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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

Yesterday, the headlines were all (excitedly!) about how their Justin Trudeau escaped being charged with yet another violation. Because, you know, how embarrassing for them all (him, the Liberals, his news media…) it would have been.

The conflict of interest investigation into the WE charity scandal, the latest Liberal scandal investigation, which was initiated after and only after much public outcry, has determined that while Trudeau’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau (and so, to my reading, “the Liberal government”) was in a clear breach of the law, Trudeau himself was not. Headlines yesterday were the likes of, “PM Trudeau cleared, but Morneau broke ethics law over WE Charity contract” (that was Trudeau’s liberalvision CTV division,) and “Ethics commissioner clears Justin Trudeau of conflict of interest in WE Charity scandal” (his Toronto Star division).

Today, some headlines (like at his Globe and Mail division) are hedging a little. Seems they didn’t really read the report carefully yesterday, so excited were they that their Justin Trudeau would not face legal prosecution. Today it’s “Trudeau in apparent conflict on WE but not a formal ethics breach, commissioner finds, Morneau’s actions declared a clear violation” (my bolding).

So, apparently, the story is that the old credo we all learned (like when the Conservatives were in power), which was that you can’t ever be seen to be in even an apparent conflict of interest or else you face firing, resignation, or criminal justice, is all just so yesterday now. It’s the Trudeau and Liberal era! The rules are different, guys! So says the Commissioner as reported in the Globe today after a sober reading of his report.

Mr. Dion’s report on the Prime Minister found that Mr. Trudeau’s involvement in awarding the contract to WE Charity gave “rise to a strong appearance of conflict between the Trudeau family’s relationship with WE and Mr. Trudeau’s duty to make decisions that best serve the public interest.”


But he ruled that is not covered by the law. He said that while the ethics code governing members of Parliament says they must avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest in their duties, the Conflict of Interest Act for public office holders has a narrower definition that doesn’t include appearance of conflict.

How convenient for that lawmaker, Justin Trudeau. No wonder they called it WE.

Here’s the better reading of the thing, from someone who is an actual expert at this stuff (why wasn’t he hired instead of another government insider yet again?), also reported in the Globe and Mail:

“Any impartial person reading the Commissioner’s Report would recognize that Prime Minister Trudeau was guilty of a clear-cut conflict of interest in the WE affair. His conflict of interest was a real and not simply an ‘apparent’ conflict,’ ” said Arthur Schafer, the founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba.

The literal implication here is that most liberals, including their news media division, and in fact the Commissioner himself, have not engaged in an impartial reading of the Commissioner’s report. And that if they did, the news would look substantially different for them all today.

I tend to agree. But I would like to know if the Commissioner investigated and seriously considered in an impartial way, the fact that the WE charity was obviously and evidentially in a direct “business” and beneficial relationship with not just the Trudeau family (which, we should always, always remember, accepted payment money FROM A CHARITY in spite of their inherited riches), but also possibly with the Trudeau Liberals — the Party itself — and therefore (if so), how that might have benefitted Justin Trudeau personally, politically. So, a conflict but very sneaky and carefully crafted one, through the back door, like they might do in a Russian spy movie or a Mafia-type movie. Or like in the Liberal Sponsorship Scandal.

We have seen how various trust-fund Trudeaus worked for WE at their rallies and such (for money!), and thus helped establish the Trudeau (political) “brand” (and believe me, “branding” the Trudeau name is what it’s all about, particularly for a guy like Justin Trudeau who by necessity has to be all about image and looks and appearances and building that cult of personality that he has so successfully built). And how Justin Trudeau’s PR events and go-to celebration following his election for example, have been WE rallies, at which they all celebrate together, and stoke-up the kids and their parents and the inevitable TV audience (like leaders of some kind of weird cult —but at least they generated lots of cool-looking news media footage!). I can only assume, since these things take a lot of coordinated organization, that they were jointly organized by the Trudeau clan, the Liberal Party, and the WE folks, and possibly even news media organizations, working together, for each other’s benefit, whatever that may be to each party within that royal “we.”

I could be wrong of course, but I think this is how it works in the disgusting, immoral and unethical dirty back rooms of politics today. And nobody should be quite so naïve about their perfidy.

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