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Paul Fromm — The Trump Phenomenon

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Paul Fromm — The Trump Phenomenon

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Words of Wisdom From Justin Trudeau—New Year’s reflections

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Words of Wisdom From Justin Trudeau—New Year’s reflections

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In the coming New Year, we Canadians must take time to reflect upon our good fortune. The good fortune of having an inspirational leader of Justin Trudeau’s intellectual calibre. Who would have thought that a young drama teacher and snowboarding instructor would come to acquire so much wisdom and knowledge in just four decades of life? It seems that Justin was right. In Canada, anything is possible.
Until Justin Trudeau entered my life, I was but an ignorant fool, a prisoner of my own delusions. Until I heard his words of wisdom, I didn’t understand that the Chinese Communist dictatorship was something to be admired. Or that all Cubans were in love with Fidel Castro. Nor did I appreciate that Justin, in his speculations about the motivations of the Boston bombers, demonstrated his expertise in social psychology. He nailed it. Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. It is just a manifestation of poor “excluded”, alienated youth whom we need to reach out to. We must “include them” so as to relieve them of their sad isolation. Perhaps Justin neglected to “include” his tenure as a Self-Help guru in his resume. Dr. Phil look out.
More impressive is his uncanny ability to be different things to different people. Who, for example, could possibly attend a mosque and walk in a Gay Pride celebration? Who could be a rock star at the Paris Summit on climate change and subsequently approve the Kinder-Morgan pipeline?  Who could so convincingly proclaim his commitment to the environment while extolling the benefits of economic growth and globalism at the same time? Who could assign half of his cabinet posts to women as proof of his feminism while defending the wearing of the niqab? Drama teacher? Our Boy Wonder could have given acting lessons to Lawrence Olivier.

The take away point here is that in their ardent support for Justin Trudeau, millenials have shown that Tom Brokaw was wrong. Millenials—-not the people who stormed the beaches of Normandy—- are “The Greatest Generation”. The truth is, in issuing so much wisdom, Justin Trudeau was only giving voice to the innate wisdom of people who spend most of their waking hours texting and checking their Face Book page.  And here I thought that the pathway to knowledge was found in scholarship! That shows just how pitifully misinformed and disconnected I am. Having a sense of history is nothing but an encumbrance in this modern world, especially in a country which Justin has proudly declared to be the first “post-national state”, cut from its moral moorings.
Tradition? The cultural legacy of two founding peoples? How quaint. How “irrelevant”. Justin’s Canada is “home to the world”, a mere microcosm of the United Nations. If old white boomers don’t get that, too bad. The future does not belong to them. Even the past ain’t what it used to be. In case you haven’t heard the news, the legacy of  ‘white settlers’ and Canadians of European origin is nothing but a legacy of racism. Nothing good ever came out of them. No wonder Justin is so determined to eradicate our obsolete concepts of free speech and restore blasphemy laws.  As he said, “Muslim values are Canada’s values”, so no Canadian must be permitted to criticize Islam.
And that’s all cool with our cosmopolitan, university-indoctrinated, globe-trotting millenials. They know so much more than ignorant, red-neck deplorables like me. After all, I don’t eat sushi or listen to the CBC.  God, I don’t even use chopsticks.
As Justin recently said, globalism is the way to go.  However, characteristic of the humility and candour that is his trademark, he now concedes that many Canadians have been left behind.  Tragically, they missed the bus on the road to prosperity and the sunlit uplands of a world without borders—or Europeans and their descendants either.
But let us not despair. Justin has a solution. In order to ensure that marginalized Canadians  get their fair share of utopia, he will fight for more social housing units. Ethnic cleansing for a roof over my head.  Sounds like a fair trade to me.
If only his predecessors had possessed this profound insight!  If only puppet governors or Quisling governments had realized that their subjects would have gladly accepted their displacement by foreign conquerors and colonists if they had a strong social safety net!  If Marshal Petain had done that, history might have been different. Ditto for the rest of occupied Europe  And there would have no need for Russians and Poles and Middle Easterners to risk annihilation by the Mongol hordes centuries ago.  All a patriotic prince need have done is to do what Justin would have done in his place.  Surrender to the invaders and placate the subjugated with the promise of affordable housing.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would live to see the day when a Messiah with flowing shiny hair would come to our country’s rescue at the 11th hour.  A man of inimitable mental prowess and charismatic leadership.  To think that I had given up hope. Oh me of little faith……
Tim Murray
December 29, 2016
Quotes from Justin Trudeau’s Little Red Book

