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Yahoo News — Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis.
Too bad Canada doesn't have a Parliament. Or a news media.

Canada Excluded From International China Security Pact

Globe and Mail Dismissed by Justin Trudeau as merely a crass American salesman's move to pawn off the latest high-tech US-built nuclear subs to what we have to therefore assume he thinks are the total idiot Aussies, the three-nation deal didn't even include Canada in the talks leading up to the historic pact. And after Trudeau's comments on the matter (and the aforementioned attitude toward the Aussies), you can understand why.
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday played down Canada’s exclusion from the Indo-Pacific security deal, saying it is merely a way for the U.S. to sell nuclear submarines to Australia ... “This is a deal for nuclear submarines, which Canada is not currently or any time soon in the market for. Australia is.”"
In a clear indication that even Trudeau's political bro Joe Biden doesn't actually take him or Canada seriously anymore (forcing one to wonder if his high-fivin' bro Barack Obama doesn't also come off as a bit two-faced after Obama gave Trudeau a campaign "endorsement" this week), even Canadian officials were left in the dark. Almost like Canada can't even be trusted anymore on any level.

"Three officials, representing Canada’s foreign affairs, intelligence and defence departments, told The Globe and Mail that Ottawa was not consulted about the pact, and had no idea the trilateral security announcement was coming until it was made on Wednesday by U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison."

Trudeau, in contrast, delayed Canada's Wuhan Virus immunization program by signing a deal not with the Americans or Brits, but with... CHINA, for vaccines, in what turned out to be a total failure with countless Canadian lives lost as a result. What is going on here?

And the science SAYSSS…

National Post —Move over Donald Trump. In their NP Platformed email available to subscribers, columnist Sabrina Maddeaux calmly explains that Justin Trudeau's recent uncontrolled angry outbursts — one at a citizen who was rude, and one at a reporter who dared challenge him with actual reporter-like questions — provides a clue as to his baser instincts. And if you saw these outbursts, you'd agree, it isn't a good look for him or any normal human. But moreover, it's a terrible look for anyone claiming the title of Prime Minister. But it's this new line of anti-science, pure crass political campaign bullshit that has me riled:
"...At a weekend rally in Oakville, Ont., Trudeau revealed his hand when he claimed that, “If you want this pandemic to end, go out and vote Liberal.” He repeated the message again, even turning it up a notch, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, saying, “If you want this pandemic to end for good, go out and vote Liberal!”
"This is the ultimate false promise by a politician who’s become infamous for making false promises. No one can guarantee he will be able to end the pandemic. In fact, the expert consensus seems to be that there will be no real end to it: the virus will become endemic and we will be forced to live with it, albeit hopefully more normally. ..."
So it's "follow the science," and "the science says... to vote Liberal”? Many, especially the media, would dismiss "bible belt" politicians who insinuated that "God wants you to vote [whatever way].  This blowhard — and his disciples — should be treated no differently.

Two NDP humans resign their candidacy for alleged racist tropes

The National Post headline reads, "Two federal NDP candidates...

Inflation races higher in Canada — another new emergent threat to any economic recovery

Globe and Mail — They're reporting that Canada’s inflation rate jumps to 4.1%, fastest pace since 2003, sending shockwaves to almost nobody in the news media ahead of the stupid election. For example, the state-owned CBC "news media" division of the Trudeau Liberals reports it as their news item number seven or eight from the top. The G&M, as if explaining it to the CBC, wrote:
"The Statscan report arrives just five days before a federal election that’s seen affordability emerge as a key theme on the campaign trail, with all major parties pitching ideas to rein in a variety of costs, including for housing, child care and wireless plans..."
The cost of "wireless plans" is something like priority number 18,539 for me and 99% of the country, but Jagmeet Singh and the NDP — and therefore their loyal media at every opportunity — make out like it's more important than... I don't know.... inflation at 4% and Canada falling out of the economic freedom top ten... to say nothing of trillion-dollar debts and out-of-control budgets, and that thing about the end of our freedom of speech 'n junk like that. But ma wireless plan!!%#

Not “election news,” apparently: Canada drops out of top 10 countries in annual economic freedom report

Fraser Institute — In a sane land with actual journalism, this would be front-page news, one week ahead of an election. "In this year’s report, Canada ranks 14th based on 2019 data, the most recent comprehensive data, part of a downward trend since 2016. (Last year, Canada initially ranked 8th, although data revisions later lowered its rank to 13th.)"
“Due to higher taxes and increased regulation in Ottawa and the provinces, Canadians are less economically free, which means slower economic growth and less investment in Canada,” said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom at the Fraser Institute.
Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government [Canada: 111th], legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

Why isn’t this the biggest story in Canada?

