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“The powers of the leader are far-reaching in preventing a policy being in the party platform. DFC (Dairy Farmers of Canada) has been told by the leader’s office that he will exercise this power and that this policy will not be in the Conservative election platform regardless of the outcome at convention… Although not ideal, this does represent a safety net should our other tactics fail.” – Extract from a Dairy Farmers of Canada briefing book, quoted by Christie Blatchford in “How much do I love Max Bernier? Let me count the cartels” – National Post, August 28th, 2018.
“Hillary’s carelessness and criminal actions may have led to the deaths of 20 CIA operatives in China… At the same time a Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state… The Chinese government was obtaining Hillary Clinton’s emails in real time… Her criminal behavior severely damaged US foreign policy. And the FBI refused to act.” – Gateway Pundit, “Revealed: Chinese govt. killed and imprisoned 18-20 CIA spies after penetrating Hillary Clinton’s private server” – TeaParty.org, August 29th, 2018.
“After 15 months, Mueller has indicted a number of Trump associates, but on charges having nothing to do with Russian collusion. They faced inordinately long prison sentences unless they ‘flipped’ and testified against Trump… We are left with the impression that Mueller cannot find much to do with his original mandate of unearthing Russian collusion, but he still thinks Trump is guilty of something.” – Victor Davis Hanson. “The truth will set us all free” – Jewish World Review, August 30th, 2018.
“One of Bernier’s best lines about the party he was quitting was that there isn’t an idea or policy Scheer et al don’t first test drive to death with polls and focus groups. In other words, they don’t appear to have a whole lot of principles that would be their hills to die on.” – Christie Blatchford, “I like Bernier, who has the courage to go his own way” – National Post, August 23rd, 2018.
“Without changes to improve efficiency and productivity of the asylum process, wait times and backlogs will only continue to grow… This situation is not sustainable, nor is it fair to the people who need Canada’s protection… While the department has carefully analyzed the findings and recommendations of the report, it would be premature to speculate on any future changes to the asylum system” – Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, quoted by Maura Forrest and Adrian Humphreys in “Canada’s backlogged asylum system is ‘not sustainable,’ immigration minister says in leaked letter” – National Post, August 24th, 2018.