Canadians are ‘woke’. Finally.

About time. Canadians were sleeping but now we’re woke.

That was exactly the outcome that the traditional political parties and their complicit sycophants in the main stream media were trying to thwart – at least until after the October 2019 election.

How do I personally know that Canadians are ‘woke’?

Through the very digital media choices that are destroying both the relevance and the influence of the ‘bought and paid for’ traditional media outlets, specifically those sources now ‘feeding at the trough’ Five Hundred Ninety Five Million Dollars deep ($595,000,000) as provided by a grateful, corrupt Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party of Canada minions.

Here are a couple of examples that clearly indicate that the ‘genie is out of the bottle’. The presence of Maxime Bernier on the national stage can no longer be hidden and kept secret by colluding politicians and media.

The Power of One.

I have a personal Twitter account with a modest 600 followers.

Yesterday, I sent a tweet, one of many that day, that offered a fundamental observation – a statement that indisputably and absolutely resonated with a ‘statistically significant’ number of Canadians who are active on Twitter.

This was the observation. “Today David Johnston either confirms Canada is decaying into a banana republic or shows integrity by championing free speech, allowing Maxime Bernier, the emerging force in Canadian politics, to debate. Without Bernier, the debates are a farce“.

I took a snapshot of the analysis of that tweet one day later.

Twitter analytics for Tweet sent September 16, 2019 BEFORE David Johnston’s issued invitation to Maxime Bernier, Leader of the People’s Party of Canada, was widely publicized or distributed.

Reminder. I have a modest 600 Twitter followers.

This tweet has been viewed over Thirty One Thousand Five Hundred (31,500) times in a one day span. In other words, my 600 Twitter followers viewed that message, re-sent it or ‘liked’ it and the ripple effect reached out to a staggering number of Canadians. Almost 32,000 at last count.

What does that really mean?

It means that the message resonated with Canadians. It means that the content of that message matters to Canadians. It means that Canadians respect and believe in the importance of ‘Freedom of Speech‘ and ‘Freedom of Expression‘.

The Aftermath. Shortly after I posted this tweet, David Johnston indeed did the right thing. Mr. Johnston made the ethical decision to invite Maxime Bernier to participate in an all leader debate – so that Canadians have a legitimate opportunity to hear all legitimate national leaders debate each other to ‘earn the right’ to govern after the 2019 election.

But why were these histrionics necessary?

Simply, because the sitting Prime Minister of Canada has become corrupted. This appointment of a Debates Commission with a Debates Commissioner to frustrate the opportunity of a newly emerging political force to enter on to a level playing field was a corrupt act imposed on Canadians by a corrupt government. Those who follow this blog, as well as numerous others, have become aware of the SNC Lavalin scandal, the Mark Norman scandal, the Ethics Commissioner scandals, among others. Today, the Commissioner of the RCMP confirmed that the SNC Lavalin scandal is still under active investigation.

The sitting Prime Minister has attempted to throttle Free Speech and Freedom of Expression by suggesting his Liberal government will introduce a ‘digital charter‘ that will impose ‘meaningful financial consequences‘ on tech companies who don’t reign in misinformation on their platforms.

TRANSLATION: Censorship.

Surely the Main Stream Media will exercise its Fourth Estate rights and hold the government to account. A fading fantasy.

Perhaps that might have been true in the distant past. In the past few decades, the MSM has become as corrupt as the government, acting as virtual sycophants, praising the government for undeserved initiatives, deliberately and unethically hiding the indiscretions and flat-out lies of the governing Liberals and complicitly accepting Five Hundred Ninety Five Million Dollars ($595 Million) in virtual bribes to ensure their acquiescence and partisan support.

It is up to us, as Canadians, to champion the rights that the Liberal government and their complicit propagandists in the MSM have attempted to extinguish through disinformation and misinformation.

This is the most compelling reason that the freedom of digital media must be ferociously protected and enshrined. NEVER should a government be allowed to silence the voice of the people, the vox populi.

In spite of the best efforts of the traditional political parties and the complicit, compromised Main Stream Media, the fledgling People’s Party of Canada and its leader, Maxime Bernier, will be granted its fundamental right – the right of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression. The right to reach out to Canadians and ask for the privilege of earning their votes.

We must thank David Johnston for making what was probably a very difficult decision to advance the ethical inviolate standards of democracy. In spite of the efforts of the government, the other complicit political parties, the Main Stream Media and even the pollsters, themselves compromised as they accept payments from partisan political actors to ultimately provide partisan political polling results. Skewed polling results wherein the People’s Party of Canada was not even advanced as a voting choice in the vast majority of polls used by David Johnston to assist in his decision.

My one tweet reached almost 32,000 ‘woke’ Canadians who are on Twitter. Daily, I read and re-post, if warranted, dozens of other tweets from other individuals who are committed to the well-being and the integrity of the government. Individuals who understand that “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”.

Canadians must always, without exception, hold the government to account – not just during the writ period leading up to an election. We must, individually and collectively, stand up against injustice and corruption.

We must share our values and champion them, just as we must share our concerns and displeasure in the face of obvious government over-reach and corruption.

My one tweet reached out to 32,000 Canadians and ‘woke’ them. Thousands of other Canadians are doing something similar – daily.

We now have the resources in our digital world to truly make a difference – if we have the political will.

No one can take away our inalienable right to determine our own fate – except ourselves, individually and together. We again have power. We must use it wisely – and in the best interests of all Canadians, now and in the future.

Thank you for reading and sharing.

40 days & 40 nights to save Canada? (the Complications)

 “the fountains of the Great Deep burst apart and the floodgates of heaven broke open” and rain fell for forty days and forty nights until the highest mountains were covered 15 cubits, and all earth-based life perished …”

Numerous cultures speak of the great flood that wiped out all that had become evil and corrupt, so that life could begin anew. Judaic Christian Bible references 40 days and 40 nights – which happens to be the exact time frame chosen for the upcoming Canadian federal election.

The question.

Is the plight of Canada so dire that it will require a metaphorical ‘flood’ of votes to obliterate the corruption and the cronyism that has infected Parliament and the Canadian government?

The short answer is Yes.

The longer answer is Yes.

Caveat: Until yesterday, I served in a capacity wherein my musings, observations and opinions could justifiably seen as partisan based, since I was Regional Co-ordinator for the People’s Party of Canada in BC until my resignation from that position yesterday.

Today, I am mostly freed of that ‘stigma’ and am able to opine and reflect without the underlying perceived responsibility of representing ‘party over principle’.

I resigned on ‘principle’ and yet principle is the ultimate reason I supported, and continue to support, Maxime Bernier and his fledgling People’s Party of Canada. From the very day that Max Bernier announced he was leaving the Conservative Party of Canada based on his own principles, I chose to follow Max’s strong ‘principled’ decision, sending in my own resignation to the CPC that very same day. The very first post on this website is my extensive letter of resignation addressed to Andrew Scheer – and the reasons offered for that resignation more than one year ago are disturbingly even more valid today.

Has Maxime Berner created the ‘perfect panacea’ for political malaise and corruption via his singular creation, the People’s Party of Canada?

Of course not, but that is because all political parties are necessarily made up of people, and there is no force on earth more capable of screwing things up than an aggregation of people.

A camel is a horse designed by a committee. This term demonstrates the flaws inherent in a project that has many designers involved but no unifying plan or vision. (Wikipedia, Design by Committee)

This term, Design by Committee, is quite probably the biggest single factor in the ‘needless complexity, inconsistency, logical flaws, and yes, lack of unifying vision‘ (again attributed to Wikipedia) evident to astute Canadians when we individually and collectively assess the ridiculously inconsistent, virtue signalling, vote buying pandering of virtually all established political parties, but specifically the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Greens.

What is diametrically opposite to this dogma?

This democratic design process is in contrast to autocratic design, where the project leader decides on the design.

The difference is, that in an autocratic style, members of the organizations are not included and the final outcome is the responsibility of the leader. (Wikipedia on Design by Committee)

Going into the 2019 Canadian Federal Election, this autocratic design is literally the unassailable, irrefutable position of the People’s Party of Canada going into this 40 day purge and potential renewal process in our Canadian democracy.

I make these assertions as one who actually, at the moment, prefers Maxime Bernier’s unquestionable autocratic design of the People’s Party of Canada to the dysfunctional chaos and inconsistency of the remainder of the political parties contesting for the right to govern in the imminent 2019 federal election.

Facts:

At this moment, the People’s Party of Canada is an autocracy.

At this moment, the People’s Party of Canada does not have a constitution (or by-laws) created by, and supported by, a majority of the party’s members.