“There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.”
“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante.’”

“In casual conversation, I’d even use the word barbaric to describe female circumcision, for example, but in an official Government of Canada publication, there needs to be a little bit of an attempt at responsible neutrality.”

Boston Marathon bombing: “ Now, we don’t know now if it was terrorism or a single crazy or a domestic issue or a foreign issue,” he said. “But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, where do those tensions come from?”
On Muslim women who wear the niqab: “I have invariably found them to be strong-willed and very open about their choice, and how it is indeed their choice.”

How Smart Is Justin Trudeau? Read this:
https://pjmedia.com/blog/how-smart-is-justin-trudeau/?singlepage=true

Viking Grievances

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            Viking Grievances

by Tim Murray

Viking ships
Viking grievance mongers on their way to Ottawa to publicly shame the government

News item: The Vikings travelled much farther in North America than previously thought.

On this basis I am prepared to file a land claim. I am, on my mother’s side, descended from Vikings and can trace my lineage back to the 10th century. I will demand compensation from the government of Canada for the theft of my ancestors’ land and their displacement by aboriginals. It is from the former whom I will expect a formal apology.

I will also demand federal funding so that those like me can be taught in our own schools, re-introduced to our former language. A national Viking Day would also be in order, along with a federally assisted Viking TV channel as part of every cable or satellite TV package.

Moreover, rather than base my self-esteem on actual accomplishments, I will draw vicarious pride in the accomplishments of my ancestors. Accomplishments which can be inflated by bogus history. No longer will I have to work to develop self-esteem. Nordic History Studies profs and teachers will give it to me. In fact, I will expect to get an award for just attending classes. A certificate to prove that I am worth something.

As any social worker, or mental health professional or apologist schooled in the fine art of cultural relativism and Boasian anthropology will tell you, lack of self-esteem accounts for my total lack of ambition, my substance abuse and my history of domestic assaults. And it is all down to you. I can forever attribute any of my failings to the “legacy” of my people being driven from this continent or wiped out by raiding parties of ‘First Nations’ and ‘Native Americans’. I accept no responsibility for my failure to make something of myself.

Furthermore, History and Social Studies textbooks will have to be revised to teach our school children that the Vikings built this country, that it was taken from the Vikings, and that present day Canadians and their descendants should feel eternally guilty about it. A Truth and Reconciliation Commission would be in order, plus a Royal Commission on Missing Viking Women raped, butchered or enslaved by attacking Aboriginal men.

Viking voyages to the New World
Recent archaeological findings might indicate that the Vikings have settled as far south as Point Rosee on Newfoundland

Each Canadian University will be compelled to establish a “Traditional Viking Ecological Knowledge” Department that will promote the idea that knowledge that cannot be verified by the scientific method shall receive equal status with scientific knowledge — Viking oral history shall trump any data that emanates from satellite imagery. It will furthermore be understood that Viking “ways of knowing” are just as valid as scientific methodology. In other words, there is Canadian science and Viking ‘science’. How dare any non-Viking have the arrogance to think that his world view is superior to mine. You may believe that we can expect thunder tonight on the basis of what a meteorologist told you, but I know that it will be because my god Thor is making a statement. Respect that.

