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Some of the countries have taken different tacks, but we know that there's a huge opportunity to reduce emissions and if we're going to meet our Paris targets we all have to phase out coal," said McKenna in a recent interview with The Canadian Press

 

Here is another example of the trudeau government hypocrisy. Will McKenna inform the B.C. premier that, in order to comply with her UN climate goals, the feds will have to shutdown a large chunk of the B.C. economy?

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8. Most of the coal produced in British Columbia is sent to Asian countries, including Japan, China, South Korea and India. It is also shipped to countries Europe and other parts of North and South America.

9. In the province, coal is concentrated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, northeast of the Peace River Region, and southeast in the Kootenays, while also being found on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

10. As applications for new mines are put in around the province, many local residents have showed resistance to the project, saying they fear the environmental effects of the mine’s runoff.

11. Sparwood is a town built around coal mining – 4,000 are employed in the industry there.

 

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The traitor provided fair warning that Canada was about to become a "post nation state".

And while the weasel continues to dismantle the Country one value and industry at a time, the largely apathetic masses stand helplessly by.

When they were in the pre-election planning stages, I'll bet the turd's handlers were confident Canadians would largely just whine while they stole the Country out from under our noses. 

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Justin Trudeau is a moral hypocrite and everybody knows it

When it comes to China's internment of one million religious minorities in "re-education camps", Justin Trudeau remains silent

Justin Trudeau is a moral hypocrite. He only does the right thing when it is in his personal interest.

Take the case of the condemnation of Saudi Arabia. Justin Trudeau was quick to flex his moral superiority before the world when his government condemned the imprisonment of Raif Badawi.

Saudi Arabia is shameless in its conduct towards dissent. Everybody knows that.

Liberals are silent about one million Muslims forced into Chinese camps

But when it comes to China’s mass-internment of religious minorities in “re-education” camps, Justin Trudeau and his cronies remain silent.

Muslims throughout China are being detained en-masse in camps intended to brainwash them and rid them of their religious beliefs and identities.

Justin Trudeau is a moral hypocrite. He only does the right thing when it is in his personal interest.

Take the case of the condemnation of Saudi Arabia. Justin Trudeau was quick to flex his moral superiority before the world when his government condemned the imprisonment of Raif Badawi.

Saudi Arabia is shameless in its conduct towards dissent. Everybody knows that.

Liberals are silent about one million Muslims forced into Chinese camps

But when it comes to China’s mass-internment of religious minorities in “re-education” camps, Justin Trudeau and his cronies remain silent.

Muslims throughout China are being detained en-masse in camps intended to brainwash them and rid them of their religious beliefs and identities.

According to some estimates nearly one million Muslims have been detained in these camps, regardless of age, sex or income.

Prisoners are forced to study and recite communist propaganda for hours and to idolize President Xi Jinping.

Trudeau is okay with the torture of women and children

Apparently Justin Trudeau is okay with this. It comes as no surprise that a leader who has a “level of admiration for China” and its “basic dictatorship” has no guts to step up to his master. 

China is confiscating property, evicting people out of their homes and creating a humanitarian disaster of unprecedented proportions.

How long will this go on?

These are methods not seen since the dark days of World War Two, yet not a peep from the Liberals who are so intent on pointing out Canada’s own historical internment camps but yet ignore the ones right before their eyes.

Canada has a spotted past. China has a red present.

It seems that the state authorized torture of women and children is not enough to provoke Justin Trudeau or Chrystia Freeland’s ire. It makes you wonder how far China has to go before the two wag their sanctimonious finger at the country.

Liberals desperate for trade with China after NAFTA failure

The problem is that while Justin Trudeau’s trying to cozy up with the United Nations (who were denied access to investigate the camps), he also tries to bend over backwards for Chinese trade interests.

Only a day after Justin Trudeau lauded the virtues of a free press in Paris, Canadian journalists were denied access to a speech by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

Do you see a pattern emerging from this government? Because I do, it’s called selective blindness.

