The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Did Canadians get the Change they wanted?

Impressions from the 2006 federal election. Please bear with me if this post seems long...but I have a number of observasions made while on the hustings the past months.

For those who may have missed it here is what our new parliement looks like barring any rcounts we can expect from Liberal election fraud:

CPC 124
Lib 109
BQ 51
NDP 29

What have Canadians told us? For the answer, once again we have to look regionally because the distribution of seats shows us we have a very ideologically/politically / regionally divided nation.

BC: The suburban and rural population wants democratic change the urban areas want status quo corruption. the shock here was they returnd 3 of Martin's cabinet ministers including the scandal plagued panderer Desanjh. The bright spot here is that Vancouver center chose a intolerant sexist over a power pimping gay jewelry thief. BC largely wants change but its urban centers are tied to a dystopian nanny state existance via poor fiscal management and public sector unionist blackmail. BC remains a divided constituency split between patronage-addicted metropolitan areas and a libertarian-conservative rural population who want state sponsored property trespassing and robbery to stop.

High point: Pink Panther Svend Robinson sent packing back to the gay bathouses and Jewelry auctions.

Low point: Liberal pandering rat Dosanjh and burning cross bigot Fry are rewarded by the moonbat corps of Vancouver

Alberta: went solid blue. Gawd I'm proud of my people! A resounding vote for change: senate/parliamentary/confederal democratic reform, tax reform and an end to abusive federal programs like CWB, The Gun registry and Kyoto taxing their resource economy. A weak CPC ( foiled by GTA and the east coast) minority which cannot deliver the changes Alberta has wanted for over 30 years will have many mainstream Albertans exploring the mechanisms for an Alberta independence/autonomy option.

Alberta's high point: Sending Annie (the screech) MacLellan packing for her many years of balloting fraud and sycophancy to Alberta-damaging Liberal policies. The sweep means the Libs and NDP are no longer national parties. They join the BQ as regional rumps.

Alberta's tipping point: A Liberal government reinstalled by Ontario in less than 24 months will solidify/formalize the independence option movement here. Many Albertans viewed the 2006 election as Ontario's last chance to show some civil and confederal responsibility and remove a bad government decisively and allow Harper to clean up government and equilize confederation. Harper is now in a position where his ability to govern as Alberta hoped is severely impaired by opposition partisan dogmatism from Ontario. My prediction is that this minority Harper government will mutate Alberta separtism into a more constitutionaly compatable form of provincial aitonomy similar to Quebec, as Albertans hold their breath, watching with hope to see if Harper can deliver change. A motivated autonomy movement will come on strong with a vengence if Alberta sees Harper foiled by a politically monolithic leftist opposition from Ontario. A 20 month powerless minority brought down in non cofidence followed by a Liberal government installed by Ontario...followed by a deposing of Harper as leader and a Powercor/Peter MacKay take over, will put the last nail in the federalism coffin in Alberta. This will take westerners and Albertans out of the party to run provincial based independence options.

Sask/Man: Sask. wants change it went 90% blue...this is a democratic breakthrough for CPC in the cradle of prarie socialism. Sask will become more aligned with Alberta politically and eventually install a provincial firewall government as movements proceed to align with Alberta's autonomy option. Manitoba as always, wears one cowboy boot and one sneeker..split personality here between those who want to milk the welfare state and those who want change and relief from it. If the domestic immigration stats are any indication, anyone from Manitoba who is remotely self reliant, mobile and change oriented will seek relief by moving to Alberta if the Federal Harper revolution fails.

Sask/Man High point: Sask goes Blue and Manitoba punts wheatfield commie Ed Shryer and autocrat Reg Alcock for a change oriented CPC candidate....also many first nations ridings went Blue signalling the degenerate "native industry" that made liberal-networked lawyers and corrupt band leaders rich, is ready for change.

Sask. Low point: Dirty tricks from Liberal apparatis and rumors of ballot fraud.

