Racist race baiter Shree Paradkar: (Mostly) white covidiots at Trinity Bellwoods Park think the rules don’t apply to them. They’re right
I wonder if the news about who is most at risk from COVID-19 — the racialized have-nots — has created a sense of inoculation among the haves. It’s affecting those people, not us, unless we’re old.
So in this racists mind white people are such scum that they all know how covid affects non whites, and all white people use this information to go out and have fun to spite all the “racialized” people.
Photographs doing the rounds on social media showed thousands of what looked like white people milling around in crowds in the west-end park, as if millions of other Torontonians were not holding back from precisely that because common sense. And courtesy. And safety.
“Damn white people doing bad things, all the non whites have common sense”
No doubt there were racialized folks among those gathered — fools come from all races — but they were protected by the overwhelming whiteness of those around them.
Damn white privilege again
A couple of weeks ago, a Tamil friend in our suburban neighbourhood was taking his children for a walk, observing all social-distancing protocols. A white man working on his front lawn chided him for being outside and told him to get off the sidewalk and walk on the road.
Did you hear that, one anecdote of a bad white person means racism is everywhere.
Has the province sought the might of the police to keep all of us safe or only some of us safe? Why does the amount of melanin in the wrongdoer dictate who gets off, and whom we choose to perceive as wrongdoer in the first place?
Guess there’s no one quite like covidiots to expose the toxic hierarchies that operate under pretty ideals of egalitarianism.
Pure seething white people hate. [article mirror]
If we’re going by anecdotes, here’s a white family that was fined $880
Print edition of the Toronto Star had an even more racist headline:
- Source: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.thestar.com/amp/opinion/2020/05/24/mostly-white-covidiots-at-trinity-bellwoods-think-the-rules-dont-apply-to-them-theyre-right.html
CBC promotes the sexualization and gender bending of kids
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— CBC Kids News (@CBCKidsNews) July 4, 2019
Pierre Poilievre asks Canada’s Finance Minister Bill Morneau what Canada’s balance sheet looks like – he stalls and rambles for 3+ minutes and never answers the question
Sweet Jesus, Morneau’s mastery of cartoonish word salad has surpassed Trudeau. Seriously, this clip should scare the shit out of every Canadian. #cdnpoli
— Brad Zubyk (@Bzubyk) May 14, 2020
On Tuesday, the National Research Council, for reasons that were not made quite clear, entered into an agreement, the exact details of which Canadians are apparently unentitled to know, with a Chinese entity known as CanSino Biologics Inc., in a project backed by the Institute of Biotechnology in China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences. The deal commits Canadian researchers to the development of a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, the deadly virus that Chinese authorities, by gross negligence and disinformation, in roughly equal measure, unleashed upon the world late last year.
The National Research Council, it might be remembered, was badly hacked in 2014, or in the federal bureaucracy’s lexicon, was made “a victim of Chinese computer network exploitation activities,” and the vandalism ended up costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars to repair. But hey, bygones.
But Ottawa hasn’t yet found the courage to say no to Huawei, or to join the United States, the European Union, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom in the audacious notion that, you know, maybe there should be an independent inquiry into how the hell this pandemic happened. China is offended by the proposition and opposes it. The World Health Organization, its credibility shot, is also against it. So Trudeau is keeping quiet.
Trudeau has also declined to address the horrifying results of an in-depth investigation Amnesty International carried out in a collaboration with the Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China that details the “bullying, racist, bigoted” campaign waged by Beijing’s proxies in Canada.
Canada’s timid response has almost certainly emboldened Chinese government officials who are bullying Chinese dissidents and activists in Canada
Chinese government officials and supporters of the Communist Party of China are increasingly resorting to “threats, bullying and harassment” to intimidate and silence activists in Canada, including those raising concerns about democracy and civil rights in Hong Kong and Beijing’s mistreatment of Uyghurs, Tibetans and Falun Gong practitioners, a new report says.
A coalition of human-rights groups led by Amnesty International Canada says a timid response by Ottawa to this foreign interference is exacerbating the problem. “Chinese state actors have almost certainly become emboldened by the inadequate responses of Canadian officials,” the coalition writes.
We leaned a few weeks ago that the Nova Scotia shooter’s father reported him, his violence & his illegal guns to the RCMP. Now we find out that his former neighbour called the Mounties on him, his violence & illegal guns. NOTHING DONE.
A former neighbour of the gunman behind last month’s mass shooting in Nova Scotia says she reported his domestic violence and cache of firearms to the RCMP years ago and ended up leaving the community herself due to fears of his violence.
