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MAKICHUK: The West will rise, it’s only a matter of time

That fellow in the PMO, to put it nicely, doesn’t give a flying you know what Canadians or their elected representatives think. He doesn’t!




Message to Eastern Canada’s Laurentian elites. Put this in your pipe and smoke it.

You will not win, you will not defeat us.

Let me say that again, you will not win … you will not defeat us … you will not win this war.

Western spirit, the true Western spirit, is greater than any clown Ontario and Quebec — the two oppressors — can put in the PMO.

It’s only a matter of time before the West rises.

I’m predicting it here, right now. I may not live to see it but it will happen.

And do you want to know why? 

As you sip your expensive latte in the centre of the universe and spit on us because we are western Canadians and it’s easy to exploit us because you have all the money and power, ponder this in your cheap pinstripe suit.

You don’t understand us and you never will. And one day while you are looking into your phone to see how wonderful you are, we will drop the gauntlet on you.

Justin Trudeau? A flash in the pan. 

As Gandhi said: “Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.”

No, surf boy is not a tyrant and no, he’s not a murderer.

To be honest, I don’t know what he is, but he sure isn’t a leader. Hopefully, he’ll get the UN job that Stephen Harper wanted. I don’t care.

Transfer payments? 

A day will come when we tell you to shove it. You will not drain any more blood from us and vilify us with the same forked tongue.

We will destroy it, stamp on it, set it on fire, and bury it. And, as Homer Simpsons says, we will dig it up and kill it again.

You’re not going to win this, not a chance. And we don’t care what your Supreme Court says.

As Western Standard colleague Randy Royer brilliantly pointed out this week, “Trudeau’s emissions cap on hydrocarbon production is just the most recent example. No discussion with Parliament or the provinces was taken; he just made the decision with his personal staff and announced it.”

Imagine that, no discussion with anyone, just imposing policy like a Joseph Stalin with good hair. Who in God’s name gave him the right to do that?

As a veteran journo, I can tell you honestly if ever there was a “nut graph” in a story, that’s it.

That fellow in the PMO, to put it nicely, doesn’t give a flying you-know-what Canadians or their elected representatives think. He doesn’t!

And Western Canadians? Don’t make me laugh — he’s too busy taking guns away from farmers. We are like the Kulaks that Stalin slaughtered.

Folks, this is the worst prime minister in Canada’s history, a complete lightweight who may drive us all to ruin.

My eloquent Facebook friend, Mr. Peter Stockland, a brilliant veteran writer and columnist, summed it all up with this comment:

“You want understanding, call 1-800-Empathy. Here in the Universal Centre we’re too busy making Canada great …”

He’s entirely right, of course, and the comment, which dripped sarcasm, cracked me up.

Let me say it again, “They don’t understand us.”

One day, the West will rise. We will kick your federal asses out of our province and be done with you, once and for all.

We might even get our own police force and possibly even an intelligence service — drive the CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service) creeps to the border, and beyond. Your basic one-way ticket.

Be gone and don’t look back — we don’t want you.

Go to hell in a handbasket. That’s about the nicest way I can say it. With bells on.

I don’t dream of a green Alberta with dancing unicorns, as Mr. Trudeau does. I dream of a Rupert’s land that is fair, prosperous, and away from Ottawa meddling and oppression.

A nation within a nation, built on its strengths, and fostered by a unique western spirit that does not exist in the rest of Canada.

All it takes is one man, or one woman, from the next generation to get that ball rolling. Just one spark, to ignite the fire.

It is their greatest fear. The sum of all Laurentian elite fears.

A Western rebellion.

I’m telling you right now it will happen and it will be right, and just. And there isn’t a damn thing anyone can do about it.

To quote, the great Winston Churchill: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Dave Makichuk is a Western Standard contributor
He has worked in the media for decades, including as an editor for the Calgary Herald. He is also the Calgary correspondent for ChinaFactor.news

Dave Makichuck is a Columnist for the Western Standard. He is a 35-year veteran journalist who has served at both the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald.

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  1. David

    December 9, 2021 at 8:49 am

    I’ve been an Alberta sepratist for 30 plus years. I’ve been a member of more than one sepratist party and donated my time and treasure too.

