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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.

health-infobase.canada.ca 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?

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.

The Article

Some more icing on an already overloaded, gross, overbaked cake in the shape of the Liberal Party logo:

CBC reports:
…The illicit SNC-Lavalin operation [This is a different one — an illegal Liberal Party donation scheme!] went undetected for nearly a decade. Despite the evidence collected by investigators, the Commissioner of Canada Elections decided not to bring charges against the company…

What? Is Jussie Smollett a shareholder? Is the Commissioner? Is the Commissioner a Liberal? Of course all three things could be true at once, but I don’t know.

But yeah no there’s no deep state, nope, not in Canada, and not in the USA. Don’t let your lying eyes deceive you. Reading or seeing stuff in the news indicating that there is a deep, and deeply liberal-left politically biased agenda-driven activist and sometimes radical-left civil service, and perceiving as it being in action, does not mean that it’s real. Two plus two can very well equal five, and if you don’t believe that, you’re a racist and homophobe and heck, a “denier” too, you Nazi worse-than-Hitler white supremacist deplorable, or whatever else we have to say to shut you down and ruin you. I’m just going by the example of Justin Trudeau and Hillary Clinton, et al, who stumble through that technique.

The list of names, compiled in 2016 by federal investigators probing political party donations and leaked to CBC’s The Fifth Estate and Radio-Canada’s Enquête, raises new questions about an agreement by the Commissioner of Canada Elections not to prosecute the company.

“Raises questions.” Ya think?

The federal Liberals were sent the list in a letter marked “confidential” from the Commissioner of Canada Elections — the investigative branch of Elections Canada — on Aug. 5, 2016. But for nearly three years, neither Elections Canada nor the Liberal Party shared that information publicly.

Weird. Neither Elections Canada nor the Liberal Party, you say. I mean we have been talking about the Trudeau/Liberals and SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal all this time. You’d think they’ both agree, let’s bring this up at this juncture since we promised “openness and transparency.” Well that and the sunny ways. It’s like they’re in cahoots. Kind of closed and “collusiony,” you might actually say.

The investigation reveals that over a period of more than five years between 2004 and 2009, 18 former SNC-Lavalin employees, directors and some spouses contributed nearly $110,000 to the federal Liberals, including to four party leadership campaigns and four riding associations in Quebec…

…Novak said that SNC-Lavalin actively encouraged company officials to make donations, and even collected the cheques to deliver to the Liberal Party…

Huh. Now that some of us are being open and transparent, it raises the really rather imperative question as to whether any other liberal-left-luvin big corporations (from what I can tell that’s all of them), big government unions or for that matter the media unions, or, say, any state-owned media organization, ever do anything like this. Nah. Just SNC-Lavalin. And like the Liberal Party itself, most of them aren’t abiding by the openness and transparency campaign promise.

… Most of the senior executives on the list contacted by CBC/Radio-Canada declined to be interviewed.

So thank goodness for honest people…

But two non-executive SNC-Lavalin employees who agreed to speak with The Fifth Estate/Enquête about the scheme said they were definitely told their political donations would be reimbursed in the form of bonuses from SNC-Lavalin.

One of those was Jean Lefebvre, who worked for the firm as an engineer. Contacted at his home in Saint-Bruno, Que., Lefebvre said he was specifically asked to donate to the Liberal Party.

“We were given a bonus that was double the amount donated,” he said.

Let’s zero-in on the practices of Elections Canada or the Commissioner, who decided not to prosecute Liberal Party candidates or executives nor even SNC-Lavalin — deciding instead to offer a sweetheart deal — the “compliance agreement” (familiar, right?), in which they merely had to promise not to break the law like a normal Canadian. They all got off scot free, despite the evidence. Seems not just wrong, but Jussie Smollett wrong.

Hey maybe the civil servants and the media only care when conservatives do stuff. Let’s check!

Conservative MP Dean DelMastro, back in 2014 or so, after being charged with a lesser election-related offence, was forced before the liberal media — in handcuffs yet — to do a well-publicised perp walk so all the media — the CBC, CTV, Globe and Mail, etc, who were all amazingly at the ready at the exact right time — could snap as many pictures as possible of The Conservative in handcuffs who did a bad thing.

DelMastro went to jail! Seriously. The liberals’ Maclean’s division wrote in 2017, “Del Mastro is now waiting in the chow line with other inmates, likely at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ont., a testament to the fact that Canada is a nation of laws, and the powerful, if they are sufficiently dim-witted or bull-headed, can be made to pay for their crimes.

The DelMastro matter was a big mistake on his part, to be sure, and he was convicted, but from what I can tell it was nothing over what the Liberals and SNC-Lavalin apparently conspired, over years, to do, and are possibly still doing; and what others might possibly have done and are still doing. If only the authorities and investigative journalists would pretend they were conservatives!

And here’s a little ice cream with the cake: SNC-Lavalin, beneficiary of kindness and a soft touch from the government’s seemingly liberal-friendly criminal prosecutors, and beneficiary of innumerable government contracts worth countless billions of taxpayer dollars, does some liberal-style accounting for their liberal donations:

He explained that the size of the bonus was intended to compensate him for the taxes he would have to pay on the bonus.

And the more they raise taxes, the more the bonus would be! Corruption à la mode.

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