Editor's Notes November 2015


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Vol. 10, No. 9 (360)
November 2015

Editor's Notes

Canadian voters deny Tom Mulcair

the chance to prove that he's a liar

Image: True North Perspective Editor and Publisher Carl Dow. Photo by the Phantom Phographer.

In their determination to remove 'President' Harper from power before he could further damage the letter and spirit of the country that we know and love, Canadians surged to the polls and dumped Harper in favour of the neo-Trudeau Liberals.

At first the electorate wavered. The polls showing majority support for Tom Mulcair and the New Democrats. But Justin-the-Boxer proved to be the better showman and seduced enough voters to mark their ballots so that The Natural Governing Party would resume its place at the head of the nation.

Voters have short memories. In 1993, a national revulsion for then Prime Minister Brian Mulroney routed the Conservatives leaving only two seats for the latter.

Liberal leader Jean Chretien had waved his little red book (no relation to China's Mao's little red book) with a load of promises. A key promise was that he would kill the despised GST (Goods and Services Tax).

It is both folklore and truth that the Liberals always campaign from the left and on victory rule from the right.

Contrary to Chretien's promise, the GST was maintained by the Liberals. (Harper made an election promise to cut it down and did  — by two points.) Chretien further promised such social goods as universal day-care, yet his government delivered slashed public services and massive tax breaks for the wealthy and the corporations they own or run.

Chretien made public posture about no participation in the American war in Iraq but secretly some Canadians were there in armed combat. And then of course there's the Quebec financial scandal among other betrayals of trust.

And voters were quick to forgive and ignore that Justin's right hand man at the height of the October 19 election campaign was not so secretly advising the oil industry on how to manipulate the government in waiting.

To his eternal credit Tom Mulcair said that as prime minister he would withdraw all Canadian war makers from the Middle East, leaving only enough to help the refugees and migrants fleeing the lethal conflict in and around Syria.

Trudeau has said Canadian troops would remain as trainers. It won't be long before our trainers come under hot fire with casualties. Then the logic will be that we must retaliate and Canada will be drawn into the madness created and fostered by the despicable crowd who have seized control of Washington. Those who glory in the profits made by the war machine while ignoring the fact that their once great country is crumbling from within.

For the sake of the good and welfare of our country mark down now Trudeau's promises and make note of how they are betrayed.

Then next time around give Tom Mulcair a chance to prove that he'll follow in the time tested tradition of our prime ministers of flying false flags during election campaigns.

However, Mulcair may well prove that while he may be short on talent as a performer he is a man of his word.

Meanwhile, take it easy, but take it.

Looking forward.

Carl Dow
Editor and Publisher
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