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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.
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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.

The Article

What with all the muck in the bowels of the Liberal Party these days, what a terrible week to recall Justin Trudeau’s talk of “sunny ways” if only we elected him. Is it “sunny” in those bowels or is it something else?

This week we found out Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have been, well, lying is the word. And as we know from childhood, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. As grownups we know where there’s lying by politicians, there’s corruption. The only question is the extent of the corruption.

The fact that this is the fourth or fifth such smoke and fire in as many years, is also worthy of something serious — and a “discussion” just doesn’t cut it when it comes to repeated corruption.

The “extent” part keeps growing too, as the layers of this latest stinking onion gets peeled away.

This is actually a set of separate scandals, which I’ll have to alphabetize.

We found out this week that (A) Justin Trudeau did not recuse himself when his cabinet met to decide to give (B) a sole-source contract, (C) worth nearly a BILLION dollars, (D) to a clearly politically progressive charity called WE.

WE is (E) a known sponsor of all things progressive and social justice warrior, including (F) Justin Trudeau personally. In fact, the “brands” of WE and Justin Trudeau match identically.

(G) WE stood to make some nearly $20 MILLION for the contract, and Trudeau risibly said, when questions first arose about this stupidity of awarding them the contract, that they were (H) “the only organization in Canada” that could possibly dole out the billion dollars (well, less $20 million which WE would pocket for themselves).

But we found another stinkin’ layer when (I) we learned Trudeau’s wife, his mother, and his brother, and, (J) as we found out just today, other Liberals, have also had personal dealings with the organization.

And (K) vice-versa. They all support each other.

Trudeau made implicit, on national television, that (L) he — and his family — were strictly volunteers for that organization. Lies, it turns out. As website CANADALAND, who first broke all of this, found out, Trudeau’s family earned (“earned” —wink) scads of money from WE. In excess of $300,000. They were “volunteers” in much the same way that the sole-source contract to dole out a billion dollars was for the purpose of — get this — paying students… to volunteer. (I kid you not.)

The word “volunteer” means something different to people on the progressive left than it does to normal people. Volunteering has mostly cost me money.

Lying by omission, which is somehow even worse to me and I can’t explain why but it has something to do with its deeply evil intent: (M) Liberal Finance Minister Bill Morneau also did not recuse himself from cabinet decisions, even though two of his immediate family members are entrenched in WE, with one of them being a paid employee. (N) In 2019 just before the election call, Morneau’s department gave $3 MILLION (*taxpayer dollars*) to WE. He announced it himself. No mention of his family ties.

Also lying by omission, (O) Trudeau has never brought up the fact that WE explicitly endorses him, politically, by featuring him several times in its numerous mass public rallies attended by young folks. In 2015 Trudeau was invited to address a 16,000-person WE Day audience alongside wife Sophie in Ottawa, his first public speech after becoming prime minister. But there was more. The list of appearances — not even including his family’s dozens of separate appearances — is stunning in its enormity. [iPOLITICS.CA compiled a list.]

(These rallies creep me out — watch one on Youtube or someplace if you get a chance, and see if you don’t think of the word “cult,” as you do).

(P) Watch this creepy 30-second TV ad for Justin Trudeau. Can we guess who made it? Watch to the end.

(Q) The co-founder of WE, Craig Kielburger (his brother Marc is the other co-founder), is a personal political donor of Justin Trudeau’s, donating the maximum allowed for his leadership bid.

(R) The Trudeau government has given the WE charity millions (*of our taxpayer*) dollars before this latest calamity. P.S. Giving away other people’s money is not charity, it’s theft.

(S) Craig Kielburger was invited by the Trudeau government to join the newly-formed Debates Commission panel, in 2019, tasked with organizing the debate events between the party leaders.

I could go beyond S
How can anybody — either on the WE side or the Trudeau/Liberal side — not have a massive moral problem with all of this? I cannot comprehend, and I’ve tried hard.

The Liberal Party — its brass, its members, its donors, its MPs and cabinet ministers, its voters — are apparently not able to stop the effete Justin Trudeau, even in the face of what’s obvious to most Canadians.

No calls from within for his resignation? Unfathomable.

He’s popular in some polling, especially in the big cities. I get that. I don’t understand that, because I’m not a fan of his performative garbage and overt progressivism and what may even be further radical leftism than he lets on. But I get the calculation.

It’s a purely crass, partisan political calculation.

But look. There’s “doing what is right,” and there’s “doing what is knowingly wrong for the country.” This situation is the latter. And so it’s on you, Liberals.

Hate to say it but this is the sort of behavior akin to cults, including cults of personality —as this one most certainly is. (One hopes it’s not based on his judgement, honesty, speaking style… Embarrassing if true.) The best option for you liberals is to quit the cult.

He knows he must resign. He demanded it of others for far, far less.

Fight for democracy: sign the petition, Bev Oda must resign. Enough lying to Canadians!… via @M_Ignatieff

And a fun late addition (T?):

(Mackenzie Gray – @Gray_Mackenzie
“BREAKING – CTV News has confirmed that WE Charity paid Margaret Trudeau’s expenses to send her to Kenya in July 2019 to appear at the opening of a college WE was associated with. The costs associated with the trip are estimated at $10,000”)


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