Arthur Weinreb

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,

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The Humboldt bus crash, white privilege and the media

Apr 13, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

The Humboldt bus crash, white privilege and the media
It was a horrific incident that made news around the world. Last Friday a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed with a tractor trailer at the intersection of two Saskatchewan highways. Currently the death toll stands at 16; the female trainer, the coach of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team, two members of the media travelling to cover the playoff game and 12 young players.

What did Kathleen Wynne mean by ‘old white people’?

Mar 21, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

What did Kathleen Wynne mean by ‘old white people’?
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne seems to be in panic mode these days. She and her Liberal Party are low in the polls, occasionally dipping into “Elvis territory.” In other words the percentage of people willing to support the Liberals is about the same as those who think the King of Rock and Roll is still alive.

The election of Doug Ford as leader of the opposition PC Party seems to have driven Wynne further into a frenzy. When that happens to politicians they sometimes do the unfathomable—they blurt out the truth. Ford made it clear if he forms the government the PCs will do away with the carbon tax currently in the party’s platform. This led Wynne to say 40,000 government jobs will be lost without the revenue from the tax. Wynne admitted what we all know; the carbon tax has absolutely nothing to do with reducing carbon emissions and climate change. It is just a cash grab to fund, among other things, Ontario’s bloated civil service.

Doug Ford should not be quick to reject Trump comparison

Mar 19, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

Doug Ford should not be quick to reject Trump comparison
Since winning the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party a week ago, former Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford has been compared to Donald Trump. And not in a good way. But as polls taken since his victory indicate, a significant number of Ontarians do not like him but will vote for him anyway in order to get rid of Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals.

Ford has been asked about similarities between himself and the American president and Ford denied they are alike. The PC leader says these Trump comparisons are something made up by the media. But there are similarities between Ford and the American president and Ford should not be running away from them. After all, Trump did win.

Trudeau’s opportunity to welcome Islamic terrorist back to Canada

Mar 6, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

Trudeau’s opportunity to welcome Islamic terrorist back to Canada
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not had an easy time lately. There was his disastrous trip to India that saw a convicted Sikh terrorist invited to dinner at the Canadian High Commission. Trudeau constantly changing his Indian clothing and then posing for pictures with his family not only drew chuckles from Indians but made Canada a laughingstock around the world. To illustrate how bad this really was, the Toronto Star, a left wing Liberal-loving newspaper, described the Boy Blunder’s visit as the worst foray into India since the Mongols in the 13th century.

Last week the Trudeau government brought down a budget that has no plans to reduce the deficit that has ballooned since the Liberals came into power. The budget was primarily focused on gender equality and other social justice issues that, if not so serious, would be as funny as the multitude of costumes he and his princess wife wore in India. While Trudeau, the feminist, has no concern about what happens to women in Muslim countries, his government is of the opinion all Canadian women are victims and must be treated as such.

Can the Conservatives take advantage of Trudeau’s ‘Bengal Blunders?’

Feb 27, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

Can the Conservatives take advantage of Trudeau’s ‘Bengal Blunders?’
You have to give Justin Trudeau credit for one thing. His eight day trip to India made the Ontario PC leadership race where Patrick Brown is running to replace himself after he may or may not have resigned look downright boring. While the international media has lately made fun of Canada’s poor excuse for a leader, his trip to India made not only him, but Canada a laughingstock throughout the world.

It was bad enough Trudeau interrupted a woman asking a question by telling her we do not say “mankind,” we say “peoplekind.” That silliness made news around the world but paled in comparison to the international condemnation of the Canadian prime minister’s trip to India.

Trudeau: People who are cynical about institutions are ‘lazy’

Feb 23, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

Trudeau: People who are cynical about institutions are ‘lazy’
By now everyone in the English-speaking world knows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is spending a week in India. As has been the case lately, Trudeau is being mocked around the world. Accompanying him on his tax-payer funded junket are his wife, this three children, six cabinet ministers and a slew of others.

Despite statements to the contrary, Trudeau is being snubbed by the government of India. When he and his entourage landed in Delhi, they were greeted by a junior minister of agriculture. The minister was all dressed up for the occasion, wearing what appears to be blue jeans and a windbreaker.

Piers Morgan: Canada’s Leader of the Unofficial Opposition

Feb 12, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

Piers Morgan: Canada’s Leader of the Unofficial Opposition

As the entire English-speaking world knows by now, Canada’s prime minister recently made a fool of himself by correcting a woman’s grammar. At one of his town hall meetings, designed to bolster Trudeau’s sagging popularity, a woman asked him a long convoluted question. When the woman said the word “mankind,” Trudeau rudely interrupted her and said we don’t say “mankind,” we say “peoplekind.” At least the PM said “we” instead of “Canadians.” Who the “we” is will undoubtedly remain one of life’s mysteries.

The news of Trudeau’s silly political correctness went around the word with a great deal of coverage in the U.S. and the U.K. It was all critical of our beloved Sock Boy although some in the left wing media pointed out it was only those who are “right wing” who were critical of Trudeau.

Trudeau compares ISIS fighters to Greek, Italian, Portuguese immigrants

Feb 4, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

Trudeau compares ISIS fighters to Greek, Italian, Portuguese immigrants
This was bad. Even for him.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held one of his town hall meetings. The PM is currently crisscrossing the country in an attempt to bolster his sinking popularity. While many things coming out of the mouth of the most unqualified prime minister in history are bad, this comment was particularly disgusting.