Ontario: Well, where to start and remain civil? First off, having worked for some years organizing in ridings here, I reject the apologist media spin that Ontario was "cautiously giving Harper a chance to govern". On the contrary, Ontario was starategically voting to ensure Harper's leadership was restricted. Generally, Ontario displayed a collective mindset that they no longer embrace an inclusive equitable democratic multi party state. They desire their media's propagandized utopian single party state ( Liberal) and use the other parties only to give the Liberal political cartel a time out to renew leadership and reorganize with more palatable public bribery for their votes. Harper was installed as an interim ( care taker) leader. Ontario has not demonstrated a cautious embrace for change....they have demonstrated that they simply do not like the current liberal leader, who was rudderless and not tending to the business of robbing the rest of the nation to top off Ontario's corporate welfare/public sector demands. They parked the Libs on the opposition benches (the core Martin cabinet) for 20 months until they shake Martin , elect a utopian messiah leader with the requisite "starbucks global socialism" marketability and the open wallet policy which Ontraio's gargantuan public sector redundancy expect from the nanny state. ( Martin saw it coming and quit while Etobicoke obliged its red machine potentates by giving his heir apparent a seat) Ontario...specifically the GTA is still the bastion of nationally destructive single party statism and economically disasterous moonbat utopianism. There were gains for the CPC here granted...but not a break through and most of the protest vote went to the moonbat party the NDP. The larger question is will Alberta and Quebec be quietly optomistic with this development or bcome jaded with Ontario's irresponsible grip on the national inclusionist agenda.

Low points: Newmarket has distinguished itself as Canada's captial of ethicless self interest by returning a shallow political turncoat who's Daddy's money bought her a seat despite her demonstrated propensity for betrayal ( right Peter?). Other low points include finding seats for fanatic arch liberal swindlers Volpe, Sgro, Bill Graham, Mcallum, Karen Redman( Chretien's whip), Fontana and the core of the Martin Cabinet

Lower point: Peter Kent was rejected. Vetern Baiting Tom Wappel was rewarded for political treachery to Canada's veterns. Layton and Chow sent up as a moonbat tag team to Ottawa by the MTV kids. Now Olivia has enough political leverage to demand separate beds.

Lower lowest point: Etobicoke obliged the Desmarais Powercor king makers by giving the Lib Heir apparent Ignatieff a seat.

Highlights: Spaced out spaceman Marc Garneau burned up on entry! Hamilton rejected Liberal sleaze. Garth Turner, Tony Clement and Jim Flaherty finally sent to Ottawa where they will become cabinet members. Ontario's industrial ridings rejected liberals and half accepted Harper's vision of economic propsperity.

Quebec: A CPC success story and a Province I respect for shifting it's separatist sentiment to a staunch Federally associated autonomy. Harper can bring "autonomists" into the confederal fold by striking a constitutional deal to adhere to traditional constitutional jurisdictional autonomy. Quebec has constantly rejected Liberal centralist autocratic federalism and have been the only province besides Alberta to cling to conventional constitutional jurisdictions. They cautiously return the BQ to Ottawa with a mandate to continue to use threat of separation to acheive Quebec autonomy within confederation....but kept them in check with enough federalists voting for CPC and a federalist provincial gobernment. The Liberal seats are all from the ridings where Powercor corporate patronage is at it's thickest. Harper, Charest and Duceppe will find common constitutional ground. I hope he can bring Quebec as well as Alberta into a satisfactory confederal agreement. I also predict he will get cooperation in parliement from Quebec MPs more so than Ontario. Harper's penetration in Quebec is a signal that separtists have waned and autonomy within confederation is ready to take Quebecers embraced in 1867... not the separatist FLQ stereotype that the Liberal fear monger with.

High points: Liberal scammer Smith sent packing. Pretty Pierre Pettigrew was sent packing and he and his chauffer-boyfriend will have to pay for their own hotel rooms. Adscam patron ridings went blue. CPC picked up every liberal seat except the safe Montreal patronage seats secured with Powercor bribery. Quebec Federalists and autonomists have common ground in Harper's constitutional revival of Provincial empowerment.

Atalntic Canada: Has proven to be either helplessly dependent on corrupt Liberal Tammany Hall patronage/control politics OR they are more isolated and vulnerable to single party state fear mongering than had ever been predicted.
NB: Seems reliant on the redundant fed jobs the Gun Registry and similar gratuitous Fed make work projects provide. The polls reflected this
NS: still needs the "political boss" pumping fed loans, regional development graft and no bid contracts into local economies The Irvings and Soby's are are the majority of working poor "service industry" workers who reley on their employment monopoly.
PEI continues to be a wholey owned subsidiary of Lib-Patronage Inc. It has 3 more seats than are warrented by its population and enough federally funded golf resorts to keep the island economy hopping servicing the senior civil servants that retire and vacation there. They know who butters their patronized bread.
NFLD./Labrador: St. John's residents found the brains/balls to oust some local Liberal patronage bosses but the CFB Gander residents voted Liberal...what the hell is that? The Newf mind remains an enigma..for now.

Low points: Traitorous weasel Brison was rewarded for his betrayal to his party and his sex. Economies reliant on the armed forces voted liberal (Is this Newfie strategic voting?) and generally the East coast remains an isolated info blacked out Federal ward and a fed equalization payment basket case. They are in peril of being a political write off as power shifts to the west and away from patronage confederalism.

General observasions:

  • I woke up this morning and Harper had no troops in the streets

  • Ontario remains the land of dreams where crooks and frothing maniacs can find a government job

  • TO, Montreal and Vancouver, by their political choices are "Canada" whereas the remaining 99 % of the landmass and its population is not.
  • Listening to Liberal party henchmen: The liberals didn't lose this election, they were downsized by a horribly mistaken management ( electorate) who were not fully propagandized. It is inconceivable that people in the single party state would find graft, corruption, ballot tampering, election fraud and theft of public funds to be abhorant.
  • Even a thin blue line against the above is better than what we had.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you. The urban (entitled to entitlements) are far more entrenched in the liberal thinking than I realized. I'm a BCer who thinks its time for a change in our provincial politics to better reflect the more rural/conservative and urban/liberal split. I'm going to work now to get in a provincial govmt that won't be hoping for a federal Liberal comeback.

January 24, 2006 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

This is a short term breather that gives us the opportunity to get the independence movement in high gear... the LIEberals will be back...

January 24, 2006 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

Vancouver and Montreal together, are not as significant seat-wise and economy-wise as is the 905/GTA blob. If this Ontario core had flooded the NDP ranks, at least a person could say that they were ready to punish corruption and cronyism. But, that's not the case. Even the NDP, super-statists that they are, made very little headway. Montreal is ripe terrain for the CPC as is Vancouver come the next round, but not the 905/GTA. I don't know what's in the water, I don't know what kind of invisible bubble surounds the zone, but it was the most stubborn region nationally; the true bastion of the Liberals. I base this on the fact that the NDP had so much trouble there...not just the CPC.

905/GTA Liberals believe that they are Canada... not Montreal or Vancouver... but only they. And, to some degree they are correct as our electoral system gives them unfettered power based on sheer population. The ultimate metaphor for the 905/GTA was the reelection of Bimbenda. She literaly crapped on her electorate, and like a battered wife, the snivelling horde went back to her.

The 905/GTA holds the key to what kind of Canada we'll have, unless Harper and Gille can cooperate enough with the provinces to dismantle the Federal constructs that serve only one purpose... to give Liberals power. Failing that, the long term prognosis for Canada is slim.

January 24, 2006 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Junker said...

The length of your post is very much excusable, it is very interesting from one end to the other.

In the end we take what we can get. The "thin blue line" is definetly better than what we had before.

January 24, 2006 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

We now have 3 urban centers which are very much politically dyslexic to the way the rest of the nation thinks TO and Vancouver. To is easily explained as this is the center of journalism for the single party state utopianism.... essentially TO Vancouver and Montreal urban core ridings are susceptible to junk politics and fear mongering attack ads. This urban constituency has been pandered to for so long the Liberal bureaucratic culture of entitlement has percolated down into these constituencies.

Canada's outdated electoral a representative systems have put Canada into a situation like ancient Greece where city-states rule the nation to the detriment of small town and rural Canada.

Between the greater Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver urban areas we see 90 plus seats. This is almost 1/3 of parliament and the balance of power. Is it any wonder the crass Liberals have cultured this vote with years of MSM propagation of Liberal statist utopianism.

The bottom line is that this election has uncovered the real riff in the fabric of Canadian culture is not French English or Quebec against Canada.... it is urban against suburban/rural and east against west....this is the result of decades of Liberal vote culturing setting one group against the other by a culture of fear that one or the other group will gain power unless the liberals are there to stop it.

As far as I'm concerned the metro areas have far too much power as per the seat distribution system....what we need is not to remove their representation but rationalize it with the senate representing regions more equitably.

January 25, 2006 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Aizlynne said...

Excellent analysis Bill. I agree with you completely on the Ontario take - of course, having lived there myself.. I understand the mind set perhaps a bit better than most Westerners.

January 25, 2006 at 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Ian in NS said...

Couple of corrections/additions on your observations about the Maritimes:

* The Irvings are the New Brunswick power-brokers, not Nova Scotia (quick rundown of NB: Irvings control 1/3, McCains control 1/3, government gets the rest). Conservatives have never faired well in the northern, French parts of the province, which by no coincidence are the worst-performing economic regions (read: fishermen who are at sea six weeks a year, on pogey the rest of it).

