DENY THE LIE! – JUSTIN TRUDEAU & LIBERAL GOVT. ARE TRUTH-DENIERS By Arthur Topham

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DENY THE  LIE! – JUSTIN TRUDEAU & LIBERAL GOVT. ARE TRUTH-DENIERS  

By Arthur  Topham

The Liberal Party of Canada under their new rookie Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are guilty of outright lying to the people of Canada about the alleged “6 Million Jews” who were supposed to have been “gassed” and “burnt” in German work camps during World War II.

Like clock-work the Prime  Minister’s Office (PMO) spits out announcements over and over stating that the “Nazis” murdered “millions” of “Jews” between 1939 – 1945. This is wilfully done by Justin Trudeau’s ‘advisors’ (i.e., read Zionist Jew handlers) who are firmly in control of both him and his party.

The latest repetition of this lie came forth from the PMO’s office yesterday, Wednesday, September 21, 2016. It reads:

Prime Minister of Canada welcomes progress on National Holocaust Monument

September 21, 2016
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today participated in a site dedication ceremony for the National Holocaust Monument, which is being built at the corner of Wellington and Booth streets in Ottawa.

The Monument, which is scheduled to be unveiled in 2017, will honour the millions of Jews and other innocent victims who died in the Holocaust. It will also promote a better understanding of the historical events surrounding the Holocaust and how they affected Canada, and celebrate the tremendous contributions that Holocaust survivors have made to this country.

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“It is important for Canadians and the rest of the world to remember the suffering and murder of millions of Jews and others in the Holocaust. We must never forget the stories of the victims, and the important lessons of the Holocaust. As Canadians and citizens of the world, we must fight the hatred and fear that once fuelled these deplorable acts, and ensure that tolerance and pluralism always triumph over anti-Semitism and racism. We must also pay tribute to the resilience of those who survived that horrific ordeal and went on to make enormous contributions here in Canada as well as many other countries around the world.”
—The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

“This national monument will stand as a testament to the suffering of the millions who lost their lives and families to the Holocaust and tell the stories of those who came to Canada to build a new life. The Monument will serve as a reminder to future generations of Canadians to keep the lessons of history alive in our country’s consciousness. We must never take for granted our freedom, diversity, and deep commitment to human rights.”
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

The question needs to asked over and over, “Why is the Liberal government emphasizing and repeatedly pushing this 6 Million Lie so much?

Is it because the Zionist lobbyists here in Canada like B’nai Brith and their USA Anti-Defamation League (ADL) counterpart the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada as well as the latest traitorous Israeli espionage agency the Centre for Israel & Jewish Affairs (CIJA), are beginning to panic because their 71 year old “6 Million” deception is now, thanks to the Internet and Social Media outlets like Facebook, so tattered and torn by the Truth that they’re frantically attempting to shore up this massive deception in any way possible?

It must be remembered that the Zionist Jew lobbyists here in Canada built their draconian “Hate Propaganda” laws, contained in Sections 318 – 320 of the Canadian Criminal Code, and now being used against Truth Revealers, on the baseless foundation of the “6 Million Jews” holocaust lie. This fact is documented in my March 29, 2014 article, Bad Moon Rising: How the Jewish Lobbies Created Canada’s “Hate Propaganda” Laws.

We’re seeing a quickening by the Jewish lobbyists in their last-ditch attempts to sustain their fraudulence and deception when it comes to the greatest lie ever told to the world. Could it be because more and more Canadians and especially German-Canadian citizens are finally standing up and speaking  out in defence of their ethnic homeland and especially in defence of Truth itself?

Monika Schaefer of Jasper, Alberta and Brian Ruhe of Vancouver, B.C. are two of the latest shining examples of German-Canadian truth revealers who’ve shown the courage of their convictions by speaking out on the net through their blogsites and their videos in order to inform Canadians and warn them against continuing to believe the Zionist-controlled mainstream media (MSM) and the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau.

There is also a concerted effort on the part of the B’nai Brith foreign lobby in Canada to destroy the livelihood and reputation of University of Lethbridge tenured Professor Anthony Hall by spreading lies on their website and in other Zionist-controlled media that are simply not true.

Could all of this be a prelude to the Liberal government possibly attempting to introduce “Holocaust Denial” laws into Canadian jurisprudence like the ones we see in occupied Germany today in order to stem the growing tide of Truth about what really happened during WWII and who the real perpetrators were?

Will Canada become the next Germany and start jailing its citizens for questioning historic events that have been created and spun throughout past history like gigantic spider webs of lies in order to keep the world in a state of perpetual ignorance?

It won’t take too long to find out given the times that we’re living in.


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HARPER’S ELECTION FAILURE CREATES CRACKS IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR by Prof. Anthony Hall

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HARPER’S ELECTION FAILURE CREATES CRACKS IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR

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Trudeau’s victory showed failure of Harper’s Muslim bashing. (CBC photo)

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By Anthony James Hall (Special to Truth and Shadows)

After taking his vow of office, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced his new cabinet. Canada’s triumphant leader rightfully boasted that the new face of his government authentically reflects Canada’s multicultural population.  Moreover half of his appointees are women. One of them, Jody Wilson-Raybould, is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation as well as Canada’s first Aboriginal Minister of Justice.

Another striking appointment is that of Maryam Monsef. Age 30, Ms. Monsef is the youngest Minister as well as the first Muslim ever to hold a cabinet position in Canada’s executive branch. Monsef emigrated from Afghanistan when she was 11 years old. Trudeau assigned to the youthful cabinet inductee the Democratic Institutions portfolio.

The elevation of a young Muslim woman to high office in the core of the Canadian government represents a good beginning to start repairing the enormous damage wrought by the defeated former Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.  In the recent election campaign Harper brought to radical extremes his attempt to gain political advantage from bashing Muslim people, Muslim religion, and Muslim dress. He had hoped to ride to a new electoral mandate by energizing a wave of Islamophobia.

Harper’s campaign began under the guidance of Lynton Crosby, an Australian Wizard of Oz with considerable political experience turning anti-immigrant, anti-Aboriginal policies to the political advantage of his prior client, neoconservative Australian Prime Minister John Howard.  Crosby tried to help Harper refine his image as Christian warrior with a passion for vanquishing Islamic infidels. The defeated prime minister attempted to cultivate his crusader personae by dramatizing a federal prohibition on the wearing of the niqab—a feature of Islamic dress adopted by some Muslim women—during citizenship ceremonies. This ban was ruled unconstitutional by the courts, but Harper promised to take the case to the Supreme Court of Canada if re-elected.

