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Justin Trudeau, Liberal virtucrat

Jul 18 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The Liberal “fear and smear” campaign against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer orchestrated by Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is nothing new. The Liberals have always campaigned on the basis that the Conservatives are not only wrong, but evil. It’s part of the Liberals’ DNA. Thus, Trudeau and Co. absurdly suggest Scheer is a white supremacist sympathizer […]

Remedial math for Liberals on climate change

Jul 14 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With 98 days to go before the Oct. 21 federal election, the pollsters say human-induced climate change will be high on voters’ minds. Given that, voters should understand the election debate about this issue will be entirely about political perception as opposed to political reality. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna want […]

Numbers show Trudeau’s climate promises are fake news

Jul 7 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau threatening to fine social media platforms if they don’t control “fake news,” the question arises whether the Liberals should be fined for promoting fake news themselves. Because their insistence Canada is on track to meet the greenhouse gas emission targets Trudeau agreed to in the 2015 United Nations’ Paris climate […]

Canadians want fewer refugees, while Liberals want more

Jul 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — A slew of recent public opinion polls on Canadian attitudes toward immigrants and refugees — the latest one commissioned by the CBC — suggest our views toward immigrants and refugees are hardening. The CBC poll by Public Square Research and Maru/Blue released Wednesday found 57% of the 4,500 adults participating in an online panel said […]

Nuclear power, natural gas are fuels of the future

Jul 3 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — The previous Liberal government of Ontario — whatever its failings — can rightly boast it successfully completed one of North America’s largest-ever reductions of industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to human-induced climate change. From 2003 to 2014, a remarkably short time frame for such an achievement, premier Dalton McGuinty and his successor Kathleen Wynne cut […]

Lessons in plastic ban living from Europe

Jun 30 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Just back from Europe, were there are already lots of bans on single-use plastics, especially plastic straws. Two pieces of advice for Canadians as we get set for a federally imposed ban beginning in 2021: Learn to drink quickly and give up milkshakes. If you take too long to drink through a paper straw, it […]

Trudeau’s a ‘populist’ but just doesn’t know it

Jun 30 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Whenever Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals accuse Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and his party of “populism” leading up to the Oct. 21 election, remember this. While the PM means it as a knock against Scheer — essentially equating “populism” with racism and white supremacy — Trudeau’s every bit as much of a “populist” […]

Why hiking taxes on the rich doesn’t pay

Jun 26 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Making the rich pay higher taxes is, according to politicians like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, a tried, true and easy way of making life better for average Canadians. Trudeau, for example, hiked the top federal income tax rate in 2016 for those earning more than $210,000 annually by four percentage […]

How Doug Ford repeated brother Rob Ford’s mistake

Jun 23 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — When Premier Doug Ford promised no one employed in Ontario’s public sector would lose his or her job in last year’s election, he made the same mistake as his late brother, Rob Ford. That was in the 2010 Toronto mayoral race, when Rob Ford guaranteed no city services would be cut.

Scheer’s climate pledge is nonsense, just like Trudeau’s

Jun 19 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s long-awaited climate change plan means the Tories will now join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in lying through their teeth leading up to the Oct. 21 election. Scheer’s 60-page plan released Wednesday, which does not include a carbon tax, says the greenhouse gas reduction targets agreed to by Trudeau […]

McKenna’s ludicrous promise on carbon pricing

Jun 16 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s assertion last week that the Trudeau government, if re-elected, will freeze its carbon price/tax at $50 per tonne of emissions after 2022 is ludicrous. It runs counter to everything the federal government’s own experts have said about the need to re-assess the effectiveness of the federal carbon price/tax post 2022, to […]

Why Trudeau’s climate promises are a fantasy

Jun 12 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Heading into the Oct. 21 federal election it’s time to have an adult conversation about man-made climate change, carbon taxes and carbon pricing. Because we’re not getting one from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Almost nothing Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna say about this issue bears any resemblance to reality. Both apparently subscribe to McKenna’s […]

Trudeau’s plastics ban an election gimmick

Jun 11 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement Monday that Canada will ban single-use plastics was an election gimmick, not a real plan. The first hint occurred when Trudeau was rendered utterly indecipherable by a reporter simply asking him: “What do you and your family do to cut back on plastics?” Here’s the response from the Prime Minister […]

Andrew Scheer’s fighting history, not Doug Ford

Jun 8 2019 — Lorrie Goldstein — Just eight months ago, the liberal media narrative was that newly-elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford might be after federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s job. Now it’s that Ford is hurting Scheer’s chances of winning in Ontario in the Oct. 21 federal election, which he needs in order to win Canada, and that’s why Ford has […]