Should anything more be required from government, I will dress in traditional Viking garb, chant and beat a drum outside Parliament, or at any pipeline hearing. Those who refuse to genuflect to my ethnic heritage or be struck with awe when I appear in costume will be publicly shamed and hounded from office. A Human Rights complaint will also be launched. Win or lose, you will pick up the tab for my legal costs.

I am serving you notice.

Refuting the Latest Minority Boo-Hoo Complaints

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Refuting the Latest Minority Boo-Hoo Complaints
 
 
 
OPINION: Minority groups are seeing one of their greatest fears come true — they’re becoming targets at home
 
 
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Our society is suffering from an alarming disconnect: minority groups in Canada and the U.S. are sharing their experiences of being targeted or intimidated by bigots, yet their testimonies in news reports are drawing the ire of critics. How on earth did we get here?

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Brad: The first point we have to understand is the source of the “disconnect.” It is not rooted in the intrinsic ​nature of the people of Canada. Rather, it is the result of the disconnect between government and its citizens.


 
It is essential to understand that mass immigration and multiculturalism are both unilateral government policies, meaning the general public never had a say regarding the demographic and cultural transformation in the first place.
 
​This is the root of the issue. So if blame or responsibility is going to be assigned, it should be assigned toward government…and in particular, what has emerged as the “Trudeau Dynasty” in the form of predecessor Pierre and son Justin, who chose of their own volition to implement nation-changing government policy WITHOUT THE CONSENT OR APPROVAL OF THE CANADIAN PEOPLE.
 
​”Any time someone expresses there [sic] opinion about refugees and immigrants in this county [sic] you have to be a racist. I’m so sick of that card being played.”

That comment garnered almost 200 “likes.”

Brad: Yes, Canadians are sick of the multicult jive and political correct​ness. While incidents of racial prejudice on our streets should not be tolerated, it is a situation which develops out of frustration and resentment. Blaming Canadians of European heritage will resolve NOTHING. It will only increase anger and resentment.


If there is to be resolution in this matter, it must be as a result of a combined effort– immigration community adaption being a primary component. The road to resolution is not a one-way street. So, rather than play the blame game in perpetuity, these communities should gain a deeper understanding of the reasons why resentment against globalism is rising rapidly. It’s not Trump specifically. The anger has been building for decades.
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Minorities, by nature, are sensitive about being exploited, standing out or being excluded.

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Brad: And “non-minorities” are the same. Canadian-born citizens don’t appreciate being ignored by government, having their nation turned upside down by way of unilateral government policy, and having their thoughts and feelings shut down by endless accusations of racism. 
 
We don’t like being excluded either– for example, by way of Chinese-only public signage in Richmond BC.

Here in Canada, Conservative leadership contender Kellie Leitch captured headlines by stoking fears about improper screening of immigrants.

Brad: Kellie Leitch captures headlines by exercising her constitutional right to freedom of assembly and expression. Such is Canada’s long history of democratic tradition…however, these leftist types seem to believe these rights are to be the exclusive domain of globalists, diversity-pushers and multicult proponents.


 
Check the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I assure these civil rights apply to ALL Canadians, and not just our third world communities.
 

Lately, what has minority groups in Canada feeling unsafe is the unpredictable nature of such occurrences. According to Barbara Perry, a criminology professor and lead author of the study, no one knows when a right wing extremist will “lash out.”

Brad: How entirely one-sided. After all, no one knows when a hate-filled terrorist will blow up a marketplace filled with dozens of grocery-shoppers either.​


We in Canada should heed these signs. Ideologies that incite hate crimes easily transcend borders, especially when they’re laid out online or given free air time by the news media.

Brad: Please…Canada’s mainstream media have been left-leaning for decades. For the most part, they have been complicit in protecting Justin Trudeau’s agenda for the re-imagining of our nation as little more than an international hotel for the very poor and the very rich. It is only in past few months that a tangible change in approach has occurred.
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Minority groups are absolutely justified in feeling that their safety is being threatened.

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Brad: All people’s safety is being threatened, and in all objectivity, much of this is rooted in extremist and militant Islamic terror.

