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Unread postPosted: June 9th, 2019, 4:41 pm 
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Baloney Meter: Has every single refugee claimant in Canada been screened?

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics ... ailsignout
OTTAWA — "We have made sure that every single person crossing our borders, whether legally or illegally, gets processed according to all our rules. We have seen over the past years all around the world an increase in migration and in asylum seekers happening everywhere, and Canada is not immune to that. However, we have a strong immigration system that continues to apply all its steps to everyone crossing the border." — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in question period, May 7, 2019.

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The influx of asylum seekers to Canada has become a sustained political headache for the Liberals over the last two years and is likely to be the subject of divisive debates in the upcoming fall federal election.

The most heated rhetoric tends to revolve around tens of thousands of "irregular migrants" who have crossed into Canada through unofficial paths along the Canada-U.S. border since early 2017.

The Conservatives have been accusing the Trudeau government of not being in control of the country's immigration system and have been using the number of migrants — whom they typically call "illegal," not "irregular" — to highlight those concerns.

Trudeau and immigration officials continue to insist the system is just fine and that Conservatives are merely stoking fears for partisan gain.

The prime minister responded to one recent question from deputy Conservative leader Lisa Raitt by saying "every single person crossing our borders, whether legally or illegally, gets processed according to all our rules."

Is this statement true?

Spoiler alert: The Canadian Press Baloney Meter is a dispassionate examination of political statements culminating in a ranking of accuracy on a scale of “no baloney” to “full of baloney” (complete methodology below).

This one earns a rating of "Full of baloney."

Here’s why.

Anyone wishing to make an asylum claim in Canada faces a number of screenings by three different federal agencies.

The Immigration Department and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) first conduct an eligibility assessment, which involves biometric screening (fingerprints and photos) and biographic checks as well as a security check for anyone over 18 years of age. This determines whether the person is eligible to make a refugee claim. Factors that rule out eligibility include whether the person has committed a serious crime, made a previous claim in Canada or received protection in another country.

If, after those checks, the person is deemed eligible for refugee protection, the Immigration Department or CBSA then refers the claim to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) — an arm's-length tribunal that decides refugee cases and appeals.

Once a claim is referred to the IRB, it's reviewed for security, credibility and for possible grounds for exclusion from Canada's asylum system.

Federal auditor general Sylvain Ricard recently probed whether all three government agencies involved in refugee determinations have been consistently processing asylum claims in an efficient and timely manner.

The audit found Canada's refugee system has a backlog of asylum claims that is worse now than it has ever been, caused in part by systemic inefficiencies.

Ricard's office also zeroed in on whether biometric checks for criminality or identity were completed for a sample of 82,503 claimants.

His office found that the CBSA had no quality-assurance program to ensure all the proper screening procedures had been completed. For example, the audit found some files contained errors in electronic documentation. It also flagged 400 claims where biometric checks for criminality or identity were not completed, as required. In some of these cases fingerprints were simply not taken and in others there were system errors that occurred when information was transmitted.

"Although these cases represent 0.5 per cent of all claimants for whom criminality or identity checks were required, the checks are important for public safety and the integrity of the refugee determination system," the auditor's report says. "Neither organization systematically tracked whether a criminal records check was always completed because of poor data quality."

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale responded by saying the system has "layers of protection." When the auditor general found those 400 cases with missing biometrics, the CBSA immediately checked those files and in every case, proper criminal screening was done to ensure no bad actors inadvertently slipped through the system, Goodale told reporters May 7.

"With respect to biometrics, (CBSA officials) were able to identify that in 0.2 per cent of cases, that part of the screening process was not completed properly. I guess you could look at it the other way around and say 99.8 per cent of the cases, it was properly completed, but in 0.2 per cent, they acknowledge an error and they have taken steps to make sure, by way of proper protocol, that doesn't happen again," Goodale said.

THE VERDICT

Trudeau clearly and matter-of-factly stated that "every single person crossing our borders, whether legally or illegally, gets processed according to all our rules." He made this statement on the same day the auditor general's report was published, describing the 400 cases where biometric screenings were not completed as well as other gaps in information collected or shared among government agencies about asylum seekers.

