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Writer and Executive Editor for ProudToBeCanadian.ca. PTBC was founded by Mr. Johannesen in 2000. Contact Mr. Johannesen about this article using this form. Please refer to article's title.

This, and that.

Unbelievable. And yet so totally believable and expected. Your Canadian government in action. Many of you voted for this, and exactly this type of thing. A quarter of a BILLION taxpayer dollars in the...

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On the lighter side of life... Are ya like me? Do you get bothered by tweets, signs, newspaper articles, and online posts — especially those written by professional businesses staffed by editors — with spelling...

Wave reduced to ripple

Even Dems (and the Dem-adjacent "news" media) were getting ready for a red wave, by, for example, warning in advance that the election — in which "deniers" from the Republican party were running —...

Here’s hoping Americans vote right!

The most suitable drink I could think of is vodka and cranberry for my cocktail choice tonight as I fret my way through the American election results. Not that there is much to be concerned...

Reports: POLITICAL LEADERS directed police to do background checks on innocent Canadians. Why?

Unlike the Freedom Convoy itself, which was mostly a nothing burger from start to finish, the political and media machinations being revealed at the committee looking into the declaration of the Emergency Act started...

The End Is Nigh! (It’ll either be climate change or the Republicans winning elections.)

There's so much nonsense being bandied about lately — like the liberal Democrat presidential historian Michael Beschloss claiming, on MSNBC, that if the Republicans win any elections today, children may henceforth "Will Be Arrested...

CTV News posts photo of Doug Ford with graffiti “L” on forehead, a moustache,...

What the hell is going on here? Who did this? https://twitter.com/CTVVancouver/status/1588660140684746753 I'm a little stumped by this. I was away for a while — am I missing something? Maybe I missed a key piece of "context,"...

Conservative Party does 180 on the Liberals’ state-owned CBC division. Finally.

Five minutes ago the Conservative Party supported the Liberal Party's state-owned CBC. division. (Despite me! And despite the state-owned CBC working assiduously against them, their interests, and a huge percentage of Canadians including me,...

Your Tax Dollars… being pissed away: CBC advises women to pee outside like men

This caught my eye because of my just-completed bathroom renovation (read all about it here! — with photos!): https://proudtobecanadian.ca/gone-to-the-bathroom/ The state-owned CBC has a different idea: Its "Parenting" guide (yup, the state-owned CBC does that too!)...

Roaches can vote too?

"Democracy dies..." to borrow part of the left's Washington Post division's tendentious slogan (they suddenly invented it when Trump was elected), when the news media deems it to be a "threat" if one particular...

“Made in China” Canadian flag pins bought by Trudeau Liberals

Years ago, or as Rachel told Phoebe on Friends, "in the Days of Yore era," I sold PTBC/Canadian flag pins here as a fund-raising thing. I purposely bought them from a Canadian outfit in...

Gone to the Bathroom

Thousands and thousands of people have written and called in .... no that's a lie (or a wish or a dream...). Let me start again. A guy emailed asking where I'd been for the...

Summer is over?

Yeah, it's November 1. Just moments ago I was sunning myself in the front yard. A neighbor walked by and I explained that I wasn't ready to let summer go yet. She replied in...

ArriveCan app needs to DEPARTcan (catch the same flight as the state-owned CBCan!)

This story had the unfortunate effect of having made me say, Uh oh, a Republican urges this? oh boy, now we're stuck with it forever! And we'll have to start using it at every...

Liberals’ “Canada Child Benefit” program shown to be another govt fail: favors rich rather...

Are ya old like me? Do you remember phone books? Whhooo boy they were big if you lived in a big city. Like several inches thick. And tiny, tiny writing. And this is because...