Monthly Archives: August 2019

Maxime Bernier & the People’s Party of Canada

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.

Jeff Goodall.

Random Quotations – August 10th, 2019

Seven items in total…

“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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Random Quotations – Racial Issues – August 10th, 2019

Five items in total…

“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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Random Quotations – LGBTQ – August 9th, 2019

Six items in total…

“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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Random Quotations – Islam – August 9th, 2019

Six items in total…

“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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Random Quotations – Free Speech – August 9th, 2019

Eight items in total…

“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.

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Random Quotations – Israel – August 2nd, 2019

Five items in total…

“The Director of the Mossad, Prime Minister Netanyahu, had a motive for increasing the level of antisemitic threats early in Donald Trump’s presidency. During the 2016 campaign, Trump promised reductions in foreign aid, including Israel’s. Trump had to be stopped. A conspicuous increase in apparent antisemitic activity in America would license American Zionists to cite Trump as “Antisemite in-Chief”, personally responsible for the rise. The resulting outrage could invoke second thoughts about cutting aid to Israel.” – Franklin Stahl, “Hate crime survey reports” – The Unz Review, July 21st, 2019. (You can read this fascinating article here.)

Random Quotations – August 2nd, 2019

Eight items in total…

“I would argue that the issue is not with the BC Human Rights Tribunal itself, but with the perverse incentive of litigating for profit that is created by the BC Human Rights Code. The BC Human Rights Code creates this incentive through a type of damages called ‘injury to dignity, feelings, and self-respect’… Damages awarded in every other area of law are based on the principle that the award should only make the complainant whole. A complainant should never be better off after receiving the damages award.” – Jordan Schroeder, “Suing for hurt feelings: How to restore confidence in the BC Human Rights Tribunal” – The Post Millennial, July 24th, 2019.

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