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Canadian Politics: Boring beyond Belief, or just Dull and Tedious?

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Faith Goldy is allowing herself to be branded by VDare.

 

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Stefan Molyneux is ... apparently thinking of running for office. 

 

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My neighbouring province Alberta 'threw the bums out' -- the next premier will be the United Conservative Party's leader Jason Kenney.

Jason Kenney rides UCP wave to majority government in Alberta

This sets up one of those interesting situations where five provinces (arguably) have right wing/conservative leadership, and are arrayed against the present federal government.

May you live in interesting times ...

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I think this is the first time I have come across Josh Bernstein. He has a point.

 

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There is a lot of crap going on in Canada pitting one minority group against another with “ME TOO’s” flying everywhere all the while the boots of state grind into the neck of the only minority that matters.  The Individual....

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This is kind of crossborder.  The former "Lord Black" has received a full pardon from President Trump. From Reuters:

Trump pardons ex-media mogul Conrad Black

 

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A warning to the CPC leader ...

 

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1 hour ago, william.scherk said:

A warning to the CPC leader ...

 

Over on this side of the border, Biden may be slipping below the surface and Butthead is doing better. Biden has so much "filmed" or reported baggage. 

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3 hours ago, Jules Troy said:

Canukistan is fuxored..

Yeahbut ...

Trudeau Has Canada's Economy Humming

Its growth indicators are world beaters, as the country becomes a technology juggernaut. 

 

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7 hours ago, Jules Troy said:

Canukistan is fuxored..

Jules,

Not to despair!

Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Look how that turned out.

But we shouldn't crow yet. Trudeau does have a secret weapon.

Canadians might like blackface more than they admit to in public.

:)

Michael

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1 hour ago, Jules Troy said:
On 10/18/2019 at 9:33 AM, william.scherk said:

Yeahbut ...

Trudeau Has Canada's Economy Humming

Its growth indicators are world beaters, as the country becomes a technology juggernaut. 

 

That article also fails to make note of the over 300billion in investment that has left Alberta because of Trudeau’s policies...

The $30-billion exodus: Foreign oil firms keep bailing on Canada's energy sector 
The drumbeat of exits, rare for such a stable oil-producing country, adds an extra layer of gloom for an industry that accounts for about a fifth of Canada's exports

 

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51 minutes ago, william.scherk said:

The $30-billion exodus: Foreign oil firms keep bailing on Canada's energy sector 
The drumbeat of exits, rare for such a stable oil-producing country, adds an extra layer of gloom for an industry that accounts for about a fifth of Canada's exports

 

Shell sold off 90% of its assets to CNRL, Koch cancelled a 100billion project in Fort Mac.  CNRL cancelled phase 2,3 and 4 of its diesel plant in Redearth AB that’s another 120billion..there is more...like TCPL completely cancelling the Energy East pipeline after Trudeau changed the rules of the NEB..that was a 50billion project (that I may have been on)..

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1 hour ago, Jules Troy said:
1 hour ago, william.scherk said:

The $30-billion exodus: Foreign oil firms keep bailing on Canada's energy sector 
The drumbeat of exits, rare for such a stable oil-producing country, adds an extra layer of gloom for an industry that accounts for about a fifth of Canada's exports

 

Shell sold off 90% of its assets to CNRL, Koch cancelled a 100billion project in Fort Mac.  CNRL cancelled phase 2,3 and 4 of its diesel plant in Redearth AB that’s another 120billion..there is more...like TCPL completely cancelling the Energy East pipeline after Trudeau changed the rules of the NEB..that was a 50billion project (that I may have been on)..

Shell to sell Canada oilsands assets to Canadian Natural Resources in $7.2 billion deal

The deal marks another step toward CEO Ben Van Beurden's goal of preparing Shell for a world of lower oil prices and tighter restrictions on carbon emissions 

Billionaire Koch brothers dump oilsands leases as foreign exodus continues

CNRL HOLDS OFF ON EXPANSION PLANS, UNTIL NEW PIPELINES ARE UP AND RUNNING

Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL) laid out its plans for 2019 this week, taking the time to blast Enbridge and praise the Alberta government for its mandated 325,000 bbl/day cut in the province's total oil output. 