A Muslim himself, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi condemned Harper’s tactic as “disgraceful.” Nenshi explained that under the auspices of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, “the label of terrorism is thrown around in Ottawa with disturbing regularity… It’s targeted language that always describes an act of violence by someone of my faith.” The popular municipal politician continued, “To tie violent action to a religious group,” is “incredibly dangerous stuff.”

Of course there is nothing new in the attempt by the ousted prime minister to incite and exploit fear of Muslims as a religious wedge issue deployed in the service of political gain. The harnessing of Islamophobia for the advancement of neoconservative agendas goes back at least to 1979 when the basic ideological framework of the Global War on Terror was outlined at an international conference in Jerusalem organized by Benjamin Netanyahu.

Islamophobia and dog whistle politics

Perhaps the outcome of the Canadian election suggests that the pendulum of popular public opinion in the West is shifting. Perhaps the failure of Harper’s party to hold onto power by trumping up fear of Muslims marks the beginning of the end of the Global War on Terror. Perhaps this crack in the neoconservative edifice is like the early stages of the public assault on the Berlin Wall whose toppling marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War.

By identifying Islam with “barbaric cultural practices” and “medieval tribal customs,” the former Harper government may have exposed too much about the structure of neoconservative lies, deception and spin. Harper’s crusader zeal may have drawn unwanted scrutiny to the manipulations malevolently deployed in constructing the psychological prisons of synthetic fear thrown up by the War on Terror’s busy contractors.

For a time it seemed the niqab issue had set the trap that would turn the election in Harper’s favour. Fearing this outcome, Sheema Khan chronicled in the Globe and Mail some of the experiences of those on the receiving end of the Islamophobia. She wrote, “The government’s open hostility has given license to bigots to vent xenophobia. A pregnant Muslim woman is attacked in Montreal. A niqab-wearing woman is attacked while shopping with her daughters in Toronto. Mosques are taking precautions. Identifiable Muslim women feel less safe, and Muslim youth face difficult questions about identity and acceptance.”

Fifty years after arriving in Canada as a toddler Khan felt compelled to announce that she was made to feel like “a second-class citizen.” She added, “the Conservative message is: You are Muslim, you are the ‘other,’ you can’t be trusted and you will never belong.”

In the Huffington Post Hassan Arif characterized Harper’s failed divide-and-conquer strategy as follows, “Stephen Harper is campaigning on fear using the niqab as a wedge issue scapegoating Muslims. It is no coincidence that a senior adviser on the Conservative campaign is an Australian strategist known for dog whistle politics against cultural minorities. This is an attack on a longstanding consensus in Canadian politics in favour of multiculturalism and diversity, a consensus that had been upheld by the Liberals.”

Fear of terrorism, fear of Muslims

Trudeau’s success in the campaign was based in part on his spirited defense of the principles that “a Canadian citizen is a Canadian citizen,” that the principles entrenched in the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights as well as in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms must prevail.

In one of the most significant moments in the Canadian election campaign, Trudeau evoked the words of former U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt on the subject of fear. He declared, “Having failed to help Canadians where it matters, what is Stephen Harper left with? Fear. The politics of fear and division. Franklin Roosevelt said we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Well, Stephen Harper has nothing to offer but fear itself. Fear of terrorism. Fear of the world beyond our borders. Fear of each other.”

Trudeau put in context his references to “fear of terrorism” by indicating, “We all know what is going on here…. It is nothing less than an attempt to play on people’s fears and foster prejudice, directly towards the Muslim faith.”

There are important international implications in the identification by the new Canadian Prime Minister of the prior government’s incitement and exploitation of Islamaphobia in the quest to gain, hold and extend political power. But Trudeau’s begs the question of what will happen next in addressing the great wrongs done to all Canadians through the long years when our government purposely inflamed public opinion against Muslims.

Paid mercenaries under Islamic flags

For the last 14 years since 9/11 the world has been delivered an onslaught of media imagery and commentary depicting Islamic terrorism as the world’s worst scourge. After two generations of being saturated in the intense psychological operations of the Cold War, we in the West were subjected to a shift from the propaganda of anti-communism to the propaganda of anti-terrorism. A key part of this propaganda has been to depict Islam as a religion of violence, as a seedbed of radicalization, murder and mayhem.

The biggest lie in the Global War on Terror is that the forces of Islamic jihad are totally independent, self-directed and self-financed. In fact there is a long history of the Western powers infiltrating the Muslim world and instrumentalizing Islamic sectarianism for imperial advantage. This trajectory of exploitation continues yet. It was on full display throughout the recent Canadian election campaign.

It is a matter of record that the CIA created al Qaeda as hosted within the mujahedeen and Taliban. The goal of this U.S.-financed and armed operation was to remove the Soviet-backed government of Afghanistan. The Western creation and sponsorship of mercenary armies said to be operating various Islamic flags has continued in a large arc of covert intervention. This arc of instrumentalized Islam extends from the breakup of the Balkans to the overthrow of Gaddafi’s government in Libya to the current campaign aimed at displacing Assad from power and dividing Syria and Iraq into easy-to-manipulate statelets.

There is a large and compelling body of serious scholarship on the history of this process emphasizing the close connection between Western intelligence services and groups regularly identified in the media as Islamic terrorist groups. The prolific scholarship on these subjects of, for instance, Ahmed Nafeez, Peter Dale Scott and Michel Chossudovsky comes immediately to mind.

This is not to say that there are not real zealots, as there are in every religion, that are prepared to commit violence to advance what they see as their sacred cause. In the context of the inner workings of the Global War on Terror, however, such individuals are likely to become prized assets to be funded, armed and manipulated by Western intelligence agencies in the hope they will participate in acts necessary to generate the political currency of fear. We know that the forerunner to this type of transaction was Operation Gladio, a NATO-run series of violent episodes concocted to turn public opinion against Europe’s left-wing parties.

The Terror Factory

By design, the Global War on Terror merges the empowerment of police state and surveillance state at home, military aggressions abroad. In Terror Factory, Trevor Aaronson describes the role of the FBI agents and infiltrators in encouraging pliable Muslim individuals to commit violence, only to be apprehended at some point in the entrapment process. His research leads Aaronson to conclude that these same procedures of FBI manipulation are re-enacted in almost every case of reported domestic terrorism in the United States.

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The Harper government took full advantage of Ottawa shooting.