At this moment, there is a ‘dearth of due process’ that has allowed any number of errors in execution and judgement to be ignored, at the discretion of a virtual cabal of unelected organizers and administrators who are accountable to no one but themselves and ultimately their leader, Maxime Bernier.

At this moment, highly qualified candidates who have been attracted to the PPC are running highly credible campaigns in highly winnable ridings throughout Canada.

At this moment, incredibly unqualified candidates who have been attracted to the PPC are running highly dis-credible campaigns in ridings where their chances of winning are justifiably nil, or next to it.

With all of those factors in play, why am I still of the firm belief that Maxime Bernier, and his People’s Party of Canada, is still the best (perhaps only) viable option for Canadians who value the foundational values and principles that created the Confederation of Canada? Those same values and principles that have sustained Canada, its progress and its future through generations and decades?

Simply because far too many of those foundational values and principles are under attack.

Under attack by globalists from virtually all of the traditional parties, the Liberals and Conservatives (who have almost morphed into an indistinguishable amalgam), the NDP who are ‘off the charts’ socialists and the Greens who are ‘climate zealot’ pretenders trying to fool Canadians into believing that they (the Greens) are anything other than a single agenda political entity, a ‘one trick pony’.

Against all of them, individually and combined, we have Maxime Bernier and the People’s Party of Canada – warts and all.

Is the current iteration of the People’s Party of Canada the perfect ‘remedy for what ails Canada’?

No. But it is probably as close as it is going to get going into this October 21, 2019 election.

Why?

In spite of the unassailable fact the the People’s Party of Canada is currently an autocracy, the brainchild and construct of Maxime Bernier and his inner circle, this autocracy, on balance, succeeds where the other contesting federal parties fail.

The PPC, under Maxime Bernier, is committed to sovereignty.

The PPC, under Maxime Bernier, is committed to economic growth through laissez faire, ‘hands off’ policies, including eliminating corporate welfare.

The PPC, under Maxime Bernier, is determined to wrest power from globalists, specifically the unelected United Nations, and return decision-making to elected Members of Parliament.

The PPC, under Maxime Bernier, is committed to Free Speech and Freedom of Assembly.

The PPC, under Maxime Bernier, recognizes that Canada will succeed through Unity more so than ‘diversity’ (which is often nothing more than a virtue signalling invitation to create tribalism within Canada).

The PPC, under Maxime Bernier, will commit to ensuring the best interests of Canadians are considered first and foremost – ahead of the interests of citizens of other countries that must elect their own governments to ensure the preservation of their own interests.

Do I believe that the People’s Party of Canada must, in due course, move from an autocracy into a representative, or direct, democracy? Yes, but with a strong caveat.

Under no circumstances can the leadership of the People’s Party of Canada fall into the same trap that has hopelessly compromised the traditional political parties, in Canada, as well as elsewhere.

The founding principles and values of the People’s Party of Canada MUST be enshrined – and protected, constitutionally. (This is the only document, the United State Constitution, that has saved the USA countless times from descending into the corrupt malaise of most other nations).

From now until the results of the October 2019 election, I am turning my efforts away from assisting in the organization and growth of the People’s Party of Canada. I have accomplished all that I was able within the current iteration of the PPC. I will not return unless, and until, some problematic deficiencies are remedied.

I will now be concentrating on exposing the ‘dog’s breakfast of political inconsistencies and outright obscenities’ that dominate the current Canadian election landscape.

This website, and the whimsical ‘dogzbreakfast.com’ will be populated to expose and highlight matters of import to all Canadians as we move into this vitally important political decision on October 21, 2019.

The Liberals are corrupt – and cannot be trusted to govern Canada. They are, in fact, led by a spoiled, ignorant manchild in Justin Trudeau who wants to be the ‘first post-national Prime Minister in Canadian history’.

The Conservatives are led by a weak, malleable Andrew Scheer whose nickname ‘Pandering Andy’ is well-deserved as he has moved the Conservatives far left of their traditional base. Globalism is still an accepted outcome for Scheer and the current iteration of the Conservative Party.

The NDP, socialist at inception and even more so under the misguidance of Jagmeet Singh, is a dysfunctional internal train-wreck that can never be foisted on unsuspecting Canadians.

The Greens are led (?) by Elizabeth May, an absolute zealot with a messiah-complex, who would bludgeon and bulldoze Canada into economic and social ruin in her pursuit of her fairy tale green fantasy. May has announced that the very future of the world is at stake if she, and her minions, are not elected. We have run out of time, according to May. Such fear-mongerers can never been given the reins of power.

Finally, we arrive at Maxime Bernier, a singular force in Canadian politics, who had the courage (and the audacity) to leave a political party where he carried all but one percent of the necessary votes to lead the CPC, who announced a new political force (the PPC) and who autocratically carved out policies, principles and a platform that he believes is in the best interests of Canadians – and our individual and collective future.

Why do I support Maxime Bernier?

Because I trust him to maintain his principles, his vision and his resolve.

Has Maxime Bernier created the ‘perfect’ political party to contest this election?

Of course not. He had, does not have, nor will he have, the necessary resources, both human and monetary. He does not, and will not, have the time to muster those resources fully in time for the imminent election.

What he does have is my trust.

I trust him to ‘fix what’s broke’, both within his own formative party, and also to ‘fix what’s broke’ in Canada, as a result of too many bad decisions and outside influences that have eroded Canadian sovereignty and well-being.

Every time Canadians step up and place their constitutionally enshrined vote in a ballot box, we are demonstrating faith in the democratic process – and trust in the individual whose name is on that ballot.

In a perfect world I would not choose to support an autocrat, unless I have the faith and belief that such an individual truly has my best interests at heart – and is committed to protecting them.

Maxime Bernier will NOT be an autocrat after this election as the PPC presumably moves toward the democratic processes that will be necessary to protect the interests and the political will of the 45,000 and growing Canadians who helped create the fastest growing federal political party in Canadian history.

Hopefully, Maxime Bernier will be a democratic ‘force of nature’ that is the harbinger of the great flood of principled politicians with personal integrity that will rebuild Canada after this necessary, vital election to allow ‘the heavens to break open and all politically corrupted globalist-based life in Canada will (metaphorically) perish …

Over the next few posts, we will examine what is right (and very much what is WRONG) with the federal political parties vying for your all-important vote.

Who Controls ‘Democracy’?

Democracy, the concept. A government of the people, by the people, for the people. (Borrowed from one of our southern neighbour’s greatest visionaries).

Democracy, the Canadian reality. A government of the privileged few, by the privileged few and for the privileged few.

You doubt the veracity of that statement? Really?

Under what rock have you been hiding?

Look at obvious, inarguable facts.

Canadian Federal Election Cycle (If you’re easily bored or short on time, skip ahead to the heading ‘No. Here are the some of the reasons why.’)

When are federal elections held in Canada?

Since May 2007, the Canada Elections Act provides for a general election to be held on a fixed date: the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following the previous general election. As the last election took place on October 19, 2015, the next fixed election date is October 21, 2019.

That said, the Canada Elections Act does not prevent a general election from being called at another date.

General elections are called when, on the advice of the Prime Minister, the Governor General dissolves Parliament. The Governor in Council (the Governor General, acting on the advice of Cabinet) sets the date of the election.

The Canada Elections Act (section 57) specifies that the election period must last a minimum of 36 days and a maximum of 50 days.

Canadians are currently expecting the next federal election on October 21, 2019 unless the sitting government chooses to change that nebulous date.

How do Canadians participate in the upcoming federal election?

Generally, by following the rules and regulations of Elections Canada as prescribed on the elections.ca website and according to state.

To summarize, eligible candidates who wish to contest for a seat as a Member of Parliament enlist the support of 100 voters in a federal riding and submit their application to Elections Canada for review and ratification.

Most candidates choose to align themselves with a federal party to take advantage of the benefits of ‘showing their colours’ and supporting values, principles and policies common to the leadership and membership of that particular federal party. Those federal parties each have their own rules of eligibility to participate in the upcoming federal election, subject to compliance with the additional regulations imposed upon registered political parties by Elections Canada.

Some of those regulations are sound, reasonable and practical.

Limits are placed on the amounts of money any individual can ‘invest’ in his/her preferred political party and candidate. That way, the richest Canadians have little more power, on paper, than the poorest of us.

Campaigns are regulated and financial statements are issued after the election to ensure that the candidates, their campaigns and their parties remained in compliance .

Seems reasonable and straightforward, right?

No. Here are some of the reasons why.

A new federal political party, such as the People’s Party of Canada is hindered in its ability to compete ‘on a level playing field’ for a variety of arcane, deliberately partisan reasons, created absolutely, unequivocally for the purpose of discouraging new players from entering the political contest for the votes of Canadians.

