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PATRONE: Liberal majority would plunge country into chaos

The stakes are huge, particularly for those of us who value living in a relatively free country, and fear those liberties are under increasing assault.

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While some are dismissing this as the ‘Seinfeld election,’ a vote about nothing except Justin Trudeau’s desire for a majority government, Canadians should not kid themselves into thinking they should sit this one out.

The stakes are huge, particularly for those of us who value living in a relatively free country, and fear those liberties are under increasing assault. 

Our children are depending on us to pass the torch of freedom onto them, by whatever means necessary.  It’s no overstatement to suggest this election may be a historical turning point.

We may well come out of it as an ever more fractured nation; divided regionally and ideologically, between those who never get enough state control over their lives, and those of us who resist it with every fiber of our being.

This may be the one that finally dispels any last remaining doubts, Western Canadians must urgently forge a new, more independent path forward, amicably or otherwise.

Depending on what happens September 20, our differences may have been deemed ‘irreconcilable’, once and for all and finally galvanize enough political will in the west to demand change, not simply to ask for it from a federal government that has little incentive to negotiate without the threat of Western independence hanging over its head.

 On election night, as the votes are counted, an undeniably harsh reality may finally stare at us like the Gim Reaper at the foot of our deathbed; either cut off an eastern limb hopelessly infected with gangrene, or die. 

Hyperbole? I don’t think so given the push for vaccine passports and Internet censorship.  We live in a country in which our government is using our Charter rights for target practice. 

Do you honestly think that ends if the Liberals get another strong mandate?

Under another Liberal majority driving the most radical left-wing agenda in the nation’s history, amputation may loom as the grim final act of necessity for patriots who hold freedom as dear as life itself. The tipping point between dividing this country permanently, between those who worship at the altar of increasingly autocratic government, and those of us who will fight for freedom with our last breath, may be at hand. 

Trudeau and his cronies have obviously seen the ideological schism that has divided conservatives under Erin O’Toole, and they’re seeking to exploit it.

There is nothing nefarious about wanting more power, but given this government’s insatiable need to control the public discourse, Canadians should be extremely wary of giving the Liberals another chance to fundamentally transform this country into something unrecognizably authoritarian.

It’s already headed in that direction and Trudeau obviously wants to put the pedal to the metal.

Do you believe this is an election about ‘good vs bad’ government?

On those grounds alone, the Liberals certainly do not deserve your vote.

On the COVID-19 issue, any discussion around ‘competence, transparency and integrity,’ finds this government lacking. It’s horribly corrupt, having indulged in a spending orgy that would make Emperor Nero blush.

At the very least we should be extremely suspicious of the Liberals’ motives for seeking a majority when this government has pushed through a gargantuan spending agenda with little in the way of opposition and little accountability.

The only reason the Liberals would seek even more power is if their agenda includes plans so fundamentally radical for the country, that only a majority government could get it passed.

Trudeau’s obsession with control of information will no doubt mean a majority would push ahead with Bill C-10 and C-38, empowering the broadcast regulator to oversee online content.

What the Trudeau gang is pushing under the guise of ‘protecting Canadians’ from harmful speech is a diabolical power grab that must be resisted at all costs.

With hundreds of millions in subsidies for the media, this government has reduced the Parliamentary press corp to a gaggle of fawning eunuchs, and will use its new regulatory power to flip the Internet kill switch on online media sources it deems ‘problematic’. 

Could there be a surprise come election day? The latest Nanos poll finds the Liberals slipping into minority territory.  The Conservatives under Erin O’Toole may do better than expected in spite of themselves but other polling suggests the Tories are headed for a historic defeat.

Barring an unexpected and welcome outcome that would see the liberals thrown out of office, Canadians may wake up to a country in which the choice between freedom and statism, pushes this nation to the brink, and beyond.

Patrone is a host on Newstalk Radio Host Sauga 960 AM in Ontario

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  1. K

    August 16, 2021 at 7:04 am

    From decent country to (most dangerous) laughing stock of the world in 6 short years. I don’t see a return to the good times anywhere in site, and the CPC will certainly not get us there. Turning from our wicked ways and following God is the only way to bring this country back.