    I have also studied the results of elections riding by riding not only for those decades but for as far back as there are records (that I can find). I know more about Alberta’s political history than almost anyone you will ever meet.

    Current polls are telling you straight up what the people of Alberta really think. As Kenney drops who has gained the most?

    Not independence. Federal socialist NDP.

    In any given election, only sixty percent of eligable voters actually turn out to vote. And half of the forty percent who don’t bother are the ones who talk loudest about seperation.

    I know. I have been there do my bit and fight the good fight for decades. if you could get those dissafected people to turn out, indepedence would have a shot at getting a few seats.

    However, the sad fact is only thirty percent of so called conservative voters are actually conservative. Thirty percent are red tories ready to jump ship to the NDP at a moment’s notice. And the forty percent in the mushy political middle are too risk averse to move their vote anywhere ….. unless there is an economic crises.

    And just for you Stew James I’ll also say desparaging the people who speak political truth doesn’t make you sound intelligent. It just makes you sound politically clueless.

  2. The Real Kevin

    December 9, 2021 at 5:35 am

    “MD, there is ONE and only ONE Legally Registered Political Party that is capable and 100% committed to Albertans and an Independent Sovereign Alberta. All others are simply blowing hot air.”

    If that sounds like a religious argument to you, that is because it is. I do nor know why the Reverend Jim Jones was so successful convincing so many that “you can’t live life without a political party”, but that is where we are.

    This DENNIS guy posts exactly the same comment, to every article. “YOU HAVE TO JOIN MY CHURCH TO BE SAVED!!!!”

  3. Kelly Carter

    December 7, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    One of the many reasons I am so disgusted with Kenney. His tough on Ottawa stance that he won on has been little more than a little happy Trudeau lap dog!

  4. Deb

    December 7, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Trudeau will never care he is busy promoting vaccination so he can line his pockets and fill his mattress with are the money he is making from the vaccine mandate’s. https://circleofthedolphins.wordpress.com/2021/08/23/dr-david-martin-weaponized-covid-injections-have-seriously-harmed-and-killed-many-while-bought-and-paid-for-public-officials-continue-to-lie-and-terrorize-the-public/

  5. Stew James

    December 7, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    I get a kick out of the No Alberta won’t separate clowns! This separation will happen, cry babies really no need to apply. If the clowns don’t have the balls to stand up then you are living in the wrong part of the country!
    So basically what I’m saying is, if you don’t have anything positive to say then pack up your shit and fuck off, Justin loves the swallowers down east!

  6. Ed Robbins

    December 7, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Oh how wish it so. Canada & Alberta have become afraid look after themselves. They expect government to babysit them
    Our medical system is a failure, legal system a failure, finances are f……ed, and on and on. Hell I have a neighbor, a millionaire, who votes NDP because they charged him less for oxygen.

  7. Art Betke

    December 7, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Surf boy is not a tyrant.

    But he is a would-be tyrant.

    The only reason he isn’t one yet is he hasn’t quite figured out how to assume and hold that power, but he’s working on it.

    But I have to disagree with Dave, the West will not rise. Some will try, but they will be outnumbered by all the environuts and lefties whose percentage of the population keeps increasing. Of all places, Calgary should be a hub of conservatism, yet they had that left-wing nut Nenshi as mayor for how many years? And look at who is his replacement.

    No, there have been too many easterners migrating to the west and turning it left. And too many children propagandized in the schools and turning into lefty adults. The West will not rise. Sorry to burst your bubble.

  8. Peter No

    December 7, 2021 at 11:56 am

    David, 100% agree. Majority of Albertans are slaves who don’t care about freedom anymore.
    80% of Albertans got vaccinated just to comply with the unlawfull restrictions. They will jump through every federal hoop just to get some food and TV time with their QR codes.

  9. John Galbraith

    December 7, 2021 at 11:26 am

    If you haven’t suffered enough, it’s your God given right to suffer some more!

  10. Alberta1234

    December 7, 2021 at 9:47 am

    It will only happen when a true principled leader steps up and puts all the trappings of our current comforts aside. Because that is what it will take, as all of those ‘trappings’ will be taken away. That leader will be excoriated, vilified and attacked and their followers will be ostracized. This is a multi-generational struggle for freedom and provincial rights and the only politician of note even leaning this way is next door. Ottawa has not made the price of inaction high enough yet, but trust in the hubris of a meddling activist government, they certainly will.