  1. A newly formed political party not only needs to register with Elections Canada but must also run a candidate in at least one (1) riding usually in a by-election in order to make officially registered. This, of course, takes resources and organization on a ‘trust’ basis as members must trust that the political party has the wherewithal and conviction to be a legitimate contender. In itself, not a bad thing, since it would be a cluttered mess for voters to face an endless list of ‘political wannabes’ who are intent mostly on enhancing their status or potentially sabotaging the process.
  2. A newly formed political party must comply to recently revised federal regulations (October, 2018) Bill C-76 which overall protects the status quo concerning existing parties and inhibits new political contenders through limitations on third party advertising, including on social/digital media, that would improve the distribution of a new party’s message. The overall effect of C-76 on the upcoming federal election is still untested.
  3. Now it gets Draconian-and partisan. Unethically biased and unfair. In the same October, 2018 time frame, a new ‘Debate Commission’ is established to regulate National Debates leading up to the 2019 election and thereafter.

As with most unilateral, partisan driven initiatives, the Debate Commission concept and execution is fatally flawed. To quote CPAC:

‘The Leader’s Debate Commission would also determine which leaders would have a podium on the stage next year.Parties would need to meet two of the following three criteria:

  1. An elected MP at the time the election is called. Since Max Bernier sits as an independent at the moment, technically the People’s Party of Canada does not have a sitting MP, in the strictest definition of the term.
  2. Intention to run candidates in at least 90 per cent (304) of Canada’s 338 electoral districts. People’s Party of Canada has more than 320 confirmed candidates and meets this criteria.
  3. four per cent popular support in the previous election or a “legitimate chance to win seats in the upcoming election”. This subjective additional clause creates a political, rather than a rational, absolute criteria-and is fundamentally flawed.

But how to determine which party has a “legitimate chance’ at electing MP’s? Would Max Bernier’s new People’s Party of Canada be included?

Johnston (David Johnston, appointed Debate Commissioner) told CPAC’s Peter Van Dusen that “it has an element of subjectivity” – but that he was “quite comfortable” with the criteria, polling results, party history, and campaign efforts would be the most likely measuring sticks.

Even the existing political parties railed against the method in which the Debate Commission was created and the legitimacy of its mandate.

Nathan Cullen, NDP critic for democratic reform, “This was meant to be straightforward. I’m confused why the Liberals again chose to make unilateral decisions over how our democracy functions”.

Stephanie Kusie. Conservative critic for democratic institutions, “This is silencing Canadians. This is saying to Canadians, “You do not have the right to decide the format you want, to hear from the potential leader of our nation”.

Finally, Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, “It won’t be a real debate if I’m not there”.

“It will be a phony discussion where they attack each other on their superficial differences”.

Pollsters. Main Stream Media.

How else is the system rigged to prevent an electable, therefore frightening newcomer, from participating in national debates and reaching out directly to Canadians nation wide?

Pollsters first.

Notwithstanding candidates virtually across Canada, almost 320 strong to date, pollsters are not even including the People’s Party of Canada as an electable choice on their questionnaires. Instead, the PPC is grouped with ‘other’. Does this deliberate (or unjustifiably ignorant) omission have an impact on the ability of Max Bernier to participate in a national debate as leader of the PPC?

Let’s go back to David Johnston. “He was “quite comfortable” with the criteria, polling results, party history, and campaign efforts would be the most likely measuring sticks“.

Polling results. Read the words. If the criteria includes polling results and pollsters are not polling and aggregating PPC supporters, how can anyone accurately, legitimately or ethically declare a polling number for the PPC?

We know the pollsters have been compromised, either through deliberate misrepresentation or through implausible ignorance when we hear the respected Angus Reid admit the following just a short couple of weeks ago on Twitter: “People’s Party – we are not including in our main vote question because we don’t know how many candidates they will be fielding in the OCT election. Once we know, where they have candidates, we will include for those ridings. Now we break them out in ‘other’ with a follow up question”.

And another nugget from Angus: “As such, we have data for the PPC. Again, they are in the survey. We folded them into Other because they do not generate more than 4 per cent in any region in the country”.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of the most respected pollsters in the country but he can’t see past his nose on this one.

Of course the PPC is not going to poll significantly if you do not prompt people to consider the choice EXACTLY the same way you prompt people to choose one of the existing political parties. Common sense is apparently not that common.

Ask a child this question which essentially duplicates the intellectual vacuum of Angus Reid’s argument.

“Would you rather have a cookie, a piece of cake, ice cream, or ‘other’?”

I’d be willing to bet a lot of money I don’t have that very few children would choose ‘other‘. I can almost guarantee less than 4%.

To Angus Reid’s credit, he did issue this Twitter update: “People’s Party-Thanks for the feedback, folks. We will now be including them on our vote question. I had not realized that they were fielding candidates everywhere. My miss. But they will be on the list going forward. We did explicitly examine favourability of Max. It’s in our release”.

So now, months late, perhaps too late, one (1) of the myriad of polling companies will start asking voters whether they are supporting the PPC.

To reiterate, David Johnston is quoted as saying he will be relying partly on polling numbers – and yet the People’s Party of Canada is not even showing up as a political alternative in the polls.

A deliberate exclusion or a baffling oversight given the preponderance of of PPC candidates Canada wide?

That, of course, leads me to my last observation.

Main Stream Media

Bought and paid for to the tune of $595 Million taxpayer dollars.

There is no question that the MSM is partisan, left-leaning and becoming a willing sycophant of an unethical Liberal government who chose to create their own political propaganda machine by using MSM outlets that are fast losing their hold on their readers, viewers and listeners and thus suffering financially as a consequence.

Another contrived ‘commission’ was established to divvy up our $595 Million in taxpayer bribes to the MSM. How many benefactors will be willing to bite the hand that feeds them?

Additionally, the Main Stream Media steadfastly refuses to report on the People’s Party of Canada, its progress, its candidates and its vision for Canada.

Their logic? Possibly circular reasoning, following the tradition of an ostrich with its head in the sand.

If the pollsters aren’t talking about the PPC, why should we? Of course, the obvious media bias is a greater contributing factor but the pollsters have given many obtuse MSM outlets an excuse, albeit a thin one.

So, the answer to the question that prefaces this article.

Who controls Democracy?

IF we allow them, the answer is indeed the privileged few.

Those who create commissions that are neither ethical, fair nor politically just.

Those who are paid to poll and survey voters but ‘conveniently’ leave out the fastest growing political party in Canadian federal history, the People’s Party of Canada.

Those MSM outlets who accept multi-millions of dollars of taxpayer money to shore up their failing business models, thereby becoming compliant, sycophantic stooges of the corrupt Liberal government.

Weak politicians in established political parties who fall all over themselves to ‘look just like the other’ in order to pander for a few extra votes.

But, in reality, those who control Democracy look suspiciously like the visage you see when you stare into a mirror

Yes, you, the Canadian voter.

Perhaps you may have to work a little bit harder to find out what your options truly are this October as you head into a polling station.

Perhaps you have to do some homework and expend a little time and effort to attend some riding debates featuring all of the candidates who are striving to represent you.

Perhaps you should be emailing or phoning David Johnston, Debate Commissioner, to demand that Maxime Bernier be added to the Leaders Debate in both French and English – so you can hear with your own unfiltered ears what Maxime Bernier stands for, and how he stands up for Canadian sovereignty and our established values in a way diametrically different from his TweedleDee and TweedleDum opponents.

I will close by repeating a Tweet that perhaps sums up our plight best of all.

To paraphrase:

“In 2015 Canadians took part in a Canada wide IQ test. We failed”.

Let us NOT fail again in 2019.

Do NOT Reward Incompetence

Incompetence is the inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.

Aspects of incompetence include:

The above is a portion of a ‘textbook’ definition from Wikipedia, NOT a criticism of someone’s character – or even their intent, individually or collectively. Please keep that important distinction in mind as you read the entirety of this article.

Decisions must be made. Continuously. By all of us. Some are relatively easy and don’t take much thought. Choosing high probability outcomes over low probability outcomes. Advancing on a green light – not a red light. Wearing shoes while walking on broken glass.

Other decisions are not quite so easy – but all have consequences, and outcomes.

The current Liberal government under out self-proclaimed first ‘post-national’ Prime Minister is making a number of decisions ruinous to the social fabric of Canada, the economic well-being of Canada, adherence to the ‘Rule of Law’ in Canada and Trudeau has even blatantly ignored his oath of office by abrogating his responsibilities to Canadians by acquiescing to ‘Compacts’ and ‘Accords’ that allow unelected foreign individuals and entities, specifically the morally corrupt United Nations, to dictate Canadian policies and financial obligations.