  2. Claudette Leece

    August 16, 2021 at 6:16 am

    Canada May come out fractured. It’s so fractured now it’s depressing. There’s no love between the east and the west. No love between left and right. No love between fn and the rest of Canada. Black Lives Matter have ruined Canada, who’s greatest policies are , hire black because we said so. No jobs given to the best person , just as long as the own the right genitals, right color. Guess pride doesn’t exist in Canada anymore that these groups settle for this. Universities have stomped all over Canadian values while they take money from China to pay many of their teaching, then they churn these darlings out into the world, to ruin what littles left of Canadian values. Since Trudeau gotten in, there’s so much hate between people, the unvaccinated hunted like another group in the forties. No matter who gets in, there will be no Canada as we once knew it and how sad for our kids, they will never know how great Canada was

  3. Kelly Carter

    August 15, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I agree with the author, but I will not be voting CPC. My vote goes Maverick, or PPC as a second choice, or I will be spoiling my ballot.

  4. RW

    August 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Typo.. One degree “cooler” than hell propaganda.

  5. RW

    August 15, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Hmmmm… get the impression that all the articles coming out today are meant to scare us into voting for O’Foole. Sorry but fear tactics are not going to work this time, as today’s Cons are just as bad as the Libs. When your best argument is “well, we’re not as bad as them”, you need new leadership. So No… I’ll vote for policies I can respect, not just their one degree warmer than hell propaganda.

  6. francis witzel

    August 15, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    I agree with the author , I get the feeling Trudy thinks he can runaway with this . The narrative is it’s about nothing . Absolutely disagree , if we don’t get him out , and he wins a large majority, he’ll be dug in like a Saskatchewan tick . This is probably the most important election of our lifetime . May the truth come out and we rid him permanently, and forever . Go PPC

  7. Adam Bartlett

    August 15, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Still voting PPC. Sorry OFoole.

  8. Left Coast

    August 15, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    The country has been in Chaos since October 2015 . . . most of the Population has not noticed yet.
    Why is Canada such a mess?
    A country that elects a PM based on his Last Name & his Great Hair is doomed to fail.

    Remember when . . . .
    World’s Richest Middle Class . . . NY Times
    World’s Best Reputation . . . Reputation Institute
    Best Wage Growth in G7 Nations . . . 2007-2012
    Best Oilfield Salaries in the World . . .
    Best Oilfield Enviro Regs in the World . . . Harvard Bus School
    Best Country to do Business . . . . Forbes
    World’s Best Debt to GDP Ratio , . . OECD

    ALL of that is in the REAR VIEW Mirror today Canada . . . .

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Sask Polytech ditches vax policy but burdens unvaxxed with testing costs

The Justice Centre is unsatisfied with the response of Sask Polytech and reiterated its intention to pursue legal action against the institution and against the University of Saskatchewan over its requirement for staff and students to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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By LEE HARDING

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is unsatisfied with the decision of Saskatchewan Polytech to reverse its vaccination requirement for staff and students because the institute does not recognize natural immunity and imposes testing costs on the unvaccinated.

On November 19, the Justice Centre sent Sask Polytech and the University of Saskatchewan letters demanding they reverse their requirement that all staff and students be vaccinated by January 1, 2022. 

On December 1, Sask Polytech reversed its “vaccinated only” policy but now requires unvaccinated staff and students to comply with testing three times a week at their own expense. In a press release, the Justice Centre called this “unacceptable.”

“Such testing requirements for students are even greater than the Saskatchewan government’s requirements for employees of its ministries. Sask Poly has also failed to recognize the compelling scientific evidence of natural immunity for those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and have proof of antibodies,” reads a JCCF press release on Saturday.

“Testing costs, which could exceed $200 per week, mean that only the wealthy and privileged can bear the burden,” stated Andre Memauri, the Justice Centre’s Saskatoon-based lawyer.

“Sask Poly, which has chosen to impose discriminatory testing requirements for staff and students, has the ability to acquire these tests at wholesale cost.”

The Justice Centre said it would commence legal proceedings against Sask Poly in the Court of Queen’s Bench unless Sask Poly immediately absorbs the testing costs and recognizes natural immunity. 

On October 28, the U of S and Sask Polytech announced mandatory vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty, removing the alternative of twice weekly testing which had been in place since the start of the school year. The Justice Centre will also commence legal action against the U of S for refusing unvaccinated students. 

On November 26, Global News reported a 19-year-old student was hospitalized briefly with breathing problems after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The student’s mother, Michelle Marciniuk, publicly called for the university to reconsider its policy.

