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COSTELLO:    I want to talk about the unemployment rate in Canada

ABBOTT:        Good Subject.  Terrible Times.  It's 5.6%.

COSTELLO:    That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT:         No, that's 23%.

COSTELLO:    You just said 5.6%.

ABBOTT:         5.6% Unemployed.

COSTELLO:    Right, 5.6% out of work.

ABBOTT:         No, that's 23%.

COSTELLO:    Okay, so it's 23% unemployed.

ABBOTT:         No, that's 5.6%.

COSTELLO:    WAIT A MINUTE.  Is it 5.6% or 23%?

ABBOTT:        5.6% are unemployed.  23% are out of work.

COSTELLO:    If you are out of work you are unemployed

ABBOTT:        No, Trudeau said you can't count the "Out of Work"  as
the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

COSTELLO:   BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!!

ABBOTT:        No, you miss his point.

COSTELLO:   What point?

ABBOTT:        Someone who doesn't look for work can't be counted with
those who look for work.  It wouldn't be fair.

COSTELLO:    To whom?

ABBOTT:        The unemployed.

COSTELLO:    But ALL of them are out of work.

ABBOTT:        No, the unemployed are actively looking for work.  Those
who are out of work gave up looking and if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO:   So if you're off the unemployment roles that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT:        Unemployment would go down.  Absolutely!

COSTELLO:   The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?

ABBOTT:        Absolutely it goes down.  That's how it gets to 5.6%.
Otherwise it would be 23%.

COSTELLO:    Wait, I got a question for you.  That means there are two
ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT:        Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO:    Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT:        Correct.

COSTELLO:    And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT:        Bingo.

COSTELLO:   So there are two ways to bring unemployment down,  and the easier of the two is to have people stop looking for work.

ABBOTT:       Now you're thinking like a Liberal.

COSTELLO:   I don't even know what the hell I just said!

ABBOTT:       Now you're thinking like Trudeau.

 

 

 

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I guess guess Trudeau can hold his nose and ignore the record of these governments if they will just vote for him in his quest for the UN Security Council seat....how much will it cost for the blackmail in vote getting? Money will be no object, I fear.

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Trudeau will attempt to make deals with leaders from countries like Tanzania, which Amnesty International recently accused of “ruthlessly disembowelling” its human rights framework; the Democratic Republic of Congo, which stands accused of despoiling tropical forests and endemic violence; South Sudan, where the UN says war crimes have taken place; and Kenya, where Human Rights Watch says police have been responsible for disappearances and extra-judicial killings.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-ivison-trudeaus-ill-timed-and-costly-quest-for-a-un-security-council-seat

 

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The Huffington Post reports that climate activist Greta Thunberg took a direct jab at Justin Trudeau’s environmental record, sharing an op-ed on Twitter criticizing the prime minister’s hypocrisy on climate change.

The opinion piece, which was published in The Guardian, argues that Trudeau’s record is “disturbing in a different way” from Trump or Putin’s because he pretends to care — but fails to... act on it.

“Trudeau, for all his charms, doesn’t get to have it both ways,” said writer Bill McKibben in the piece. “If you can’t bring yourself to stop a brand-new tar sands mine then you’re not a climate leader.”

Thunberg and Trudeau previously met when the 17-year-old environmentalist was in Montreal as part of her climate strike rallies around the world. When asked about the prime minister, Thunberg said that he was “obviously not doing enough.”

Trudeau said he agreed with her.

During the 2019 election, Trudeau aligned himself with Thunberg on the campaign trail by positioning the environment as a key issue. When the Liberals released their climate plan, they were called out by the NDP for buying the Trans Mountain Pipeline.

Trudeau’s government has been called out by Indigenous groups for withholding information from them during consultations about the pipeline. A legal challenge from First Nations against the pipeline was later dismissed in the Federal Court of Appeal.

In Alberta, the Liberals are facing the decision to approve or reject a $20.6-billion oilsands mine near Fort McMurray. A government report found that Alberta’s oilsands are releasing an average of one-third more carbon dioxide per oil barrel than they report.

We call Trudeau an unethical, scandalous, sexual deviant, blackface hypocrite. That aside, the Liberals better approve this project or there will be riots in the “most romantic” place on earth.