The Liberals under Trudeau have made their decisions – on the SNC Lavalin corruption scandal, on the Paris Accord, on the Global Compact on Migration, on Supply Management.

The decisions have been made – and the consequences are becoming increasingly apparent as our economy grinds to a halt, bordering on recession. Liberal caucus members are being booted out for standing up for their principles and the Rule of Law. Canadians are already starting to feel the choking constriction on discretionary spending as a result of the Carbon Tax.

Canadians are fighting back against Immigration Policies being dictated by the United Nations, instead of being judiciously administered by our own ‘once sovereign’ government. Canadians continue to pay multi-millions of dollars to subsidize a few privileged agricultural sectors to the detriment of other agricultural sectors as well as the hapless consumer.

Even the compliant Main Stream Media in Canada has been ‘bought and paid for’ with the recent $595 Million bribe, courtesy of the Canadian taxpayers, ensuring the continuing irrational and highly favorably biased press coverage that the Liberals enjoy from a complicit media.

While there be consequences? Only the voter can decide in October (or sooner) as we get our all too infrequent opportunity to remove an ‘incompetent’ government from office.

Removing the Liberals from wielding otherwise unaccountable political power is the ‘power’ that the voter holds constitutionally – and must exercise with the best interests of the country and Canadians in mind.

Canadians will make a decision in 2019 – and not everyone will be happy with the outcome.

Even within new political movements and federal political parties, the matter of dealing with incompetence must be addressed – and dealt with in the best interests of the membership – and the principles of the party.

Recently, the People’s Party of Canada has been assaulted on social media and even in pockets of Main Stream Media by articles and comments suggesting that there is something amiss within the ranks of the PPC – and its leadership.

I am asserting, emphatically, that there is nothing newsworthy amiss within the ranks of the PPC nor in its leadership.

Instead, there was a necessary, and principled, decision to deal with our own identified internal incompetence displayed by certain individuals who, while perhaps well-intentioned, were not contributing positively in accordance with the high standards set by the People’s Party of Canada in the discharging of their responsibilities. In short, whatever the intent, the ultimate result was incompetent. Demonstrably and empirically, irrefutably incompetent.

Incompetence, at any level, and for any reason, cannot and should not be rewarded.

The People’s Party of Canada made a decision, a necessary decision, a principled decision, in February, 2019 – and not everyone will be happy with the outcome.

If the People’s Party of Canada wants to demonstrate to Canadian voters that it has the courage of its convictions and an unwavering belief in its principles, it cannot, and should not, tolerate incompetence within its own development process any more than the Canadian voter should support incompetence when assessing political alternatives heading into this critical 2019 federal election.

National Sovereignty -Canada’s No. 1 Issue?

This is a guest article contribution provided to rightdecision.ca. The commentary and the opinions offered are solely those of the author (canucklaw.ca).

National Sovereignty is “The” Most Pressing Issue For Canadians

by Alex

The landscape has been changing even more in recent years. Who governs your country, and what agenda they have matters. But that divide is not what we have been led to believe.

It is not Left v.s. Right. Rather,It is Globalist v.s. Nationalist

A Nationalist believes that their country should remain sovereign, and that the citizens should be responsible for determining its destiny. There will be differences of opinions, yes, but the belief is still that citizens should be in charge of their future. The culture, language, heritage and traditions should remain intact. Control should lie with elected representatives of a Federal Parliament/Congress.

A Globalist believes that national sovereignty should be eroded or stopped altogether in the name of “the greater good”. This ideology rejects any sort of distinctive national identity, and promotes world government/1-world vision ideals. The needs and interests of host nations are obstacles to be overcome, and a global body should determine what is best for everyone. 
If you think your Federal representatives don’t look after your interests, do you think Global reps would do any better?

There is not a single administration in Canada that is responsible for this. Successive governments have implemented UN and Globalists ideas for over 50 years now. It is death by a thousand cuts.

Across the Western World, so called “Conservative” parties implement much the same policies as Liberals. They just aren’t as gung ho when selling them to the people.

To name a few:

UN Global Migration Compact-UN Agenda 21/2030

UN Digitial Cooperation (Internet Regulation)

UN Religious Defamation (Blasphemy Ban)

UN Paris Accord (Carbon Taxes)

UN Global Citizenship Initiative

UN Gender Agenda

Much of the work on my site, Canuck Law, has been to draw attention to what is happening. Globalist forces are piece by piece taking away our freedoms and autonomy.

In addition to writing about this topic, I took action in a different way: going to court (3 times now).

Challenge to the UN Global Migration Compact:

As was reported, I went to Calgary on December 6, 2018 in an attempt to file a legal challenge to it being implemented.

 The short version of events is this, after some back and forth, the Federal Court Judge threw out the case (and awarded $500 in court costs). Although numerous grounds were cited in the reasons, one important thing stands out.

THE FEDERAL COURT RULED THAT THE United Nations Global Migration Compact WAS NEVER INTENDED TO BE A BINDING LEGAL CONTRACT. 

Many of us were worried that signing this agreement would become a sort of “soft law”, which legally binding future decisions could then be based off of. In a sense, leaving the Compact unchallenged would the worst . But now that a Court has ruled it’s not binding, that “should” put a stop to it.

There are 2 other matters pending:

1/ Attempting to close the loophole in the Canada/US Safe 3rd Country Agreement. Canada and the US recognize each other as safe countries. Therefore, people attempting asylum claims should not be able to “shop” around, but claim asylum in the first country they reach. However, due to poor wording, it seems to not apply if they cross anywhere other than an official port.

2/ Although still in the proposal stages, hundreds of high ranking officials within UN supporting countries are floating the ideal of a UN Parliamentary Assembly, or Global Government. Obviously, Canada will have no control over its own interests if we joined such a group. Canada would be just 1 of 193 nations (and hold 0.5% of voting rights).

It will be interesting to see how those turn out.
Regardless, Canadians do need to wake up to what is happening around them. We don’t have a country, if we cannot control our borders, immigration, laws, or domestic policies.

I openly advocate leaving the UN (see https://canucklaw.ca/canada-should-leave-the-un-the-masterlist/). As more and more Canadians become aware, this opinion will certainly grow.

UN and Globalism Links
(1) <a href=”https://www.icj-cij.org/en“>UN International Court of Justice</a>
(2) <a href=”https://refugeesmigrants.un.org/sites/default/files/180713_agreed_outcome_global_compact_for_migration.pdf“>UN Global Migration Compact</a>
(2a) <a href=”https://sdg.iisd.org/news/cities-adopt-declaration-for-global-compact-on-migration/“>Cities Compact for Global Migration (2017)</a>
(3) <a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/agreements/safe-third-country-agreement/final-text.html“>Canada/US Safe 3rd Country Agreement</a>, and see <a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/agreements/safe-third-country-agreement.html“>HERE</a>
(4) <a href=”https://en.unpacampaign.org/proposal/“>Proposed UN Parliament/World Gov’t</a>
(4a) <a href=”http://dietz-verlag.de/downloads/leseproben/0492.pdf“>Mein Kampf 2.0 (in German)</a>
(5) <a href=”https://www.fsmgov.org/paris.pdf“>Paris Accord</a>
(5a) <a href=”http://www.un.org/en/climatechange/“>UN Climate Change Agenda</a>
(6) <a href=”https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-18.7/page-1.html“>The Multiculturalism Act</a>
(7) <a href=”https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-29/“>Can. Citizenship Act (birth tourism)</a>
(8) <a href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2017/06/bill_c-6_receivesroyalassent0.html“>Bill C-6 (citizenship for terrorists)</a>
(8a) <a href=”https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.4884043/canada-has-a-legal-obligation-to-repatriate-citizens-who-left-to-fight-for-isis-says-un-rapporteur-1.4884562“>UN Supports Repatriation For Terrorists</a>
(9) <a href=”http://www.ourcommons.ca/Parliamentarians/en/members/Iqra-Khalid(88849)/Motions?documentId=8661986%2520“>M-103 (Iqra’s Blasphemy Motion)</a>
(9a) <a href=”http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/E/HRC/resolutions/A_HRC_RES_7_19.pdf“>2008 UN Vote to ban blasphemy (worldwide)</a>
(10) <a href=”https://canucklaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/economic.update.2018.pdf“>$595M bribery of journalists, Pg40</a>
(11) <a href=”https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pdf“>UN Agenda 21 (June 1992)</a>
(12) <a href=”https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/21252030%20Agenda%20for%20Sustainable%20Development%20web.pdf“>UN Agenda 2030 (September 2015)</a>
(13) <a href=”https://en.unesco.org/themes/gced“>UN Global Citizenship Education</a>
(14) <a href=”http://www.un.org/en/digital-cooperation-panel/“>UN Internet Governance</a>
(15) <a href=”https://www.un.org/esa/forests/“>UN Forum on Forests</a>
(16) <a href=”https://unhabitat.org/collection/urban-development-and-management/“>UN Urban Development Agenda</a>
(17) <a href=”https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/11/UNDRIP_E_web.pdf“>UN Decl. On Rights Of Indigenous People</a>
(18) <a href=”https://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/ccpr/pages/gc36-article6righttolife.aspx“>UN Right to Life, Article 6, Right To Life</a>
(18a) <a href=”https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CCPR/GCArticle6/GCArticle6_EN.pdf“>UN Comment 36, Right to Abortion Para 9</a>
(19) <a href=”http://www.un.org/en/gender-inclusive-language/“>UN Gender &amp; Language Agenda</a>
(20) <a href=”https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/democracy/index.html“>UN Democratic Agenda</a>
(21) <a href=”https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/partners/?id=8095“>UN &amp; MasterCard SDA Partnership</a>
(22) <a href=”https://lawyerswithoutborders.org/“>UN consulting firm Lawyers Without Borders</a>
(23) <a href=”https://www.un.org/preventing-sexual-exploitation-and-abuse/“>UN &amp; Sexual Abuse/Exploitation</a>
(24) <a href=”https://iclei.org“>ICLEI – Local Gov’t For Sustainability</a>
(25) <a href=”http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/ageing/replacement-migration.asp“>UN Promotes Replacement Migration Throughout 1st World</a>
(26) <a href=”https://www.weforum.org“>World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland</a>
(27) <a href=”http://www.sdg.org/#about“>UN SDG (Agenda 21/2030) Data Hub</a>
(28) <a href=”http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/JBSBooklet.pdf?fbclid=IwAR13sjxSI-XtFsnJRc5o3iumz6YlMIFkmQDocUkknNFYlptoW3UC5GxXbg4“>Agenda 21 Book (Cut Freedoms, Very Honest)</a>
(29) <a href=”https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text“>Ocasio-Cortez H-Res 109, Green New Deal</a>
(29a) <a href=”https://web.archive.org/web/20190207191119/https:/ocasio-cortez.house.gov/media/blog-posts/green-new-deal-faq“>Green New Deal FAQ</a>

