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Conservative leadership 2017 – The Real Opposition

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Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper gives a pair of thumbs up gestures as he gives his concession speech after Canada's federal election in CalgaryWow! 14 leadership candidates looking to be the leader of the Conservative party of Canada and the next prime minister. Makes it hard to absorb everyone’s idea’s. Fortunately, like the Republican Party leadership race with 16 candidates, the field will shrink. One thing I noticed in the Halifax debate was how the liberal media party focused on how the other candidates were beating up on Kevin O’Leary. Not true. Out-side of a few cheap shots from Chong and Leitch the debate was pretty tame. Unfortunately the Halifax debate centred around 5 questions with each candidate only getting one minute to answer each question, so the answers were short with few details. The only confusing candidate is Micheal Chong with his global warming and carbon taxing policies. I think he would be better off in the Liberal camp than the conservative.

Most candidates are in tune with¬†the general conservative platform, but the one to win will not only have to have a great platform but will also need great social media skills mixed with a good dose of boldness to beat the Liberal Media Party. There are only a few candidates that fit the bill. The rest are¬†just window dressing to make the race interesting. I’ll bet Trudeau would lose in a heartbeat if it weren’t for the media support.

One candidate with the media savvy and fearlessness to kick media butt is Kevin O’Leary. The CBC has already started censoring his comments by Cutting him off when he Slammed Trudeau in the debate. Just a small taste of what’s to come during the election. They must be worried. O’Leary’s policies are a little progressive but I doubt he’s a globalist like Trudeau’s gang. I think he’s doing his best to come across as progressive for eastern Canada’s benefit. His lack of speaking french, no big deal.

Maxime Bernier is a great candidate ¬†that knows his way around parliament hill. He served in Harper’s cabinet since January 2006. Lots of experience. He seems to be pro small business which s a good thing. He also voiced his doubts about anthropogenic climate change. Doesn’t like to interfere with Provinces. Definitely a fiscal conservative. Unfortunately I think its questionable he will make much headway into Quebec. The conservative message doesn’t resonate in Quebec. It’s going to be Liberal or NDP territory for a few more elections.¬†Bernier needs to win Ontario and some seats in Atlantic Canada if he has any hope to form a government. Nicknamed ‘Mad Max’ and his past to haunt him (Party guy and leaving sensitive documents at his girlfriends home in 2008,), Bernier could also have positioned himself ¬†to right-wing for Ontario, Atlantic Canada and Quebec voters.

Lisa Raitt has good ties to Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Like Bernier she has a good handle on how government works. Against a carbon tax, supports the resource sector, all good conservative traits. The one thing that ticked me off with Raitt was her targeting O’Leary and Leitch for different opinions after she¬†said “never ever speak ill of any conservative ” in 2016 while speaking at the Manning centre. I thought she was more open to discussing all ideas.

For years the Liberal MSM Party has been¬†deciding who in our country has a voice, and who does not. ¬†With the down hill direction Canada is headed , Raitt, Bernier and O’Leary with sound policies all have a chance to beat the liberals in 2019. O’Leary might have the edge due to his media experience.

On May 27, 2017, I hope the Conservative party of Canada is serious about winning and picks a candidate that can do battle with the real opposition, the Liberal media.

 

Written by Ken McGregor

February 6, 2017 at 7:45 pm

Canada – Reality Check

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Roman Empire

The path that Canadians are on can be described by a quote by Alexander Tyler,¬†(15 October 1747 ‚Äď 5 January 1813) who was a Scottish advocate, judge, professor and writer. His quote coins the major problem with being able to sustain a democracy. I doubt any Canadian, if they looked around at todays going on, wouldn’t be able to relate to his quote. The following is what he had this to say about the falling of the Athenian Republic some 2000 years ago.

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.¬†A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.

From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.” “The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance; From abundance to complacency; From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”

REALITY CHECK 

In my opinion Canada is in complacency phase not far behind Europe that is obviously in the dependence on government state stage. If we want to stop the destructive direction we are headed for and keep any form of democracy we are going have to be very careful on who we vote into government.

