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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?

The Article

This is a sort of add-on to an article I just posted, because even though my writing there ended (mercifully, you say?), my mind kept going, wondering what the hell is driving Canadian voters — particularly women — to favor the Liberals of Justin Trudeau over the Conservatives (even while I acknowledge the, at best, tepid appeal of CPC leader Erin O’Toole; or perhaps in spite of him appearing to be so… similarly liberal).

One of the many polls I looked at was this one, which surveyed for what was most important to voters. Their heading was “Question – What is your most important NATIONAL issue of concern? [Open][UNPROMPTED]”

The answers: No, not abortion. Not “racism.” Not “white supremacy.” Not even “white privilege” or you being a “colonizer.”

Sure, right now, it’s Coronavirus, at 42.8%. Duh. And here, the Liberals have utterly failed. This is an almost total government failure. So color me confused, if it’s such a big concern.

But aside from the obvious and abnormal issue, it’s Jobs/economy, by a wide margin, at 11.1%. Do Canadian women, who favor the Trudeau Liberals over the Conservatives by a twenty-point margin, really think the Trudeau Liberals are the wizards to address that concern? It seems to me to be contraindicated. Unless you want a job in government, which sometimes appears to be the Liberals’ goal for all Canadians, along with their TRILLION-dollar debt that we will all have to work (for them?) to pay for, the Liberals aren’t your ticket for jobs and the economy.

The rest of the issues poll at nearly half that, or less.

Environment comes in a distant third, at 6.9%. I suspect this is only because Canadians have been demonstrably and constantly badgered and gaslighted and propagandized about this issue by Justin Trudeau, his cabinet, his very appeasing news media division, and his academia division, since nobody I have ever known has done much if anything in their lives to help calm the environment — or at least not more than I have done based on my own logical conservation and “taking care of my mess” credo as a normal thinking conservative human. So, get off it, if that’s what you’re onto them for. Their only answer is more government and higher taxes. That’s not a fix. That’s a problem.

Healthcare at 6.0%. Sure OK. But Liberals have no claim to be the party of healthcare. The Liberals have culled appropriate federal funding from the provinces to way below what it should be considering they so insist on having this horrible national government-run healthcare system which ranks among the worst in the world. So why vote Liberal?

Debt/deficit 5.9%. Canadians have no clue how serious this issue is. Or they’ve been brainwashed by idiot socialists. The Liberals are the ones to avoid, at all costs, on this issue. Well them and the other, more seriously socialist, what I call the “you’ve got to be kidding” party, the NDP. Or maybe the “concern” among women voters is that a one TRILLION-dollar national debt just isn’t high enough.

Housing/Cost of housing 1.8%. Having nothing to do with increasing immigration, lack of government planning, government regulations and associated costs, artificially low interest rates set by government, and really, all manner of government policy, action, and inaction, rather than the free market, this issue is misunderstood to be about everything except what it is actually about. And how has it done under the Liberals?

Freedom of speech/individual freedom: 1%. Unless you’re completely stupid, you know that the Liberals are the party to avoid if you’re concerned about this issue — another severely underrated one. The reason it polls at all is BECASUE OF the Liberals and their authoritarian ways —particularly here in Canada but also south of the border, where anecdotes are trickling northward.

All the rest come in at under 1%. Including “racism” — and it polls at just 0.3%. That’s zero point three percent. And no, abortion doesn’t figure into the national psyche — it’s not even addressed in this vast survey of issues. so that can’t explain women voting for the abortion party. Nor trans-gender issues, nor you being a “colonizer,” nor the “fact” that you’re so damned “privileged” and a “white supremacist,” or any of the other Liberal talking points and claptrap bullshit.

So I continue to be baffled about why Canadians, especially Canadian women, would vote Liberal at this moment in time. Let me know if you know, below.

P.S.  In a highly related story, Philip Cross wrote in February, in the Financial Post: “Trudeau’s Canada: Low achievement, high self esteem” — saying, “We feel very good about ourselves — but for no apparent reason.”

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