The Power of One. Conviction. Courage.

The world is full of doubters.  The world is rife with naysayers.  Canadians have become jaded, disenchanted and disgusted with the political climate – and our political system.

For almost as long as I can remember, I have been repeatedly asked ‘What do you want me to do about it?  Do you really think that one person can actually make a difference?

Today, I am happy to advise that the answer to the above question is ‘YES’.

Unequivocally.  Without qualification.  Without compromise.

Today, a passionate and remarkable courageous Canadian patriot has challenged the Canadian parliamentary system – in the process challenging the right of the Liberal majority government in the House of Commons to lead Canada into a globalist, agenda driven United Nations Compact on Global Migration.

While most Canadians have had enough trouble wrapping their heads around the inevitable consequences that will certainly arise should Canada foolishly allow an ideology driven, ‘post national’ incompetent Prime Minister to continue to abrogate his responsibilities (and his oath of office) by allowing a globalist agenda to start dictating Canadian immigration policy, a select few individuals have begun to speak out.

We admire those who have seen the danger from the outset.  Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, was the first elected Member of Parliament to speak out against the Compact – and rightly so.  In the process, Mad Max has forced the weak leadership of Andrew Scheer and his special interest caucus into finally taking a ‘political stand’ against the Compact on Migration.

But, is a ‘political stunt’ by Opposition Members of Parliament sitting in the minority in the House of Commons really going to have any impact on the ultimate decision of Justin Trudeau to enter into this ill-advised deception, the consequences of which will be felt by all Canadians for generations to come?  An Opposition motion was already defeated in the House.

Maxime Bernier remains the only Canadian Member of Parliament who had the integrity, the personal commitment and the courage to initiate this debate in Parliament.  The pretense of Scheer, coupled with the obvious documented prevarications of Michelle Rempel who has spoken out of both sides of her mouth on the issue as the ‘Shadow’ to the Minister of Immigration, is just another clear indication that the Conservative Party of Canada is a political entity that truly has no underlying principles or integrity – relying instead on the results of polls and focus groups to belatedly help them guide their self-proclaimed ‘Centrist’ aspirations.

But this article is not about Maxime Bernier.   Nor is it about the People’s Party of Canada, Canada’s newest political party that is going to champion the rights and sovereignty of Canadians going into the 2019 election.

Instead, this article truly is about The Power of One.

While too many Canadians have adopted a defeatist attitude concerning our rights and remedies, cynical that their individual efforts will have any discernible impact, there are a few, far too few, who have the courage and the commitment to tilt bravely at the ponderous Windmills of Government, Quixote-like, using tools and enfranchised, constitutionally enshrined abilities that are available to us all.

We commend those who have signed Petitions denouncing the Global Compact on Migration (myself included).

We support those who will be giving their time to attend rallies this weekend throughout Canada, protesting the inadvisability of the Liberal Government signing an agreement that will significantly weaken Canada’s sovereignty and status as a democratic nation among nations.

As compelling as these initiatives are, or may become, they pale into almost insignificance when compared to the dedication and effort of a single Canadian Patriot who has taken it upon herself, in spite of the naysayers and doubters, to challenge the signing of this Draconian document in the only meaningful way recognized in law.

Today, a young woman boarded a flight from the interior of BC, and without virtually any outside assistance, filed a Statement of Claim in Canada’s Federal Court in Calgary, Alberta, arguing against the constitutionality and the legality of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signing this UN Sponsored Global Compact on Migration.

I have been fortunate enough to have been kept ‘in the loop’ as this courageous and committed young woman reached out to discuss the merits of her actions, then I shared some of her frustrations as many influential individuals well-known in media terms either ‘shied away’ from any involvement or participation, or chose to just ignore the emails and overtures that we sent.

Undeterred, Alex has persevered – and she is to be commended for it.  I can attest that she has spend dozens of hours doing her homework, researching the law, examining the constitution and reaching a conclusion that must be tested in the highest courts in the land.

Alex has, this day, Thursday, December 6, 2018 filed a Statement of Claim arguing that inalienable rights of Canadians will be affected by the decision of the Liberal Party of Canada to enter into an agreement that evidence shows that those self-same Liberals may have conspired to create – without prior consultation with the Canadian people.

Alex has advised that she is also preparing the necessary Temporary Injunction to be filed with the Federal Court and with all Provincial Attorneys General as the impact of the Global Compact on Migration affects not only the constitutional right and authorities of the Federal Government but also the Provincial Governments own constitutional powers and responsibilities, under Constitutional definitions.

This action has been taken by Alex in advance of the actual signing of the Global Compact on Migration because she believes, rightly so, that the interests and rights of Canadians must be protected and enforced by the highest courts in Canada, the Supreme Court being the ultimate authority on constitutional issues.

It is Alex’s sincere belief, based on extensive research and evidentiary precedent, that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party have no legal basis on which to enter into this Global Compact on Migration – and that Canadians deserve an opportunity to have our voice heard both in and out of Parliament BEFORE such an agreement could ever become legitimate and legal.

The Order of Canada is an oft misused recognition of Canadians that have shown exemplary service to Canada in the performance of their duties and through their actions.

I would be proud to see that honour conferred some day upon Alex as she is the first, and only, Canadian to date (of whom I am aware) who has shown the courage, the commitment to Canada and the Rule of Law, and also the responsibility to her fellow Canadians to challenge the LEGAL authority of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party in their pursuit of yet another failed policy decision that will negatively impact the welfare and the well-being of Canadians, potentially for generations to come.

I urge you to get behind this young woman as she has planted a flag that millions of Canadians should rightfully rally to.  

There are few issues facing Canada that may have similar deleterious, negative consequences relating to this abandonment of Canadian sovereignty.

More nations worldwide every week are declaring that they will NOT sign this ideological Globalist agreement.  Many of our closest allies and neighbours have already spoken out against the ratification of this Compact.  I leave it up to you to do your own research and come to your own conclusions.  Inevitably, you cannot trust the Main Stream Media to give you a balanced, fair assessment.

Once you have established, in your own mind, that this is truly one of the ‘Hills to Die On’ as it truly is that consequential in the future well-being of Canada, then be prepared to stand behind this courageous, determined young woman as she faces the slings and arrows that she will inevitably draw.

