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SLOBODIAN: Hill says Mavericks the only choice for Westerners

“People able to focus on the longer-term certainly are listening to what Maverick has to say and see the worrisome trends that are emanating out of Ottawa and the East,” said Hill.




Prime Minister Justin Trudeau inadvertently handed Canadians a gift by calling an early election with hopes of regaining a majority government, enabling him to bury evidence of six years of scandals, mistakes and alleged crimes.

He offered Canadians an exquisite opportunity to dethrone him and his ultra-secretive Liberal cabal of incompetent elites that don’t care about ordinary Canadians. And to stop the fast slide towards socialism applauded by globalists, but hurting Canadians.

Trudeau has dramatically altered Canada in a disturbing way that often makes politicians and media in other nations – the U.S., England, India, even France – gasp. 

His policies are propped up by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, a hard-core socialist with dangerous plans. A vote for Singh is a vote for Trudeau. 

Do Canadians even realize the decimation more of these toxic twins will bring? 

“Do people get it, I’m afraid they still don’t, and I don’t know what it’s going to take to wake them up,” Maverick Interim Leader Jay Hill told Western Standard.

“I’m increasingly worried. I hear that all the time from folks in the West that this slide towards greater socialism is very worrying.”

He’s concerned about vote-splitting among conservative parties.

“Who knows, maybe Jody Wilson-Raybould’s book on her time spent in Trudeau’s cabinet will offset the potential vote-splitting and remind voters what an unqualified, unethical, manipulative, misogynistic and narcissist prime minister Justin Trudeau really is,” said Hill.

In her political memoir, titled Indian in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power, published Tuesday, Wilson-Raybould alleges Trudeau wanted her to lie about his government’s role in the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. affair. 

The scandal centres around an alleged Liberal coverup to spare the Montreal-based engineering giant from criminal prosecution in connection with $48 million in payments made to Libyan government officials 2001-2011.

“I don’t understand why the average Canadian cannot understand that you have a situation where a sitting prime minister interfered in the justice system to try and help his friends,” said Hill.

Many claim this is the most important election in Canadian history.

“Will people stop to think about what could well be the demise of democracy the way this is going?” wondered Hill.

“It’s sad, the apathy of voters,” said Hill, who recalled a trip in the 2006 election year to Afghanistan when he learned soldiers volunteered to get ballot boxes to the front line.

“Why is it that Canadians take their freedoms and liberties so for granted they won’t go across the street to vote, in some cases. Yet young men and women would risk stepping on a landmine potentially to deliver ballot boxes?” 

September 17 is the one-year anniversary of the Maverick Party transforming from Wexit. Its 29 candidates in Western Canada are campaigning primarily through social media and coffee-style gatherings because of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Whether the movement grows depends on two divergent points of view.

“People able to focus on the longer-term certainly are listening to what Maverick has to say and see the worrisome trends that are emanating out of Ottawa and the East,” said Hill.

“Then you have more immediate anger about the restrictions and infringements of rights as presented by those protesting masks and vaccinations and potential vaccination passports that we seem to be sliding towards. And the danger of losing their jobs if they don’t take the jab.”

Politicians have their freedoms in a vise-grip and the only recourse is through the sluggish courts.

“I suspect there’ll be substantial class action suits before this is all done. Whether it comes in time to save people from dismissal is doubtful,” said Hill.

Trudeau instilled fear and pitted Canadian against Canadian during this pandemic.

“Mr. Trudeau is the most divisive politician and prime minster I’ve seen in my lifetime. This is just the latest example of how he divides people and he’s ratcheting up the rhetoric to a dangerous level. He’s the consummate actor. Then he pretends when he’s in public or in front of a television camera that he’s surprised or appalled at protests. Yet he’s the one that’s creating them,” he said.

Trudeau’s contempt for Alberta and the West will never soften. Singh aims to destroy the energy industry.

“If Westerners want real change, then there’s only one vote for them because the only way they’ll ever get true Western representation is voting Maverick,” said Hill.

“We have to take a page from the Bloc Quebecois if we’re going to have true Western representation where our members of Parliament have the freedom to really represent their constituents as opposed to Mr. (Conservative Leader Erin) O’Toole or the party or Central Canada.”

