He didn’t mean it

guilty-dog-modified

What can a few words do?

Miracles. Any proof you need came in the last 24 hours. Before Donald Trump took the podium to deliver an acceptance speech, he was the guy encouraging crowds to chant ‘Lock her up.’ He was the same Trump who said in a debate that as president he’d appoint a special prosecutor to see Hillary fry. Minutes later he interrupted Clinton. “Nasty woman,” he spat into the mic.

This was the Trump the markets had seen. A radical, extremist, populist demagogue willing to deport millions, openly discriminate on the basis of religion, shred trade deals, demonize immigrants and refuse to release (or maybe even pay) his taxes. He scared them. Unpredictable, spooky, erratic, singular and volatile.

That’s why the first reaction to his this-can’t-be-happening victory was to sell stuff, jump into the bushes and ask questions later. Over the course of six hours, that’s exactly what happened. Stock futures tanked more than 700 points, bond prices roared higher, gold soared and the currency market buckled.

And then he spoke.

“We owe this woman,” Trump said, “our deep gratitude. She has worked so hard for our nation.”

Not that markets actually care about Clinton (they don’t), but they do care about compromise, rationality, common sense and Presidential behaviour. In his words late last night, they got that. And the bleeding stopped. In the most dramatic market recovery since the depths of the 2008 recession, the Dow swung almost 1,000 points, opening flat at 9:30 am, roaring ahead all day, and finishing up a glorious 256 points. The index, in fact, briefly passed its all-time high – on a day when it looked like the gutters on Wall Street would be running red.

After listening to the guy hope emerged that Trump the blustery, bully, bellicose candidate would not be Trump the President. And then more confidence a pro-business, Republican leader supported by a pro-business Republican Congress might enact sweeping pro-business legislation – letting corporations make oodles of money and greasing markets.

Big winners? Banks and health-care providers, now snatched from the jaws of populist reforms promised by Clinton. Ironically, Trump is seen as the laissez-faire dude, even the inflation President – presiding over an economy in which tax cuts for corporations, a massive hike in government spending, higher oil values and wall-building excess will see businesses prosper, prices rise and interest rates swell. (The odds of a December interest rate increase with Trump as POTUS have surged now to 88%.)

It may come as a shock to Main Street, but Donald Trump’s been embraced by the same elitist, corporate cronies that Joe & Mary Front Porch believed he’d rescue them from. At least, that was Day One. What a ride.

Well, anyone sitting in cash has so far missed a week in which markets strongly advanced for three sessions. People who sold out before the election, trying to time things or believing some wussy advisor who’s too scared to invest, must buy back in at higher prices. The simple fact this event is now behind us, and that there’ll be no recounts, court challenges or electoral uncertainty is fundamental to the rally which is likely to continue. The kneejerkers and pantywaists were dominant during the darkness, but with the dawn came the realization Trump didn’t actually mean half of what he said.

Miraculous. A politician.

$    $    $

Ontario will unveil new policies next week to deal with houses people can’t afford anymore. “Something has to be done,” says the finance minister, Charles Sousa. But it won’t be a BC-style Chinese Dudes tax.

Instead the betting is the province will unveil new incentives, grants, freebies or credits for first-time moisters who can’t save enough (given their pathetic jobs and ginormous expectations) for a down payment on a house in Toronto. Apparently the measures will be GTA-centric, because Sousa says he “does not want to impact prices in surrounding areas”, (whatever that means).

What to expect?

Special incentives to light up the very same people that Wild Bill Morneau’s mortgage mayhem package of October 3 was designed to hose down. After all, house prices will never fall in any meaningful way, boosting affordability, until demand is contained. By forcing moisters to qualify for mortgages at the Bank of Canada benchmark rate (4.6%) rather than the contract rate (2.2%), the feds are trying to keep debt under control and engineer a soft landing in a city where a detached now averages an obscene $1.3 million.

Will Sousa screw it up?

Of course he will. Let’s Make Leslieville Great Again!

260 comments ↓

#1 Doug t on 11.09.16 at 6:22 pm

Change is the new norm – strap on your big boy pants people there is more change ahead.

RATM

#2 Powder_hound86 on 11.09.16 at 6:24 pm

Check the movement in yields for murica and Canada… Wow! RIP bond funds

#3 Ray Skunk on 11.09.16 at 6:28 pm

More Wynne/Sousa social engineering on the cards; feeding their fan base in the GTA while sticking it to the rest of the province. More vote-buying.

Good job we have so much spare money in order to offer these incentives.

#4 Terrie Rolph on 11.09.16 at 6:29 pm

“Trump didn’t actually mean half of what he said.”
Words matter.

#5 GTA Up Up Up on 11.09.16 at 6:29 pm

As I have said, the GTA is going up and up and up. No market rolling over. No market correcting. There is a lot of steam left – several years- in the GTA market. Those 800k average houses will be $1.5 million in less than two years.

The GTA has a long ways to go to catch up to Vancouver’s peak pricing and there is zero reason why it will not catch up – limited inventory, higher average family salaries, a more diversified economy, and low rates.

The announcement on Monday will add more fuel to the fire!

#6 bigtowne on 11.09.16 at 6:30 pm

The DNC are responsible for the Clinton loss. In 2008 the Democratic machine turned their back on the right horse and bet on Obama. The Democrats have no right to be offended by President Trump as the American people will not tolerate being dissed at day and night by politcally correct pundits and MSM.

Canada must have some good karma because the Trump regime will not swallow hook; line and sinker carbon tax or climate change…we have a chance to overcome our stupidity. What a break.

#7 blobby on 11.09.16 at 6:30 pm

You still havent apologized Garth for jinxing it :)

#8 Brotherjohnf on 11.09.16 at 6:33 pm

Trump won in a landslide. It was the george soros diabold machines that he owns in 18 states that made it look like it was close. You sir- are the extreme minority.

#9 TurnerNation on 11.09.16 at 6:33 pm

Trump got Furrst!

#10 For those about to flop... on 11.09.16 at 6:35 pm

Wolf Blitzer really made John King work for his $10.50 an hour last night…

M42BC

#11 Doctor Doom on 11.09.16 at 6:38 pm

When the hurly burly’s done, when the battle is lost and won.

#12 UVIC ELEC on 11.09.16 at 6:41 pm

Oh, to be a tap in the phone line last night when Clinton called Trump to negotiate the terms of her surrender!

#13 Pete on 11.09.16 at 6:43 pm

I was not surprised by his acceptance speech. They are all controlled by the same NWO elites.
I knew he would win, as did my extended family in Vaduz, and they’re in the know. They confirmed I was correct in my rationale as to why.
The people who are lamenting his success will never know how lucky they actually were in being given this reprieve.
His winning is a sign that there is going to be 7 years of relative peace. There will be a rebuilding of the USA. There will be an end to the lunatic shooting rampages. The PC crowd will be put in its place, not so much due to anything Trump does but because the citizenry feel empowered for the first time in 30 years. He will stave off economic collapse for years. His first term will be a great time to make money, then get out of America, because the ‘making America great again’ is just a fattening-up of the country prior to the slaughter. WW3 will follow in about 7 years time. America will lose.

#14 RiseAndShine on 11.09.16 at 6:43 pm

The only problem with the recovery today is the stock market needs a correction to cleans the bullish sentiment. Current levels are too far above the 200 day moving average to expect any further significant upside. This is why the stock market has been range bound since July. So for those who got out I wouldn’t be so sure that they are buying back in at higher prices. Just be patient and don’t chase the short term euphoric reaction to Trump appearing sane.

#15 Fluorine on 11.09.16 at 6:44 pm

Where’s my dip?!
I might’ve missed the boat… but at least I can ride the preferreds/rate-reset train up!

And I can finally sell all that silly gold…

#16 Andrii Prychepa on 11.09.16 at 6:47 pm

Are you kid me , can’t be first .

#17 db on 11.09.16 at 6:48 pm

Great, Liberals take more money from the rest of Ontario to subsidize Toronto.

#18 will on 11.09.16 at 6:48 pm

Glad I forgot to buy that put on the S&P 500.

#19 Randy on 11.09.16 at 6:49 pm

Political experience is a laughable quality for a resume. It just means the RAT knows the fastest route to extricate the cheese. Smaller Government and Term Limits now.

#20 Rudygq on 11.09.16 at 6:50 pm

It is a perilous game we play to try and predict the hearts and thoughts of millions of people for a democratic election outcome. It is analogous to anticipating the thinking of millions in the financial markets. Yet there are whole industries dedicated to doing just that. It is refreshing to know that with all the data, algorithms, analysis and prognostications; ‘experts’ still can’t always get it right. It keeps life interesting.

Today, pundits, media, bloggers and pollsters, will have some soul searching to do as their credibility has taken a hit. Whether you are for or against the Republican nominee you have to admit the Donald got it right when he insisted the media was “dishonest”. They did report biasly against him (albeit much was driven by his own actions) giving the impression that his voter base was too narrow and didn’t stand a chance. Like his predecessor Obama, he was able to tap into an untapped segment of the electorate that the mainstream could not ascertain.
There are great recipes circulating on the internet for cooked crow for those who need help in digesting what has transpired in the last 24 hrs. I’d like to think this is life’s way of reminding us just when we have it all figured out the script gets flipped and we got more figurin’ out to do.
Congrats to the U.S on their new president elect. He will be the most powerful President in recent history as he has a Republican Senate and House of Representatives. You get what vote for. Just ask the people of Ontario.

#21 TRT on 11.09.16 at 6:51 pm

Keystone XL approved. Trudeau has no choice but to approve Kinder Morgan and other pipelines if he wants any leverage.

