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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?

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.
Click to see chart
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.

We won’t “get thru this together,” any more, boyfriend.

Globe and Mail — The Liberals' Globe and Mail division sounded off today on none other than their hero, liberalism's fancy-socked neo-liberal, The Right Woke Justin Trudeau. Seems the marriage is off.
"...We will never find comfort in the Liberal Leader’s corrupted line that we will “get through this together.” He doesn’t mean it. Only certain people matter to Mr. Trudeau – the ones he uses to prosecute identity politics for the singular purpose of furthering his destiny. ..."
The G&M, in a historic fashion reminiscent of the Maclean's revelation of two years ago, suddenly wakes up to discover that the Emperor wears no clothes; or at least those he does wear are just butt-ugly, overly showy, and of poor — possibly Fabrique en Chine —quality. He is, in fact, Right Woke, as I've been saying. And thus, the G&M finally seems to have woken up. Good morning.

The Article

Not that I’m “triggered,” and I’m pretty sure Andrew Scheer has a good thick skin and can hack it, but let’s just clarify: is it the official position of the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau that his cabinet ministers can use what they would call divisive and intolerant and negative and un-inclusive dehumanizing graphics, in their tweets? Are they going to do Jagmeet Singh too? Or Elizabeth May? Doesn’t seem very “woke.” Or is it (and this is a question for their media division too) just OK to mock a white conservative guy in this way?

Where did this ugly picture come from? The article McKenna links to is, as if I had to tell you, a stridently anti-Andrew Scheer opinion piece (though not labelled as opinion, rather, as a serious journalistic “analysis”), titled “Will Andrew Scheer Ruin Canada?” It’s rife with all the usual leftist bromides: referring to Scheer’s “flirtation with alt-right and bigoted sensibilities,” referring to the Alberta oils sands as “the tar sands,” and all of the left’s other usual anti-conservative talking points, and replete with politically loaded words disguised as facts. It’s just more of that objective journalism we’ve come to know well.

The source publication,, is an ardently “progressive” (their word) anti-oil advocacy site, founded by an expat resident of the USA, Linda Solomon Wood. She moved to Canada after 9/11, citing her opposition to President George Bush going to war against the Islamist terrorism that attacked America — a rather questionable position for her to take, if you ask me and most normal people in Canada or the U.S. (what say you, McKenna?)

Almost every article in the website is couched in tiresome anti-oil and pro-climate change alarmist notes. They’re obviously incensed not just by Andrew Scheer but by conservative Alberta Premier Jason Kenny. Like all of the left and far-left, for some reason, they work hard to denounce Jason Kenny’s ongoing investigation into the truth about the myriad, complicated network of foreign players and lobbyists working against Alberta oil. Here’s an article from today:

Dismantling Jason Kenney’s foreign-funding conspiracy theory

Every core tenet of the Alberta premier’s paranoid policy is flatly and demonstrably false.

Well maybe not “every core tenet.” The nationalobserver website indicates its ownership include Linda Solomon Wood, Mike De Souza, Jenny Uechi, and a group of social impact investors. (You don’t know what that means, do you? That’s by design. Nice transparency and clarity there, huh? That’s precisely what Jason Kenney is referring to. Or am I just paranoid too?) The site indicates “Earthways Foundation made a convertible loan of $100,000 to help National Observer implement its marketing plan.” I read about Earthwise Foundation… at the Tides Foundation (American) website, because, see, Tides funds them, who in turn funds nationalobserver. Earthwise is based in Malibu, California. (Malibu, the home of the liberal rich and famous’ seaside mansions.) I understand Malibu, California, is an American city. The site also adds, “In 2019, we are partnering with the European Union on two panels on climate change.” Huh. Sounds foreign too. By the way, is the expat Linda Solomon Wood an American citizen herself?

Wikipedia has this to say:

According to an article by Vivian Krause in the Financial Post, the National Observer has received funding from The Tides Foundation of San Francisco, and Linda Solomon Wood is the sister of a former chairman of the Tides Foundation.[2] Terence Corcoran in the National Post referred to the National Observer as a “left-wing Vancouver online magazine”.[3]

Sister of the former Tides chairman? Huh. Taken together, the publication appears to me to be another member of George Soros’ (American) and/or Tides’ (American) purposely impossibly intricate family of many dozens of interwoven left-wing advocacy tentacles. They sound, to use their words, foreign-funded, and it seems to me it feeds right into the Jason Kenney “paranoid” “conspiracy theory” about foreign funding.

Well, AND Canadian government funding too, it turns out. This:

“We received support from Heritage Canada’s Canadian Periodical Fund in 2018.”

Canadian Periodical Fund — meaning the government of Canada spending money from taxpayers like you. Seems (and this is my research, not their clarity that provided this) they got $50,000.00 of your cash for 2018.

Shockingly (shockingly, I tell you), given that they accept federal funds, another article at that taxpayer-funded site pretty much excuses Justin Trudeau and the Liberals for their recently-exposed two-plane election campaign extravaganza. They shift the blame squarely onto the Conservatives for being hypocritical on this issue. Seriously.

…This [the two-plane thing] is not hypocrisy, but pretty tidy logical consistency.

Hypocrisy, on the other hand, might be, yet again, just for instance, spending the first weeks of the campaign (and the first several pages of your climate-policy brochure) spreading falsehoods about the impact of carbon taxes and then attacking your opponent on national TV over an inconsequential climate-related detail, all to mask the utter lack of substance in your own climate plan. …

This partisan politicking, and excusing of the use of two jets for an election campaign, from an anti-oil, aggressively pro-climate emergency hysteria website; which seems to be foreign-funded; and which advocates for the shutting down of Kenney’s foreign-funding inquiry; and which nonetheless claims to be objective, true to journalistic standards, and unbiased; which also gets federal funding. Pretty amazing.

That’s what a Liberal cabinet minister is linking to. With that graphic.

McKenna should be relieved of her taxpayer funding, too.

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