delivering lines; he can sound sincere while delivering gibberish.
Actor Trudeau delivers his lines without commitment. They have no effect on his actions and behaviour. That is, by definition, disinformation (false information spread in order to deceive people).
Misinformation, on the other hand, is, by definition: wrong information, or the fact that people are misinformed.
This is where the disinformation – misinformation debate becomes arbitrary and sketchy. Trudeau takes the position that those who disagree with him are misinformed. The debate is a misdirection.
Every Canadian has the right to the fundamental freedoms of (a) conscience and religion; (b) thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; (c) peaceful assembly; and (d) association.
Freedom of expression includes the right to employ the one-finger salute, draw cartoons, and carry banners, signs, or flags to express yourself.
A peaceful assembly is not necessarily calm or serene. It may be boisterous and noisy but may not be destructive. Even then, the limit is set out in the Criminal Code and requires that authorities act in a predictable manner. For example, crowds gathered in Toronto to cheer on the Maple Leafs were not calm. They were boisterous and noisy.
These and other charter rights cannot be circumvented by our governments or suspended by invocation of the Emergencies Act. We retain the right to (a) life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice, (b) be secure against unreasonable search or seizure, and (c) not be arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.
Our freedoms and rights were wrung from the hands of absolute monarchs and titled landowners over a span of eight centuries.
As always, Rex Murphy has an excellent take on the subject in the National Post, April. 28. READ HERE.
Lorne Gunter of the Edmonton Sun has confirmed what most of us believe about EVs – they are very expensive and risky. He missed a concern of mine. Rapid improvements in battery manufacturing are an enemy.
What happens when a battery fails (and does not catch fire) after, say, five years? The current replacement cost of an EV battery ranges from $4K to $18K US, ($5,500 to $24,500 CAN at current exchange rates), including labour but not taxes.
There is a very real risk that batteries for older EVs will not be available as they are no longer made. A used battery from a wreck may be available but will drive up costs as the replacement will require testing and possibly repair, and there are very few facilities able to repair EV batteries at present.
Those who can’t afford replacement own a two-ton ship’s anchor. Disposal of the battery requires an EV shop with specialized technical expertise. It is not a handyman’s or backyard mechanic’s task, as the repairman is in extreme danger of electrocution.
What bugs Gunter most about EVs is the sanctimony around them — that somehow they’re a more moral choice — and the compulsory way the Trudeau government is forcing them on us. The whole exercise is a scam. Read his full report HERE.
The federal budget announced plans to automatically file taxes for millions of low-income earners.
‘Round and ‘round the mulberry bush . . . bureaucrats remain convinced they can create a one-size-fits-all computer system to deal with the complexities of a wildly diverse society. Their refusal to respect us as individuals is disgusting.
Our politicians can begin by drastically simplifying the Income Tax Act.
They can follow up by cutting a myriad of federal and provincial tax credits and reducing income tax rates by the cost savings in operating those programs.
Then they can increase basic personal exemptions to poverty line levels and exempt people who have no taxable income from GST and PST. If we can put secure LOTTO terminals in every drug store, gas station, and convenience store, we can do the same for GST, PST and Health Care.
The CRA already calculates the tax forms for millions of Canadians but does not provide accessible copies to those taxpayers or a means of adding missing information.
It is disconcerting that nothing is said about data security. Data has to be on servers resident in Canada and secure from hackers. The number of hacks of agencies and departments makes us nervous.
No data can be shared with any nation or entity not resident in Canada except for specific nation-to-nation tax and pension benefit treaties.
Our problem is not taxpayers who fail to file. It is a tax system so complex that few understand it. The forms are formidable creations that do not follow any logical pattern.
The CRA is attacking the systems while ignoring the problems.
Pete Evans of CBC News reports with Monday's deadline for Canadians to file their income taxes for 2022, experts say a new pilot program for the government to automate the process for low-income Canadians is a long overdue step on the road toward doing them automatically for everyone. Read MORE
Money was earmarked to help during pandemic, but shelters say extra dollars have become 'lifesaving'
This is outrageous. Women are under attack as never before, and pandemic pressures have been replaced by high inflation, high interest rates, increased taxation and diminished living standards. All Canadians are faced with highly stressful worries over how they can navigate their way through the increased costs of everything and survive.
There is every indication that continued high rates of domestic violence will continue.
Notoriously underfunded women’s shelters have used the federal support to enhance the services they provide to extend a holistic approach to the recovery of affected families. Nothing less will do.
Men dressed as women are claiming a right to access women’s washrooms and participation in women’s sports. That is a fraudulent attack on women. A biological male cannot transition into a female. Had they tried this 30 years ago, public outrage would have halted the effort in its tracks.
Appearances are deceiving, but no amount of hormones, surgery or therapy can alter male or female genetics. Men and women are not the same, for which we are eternally grateful.
If it were not for women, men, including those who claim to have transitioned, would be in scarce supply. All of us have mothers. That is how the world works.
So-called feminists who claim that men and women are equal in every respect are wrong. Men and women are different biological beings and always will be. Our families and communities respect and protect women for who and what they are.
Our social standards and values are under unprecedented attack. Governments want to control us rather than serve us. We have to draw a line in the sand and tell our elected representatives they have gone too far. They cannot allow women and children subjected to violence to languish in underfunded shelters.
“In the most recent federal budget, released just days before the inquiry's final report, Ottawa did not commit any new money for tackling domestic violence and offered nothing to fund women's shelters. Instead, it set aside $53 million each year for the "Women's Program." It funds one-time projects under the general banner of addressing women's equality.”
“Unlike previous funding, the Women's Program money can't be used to help with an organization's operations.”
The ‘Women’s Program’ is another veiled attack on women. Equality programs do not respect women’s freedoms and rights, and freedom from domestic violence is too important to our society to leave unattended. Funding for women’s shelters and the services they provide must be enhanced, not just restored.
The more than 600 women's shelters across Canada will soon lose hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding they say has kept them afloat during the pandemic and is still desperately needed. See Marina von Stackelberg’s report on CBC news, Apr 24.
The most shocking quotation in the article below is:
“The Attorney General argued that the decision to invoke the Emergencies Act was “quintessentially executive in nature, unconstrained” and that its decisions should be considered “very difficult to set aside.”
Constitutionally, the Prime Minister of Canada does not enjoy executive powers. Executive powers reside with and are restricted to the King of Canada and his agent, the Governor General.
Adding the Privy Council to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is an unlawful transfer of executive powers. (Ref: Constitution Part III Sections 9 to 16 inclusive)
The government is sore afraid that an investigation into its undercover lawlessness will arouse the anger of Canadians and force the government to resign in disgrace.
The Attorney General, as head of the Justice Department, must be politically neutral, but cannot be as he sits in the cabinet and is thus in a conflict of interests. The conflict was recognized and adhered to by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, which led to her redeployment and eventual resignation.
Trudeau would not allow the proper application of the law to thwart his plans to rescue SNC-Lavalin from sanctions for criminal acts. That is consistent with his illusions of grandeur.
We can only with Justice Richard Mosley the best in sorting out this rat’s nest of illegalities, illusions and doublespeak. Someone has to stand up for the freedoms and rights of ordinary Canadians.
Christine Van Geyn is litigation director at the Canadian Constitution Foundation. See her full report in C2C Journal, April 21. HERE
A closer look at the inescapable math of climate change
Lord, save us from the manipulations of environmental zealots, particularly those zealots who are fear-mongering idiots.
The whole carbon reduction plan is based on two preposterous and unproven theories:
First, carbon emissions are the sole driver of global warming. All other influences are ignored.
Second, governments can control climate change. If so, why is mitigation focused solely on industrialized nations?
The long-held claim that global warming trends are a consensus of scientists has completely fallen apart. Scientists who have been attacked and muzzled for daring to oppose the unscientific blather of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are speaking out at last. Their criticisms cannot be denied or set aside.
Government support for abiding by the IPCC carbon emission reduction targets is rapidly crumbling. Various governments are discovering the adverse effects on their economies are a greater danger to their people than global warming.
In the real world, individuals, citizens and residents of industrialized nations are paying a huge price for governments, including Canada, committed to unsustainable idealism. It would be grand if Canada was able to transition to clean green energy and create tens of thousands of high-paying jobs in the transition. However, that is highly unlikely.
Recent announcements of a $10.8 billion subsidy to Volkswagen to build a battery manufacturing plant in southern Ontario is a very high-risk venture based on several dubious factors:
That rare earth minerals critical to battery manufacture will be available in quantities needed;
That carbon emissions from mining rare earth minerals will not offset reduction gains;
That inefficient and ineffective solar and wind energy sources will undergo a quantum leap into sustainability;
That China will not profit handsomely from its stranglehold on rare earth minerals and semiconductors vital to electric vehicle and battery manufacturing; and
That the majority of Canadians have little interest in acquiring or owning electric vehicles.
Carbon emission reductions have nothing to do with the environment. Reduction targets are aimed at forcing radical changes to our society – changes we do not need or want. It is not about saving planet Earth; it is about gaining complete control over us and future generations.
Also, see Aaron Wherry’s report on CBC News, Apr 23
The Royal Bank the top financier of fossil fuel development in the world. A new report finds
all five big Canadian banks make list of Top 20 oil and gas funders globally.
My first reaction is, what do the banks know that our governments don’t? The only hint is buried in the story below: "Our bank believes the transformation to net zero must be orderly and inclusive to be successful, recognizing the significant changes that need to occur in our day-to-day lives and our economies, and in how we consume energy and resources."
I read that as the banks don’t believe the Canadian government’s net-zero plan can succeed. That is a sobering position given the government’s huge investments in anything green and its punitive carbon taxing system designed to force us to give up diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles.
Canadians are excluded from participating in net-zero plans with good reason. The government knows that given a voice, we would say: “No, thank you.”
The Bank of Mom and Pop can’t afford a forced transition. We have a few million miles of primary and secondary highways where alternative transportation does not exist. There are no buses, LRT lines, subways, or taxis. Travelling those highways by bicycle is ludicrous.
Our climate is not electric vehicle (EV) friendly. You can’t strap a ten-gallon can of electricity on the roof if highways close due to icing or storms, and you’re caught between gas stations. Batteries do not do well in cold weather, and we have plenty of that.
Everything a city needs to survive is carried to it by diesel-powered ships, trucks and trains. That is not going to change during the next decade. 2030 is only seven years away.
We have no peer-reviewed scientific evidence that carbon emissions are the cause of global warming. Without such proof, global warming predicted by the IPCC and governments is an illusion, like we expect when we attend a magician’s show. We know we are being hoodwinked, but can’t figure out how.
The carbon emission reduction scheme is more than an illusion – it is a lie! That lie is destroying our economic security and is projected to get much worse.
It is unsurprising that this study is done by environmental zealots driven by emotion and incapable of the common sense approach most of us employ. Poll after poll indicates the majority of Canadians have little or no interest in acquiring an EV. We need to stand up to the government and make it clear that we will not be bullied into accepting huge changes to our society that we do not desire or need.
If nothing else, the COVID debacle has taught us to be extremely wary of government edicts based on half-vast plans and junk science.
The imposition of the Emergencies Act was a clear signal from this government that it will not be held to account under any circumstance. The petty vindictiveness that followed is repulsive.
When a government resorts to censoring, criminalizing, punishing and silencing its critics, democracy is at risk.
Read the full Canadian Press and CBC News report HERE.
Prairie premiers have blasted Justice Minister David Lametti for suggesting Ottawa might “look at” provinces' power over natural resources. Lametti told an Assembly of First Nations meeting he would examine calls to rescind Natural Resources Transfer Act.
This invented kerfuffle is a distraction. The federal government and the AFN have no interest in reconciliation. Neither wants to upset the current cozy relationship they have.
The AFN pretends it is suffering injuries, and the federal government pretends that huge transfers of taxpayer funds can resolve issues. In the meantime, there is no improvement in the rights of indigenous people. They, like taxpayers, are excluded from the discussions and negotiations.
The Cambridge Dictionary defines reconciliation as a situation in which two people or groups of people become friendly again after they have argued: It took hours of negotiations to bring about a reconciliation between the two sides.
The federal government and AFN have gone to great lengths to define what reconciliation is and is not, all without consulting either indigenous or non-indigenous people. The whole thing is a charade.
Reconciliation has to be based on common sense, logic, reason and facts and the participation of the people involved. Creating political positions and definitions unsupported by the people who want the problems resolved is ludicrous.
The current situation is two packs of wolves deciding on the lunch menu for the sheep they claim to represent. Nothing positive can possibly result. Until the sheep are consulted and represented by people they trust, the charade will continue indefinitely.
The Natural Resources Acts were a series of Acts passed by the Parliament of Canada and the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan in 1930 to transfer control over crown lands and natural resources within these provinces from the Government of Canada to the provincial governments.
Under these 3 Acts - one each for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta - the federal government turned over to the Prairie provinces jurisdiction that it had exercised over the crown lands and natural resources of the region since its purchase from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1870.
This was a popular grievance in the West, where federal control appeared to relegate the provinces to second-class status in confederation and to result in the subordination of regional concerns to national goals. The Natural Resources Transfer Acts were very popular in the West, for they recognized the equality of jurisdiction for all Canadian provinces.
The federal government and AFN are both in a serious conflict of interests, each trying to gain power over the other while the people, indigenous and non-indigenous, continue to suffer. Neither side is proposing practical solutions that will empower indigenous people with the same freedoms and rights enjoyed by other Canadians.
North America was invaded and conquered by European nations with superior science, skills and technology. Indigenous people realized they could not engage in a war with waves of immigrants from more advanced civilizations without facing annihilation.
Treaties were struck without considering long-term effects as the nation developed. Canada has been shameful by ignoring and marginalizing Indigenous people. That cannot be undone. Nothing less than providing Indigenous persons with equality of freedoms, rights and opportunities will suffice.
Indigenous people are original Canadians. Treating them as a foreign element in our society is appalling.
Our federal government is shamelessly divisive, pitting various social groups against one another. The objective is to provide endless distractions from the federal agenda, which is to control us instead of doing what MPs are elected to do – serve Canada and Canadians.
The charade must end.
Read Elizabeth Thompson’s full report on CBC News HERE
Rising interest rates are exposing weak spots in the financial system – the next flashpoint could be real estate. We are a long way from achieving financial stability in Canada and worldwide. When borrowers “leverage” it means they maximize loans and mortgages on properties they build or buy.
Increasing loan rates mean that projections for leveraged loan repayments are suddenly impossible. Refinancing is not an option as the lending market is shrinking as rates rise.