 

Canada’s Dispossesed Majority Strikes Back with Immigration Reform in 2017 Paul Fromm on the Brian Ruhe Show

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Canada’s Dispossesed Majority Strikes Back with Immigration Reform in 2017
Paul Fromm on the Brian Ruhe Show
 
 
Paul Fromm is Director of the Canada First Immigration Reform Committee at: canadafirst.nfshost.com .
 

 

Multiculturalism = A Doctrine From the Pits Of Hell

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Multiculturalism = A Doctrine From the Pits Of Hell
 
 
Multiculturalism’s War Against Christmas and Western Culture
 
by Larry Murray
(1) Canada years ago adopted the doctrine of multiculturalism, which in my opinion is a doctrine from the pits of hell itself. We have handcuffed ourselves, walking all over our traditions (such as celebrating Christmas) because of it. By accepting this practice, we no longer think it politically correct to talk about Christmas. In fact, we no longer think it right to ever publicly talk about Jesus Christ, or God or matters of faith. I really believe we have sold out hook, line and sinker to Satan himself. (Ed Ostrom, Retired Salvation Army Officer In Saskatchewan)
 
 
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(2) The term “multicultural” has come to mean “relentless high immigration or mass immigration” which, in turn, has become an all-out assault on Canada’s deep-rooted majority population and its traditions such as Christmas. Most Canadians will accept small numbers of people from ethnic backgrounds that are different from Canada’s majority population, but most Canadians do not  want to become a minority in this country.  In other words, most Canadians see that the word “multicultural” is a description not of who we are, but a prescription of what we are going to become—–whether we want it or not. (Immigration Watch Canada)
 
 
(3) Let’s press our politicians to start saying “Merry Christmas!” again the way President-Elect Donald Trump has said he would, stating: “If I become president, we’re all going to be saying Merry Christmas again.” This is the kind of politician we need in Canada, unafraid to take on the insidious attacks by cultural Marxists on our traditions and nationality. “Happy Holidays” may seem to be an innocuous “tolerant” phrase, but it is nothing but a calculated assault on our Christian and European heritage in order to create a deracinated global place occupied by millions of Africans, Mestizos, Muslims and Asians trampling upon Eurocanadians. (Ricardo Duchesne, UNB Professor of Sociology)
 
 
(4) The War Against Christmas, and against Christianity in America, is part and parcel of the campaign to transform America, against the wishes of most Americans. It is of a piece with mass immigration. As Peter Brimelow (author of Alien Nation) says of immigration,  “America is being transformed against our will, and for no reason.” (Howard Sutherland, New York Attorney)
 
 
(5) The multiculturalists justify their assault on Christmas by claiming that the public celebration of Christmas causes non-Christians to feel left out. …We cannot forever shield non-Christians from the reality that they are a minority in America…. Suppressing the observances of the majority seems a high price to pay to allow overly sensitive souls to live in a comfortable delusion. Again and again, those seeking to erase Christmas …offer “diversity” and its variants as their justification. But, in practice, “diversity” and “inclusion” mean uniformity and exclusion, as Christian symbols are removed from public spaces. (Tom Piatek, A Contributing Editor of Chronicles Magazine and Taki’s Magazine and author of  “Yes, Virginia, There Is A War Against Christmas”)

DARK CLOUDS OVER EUROPE

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DARK CLOUDS OVER EUROPE

– Kai Murros

Defend our people from the Islamic invasion. Subtitles are in English, French, German, and Russian. Feel free to download and mirror this video on your chann…
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHxYEC4zNTU

Making A String Noose & Singing “Oh, Canada” is a “Hate Crime”?

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Making A String Noose & Singing “Oh, Canada” is a “Hate Crime”?

There are incidents of political incorrectness breaking out all over Canada. Many individuals, unconnected, put up homemade posters denouncing Canada’s Whites-replacing immigration policy, which, like crazy Aunt Sally who is kept in the attic, we must never discuss.
 