Today the Trudeau Liberals have taken the reins of power. Trudeau promised many goodies to voters.¬†Tax breaks for middle-class Canadians was the centre of Trudeau‚Äôs promises. Who wouldn’t want a tax break? He also promised a new, tax-free child benefit, allowing Canadians to dip into their RRSPs more, to buy a home, and to reduce EI premiums. Again more goodies for the voters.¬†legalize marijuana right away, was another incentive for all the pot heads to come out to vote. Trudeau also promised to break with Ottawa‚Äôs decades-long obsession with balanced budgets and spend more on infrastructure. With all these promises Trudeau got the majority of the house seats because, voters always vote of the candidate who promise the most benefits.

But with all the promises comes the next stage of loose fiscal policy as per ‘Tylers’ quote.¬†Trudeau originally¬†said the deficit would be $9.9 billion in 2016-17, $9.5 billion in 2017-18, $5.7 billion in 2018-2019 and a surplus of $1 billion in 2019-2020. Its going to far from it. Now its evolved to¬†a¬†projected 2016-17 deficit of $29.4 billion, followed by $29 billion in 2017-18, $22.8 billion in 2018-19, $17.7 billion in 2019-20 and $14.3 billion in 2020-21. A fiscal Liberal $90 billion fantasy in the first term.

‘Rome was a greater power than we ever were, but when free bread and circuses became more important to the people than hard work and patriotism, Rome was invaded and looted by the tougher Vandals’.

I imagine back in Rome when anyone tried to warn of the danger ahead they just got scoffed at. No one wanted to hear it. To much free stuff, and they forgot what glued them together, patriotism. Just like Canada today.

Written by Ken McGregor

January 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

Trump Stuns Liberal Globalist

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David Rockefeller – All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.

Every time I think about what the liberal movement is trying to achieve I think about the¬†February 17, 1950, James Warburg’s appearance before the¬†U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations when he said,

“We shall have world government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest.”

Warburg was referring the inevitability of an increasing number of international multilateral business having a greater reliance on international law and on an increasingly globalized economy. If the Liberals viewed these forces as inevitable then they would be accurate to say that we will have a world government whether we like it or not.

When Warburg said by “consent or by conquest” he was referring to the ongoing struggles with global communism which was hell-bent on dominating the world by brutal force. In other words, he was saying we can be unified under savage global communism, or we can be unified by inevitable historical forces of international law and global economic realities. The bottom line is, the world would be unified.

Originally this may have been the thinking for both the Conservatives and the liberal movements, but something must have happened since 1950 that is leading to the dismantling of our western culture and values. We are being forced to accept mass immigration with cultures that are not compatible with ours. Our economy is being abused. Our MEDIA is spewing more propaganda than facts. We are hostage to a global warming hoax to strip more tax dollars from us. Race baiting is running amuck. This is all beginning to seem more like a savage communist takeover than world trade cooperation and international prosperity by consent.

When the US primaries started and Trump (a political outsider) entered the race for Potus, the everyday people who had been left without a voice to speak for them, finally found someone they could rally behind. These millions of Americans ¬†knew all wasn’t well and their country was falling apart. Their voice wasn’t being heard by either the Democrats or Republicans. Both parties seemed to be marching in the same destructive¬†direction toward George Soros global dream by extreme social engineering.

I’m hoping Trumps win changes the globalist hideous dream of forced unity and puts America back on track for a world government by consent rather than by force and deceit as was with Obama’s administration and friends.¬†Obama and his buddy’s, like globalist George Soros, has left America in shambles. With 108.616 million people either unemployed, underemployed or not in the labor force (45.5% of eligible workers) , trillion in debt, moral decay throughout the American society, Trump has his work cut out.

As we have witnessed since Trumps win, the left is not giving up. They have been pulling every dirty trick they can think of to derail Trumps inauguration on January 20,2017. Amazingly, we are also witnessing Trump giving back as hard as he gets, stunning the MSM like CNN and critic’s. It looks like we finally have a leader that will stand up to these liberal globalist bullies. If he accomplishes nothing else in his term but crush todays globalist movement, it would be a victory and an example for the rest of the world.

