Arthur Weinreb

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Arthur Weinreb is an author, columnist and Associate Editor of Canada Free Press. Arthur's latest book, Ford Nation: Why hundreds of thousands of Torontonians supported their conservative crack-smoking mayor is available at Amazon. Racism and the Death of Trayvon Martin is also available at Smashwords. His work has appeared on, Drudge Report, Arthur can be reached at: [email protected]

Older articles (2007) by Arthur Weinreb

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Poll: Over 40 percent of Canadians think science is “a matter of opinion”

Sep 20, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

A poll was conducted last month by Leger on behalf of the Ontario Science Centre. Respondents were asked whether scientific findings were matters of fact or of opinion. Of those polled, 43 percent of those asked answered scientific findings were a matter of opinion. (Global News, Sept. 18)

Respondents were asked to describe themselves; whether they based their beliefs on intuition (or gut feelings) or whether they were analytical. Those who said they were analytical were more likely to say scientific findings were based upon objective facts.

Trudeau won’t adopt Scheer’s plan to control the border

Aug 29, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

CPC leader Andrew Scheer has been relatively quiet this summer causing criticism from some conservatives. It seems the newly elected leader preferred to do the barbeque circuit rather than speak out against serious issues facing Canada such as the $10.5 million payment to terrorist Omar Khadr and the erasure by the Trudeau government of the country’s southern border.

It is true Scheer made some comments about these matters but left the bulk of the border crisis to Michelle Rempel, the party’s immigration critic. Rempel’s solution was to simply spend more and more money to hire more immigration officers and Immigration and Refugee board judges and support staff in order to process these illegal border crossers more quickly. The faster they can be processed, the sooner they can be deported back to their countries of origin. Rempel’s solution to simply throw more money at the problem was truly Trudashian.

ESPN needs to fire Bob Ley

Aug 26, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

As everyone who has been at least semi-conscious in the past few days knows, ESPN pulled Asian American Robert Lee from covering the opening college football game between the University of Virginia and William and Mary. The reason Lee was replaced was because his name is the same as Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The network, now being referred to in some circles as MSESPN, was afraaaaiiiiiid memes might appear on social media about Robert Lee marching into Charlottesville. As well, given the current climate we all know anyone named Robert Lee will bring horror to the multitude of little snowflakes currently found in the United States.

The Charter’s Notwithstanding Clause and Canada’s border crisis

Aug 22, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

So many illegals have been walking into Canada lately, even Justin Trudeau is starting to worry. Yesterday Trudeau said if he could talk to “asylum seekers,” he would tell them, there is no advantage to just walking into Canada. He added those seeking refugee status will be subjected to a “rigorous screening process” and “our rules, our principles and our laws apply to everyone.” Cue the laughter. (CBC, Aug. 20, 2017)

During the first two weeks of August, 3,800 people were apprehended by the RCMP walking into Quebec. This does not include those who were caught walking to other provinces or those who managed to enter the country without being caught by the authorities. And there is no indication these numbers are about to decrease anytime soon.

Trudeau helps Trump ‘Make American Great Again!’

Aug 14, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

President Donald Trump has said a lot of complimentary things about Canada’s prime minister. Gushing over Justin Trudeau at the recent G20 meeting, Trump said, “We have a great neighbour in Canada and Justin is doing a spectacular job in Canada. Everybody loves him and they love him for a reason so congratulations on the job you’re doing.” (National Post, July 8, 2017)

Trump’s statement, and other similar utterances surprised a lot of people. Trudeau, like President Obama, is engaged in a fundamental transformation of Canada. One of the differences is Trudeau is proceeding at a pace much faster than Obama did during his eight years in office. Trudeau even specifically said Canada is the world’s “first post-national state” with no core identity and no mainstream. Not only is he destroying the country but he brags about it. The U.S. president is the polar opposite. He won the election by rejecting the globalization trend and making it clear his main concern was for the United States.

The Tories seem totally unconcerned about securing Canada’s border

Aug 10, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

Last week, the Canadian government released statistics on the number of illegal immigrants crossing into Canada from the United States at points other than official ports of entry. These numbers include only those who were intercepted by the RCMP while illegally entering the country. It has been estimated hundreds of illegals are walking into Canada every day.

In June, the last month these statistics are available, 884 illegal border crossers were arrested coming into Canada. A whopping 781 of these “asylum seekers” crossed into Quebec. The resources available to house, feed and process these “refugees” are strained with some of them having to be housed in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.

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.