  11. Dennis

    December 7, 2021 at 9:20 am

    David, I fear you are right.
    Not nearly enough shit has hit the fan to get the sheeples off the couch. But, I’m ever hopeful it will happen in 2023. If not, I’m old so it won’t matter a hell of a lot to me and if this generation chooses to live in servitude to Ottawa, who am I to criticize?

  12. David

    December 7, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Talk. Just talk. Westerners have laid down for their eastern masters for over a hundred years, and they’ll continue laying down for another hundred.

    Rise? The feckless c***s won’t even get off their couches to vote.

  13. RM

    December 7, 2021 at 7:11 am

    “And we don’t care what your Supreme Court says.” Finally, someone said it!

  14. Dennis

    December 6, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    MD, there is ONE and only ONE Legally Registered Political Party that is capable and 100% committed to Albertans and an Independent Sovereign Alberta. All others are simply blowing hot air.
    Before 2023 Albertans need to do some real sole searching and realize there is One and only One solution for the future of Alberta and that solution is with the Wildrose Independence Party of Alberta.

    Go to wildrosenation.com to buy your membership and be part of the ONLY option we have in front of us.

  15. mhrycyk1@telus.net

    December 6, 2021 at 11:39 am

    A passionate essay on ‘what’ is happening to the West. Time for adults in the room to determine how we get autonomy. Pieces are coming together.

  16. Mises

    December 6, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Amen brother. For this to happen we need to focus on AB first. Evil resides within our borders. CCP run AHS, Davos run UCP. Let’s focus here.

  17. MD

    December 6, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Join the movement. ALBERTA UNITY PROJECT with Dr Modry, Dr Hodkinson, Chris Scott and many others.
    The only way we are getting out of the communist take over is by freedom through independence.
    Evil prevails when good men and woman do nothing. It’s up to the people of Alberta to take our province out of the hands of tyrants!

  18. Sandy Elrick

    December 6, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Alberta can do the same things Ottawa has done.

    1) Establish an ECO fund to foster environmental repair and bill that to our balance sheet against revenue (or pick another thing that contributes to our share of the transfer balance) and start pumping it full of every dollar we can find – this could effectively make us a have not province
    2) Start funding ECO technology startups and innovation hubs – steal all the useful folks from Ontario and Quebec and start applying the smart brains to creating new industries, solutions, and revenue streams – make sure all that profit and tax money goes to bettering Alberta people directly and also back into the fund (never let another dollar leak out)

  19. Longo

    December 6, 2021 at 10:07 am


  20. William Clark

    December 6, 2021 at 9:06 am


  21. Declan Carroll

    December 6, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Dave is a fire breather 🔥. He got himself some of that old time religion. Outstanding work!

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Ottawa press gallery discusses letting Chinese propaganda agency in

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.




Officials with the Parliamentary Press Gallery held a behind closed doors meeting on Tuesday to talk about letting reporters from Xinhau, the Chinese Community Party’s propaganda agency, into the club, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“The gallery is not bound by any outside political considerations,” said gallery president Catherine Levesque of the National Post. 

“We are doing our due diligence to ensure Xinhua meets certain criteria and we will be making a decision shortly.”

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

“Membership in the Parliamentary Press Gallery allows access to the secure physical buildings of the parliamentary precinct and the opportunity to directly question individuals who drive and shape public policy,” gallery directors wrote in a 2020 code Journalistic Principles And Practices.

“As a result, accreditation is a privilege, not a right.”

Xinhua had been a member until 2020 when its press pass lapsed.

The Department of National Defence in 2012 blacklisted the agency from attending its press briefings, and a Xinhua correspondent in 2012 disclosed he was asked to maintain surveillance on Chinese dissidents in Canada.

The gallery would not discuss the Xinhua application but the gallery code states members must “respect the rights of people involved in the news.”

The Commons by a unanimous 266-0 vote last February 22 condemned China for human rights atrocities including the genocide of its Uyghur Muslim community. MPs also voted to petition the International Olympic Committee to relocate the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing.

“We need to move forward, not just as a country but as a world, on recognizing the human rights violations that are going on in China,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier told reporters.

