Canadian Political History

As a one time Conservative Riding secretary and of an age greater than 95% of Canadians I offer this glimpse into our past.

The Liberals built Canada with little interruption to their base until 1909 to 1937 in which case the American Republicans working through the Mormon Church, helped them establish “The United Farmers of Alberta”  This party morphed itself into the Veterans and Active force, 1944 to 1948, again the US Republicans were fully involved.

This morphed into the Conservatives which found a hard landing after Diefenbaker and the Avro-Arrow. (You now know the reason Diefenbaker scrapped the Arrow in Canada allowing the US to take up the design and ordered the only prototype of the Aero destroyed.) and, Harper sold off the Canadian Wheat Board to US interest in leaving office.  

They again morphed into the Progressive Conservatives. This party was started by Peter Lougheed and company.  Peter broke away from the Republicans, in fact, took on US oil interests in Alberta in the much-maligned NATIONAL ENERGY PROGRAM.  Peter became the most popular Premier not only of Alberta but, all of Canada.   

A world recession stepped in and interest rates went to 25%.  Families invested in oil lost homes and there were a number of suicides  With no internet, those with the money ruled the press!  This was all blamed onto The NEP which was destroyed! It did move Candian ownership from 5% to 15%.

When Klein took over he doubled down with the US Republicans.  All this happening while the Wild Rose Party kept the original foundation going with the Church.  Now we had two political parties which could appear as opposition, one extreme and one tame by comparison.  Doing what they do best, playing both ends against the middle.

Notably, Klein started the bleed on the Heritage Savings and Trust by freezing the fund at 5% profit taking all above into General Revenue to support his 10% flat tax.  The loss to Albertans 760 billion dollars most of which went directly back to US parent companies.  Norway over the same period banked over 1 trillion dollars with just half the production of Alberta!

Klein also ushered in the Energy East plan.  At one point he was going to continue with Lougheed’s plan of building a Refinery in Edmonton,  Then, Shell oil suggested it would be better for everyone if they built pipelines to the Gulf Coast to their refineries.   West pipelines were never considered as Shell’s gulf refineries already had the market captured.

In a final analysis, I see the US is in a position to take over our country!  By putting in a Conservative Government again will facilitate the end of our Dairy Marketing board and any other institutions that may hinder this process.  Kenny is working to eliminate us from the CPP for no other reason than the division of Alberta from Canada.

For the record: Kenny and Harper were thrown out of every trade meeting they attended throwing the advantage to the US.  No one could be this unlucky!

More recently,  

#Bill  C69  It allowed Harper to become a dictator in his own mind. Any conflict with a native group could be set aside by the Minister in charge. In action, it caused endless delays in the West coast pipeline.  C69 did away with two pieces of Harper/Kenny legislation National Energy Board Act: Replaced. Shipping off the west coast it will cut deeply into their markets in Indochina and China and, they will not be able to use their oil supply on or off as a bargaining chip!

Secondly: Canadian Navigable Waters Act; was changed by Harper/Kenny to a free-for-all. One outstanding item is the BC dam on the Peace River. A navigable river the dam was built and was criticized for not being able to produce enough electricity to pay for itself. It was however built to create a sump in the Peace River is suitable for drawing large amounts of water out of. 2/3 of the flow of the Peace River!! This is the #Weatherford Project. So named after the company who designed and specked it.

Weatherford is immensely designed to move 2/3rds of the flow of the Peace River to the US border. If Conservatives build this Canadian’s will pay for the build so the US can get cheap water.

Canadian Business

This is a critical time for Canadian Business!  You have centered your pollical thinking on which party promises the best plan for growth coupled with which party will give you the best tax deal.

All these ideals have merit but you look over the fact the Conservatives have kept Canadians on the string as haulers of water and hewers of wood for all of your lifetime!

If you finance them again you will be on track to repeat our past! It is no accident Scheer’s cure for everything is “give them what they want” when dealing with the US.

Soon enough we will be facing bulk water export to the US.  Targeted is the Mighty Peace River.  There is a fully engineered plan called “the Weaterford Project” after the engineering company.   This is to move 2/3rds of the flow of the Peace River to Southern Alberta and the US!  This is what the BC dam is all about; a sump to draw the water from.  At 1100 MW it cannot pay for it’s self.

If the Conservatives build this, Canadians will pay for the pipeline and the US will get really cheap water.  Our overhead will go up and theirs, down.