For 40 years, Canadians have never been given an opportunity to debate or discuss the demographic and nation changing immigration assault, enabled and organized by our political elite and loyally cheered on by the lamestream media and academia. The result is that well before 2050, the European founding/settler people will have been replaced by a Third World majority.
 
Weaponized words like “racist”, “White supremacist” “hater” have been used to cow or silence the odd bleats of alarm or disagreement.
 
Then, along came Donald Trump. He took a tough stand on immigration and stuck to it despite the spit storm of weaponized words “hater” “xenophobe”, “Islamophobe” (maybe we should be phobic about hordes of people massacreng unarmed men, women and children in Brussels and Paris and London and Nice to promote their versions of the religion of Allah) and, of course, “racist”. But that didn’t stop him. Trump WON!
 
Well, if the President of the United States is a “racist”, how bad can it be?
In many little ways, long silenced and frustrated Canadians are finding their courage and speaking up.
 
And, there’s the predictable response:
 
1. The poodle press denounces and “exposes” the latest uprising as “racist”;
2. The police are called. [Isn’t it only police states where police get involved in mere expressions of political opinion?]
3. Sleazy politicians who should be LISTENING to their constituents, denounce the upstart opinion and declare there is no tolerance for intolerance.
 
Here’s the latest: On December 6, CBC breathlessly reported: “Police are looking for a man in connection with a possible hate crime at a south Edmonton LRT station.

The man approached two young women wearing hijabs at the University of Alberta station at 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 8, police say.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, pulled a rope from his pocket, tied a noose and said: “This is for you.”

The man then proceeded to sing O Canada in front of the women, one of whom shot video of the performance.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man to call 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. They can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.”

Okay, where’s the crime? The man did something with a string — the photo doesn’t clearly show a noose — and told the hijabbed chicks: “This is for you” and proceeded to sign “Oh, Canada”. He didn’t assault them. He didn’t hit them. He sang. Perhaps, “this is for you” referred to his song. Also, the “rope” the man pulled from his pocket looks more like a bit of string — but who ever let facts get in the way of a good old white-bashing CBC story?

A little odd perhaps. But a crime, let alone a “hate crime”? The hate cops are out of control. Canadians should be free to express their displeasure with invaders, especially ones who choose to look odd.

The next day, the CBC reported that the police had a suspect in custody and thanked some in the general public for ratting out  fellow citizen: “Meanwhile, the Islamic community is speaking out about the incident.

‘It’s very unfortunate to say the least,’ said Arangzeb Qureshi, with the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council. ‘This is Islamophobia at its worst.’

Qureshi credits technology with holding people who may be committing a hate crime to account. ‘t’s an advantage for people who are unfortunately going through this type of discrimination.'”

What overkill! “Islamophobia at its worst?” Really? Now communal riots in India where angry Hindus kill Moslems by the hundreds might be “Islamophobia at its worst.” This poor Canadian gentlemen may, and even that’s not certain, have been expressing a certain dislike for people whom he and other Euro-Canadians never had any say in inviting to our land.

A few says later the Canadian Press reported: “ Police in Edmonton have released a man who was taken into custody after two women wearing hijabs were taunted in what investigators have said could be a hate crime.No charges have been laid, but police say the man is still a person of interest in the case.”

It’s all so grudging. There was no crime, Yet, why is this poor old guy still “a person of interest in the case”?  That’s the way it is in a police state.

Man uses noose, anthem to threaten women wearing hijabs at Edmonton LRT station, police say

Suspect allegedly pulled rope from pocket, tied a noose and said: ‘This is for you.’

CBC News Posted: Dec 05, 2016 4:23 PM MT Last Updated: Dec 05, 2016 4:51 PM MT

Edmonton police are looking for this man in connection with a hate crime at the University of Alberta LRT Station.