If a borrower defaults, the lender is stuck with a property worth far less than the outstanding loan. If the lender is a bank, the bank’s assets are diminished, and it needs an infusion of cash to meet its regulatory balances. That’s not always possible.
The devaluation will eventually hit the housing market. Developers face the same shrinking loan capacity while mortgage holders are finding they can’t keep up with rapidly increasing repayment schedules. Income is not keeping pace with mortgage repayment terms.
We are on a pause at present as many of those with five-year fixed mortgages have not renewed, but that number will evaporate over the next four years. Unless mortgage rates drop, which is unlikely, more people will default when they find they cannot meet new rates. That puts more pressure on banks and other lenders.
Commercial and residential building values will adjust based on current loan interest rates. Inflation dictates an adjustment as the rising cost of living diminishes the funds left for basic necessities such as shelter, food and clothing. The shelter component is under pressure, and there are no alternatives available without a sharp drop in values.
Homeowners who have built substantial equity in their homes need to consider a reverse mortgage to protect as much of their home value as possible. With most reverse mortgages capped at 55 per cent of equity, lenders will survive a value adjustment. I do not recommend entering a reverse mortgage arrangement without independent professional advice. It is a minefield for the unaware.
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Barbara Shecter of the Financial Posthad an excellent interpretive article on March 28 pointing to haow rapidly rising interest rates have exposed weaknesses in the United Kingdom’s pension system and sparked a banking crisis in the United States and Europe. Now economists, investors and authorities are on the lookout for other potential problem spots in the global financial system.Read it HERE
Brian Platt of Bloomberg News/Financial Post reported March 29 that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to add billions of dollars in new annual spending has some economists worried that Canada is at risk of racking up unsustainable debt, especially if economic growth comes in worse than expected.
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s latest budget added $43 billion in net new costs over six years, primarily by increasing health-care outlays and clean-technology subsidies to compete with the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act. She’s wrong to describe the budget as prudent, with over all program spending set to balloon to 51 per cent above pre-pandemic levels by 2028, according to Derek Holt, an economist at Bank of Nova Scotia.
My take is that the Trudeau-Freeland team is living a dream of saving the world while Canadians suffer. They are avoiding their responsibilities and turning them over to the United Nations without our consent.
The budget did not address major issues that trouble Canadians - #1 healthcare, #2 economy, #3 housing affordability and homelessness, #4 sharply increased crime rates, and #5 sharply increased drug addiction and overdose deaths. People do not feel safe on our streets.
According to Nanos, the key factors are #1 healthcare, #2 economy, #3 environment, #4 debt, and #5 education. Covid is dead last. (Data from March 24).
Trudeau and Freeland don’t care as long as they can tax us into poverty and lower our standard of living by chasing a dream detached from reality.
No amount of atmospheric carbon reduction will make any difference to global warming or climate change. However, there is a real risk that if emissions are reduced too far, plant life will perish, and humans with it.
Mother Nature ignores all efforts to change her ways. Our government must take note.
Ttwo articles by Brian Lilley in the Toronto Sun speak to the character of our Prime Minister and his government. His disrespect for the people of Canada is disgusting.
Why is everything this government does a secret? Perhaps it is ashamed of its behaviour and afraid that voters will rebel when the truth unfolds. Instead of apologizing and reimbursing taxpayers, Trudeau is trying to justify a minor stupid decision and leaves us speculating on what significant issues he is lying about. His failure to deal with China appropriately comes to mind.
Does no one remember that Canada sent 16 tons of PPE to China in February 2020? Or that the Chinese United Front bought up all available PPE in Canada in January 2020. Face mask prices on Amazon increased by 166%.
That is the same United Front engaged in election interference in Canada, although Trudeau insists it is not happening. Another lie?
Even when fessing up, Trudeau tells a fib about $6,000 hotel room
The PMO claims the costs were much higher due to demand at the Queen's funeral but that's just not true
Mar 24, 2023
Even when finally coming clean about who stayed in the $6,000 per night hotel room, Justin Trudeau’s office can’t tell the whole truth.
The PMO has finally admitted what we’ve all known since last October; it was Trudeau who stayed in the River Suite at the Corinthia Hotel in London for the Queen’s funeral.
They refused to answer that question when the Sun first broke the story on Oct. 24. Days went by without PMO or Global Affairs Canada responding to questions put to them by the Sun.
Read the details HERE.
Trudeau called for Bev Oda to resign for hotel costs, will he?
If Trudeau held himself to his own standards, he'd be out of office now
Mar 25, 2023
Based on his own standards, Justin Trudeau owes Bev Oda an apology
and Canadian taxpayers a refund.
Trudeau took to Twitter on Feb. 17, 2011, to demand Oda, who was then minister for International Cooperation, resign over hotel costs in London, England.
My how the tables have turned.
Oda was in the news at the time over expenses incurred by the taxpayers for changing hotels that were booked for her stay in the British capital during an international conference. The total charge for the controversy, which included Oda switching hotels and ordering an orange juice with her breakfast at a cost of $16, came out to $1,353.81.
Oda reimbursed taxpayers for the room change, the difference between the two hotels, and the orange juice. She even stood up in the House of Commons and apologized for incurring the extra costs.
“The expenses are unacceptable, should never have been charged to taxpayers, I have repaid the costs associated with changing the hotels and I unreservedly apologize,” Oda said at the time.
To Trudeau, Oda’s expenses were too much, and she had to go.
So, let’s compare this to Trudeau’s behaviour while in London for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Read the details HERE.
230331 – Canada will provide $100 million in aid to the Haitian National Police to help the country restore law and order as gang-fuelled violence continues to cause widespread human suffering across the Caribbean nation.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement during President Joe Biden's two-day visit to Ottawa, during which the president was expected to press Canada to take a leadership role in restoring order in Haiti. CBC NEWS
Let’s take a hard look at where $100 million of our tax dollars are going. The article below illustrates the situation in Haiti and who the key players are.
How can Canada provide aid to the Haitian police without having most of it disappear into the pockets of corrupt officials? Haitian police are losing battles with better-equipped criminal gangs.
In part, announcing assisting Haiti is a distraction from domestic issues.
This is troubling when Canada is facing a surge in violent crime nationwide. Our criminal gangs are no less predatory than those in Haiti. They smuggle drugs, guns and people for profit, sell drugs containing deadly additives on the street, and war against one another without considering innocent casualties.
Canadian gangs have not achieved the level of control of the gangs in Haiti – yet. Without intervention, our gang problem will continue to grow until we are embroiled in chaos. Where is our plan to crack down on criminal elements terrorizing Canadians? We cannot tolerate this federal dereliction of duty.
See John Pietro’s report in The Spectator
March 24, 2023
Haiti tends to not get much attention in the American press, but it should.
The country has descended into a state of near-anarchy, with gangs ruling the streets and the government more or less non-functional. There has not been an election since 2016, and both the legislative and executive branches of government have no elected officials in office.
The country has been ruled by an unelected prime minister, Ariel Henry, since the July 2021 assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Elections are tentatively planned for this year, but the timeline is not yet set. The crisis in Haiti is a problem for the whole region, including the United States. MORE
230330 – This is astonishing and frightening. None of us are aware that foreign meddling in our politics has been ongoing for four decades and has become embedded and successful.
The underlined paragraph below reveals why we are not part of the AUKUS. Our allies don’t trust our intelligence capabilities – with sound reason.
Trudeau’s blunders on the international stage evidence his limited understanding of foreign affairs. China’s president curtly dismissed Trudeau as ‘naive.’ His inability to play in the big leagues is as bad as his not knowing when to keep silent. He blabbers on removing any doubt about his idiocy.
A wise man will change his mind. A fool never will. Trudeau maintains that we must maintain trade relations with China while ignoring that China is busily interfering in the best interests of Canada and its people.
Either the CCP has completely compromised Trudeau, or he is too fixated on selling Canada out to the World Economic Forum to care. Trudeau’s ridiculous fixation on carbon emission targets to prevent global warming while middle-income Canadians can’t afford basic necessities is repulsive.
There is no scenario where Trudeau’s blundering from crisis to crisis will allow us to sleep soundly.
See Katabella Roberts’ report in The Epoch Times
230328 – Every Canadian prime minister over the past 40 years has allegedly been compromised by agents working for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to Michel Juneau-Katsuya, the former chief of the Asia-Pacific desk at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
Juneau-Katsuya made the comments during an interview with Canada’s CBC News on March 19 in response to revelations made in a soon-to-be-released book, “The Mosaic Effect: How the Chinese Communist Party Started a Hybrid War in America’s Backyard.”
The book, authored by journalist Ina Mitchell and intelligence expert Scott McGregor, claims that the United States ran a secret probe—Operation Dragon Lord—into CCP activities in Canada in the 1990s that found China’s alleged infiltration of the nation’s government posed a major security risk to the United States.
“Canada has a world-class public service with employees committed to providing the highest level of service to Canadians,” Treasury Board President Mona Fortier wrote in an Inquiry of Ministry tabled in the Commons last September, according to Blacklock’s. “In fact, Canada’s public service is regularly recognized globally for its quality and effectiveness.”
No reader of this commentary will believe this packet of lies. Mona Fortier apparently missed the freedom convoy protest. Millions of Canadians are repulsed by federal government actions, its dismal level of performance and unrestricted deficit spending.
The Trudeau government hires consultants to advise on making its decisions less distasteful. It does not look to the public service for advice, resulting in nervousness in civil service ranks. If department heads do not look to the civil service for advice, how secure are their jobs? For years civil service cuts have been made at front-line level. Executive and management ranks continue to grow.
The civil service has become a cauldron of political intrigue for employees seeking promotions and advancement. Nothing is merit-based. Promotions are based on nonsense factors that include nepotism, discrimination, favours given and owed, ‘equity’ and other nonsense factors.
The civil service has lost the ability to provide meaningful advice to department executives. It is an ability that must be used to be effective, and those who had the ability have retired or moved on to less toxic workplaces. The intuition required has been lost.
Ethical, honest and productive civil servants grow tired of the nonsensical political games and leave for places where they are respected and can earn promotions through merit.
Department executives are incompetent. They don’t conduct annual performance reviews and promote based on merit. Instead, they look for ways to expand their fiefdoms as jurisdiction over more employees leads to promotions and pay increases. They shun improving performance and productivity.
Every government quakes at angering the civil service as if they do so, they will be voted out of office. Governments, federal and provincial, are paying hundreds of millions each year, rewarding incompetence and mediocrity at taxpayer expense.
Both our governments and civil services operate in detached worlds, completely apart from the trials and tribulations Canadians face when they wake up every morning. The detachment between those governed and those governing is complete.
As time passes, we can expect further intrusions into our freedoms and rights by people detached from the real world and unconscious of the harm they do.
Incompetent people are amazing; they believe their blunders are achievements.
Louis Blouin, Alexander Panetta and Richard Raycraft reported on CBC News, Mar 23.
The Trudeau government has reached a long-discusseddeal with the United States on irregular migration which will allow Ottawa to close the Roxham Road irregular crossing at the Canada-U.S. border, sources told CBC News.
The deal would see Canada announce openings for 15,000 migrants from the Western Hemisphere to apply to enter the country legally, asenior source with knowledge of the agreement told CBC News. Radio-Canada was first to report the deal.The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the numberof migrants. FULL REPORT.
Canada will accept 15,000 migrants from Western Hemisphere and would allow closure of Roxham Road
The government didn't close Roxham Road because it did not want to. Pretending there is a difference between irregular and illegal entry to Canada is ridiculous.
“Loophole” is a term for actions taken by the parties that are contrary to, or apart from, a written agreement or contract. The pith and substance of the agreement are avoided. The US cannot prevent the return of immigrants who enter Canada from the US illegally. That is a US misinterpretation of the agreement accepted by Canada.
Canada has no obligation to provide illegal immigrants with the opportunity to file for refugee status to delay deportation. We must not allow our immigration policies to be set by the USA or the UN.
The Safe Third Country agreement is not unique to the USA and Canada:
CONSIDERING that Canada is a party to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, done at Geneva, July 28, 1951 (the “Convention”), and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, done at New York, January 31, 1967 (the “Protocol”), that the United States is a party to the Protocol, and reaffirming their obligation to provide protection for refugees on their territory in accordance with these instruments;
ACKNOWLEDGING in particular the international legal obligations of the Parties under the principle of non-refoulement set forth in the Convention and Protocol, as well as the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, done at New York, December 10, 1984 (the “Torture Convention ”) and reaffirming their mutual obligations to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The agreements and protocols are international.
Both parties have violated the Agreement terms: The Parties agree to review this Agreement and its implementation. The first review shall take place not later than 12 months from the date of entry into force and shall be jointly conducted by representatives of each Party. The Parties shall invite the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to participate in this review. The Parties shall cooperate with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in the monitoring of this Agreement and seek input from non-governmental organizations.
Another oddity of this agreement:
The deal would see Canada announce openings for 15,000 migrants from the Western Hemisphere to apply to enter the country legally, a senior source with knowledge of the agreement told CBC News.
Canada’s immigration policy is outside the scope of the Safe Third Party Agreement. Who are these fools trying to impress? The UN will do anything it can to settle refugees as it has a crisis on its hands. The UN does not care who pays for resettlement of refugees or the best interests of Canada.
Our government has an obligation to manage immigrant and refugee intake to numbers our economy can sustain. Trudeau is planning for increasing immigration when our economy has been devastated. That is growing the family without growing the income to sustain it.
The Canada – US Safe Third Party Agreement controversy proves that incompetent people regard their blunders as accomplishments.
230324 – The Trudeau–Singh exercise in coquettishness (trying to attract attention by pretending to be sexually interested in someone, in a pleasant but not serious way) is long past its expiry date.
Canadians have a right to know what their plans and priorities are. They are accountable to the people who elected them. We will get a glimpse of what they are planning when the budget is released on March 28. I can hardly wait.
Singh’s attempts to wring more spending from Trudeau are insane. Trudeau has no trouble ringing in jaw-dropping deficits. The interest on those deficits is rising along with all other loans worldwide. That means (1) we will suffer in debt for far longer than Trudeau’s and Singh’s grandchildren will live, and (2) that each year, the government has less money to spend on core needs.
Everyone who has encountered economic hardship knows that the hole is easy to dig, but difficult to refill. There is no room in the budget to continue a lifestyle pre-hardship. Every possible dime has to go to paying down the debt. We survive and become cautious and prudent with assuming debt and build a savings account for unexpected costs we incur from time to time.
“I just think we’re in the middle of doing lots of really big things,” Trudeau said. “And yes, we’re going to have to make sure we’re continuing to be engaged and open and get through some of the more challenging issues here and there with them. But I think there’s a will to show that progressive governments can deliver.”
