FOX News host Tucker Carlson recently said that Canada ought to be liberated from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s globalist, authoritarian tyranny: “Why should we stand back and let our biggest trading partner, the country with which we share the longest border . . . why should we let it become Cuba? . . . why don’t we liberate it?” He said this in a half-joking, tongue-in-cheek sort of way, but he’s not wrong. Even though a full-scale invasion to liberate Canada would be a waste of gasoline, many people here would welcome the change if we weren’t just exchanging one globalist regime for another. Somehow the thought of a whole queue of Bradley Fighting Vehicles patiently going through a Tim Horton’s drive-through for coffee and doughnuts makes me laugh.
But I digress. Aside from a few intrepid independent news websites and some holdouts of the conservative national press, it often takes voices from the United States and elsewhere to tell a different story than the one parroted by Canadian regime media.
Like Tucker Carlson, many Canadians feel that the country is going in the wrong direction on a number of fronts. The National Post published a piece that expresses just how widespread this sentiment is. A polling firm asked, “Recently a Canadian politician stated that ‘it feels like everything is broken in this country right now.’ To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?” 67% of respondents agreed with the statement, 30% strongly agreed, and 38% somewhat agreed. The poll’s question was derived from a statement by Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre in November 2022, when he said that “It feels like everything is broken in this country right now.”
Moreover, half of the survey’s respondents were angry about how the country is being managed. According to another poll, Canadians are pessimistic about being able to retire, and only 44% of the survey’s respondents were confident they had enough money saved. Yet another survey shows that “the opinion environment has become more hostile to the federal Liberals.”
Much like the country itself, public transit is broken. Keeping with the theme of public transit being dangerous, the month of January 2023 was full of unprecedented violence on the Toronto transit system. Here is a rundown of some of the things that have happened over the last few weeks.
On January 3, two men engaged in a fight that resulted in someone being pushed onto the subway tracks at Bloor-Yonge station. Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) special constables intervened and arrested a suspect.
On January 18, again at Bloor-Yonge station, a man knocked the religious headgear off someone’s head, which is a hate-crime no-no in multiculty Canada.
January 20 was notable in that a man attempted to push someone onto the tracks; he was later arrested. A TTC bus driver was waiting at a stop to take over a bus in Scarborough on January 21; she was shot in the head and abdomen with a BB gun by vehicle-borne suspects who then sped off. In a separate incident on the same day, a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a bus that had just left Kipling station. Police arrested and charged a 39-year-old man.
Crime is on the rise. On February 1, 2023 in Vaughan, a city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), some brazen thieves crashed a stolen car right through the entrance of Vaughan Mills shopping center, drove through the mall, stopped at The Source (an electronics store), snatched various products, hopped back in their vehicle, blasted through another set of doors, and fled into the night. Some of this reckless melodrama was captured on video. Police have since recovered the stolen vehicle, a 2011 Black Audi A4 that was stolen from Taylor-Anna Kobinger, a resident of Laval, Quebec, who had listed the vehicle on Facebook marketplace.
We’re going to call a flag on this one.
Early this morning a 2011 Black Audi A4 with Quebec licence plate X10 SNP smashed through Vaughan Mills. Two suspects committed a break and enter and fled.
If you have any information on this vehicle or the suspects, please call police. pic.twitter.com/m358aeD3G3
— York Regional Police (@YRP) February 1, 2023
Speaking of Quebec, when it comes to “teens” running amok, even La belle province fails to disappoint. Two men and one female minor were chased by police after a robbery in Quebec’s Eastern townships. The pursuit culminated in this viral video of criminals bailing out of their vehicle and running down the Decarie Expressway, which looks like Montreal’s answer to the Death Star trench run.
A bizarre viral video of yet another brawl resurfaced recently, this time from Canada’s erstwhile sleepy capital of Ottawa. The video shows a white and a black man duking it out while a motley assortment of humanity looks on. As they were fighting, an adjacent bystander pulled a pet racoon from the inside of his jacket. The fight broke out in a McDonald’s on Rideau Street, which is adjacent to the ByWard Market, one of the city’s most crime-prone areas. Although the video was filmed in 2013, this notorious McDonald’s is set to close its doors for good in the spring of 2023 because of ongoing violence. Police were dispatched to the restaurant approximately 150 times in 2022 during the pandemic, and more than 800 times in 2018.
Speaking of raccoons in Ottawa, not too far away from the notorious Rideau street McDonald’s is “Fortress Culture,” otherwise known as the National Arts Centre (NAC). The NAC is known for putting on plays, concerts, and even the odd Chinese ballet. It was in the news lately for promoting a black-only theater program that would free audiences from “the white gaze.” The NAC “appears to have backtracked on a much-criticized plan to stage an event that would have screened theatregoers by race.” Every cultural space is a battleground.
Health care has been at the fore lately as well, for tragic reasons. Many people in Canada and even in the United States hold Canada’s health care system up as a shining example of virtue. In some ways it is very good: There are certain procedures that don’t cost the individual patient anything; however, they cost the country a fortune. In Nova Scotia recently, two women died while waiting to be seen in the emergency room. Michael Moore won’t include that in his next panegyric about Canada’s health care system.
558 emergency room deaths were recorded in the province of Nova Scotia in 2022. The vast bureaucratic cost of socialized medicine at the provincial and federal levels is appalling. All Canadian provinces are responsible for delivering frontline care. The federal government provides transfer payments to the individual provinces to pay for everything public in their jurisdictions, including health care. There is a 10,000 strong bureaucratic force at the federal level called Health Canada. Officially, they do something highfalutin, but in practice they bury documents in soft peat for decades only to dig them out again in the event of some sort of litigation.
On the health care and criminality front, British Columbia’s (BC) provincial government has begun the process of decriminalizing hard narcotics such as methamphetamine and heroin. The BC Coroners Service announced in late January that drug toxicity killed 2,272 people in 2022, the second-highest total in the province over a calendar year, second only to 2021’s total of 2,306 deaths. It seems like a desperate attempt to bring some sort of order to an out-of-control substance abuse crisis. Critics of the decriminalization policy change argue that it could exacerbate Canada’s sky-high number of overdose deaths. According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, “. . . the overdose crisis is worst in the very centres where decriminalization is already the law of the land.” Recently, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre had this to say about the situation: “The Trudeau-NDP approach is on open display in Vancouver. It is a complete disaster — it is hell on earth.”
The province of Alberta is very interestingly exerting its own self-confidence and provincial autonomy under the leadership of Danielle Smith, who holds the position of premier (like a state-level governor in the American system). Alberta has almost always been the bastion of Right-wing conservative electoral victories except when the voters get quite angry, hold their nose, and vote for someone they hate. The reason for this is that Alberta’s economy and way of life is very much tied to the extractive industries: mining, oil and gas, farming, and forestry. And the voting patterns of its citizenry reflect that, much to the chagrin of central Canada’s ruling elite. Danielle Smith has taken some very public steps to tell Ottawa to back off. Whether she follows through remains to be seen.
The Trudeau Liberals want all oil and gas workers — yep, all those roughnecks — to “just transition.” It sounds like rhetoric from the transgender industrial complex repurposed for the oilpatch. The “just transition” notion is to have all workers employed in the oilpatch move to so-called green jobs. If implemented in earnest, it would be a disaster, as these green jobs are a phantasm — they don’t exist. This radical policy is yet another implicit attack on white males couched in environmentalist terms. The Left is bound and determined to drive productive citizens towards dependency on the welfare state.
The foregoing was just a snapshot of some of the ongoing chaotic mayhem in the north. Please stay tuned for more reports from Canada, ground zero for the globalist project.
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