BC softwood industry going to take a big hit. US lumber lobby has the anti trade lobby’s ear.

BC Maraijuana industry gonna take a hit. California just legalized.

BC will have only the immigration and housing industry going forward.

T2 gonna get taken to the cleaners if he and his merry band of MPs think they can outsmart the USA, especially when they have no leverage.

#22 Wrk.dover on 11.09.16 at 6:53 pm

Now entering Lord of the flies governance level….

Oh well it sounded good for an hour.

#23 conan on 11.09.16 at 6:54 pm

Expect crickets here tonight because the whole nation is tuned into the Conservative leadership debate………….. wow excitement……… I bet you miss those days Garth.

#24 traderJim on 11.09.16 at 6:55 pm

I did my bit to try to explain the motivations of Trump voters, not sure why I bothered.

Much better to let the sore losers continue to think that his support consists of uneducated white males.

Pretty much guarantees Trump’s movement continues for the forseeable future.

I strongly recommend that ‘progressives’ continue their brilliant strategy of dirty tricks, bullying, misinformation and relying heavily on idiot celebrities to bring out the vote.

The future looks bright.

#25 common sense on 11.09.16 at 6:56 pm

Well so far so good…

How long of a leash does the Donald get after gaining office to change a few trade deals and actually getting credit for creating jobs for 100’s of thousands as promised?

I’ll give him 18 months.

#26 Marcus on 11.09.16 at 6:56 pm

Overnight there was more than a 1000 point swing on the DOW futures. Carl Icahn invested over a Billion at the lowest point and once the re-allocation of wall street investors was completed the markets rocketed up to new highs. None of the establishment minded parrot voices could see this coming. How did I know over a year ago? I travel the world, and I realize that the veil has been lifted. I am hopeful of a new renaissance where it is a multi-polar world again with more influence for Monarchies and multiple independent world leaders. Make diplomacy and detante the rule once again. No more uni polar NWO from the Anglo European Empire. The Globalists are in despair. Their plans for a one world government are now delayed. +nnDnn+

#27 Tom Nielsen on 11.09.16 at 6:58 pm

I hope you are eating humble (Trump) pie today. You called the election outcome wrong. Oh well, not even you can be right all the time.

#28 LL on 11.09.16 at 6:58 pm

….”willing to deport millions”…

I guess, if we had in Canada, 7 millions illegals Mexican migrants, you will keep them?

#29 Geoff on 11.09.16 at 6:59 pm

You neglect to mention that had Trump left his old man’s inheritance in an index fund he would have significantly more money than he has now–that shows his incompetence as a “businessman”. As a politician it will be a disaster. He has no policy. This is a sad day for America. No one thought that there were that many gullible ignorant people in the USA.

#30 Pat on 11.09.16 at 7:00 pm

Today is a special day for myself. I am actually sad to a part of the human species.

#31 Scully on 11.09.16 at 7:03 pm

Well Garth I have never been a doomer but my faith in humanity has definitely been shaken to the core. If Trump takes the US to DEFCON 1 I will be buying a ticket to New Zealand…I think I have enough points! Might have to buy a few more rolls of Charmin and 45lbs of canned tuna on my credit card though.

#32 Goldie on 11.09.16 at 7:07 pm

It’s been quite entertaining today listening to all the liberals trying to figure out why Trump won. They still have no idea and are trying to blame sexism and racism. Meanwhile, Obama has invited Trump to the White House tomorrow.
As stated deep in yesterday’s 440+ comments, I called Trump on this blog in sept. 2015 (and was mocked) near the start of the primaries and correctly predicted on this blog, in the middle of the Brexit “panic” that the market would recover in less than two weeks.

But even my predictive powers did not anticipate today’s instant market recovery. Nice job guys. Some of you made a killing between last night and today. Garth, I hope you were one of them.

#33 BC_Doc on 11.09.16 at 7:07 pm

The Scorpion and the Frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”
——————————————————————-

Garth,
I’m sure you’re familiar with the above fable from Aesop.
Trump may try to polish things up and smooth things over, but underneath it all, his true nature is malignant. If he delivers only half of what he campaigned on, America is still doomed. For the sake of my American family and friends, I hope I’m wrong.
BC Doc

#34 Kelsey on 11.09.16 at 7:14 pm

Why are our tax dollars still supporting the CBC echo chamber and untalented liberal hacks who couldn’t find employment writing for a private publication? They take our tax dollars and then turn off the comment section so they can have a ‘safe space’. Example of your tax dollars at work:

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/comedy

#35 bdy sktn on 11.09.16 at 7:14 pm

Thanks to whomever pointed out the bookies had it wrong.
Instant 325% gain. I owe you dinner.

#36 devore on 11.09.16 at 7:17 pm

Of course “the elites” embraced Trump. He’s a politician, and will play ball like all others before him. After all, he’s just a president, not a dictator.

This whole thing was Brexit v2. When will pollsters and talking heads realize what people say, even anonymously, is not what they actually do, in a culture of such extreme political correctness, where terms like ‘microaggression’ and ‘intersectionality’ are taken seriously? It’s like a guilty pleasure; anything you want to do that you think might be uncool or unpopular or unPC you will publicly deny, but when no one’s watching, you’ll do your thing.

#37 Brian on 11.09.16 at 7:18 pm

Smoking man called it. Now who said if trump won they’d never come back to this site?

#38 Bytor the Snow Dog on 11.09.16 at 7:20 pm

I plagiarized this from another blog that I frequent. It was posted by a very smart woman who I’ll call FSB. It perfectly reflects what I believe happened in the US yesterday.

Trump was a referendum on PC culture and “the establishment.” Core democratic voters want far (or at least further than what Hillary is willing to offer) left policies and the DNC shat all over them. I’m not saying Bernie was their guy, but they needed someone who could incorporate more of his ideas into their message because the people who supported him passionately didn’t come out yesterday. They needed someone who could set aside social pandering for a second and get to the meat of what people are up against.

Ultimately, people on the peripheries are suffering and have been since, what? the seventies? eighties? If you’re not upper middle class you might as well be living paycheck to paycheck and the millions of people in that situation want a changing of the guard instead of identity politics. When you can’t feed your family, or you’re looking down the barrel of a lifetime of student debt payments for a degree that got you nowhere the last thing you care about is what bathroom people use. When people are dying of overdoses down the street it’s insulting to see politicians throwing their weight behind BLM rioters. You need someone who at least gives the impression of being invested in you.

Trump wasn’t voted in because of his sexism he was voted in in spite of it. Hillary didn’t lose because of her gender, she lost because she represents the entrenched politicians who have been ignoring the rage bubbling under the surface for certain demographics for decades. the DNC really f’ed this one.

#39 theDood on 11.09.16 at 7:23 pm

The whole election saga was played out on TV and Social Media as good vs evil / evil vs good blah blah blah…..to boost ratings and sell advertising and profit. The world is not going to end because Donald Trump is now president. Why do so many panic at the first sign of any change? Everything will be fine. Stay invested, ride out the (so called) storm, and everything will be fine. I hope Trump’s presidency in some way have influence some of the dumb-ass environmental policies we have in play here in Canada.

#40 crowdedelevatorfartz on 11.09.16 at 7:29 pm

Trump.
Here comes the new Boss
Same as the old Boss

#41 S.Bby on 11.09.16 at 7:33 pm

This is how it’s done:
http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/09/investing/carl-icahn-donald-trump-election/index.html

Sensing an opportunity, the billionaire investors left Trump’s party in Manhattan early to go home and buy “a lot of stock” in the overnight markets.

#42 Tony on 11.09.16 at 7:34 pm

I already wrote a letter to that corporate sell out finance minister . I also told them the liberals would lose the next election. I also explained to them that it will be the same reasons why trump won. There is no democracy , only vested interests. Stupid finance minister asking ceo of real estate time hudak another sell out about what to do. Must be nice once they lose they get hooked up with nice jobs for being crooks. Joke

#43 bb on 11.09.16 at 7:34 pm

Lots of Americans moving to Canada soon. Imagine US celebs and athletes with their mega-millions (in USD of course) plus the rest of middle class clinton supporters, bidding up GTA houses and condos to live on then flip to local buyers. It may take another decade for those waiting for house prices to drop.

Renters will rent for a lifetime.

#44 Vancouver Troy on 11.09.16 at 7:34 pm

I haven’t seen someone change their tune this fast since Michelle Obama attacked Hillary 4 years ago and then campaigned for her this year.

Maybe only when Hillary said she was appalled by Trump’s misogynistic speech and then invited Jay Z to sing about pimps and hoes at her rallies.

#45 Andrew Woburn on 11.09.16 at 7:38 pm

I genuflect to the Smoking Man. Obviously the “science” of opinion surveying is not settled. Faith in “experts” may be misplaced.

– US pollsters’ failure to forecast Donald Trump victory a ‘massive, historical, epic disaster’ says British academic who led review into mistakes over 2015 general election

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/09/us-pollsters-failure-to-forecast-trump-victory-is-a-massive-hist/

and:

“That people (people like me: white, coastal, liberal) were surprised by what happened last night should be read as a repudiation of the media we are consuming. We’re quick to call out right wing sites as harboring misinformation, but what is clear today is that the political press, the pundits, those providing you takes, and of course all that data, down to the tenth, are also implicated in the rise of misinformation. People spent months and months clicking on Fivethirtyeight, listening to podcasts, thinking they were being informed. Super informed. It was a massive and counterproductive waste. Something we needed to come to terms with even had Clinton won is that the right doesn’t have a monopoly on political fictions presented as fact.”

http://ftalphaville.ft.com/2016/11/09/2179222/election-av-fools-the-lot-of-us/

#46 BS on 11.09.16 at 7:41 pm

It may come as a shock to Main Street, but Donald Trump’s been embraced by the same elitist, corporate cronies that Joe & Mary Front Porch believed he’d rescue them from.