That is plain frightening. Canadians are not enamoured with “really big things.” Common sense, competent and prudent governance is what we desire. The vast ideas supported by half-vast, if any, planning have become a Trudeau-Singh specialty.
Trudeau is talking about being engaged and open with Singh, not with the people governed. Please note that honesty is not mentioned. Neither side can field an honest representative since they are all bound to follow the party line on each and every issue. Common sense, ethics, and honesty are on permanent vacation in parliament. How have we managed to sink so low?
We have a duty to keep ourselves aware of what our politicians are up to. We have to get engaged and view political events with a critical eye. No political party has clean hands or is willing to give up the powers it has unlawfully seized. We need to cast informed votes in the next election and insist that our elected representatives represent the people of their electoral district, the province they reside in and all Canadians.
Each Member of Parliament must take an oath or undertaking:
“I (member name) do swear, that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty King Charles III.”
That is a very broad oath and includes adhering to all laws of the nation and the constitution. The requirement for elected members to adhere to a political party’s issue positions and political tactics is unconstitutional and unlawful.
See Susan Delacourt’s commentary in the Toronto Star March 19.
230322 – The story below is appalling on several levels.
First, the UN is wrong to send an unelected, unaccountable representative to interfere in our internal affairs. My reaction to Tzay is: “Here’s your hat. Don’t let the door hit you as you leave.”
Second, the Assembly of First Nations is a modern fraud. There are no internationally recognized indigenous nations.
Third, our Prime Minister announced that governments had engaged in genocide without consulting with Canadians. Canadians were shocked when news of alleged graves in Kamloops first surfaced. We had no idea this had been going on and were angry and repulsed as the story unfolded. The genocide story is modern fakery invented to distract from our government’s failures.
Fourth, Tzay is preserving the myth that indigenous people are helpless victims unable to care for themselves and forced into perpetual servitude. That is inconsistent with the definition of independent nationhood. Indigenous people either have a workable nation or not. No one owes them nationhood. There are successful indigenous tribes. That is one of the best-kept secrets in Canada.
Fifth, indigenous people have a responsibility to account for their actions and behaviour. Reconciliation is not a one-way street. There must be forgiveness and goodwill by both parties to make reconciliation possible.
Reconciliation can only take place between indigenous and non-indigenous people. Governments, both indigenous and non-indigenous, have failed us for 156 years and are incapable of managing reconciliation.
The federal government must stop making deals with indigenous bands that have not been approved by non-indigenous people. We will not be robbed without having clear evidence that there are direct improvements in the freedoms, rights and living standards of indigenous Canadians.
Non-indigenous and indigenous people need to elect representatives to meet and oversee a path to living in harmony. Political leaders of both communities are not welcome. They have had over a century to heal wounds and make peace, but they have clung to self-interest and the graft that flows from that. There are no clean hands in the ongoing suppression governance of indigenous people.
Mar 10, 2023
Despite positive measures taken by Canada, Indigenous people continue to face obstacles to fully enjoying their individual and collective human rights in this country, the United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples says.
José Francisco Calí Tzay delivered his preliminary findings Friday in Ottawa following a five-province, 10-daytrip to Canada, concluding his first official visit since his 2020 appointment.
In a 30-minute speech to reporters, the UN expert decried what he called the appalling legacy of residential schools, disturbing reports of residential school denialism and alarming testimony of violence against Indigenous women and girls.
He expressed particular concern about reports of forced and coerced sterilization of Indigenous women, the militarization of Indigenous lands, the criminalization of Indigenous human rights defenders, and the over-incarceration of Indigenous offenders across the country.
He urged Canada to address the "poverty to prison pipeline" and reduce the disproportionate number of Indigenous kids in the child-welfare system.
"Canada must adopt holistic reform in consultation with Indigenous people to address the root cause of these problems," Calí Tzay told reporters at Ottawa's Lord Elgin Hotel.
The expert called on all levels of government to implement recommendations from past reports, including his predecessor's, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report and the final report of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).
"Human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent, and all Indigenous Peoples should have equal rights and opportunities," he said.
"I urge the government of Canada, the provinces and territories to advance reconciliation based on the nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous Peoples."
Special rapporteurs are independent experts the UN dispatches to report and advise on human rights. Calí Tzay, who is Mayan Kakchiquel from Guatemala, landed in Ottawa last week and visited Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver before returning to the capital.
The expert said his whirlwind of stakeholder meetings brought him mountains of documentary submissions and barely a wink of sleep.
As result, Calí Tzay declined to say whether Canada's efforts to overcome the obstacles he outlined have been sufficient, citing the need to carefully analyze the submissions and render an opinion in his final report.
Findings 'not news' to First Nations: AFN head
He met with a wide range of people, including federal ministers, senators, Indigenous leaders, human rights advocates, civil society groups and others.
However it was the head of the Assembly of First Nations who first urged the UN rapporteur to visit Canada at the 21st permanent forum on Indigenous issues in New York in April 2022.
In an interview Friday, National Chief Rose Anne Archibald agreed with Calí Tzay's recommendations but said the findings are "not news" for First Nations.
"We have been advocating for the many things that he's addressed in his report for a number of years," she said.
"It's really the government inaction that we need to deal with."
Archibald had requested a full-fledged independent probe into genocide committed at residential schools in 2022. She wants to see a nod toward that in Calí Tzay's final report.
Calí Tzay declined to say whether he believes acts of genocide have been committed against Indigenous people in Canada, saying it falls outside of his mandate to report and advise on human rights.
However, he did note that Canadian parliamentarians have unanimously passed a resolution urging the government to designate what happened at residential schools as genocide. He also focused at length on residential schools.
"During my visit, I observed the legacy of colonialism and the history of abuse and discrimination have left survivors and their families with a deep mistrust of Canadian institutions," he said.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller said no one in government should be surprised at the UN expert's preliminary report.
"Those findings speak for themselves. I think it's important to look at them clear-eyed and not to sit around and try to deny them, qualify them or denigrate them," Miller said.
"We'll look at them and as a mature government, and as a country, respond to them with the importance that they're due."
Leaders welcome findings, urge strong final report
Calí Tzay planned to examine an ambitious set of issues, including the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
UNDRIP is a human rights instrument that establishes minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Though legally non-binding, the Canadian and B.C. governments have passed legislation pledging to harmonize their laws with the declaration.
Calí Tzay pledged to closely monitor the implementation of these laws, with a particular focus on how Ottawa harmonizes the Indian Act with the declaration, something Miller said he and the rapporteur spoke about at length.
The rapporteur did commend the government for advancing self-determination and other initiatives, such as signing self-government agreements with Métis associations.
"We look forward to continued conversations and developing our relationship with the Rapporteur to ensure that a Métis voice is included in future reporting," said Métis National Council President Cassidy Caron in a statement.
Sarah Niman, assistant manager of legal services at the Native Women's Association of Canada, said she expects Calí Tzay's report to reflect Canada's failure to implement the MMIWG inquiry's calls for justice.
"When it comes to Indigenous women and gender-diverse folks, he specifically mentioned that there are significant shortcomings," she said in an interview.
"The work is certainly not done."
Progressive Sen. Brian Francis, who is Mi'kmaw from P.E.I. and met with Calí Tzay last week, also welcomed the expert's findings.
"While not shocking it is especially discouraging and troubling to hear Mr. Calí Tzay note that the overall situation of Indigenous Peoples in Canada has not improved significantly since the last official visit in 2013," Francis said in a statement.
Independent Sen. Kim Pate also said it was disheartening to hear how little things had changed sinceCalí Tzay's predecessor James Anaya visited. Pate said she looks forward to a strong final report.
"I think he would be hard-pressed to send anything but a fairly challenging report, at the very least, back to Canada because the situation is pretty dire," she said.
The report is scheduled to be completed by September.
I am not qualified to comment on the content of the article below. However, it is consistent with numerous articles appearing in various publications I follow in researching various issues that are important to my subscribers.
There appears to be a growing consensus that the huge spike in sudden deaths of people aged 18 to 64 is linked to mRNA injections. Like you, I have to leave it to the experts to explain.
I remain concerned over government efforts to silence people who spoke out against the harms done by lockdowns, mandated injections and other aspects of dealing with COVID.
The only reason I can think of for censoring critics is that we were not told the truth about injections. That is chilling. There is too much evidence from too many ethical, honest and experienced medical people to ignore. I fear there is much more to come over the next few months.
Jennifer Margulis & Joe Wang
The Epoch Times
Mar 11 2023
Recently “COVID-19” and “Fauci” have been trending on Twitter. And when you click on those hashtags, you don’t get regurgitated government messaging.
Instead, you get declarations like this one from Dr. Eli David, which has been viewed 1.2 million times: “Fauci was wrong about lockdowns, masks, double-masks, Remdesivir, vaccine, boosters, and virus origin.
“Was Fauci right about anything? Give me a single thing about Covid which Fauci got right …”
Tired of Half-Truths
It’s becoming increasingly clear from social media and real life that people are tired of being lied to by government health authorities. They’re beginning to realize that these agencies don’t have their best interests in mind.
I (Jennifer) stopped to chat with an older couple enjoying the sun last week. They had set up two folding chairs by the water so they could watch the passersby and look at the shimmering Atlantic Ocean.
“You just have to enjoy every second,” the wife said. “My husband has dementia. It’s been hard. You don’t know when you’re going to go. My best friend called me sobbing two weeks ago. They found her 46-year-old son dead in his bed. No one knows why.”
“Do you know if he was vaccinated?” I asked in the gentlest tone I could muster. “I know that may sound like a strange question but … we are seeing myocarditis and pericarditis in young men post-vaccination; the Florida surgeon general no longer recommends mRNA vaccines for young men; and at least some of these sudden unexplained deaths may be due to that.”
“I didn’t know that,” she said. “But I’m sure he was vaccinated. I’ve done so many at this point, I’m radioactive!”
“We’ve had, what, five?!” she said, turning to her husband. “It’s getting ridiculous. We still got COVID, twice. We’re not doing anymore.”
There has been an upsurge in sudden, unexplained, and age-inappropriate deaths in at least 30 countries in the industrialized world.
In Ireland, so many people died in January that funerals had to be postponed, according to local news.
Ed Dowd, in his new book, “‘Cause Unknown’: The Epidemic of Sudden Deaths in 2021 and 2022,” argues that the sudden deaths in young people in industrialized countries is because of mRNA vaccines.
Dowd shows how the number of excess deaths in America that were attributed to COVID-19 in 2020 was actually much lower than the huge spike in sudden deaths that began in 2021 after the COVID-19 vaccines started being widely distributed.
Importantly, most of the 2021 deaths, which occurred mostly in people ages 18 to 64, were not attributed to COVID.
More Have Died After COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Outs Than During the Vietnam War
“From February 2021 to March 2022, millennials experienced the equivalent of a Vietnam war, with more than 60,000 excess deaths,” wrote Dowd, who is an expert in following and anticipating trends and a founding partner in a global investment company called Phinance Technologies.
“The Vietnam war took 12 years to kill the same number of healthy young people we’ve just seen die in 12 months.”
Swine Flu Vaccine Program Halted After 3 Deaths
On Oct. 13, 1976, the New York Times ran a story about the swine flu vaccine.
The headline read: “SWINE FLU PROGRAM IS HALTED IN 9 STATES AS 3 DIE AFTER SHOTS.”
As of Feb. 24,34,576 deaths have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via the government’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), which is known for its under-reporting (pdf), after COVID-19 shots.
With deaths reported for all vaccines combined, the number jumped from 420 deaths in 2020 (before COVID vaccination) to 22,278 deaths in 2021 (with COVID vaccination), a 5,304 percent increase.
Brave Doctors Around the World Speaking Out
With the mounting evidence that the COVID-19 jab is doing more harm than good, medical doctors and health experts around the world, many of who are risking losing their jobs, are now speaking out against continuing to give mRNA injections.
Especially problematic, they say, is giving mRNA vaccines to young people for whom COVID-19 is usually a mild, easily overcome viral infection.
In May of 2020, we wrote our first article on evidence-based science-forward researchers and clinicians who have spoken out against propaganda posing as science: “May the Force Be with Them: Scientists Fight Back.”
Since then, we have continued to document and report on a global phenomenon: conscientious doctors and medical scientists who follow the facts say that mRNA vaccinations do more harm than good, and that it’s time to stop the harm.
Japanese Cardiovascular Surgeon Says Halt the Boosters
Dr. Kenji Yamamoto, a cardiovascular surgeon in Japan, argued that giving any further COVID-19 vaccines is simply too dangerous.
“As a safety measure, further booster vaccinations should be discontinued,” Yamamoto insisted in a peer-reviewed letter published in the journal Virology. He has seen lethal cases of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia.
He and his colleagues have found that the vaccines have led some patients to such marked immune dysfunction. Some have died from difficult-to-control antibiotic-resistant infections, the underlying cause of which Yamamoto attributed to vaccine-induced immune problems.
“To date, when comparing the advantages and disadvantages of mRNA vaccines, vaccination has been commonly recommended. As the COVID-19 pandemic becomes better controlled, vaccine sequelae are likely to become more apparent,” he wrote.
“It has been hypothesized that there will be an increase in cardiovascular diseases, especially acute coronary syndromes, caused by the spike proteins in genetic vaccines. Besides the risk of infections owing to lowered immune functions, there is a possible risk of unknown organ damage caused by the vaccine that has remained hidden without apparent clinical presentations, mainly in the circulatory system.”
British Cardiologist Speaks Out
Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a British cardiologist who has been staunchly in favor of vaccines for his entire medical career, initially defended the COVID-19 vaccine program
In fact, he was among the first to get them.
But after spending countless hours researching the vaccines and carefully reviewing all the available scientific data, Malhotra no longer recommends them.
He now believes that these vaccines are causing “unprecedented harms,” as he explained in a recent interview.
Moreover, he has published several peer-reviewed articles explaining the data. “Re-analysis of randomized controlled trials using the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) technology suggests a greater risk of serious adverse events from the vaccines than being hospitalized from COVID-19,”
Australian Cardiologist Calls to Stop the Shots
Dr. Ross Walker, a cardiologist based in Sydney, Australia, has seen on the order of 70 cases of vaccine-induced heart problems following mRNA vaccines in his practice alone.
He now believes the mRNA vaccines are “very pro-inflammatory,” and that these vaccines should never have been mandated.
In his patients, the heart problems—which include palpitations, chest pain, andshortness of breath—have been lasting for up to half a year following vaccination, according to Walker.
“… we don’t need to use mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna,” Walker told Daily Mail Australia.
A Virologist and Immunologist Speaks Out
Yuhong Dong is a medical doctor with over twenty years of experience in virological and immunological research who writes for The Epoch Times.