Edmonton police are looking for this man in connection with a hate crime at the University of Alberta LRT Station. (Edmonton Police Service)

Police are looking for a man in connection with a possible hate crime at a south Edmonton LRT station.

The man approached two young women wearing hijabs at the University of Alberta station at 8:20 p.m. on Nov. 8, police said. The man, believed to be in his 60s, pulled a rope from his pocket, tied a noose and said: “This is for you.”

The man then proceeded to sing O Canada in front of the women, one of whom shot video of the performance.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes the man to call 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. They can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.

Canada Spiralling Out of Control, 4: Human Rights Legislation (1951-1954) and the End of “British Liberties”

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Canada Spiralling Out of Control, 4: Human Rights Legislation (1951-1954) and the End of “British Liberties”

by Ricardo Duchesne
Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII

Dominion of Canada bond

The spiral was driven by a set of norms with an in-built radicalizing tendency. This tendency was contained in the supposition that the ethnic inequalities of the world, the wealth of European nations and the poverty of non-European nations, the impoverished status of blacks and aboriginals in the United States and the West generally, were a result of the discriminatory policies, the colonizing and under-developing activities of Europeans, rather than a result of cultural backwardness, differences in aptitudes or geographical lack of resources. If only all humans were granted the same rights to life, liberty, and economic success, the world could be improved drastically in a more egalitarian and prosperous direction.

Fair Employment and Fair Accommodation Practices Acts (1951-1954)

Beginning in the 1940s and through the 1950s, a growing network of groups, academics, media, ethnic associations, and trade unions, operating within a liberal atmosphere, and endorsing a pluralist view of politics, in which the state was seen as just one actor among many others engaged in politics, rather than as the actor in charge of ensuring the collective identity of the nation, pushed for “equal citizenship” and for legislation that would protect the “human rights” of citizens against discrimination. Basing themselves on the UN Charter declaration that every human should have equal rights “‘without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion,” the groups worked tirelessly in the late 1940s and early 1950s, with the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Labor Committee playing the key roles, to bring legislation in Ontario, then in Canada generally, aimed at ending discrimination in employment, access to public spaces, housing and property ownership.

At first, in the early 1940s, the Canadian Jewish Congress was preoccupied with fighting domestic antisemitism and encouraging toleration and understanding between Jews and Christian groups. But after WWII, Jewish groups decided to go beyond fighting against the perception that they were unassimilable aliens, and instead designed a grand strategy against discrimination generally, through alliances with other liberal and minority organizations. With racism now tied to the actions of Nazis, these groups successfully instilled upon politicians, and the Canadian Anglo elite at large, the view that discriminatory practices were “fascist” and had no place in a liberal nation. By the early 1950s, these liberal groups managed to bring about the Fair Employment and Fair Accommodations Practices Acts (1951-1954), which declared Ontario’s allegiance to the principles of the UN Charter and the UN Declaration of Human Rights in rendering illegal any discrimination in employment and in access to public spaces in Ontario on grounds of race or creed.

These Acts, and other similar legislative measures, culminated, firstly, in the Canadian Bill of Rights enacted by Parliament on August 10, 1960, which is seen as the earliest expression of human rights law at the federal level, in declaring that all persons in Canada have “right to life, liberty and security.” Secondly, it culminated in the Ontario Human Rights Code, passed June 15, 1962, which prohibited discrimination on the grounds of race, ancestry colour, ethnic origin, creed, sexual orientation, age and family status.

The End of “British Liberties”

Canadian Flag, 1922-1957
Canadian Flag, 1922-1957

Now, while it can be reasonably argued that these human rights laws were within the bounds of classical liberal discourse in affording minorities the same legal status, in accordance with the principle that all citizens of a nation should be guaranteed equal rights in the eyes of the law, these acts and codes constituted a dramatic alteration in the traditional language of “British liberties” that had prevailed in Canada before WWII.