Hill, who stepped out of retirement to get Maverick going as an interim leader is grooming a permanent party leader. He suggests people keep an eye on cowboy Dave Jeffers, running in his old riding Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies.

Finally, when asked if he’s still angry after his spitting match with People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier who dismissed the Mavericks as “Muppets,” Hill laughs.

“I’m disappointed in Max,” he sighs.

Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard

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  1. Clash

    September 16, 2021 at 9:48 am

    PPC is the only way to go if you wish to stay within the framework a Unified Canada. The Five federal parties are completely inline with each other, with very few differences. My fear is that this may be the last “Election” we ever see! I also think that there are too many ways to commit election fraud with the current rules. There are not enough impartial Checks and Balances to guarantee an honest election.

  2. Andrew Red Deer

    September 15, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Thats where I am headed, PPC is THE ONLY party to defend the constitution.

  3. Dominic Ieraci

    September 15, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Yeah I agree, freedom comes first and the mavericks seem to care less than the PPC about freedoms. PPC is our only hope

  4. Wesley

    September 15, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Absolutely correct Berta Baby!! Vote PPC!

  5. Declan Carroll

    September 15, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Isn’t Hill the same guy that said “Alberta seperation is an albatross around the neck of the party”? Number 1, people don’t vote because our elections are a fraud. Everyone has seen hard evidence presented at Mike Lyndell’s Cyber Symposium that Dominion Voting machines are used to steal elections. Number 2, the courts are completely corrupt and only enforce the laws when it suites the governments communist agenda. This is why Albertans want a seperate state free from the shackles of Canada. If Hill isn’t interested in pursuing this noble cause he should step asside and let someone who is serious carry the party forward.

  6. berta baby

    September 15, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Western independence is a joke compared to no freedom…. Maverick is a good idea but it’s secondary in my expression.

    PPC and freedom and charter rights. Without charter rights protection who cares about a fair shake. If I can’t go to work cause I have to be consistently raped with a government needle who cares about a pipe line?

    If my kids can only o to school if they take the government needle … who cares about equalization payments?

    If I can’t buy food cause the passport system proves non effective with just limiting quality of life things so they change it to human needs things… what does a western party do then?

    The courts don’t back the constitution, our MLA’s are mutts , the propagandists and the communists form policy even when they have no mandate.

    Vote PPC

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Truckers: ‘We are not separatists or terrorists’

The organization announced the number of heavy trucks-alone- going to Ottawa is close to 50,000, a large increase from the original expected 1,600 trucks.




Truckers on the Freedom Convoy are rejecting characterizations they are “separatists” and “terrorists.”

“A small team of Alberta truckers, their family members and friends, came to the decision that the Government of Canada has crossed a line with implementing COVID-19 vaccine passports and vaccine mandates. As of today, we now have the support of millions of Canadians from across the country,” group organizers said in a press release.

Demands from the Freedom Convoy to the federal government are:

  • Terminate all vaccine passports, including inter-Canada passport systems.
  • Eliminate mandatory programs of vaccination and contact tracing.
  • Respect the rights of those who wish to remain unvaccinated.
  • Cease the divisive rhetoric attacking Canadians who disagree with government mandates.
  • Cease limiting debate through coercive measures with the goal of censoring those who have varying or incorrect opinions.

“A unified and free Canada can be our future, and it starts now with reminding the government they serve the people,” stated the truckers.

“We have an opportunity for all of us to come together irrespective of our differences and do what is needed to ensure our freedoms are protected now and for future generations.

Statements claiming the convoy participants are ‘separatists’ or ‘terrorists’ are “categorically false and an attempt to smear” the movement, organizers said.

“It is saddening this kind of rhetoric is coming from Prime Minister Trudeau and his government. Instead of protecting our basic freedoms outlined in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Justin and his government seek to do the opposite. He is continually issuing defamatory comments and maligning large segments of the population. If history has taught us anything, these are actions that cannot be ignored. We are peaceful, hard-working Canadians who love our country and want the betterment for all Canadians.”

The organizers said due to the mass support of the movement, they can no longer guarantee the average Canadian will not be disrupted by the protest.

“For that, we are truly sorry, and we will do our very best to limit the disruptions to your lives. We ask that Canadians remember we are fighting for everyone’s freedoms and it’s the political class that has abandoned us all,” said the release.

