Mr. Masterson began his speech to the committee by stating that “Canada’s chemistry industry is the third-largest manufacturing sector in the country and the second-largest rail shipper.” He noted that every day the industry ships 550 railcars – that’s over 4,000 cars a week—and they do that 52 weeks a year. The Canadian rail industry as a whole is a revenue behemoth for the government of Canada and in 2019 had a total operating revenue of over $15 billion dollars.
Unless you can walk or drive a personal vehicle, you cannot go anywhere within the country and you certainly can’t leave it. Some businesses won’t let you in. You cannot practise your profession and you could lose your professional designation. Your children cannot attend regular schooling, sports or social activities. Higher education will not accept you. Your government, the one you have paid taxes to your entire life, now says that you are unclean and unfit for society. The leader of the country publicly queries “How long will we tolerate these people”.
Summer is coming and many people are thinking about their vacation, but can you travel within or outside of Canada this year? The answer is a little more complicated than you might think. As other countries remove their entry and exit mandates, Canada has only loosened theirs…a little.
Every day we watch and listen as language gets politicized, meanings of words changed, and people silenced through “cancel culture”. One starts to wonder if we are living in a 1984 “Newspeak” world? Are we intentionally being deceived? Is Mainstream and social media dividing people on purpose? Are the facts being manipulated to fit an agenda? What happened to our liberal ideals of free expression and sovereignty of the individual? Are we losing our humanity to a digital world?
Is it time for a new national energy plan? Hasn’t Covid and the current crisis taught us that we need a nationalistic approach to our basic needs?
Diverge Media contributor Gillian Davis writes.
Some refer to him as “Teflon Trudeau” because nothing seems to stick. What is really impressive about the magic of Justin Trudeau, is his ability to make criticisms disappear and opposition impotent.
When it came to justifying the Omar Khadr payout ($10.5 million), the Prime Minister not only used political rhetoric that he thought would save him in the moment, he also set himself up to show Canadians just how truly empty and hollow he is.
In perhaps what is one of the most asinine claims ever made by a world superpower, Putin’s government is claiming that “denazification” and “demilitarization” is the reason for the invasion of the Ukraine.
ustin Trudeau has presented two entirely different fronts in his governments handling of the rail blockade protests that took place in 2020 and the Freedom Convoy protest that is currently underway in Ottawa.
In this article, guest columnist Gilly Davis exploits the Prime Minister’s hypocrisy and lays it bare.
The Freedom Convoy in Ottawa is calling for an end to all Covid mandates and restrictions in Canada and that has resonated with people not only in Canada but from all around the world. Trudeau has had to deal with a lot of noise (both figuratively and literally) caused by the convoy in Ottawa these past few weeks – that being from the incessant honking from the truckers camped near the Parliament building.
However, until recently he hadn’t had to deal with any noise from within his own party. Insert the member of Parliament from Louis-Hébert, Quebec.