The evidence is strong that a similar process was at play in the Ottawa shooter event of October 22, 2014. On that day, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was identified by the FBI and CBS News as the killer of a soldier at the National War Cenotaph in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Several hours later the armed Zehaf-Bibeau, now described by U.S. sources as “a recent Muslim convert,” was reported as having been shot dead after entering the nearby Parliament Building.

In retrospect this episode can be seen as the commencement of the Harper government’s campaign for re-election. As on 9/11 an elaborate interpretation was delivered almost immediately without any formal investigation whatsoever. The Canadian media fell in line and refused to ask any skeptical questions. The Harper government predictably exploited the occasion to put through Parliament pre-prepared legislation and policies setting up then-Prime Minister Harper for his campaign for re-election conflating Muslim “barbarism” with his war against “jihadi terrorism.”

Professor Graeme MacQueen has evaluated the government and police accounts of what transpired and has found many internal contradictions and holes in the official narrative. He has identified 34 unanswered questions that must be addressed. The first is, “When and by whom was the FBI first informed of the perpetrator’s name?” MacQueen’s Report for Democracy International is entitled The October 22, 2014, Ottawa Shootings: Why Canadians Need a Public Inquiry. MacQueen devotes one of his sections to address the question, “Was Zehaf-Bibeau a Managed Terrorist?”

The managers of the New York-based Canadian newspaper chain Postmedia seem to have worked quite closely with Lynton Crosby and the operatives in the re-election war room of Stephen Harper. They obviously collaborated closely to generate a flood of evocative images depicting ghoulish impressions of jihadi terror in the run-up to the Canadian election.

Throughout the campaign Paul Godfey’s monopolistic Postmedia chain, including the Ottawa Citizen, the Calgary Herald, the Vancouver Sun and the National Post, filled their front pages with collages of mask-wearing Arab faces, hooded Islamic men, countless real or faked pictures of the gun-toting kaffiyeh-wearing Zahef-Bibeau, and headlines like “The Radical Reality: Canada and Homegrown Terrorism,” or “The Terrorist and the Imam.”

On October 3, about two weeks before the election, the Postmedia papers released a series of pictures purporting to show wide shots of Zahef-Bibeau at the National War Memorial in the very act of murdering his victim. There is no compelling evidence presented to interpret the images as anything other than rather crude photoshopped fabrications. About the “French tourist” who supposedly captured the images, reporter Shaamini Yogaretnam indicates that “Jean Paul asked the Citizen to use only his first name.”

Trying to explain the origins of the prior grainy image that was quickly published in the media in order to convict Zahef-Bibeau in the court of public opinion, Yogaretnam came up with nothing but weasel words and indeterminate phrases. In the process she produced a classic example of really bad or even malfeasant journalism. “It is believed,” she wrote, “that several Ottawa police employees forwarded a zoomed-in picture of the gunman to civilian email addresses. The leak of the photo onto the Internet is believed to have originated from law enforcement sources, but it’s not clear whether it was Ottawa police, OPP (Ontario Provincial Police), RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), or one of the forces in Canada or the United States that had access to the photograph that started the chain that led to its being posted online.” Who was it precisely that did this believing? How does such a confusing mishmash of words prove anything except an intent to deceive and obfuscate?

The day before the federal election, Paul Godfrey’s Islamophobia-inciting Postmedia chain gave new meaning to the term yellow journalism. The front pages of all the Postmedia newspapers brandished giant ads. Against plain yellow backgrounds the newspapers proclaimed, “Voting Liberal will cost you.”

Restoring public confidence

MacQueen is right. Canadians do need a public inquiry into the inconsistencies permeating the official accounts of the Ottawa shootings of October 22, 2014. But we need more than that. The new Trudeau government must address the broad and deep implications of his election campaign pronouncement that Stephen Harper has incited and exploited Islamophobia by conflating fear of Muslims with fear of terrorism.

It is a good start to have appointed Maryam Monsef to a cabinet post. But that alone does not repair the tremendous damage that has been done to the civil condition of Canadian society after almost a decade of Harper’s media-enhanced promotion of Islamophobia. How did Harper take power in the first place? He first took control of the prime minister’s position in 2006 riding a wave of neoconservative empowerment connected to now-hotly-contested interpretations of what really happened on 9/11.

Whatever happened, the Canadian government should not have made Canadian anti-terrorist policy after 9/11 by depending exclusively on a very flawed U.S. report. The 9/11 Commission Report was based on a heavily politicized investigation whose co-chairs acknowledge was “set up to fail.” There should have been a Canadian investigation into the Canadian aspects of 9/11 including Canada’s involvement on the fateful day in the failures of NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Moreover no officials in the government and Parliament of Canada should have sanctioned policies and laws based on a foreign report whose main conclusions were based on evidence obtained through illegal torture. The result of this failure of due diligence is that many Canadian officials made themselves complicit in prohibited torture and therefore violators of international criminal law.

To be consistent with his condemnation of Harper’s fostering of fear and prejudice towards Muslims, Trudeau must help us come to terms with what is real and what is concocted in the former Canadian government’s so-called war on “jihadi terrorism.” What, for instance, are Canadians to make of the reports in the Canadian media last March that an agent or asset connected to Canada’s embassy in Jordan was caught in Turkey helping with ISIL recruitment?

It would be a travesty for Prime Minister Trudeau to follow in the footsteps of U.S. President Barack Obama by simply maintaining the same fictions intertwined with the Global War on Terror that the both men inherited from the neoconservative administrations that preceded them. To restore Canada to civil health we need a transparent public process get to the root causes of the Islamophobia, including the systematic identification of all Muslims with the heavily engineered imagery of terrorism. This investigation could be characterized as part of the process of restoring evidence-based policy making to police work and military operations. Only thus do we have a chance of regaining some balance between the requirements of liberty, democracy and transparency with the imperatives of security.

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Anthony James Hall is currently Professor of Globalization Studies at Anthony James Hall University of Lethbridge in Alberta Canada. He has been a teacher in the Canadian university system since 1982. Dr. Hall has recently finished a  two-volume publishing project at McGill-Queen’s University Press entitled “The Bowl with One Spoon.”

Working to find a cure for Ezra Levant by Heather Mallick

 

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Working to find a cure for Ezra Levant: Mallick

The Conservative Party fears Justin Trudeau because he could win an election. Why Ezra Levant is so upset about Trudeau kissing a local bride, nobody knows.

 

During his show on Sun News Network recently, Ezra Levant said Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau was symbolically “deflowering” a bride when he kissed her on the cheek on her wedding day.