After the disaster that was Canada’s negotiations in the new NAFTA deal, Trudeau is desperate for trade agreements with one of the most protectionist countries in the world.

The Americans have the right approach to China

The meddling kids in our government are afraid that China will react with trade sanctions. And China will get away with it too.

China has the Liberal government eating out of their hand and they know it.

Yet Trudeau doesn’t know how to behave otherwise. With him it’s all about being a good lapdog for his treats.

Except there is an alternative when it comes to China, Donald Trump has shown it. Trump’s $200 billion worth of tariffs on the country are beginning to have their effect.

Canada needs to be tough when dealing with China, not ready to fold at every opportunity.

Being a good boy won’t save Justin Trudeau from China’s wrath

In a more recent case of trying to pander to two sides, Justin Trudeau authorized the arrest of Chinese national and Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhouat the request of U.S. officials.

Canada’s involvement will likely draw retaliatory actions from the Chinese government.

It seems that whatever the federal government does won’t protect Canada from China’s wrath.

Justin Trudeau’s selective morality is not a surprise. To this day it seems to be a collective trait of Liberals.

Well Justin you can’t serve two masters at once, despite how much you loan yourself out to foreign interests.

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/dzsurdzsa-justin-trudeau-is-a-moral-hypocrite-and-everybody-knows-it/

 

 

 

 

 

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December 8, 2018 9:00 am

COMMENTARY: Conspiracy theories not needed in explaining Liberal ineptness

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Rob Breakenridge By Rob Breakenridge Radio Host  Global News
 

As Canadians struggle to make sense of some of the policy choices – or lack thereof – on the part of the Trudeau Liberals, there seems to be an emerging trend of reaching for some more outlandish explanations.

 

In analyzing this question, we can take some guidance from the principle of Occam’s Razor, which is, essentially, that the simplest explanation is typically the most probable. Or, perhaps the aphorism known as Hanlon’s Razor is more apt in these specific circumstances: “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”

In other words, the government’s struggle to deal with two key issues – the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the thousands of asylum-seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada – is most easily explained by a considerable degree of ineptitude on their part.

READ MORE: Large rally in central Alberta town calls for immediate construction of new pipelines

To others, however, the explanation is much darker. The lack of progress on pipelines is instead the result of an elaborate scheme to decimate the oil and gas industry and kneecap the Alberta economy. This apparently stems from either a deep animosity for the industry, or the region, or both.

The lack of progress on stemming the tide of asylum-seekers and the inability to effectively manage the problem is instead the result of a deliberate and fiendish plot to erase our borders and surrender our sovereignty. Canada’s participation in the UN Compact on Migration is seen as further evidence of this, even though the agreement is non-binding and frankly, rather mundane.

Strange and intricate conspiracy theories abound online, but these ones are becoming increasingly mainstream – even by the federal Conservatives. This is not helpful to our political discourse. These days, it seems, it’s not enough to say your political opponents are wrong; they must also somehow be evil.

Absent an ability to read the prime minister’s mind, I cannot conclusively rule out the possibility of such sinister agendas. If there is indeed malevolent intent on Trudeau’s part, his fiendish schemes are being implemented in the clumsiest way possible.

READ MORE: New pipelines are the answer to oil price problems: Natural Resources minister

Take the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, for example. Obviously, the inability to advance the project has created considerable uncertainty and we’re currently seeing the economic consequences of a lack of pipeline capacity.

If Trudeau was determined to scuttle it, he could have simply said “no” to the project. Or, when Kinder Morgan walked away from the project, Trudeau could have let it die then. In approving the pipeline and then purchasing the project outright, Trudeau has further antagonized its opponents. Conversely, pipeline proponents have lost all patience with the prime minister. If this is a deliberate political strategy, it’s hard to imagine a more poorly conceived one.

If political considerations are a mere afterthought to an ideological determination to block all such projects, then it’s a mystery as to why Trudeau has forsaken to many obvious opportunities to accomplish that goal. Again, I defer to Hanlon’s Razor.