Before the Second World war, as Ross Lambertson has observed, “there was scant mention of human rights” not just in Canada but in international law. The idea behind the concept of human rights is that all humans enjoy equal natural rights by virtue of belonging to the human race, which is very different from the “British liberties” idea, which emphasizes one’s membership in a British national culture. These liberties included the principle of parliamentary supremacy, as the very keystone of the law and constitution, meaning that matters involving individual rights would be left to Parliament, which is to say that courts would defer to Parliament regarding issues about individual rights. (In Canada, be it noted, there was a plurality of parliaments within the federal-provincial division of powers).

The “British liberties” ensured by Parliament included such principles as fair play, which meant both fairness in the right of Canadian individuals to freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion, and in being treated equal under the law, “no man is above the law,” everyone is subject to the same laws. However, as has been argued by James Walker, such British liberties in Canada as freedom of speech and association “were interpreted to mean the right to declare prejudices openly, to refuse to associate with members of certain groups, including to hire them or to serve them.” Equality under the law did not mean that individuals were obligated to include within their free associations members regardless of race. Freedom of association was understood to include the right to discriminate on grounds of ethnicity, religion, and sex.

But I disagree with the standing argument that the human rights legislation constituted a break with libertarian liberalism, or classical liberalism. The standing argument says that Canadian liberalism before WWII emphasized individual freedoms rather than equal rights of citizenship. However, in my view, it was not simply that minorities were discriminated in their exclusion from restaurants, barber shops and many other public spaces. It was not simply, as Lambertson says, that the “ideal of freedom was accorded a higher importance than the ideal of equality” (p. 377). It was that the liberalism of this day was still ethnocentric, and this is why there were franchise laws that kept aboriginals in reserves and excluded them from the dominant British nation-state, as well as people of other races, through immigration laws that openly declared Asians and blacks to be unsuitable members of an official Canada intended to be British.

Red Ensign, version 1957-1965
Red Ensign, version 1957-1965

One does not have to agree with discriminatory measures to understand that it is wrong to project the libertarianism of today, devoid as it is of any appreciation for the importance of ethnic identity in its notion that we are all the same as individuals with rights, to understand that Canada’s emphasis on its British collective identity was crucial to the making of Canada, and that today Canada stands open to millions of immigrants encouraged to claim this nation as their own, and, therefore, encouraged to impose their own sense of the political, their ow collective tendencies upon a Eurocanadian people prohibited to have any collective identity.

The libertarianism of Canada before WWII, paradoxical as this may seem to us now, was collectivist in its belief that individual rights were rights which emerged from the British people, not from individuals as members of the human race, but from a particular British race, to which other ethnic groups that were White could assimilate but not people from very different races and cultures.

What made the acts and codes revolutionary was not simply that they were supportive of “equality of rights of minorities, at the expense of the libertarian rights of those wanting to exclude them” (p. 213). What made them revolutionary was that a new liberalism was being advocated in direct challenge to the ethnocentric liberalism that prevailed in the past, a more civic-oriented conception of the Canadian nation, based on universal values, was emerging wherein membership in the nation was defined purely in terms of values of equal rights rather than shared heritage, a common faith, and a common ethnic ancestry. The traditional ethnic nationalism of Canadians was being discredited as racist and illiberal.

In the degree to which this ethnic identity was de-legitimatized, the concept of the political in Canada would be weakened, with Canadians of British and European descent having less recourse to the older argument that it is perfectly within Canada’s political right to decide its ethno-cultural character. Indeed, these legislative changes, which I have only outlined, were the beginning of an accelerating spiral that would bring about ever more radical legislative changes, the end of all immigration restrictions by 1967, the complete redefinition of Canada as a multicultural nation in 1971, and much more.

Justin Trudeau on Castro’s Death- a PM without Common Sense

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Paul Fromm, Director of the Canadain Association for Freedom of Expression gloats with talk show host Brian Ruhe about How Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stuc…
Published on Dec 2, 2016

Paul Fromm, Director of the Canadain Association for Freedom of Expression gloats with talk show host Brian Ruhe about How Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stuck his foot in his mouth by overpraisingFidel Castro in his eulogy. Brian and Paul discuss the theory that Justin Trudeau is the son of Fidel Castro!