 

By: Heather Mallick Columnist, Published on Fri Sep 26 2014

What is Ezra Levant? Is it antibiotic-resistant? Can it be cured, and if not, will topical steroids take the swelling down? Should I be asking my doctor for anti-inflammatory medication or will that irritate my stomach lining? I’m asking for a friend because I don’t myself have EL. It spreads virally via Sun News Network so I blocked it on TV and then it sprang up on my computer, then on Twitter and now people are writing columns about it.

I know it’s wrong to make these EL videos, but it is legal to watch, I am definitely with the child pornographers on that one. Are my eyelids bleeding? Check again please.

See, my “friend” contracted EL by watching a Sept. 16 Sun video contained in news stories later headlined “Local man yells at photo for 5 minutes.” The video consisted of Ezra Levant saying extraordinarily vulgar and vicious things about Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and his family, regarding a recent encounter in which Trudeau had kissed a local bride on the cheek as she and her bridesmaids smiled for the camera.

EL said Trudeau was symbolically “deflowering” the bride as in medieval times, sexually insulted Trudeau’s mother, said his father “banged anyone” and “was a slut,” said a female CBC journalist was losing bodily control in Trudeau’s presence and then there was something about “panties.”

I apologize for the trauma. Please keep reading.

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The bride and her family were outraged by the video. Trudeau called for a “response” from Quebecor, which owns TV and newspapers across the country and said he would no longer speak to Sun’s English media, which seems sensible. I once worked for the Toronto Sun and I was so ashamed that I didn’t even speak to myself for years. Oh, I used to copy edit David Frum columns and eat hot pockets out of tinfoil for lunch, it was my own little gulag, but it paid the mortgage until I got a better job.

Perhaps if I were Trudeau, I would have wanted to hit someone, but since my own parents were not in any way sexual and never had sex, I was not stirred by the “marriage oaths” violation stuff. However seeing “Ezra Levant” and “panties” in the same sentence is making the rash come up in blisters, so again, how long for the test results? Maybe Monday?

Ottawa journalists went all “esprit de press corps” and fell for the gag that Levant was a journalist to begin with. Of course he is not, he is simply Sun News Network’s performing flea. No one watches that channel (I wish it would stop asking me to appear). As the Globe and Mail wrote in 2013 about a CRTC hearing, “Sun believes most Canadians don’t know it exists, and it has the market research and ratings to prove it.”

Most Canadians don’t live in Ottawa, don’t watch House of Commons debates and aren’t members of a press club (the “Media Party,” in EL-speak) starved of information by a government that hates good journalism. They would agree with the Liberal Party that the video “breached any reasonable measure of editorial integrity.” Still, running what appears to have been a 1970s “upskirt photo” of Margaret Trudeau — whose 23-year-old son Michel died in an avalanche in 1998, whose candour about her bipolar disorder has helped so many — did get attention.

I cannot say whether Ezra Levant, who, believe it or not, is a lawyer, is unwell or a horrible person or just an idiot with an underpants fetish, but he certainly represents his viewership, which is all of these things. I have the emails to prove it.

I watched the screen, appalled. This creature had no screen presence. Its face was stationary, while its wide, oblong mouth flapped strangely. Mute the sound and anything could be coming out of it. It could issue parking tickets, or serve as a ham dispenser.

Instead it was all sexual jealousy, like fluid oozing, which is just what my EL blisters are doing right now. I couldn’t equal this level of cruelty, even if I wished to.

The Conservative Party resents Trudeau deeply. It is not clear why, but it is certainly more than leftover resentment of his late intellectual father and his beautiful mother. It isn’t youth. Trudeau is 42, which my children consider frankly elderly. It isn’t beauty, he just looks better than most politicians. He seems confident and comfortable with himself, happy to meet-and-greet and not snobbish. He is unrehearsed and speaks candidly. Canadians like that.

I do remember Justin Trudeau’s birth being announced. I was in the car with my parents. It was a cold winter afternoon in northwestern Ontario and we were taking a family drive to the town dump. As one does.

We were listening to CBC radio and someone said it was the birth of the “Justin Society, hah hah” which was a play on PET’s “just society” and I thought “Wow, my first pun,” and then the quarry reared up in front of us. Then I did not think of the man again for decades. Although I have wrung a lot of therapy out of those Sunday drives and I still do not like puns.

We have gone off-topic, as has the Conservative Party in its unhinged fear of Trudeau. What scares them of course is that he could win. He could re-stock the country with scientists and restore the CBC, introduce national daycare and invest billions in green energy. He could put a stop to this Iraq venture, and worst of all, he could run a minority government with NDP leader Thomas Mulcair.

But in the meantime, I have a bad case of EL, an unsightly rash that’s crusting, and I can’t just lie in a cold tub all weekend chewing on the bath mat. Is this a personal allergic reaction to a chance one-and-only EL video encounter, or is it a threat to public health?

If the latter, it could easily be resolved with a civilized decision by Quebecor in favour of Canadian decency. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.

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hmallick@thestar.ca

So You Thought the Green Party was Different from the rest, eh? By Arthur Topham

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So you though the Green Party of Canada was different from the rest, eh? Well, no surprises here at Radical Press.

Given the current political climate in the former independent, sovereign democracy known as Canada and now recognized around the world as just another Zionist occupied, Jew controlled asset of Israel and the Rothschild banking cartel; the same cartel, mind you, that created the Jewish Central Banking System that’s now devastating the economies of the world; the false flag “US FEDERAL RESERVE” which is, in reality, just a consortium of private Jew banks that have put millions of gentiles or what they call goy or goyim (cattle) into massive and endless, un-repayable debt slavery; and that played the decisive role in creating that that little Zionist hell hole in the middle of Arab territory 66 years ago that’s now become the eyesore and embarrassment of the whole human race and what we once so proudly referred to as “civilization”.

At first it appeared that only Harper and the Conservatives were the lackeys of the Israeli Jews given their overt and unabashed subservience to that criminal “state” and all the media hype about it in the Jew controlled media here in Canada.

Then when Israel went ballistic once again in July and began yet another massive military attack on the defenceless citizens of Gaza the issue of who “STANDS WITH ISRAEL” and who doesn’t suddenly took on a whole new dimension.

It was after Israel began their high-tech, killing of Gazan men, women and children that the issue of obeisance and allegiance to that foreign, rogue state suddenly took on greater importance as average Canadians, outraged and incensed by both Israel’s pathological behaviour and Harper’s hyper cheerleading of the senseless slaughter, finally realized that the Conservatives were just as callous and crazy and criminal as the Jews in Israel and so they began to cast their eyes toward the other federal parties in search of some sanity, fairness and a sense of humanitarianism, compassion and justice.