Canadians have the same battle with the¬†Trudeau government. We are following the same destructive path that Obama took the Americans down. Bullying,lies and media propaganda. Unfortunately, as of yet, ¬†I don’t see any hero stepping forward to challenge the Trudeau liberal flakes to make Canada great again.

Written by Ken McGregor

January 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm

A Canadian Eye Opener

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Washington Times :George Soros Funded Ferguson Protests

Ever wonder why the new liberal left is piling on the debt. ¬†Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario debt has skyrocketed from $200 billion in 2010 to over $300 billion, and now Trudeau’s liberals are on a spending binge, Alberta’s Notley can’t keep her hand out of the cookie jar and Obama is now called the $20 trillion man. We were told all this spending was for growth and the debt will be paid down as the economies improve. If this was just one or two countries accumulating massive debt I wouldn’t think much about it . But it’s not. Governments around the world are knowingly ¬†living beyond their means by introducing unsustainable¬†pensions, wages, health benefits. The total world sovereign debt has jumped to a massive $60 trillion. Why aren’t the advanced ¬†governments controlling their spending and drowning in debt? Are they all just incompetent or are they following a plan?

The few governments that tried to control their debt like Canada’s Steven Harper are few and far between. Most first world governments are left leaning and adhere to the George Soros doctrine of Global governance that is following a path to what he calls an open society. The path to his open society ¬†means¬†curtailing sovereignty of the wealthy nations like Canada and the US. By diminishing these wealthier countries, Soros and his liberal followers can drain the wealth and power from these sovereign countries to UN world bodies like the IMF and the world bank just to mention a few. Until the recent 2016 US election and the Trumps win, they were well on their way . The astonishing thing about their plan ,was very few citizens knew¬†what was happening to their country. Luckily there were¬†enough voters that felt something was very wrong and has given all of us freedom lovers a bit of a reprieve.

Breaking down existing societies of the wealthier nations is key to intervening to bring in new rules and regulations. Bankrupting the economy, agitating races to turn on each other, eco terrorism , muslin immigration are all part of destabilizing countries . When the chaos gets out of hand and people are demanding a fix, the new global governance is ushered in.

All this is now going on in Canada. The newer Trudeau liberal government has started down the same plan of destabilization as Obama. First on their agenda is the wild spending and social disorder like the fellow liberals have done in Ontario. Ontario already has a good head start bankrupting their province with a whopping debt of over $300 billion when Canada’s total net debt is only around $650 billion thanks to the previous Conservative government. The saving grace Canada might have is the Trump effect rubbing off on us. Otherwise Canada is going down a path of giving up our sovereignty.

The US election has definitely given many Canadians an eye opener on how left bias the main stream media is and how they can control the news narrative your receiving. The negative tone in the democratic primary against Bernie Saunders was never-ending like it was with Trump and in Canada against Steven Harper. The are on the side of global governance.

Hopefully the tables can be turned on George Soros global dream so we can continue enjoying are hard fought freedom and sovereignty. Unfortunately the fight is just getting underway. The chaos is just starting. The liberals aren’t going quietly.

Written by Ken McGregor

November 23, 2016 at 8:19 pm

Alberta – Pipline Fantasy

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Mackenzie Valley Pipeline still not built

Remember the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline? This project was first proposed in the early 1970s when demand ¬†for natural gas was increasing and peaked to $15.38 ¬†MMBtu. It was finally approval in 2011 after prices tumbled to $4.57¬†MMBtu¬†low. Today in 2016 it’s still not built . 46 years and waiting. How about the twin gateway pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat BC proposed in 2006 to run bitumen to the west and wet gas eastward. Today Alberta premier Notley has completely abandoned the project. And let’s not forget about phase 4 of the Keystone pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska¬†that was under discussion since 2011 which was rejected by Obama in 2015. We can’t forget about the latest Trudeau debacle¬†with the Pacific NorthWest LNG ¬†pipeline approval with 190 conditions. And lastly, how about the new Kinder Morgan expansion pipeline from Alberta to Vancouver? Well, It’s stalled.