Brenda Forbes said that in the summer of 2013, she told police about reports that Gabriel Wortman had held down and beaten his common law spouse behind one of the properties he owned in Portapique, a coastal community west of Truro.
“If you tell them that he may have illegal weapons, should you not go and check it out?” she asked.
Her husband, who also served in the Canadian Forces, recalled being shown their neighbour’s weapons cache.
“He knew I had weapons, being in the military, so he was always one of those guys who had to show others that whatever they had, he had something better,” George Forbes said. Wortman showed him firearms, including pistols and a rifle, in the garage, he said.
“We reported that to the police also,” he said. Police have said the gunman didn’t have a licence for his weapons
Almost 200,000 surgeries and other procedures, cancer screening tests and clinical trials of experimental medicines were shelved indefinitely as hospitals braced for a possible flood of COVID-19 patients. A deluge that never quite materialized.
Meanwhile, many hospitals have sat barely half-full.
Doctors and patient advocates say the dramatic, overnight retooling of the nation’s health-care system, luckily, didn’t trigger a tsunami of deaths or other bad outcomes for non-COVID patients, thanks largely to careful planning.
But there is evidence of negative impacts nonetheless.
Modelling in Ontario estimated the cancellation of elective heart surgeries would result in more than 30 deaths by early May.
Colleagues of Dr. Andrew Krahn, Vancouver-based president of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, called to check on a patient awaiting the pandemic-delayed implant of a defibrillator, a device designed to prevent lethal heart rhythm problems. His daughter answered, revealing that the patient had already died, says Krahn.
Delia Oliveira, a Surrey, B.C., woman, told media that her 50-year-old husband, Chris Walcroft, passed away April 15, weeks after the procedure to prepare him for life-saving kidney dialysis was cancelled.
Reporter: “Is your government standing up to China, or is it backing away from China?” Trudeau doesn’t answer, walks away
Reporter: "Is your government standing up to China, or is it backing away from China?"
— Pundit Class (@punditclass) May 8, 2020
There is a reasonably plausible hypothesis making the rounds that accounts for Canada’s strange distinction among the world’s leading democracies as the silent outlier, the one government that isn’t either demanding or providing a proper explanation about how it came to pass, exactly, that a virus outbreak that began in China managed to go on to kill more than 260,000 people around the world, among them more than 4,200 Canadians.
It’s that Justin Trudeau’s government is afraid.
The first indication Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ban of 1,500 “military-grade” and “assault-style” weapons in Canada isn’t serious about reducing gun crime, is that these terms don’t exist in Canadian law.
What that means is that the government doesn’t know how many of these firearms there are in Canada, so how is it going to determine the effectiveness of a ban?
The second indication Trudeau isn’t serious comes from the government’s own examination of the issue of banning handguns and assault weapons last year.
It concluded: “The vast majority of owners of handguns and of other firearms in Canada lawfully abide by requirements, and most gun crimes are not committed with legally-owned firearms.
“Any ban of handguns or assault weapons would primarily affect legal firearms owners …
“In all cases, the data does not conclusively demonstrate that these handgun or assault weapon bans have led to reductions in gun violence …”
1 Nearly all shootings are committed by people with illegal handguns anyway so this ban won’t affect them.
2. So many guns they didn’t ban have the exact magazine capacities and muzzle velocities.
3. Legal gun owners haven’t killed anyone.
4. This ban will only affect legal gun owners.
Mark Elyas, who in 2018 ended up in hot water over profane Facebook rants calling for Trump supporters to lose custody of their children and be exiled to detention camps, posted on Facebook last month support for now-discredited comments by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte urging police to kill citizens defying coronavirus lockdown.
“I hate Duerte (sic,) but he 100% right on this one,” Elyas wrote in response to an April 2 post by YouTuber and podcast host Kyle Orvis.
“Shoot people on sight who defy curfew (snipers can be posted anywhere about 2 kms from targets.)”
Trudeau gave $830,000 for COVID-19 research to the same Wuhan virus laboratory suspected of kicking off the pandemic
Justin Trudeau’s government is funding a nearly one million dollar Canadian taxpayer-funded coronavirus research project at the Wuhan China virus lab suspected as the source of the deadly plague.
According to the government website detailing the COVID-19 research disbursement, the $828,046 grant:
“…addresses the urgent need of rapid point-of-care diagnostics of COVID-19. The collaborative research is conducted by a multi-disciplinary team of virologists, chemists, infectious disease specialists, front-line practitioners, and public health researchers from the University of Alberta, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Wuhan Institute of Virology (China).