Below is a FAIR USE of an article by PAUL WELLS, National Affairs, Tues., Nov. 29, 2016, at:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2…

I want to talk about the rest of Canada’s weird, hesitant relationship with Cuba. But first, since I’m just getting to it now, a few words about Justin Trudeau and Fidel Castro.

We haven’t seen Justin Trudeau mourn like this since his dad died. In expressing his “deep sorrow” at the death of Castro, a “larger than life” figure whom Trudeau lauded as “a legendary orator” —

Sorry, let’s just pause right there. Legendary orator? On Sept. 26, 1960, Castro addressed the United Nations General Assembly for four and a half hours, a record unchallenged to this day in the most boring room on earth. In 1998 in Havana, he spoke for seven and a half hours. Calling Castro a great orator is like calling porn legend Ron Jeremy a romantic: it confuses volume with quality.

Onward. Trudeau lauded Castro’s “tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people,” whose speech and dietary protein Castro rationed, by law, for decades. I guess it was tough love.

To be sure, Trudeau balanced his praise with criticism. “During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms,” the prime minister wrote. Just kidding! No, that last quote isn’t from Justin Trudeau at all. It’s from Human Rights Watch. As for the PM, in a communiqué overflowing with praise for Castro, he could find room for only one word about the Cuban dictator’s human rights record: “controversial.”

Nor can the PM’s defenders long sustain the notion that his statement must have been penned by some careless lackey in the Prime Minister’s Office. No, the communiqué is too solidly in line with the entire Trudeau family’s record on the man to be anything but an honest reflection of Justin Trudeau’s thought.

Castro was a pallbearer at Pierre Trudeau’s funeral. The PM’s brother Alexandre Trudeau wrote in this newspaper a decade ago that Castro was “something of a superman,” whose “intellect is one of the most broad and complete that can be found.” Alexandre Trudeau wrote that he “grew up knowing that Fidel Castro had a special place among my family’s friends,” even if ordinary Cubans “do occasionally complain, often as an adolescent might complain about a too strict and demanding father.”

One notes family similarities in prose style.

Justin Trudeau is defending the statement he made following the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro. The prime minister says he never shies away from addressing human rights issues.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
So a prime minister who claims to prize evidence-based policy was caught putting family connections ahead of the exhaustively documented abuses of a man whose death marks a crucial step in his own people’s long-delayed march toward freedom.

But the rest of us — we cold and bashful Canadians — will probably continue to watch Cuba as we have for decades, unsure or divided in our response to events in the land Fidel Castro leaves behind.

Exhibit A in the theatre of ambivalence is Justin Trudeau’s predecessor. Stephen Harper met Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother and still the president of Cuba, only 19 months ago, attending what would be Harper’s last Summit of the Americas in Panama City. The two men sat smiling awkwardly at each other in hard-backed chairs next to a little round table.

Probably most Canadians not named Trudeau have long known that Cubans did not have the government Canadians would want for them — and, indeed, not the government Cubans would choose, were they granted the freedom to change their minds about the revolution. But that knowledge doesn’t tell us which mix of engagement and isolation is wisest.

Most Canadian leaders have fallen back on a policy of doing a little less than the Americans. It’s a deeply unsatisfying policy. John Diefenbaker resisted putting Canadian forces on a war footing during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Harper let Obama decide on a change in stance, providing only conference facilities and plausible deniability.

Having blown some political capital by saying what he thinks, Trudeau is now going to skip Fidel Castro’s funeral. It’s a retreat to ambivalence dictated by a public outcry that must have astonished the prime minister, who grew up with a photo of Fidel Castro in his family’s home and thought, perhaps, that everybody does.

Paul Wells is a national affairs writer. His column usually appears Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.