For her doctorate, which she earned at Beijing University in China, Dong specialized in infectious diseases. From 2010 to 2017, she was the senior medical scientific expert and pharmacovigilance leader at Novartis Headquarters in Switzerland. During that time, she won four company awards.
“There is ample evidence, based on preclinical and clinical studies, demonstrating that these COVID-19 vaccines do not protect people against SARS-CoV-2 infection, but incur serious adverse events including abnormal blood clots, cardiovascular events, strokes, sudden death, immune disorders, neurological injuries, and reproductive events,” Dong told The Epoch Times via email.
“At the general population level, the risks weigh high over the benefits. We should take a decent but rational decision to stop the COVID-19 vaccine program immediately.”
The solution to building strong immunity to survive viral infections, Dong said, is not via mRNA technology.
Instead, she wrote, we need to teach people “how to preserve or booster their divine-endowed natural immunity [and] change their detrimental lifestyles and mindsets.”
‘Should Be Summarily Stopped’
“The COVID-19 vaccine program should be summarily stopped because signals for adverse effects, including death, are unprecedented,” Dr. Bose Ravenel, a retired pediatrician based in North Carolina who spent 31 years in private practice, 11 years as an academic pediatrician, and six years practicing integrative pediatric medicine, also insisted.
Ravenel told The Epoch Times that he has clocked over 4,500 hours studying SARS-CoV-2, including the vaccines.
“The risk of death or serious illness from current COVID strains is statistically low,” he continued, “effective ambulatory treatment is available, and theabsolute risk reductionfrom the vaccines is 0.5 to 1.6 percent—that’s very low,” he said. “These mRNA vaccines fail to achieve the foundational function of a vaccine of stopping infection or transmission to others.”
‘Belongs in the Dustbin of History’
Dr. Thomas Redwood has been an emergency room physician for over 30 years. Currently practicing in Alabama, he was an ER physician within the Wellstar and Piedmont health care systems in Atlanta, Georgia, until his privileges were terminated for not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
“We should end the COVID vaccine program, full stop,” Redwood told The Epoch Times. “What was touted as safe and effective is neither.”
Redwood also added that he’s surprised that the medical community is still defending—and even promoting—these vaccines.
“Any other vaccine with a similar adverse event profile has been pulled from the market,” he said. “The vaccine’s inability to prevent infection and therefore transmission further highlights why this experimental drug belongs in the dustbin of history.”
Dr. Kirk A. Milhoan, a pediatric cardiologist and the medical director of a non-profit called For Hearts and Souls, says the spike protein is a known cardio-toxin.
“It is now known to function as a cardio-toxin,” Milhoan wrote in an email to Jennifer.
According to Milhoan, knowingly having our bodies produce a cardio-toxin with the hope that this will help protect us against a respiratory virus with a very low infection-fatality rate makes no scientific sense.
Cammy Benton, M.D.: After This Health Assault, We All Need to Heal
Dr. Cammy Benton, a family physician in private practice in Huntersville, North Carolina, said she was skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine program from early on.
“The science from the beginning simply did not meet criteria for approval for use,” Benton told The Epoch Times.
“Ongoing data confirms that the vaccine failed on its promises and has caused significant harms, not only on a physical level but on a psychosocial level on a global scale,” she said. “We need to heal on all levels after this assault on our freedoms and our health.”
Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times. Epoch Health welcomes professional discussion and friendly debate.
Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning journalist and author of “Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family.” A Fulbright awardee and mother of four, she has worked on a child survival campaign in West Africa, advocated for an end to child slavery in Pakistan on prime-time TV in France, and taught post-colonial literature to non-traditional students in inner-city Atlanta. Learn more about her at JenniferMargulis.net
Joe Wang, Ph.D., was a molecular biologist with more than 10 years of experience in the vaccine industry. He is now the president of NTD Television Network and a columnist for The Epoch Times.
CSIS Warns ‘Smart City’ technology can open door to attacks, foreign interference
By The Canadian Press
The Epoch Times
March 9, 2023
Canada’s intelligence service warns that technological innovations adopted by municipalities could be exploited by adversaries such as the Chinese government to harvest sensitive data, target diaspora communities and interfere in elections.
A newly-released report by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service urges policy-makers and the technology industry to consider steps that can be taken to address and ease the emerging security threat before “smart city” platforms are widely adopted. FULL STORY
Take note that the original article was produced by the Canadian Press. That means that every major news outlet in Canada received copies. It is chilling that most of the mainstream media ignore the CSIS warnings.
High-Tech is not benevolent. The use of algorithms and artificial intelligence is not yet understood by most of us. We have learned from Twitter revelations that these tools have been used for the manipulation of public discourse.
What we see, hear and read is not necessarily accurate and true. Messaging can be manipulated to provide a slanted view of reality.
In the high-tech world, privacy does not exist. Detailed information on us we have always considered private, such as our medical history, driving record, income tax information, credit score and so on, are limited only by the size of the database they are housed on and who can access those records.
When we link databases to one another, the amount of information available is huge. Smartphones track our location 7/24. Our credit cards track when and what we purchase. Surveillance cameras track our images. Facial recognition software can pick you out of a crowd and then be run on social media platforms to track you down.
On the TV shows, we see the XXXX agency catching bad people and employing high-tech wizardry to track them down. That is still science fiction (good fiction has to be plausible), but high-tech is rapidly surpassing what was fiction a few months ago.
We find ourselves in a sea of technology we know very little about and are at the mercy of those who do understand its capabilities, not all of whom care about our safety and security. We may be creating a hacker’s paradise.
The CSIS warnings need to be heeded, which is particularly troubling when we are unsure which side our governments are on and what they are hiding.
My (mostly older) friends who refuse to use smartphones and computers they don’t understand will enjoy some security of their private information but are not immune. They still file taxes, go for medical care and use credit cards, and those databases contain much personal information.
It is in the public interest that people with evidence of government misdeeds or deliberate violations of our laws and regulations come forward with information normally shielded from public view.
So-called ‘whistleblowers’ need protection from retaliation by their employers. These men and women have the ethics and integrity their employers lack. They are the eyes and ears of the public. Without their vigilance, governments are free to engage in questionable and often unlawful conduct.
Canada’s protection for whistleblowers is woefully weak: Transparency International Canada
Problem to be addressed: Canada’s current legal framework for whistleblowing is outdated and out of step with internationally recognized best practices. The most serious deficiencies are
1) lack of protection for public sector whistleblowers, either at a federal or provincial level, and
2) an almost complete lack of coverage of the private sector.
Most of the current legislation focuses on procedures for handling allegations of wrongdoing, rather than on protection for the whistleblowers.
At the federal level, the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA) created two new agencies:
(1) the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner and
(2) the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal.
Only the Tribunal can provide whistleblowers with a remedy, but access to the Tribunal is controlled by the Integrity Commissioner. The effectiveness of this mechanism has been brought into question, as the Commissioner has referred only seven whistleblowers to the Tribunal, and no case has yet reached the point where the Tribunal could order a remedy for the whistleblower.
One example of the shortcomings of the PSDPA is that the onus is on the whistleblower to prove that adverse actions were intended by the employer as reprisals: an almost impossible task.
Best practice is to reverse the onus by requiring the employer to prove that adverse actions against the whistleblower were not reprisals.
Of the six provinces that have whistleblowing laws, only one (Ontario) provides a mechanism for whistleblowers who have suffered reprisals to seek a remedy.
None of Canada’s whistleblowing laws contains adequate measures for preventing or halting reprisals in the first place, before the whistleblower suffers serious harm.
There is virtually no coverage of the private sector in Canadian whistleblowing laws. The federal law (the PSDPA) does not address private sector wrongdoing. For the public sector wrongdoing that it does cover, the
PSDPA does not allow private sector participants to be either investigated or sanctioned.
There are currently no steps being taken to bring Canadian laws in line with best practices per Canada’s G20 commitment. The PSDPA, which came into force in 2007, requires that the President of the Treasury Board conduct a five year review of the legislation and report on the review to Parliament and the Senate. Despite this legal obligation, no review has been conducted to date.
Demonstrate a commitment to creating a strong federal legislative framework that will enable workers in both the private and public sectors to speak up about wrongdoing, risk or malpractice without fear of reprisal; and work with the provinces to provide similar frameworks at a provincial level.
OGP Challenge Addressed:
Improving public integrity, improving public services, increasing corporate accountability.
Verifiable and measurable milestones to fulfill the commitment:
Conduct a formal and independent review of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, with substantive input from civil society and internationally-recognized experts, and publicize the recommendations of the review (August 2017)
Draft and table amendments to existing federal law to afford whistleblower protection to all cases of wrongdoing involving government resources, regardless of the employment status of the participants (public or private sector) (2018).
Launch a public consultation on the development of a federal whistleblower protection law that covers private sector wrongdoing (2018).
Establish a dialogue with the provincial governments and agencies, particularly those without whistleblower protection laws, to discuss how to enhance whistleblower protection in these jurisdictions (2017).
The federal government has tasked the RCMP to investigate and establish who released documents showing that it had ignored security agency warnings about foreign interference in our elections. The objective is to sanction the culprit for exposing the government’s dereliction of duty to Canadians.
The Integrity Commissioner is appointed by the Prime Minister and cannot be considered politically neutral. It is imperative that the Integrity Commissioner be independent, politically neutral and approved by all parties in parliament. The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal must be independent and report directly to parliament.
Failure of the Treasury Board to conduct a lawfully required five-year review of the 2007 Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act is another example of this government’s disrespect for laws and regulations. Three mandated reviews have been missed, which cannot be considered accidental.
Our governments are keeping secrets they ought not to be allowed to keep.
For decades, we have accepted that we should not talk about politics in public as it is too divisive. That is nonsense perpetrated by the woke liberal-left coalition screwing up Canada.
The woke mob will not debate its everlasting efforts to dictate how we should live and its intrusions on our freedoms and rights. They cannot justify their dictates, so they refuse to debate. They attack opponents personally and vow that any other critic will receive the same treatment. They are authors of ‘cancel culture,’ where critics are abused to the point of losing public credibility. They are a destructive force without anything positive to replace what they deem wrong.
If we value our freedoms, we have to bring the discussion of politics into the public conversation. We must not allow anyone to stifle our rights to the freedom of expression, belief and opinion.
Certainly, some people are going to be upset. Leading the pack will be the woke mob with hair afire claiming we are disrupting our governance system.
It is about time – our governance system is not working for us. When a significant portion of our society cannot afford to buy a home or afford food, clothing and shelter for themselves and their families, something is terribly wrong.
Since the Trudeau mob took office in 2015, we have sunk from “Sunny days – Sunny ways” into increasing business and personal bankruptcies, high inflation and interest rates, increased homelessness, larger numbers relying on food banks, reduced spending on charities, a major spike in alcohol and drug addiction with hundreds dying from overdoses, and unprecedented violent crime.
Our social standards and values are under constant attack. A growing number of Canadians shun personal accountability and responsibility. Everyone is a victim of the dreaded white male. Ethnic political strife is rampant.
All of it is fiction. All of it can be repaired or replaced by ethical, honest and moral representatives supported by and accountable to their communities.
The truth emerges from robust public debate.
The silent majority must find a voice in the public forum. If we fail to voice our beliefs, opinions and views, we will give up our liberty and freedoms by default.
Majority rule is what the woke mob fears most. Stifling us is their only weapon. We must confront the bullies in public and reveal them for who and what they are. We have nothing to lose by turning away from the road to everlasting serfdom.
We cannot give up the freedoms and rights earned by the blood of ordinary people over the span of over eight centuries.
Democracy in Britain is based on Acts of Parliament, historical documents, court judgments, legal precedence and convention. The earliest date in the history of our constitution is 1215 when the barons forced King John to accept the Magna Carta, the ‘Great Charter of the Liberties of England’, which limited the king’s power, making him subject to the law of the land.
Two of its key principles, the right to a fair trial by one’s peers and protection from unlawful imprisonment, form the basis of British common law on which our constitution and that of the USA are based.
The Provisions of Oxford in 1258 set out the basis for the governance of England. 24 members would make up a Council governed by the monarch but supervised by a parliament. The first parliament, made up of knights, lords and common men drawn from the towns and cities, was presided over by Simon de Montfort, widely regarded as the founder of the House of Commons.
The Petition of Rights of 1628 set out some further rights and liberties of the people, including freedom from arbitrary arrest and punishment.
Another landmark piece of legislation was the Bill of Rights of 1689. This followed the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688, in which William III and Queen Mary replaced King James II. This bill declared that the monarch could not rule without the consent of Parliament.
As part of the bill, Parliament would meet regularly; there would be free elections and freedom of speech in the chamber. It outlined specific liberties for the people, including the freedom to bear arms for self-defence, freedom from taxes imposed by the monarch without the consent of Parliament and the freedom from cruel and unusual punishment.
The Act of Settlement of 1701 controlled who should succeed to the throne and established the vital principle of judicial independence. The number of men entitled to vote was greatly increased by the 1832 Great Reform Act, and the Representation of the People’s Act of 1928 gave all men and women over the age of 21 the right to vote.
These and other written laws form just part of the constitution of the United Kingdom. Political customs or conventions are the unwritten rules that are vital to the workings of government. The office of Prime Minister is one of these conventions: legally the Monarch appoints the Prime Minister, who by convention is the leader of the largest party (or coalition of parties) after a General Election and commands the confidence of the House of Commons.
Parliament is made up of three entities: the Monarchy, the House of Commons and the House of Lords (our Senate). To become law, bills have to be passed by both Houses and then given Royal Assent. By convention and in practice today, the monarch automatically gives their consent, although they have the absolute and legal power to refuse.
By convention, all ministers in government must have a seat in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords (Senate). The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister in Canada) must have a seat in the House of Commons. This convention makes the elected government responsible and accountable to Parliament. This is known as the Westminster system of parliamentary government.
Over time, political parties have usurped fundamental democracy in many ways. The most flagrant example is that political parties require that elected representatives are beholden to their sponsoring party, not to the people who elected them.
Members of the Privy Council are named by the Prime Minister, but under our constitution, the makeup of the Privy Council is for the Monarch (or her representative) to name. Constitutionally, the Privy Council is politically neutral, but in Canada, the Privy Council is unlawfully attached to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and is politicized.
By convention, the Clerk of the Privy Council is head of the civil service, which must be politically neutral, ready to serve whatever government the people elect, but is part of the PMO and not neutral.
By convention, the judicial arm of government is independent and has been since 1701. In Canada, the Prime Minister appoints judges negating judicial independence. Judicial appointments must be made by a separate process independent of the government of the day.