Do not discount ‘The Power of One’.  Be prepared to provide your support, moral and financial, to ensure that ‘The Power of One’ carries the weight of millions of Canadians who need to voice our collective concerns in front of the highest courts in Canada.

Alex needs to know that she does not stand alone.

PPC Message? Wildfire.

The People’s Party of Canada, and the message of Maxime Bernier, is spreading like wildfire – the good kind.  Incredibly successful rallies have been held in the past week, Vancouver with more than 500 attendeesCalgary with more than 500 attendees and Etobicoke with more than 1,100 enthusiastic participants.

How are we doing locally?  Amazingly well!  Since Monday, November 12th, the People’s Party of Canada had interviews (with related articles) from both daily newpapers in Kelowna as well as Penticton, Global TV Okanagan broadcasted an interview with Daniel Joseph, newly elected President of the Kelowna-Lake Country EDA and CBC Radio Daylight South hosted by Chris Walker broadcasted a 10 minute live interview.

Growth of the People’s Party of Canada has been literally exponential.  In two short months, the PPC has more than 33,00 members.  EDA’s have been established in almost half of the 338 Electoral Districts throughout Canada.  All EDA’s will be in place by year’s end.  Elections Canada has granted the People’s Party of Canada ‘eligibility’ status as at November 14th, meaning that the People’s Party of Canada can now contest by-elections and become fully accredited and registered as a tax-deduction eligible federal Canadian political party as soon as the PPC runs its first candidate.

Locally, we are assisting in setting up the EDA’s in Central South BC.  By November 25th, all six Central South BC EDA’s will be created and managed by capable Boards of Directors.

With the federal election in Canada less than a year away, naysayers and doubters said that the People’s Party of Canada had no chance of mounting a legitimate campaign that will challenge the status quo.

Those naysayers and doubters will be proven wrong.

NAFTA Aftermath – Autopsy

Canada sent a part time drama teacher and a second string journalist to the NAFTA table to negotiate Canada’s short to medium term economic future with its largest trading partner.

The result was a deal that was inevitable and predictable – incredibly badly mishandled by a part time drama teacher and a second string journalist.  It was to be expected.

After months of Trump bashing, false bravado and a Santa Claus wishlist of conditions that were never going to be achievable in an adult, mature, pragmatic world, Trudeau and Freeland were sent home from Washington DC last week to moan, complain and commiserate with their sympathetic CBC and media (I don’t consider CBC legitimate media, BTW) sycophants.

With those two lightweight impediments safely out of the way, Trump, Robert Lighthizer and their team took the junior varsity Canadian contingent to school on negotiating and winning concessions.

To be fair, the US was going to gain ground on Canada – even if Canada would have sent reasonably competent negotiators.  Facts are facts.  Realities cannot be ignored.

Canada relies on the US for more than 20% of our economic output.

The US relies on Canada for less than 2% of its economic output.

Canada’s GDP growth rate as at July 2018 is 0.7%.

USA’s growth rate as at July 2018 is 4.2%. (6 times the Canadian rate)

Canada is increasing regulations and government interference in economic investment, both from Canadian and foreign sources.  Bill C-69 which allows the Environment Minister a veto is a prime example.

The US is systematically deregulating under Trump.  His promise that two (2) regulations will be eliminated for every new regulation implemented was incredibly conservative.  In fact, in 2017 twenty two (22) deregulatory actions were issued for every one (1) new regulation.

Canada’s exports of oil and petroleum products has almost flatlined since 2010 Petroleum exports were $94 Billion in 2010.  Petroleum exports were $97 Billion in 2017.

US exports of oil and petroleum products has more than doubled since 2010.

In 2015, the US was the 2nd ranked energy producer at 15%.  Canada was the 6th ranked energy producer at 3%.

The US accounted for 97% of Canadian energy exports in 2017NOT A TYPO.  97%.  The source for most of this information is Natural Resources Canada Government of Canada, easily confirmed on the Internet.

Even worse for Canadians, NAFTA regulation Article 605 effectively gave control over the Canadian energy resources to the US.  One of the immediate, long lasting results was that West Canada Select oil averaged $48.55 per barrel in August 2018 whereas West Texas Intermediate (equivalent) averaged $68.06 per barrel in August, 2018.  

The Canadian discount to world market price is a staggering 30%, rounded off.  This discount has been a historic reality.

I could add more fuel to the fire but any cogent, astute, thinking Canadian can see where this analysis is heading.

Canada is highly reliant on the US for our economic well-being – and our economic future, whether we like it or not.  In fact, the more the Canadian government obstructs the expansion of distribution networks to facilitate an expanded international market for our products and our resources, the worse the crisis is becoming. 

What the Canadian government, led by Trudeau and Freeland, proposed to the US in negotiations was ridiculous in the extreme. 

A series of ‘Core Objectives’ was published by Chrystia Freeland on August 14, 2017, most of which were ‘dead in the water’ to any astute, savvy analyst.

The governing Liberals wanted to incorporate new gender based standards into an international trade agreement. 

The governing Liberals wanted to incorporate new Environmental and Climate Change wording.

The self-same delusional Liberals wanted to add an ‘Indigenous Chapter’ into the revised NAFTA agreement.

The governing Liberals wanted to ensure the continuation of Supply Management policies.

There are almost ten more self-serving impossible demands that Trudeau and Freeland wanted to incorporate into a new international trade agreement with the US and Mexico.

It is obvious to any intelligent, practical observer that none of these fantasies would ever find their way into a new trade agreement – yet Trudeau’s government (with the complicit obtuse support of a fawning Canadian media) continued to press forward – with the anticipated disastrous consequences.

Trudeau and Freeland even threw more fuel on the fire by denigrating Trump, the success of the US economic transformation and totally misreading the effect of the actual election of Trump in 2016 (by a US electorate fed up with its own previous incompetent, globalist government championed by Obama).

While we will save the impact of changes in the new USMCA negotiated agreement for a future analysis, given that the US Congress must still provide its assent to the new agreement, the fact remains that Canadians should be grateful that the US did not punish the naive, globalist self-serving proselytizing Liberals with an even more one-sided punitive agreement.

Canada sent a team of incompetent ideologues to the negotiation table with the United States.  Mexico was astute enough to recognize the economic danger that loomed on the horizon if a favourable deal with the ever-strengthening US economy was not accomplished quickly – posthaste.  Resultantly, Mexico negotiated a bilateral deal with the US whereby its own national interests would be protected, Canada notwithstanding.

By comparison, an inept, short-sighted ‘post-national’ Trudeau sat on the sidelines, buoyed up by adoring sycophants, including the Canadian Main Stream Media, who collectively truly had, and have, no clue concerning the precarious position that Canada is currently in as a result of the gross negligence and mishandling of the engines of the Canadian economy.

The collective well-being and prosperity of Canada hangs in the balance and we are currently governed by a self-serving elite that neither knows, nor cares, about the damage that the governing Liberal Party is doing to our economic future.

Alarmingly, under the leadership of an equally naive and compromised Andrew Scheer, the political posturing of the Conservative Party of Canada may well have made a bad situation even worse.  A stubborn commitment to Supply Management, already a millstone around the necks of almost all Canadians, would have almost certainly blown up any last chance that the USMCA (formerly NAFTA) deal would ever consummate for the benefit of Canada – and Canadians.

In hindsight, Canadians should consider ourselves lucky that the damage done was not even worse.  Canada signed an 11th hour deal under extreme duress.  Canada, and Canadians, are fortunate that Trump’s negotiating team did not impose even more conditions that would have penalized Canada over time.

The Liberals under Trudeau, and the Conservative Party of Canada under Scheer, have proven themselves to be incapable of governing Canada in a fiscally responsible and accountable mannerThe NDP are so far removed from economic reality that the NDP does not even deserve a place in a discussion concerning fiscally responsible government.

While the CBC and the media sycophants are spinning this ineptly handled agreement of national importance as a ‘success’ for Trudeau and the Liberals, astute concerned Canadians of all backgrounds and financial circumstances are increasingly uneasy with the mounting evidence.

Canada is ‘out of step’ with current economic realities.  The governing Liberals are practicing divisive identity politics inside Canada – and were shot down in flames at the USMCA negotiations when they attempted to impose these unsupportable, unsustainable globalist values on other sovereign nations.

Instead of learning from the error of their ways, I fully anticipate that the Liberals, the CPC and the fawning Canadian leftist media will ramp up their rhetoric – pushing Canada even further into a socialist landscape which cannot help but thrust Canada into a possible economic collapse.

Where, on the horizon, should Canadians look for a ray of hope?

I suggest that you look no further than Maxime Bernier and the People’s Party of Canada.  Mr. Bernier was the ONLY Member of Parliament who had the courage and the conviction to bring the NAFTA issue to the table in the House of Commons with a reasoned, responsible and accountable solution – that would have served Canada well in the negotiations with the US.