“Our team members in Wuhan who currently perform the standard diagnostic tests will lead this effort.”
The grant is for the noble cause of speeding up #coronavirus testing in parts of the world with limited healthcare resources.
Unfortunately, it seems the project relies heavily on the one lab that could be responsible for the outbreak.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology, according to the Washington Post, concerned US officials:
“…so much that they dispatched two diplomatic cables categorized as Sensitive But Unclassified back to Washington. The cables warned about safety and management weaknesses at the WIV lab and proposed more attention and help. The first cable also warns that the lab’s work on bat coronaviruses and their potential human transmission represented a risk of a new SARS-like pandemic.”
China lied and covered up this disease.
A new Associated Press investigation revealed that:
“In the six days after top Chinese officials secretly determined they likely were facing a pandemic from a new coronavirus, the city of Wuhan at the epicenter of the disease hosted a mass banquet for tens of thousands of people; millions began traveling through for Lunar New Year celebrations.
Doctors in Wuhan were afraid,” said Dali Yang, a professor of Chinese politics at the University of Chicago. “It was truly intimidation of an entire profession.”
Chinese scientists either loyal to the Chinese communist state, completely muzzled by the Chinese communist state or fearing being disappeared by the Chinese communist state, and who are currently working at the virus lab that is likely responsible for the spread of the coronavirus are going to lead the Canadian-funded research effort into rapid testing for the virus.
China is completely responsible for the plague that is now killing our old people, screeching national economies to a halt and robbing free people in free countries of their civil liberties.
China can pay for their own fake communist research at their Petri dish of a lab. Canadians suffering from this Chinese plague should not be.
CBC’s Rosemary Barton interrupting Pierre Poilievre, to shield Trudeau (Freeland) from answering a direct question re: military intelligence about the coronavirus in January
Freeland then runs interference and never answers the question:
— Mike (@Midnightrider98) April 11, 2020
Canadian Government Gave a $500,000 Grant to a Guy Filming a Puppet to Spread Coronavirus Information to Indigenous Communities
A Manitoba researcher is using part of his $500,000 federal grant to not only study how COVID-19 is affecting Indigenous communities but also to help them survive it.
One of the first projects Steph McLachlan commissioned is a public health video delivered in Cree by a raven puppet.
“We’ve kind of hit a sweet spot, which is finding something that’s useful from a health perspective but has value in itself in terms of something that’s funny and relevant from a cultural perspective,” said McLachlan, a professor in the University of Manitoba’s Department of Environment and Geography.
Government documents reveal a slow start to Canada’s COVID-19 response – Bureaucrats were reluctant to monitor travellers from China, consistently claimed risk of COVID-19 was ‘low’
Briefing notes prepared by bureaucrats for federal ministers show just how quickly the COVID-19 situation evolved in Canada — with public health officials stating the risk of transmission in Canada was low right up until early March, only to recommend an ordered shutdown of economic life in this country some two weeks later.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Thursday that it could be as long as a year before normal life returns in Canada — a dramatic change in messaging, considering how Public Health Agency of Canada officials were advising policymakers less than two months ago that COVID-19 risks were low in this country, and that mandatory quarantines for returning travellers would be too difficult to enforce.
A March 10 department-drafted briefing note prepared for Health Minister Patty Hajdu ahead of question period said that, with just 12 cases being reported nationwide at that point (even though publicly available numbers had already climbed higher), “the risk of spread of this virus within Canada remains low at this time.” The note also said the public health system is “well-equipped to contain cases coming from abroad, limiting the spread in Canada.”
The Canadian government is lifting a suspension on arms exports to Saudi Arabia and has renegotiated a controversial multibillion-dollar contract that will see an Ontario-based company sell light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to Riyadh.
Campaigners have said there is credible evidence Canadian arms are being used by the Saudi-UAE led coalition in the long-running conflict in Yemen.
At every opportunity since the diplomatic spat erupted in August 2018, Trudeau’s government has been trying behind the scenes to ‘normalise’ relations with Saudi Arabia, in spite of their horrendous human rights record and leading role in the brutal war in Yemen,” Fenton said, referring to the diplomatic dispute that erupted in August 2018 after Ottawa criticised Riyadh over its crackdown on women’s rights activists.
“Now, under the cover of the chaos brought on by the global pandemic, they’ve elected to reopen the weapons exports’ floodgates, placating Canada’s arms industry, while likely calculating little pushback from the media or public.”
