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Kevin O’Leary, nicknamed “Canada’s Donald Trump,” has announced his run for the Conservative leadership.

He actually had the nerve to announce it the morning after the previous evening’s French language debate, due to the fact that he isn’t fluent enough in French and didn’t want to embarrass himself. What may be a non-issue for most non-French speaking Canadians, as a would-be Prime Ministerial candidate, and therefore the Head of Government, it’s not asking much to be fluent in both official languages.

Pundits and others were repeatedly speculating and asking about whether he would run, and it was looking more to be the case, but in the era of the Web, one can get an indication of these things if you know where to look in relatively obscure corners.

O’Leary was a speaker at the Manning Centre’s “If I Run, Here’s How I’d Do It” talk in February 2016, which I came across during the early Fall.

I’ll save you having to listen to the whole video. The summary is that he said he would be critical of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s economic policies, and that’s what he did with his open letters to her and interviews. Another interesting thing was when he was asked about social policies, and he gave the indication that he had no plan to address them, saying the economic situation was a priority.

Keep an eye out, then, for indications like these, instead of relying on paid pundits who have no real clue.

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English: Charlie Rose in 2010 at the Tribeca F...

In his April 29, 2013 interview with Ali Babacan, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Charlie Rose raised the issue of Prime Minister Erdogan’s subsequent apology for his February 2013 statement at the United Nations forum that Zionism is a crime against humanity.

Here’s what a viewer had to say about Charlie Rose’s omission of the Armenian Genocide, given that Babacan raised the killing of Turkish citizens by organized military forces for the first time since World War I at the hands of Israel (at 10 minutes):

Justathought 04/30/2013 11:15 PM

I still fail to understand how Mr. Rose can get prominent Turkish guests and avoid asking them directly about the recognition of the Armenian Genocide or the Turkish 20 year old effective blockade of Armenia…even after he is being told (with a straight face) that Turkey would very much like to see goods, people, capital flow freely in the region… or rehashing for the nth time the “cultural bridge” cliche Turkey can play. Is it ignorance? Or is it a much more sinister design? It would be insulting to Mr. Rose’s intelligence to presume the former, therefore I’m afraid it is more likely to be the latter. It is his integrity as a journalist that is questionable, not his intelligence which, for this longtime fan, is disheartening to say the least…

For more on Zionism, see my articles here.

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