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How many industrialized countries would allow one of the busiest passenger/freight rail lines be shut down by activists for a day and a half and take no action??
 

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High-volume passenger and freight train travel between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa is at a standstill Friday during a solidarity protest for opponents of a natural gas pipeline being built through Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia.

A protest at CN Rail line near Wyman’s Road along the Tyendinaga Mohawk territory started Thursday afternoon and continued into Friday afternoon.

Messages for the Tyendinaga police were not returned prior to deadline.

Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte said he has had no communication with the protesters. The protest is an action by individuals in the community and is not a band council action or stemming from a council decision, he said.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/train-travel-between-toronto-montreal-and-ottawa-halted-by-protest-supporting-wetsuweten-anti-pipeline-activists

Another “positive” message for industry trying to business or thinking of investing in this country.

And Trudeau says TMX will be built...

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38 minutes ago, st27 said:

How many industrialized countries would allow one of the busiest passenger/freight rail lines be shut down by activists for a day and a half and take no action??
 

Another “positive” message for industry trying to business or thinking of investing in this country.

And Trudeau says TMX will be built...

RIGHTS OF THE FEW, VS THE RIGHTS OF THE MAJORITY.  I ALWAYS THOUGHT DEMOCRACY WAS ABOUT THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY?

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The liberals have stated they will adapt UNDRIP by the end of 2020, so these type of protests will become more and more prevalent, whether sanctioned by elected band chiefs or not. And the country will suffer economically.

How is  “Sunny Ways” working for you now Justin???  Btw.....this is happening while the turd is in Ethiopia sucking up to the UN homies.

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While he is in Etheopia with the military plane sitting most of the time, we had to hire foreign carriers

to bring our Canadian citizens home from China (except the 2 still in the gulag)

 

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On 2/7/2020 at 8:38 PM, st27 said:

How many industrialized countries would allow one of the busiest passenger/freight rail lines be shut down by activists for a day and a half and take no action??
 

Another “positive” message for industry trying to business or thinking of investing in this country.

And Trudeau says TMX will be built...

had I been the engineer I would have throttled up.  Train thoroughfares are private property and they are trespassing.   They best move.

 

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11 hours ago, Falken said:

While he is in Etheopia with the military plane sitting most of the time, we had to hire foreign carriers

to bring our Canadian citizens home from China (except the 2 still in the gulag)

 

There was a reason we had to hire foreign carriers.  China set the rules.  We were lucky to get anyone out.  besides his plane does not have enough seats.

 

 

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10 hours ago, boestar said:

There was a reason we had to hire foreign carriers.  China set the rules.  We were lucky to get anyone out.  besides his plane does not have enough seats.

 

 

Could have always left Trudeau in China ...

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13 hours ago, boestar said:

There was a reason we had to hire foreign carriers.  China set the rules.  We were lucky to get anyone out.  besides his plane does not have enough seats.

 

 

Strange that other countries apparently had little trouble getting their folks out.  Re "HIS" plane, it's not his, it is ours. 😀

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On 2/8/2020 at 7:26 AM, Falken said:

While he is in Etheopia with the military plane sitting most of the time, we had to hire foreign carriers

to bring our Canadian citizens home from China (except the 2 still in the gulag)

 

I guess he needed the bigger airplane for his quests?

Why is Raptors president Masai Ujiri travelling with Trudeau in Africa?

Published Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:08AM ESTNOW PLAYING
Justin Trudeau's mission to Africa to garner support for a Canadian seat on the UN Security Council continues. Glen McGregor reports.
 
 

TORONTO -- He helped lead the Toronto Raptors to their first NBA championship, but it might still seem strange that Masai Ujiri is side-by-side with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his trip to Africa.

In fact, Ujiri’s clout and star power could be crucial for Trudeau as he attempts to garner support for landing Canada a seat on the powerful United Nations Security Council.

The pair, along with three other ministers, are attending a weekend session of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The support and votes of the 54 African leaders will be critical when the UN decides on the fate of Canada’s bid in June.

Before becoming a player scout and NBA executive, Ujiri was raised in Nigeria. Outside of the NBA, he’s lent his support for different business initiatives and charities at home and abroad.

Ujiri had initially planned on travelling to the continent to promote his foundation, Giants of Africa, which uses basketball as a way to educate and connect with African youth.

But he switched up his plans after Trudeau asked him to join his delegation to Africa. But he praised Ujiri’s work in the region at a press conference on Sunday.

“Masai is doing incredible work in Africa to empower youth to a sport,” he said, adding that the foundation was “helping countless young people, including many young women, to reach their full potential.”

When asked if he would consider becoming a Canadian citizen, Ujiri simply said: "I do view myself as a Canadian citizen," as well as a “son of Africa.”

 

Here’s ⁦⁦Toronto @Raptors President Masai Ujiri with PMJT in Addis Ababa, when asked if he would consider becoming a Canadian citizen. ⁩

 
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When asked about his relationship with Trudeau earlier this weekend, Ujiri had told reporters "I have relationships with leaders here and anyway we can help, anyway I can help, it's a big part of making the world better," He’s already spoken with Trudeau and about how his role as a basketball ambassador could help the government.

“I support Canada and I support the prime minister in what he wants to do here,” Ujiri added. “We have to figure out on the continent how we give youth an opportunity through sports and I think Canada shows a good example, and maybe we can represent that here in some kind of way.”

The theme of the African Union’s summit is “Silencing the Guns,” as the continent works to reduce conflict and violence as well as promote economic growth.

Ujiri was on hand for Trudeau’s meet-and-greet with both Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who recently won a Nobel Peace Prize and Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

After Trudeau spends three days in Addis Ababa, where the African Union’s headquarters is located, he’ll travel with Ujiri to Senegal later this week.

Although the prime minister reaching out to Ujiri might seem out of the blue, the two have worked together on a number of projects before.

 

No better way to spend Thanksgiving than joining the youth of #YSW to give back to those in need.

We had some special guests @JustinTrudeau and Masai Ujiri join the team to fill packages for the Weston Area Emergency Support. #HappyThanksGiving

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During the federal election campaign, Ujiri joined Trudeau during a charity campaign event in Toronto to help assemble food boxes for needy families. And before that, in June, the pair embraced during the Raptors' NBA championship parade in Toronto.

And last April, Ujiri hosted a meeting in Toronto between prominent black business leaders and Trudeau to come up with specialized ways to address different communities.

 

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Sounds good, means nothing.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is standing by to assist China if it asks for more help to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak which originated there.

 

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Canadians must NEVER forget this Travesty allowed by Justin Trudeau. CUTS some ones head off and SEVEN years later he's a free man. Only in Canada you say...😡😡😡😡😡

“ Vincent Li was just granted an absolute discharge.

On the evening of July 30, 2008, Li boarded a Greyhound bus and beheaded 22-year-old Tim McLean. But now Li is a free man and he’s even legally changed his name to Will Baker. He’ll be living not too far away from Tim McLean’s mother. 

I think I speak for a lot of Canadians when I say this doesn’t seem right. 
 
Justin Trudeau must put the rights of victims before the rights of criminals.”

 

 

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Trudeau says it is a good forum for debate but does it solve any problems ?

TRUDEAU DEFENDS PUSH FOR UN SEAT

Where world’s ‘biggest issues’ debated, he says

  • Calgary Herald
  • 10 Feb 2020
  • MIA RABSON

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday he is seeking a seat for Canada on the powerful United Nations Security Council because it is where the world’s most pressing issues are debated.

Trudeau spent his second full day in Africa at a working lunch with some Ethiopian female business owners and in one-on-one meetings with leaders from Nigeria, Somalia, Mauritius and Madagascar.

He attended a formal dinner for the African Union summit Saturday night, after meeting with five others and delivering two speeches on the margins of the summit.

While Trudeau said this trip is aimed at moving Canada’s relationship with Africa to new heights, including more economic partnerships and business ties, he acknowledged Canada’s campaign for one of the 10 non-permanent seats on the Security Council is one of the reasons for the visit.

Canada is up against Norway and Ireland for two spots on the council in a vote that will take place in June. There are 54 African members of the United Nations, more than one-fourth of the potential votes for the Security Council’s seats. Canada lost its bid for a seat in 2010, partly due to lacklustre African support.

“The UN Security Council is a place where the biggest issues facing our world are debated, discussed and advanced,” Trudeau said. “Having a Canadian voice at that table is important for Canadians but also for countries around the world who share our values, who share our concerns, who share our perspective on the world.”

But not all African nations are on the same page as Canada on at least one issue: human rights. Trudeau has been noticeably quiet or vague about the matter on this trip so far, said Alice Musabende, a Canadian doctoral student in international relations specializing in Africa’s international relations.

She said she thinks it’s because he didn’t want to upset any leaders as he is campaigning for their votes.

“I think this whole trip really was prepared as a way to not put human rights and good governance front and centre of these discussions,” said Musabende.

Trudeau said Canadians are used to seeing him talk about human rights “wherever we go around the world” and Africa was no different.

“In all of my conversations with every leader we’ve talked about human rights,” Trudeau said.

But he did not do it publicly. Other than one mention of “LGBTQ issues,” Trudeau didn’t list human rights as something to discuss in any of the brief photo opportunities he held before all nine one-on-one meetings with African leaders over the past two days. He did meet with some whose governments have been criticized by international groups such as Amnesty International for their human rights records, including the leaders of Rwanda and Egypt.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame changed the constitution to allow him to run for more terms in office, while Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-sisi’s government has been criticized for arbitrarily detaining people, torture and extrajudicial killings.

Canadian engineer Yasser Albaz has been detained in Cairo for a year after he was arrested at the airport at the end of a business trip. He has not been charged with anything.

Trudeau said he raised the case with el-sisi in their private meeting.

Musabende said African leaders will surely welcome the economic partnerships, climate change co-operation and women’s empowerment programs Trudeau talked about constantly but she said those can’t happen without human rights being on the table.

“If you’re going there and you’re going to be partnering with an entire continent where you still have some presidents who are changing, in a constitutional way, their terms to stay in power, or you are talking with people who have abused human rights of their citizens and you are Canada, pretty much the flag-bearer of human rights, how do you not say who you are and what you really stand for,” she said.

Trudeau and his cabinet ministers repeatedly said over the weekend that they believe their partnerships and relationships with Africa are stronger than ever and that their government has been working hard to make them even better over the last four years.

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Canada doesn’t need a United Nations seat. It needs a PM focused on issues at home

Millions more will be spent for endeavour that offers no benefits, says Diane Francis.

  • Calgary Herald
  • 11 Feb 2020
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img?regionKey=WdbE01Mbe1vkjQbiEMbYLw%3d%3dSEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits troops at Camp Canada in Kuwait on Monday. Canada’s chances of winning a UN security council seat are a long shot because it’s a laggard in some areas, including its peacekeeping efforts, writes Diane Francis.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been hobnobbing in Africa this week with the president of the Toronto Raptors, spending Canadian tax dollars to woo votes for Canada’s bid to get onto the United Nations Security Council.

His road show follows another recent one by two cabinet ministers and a parliamentary secretary.

Last year, the Liberals blew $1.9 million on marketing costs for this seat, plus the salaries and expenses of the 13 government employees appointed to work full time on this bid.

Undoubtedly, millions more will be spent until the June election in the UN General Assembly for a seat that provides zero benefits to Canada and, frankly, some serious potential downsides. The question for Canadians to ponder is why does Trudeau indulge in an inconsequential goal that confers no power, economic opportunities or benefits to Canada?

The answer is that securing this seat would be touted by the Liberals as a foreign policy win of some sort following the “costume,” off-mic and Aga Khan fiascos.

This party has also tied itself to the United Nations’ hopelessly flawed, and unsuccessful, climate change processes, to the detriment of Canada’s biggest industries and living standards.

Now the Liberals want a seat at the big boys’ table and are spending millions to get it.

But consider the ironies. Trudeau wages an election campaign throughout Africa, where 54 of the 193 votes in the UN General Assembly reside.

To be successful, he must woo the leaders of these nations, many of whom are despots, kleptocrats or worse.

When it comes to obtaining votes at international institutions such as the United Nations, the International Olympic Committee or FIFA, money talks.