“This is an issue that matters deeply to me, to all Canadians, and we will continue to work with our partners and allies on taking it seriously.”

Xinhua was originally granted Press Gallery membership in 1964 at the request of then-Foreign Minister Paul Martin Sr.

“It is a step in the direction of mutual understanding between Canada and mainland China,” Martin said at the time. Membership was approved in a press credentials swap that saw the Communist Party permit the Globe & Mail to open a Beijing bureau.

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PHA head says cellphone snooping fears unwarranted

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.




The president of the Public Health Agency (PHA) says Canadians need not fret over the fact his organization snooped on 33 million cellphone users, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

“No personal information was asked or was received,” Kochhar told the Commons health committee.

“No individually identifiable data is contained in any part of the work.”

The Commons ethics committee last Friday voted 10-0 to examine the data collection program using cellphone tower tracking. The PHA said it sought the information to monitor compliance with lockdown orders.

“The actual reason why we collected this data is reliable, timely and relevant public health data comes out of it for other policy and decision making,” said Kochhar.

“This is population-level mobility data analysis. This is what we have collected.

“That would help us to understand the possible link between the movement of populations within Canada and the impact on COVID-19. We did that in terms of a very clear way of getting that open and transparent means of collection. We never, ever actually know when we use that information that it is individually identifiable. It is aggregated data.”

MPs on the ethics committee earlier noted cellphone users were never told the PHA was collecting the cellphone tracking data. Conservative MP John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil, Ont.), noted the scope of the monitoring was only detailed when the Agency issued a December 17 notice to contractors to expand the program.

“It becomes increasingly concerning that government is seemingly using this pandemic as a means and a cause for massive overreach into the privacy rights of Canadians,” said Brassard.

“As parliamentarians, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure we protect those rights, that there is proper scrutiny and oversight.”

“The Public Health Agency was collecting data without the knowledge of Canadians, effectively doing it in secret. We need to know what security measures were in place to protect the privacy rights of Canadians.

“It is vital we do not allow the COVID response to create a permanent backslide of the rights and freedoms of Canadians including their fundamental right to privacy.”

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Health Minister Duclos has no info on $150-million COVID contract to SNC-Lavalin

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.




SNC-Lavalin was given a $150-million sole-source contract to provide “urgently” needed field hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic — but Canada’s Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos doesn’t seem to know much about it, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The field hospitals were never used.

“This is obviously in support of the needs at the request of provinces and territories,” said Duclos.

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

“What is the status of the mobile field hospitals SNC-Lavalin was contracted to produce?” asked Conservative MP Shelby Kramp-Neuman (Hastings-Lennox, Ont.).

“It was an example of the significant level of preparation that we did throughout the crisis,” replied Duclos.

“Why have the field hospitals from SNC-Lavalin not been deployed?” asked Kramp-Neuman.

Duclos replied he had no information on “the exact nature of the state of that equipment.”

“Did the Prime Minister’s Office approve of this?” asked MP Kramp-Neuman.

“That’s a public works question,” replied Duclos.

“We’re not getting a lot of clarity here,” said MP Kramp-Neuman, adding: “The buck stops with you. Sadly, I recognize you don’t have all the answers to everything, but it doesn’t seem like we’re getting a lot of answers to anything.”

An unidentified Department of Public Works manager finalized the SNC-Lavalin contract on April 9, 2020 without notice to other bidders.

“A public call for tenders was not issued due to the urgency of the need as a result of the pandemic,” said an internal e-mail.

However, as late as Sep. 9, 2020, the Québec contractor had still not fixed a delivery date, according to staff emails.

Paul Thompson, deputy minister of public works, Tuesday said he knew little of the contract details.

“I personally don’t have all the details at my fingertips,” said Thompson.

SNC-Lavalin was paid to supply field hospitals equipped with 200 hospital beds, ventilators, masks, medical gowns and ten days’ worth of medication, back-up generators, water and oxygen tanks, X-ray machines, shower bays and latrines.

“The self-sufficiency of the unit makes it extremely flexible for deployment where the need is greatest in Canada,” said a memo.

Internal records dated Oct. 13, 2020 disclosed no one wanted the field hospitals.

The department said spending included $2 million for design work and millions more on warehousing medical supplies for presumed future use.

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