The audit report did find that in most cases, proper procedures were followed, but it did flag areas where some people did not get screened according to all the rules.

For that reason, Trudeau's statement in the House of Commons earns a rating of "Full of baloney."

All refugees screened. That is why so many are born January 1. We don't know anything about them.

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Unread postPosted: June 13th, 2019, 12:41 pm 
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Unread postPosted: June 13th, 2019, 1:00 pm 
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https://www.facebook.com/truenorthcentre/videos/615473472286049/

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Unread postPosted: June 16th, 2019, 11:40 am 
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I saw this on a Facebook.
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Unread postPosted: June 22nd, 2019, 9:57 am 
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A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Truer words have not been spoken.

Yet here we are in 2019 with division in every direction.

Polarization rules our world.

Residents and politicians in Alberta’s major cities battle daily over their direction — bike lanes, spending, taxes, traffic, transit, safe injection sites, sprawl, and on and on.

Provincially, there is a huge divide, as there has been for at least the last four years, and it’s only getting bigger.

Left vs. right is not novel to Canada — and has certainly been front and centre south of the border — but the war is raging on a number of fronts with no end in sight.

NDP supporters/UCP haters (usually the same thing as we for all intents and purposes are a two-party province) have not stopped lobbing insults since the election.

With a government under their belts and emboldened by that stunning success, the NDP has been relentless in its blanket criticism of the UCP.

We have just three words for the accidental government: you lost, bigtime.

The majority of Albertans, who voted strongly for the UCP to turn this province around, firmly reject whatever the NDP has to say, so give it a rest.

While that is a mere annoyance and so much noise, what the federal government has accomplished since Justin Trudeau came into office is staggering in its negativity.

Forget for a moment every questionable thing the prime minister has done over his term — and there are so many.

The comedy trip to India isn’t tearing this country apart.

Neither is the Aga Khan vacation debacle.

No, those make us question our prime minister, but not to the extent the very idea of western separation gets a new life.

Yet as the prime minister and his party loyalists continue to impede Canada’s resource-rich provinces, that talk just keeps on getting stronger.

Standing firm behind Bill C-48 and Bill C-69 in the face of strong arguments and opposition, the PM is very much dancing with disaster for this country.

Hardly surprising given his track record, but reckless nonetheless.

While a thumbs up for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would go a long way here, the ensuing battle with environmentalists sure to follow won’t help heal this national divide.

Of course, there will be no forgiveness if the pipeline is rejected.

And that divide will only so much get wider.
https://calgarysun.com/opinion/editoria ... ting-worse

Justin Trudeau is splitting this country apart.

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Unread postPosted: June 22nd, 2019, 12:58 pm 
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Can't we just fire Trudeau for incompetance and his lack of ethics.


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Vivian Krause shows Canada useful idiot to U.S. interests with Bill C-48

f you ever doubted whether Canada’s government is acting like a useful idiot for U.S. interests, the passage Friday of Bills C-48 and C-69 in the Senate provided ample proof. Independent researcher Vivian Krause has stacks of documents to prove it.

But first, in Alberta, Premier Jason Kenney went appropriately nuclear over this.

“The passage of these two bills not only undermines Canada’s economy, but also the Canadian federation,” Kenney said. He’ll undoubtedly be criticized for saying this by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other members of the Laurentian elite. But this isn’t so much a threat as a warning.

“Their passage brings us closer to moving forward with a referendum on a constitutional amendment to eliminate equalization from the Canadian Constitution. If Albertans cannot develop our resources within the federation, then we should not be expected to pay the bill in the federation,” he said.

And it’s a very, very hefty bill. According to Statistics Canada figures, Alberta is the largest net contributor to confederation, by far.

