The Path to Soft Totalitarianism

⁣⁣In this May 2022 episode of Justice Matters with John Carpay, lawyer and President of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms ... Canada appears to be on the path to soft totalitarianism with government surveillance, social justice scoring and digital ID.

Stand up for truth and for democracy

News this week

Trudeau denies what he said, and Chrystia Freeland seems to have confused Canada with the Ukraine during the Freedom Convoy ...
Day 31 Emergencies Act inquiry recap | Trudeau testifies, denies calling unvaccinated names. The Prime Minister said that despite not reading the police plan signed off on by the RCMP to clear protesters using existing powers, he did not have confidence in the plan and decided to invoke the Emergencies Act anyways.
Day 30 Emergencies Act hearings recap | Freeland was warned not to use banks as “political weapon”. During her testimony Freeland described the Freedom Convoy as an “occupation on our democracy” and that she would never negotiate with the protesters. “I don’t think it’s healthy for any democracy for policy to be made at gun point.”
The Emergencies Act hearings are over – what happens next?. The Commissioner must submit to the Governor in Council a final report, including findings and recommendations, no later than Feb. 6 2023. A report of the inquiry must be presented in the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada before February 20, 2023.
Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine. Eastern Europe's arms industry is churning out guns, artillery shells and other military supplies at a pace not seen since the Cold War as governments in the region lead efforts to aid Ukraine in its fight against Russia.
Japan Believes An LNG Supply Squeeze Is Looming. Japan has warned that global competition for liquefied natural gas is set to intensify over the next three years due to an underinvestment in supply.
Orion enters lunar distant retrograde orbit. NASA’s Orion spacecraft entered a high-altitude orbit around the moon Nov. 25 in the latest major step in the Artemis 1 uncrewed test flight.
Bank of Canada governor says not cutting stimulus sooner worsened inflation. Too bad he didn't listen to Pierre Poilievre.

Back off of vax mandate because it's unscientific and doesn't even work

During the Emergencies Act inquiry it was revealed that a text conversation between Stelco CEO Alan Kestenbaum and Freeland indicated that Kestenbaum was urging Freeland to drop the vaccine mandate for truckers.

Liberals target law-abiding firearms owners

Conservatives say Liberals cross ‘red line’ with bid to restrict firearms used by hunters. The government is crossing a “red line” with its last-minute amendment to ban semi-automatic rifles and shotguns primarily used by hunters, farmers and sport shooters.

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$411 million on COVID-19 testing long after the rest of the world stopped ...
Taxpayers billed $411m on travel mandate Covid-19 testing. Canadian taxpayers were billed $411 million by the Liberal government to maintain their travel mandate regime.
Texts show PMO and Public Safety schemed on ways to disparage 'extreme' freedom convoy protestors. A text conversation shown during the Public Order Emergency Commission revealed staffers at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Public Safety discussed ways to label the Freedom Convoy as "extreme."
UK MP blasts Trudeau govt for depriving civil liberties during pandemic. A British parliamentarian slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government for violating the civil liberties of Canadians during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Canadian indigenous group asks Hollywood stop speaking for the community. The Indigenous Resource Network (IRN) has called on Hollywood celebrities to stop dictating to indigenous people what they should do with natural resource development.
Sask municipalities say farmers “singled out” by Liberal fertilizer targets. Saskatchewan rural communities want to lobby Ottawa to reconsider its demand that farmers reduce emissions from fertilizer use by 30% at a time of uncertain global food supplies and skyrocketing agriculture input costs.
GUEST OP-ED: A troubling story about elections integrity in Canada. A long-time elections volunteer writes about the problems with recent elections and the need for paper ballots and independent observers.

Vancouver is Dying

Why ‘Vancouver is Dying’, Andrew Lawton speaks with Aaron Gunn. The deteriorating state of Vancouver has been well documented over the years, but few pieces of journalism have had quite as explosive an impact as “Vancouver is Dying.” The hit documentary has garnered millions of views, and international media attention. Documentary creator Aaron Gunn joined True North’s Andrew Lawton to discuss his reasons for making the film, what he hopes it may accomplish, and why he thinks Vancouver is dying.

Vancouver is Dying | Full Movie. What is happening to the city of Vancouver? Who is responsible for the surge in violent crime? And is the introduction of a “safe supply” of toxic drugs, including heroin and cocaine, really the solution the city needs?

Watch the full video on Youtube.

News this week

COVID-19 likely came from Wuhan lab, BoC hikes interest rate ...
Another new report supports claim that COVID-19 likely came from Wuhan lab. The bombshell Friday report from ProPublica, done in collaboration with Vanity Fair, examined and supported findings of the interim report released Thursday by Republicans on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that concluded “the COVID-19 pandemic was, more likely than not, the result of a research-related incident.”
RCMP opens investigation into extrajudicial Chinese police stations in Canada. News of an investigation comes days after the United States Department of Justice announced a spate of charges against two Chinese citizens. Alongside espionage claims, the two are accused of conspiring to force a US resident to return to China. The RCMP has stated that it too is now “investigating reports of criminal activity in relation to the so-called ‘police’ stations.”
RCMP officer caught surveilling a Montana gun show. Cascade County Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said at a gun show last month, local county employees and others noticed someone with Canadian plates watching people at the gun show. This raised the eyebrows of local law enforcement who then went to the parking lot to investigate who that person was. When sheriff's deputies arrived, they realized the person was an RCMP officer who was assigned to a gun smuggling task force, and he was undercover watching Americans in America.
Farmers “very nervous” about fertilizer emission targets. The head of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) told parliament that farmers were anxious about losing fertilizer inputs, citing Liberal government targets to reduce emissions from fertilizer use by 30%. OFA President Peggy Brekveld told the House of Commons agriculture committee last week that the government was “making a mistake” in the way it was approaching the issue.
Author says world needs more Canadian oil and gas to prosper. Governments across Canada have to promote fossil fuel development to create a fairer world, said Fossil Future author Alex Epstein at a talk hosted by the Alberta Prosperity Project (APP) at the Westin Calgary Airport. Epstein said the anti-fossil fuel movement is “one where millions of people could die if they succeed.” He said he knew he had to speak up.
Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate half a point to 3.75%. The Bank of Canada unexpectedly slowed its pace of interest-rate hikes as the nation’s economy flirts with recession, although sustained inflation meant it still expects to raise borrowing costs again.

Still no proof Emergencies Act was necessary

Still no proof Emergencies Act was necessary. The Andrew Lawton show with guest Keith Wilson.

It’s been two weeks since the Public Order Emergencies Commission began, and despite hours of witness testimony: not a single piece of evidence justifying the Emergencies Act has been provided. Convoy lawyer Keith Wilson joined True North’s Andrew Lawton to discuss why nobody has been able to justify the Act, his thoughts on the hearings so far, and his expectations for the weeks to follow. Also, why was the Peckford case dismissed and what does it mean for Canadians?

Emergency Inquiry Update 2

Emergency Inquiry Update 2: Real Threat or Media Hype? | Julie Ponesse & Tom Marazzo. TDF Ethics Scholar Dr. Julie Ponesse is joined by Freedom Convoy volunteer Tom Marazzo who weighs in on the early days of the Public Order Emergency Commission.

News this week

Public Order Emergency Commission... Bill Gates says Europe Energy Crisis "Good"...
CSIS told cabinet convoy wasn’t foreign funded days before Emergencies Act. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) informed the Liberal cabinet that there were no signs of foreign financing or state actors involved in the Freedom Convoy only days before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the unprecedented decision to invoke the Emergencies Act.
Parliament Hill security, not convoy protesters, blocked truck relocation plan. A plan between City of Ottawa officials and Freedom Convoy organizers to relocate trucks away from residential areas was blocked by the Parliamentary Protective Service, not protesters. Ottawa city manager Steve Kanellakos revealed this Monday in his testimony before the Public Order Emergency Commission.
Officials monitoring Freedom Convoy admitted “no violence took place”. Public Safety Canada officials admitted in internal updates that the Freedom Convoy protests were peaceful and that no violence was taking place despite claims by the Minister Marco Mendicino.
New recording shows Blair interfered with RCMP investigation into Nova Scotia shooting. The RCMP released a recording of a controversial phone meeting that showed RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki criticizing staff in Nova Scotia for not detailing the makes and models of firearms used in the Nova Scotia massacre. That meeting has been at the centre of allegations the Prime Minister's Office and Public Safety minister Bill Blair (Scarborough Southwest, ON.) interfered with the investigation. The allegations claim the Liberal government wanted to know the types of guns used in the 2020 shooting in preparation for pending gun control legislation.
Bill Gates says Europe's suffering in the winter is 'good' for green transition. Microsoft founder and one of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates, says that the European energy crisis will be “good” for the planet “in the long run.” In his newsletter, Gates also said that it is necessary to “speed the process up” for the reset of the economy. Despite his apparent concerns for the wellbeing of average Europeans, Gates expressed his optimism that the short-term suffering – which of course includes rolling blackouts and possibly freezing to death – would be worth it in the long run.
Liberal fertilizer climate target would have negligible impact on emissions. An agrologist told parliamentarians that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s arbitrary 30% fertilizer emission reduction target for farmers would have a negligible impact on global CO2 levels.

True North fact-checks Reuters fact-check

Fake News Friday: Reuters tries to fact-check a video reposted by True North where a Pfizer executive admits that its Covid vaccine was not tested for its ability to prevent transmission before hitting the market. The fact-check only upholds a narrative and not the facts.

The Public Order Emergency Commission is well underway and so far nothing has been brought forward proving the government needed to use the Emergencies Act… but that hasn’t stopped the legacy media from having the worst takes possible.

Reuters’ assertion that Pfizer never claimed that their original submissions to regulators did include tests for transmission appears to be accurate. But their own fact check is misleading because it entirely ignores the fact that political and public discussions about the vaccines were often driven by the incorrect assumption that the vaccines would halt transmission.