The Trudeau government often gets itself into trouble through a combination of trying to be all things to all people and trying to act as though everything is fine. They thought they could get Trans Mountain built and pipeline proponents would be happy. They thought they’d bring in Bill C-69 and the federal climate plan and environmentalists would be happy. That approach is in shambles.

READ MORE: NEB to hear traditional Indigenous evidence in Trans Mountain pipeline review

The failure to act on the oil price crisis is not likely out of spite for Alberta, but rather a reluctance to convey the impression that all is not well. The same goes for the problem at the border: the Liberals aren’t sure how to respond to the situation and would prefer not to call attention to their predicament — or how the prime minister’s ill-conceived tweet last year exacerbated the situation. Instead, the Liberals have found political value in portraying themselves as welcoming and compassionate and their opponents as cruel and xenophobic.

To put it another way, Canada has a mediocre government that is trying to deflect from its own missteps and craft a specific political narrative heading into an election year. That’s it. We don’t need bizarre and convoluted conspiracy theories to make sense of their actions.

Rob Breakenridge is host of “Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge” on Global News Radio 770 Calgary and a commentator for Global News.

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Not a chance. Give up your sanctuary city status and apologize to the rest of Canada for your smug superiority or foot the entire bill yourself. That's what being a sanctuary city is all about.... not following the law of the land means not benefiting from that same law of the land. 

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-time-for-trudeau-to-pay-piper-on-border-chaos

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Even some liberals are **bleep** at wonder boy:

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When I asked a lifelong Liberal who was deeply involved in the PM’s father’s campaigns what she thought of casually flipping so much money to impress a celebrity, she replied, ‘There must be some mistake in that report — no one would do that.“

But our PM just did.

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/stephen-ledrew-in-case-trudeaus-50m-trevor-noah-tweet-doesnt-strike-you-as-wrong-let-me-break-it-down

The author is a rather outspoken former president of the liberal party of Canada.

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December 10, 2018 8:00 am

As government prepares response to calls to bring ISIS members to justice, some walk free

By Stewart Bell National Online Journalist, Investigative  Global News
Global National: No federal strategy to deal with Canadian ISIS membersx
 

The Immigration and Refugee Board has ordered the deportation of a Palestinian man said to be a "danger to the security of Canada." Othman Ayed Hamdan was arrested in B.C. over social media posts that allegedly supported the so-called Islamic State and "lone wolf" terrorist attacks. He was later acquitted. As Mercedes Stephenson reports, the board's ruling comes as Canada tries to decide what to do about citizens who were part of ISIS

 

On Facebook, the Pakistani-Canadian described himself in a recent post as a “Mujahid residing in Dar al Kufr” — a jihadist fighter in the land of disbelief.

But more than two years after flying back to Toronto and telling reporters he had served in the brutal ISIS police in Syria, he has not been arrested.

“No kafir can touch me,” he said in a recent text message to a former friend, who shared it with Global News. Kafir is an Arabic term for nonbeliever.

The government was to respond Tuesday to a House of Commons motion that called for “a plan to immediately bring to justice anyone who has fought as an ISIS terrorist or participated in any terrorist activity.”

WATCH: A motion tabled by the Tories calling for a government strategy for returning ISIS members passes 280-1.

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Although introduced by the Conservative opposition, the Liberals and NDP supported the Oct. 22 motion, which specifically urged action against those “who are in Canada or have Canadian citizenship.”

It’s unclear what the government will put forward to address an issue that set off fiery parliamentary debate: Several Canadians who have joined, or tried to join, ISIS and other jihadist groups have not been charged with terrorism.

According to terrorism researcher Prof. Amarnath Amarasingam, only four of the at least 19 Canadians he has identified as having returned from Syria and Iraq have been charged. Five others were subjected to terrorism peace bonds that have now expired.

At least a half-dozen Canadians allegedly affiliated with ISIS, meanwhile, have been captured by U.S.-backed forces in Syria and want to return to Canada, including women from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Another Canadian is being held in Turkey.

