Arthur Weinreb


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Trudeau government: Respect for human rights of others only voluntary

Jul 24, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

The Canadian Press has obtained a copy of a draft citizenship guide the Liberals are working on. These guides are used by people studying to pass their citizenship test. The last time the guide was updated was in 2011 under the Harper government. While some of the changes to the guide were expected based upon Trudeau’s criticism of the Tories’ guide, others were totally unexpected.

When former Immigration Minister Jason Kenney released the 2011 guide, the booklet stated “barbaric cultural practices” such as honour killings and female genital mutilation were criminal offences in Canada and not wanted. Trudeau had his knickers, no doubt halal knickers to match his socks, in a knot over the use of the term “barbaric.” The Little Potato obviously found little if anything wrong with immigrants who kill their family members as a matter of honour or who practise female genital mutilation. These acts apparently paled in comparison to Harper’s use of the word “barbaric.”

Did Officer Mohamed Noor get his job just because he’s Somali?

Jul 22, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

If he did, it would not be the first time.

Christina Benson was a civilian employee of the Ottawa Police Service and her job was to conduct background checks on those applying to become police officers with the Ottawa police. Last summer she conducted checks on 19 new recruits. Benson found 18 of the 19 applicants passed the check while one failed. She forwarded her findings to Charles Bordeleau, Chief of the Ottawa police. The chief has the final say on who gets hired and who does not. The man Benson determined not to have passed her background check was a Somali.

On July 24, 2016, Abdirahman Abdi, a 37-year-old Somali Canadian, became involved in a confrontation with Ottawa police after officers received information about a groping. During this confrontation, Abdi suffered a medical episode and died in hospital the next day. There was outrage as there always is when a black suspect dies at the hands of police.

If Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wants to beat Trudeau, he’s going have to get tougher

Jul 15, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

The $10.5 million payment made by the Trudeau government to terror tyke Omar Khadr handed Andrew Scheer and the CPC party a great issue to defeat the Liberals in the next election. But Scheer is going to have to do better than he is now doing if he hopes to capitalize on the gift he has been given.

Hours before Americans began their July 4th celebrations, news was leaked the government intended to pay the $10.5 million to the most prominent member of Canada’s First Family of Terrorism. Two days later, it was revealed the money had already been paid, no doubt to prevent the funds from being seized by Tabitha Speer and Layne Morris. Speer’s husband Christopher, an American medic was killed when Khadr threw a grenade at him in Afghanistan in 2002. Former Sgt. Layne Morris was blinded in one eye.

Critics of Ontario premier erroneously assume she’s trying to do the right thing

Jul 5, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

Not only is Kathleen Wynne unpopular in the province she governs but she has the lowest approval ratings of any premier in Canada. In a poll late last month, while 70 percent of Ontarians disapprove of her performance, almost half of all Canadians (48 percent) disapprove of her job performance.

Back in March, an Angus Reid poll gave her a record low; only 12 percent of Ontarians polled approved of Wynne’s performance. As the late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty might have put it, she reached Elvis territory; the percentage of people who like the job she is doing is about the same as those who think the singer is still alive.

Watching her majority government headed for what could be third party status after the next election scheduled for June next year, Wynne took action. In May, Wynne announced the province’s minimum wage, now at $11.40 an hour, will increase to $15 by 2019. As of Jan.1 next year, the minimum wage will be increased to $14 an hour. Under the premier’s plan, the minimum wage will increase by a whopping 32 percent in less than two years. Other measures announced such as workers being paid for three hours if their shifts are cancelled and workers being entitled to 10 days of personal leave (two of them paid leave) have been announced.

Because you’re a comedian does not mean everything you say or do is a joke

Jun 5, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

Because you’re a comedian does not mean everything you say or do is a joke

Although I have not been writing much lately, I have written thousands of articles for Canada Free Press and its hard copy predecessor, Toronto Free Press, during the last 20 plus years. Although I have occasionally thrown in an “I,” I have always avoided writing in the first person.

Expressing an opinion by inserting something like “I think” gives the reader the opportunity to say “Who cares what he thinks?” And besides, I’m not all that interesting. But on this occasion, there is no other way to do it.

Those who think Canada’s Defense Minister will resign are living in the past

May 4, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

In the past few days there have been calls for Harjit Sajjan to resign his cabinet post as the Minister of Defense. While it is certainly possible he might resign if he personally cannot take the heat, or if Justin Trudeau believes it is politically expedient to get rid of him, there is no way he will ever resign as a matter of honour.

Using the ‘Notwithstanding Clause’ to keep illegals from entering Canada from the U.S.

Mar 22, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

Since the end of last year, the number of people crossing illegally from the United States to Canada has increased. The increase has been attributed to Donald Trump’s election as president with the promised crackdown of illegal immigrants in the United States.

While the numbers are not yet large, they are bound to grow. While many of the current illegal border crossers are from Africa and the Middle East, Reuters reported last week, Canada has recorded a record number of detentions of Mexicans attempting to illegally enter Canada during the first two months of the year. In addition to Trump’s election on Dec. 1, 2016, Justin Trudeau’s government did away with the requirement of visas in order for Mexicans to visit Canada. Unless Trump does a complete policy reversal, these numbers are bound to increase. And more and more Canadians are now demanding their country’s borders to be secured.