So do student visas, work permits, foreign aid and trade missions. This is the currency that wins votes. The entire exercise is even more questionable given that Africa is a prime environmental offender.

The UN climate agreements exempt most African countries, along with all developing nations, including mega-polluters China and India, from curbing their emissions.

As a result, African countries pave, pollute, deforest and infest their landscapes with filthy coal plants with impunity.

Hypocrisy aside, the seat is virtually worthless.

There are the five permanent seat holders (U.S., U.K., France, China and Russia), and each have a veto. Then there are another 10 non-permanent seats, with two-year terms. It’s been 20 years since Canada held one of those seats.

Besides, Canada’s chances are a long shot.

China is not a fan of Canada’s since the extradition issue began involving a Huawei executive.

Canada is also a late entry, compared to its two competitors, Ireland and Norway, which have been lobbying for years.

All three are vying for a seat that will serve two years, in 2021 and 2022.

In addition, the two European countries have several advantages.

Norway donates almost one per cent of its gross national income (GNI) to official development assistance, Ireland contributes 0.32 per cent and Canada is in third place, donating 0.27 per cent of its GNI.

And Canada has become a laggard when it comes to peacekeeping efforts, too.

Instead of pursuing a seat, the Canadian government should concentrate on fixing what the first Trudeau term has damaged at home.

How about championing and growing our resource industries? How about building the economy, nurturing entrepreneurship and lowering taxes? How about pushing for the United Nations to scrap its current flawed climate change agreement that punishes Canada’s clean and ethical resource industries, but lets the world’s biggest polluters completely off the hook?

Canadians don’t need a UN seat. Canadians need a prime minister who defends and protects Canada from fads, fanatics and fantasies.

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An absolute MUST WATCH.....video in the link. 

This is how normal Canadians will describe Trudeaus Legacy !!

 

   Omar Khadr Convicted Terrorist Madness   
 

Canadian combat veteran rightfully upset Islamist terrorist road side bomb maker and soldier killer glorified at Dalhousie University Feb. 10 2020 .

 

https://vimeopro.com/user1536463/omar-khadr-convicted-terrorist-madness/video/390641382

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The laughable part about this article is that people think our child king would actually care about the majority. !!!
Canada is turning into a mob city while Trudeau remains silent

Somebody in Ottawa should be pointing out that along with the right to protest there are certain responsibilities to allow other people to go about their business

Canada is slowly turning from democracy to mobocracy, as the rule of law is tested from coast to coast.

From blocked intersections in downtown Toronto, to journalists and legislators being barred entry to the B.C. legislature; from an obstructed CN line affecting rail traffic out of the port of Prince Rupert, to the barricades impeding Via Rail’s service between Toronto and Montreal, Canada is slowly being choked into submission.

The protests are in solidarity with the opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. by hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. But a considerable number of “outsiders” are using the dispute as an excuse for mischief.

It’s impossible to know how many anarchists are at work. The U.S. website, It’s Going Down, has been actively calling for its followers to “shut down the ability of capitalist civilization to function” and has been promoting a campaign to #shutdowncanada.

Eco-warriors like Rising Tide Toronto are calling on its activists to fight actors in that city that “benefit from mega-extraction and colonialism”.

The mob is winning. CN has temporarily closed down part of its network and warned of threats to the transportation of food, grain, de-icing fluid for airports and propane for Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

In the face of this declaration of disorder, our politicians have been supine. Justin Trudeau is overseas, campaigning for a UN Security Council seat but encouraged all parties to use dialogue to resolve the problem.

dundas.1.jpg?quality=60&strip=all&w=590A large protest took over Dundas Street as it left Wellington on the way to the RCMP offices on Talbot Street in London, Ont. They were protesting in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation who are blockading the Coastal GasLink pipeline in BC Photograph taken on Tuesday February 11, 2020. Mike Hensen/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network

The beleaguered Transport Minister Marc Garneau noted that it is illegal to blockade a rail line under the Railway Safety Act but said it is up to the provinces, not the federal government, to sort it out.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/john-ivison-canada-is-turning-into-a-mob-city-while-trudeau-remains-silent

 

 

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I have never seen so many articles commenting on the hijacking of the country in a national newspaper......while the leader of the country glad hands in Africa, oblivious to the plight of the economy at home.