In 2011, $17.88 billion of Albertan’s tax contributions remained in Ottawa; in 2012 it was $19.23 billion; in 2013, $23.51 billion; in 2014, $27.05 billion; in 2015, $25.36 billion; in 2016, $21.81 billion, and in 2017 — still in the grips of a devastating economic slowdown — Alberta contributed $21.80 billion to confederation.

As Kenney pointed out, Bill C-48 is a “prejudicial attack” on Alberta, banning from Canada’s northwest coast “only one product — bitumen — produced in only one province, Alberta.”

The Senate’s standing committee on transport recommended that this flawed legislation be scrapped altogether. It very nearly was, passing by a vote of 49-46. That close call makes it no less devastating to Alberta.

What’s most interesting about these bills is both are completely in line with the aims of foreign-funded NGOs whose stated aim was to “landlock the oil sands.”

Krause — the Vancouver-based researcher, who over the last 10 years has been following the money trail behind environmental activism in Canada — backs up every claim with tax filings and other documents.

She has traced $600 million that has flowed into Canada from U.S. foundations to restrict the development and export of oil and natural gas from Canada and provided the senate committee with an 80-page document that showed each of those grants that specifically refers to a tanker ban in B.C.’s waters.

As she stated in her compelling testimony on May 7 before the senate committee that spent thousands of hours studying Bill C-48, Krause found more than 50 grants that specifically mentioned a tanker ban or tanker traffic.

When Trudeau announced on Nov. 26, 2016, that he would approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion but kill Northern Gateway pipeline — which had been approved by the National Energy Board after years of gruelling regulatory hoop jumping by Enbridge and was passed by the Harper government — he also promised a tanker ban.

The reason Trudeau gave for scrapping Northern Gateway and bringing in a tanker ban was because the tanker traffic that would have carried Alberta bitumen to Asia went through an area known as the Great Bear Rainforest.

Krause says that as far back as 1999, the creation of the Great Bear Rainforest has been significantly funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation — the family that ironically founded the U.S. oil industry and made billions doing so. More recently, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation granted $267 million to Canadian environmental groups.

“The top recipient of these funds, Tides Canada, the central proponent of the Great Bear Rainforest, has received $83 million,” Krause told the Senate committee.

Originally, the proposed Kermode bear (which is a white black bear) or Great Bear protected area was just a small part of the B.C. coast. “But now,” Krause said, “environmental and First Nations groups say that along the entire B.C. coast, from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the southern border of Alaska, there can be no tankers anywhere.”

So why are these U.S. foundations doing this?

“Something is being protected here at great expense and cost, but obviously not the bear,” concluded Krause. “What is being protected is the American monopoly on access to exports of Canadian oil. The Great Bear Rainforest has become the great trade barrier, keeping our country out of global energy markets.”

She went on to explain how nearly all of the main organizations that campaigned in favour of Bill C-48 are funded by an initiative called the oil sands Campaign — something Krause singlehandedly exposed — as an international effort to sabotage the Canadian oil and gas industry by keeping Canada out of global markets and landlocking Canadian oil to keep the Canadian oil prices low.

“The wording used in some of the grants and other documents is revealing. For example, a grant for $97,000 to West Coast Environmental Law states that the purpose of the funds was: “. . . to constrain development of Alberta’s oil sands by establishing a legislative ban on crude oil tankers on British Columbia’s north coast.”

As Krause told the committee, “Note that the funds are not to bring about a ban in order to protect the coast, but rather to get a legislative tanker ban as a way to thwart the Canadian oil industry.”

Is it any wonder the senate committee urged the senate on the whole to vote against this disastrous, discriminatory bill that turns our federal government into America’s useful idiot?

“Another document, a proposal submitted to a U.S. funder, states that its intended outcome was ‘public pressure directed at the Canadian government encouraging a legislated ban on oil tankers in B.C. inshore waters.’ That proposal goes on to say in the very next sentence, ‘Simply put, if tankers are banned, no pipeline will ever be built.’”

Krause, who chooses her words carefully, then said: “For years, politicians have ignored, tolerated and acquiesced to this falsely premised activism. It is time that this comes to an end. It is time that this committee brings this scam to an end by rejecting Bill C-48. The Kermode bear merits protection, but there’s no point in putting off limits the entire B.C. coast in order to protect a bear that doesn’t live there.”