WATCH: Mike Armstrong looks at why Kurdish officials are worried about foreign fighters and what Canada is prepared to do about it

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One of the captives, Muhammad Ali, told Global News in an exclusive interview he had been a member of an ISIS sniper unit. But neither he nor the others detained abroad face charges in Canada.

“Why are some people charged with terrorism-related offences while others are not?” asked an internal government document obtained by Global News under the Access to Information Act.

“Terrorism investigations are complex and resource intensive, and are some of the most challenging investigations the RCMP conducts,” the document disclosed by the RCMP continued.

“Often, they require evidence of an individual’s activity in foreign conflict zones, or rely on information provided by partners that we are not authorized to disclose in court. The RCMP also faces challenges in collecting digital evidence, including access to encrypted online communications.”

READ MORE: ‘I just want to go back’: Canadian ISIS fighter captured in northern Syria speaks out

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service director, David Vigneault, said in a speech last week that few of the roughly 100 extremists who left Canada to fight in Syria and Iraq had returned.

“Despite the collapse of Daesh [ISIS] in Syria and Iraq, we have not seen a surge in foreign fighters attempting to return to Canada,” Vigneault told the Economic Club of Canada.

That is partly because so many have died. Almost two dozen have been killed in combat and airstrikes, including four ISIS fighters wanted by the RCMP, Amarasingam said.

Ten of the 19 identified by Amarasingam as having returned never actually made it to Syria or Iraq; they were turned back before crossing the border. Two of them, Pamir Hakimzadah and Rehab Dughmosh, are awaiting trial on terrorism charges."Ahmad Waseem, an ISIS fighter from Windsor, Ont., with Mohamed El Shaer, who travelled with him to Syria but has since returned."> Ahmad Waseem, an ISIS fighter from Windsor, Ont., with Mohamed El Shaer, who travelled with him to Syria but has since returned.

Ahmad Waseem, an ISIS fighter from Windsor, Ont., with Mohamed El Shaer, who travelled with him to Syria but has since returned.

But jihadist fighter Ahmad Waseem was able to come home to Windsor, Ont., receive hospital treatment for a gunshot wound and then return to fight with ISIS until he was shot again, this time fatally.

The friend who signed his passport application and travelled with him to Syria, Mohammed El Shaer, was subjected to a terrorism peace bond upon returning to Windsor but was not charged with terrorism offences.

The lack of charges against some of those who have come back has meant they faced no legal consequences for having participated in terrorist groups responsible for horrendous atrocities.

It is also a potential security risk.

A photo on the Facebook page of the Pakistani-Canadian showed rows of shoes. “Other guy goals,” the caption read. Below it was a photo of a cache of military-style firearms. “My goals,” read the post by the man, who identified himself in his profile as “Abu Huzayfa.” He has since deleted the post.

 
A new-deleted post on the Facebook page of a Toronto-area man who says he was a member of the ISIS religious police."> A new-deleted post on the Facebook page of a Toronto-area man who says he was a member of the ISIS religious police.

A new-deleted post on the Facebook page of a Toronto-area man who says he was a member of the ISIS religious police.

The “right to enter” Canada is guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights. “Therefore, even if a Canadian engaged in terrorist activity abroad, the government of Canada must facilitate their return to Canada,” said a briefing note prepared for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.

The RCMP works with Canadian officials posted overseas to identify high-risk travellers, who may approach diplomatic posts for new passports. Their return is managed by a High-Risk Returnee Interdepartmental Taskforce and the RCMP’s National Security Joint Operation Centre.

“Once RCMP is made aware of a possible returnee, they exchange what information they have through the NSJOC and existing mechanisms and make an assessment of what risk they may pose,” the briefing note said.

“Following that, the Taskforce will meet to discuss as a community, what measures can be taken to control the return of the individual. There are standard operating procedures in place for this process, including what measures can be put in place to address returnees.”

