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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.

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You’d be forgiven for wondering what country you were actually in after catching a quick glimpse at the 2018 BC Liberal leadership campaign poster that Liberal MLA and former cabinet minister Mike de Jong tweeted out during that contest:

His leadership bid failed. Or as they say in China, 他的領導競標失敗. Also a possible case of Hold my beer —here’s a giant whack of what we in the “woke” set usually call racialized “cultural appropriation” before cancelling you forever, but I’m a liberal so I’m OK.

He was clearly courting voters… no let me start again: He was clearly pandering to a particular race or nationality — something I find inherently repugnant on most every level; but even a local newspaper covering this queer messaging stated it, well, weirdly, as they provided that same tweet as background for a 2018 story, writing: “The race is on for BC Liberal Party leadership hopefuls and one candidate is hoping to gain support from Chinese voters.”

Chinese voters.” Well, Canadian voters. But you know, they’re Chinese. Naturally, they mean those good folks who came from China, but are now actually Canadian, right? They’re just racially identifying them I suppose. Which is… racial. And crass identity politics. But anyway. In B.C., as in everywhere in Canada, you have to be a Canadian citizen to vote in BC elections. For now, at least, Chinese people are not allowed to vote in Canadian elections, and thereby decide our future.

Or are they?

This week, the Globe and Mail and National Post have, as others have recently, featured — as the main front page headlines — the growing Chinese Communist Party influence over Canada and our many various levels of massive and growing (and in some cases, increasingly Chinese-like, or at least apparently Chinese-revering) governments. Here are some front page screen shots from just this week:

In BC, in the midst of a now ongoing provincial election you’d think it was a nothingburger if you gauged it by the local Vancouver news media.

One of the articles featured on the front page of the Globe and Mail, above, is about the Chinese Communist Party exerting its influence in BC’s public schools — by literally buying them off and, some would argue, influencing (buying?) the politicians in charge. It’s huge. It’s alarming. Read it. (I alluded to this over a year ago in September 2019, here at PTBC.)

The Globe and Mail ran this front page story (seen above) yesterday. But in Vancouver papers? Nothing.

BC has a general election on now but the local “news” media don’t care much about this story. There are no such front page stories during the past week in the two major dailies. During an election.

This “No BC for XI” story on the front page of the National Post, above, is on page “NP3” of the Vancouver Sun. Page “NP3” translates to page 37 of the Vancouver Sun. So on page 37, which is 37 pages from the front page, they finally present the story about the Chinese Communist Party influencing (buying?) BC politicians and school boards to advance their pro-China and arguably pro-Communist ideology. During an election, in which this is — outside of BC — a massive national and local issue.

graphic and link to Sun article
You might find it on page 37 of the Vancouver Sun. After the movie reviews, the comics, “Driving”, sports, the TV listings…

The story is about a group of Chinese expats and concerned citizens who are trying to document which BC election candidates are supportive of the Communists in China, and which ones reject the Communist Party’s advances. The website they set up is called NoBCforXi.

They’ve emailed most or all of the candidates. You can see and track the ongoing results here. By my count, fewer than two dozen of the more than 300 provincial candidates have even bothered to answer the questions directly. Which is alarming. All they are asking is this:

    1. Will you pledge to decline any gifts or donations from the Chinese Communist government and its affiliates or any other foreign governments that abuse human rights? This includes, but is not limited to, monetary donations, and paid-for trips.
    2. Will you reject the CCP’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative and other economic development initiatives in BC that are promoted by authoritarian governments or enterprises with ties to authoritarian states?

If you even have to take time to think about your answer, I’m already voting against you.

Apparently nobody had the balls to answer the email with “No, I don’t pledge to decline any gifts…” or “No, I will not reject the CCP’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative…” Most just haven’t answered. Which sort of sounds like Yup, I will take their graft. As the website authors say, a failure to answer seems suspiciously like a “No, I will not commit to decline any gifts…”. Which, indeed, make me very, very $u$piciou$ of these politician$. What are their motive$? What i$ driving them? What’$ going on here? $o many question$.

And then there are those whose answer, considering their past remarks or actions (which are added as notes) is a given. For example, they’ve rightly got the aforementioned Mike de Jong as “CCP Leaning”. An official response is hardly required. Similarly, for the former BC Liberal Minister of Education, Shirley Bond: “While Minister of Education Minister, supported the establishment of Confucius Institutes in BC:”

Only two BC Liberal candidates answered YES. The leftist Greens dominate the YES (“Against CCP Interference”) responders, quite surprisingly to me. I suspect a head office directive.

The Libertarian Party issued a head office directive quite explicitly. Their party President issued an all-candidates answer, so really, it’s the only party with an official stance against the Chinese Communists. (APPLAUSE.) See the actual email here – which the study’s author’s provided via a link at their site, in which the boss writes with a sense of like duh humor, “Feel free to contact our candidates individually if you like, but safe to say all Libertarian candidates are against the Chinese Communist Party, and would rather take a poke in the eye with a sharp stick than take any money from them.”

Good on the NoBCforXi group — a private citizen’s group — not a political party nor professional investigative journalists — for doing something so proactive and positive, and important. The local media needs to up their game. Some politicians need to give their heads a serious shake before they all have to start campaigning in Chinese to appease the CCP.

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