All other Members of Parliament voted against the common sense solutions provided by Mr. Bernier that may well have improved Canada’s bargaining position – and thereby Canada’s economic well-being and future prospects for all Canadians.

Let that sink in while you contemplate your election options going forward into 2019.

Glen Walushka, ba, AICB

Moderator, rightdecision.ca

What We Want from the PPC

A new political party at the federal level does not ‘just happen’.  

There must be discernible, identifiable and tangible reasons why thousands of concerned, politically active citizens choose to reject established institutions.

In the words of my very astute (in so many ways) partner, ‘We did not leave the Conservative Party of Canada.  The Conservative Party of Canada left us”.

Membership in a political party, perhaps support for any movement, should require a personal ‘buy in’, a belief that there is congruence between the goals and objectives of the organization – and the goals and objectives of the individual.  Why would I support a political party that doesn’t represent the values, principles and beliefs that I personally consider important?  Most importantly, why would I be willing to ‘go to war’ for any entity which I do not believe is fighting the same battles, for the same reasons, to achieve the same outcomes?

That, I believe, is the essence of the considerable and indisputable support for Maxime Bernier – and the People’s Party of Canada, a political alternative that is still in its transformative evolution.

In no particular order of importance, here are some of the issues for which I am personally willing to ‘go to war’ alongside our battle commander Maxime Bernier:

Let advertisers and/or subscriptions pay for CBC propaganda (and the salaries of the taxpayer subsidized propagandists who spin the propaganda for the Liberals).  Taxpayer support for CBC must end.

Create a ‘merit based’, controlled/vetted immigration system whereby immigrants demonstrate that they actually want to be ‘Canadians’ and contribute positively and productively to Canadian society – and the Canadian economy.

Stop the unjustified/unsupportable practice of misusing Canadian taxpayer dollars to fund political initiatives/special interest groups in other countries i.e. How can anyone justify Canada contributing $20 Million to the Clinton Foundation in 2017?

End Supply Management.  There is no credible economic model that supports, circumstance that warrants, or benefit to Canadian consumers that derives from the unsustainable, unsupportable government intervention in three (3) special interest groups, dairy, poultry and egg producers.  If NAFTA negotiations fail primarily because of the mainstream political support for the dairy, poultry and egg lobbies, Canadians will be penalized by the loss of readily accessible markets to our largest trading partner.

Re-establish the sovereignty of the Legislative branch of government that has been usurped by the Judicial branch of government.  No political party has the courage to invoke the ‘notwithstanding clause’ and assert the democratically vested right, as established by the votes of Canadian citizens, whenever legislation is struck down by a an unacceptably politically active Judiciary.

Assert the Constitutional authority of the Federal Government when, and as, required.  i.e. Pipeline approval and the distribution of Canada’s natural resources is a federal responsibility.  Any challenges by provinces or a politically active judiciary should be immediately turned aside – in the national interest.  

Assert the universality of Canadian law, rights, responsibilities and jurisprudence.  There should not be different legal interpretations, divergent requirements, even differing sentencing for criminals. i.e. Immigrants being ‘excused’ for not knowing or adhering to the Canadian Criminal Code.  Abhorrently and inexplicably, the confessed first degree murderer of an innocent 8 year old child in 2009 is sent to an ‘Aboriginal Healing Lodge’ instead of remaining in prison to serve out the rest of her sentence. London Free Press September 28, 2018

Cease the interference by the Federal Government in the free market and adopt a strict laissez faire economic policy.  Bombardier has received almost $5 Billion in federal and Quebec government support (Globe and Mail, March 22, 2018) and Toyota Canada received $110 Million in 2018 to assist with the expansion of Toyota in Canada, as examples.  These unfair, special interest subsidies into specific government handpicked industries and companies is not in the best interests of all Canadians.  

Eliminate the National Carbon Tax.  This is an arbitrary tax that will cost Canadians billions of dollars without any likely environmental benefit – except for those on the government gravy train.

Be honest and forthright with Canadians concerning actual events on the ground in Canada.  The recent terrorist Danforth shooting (acknowledged by ISIS as its premier terrorist incident worldwide thus far in 2018) is an example of how the current Liberal government lies, obfuscates and suppresses information that Canadians deserve to know.  The government is accountable to the voters – not the reverse.

Provide a fair and equitable framework for all Canadians concerning Aboriginal rights, vetos and governance.  No one special interest group can have dominance over all of Canada because of a historical claim that has long since lost its validity.  Canada has paid compensation and restitution for more than a century.  It is now time for aboriginal groups to become productive, equal citizens in the Canadian federation –  for better or worse.

Eliminate the federal control over Health Care funding that is constitutionally the responsibility of the provinces.  Let the provinces decide on their own Health Care models and practices. Do not legislate against private options for Canada.   

Renegotiate the Federal Equalization Payments model so that some Canadian provinces do no pay unfairly for political and social decisions made in other provinces.  Without a level playing field, the future of the Canadian federation is at serious jeopardy.

Create a fair, sustainable taxation system that is simple and universally based, similar to that which has recently been introduced in the US.  Basic individual tax rates should be reduced and personal exemptions increased. I am hesitant to apply hard numbers at this time recognizing that any reduction in income must be offset by reductions in expenditures – and I don’t know how long it is going to take to right the ship.

Reduce corporate taxes to a flat 10%.  If Canada does not create a favourable economic, sustainable and absolute environment for business investment, the current drain of Canadian and foreign investment will continue – leading possibly to an impending recession.  Canada is the tail trying to wag the dog.  The US has created a strong, sustainable economic investment climate and Canada will languish and fall hopelessly behind if we do not accept current economic realities.

Reduce the size of government.  Enough said. 

Deregulate.  Again, enough said.  

Balance the budget.  Once again, enough said. 

Straight talk.  Enough of political correctness.  Call it like it is. 

Read Max Bernier’s vision for The People’s Party of Canada on his own website and referenced on The People’s Party of Canada website.  Many, if not all, of the above policy ideas are identified and discussed.

There are a large, and growing, number of Canadians who are looking for, demanding, significant changes in the Canadian federal government actions and policies.  The People’s Party of Canada is the vehicle for the necessary changes.

Please turn this article into a ‘Hobo’s Stew’ by contributing your own thoughts and ideas.  We will bring them forward at a constituency, province and national level, as appropriate when The People’s Party of Canada convenes its initial policy convention.

Glen Walushka, ba, AICB

Moderator, rightdecision.ca

PPC Myths, Misses & Missives

The Peoples Party of Canada (PPC) has been born from an official announcement from Maxime Bernier.  In less than one week, a host of events, comments, speculations, interviews, misapprehensions (I would have added that to the title – but it would have been too long, self-indulgent and nothing but proof that I am decent with puns and word associations), and misrepresentations have spawned from the PPC’s birth. 

Why?

Because the formation of the People’s Party of Canada represents an existential threat to the status quo, particularly the closed country club entitlement of the existing political parties and their disciples.  This is not conjecture on my part.  This is factually based – extrapolated and confirmed from personal experience, from shared media interaction and from the very strong, mostly negative, reaction from those who currently enjoy the fruits of their political labours.

Throughout Canada, dozens of meetings spontaneously took place shortly thereafter, without any central direction or guidance from Maxime Bernier or a centralized PPC administration.

We hosted one such information meeting ourself.  Almost 30 concerned individuals showed up, with little advance notice and without any enticement, ie no free hors d’oeuvres, no free drinks and no free lunch.  What was most striking, and gratifying, was the passion and the resolve exhibited by virtually all in attendance .

Almost unanimously, the attendees spoke of the disconnect between elected MP’s and their constituents, the dishonest pattern of promises to entice voters (with the voters’s own tax dollars) and the subsequent obfuscations, excuses and outright lies that follow, in far too many instances.

Almost as one voice, the participants expressed their growing disillusionment and cynicism, resulting from the blatant disregard for the fiduciary duties of elected officials as those MP’s, MLA’s and civic councillors ignore correspondence, accountability and adherance to the principle of responsibility to the voters who elect them.

With unanimity, attendees spoke of the difficulty in being given a forum for discussion, debate, dialogue and to introduce new, sometimes evolutionary or revolutionary, ideas.