“For instance, RCMP may use undercover officers to engage with the HRT to collect evidence, or to monitor them during their flight home. They could also be subjected to secondary customs screening and in some cases, or detention by police, when they reach Canada.”

READ MORE: ‘I’m going to die here’: Wives of ISIS fighters want to return home to Canada

WATCH: ISIS fighters’ Canadian wives want to return home

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Depending on the risk, police have several options: criminal charges; peace bonds to “mitigate the threat”; or having an “intervention team work with the returnee’s family to open up dialogue with the individual and to help support the returnee’s disengagement from their radical ideology and past behaviour.”

Professor Stephanie Carvin, a national security and terrorism expert at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, said the approach outlined in the documents was “good on paper.”

“But we do not really have a good idea of how it is working in practice. The government must respect privacy concerns, but we really don’t have any concrete data to say whether or not the RCMP’s approach is being implemented well.”

Stewart.Bell@globalnews.ca

 

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If all the guns shown above were stored anywhere but where they are, they'd be safe, secure and not at issue, but in the hands of the the thugs being featured they turn into instruments of death.

So, as they're showing us, our liberal governors are incapable of dealing with fact and addressing any of the very few genuine sources of gun related violence, which has got to make you wonder what actually motivates the legislature while they contemplate screwing over honest gun owners in a fashion that will serve no legitimate purpose ... again.

 

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Thank you Justin!! Well Done !! Anything else you can ^&^* Up ?

 

”China accuses Canada of violating bilateral agreement in Huawei arrest”

Ottawa warned it could face ‘severe consequences’ if Wanzhou Meng not released immediately

 

China accused Canada of violating a bilateral agreement by failing to speedily inform its consulate of the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co. Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, as tensions between the nations continue to escalate.

“According to the China-Canada consular agreement, if a Chinese citizen is arrested by the Canadian government, the Canadian government should immediately notify the Chinese embassy,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters in Beijing on Monday. “But the Canadian government didn’t do that.”

Despite follow-up questions on when Beijing found out about the detention, Lu declined to provide more details.

 

https://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/china-says-canada-violated-bilateral-agreement-in-huawei-arrest

 

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A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in Canada .  

Well, there's a very simple answer: 

Nobody bothered to check the oil. 

We just didn't know we were getting low.   

The reason for this is purely geographical.  

 

Our oil is located in:  

ALBERTA 
SASKATCHEWAN 
BRITISH COLUMBIA 
MANITOBA 
COASTAL NEW BRUNSWICK 
COASTAL  NEWFOUNDLAND

Our DIPSTICK is located in OTTAWA  

Any questions ???

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Another of many reasons why Trudeau has to go !!

”Quebec gets $1.4B more of our money. In return, Alberta gets kicked”

When it comes to Ottawa's equalization program, some are more equal than others.

The federal Equalization program has always been a misnomer in Canada. To be accurate, it should be called the Some Are More Equal than Others (SAMEO) program, at least for Quebec and the Maritimes.

That truth was bolstered Monday when it was revealed that the province of Quebec — which ran a $3 billion budget surplus last fiscal year — will be getting an extra $1.4 billion from the federal government next year for a total of $13.1 billion!

Meanwhile, Alberta, which has the highest unemployment rate in the country and is running an $8-billion deficit, just keeps getting kicked when it’s down.

And those kicks hurt even more since they are consistently delivered right after Alberta picked up the others’ tabs for champagne and filet mignon, while it sipped on a Diet Coke and nibbled on the free bread.

Last week, New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs revealed that he talked to Quebec Premier Francois Legault regarding an attempt to revive discussions about TransCanada’s Energy East, which would ship Alberta bitumen to New Brunswick for upgrading.

Alberta has been feeding our kids for a long time with the royalties, with the money that has come from oil,” Higgs said, acknowledging that his province’s budget derives 30 per cent of its budget from equalization payments.

Somehow, just getting acknowledged by Higgs takes some of the sting out.