There is a big difference between being embraced and being bought. Main street avoided the candidate who was bought.

If Trump follows through with much of what he has talked about there will be an incredible amount of stimulus in the US. He has said he will build infrastructure, build up the military machine and give massive corporate tax cuts including allowing corporations to repatriate overseas cash. This will allow them to raise rates. The negative is it will massively increase the US debt. Good for Canada since we get the spin offs on the spending but don’t have to pay back the debt.

#47 Bytor the Snow Dog on 11.09.16 at 7:41 pm

Smoking Man like prediction-

Michelle Obama will be the next (2020) DNC nominee candidate for President.

Remember, you heard it here first.

#48 crowdedelevatorfartz on 11.09.16 at 7:43 pm

@#345 my house is my friend
“crowdedelevatorfartz
I think you sh#t your pants
“””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
Unfortunately, after I saw the election results….yes.

But (butt?) I try to find some good in the bad……. it’s merely preparation for my Thirsty(smelly?) underwear, retirement years.

#49 Figmund Sreud on 11.09.16 at 7:43 pm

FWIW, … here is a frontline report from one voting line:

… Like millions of other Americans, I took part in the pleasant civic ritual of the election. My local polling place is in an elementary school on the edge of the poor part of town—the rundown multiracial neighborhood I’ve mentioned here before, where Trump signs blossomed early and often—and I went to vote, as I usually do, in early afternoon, when the lunch rush was over and the torrent of people voting on the way home from work hadn’t yet gotten under way. Thus there was no line; I came in just as two elderly voters on the way out were comparing notes on local restaurants that give discounts to patrons who’ve got the “I Voted” sticker the polls here hand out when you’ve done your civic duty, and left maybe five minutes later as a bottle-blonde housewife was coming in to cast her vote. Maryland had electronic voting for a while, but did the smart thing and went back to paper ballots this year, so I’m pretty sure my votes got counted the way I cast them. Afterwards I walked home—it was cloudy but warm, as nice a November day as you could ask for—and got back to work on my current writing project. ….

Reflections on a Democracy in Crisis
http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.ca/2016/11/reflections-on-democracy-in-crisis.html?m=0

Enjoy, … or not.

F.S. – Comox, BC.

#50 Suede on 11.09.16 at 7:44 pm

“Big winners? Banks and health-care providers, now snatched from the jaws of populist reforms promised by Clinton. Ironically, Trump is seen as the laissez-faire dude, even the inflation President – presiding over an economy in which tax cuts for corporations, a massive hike in government spending, higher oil values and wall-building excess will see businesses prosper, prices rise and interest rates swell. (The odds of a December interest rate increase with Trump as POTUS have surged now to 88%.)”

No kidding!

That’s why smart and wealthy people voted for his platform and the deplorables voted for him because he’s unfiltered.

Long USDCAD

#51 Entrepreneur on 11.09.16 at 7:45 pm

On the coast here on Vancouver Island we have not heard Donald Trump’s acceptance speech in full, only bits and pieces. We hear a lot of Clinton’s speech and how unexpected Trump won.

When T.V. came into our homes people said that the politicians love it so they can control us but it looks like the internet has turned that thinking about face.

#284 Capt Serious…I think Trump will be true to his word(s) and “make America great again.” Like any politician time will tell and that is when the people will be upset.

As for the climate change and the environment, it is better to listen and obey the signs.

#52 mousey on 11.09.16 at 7:45 pm

Well, there you go. Hate him, love him, that is democracy and the people have spoken. I didn’t think the market would lay an egg…at least not yet, because he’s not sworn in yet. Probably get more jitters then. Even after that though, the US system is designed, at least to a certain extent, to create gridlock: the House, the Senate, the Executive office. This was intentional, as the republic creators didn’t want any one institution to have too much control. Unfortunately, the next US Supreme Court appointment will likely be Trump’s choice and we are looking at a conservative big time. Throughout the gong show election in the US, I said many times, thank god I’m Canadian.

#53 Debtslavecreator on 11.09.16 at 7:46 pm

Glad to see no election fuss. Clean victory and stabilized markets
DOW could be at 20 k by early Dec
Now we need to stay above the 17300 area on the Dow
The masses are starting to wake up the decades long globalist / “progressive” scam that continues to grow govt and dependency wildly and how the corrupt mainstream media shamefully reported with massive e bias and blatant disregard for the truth
The bond market is sniffing out the early stages of inflation and eventually as mortgage rates move steadily higher a great panic will hit the land as the most indebted panic and realize the jig is up
RIP debt bubble – may you rot in hell

#54 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 7:46 pm

@Love My Kia

I would not be caught dead driving a Kia. Got me a lucky truck, broken windshield, stick, broken AC, and roll down windows. Ever since I got it, huge luck.

Thanks for your concern regarding my alcohol problem, and I’m sorry for your husbands.

Did it ever occur to you that perhaps I’m not real, an invented character, a fake? I’m a confessed liar on here? Building a brand to sell a book. that I’m not allowed to link too any more, my five minutes are up. Late night f and c bombs to get deleted status to build the legend. Mabey I don’t drink or Smoke.

For all you know, I could be a deranged man hating gray-haired lesbian lashing out because even woman find me horrid. I need to blame someone so I created the Smoking Man out of spite, do whatever I can to give it to those straight white males I hate, make them look bad. My problems are because of them. I even sent my brother to the store to be photoed with the Great Garth.

See what I’m saying here. Lighten up toots.

I got an email from Hollywood, re the book. I only sold 15 copies and I’m looking for and agent. Movie of the deplorables last thing on the bucket list. Possibilities are everywhere.

So the moral of the story, look inside find out why you’re mad at something and deal with it.

Don’t take it out on people you have never met or know.

What are the odds, that, well, I’m an alien from Nictonite trying to save humans?

I could have taken the bet with james. But then it would have left and be out of reach, we need to help it.

We all need to help each other. Can’t tell you how good it feels to help people.

#55 Tony on 11.09.16 at 7:46 pm

I suggest you all write to the conservative scum bag ontario finance. Yes he is a liberal in conservative clothing. Conservatives= establishment. Conservatives and liberals are both anti free market like most mortgage brokers and realtors. Send an email . Takes 5 mins and you let them know it does nothing to help young families. Lol tim hudak ceo of RE . NORTH AMERICA is a joke

#56 Vern on 11.09.16 at 7:55 pm

Hillary over a period of two terms would have started the transformation of the US into Brazil north, demographically and economically. With her catering to Wall St. endless immigration and influence peddling via the Clinton Foundation I don’t know why any tax paying citizen would vote for her. All I remember her for is the Libyan fiasco & kick starting the decline of Western civilization via refugee invasion.

#57 conan on 11.09.16 at 7:58 pm

It was Obama Care that caused Trump to win. Employers eliminated full time jobs in order to take advantage of the part time hours loop hole.

Citizens affected by this crapola voted Trump. Plain and simple.

#58 South Etobicoke Trump Campaign Field HQ on 11.09.16 at 7:58 pm

Undeserving Canadians already riding on the coat tails of greatness from Trump leadership.

NPR just outlined the first 100 days of Trump’s officer, looks VERY promising:

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/09/501451368/here-is-what-donald-trump-wants-to-do-in-his-first-100-days

Summarized as:

– Destroy Obama’s array of Executive Orders
– Appoint a SCOTUS Justice
– Make nice with Russia and China
– Build a more impenetrable system of border barriers
– Back away from regime change in Syria
-Re-negotiate all trade deals.
-Remove barriers to energy production
-Start rounding up illegals who are actual felons.
– Cause members of the NATO alliance (and other alliances) to meet their commitments for defense expenditures

All hail the God Emperor.

#59 The R on 11.09.16 at 8:00 pm

what’s so hard to understand ??

Elections are not won by people who cast the ballots but rather by the people who count them. Just ask Al Gore. ( or Andrew Dix )

Question . If I want to put a low ball offer on a stock trading on the TSX ( eg. 1000 shares at 5 bucks )- is there a way that I can set it up so that the entire block must be sold to me. Last time I tried something like this I only got a partial fill but ended up paying the full trading fee.

thanks in advance ( hopefully.)

Ps. hey smokiee or any other mutt that believes they can predict the future (UCC or something) … does Trump actually become prez or does a black swan event happen before his swearing in ??

#60 toronto1 on 11.09.16 at 8:01 pm

Regarding Ontario’s new measures for housing. There is not much that can be done. unless they start their own bank or housing insurance company- things like first time buyers land transfer tax credit, waving of tax etc.. are all minimal. Cap gains tax and credit worthiness, capital qualification are out of the province control.

Wild Bill hit the financing side of the equation and thats the only side that matters, housing is only worth the amount of credit a lender is willing to extend. Period. Full stop

Banks enforce the ratios and thats it, unless the govt is going to start to dole out 25-50K grants they cant do much. Mortgage qualification is based on earnings and credit.

no one talks about it but as a nation we are at a debt wall- there are only so many credit worthy people that will ever be homeowners, that amount cannot be increased and we are probely well past that limit now. note the Genworth stated that 20% upto 30% of their existing book would not qualify under the new rules– there is simply no economic incentive available to over come the financing hurdle.