By convention, the Attorney General (head of the judicial branch) is independent of the government, but in Canada, the government married the positions of Attorney General and Justice Minister. Since that is a cabinet position, the Attorney General is automatically in a conflict of interest.
The move of the Privy Council to the PMO was made by an Order in Council by then Prime Minister Mackenzie King in 1942. It is an unlawful violation of our constitution that has never been corrected.
Over the eight decades since, our governments have gradually moved us back with more and more power vested in the Prime Minster’s Office, which is contrary to the principles of the Westminster parliamentary system.
Since October 2015, Prime Minster Trudeau has acted and behaved like an absolute monarch, reverting to the 13th-century days of King John. He is not to be criticized or questioned. His edicts are destroying our society along with the hopes and dreams of all free people.
I can’t imagine the immigrants who come here expecting to fulfill their hopes and dreams only to face the realities illustrated above.
Our obligation is to maintain the freedoms won for us and restore governance by and of the people. All that is required is for those who value their freedom to speak up publicly.
This is serious business. Our democracy has been compromised. This is one more way that the people we elected to represent us ensure they can feather their nests at our expense.
Accountability to the people who elected them is a myth. Trudeau’s response to the trucker convoy protest proved that beyond doubt. He criminalized and crushed legitimate protestors rather than seek a solution or employ tools available in the Criminal Code.
The Trudeau Liberals are dysfunctional, in disarray, have no connection with the people they were elected to represent and have wreaked havoc on Canada and Canadians.
I direct you to an exceptional analysis by Chris George of the Niagara Independent on Feb. 4. He says the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) covertly influenced Canada’s 2019 and 2021 federal general elections in order to re-elect a Liberal government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not want Canadians to know about the Chinese operations in Canada. These are the two threads that are woven through the never-ending-story of intrigue, scandal, and false narratives. It is a serious matter. The details being exposed about the CCP’s support for the Trudeau Liberals involve the integrity of our country’s democratic process. FULL REPORT
Political parties view an election as an opportunity to raise money and demand that the people they choose as candidates sell memberships and raise money. The emphasis is on enriching the party, not on serving the public.
Each elected member is accountable to the people of the district that elected him/her and to the province or nation, as the case may be. Avoidance of this accountability and responsibility to the public must end if we want to remain free.
Historically, the defence of democracy, freedoms and rights falls on the ordinary citizen. No one will do it for us. Democracy is the great equalizer. In the voting booth, every person has the same power as the Prime Minister – one vote.
Our duty is to inform ourselves about our governance and elect candidates who closely match our standards and values. Our votes will set the future direction of Canada.
Threats to our freedom are not all external. Those entrusted to govern on our behalf now govern for their benefit at our expense. Trading favours for money has become a tradition that enriches the political class and creates a barrier between politicians and those they are sworn to serve.
Those who purchase favours from politicians and political parties eventually own them, so we are, in fact, governed by unelected interests with deep pockets. They set the direction for the political party in power but are invisible to us.
Tens of thousands of Canadians are writing to their MPs expressing their annoyance and filling out petitions to be presented in parliament. Millions joined the trucker convoy protest in Ottawa in February 2022, either as participants or supporters.
Our broken, dysfunctional governments were content that their edicts would never be criticized and had no plan to deal with a million-person plus protest of their actions.
Caught flat-footed and in disarray, they misused the Emergencies Act, pretending that a protest of their edicts threatened the peace and good order of the nation. The only thing threatened was the abuse of power governments have routinely employed without regard for the harm done to the people they were elected by.
When our elected representatives enact laws and regulations that result in people losing their livelihoods and ability to provide clothing, food and shelter for themselves and their families, they can expect a backlash.
When the backlash came, instead of listening to the protestors and finding ways to relieve the harm done, politicians shat their pants and pretended that a lawful protest was an insurrection.
They managed to put off an inevitable insurrection. Canadians will not sit quietly while their freedoms and rights are eroded by politicians feathering their nests at our expense.
Hundreds of politicians have adopted the World Economic Forum (WEF) plans for a world government, violating their oath of office. They are traitors to democracies. They should be thrown out of office and face charges of treason and imprisonment.
Treating lawful protestors as criminals for criticizing uncaring government overreach of powers is the last gasp of governments drunk with power. If Canadians wanted Marxist rule, they would emigrate to one of the dozens of nations where dictators rule and people have no rights or freedoms.
The WEF grand plan is to shift powers up a level from our greedy political class and enslave them to unelected oligarchs. (Oligarchy is a conceptual form of power structure in which power rests with a few billionaires.)
The WEF absorbed the equally corrupt United Nations and its agencies. Their primary weapon is misinformation that promotes fear. Fearful populations do not behave rationally; they seek relief from the fears instilled and are compliant, not independent.
Climate change is one of the WEF’s main weapons for instilling groundless fear. The World Health Organization (WHO) is Chinese-controlled. Adoption of the WHO response to COVID is another fear-mongering tool.
Canada had a complex plan for dealing with the next epidemic, prepared by medical professionals and logistics experts they consulted. It was flexible and able to adapt to changing conditions on the ground.
Our governments threw it in the trash and adopted a plan espoused by the WHO that had never been tested or tried. The result was the devastation of our economy and society that a world war could not have accomplished.
As the devastation became obvious, our governments responded with ill-conceived mitigation plans that resulted in millions of people taking advantage of income replacement funding they were not eligible for, including thousands of government employees.
Governments claim that recovering billions in ineligible income fund payments is too much trouble. That is not how we are treated when they tax us. They fear that recovery of ineligible income fund payments will cost them votes. That is cynical and dishonest.
Millions of people worldwide have become convinced they have a duty to save the world – from themselves! Combatting climate change has become a cult. If you can think of a more ridiculous concept, I am open to submissions.
Climate change is cyclical and pays no attention to the tiny level of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Our greatest protection against earth’s overheating is water vapour in the atmosphere and clouds. Water vapour reflects solar energy into space, preventing unhindered heating.
The WEF has no interest in populations already under the heel of a dictator or tyrant, as there is no profit to be made. The WEF is after the productive segments of the world – democracies that are the engines of the world’s commerce and economy.
The WEF oligarchs have convinced themselves that they are the ultimate predators – and can overcome the predators that democratic governments have become.
The danger of ignoring the responsibilities of elected representatives and allowing widespread corruption is that sooner or later, another predator will take advantage of the situation, and corrupt governments do not enjoy support of the people they abuse. They are already compromised.
Infighting about which political party gets to hold the reins of power next without respect for the electorate brought us to an unacceptable situation.
Our challenge is to force our governments to adhere to their constitutional duties and oaths to serve the public they represent. We do not have to accept their ideologies and grand plans. They exist to serve us, not to control us.
We have a duty to become familiar with how we are governed, cast an informed vote, and ensure that whoever we elect answers to us.
Ignorance is inexcusable. Lawyers must confront inequities in the legal system
Activist Daniel Song has published an opinion on CBC which shows he has drunk deeply from the Indigenous activist narrative of indigenous people being perpetual victims of other races.
There are more than 600 native tribes in Canada that speak over 60 separate languages. They were conquered by European nations with superior skills and technology.
Indigenous activists are racists who refuse to accept that the future of their people lies in assimilation with mainstream society.
Their isolation is self-inflicted. Indigenous people have no hope of owning land and a home. All land, housing and infrastructure are communally owned, and all funds are managed by a handful of people with no control over graft. There are no jobs to be had on most reserves.
Many Indigenous families are dysfunctional due to the hopelessness that ends up in taking alcohol or drugs to numb the pain for a while. There is a high level of violence on reserves. That violence results in high numbers of incarceration.
I worked in the federal prison system for 20 years and can verify that the band where the inmate was from would write to corrections asking that the inmate not be paroled to his home reserve. His level of violence was too high to be controlled by the band.
There are a few Indigenous bands that have done well for themselves and their members, but they are never talked about, as that is contrary to the activist narrative.
There is no national Indigenous body that speaks for 600 tribes. That is pure fiction.
More to the point, Mr. Song has no solutions to offer. Wringing hands over alleged discrimination is not a solution, nor is ‘educating’ lawyers to follow a false narrative.
It is dangerous and stupid to allow the Law Society to try to invoke social justice; for one thing, if the society is wrong, it pays no penalty. It will shrug and move on.
Someone must explain how alleged trauma is passed from generation to generation in Indigenous communities but not in other ethnic groups. Several ethnic groups have suffered horrific discrimination and, in some cases, genocide, but their trauma is not handed down to their children and grandchildren.
Over the past century, almost every ethnic immigrant has faced discrimination – and survived. The glue that binds Canadians together is respect for one another. Indigenous activists do not respect anyone – their stock in trade is to constantly attack ‘the white race’ as authors of all misfortunes.
Finally, Mr. Song carefully avoids the principle of fairness. If he wants the Law Society to educate lawyers on Indigenous discrimination, what about the blacks, browns, yellows and gay people and other ethnic groups who have faced severe discrimination? Do they not deserve equal treatment?
A lawyer’s job is to represent a client ethically, honestly and to the best of his ability, not to engage in fretting over alleged discrimination. If an Indigenous person shoots or stabs and kills a neighbour in a fit of anger, the trauma his grandmother endured at a residential school is not a defence, nor should it be.
Solutions for Indigenous people must come from within the Indigenous community and be accompanied by respect for the other parties involved. The current system encourages Indigenous isolation, and it is killing them.
Indigenous people are not aliens to be forever separated and apart from other Canadians. They must find a comfortable existence in our larger society, but how that can be accomplished requires the involvement of Indigenous people, not self-proclaimed activists.
Canadians are a cantankerous lot. We take freedoms and rights for granted and are not conditioned to accept government edicts without argument, criticism and debate. We have enough confident and capable free thinkers to make predicting our response to edicts difficult.
When governments mandated lockdowns, many Canadians refused to obey. When governments mandated COVID-19 shots, many Canadians became sullen and surly, unwilling to inject experimental drugs we did not fully understand.
Canada had a plan to deal with the next epidemic or pandemic. It was complex and flexible, designed to deal with a number of variables. The federal government tossed it in the trash and proceeded with the plan drafted by the World Health Organization (WHO).
A bit of background is required. In April 2020 US President Trump halted US funding of the WHO. At the time, the US was funding about $400 million annually while China contributed about $40 million. Trump was upset by the WHO handling of the COVID crisis, claiming that the WHO deferred to China and allowed unrestricted travel from China where the outbreak occurred.
China stepped up and filled the funding void left by the US withdrawal. That put China in a position to influence the WHO. Canada adopted the WHO plan without considering variables or reactions to the WHO-inspired mandates. Canada had no contingency plans to deal with fallouts from plans to offset COVID. The WHO plan was rigid and assumed everyone would comply as they did in China.
We were initially told that COVID-19 injections would immunize us from the disease. That turned out to be untrue, and when drug manufacturers started introducing booster shots, skepticism increased.
Follow the money. Who stood to gain by demanding we take booster shots to overcome deficiencies in the original injections? Our dithering and failures worked to China’s benefit. We are weakened.
The herculean effort by drug manufacturers and governments to force injections of boosters included drug manufacturers spending $$ millions on advertising and subsidies to professional organizations and governments to stifle any criticism of COVID-19 injections as “misinformation” not to be heeded.
Organizations and governments do not work feverishly to censor criticism if they have nothing to hide. We have and will continue to use the freedom of expression to voice our concerns and criticisms when edicts and excuses do not ring true.
Little this government says or does rings true. We will not give in to “shut up and obey orders.” The essence of democracy is that we will not be dictated to. Our governments have earned themselves a middle-finger salute for trying.
See Brian Lilley’s original report in the Toronto Sun.
This latest whine from a make-believe group of bigoted, discriminatory racists is too much. There are few equals in ignoring the cultural sensitivities of other Canadians.
There are more than 600 indigenous bands in Canada (for example, Musqueam Indian Band, in British Columbia, Sturgeon Lake First Nation, in Alberta, and Atikamekw of Manawan, in Quebec) and over 60 Aboriginal languages reported by indigenous people. REFERENCE
These indigenous bands are not nations and are not sovereign. They come from a wide variety of Asian tribes who crossed ice and land bridges from Asia to North America. Claims that these diverse people are part of some grand separate national identity are fraudulent. It is the ultimate disrespect for indigenous people. Ignoring their dignity, humanity, hopes for prosperity and security, and rightful place in broader society is shameful.
Health care delivery within provincial boundaries is constitutionally in provincial jurisdiction, and Indigenous people are not part of that discussion. Health care delivery to indigenous people is constitutionally an exclusive federal jurisdiction. Indigenous leaders know that, but choose to ignore reality.
Section 91 (24) declares Indians, and Lands reserved for the Indians are a federal jurisdiction and responsibility.
The federal government has deliberately blurred reality by contracting with provinces to deliver health care services on its behalf but cannot escape its fiduciary responsibility to indigenous people.
Framing health care delivery as culturally sensitive is ridiculous. We look to health care for the prevention or treatment of illness and injury, not to have our culture recognized.
With the collapse of our health care systems, provinces must insist that the federal government resume providing health care services to indigenous people directly, thus relieving the provincial systems of a major burden.
Section 91 (11) declares Quarantine and the Establishment and Maintenance of Marine Hospitals as a federal jurisdiction and responsibility. At one time, the federal government provided marine (military) hospitals for every province, which served the armed forces, RCMP, indigenous people, penitentiary (prison) inmates, and certain members of the diplomatic corps and some federal agencies.
The leaders of the Nunavut, Northwest and Yukon Territories have no place at the federal-provincial health care meeting. They are not premiers, and the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction and responsibility for the Territories. The Prime Minster is encroaching on provincial jurisdiction while muddying the waters.
Lands outside of provincial boundaries are federal lands and include the Territories.
Indigenous leadership demanding inclusion while practising exclusion is unacceptable. We are all equals, or we are not. Indigenous people have an equal obligation to treat other Canadians with the respect they demand. Reconciliation is not a one-way street.
Portraying indigenous people as perpetual victims of colonialism is nonsense. North America was invaded and conquered by European nations with superior skills and technology. Maintaining the fiction of perpetual victimhood is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Indigenous people have benefitted enormously from the rapidly evolving technology of their conquerors.
The brutal fact is that indigenous leaders have squandered every opportunity to improve the lives and living standards of the people they represent. They thrive on imagined resentment, which appeals to emotions while ignoring reality, following Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.
We have no reason to accept that we are obliged to cater to indigenous fiction or that the federal government can arbitrarily manage reconciliation without representatives from non-indigenous people at the table and in agreement with settlement terms. The current charade must end.
Original news report by Jeanelle Mandes of Global News on January 26 HERE.