National Review — "Why Isn’t the Attack on Larry Elder the Biggest Story in America?"  Their sub-head put it exactly right:
"A white woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of our largest state, and the media shrug."
And they begin their story much as I have over the years: "Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on the New York Times site either..." — only replace those outfits with CBC, CTV, Global, Globe & Mail, etc.
In case you're stupid, let me fill you in: Larry Elder is a black man, but moreover, and in fact almost entirely over, he is a conservative man of considerable intellect and conscience. A Republican.
Indeed, in Canada, wherein they talk endlessly about evvvvvvery instance of "racism" in America in their activist effort to have it spill over into Canada and create divisions here to help fulfill their political ends, they utterly ignored this overt racism doozy. Why? Because they're hypocritical, dishonest, ideological, political... anything but journalists. They should all be ashamed of themselves. But I bet they aren't.
And yet they are so self-assured and arrogant that despite their obvious corruption, which they don't even care if you notice, they continue to demand and accept YOUR taxpayer handouts.

WE: The liberals’, the Liberals’, and Trudeau’s shame —documented in 4-part podcast

The Podcastosphere — I've listened to four parts of the well-done series titled "The White Saviors," narrated by Olusola Adeogun. There will be one more episode. The series documents the "cult" — yes, cult is the word used by an interviewee who worked for them — that is the liberals' own WE organization. I always thought of this WE group as cult-y, and corrupt, and as phony as a Liberal or NDP campaign promise, and as a leftist brainwashing center of bullshittery, but now, more so. Including, or especially because of, Justin Trudeau's participation in it. And the news media's love of it. And Big Public Education's embrace of it. And all of that combined.
The podcast is well described as "the exclusive story of a charity that did well when it was supposed to be doing good."
Produced by Canadaland, which has been on it for years, and arguably broke the story of WE and Liberal Party corruption in 2020.

Click and learn:

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media — I bring you the numbers because the others won't. The "news" media only bring you the news they want you to know, filtered through their very special way of telling it to you — because as you know, they're not really a "news media" at all. Therefore, Biden being increasingly underwater, as demonstrated by the scientific data that the news media studiously refuses to follow at, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
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Read a well-reasoned explanation of Biden's declining poll numbers by Rich Lowry, at Politico, but not at any of the "news media" outlets that couldn't stop reporting on Trump's declining poll numbers.

The Article

The Globe and Mail’s reporting on the Trudeau Liberal government’s attempted cover-ups of its China variant COVID pandemic failures shows just how Canada’s deep state — its ever-growing and now absolutely enormous bureaucracy — works in concert (or doesn’t work, as in this case) with its political masters.

I honestly don’t know who lords over whom between the hundreds of politicians and the millions of bureaucrats, and where their news media division including the state-owned CBC, liberalvision CTV, the Globe and Mail, etc., figure into it, but I think the way it works is like this: When Liberals or the further progressive-left parties are in power, power simply alternates — they feed off each other on an as-needed-to-drive-the-narrative basis. It’s just that usually, or at least the desired effect as agreed upon by these allies, is that they all work in concert, in a coordinated way such that the progressive messaging — the progressive political and cultural narrative — is uniform; and that aside from that, the key is to keep the public completely in the dark, such that the corruption and collusion remains well hidden.

It has worked exceedingly well, this collusion, this corruption, for decades. It’s why Canada now has a government one hundred times the size of what it used to be, or needs to be.

Occasionally there are slip-ups. This is another one of those.

The Canadian government’s Global Public Health Intelligence Network, or GPHIN, was a key bit of the country’s early detection and warning system for outbreaks such as the Wuhan China variant (called “COVID-19” by all the aforementioned in amazing unison). It was doing great work, and doing one of the few things government should be doing. But the Trudeau Liberals effectively shut down GPHIN a year before the China variant started killing Canadians and Canadian businesses and doing untold mental and physical harm to millions, so they could focus on the effects of vaping instead.

Seriously. Vaping.

Today in their latest installment on this story, the G&M writes up a timeline of just one day’s panicked communication between government operatives, about this foul-up of their own making, and the concomitant Globe news media story about it —and how the Globe was caught off-script. Not working in concert!

