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“Under Beijing’s civil-military fusion strategy, the PLA is sponsoring research on gene editing, human performance enhancement, and more… We may be on the verge of a brave new world indeed. Today’s advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering have exciting applications in medicine – yet also alarming implications, including for military affairs. China’s national strategy of military-civil fusion has highlighted biology as a priority, and the People’s Liberation Army could be at the forefront of expanding and exploiting this knowledge.” – Defense One, “Weaponizing biotech: How China’s military is preparing for a new domain of warfare” – August 14th, 2019.
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“Political correctness didn’t just happen; it has been carefully crafted over time. Radical liberals long ago realized that their emotion-based dogma could not withstand logical examination. The only solution for protecting radical liberalism until it undergoes its full evolution to totalitarianism was to snuff any contrary thought and speech. This being the case, the liberal cabal of coastal elites, academia, and victimhood profit centers, supported by the always faithful mainstream media, employed well honed weapons such as indoctrination of children, mass shaming, and shouting down dissent while playing on conservative apathy to firmly root political correctness in the mass psyche.” – Dave Ball, “Political correctness: Tool of totalitarianism” – American Thinker, August 1st, 2019.
The following is a partial copy-and-paste from the most recent People’s Party of Canada email message, spaces removed.
“It’s a farce, really.
I received a letter this week from the Leaders’ Debates Commission saying I did not yet qualify for an invitation.
We have 310 candidates, while the Liberals have only 238 and are scrambling to nominate more.
The NDP has even fewer candidates.
The Greens have barely achieved in 35 years what the PPC did in 10 months.
And yet, they were all invited.
And wait for this.
The Bloc Québécois too!
Their separatist leader will be at the English debate, even though they have no candidates outside Quebec.
In what kind of BIZARRO WORLD do we live?!!
The elites in this country have gone crazy.
I need your help to bring back common sense to Canadian politics.
Please sign our petition asking the Commission to let me participate, and send it to everyone you know.”
You can sign the petition here.
Media Release – Maxime Bernier reacts to the Leaders’ Debates Commission decision – August 12th, 2019.
“The Commission seems to have relied solely on polls, and did not consider the recent political context… The PPC represents a unique perspective, and is the only party that offers distinct policy positions on several topics that are at the heart of political debates, including immigration, climate change, freedom of expression, corporate welfare, foreign aid, supply management, and many other topics. The PPC’s positions are similar to those of a large minority, or even a majority of Canadians, on these issues. Canadians have the right to hear views that differ from those of established parties.” – Maxime Bernier.
You can read the entire press release here.
Note that the Leaders’ Debates Commission is a creature of the Trudeau government – “On October 30, 2018, the Government of Canada announced that it will establish an independent commission to organize leaders’ debates” – see here.
In my opinion, any properly-registered party should be invited to participate.
The following is a copy-and-paste from the latest email subscription update from the PPC, with the spaces removed and asterisks inserted.
- A nation must be based on a sense of belonging, of participating in a common national project, and sharing the same values. It’s only when these sentiments are widely shared that we can develop the trust and common understanding necessary for our society and institutions to function.
- In the past, immigrants who came to Canada gradually integrated into our society. They did of course keep some aspects of the culture of their country of origin. They became Canadian, but with a distinct flavour. This is a type of multiculturalism that enriches our society.
- However, over the past decades, the government of Canada has pursued a policy of official multiculturalism that encourages immigrants to keep the values and culture they left behind instead of integrating into Canadian society and adopting Canadian values and culture.
- With his cult of diversity, Justin Trudeau has pushed this ideology even further into a form of extreme multiculturalism. He described Canada as the first post-national state, with no core identity.
- In a free society, immigrants have the right to cherish and maintain their cultural heritage. However, that doesn’t mean we have any obligation to help them preserve it, with government programs and taxpayers’ money. The vast majority of Canadians rightly expect them to learn about our history and culture, master one of our official languages, and adopt widely shared Canadian values.
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“Are we going to continue to think for ourselves or are we just going to let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?” – Suspended senior Google engineer Greg Coppola, quoted by Graeme Gordon in “Google employee claims he was put on leave for speaking out against tech giant’s politics” – Toronto Sun, August 5th, 2019.
“The strongest immigrants were the first to arrive, at a time when there still was a frontier to be conquered and a lot of hard and dangerous work to be done. After the frontier was won and life had become much easier, the weaker, less independent immigrants were willing to try life in America, and things have gone downhill ever since.” – Chris Rossetti, “Media-driven law” – National Vanguard, August 4th, 2019.
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“The primary aim of Canada’s immigration policy should be to economically benefit Canadians and Canada as a whole. It should not be used to forcibly change the cultural character and social fabric of our country. And it should not put excessive financial burdens on the shoulders of Canadians in the pursuit of humanitarian goals… Despite Canada already accepting more immigrants that (sic) almost any other country, both the Liberals and Conservatives support an unsustainable increase in the annual immigration intake, and are using mass immigration as a political tool to buy votes among immigrant communities.” – Copy-and-paste from People’s Party of Canada email “Immigration: Reducing overall levels and prioritizing skilled immigrants issue” – August 7th, 2019.
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“Turner’s complaint was against the City of Ottawa. She claimed that the city’s pedestrian light signals discriminated against her because the signal indicating it’s safe to cross looked like a white able-bodied cis-hetero man, whereas she identifies as a ‘black, lesbian-feminist, female trans-gender and an advocate for the disabled.’ These are the complaints that the HRT now spends time and money on.” – Eugene Fernandes, “Let’s abolish Human Rights Tribunals!” – The Post Millennial, August 2nd, 2019.
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“The culture that calls for slaying gays, permits polygamy, and imprisons women in black burkas is medieval and misogynist and is certainly not equal to the culture of gender equity and LGBTQ rights… Bernier is right when he told his party faithful: ‘Among the threats to our values and way of life is political Islam, or Islamism, the fastest-growing and most dangerous radical ideology in the world today’… Canadians dismiss Bernier’s fears at their own peril.” – Tarek Fatah, “Bernier’s problems with multiculturalism cannot be dismissed” – Toronto Sun, July 26th, 2019.
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“The court, which is an arm of government, has told the father what he must call his own child, in conversations with the child and even in conversations with third parties… Compelled speech violates free expression as protected by section 2(b) of the Charter, and has been described by the Supreme Court of Canada as ‘totalitarian, and as such alien to the tradition of free nations like Canada’… In addition to protecting every person’s freedom to speak, hear and listen, the Charter also protects the right not to be compelled by the government (including the courts) to utter words which are not one’s own.” – John Carpay, “B.C. court ruling against father in child hormone treatment case sets dangerous precedent” – The Post Millennial, August 6th, 2019.