But Legault’s comments represent a nest of angry wasps. “There is no social acceptability for a pipeline that would pass through Quebec territory,” said Legault.

He adds that Quebeckers prefer Saudi Arabian oil tankers to fuel those Bombardier planes, trains and Ski-Doos.

As UCP leader Jason Kenney said Monday, while it’s true Quebec has a lot of hydroelectricity, that doesn’t displace the province’s dependency on petroleum products.

“In fact Quebeckers, (the) last year for which we have numbers, in 2016 they consumed 355,000 barrels per day of gasoline and diesel,” said Kenney.

So, it’s past time to re-examine just what the rest of Canada gets from Alberta, owing to Canada’s SAMEO program, as I call it.

Just last month, Statistics Canada data on provincial expenditures and federal revenues was released for 2017.

It includes a great many numbers but it paints an incredible picture, so keep reading.

In 2017, Albertans paid the federal government $50.3 billion in taxes. Albertans received $28.5 billion back in federal spending. In other words, Alberta’s net contribution to Confederation was $21.8 billion during a year of incredible hardship and runaway provincial deficits.

There are only three other provinces contributing to federal coffers in this country — Ontario, B.C. and Saskatchewan. On a per-capita basis, no other province comes close to Alberta in its giving.

Every Alberta man, woman and child contributed $5,147 to the rest of Canada. Ontarians each contributed $1,179; British Columbians, $1,162; and the good folk from Saskatchewan each gave $323.

The rest of the provinces are net recipients from federal largess, aka SAMEO.

Every person in P.E.I. receives the equivalent of $8,747. Nova Scotians each get $7,162 and those from New Brunswick receive $6,442, on a per capita basis.

Manitobans each get $3,242; Newfoundlanders, $2,925; and each and every Quebecker — all 8.4 million of them — received the equivalent of $1,981, making Quebec the overall largest provincial recipient of equalization.

It’s important for all Albertans — and Canadians — to understand that Alberta Premier Rachel Notley doesn’t sit at her desk in the Edmonton legislature and write out a cheque for $21.8 billion. Albertans pay taxes the same way all other Canadians do. However, Albertans pay more per person because of higher average incomes and spending.

Since Alberta’s population is younger than many of the other provinces, less of our own money comes back here in the form of Old Age Security or health transfers.

Nevertheless, year after year Albertans keep paying the tab and get kicked for their generosity.

In 2014, when our economy was roaring along, Alberta contributed $27.1 billion to the rest of Canada. In 2016, Alberta’s contribution plummeted by almost $7 billion, to $20.4 billion.

That’s what happens when pipelines can’t get built. Investors are spooked by the fed’s looming Bill C-69 — the Never Build Anything Again Act, as it should be called — and 160,000 Albertans are out of work. The rest of Canada gets less money and future generations get stuck with the bill as federal deficits and debt continue to balloon.

Alberta’s debt sits at $43 billion. The cost of carrying that debt is $1.42 billion annually. That’s a lot of hip replacements and new schools.

So what’s being done about this outrage?

Last year, the Alberta NDP government defeated a United Conservative Party motion in the Legislature that called on the province to initiate equalization renegotiations with the Trudeau Liberals in Ottawa. It was revealed earlier this year that the provincial government knew the feds would renew the existing unfair  formula, but publicly stayed silent for more than a month.  

“After Justin Trudeau rammed his equalization plan through parliament last June . . . it is clear that he does not intend to address this imbalance, that will see Quebec receive an additional $1.4 billion in equalization funding this year,” said Drew Barnes, the UCP’s finance critic.

Barnes said Quebec is projected to continue to receive more than half of the total of equalization through 2019-2020, after it is projected to have run successive surplus budgets. 

“As Canada’s finance ministers meet, they must immediately address the deeply flawed system that continues to subsidize Quebec at the expense of Albertans, who are facing a time of real economic challenge and unemployment,” said Barnes. “Since equalization was created, Alberta has received 0.02 per cent of all payments, the last of which was in 1964-1965. In contrast, Quebec has received equalization money every year of the program, totalling $221 billion dollars, or 51 per cent of all payments.”