Those on the left side of the political spectrum turned to the obvious choice and voice of the socialist ideal – the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP), hoping to find there an opposing perspective on the issue of Israel’s outlandish slaughter of innocent Palestinians; something to act as a counterweight to the blatant imbalance that the country was witnessing in the shameful and degrading behaviour of the Harper Conservative government. Sadly, they were again disappointed to find that the leader of the NDP, Thomas Mulcair, was just another Zionist face hiding behind a beard and forked tongue mouthing the same old Zionist lies that Harper’s been spewing forth for years now.

On the other hand the more liberal-minded Canadians cast a longing gaze at the new federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau, again thinking that he, of all the federal leaders, would be the one that patriotic Canadians long for. He, above all the rest, would surely STAND UP FOR CANADA rather than for the war-mongering maniacs in Israel who are blowing little kids heads off and acting like psychopathic monstrosities out of some low grade Hollywood horror movie. But, alas, no, once again they were disillusioned to find that even Justin the Just was just another zio agent, paid flunky of Israhell, posturing as best he could yet still, after all was said and done, STANDING FOR ISRAEL rather than for Canada and a neutral, common sense and decent foreign policy. He was just another sycophant of the Jew lobby B’nai Brith Canada and one more traitor to the nation.

Well, it appeared that after striking out three times the country was left with only one choice and one leader left in the house – Elizabeth May of the federal Green Party of Canada. With the other three parties brown-nosing Zionist toadies and losers here was a golden opportunity for May and her band of Greenies to come to the fore and take an affirmative stand in support of the Palestinian people, world peace and justice. The Fourth Way so to speak and the final chance for Canada to redeem its former image as a truly democratic and peace-loving nation.

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But now it appears that all is lost here in Canada as recent revelations show that May’s President of the Green Party of Canada, Paul Estrin, has revealed himself to be the latest and the final Zio-stake to be pounded into the heart of dying nation.

Now this is pure speculation on my part but over the many years of researching the subject of political Zionism and the Jewish Question I’ve cast my eye upon hundreds of faces of Jews and Paul Estrin’s face bares a striking resemblance to many of the self-chosen who I’ve seen before. I tried to find out if he was, in fact, a Jewish dual citizen but to date haven’t been successful. Possible someone reading this article will be able to point me in the right direction. But regardless of whether Estrin is actually Jewish or merely a shabez goy, he definitely made his position clear in an article, Why Gaza Makes me Sad, which was posted on the blog section of the Green Party of Canada’s website and which clearly states that he, as President of the party, is most assuredly someone who STANDS FOR ISRAEL.

Of course not all Greenies are obscenies who revel in and relish what Israel sees as its divine right to slaughter anyone and everyone who stands in its way of taking over the whole of middle east from the Nile to the Euphrates. Some of the more sensitive and sane of the lot called Estrin on his traitorous words and before you could say, “the moon is made out of green cheese”, the shyte hit the fan and the Jew media hopped on the story and now the Greens have managed to present their face to the world and, tragically, its covered with green slime and blood and gore and bits of little Palestinian baby parts sliding from its incredulous countenance. And Elizabeth May is suddenly caught in the ensuing media storm and struggling to preserve her image and the image of her party as one of conscientious, peace-loving, concerned, environmentally-sensitive, responsible people.

I don’t envy her one iota at this time and I think her reaction to Estrin’s pro-Israel article wasn’t forceful enough nor was it honest enough to convince Canadians that his Zionist leanings are merely the opinion of one person and that they don’t reflect Green Party policy.

May, as leader, cannot possibly be that disconnected from the second most influential person in her party that she’s unaware of his position with respect to Israel, the Jews, Zionism and the tragic conditions that the Palestinian people are forced to exist under. I don’t buy it for a second. It’s beyond dispute that these two individuals have spend countless hours in close collusion and discussion on issues such as the behaviour of the racist, apartheid state of Israel and its absolutely abysmal and inexcusable behaviour toward its neighbour Palestine. It’s virtually impossible to conceive of these two people not knowing each other’s deepest thoughts and opinions on matters such as these. Given such an assertion, for May to not have immediately fired or dismissed Estrin outright for his traitorous betrayal of Canada, is indefensible and a clear indication that she’s playing politics with the issue and not being honest or forthright to either her party members or Canadians as a whole.

For all the mealy-mouthed rhetoric that’s coming forth from all four of these Zionist Israel apologists the whole lot of them ought to resign and beg forgiveness of the people of Canada for having fallen prey to the siren songs of the Jewish lobbyists, Israeli sophistry, and the ‘power of the purse’ and their media that hold such psychic sway over the minds of Canada’s political ‘leaders’.

From all appearances thus far it looks like we’re right back at square one with another federal election looming in the not too distant future and not a single political party with any sound moral or ethical principles to choose from. What’s left for the electorate of Canada? The Rhino Party? The Canadian Action Party? Or possibly the Canadian People’s Party?

Canada has a lot of navel gazing to do over the next year and a lot of work ahead of her to regain her dignity and her place in the global community. I pray that she gets on with the task as soon as possible and that we rid our Zionist infected nation of all parties who support the blood thirsty New World Order ideology of Israel and Zionism.

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Gaza’s in flames — and Canada’s opposition is running for cover By Andrew Mitrovica

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By Andrew Mitrovika

July 23, 2014

Gaza’s in flames — and Canada’s opposition is running for cover

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Apparently, Canadians looking for political (or moral) leadership on the latest eruption of death and destruction in Gaza need to look to Britain, of all places.

Particularly, Canadians repulsed by images of dead and maimed Palestinian children and women, the sick and old, need to turn to British Labour Leader Ed Miliband to hear a politician state the obvious: Palestinians are being killed, injured and made homeless in far greater numbers than Israelis.

Here’s the latest awful tally: 687 Palestinians dead, including scores of women and children. At least 900 children are among the thousands injured. On the Israeli side: 31 soldiers and three civilians dead.

Now, Miliband will never be confused with Tony Benn. He is one of those ultra-careful Labour politicians in the mould of a young, circumspect Tony Blair. Nevertheless, this is what Miliband told the Huffington Post after a recent meeting with Barack Obama and the U.S. president’s top national security advisor: “We oppose the Israeli incursion into Gaza.”