Patty Hajdu – Canada’s Health Minister is a Bachelor of Arts with No Medical Background -“There’s no indication that the data that came out of China in terms of their infection rate and their death rate was falsified in any way”
Hajdu then attended Lakehead University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. In 2015, she received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria.
“There’s no indication that the data that came out of China in terms of their infection rate and their death rate was falsified in any way,” Canada’s health minister Patty Hajdu says. She then accuses the reporter who asked about the data of “feeding into conspiracy theories.”
Canada facing ‘major’ medical gear shortage as 68 countries restrict exports – After Trudeau sent 16 Tons of medical equipment to China in February
Officials across the country this week warned that equipment shortfalls are placing health-care workers and vulnerable Canadians at growing risk of exposure to the virus.
A lack of supply and surging demand have sent prices soaring for goods from gowns to gloves, swabs and face shields. “One government had placed an order for 200 million masks from China. And what this did overnight to the price of masks was to treble them,” Evenett said.
Canada’s health minister Patty Hajdu: “There’s no indication that the data that came out of China in terms of their infection rate and their death rate was falsified in any way”
“There’s no indication that the data that came out of China in terms of their infection rate and their death rate was falsified in any way,” Canada’s health minister Patty Hajdu says. She then accuses the reporter who asked about the data of “feeding into conspiracy theories.” (more…)
The road to Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak: timeline of federal government failure at border to slow the virus
When the COVID-19 crises first hit in late January, Ottawa MPs of all political stripes weren’t satisfied with the federal government’s assurances that Canada had the problem under control.
Justin Trudeau has barred @rebelnewsonline reporters from attending his 1 p.m. press conference today.
CBC’s Obsession And Blowing Out of Proportion Barely Existent Racism in Canada in Regards to the Coronavirus
European fanatics and ecological radicals refuse to accept that Canada’s forests, and its other carbon-absorbing assets, more than offset the country’s emissions. And, since 1997, Ottawa has capitulated.
“On the one hand, Canada, the United States, Japan and Australia wanted to count the carbon dioxide (CO2) removed from the atmosphere by their forests and agricultural soils towards their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand, the European Union wanted to limit credits for carbon removed by forests and soils.
The Paris Agreement is a Trojan Horse threatening the Canadian economy and national unity. Since 1997, only 37 developed countries have reduced CO2 emissions by seven per cent and the rest — led by climate culprit China — have increased emissions by 130 per cent.
Illegal border crossers and asylum claimants whose cases have not yet been heard in front of an immigration judge are in some cases being given 20 years of all-access to gold-plated healthcare services, the Sun has learned.
This provides access to every medical procedure available under the Canada Health Act, as well as full dental coverage and tax-payer funded prescription drugs, according to a medical assistant who is blowing the whistle on these exorbitant freebees.
“They are eligible for everything. Everything. For 20 years,” said the medical assistant, who sent an example of a government certificate dated Feb. 13, 2020 that appears to provide health care until Feb. 12, 2040.
Trudeau is asked “HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE PM MET WITH THE ETHICS COMMISSIONER”? and weasels his way out every time.
Another petition from a University of Waterloo student called on the Ontario government to shut down all campuses “to prevent further spread of the virus.” As of Tuesday afternoon it had nearly 30,000 signatures.
Kerry Bowman, a bioethicist at the University of Toronto who was a frontline healthcare worker during the SARS outbreak in 2002-3, said the petitions were “a strong overreaction, and there’s clearly elements of racism to it.”
In a table-top pandemic exercise at Johns Hopkins University last year, a pathogen based on the emerging Nipah virus was released by fictional extremists, killing 150 million people.
A less apocalyptic scenario mapped out by a blue-ribbon U.S. panel envisioned Nipah being dispersed by terrorists and claiming over 6,000 American lives.
Scientists from Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have also said the highly lethal bug is a potential bio-weapon.
But this March that same lab shipped samples of the henipavirus family and of Ebola to China, which has long been suspected of running a secretive biological warfare (BW) program.
China strongly denies it makes germ weapons, and Canadian officials say the shipment was part of its efforts to support public-health research worldwide. Sharing of such samples internationally is relatively standard practice.
But some experts are raising questions about the March transfer, which appears to be at the centre of a shadowy RCMP investigation and dismissal of a top scientist at the Winnipeg-based NML.