Yes,¬†strong opposition from civic governments, First Nations, environmentally concerned citizens, and others have put the kibosh on all of these projects. Billions of dollars in investment and thousands of jobs halted. All the optimism and cheerleading from our political leaders didn’t amount to a hill of beans. Our politicians are either living in a fantasy land or are simply not serious on helping Alberta get out oil to market.

What I find interesting about Alberta’s landlocked situation and declining revenue is how this will affect the rest of Canada in the long run. While Notley is crossing her fingers that oil prices rise and her government has enough revenue to continue with their wild spending without approving any new oil projects or expanding markets, Ontario’s premier Wynne has all her hopes on a lower dollar propelling Ontario’s ¬†economy. Quebec isn’t any better off with its disappointing slow growth. ¬†To date no eastern premier has a winning hand and is going to be looking for more handouts. Maybe this going to be the perfect storm to force oil opponents to get Alberta pipelines to a sea port? They going to need the petro dollars.

With Ontario on track to rack up $50 billion in new debt between now and 2020-21, the province‚Äôs net debt is on track to escalate to a whopping $350 billion. Ben Eisen of the Fraser Institute said “the condition of Ontario‚Äôs economy is much less rosy than the government suggests. The fact Ontario now outpaces the national average is partly a function of weakness elsewhere”. The fact is , the high petro dollar that Premier Wynne blamed for Ontario’s problems isn’t the problem with Ontario. It’s Wynne’s management.

Between 2000 and 2014 , Alberta‚Äôs individual and corporate taxpayers shipped an estimated $200 billion plus to the federal government. This isn’t chicken feed and is going to be missed. The idea the low Canadian dollar propelling Ontario to great riches isn’t going to be Canada’s saviour as hoped for by the Ontario and federal liberals . As embarrassing as it is they need Alberta’s oil wealth.

I wouldn’t be surprised in the near future , behind closed-door and out of the media, these environmental, holier than thou, ¬†NDP and Liberal governments do a 180 degree reversal and become oil and pipeline friendly. Cash is king. And without cash these left wingers aren’t going to be kings. They need money to spend and Alberta can supply. All Alberta needs is new overseas markets.

Today the politicians are once again tooting up another pipeline. Canada’s Energy East Pipeline Project. ¬†A pipeline from West to East. A 4,600- kilometre pipeline that can carry 1.1-million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in eastern Canada.

I truly hope this isn’t another political fantasy and the need for cash will make it happen.

Written by Ken McGregor

October 3, 2016 at 8:21 pm

Alberta – No Kenney No PC Party

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Fiscal Conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt, arguing that a government does not have the right to run up large debts and then throw the burden on the taxpayer.

I haven’t seen the PC party follow this course since the Ralph Kline days. In fact during the Ed Stelmack days , Alberta’s debt ¬†skyrocketed. They took an $8.9 billion and a $4.6 billion surplus and ¬†turned it into largest deficit in Alberta’s history in just a few years blaming it all on recession. Then came Alison Redford’s PC government with their wild spending and culture of entitlement just like Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Redford ran up a debt of $8.7 billion with a projected debt of 17 billion by 2016 not to mention the string of scandals from the $2.6 million personal penthouse sky palace to the $45000 flight to Mandela’s funeral in Africa.

Now, after years of disrespecting the taxpayer and wallowing at the trough, the Alberta PC’s want to make a comeback and are asking for your vote to stop the NDP from winning in 2019. As of today, those progressive moochers¬†won’t get my vote. Many old party members that supported Stelmack and Redford would have to be kicked to the curb and replaced with fiscally minded candidates before they get my ‘X’ on the ballot.

Jason Kenney, federal MP, could change my mind. Mr. Kenny is presently stumping around Alberta in a bid to gain support for the Alberta PC leadership and to unite the right under one banner. If he wins and cleans house, I’m in. It’s going to be a tough road to travel, but Mr. Kenney has ample experience and time to get the job done. Regardless of the party brass passing a motion that the PC party efforts be centered on rebuilding the Progressive Conservative brand, rather than uniting with another party, I think Kenneys unit the right campaign to bring Albertans together is going to be the winning ticket to get Alberta back on track. There is simply no one in the PC party that has the instant recognizability, known capability and backing necessary to raise the money¬†needed to win an election. The PC bigwigs are delusional if they think otherwise.