Ottawa has said it wants to go beyond short-term fixes
This non-news story has no point. It is 1,077 words of baffle-gab we are all familiar with.
The politicians who presided over the collapse of our health care systems are ignoring their culpability and pretending that they can solve the crisis they created.
Health care cannot be resurrected from a high-level overview of systems. The contention that each province has unique difficulties is rubbish. None of them provide a reasonable level of public health care.
Politicians and their bureaucrats are protected from feeling the brunt of health care deficits through above-average wage increases coupled with publicly supported health care plans far beyond the affordability of rank-and-file Canadians.
There is no accountability, and no incentive to improve the efficiency of operations. There is no standard for an effective and efficient hospital or clinic operation. Pouring money into a failed system is counter-productive.
We desperately need private investment in health care delivery facilities. We don’t have adequate public funds available to carry the whole load. Private delivery facilities introduce competition that is a lacking element of our systems.
Where is the public consultation for this improvement effort? The public can quickly highlight where and how the system fails us. That is not what the political class wants.
Where is the input from our health care professionals? Doctors, nurses and technicians need to be consulted, and free of coercion by their governing bodies and unions while they share the skinny on their work environments.
Twelve-hour shifts and mandatory overtime are not common in healthy work environments. Why are we driving away the professionals that are the heart and soul of any health care system?
Working long hours is easy when you are thirty but burdensome when you hit 50. Why are we not accommodating older and experienced professionals instead of burning them out? We need answers an overview can’t give us.
Politicians need to sit down with health care stakeholders, which includes every Canadian and listen carefully to what they have to say.
We can’t fix health care without them. They can highlight the areas of most concern and provide a map for politicians to follow. There has to be an ongoing involvement of health care stakeholders so that remedial efforts that are not working can be quickly corrected.
Politicians tell us that we are all in this together. It is time to put that phrase into action and deal with the realities on the ground.
Also read John Paul Tasker of CBC News, Jan 25 HERE.
It is disheartening to be subjected to all the commentary on our economy, inflation and interest rates when we have nothing concrete to compare Canada’s situation.
The following article from The Australian is eerily similar to the difficulties we face here. The Australian government made the same mistake as ours – employing ridiculously low prime rates to stimulate the economy without considering the long-term consequences.
Both governments now face unenviable choices, and both pretend they can find solutions but are not ready to give up the status quo. Without serious reductions in non-essential spending, our future economic outlook is grim.
Governments worldwide are loath to admit that hitching their future to clean, green energy to replace petroleum is an absolute disaster. Demands for petroleum energy are increasing, and as a consequence, the possibility of meeting the reduction targets set for 2030 only seven years distant are impossible to meet.
I wrote about the issue earlier: Coming in 2023: A Painful Return to Energy Supply Reality
Our government refuses to accept responsibility for the economic disaster it created. Mumbling about other governments being in the same leaky boat is not an acceptable excuse for failing the people it was elected to serve.
So far, the government has not come up with any viable plan to protect us from the probability of having our standard of living sharply reduced. The people we entrusted with looking after our best interests are a dismal failure and unfit for the offices they hold.
Please speak up. Tell your MP that the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 must be rescinded, and our oil and gas sector rejuvenated without further delay and verbal diarrhea. Nothing less will suffice.
Check out Patrick Commins’ analysis in The Australian
This is unacceptable and should get your blood boiling. Canada has no role in anything promoted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF is not an accredited political entity and was not created by a consortium of nations with a common interest.
The WEF is compromised of a group of industrial, commercial, and financial elitists who would prefer a world that protects their interests and comfort. The WEF has no interest in the comfort and well-being of the people who inhabit the nations they want to control.
“The Agile Nations Charter(signed by Canada in November 2020)will facilitate agile ‘rule-making’outside of Parliament.”No Canadian Government can be empowered to make rules outside of our constitution and parliament unless Canada is at war, and even then, the expanded power is limited.
The signing of theAgile Nations Charterviolated the Canadian Oath of Allegiance sworn when Ministers were appointed to office. All current cabinet ministers are thus guilty of treason and must be charged and brought to trial without delay.
We cannot allow our government to enslave us to an unaccountable, unelected foreign power without our express consent.
See Noé Chartier’s comment in The Epoch Times, January 19.
Last Tuesday, I wrote a piece on Chrystia Freeland’s $2 billion slush fund: Bill allows finance minister to spend $2 billion on shares for imaginary green company.
My thanks and a tip of the hat to subscriber Robert Ede who sent me a YouTube video of the exchange between Conservative Senator Elizabeth Marshall and Chrystia Freeland. Freeland lets the cat out of the bag – this is the initial funding for the Canada Growth Fund to be capitalized at a staggering $50 billion!! You can watch the video here. The revelation comes at 2.03.
This ends my current series on the climate change hoax. Take a couple of days off to enjoy the weekend. Give the people you love a hug as a hug cuts through the background noise, and the personal touch reassures family and friends that together, we will find a way through the current nonsense.
We need to take comfort in remembering that many of our blessings, such as family love, friendship, companionship, compassion for others, charity, and doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do, are beyond the reach of politics. Treating one another respectfully and as equals is a core value of Canadians.
In addition, we discover a short list of influential Canadians sitting on panels at the World Economic Forum's annual trip to the Swiss mountains.
MARK CARNEY is on three panels this week, starting with a Tuesday session alongside JOHN KERRY on philanthropy as a "catalyst for protecting our planet. The former central banker will sit on Wednesday panels on the "pivot to resilience" and the responsibility of large shareholders to call out corporate misbehaviour.
CHRYSTIA FREELAND co-headlines a Wednesday "peace and security" panel with NATO sec-gen JENS STOLTENBERG, Polish President ANDRZEJ DUDA, U.S. Director of National Intelligence AVRIL HAINES, Ukrainian deputy PM YULIA SVYRYDENKO and CNN anchor FAREED ZAKARIA.
Freeland will join a Thursday conversation about empowering women in business and politics. Among her co-panellists is Michigan Gov. GRETCHEN WHITMER.
MARY NG (Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business) sits on a single Thursday panel driven by this question: "What does the rise of the intangible economy mean, and how should policy-makers respond?"
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's SUYI KIM joins a Tuesday panel guided by this question: "How does private equity transform the real economy through its increased focus on impact?"
I find it highly disturbing that senior government officials are key participants in the World Economic Forum’s Annual General Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
I am also concerned that a member of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is in attendance since the pension board is allegedly an arm’s-length agency independent of the government. It may be far less independent than we can afford to be comfortable with.
Collectively, these people wield an enormous amount of power over us, our economic security and the future of generations to come. There is an unacceptable conflict of interest. These people were elected or appointed to serve the interests of Canada and Canadians, not the interests of the World Economic Forum.
The current government is clearly out of control and living in some wonderland detached from reality. We don’t have $50 billion available for anything, and if we did, those funds are sorely needed to replace our broken healthcare systems.
Freeland’s message that the government expects to attract three times the $50 billion Canada Growth Fund financing is a delusion. Private investment requires a stable, predictable economic climate this government lacks.
What this government plans to do is to remove the risk for investors, which has them laughing all the way to the bank. If a project succeeds, they stand to profit. If the project fails, as many, if not most will, taxpayers pick up the tab. It is a recipe for increased economic disaster when we expect a recession and, more likely, a depression.
We grow up and gain wisdom through experience, and a lot of that experience is gained from our bad decisions. When you reach my age, you have few bad decisions left. – been there, done that gets old very quickly.
Our government appears to be comprised of perpetual adolescents who have managed to avoid personal responsibility instead of becoming responsible adults. That is a severe deficit.
The tenure of this government cannot end too soon. NDP Leader Singh is propping up this disaster in the making and lost his Party’s claim to be there to protect ordinary people. How repulsive and sad.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. ~ Maximilien Robespierre
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong. ~ Thomas Sowel
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“Woke” activists, aided and abetted by our government, are erasing our history becuse it does not comply with their worldview.
When we allow proponents of a new world order to erase anything they find offensive, they erase all traces of our social evolution. We cannot take pride in that evolution without some past experiences to compare to. Woke activists are destructive vandals who oppose our social standards and values.
Negating pride in our nation, patriotism, and our espousing of compassion and respect for one another does not have a positive effect. At the core of our society is an obligation to family, neighbours and community. In return for the unlimited opportunities we have, we accept personal responsibility for our actions and behaviour.
Men have traditionally assumed family responsibilities without expectations of reward. For the last few decades, woke activists have gone to great lengths to portray men as incompetent bigots, nerds and unnecessary family baggage.
The basis for our common-law legal system is the protection of the individual person from intrusion on their person and property. This system of legal rights is set out in precedents developed over the past eight centuries. The woke mob wants to replace that with – nothing.
Politicians learn little from history and are prone to repeat past errors or, more correctly, to use the same tired tactics that worked in the past. It is no accident that when we face inflation caused by government mismanagement, rumblings of war are in the wings.
An old-fashioned war will distract the public from anger over government ineptitude. We do not need or want civil unrest or war. If we had governments with principles and spines, they would have put a load of buckshot in Putin’s north end within 60 days of his invasion of Ukraine.
Putin’s sacking of Ukraine and the genocide of its people are not acceptable in a civilized world. When such actions are not met with deadly force, we lose the right to consider ourselves civilized. We are barbarians willing to watch 43.4 million people murdered for being who they are.
The woke mob ignores Ukraine as there is no gain for them in the conflict.
Read Chris George's analysis of woke-ism in The Niagara Independent in July 15, 2022
A bill that has been passed into law will allow Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to spend $2 billion on shares for imaginary green company
Freeland is in a conflict of interest. Her government regulates the industries her taxpayer-bankrolled funds are invested in.
Federal investments in corporations have a rotten track record. Investments and loans are rarely recovered. Governments that can’t run efficient and effective agencies and departments are not equipped to choose corporate winners. Investment advisors are not accountable. They provide a service for a fee and have nothing to lose if bad advice results in a loss to taxpayers.
Freeland’s arrogant dismissal of the Senator’s questions is breathtaking:
“The green transition will cost a good deal, really a lot, and we need money to fund it,” said Freeland. She did not elaborate, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
“What it is able to do on a project-by-project basis is de-risk private sector investment in new technology, in exactly the kind of technology we are going to need to build the jobs of the future in Canada and to get the emissions reductions we need,” said Freeland.
If the project is too risky for private investment, it is not worthy of support. Investors expect to receive a profit on their investments. If they don’t foresee a profit, the venture is dubious. If the government assumes the risks, investors have no downside; they cannot lose money if the project fails and stand to profit if the venture succeeds. If the venture fails, taxpayers are burdened with the loss.
Freeland’s job is to keep scrupulous track of government spending, report to the public on overspending and create a near-term budget without deficits. So far, she rates an “F.”
Freeland is not accountable as Finance Minister, so why not chase rainbows funding fictitious corporations engaged in creating clean energy to take on a fictitious climate change crisis?
Freeland has no proof that Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predictions are accurate or correct. The IPCC refuses to present its data to independent scientists for peer review and refuses to debate the merits of its predictions with eminently qualified climate scientists.
IPCC’s claim that ‘the science is settled’ is nonsense; Science is never settled as its basic tenet is an ongoing examination of what we believe we know. Science is evolutionary, not revolutionary. IPCC’s claim that 97% of scientists have reached a consensus on climate change is ridiculous. No scientific theory has ever been adopted by a consensus.
Do we want investments handled by a dupe who believes IPCC propaganda and commits billions in taxpayer funds without ensuring that IPCC claims are not fraudulent? That would be exercising due diligence, vital to any investment decision. In over three decades, the IPCC has never made an accurate prediction. That would ring alarm bells for any competent investor.
Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant; it is necessary for life on earth, and its effect on the atmosphere is negligible. The earth’s temperature is controlled by water vapour from our vast oceans and cloud cover, which reflect radiation from the sun into space to keep us from roasting to death. Both are fluids and thus difficult to predict. Water in vapour or cloud form is our primary climate defence.
IPCC predictions are propaganda designed to frighten us into believing we face a non-existent climate crisis. As time passes, IPCC propaganda grows increasingly hysterical. Carbon emissions are blamed for every current weather event.
The current flooding in California is blamed on carbon emissions. However, in 1889, flooding in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, caused 2,209 deaths and caused $17 million in damages (1889 dollars); (about $583 million in 2022 dollars).
In 1913, flooding in Alabama, Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia caused an estimated 650 deaths, left about a quarter million people homeless and caused about $333 million in property damage (1913 dollars); (about $9.844 billion in 2022 dollars).
Severe weather events are not new or caused by carbon emissions. It takes a while for local governments to react and improve infrastructure to minimize the effects of the next fire or flood. They will occur. The “flood of the century” is not in our vocabulary without reason.
See the original in-depth report by Matthew Horwood in The Western Standard Dec 8, 2022
We hear the term “woke” used frequently, but it is rarely defined. Thomas Sowell put it this way:
“Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counter-productive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole.”
An article by James Pew sheds light on how ‘woke’ applies to indigenous affairs. The same factors spill over into visible minority issues. The government’s stance that self-proclaimed victims must not be questioned is ridiculous. The emergence of truth requires robust debate.
It is unacceptable that indigenous people make no effort and have no plan to take responsibility for themselves. They claim sovereignty but don’t have sovereign abilities to support their claim. We are failing to ask the obvious questions:
Efforts by the government to censor our freedom of expression are repulsive. (‘Freedom of speech’ is an American concept – the Canadian ‘freedom of expression’ is much broader, including speech, the middle finger salute, signage, paintings, statuary, protests and more.)
The truth emerges during a robust debate of issues, and robust debate cannot occur if dissenting opinions are censored or quashed.
Please look at James Pew’s well-written article on the broader subject HERE.
You need to become familiar with the term. It is an abbreviation of psychological operations, first employed by the military. The original object of a psyop was to convey selected information and indicators to influence the military and civilian populations that they could not win and that further fighting and deaths were wasteful
In peacetime, governments employ psyops to influence the emotions, motives, and objective reasoning of civilians to ultimately change the attitudes and behaviour of organizations, groups, and individuals primarily through propaganda.
We see dozens of examples, among them green ideology. We have suffered decades of propaganda to support allegedly clean, green energy to save the planet from overheating and extinction. Thousands of Canadians believe they have a duty to ‘save the world’ even though the clean green concept is impractical and has yet to be successful in any jurisdiction worldwide.
It should be unlawful for any electric vehicle to be charged or recharged by other than wind or solar power. Stop using our electrical grid for your toys.
We have endured similar propaganda respecting mRNA injections used to combat COVID. When Dr. Robert Malone recently called for a halt to the injections due to evidence that the injections were not safe and caused considerable harm. He is eminently qualified by training and experience to comment on mRNA technology, its use and possible abuse.