Related: Justin Trudeau: Maybe he is just really, really stupid

The role of the media in the demise of Patrick Brown

Jan 28, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

The role of the media in the demise of Patrick Brown
Of all the blame dished out surrounding the resignation of Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown, the media seems to be getting a pass in their role in the scandal that rocked the party.

Wednesday night, Brown spoke at a hastily called press conference. He had been contacted by CTV News about two hours before. He was told the network was airing a story later that night alleging he engaged in sexual misconduct with two young women years before and given the opportunity to speak to these allegations.

Brown, almost in tears, vigorously denied these allegations, said he has contacted his attorneys and will fight to clear his name. He made no mention of stepping down as leader. The Ontario election is scheduled to be held on June 7 of this year.

Justin Trudeau: Maybe he is just really, really stupid

Jan 24, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

Justin Trudeau: Maybe he is just really, really stupid
Most Canadians who do not spend their evenings drinking the Liberal Party Kool Aid do not like the way Justin Trudeau is running the country. They realize as leaders and politicians go, he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But it is possible even these people are actually overestimating his intelligence. As far as his mental abilities are concerned, he is probably a lot worse than most of us think he is.

In a Toronto Sun column, Lorne Gunter wrote everything Trudeau does is done because he is “naïve.” The major problem with the columnist’s thinking is he is being too kind to the selfie-taking Sock Boy. As far as naiveté goes, Trudeau is looking at it in the rear view mirror. The reality is he is simply not bright enough to hold any job requiring more intelligence than his work experience before entering politics required; part time drama teacher, snowboard instructor and bouncer.

Will universal daycare come to Ontario?

Jan 15, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

Economics is not an exact science. This is why President Harry Truman asked for a one-armed economist because he was tired of being told “on the one hand…, but on the other hand…” But it is basic Economics 101 that if a business’s costs increase, that business will end up raising its prices.

On Jan. 1, 2018, Ontario’s minimum wage increased from $11.60 an hour to $14 an hour, an increase of 21 percent. And this percentage does not include related increases employers must pay for contribution to their employees’ costs for Employment Insurance and the Canada Pension Plan. Also not included in the increase are other wage hikes employers will have to give their workers who made more than $11.60 an hour at the end of 2017 but less than the now minimum wage. This large increase is a disaster for the province.

How Tim Horton’s Blew it Bigtime!

Jan 9, 2018 — Arthur Weinreb

No matter how destructive you think Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s idea was to increase the province’s minimum wage law a whopping amount, a couple of Tim Hortons’ franchisees and the franchisor played it wrong. In the end, with the help of the business-hating media, Wynne has emerged the winner in the battle over whether the increase in the minimum wage is good or bad.

Ontario’s Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, took effect on Jan. 1 (You know a law can’t be good when it contains the word “fair.”) Among its provisions, the provinces minimum wage increased from $1l.60 an hour to $14. Under the legislation the minimum wage is set to increase again to $15 an hour in January 2019. Although businesses should and do expect minimum wages to increase as other prices do, the 2018 increase represents a 23% increase in low wage levels. As employers have to contribute to the employees Canada pension and Employment insurance payments, the cost to these employers will be more than just the $2.40 increase in the hourly wage.

Everyone who loves Justin Trudeau should support Jagmeet Singh

Oct 12, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

On Oct. 1, Jagmeet Singh won the leadership of the third party New Democratic Party on the first ballot. Singh’s election should have Justin Trudeau very very worried. Singh is everything Trudeau loves but can never be.

To begin with, Singh is a Sikh which means he is not white. And as we know Trudeau hates whites. He loathes the white race even though he is a member and he has never made a secret of that fact. The Little Potato especially hates the old stock Canadians; he even said as much. The man who is the highest elected official in this once great country said he prefers immigrants to Canadians who were born in Canada. This is because immigrants choose to come here. Okay, Singh is not an immigrant having been born in the subway-deprived Toronto area of Scarborough. But as we know, perception is reality in politics and Singh looks like an immigrant. Justin never can.

Western NY Poll: 71% against protests during national anthem

Sep 28, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

A poll was taken on Monday, the day after the numerous protests by NFL players during the Sunday games. The survey of Western New Yorkers was conducted by the Buffalo-based Big Daddy Strategies in conjunction with Remington Research Group. As the poll was conducted only in Western New York, the questions and answers pertained to the Buffalo Bills.

A total of 1,390 adults who are likely to vote in general elections were polled. Of these 1,390 people, 71 percent of respondents disagreed with players kneeling or otherwise protesting while the national anthem is being played. These respondents agreed there were other times players can protest other than during the playing of the anthem. Only 23 percent agreed the timing of player protests was acceptable.

Whatever happened to ...Omar Khadr?

Sep 25, 2017 — Arthur Weinreb

Remember Omar Khadr? The little Terror Tyke. A proud member of Canada’s First Family of Terrorism, Khadr was in Afghanistan in 2002 working in the family business of jihad when he killed U.S. Army medic Christopher Speer and wounded Sgt Layne Morris, blinding him in one eye. The darling of the left ended up in Guantanamo Bay and pleaded guilty to terrorism charges before an American tribunal.

Khadr sued the Canadian government demanding he be repatriated back to Canada. In 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Khadr’s rights had been violated under the Charter because he was subjected to such things as sleep deprivation and Canadian officials who interviewed him in Guantanamo Bay were partly responsible for this breach. Although Canada’s top court found his Charter rights were breached, the justices refused to force the government to repatriate him. Although Khadr was entitled to a remedy the top court was silent on what that remedy should be. After this decision, the Harper government did arrange for the little terrorist to be brought back to Canada.

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.