The point is, there is no saving for you voting Conservative.  You have lost access to the world trade, we are now rebuilding after the Harper-Kenny fiasco.  Your opportunities for business will shrink.

Harper brought in Bell Media to control our IP and printed news.  They used this to curtail any negative comment in the east about the Conservatives and, this may well result in the eastern Conservatives seats being set aside until a fresh, open vote can be taken.

Some more Canadian History.

Canadian Society of Equity, a farmer’s organization Joined the Alberta’s farmers association to become the United Farmers of Alberta in 1909.

The American Society of Equity from which was established in Indianapolis by J.A. Everitt, its founder.

This was a western Canada Union movement to overcome the very low wages paid to farm workers.

The document finished: Sir Wilfred Laurier saw in that procession (union march in the hall) the beginning of a movement that had quite and effect on the fortunes of his party, (Liberal)which at that time appeared to be almost invincible, especially in the West.

A name change was made this same meeting from “American” to “Canadian”
Amalgamation came with their first Convention in Calgary Jan 31st 1906.  They ordered 1000 copies of the new constitution in German as was represented in the West’s population at that time.

It was at this meeting Southern Alberta and the LDS showed up and became a force.

The Farmers of Alberta United Jan 20th 1909.

Kenny’s complain Feds are interfering into Provincial Territory = NO!

 Kenny’s latest rant about the Federal Government stepping into Provincial Jurisdiction is plainly BS but it has a reason.

Conservatives don’t run a set of books.  They run out of one account “General Revenues”  All the money taken in by the province from any source goes into General Revenues.  Using this account is how the Conservatives managed to strip 760 billion dollars from the Heritage  Trust Fund.  

All profits above 5% were taken from the Heritage fund and dropped into General revenues where they were used to reduce taxes for the oil companies.  This in turn ended up in companies on the Gulf Coast. 

The Feds are pouring billions of dollars into Alberta to fight COVID 19.  They demanded accountability for where the money was being spent.

Back in our history, Ralph Klein actually refused Health Care transfers from Ottawa rather than explain where they were going to spend it in their privatization rush.

Climate change and our ultimate future!

We are 66 years beyond the perfect circle around the sun. We have 34000 years to go until we reach the point furthest away. In these 66 years we should have been cooling off but, we are heating up.

Then, we have another 34000 years to move back to the perfect circle. The way we are going, animal life, will not exist for the journey. The oceans are presently absorbing much of our excess carbon dioxide turning the oceans into carbolic acid. As the oceans turn acidic, the fish quit spawning males and the species die. There goes a major food source and probably trade wars as fishermen can’t understand the loss of catch other than overfishing.

In this citreous journey, the earth will see a dozen ice ages or more. These things are just too large for a conservative mind to get around and it allows their constant state of denial to rule. Because of this, I see earth turning into another Venus somewhere in our trip forward and all life as we know it will end.

Considering the majority of our provincial premiers were not elected to office but achieved office though the manipulations of Bell Media and their 200 newspapers there will come a point of total abandon or absolute uprising.

Nuclear power, SMRs and Climate change.

Author Power generation in ON is a fiasco shared by both parties. Each has done their share of damage over three governments. Nuclear generation with construction faults in cooling. This happened all over the US too. Global warming fouled up their cooling abilities therefor their out puts. You see the same scenarios in Europe where rivers are too warm to provide the design cooling.
 

John Clark When faced with overheating because of a lack of cooling mechanisms (water lake river etc) the power operator will cut back the output. This brings on brown-outs ,black-outs etc. This in turn means less profitability for the Generator and possibly subsidies from the government depending on which markets they are hooked up to the purpose being to cover the shortfall in their own generation. Once up and operating the power generation is a resource more than an industry.

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A Flash from our Past.

Contrary to common Knowledge, PET joined with Peter Lougheed of Alberta to create The National Energy Program. The purpose of which was to increase Canadian Ownership in the Tar Sands which it did from 15% to 25% .

US oil owned our newspapers. the people with the bucks made the news! There was no internet nor was there a Facebook nor a Twitter. e-mailing copies of PDF was the extent of mass communication.

In this ancient climate PET was leaving Alberta after meetings with Peter Lougheed. He was persued down the train platform by a hoard of reporters asking impossible questions. One made a crude remark and PET wheeled around and flipped him the bird. This action was caught on camera and run in the local media as flipping the West the bird.