…At 7:15 a.m., the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Katie Telford, sent an e-mail to PMO staff with the article attached, saying, “Front page of globe. How will we respond to this?”

it seems katie telford is one of those people who types without capital letters because riting like a 12-yo is da bomb and like who cares about rulz

The replies to that e-mail paint a picture of the Prime Minister’s Office trying to find answers, and concerned with whether the blame will spread beyond the Public Health Agency.

Responding to Ms. Telford’s e-mail at 8:03 a.m., PMO senior adviser Ben Chin told colleagues: “The thing I’d like to understand better is whether all decisions on this are internal to PHAC. I understand there was no funding reduction.”

In another e-mail, Ms. Khalil asks a colleague: “Can you send me any background there is on why this was stopped and restarted? As well as your messaging on it.”

It then appears that a nervous Samantha Khalil, the PMO’s deputy director of issues management (having been promoted through the Liberal Party ranks), emails colleagues at 8:53 a.m.:

“Can you confirm all the decision are internal to PHAC? I’ve got a hard deadline of 8:45 now to update my senior team.”

Aside from the presumptive air of her question “can you confirm?…”, which presupposes or attempts to lead the colleagues to the answer she wants (that the issue was contained internally within a government branch rather than it being a directive from the PM himself), it is also notable there is even a position called “director of issues management” in the PMO, which must surely be the most overstaffed office west of Beijing. How many spokesmodels are there in this government?

Then at 8:53 that morning, Cole Davidson, press secretary (!) to the Minister of Health, responds to Ms. Khalil,

“We’re working on getting specifics and answers to some questions. … When did this change happen? Why did this change happen? Who made the decision?”

Point one, again, the health ministry has its own press secretary! And point number two: nobody — not even the health department — knows what the hell is going on as Canadians are dying left, right, and center.

The government is so huge, so overstaffed, they have to have conversations which include the likes of, “When did this change happen? Why did this change happen? Who made the decision?” and various pleas for answer as to “why this was stopped and restarted.” They don’t even know. One hand doesn’t know what the other hand is doing. This is partially because there are now approximately 9,000,000 hands of government. Who could possibly keep track of whose hands are down whose pants?

We see government operatives with titles going on way past the page, and lists of department names that just never end. G&M’s reports on this one story include these bureaucrats, politicians, and more I’m sure I’ve left out:

  • Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GHIN)
  • Deputy chief public health officer Paul Gully (non-G&M link)
  • national security adviser Margaret Bloodworth (non-G&M link)
  • Mylaine Breton, Canada Research Chair in Clinical Governance on Primary Health Care (non-G&M link)
  • Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Theresa Tam (non-G&M link)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPR) (which manages GPHIN. It’s a big-gov acronym-a-palooza!)
  • Sally Thornton, (now former) vice-president of the Health Security Infrastructure Branch (HSIB) (apparently it’s the division overseeing GPHIN among other operations. Try to keep up!)
  • Jim Harris, director-general of the Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPR)
  • Health Minister Patty Hajdu
  • The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)
  • Canada’s pandemic early-warning system
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Samantha Khalil, the PMO’s deputy director of issues management (who has to update “my senior team“)
  • Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Katie Telford
  • PMO senior adviser Ben Chin
  • Cole Davidson, press secretary to the Minister of Health
  • World Health Organization
  • Health Minister’s Office
  • The Auditor-General
  • National Research Council

Aside from this exposure of the size and extent of this giant but still growing government which has evidently already grown wildly out of control, it really is an amazing story. If you want to catch up, just read this first breaking story from last year in the G&M. It’s long but it is intriguing and educational. For instance this quote from that first story sums up one of the many great hypocrisies of the Liberals and all progressive governments today, all of which pretend — pretend, mind you — that they “follow the science,” while conservatives “hate science”, and how this story really circulates around that Big Lie:

“The problem, say several past and present employees who spoke to The Globe, is that GPHIN was populated by scientists and doctors, yet largely misunderstood by government. Senior bureaucrats brought in from other departments believed its resources could be put to better use working on domestic projects, rather than far-flung threats that may never materialize.

“They would say, ‘You need to focus on Canada,’” Ms. Mawudeku said. “But the threats come from outside Canada.”

In the fall of 2018, GPHIN’s international duties were scaled back. Analysts were no longer allowed to issue alerts without first obtaining approval from senior officials, who were most often not epidemiologists.

This was a department — one of thousands — but with a paltry budget of only $2.8 million. Possibly the cheapest department in government history. It was doing the best work government has ever done. Yet it had to be man-handled by government hacks who, as usual, think they know better. 22,000 dead and counting. Thanks government.

Here, in order, is the Globe and Mail coverage of this Trudeau Liberal scandal:

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