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Trudeau offers $1-billion for provinces that bring in vaccine passports

He said at a campaign stop in Mississauga that’s the amount of money he will make available to provinces who bring in the passports – and he took at shot at Ontario’s Doug Ford who has said he will not bring them in for his province.




Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is offering a cash incentive for provinces to get on board the vaccine passport train – $1 billion.

He said at a campaign stop in Mississauga that’s the amount of money he will make available to provinces who bring in the passports – and he took at shot at Ontario’s Doug Ford who has said he will not bring them in for his province.

“Already, Premier Horgan and Premier Legault have stepped up,” Trudeau said during a stop at a restaurant in Mississauga, Ont.

“I certainly hope that here in Ontario, Premier Ford steps up, too. It’s time for him to listen to public health officials.”

BC and Quebec have said they will bring in vaccine passports, while Alberta’s Jason Kenney has joined Ford in saying he will not bring them in.

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro on Thursday reiterated that position while at the same time urging Albertans to get a vaccination card.

Ford spokeswoman Ivana Yelich said in a statement to CTV the provincial government has already outlined “far-ranging mandatory vaccination policies for high-risk settings in the country.”

She said the province will “respond accordingly” to the number of case counts and the Delta variant.

Trudeau has already said he will make vaccination mandatory for federal civil service workers and those working in businesses operating under federal rules.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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  1. Clash

    August 29, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    I totally agree with CK!!

  2. Clash

    August 29, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Justin is trying to use our money to bribe us with. Pierre T. set up Justin’s inheritance money so that he couldn’t manage it until he was 45. He is basically a 50 year old adolescent who has been given the keys to somebody elses Bank Account. OURS!! He is spending us into poverty so his Commie handlers can take over.

  3. Left Coast

    August 29, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Eric is speaking up . . .

    Eric Clapton – This Has Gotta Stop (Official Music Video)


    Trudope getting verbal abuse . . . long overdue!

  4. Left Coast

    August 28, 2021 at 5:32 pm


    Now, Afghans have a week to hand over their firearms. I’m assuming, “or else.” This is from the Taliban spokesman. Yes, the Taliban has a spokesman:

    “Announcement of the security organs of the Islamic Emirate: In Kabul, all those who have the means, weapons, ammunition and other government goods are informed to hand over the mentioned objects to the relevant organs of the Islamic Emirate within a week. So that there is no need for the offenders to be prosecuted or dealt with legally if they are discovered.”

    Canada’s Tallywags aka Lieberal Party are trying to do the same thing . . .

  5. Eldon

    August 28, 2021 at 7:54 am

    I agree with you Cosmos. People need to recognize that Canada is broken and the eastern elites have no intention of having it any other way.
    That is why I’ve gotten involved with my local Wildrose Independence Party constituency association. I would encourage everyone with a conviction about a better future for our decendence to seek out your local C.A.

  6. Declan Carroll

    August 28, 2021 at 2:09 am

    Ahhhhhh the truth comes out. 1 billion dollar bribe. This entire charade/fraud is about power and money and has little to do with a virus.

  7. Left Coast

    August 27, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    New Israeli Study Finds Fully Vaccinated People are at “Greater Risk of Hospitalization” and 13 TIMES MORE LIKELY to Catch Covid-19
    Than Those Who Have Recovered and Have Natural Immunity

    A new study out of Israel has seemingly confirmed that individuals who have natural immunity have better protection against the NEW DELTA VARIANT than people who are fully vaccinated.

    The team of researchers, from Maccabi Healthcare and Tel Aviv University, published their study earlier this week to medRxiv.org.


  8. berta baby

    August 27, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Ya Ontario bending the knee , japan finds metals in the moderna poison.

    Time for resistance

  9. K

    August 27, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    What the f*ck is wrong with this psychopathic, retarded dipsh*t? SOCIETY IS ON THE LINE. WE’RE NOT TOYS. WE’RE HUMAN BEINGS AND OUR CHOICES ARE OURS ALONE, YOU ANTI-FREEDOM F*CK.