* Halifax has shown itself to be the full-blown moonbat capital of the east coast with no Conservative candidate polling above 25% in the four metro ridings. Thanks for nothing, Alexa McDonough -- ever since she became federal leader, Halifax has been going through a love-in with the Dippers that extends to provincial politics (15 Dippers in provincial legislature, almost all from metro area).

* It's Cape Breton that's hopelessly addicted to Liberal pork; rural NS delivered 3/5 ridings, and we only missed West Nova by a whisker. Kings-Hants shames itself again by reelecting the turncoat viper.

January 25, 2006 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Thanks for the insights and clarifications Ian. Please feel free to drop in and comment on east coast politics any time. I consider the political intrastructure there to be second only to Quebec for graft and kickback.

My relatives in Halifax tell me the Irvings have their mitts into the transport, shipping and retail petro game all over the maritimes.

I love NBs "bush".... done some hunting and fishing there and you are correct about the north...there are some small villages there where you/swtrangers get treated with suspicion when you pull in to fuel up...whole town has one branch on the family tree and there are many (pre?)teen brides dragging tots around behind them...everyone seems to want to know if you are "guvmint fellers" if you get my drift.

NS seems to be the most prosperous of the maritime provinces but it has political "bosses" who control pretty much every patronage disbursement from the AO funding.

As for cape breton, my buddie's father inlaw was milking WCB for a disability from the sydney mines when he was 38 when he became a chronic claimant (said he had an alergy to dust and the mine work trashed out his breathing)with WCB they gave his file to the feds who put him on disability pension at age 40....Mikey never worked another day after his 38th birthday and the work he did do was playing cards smokin' "rolls" and quaffing black diamond rum in all night benders until his liver gave out last year at age 81.....43 years on the pogue put truck lods of tobacco in Mikey's coalmine ruined lungs and rivers of rum through his work alegic liver....and he is not atypical for the region. The sydney mines supplied WCB and the disability programs with far more clients than any other 4 provinces....more money was mined from the CPP than ever came out of the mine in oar... the scam these guys would run is to purposely hurt themselves ( neck and back were the favorites) and then put in a WCB claim...the local WCB was totally incapable of funding all the claims the scammers were running and they all had relatives on the dole so very few of these goldbrick claims were ever refused....the WCB would just roll over, put the guy on long term benefits then hand his file to the feds to pay him from the CPP disability program after 2 years on WCB.

According to a gal I know from Sydney who worked at the towns bank, there was a time in the mid 80s where the majority of the checks she cashed for the local customers were from WCB, CPP or pogy...and the mine had 3 shifts working at the time!

January 25, 2006 at 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Ian in NS said...

Oh, the Irvings have some sway in NS, to be sure -- but compared to NB, it isn't even close. They've got a vice-like grip on the NB media, owning every daily newspaper and a healthy chunk of radio stations to boot. I forget if they still own a TV station or not (for a long time, NB did not have a true CBC TV outlet; CHSJ-TV ran the CBC programming but IIRC was Irving-owned). Nobody's really sure just how large their empire is since they're completely privately owned so don't have to disclose anything.

You're right about politics in NS -- I get the sense that it's still a lot of old-boys club, save perhaps the Dippers who are relatively new to the scene. (I've only lived here since early 2003, I grew up in NB, so I don't understand the provincial scene here as well as my home turf) I don't particularly care for the provincial PCs but they're the best of an uninspiring bunch.

NB doesn't have that problem to the same extent due to their tendency to eject sitting governments with a vengeance when the mood strikes. That vengeance almost rose up to strike Lord down in the last election but subsided to leave him a razor-thin majority. Having seen him operate I don't think he'd fare well nationally; he's more style than substance, with a bad indecisive streak.

January 25, 2006 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

Does this mean that we'll be seeing you at the AAP meetings WLM?

January 25, 2006 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

Check this out Bill: What do you think?

January 26, 2006 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Richard said...
"Does this mean that we'll be seeing you at the AAP meetings WLM?"

Richard> I will answer this in todays log post.

But the short answer is "no". I have a problem with the AAP not advoacating proper confederal autonomy or having the political will to use referenda to pull out of confederation if our constitutional autonomy is not recognized and sty independent until we get a proper equitable confederal deal from Ottawa.

January 26, 2006 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Debris Trail said...
Check this out Bill: What do you think?

Dunno the url was incomplete. As a general rule of thumb anything published in the Star lacks integrity and credibility. The Star is a wholly owned publishing subsidiary of the Liberal party and it is a shelter for globalist utopianism that has a political agenda which is the antithesis of every principle this confederation was founded upon.