Toronto Muslim: Executing gays may sound “unfair”, but it’s Sharia law. At some point Sharia law will replace Canadian law
A Muslim Al Quds Day protester in Toronto on June 1 advocates that Canada should be ruled by Sharia law.
During the British Columbia elections in the spring of 2017, Christian activist Bill Whatcott passed out hundreds of flyers notifying people that one of the local candidates for Parliament, Morgane Oger — who claimed to be a woman and dressed as a woman — was actually a man named Ronan Oger. (In fact, up until five years ago, Oger lived relatively normally as a father with his wife and two children.)
Besides self-identifying as a “transgender woman,” Oger was no ordinary candidate. He was vice-president of B.C.’s far-left New Democratic Party (NDP). NDP promotes sexual-radical policies and Oger (as chair of the “Trans Alliance Society”) had personally pushed those issues into the British Columbia schools – which as a Christian Whatcott strongly opposes. Oger was also instrumental in the successful 2016 effort to add “gender identity” non-discrimination to B.C. law.
Canada: Trudeau Liberals just shut down the justice committee meeting to prevent a vote on recalling Wilson-Raybould
Watch as Justin Trudeau’s Liberals shut down the Justice Committee and cover up Justin Trudeau’s involvement in his SNC-Lavalin scandal. They refuse to let Jody Wilson-Raybould speak.
🚨 🚨 🚨 SHOCKING: Watch as Justin Trudeau’s Liberals shut down the Justice Committee and cover up Justin Trudeau’s involvement in his SNC-Lavalin scandal. They refuse to let Jody Wilson-Raybould speak. pic.twitter.com/lZB3yXsKBf
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) March 13, 2019
Muslim girl says her hijab was cut up in a ‘hate crime’ attack – Prime minister Trudeau, Ontario premier, Toronto mayor tweet about it – turns out it was a hoax
It was the assault that pulled on the heartstrings of a nation. Khawlah Noman’s story of being attacked not once but twice by a man in his 20s who used scissors to cut her hijab garnered responses from coast-to-coast.
The media seized upon this troubling tale as camera crews rushed to her Scarborough school for a press conference several hours after the Friday morning assault happened.
“I felt really scared and confused,” Noman said as part of a broader statement, explaining she screamed and the man ran away, only to return again. “He continued cutting my hijab again.”
The public sentiments were like a deluge: they came fast and they came strong. Toronto Mayor John Tory. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. They all issued statements. “Canada is an open and welcoming country,” posted Trudeau, “and incidents like this cannot be tolerated.”
On Monday, Toronto Police issued the following brief statement. “After a detailed investigation, police have determined that the events described did not happen,” it read. “Our investigation is concluded and we don’t expect anything further.”
- Source: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/furey-hijab-hoax-girl-family-owe-canadians-an-apology
When asked at a press conference on March 6 about the allegations that her maternal grandfather was a Nazi collaborator, Chrystia Freeland, newly appointed Foreign Minister of Canada, former journalist and a writer, a master of words, found only clumsy sentences to deliver what would have earned no more than a ‘C’ in a high school debate class.
“It’s no secret that Russians do not like you and banned you from the country,” began the question. “Recently, there has been a series of articles in pro-Russian websites about you and your maternal grandparents, making accusations that [your grandfather] was a Nazi collaborator. I’d like to get your view—is this a disinformation campaign by the Russians to try to smear you and discredit you, which they have a tendency to do?”
With a poorly-camouflaged expression of pain on her face, Freeland replied:
“It’s public knowledge that there have been efforts—as U.S. intelligence sources have said—by Russia to destabilize the U.S. political system. I think that Canadians and indeed other Western countries should be prepared for similar efforts to be directed at us. I am confident in our country’s democracy and I am confident that we can stand up to and see through those efforts.”
“I don’t think it’s a secret,” she continued, “American officials have publicly said—and even [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel has publicly said—that there were efforts on the Russian side to destabilize Western democracies, and I think it shouldn’t come as a surprise if these same efforts were used against Canada. I think that Canadians and indeed other Western countries should be prepared for similar efforts to be directed at them.”
What? Angela Merkel? Was her grandfather a Nazi collaborator or wasn’t he? Freeland dodged the question.
As The Globe and Mail reported, when asked to refute the allegation, her office responded: “People should be questioning where this information comes from, and the motivations behind it.”
The federal government has spent more than $32-million on flights to carry Syrian refugees from Jordan to Canada.
The massive effort to bring 25,000 of the refugees to Canada before Feb. 29 started in December with a Canadian Forces Airbus carrying the first group, but since then the airlift has relied on planes chartered from commercial airlines.