  10. RW

    August 27, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Looks like UCP took the bribe money. Claiming it will not be mandatory is an obvious lie. This was said to avoid legal action only, which is why he recently hired a team of lawyers to teach him how to bring it in, yet remain unaccountable.
    Tomorrow, 95% of businesses will be threatened &/or bribed into requiring them. It’s their back-door loop-hole. Police will be brutally assaulting & arresting people for grocery shopping & exercising. In fact, mayoral candidates (like Mike Nickle) are already campaigning on hiring more police who don’t target criminals, but freedom loving citizens. Canada is only moments away from adopting the same tyranny & dictatorship of Australia & New Zealand. Then what.. we get shipped off to gated quarantine facilities & treated as ostracised lepers?
    Everyone knows how well Mask Exemptions were respected, and handled by our government. This is not over, they’re just getting started.

  11. Deb

    August 27, 2021 at 12:47 pm

  12. Deb

    August 27, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Yes careful folks think long and hard why the bribing and coercion, well this is why. https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/how-effective-are-the-vaccines-global-data-suggest-they-are-simply-dysfunctional/

  13. Andrew Red Deer

    August 27, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Canadians have been bought by their own money for generations, why would they stop now?
    There is only one solution and that is leave the Confederation, or leave the country.

  14. Cosmo Kramer

    August 27, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Alberta and Saskatchewan are have provinces. Where is Trudeau getting this money from to give to have not provinces?

    He is building a prison surveillance country with forced medical procedures on the population. Costs of taking this bribe will be far more expensive than any temporary benefits and not only ourselves but the current youth and future generations (if there are any due to these injections) will feel the pain.

    I am so done with this corrupt unfair confederation. It is obvious that Trudeau (in reality his liberal handlers) is not even in power but is beholden to globalist elites. It is long past the time for Alberta and Saskatchewan to leave. Canada cannot be fixed.

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NDP support holding strong across Alberta

That’s enough of a lead to form a majority government, say pollsters.




The UCP would be gutted and Rachel Notley back as premier if an election were held today, an exclusive new poll done for the Western Standard shows.

The Mainstreet Research poll shows Notley’s NDP currently has the support of 41% of Albertans with Jason Kenney’s UCP well back at 25%

That’s enough of a lead to form a majority government, say pollsters.

Courtesy Mainstreet Research

The upstart Wildrose Independence Party collect 11% support in the new poll, with 5% siding with the Alberta Party, with the Liberals and Greens at 1% each. A total of 14% of voters were undecided.

Wildrose leader Paul Hinman polls best among people who are refusing to get vaccinated. When they were asked, 34% chose Wildrose, 29% for the UCP and only 2% for the NDP.

If the undecided are removed from the poll, the NDP checks in with 45%, the UCP with 29%, the WIP with 13% and the AP with 6%

In that poll, the NDP is also leading in Alberta’s two major cities. In Edmonton, the NDP has 62% support with the UCP at 21% In Calgary, the NDP leads with 48% support and the UCP at 31%.

Rural areas seem split. Northern rural areas favour Kenney 34% to 29% for Notley. Southern rural areas like Notley at 32% with Kenney at 29%.

Courtesy Mainstreet Research

“Things are looking pretty grim for Kenney,” said Mainstreet CEO and President Quito Maggi.

“It’s 18 months until the next election, and that can be an eternity, but numbers in this realm for the better part of a year, with no positive movement, shows the trouble he is in.”

Maggi said he was a little surprised by the lead of Notley in Calgary, normally a Conservative bastion.

“It speaks of the personal unpopularity of Jason Kenney himself. The policies of the NDP probably aren’t supported in Calgary but they are willing to vote for the candidate that will defeat Kenney,” he said.

Maggi noted Kenney is now getting it from both sides of the political spectrum and the WIP is taking enough to leave Notley with a majority victory. He predicted an NDP victory would only be by one or two seats.

The analysis in this report is based on the results of a survey conducted on October 12-13 2021 among a sample of 935 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in Alberta. The survey was conducted using automated telephone interviews (Smart IVR). Respondents were interviewed on landlines and cellular phones. The survey is intended to represent the voting population in Alberta. 

The margin of error for the poll is +/- 3.2% at the 95% confidence level. Mar- gins of error are higher in each subsample. 

Totals may not add up 100% due to rounding. 