The organization announced the number of heavy trucks going to Ottawa is close to 50,000, a large increase from the original expected 1,600 trucks. One driver going the opposite direction told the Western Standard he measured the convoy at 100-km long as it approached Winnipeg.

Some supporters are unable to commit to the whole trip, but are finding ways to still participate.

“A lot of vehicles just join the parade while it’s close to their homes and then peel off later, so it’s dynamic,” Martin Halvorson, a driver in the convoy, told the Western Standard.

“The amount of people is unknown because we are not counting … The numbers are big,” convoy organizer, Andy Draaistra, told the Western Standard.

“All the support is unbelievable, we hope the overpasses will hold the tons of people,” said Draaistra.

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The protest is against federal COVID-19 mandates and is scheduled to arrive in Ottawa January 30 and then hold a mass demonstration the next day, Monday, when Parliament reumes.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

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China changes Fight Club ending to cops busting anarchists

Multiple scenes from the original cut were deleted and a new ending was added.




The classic film Fight Club has been changed for viewers in China, with a ‘happy ending’ that complies with domestic censorship rules.

An altered version of the 1999 film was released on streaming platform Tencent Video in China over the weekend.

Multiple scenes from the original cut were deleted and a new ending was added.

Many in China had seen the original film pirated online and were surprised when streaming the newly released version.

Instead of buildings exploding at the end, the version shows authorities step in and win. 

Original closing scene of Fight Club

In the closing scenes of the original the narrator kills off his imaginary alter ego Tyler Durden and then watches multiple buildings explode with Marla Singer, suggesting his character’s plan to bring down modern civilization is underway.

In the censored version released in China, the narrator still kills off Durden, but the exploding buildings scene is replaced with a written message on black screen.

“The police rapidly figured out the whole plan and arrested all criminals, successfully preventing the bomb from exploding.”

As well as Tyler, figment of the narrator’s imagination was sent to a ‘lunatic asylum’ for psychological treatment and later discharged.

Revised ending to Fight Club

China is home to some of the strictest rules regarding censorship, and only a handful of foreign films are released each year.

In the past Hollywood has created alternative cuts in order to comply with Chinese censorship rules, in hopes to access millions of viewers in the country.

It is unclear if the cut was made by western movie producers, or the Chinese government.

Tencent did not comment on the matter.

Authorities under President Xi Jinping have been working to eliminate society of influences classified as unhealthy, including within movies, television, computer games.

This effort was also extended to cracking down on the country’s local celebrities for perceived immoral behaviour.

The Cyberspace Administration of China announced earlier this week an organized month-long ‘clean’ web campaign to create a ‘civilized and healthy’ online atmosphere.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard

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Butt launches Twitter tirade on Scheer for supporting truckers

“It’s a truly depressing turn for our politics to take in Canada. Have we paid no attention to what happened to US politics, and how it happened?”




The former top aide to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has launched a Twitter broadside against former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer after he supported the truckers’ convoy rolling across Canada to protest vaccine mandates.

“Thank you Truckers! Trudeau is attacking personal liberty and threatening everyone’s ability to get groceries because of his overreach on vaccine mandates. He is the biggest threat to freedom in Canada,” Scheer tweeted.

Scheer tweet

That was enough to set Butts off.

“A breathtakingly irresponsible thing for a former Leader of the Opposition to say. Calling the prime minister — any prime minister — the biggest threat to Canadian liberty? This isn’t a dog whistle. It’s a welcome mat,” he tweeted.

“Politics is a rough business and not for the thin of skin or faint of heart. But the people in these enormously important offices have to respect those offices, even if they don’t like each other.”

Butts tweet

In a later tweet, Butts said: “Have been thinking about Mr Scheer’s comments all day. It’s a truly depressing turn for our politics to take in Canada. Have we paid no attention to what happened to US politics, and how it happened? I almost wish I were a Conservative, so I could fight for my party’s soul.”

On the weekend, Butts took a run at organizer Tamara Lich in an attempt to cast doubt on the integrity of Convoy For Freedom 2022.

“An Alberta separatist has collected almost a million bucks on a GoFundMe page to ‘support’ trucker protests. Where will the money go?” asked Butts in a tweet. 

More than $4.5 million has been raised to date as thousands of truckers are expected to descend on Ottawa this weekend.

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