Ontario can basically offer tax credits, ie, property tax credit, credit for land transfer tax, home buyer reno tax credit. Offer tax break in the amount of the RRSP penalty taken if borrowing money from RRSP etc..

either you have the downpayment required or not, either you have the income and credit score or not.

Remember Ontario is in huge debt- how much tax revenue can they give up and still maintain their promises? It has to be offset elsewhere

#61 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 8:04 pm

#23 traderJim on 11.09.16 at 6:55 pm
I did my bit to try to explain the motivations of Trump voters, not sure why I bothered.

Much better to let the sore losers continue to think that his support consists of uneducated white males.

Pretty much guarantees Trump’s movement continues for the forseeable future.

I strongly recommend that ‘progressives’ continue their brilliant strategy of dirty tricks, bullying, misinformation and relying heavily on idiot celebrities to bring out the vote.

The future looks bright.
……

Man your good.
Where did you study Herdonomics?
You get…..

#62 InvestorsFriend on 11.09.16 at 8:06 pm

Sore Losers

#28 Geoff on 11.09.16 at 6:59 pm sniffed:

You neglect to mention that had Trump left his old man’s inheritance in an index fund he would have significantly more money than he has now–that shows his incompetence as a “businessman”.

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I suspect that math would have required he not spend any of the money from the index fund. Did it even account for income taxes?

It sounds like garbage analysis.

Trump did very well indeed with whatever inheritance he got. To deny that is simply delusional.

Pray reveal your own great record as a businessman or investor.

There are a lot of reasons to disrespect Trump. Suggesting that he is a poor businessman is not one. He is a ruthless and successful businessman who does not hesitate to use bankruptcy of a subsidiary to his advantage. That is despicable. But his record shows anything but incompetence.

#63 Ryan on 11.09.16 at 8:08 pm

Confirms my misanthropy.

#64 InvestorsFriend on 11.09.16 at 8:09 pm

The establishment lost

The system most assuredly did leave too many ordinary Americans behind. The establishment got the President it deserved.

In any case, it is all entertainment. Once people are have a comfortable living standard they crave entertainment. They will have it.

#65 earlybird on 11.09.16 at 8:10 pm

Next up Italy, Austria…I can’t believe how accurate the underground and secondary media were…

#66 Statistician on 11.09.16 at 8:10 pm

Exit polls are a miraculous thing. No other type of poll has every been proven as accurate. I think the reason is because they ask what you “did” in the past, not what you think you “might do” in the future. Also they sample the people who actually voted, not the people who say they plan to. Also they involve a much larger sample size. Polling 3000 people to find out what 100,000,000 people are going to do produces a huge margin of error.

The other great thing about exit polls is that they can sniff out major election fraud. If the Russians or anyone else had actually rigged the election in a significant way, there would be a difference between the results and the exit polls. Sure, there was fraud this election, there always is, but the question is was it pervasive enough to alter the outcome and it appears the answer was no.

PS if you assume that had there been no Green Party and those votes (almost none they didn’t even show them on TV) went to Clinton, and no Libertarian Party and those votes (2-5%) went to Trump, it was a landslide. Not even close.

Trump won even though he was the candidate who might be said to have a vote split. Sort of like how Notley got in because the PC’s and Wild Rose couldn’t get it together, only the Libertarians weren’t enough to overcome the Trump Train. I think if we follow the money we’ll find the Libertarians got most of their money from Soros. They probably did their calculations and decided trimming the Republican vote by 2+% would do it. In some states it almost did. Apparently, enough people realized voting Libertarian was wasting a vote so they didn’t do it even if they might support the ideology.

But anyway that leaves us wondering if Trump’s agenda is mathematically possible. My conclusion is “no”. He won’t get his wall, too expensive, he’ll have to be satisfied with increased border security. He won’t be able to ban Muslims due to the constitution so he’ll have to settle for increased vetting. He won’t be able to stop legal immigration so it’s only illegal immigration he can crack down on. He won’t be able to get the auto manufacturing back from Mexico. He’s going to have to cut a lot of “deals”. All we’ve seen so far is his opening negotiation position.

#67 NEVER GIVE UP on 11.09.16 at 8:14 pm

#453 Pete on 11.09.16 at 6:26 pm
“All Christians are not bible-thumping literalists. Ignorant. — Garth”

If you are not a literalist when it comes to the bible, you are not a Christian. You can’t be partly Christian.
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Its extremists like you that turn inquiring Christians away in droves!

#68 Context on 11.09.16 at 8:15 pm

Massive anti-Trump demonstrations at Union Square in NYC so am going back to watch it on live streaming.

#69 prairiegopher on 11.09.16 at 8:16 pm

Trump is going to be awesome. It’s nice to see a strong leader instead of watching our guy flit around like Peter Pan. I can’t wait to see that meeting. Trump is going to lead him around by the ear.

#70 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 8:17 pm

#44 Andrew Woburn on 11.09.16 at 7:38 pm
I genuflect to the Smoking Man. Obviously the “science” of opinion surveying is not settled. Faith in “experts” may be misplaced.
….
I had to google genuflect. Wasn’t sure that was a properly spelled word. Apparently it is.

Thanks. But no need to be on your knees. I hate that.

#71 jay on 11.09.16 at 8:21 pm

Globa warming is over in the U.S.Trump doesn’t be
live it’s real ,now let’s fire up those coal fired generating plants. http://time.com/4509488/donald-trump-climate-change-hoax/

#72 45north on 11.09.16 at 8:23 pm

Ontario will unveil new policies next week to deal with houses people can’t afford anymore.

Ontario has the same problem as BC: how to make houses more affordable without making them cheaper. Impossible! No she needs to stay out of the housing market because it’s going down and there isn’t much she can do.

#73 Paul on 11.09.16 at 8:24 pm

Brexit 3 – Make Canada Great Again!

In 3 more years. Bring it on!
Trudumb is crapping in his pant right now.

#74 For those about to flop... on 11.09.16 at 8:25 pm

One thing that jumped out at me that Trump stated during the campaign and reiterated today during his acceptance speech was that amongst all the big promises( build a wall yada, yada) he wants to spend a lot of money rebuilding inner cities.

This runs a bit counter intuitive to me as I would of thought he would have been talking about rural America and how he would help them to not be left behind as that is where the Republicans got the bulk of their votes.

The other thing that I checked out today was the result in some of the county’s in Washington State that I commented on in the Summer.

People commented on the hidden Trump vote,but the opposite thing happened in that region
Driving around the Olympic Peninsula for two weeks in the summer my wife and I saw 300/400 Trump signs and only 1 Hillary sign.

I thought something was afoot but when it came to voting they went 65/35 roughly in favour of Democrats.

It is a blue state, but based on what I saw and what my fellow campers told me I thought them counties would go red.

The Republicans over promised in the rust belt and the Democrats under promised and under visited and so with the Democrats winning the popular vote it is easy to see a path for them back to the White House in four years if the Republicans don’t get something happening in this region in the first three years of their time.

I’m not sophisticated enough to make any money out of all this but I don’t see myself losing much either…

M42BC

#75 nonplused on 11.09.16 at 8:29 pm

Wow that went on so long last night that I actually ran out of Whiskey!

The unfortunate thing about modern politics is that it’s all or nothing, there is no prize for coming in second, and there is no referee. After spending 100’s of millions of dollars, donated and in Trump’s case some of it his own, candidates feel they must do whatever it takes to win. There is no honor anymore, and if lie, defame, and play dirty they must, they will. Both sides did that this election. Clinton with her “Russians” and Trump with his “crooked Hillary” (and on and on).

It’s all about persuasion. Rhetoric. Convincing people who know nothing about the issues to vote for you. Every logical fallacy in the book was used by both sides in this election. But the one that rose to the top this time on both sides was “ad hominine” (attack to the man). It was whoever could most degenerate the other candidate.

I have a feeling that the days where honest politicians debating issues are in the rear-view mirror, if in fact there ever were such days.

http://twainquotes.com/Galaxy/187012c.html

#76 Balmuto on 11.09.16 at 8:34 pm

“Trump didn’t actually mean half of what he said.”

By God I hope you’re right.

#77 Sharon on 11.09.16 at 8:36 pm

#377 Looney Baloney on 11.09.16 at 1:50 pm

@Smokey

Love how the dawgs were all “We better not see you here if Trump loses”. And now that he has won, it’s “oh you just flipped a coin, it was 50/50 anyway.” That is one lucky coin if it came up the same way every time your posted about Trump.
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Its not like he picked any other candidate for the last year. only a 2 person close race.

#78 For those about to flop... on 11.09.16 at 8:37 pm

Joking Man
#44 Andrew Woburn on 11.09.16 at 7:38 pm
I genuflect to the Smoking Man. Obviously the “science” of opinion surveying is not settled. Faith in “experts” may be misplaced.
….
I had to google genuflect. Wasn’t sure that was a properly spelled word. Apparently it is.

Thanks. But no need to be on your knees. I hate that.

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#148 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:08 pm
Drinking and trading forex. whats that 7 figures.

James. Go downtown on me.I love you.

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Make up your mind will ya…we won’t judge you…

M42BC

#79 Mauri on 11.09.16 at 8:37 pm

This is the real reason US stocks are going up:

“The Trump Plan will lower the business tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent” (source: donaldjtrump.com)

#80 X on 11.09.16 at 8:37 pm

Wynne/Souza vote buying in full effect on Monday…hopefully it will be something that makes them look good (good luck with that), and has little effect on the market (odds are higher for their ineffectiveness).

Morneau is trying to bring the market to reality and protect idiot home buyers/RE investors from themselves.

