Trudeau confirms Liberals would start spying on Canadians, Media Party go silent

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In a stunning revelation during an interview with Vice Canada yesterday, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was asked about his party’s platform which includes the ability for the Communication Security Establishment to spy on Canadians:

According to the party’s official election platform, released earlier in the day, an elected Liberal government would “limit Communications Security Establishment’s powers by requiring a warrant to engage in the surveillance of Canadians.”

VICE News originally reported that meant the Liberals intended to give the Communication Security Establishment (CSE) new powers, since the agency is currently prohibited from “directing” surveillance at Canadians for domestic purposes

Asked several times during a special town hall in Toronto hosted by VICE Canada to clarify his stance, Trudeau emphasized that CSE would be subjected to oversight.

“We have to recognize that there are new threats in this world that we have to have the tools to [deal with],” said Trudeau (see here)

The press would go apocalyptic if the Conservatives had stated in their platform that they would allow Canadians to be spied on but there isn’t a single mention of this today from any of the mainstream media. How many articles and protests have we seen on outrage over Bill C-51?

Another perfect example how the Media Party will protect Trudeau no matter what.

NDP candidate posts on Facebook he would like to “fuck” Sarah Palin

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The website The True North Times has been digging into and exposing candidates who have said outrageous things on social media and their latest victim is NDP’s Ethan Rabidoux (see here) for this about Republican Sarah Palin:

Rabidoux palinFor those unaware, this acronym “VPILF” stands for “Vice President I’d Like to Fuck” which is a take-off on the internet slang for “MILF” which is short for “Mother I’d Like to Fuck” (see here).

How Mulcair can keep Rabidoux on as a candidate after such a blatant sexist remark about a female politician is a question the media need to ask.

Video: Liberal candidate states Harper sent Canadian troops into Iraq and Afghanistan


At a candidate forum, Liberal candidate Marwan Tabbara was video-recorded saying some unbelievably stupid things.

First Tabbara states Chretien refused to send the Canadian military into Afghanistan.

Then he says that Harper, in 2006, put our troops into Iraq and Afghanistan.

And to top it all off, interrupts the Conservative candidate to yell that Canadian jets bombed Syrian children:

It’s bad enough when Liberal supporters are part of the low-info voting population but when one of its candidates is this clueless, you just have to sadly shake your head.

Update: Tabbara is now saying he “misspoke”:

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Yup, wrong countries, wrong years, wrong prime ministers and called our air force war criminals – misspoke my ass

Macleans Magazine uses anti-Conservative union rep as economic expert

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In an article titled, “Judging Harpernomics: We asked three economists to judge Stephen Harper on his handling of the economy” Macleans Magazine featured Unifor’s Jim Stanford as one of the three:


Who uses the space to attack Harper:

Our historical analysis highlighted some key factors behind this subpar performance, reinforcing the conclusion that Conservative policies have harmed Canada more than they helped. (see here)

What the average Canadian probably doesn’t know is that Unifor is actively campaigning against the Conservatives:

Canada’s largest private sector union is ramping up its anti-Conservative campaign, telling voters in swing ridings why they shouldn’t vote for Stephen Harper.

Unifor is running radio ads in five strategically chosen locations: Vancouver, Winnipeg, Regina, the Greater Toronto Area and Moncton, N.B.

“We’re talking about Harper’s economic record, which is abysmal to say the least,” Unifor national president Jerry Dias told The Huffington Post Canada this week. “[Harper] is running a platform of being the best economic manager, but all the numbers say that the Conservatives are a total disaster.” (see here)

Yet Macleans did not disclose this information to it readers even though it mentions another of the economist’s association with the Liberals:

Disclosure: Mike Moffatt has worked with Canadian politicians and policy-makers of all political stripes to craft more effective public policy, including his most recent role as an outside economic adviser to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

I’m sure it had nothing to do with Unifor representing Macleans’ unionised journalists, right?

Unifor Local 87-M represents media workers at 35 workplaces, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Hamilton Spectator, Ottawa Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Waterloo Region Record, Guelph Mercury, Metroland papers, Belleville Intelligencer, Brantford Expositor, Chatham Daily News, Fairway Group, Glengarry News, Hamilton Community News, Korea Times, London Free Press, Macleans Magazine, Metro, Ming Pao, Niagara Falls Review, NOW Magazine, Owen Sound Sun Times, Pembroke Observer, Sarnia Observer, Simcoe Reformer, Sing Tao, St. Catharines Standard, Stratford Beacon Herald and Winchester Press. (see here)




Liberals previously campaigned on promising $150 million to Terry Fox Foundation


A column from Macleans’ Vancouver bureau chief Ken MacQueen titled “Branding the unbrandable: Why Terry Fox cannot be bought” caught my eye not just because MacQueen obviously wrote it with a political agenda in mind as he himself admitted:


But also because of this quote from ex-Terry Fox fundraiser Bill Vigars who attacks the Conservatives for ‘politicizing’ the foundation:

“That’s basically what upset me about this whole thing,” Vigars told Maclean’s. “The political parties are no different than Pepsi and Coca-Cola. In 35 years, not one single individual, organization or corporation has ever dared go there. They just knew what Terry was like. That was Terry. Everyone over the years completely respected that.” (see here)

One big problem with that statement is the complete untruthfulness of it as the Liberals had promised $150 million in funding back in 2005, this from Liberal leader Paul Martin’s election guide:

$125 million to support creation of the Terry Fox Research Institute in Vancouver, a new centre of excellence for cancer research. The Institute would be linked to the internationallyrenowned B.C. Cancer Agency;

$25 million to establish Terry Fox Cancer Research Chairs at Canadian universities to ensure that Canada continues to attract and retain leading cancer researchers who can tap into leading-edge advances from around the world to enhance our understanding of cancer – its origins, diagnosis, treatment and eventually a cure. Linkages will be established between the Chairs and the Terry Fox Research Institute. (see here)

This was either gross negligence or gross incompetence by MacQueen and Macleans must immediately apologise, correct and retract the falsehoods and misleading statements in his column.




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