UCP leader Jason Kenney has vowed that if elected premier, he is prepared to hold a referendum on equalization to force the feds into binding negotiations so that Alberta can get a fair deal. 

“SAMEO” has got to go. A fair equalization formula must be developed. It’s only fair.

 

 

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/corbella-quebec-gets-1-4b-more-of-our-money-in-return-alberta-gets-kicked

 

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China detains former Canadian diplomat.

China has now detained Michael Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat days after threatening Ottawa with “serious consequences” over the detention of Meng Wanzhou, the former chief financial officer of technology company Huawei.

Editor’s Note: Kovrig was a senior adviser for the International Crisis Group and a first secretary at Canada’s embassy in Beijing from 2014 to 2016.

China was infuriated when Canada arrested Huawei’s CFO on request of the US government.

According to an early bail hearing, this occurred because Washington accuses Ms. Meng of lying to US banks to circumvent American sanctions on Iran.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/kovrig-detained-china-tuesday-1.4940725

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Canadians slowly waking up...the momentum right now is a Conservative victory. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS.

Two weeks ago a Forum poll showed a Conservative majority. That being said this type of lopsided result is to be expected from Forum polls due to their leanings .

“‘In a recent random sampling, 43% said they would vote conservative, while 34% would cast a Liberal ballot.”

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/fed-conservatives-poised-to-win-majority-if-election-held-today-forum-poll

 

BUT...this is the REAL news of the day...In a poll today, even Left leaning Nanos polling show a Conservative victory. Even with vote splitting happening with the PPC.

 

http://www.nanos.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-12-07-Political-Report-Slides-Updated.pdf

 

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JUST KEEPS GETTING WORSE._

REVEALED IN HOUSE OF COMMONS...

TRUDEAUS DEFICIT NEXT YEAR FORECAST TO EXCEED 30 BILLION !! He promised a balanced budget in 2019 !!

 

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/canadian-deficit-could-reach-30-billion-per-year-parliamentary-budget-office/

 

https://www.facebook.com/AndrewScheerMP/videos/592882494484016/

 

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If only Scheer was just a little inspiring,

The Nanos poll tells me Scheer and the Conservatives are taking us straight towards a minority government of some sort where they will reign as liberal lights.

The poll also advises that trudeau continues to enjoy almost equal voter support with Scheer in spite of the pm's large and growing list of blunders and destructive insults to the public purse & national future.

That situation may be the best indicator of the public's less than inspired respect for Scheer's leadership qualities.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, DEFCON said:

If only Scheer was just a little inspiring,

The Nanos poll tells me Scheer and the Conservatives are taking us straight towards a minority government of some sort where they will reign as liberal lights.

The poll also advises that trudeau continues to enjoy almost equal voter support with Scheer in spite of the pm's large and growing list of blunders and destructive insults to the public purse & national future.

That situation may be the best indicator of the public's less than inspired respect for Scheer's leadership qualities.

 

 

 

What truly baffles the mind is that there are still 34% that would vote for him given all we know about him. 

 

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Liberals mull killing $15B Saudi arms deal

PM eyes killing Saudi LAV deal, despite backlash

  • Calgary Herald
  • 12 Dec 2018
  • JOHN IVISON
img?regionKey=mNQt4yp6Z99Yg%2f%2bkOF%2foKw%3d%3dSGT JEAN-FRANCOIS LAUZÈ / COMBAT CAMERA / GENERAL DYNAMICS General Dynamics won’t say how much of their business is dependent on the $15-billion Saudi LAV deal but it is sizable, John Ivison writes.

Could the federal government really cancel the multibillion-dollar contract to supply Saudi Arabia with armoured vehicles?

After all, it is the eve of an election year, and southwestern Ontario — where the light armoured vehicles are made, in London — will be a key electoral battleground. The Liberals hold two of five seats in the city and have their eyes on a third.