If it is a tax cut like the land transfer tax or something, it will just end up being taken into consideration with the homes value/buyers purchasing power. No effect.

#81 Buy Low Sell High on 11.09.16 at 8:40 pm

Looking forward to 4 years of great Saturday Night Live comedy material. Fallon will be on fire tonight!

#82 Context on 11.09.16 at 8:42 pm

There are thousands of protestors at Union Square in NYC and the cops can’t get there because of traffic jams. They are in front of the Trump Tower and want him badly, all live on you tube. MSM is nowhere to be found as this might get nasty.

#83 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 8:45 pm

If any of you dogs know Kevin Oriley from shark tank, UCC tells me. He getting ready to take down the loons. Chuck his cap into the ring.

Send him my contact info. Dyslexicsmokingman.blogspot.com

I think I can help him. I want to help him.. Our grand kids will thank you.

I’ll be in the shadows. Trump’s on the resume now.

#84 Prairieboy43 on 11.09.16 at 8:45 pm

Garth how would your blog have appeared had the Democrats won? Brexit 2.0, no change, Feds raise rates next month (yawn! Man I am good).
PB43

#85 NEVER GIVE UP on 11.09.16 at 8:46 pm

#10 For those about to flop… on 11.09.16 at 6:35 pm
Wolf Blitzer really made John King work for his $10.50 an hour last night…
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I was going to say it looked like Wolf was doing a Blitzkreig on John while he was wearing latex and a ball gag!

#86 Love My Kia on 11.09.16 at 8:46 pm

10’s of thousands in the streets of major cities protesting Trump’s win and Hillary shafting Bernie.

We are nowhere near stability.

#87 cramar on 11.09.16 at 8:48 pm

Last night I watched the Dow futures tank over 750 points. Wished I saw it coming and bought DLR, VXX, gold, etc. to hedge my portfolio. So I took a look at the technical charts on all the above. I don’t buy anything without at least checking where the particular investment is (even though if you have a balanced portfolio and in for the long term, it probably doesn’t matter, but I do it anyway). I was puzzled! I’ve been reading technical charts for over 20 years and recognize a lot of chart patterns, moving averages, oscillators signalling the markets are about to turn over, or ready to go up/down. I was puzzled because the charts seemed to indicate that a major tanking should not happen now. In fact the opposite. (It would make the chart pattern weird! There is order in chaos, grasshoppers.) The Dow should be continuing to head up. So I decided to see what will happen in the morning. So come morning, I was amazed (but not shocked) to see the markets quickly reverse and head up. That’s what I would expect from the daily chart patterns, which do not reflect any overnight thinly-traded noise. In fact, at the end of the month you can look back and never see the night of the elction—the night the Dow was down 750. Yawn!

But I have to admire the fearless ones who jumped yesterday in for a quick fortune and sold on the open this morning. But only the ones on the right side of the market. Too risky for me. A balanced, income producing portfolio is best for me at my age.

#88 Bargain Hunter on 11.09.16 at 8:49 pm

Imagine what FBI Director James Comey’s estate would fetch around Toronto. This is in Westport, Connecticutt near NYC. Reduced to $2.5 mill. from 3.0 mill. and unsold since 2010.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3914350/Besieged-FBI-director-James-Comey-lived-like-king-one-America-s-wealthiest-towns-home-Martha-Stewart-Paul-Newman-Harvey-Weinstein-t-unload-3-million-estate.html

#89 Ret on 11.09.16 at 8:49 pm

#37
Kinda sounds like Canada eh. The basic survival needs of the electorate get pushed aside by special interest groups for bike lanes, LRT’s, and environmentalist wind turbine and solar panel nutbars.

Mr. & Mrs. Frontporch feel ignored, abandoned and frustrated as their governments continually raise taxes and under deliver on the basics at home while taking on huge commitments to help others in far away lands.

The Trump victory surely has to be a wake up call for politicians in Canada.

#90 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 8:50 pm

How I met Trump.. Via Rob Ford.
I just called Ford, he picked up, and asked him for Trump’s number.

I loved that man. Heart of gold..

But then again I’m a lier…. Go to MSM my puppies.

I lied, last thing on my bucket list about a deplorable money….

Watching the Toronto Star go belly up is what gives my life meaning and a reason to go on.

#91 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 8:51 pm

Deplorable money should have read

Deplorable movie…. Yes I’m on the forth drink. Stupid Tumb.

#92 Deplorable Dude on 11.09.16 at 8:56 pm

Well I hope Trump follows through on his pledges….no idea how is going to ‘Drain the Swamp’…….

Nuke from orbit….only way to be sure?

I’ve no idea why all the feminist SJW’s are in meltdown…what do they think Trump is going to do now in office?

Last night several Conservative journalists I follow on Twatter were actively calling BS on the ‘official’ polls, knowing they were rigged.

Polling ought to be banned, it’s just a propaganda tool.

Shamelessly C+P this comment I came across on another forum which pretty much sums up my thoughts….

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‘They KNEW the early Democrat Absentee Ballot requests were coming in very low for Hillary vs. Obama 2012. They KNEW early voting was low for Hillary vs. Obama 2012. They KNEW Democrat Absentee Ballots returned were coming back slower vs. Obama 2012. They knew Trump was over performing Romney ‘everywhere’ – and those are HARD numbers from 10 days ago! They knew – and they lied.

They are paid 7 figures to stare at these tiny ‘county level’ details and more (online mentions – small donations – even shirt sales – etc) …. They knew and they lied – they LIED INTENTIONALLY to produce a ton of polling stories running up to election day (get out the vote etc) that would dishearten Trump supporters and excite Hillary supporters.

They lied. And we know they lied!’

I would sure hate to be you. — Garth

#93 common sense on 11.09.16 at 8:58 pm

How til the EU is history?

#94 jfish on 11.09.16 at 9:01 pm

Your so right crowdedelevatorfartz. The real owners of America won’t let anything less happen. For all those that need a history lesson.. se J.F.Kennedy.

#95 Dodgedbullet on 11.09.16 at 9:02 pm

The trump that the msm portrayed was not the trump elected, full stop. he is quite the strategist I give him that. Well fought and in the end well won. Amazing ride for us Canadians watching from the sidelines.

#96 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 9:02 pm

78 For those about to flop… on 11.09.16 at 8:37 pm
Joking Man
#44 Andrew Woburn on 11.09.16 at 7:38 pm
I genuflect to the Smoking Man. Obviously the “science” of opinion surveying is not settled. Faith in “experts” may be misplaced.
….
I had to google genuflect. Wasn’t sure that was a properly spelled word. Apparently it is.

Thanks. But no need to be on your knees. I hate that.

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#148 Smoking Man on 11.08.16 at 10:08 pm
Drinking and trading forex. whats that 7 figures.

James. Go downtown on me.I love you.

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Make up your mind will ya…we won’t judge you…

M42BC
…….

Freddy mercury was my God growing up. Anything is possible..

Got to get the gays on side to take down the loons.

Gerald butts.

Be afraid.. I’m coming for you. Not for your ass, please, I’m only into chics.

You’re a stupid tree hugging agenda. You and Suzuki. Pathetically stupid but you have a market to tap and fill your wallets.

When I’m done. No forest left to hide from me.

I’m coming..

#97 mythbuster on 11.09.16 at 9:04 pm

Garth, (See my post #107 10.10.16). I anticipated a Trump win – and I said that will be a revolution – and it is.

It was with great pleasure I watched the embarrassed ‘strategists’ who did not see it coming and could not believe their eyes. One of them said today on CityTV: “If someone says they saw it coming they lie, because I did not see it coming.” This line tells you all you need to know about the ‘thought-leaders’ in mainstream TV-land. Where is their HUMILITY?

The reality is that people suffer and they are fed up with the political class, including all segments of the establishment, that do not care to look, see, understand and cater to what the people need and voted for.

Trump did. That’s why Trump won. It was not ‘racism’ or ‘misogyny’, or ‘the Uneducated’, or the ‘White trash’. It was LISTENING to what the people felt was wrong, and having a vision for meeting their needs.

By contrast, Clinton had no vision except protecting the status quo and being the first woman sitting in the president’s chair in the oval office.

I’m not religious, but I studied the Bible: “Where there is no vision – a people is lost.”

Leadership provides a vision and a strategy and policies to fulfill it. And now comes the work of doing it. We’ll see how Trump does it. For now, all we know is that he is an outstanding man. A true leader. And most importantly, seeing how he defeated the ganging up on him from the Left and the Right and the mainstream media – he is also a winner. And given all the failures of the US since WW2, a winner is what the US needs. And that does not mean more wars – but the strength to avoid wars. That is better for the business and investments of the people.

Hopefully Trump will deliver what he promised.

#98 Fan of The Donald. on 11.09.16 at 9:06 pm

It’s going to be interesting to see what the markets do tomorrow after a day of reflection.

Garth. I’m glad you are taking your blown call on Donald Trump so well. I would hate to see you shut down your blog as it is a source of a lot of good information.

PS: Good photo of the dog and cat.

PPS: Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. election is about as helpful to Canada’s housing bubble as throwing a drowning man an anchor.

#99 John in Mtl on 11.09.16 at 9:09 pm

“#13 Pete on 11.09.16 at 6:43 pm
…because the citizenry feel empowered for the first time in 30 years. “

They felt empowered too, when Barak Obama chanted out his “Yes, We Can”. Look at what happened for 8 years afterwards! Who knows what the future holds. Don’t go look to the so-called “experts”, we all saw how expert they were yesterday night, didn’t we!

