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BREAKING: Trudeau leads Liberals to third straight term

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole led his party to a disappointing showing with the potential for only minor gains.




CALGARY, AB: The Western Standard Election Desk can announce the votes are in and have been tallied with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leading his Liberal Party to a third consecutive term with a second minority government.

Trudeau’s main — and only — competition in Election 2021 was Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole ‘s disappointing showing with only minor gains.

As of 10:20 pm MST, the Liberals were leading and elected in 157 seats, the Conservatives with 120 seats, the Bloc Québécois 32, the NDP with 27 the Green Party won 2, and the People’s Party of Canada failed to win a single seat.

So far, the Liberals picked up one new seat, the Conservatives added two and the NDP collected three more, while the Bloc remained static.

The Tories were leading in the popular vote.

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    September 22, 2021 at 7:49 am

    Also, in retrospect, the election was meant to distract our attention and split our focus. I suggest that it is a waste of time and energy to analyze what happened in the election and what went right or wrong. We should focus our energies on exposing the COVID-19 deceptions.

    Also, from my viewpoint, we should not look to political solutions, such as getting rid of Jason, although that might be helpful, depending on who replaces him. I suggest that we unite with each other, form support groups, and strengthen our spiritual journey.


    September 22, 2021 at 12:06 am

    From my viewpoint, the federal election was a carefully crafted and scripted piece of theatre.

    I remember watching CBC television news coverage in the 60s and they showed vote totals for individual candidates as they came in from individual polling stations. They showed lots of details. But on election night coverage on CTV and on two alternative news sites, the only totals that they showed were candidates elected and leading. (Actually, it was just totals of candidates leading, because the final vote tallies were unknown due to mail-in ballots.) When they don’t show the actual details, it’s easy to deceive the electorate.

    In the recent presidential election in the United States they showed the vote tallies on the screen and, because of that, some people caught on that votes were being shifted from Trump to Biden. Is that why they avoided showing vote tallies last night?

    To elaborate further, in the 60s, there was strong local coverage. The coverage would be mostly national, but also every so often they would switch to local coverage and go into details about which candidates were leading and you could actually see the numbers of polling stations that had reported so far and the tallies for the individual candidates as they were being tabulated. But last night, for the most part, they just had national coverage. Fairly early on, it was declared that it was going to be a Liberal minority government.

    Another thing that I find suspicious is the low percentage of votes that were reportedly cast for the People’s Party of Canada. Opinion polls had them a lot higher than the published version of the popular vote that they supposedly received. The difference between the opinion polls and their reported vote tallies was well beyond the margin of error of the polls, so I question that.

    In short, I suspect that the Canadian electorate may have been played and deceived.

  3. Stew James

    September 21, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    As a tax payer I’m pissed, what a good dam waste of money and time, 630 million dollars for what, the same shit in the same bucket! The cost of this election should be divided amongst the parties to pay up, not the country!Disgusted!

  4. Wesley

    September 21, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Extremely disappointing results. No PPC seats with over 5% support? I guess O’Toole’s ridiculous turn to the left didn’t help the Conservatives either. He should be gone.

  5. jgl

    September 21, 2021 at 10:01 am

    The results of this election are irrelevant. Our government elites; Conservative or Liberal will continue as they have, therefore it changes nothing.
    The fearful will continue to blindly obey government, while the brave and courageous will continue to fight for rights, freedoms and liberties.
    Populism is alive & well in Canada. It is a movement that cannot be stopped.

  6. Clash

    September 21, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I disagree with the heading for this column. It should read, “Trudeau Squanders $610 Million to Finish Second Half of Second Term”. (Nothing for our Vets, Nothing for the Homeless, No Clean water for the Indigenous, etc.etc.etc.). A bit long but more accurate!

  7. K

    September 21, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Good. Punish the conservatives. If we ever have the opportunity to vote again—Who knows at this point—Maybe they will have elected a real leader and not some low-morality cross-dressing adult baby.

  8. David

    September 21, 2021 at 7:08 am

    More corruption.
    More tyranny.
    More falsely labelled deaths.

    And the worst is yet to come.

  9. Susan Grant

    September 21, 2021 at 4:50 am

    Something is NOT right. There is grand theft here. I will NOT accept that the people in this FLIPPING useless country continue to bend over for a gross criminal.

    I also do NOT believe that PPC won nothing. You newsies cant possibly sit on your hands and do nothing.

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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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