The trans-Atlantic trips, from Amman’s Marka airport to either Montreal or Toronto, have cost an average of roughly $377,000 per flight, according to Public Services and Procurement Canada.
There were 88 flights that carried 23,098 Syrian refugees from Amman to Canada between Dec. 15 and Feb. 22, according to a tracker on the Immigration Department’s website. That means the total cost of trans-Atlantic flights is now more than $32-million.
That works out to roughly $1,436 a person – a sum that is higher than fares available for tickets on ordinary commercial flights offered by some of the same airlines that are chartering flights for the government.
It has been covered before about the problems that immigration bring related to cultural incompatibility. Importing large numbers of very different people — year after year — leads to balkanization and fragmentation of a society. Indeed, multiculturalism is a complete lie. It never works.
United Front groups in Canada helped Beijing stockpile coronavirus safety supplies – same day China told the world Coronavirus is not contagious it also told its consulates and embassies to start sending face masks home
China was evidently hiding the extent of a pandemic that endangered the world while covertly securing PPE at low prices. This “surreptitious” operation left “the world naked with no supply of PPE,” Jorge Guajardo, Mexico’s former ambassador to Beijing, told Global News.
The result: starting in March, after COVID-19 had circled the globe, countries that provided masks to China in January and February were forced to compete for China’s supply.
By late January, sources in manufacturing and military circles were warning western governments that China seemed to be covertly seizing global PPE supply, O’Toole and Guajardo said.
Canada’s (and the United Kingdom’s) real history of slavery and racism doesn’t fit “Black Lives Matter” ‘white people bad’ narrative
Well, under Queen Victoria and beyond, the United Kingdom spent a century fighting against slavery. They dispatched the Royal Navy, the greatest military force in the world at the time, to do it.
Yet during this week’s riots, a statue of Queen Victoria was desecrated. Protesters spray painted “BLM” and “Murderer” on it, along with “slave owner” and “slag.”
Did Queen Victoria kill blacks and enslave blacks? No, and neither did President Abraham Lincoln, who freed four million slaves after the bloodiest war in U.S. history. Neither did Winston Churchill who led the west against Nazi Germany.
Yet all their statues were targeted.
“An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade” was passed in Parliament in 1807. It didn’t ban slavery itself in the British Empire. But it banned the slave trade. So if you were already a slave, it did not free you. But it was a direct attack on the industry of slavery, the capturing of slaves and their shipment to slave auctions. It was the starter pistol for the Royal Navy’s Great War on slave-traders.
The Royal Navy set up a special fleet just for the purpose of stopping slave ships, the West Africa Squadron. It was fully one-sixth of the entire Royal Navy.
Over the course of 50 years, the West Africa Squadron seized 1,600 different slave ships. They freed 150,000 Africans who were being shipped to slave markets. This was not in the economic interests of Britain or the colonies. This was purely done as a moral expression of Christian ideology, in the face of evil.
Did you know, for example, that the British Empire literally paid to liberate every slave in their empire?
They didn’t have a civil war; they didn’t kill half a million of their own souls in a bloody battle over slavery. They emancipated all the salves, by paying out their slave owners, redeeming the slaves, as the Bible tells Christians to do.
The British Empire borrowed £20 million back in 1833, to do this. Today that would be approximately one hundred billion British pounds, or a quarter of a trillion Canadian dollars.
CBC foreign correspondent, Neil Macdonald, posted that CBC jobs were wholly dependent upon keeping the Liberals happy.
In the Twitter world stalked relentlessly by journalists, there was a significant flap over the weekend when the esteemed CBC foreign correspondent, Neil Macdonald, now retired, posted that CBC jobs were wholly dependent upon keeping the Liberals happy.
The I-told-you-so crowd was elated, of course.
Finally, the truth!
It began when Conservative Sen. Linda Frum posted a video on Twitter of the Commons’ emergency debate that showed CBC anchor, Rosie Barton, suddenly cutting away just as Conservative mucker-upper Pierre Poilievre was delivering a tough question to the PM about when he knew about COVID-19.
Barton responded to the ensuing vitriol with a rather non-offensive tweet, although she perhaps wrongly assumed the majority of her critics were card-carrying Conservatives finally having their suspicions confirmed.
“If you had been watching from the top, your leader had already asked the same question,” she tweeted in her defence. “We also thought perhaps the death of 31 people in one long-term care centre in Quebec might be important to get to. But do go on.”
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