 

 

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RAIL BLOCKADES COULD BECOME A FULL-BLOWN SECESSION CRISIS

Illegal actions against pipeline have put Canada’s future at stake, Diane Francis say.

  • Calgary Herald
  • 14 Feb 2020
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img?regionKey=4pDDVYXWP6oGcJpv2bXV4A%3d%3dCHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS First Nations members of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory block train tracks as part of a protest against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, in Tyendinaga, Ont., on Thursday. Diane Francis blames the Liberals for the existential threat to Canada posed by the blockades.

The illegal road and rail blockades perpetrated by Indigenous radicals across the country are not about pipelines or fossil fuels. It’s an existential threat to Canada and its sovereignty — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is to blame.

Five years of pandering and subsidizing 632 First Nations leaders have led to this catastrophe, which is being spearheaded by five unelected hereditary chiefs in British Columbia who claim their nation — the Wet’suwet’en — is exempt from Canadian laws and regulations. They claim sovereignty over a 22,000-square-kilometre swath of land, an area the size of Israel, and have successfully invoked nationwide solidarity protests that have crippled portions of the country’s rail system.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders and their accomplices have defied court orders and ignored agreements signed by 20 band councils, including their own. The issue at hand is the building of a 670-kilometre gas pipeline to a $40-billion LNG plant on the coast, but at stake is the future of Canada itself.

On Dec. 31, the B.C. Supreme Court ordered protesters to allow workers access to a remote logging road in northern B.C. But Wet’suwet’en activists continued to block the road and, days later, 28 were arrested (six of whom were released without charges). Now, dozens of arrests have followed across the country.

Such lawlessness has been emboldened since 2015, when Trudeau decided that the federal government would not enforce the First Nations Financial Transparency Act. The law requires Indigenous leaders, often inherited chiefs, to be accountable and transparent by forcing them to publish audits of band expenses, including their compensation. Along the way, the federal government has also sidestepped disputes involving corruption, rigged elections, no elections, nepotism and charter rights violations.

By ceding its oversight powers to band chiefs and councils, without checks and balances, or any semblance of accountability, the feds have allowed the rights of the Indigenous People who fall under the control of these chiefs and councils to be trampled upon, according to Indigenous lawyer and activist Catherine Twinn. Now, the rights of all Canadians are being trampled on.

These self-appointed potentates are not only thumbing their noses at the rule of law, but at their own members. For example, Wet’suwet’en member Philip Tait told CTV that he is hoping to get a job with the project. “Right now, this is probably got one of the biggest job creations in the province here, and we want to be part of it,” he said. “The hereditary chiefs’ office, they don’t speak for the whole clan.”

Another member, Bonnie George, added that, “A majority of our people do want to see this project go through. The reason why it’s not out there is because people are afraid to speak up, but that’s starting to change.”

This week, faced with a propane shortage due to the blockade, Quebec Premier François Legault demanded the federal government must get “involved, because it (the blockade) doesn’t only concern Quebec. It concerns all provinces.”

Yet the federal government’s response has been irresponsible at best. Transport Minister Marc Garneau said enforcement of court orders is up to provinces. The Prime Minister’s Office and the Crown-indigenous relations minister referred media calls to the natural resources minister’s office, which, in turn, said the matter was a provincial issue.

When asked, the prime minister merely said the protests were “an issue of concern” and that he is encouraging “all parties to dialogue to resolve this as quickly as possible.”

In the absence of federal intervention, the crisis will escalate. The chiefs are now demanding that B.C. cancel all permits for this and other resource projects and that the RCMP and provincial authorities vacate the territory. They also invoked a groundless report by the United Nations committee on the elimination of racial discrimination, which urged Canada to stop the Site C dam project, the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and this Coastal Gaslink pipeline, on the basis that the rights of Indigenous People have been ignored.

Now a full-blown secession crisis is underway, thanks to the Liberal government’s abdication of its responsibility to uphold the laws, democratic rights and courts of Canada for all Canadians. It’s a disgrace.

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