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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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The Trudeau Liberals’ Bill C-10 is being castigated (and no, liberals, “castigated” is not some cool new sex move) by most Canadians of sound mind, on the basis that it allows the government to control the speech of Canadians — or the speech they don’t like, of the Canadians they don’t like. Like you! So, could Bill C-10 be used by conservative governments in the future to control speech too? You’d think. So maybe the Conservative Party (and the actual conservatives of Canada, too) should be in favor of this Bill instead of being tepidly and ever-so politely sort-of maybe against it like they kind of maybe are (or mostly just pretending to be against it in the case of the CPC).

The whole idea behind the Bill (and I hope it doesn’t mind me calling it Bill) is supposedly to ensure “Canadian content” is provided in the digital or online world, which is up against evil American content. The government insists on this, even though it hasn’t earned its place, as judged by, you know, “the ratings,” and “Canadians’ free choices,” and other such factual and scientific drudgery. Why do they ignore science and freedom? Well, because liberals and leftists think Canadians are too stupid to even find Canadian stuff, or if they did somehow figure out how to use that newfangled “Google” thing, to then choose the Canadian shit for themselves (and it is mostly shit, especially the left-wing shit, which it turns out, after all that state funding, virtually 100% of it is). And even if they could find it, and then they chose not to view it or listen to it because they liked something else better, they should not be allowed to watch that, or you know, just “whatever the hell they want.” It’s Canada after all, not, you know, one o’ them “free countries” where all manner of uncontrolled living goes on just willy-nilly.

And so, in the view of those supporting the Bill, which is every left-of-center Canadian including many in the Conservative Party, viewing and listening and tweeting options must therefore be mandated and controlled by government. It’s what Canadians do (if I may use what Trudeau claims is but an archaic term for his “post-national” place). It’s what folks in The Place Formerly Known As Canada do. Also, it’s the Communist Chinese way.

It’s not China, here, but some wish it were more so. Like the prime minister himself (if I may call him “him” in this non-binary, unsexy Canada), who literally said that he most admires the “basic dictatorship” of Communist China (and then Canadian people, having heard that, VOTED FOR HIM TWICE). One sad difference for the Trudeaupians is that the tech companies in Canada’s case — compliant to the leftist government’s diktats as they are — are, alas, not state-owned (except that the CBC, the National Film Board, and two or three dozen other related entities all are state-owned, as is all of academia, and except for the fact that all of Canada’s newspapers and magazines are also now totally reliant on government subsidies and the government’s teat for all of the many protective regulatory guards against nasty freedom and whatnots. Aside from that, it’s totally not like China).

But what is this “Canadian content” we talk about so much as if it’s an actual thing, or as if it’s actually something we want even though we evidently don’t? Well we know the government has its formal definitions, as arcane and typically Orwellian and as full-on government-speak as they are. Anybody can read those definitions, if one has got three to four days to devote to its study, and 14 to 18 lawyers and perhaps a grief councilor or two. And possibly an indigenous interpreter and healing partner. And a BLM activist just in case one sees something “systemically racist” or “white supremacist-y.” Possibly also a gender non-binary humankinder as well, just for some sexytalk. In a word, the definition, being a government definition created by left-wing Big Government-loving bureaucrats and government control freaks and hacks, is stupid, but the point is, there is a definition. Also important to note in your head is this: this “definition” is created not by God, but by government, obviously, and therefore, it can change according to the government’s whim. Any government. Any whim. Any stylish fashionable caprice of the day: “Black Lives Matter,” “gender-affirming,” “sexual preference,” indigenous-deference, “diversity,” “inclusivity,” “Trudeau is a good leader,” you get the idea. Any of a great number of whims. Did I mention “fat-shaming?” Yeah any damn whim.

So — and I’m just going to go ahead and assume you get where I’m going with this — Conservative governments of the future — assuming that notion of Conservative governments of the future is not a mere fantasy at this point — would also be allowed to exercise their own whims.

But this is where the definitions come in again. Conservatives could also adapt the definitions to their liking, just like the lefties did, right? I mean they’d have to get through the ardently left-wing deep state players who are now replete in the bureaucracy, after decades of Liberals’ political stuffing of the system and stacking of the deck, and the left-wing news media and now largely Marxist academia, to say nothing of the left-wing entertainment and documentary media set, but they could. The conservatives in power may consider some content to be Canadian, but, I’ve said myself about Bill C-10’s speech controls, some things could be considered to be “un-Canadian.” Like Bill C-10 itself, in case you didn’t catch my drift. If something is “un-Canadian,” then by logical extension, it can’t also then be said to be “Canadian.” Therefore, it could not be “Canadian content.” And that’s bad, mkay?

If heard or seen speaking in a restaurant or at school or at your antifa rally (or uploading a video, or Tweeting…) about something deemed by the government of the day to be “un-Canadian,” then authorities could be contacted, and that speech (or blog post or tweet or YouTube video…) could be quashed by the Happy-Talk Secretariat, or whatever the government will call the thought police (thought police literally being an integral part of Bill C-10 only they are calling it “the CRTC”). It would be censored. Buried. “Undiscovered” —or whatever other Orwellian claptrap word of bullshittery is deployed by the government thugs to control the very bad Canadians.

So, if “men can have babies” (which is in fact a lie, and which is utterly anti-science and just plain stupid, and thus might be seen by some as “un-Canadian”) is tweeted on Twitter by some gender-nonbinary revolutionary leftist humanoid, the government could deem it to be not Canadian Content and thus deplatform it. Or force Twitter to delete it for the government, and have them ban the user himself (or whatever pronoun ve or ze or theyx declared for thξmxselvesxΦ), as the Communists in China and North Korea currently do, for example —or as Twitter did to President Trump for tweeting nothing remotely as stupid as “men can have babies.” Or, and surely this is the ultimate answer, the internet could be shut down entirely in Canada for a week or two or however long it takes for the the CTRC Constabulary Politburo to guard against any Twittermob of nonbinary gender-neutral like-mindeds and their leftist virtue-signaling sheep.

Or Bill C-10 could be deemed to be what it is: un-Canadian; and thus thrown in the damn garbage, whereupon Canadians could get on with important things.

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