“#30 Scully on 11.09.16 at 7:03 pm

…Well Garth I have never been a doomer but my faith in humanity has definitely been shaken to the core. If Trump takes the US to DEFCON 1 I will be buying a ticket to New Zealand…”

Sorry, I think you’re wrong; it is Hillary Clinton who would have brought us to DEFCON 1, not Donald Trump!

#100 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 9:11 pm

Kevin’s first day as pm.

Cut CBC funding. May the best man win.

CBC doomed. Suzuki doomed.
Real men that work wrenches and hammers get respect they deserve, more then girl talking dudes that serve coffee at Starbucks.

#101 Arb Watson on 11.09.16 at 9:13 pm

Come on Garth, the market was shorted by traders and market makers to take out weak hands and make some quick cash short term.

#102 Blacksheep on 11.09.16 at 9:15 pm

“Not quote. Half of Americans supported Clinton. Half supported Trump. So much for the .0001% against the rest. Funny. — Garth”
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This is a big red flag for system.

It’s not about what %, voted for whom.

It’s about ANY candidate quietly rallying enough support to dominate the Electoral Collage vote, while completely blindsiding you, the Dogs, the markets and the whole western corporate media.

There simply shouldn’t be this many people pissed off enough to elect, this highly a flawed inexperienced candidate, but yet happened. It happened because when someone looses his decent paying manufacturing job, then looses his house, then his wife / children and finally his dignity, there is good chance this dude is a little upset.

Candidate ‘X’ tapped into this and told him there is hope for him and his family. When someone is down, sometimes hope is all you have. Can ‘X’ bring jobs back via tariffs or stop ten’s of thousands of deaths, by ending unnecessary wars?

I don’t know, but I truly believe he’s going to try….

#103 John in Mtl on 11.09.16 at 9:15 pm

An interesting analysis of the possibilities of a Trump presidency, by the man who invented “Reaganomics” (paul Craig Roberts):

“…media and the political establishments of the political parties no longer have credibility with the American people.

…It also remains to be seen how the Oligarchy will respond to Trump’s victory. … Although Trump defeated Hillary, the Oligarchy still exists and is still powerful.”

“…We won’t know what to expect until we see who are the Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries. If it is the usual crowd, we will know Trump has been captured….”

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/11/09/the-working-class-won-the-election-paul-craig-roberts/

#104 For those about to flop... on 11.09.16 at 9:15 pm

Just found out the FBI director and Donald Trump’s hair stylist share the same name.

Mr Comey…

M42BC

#105 hope & ruin on 11.09.16 at 9:15 pm

Trump MAY be a demagogue but I think there are two main take-aways from this:

#1) there is an investing class of people who are completely disconnected from a working class of people. A stratified society. (judging by how surprised they were by the result)

#2) The media are also completely disconnected from this working class of people. Who they report too. (judging by how surprised they were by the result).

Ignoring the reasons why Trump was elected POTUS or assuming that America elected him because they are a country full of hate mongering, racists is short sighted.

This is dismissive, broad stroking. People elected him for any number of reasons, I wouldn’t be surprised if voters weighed his divisive nature but voted for him for other reasons anyways.

The fact that the media is so far off the mark is strange. Interesting that people can at least critically think for themselves rather than just swallow what the media tells them to do.

#106 Sigh..... on 11.09.16 at 9:17 pm

A couple of quotes from H.L. Mencken:

“No one in this world, so far as I know – and I have searched records for years and employed agents to help me – has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone even lost public office thereby.”

“On some great and glorious day the plain folks will reach their heats desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

#107 pedal to the metal on 11.09.16 at 9:18 pm

IMHO there are 2 key factors why Hillary lost. The first was she went on record to denounce religion in the United States – her comment was to suppress those (aka Christians) as if to say religion played no part in our society going forward! That was a battle cry to those who won’t let a government dictate how they practice. The 2nd and what most seem to forget – the US just had 8 years of Obama and from all accounts – a failure and people surely weren’t opening their arms for another 4 years of Democratic rule. I wish Trump well – he will take their country to a level of prosperity that no one would have imagined.

Garth – love your blog – but I didn’t take kindly to your bible thumping comment – you tip toed about other religions but gave a swift kick to those of Christian beliefs!!

Hardly. The comment underscored that one can be Chrustian without being a literalist, the way a Muslim can reject Sharia. — Garth

#108 Arb Watson on 11.09.16 at 9:18 pm

I doubt anybody missed anything short term we will see a correction eventually. Markets are volatile and the swings are too extreme.

#109 InvestorsFriend on 11.09.16 at 9:20 pm

Actually, He did mean it. All of it.

Trump has been quite consistent with his scary plans.

The next move for the market will likely be down as the realisation dawns that he means to do what he said he would.

But, agreed, those with balanced investments should simply sit tight. (Don’t just do something. Stand there!)

#110 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 9:21 pm

Jesus if I worked on Bay street, and said the shit I said tonight.

My ass would be out the door in the morning..

Thing is with self taught creative writing skills with a fan base of 15 downloads.

Anything is possibleable.. At leased the buggers were smart enough to not give me a fourth chance.

#111 Henry Morgan on 11.09.16 at 9:24 pm

Wow, so the Wall St. Elites are now in bed with David Duke and the KKK?

#112 WalMark of Sadkatoon on 11.09.16 at 9:26 pm

Smoking man called it. Now who said if trump won they’d never come back to this site?

We forgot em already

#113 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 9:27 pm

Bit buzzed at the moment.. Forgive me KIA. Hope you thing I’m lying again.

When those vulchers at the Toronto Star went to Ford drive way….

I knew right there and then what the Devil looks like..

Donovan come for me boy, the world knows where I live.

Fk, JD makes ya bigger and stronger in the mirror..

#114 A belieber on 11.09.16 at 9:28 pm

the new first lady is a smokeshow

#115 hope & ruin on 11.09.16 at 9:31 pm

Trump’s acceptance speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL_wh-d1pP4

#116 Wait There on 11.09.16 at 9:34 pm

Now I can say Merry Christmas

Trump has my back. That alone would have been worth my vote. What “phobe am I”

T2 and his crowd of politically correct fans take warning.

Dial back early this summer and what T2 stated today in the media and what the Canadian MSM said was a bunch of lies. T2 is now cowering. He should have been truly politically correct and kept his mouth SHUT early in Trump’s campaign. The MSM never pointed out that our PM was out of line to criticize a nominee for POTUS. You never know, unless he knows it all. Temperament for PM?

Now let’s see the fools who want to ban Trump from the UK, ( Brexit saves their butt actually because Trump sides with them), Those Vancouverites and Canadians who stupidly wanted to stop Trump from visiting Canada and Toronto. Who’s laughing now.

Life is a like a box of chocolates. Per Forrest Gump.

#117 MF on 11.09.16 at 9:35 pm

Congratulations to our American neighbours down south for electing the better candidate!

It was a beautiful night last night as i sat with my ecstatic girlfriend and terrified dad and watched the US map get coloured red bit by bit.

Incredible victory for democracy last night!

MF

#118 Henry Morgan on 11.09.16 at 9:35 pm

Canadians needs to brace their borders for the mass influx of unlawful aliens that are going to be rushing in from the USA fleeing justice.

#119 John in Mtl on 11.09.16 at 9:36 pm

#52 mousey on 11.09.16 at 7:45 pm

“…Unfortunately, the next US Supreme Court appointment will likely be Trump’s choice and we are looking at a conservative big time. “

Yep! you are right, unfortunately.

#120 Blacksheep on 11.09.16 at 9:44 pm

This goes out to those feeling uneasy about recent events.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYCpWblDKok

#121 Red on 11.09.16 at 9:51 pm

So.. basically there’s going to be no decrease in prices..

#122 MF on 11.09.16 at 9:54 pm

The lessons:

1) Polls are simply made up and fake (polls R phake)
2) Our media is a joke and does not represent reality at all (the CBC just reported how great a job T2 is doing).
3) The silent majority is fed up with regressive Liberalism.
4) ZIRP is a complete failure. Rates are going up.
5) free trade/globalization is seen negatively.
6) The stock market is a useless at predicting anything at all.

I’m still buzzing. 90% of my friends are too.

It’s exciting.

MF

#123 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 10:00 pm

#111 WalMark of Sadkatoon on 11.09.16 at 9:26 pm
Smoking man called it. Now who said if trump won they’d never come back to this site?

We forgot em already
….

See that’s the difference between Nictonites and humans.

Nictonites want to help them, get en out off loonatic fringe. Destroy there demented bielef system.. Show them what love is, vs hate.
We can’t help them if they run away…

Jamie come back. Your a hard core, I’m patient. Issac from my book taught me that.

Nictonites love humans a bit less than dogs.

#124 Hard line on 11.09.16 at 10:00 pm

First, the 700 point plunge was all short covering, nothing to do with fear in the nation, people voted for Trump remember?

The reaction in Canadian liberal circles is laughable, they’ve all set their hair on fire worried that Justin might have picked the wrong dance partner. Any fool could have seen that Obama was only a few months away from retirement, in effect, a nobody. Why Junior decided to throw himself at Obama was mystifying, except for the selfies, which were staged and pathetic. Of course the Libs are in trouble, big time, they screwed up royally after forgetting that Canada is a sovereign country not an extension of Obamas “legacy”.

Trump is no extremist, he’s taken the veil off what was starting to look like soft coup by globalist like George Soros, effectively Trump put power back into the hands of the people. I don’t know why more people don’t want to research the origins of ‘carbon tax’ (Brundtland Doctrine on Sustainable Development) but it has nothing to do with climate change and never has.