Only fools would do that. Cue Trudeau.
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-ne ... K5i06YqSrE

Trudeau is a real fool.

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Unread postPosted: June 25th, 2019, 5:04 pm 
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Phase out, but only of it's Canadian. A carbon tax, but only average people will pay. And ban single use plastics, but not for phony environmentalist PM's.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics ... ailsignout

Plastics forks at Trudeau lunch a sign of hypocrisy: Conservatives

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a hypocrite over plastic cutlery that was available at a lunch meeting he held with youth activists in his Montreal riding.

Trudeau tweeted a picture of himself having lunch on Monday with about half a dozen members of the Papineau Youth Council, including pizzas in cardboard boxes, paper plates, a pitcher of water with glasses, and a handful of plastic forks.

The Liberals have started a regulatory review that's expected to end with severe restrictions on single-use plastics as soon as 2021.

The most wasteful products, including things like straws and plastic cutlery, could be banned outright.

The Tories say the picture shows Trudeau is a phoney environmentalist.

In the photo, nobody is visibly using a fork but they also appear to have barely started lunch
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Unread postPosted: June 25th, 2019, 5:23 pm 
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Herman wrote:
Phase out, but only of it's Canadian. A carbon tax, but only average people will pay. And ban single use plastics, but not for phony environmentalist PM's.

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics ... ailsignout

Plastics forks at Trudeau lunch a sign of hypocrisy: Conservatives

OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives are calling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a hypocrite over plastic cutlery that was available at a lunch meeting he held with youth activists in his Montreal riding.

Trudeau tweeted a picture of himself having lunch on Monday with about half a dozen members of the Papineau Youth Council, including pizzas in cardboard boxes, paper plates, a pitcher of water with glasses, and a handful of plastic forks.

The Liberals have started a regulatory review that's expected to end with severe restrictions on single-use plastics as soon as 2021.

The most wasteful products, including things like straws and plastic cutlery, could be banned outright.

The Tories say the picture shows Trudeau is a phoney environmentalist.

In the photo, nobody is visibly using a fork but they also appear to have barely started lunch
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I hope voters see this picture during the election.


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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 9:04 am 
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The Liberal Party of Canada has always had their own version of ethics. But, Justin has abandoned any pretense of transparency and ethics.

PM’s ethics just an act
Handing appointments to party donors


We have an ethically challenged federal government, no one can deny that.

Our prime minister has been found in violation of ethics law violations, as have several of his cabinet ministers.

Now another report showing that judges have been appointed based at least in part on their ties to the Liberal Party or key Liberal cabinet ministers.

How much more can we take?

We know this government is not against meddling with the justice system, we saw that in both the Snc-lavalin scandal where the attorney general was urged to give the politically connected company a sweetheart deal to avoid bribery and corruption charges.

Electoral considerations, including Trudeau’s own re-election as a Quebec MP were raised to try and force the issue.

“I am an MP in Quebec, the member for Papineau,” Trudeau told then attorney general Jody Wilson-raybould.

Meanwhile top Trudeau advisors pushed Wilsonraybould using the election as a reason to change a justice department decision.

“We can have the best policy in the world but we need to get re-elected,” Wilsonraybould quoted Trudeau’s senior advisor, Mathieu Bouchard, as saying.

We also saw the Trudeau Liberals interfere in the Mark Norman case.

The Vice Admiral had his name dragged through the mud, the PMO and his top officials in the Privy Council Office took intense interest in prosecuting this Navy hero, so much so that they were found discussing trial strategy with prosecutors.

So when we find out that five of the last six judicial appointees in New Brunswick have close connections to Liberal cabinet minister and Trudeau confidante Dominic Leblanc, should we really be surprised?

People that were relatives, neighbours and fundraisers for his failed Liberal leadership bid got the appointments.

