Category Archives: Canada’s Corporate Welfare Class

Lawrence Solomon: Beijing’s behaviour shows why Ottawa needs to stop pushing Chinese trade

China is Canada’s second-largest trading partner: a very, very distant second — our exports to the U.S. are 16 times higher. China should be less important still, behind Japan, Taiwan, India, European countries such as the U.K., France, and Germany and other democracies that respect the rule of law. If that wasn’t clear to us before, it should be chillingly clear now following China’s taking of Canadian hostages in an effort to make us kowtow to its demands.

As long as China’s communists are in power, Canadians will be subject to hostage-taking and unable to safely do business, except through intermediaries.


Ambassador John McCallum says travel to China safe for most Canadians


Canada wants 1M more immigrants by 2022

Canada wants more than 1 million immigrants to enter the country by the end of 2021.

In an annual report to Parliament, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen wrote that Canada’s “future success depends on continuing to ensure they [immigrants] are welcomed and well-integrated.”

The report showed that Canada’s goal is to bring in 330,800 immigrants in 2019, 341,000 in 2020, and 350,000 in 2021, for a total of 1.02 million immigrants.

“Thanks in great part to the newcomers we have welcomed throughout our history, Canada has developed into the strong and vibrant country we all enjoy,” Hussen said in the report.


MALCOLM: How Canada quietly became a sanctuary country

While border security and building a border wall has been front and centre in the U.S. news, Canada has quietly been admitting and welcoming America’s illegal migrants.

As reported by the Canadian Press, Canada is proactively giving visas to those who were in the U.S. illegally.

According to Vanessa Routley, an immigration lawyer who helped someone who was an illegal migrant in the U.S. obtain a student visa in Canada, this would not have happened three years ago.


Numbers are in and Trudeau’s infrastructure plan is largely useless

Would it surprise you to find out that the federal Liberals’ 10-year, $187-billion infrastructure plan has been largely useless so far?

“Really!?,” you ask. “Grotesque overspending by Ottawa has been mostly ineffective? Say it ain’t so.”

But it is so.


Trudeau says it’s irresponsible to question the UN Immigration Pact

Trudeau says Conservatives putting Canada’s future at risk with immigration ‘misinformation’

OTTAWA — Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

During a wide-ranging interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau said he believes a broad Canadian consensus holds that immigration is good for the country, in the face of growing opposition to it in other places.

The Liberal leader’s line suggests a theme for next year’s election campaign.


Move along… Nothing to do with Jodi Butts… PETA threatens to sue Toronto, Astral Media over removal of anti-Canada Goose ads

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is threatening to sue the city of Toronto and Astral Media for removing anti-Canada Goose ads.

The animal rights group said Friday that it will commence legal action against the city and Astral, if they do not repost ads the group paid to put up in September that criticized the Toronto-based luxury jacket maker for using goose down and coyote fur in its jackets.

Now I’m sure that this has nothing to do with the fact Gerry’s wife Jodi sits on the Canada Goose board or that Bell, owner of Astral Media swills from the government’s paid media trough. Am I right?


The following is a paid political message: Canada’s UN refugee-agency rep condemns ‘xenophobic’ views of asylum seekers

Canada’s representative with the UN’s refugee agency says increasingly antagonistic rhetoric directed at asylum seekers in the country is becoming “concerning,” and that politicians and news media need to provide more appropriate context when reporting on refugee claimants in order to combat misinformation.

Jean-Nicolas Beuze said there’s been a “deterioration” in public discussions of migrants and refugees in recent months in Canada, with populist appeals to shared values and emotion overriding evidence and “rational thinking.” Better context for the numbers of migrants seeking asylum in Canada, and information on contributions made by refugees, could help defuse tensions, he said.

The UN, The Star and the Liberals – Canada’s Tone Police – paid for with your tax dollars.


Danielle Smith: UN Migration Pact part of the plan to extinguish Canadian identity

…After reading the UN pact, I’m beginning to realize that Trudeau’s ill-considered “Welcome to Canada” tweet to the world was likely deliberate, as well as the language he uses to normalize illegal crossings. The pact seeks to make migration — for any reason — a recognized right. As for the rights of the receiving nation to object to having their borders overrun? Well, now you’re just being racist.

Rally against The UN’s Global Migration pact scheduled for Ottawa Saturday Sept. 8

I wish them well but hold little hope that the Liberals will be persuaded to refrain from signing the pact and really it is among the least of our worries, the rot is already too deep.

Immigration is the 3rd rail in Canadian politics. Canadians are afraid to speak “unpopular” opinions about immigration policy knowing they will be bludgeoned as racist by the government and their media lackeys. Our mainstream political parties are terminally corrupted by their pursuit of ethnic vote blocs, not one can be trusted. This divide and conquer splintering of the electorate has been made possible by the toxic lies of diversity and multiculturalism. The result is Canada has been turned into a mass immigration Ponzi Scheme that benefits the corporate and political class, your fate is mere collateral damage.

When Canada is ruined and gone where will our mass immigration globalists emigrate to?


