Saturday, August 31, 2019
Justin Trudeau in Vancouver doing the Grouse Grind
Justin Trudeau was in Vancouver yesterday and did the Grouse Grind so many unsuspecting hikers started posting selfies with the Prime minister. Probably more effective than door knocking.
I have to admit, I didn't vote for Justin last time round. Although I saw him as a step forward from Harper, I preferred the decriminalization of pot not legalization and I prefer a balanced budget. That's why I voted for Thomas Mulcair. However, this time around I am somewhat concerned with Jagmeet Singh's desire to legalize all drugs. That is completely irresponsible and for that reason I cannot vote for him. It's too bad because I think he' a really nice guy. I just wish he'd change his position on that policy. As always I try to balance the extremes.
Draw a line in the sand and call it democracy. The further you get away from that line to the left or the right the further you get away from democracy and the closer you get to dictatorship. The Communists and Fascists hate each other but they are the same. The real name for the Nazi party was the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
I shun and despise Communism and Fascism both because they represent the complete destruction of civil liberty which is what I support within a free republic. I liked Pierre Elliot Trudeau. He was a statesman that represented us well in the world. He had class. He also gave us the Charter of Rights. Harper hated the Charter of Rights because he was not a Conservative, he was a Neo Conservative which means he was a Corporate Communist.
That's why he hated civil liberty. Harper did not believe in fiscal responsibility like he claimed. He believed in Brian Mulroney's tax and spend pork Barrel politics where campaign contributors got rich from tax dollars. Similar to Jason Kenny who wants tax dollars to build pipelines so the Corporate Communists can take the money and run while the taxpayer is left paying billions of dollars for the clean up. That is not fiscally responsible.
I don't have a problem with Andrew Weaver. I have Conservative values. I totally supported the Reform Party. My concern rises when the Reform Party merged with Mulroneyism to get elected which was the very entity they were created to oppose and rectify. David Kilgour was a member of parliament for 27 years out of Edmonton. He was a good man. He's one of the few MPs that had the balls to speak out about Organ Harvesting of political prisoners in Communist China.
In October 1990, he, along with Pat Nowlan of Nova Scotia and Alex Kindy of Calgary, were expelled from the Tory national caucus in protest over their vote against the Goods and Services Tax. He sat as an independent for several months before joining the Liberals. On April 12, 2005, he announced that he would sit as an independent MP. He was concerned about how the sponsorship scandal made us look like a Banana Republic and about Canada's lack of action on the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, as reasons for quitting the Liberals.
David Kilgour is a good man like unto Chuck Cadman. We need to balance the extremes. Pipelines are fine but the oil companies need to clean up after themselves. Now that the taxpayers own the pipeline, we need to stop gouging Vancouver at the pumps. Plans need to be in place where BC has a say about the volume of tanker traffic that passes though it's ports.
Banning all tanker traffic is extremism in the opposite direction. The LGN pipeline to Kitimat is a good thing. Natural gas is a lot cleaner than coal. We can't ban natural gas tankers but allow coal. That is ridiculous. Yet these Canadian mining companies wreaking havoc on the planet need to be held accountable. We all do. You can't please everyone but you have to do what's right.