Liberal supporters point out that former Conservative MP and justice minister Peter Mackay had close ties to several judicial appointees in Nova Scotia. That’s true.

It’s also true that the story was covered and caused headaches for the Conservatives due to the horrible optics.

Should the same not happen here?

Of course this is all compounded by the fact that Trudeau promised to do things differently, to make open and transparent appointments based on merit, not party connections. That was the promise. What we got was a system that claims to be transparent but is the same old, same old.

A review of judges appointed by the Liberals showed that of the lawyers appointed to the bench, 90% of those that made donations had donated to the Liberal Party. Coincidence?

I think not.

This is a government all about looking out for itself and its friends.

When Trudeau himself was busted for violating ethics laws it was for taking a vacation to a private island, the Aga Khan’s island.

This is a man that lobbies the federal government and gets millions of taxpayer dollars.

The Ethics Commissioner found that Trudeau’s claim that he was accepting a gift from a friend didn’t hold true because of his lack of personal interaction with the Aga Khan.

Leblanc meanwhile was found in violation of the Ethics Act for awarding a lucrative clam fishing licence to a company that included his wife’s cousin.

Now we find other relatives are being appointed judges and the surest way to becoming a judge appears to be donating to the Liberal Party, or being close to Leblanc, and we are supposed to believe this is a government making decisions based on merit?

Justin Trudeau and his team promised to act differently, they’ve made things worse.

Just another reason they deserve to go in October.

This is a government all about looking out for itself and its friends.

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Unread postPosted: July 5th, 2019, 8:28 am 
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The culture of entitlement, and being above the rules continues in the Trudeau regime even after the fallout from the Aga Khan island trip gift and SNC-Lavalin.

Judicial appointments put PM on defence

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending the federal system for appointing judges after revelations several in New Brunswick have personal connections to liberal cabinet minister dominic leblanc.

Media reports this week stated five of the last six federally appointed judges in New Brunswick have ties to leblanc, who is Trudeau’s minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs.

One is leblanc’s neighbour, according to the CBC, while a second is a relative by marriage and three helped him pay off debt he accumulated during his unsuccessful run for the liberal party leadership in 2008.

Trudeau didn’t specifically address the five judges in New Brunswick when asked about them during an event Thursday in Montreal, but instead defended the liberal-installed system for appointing justices. “We have a merit-based, transparent appointment system,” he said, adding: “We are pleased that we have nominated top-notch judges right across the country — and we will continue to.”

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Unread postPosted: July 9th, 2019, 8:15 am 
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Trudeau will be reelected. Shutting down any further investigation into the SNC-Lavalin scandal was a smart move.

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Trudeau will be reelected. Shutting down any further investigation into the SNC-Lavalin scandal was a smart move.

But isn't it because Conservative support in Ontario is plummeting because Ford is cutting spending?


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Trudeau will be reelected. Shutting down any further investigation into the SNC-Lavalin scandal was a smart move.

But isn't it because Conservative support in Ontario is plummeting because Ford is cutting spending?

Four more years of Trudeau. :negative:

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Thiel wrote:
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seoulbro wrote:
Trudeau will be reelected. Shutting down any further investigation into the SNC-Lavalin scandal was a smart move.

But isn't it because Conservative support in Ontario is plummeting because Ford is cutting spending?

Four more years of Trudeau. :negative:

The people in this country are stupid.

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Unread postPosted: July 13th, 2019, 9:43 pm 
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I didn't know this had happened..

Thank you Herman.


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Unread postPosted: July 13th, 2019, 11:53 pm 
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https://www.facebook.com/CanadaProud.org/videos/720387241730998/

This latest tax increase is for our own good. :roll:

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Herman wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/CanadaProud.org/videos/720387241730998/

Nobody expects the CBC to do anything. but put a positive spin on Trudeau and his rob Canadians blind policies. But, not even the CBC could spin on his latest theft. So, the media decided to be silent.

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Herman wrote:
https://www.facebook.com/CanadaProud.org/videos/720387241730998/

There a lot of different taxes on gasoline in Canada.

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