People have been en masse misled by the recently effect. Obama played the bully pulpit on climate change so his legacy was burnished. Obama spent hundreds of billions to convince people and it seems many were fooled with the constant drone. Trump has suddenly shut off the noise, and many appear to have woken up from a nightmare. Climate taxation only exists to fund third world economics, the weather is not changing. It was all a scam, now our pansy PM has been caught with his naive shorty pants down, committing Canada to a fantasy that no longer exists in the cold light of day.

#125 betamax on 11.09.16 at 10:11 pm

#51″On the coast here on Vancouver Island we have not heard Donald Trump’s acceptance speech in full, only bits and pieces.”

I saw the entire thing streamed in full on CNN, and I’m sure it’s on youtube, etc. Stop being passive and then whining about it. Pull your thumb out.

#126 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 10:12 pm

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#127 InvestorsFriend on 11.09.16 at 10:15 pm

Affordable Houses?

#72 45north on 11.09.16 at 8:23 pm commented on the following announcement:

“Ontario will unveil new policies next week to deal with houses people can’t afford anymore.”

Ontario has the same problem as BC: how to make houses more affordable without making them cheaper. Impossible! No she needs to stay out of the housing market because it’s going down and there isn’t much she can do.

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Agreed, not only does doing things to make houses more affordable not lower prices it usually increases them. Lower interest rates lead to more buyers and higher prices. Ditto RRSP Home buyers plan, Ditto and help for first time buyers. The benefits tends to get capitalised into the selling prices.

Things that could work: Anything that increases the supply of houses. Easier zoning, freeing up land for development, government subsidies to develop land. Increased automation in home building. Anything that leads to more new houses will tend to work by pushing down prices due to competition. It’s simple supply and demand. Building code changes that lead to lower construction costs could work too, but may be dangerous.

Could someone please investigate why the man hours to build a refrigerator or a car (and the real costs of both) has absolutely plummeted over the years, but not so much the hours to build a house? Where are the technology advances? The productivity advances? Same for servicing the land, why is it not cheaper due to technology and productivity?

Can it simply be the scarcity of land near the City core that is responsible for the lions share of the increase in single family home prices. Maybe it is…

#128 Stanley on 11.09.16 at 10:18 pm

I didn’t know that there would be that much support for Clinton. hahaha At least a state that knows the Clintons well had the right results. Trump 60.4% Clinton 33.8% in Arkansas

#129 betamax on 11.09.16 at 10:18 pm

Why are people here talking about Trump and WW3?

Despite his many faults, he’s not a warmonger. He’s protectionist but not hawkish and has no interest in starting military invasions of other countries, which is part of the reason so many hardcore Republicans were against him in the primaries.

#130 Barb on 11.09.16 at 10:22 pm

So all those with loads of cash…what’re they buying? Lottery tickets?

#131 Trumpocalypse2016 on 11.09.16 at 10:22 pm

Protests and riots in American streets are just the beginning tonnight. Never happened before like this in US history.

Clinton beats Trump in popular vote by near half a million votes, maybe a million after all are tallied.

They won’t let this go, for sure.

Will Trump and Pence live long enough to take office? Doubtful.

Then watch it all hit the fan. Civil war and total chaos.

#132 Belmonts & Becks on 11.09.16 at 10:32 pm

Canadians need to brace their borders for the mass influx of unlawful aliens that are going to be rushing in fleeing justice from the USA, to hide under Justin’s skirt.

#133 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 10:36 pm

Why does the UCC keep putting this song into my head, time for a shrink..

The song of a writer. Don’t know.

James help me with this one…

https://youtu.be/Tj75Arhq5ho

#134 Ace Goodheart on 11.09.16 at 10:37 pm

#17 db:

“Great, Liberals take more money from the rest of Ontario to subsidize Toronto.”

Here’s how it actually works: Toronto generates a large amount of income tax and business tax, which flows to the Federal and Provincial governments.

Toronto then has to beg for this money back.

Most of the money does not come back. It is spread around Ontario and Canada. Roads are built in remote northern locations where the population could never otherwise afford them. Small towns with populations similar to the amount of people found in one square block of Toronto get brand new community centres.

Occasionally we get a bit of the money back.

Toronto really should be a City State. We should be paying two levels of tax, Federal and City State tax.

What is happening is we are paying three levels of tax, Federal, Provincial and then all these weird “Toronto taxes” to cover transit, our huge police budget, social housing and all the rest of the things needed by a big city.

Toronto is a giant pool of tax money, most of which leaves here and never comes back….

#135 John in Mtl on 11.09.16 at 10:46 pm

#130 Trumpocalypse2016 on 11.09.16 at 10:22 pm

Protests and riots in American streets are just the beginning tonight.

Yes, civil unrest **was to be expected** regardless of who won, and will mount as time goes on. Now, this sort of thing could (and probably will) end very badly, especially with all that military equipment the civil authorities now have at hand.

#136 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 10:50 pm

When hammered

https://youtu.be/5gQZUUHULco

Cohen,.

#137 Investx on 11.09.16 at 10:53 pm

Congrats to Trump and the Right!

A nice blow to political correctness, MSM, SJW’s, feminazi’s, etc.

#138 Braj on 11.09.16 at 11:05 pm

#123 Hard line on 11.09.16 at 10:00 pm

“People have been en masse misled by the recently effect. Obama played the bully pulpit on climate change so his legacy was burnished. Obama spent hundreds of billions to convince people and it seems many were fooled with the constant drone. Trump has suddenly shut off the noise, and many appear to have woken up from a nightmare. Climate taxation only exists to fund third world economics, the weather is not changing. ”

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… Oh man. You need to watch “Before the Flood”, might give you some legitimate perspective.

It’s not about the ‘weather’. Things are a changing, you’ll see if you live another 50 years, which is lightning quick on the time scales were discussing here.

#139 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 11:10 pm

Made my book

https://youtu.be/AdKNlGfkyhc

#140 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 11:17 pm

All my doing

Wynee your mine
https://youtu.be/AdKNlGfkyhc

#141 Braj on 11.09.16 at 11:19 pm

#60 toronto1 on 11.09.16 at 8:01 pm
Regarding Ontario’s new measures for housing. There is not much that can be done. unless they start their own bank or housing insurance company- things like first time buyers land transfer tax credit, waving of tax etc.. are all minimal. Cap gains tax and credit worthiness, capital qualification are out of the province control.

Wild Bill hit the financing side of the equation and thats the only side that matters, housing is only worth the amount of credit a lender is willing to extend. Period. Full stop

Banks enforce the ratios and thats it, unless the govt is going to start to dole out 25-50K grants they cant do much. Mortgage qualification is based on earnings and credit.

no one talks about it but as a nation we are at a debt wall- there are only so many credit worthy people that will ever be homeowners, that amount cannot be increased and we are probely well past that limit now. note the Genworth stated that 20% upto 30% of their existing book would not qualify under the new rules– there is simply no economic incentive available to over come the financing hurdle.

Ontario can basically offer tax credits, ie, property tax credit, credit for land transfer tax, home buyer reno tax credit. Offer tax break in the amount of the RRSP penalty taken if borrowing money from RRSP etc..

either you have the downpayment required or not, either you have the income and credit score or not.

Remember Ontario is in huge debt- how much tax revenue can they give up and still maintain their promises? It has to be offset elsewhere

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What about tax credits on interest paid on mortgage?

#142 Pete on 11.09.16 at 11:20 pm

#98 john in mtl “because the citizenry feel empowered for the first time in 30 years. “
They felt empowered too, when Barak Obama chanted out his “Yes, We Can”. Look at what happened for 8 years afterwards! Who knows what the future holds. Don’t go look to the so-called “experts”, we all saw how expert they were yesterday night, didn’t we!”
Those who felt empowered back then were the PC crowd and they took full advantage of it, just look around at the world today.
This time it’s the Non-PC crowd who feel empowered. There should be many more tears yet to flow, I hope.

#143 traderJim on 11.09.16 at 11:20 pm

#61 Smoking Man

I take that as a great compliment, and totally undeserved.

Hillary supporters taking to the streets, carrying signs saying ‘Kill Trump’ and ‘F#@$ Trump’, and in Seattle shooting one another.

Kind of like when crazy right wingers rioted when Obama was elected…oh wait a second….

Meanwhile, here’s what Trump has been up to while the SJW’s riot:

https://apply.ptt.gov/yourstory/

How fascist of the President elect to ask the people what they think!

Next 4 years are going to be really interesting.

#144 DON on 11.09.16 at 11:25 pm

Not sure what to think about the following other than some parents need to grow up. Way to be rational. CBC continues the fear mongering. Why is CBC so involved in this American election – that is other than simply reporting it.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/donald-trump-election-win-explain-to-children-1.3844071#commentwrapper

“Explaining a Donald Trump win to children: how to ‘contain the horror’
‘It’s the first time since 9/11 I’ve felt that kind of anxiety, alarm and fear in students’

Schools disrupted

Many children across Canada headed to school Wednesday morning agitated, anxious and fearful.

They’d heard so many things about this man, watched him berate and attack a woman on television.”

#145 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 11:27 pm

https://youtu.be/pD2TcO1xXpY

#146 Tony (the other one) on 11.09.16 at 11:33 pm

Garth, you are not fair about Trump. Here is his plan, opened up today https://www.greatagain.gov
Concise and comprehensive.
I have not seen this clarity in any politician to date. Not even you.

#147 TRT on 11.09.16 at 11:35 pm

To the protestors: Democracy prevailed.

They should be thrown in jail or at least charged with criminal offences. Democratic America needs to set an example now.

Do these protestors want a dictatorship?? Unbelievable.