Emergency Inquiry Update 1

Emergency Inquiry Update 1: TDF Ethics Scholar Dr. Julie Ponesse & Senior Litigator Mark Joseph. The Democracy Fund's (TDF) Ethics Scholar Dr. Julie Ponesse sat down with TDF's Senior Litigator Mark Joseph to discuss the first week of the Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC) that started on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

News this week

CSIS rejects convoy swastika narrative, Liberal government driving up debt ...
CSIS memo rejects Trudeau’s Freedom Convoy swastika narrative. “The Canadian flag was the most prevalent flag on display in the crowd, likely reflecting participants’ belief they are patriotic Canadians standing up for their democratic rights,” said the secret memo, first reported by Blacklock’s Reporter.
Officials monitoring Freedom Convoy admitted “no violence took place”. Public Safety Canada officials admitted in internal updates that the Freedom Convoy protests were peaceful and that no violence was taking place despite claims by the Minister Marco Mendicino.
CBC ombudsman says claims Putin was behind Freedom Convoy belong in the gulag. A claim by a host on the state broadcaster that Russia was behind the Freedom Convoy should never have made it to the air, says the corporation's ombudsman.
Canadian Armed Forces ramps up discharges of unvaccinated soldiers. The head of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will be moving full steam ahead with his plan to purge the military of soldiers who made a personal health decision and refused to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
FL Surgeon General: COVID-19 vaccine spikes cardiac deaths in males under 40, Twitter censors. Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapoo has recommended against using the COVID-19 vaccines for men between the ages of 18 to 39 because the “benefit of vaccination is likely outweighed by this abnormally high risk of cardiac-related death among men in this age group.”
40% of pandemic federal deficit spending had “nothing to do” with Covid. A new report by the Fraser Institute on pandemic spending found that approximately 40% of federal deficits incurred during the pandemic “had nothing to do” with Covid-19.
Canadians paying $31 billion in surcharges on federal debt, and the Parliamentary Budget Office’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook for October found that the cost of debt servicing is expected to balloon to $47.6 billion as a result of “higher interest rates and the additional accumulation of federal debt.”

Politicians & Health Experts Lied

In a COVID hearing a Pfizer director admitted the vaccine was never tested on preventing transmission. Dr. Leslyn Lewis (Conservative MP, Haldimand—Norfolk, Ont.) has called for Canada to launch a federal inquiry into COVID-19 vaccines.

Affirmative Action is harmful and insulting

While affirmative action may seem like a compassionate policy to help those who are in need of it, the true effects are not so rosy. Through these policies, the government virtue signals their progressive tendencies towards diversity, inclusion, and equity. In principle, affirmative action may look like it’s helping marginalized populations, but it’s really not.

In this episode, Jasmine Moulton proves that affirmative action policies actually do more harm than good for the communities they purport to help. Not only are they insulting, they don’t work or they’re based on incorrect data. Whether it’s about the gender pay gap or hiring based on skin colour, disparity is not evidence of discrimination. The reality is much more complicated.

News this week

Liberals admit Digital ID contract with WEF, Canadian $ falls ...
Liberal gov confesses to $105M World Economic Forum Digital ID contract. The Liberal government has admitted in writing that they have an ongoing $105.3 million contract with the World Economic Forum to introduce digital identities for travel to Canada.
Firm with Pfizer, WEF ties played key role in Quebec’s Covid response. A global management consulting firm with ties to Pfizer played a key role in Quebec’s Covid response, according to a report by Radio-Canada, CBC’s French-language arm.
Emission cap on energy sector will impact quality of life for First Nations. he head of a major First Nations natural resources group is blasting the Liberal government’s 42% emissions cap on the oil and gas sector as a “political statement” that will inevitably hurt the quality of life of Indigenous people.
Canadian businesses to start to charge credit card fees. Canadian businesses will be permitted to apply surcharges when accepting credit cards, effective Thursday.
Analysts cut Canadian dollar forecasts as recession risk looms. The currency has weakened around 7% against the U.S. dollar since the start of 2022. Last Friday, it touched its weakest level in more than two years at 1.3838 per U.S. dollar, or 72.26 U.S. cents.
'Our currency, your problem': The dollar's surge to 20-year highs is causing headaches around the world, a Goldman FX chief says. The US dollar has appreciated rapidly this year, surging to 20-year highs against other major currencies and pushing countries into a "reverse currency war" to keep up.

Is a revolution on the horizon in Iran?

As protests spread across Iran and the world after the death of 22 year old Mahsa Amini, videos of violent crackdowns have emerged online. Protests have engulfed the hearts of the Iranian people to the point that some are saying another revolution is coming underway.

"Walking Dead:" Communist Barbarism Infecting the West, Warns Author Kay Rubacek

The evils of communism and socialism imposed on people by the "walking dead" have already destroyed many nations and billions of lives, and now they threaten the remaining free nations of the world. In this video Rubacek describes her interviews with numerous sources in China — both victims and perpetrators — and how she stumbled upon the term "Walking Dead" used to describe the individuals who perpetrate these ghastly atrocities against their fellow human beings.

This video is also available on Rumble.

Related to this topic: China operating extrajudicial police stations in Canada.