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Fun and Games with Justin and Chrystia

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Over the last few months, the Canadian ruling party has been playing hide and seek with democracy.

Chrystia Freeland poses with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . Photo source fair use

There have been games like “Pay off your friends Charity,” “ Let’s Conceal a Deal,” “House of Commons Party Feud,” in which Trudeau answers NO questions and the Conservatives ice the ruling party with the topic ‘Things you expect a responsible government to say and do,’.

On the hit parade, “Put your close ally under the bus,” or to paraphrase a popular children’s song, ‘The wheels on the bus go thump, thump, thump, all through the town.  The man on the ground goes No more debt.  No more debt. No more debt. All through the town.’  We can’t forget the timeless favourite, “Don’t Go Breaking the Bank,” an upbeat rewrite of the Elton John and Kiki Dee classic 1970s song.  The Stampeders get into the hit column with “Clap for the Hatchet Man,” a particularly cruel rendition of “Clap For the Wolf Man,”  and Alan Parson performs “I wouldn’t want to Be Like You,” closely followed by the Leslie Gore 1960s anthem, “It’s my party and I’ll hide when I want to.”  Disney enters the fray with the Aladdin singalong favourite, “A Whole New World,” but look out, this one Jafar (or George Soros) may not be the one defeated in the battle of good and evil.  Not to forget the star of the year, Covid19, we bring back the Police classic, “Don’t stand so close to me,” without a mask that is….The last track on the Trudeau mini album is “Criminal Prime,” by our own Larry Gowan who now frontlines Styx.

Boy, this is going to turn out bad….

If you buy now, you can receive a BONUS track, written by Justin Trudeau himself with vocal stylings by Sting with background vocals by George Soros and Donald Trump, “Canadians would,” featuring the catchy chorus ‘This is my Canada, my rules, my way.  Vote for me and you will stay. In Canada, in Canada.”

On the book store shelves, the classic psychoanalytical book, “I’m Okay, You’re Okay,” has been re-issued and retitled as “I’m okay, you’re in debt,” and Ayn Rands  “Reason Shrugged,” is back on the lists.  A close best seller is Dr. Seuss with “It’s All a Scam,” a rhythmic examination of political influence peddling.  On the romance side, there is the scathing scandal centre, “Rideau Hall,” loosely based on Peyton Place.  Our last entry on the list is the self-help book “How to Make Foreign Powerful friends, and Alienate Canadians,” a book that Dale Carnegie foolishly assumed was a way to make the world a better place.  But globalists know better, don’t they?

Well, it is now time to say farewell until the next scandal or Trudeau pas erupts in our parliament-less democracy, but let us consider what might be the board game that Mr. Trudeau plays with his associates…Trudopoly…..

Keep your sense of humor alive folks, these days it may be one of the best ways we can cope with our democratic boondoggle happening before our eyes!

 

Tim Lasiuta is a Red Deer writer, entrepreneur and communicator. He has interests in history and the future for our country.

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MLA should read M.I.A. Will our MLAs ever report for duty?

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The Keystone pipeline is reportedly being cancelled. The pipeline that our province invested billions in with billions of loan guarantees.  If President Biden does cancel as he indicated this Wednesday that could cost every resident in Alberta over $1500, added that to the $1,000 every resident spent on corporate tax cuts, means every resident spent $2500 on futile ideological government missteps.

Did anybody have any say in this? No. Our MLAs never spoke up.

Speaking of MLAs not speaking up, or not representing their constituents, Slave Lake is not the only one. Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer and Wood Buffalo needed their absent MLAs when they tried to protect their emergency dispatch services recently. Like Slave Lake they had to by-pass their vacationing MLAs and appeal directly to the Premier. But to no avail.

Our Premier has blinders on to Alberta in the 21 Century, with his ideological plans that only seem to hurt and cost the citizens while benefiting the corporate elite. The Premier who had his hand out to Prime Minister Trudeau for money to pay party workers. The Premier who cut services, raised fees, brought in tax creep, caused insurance to increase, tax revenue to decrease, laid off tens of thousands, attacked doctors, nurses, teachers, parks, environment, municipalities, and every resident in Alberta’s wallets. Not a peep from our MLAs.

Our Premier who operates out of Redford’s infamous Sky Palace, lost almost 2 billion in accounting errors, invested poorly, cancelled rail programs, fought diversification, focused on oil and gas and has sunk to 16% in some polls.

When will our MLAs step up to the plate?

Too late for our dispatch services.

Too late for wasted corporate tax breaks.

Too late for Keystone.

Too late for many Covid 19 patients.

Can the MLAs redeem themselves? Do they even want to?

Just asking.

This story was originally published on January 17th, 2021.

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RAGING FIRES, BUILDING BRIDGES

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RAGING FIRES, BUILDING BRIDGES

Open Letter to Canadians

January 11, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Red Deer – Mountain View, AB

“We’ve been conditioned to think that only politicians can solve our problems. But at some point, maybe we will wake-up and recognize that it was the politicians who created our problems.”

“We, the American people are not each other’s enemies. The enemies are those people behind the curtain jerking everybody’s chains and trying to divide us up by age, by race, by income.”

  • Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and a 2016 Republican Party presidential candidate.

While the quotes are tailored to the American political climate, both should resonate with Canadians.

Many Canadian politicians have stated their shock in response to the events that unfolded in Washington, DC on January 7, 2021. Sadly, anyone paying attention to American political discourse over the past number of years likely isn’t surprised.

Right vs. left. Conservative vs. Liberal. Poor vs. rich. Black vs. white. Old vs. young. Identity politics has become mainstream in recent years. What happen to the term “Canadians”?

Each time a crisis unfolds, politicians are quick to stoke the flames of division. Sides are drawn, guards put up and the fires rage out of control. A political system rooted in division benefits no one and is not sustainable in the long-term. In this political climate, we all lose.

We have given up a significant amount of autonomy and freedom over the past year in the name of the “greater good”. But have we stopped to ask why politicians are in a better place than us to make decisions that impact our families?

Reliance on government to make personal decisions and provide basic necessities is detrimental to our society. It creates a culture of dependence, increases corporate lobbying and results in larger, more inefficient government. It creates winners and losers and further stokes raging fires. Politicians leverage this division to maintain power. This needs to change if we are to regain trust within our communities and return to prosperity.

The backbone of a prosperous society is freedom of speech and debate. We cannot look to silence those whose opinions we disagree with.

Instead, we must bring all ideas to the table and rationally determine which ideas bring the most benefit to the largest number of Canadians.

We must embrace our differences and learn that there is no single path to success. It is through a balanced approached that we will find solutions to our most challenging problems.

We must learn to build bridges. To meet on common ground. To think of others.

We must realize that no one political party or politician is our saviour. The problems we face can be defeated through our own merits. We do not need government to solve our problems, we are born with that inherent capacity.

How can we accomplish this? How can we tackle all of the major problems that plague this country?

Self-reliance and personal responsibility.

We all have talents and abilities to be contributing and successful members of Canada. We do not need government to dictate the path we take. We do not require approval of establishment politicians in order to decide what is best for ourselves and our families. We are free citizens of a free nation and we can succeed if we come together.

The road forward is not easy. The devastation many have seen over the past year will not soon be forgotten or repaired. Now is not the time for economic experiments or utopian dreams.

We must be grounded in the principles that have benefited us in the past; hard work, innovation, determination and a spirit of resiliency. We must expect the same from our elected leaders.

Canada is the greatest nation on earth. But this badge of honour does not come without hard work and sacrifice. Together, we can overcome the challenges we face and the obstacles in our path. We can calm raging fires. We can build bridges.

In closing, I urge Canadians to come together. To realize that your neighbours’ success is ultimately your success. When Western Canada prospers, Eastern Canada prospers and vice versa. We are all inter-connected and interdependent. We are Canadians.

Sincerely,

Jared Pilon

Candidate for Red Deer – Mountain View, AB

https://www.jaredpilon.com/

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