Who is the prime suspect in the death of Energy East?

 

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Jules Troy said:

See? Fuxored...

Jules,

All is not lost.

You might like what Styx says.

Canadian Election Fallout: Trudeau Stays, But His Majority Goes

I kind of like the idea of Trudeau in parliamentary gridlock à la Boehner. Then Trudeau getting all the blame for it.

:) 

btw - I looked at Scheer for a few videos since I knew nothing about him.

My God. Where did you guys get this dude?

He has no game. None.

Nay, he looked like a bored pitch man for sleeping pills.

:)

Michael

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I saw a picture with the title, “A resident enters a polling station in Toronto, Oct. 21.” It looked like a bomb shelter. Weird. I guess Canada is going further to the left. “Tax the rich!” Is this outcome OK with Canadian fans of Rand?

From that same story in Bloomberg about Canada: . . .  The outcome likely ensures the survival, for now, of a national carbon price, introduced by Trudeau and deeply unpopular in a number of provinces. The Conservative Party had campaigned against the tax, which also includes payments made to households as an offset.

It also may mean Trudeau will need to ramp up spending marginally more than promised. The Liberals pledged to increase the government deficit to C$27.4 billion ($21 billion) next year to fund new campaign promises, bringing it above 1% of gross domestic product for the first time since 2012. That’s even before any new measures needed to accommodate requests from the NDP to win their support. end quote

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In 2015 he said 2 years of infrastructure spending then 2 years of balancing.  He didn’t even try to ramp down on spending, this time? He didn’t even attempt to say anything about controlling government largess.  He is going to have to cozy up to the NDP commies to get anything done sooooo hopefully he gets nothing at all done in the next term...

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I listened to the Styx offering earlier this morning (since he never adds any other visuals, his shows are basically radio slash podcast).  His channel is part of my "Don't Get Stuck Hard In An Information Silo" efforts.

He mentioned only two parties and named only one party leader. This works against his analysis and his conclusions.

Styx suggests that Trudeau will lack "the ability to fully govern in the way that he wants in an autocratic fashion."  If a 'ruling party' can be said to act in an autocratic manner because it commands a majority -- because the party in power maintains a whip -- that suggestion is fair enough, given the constraints on Styx's knowledge of Canadian political blocs/bents. 

But if he means a new government will not find support for an left-leaning 'autocratic' act of law, nope.

Styx further suggests that Trudeau will "get tossed" next time out. I think that is quite as likely as not. He then says what "you'll see [with the newly-elected House of Commons] is a situation [...] like a Boehner Congress situation where Trudeau is hamstrung and can't really get anything done." Emphasis added.

This shows that Styx didn't do much if any research on the composition of the new Commons. He seems to assume that the 3rd and 4th parties (NDP and the Bloc Quebecois) are going to hobble any federal initiatives promised during the campaign, thwarting Trudeau and boxing in the new government -- if not paralyzing it.

If Styx had dug in a bit he would have realized that it is the NDP who is going to most influence the order paper.  The NDP is most likely going to pull the government towards the left, being (with the Bloc) the leftmost party (when Lester Pearson had a minority in Parliament it was the NDP who forced a leftward bent and ushered in a nation-wide universal Medicare).

So, if Trudeau was, for example, liable to introduce some new socialist measure like subsidized dental care or expanded Pharmacare, will he be hobbled by the NDP, will he be stymied by his minority position?  Nope.  The NDP leader is going to try to push the government to the left. Not that there won't be a huge and fraught debate over any expansion of the welfare state ...

The biggest issue that Styx missed was a deepened regional split between 'conservative' and 'liberal' politics. The prairie provinces went almost fully red, while Quebec crushed out conservatives in favour of the liberal/left in the Bloc and Liberals. The Bloc wisely campaigned on 'increased autonomy' from Ottawa rather than a pure separatist platform.

As for the rightmost party, the Parti Populaire/People's Party -- they were stomped out, achieving 1.64% of the national vote totals, and sending their leader home without a seat in the Commons.

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Edited by william.scherk
Grammar and syntax fixes; added 'bomb shelter' image from Peter's Bloomberg copy/paste (it's most likely a church hall or school)

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