Dairy Cartel Awarded Near Exclusive Import Rights Over Foreign Dairy Products

While the dairy industry was warning about concessions forced upon Canada in the new North American free trade deal text last week, the federal government quietly awarded Canadian dairy processors almost exclusive rights to import nearly all of the dairy products set to arrive soon from countries like New Zealand under the new Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.

That means that in a few weeks, when Canadian consumers have the option to purchase more foreign dairy products, Canada’s dairy industry could still get a cut of the profits — at least temporarily — as it imports and then markets foreign dairy alongside products made with Canadian milk.


You’re paying for the Trudeau government’s globalist immigration agenda propaganda campaign

Federal government launches campaign to boost support for immigration

With immigration shaping up to become a wedge issue in next year’s federal election, the Liberal government is trying to promote the upside of immigration to Canada.

Amid the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in Canada and abroad, Ottawa is hoping its new online initiative can spark a constructive conversation on immigration that is based on facts and personal stories.

Cui Bono?

The liberals are destroying the oil and manufacturing sectors driving jobs and investment out of the country yet they want to import record numbers of immigrants.

Corporate Canada benefits  through a bloated labour pool that enables them to depress wages while shortages such as in housing assist to line their pockets.

The Liberal party hopes in turn to cultivate a fearful divided populace dependent on government largesse and secure new voters from the immigrant pool.

Divide and conquer.


Take the money, journos! You’ve already shown us who you are

…When it comes to the independent panel that will decide which news organizations will get funding, naturally the government will fill it with respected figures from journalism and news publishing. As with the funding, some journalists are claiming that no self-respecting journalist will participate in such a panel.

I wouldn’t be so sure.


Ontario & Feds line McCain family pockets with $65 Million to support halal slaughter at a net loss of 300 jobs

LONDON, Ont. — Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is building a $660-million fresh-poultry facility in London, Ont., that will enhance its ability to process higher-margin products by closing three aging plants in the province.

The protein company will invest an initial $605.5 million into the plant that will serve Eastern Canada and an additional $5 million into related projects over the next five years, while $34.5 million will come from the Ontario government and an additional $28 million from the Canadian government.

It will lead to a net reduction of about 300 jobs.

That’s great, we gave a mega-millionaire member of the McCain family 65 million tax payer bucks to invest in the loss of 300 jobs so they can more efficiently halal slaughter chickens


Here’s how GM’s government subsidies stack up against other businesses in Canada

Underwriting corporate Canada

Thirty-five years ago, the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., employed almost 23,000 people.

Today it has just 2,522 workers. By the end of next year it may have none.

I wonder at a few of the CBC’s sources i.e. environmental groups, and a tax credit for small business isn’t so much a subsidy as delayed theft.

They do cite a Fraser Institute analysis… Another study from the anti-tax Fraser Institute used Statistics Canada data to calculate the total value of all government subsidies from 1981 to the spring of 2009 at $684 billion — $342.6 billion from Ottawa, $287 billion from the provinces and $54.2 billion from local governments.

Without question Canada has a corporate welfare class.


The mainstream media are not independent anyway

Because they are no longer needed. The recent news of the half-billion that Justin Trudeau is paying to buy the Canadian media establishment needs to be set against the fact that they aren’t needed anyway.

We will all need to use our internet accounts to construct our own news services but we will probably do just fine, especially if we assume that whatever they say is what the guy who pays them wants them to say. That was always true; it just didn’t used to be the government who owned them.

But how independent are the traditional media anyway? Here’s an observation on the American media from Brandon J. Weichert at the UK Spectator:

Nearly every news organization is opposed to Donald Trump’s presidency. More importantly, most billionaires despise Trump. What’s more, they are antipathetic toward the average Trump voter (who, according to their media, are all uneducated, middle-aged, white racists). Every resource has been brought to bear against Trump in an endless echo-chamber reinforcing their false narrative against Trump and encouraging greater levels of #Resistance. Meanwhile, the “independent” media all but ignores actual, grievous violations made by Trump’s Democratic opponents.

It’s not just DNC crimes the “mainstream” media refuses to cover. Look at how the media has ignored the sexual abuse scandal of the Catholic Church now that a noted Leftist is reigning as pope. My colleague George Neumayr has led the fight to expose the corruption in the church with little backup from the deep-pocket mainstream media.More.

Reality check: So you can guess what coverage of scandals that suit the interests of the Liberal party will be like once they all get their hands on the bailout money.

See also: Background on pepper-sprayed Catholic parishioner, protesting clergy sex abuses He has now had, one suspects, an eyeful of Pope Francis’s compassionate social justice church. Generally, conservatives diddle around and progressives play for keeps. No reason to suppose he’ll be the last to find that out.


Ottawa turns to two ‘clean growth leaders’ to lead climate advisory panel

The federal government is turning to a longtime environmental activist and the CEO of the country’s largest community credit union as it seeks advice on how to reach its climate change targets, particularly in the transportation and buildings sectors.

The newly named panel chairs are Steven Guilbeault, co-founder of Equiterre, a Quebec-based non-profit that promotes sustainable agriculture and solutions to environmental degradation, and Tamara Vrooman, president and CEO of Vancity, a member-owned financial cooperative.