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Joe Oliver for leader? Alas no. But heed to his leadership.

Financial Post — Joe Oliver penned a good column today offering good conservative sense for Conservatives. So that's something different and worthwhile for you to read today in the papers increasingly filled with total bunk and muck — usually from lefties — about how the Conservatives need to go still further leftward to win. It's headlined "Conservatives must persuade the electorate, not pander to the left." And it's worth your read.

"...There is an economic and cultural route to broaden the appeal of Conservative values and policies: bring the public to you, rather than mimic the left-wing’s latest faddish ideals and retreaded socialist truths. That is what leadership is all about. ..."

Ronald Reagan believed in and practiced this philosophy very effectively, making wonderful speaches counseling his fellow conservatives to speak up — "in bold colors" — to convince the electorate to vote for the values — conservative values — which most of their fellow electorate actually already believed in. And he was one of the best and most popular presidents in US history. Joe Oliver wrote today about some of those Canadian conservative values, which, similarly, are actually Canadian values.
Joe Oliver isn't running to be the leader. He's 81 and is rightly enjoying retirement. But anybody who wants to follow in Ronald Regan's — or Joe Oliver's — footsteps is more than welcome to step up at this time, please.

Advice to GOP, which Canada’s CPC should heed: Just. Say. No.

Washington Post — From this surprising source  — the...

Lefty Mayor caught maskless but it’s ok: “I was feelin’ the spirit!”

National Review — Another article you won't read in 99% of the "news" media because, oh do I even have to say it?... she's a lefty mayor! (and we can well imagine the "news" media's faux outrage if she was a he and he was a Republican):

The mayor of San Francisco [London Breed] says that she shouldn’t be criticized for breaking her own COVID rules, because, and I quote, “I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.” CBS reports:

“We don’t need the fun police to come in and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing,” said Breed during an interview to address the controversy.

The city’s health order states attendees at live indoor performances must remain masked except when actively eating or drinking. Breed maintained that she was drinking at the time.

“My drink was sitting at the table,” said Breed. “I got up and started dancing because I was feeling the spirit and I wasn’t thinking about a mask.”
As Charles C.W. Cooke points out, the hideousness doesn't stop just at her hypocrisy, her failure to take responsibility for her own actions, or her elitist rule-breaking, it's the fact that she laments the notion of "the fun police," when, in fact, as mayor and as the perpetrator of these asinine rules, she IS "the fun police."

Best post-election headline so far

Wall Street Journal — They get the headline just about right: Their opener:

The late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher counseled that in politics “standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous. You get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.” That’s the lesson delivered to Canada’s Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole in Monday’s national election.

I like that they added this because Canadian "news" media are loathed to mention it:

Yet while they again won the popular vote, they finished a distant second in seat count with about 119, two seats down from 2019. (By the way, the Tories have won the popular vote in five of the last six elections, which is a lesson for Americans who think this only happens because of the Electoral College.)

They see what I see. O'Toole: Speaking in pale pastels — largely pink — instead of bold colors. Lesson #596 for the Conservative Party of Canada. They'll learn someday. Maybe.
Read the WSJ take here. (Free link)

BC’s NDP gov and their “news” media divisions hiding stats and facts? Here’s one. For all the noise from the Canadian national "news" media, you'd think Ontario was the only province in the country, and that it's doing terribly with regard to the Wuhan Virus (which everybody still calls "COVID" on orders from the Communist Party of China). That's not news to anyone outside of Ontario. What might be news to people both outside and inside of Ontario is that BC's rate of death is nearly twice that of Ontario.
Don't worry lefties, even people in BC don't know that, because the "news" media in BC are actually cheerleaders for the NDP government of BC — much as the national news media is actually a division of the federal Liberal Party (well and the Ontario Liberal Party of course). Ontario is led by a party with the word "Conservative" in it, even though "Progressive" is the first and foremost word and concept in their party name and style of governance. But, you know, it's just deathn shit. Politics is way more important to the "news" media.
Facts. Get 'em anywhere you can, because you can't reliably get them from the "news" media.
See also:
And from liberalvision CTV: Secrecy over B.C.'s true number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

“The government beat the citizens! Yay!” —an elitist Canadian socialist

The Liberal Party's very own state-owned CBC's "news" (hahahahaha)...

The objective left on the regressive left

Writing beautifully about the racist and discriminatory plight of...

Take a Hint, Canada.