That’s polite code for: The Israeli military should get out of Gaza and stop killing civilians. Miliband doesn’t call it an invasion — which it is — but opts for the rather gentle euphemism “incursion.”

Last week, however, Miliband went much further in a televised statement: “As a party we oppose the further escalation of violence we have seen with Israel’s invasion of Gaza. I defend Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks. But I cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians, including children and innocent civilians.” (Note that, in front of a friendly British audience, Miliband did indeed use the word “invasion.”)

Before anyone accuses Miliband of being a Hamas–loving anti-Semite, or worse, let me remind you the Labour leader is Jewish.

Have we heard a Canadian politician of any consequence come anywhere near to saying that he or she “cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths” of hundreds of Palestinian civilians?

I’m not talking about cryptic blog posts on private Facebook accounts that only a politician’s ‘friends’ are privy to, or dry, predictable press releases. I’m talking about a leader of a Canadian political party standing up in a room before a microphone and saying what Miliband has said in public.

It hasn’t happened. In the current geopolitical climate, it may never happen.

What have we heard instead? Well, we’ve heard this nation’s deliriously pro-Israel Conservative prime minister and his ministers tell us with chest-thumping bravado that the Israelis can kill and maim as many Palestinians as they want to, for however long they want to, with whatever means they want to. This, of course, includes four boys playing soccer in the sand under a blue sky.

And what about Canada’s Official Opposition, the NDP? You know, those social democratic standard-bearers of a party rooted in the Christian values of Tommy Douglas, and later David Lewis and Ed Broadbent.

Good old Ed, you may recall, was, for many years, the vice-president of Socialist International and then, from 1990 to 1996, the first president of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (ICHRDD) in Montreal.

 

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I tried to tee up an interview with the ex-NDP leader, but Broadbent’s people at his Ottawa institute told me he was traveling and unavailable. When I asked when he might be able to chat about what’s happening in Gaza, I got no reply.

In early January 2010, Broadbent was squawking about how the Harper government was gutting the “integrity and independence” of the ICHRDD after the centre’s new Tory-friendly board “repudiated” two small grants it had made to two aid groups operating in Gaza that were critical of Israel’s human rights record. “There’s a chill,” Broadbent told The Globe and Mail at the time. (No surprise, Harper and Co. shuttered the centre in April 2012.)

There’s a chill in the air in Ottawa, all right. It appears to be blowing from right at the top at NDP HQ.

If you visit the NDP’s website you’ll quickly learn that any mention of Gaza is hidden. The top policy items on the site include Canada Post delivery cuts, household debt, abolishing the Senate and “Standing Up for The CBC.”

If you dig a little, you will unearth a statement and a letter to Foreign Minister John Baird penned by Paul Dewar, the party’s foreign affairs critic, in which he expresses concern over the “escalation of tensions in Gaza and Israel” and asks that the minister help “de-escalate the situation.”

When I asked a top NDP official if I could set up interview with Mulcair to discuss Gaza — and the fact that a growing number of NDP supporters are outraged at his near-invisibility and muted response on the topic — he told me his boss was taking a few days off. Later, he emailed me a short transcript and video link for an old Mulcair interview which touched briefly on the disproportional and rising death toll in Gaza.

“If it were as simple as saying, ‘One side is always right, the other side is always wrong’, it would be quite simple,” Mulcair told CTV. “We’re watching in horror at what’s happening, the firing of rockets at civilians populations, utterly unacceptable. Israel has the right to defend itself. The attacks into Gaza that are producing many civilian casualties, again, that’s something that no one in Canada can remain indifferent to.”

Then — as if prompted by protestors’ shouts of “Shame” within earshot of NDP HQ yesterday — Mulcair briefly emerged from hibernation … not to venture out in public like Miliband, but to release another statement.

In it, Mulcair basically recites the talking points from the CTV interview, saying he is “deeply concerned” about “the incursion … into Gaza (that has) already caused too many civilian casualties. No one in Canada can remain indifferent to these deaths.”

Mulcair makes it clear that he doesn’t oppose the Israeli “incursion.” In fact, it could be argued that in the not too distant past, Mulcair sent some billboard-sized signals — telling theCanadian Jewish News in November 2013 that, while he supported a two-state solution, he is “a friend of Israel under all circumstances.”

And in his French remarks celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel’s founding in May 2008, Mulcair emphasized his “friendship” with Israel, saying that he supported Israel in “all instances” under “all circumstances.” So much for the honest broker of peace.

And what has boy wonder Justin Trudeau had to say in the face of the mounting catastrophe in Gaza? As with the NDP, Gaza is nowhere in sight on the Liberal Party of Canada’s homepage. Buried on its website is a four-sentence “statement” issued by Trudeau on July 15. Here’s the key sentence: “Israel has the right to defend itself and its people. Hamas is a terrorist organization and must cease its rocket attacks immediately.”

There’s not a word of condemnation about the mass killing of Palestinians civilians from the son of that so-called ‘internationalist’, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. (I’m not surprised, since I’m old enough to remember Pierre Trudeau’s flippant crack about the humanitarian crisis in Biafra in 1969, when millions were facing starvation: “Where’s Biafra?”)

Despite their posturing, all those dead and injured Palestinian women and children really don’t count for much with Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau. They’re largely invisible — and not that important.

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Andrew Mitrovica is a writer and journalism instructor. For much of his career, Andrew was an investigative reporter for a variety of news organizations and publications including the CBC’s fifth estate, CTV’s W5, CTV National News — where he was the network’s chief investigative producer — the Walrus magazine and the Globe and Mail, where he was a member of the newspaper’s investigative unit. During the course of his 23-year career, Andrew has won numerous national and international awards for his investigative work.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by all iPolitics columnists and contributors are the author’s alone. They do not inherently or expressly reflect the views, opinions and/or positions of iPolitics.

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WAKE UP CANADA! By Arthur Topham

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By Arthur Topham

The current global crisis in Gaza, Palestine, where the Israeli military is once again slaughtering the entrapped Palestinian people with willful intent and destroying the region’s infrastructure, has forced Canada’s major political parties – the Conservative Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party of Canada – to reveal their hand in terms of where they stand with respect to the carnage being perpetrated against the Palestinian people.

Not surprisingly, for those who have been observing the persistent, aggressive, war (otherwise known as “ethnic cleansing”) against Palestine over the past sixty-six years, all three parties have opted to “STAND WITH ISRAEL”. This revelation has astounded and angered many decent Canadians who still clung to the old belief that Canada ought to remain either in a neutral position or take a more pro-active stance and speak out against the illegal and immoral actions of the state of Israel.