Misconceptions about how Canada can prevent illegal border crossings

Mar 6, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

Recently there has been an influx of illegal immigrants walking into Canada from the United States. According to the RCMP more than 400 people have crossed the border illegally since Jan. 1; a substantial increase over the same time period last year.

Despite what the practitioners of the religion of global warming say, it gets a tad chilly in the Great White (obviously racist) North. Two illegals suffered severe frostbite after walking for seven hours to reach the border. The onset of spring and summer are only going to increase these numbers.

There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about how Canada can stem the tide of illegals crossing into Canada. These misconceptions are coming from politicians, pundits and others on social media. The reality is, short of building an impenetrable wall along the entire U.S./Canada border, it is virtually impossible to stop people from illegally entering Canada.

Note to the CPC leadership candidates: It’s NOT the economy, stupid!

Feb 21, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

“It’s the economy, stupid!” The slogan, a variation of “the economy, stupid” coined by Democratic strategist political strategist James Carville worked well during the 1992 presidential election campaign. It helped Bill Clinton defeat incumbent George H.W. Bush who was seen as out of touch with the problems of ordinary people. In the early 1990s, the United States was hit with a mild recession and the economy was instrumental in making Bush Senior a one-term president.

There is no doubt that Canada’s present economy is in bad shape thanks to the free-wheeling spending of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trudeau campaigned on the promise of balancing the books by 2018 and running a surplus the following year. Earlier this year, Trudeau’s own finance department revealed the budget will not be balanced until the early 2050s. Apparently budgets do not balance themselves as Trudeau once claimed. Many of us Canadians will never live to see another budget even being close to being balanced.

Free speech in Canada: The beginning of the end?

Feb 13, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

Motion M-103 is scheduled to come up for a vote on Feb. 16. While it is a non-binding motion that does not have the force of law, it could very well mark the beginning of the end of freedom of speech in Canada as we know it.

M-103 was introduced in Parliament in December by rookie Liberal MP Irqra Khalid and is entitled “Systemic racism and religious discrimination.” With a title like that what could possibly be wrong? Like many things coming out of Justin Trudeau and his party of trained seals, the title is misleading.

The Trump presidency will cost Canadians

Jan 31, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

There is no dispute Canadian people as a whole are politically further to the left than Americans. There are of course conservatives who would not only like to see Justin Trudeau gone but replaced by a Trump-like successor. There is very little chance the latter will happen, at least in the foreseeable future.

After Obama left the White House, Trudeau became one of, if not the most prominent, Western globalist. Trudeau has sent billions of dollars to foreign countries to help with their infrastructure or to help them fight “climate change.” He has also sent a lot of Canadian dollars to the UN and UN agencies. His recent “selfie tour” across Canada showed he has little interest in helping the middle class, the people he’s always talking about helping. The rest of the world’s population, especially those living in third-world countries are more important than Canadians are.

Brother Justin’s Travelling Salvation Show

Jan 16, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

There is little doubt Justin Trudeau will go down in history as one of,  if not the , worst prime minister in Canadian history. Despite the fact he is changing the face of Canada and working hard to economically destroy the country, it is a lot of fun to watch it.

Recently the Little Potato got into some deep doo-doo, not only with his critics who think the country should retain the identity that made it Canada, but with the left wing media that are were his biggest champions. Trudeau, who loves to emulate B. Hussein Obama, took one of his many vacations during the holiday season. The PMO tried in vain to keep where he went secret but it all came out. The Trudeaus, plus MP Seamus O’Regan, the Liberal Party president and their spouses went to a private island in the Bahamas. They were guests of the Aga Khan who provided a private helicopter for the group to get to the island.

How Obama will end up helping President Trump

Jan 3, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

The trick in being a good salesman is the ability to talk people into buying their product or service. Some sales people have the ability to talk the talk but have a fatal flaw that prevents them from doing well. They don’t know when to shut up. They talk the potential customer into buying what they’re selling but, by talking too much they end up talking the buyer out of the purchase. Sales people have to know when to stop talking and close the deal.

 

As the world turns against the elites, politicians become more elitist

Dec 20, 2016 — Arthur Weinreb

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Politicians are a strange breed. A trend seen around the world is that of ordinary men and women rising up against their democratically elected leaders. These leaders are seen to be more interested in their own wealth and power than they are in acting in the best interests of those they were elected to lead. This can be seen in the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. And in France, Marine Le Pen has taken a commanding lead in the polls ahead of the presidential election that will be held in April.

Much like Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, the elites, both politicians and their friends in the media, cannot believe what is happening. Their reaction is to simply call those who supported Brexit and Trump, racists, Islamophobes, xenophobic, sexist, etc. If the state of the world was not so serious, this would be totally laughable.

Conservative politicians wimp out after chants of “lock her up” at Alberta rally

Dec 9, 2016 — Arthur Weinreb

The media attacked protestors in a rally last week after some in the crowd yelled “lock her up” when the name of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley was mentioned. And when the media eventually pounced on this, some members of the Conservative Party of Canada fell into line, criticizing the people who form the base of their party.

A rally was held last weekend to protest the NDP government of Alberta, specifically its desire to impose a carbon tax. While crowd estimates vary, there were at least 1,000 people gathered outside the provincial legislature in Edmonton.