Category Archives: Canada’s Corrupt Political Class

Fresh signs we’re about to make a big mistake legalizing marijuana

To the long list of improbable things only government could do, there is one more item to add: Lose money selling drugs.

You may remember the scene in The Godfather in which a summit of mafia dons debates the infamia of selling drugs. Their concern was the evident immorality of exploiting addiction, not a lack of profit: “If you put up three-, four-thousand-dollar investment,” the Detroit don says, “we can make fifty thousand distributing.” In the end, they resolved their morality-profitability dilemma by agreeing not to deal drugs near schools or to children.

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Liberals win 3 of 4 federal byelections, nab seat from Tories in B.C.

The federal Liberals went into Monday’s four federal byelections holding two of the four seats that were up for grabs but walked away with three, delivering a blow to the Conservatives for the second time this fall.

Having held former cabinet minister Judy Foote’s Newfoundland and Labrador riding of Bonavista–Burin–Trinity early in the evening, the Liberals also went on to retain the Toronto riding of Scarborough–Agincourt before upsetting the Conservatives in the British Columbia riding of South Surrey–White Rock.

Sick sick sick.

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Bonokoski: High times for provinces as Mr. Big ups split on pot

So, pot czar Justin Trudeau, realizing his actual street dealers were on the verge of a revolt, turned to his Mr. Big, Bill Morneau, and told him to divvy up a more saleable split of the profits from upcoming pot deals.

When profits are projected to be in the billions, honour among thieves, and we say “thieves” with all due respect, begins to lose its lustre.

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Canadian marijuana advocate blasts ‘hypocrisy’ of ex-police cashing in on cannabis

One of Canada’s most prominent marijuana activists has taken aim at former police officers who have entered the country’s fledgling cannabis industry, saying it was “hard to stomach” that those who spent years sending people to jail for pot offences are now poised to profit as the country moves towards legalisation.

“It’s a mix of hypocrisy and pure profiteering,” Jodie Emery told the Guardian. “They made a living off tax dollars for trying to keep people out of the cannabis business and now they’re going to position themselves to cash in.”

Her remarks come as legislation aimed at legalising recreational marijuana by 1 July 2018 was passed in the House of Commons. The bill will now head to the Senate, paving the way for Canada to become the first country in the G7 to fully legalise the drug.

Former public servants, politicians and law enforcement officers have gravitated towards the sector, which analysts say could eventually be worth somewhere between C$5bn and C$10bn annually.

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Submission – The danger of political Islam to Canada – (With a warning to America)

A new book by Tom Quiggin 

“It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not be dominated.” – Hassan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Violent and non-violent Islamist ideologies are destroying Canada’s social fabric and freedoms. Terrorism is but one tactic of this ideology. It remains important to defeat terrorists, but the multi-faceted invasive Islamist ideology is the existential threat to Canada. As the foreword by Raheel Raza highlights “Islamist extremism will be to the 21st Century what fascism and communism were to the 20th Century.”

This is the first book published in Canada which exposes this ideology and the leading Islamist front groups. The problem has become acute, as many Canadian politicians have adopted a policy of appeasement and submission to the Islamist threat. The Islamists, who would impose their interpretation of a politicized Islam over a democratic and secular society by law, are on the march in Canada. The M-103 Parliamentary Motion on Islamophobia, put forth by Member of Parliament Iqra Khalid, is one visible manifestation of these veiled attacks driven by a network of Islamist groups. At this time, advocating violence is increasingly being normalized while dissent is being criminalized.

The book will also examine how Prime Minister Trudeau has been a consistent supporter of the Islamist cause, while at the same time ignoring reformist Muslims and working against Canadian values.”

(I just bought the Kindle version)

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Trudeau says purpose of China trade deal is to prevent democracy from breaking out

Yes he really said that.

BEIJING — Pursuing free trade with China and preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement are part of Canada’s international mission to combat the rising tide of populism, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.