What the latest round of unwarranted attacks upon Gaza has resulted in for Canada as a nation is the irrefutable and unequivocal realization that all of our major political parties and their leaders are firmly in the grasp of the Zionist-Jew controlled forces working through what is euphemistically referred to as the “New World Order” (aka NWO) and their words and deeds are but the reflective mouthings of three Zionist-controlled Puppets suspended in conscience and dangling haplessly from the covert, occult hidden hand of a tyrannical and blood-thirsty power structure that is driving the world into a state of madness, confusion and soon-to-be, endless chaos and civil strife.

We Canadians have always been told that as a nation we tend to lag about a decade behind the USA in terms of our political policies and the present example of these three zio-stooges basically confirms this assertion.

In the October, 2001 edition of my former monthly tabloid The Radical (shown in the image below) I used the same bold header as I’ve done for the present article. Only the names have been changed. That edition (13 years past) was the first reaction to the events of September 11, 2001 when this same criminal NWO cartel pulled off what was, without a doubt, the greatest false flag operation since their 1917 coup in the former Republic of Russia when the Zionist/Communist/Marxist forces were able to mastermind the absolute take-over of one of the world’s largest and diverse nations. The world we’re now living in is but an extension and magnification on a global scale of what transpired 97 years ago.

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If Canadians had any illusions as to their sovereignty as an independent nation those cherished dreams have now been shattered forever. All that’s left for Canadians who still desire peace and respect for the democratic principles that have fostered our growth and freedom as an independent nations up to the present is to accept the fact that we are no longer in control of our individual and national destinies and begin to take steps in the direction of redressing what’s happened to us a country since 911 and the advent of present global tyrannical situation that’s affecting the people and the planet as a whole.

The dilemma, for us as a nation, is having to accept the obvious fact that all of our major political parties are now controlled by the Zionist NWO. With a federal election coming up in 2015 this presents voters with a major conundrum in terms of who to vote for. Not voting is not an option but there’s still time for people to redefine their prerogatives and choose to support a party that WILL STAND FOR CANADA! It might be the Canadian Action Party or some newly formed party. The chances of the Green Party of Canada opting for pro-Palestinian, anti-Zionist policies that directly conflict with those of Israel are next to impossible yet, even there, miracles do happen.

So the final questions must be: Are we going to allow the overly preponderant power of the Jewish lobbyists here in Canada to dictate our domestic and foreign policy? Are we going to stand by submissively and submit to decisions emanating forth from Ottawa that conform, not to the wishes of the majority of Canadians, but to the Zionist-Jewish power elite that run our banking institutions, our economy, our media and our academic infrastructure? Are we expected just to give up hope that Canada will ever regain its former status as a respected member of the world community merely because of the subterfuge and deception that has allowed for the electorate to be bamboozled by the Zionist media into believing that the Conservative Party of Canada and its leader Stephen Harper would somehow STAND FOR CANADA instead of a foreign, apartheid country that treats its arab population as second-class citizens and is, in itself, the only racist, Jews-only nation on the face of the planet? Are we, in other words, willing to give up our collective rights and freedoms and bow down slavishly to the dictates of this dark and sinister New World Order or are we going to regroup, rise up and resist?

The choice for Canada is there still. If we don’t act soon though it may be too late.

God bless Canada. God bless Palestine. And God bless all who strive for freedom, love, peace and dignity.

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Canadian PM Stephen Harper says, “Standing with Israel . . . is Canada at our very best.” Letter to Editor from Joe Hueglin

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Dear Reader,

I would like to think that the image above is a Photoshopped spoof but the fact of the matter is that it’s the main header on the Conservative Party of Canada’s official website. No shit. Canada is now definitely and officially a Zionist Occupied Government or what’s commonly known as a ZOG nation.

“STAND WITH ISRAEL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canada’s Conservatives stand with Israel – are you with us?” Can you believe this crap is actually appearing on the website of Canada’s governing party?

The audacity and mendacity of these twisted, deranged mental midgets now in power here in Canada is truly a phenomenon to behold and one that conjures up the worst nightmare that any nation could possibly imagine – an avowed and proudly unabashed complicity and partnership with the most outrageously dangerous, lunatic, criminal “nation” ever to deface and defile the planet – the Zionist ‘state’ of Israel, more commonly known online these days as “Israhell”.

Our supposed democratic government is showing its true colours and they’re not red and white any longer but blue and white, the colours of the apartheid, racist, supremacist, criminal Israeli state. Come to think of it the Conservative’s colours are the same as Israel’s. Go figure.

Take a moment to read Joe Hueglin’s letter. Also take a moment to read the email from Harper’s Director of Communications, Cory Hann. Then ask yourself what the hell has happened to this country that we’ve let it slip into the hands of the Jews allowing them to take control of our foreign policy and our head of state and turning Canada into a detestable and hated pariah nation around the world.

Something is very, very wrong here and the sooner Canadians wake up and pay attention the better. We’re now on a collision course that could well lead to intense levels of civil strife with the Zionist Jews at the helm of the ship of state.

Canada is no longer a democracy. It’s a captured nation and but a caricature of its former self. God help us if we don’t turn things around sooner than later.

 

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Arthur Topham
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Current Israeli-Gaza violence is being utilized by the Conservative Party of Canada through circulating an e-mail as “…the only Party that stands with Israel”. In it those “calling Israel’s self-defence measures `blind and cruel`”,  criticizing Israeli actions, are termed “anti-Semitic terrorists and extremists”. It concludes with the request to “forward this e-mail to your friends and ask them to add their support?” through http://www.conservative.ca/?page_id=4808 (1)

One group of Canadians, INDEPENDENT JEWISH VOICES, “urges the Israeli government to change course and seek a diplomatic route to the current conflict —  one based on the application of international law and respect for the human rights of all parties. As a starting point, Israel must end its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.” and urges “that Canada should provide the means to give specialist medical assistance to Palestinian civilians caught up in the conflict, most of whom are UN recognized refugees. (2)The Conservative Party’s stand with Israel is unquestioning of a seven year illegal blockade of Gaza, employment of extremely harmful illegal weapons in bombings and a totally disproportionate impact on civilian populations.The statement made that the Conservative view of standing with Israel without criticism “is Canada at our very best” is erroneous. (3)Canada “at our very best” would be doing that which the Independent Jewish Voices argue for: providing medical assistance and negotiating the end of the blockade.Yours truly,Joe Hueglin
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(1) E-mail from Conservative Party of Canada
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Friend,Yesterday, Omar Alghabra, Liberal candidate in Mississauga Centre and top Trudeau organizer, attacked Israel on Facebook, calling Israel’s self-defence measures “blind and cruel.”Omar Alghabra’s remarks are offensive and ignorant. We are urging Justin Trudeau to condemn his remarks and demand an apology.While Justin Trudeau “can’t wait to sit back with him in the House of Commons” and David McGuinty says that “no one is more important to our team than Omar Alghabra,” we know that when we stand by Israel against anti-Semitic terrorists and extremists, that is Canada at our very best.Canada’s Conservatives are the only Party that stands with Israel – will you forward this e-mail to your friends and ask them to add their support?http://www.conservative.ca/?page_id=4808

