Posts Tagged ‘Canadian’

In the run-up to the October 19, 2015 Canadian federal election, I found these two federal all-candidates sessions to be very interesting.

This one in the riding of Fundy Royal, New Brunswick is interesting because the independent candidate, David Amos, looks like Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings, and he has some intelligent things to say.

And this one from the riding of Thornhill, Ontario is interesting, because only three candidates showed up, so the Libertarian candidate, Gene Balfour, gets to have a lot of talking time, speaking to the big government Liberal and NDP candidates, in an interactive way that you almost never see, and he schools them on the benefits of a more libertarian society.

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On the October 10, 2015 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I covered the following issues:

A unique analysis of the upcoming October 19, 2015 Canadian federal election, with a focus on foreign policy and election stunts. I also talk about health care and Uber.

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Now that the Canadian federal election campaign is ramping up with the end of summer after Labour Day, here is a Reddit Q&A with Libertarian Party of Canada leader, Tim Moen, from September 8, 2015.

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When you are told that Canada has had an official policy of multiculturalism since 1971, do you wonder about the 96% of Canadians who were European Canadian at the time, and who are three-quarters of all Canadians as recently as the 2011 census?

Started in May of 2014, the Council of European Canadians has currently published over 40 articles online, and is on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

From their statement of Beliefs and Goals:

We believe Canada is a nation founded by Anglo and French Europeans. In 1971, over 100 years after Confederation, the Anglo and French composition of the Canadian population stood at 44.6 percent and 28.7 percent respectively. All in all, over 96 percent of the population was European in origin. We therefore oppose all efforts to deny or weaken the European character of Canada. We believe that the pioneers and settlers who built the Canadian nation are part of the European people. Therefore we believe that Canada derives from and is an integral part of European civilization and that Canada should remain majority European in its ethnic composition and cultural character. We therefore oppose the massive immigration of non-European and non-Western peoples into Canada that threatens to transform our nation into a non-European majority within our lifetime.

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A libertarian friend of mine has a new political podcast series from a much-needed Canadian perspective. It’s called the Political Paradox Podcast.

From the first two episodes:

The Political Paradox Podcast – EP 002 – Healthcare, Government Bans and The Olympics
Posted: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:00:00 GMT

This week, what is the REAL cost of “Free” healthcare in Canada? You won’t believe what Ontario is looking to ban next. Plus, the outrageous list of IOC demands that prompted Norway to pull out of it’s Olympic bid.

The Political Paradox Podcast
Posted: Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:00:00 GMT

It’s the first ever episode of the political paradox podcast. On today’s show, Paul explains what exactly a libertarian is. Then, he shares his story of how he became a libertarian.

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I have spoken out against Wikipedia’s lack of adherence to its neutral point of view policy, but it is great to get recognition by others in linking to an article on this site in order to provide documentable and accurate evidence in support of serious Wikipedia articles, like this one on the Bank of Montreal, where they linked to my article, Big Five Canadian banks: Consistently paying dividends since the 1800s.

The company has not missed a dividend payment since 1829, paying dividends consistently though major world crises such as WWI, The Great Depression, WWII, and the 2008 Financial Crisis, this makes Bank of Montreal’s dividend payment history one of the longest in the world.[5]”

“[5] “Big Five Canadian banks: Consistently paying dividends since the 1800s”. Faux Capitalism. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2014-09-19.

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Benjamin FranklinHere is something for consideration concerning the specific provision in Bill S-7, which is scheduled to be voted on April 24, 2013, as described in this legislative summary, that allows for the detention of someone suspected of having information about terrorist activities, who can be jailed for up to 12 months if he/she refuses to testify before a judge.

Canadian Maher Arar was suspected by U.S. officials of being involved in terrorism, and was deported to Syria, despite also being a Canadian citizen, and entering from Canada, and Syria being a designated sponsor of terrorism by the U.S., and known to employ torture.

After he was tortured, our government settled with him in a multi-million dollar settlement and apologized for what had happened.

The American officials were sincere in their judgment, and Canadian officials could be sincere in their judgment about a Canadian citizen or resident being suspected of having information about terrorist activities, and as a result, we could do a serious injustice to one of our own, which can be avoided by not renewing this additional provision, which has served us adequately from 2007 when it expired, until now.

Shame on the Liberals for supporting this measure in 2013. If former Liberal leader, Stephane Dion, did one good thing during his tenure, it was courageously voting against the extension of these un-Canadian provisions. The fact that the 2013 Liberals support these measures justifies their third-place standing in the polls.

The only silver lining I see in this that the provisions are set to expire in five years, just as they were originally in 2001.

At the end of 2011, it looked as if Canada was making a decisive split with American-style post-9/11 anti-freedom policies, as I documented in my article, Championed Canadian political success stories on Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith, and the recent Supreme Court decision requiring wiretap warrants for obtaining text messages was yet another hopeful sign.

The pendulum had swung too far for some, and with the recent politically-timed arrest of two suspects in an alleged Via Train derailment plot, it had to be re-calibrated so that Canada’s increasing liberty relative to the post-9/11 United States didn’t become too noticeable.

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