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?

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One federal E-Petition led me to another. I recently signed one, the one in support of gun rights and against Trudeau’s latest idiotic gun bans. You should too. More on that in a second.

There’s another anti-gun-ban one — a different one — here, authorized by Garnett Genuis, Conservative from Alberta. I signed it too, adding to the 2925-odd who have already. I did not appreciate the anti-robot security code the federal government expected me to type in after signing:

Who you callin’ a pussy? This is a pro-gun petition! The people who DON’T sign it are the pussies! (Or was this a funky subliminal liberal sex signal?)

There’s yet another anti-gun-ban petition, this one authorized by Conservative Todd Doherty of BC, similarly asking “Immediately repeal the gun ban which lists about 1500 firearms as illegal…” which has a whopping 49,154 signatures. Signed it too!

This next petition is the big gun, though. I think Trudeau would call this a “Military assault-style petition.” Or a “military-style assault petition.” Michelle Rempel Garner authorized it, and it’s got 186,725 signatures so far. I’ve never seen anything like those kind of numbers. Make sure you sign this one, and the other two as well, if you care about freedom and democracy and your rights. If you don’t care about freedom and democracy and your rights, however, and would prefer an undemocratic one-party state, or a police-state or even a full-on tyrannical dictatorship or somesuch, and you want a state which seeks to disarm all its citizens, definitely don’t sign them.

The three anti-gun-ban petition amount to nearly a quarter-million signatures. Some sigs may be the same, as in my case. But that’s a huge chunk of the country right there.

I stumbled onto this next one through a search of the latest petitions. It’s an effort often found these days: a guy from the left using this pandemic as a yummy springboard to more big, bigger, the biggest yet, permanent government programs, and really, a complete change (“an overhaul,” in their own petition’s words) of the whole nature of government and really, our whole way of life. In this case, it’s more big government redistribution of wealth and income in the form of a permanent universal basic income program. “Never let a good crisis go to waste!” — say all the leftists these days. Yes ladies and gentlemen, it’s money, money, money for everyone, no matter what you do or don’t do. Everyone gets their paycheck, no matter what. From “the government” (wink!). It’s authorized by MP Gord Johns. NDP. Naturally.

“… overhaul our employment and welfare systems and implement a guaranteed, consistent, national, and livable universal basic income system for all Canadians in all parts of Canada.”

That universal income petition has 3090 signatures after a full week.

This other one is odd. I’ve been on about how Trudeau cannot muster the courage to call-out China for their myriad malfeasance — and yet his obsequiousness toward them, thanking them, and such; and for his reluctance (and that of others among his MPs, ministers, and appointees) to thank Taiwan for medical supplies they (separately!) recently donated to Canada. This, Team Trudeau does in deference to Communist China’s “One China” policy, and its Commie claims over Taiwan. Conservative have raised it in the house and challenged Trudeau repeatedly on this, scolding him and mocking him and goading him into at least saying the word Taiwan. And don’t even get me started on Bruce Aylward, the Canadian WHO delegate, who couldn’t utter the word “Taiwan,” nor answer good questions about it from a reporter, choosing instead to hang-up on the reporter, all caught on video. He too got a sound shellacking by many.

So does this one foretell a Liberal Party split? Severe division in the ranks? Are they breaking up? That’s what they’d ask if it were a Conservative doing this. It looks like it should have been started by a Conservative or a conservative. But it was Judy Sgro, a long-time Liberal MP, who authorized this one, and it has just 22 signatures so far (only started today):

We, the undersigned, The Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to:
1- Publicly thank the Taiwanese government for their gift of medical masks to Canadian healthcare workers and First Nation communities;
2- Publicly congratulate the Taiwanese people on having successfully contained the COVID-19 crisis;
3- Publicly endorse Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Health Assembly, among other intergovernmental organizations , including by co-signing a letter to the WHO Director-General, drafted by Japan and the United States and signed by other like-minded nations, to invite the Taiwanese delegation to the World Health Assembly
4- Encourage stronger bilateral relations between Canada and Taiwan, including cabinet-level communication and travel; and
5- Invite Taiwan’s health minister Chen Shih-chung to address a parliamentary committee to discuss Taiwan’s successes at combating the COVID-19 pandemic and share learnings with Canadian authorities.
I’d sign it, but I’m honestly not sure what to think here, given the sponsor. And I don’t want to get in the middle of a break-up!

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