January 26, 2006 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

I'll give you the short version then: The writer predicts a record length or government, where Harper will bring in major Federal/Provincial reforms. In otherwords, the Bloc will be virtually forced to vote with the CPC as Harper strikes a deal with the Provinces to drastically shift the balance of power away from the federal government to the provinces. The editorial was actually quite glowing. Furthermore, it demonstrated how Harper has a very powerful government, based on old reform ideals that make the bloc his hostage.

The premiers will be salavating, and the Libs and bloc will be loath to vote against anything that the premiers have endorsed. The biggest shift may well be a move toward provinces being responsible through there own increased taxation, and much less on Federal bribery. In the end, Harper may disassemble the Liberal strength, which is creating ever larger Federal government at the expense of ever weaker provincial government. Once provinces do most of the taxing, they also have the power to be more independant of Ottawa, but they must also be more responsible in the way they spend. The Feds step back and become a major player only on national issues like defense etc., and international affairs. We'd be back to the way Canada was intended to run.

January 26, 2006 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Sounds like a reformer's dream DT...I'd like to believe it can be dine but I'm prgmatic enough to realize that welfare state reliance is a two way have to WANT to be reliant not to take your independence back. I suspect the Atlantic provinces and the central urban centers are scared to death of taking accountability for their constitutional responsibilities they ceeded to the feds. Call it the kept cattle effect of decadent socialism and central control.

Returning to proper constitutional jurisdictional governance will save the country as Alberta ( and the west) and Quebec will thrive when cut loose from Ottawa's interference but it will be fought by the Maritimes and the TO-Montreal-Vancouver urban triumverant...can you see a pathetic beggar like David Miller actually have to take ion the responsibility of governance of TO without big nanny Ottawa stealing wealth in ROC to feed his abysmal ineptitude and mismanagement?

Not on this plane of existance.

January 27, 2006 at 6:29 AM  
Blogger Debris Trail said...

I call it "battered wife syndrome".

January 27, 2006 at 7:58 AM  
Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Late to the party, but I'm pleased to see discussion of Maritime political, economic and social problems by both a Westerner and a NSer. Ian understands my province, NB, at least as well as I do. And I agree that the Irvings are a brobdingnagian power here. They're everywhere, actually. There seems to be no end to what they own. Hell, they make the federal Libranos look like lightweight amateurs, actually, believe it or not (at least the Irvings don't take our tax dollars all the time and waste it on stupid stuff). Notwithstanding their size and reach, it's still hard as hell to find a long-term high-paying job even when well-qualified, compared to how it is in Alberta. The Irvings are really the economic engine where I live. Without them, we'd be nothing. But still they're not enough, dammit!

The solutions are political, they come from Ottawa, mostly in the form of tax cuts and weaning folks off the dependence.

I'm one of the lucky ones, actually, to have escaped the brainwashing that happens here. The broader I looked beyond the NB Telegraph Journal (Irving-owned and Liberal-biased), the more I learned and understood. The internet and blogosphere really made a lot of difference, too, recently, as it made me realize that I'm not alone, that there are many others out there, the silent majority, who have resisted the brainwashing of the leftist state. It was then that I knew conclusively that I'm not crazy, which is something so many people suggested I was and looked at me as if I was. Well, since January 23rd, I've been laughing last and loudest... for I know I was right all along and the leftists were and still are wrong.

January 29, 2006 at 5:19 PM  
Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

I also agree with Bill as to the reluctance of the Maritimes to rise up and learn to be self-sufficient and start producing again.

But I think this past election's results have indicated a political earthquake has happened in the Maritimes, with stronger ones to come should the new Conservative gov't do well and demonstrate it can fix stuff the Libranos broke, etc.

I also agree Canada will be better served via decentralization of jurisdictional powers. The Liberals have long refused to allow it, instead messing around with tiny little things and blowing them out of proportion to try and paint themselves as doing a lot more.

There are constitutional and historical differences between Canada and America which must be taken into account. The feds must adapt to this reality if there's to be a united federation in the future. The Liberal status quo is unacceptable, period, and won't be tolerated anymore. Canadians, faced with a crossroads election, have made the right choice. Now it's up to our new leadership to show the way and prove they know and will do what needs to be done.

It won't be easy and it won't happen overnight, but I believe there's more hope since Jan. 23 than there's been for a long time. The federation isn't easy to govern, therefore the cerebral and honorable amongst us must do the job right. I hope the original aims of the Fathers of Confederation won't be for naught. The federation can indeed be made to work. It just takes political will and the right democratic decisions in sufficient numbers.

Let's hope...

January 29, 2006 at 5:32 PM  

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