Many spoke with genuine concern regarding the overall direction that the current Liberal government (with tacit support from the Conservative Party of Canada) is taking Canada.  We are, lemming like, heading disastrously toward an economic, social and political precipice due to divisive, ideology driven and unsupportable political policies and decisions.  NAFTA, immigration, supply management, international relations, separation of legislative/judicial powers, the very probable repeat of the disastrous consequences of the National Energy Program (if the Canadian Senate does not reject Bill C69), the decline in foreign investment, the ridiculous reliance on foreign ‘dirty’ oil in preference to distribution/refinement of native Canadian natural resources, and yes, the matter of Aboriginal Rights and unwarranted veto powers were all discussed.

To summarize, the individuals who attended our inaugural meeting came from all voting age demographics, from different social, economic and career backgrounds – and were there for virtually one reason.

To join forces with others who are concerned with some, if not many, of the same issues and others who see that the existing political parties have collectively failed us.

Myths

The People’s Party of Canada is a product of Maxime Bernier’s personal ego as a result of his narrow defeat for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.

In fact, the People’s Party of Canada is a product of Maxime Bernier’s resolve to provide a supportable political party alternative for voters who share some, if not most, of the same principles and values consistent with the small government, laissez faire economic, small ‘c’ conservative, free market driven policies supported by Maxime Bernier.

The People’s Party of Canada sounds like a ‘Communist’ or ‘Socialist’ name.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  The People’s Party of Canada was named in recognition that the ‘power’ and success of the PPC will come from ordinary members and supporters, not a ruling elite.  Ideologically, Maxime Bernier is currently exploring merger options with the Libertarian Party of Canada which could not be any further removed from the socialist left.

The People’s Party of Canada will split the vote on the Right.

Without a doubt, the introduction of any new political party has the potential of splitting the vote as more options are available to the electorate.  However, it is more likely that the vote splitting between disenchanted Liberals and left leaning CPC members will be more significant than  vote splitting between CPC and PPC potential voters. If the PPC is seen as the only genuine ‘right of center’, free market political party, most real conservatives should cast their vote in favour of the PPC.  The best possible outcome in 2019 might be a minority government requiring the CPC and the People’s Party of Canada to agree on matters and to introduce legislation of import to correct most, if not all, of the poor decisions and legislation that has been foisted on Canadians by a globalist Liberal majority.

The People’s Party of Canada is a ‘vanity’ project for Maxime Bernier and he will be no different than a third world dictator.

Maxime Bernier is a genuine, principled politician whose views on most issues and policies have not changed substantially in more than a decade. Mr. Bernier is insisting that the members of The People’s Party of Canada commit to many of the same values and principles – as he should.  We have seen how the dilution of the values of existing political parties has compromised the ability of those parties to adhere to founding principles and hence, the ability of those parties to demonstrate to voters that they are trustworthy and likely to govern in accordance with their public rhetoric.

Misses

This is not the right time for the creation of a new ‘right of center’ political party as it is too close to the 2019 federal election.

There is no ‘right time’ for the creation of a new small ‘c’ conservative free market political party – except when it is necessitated by circumstance.  If the Conservative Party of Canada had remained true to the principles and values that allowed the merger of the Reform Party and the Progressive Conservative Party a generation ago, there would be less need of the People’s Party of Canada to exist.  Transparency and accountability to members was also a factor in the creation of the People’s Party of Canada since I know, first hand, that the CPC was unwilling or too arrogant to even answer correspondence from members, at both the local and the national level, in far too many cases. 

If a political party wants my money (and I am still being hit up for donations and contributions to the CPC in spite of the fact that I resigned a month ago) then that party has an obligation to listen to what I have to say, to consider my thoughts and to respond.  Too many entitled politicians have forgotten that their first responsibility is to their constituents.  

How do you govern on behalf of ‘the people’ when you don’t even ask ‘the people’ what is important or what is supported by us on a broad basis?

The People’s Party of Canada currently has a comparatively small bank account balance and is currently unable to issue tax eligible receipts.

This is an unfortunate fact of being a fledgling political party.  I know, with reasonable certainty, however, that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been already contributed by founding members – in spite of the fact that no tax receipts are available.  Far more funding will be forthcoming as The People’s Party of Canada progresses and ultimately contests its first byelection with an accredited candidate.  At that time, and upon final submission of the remainder of Elections Canada required documents, the People’s Party of Canada will be able to issue official tax receipts.

Further, since there is not a significant established fixed or variable cost burden for The People’s Party of Canada (since there is minimal infrastructure and/or paid human resources), The People’s Party of Canada can operate far more efficiently than most political entities.

The Main Stream Media (generally) are currently cynical detractors of The People’s Party of Canada.

This is a political fact of life if you are a political party on the right side of the political spectrum in Canada.  To combat the general negative coverage that is anticipated, Maxime Bernier has rightly assessed the extensive power and communicative capability of social media.

The People’s Party of Canada is currently exploring and utilizing a variety of inexpensive, but effective, social media platforms to significant benefit – and at an affordable overall cost.  

What is much appreciated from the majority of founding members with whom I have had discussions is that the ability of Maxime Bernier to challenge the Main Stream Media, to control the conversation and to not acquiesce to their partisan, biased agenda and talking points.  Maxime Bernier is a welcome breath of fresh air because of his candor, his honesty and his integrity – even when under assault from virtually all sides.

Mr. Bernier is not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom nor is he reluctant to engage with individuals who wish to denigrate him and The People’s Party of Canada.  Mr. Bernier is also a strong communicator with a depth of knowledge and acumen that allows him to speak confidently, intelligently and with conviction on most issues of import.

The People’s Party of Canada does not have any sitting Members of Parliament and Mr. Bernier does not have other People’s Party of Canada support in the House of Commons at present.

This is strictly a function of time and of process.  There are undoubtedly current Members of Parliament who have supported Mr. Bernier in the past during his 2017 leadership campaign and who will again support him by joining The People’s Party of Canada.  This cannot take place until The People’s Party of Canada is officially registered and fully functioning in accordance with the requirements of Elections Canada.

Additionally, the interest expressed by members of the Libertarian Party of Canada to consider a merger with The People’s Party of Canada will cement a relationship between and amongst individuals who are committed to the values of small government, protection of basic personal freedoms, free market laissez faire ‘hands off’ economic policies and a bias for ‘equality’ for all Canadians instead of divisive ‘special interest group’ driven policies.

To be succinct.  ‘Time Will Solve’.

Missives

Thankfully, very few.  The People’s Party of Canada is unburdened by dogma, by doctrine and by inertia.  The status quo is virtually non-existent for The People’s Party of Canada – and that is terrifying to some and exciting to others.

Those who join the PPC will embrace the opportunity to set policy, to challenge conventional wisdom, to denounce bad government, bad ideas, bad legislation and even bad press coverage.

The missive I am looking forward to reading is the postponed publishing of ‘Doing Politics Differently: My Vision for Canada’ which was withdrawn indefinitely by Mr. Bernier after a backlash from the Conservative Party of Canada caucus, specifically Andrew Scheer and his supporters.  

Wikipedia lists three (3) other publications by Maxime Bernier, one exclusively in French (to the best of my knowledge) and two in English.

Mr. Bernier is also currently writing a book about his colourful political career and he has served as Economic Vice-President of the Montreal Economic Institute where his book on tax reform was produced.

Whatever missives are generated by The People’s Party of Canada will hopefully be concise, cogent and contemporary.

Of critical importance to me (and I am sure to Mr. Bernier) is to create a Constitution and Bylaws that ensures the integrity of The People’s Party of Canada.  I have seen other political entities virtually ‘hijacked’ because of ineffective, unenforceable and/or punitive clauses in their bylaws and others that have only paid ‘lip service’ to the enshrined fundamental values and principles contained within Constitutional documents.

The integrity of a political party is no better than the integrity of the individuals who belong to that party – and their collective and individual commitment to honoring and adhering to the principles and values of that political entity.

Far too many political parties have strayed irreversibly from their original mandate and intent.  That is one of the main reasons why our neighbours south of the Forty-Ninth Parallel are currently so divided on the importance of electing a Supreme Court Justice who will either be an ‘Originalist’ or a ‘Revisionist’ based on his or her observance of the sanctity of the United States Constitution that is probably still the highest standard of national conduct that exists in the Free World.

We cannot, we will not, allow self-serving corruption or deviance to diminish the high standards expected from The People’s Party of Canada.

I know that Maxime’s Bernier’s personal conviction and integrity will ensure that he brings forward a constitution and bylaw document that will remain true to his high standards of ethics. Maxime Bernier’s vision for a free, accountable and just Canada – for the benefit of, and inclusively for, all Canadians, our shared prosperity and our commitment to a strong, viable future is a vision for Canada that we should all support and embrace.  

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight”  Sun Tzu

The time is now to join the fight for Canada’s future.


Glen Walushka, ba, AICB

Moderator, rightdecision.ca

Founding Member, The People’s Party of Canada