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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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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he smart business decision by the Harper Conservatives to reign in the state-owned, money-losing dinosaur Canada Post, changing postal mail delivery from door-to-door to community boxes, was ridiculed by the Trudeau Liberals (and then of course by their mainstream news media division) during the 2015 election campaign.

It was a huge plank in their election campaign. It was celebrated by the media. The Liberals would reverse the Conservatives’ decision — effective immediately after they were sworn-in — that’s how important they said it was. Damn the costs to Canadians! I’m handsome! 

Trudeau’s snarky post-election “Because it’s 2015!” was a ruse. The year is always 1947 when it comes to liberals acting irrationally to protect the big unions, state-owned businesses, taxing and spending, and any other liberal-left/progressive ideology.

The Liberals would add cover to their irrationality (and their media division would totally buy into it) by promising that after they resumed door-to-door delivery, they would set up an official federal task force (they’re liberals!) and order an official report, presumably proving to all the idiot conservative voters in the country that the Liberals were right. And then with the “science settled,” the debate would be over, much like with their “man-made global warming” “science.”

Today the report was released, totally refuting the hair-brained decision by the Trudeau Liberals to reverse the direction for Canada Post that the Conservatives had rightly begun.

…The task force said the post office could generate $762-million a year in savings or revenue gains from measures that include resuming the phaseout of delivery, selling 800 of its busiest postal retail outlets to the private sector, delivering mail every other weekday, and closing more processing plants.

… Reinstating home delivery for all Canadians would cost $1.2-billion a year. The task force said that, to do that, the post office would have to charge as much as $124 a year per home or raise stamp prices by another 50 cents on top of the increases it already needs to make. …

But it’s gotten to the point where when one of these things come up in the news making Justin Trudeau and the Liberals look even more ridiculous than we already knew they were, the question I have is where the Liberals’ media division — the Globe and Mail, National Post, CBC, CTV, etc., will bury the story, if they will even cover it at all. The Canadian news media takes its news-reporting cues directly from the instruction book of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s campaign industrial complex.

Luckily I found an article about the report, deep within the G&M this morning, under the “POLITICS” heading. Other headlines in that section: “Peter MacKay will not run for Conservative leadership,” and “Kevin O’Leary writes off Kellie Leitch’s candidacy.”

See it’s not really “news,” it’s just politics, implying that it’s just Conservatives making politics out of this — it’s not really serious “news” like it was during the campaign. The article was featured way below the web page scroll, past the business section and way under these important real-news stories which were featured as their top stories of the day:


Their man Obama is so very dreamy, but my golly I too hope Trudeau’s popularity can survive this post office story, because what I worry about more than anything is how Trudeau will look after news about his repeated failings are begrudgingly reported.

The state-owned CBC was even funnier but for different reasons. Yesterday they ran a Canadian Press story featuring the notion that Canada Post could be saved if only they were given the job of distributing…. POT!  Yessir, like this:

The four-member panel issued a discussion paper Monday that suggests a number of ways the letter carrier can turn its business model around, including distributing legalized marijuana and cutting back on door-to-door delivery in favour of community mailboxes — an initiative launched by the Conservative government in 2013 but scrapped by the current Liberal government.

No word on distributing crack, liquor, condoms, or porn… and cutting back on door-to-door delivery in favour of community mailboxes.

But here’s what they will deliver: whatever the liberals and the unions want. The idea that Trudeau or the Liberals would ever cross the postal workers’ union, the teachers’ union, the auto-workers’ union, or any left-wing outfit, is ridiculous. It simply doesn’t matter what Canadians generally think. Never mind this, because they won’t:

In spite of the controversy over phasing out door-to-door delivery, the task force report includes polling data suggesting a majority of Canadians (67 per cent) actually supports the idea of shifting everyone to community mail boxes.

I know 67% of Canadians don’t send money to the Liberal Party of Canada. But unions and their members do (or they donate to their Canada_Post_Mail-n-Burgersbrothers and sisters in Tom Mulcair’s like-minded you’ve got to be kidding party) — especially the unions and members working in state-owned “businesses” like the CBC and Canada Post. And even if these people didn’t donate, big labor unions and state-owned “businesses” are what makes liberals liberals. So eventually this will all be crafted to cede not to common sense, or to all Canadian taxpayers, or even to their sacred federal task force “report,” but to big labor unions and another state-owned “business.”

This union-related quote from the’s story, and second one from the G&M, stand out (my bolding):

CUPW also suggested a number of possible business models for revamping the mail carrier, including offering payday loans.

• The task force also rejected the idea of the post office getting into the banking business – an option the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is pushing hard.

So let’s watch for state-owned banks and state-owned loansharking on a national scale. (In Canada, not Cuba or North Korea.)

These extreme left-wing (can we say communist at any point?) ideas for state-owned banks and payday loansharking aside, thanks to the Liberals’ big federal task force, they will have to tackle the thorny issue of the science being settled and the debate being over. Oh but wait! They’ve ordered-up a months-long, cross-country chit-chat and chin-wag, in order to get feedback about this ever-so complicated matter from every Canadian! This will afford them the opportunity to “interpret” the “findings” any damn way they please. Bravo, Liberals.

Make no mistake. The Liberals will do what they set out to do. Yes, damn the costs. And it will pretty much be based on “I’m handsome,” and “it’s 2015” (or 2017, or 2020, or whatever).

I just hope Trudeau looks good and his precious popularity survives after all of this.


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