Sincerely,Cory Hann
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(2) Independent Jewish Voices – http://ijvcanada.org/
     IJV Strongly Condemns Israel’s Assault On Gaza – http://ijvcanada.org/2014/ijv-strongly-condemns-israels-assault-on-gaza/
     Emergency Gaza Humanitarian Letter to Minister John Baird – http://ijvcanada.org/emergency-gaza-baird/ .

(3) Blockade of the Gaza Strip http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockade_of_the_Gaza_Strip
     “Doctor in Gaza Reports Injuries Indicating Israeli Use of Banned Weapons,  http://www.imemc.org/article/68456
213 Gazans since the start of the violence last week. One Israeli http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28334219

Why Justin Trudeau May Be More Dangerous than Harper by Damien Gillis

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Why Justin Trudeau May Be More Dangerous than Harper
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Justin Trudeau just may be Canada’s most dangerous man.

He of the throngs of adoring supporters, the pretty new face that promises to resurrect “Canada’s party”.

The key positions he’s taken thus far – supporting the sellout of our strategic energy resources to the Chinese Government, giving away our sovereignty through the Canada-China Trade deal, new pipelines to expand the Tar Sands – hardly vary from those of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. They just look and sound far more attractive coming from Canada’s prodigal son.

And that’s what scares me.

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Trudeau’s latest decision to out-Harper Mr. Harper on boosting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to Texas give us a sobering sense of where the young Liberal leader is headed. Perhaps more troubling is the question of what he actually believes – or whether these positions derive from polling data, focus groups, and a cynical drive to get elected at all costs (more on that in a moment).

In his first swing out west following a successful leadership bid, Trudeau took the time to praise Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s efforts to secure access for Keystone by talking up improved “environmental sustainability” in the Tar Sands (exactly how, we’re left to wonder, beyond a carbon tax proposed by Redford).

“I’m very hopeful despite the political games being played by the NDP…that we will see the Keystone pipeline approved soon,” Trudeau proclaimed.

If Bay Street and the energy sector see that Trudeau is prepared to fulfill the same key objectives as Harper, they will not think twice about swinging their support back to the Liberals. This latest statement on Keystone signals that Mr. Trudeau is truly open for business. For this reason, while backing Keystone may be unpopular with certain segments of the Canadian public, it could prove a shrewd political move in the long-run.

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Harper is uncharacteristically weak at the moment. There is the infighting within his usually locked-down caucus, the cratering polling figures (a recent Nanos poll has the Liberals leading the Conservatives for the first time in years, at 34 to 31% support), and an authoritarian image that is becoming increasingly problematic. He and his embattled foot soldiers, the likes of Joe Oliver and Jason Kenney, have had a very bad month.

Oliver overplayed his hand a couple of weeks ago when he attacked the world’s most respected climate scientist, the recently retired James Hansen of NASA, while on a “diplomatic” mission to Washington to build support for Keystone.

The tone-deaf Oliver ranted that Hansen should be “ashamed” of “exaggerating” the effects of climate change and impacts of the Tar Sands, apparently missing the irony of attacking his hosts while trying win them over. The comments, which backfired severely, were picked up by everyone from the New York Times to the UK’s Guardian. Hansen shot back, aptly branding Oliver a “Neanderthal“.

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On this score, Trudeau seems to understand something his Conservative opponents don’t – i.e. cultivating buy-in for Keystone requires more sophisticated framing and at least a modicum of tact with our southern neighbours.

Meanwhile, the most likeable and politically adept figure in the Harper Government, Immigration Minister Kenney, finds himself embroiled in the growing scandal over his government’s foreign temporary worker program. The seriousness of this political pitfall is evident in the unusual backtracking Harper is doing on the program.

He’s right to do so. The problem for Harper with issues like this one, the buyout of Canadian energy company Nexen by Chinese state-owned CNOOC, and the botched fighter jet program, is the way they rile his base. Unpopular with small “c” conservatives, they drive division within Harper’s tenuous right-wing alliance.

With these troubles brewing on the home front and attack ads aimed at Trudeau falling short of the effect they had on his predecessors – Michael Ignatieff and Sétphane Dion – things are shaping up nicely for Harper’s young challenger.

The question is, what does this mean for Canada?

If all Mr. Trudeau represents is a better-packaged version of Harper’s economic vision, then how will the Canadian public and environment – not to mention the planet – be any better off?

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The thing that has always bothered me about Justin – ever since his entry onto the public scene at his famous father’s funeral – is that he’s never appeared to stand for anything real. Years later, even following a lengthy leadership race and literally thousands of media clips and public appearances, I still don’t know what core principles motivate his drive to lead the country. He speaks in platitudes, clever but meaningless tweets – which is partly what makes him so effective with social media and our soundbite-obsessed mainstream press.

He is our version of Robert Redford’s character in The Candidate.

Evidently, if Justin stands for anything, it’s selling out Canada’s strategic resources and exploiting the climate-destroying Tar Sands. Where his father tried and failed to build a made-in-Canada energy policy, the younger Trudeau is going in the opposite direction.

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Even that, though, I suspect, is more a reflection of his willingness to shape-shift his policies into whatever form advisers tell him will track best politically.

With Harper, by contrast, we have a sense that his zeal for expanding Canada’s fossil fuel industries through foreign ownership is something in which he believes on a deep, ideological level. I’m not sure which is better – the guy who believes in something I and many other Canadians patently don’t, or the guy who probably doesn’t but is willing to say he does, just to get elected. If these are our two choices, then I’m ready for a third.

Real leadership means fighting for real principles, even when they’re unpopular. Great politicians find a way to sell good ideas to the public and media.

Justin Trudeau does none of these things. But, boy, does he look good not doing them.
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