Category: Shiny Pony

Godspeed, Gretchen

Fuel shortages loom in Ontario, Quebec if Michigan’s governor succeeds in shutting down pipeline

Ontario politicians are increasingly alarmed at the prospect of thousands of job losses in the coming months and fuel shortages in the province if Michigan succeeds in shutting down Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline.
The mayor of Sarnia, a southern Ontario city that’s home to three refineries and multiple petrochemical plants, says the city faces potentially 5,000 job losses as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has served Enbridge with notice the state is cancelling a decades old easement allowing its Line 5 pipeline, which runs from Western Canada to Michigan and southern Ontario, to cross the Straits of Mackinac through the Great Lakes.

Western Canadians can send a note of support and encouragement to the Governor here.

h/t Buddy

Let Them Eat Taser

Globe and Mail;

A senior public servant at the Public Health Agency of Canada accepted an all-expenses-paid holiday to Jamaica courtesy of Air Canada Vacations in November, even as her agency has been advising Canadians since March to avoid non-essential travel to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Dominique Baker, the acting manager at PHAC’s Office of Border and Travel Health, flew with a friend to the upscale, all-inclusive Royalton Blue Waters resort in Montego Bay in mid-November.
Ms. Baker, who bills herself as a beauty, fashion and travel influencer on her off-work hours, posted a video a few hours after she arrived in Jamaica, calling the hotel suite with its own infinity pool “mind-blowing – whoa.”
“One of our two butlers is bringing us our pina coladas right now. No, we are not kidding – we have two butlers,” she says in the video. “Thank you, Air Canada Vacations. We are beside ourselves.”

More at National Post: “Dominique Baker is the manager of the office of border and travel health, a Public Health Agency of Canada program whose purpose is to keep communicable diseases out of Canada and reduce public health risks to travellers.” h/t Chris

I Want A New Country

Anne Phair was having some coffee with some friends one day, back when you could still do that. They were talking about the federal carbon tax. Anne said, “I was talking to some friends, most of which don’t actually own their own businesses, and one was talking about how her grandma got some money back and she doesn’t ever get money back. And she was so surprised and I’m like, ‘Yeah, that was my money.’

Go, Already

Don Macpherson, (in a farewell column for the Montreal Gazette);

“It’s because you don’t count.”
That’s what a francophone journalist told me back in 2003, after I remarked to him that the non-francophones who were the Quebec Liberal Party’s most loyal supporters were underrepresented in Jean Charest’s new Liberal cabinet.
What he said was brutally frank, but he was right about the political influence of non-francos in this province. And he will probably be proven right again in the new year, when our federal government as well as our provincial one are to present new language policies.
Recent developments have not been encouraging.
In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week his Liberal government will amend the Official Languages Act to protect the right to work in French in Quebec businesses under federal jurisdiction.
This could mean the end of equal protection for the language rights of anglos and francos in federal jurisdiction.

He Admires Their Basic Dictatorship


Justin Trudeau invited China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to send its troops for cold weather training at CFB Petawawa in Ontario — and Trudeau raged at the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for cancelling the training after China kidnapped Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
This is only one of many bombshell revelations in The China Files, a 34-page access to information document released by the Trudeau government to Rebel News, seen below…

Updated with the full video. Not to be missed.

Operation Stall Speed

Brian Lilley;

The federal government has already started running war games on delivering doses of COVID-19 vaccines across Canada, even though doses may not arrive for months and Canadians won’t be fully vaccinated for more than a year. Those are details found in a planning document signed off on by Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance and obtained by the Sun. […]
The military document provides more detail than the Trudeau government has been willing to reveal to the public thus far. Under questioning in the House of Commons or by journalists attending news conferences, the government has given out few details of the vaccine rollout plan, even as other countries make theirs public.
“The delivery window is within the first quarter of 2021,” Procurement Minister Anita Anand said in response to questions on timing Tuesday.
That means sometime before the end of March 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had himself said that more than half of Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021 “if all goes to plan.”
Now the military is saying the country could “potentially” be vaccinated by the end of next year.
It doesn’t inspire confidence.

And The Nation Will Bankrupt Itself

Lorrie Goldstein;

When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, it should include a chapter about how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engineered “The Great Reset” of the role government plays in our lives, without even bringing in a budget.
How it wasn’t done in secret, but out in the open.
How Trudeau announced hundreds of billions of dollars in new government spending that transformed Canada into a permanent, deficit-ridden, nanny state, not in Parliament — but at the bottom of the stairs to his house.
How Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, while describing the challenge facing Canadians as a combination of Second World War and the Great Depression, delivered a vague “economic update” about it on Monday— details to come.
Other than that this year’s deficit will be almost $400 billion, with the government ready to spend up to $100 billion more over the next three years on a hoped-for economic recovery starting this spring, assuming the vaccines work.

Flashback: Our finance minister — and her husband — needed her dad to cosign her mortgage.

Her BA is in Russian lit and history. Her MA is in Slavonic studies. She worked as a journalist stringer in Ukraine, and afterwards in London and Moscow. Then to the Globe and Mail and Reuters. Her major publication was a book called “Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else”, a 2013 bestseller. Then she ran for Parliament.

h/t Jojodogfacedboy