The General Dynamics Land System-Canada plant employs more than 1,800 Londoners and there are 240 companies in the region that provide supplies for the massive contract.

Given the circumstances, many people have treated the Liberal government’s bellicose statements on the subject with skepticism.

But sources suggest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau government is deadly serious. Senior officials from the departments of Global Affairs and Finance recently met with the Saudis and representatives of General Dynamics, with cancellation of the contract very much on the agenda.

Chrystia Freeland, the global affairs minister, is said to be keen to follow through on comments she made publicly at the end of last month, when she linked arms sales to Saudi Arabia to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

No new arms export permits will be issued to the desert kingdom, she said.

“I also want to be clear that in the past, we have suspended already issued export permits and, as the prime minister has said, that is action that we have taken in the past and we stand prepared to take in the future.”

One government official said a number of options are on the table, and it is not simply a binary choice between keeping the contract and cancelling it.

“We are serious when we say we are reviewing export sales to Saudi Arabia — therefore, we are doing the prudent thing by examining all scenarios. But no final decisions have been taken while the review proceeds,” he said.

The problems a cancellation would create for the government are obvious. Trudeau has already talked about the potential of incurring “significant financial penalties” of over $1 billion. Then there is the prospect of thousands of people in the London area losing their jobs. General Dynamics would not say how much of their business is dependent on the Saudi LAV deal but it is sizable.

CBC reported in September that the number of vehicles ordered has already been reduced to 742 from the original 928. It is not known how many have already been delivered

But one fact that is known is the $15-billion price tag, making it the largest export deal ever brokered by the Canadian Commercial Corporation, a Crown corporation that takes a cut of the deal as the prime contractor.

Canada imposed sanctions on 17 Saudis after the October killing of Khashoggi, though Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was exempted from censure. Those measures were taken under the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, known as the Magnitsky Act after Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, who was killed in a Russian prison in 2009.

Many people assumed those sanctions and a freeze on future export permits would be the extent of the Canadian government’s response, regardless of the lipservice paid to cancelling existing permits.

That premise is now looking suspect. The Trudeau government trumpets its belief that “doing the right thing” must top electoral calculations.

In the London area, the Liberals hold London North Centre (Peter Fragiskatos) and London West (Kate Young), while the Conservatives hold Lambton-Kent-Middlesex (Bev Shipley) and Elgin-Middlesex-London (Karen Vecchio).

Retiring NDP MP Irene Mathyssen is in the incumbent in the riding of London Fanshawe, where the General Dynamics plant is located. Her daughter, Lindsay, will be the party’s candidate next time. Both believe the contract should be cancelled, even if it means job losses in the riding.

A November Angus Reid poll found Canadians are in favour of banning future arms sales but were split on the cancellation of the LAV deal.

The public mood soured on Saudi Arabia after Freeland issued a tweet calling for the kingdom to release two jailed human rights activists last summer. The new crown prince reacted angrily, expelling Canada’s ambassador Dennis Horack (who happened to be on leave in Toronto at the time), freezing new trade deals and ordering Saudi students to return home.

If the tweet was the immediate cause of the fracture in relations, the Saudis had for some time been nursing a sense of grievance with a Liberal government that has not sent a full ministerial delegation to the kingdom since being elected.

Trudeau attempted a reconciliation of sorts on the fringes of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York in September, according to people familiar with the file, but the Khashoggi murder derailed those efforts.

The consequence is that the Saudis have frozen relations with Canada, which is having consequences far beyond the arms export sector.

The crown prince controls the Royal Court and stands accused of exercising power without understanding the responsibility that goes with it.

“It is an irrational situation,” said one Saudi-watcher familiar with the LAV contract. “But we could also be irrational.”

He remains optimistic that a compromise can be achieved. “The chances of the LAV deal going down in flames, I would say are maybe 30 per cent. There are just too many moving parts.”

But that assessment does not fully take account of the caprices of an idealistic prime minister, who, for better or worse, wants to win with “integrity” — or is prepared to lose.

 

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