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People not getting COVID jabs a diverse group

Deonandan predicted Canada will not achieve “herd immunity” against COVID-19 until at least 91% of eligible citizens are fully vaccinated. The rate is currently 81%, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.




Canadians against getting a COVID-19 jab are not just a group of crazed, anti-vaxxers, says a leading epidemiologist.

Four million Canadians who’ve declined a COVID-19 are an assorted lot, said the executive editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal Of Health Sciences .

“The unvaccinated are a diverse group,” Dr. Raywat Deonandan, of the University of Ottawa, told Blacklock’s Reporter.

“They include the hardcore anti-vaxxers. They include the vaccine-hesitant who are just afraid of the vaccine.”

“They include those who want to get vaccinated, but can’t get time off work or get child care. And they include the apathetic. The apathetic tend to be the young people who think the disease is not serious to them. Vaccine passports really do well on that group.”

Speaking during a webinar with a federal union, the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers, Deonandan said he generally supported domestic vaccine passports, likening them to a driver’s licence, but strongly opposed mandatory immunization of young children.

“Vaccine mandates are controversial,” said Deonandan, adding compulsory shots for children under 12 “just creates far too much distrust in the population and doesn’t rub people the right way.

“I have a small child. I’m not happy about injecting him with strange things. I will if his mother agrees. But it does not fill me with comfort to do so. I get it.”

Deonandan said he thought compulsory vaccination for federal employees was legally defensible, but acknowledged it would draw protest.

“The weakness is our democracy,” he said.

“Our biggest value is our freedom and our democracy. That is the thing that’s our Achilles’ heel here. Authoritarian governments do better with COVID because they control the messaging and compel behaviour. We don’t want to be that. So we need to empower the citizens to think more rationally to their own ends.”

Deonandan predicted Canada will not achieve “herd immunity” against COVID-19 until at least 91% of eligible citizens are fully vaccinated. The rate is currently 81%, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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Freeland says Canada has to stop cutting business taxes

The Liberal Party has proposed $4.2 billion a year in new taxes mainly on corporations.




Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has to put a stop to cuts to corporate taxes, calling it a “race to the bottom.”

Blacklock’s Reporter noted the Liberal Party proposed $4.2 billion a year in new taxes, mainly on corporations.

“Part of building an equitable recovery is strengthening international tax fairness, ending the global race to the bottom in corporate tax and ensuring that all corporations, including the world’s largest, pay their fair share,” said Freeland.

“We will stem the world tendency to reduce the corporate tax rate.”

The Party’s August 25 campaign document, Asking Financial Institutions To Help Canada Build Back Better, proposed an increase in the corporate tax rate from 15 to 18% on banks and insurers with revenues more than a billion dollars a year.

It also proposed an unspecified Canada Recovery Dividend to be “paid by these same large banks and insurance companies in recognition of the fast-paced return to profitability these institutions have experienced in large part due to the unprecedented backstop Canadians provided to our economy through emergency support to people and businesses.

“The allocation of this dividend between applicable institutions will be developed in consultation over the coming months with the Superintendent of Financial Institutions,” continued the document.

It would be “applied over a four year period.”

Cabinet estimated all new taxes, including a new charge on tobacco manufacturers and tighter collections on offshore accounts, would generate $4,241,000,000 next year and nearly twice as much, more than $8.2 billion, by 2025.

The figures were calculated by the Parliamentary Budget Office.

“Big banks got a windfall,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters August 25.

“So as we rebuild we’re going to ask big financial institutions to pay a little back, to pay a little more, so that we can do more for you.

“Big banks and insurance companies have been doing very well over these past many months. Canada’s biggest banks are posting their latest massive profits of billions of dollars.

“Everyone else had to tighten their belt. We’re going to ask them to do a little bit more.”

New Democrat leader Jagmeet Singh said September 21 he expected cabinet to raise corporate taxes with support from his caucus.

“People are worried about who’s going to pay the price for the pandemic,” said Singh.

“We don’t believe it should be small business,” said Singh. “We remain resolute that it should be the ultra-rich.”

The New Democrat platform proposed a general increase in the income tax rate on all large corporations from 15% to 18%, not just banks and insurers, and a hike in the top federal income tax rate from 33% to 35% for individuals earning more than $216,500 a year.

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