Category: Baiting the Right

Showing Up To Riot

Why I am in the House today

Before I deny unanimous consent to the motion which will be introduced in the House of Commons today (and also to leave a record, in case the Government behaves responsibly and eliminates the need for me to do so), I think I ought to go onto the public record, explaining my reasons for denying my consent to the motion which will be presented today when the House begins its emergency sitting. I ought also to outline the changes which would have to be made, in order for me to give my consent.
Moreover, I need to explain why I turned up in the House of Commons at all today, despite a request from the Whips of all parties that their members stay away from the House of Commons, and notwithstanding the Prime Minister’s admonishment that Canadians “go home and stay home.” This second explanation will follow, after I have dealt with the first item.

@Kady has the legalities.

He says this as though it’s a bad thing — Scott Reid wants to be the Rand Paul of Canada.

Updates below.

State Of The Nation

The Dialogueing has begun.

Tensions were high at a protest in Regina on Saturday, when a vehicle pushed through a line of demonstrators blocking Albert St.

RCMP are investigating after a truck driver refused to stop for a group of protesters — allegedly hitting at least one of the demonstrators — while they blocked Highway 75 near Morris, Man., Monday, police say.

Counter protesters in Edmonton have all but hauled away the barricades on the CN tracks. (Video)

Andrew Coyne is all atwitter.

Hey, Quebecers — it’s your turn.

Agree or Disagree with those Republicans who wish to restrict War Powers back to the Congress?

Over the past year we’ve watched the American Left start destroying each other from within through increasingly more stringent “purity” tests. Such was also the case during the French Revolution.

In the past few days, some prominent Republicans like Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Matt Gaetz are adamant that the ability to go to war should return to being solely under the purview of the Congress, as is clearly stated in the Constitution.

On the surface, President Trump appears to be angry over this but some are suggesting that this may not be the case.

Most interested in your thoughts about this.

The Revenge of Democracy

So now we know. Now we know what happens when you declare war on democracy. Now we know the consequences of demeaning the largest democratic vote in a nation’s history. Now we know what becomes of a political class that sneers at voters, silences their democratic voice, and libels them as racist, xenophobic know-nothings who cannot be trusted with stewardship of the nation. You get punished. You get rebelled against. You get replaced. Last night, in those extraordinary election results, we witnessed the revenge of democracy.

This from a superb post-election editorial by Spiked’s Brendan O’Neill. Podcast here.

American elites, on the Left and the Right, should recognize this as a warning about their own arrogance. But they won’t.

The Stupid Party

Via email,

Just wanted you to know that I received my gas bill today (first sizeable bill this winter from Enbridge/formerly Union Gas), wherein I have been charged the 13% H.S.T. (Ontario) on the Federal Carbon Tax.
Call me crazy, as you like, but that appears to me to be a tax on tax. Hell, I thought Doug Ford was going to do away with this kind of thing, which, as it happens, needs to happen, now!
It’s nothing but a grab, and the quicker everybody in Ontario understands this insanity, the sooner we’ll have a new country!

The Unbearable Lightness Of Andrew

He who is without sin…

Imagine if Trudeau or Scheer had constantly made fun of Singh’s religion to hurt him politically—Demanding to know if he believed in reincarnation, if he REALLY thought God cares about haircuts etc. Would this be any different than hounding Scheer about what he thinks is “a sin?”

Every word of that is truth.

So why doesn’t he fight back?

Update: “Let’s go.”