Penthouse apartment that Alison Redford ordered be built For herself

When you look at some of the possible leadership candidates like Donna Kennedy-Glans , Jansen, McIver, Lukaszuk, Starke¬†, there all old faces from the scandal ridden Redford days. None of them have a hope of winning a provincial election let alone raising funds to run an election campaign . The way I see it, Kenney’s the only hope the PC’s have to survive. No Kenney no PC party after the 2019 election. if the PC’s show that they are discriminating or making it diffulcult for Kenney to run, they run the risk ticking off many voters who what Kenney.

Even if Kenney only manages to win the PC leadership and cleans house, I think it’s going to be enough to win Albertans over to gain at least a minority government and rid us of the NDP government. If Kenney looses his leadership bid or is pushed out, I’m willing to bet Brian Jeans Wild Rose Party will be the big winner and squeak a minority ending the PC party. Either way I doubt the NDP will luck out in 2019. Most Albertans realize the terrible mistake they made and will make sure anybody but NDP is elected.

I hope that Kenney does get the PC leadership and unites both the Wild Rose and the PC party. This will give Albertans a strong united front with premier Brad Wall and Manitoba’s Brian Pallister to fight the real battle, the federal liberals.

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September 1, 2016 at 8:16 am

Alberta – NDP’s Dishonest Tax

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imageWhen I was a kid I was told we were entering into another ice age. Time magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, just to mention a few, hammered us on global cooling. As the years passed the scare seemed to fade away until the 1990’s when new computer models started telling us the facts are in and the earth is warming, not cooling. Man made CO2 was the biggest culprit and had to be controlled. Today I ¬†just read that scientists are now considering the climate ‘Science’ evidence is pointing to global cooling. After being assured for years that the science for global warming was indisputable and CO2 was causing global warming, and humans were the culprits, here we are back to thinking about global cooling. Well, I’ve had enough of this man-made climate clap trap. It’s obvious that the science of climate change hasn’t been settled. I think man has very little to do with the changing climate and the climate change rhetoric¬†is just a clever government scheme to introduce a carbon tax to transfer wealth.

It’s interesting to note humans contribute only ¬†3.4% to the total atmospheric CO2 levels which stands at just 0.04% of imagethe total atmosphere. The fact is, ¬†99% of the atmosphere is made up of nitrogen and oxygen. Man made CO2 only contributes approximately 0.0037% of the total atmospheric CO2 ¬†levels. This is such a small amount I find it highly unlikely and laughable that any scientist is suggesting this additional man-made CO2 absorbs enough heat to raise the planets temperature. ¬†There is simply no way man contributes enough CO2 for it to absorb enough escaping heat to affect our planet whether it’s cooling or warming. ¬†Climates models are simply out of sink with real observations.¬†Earth’s climate is far too complex to make an accurate guess at how it works. The sun has far more effect on our planet than any CO2 man contributes.

If it wasn’t for the economic damage this CO2 fallacy is causing I wouldn’t really care what people believe. Unfortunately where I live in Alberta Canada, we have a left-wing¬†environmental government (NDP) bringing in a carbon tax that will affect all business and industry.¬†The carbon levy on man-made carbon ( approximate 0.0037% of the earths atmosphere) will be included in the price of all fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted. These include transportation and heating fuels such as diesel, gasoline, natural gas and propane. The Alberta carbon tax will suck $6 billion out of ¬†taxpayer pocket and put into the governments pocket so they can divide it up to their pet projects. Ironically¬†by the government‚Äôs own admission, their climate tax plan will not lead to significant greenhouse gas reductions if any. I can understand if we were going to be taxed because the government wants more money for infrastructure, but pretending they are saving the planet by reducing CO2 is just dishonest.

imageThe only saving grace Alberta might have is a change in government in 2019 to a conservative minded government. Since Alberta has one conservative (Wild Rose) and a progressive Conservative party splitting the vote allowing the socialist NDP to gain a majority , it’s anybody’s guess who will form the next government. In the mean time Albertans are going have to suffer in the name of climate change.

Written by Ken McGregor

August 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm