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TRUMPISM IN CANADA

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Trump's Rise Obligates Us To Question So-Called Canadian Values

However, this type of discussion presupposes that there is one set of values that are somehow Canadian. What are these values and which groups get to define them?

While Canada is doing many things right compared to the United States, we have to critically interrogate so-called values enshrined in its justice systems and policy that are just the opposite. For example, what about Canada's horrific historical treatment of its indigenous people and the fact that it took until 2016 for a meaningful inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women?

What about the strategic retraumatization of survivors of sexual assault in Canada's criminal system that is stacked against them? Or the fact that Canada continues to struggle with pay equity, enough for a 2015 UN Human Rights report to raise concerns about "the persisting inequalities between women and men" in Canada, including the "high level of the pay gap" and its disproportionate effect on low-income women, visible minority women and indigenous women?

That's not to mention Canada's ongoing problem of racism and islamophobia, seen in the overincarceration of people of colour and the multiple attacks on mosques when the Syrian refugee response was announced last fall.

 

HUFFINGTON POST CA >  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/petra-molnar/canadian-values-kellie-leitch_b_12911956.html

 

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Canada’s race problem? It’s even worse than America’s.
 

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Terry Glavin, recently writing in the Ottawa Citizen, mocked the idea that the United States could learn from Canada’s example when it comes to racial harmony. To illustrate his point, he compared the conditions of the African-American community to Canada’s First Nations. If you judge a society by how it treats its most disadvantaged, Glavin found us wanting. Consider the accompanying table. By almost every measurable indicator, the Aboriginal population in Canada is treated worse and lives with more hardship than the African-American population. All these facts tell us one thing: Canada has a race problem, too.

How are we not choking on these numbers? For a country so self-satisfied with its image of progressive tolerance, how is this not a national crisis? Why are governments not falling on this issue?

 

MACLEAN'S > http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/out-of-sight-out-of-mind-2/

 

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Canada Has Strong Potential For A Trump-Like Revolt

Because there's plenty of truth to tell in Canada: around economic factors like housing, incomes, and the rise of temporary work.

Imagine a middle class Canadian family. They can't afford to own a home, their income isn't changing very much, and the only jobs becoming available to them are temporary ones that don't provide any benefits.

Try to envision the anxiety that parents must feel when they can't afford shelter; when there's little hope of them doing that in the future; and when governments fail to make their situation any better.

 

HUFFINGTON POST CA > http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jesse-ferreras/canada-trump-similarities_b_12976338.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics&ir=Canada+Politics

 

CANADA IS TRUMP COUNTRY NOW

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Ottawa's Machzikei Hadas Synagogue Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

The prime minister decried anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted at a Jewish place of worship in Ottawa — marking city's third act of racist vandalism in days.

 

HUFFINGTON POST CA > http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/11/17/ottawa-anti-semitic-grafiti_n_13055052.html

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The Real Threat to Ontario’s Economy Isn’t a President Trump

The Coalition of Concerned Manufacturers of Ontario has been telling the government that their members cannot sustain the cost of the new tax, and that there will be job losses. “Right now we are studying relocating parts of our business to the United States, and asking our employees to come with us. We have told the government repeatedly that cap and trade is hurting us,” said Jocelyn Williams, Vice President of Automatic Coating, and founder of the coalition.

Relocating to the United States would give companies a competitive advantage because they will not be faced with a similar carbon tax to Premier Wynne’s cap and trade plan. President-elect Trump will not be imposing a carbon tax, nor will the Republican-controlled Congress. Indeed, the coal industry was enthusiastically embraced by Trump during the election. This means that our friends south of the border will continue to enjoy far cheaper electricity than those of us here in Ontario, who already are stuck paying some of the highest rates in North America.

 

CANADA FREE PRESS > http://canadafreepress.com/article/the-real-threat-to-ontarios-economy-isnt-a-president-trump

 

TRUMPUS MAXIMUS AMERICANUS!

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$1.2-Trillion ‘Wolfcamp' Discovery Means Canada's Oilsands Should Fear Texas
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That’s one clear sign that Liberals have pivoted towards exports to Asia as the future of Canadian oil, and may be on the verge of approving Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline expansion. That pipe would carry Canadian oil to a deepwater port near Vancouver.

HUFFINGTON POST CA > http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/11/18/wolfcamp-shale-oil-formation_n_13075102.html?utm_hp_ref=Canada

 

Need money to support those govt. benefits.

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Trumpatized

To be frank, we should look at this as an opportunity instead of having protests in Toronto.

Also what kind of Canadians are we? We say we are all inclusive, but not inclusive enough to respect the American’s choice of President. Quite hypocritical of us wouldn’t one think?

Secondly, I have always had an immense respect for the American people – that is up until the election of Donald Trump. This is where my respect of said Americans has become tarnished. It seems some American’s are sore losers. You had an election and some of you didn’t get the results you wanted.

 

CANADA FREE PRESS > http://canadafreepress.com/article/trumpatized

 

TRUMPUS MAXIMUS AMERICANUS!

 

   

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BNN's Daily Chase: Richard Branson calls Canada 'breath of fresh air' in wake of Trump election


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BRANSON CALLS CANADA 'BREATH OF FRESH AIR'

After a U.S. election campaign marred by falsehood, Canada is emerging as a stable and open-for-business destination for investment. Brooke Unger, Americas editor at the Economist, told BNN last month that this country stands out as free-trade beacon in world moving toward protectionism.

Our Top Line today: Virgin Group’s Richard Branson tells our own Paige Ellis that "Canada is even more of a breath of fresh air today than it was two months ago….We need a country like Canada."

 

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau faces public backlash for 'whitewashing' Fidel Castro

"You know Canada might be in some trouble when our big brother notice the comments of our so called PM @JustinTrudeau"

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES >> http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/canadian-pm-justin-trudeau-faces-public-backlash-whitewashing-fidel-castro-1593620?

 

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau faces public backlash for 'whitewashing' Fidel Castro

 

"You know Canada might be in some trouble when our big brother notice the comments of our so called PM @JustinTrudeau"

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES >> http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/canadian-pm-justin-trudeau-faces-public-backlash-whitewashing-fidel-castro-1593620?

 

 

 

What HS!  Canadians have been enjoying American-free vacations in Cuba for years.

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What HS!  Canadians have been enjoying American-free vacations in Cuba for years.

 

Well, of course this is the case, Bogie. Most of those ex-pat Cubans who live in Miami now and who give voice to the fact of Castro's economic failure, were/are too SMART to have moved up your way there to the frozen North and weather those damn..brrrrrr...Winters of yours each and every year!

 

(...and thus all those voices all calling for these failed measures to depose the bearded jerk that WE tried all these years were small in number and mostly went unheard up your way all these years...in the frozen north!)

 

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...give voice to the fact of Castro's economic failure...

 

I'm not defending the guy. He was a tyrant and a terrible guy. But how much economic failure was due to Castro's policies and how much was due to the embargoes? 

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I'm not defending the guy. He was a tyrant and a terrible guy. But how much economic failure was due to Castro's policies and how much was due to the embargoes? 

 

Just a thought here Lawrence, but considering the fact that Fidel's little economic experiment especially started going south right after the fall of Soviet Russia's did and thus the rubles would cease coming in to help prop up Cuba's economy, AND taking into account that there were/are indeed a number of other western industrialized nations who never went along with our embargo, I'd say that just these factors alone might speak more to an answer to your question.

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Just a thought here Lawrence, but considering the fact that Fidel's little economic experiment especially started going south right after the fall of Soviet Russia's did and thus the rubles would cease coming in to help prop up Cuba's economy, AND taking into account that there were/are indeed a number of other western industrialized nations who never went along with our embargo, I'd say that just these factors alone might speak more to an answer to your question.

 

You're right. I can't see how a trade embargo with the US would negatively affect their economy. I don't know what I was thinking.

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You're right. I can't see how a trade embargo with the US would negatively affect their economy. I don't know what I was thinking.

 

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Well, I'm NOT sayin' it didn't hurt 'em down there at all, mind you.

 

But, one of the smartest moves the bearded jerk ever made and which seemed to have helped keep him in power during his later years was when he modified his originally tough stance against having U.S. Dollars circulate within their economy, and which as I recall happened sometime in the mid-'90s.

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Canada's Trudeau to skip Castro funeral after backlash

Outrage and mockery about Trudeau's fond words for Castro, who had been an honorary pallbearer at the funeral in 2000 of Trudeau's father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, has threatened to end the Liberal leader's long honeymoon.

Noting the "many questions" about whether Trudeau would attend the funeral, spokeswoman Andree-Lyne Halle said in an email the prime minister would skip the event.

"His schedule doesn't permit it," she said.

 

REUTERS >> http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-castro-trudeau-idUSKBN13N1UO

 

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Not much of a backbone, eh?

 

I'm quite disappointed.  Fidel came to his father's funeral.

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I didn't realize that many Cubans had immigrated to Canada.

 

Trudeau's Liberal Party of Canada-- is it a real socialist political party?

 

Canada has three big parties.  From right to left are The Conservatives, The Liberals and The New Democrats.  There are other parties but those are the main three with the liberals sitting in the middle.  By comparison to U.S. parties, yes they would be socialist.

But in Canada and England even the conservative parties have more sense than not to fool with universal health care and pensions, etc.

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Canada Cannot Afford To Be Complacent About Growing Inequality

From this view, it may seem Canadians should have no complaints. But look more closely and there is pause for concern. Our pattern of income growth and inequality largely mirrors what is happening globally -- dramatic income growth at the top, with only modest gains lower down the income spectrum.

The bottom three fifths of families saw their incomes grow by nine to 15 per cent over this same 20-year period. The second highest fifth did a little better with their income growing by 19 per cent -- while the top fifth saw their incomes expand by 35 per cent, two to three times as much growth as those in the bottom 60 per cent.

 

HUFFINGTON POST CA >> http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/michael-wolfson/canada-growing-inequality_b_13284998.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-politics&ir=Canada+Politics

 

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Storm Clouds Are On The Horizon For The Trudeau Government

His recent foot in mouth moment over his comments on Fidel Castro is just this past weekend's storm cloud. We also have other storm clouds developing on the horizon:

• Political donations and Trudeau's "cash for access"
• Decisions to be made on three pipeline proposals
• Buying more CF-18s when the head of the air force says it is not necessary
• Gag orders around the CF-18 purchase
• UN peace-keeping missions
• Our combat role against ISIL
• Climate change negotiations with the provinces
• Health care negotiations with the provinces
• Electoral reform
• Lack of action and funding on First Nations issues
• How to deal with the new administration in Washington
• The foolish comment about being willing to open up NAFTA
• The unraveling of trade talks
• The spiraling out of control debt, which eventually will have to be paid off by taxpayers including the middle class that Trudeau claims to be wanting to help
• The economy also remains the number one issue of concern for Canadians.

And the list goes on.

 

HUFFINGTON POST CA >> http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/keith-beardsley/trudeau-government-future_b_13279058.html

 

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