Dr. Malone was immediately attacked for spreading misinformation. Attack pieces were published in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Washington Post and many other publications.
This is another aspect of psyops – if confronted, attack the messenger, which is disturbing. In a free democracy, everyone is entitled to an opinion, whether we agree with that opinion or not.
Instead of shutting down debate, leftists avoid debating the merits of Dr. Malone’s opinion. Propaganda is reinforced with more propaganda, and respectful debate is stifled. That is censorship. There are issues governments do not want to be discussed. They are unaccountable and want to keep it that way.
In Canada, medical colleges have adopted a policy that no doctor or nurse may criticize mRNA injections. That is frightening on several levels.
It violates the medical principle of “do no harm.” Doctors spent much time reviewing developments in their field to keep up to date. Recent studies of mRNA injection results raise doubts about their effectiveness and safety. That should result in a robust debate respecting public safety.
If these injections are safe and effective, there is no need to stifle criticism. If they are not, the injections must be halted until clinical trials prove them safe. The health of generations is at risk.
We go to a doctor or nurse to seek the best medical advice possible. It never occurs to us that medical college prohibitions colour the advice. Risking the license to practice and a career is no small matter.
The mRNA injections were rushed into production and approved on an emergency basis. There was insufficient time to study the safety of the injections or the potential side effects. That takes five years or more.
It is interesting to review nations that no longer require COVID injections for travel. There are about 96, including:
Argentina France Mexico
Australia Germany New Zealand
Austria Greece Norway
Bulgaria Hungary Poland
Canada Iceland Portugal
Chile India Spain
Colombia Ireland Sweden
Denmark Israel Switzerland
Egypt Italy Turkey
England Jamaica USA
This is incomprehensibly inconsistent with the mandates nations exercise internally. Psyops are not logical or rational. They consist of propaganda intended to appeal to your emotions and ultimately change your attitude and behaviour.
We are under siege by foreign elements and governments determined to control our minds to subjugate us. They have been so successful that some, notably the World Health Organization and the World Economic Forum, openly brag about it.
Please take 15 minutes to view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzGU5rkkBGw
Bill C-10 proposes to subject whole realms of the Canadian online world to content oversight from broadcast regulators, including podcasts, online videos and websites
This is awkward.
The National Post rang the alarm bells over a year and a half ago, on April 29, 2021. Bill C-10 was pushed through and received Royal Assent on March 4, 2022. It has not been enabled yet. Now the Western Standard reports that Jagmeet Singh intends to push the Liberals into invoking censorship of our freedom of expression.
Bill C-10 puts the federal government in the position of censoring your freedom of expression if you dare to contradict it. A dissenting opinion, no matter how valid and well-considered, can be stifled. If you don’t recognize that conservatives are the target, please return to your slumbers.
This proposal is unacceptable in a free democracy. The truth only emerges during a robust debate of facts. Showing up government propaganda for what it is depends on our dissenting voices. Censoring opinion and stifling dissent is the hallmark of totalitarian regimes.
Do you want to live under the iron rule of an appointed prime minister acting as a king? If so, remain apathetic or cynical. Either will result in the slavery Trudeau is planning for you.
See the National Post article HERE.
Jagmeet Singh will push Liberals for more internet censorship – HERE
Early settlers to Canada shared common interests, including the prospect of land ownership. The lure of working to acquire a piece of land on which to build a home or business was significant.
Both the British and French colonies placed a very high value on land ownership. Land grants to retiring military and government officials were a common reward for service.
Is a man’s home his castle? Yes, in the sense that it has been part of common law since at least the 17th century, that no one may enter a home unless by invitation. This was established as common law by the lawyer and politician Sir Edward Coke (pronounced Cook), in The Institutes of the Laws of England, 1628:
"For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man's home is his safest refuge]."
What was meant by 'castle' was defined in 1763 by the British Prime Minister William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, also known as Pitt the Elder:
"The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail - its roof may shake - the wind may blow through it - the storm may enter - the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter."
Nevertheless, a homeowner must obey the law and cannot murder an intruder. Unless the criminal code is amended to allow a homeowner to take whatever steps he must to protect his home and family, killing an intruder will most probably result in a prison sentence.
Many immigrants from the British Isles and Europe had little prospect of acquiring land where they lived, and the prospect of earning from work and saving for land acquisition was enticing.
Property ownership and the rights of the owner are deeply embedded in both civil and common law.
Since the end of WWII, governments have increasingly intruded on property owners’ rights, claiming that a property owner needed permission to build a house or business and must meet a lengthy list of criteria in order to construct on his land.
This bureaucratic nonsense is designed to generate revenue for the local government authority. This is an example of governments removing our legal rights and then selling them back to us as permits (permissions).
The landowner building a home must be able to build whatever he desires. Most will ensure that electrical, heating and plumbing systems are installed by qualified tradesmen. Those who do not assume the risks to the investment they made.
The business owner will engage qualified tradesmen to install services and ensure his property is safely accessible to attract customers. He has an investment to protect.
Urban planning has become an ineffective and failed bureaucratic nightmare that adds enormous costs to property development. The largest urban developments are grotesquely overpriced, and most large cities have become crime-ridden, dangerous places to survive in. What good is urban planning to the tens of thousands of Canadians who can’t afford a home purchase?
Our political class is ignoring the fact that the people decide what powers they shall have. It is not for politicians to decide. When the policies and systems governments employ do not meet our needs, they must be scrapped and replaced with something that does meet our needs.
Property and civil law are in provincial jurisdiction. The federal government has no authority over property.
Our governments are overriding our rights to own property and use it as we desire. Building a home or business on your land is not for local officials or the neighbours to set limits on. Requiring businesses that house tenants or serve food and beverages to meet health and safety standards is reasonable, but governments have gone far beyond reasonableness as a policy limit.
Why would any homeowner require a permit to renovate or otherwise improve his property? The upgrade raises the value of the property, and the government wants to tax the owner on the improved value. The owner receives no tax credit for the investment in the upgrade. The result of the unfairness is that owners are reluctant to upgrade or renovate, and older areas deteriorate, becoming slums.
Today, residents of overvalued major urban centres are leaving for other provinces or areas where they can save money towards a home purchase currently impossible where they live. Urban mismanagement is driving productive people out and increasing the ranks of the homeless, which is a drain on urban resources.
We must reinstate the rights of property owners to decide how to utilize their investments to their best advantage.
The ‘impasse’ has nothing to do with healthcare; it is a raw power struggle between the federal and provincial governments as to who will control the billions poured into healthcare each year.
Dealing with the current mess is three decades overdue and will take another three decades to rectify. We can’t hire and train the professionals desperately we need more quickly. Doctors and nurses take anywhere from four to eight years to educate, and specialists take even longer.
What is particularly stunning is the arrogance of politicians. They act as if only they can fix the healthcare system that failed under their watch.
Not one of them, the Prime Minister, Premiers, or Ministers of Health Care, feels they are accountable and responsible to the people they failed. Not one has proposed a practical, workable model to replace the failed system. They are proposing bandages for a system that expired due to internal organ failure. The heart of healthcare is dead.
Proposing a universal data bank where patient records can be accessed by anyone treating a patient is preposterous when we don’t have the professionals to access the records. It is an element of building a workable healthcare structure, but not the key element.
Our healthcare system failed because no one running the system is accountable. There is no incentive to improve efficiency or effectiveness. Operational decisions are made by bureaucrats and healthcare professionals, and neither group has training in administration.
Healthcare facility administration is a specialty field where public needs, medical professional needs and the available budget are balanced. Each facility has to be stand-alone and accountable, measured against a standard of excellence.
The concept of building huge hospital complexes that deliver almost every conceivable healthcare service is inefficient and outdated. Hospital emergency rooms are outdated. We need urban and rural trauma centres where patients with dire injuries or illnesses can be treated and stabilized for further treatment in appropriate facilities.
Restructuring healthcare cannot succeed without private sector investment in land, buildings and personnel. We don’t have the public money available. Government procurement is notoriously expensive and inefficient. The same standard of excellence would apply to private healthcare delivery facilities.
Those who rail against the private sector involvement in healthcare as creating a two-tier system have created a no-care system. Bravo!
We already have a two-tier system where tens of thousands of Canadians are on waiting lists for medically approved procedures. We can’t even get timely diagnostic procedures. The endless suffering and premature deaths are unacceptable in a first-world nation claiming to have a top-rate universal healthcare system that has evaporated into a myth.
When we are limiting healthcare to the public to ‘save the system’ from overload, we are on the yellow brick road to the insanity of Oz.
Our political class is sorely afraid of an increasingly irate public. The notion that they should not face severe criticism and threats is ridiculous. When our loved ones die needlessly and prematurely because the people we elected failed us, drastic changes must occur.
Leaders committed to those they serve will emerge. The only question is what degree of social upheaval it will take.
The federal government must transfer tax points to the provinces and confine its role in healthcare to that mandated under our constitution. Healthcare is a provincial jurisdiction, and federal interference has brought us a disaster in healthcare delivery. Pretending that the government that caused a crisis can solve the problem is ludicrous.
Provincial premiers are culpable. They all have large bureaucracies to administer healthcare, and those bureaucracies have failed us. The systems are broken and must be replaced.
Failure to monitor the bureaucracies and demand performance to protect the public cannot be tolerated.
This is an administrative problem, not a funding problem. We have too many fingers and vested interests at play.
It will take a couple of decades to fully recover from this crisis, and we can’t start soon enough.
Discontent is gradually growing. We face an uncertain future in 2023. The cost of living is increasing rapidly. Interest rates (and mortgage rates) are likely to continue to increase. Both outpace income increases.
The use of food banks is increasing rapidly and shows signs of continuing to increase. Homeowners are at risk of losing the equity they have built up over the years. Those who are heavily mortgaged face the prospect of losing their investment and being unable to afford a cheaper replacement.
Governments are creating relief programs to offset inflation, but the cupboards are bare – they are adding to our public debt levels which leaves less money free to fund primary programs such as education and health care.
There is every indication that pressures to lower our standard of living will continue in the immediate future and that discontent with governments will continue to grow. I expect that by the end of the 1922/23 fiscal year (March 31), the calls for an election will be deafening.
See the analysis by Isaac Teo in the Epoch Times.
Caught in a lie. On Dec. 8, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national security advisor Jody Thomas told the Commons national defence committee she has seen “no evidence” that covert Chinese funding went to 11 candidates in 2019.
“I have not been briefed and have no awareness, and I’ve asked the question of 11 candidates and the connection to the money that was in that report. I know nothing of that,” she said.
If Thomas had ‘no knowledge,’ how did she know which candidates to question?
The Canada Election Act states:
363 (1) No person or entity other than an individual who is a Canadian citizen or is a permanent resident as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act shall make a contribution to a registered party, a registered association, a nomination contestant, a candidate or a leadership contestant.
Why is there not an investigation underway? The Elections Act has been violated. The individuals involved are guilty of knowingly aiding and abetting in a crime, as are any candidates who received funds or other assistance from those individuals.
Canadian environmental NGOs that receive funding from foreign sources must be investigated and charged for violations of the Elections Act.
We are allowing the American, Chinese and Russian governments to engage in public disinformation campaigns and interfere in our elections. Why?
This is bad – very bad. Health Canada is spying on Canadians. Not only that, but those who exercised their charter right to decline a COVID shot were targeted for re-education. That would violate the Privacy Act, which appears to require that such data be scrubbed of personal identifiers before releasing for use.
It gets much worse. Health Canada is requesting new contracts for data mining.
This is a currently-open competition.
What possible use can Health Canada have for this data? Whom else will they share it with? If the initial contracts and effort were to identify and re-educate those who resisted COVID shots, what do they plan to do with those identified as COVID shot resistant now? Are we to be put on a blacklist so we can be denied various government benefits? I don’t see any upside for us in this exercise.
The efforts to demean and marginalize anti-vax Canadians is unethical insanity. Health Canada is drunk with power. It does not help that our chief Medical Officer is in a severe conflict of interest.
Dr. Teresa Tam is on the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee of the Health Emergencies Program of the World Health Organization (WHO), a role she took up between April and June 2018. She is an official advisor to the WHO's International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on 2019-nCoV. She cannot provide independent, unbiased advice to the Government of Canada and is thus unfit for the role she plays.
Canada’s healthcare response to COVID cannot continue to be controlled by an unaccountable, unelected foreign entity.
See Noé Chartier’s full report in The Epoch Times
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has announced a contract with a social media intelligence collection firm based in the U.K. to obtain data on vaccine hesitant individuals in order to be able to deliver targeted messaging to break through their hesitancy, contract details indicate.
“In preparation for increased vaccination education, promotion, and outreach, The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is requiring the services of a consultant to analyze the vaccine related conversations on social media and PHAC social media initiative and campaign performance,” says the tender notice description posted online on Dec. 22.
The notice says the contract will be awarded to U.K.-based Pulsar Platform if no other supplier submits a bid meeting the requirements before the closing date. The estimated value of the contract is $339,000.
Pulsar describes itself as an “audience intelligence company” using artificial intelligence and “smart human minds” to comb through conversational and behavioural data on social media.
The notice says the consultant will need to analyze Twitter and other online sites and platforms spanning three years of historical data.
PHAC is seeking to obtain information on individuals who are participating in and influencing online conversations about vaccination.
It wants reports produced by the consultant to “provide PHAC an actionable understanding of the vaccine conversation landscape online and the conversation participants, while determining a conversation baseline,” according to the Statement of Work.
Once this data is obtained, PHAC will run a tailored messaging campaign, which it says will seek to target “communities of interest,” such as “indigenous peoples and millennial males,” states the Advance Contract Award Notice.
The study is to be rerun within a three to four month period to “monitor shifts in attitudes and confidence levels,” says the notice.
PHAC lays out how the consultant must conduct its work, including the establishment of a “keyword-based social listening tracker to capture social media conversations around vaccinations in Canada.”
Data must also be parsed along conversation themes such as “experiences with long Covid, previous vaccine side effects, engaging with mis/disinformation, shift in perceived risk of infection.”
PHAC also seeks to obtain a breakdown of reasons for vaccine hesitancy for different regions and cities to allow more targeted messaging.
Along with identifying regions, cities, and subgroups such as First Nations communities, PHAC is also requesting segmentations of key audiences to include “demographics, interests, affinities, online behaviours, and the leading topics of vaccine hesitancy conversation, per each sub-community.”
The Statement of Work provides an example of what the consultant should do once a sub-community has been identified.
It says that once a community of “Toronto University Students that indicate low confidence in vaccinations” has been identified, then some factors should be investigated.
These include their reasons for being hesitant and the topics of their conversations, the media they consume and the content they share, and the tone they use when discussing their vaccination status.
The Epoch Times contacted PHAC to find out if previous such programs have been implemented and to learn more about how the data from private individuals will be protected, exploited, and if it will be shared with other departments.
PHAC was also asked whether it consulted the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) on the program. A response was not obtained before publication time.
The OPC was also contacted to know whether it was aware of PHAC’s social media collection program, but a response was not received immediately.
PHAC has been embroiled in a data collection-related controversy in recent months when it was revealed it was analyzing the anonymized movement of millions of Canadians through the tracking of their cellphones, unbeknownst to them.
PHAC had been obtaining the data from carrier Telus and other cellphone tracking companies, but in December 2021 it sought a contractor to directly access data from cellphone towers to conduct its analysis.The data has been used to measure the compliance of Canadians while provinces implemented COVID-19 lockdowns.
When this became known, MPs started examining the issue and the Commons ethics committee told the government last spring that Canadians should be allowed to opt out of the data collection program.
The OPC also said it was investigating the matter, but the results have yet to be announced.
PHAC and the OPC have been asked about the status of the contract and the investigation.
Let’s open 2023 by calling out the frauds whose aim and purpose is to control us.
View the 16-minute video from Nexus Climate Discussion with John Robson. You will find how a small group of eco-activists, academics, lay people and politicians have manipulated global temperature data to transform facts into the “carbon emissions are our enemy” fiction thrust at us constantly.
There is no scientific consensus that man-made carbon emissions are harming the earth. That is the greatest hoax ever launched on a naive and unsuspecting public.
Our politicians are sheep who bought into the hoax and are terrified at the prospect of admitting they were wrong and enduring the jeers of their peers. They hide under the skirts of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), meekly accepting its edicts as a gospel.
The IPCC consists of unelected, unaccountable, unscientific frauds, while our politicians are only unaccountable, unscientific frauds. Our duty is to make our politicians accountable and recognize the enormous fraud that is damaging our economy and nation.
Our government must either provide independent, peer-reviewed studies verifying the IPCC findings or rescind the Canada Environment Act and carbon taxation. If they have not undertaken studies to support their policies, they too are frauds, unfit for public office and must resign.
Prime Minister Trudeau can’t even put together a coherent 385-word Christmas message. First, he states:
“2022 was a challenging year, and for many, this holiday season won’t be easy. But I’m confident that Canadians will continue to be there for each other in 2023 – because that’s just who we are. We show up for each other. And when times are tough, we stand together.”
If we ignore the ongoing stupidity of English – French bickering commencing at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on September 13th,1759, involving less than 10,000 troops and lasting about an hour, the statement is generally true.
Quebec has never been purely French and never will be, despite valiant and inconsiderate efforts by its government to create the illusion that by forcing all inhabitants to speak the French language, those from places other than France will forget their heritage and history.
. . . . because that’s just who we are. We show up for each other. And when times are tough, we stand together.
One of Canada’s greatest strengths, lasting from 1759 to 1988 – 229 years, was our accommodation for ethnic origins. People were free to gather and celebrate their heritages and histories as they saw fit while fully integrated into a homogeneous society.
Governments could not keep their hands off. The Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, (also known as the Bi and Bi Commission) was a Canadian royal commission established on 19 July 1963, by the government of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson to:
"inquire into and report upon the existing state of bilingualism and biculturalism in Canada and to recommend what steps should be taken to develop the Canadian Confederation on the basis of an equal partnership between the two founding races, taking into account the contribution made by the other ethnic groups to the cultural enrichment of Canada and the measures that should be taken to safeguard that contribution."
That mouthful of psycho-babble led to the eventual passage of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act in 1988 (Brian Mulroney was then Prime Minister). It also proves that both major political parties are wooing Quebec votes to the detriment of everyone else. It has been a downhill slide for Canadian society since.
Few of us want to be dragged into the false concept of ‘two founding nations.’ The British won a war in northern North America. During peace treaty negotiations, France ceded ‘New France’ or the northern colonies to the British in return for British cessions elsewhere. Many Quebecers dreamed for years that France would rise again and invade, freeing them from British rule, which did not happen. No amount of political double-talk can change that.
The Quebec Act gave 65,000 French-speaking colonists a right to maintain their language, culture, religion and system of civil laws, not nationhood. It was the model for Trudeau’s first quote – the accommodation of ethnic origins within a homogeneous society.
When we untangle all the double-talk, our federal government introduced tribalism to our society. What had been a long-standing and successful accommodation policy was replaced by tribal rivalry, fracturing our society. Both federal and provincial governments have taken to providing grants to ethnic groups who succeeded for years through fundraising efforts. The grants support the tribal element and are aimed at garnering votes, not creating a better Canada.
In recent years, tribalism has been extended to include females and gays. Both are pitted against the “privileged white male.” The government has successfully employed a divide-and-conquer technique to make its manipulations of the population easier. The excuse is government support for the downtrodden. In reality, compared to the elites and the political class, we are all downtrodden.
The government is squandering an enormous amount of time, energy, money and resources trying to manage our lives for us while neglecting the duties it was created to manage. We exist in surreal times.
Later in his message, Prime Minister Trudeau states:
“. . . .. as we celebrate those unique traditions that reflect Canada’s diversity – let’s remind ourselves how fortunate we are to live in a country of peace. Canada is a country where families can live out their faith and be proud of the communities they represent.”
This passage completely contradicts the first passage. We either stand together as Canadians or represent separate communities. We can’t do both. There are no …. unique traditions that reflect Canada’s diversity . . . . They are not traditions at all, they are politically invented nonsense the public had no opportunity to refute or support. Accommodation lasted for 229 years, while diversity came along just 34 years ago. It is not a tradition, let alone our tradition.
Like other government initiatives, this one is coming apart at the seams. Canadians are realizing that they have been hoodwinked. Diversity is a synonym for tribalism fracturing our society. There is no evident benefit. Tribal friction is not a social positive.
The other nine provinces are finally waking up to the fact that federal accommodations to Quebec must be equally available to all provinces.
If Quebec is allowed to remain unilingual French, other provinces must be allowed to be unilingual English if they so choose.
The Official Languages Act must be repealed and replaced with merit-based hiring and promotions without regard for language, and the federal civil service must return to political neutrality.
Ideology ultimately fails to conquer reality.
December 24, 2022
“Merry Christmas, everyone!
“Like millions of Canadians, my family is excited to gather around the Christmas tree and spend some quality time together. It’s the time of year when things slow down a little bit, when Christmas movies – including Die Hard – are on repeat, when some of us keep an ear out for the sound of reindeer on the roof, and when we all take a moment to appreciate those who make our lives special.
“This year, I’m thinking of Canadians who go the extra mile to make our country a better place. I’m thinking of members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are protecting our country and the values we share. I’m thinking of the doctors, nurses, and first responders who will be working throughout the holidays. And I’m thinking of everyday Canadians who find ways to show up for their friends and neighbours.
“2022 was a challenging year, and for many this holiday season won’t be easy. But I’m confident that Canadians will continue to be there for each other in 2023 – because that’s just who we are. We show up for each other. And when times are tough, we stand together.
“We’ve been through a lot as a country, but through it all Canadians have demonstrated the true meaning of generosity, kindness, and hope. For Christians, this is a special time where we celebrate the birth of Christ and the promise of peace and joy that comes with it. No matter your beliefs, these are values you can bring as you celebrate the season.
“So, as we come together under the twinkle of Christmas lights, as we share a glass of good cheer with friends and colleagues, as we welcome the cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews we haven’t seen in so long, and as we celebrate those unique traditions that reflect Canada’s diversity – let’s remind ourselves how fortunate we are to live in a country of peace.
“Canada is a country where families can live out their faith and be proud of the communities they represent. As we look ahead to the new year, let’s continue to stand together as we build a better future for all Canadians.
“From my family to yours, Sophie, Xavier, Ella-Grace, Hadrien, and I wish you joy, health, love, and peace this holiday season.
Once again, the sheer stupidity of our federal government is on full display. Subsidizing EV battery manufacturing drives up costs and inflation. If EV battery production cannot stand on its own, the technology is not yet viable. Matching the U.S. subsidy schemes is ridiculous. If the Americans want to subsidize all EV battery builders let them do so.
Investors with deep pockets will flock to the U.S.A to finance EV battery start-ups. When they sense that the government is getting nervous about pouring money into a green hole, they take the start-up public, recovering their investment and a tidy profit. The government ends the subsidy, the start-up goes bankrupt, stockholders lose their money, and the government is left with a derelict property and environmental headache. It is legal and has been going on for decades.
An EV battery is an electrical energy storage device, much like the gas tank in a conventional vehicle is a storage device for petroleum energy. Canada has a huge supply of petroleum energy, more than enough to make U.S. independent of oil imports and become a petroleum energy exporter. We don’t produce much petroleum energy because the idiots in governance refuse to allow it.
We have a limited capacity for electrical power generation that is under stress to meet huge competition for supplies. Urban centres are experiencing brownouts and blackouts. Power grids are vulnerable to cyclones, hurricanes and storms. Power outages of various duration are common. Building a billion EV batteries without any certainty as to how they can be energized is irrational.
Allow the U.S. to squander capital chasing dreams and invest Canada’s capital into creating the infrastructure that will make using EVs at least partially possible. We don’t have the electrical grids able to handle widespread EV use and, in some cases, lack the generating capacity to power EVs. It makes no difference if EV batteries are becoming more efficient and hold more power if available power is limited.
Encourage provinces to ramp up mining the rare earth (lithium, cobalt, magnesium) and minerals (aluminum, copper, steel, and nickel) needed to produce batteries and EVs. Rare earth does not mean their existence is rare, it is a category of metals found in abundance.
Encourage the production of petroleum products. EVs make extensive use of very lightweight and strong carbon-fiber components, as well as plastics for insulation and oils for lubricants. EVs run on carbon-based tires.
EVs and their batteries cannot be produced by Trudeau spreading subsidy fairy dust on production plants. That requires extensive mining and entails major environmental impacts. None of the mining and refining can occur without extensive use of diesel-powered heavy equipment.
We are still a petroleum-dependent nation, no matter what dreams the PMO has. Reality rules and green ideology is riddled with green holes sucking up our money on creating an uncertain energy future.
Like most other government initiatives, clean green power is so far multiple times over anticipated costs, environmentally unfriendly and dismally under-performing. Whoopee!
It challenges the imagination to grasp the ineptitude of our federal government. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos is wrong on three counts:
The real reason the government has been feverishly pushing booster injections is to minimize expired injection losses.
Claiming credit for the distribution of COVID injections that proved to be ineffective is filed under government disinformation on my desk. Worse, growing information from reliable sources indicates that COVID injections have been harmful to the health of many people.
Some of you may recall that in November 2019, the federal government dumped $ millions in personal protective equipment (PPE) that had expired but not been replenished. The failure to maintain stocks of PPE in the event of an epidemic is gross incompetence.
Adding insult to injury, in March 2020, the federal government shipped 16 tonnes of PPE to China.
More than half of the 40,000 ventilators the Canadian government ordered early in the pandemic are now sitting unused in the federal emergency stockpile.
The level of incompetence is staggering. Canada had an elaborate plan, prepared by medical professionals to deal with an epidemic. It was trashed, and politicians took over.
That makes as much sense as taking an abscessed tooth to a plumber for repairs.
'I'll just say it — we've not seen money going to 11 candidates,period,' says Jody Thomas
This is not news, or newsworthy. It is government propaganda brought to us by the propaganda arm of the Prime Minister’s Office, the CBC, which taxpayers fund to the tune of over $1.4 billion annually (2021 figure).
Jody Thomashas an interesting history:
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Calgary
Bachelor of Arts, Carleton University
Since October 2017, Deputy Minister of National Defence
2017, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence
2015 – 2017 Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
2014 Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations), Privy Council Office
2010 – 2014 Deputy Commissioner of Operations, Canadian Coast Guard
2007 – 2010 Chief Operating Officer, Passport Canada
2004 – 2007 Director General, Security, Passport Canada
2003 – 2004 Director, Security Operations, Passport Canada
Thomas began her career in the Public Service in 1988 when she was appointed Chief of Business Planning and Administration with Public Works and Government Services Canada’s Atlantic Region.
She has held an appointed office in the federal government for the past 34 years. Although she has held ‘security’ positions, she has no training in intelligence operations. Asset and operations security is a world away from intelligence gathering. She is surprisingly unqualified for her position.
Thomas is only one of many senior government officials who are appointed based on unswerving loyalty to the PMO rather than on competence. She will do and say whatever her boss wants.
Auditor general says CRA's 'lack of rigour' in CERB and other pandemic benefits recovery efforts means majority of overpayments not likely to be recovered.
This is a first look at the perils of adopting the Covid Combat Plan (CCP) of an unelected and unaccountable UN agency – namely the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO).
A few of you may recall that in May 2020, then US President Trump stopped support of the WHO. China stepped into the breach and became the primary funder of the WHO.
It’s eerie that the Covid Combat Plan and the Chinese Communist Party share the same CCP acronym.
It is no coincidence that Dr. Theresa Tam is a veteran of the WHO.
The Covid Combat Plan was defective from the outset as it dealt only with lockdowns of businesses and people. There was nothing in the plan to deal with the obvious economic disaster that would follow.
The Trudeau government put together a patchwork of programs to mitigate incomes lost due to the lockdowns.
In the typical Trudeau style, although mitigation plans required follow-up to detect fraudulent and ineligible claimants, the government failed to ensure that adequate resources were allotted. We are now approaching three years after lockdowns were imposed, and little has been done to recover program payments that should not have been made.
I am not paranoid. I am disgusted with a government that abandoned its responsibilities to Canadians and turned our lives and futures over to unelected third parties with interests competing with our long-term well-being. Trudeau threw us to the crocodiles hoping that by doing so, he might be spared.
Canadians are facing rising interest rates, high inflation levels, an almost certain recession, and probably a depression decreasing the likelihood of any repayments. Chickens are coming home to roost, and not even the CRA can extract blood from a stone.
$27.4 billion would help to shore up our failed healthcare systems, but the misspent funds are gone and are now part of the huge federal debt we pay interest on.
No government can manage an economy without a plan that includes spending priorities to meet the needs of Canadians. This government has no plan and no priorities that match our needs. Trudeau insists that saving the planet is our first priority, although he has no power over climate change.
Promoting the illusion of a crisis and creating unworkable plans to deal with it is the kingdom of crooks, frauds, grafters, shysters and those suffering from delusions of grandeur.
As Thomas Sowell noted: “It is usually futile to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance.” That sums up Canada’s current situation in a nutshell.