Then a world recession hit. Albertans has been encouraged to invest heavily in the Tar Sands. They mortgaged homes, businesses machinery, you name it to get capital to invest. And, they lost it all in the world recession. The Conservatives blamed the reduced price on oil and the financial climate as being the fault of the NEP! This resulted in the NEP to be shut down and hundreds of Suicides’ took place across the province and to some extent Canada. This latter took place under Ralph Klein who moved away from Lougheed’s moderate policies to the Republican hard line which has permeated our politics since.

O’Tool’s bid to be a Trump Look-a-Like

Trump is under the gun now for the amount of division he has sewn in the US!

O’Tool is fanning the cold coals of separation in Canada. The age old prophecy of “Divide and Conquer”

He will be spreading the same type of poising across Canada and will be supported by Bell Media and their 200 newspapers. The separation call comes from a group of people who live next to the US border in southern Alberta. They control the Conservative Party. (The LDS Church) and is echoed by Jason Kenny.

The transfer payments or equaliztion payments they harp about:

The Transfer payments they are so vocal about cutting off cannot Legally be cut off but it doesn’t stop them from saying so. They justify this by saying Alberta has never received funding from Ottawa and in private they talk about how it was the Chase Manhattan Bank that saved Alberta in those early days.

In fact Alberta received equalization-transfer payments from conception until 1947 and again from 1957 to 1965. We got our share of the program when we needed it! It is a Canadian solution so both Harper and the WRP want to end it. Harper put his election crew in charge of the WRP election campaign for Smith and Dinning, now a lobbyist for the oil companies was their poster boy and occasional commenter.

If this poison sticks to the door, we will never have another Government unless we take up arms. Bell media and their 200 newspapers will make sure of that!

Erin O’Toole – The two sided leader.

Another snake in the grass Conservative! On the evening of his “win” and a few days after it was reported he had won over the “hard right-wing” of the Conservatives. According to the Jargon of the day, it was this extreme right-wing that elected him!

#The Conservatives viewed Kim Campbell as being a “Red” Tory. Now, we have a hard right-wing presenting himself as a “Red” tory as the leader of the group. He probably won’t be the wing job that his predecessor was, but he is on Trump wavelength though and through.

Defund the WTO (World Trade Organization)

I tuned into the Conservative Leadership tonight and, it scares the hell out of me.  

Up, front and Center, a page out of Trump’s play south.  Defund the WTO!. (World Trade Organization)

This will lead us back to one country to deal with, the US, and in between run interference with other nations for the US.

There is no up-side to this!

Conserevatives invested in WE too!

Saskatchewan’s premier is being asked by the official Opposition to proactively release his correspondence with the conflict of interest commissioner regarding a trip with the WE Charity’s founder, Craig Kielburger.

The Saskatchewan NDP said it’s raising concerns about the timeline that preceded a $260,000 partnership between the organization and the Ministry of Education.

READ MORE: WE Charity cancels WE Day activities for ‘foreseeable future’ after grant controversy

Premier Scott Moe said that his family has been involved in supporting the WE foundation for a number of years.

“Most recently, we had — my wife and I — had attended in Kenya this past year. That was a personal trip and … we paid for that trip personally and it … we did not get paid in any way for our participation in that trip. That was a personal trip for us,” Moe said on Tuesday.

“I was aware that WE does do business with a number of governments. I wasn’t aware whether or not they did with the Saskatchewan government. So I approached, prior to going on that trip… our conflict of interest commissioner and inquired with him and he had said there was no conflict in this particular case.”

NDP education critic Carla Beck said Moe met with Kielburger this past winter and the premier indicated on Tuesday that a contract with the organization was already under consideration at that time.

“I would have been aware of it maybe late last summer, early last fall, of the WE well-being program in itself. I have discussed it at least once with the minister… but I have not been involved in any of the procurement,” Moe said on Tuesday.

“When a charity comes forward with a contract of this nature, what the government does then is it has a system where it will offer that contract out to see if there’s other charities that are involved… the WE foundation was the only charity that has been interested in this so it continues to find its way through the government-due-diligence process.

“There’s been no cabinet decision on this or no cabinet presentation on this.

“This is an area of interest to us, not because WE is offering it, but the area of the opportunity to potentially add to the tools in our tool chest, if you will, in providing services and supports for those that may be struggling with mental health or have mental health challenges, in particular in our K-12 (school) system.”

From <https://globalnews.ca/news/7182600/scott-moe-we-charity-saskatchewan/>