Why do I get this sinking feeling that our prime minister is happy to orchestrate and manage the decline of the Canadian economy and the closing of Canadian minds? Maybe it’s just the words he uses and the plans he pursues. Here are some observations.
As 2017 came to end, Germany, New Zealand, Australia and the United States had sounded the alarm bells because China was gaining too much influence in their countries through bribes. But Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that of all the countries in the world, he most admires China and wants to increase trade with this police state that has a long history of oppression and torture.
If the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees freedom of expression, why is it that the federal government has banned anyone who disagrees with abortion from getting funding for a summer jobs grant to hire a student?
“We are simply saying organizations with the explicit purpose of limiting and eliminating charter rights like women’s rights do not qualify for government funding,” Trudeau explained. But abortion on demand is not a charter right.
So how is our PM interpreting everything else he reads?
Trudeau calls himself a Catholic but says he must reconcile his religious beliefs with his responsibilities as a political leader to defend people’s rights. Except when those people are Catholic.
Isn’t this the same prime minister who banned Catholics from running as candidates for the Liberal Party? No, he banned pro-life candidates. Right. Only Catholics who believe in Trudeau-endorsed Catholic beliefs qualify.
At least 60 Islamic Jihadi terrorists with Canadian passports, who one year ago would have happily killed a Canadian soldier in the Middle East, have been welcomed back to Canada by our prime minister as citizens who can be “rehabilitated.”
Why is it that terrorists don’t have to disavow terrorism but law-abiding Canadians have to disavow being pro-life?
Opined Sun News columnist Lorne Gunter: “You are more likely to be admitted to Liberal Canada if you shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ than if you join the March for Life to Parliament Hill.”
Why is it that there is no proof that manmade global warming is going to kill anyone but when our government bundles it into climate change, it has to be contained or we will all die?
Suspiciously close to an election, two unidentified women chose last month to announce they were sexually assaulted by Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown when the alleged assaults occurred years ago. Considering that Brown has not been charged and even a court offers the accused the presumption of innocence when he walks in the door, Trudeau was quick to congratulate the women “for their courage and their leadership.” Anyone who works for Trudeau must be comforted that he’s got their back in the event of an anonymous accusation.
Why is it that Health Canada tells us that marijuana is almost guaranteed to cause permanent brain damage in regular teenage users but Canada is going to entice them to smoke anyway by legalizing pot this summer?
If Health Canada wants Canadians to stop smoking why does our PM want us to smoke pot?
Our prime minister recently went to Switzerland for a world economic summit to “champion Canada as an attractive place to invest.” But even a CBC columnist asked, “Why invest in Canada and pay higher taxes when you can invest next door and pay less?”
If the number one concern among Canadians is jobs and business growth, why is Trudeau so keen on his new carbon tax system, the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, a tax monster that will cost Canadians $3 billion this year and will most likely depreciate the Canadian dollar? National Post columnist Terrence Corcoran calls it “a giant multi-billion dollar tax bulldozer rolling through the economy accompanied by an entire fleet of heavy regulatory equipment.”
Canada is already ranked second-last among 17 countries for business investment, according to Statistics Canada’s former chief analyst Philip Cross, yet Trudeau has not ruled out pounding Canadians a little more from within. He plans on having another look at introducing more taxes on capital gains, stock options and personal income.
All great ideas to manage a decline.
Patrick Meagher can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org