…Trudeau characterized his trade ambitions with China, NAFTA and pursuing other deals in Asia, including a new version of Trans-Pacific Partnership, as part of Canada’s fight against the protectionist tide most closely associated with the Donald Trump administration in Washington.

Free Trade has been a one way street that benefits our corporate welfare class. Justin is not a PM, he is a useful Idiot doing his master’s bidding.

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Judge pisses on will of people suspends face-covering section of Quebec law

Judge approves of child abuse.

A Quebec Superior Court judge has granted a temporary suspension of the section of Quebec’s religious neutrality law that deals with face coverings.

Justice Babak Barin granted a stay to Section 10 of the law, which requires anyone who gives or receives public services to do so with their face uncovered.

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FUREY: Surely Morneau’s days as minister are numbered

The other week, a prominent Bay Street insider told me he couldn’t imagine Bill Morneau being the guy to table the next budget in 2018.

There’s just too much dogging the beleaguered finance minister to have him stand up in the House of Commons and command the confidence of the nation’s various sectors that look to his post as a source of stability.

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Citizenship fraudster Monsef’s papers still aren’t in order and the media still hardly cares

Federal Minister Maryam Monsef is back in the news this week, over the same scandal that dogged her in 2016. According to news reports, Monsef still hasn’t resolved the issues with her citizenship and has yet to receive a new, updated passport.

Last fall, Monsef revealed that she was born in Iran and not Afghanistan as she had once claimed. We also learned that Monsef spent most of her childhood in the city of Mashad, Iran — not war-torn Afghanistan.

Monsef admitted in an interview that her family was “technically safe” in Iran, calling into question whether she was a bona fide refugee, as per international definitions and Canadian immigration law.

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Pricey Parliament skating rink a fitting monument to government excess

The Canada 150 celebrations were clearly not intended to be a testament to the era of wasteful government spending, but perhaps it’s sadly appropriate that it has become so.

Certainly, Canadians expected the country’s 150th birthday to be widely celebrated, but Canadians also appear quite uneasy about how much this party is costing. And some of the unusual ways politicians have found to spend money — all under the guise of a “celebration” — seem more like the government equivalent of buying a round of shots or throwing stacks of money while partying at the club.

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Canada grants refugee status in about 60% of illegal alien invader cases

Over half of the migrant asylum claims heard by Canadian refugee officials this year have been successful.

New figures released by the federal Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) show that of 1,572 claims heard so far, 941 have been granted.

The IRB has a backlog of 12,895 cases currently pending.

Canada has seen a spike recent months of migrants crossing illegally into the country via the US and making asylum claims.

The new figures look at claims received by the IRB from “irregular border crossers” between February and October of this year.

Those made by migrants from Syria, Eritrea, Yemen, Sudan, Djibouti and Turkey were the most likely to be accepted.

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Chief Liberal Party fundraiser tied to $8M loan to offshore trust in Cayman Islands

Newly discovered documents from the Paradise Papers show the Liberal Party’s top fundraiser, Stephen Bronfman, was directly linked to companies that were owed millions by an offshore Cayman Islands trust well into the 2000s — despite his strong denials he had any involvement in the trust after 1998.

The documents show how a Delaware-based company closely connected to the Montreal-based financier was owed $8 million from the Kolber Trust, set up for former Liberal Sen. Leo Kolber and his family in the no-tax Cayman Islands.

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Immigration policy is out of control and needs an overhaul

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party

The Trudeau government’s plan to bring in close to one million new immigrants within the next three years should be of serious concern to Canadians. Next year alone, the numbers are expected to reach 310,000 but to that total must be added approximately 900,000 temporary foreign workers and foreign students who will be living in Canada. Since most of the newcomers will be settling in three of our major cities, the pressure on infrastructure and local services will be extreme.

Canada’s current immigration policy is based on myths. All of our political parties, most of the news media, big business interests, the banks and land developers favour large-scale immigration and justify this on the grounds that immigration helps our economy, strengthens the labour force and alleviates our aging problem.

Now haven’t we been arguing just these points on this blog for … Oh I don’t know how many years?

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