The U of S’ policy includes exemptions on medical and religious grounds in accordance with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. But according to the Justice Centre, the university usually rejects exemption requests or does not respond to them for several weeks. Besides this, the university has made itself the arbiter of faith considerations for religious exemptions. Medical exemptions have become a difficult document for patients to receive in Canada, due to regulatory pressure on physicians not to provide them based on their medical judgement except in very rare circumstances.

The U of S crowns itself for academic freedom, diversity, equality, human dignity and a healthy work and learning environment, yet it has harshly terminated faculty for speaking on the hallmark principle of informed consent for Covid-19 vaccination of children,” stated Andre Memauri, a U of S alum. 

“Now, the U of S seeks to exclude and villainize those who decide for various reasons not to be vaccinated…Without question, our community has been through a great deal of difficulty and it requires these institutions to lead as vessels of science not ideology…The Justice Centre demands both schools follow the science and adopt policies that bring students together in the most safe and lawful manner.”

The letters sent to both schools from the Justice Centre on November 19 warned that the schools are seeking to deprive students from education on the basis of vaccination status, contrary to Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Sections 2(a), 7, and 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Harding is a Western Standard contributor based in Saskatchewan

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CRA wants more tax filers to file online

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

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The taxman is angry that too many Canadians are still filing by mail, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The government’s own research shows millions of paper filers resist change.

“Those who submit their taxes by mail most often say they use paper rather than filing electronically because it is simply how they prefer to do it, e.g. they do it out of habit, because ‘it’s what they are comfortable with,’ they like it, etcetera,” said a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) report.

“Just 13% cite security issues.”

Data show of 30.5 million tax returns filed this year a total 2.7 million or 9% were filed on paper. Millions of taxpayers, a total 4,234,772 including Internet filers, demanded refunds be paid by mailed cheque instead of direct deposit.

The CRA complained it would be “more timely and efficient” if all taxpayers used the Internet. The Agency spends $6.9 million annually mailing T1 general tax forms alone.

“There is still a sizable proportion of taxpayers who are conducting their business with the Canada Revenue Agency through paper rather than taking advantage of digital services which are much more timely and efficient,” said the report.

Research showed typical paper filers were working age men under 55 who completed their own return without a tax preparer, had a university degree, earned more than $80,000 a year and were more likely than other Canadians to prefer in-person teller service rather than online banking.

“The most important factor influencing why respondents file by paper instead of online is disinterest,” wrote researchers, who added: “Apathy is a barrier. Fifty percent of likely switchers say they are simply not interested in switching. Therefore the agency will have to demonstrate the value of switching.”

Findings were based on questionnaires with 2,000 taxpayers who filed returns by mail. The Agency paid Earnscliffe Strategy Group $130,061 for the survey.

The research follows a failed 2012 campaign to have all Canadians use direct deposit for payment of tax refunds and benefit cheques. The attempt by the Receiver General of Canada, the federal office responsible for processing payments, was intended to save costs. Paper cheques cost 82¢ apiece to process compared to 13¢ for electronic transfers, by official estimate.

An estimated 13% of taxpayers refused to surrender bank account information to the Receiver General. “Cheque recipients have become harder to engage,” said a 2020 Department of Public Works survey.

“A few have a general distrust of the Government of Canada’s ability to protect data,” wrote researchers. A total 23 percent of Atlantic residents said they wouldn’t rely on the government to protect their privacy, followed by 22% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, 21% in Ontario, 19% in Alberta, 18% in BC and 12% in Québec.

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WATCH: Alberta Oil drives Guilbeault to meeting with Nixon

Federal Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault’s tour of Alberta has already kicked off with a whiff of hypocrisy.

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Attended by a sizable entourage, Guilbeault exited his black gasoline-powered SUV and hustled into the McDougall Centre in Calgary for a meeting with Alberta Environment Minister Jason Nixon.  

Guilbeault has dedicated most of his career to telling Canadians they need to transition from petrochemically fueled transportation. During this meeting though, Guilbeault chose not to find an utilize an electric-powered SUV in order to demonstrate his environmental virtue. With the resources of the entire federal government behind him, one would have thought that Guilbeault could have arranged appropriate transportation for his cross-Canada tour.  

It’s almost as if electric vehicles are still not ready for mainstream use yet. 

At least Guilbeault contributed to the Western economy with his conspicuous consumption of local petrochemical products.  

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