#148 free markets and democracy on 11.09.16 at 11:35 pm

#115 Wait There

You CONservatives are so deluded with reality. You know MSM = CORPORATIONS = CONservatives ??? People voted for Trump not because he is a CON but because he was anti Liberal and CONservative which is anti establishment. BTW CONservatives are corporate puppets and Liberals are the same but they throw a few crumbs.

#149 Pete on 11.09.16 at 11:35 pm

You’ll notice that Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for a future run at the high office.
She is being touted as being the exact opposite of her mother in respect to those things people hated about Hillary. Claims are being made that she is the mature one, trying to clean up the mess Hillary made of the Clinton Foundation. Don’t believe a word of it.

#150 TRT on 11.09.16 at 11:39 pm

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#151 Blacksheep on 11.09.16 at 11:39 pm

This will work too….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0m3Lfkzcw4

#152 parksville senior on 11.09.16 at 11:40 pm

the Americans once again have demonstrated their ability to swallow more bs per capita than any other nation in history.

The ugly American rides again—and if you thought Cheney was evil, brother, You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Enjoy the next two months, then duck as the S hits the fan.

#153 parksville senior on 11.09.16 at 11:41 pm

The conclusion—buy gold-the apocalypse and the Anti-Christ has arrived.

#154 The doubter on 11.09.16 at 11:42 pm

I have to take my hat off to Smoking Man. He accurately predicted the outcome of the US election. May be he is actually an alien who has the seventh sense.

Looking back, I do learn a few things about this election, they are;
Polls are stupid, meaningless and often misleading.
Analyses are technical bs and have no basis of anything.
Expected moral standard for an American President is low, very low.
Anyone can be an American President if he/she is willing to say what the majority of voters like to hear.
Wall Street tells you what happened in the past but not the future. So brace yourself and don’t go all in.
Garth’s readers including myself are often wrong.

#155 Blacksheep on 11.09.16 at 11:44 pm

Or this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cQgQIMlwWw

#156 Dark Matter on 11.09.16 at 11:46 pm

“In reality”, we are an allusion, Quantum Physics experiments draws us to this conclusion. We may be nothing more than an avatar in a very complex holographic simulation. This conclusion best explains the properties of entangled particles, (they seem to “communicate” with each other at speeds faster than C ) and the conflicting results of the double slit experiments as a result of just observing the process.
So, relax, Trump in this universe is President, but that was only because this version of the game deemed it so. In other universe, maybe Hilary is, but in all universes, it really doesn’t matter!.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMBt_yfGKpU

#157 chopstix on 11.10.16 at 12:00 am

Michael Moore nailed it in his prediction trump would win.. and his prescription for what needs to be done next.
http://globalnews.ca/news/3057433/michael-moore-was-right-about-a-donald-trump-victory-and-now-he-has-a-plan/?utm_source=Article&utm_medium=MostPopular&utm_campaign=2014

#158 Joe2.0 on 11.10.16 at 12:05 am

Suck it up people.
Trump won fair and square.
MSM spewing it was the under educated white man that voted him in.
That would be the undereducated white man that had the brains to vote.
It’s not over yet I fear to say.
There’s no way the globalists are going to put up with this outcome.

#159 Ex-Cowtown on 11.10.16 at 12:16 am

#130 Trumpocalypse2016 on 11.09.16 at 10:22 pm

Protests and riots in American streets are just the beginning tonnight. Never happened before like this in US history.

Clinton beats Trump in popular vote by near half a million votes, maybe a million after all are tallied.

They won’t let this go, for sure.

Will Trump and Pence live long enough to take office? Doubtful.

Then watch it all hit the fan. Civil war and total chaos.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If anything like that happens you can blame it all on Obama and Clinton. Their utter ignorance of the reality of working class people drove the people to desperation. And desperate people voted for Trump.

Barry and Hillary created their own worst nightmare which perversely came from their own socialist agendas. But in this case the workers did rise up, cast off the chains placed on them by forced socialism and totalitarian Executive Orders. More than a bit Ironic isn’t it?

Wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Trump propose legislation to severely limit the ability of POTUS to use Executive Orders given Obama’s flagrant abuse of them.

#160 Stanley on 11.10.16 at 12:18 am

I wonder how many Clinton voters were alive. And how many Clinton votes actually voted for Trump. Funny that no one that voted for Clinton had their vote changed to Trump by the voting machines.

#161 UH OH on 11.10.16 at 12:21 am

I would like to toot my own horn. Here is what I contributed to this pathetic blog the night before the US election. Notice I called MI and PA. You’re welcome. :-)

UH OH on 11.07.16 at 10:23 pm
Let’s take off our rose coloured glasses for a minute.

Best case scenario for HRC right now is she manages to hang on to MI and PA. State polls show she is teetering on the edge of losing both states. In fact two polls that came out today show Trump leading in both.

Don’t forget both MI and PA do not have early voting. Early voting is a huge advantage to the Democrats as they have an incredible get out the vote campaign as seen in the early results for NC and FL. Basically they have a week to bus all the lower income minorities to the polls. Republicans tend to vote on election day.

So this built in buffer for the Democrats does not exist in MI and PA.

Why would traditional blue states like MI and PA flip red? Hello NAFTA and goodbye MI Auto Plants. Hello Climate Change and goodbye PA coal mining and fracking.

People are scared and have nothing to lose. If one of MI or PA flip then Hillary becomes yesterdays news.

Also this is just one path for Trump to gain the White House. There are others that are more traditional for Republicans but the fact that we are even discussing the above path would have been considered heresy just two weeks ago.

#162 Entrepreneur on 11.10.16 at 1:39 am

Lol, #124 betamax, you have missed my point. Trump’s acceptance speech should be on the news in full like Hillary Clinton’s speech. After all, Trump did win.

The news only would give quick flashes of Trump’s speech then move on. Unacceptable, distasteful!

We know we can watch it on video on the internet but that is not the point I was making.

#163 Sky on 11.10.16 at 2:10 am

If Trump does nothing else…. cue V for Vendetta mask- ” Hillary Clinton you’re fired!”

That sucking sound you hear is the Bush and Clinton dynasty being flushed down the toilet bowl of history.Good riddance. But get the mop. The other toilet’s overflowing with the detritus of the Obama legacy, globalism, CNN, ABC, NBC,NYT, HuffPo, WaPo,etc. We’re gonna need more toilets here.

#164 Oh yeah of little faith... on 11.10.16 at 2:56 am

This blog like the markets was knee jerk over the past 24 hours or so. Common sense flew out the door. Cooler and more rational heads would have examined the facts:

-Very few people thought he would actually run, then he did.
-They thought he wouldn’t climb in the polls, then he did.
-They said he wouldn’t win any primaries, then he did.
-They said he wouldn’t win the Republican nomination, then he did.
-They said there was no way he could compete for, let alone win, a general election. Now he’s President-Elect Trump.

What doomer left and this Blog said about Trump reminiscent of pre and post Reagan 1st election victory – still old enough to remember that.

Would you have bet against such a person? I would not have.

Too bad for those that did.

Humanity never learns.

bsant

#165 nubbers on 11.10.16 at 3:37 am

Excellent and uniquely insightful post today.

From reading the news on the other side of the Atlantic, I am not getting any hint of this new, reassuring aspect of Trump. The current news coverage is all about protests and what he promised to do before the election.

Lets just hope that he really didn’t mean all of what he said. Suddenly his track record as a huge liar looks like a very good thing indeed.

#166 Skip Breakfast on 11.10.16 at 3:51 am

Trump is a master persuader. He did what he had to do to win, because he has his eye on a bigger prize. He will make sacrifices in the form of decorum in order to win, and he did, win against the odds. Those apparent gaffes were actually, for the most part, strategic maneuvers to bring people to an awareness of the more important things he cares about. How can you not see that he’s not a buffoon but brilliant when he actually won. Not just the primaries, against Jeb Bush’s 125 million dollar funded campaign, but the presidency itself, with all mainstream media eviscerating him every single day. And the bigger prize he is after is trying to reform the corruption. America is a great country, but it needs an enema. Trump intends to give it that. Now that he doesn’t need to win the presidency, there is no need for the risque hyperbole. All words by the way. Given the chance, he will try to do the right thing. The question is whether the corrupt establishment will give him that chance. Clearly you won’t.

#167 Coho on 11.10.16 at 4:10 am

Watching Fox News. What a laugh. The pundits are now praising Trump and claiming HRC was the worst possible candidate that the Democrats could have possibly run in this election. This after laughing at Trump and praising the “more qualified and experienced Clinton”. And Fox is much more balanced that the other networks!

No one heard the people except for Trump, they said. They are all ‘shocked’ at the outcome. They are either liars or completely detached from average people. Probably both.

So, because Clinton lost they are throwing stones at her now and busy sucking up to Trump. Jumping ship. What a surprise! These are the vacuous blowhard agents and lackies sponsored and placed in front of the cameras by the ruling elite painting the unwashed masses a pseudo reality day in and day out.

Quite pathetic really. They know they are no longer credible and quite frankly irrelevant, but hoping to hang onto their jobs. They know darn well there’s a new sheriff in town, hence they are out shopping for knee pads.

#168 Chuchu on 11.10.16 at 4:38 am

American is f*cked. If it needs to hit rock bottom before it can figure it’s sh*t out, so be it. The Republicans own the White House, Senate and Congress. America is going to get slaughtered by Reagonomics. It’s not going to be pretty.

#169 Coho on 11.10.16 at 5:07 am

How is it that the MSM claims they are all shocked of how that they got it all horribly wrong by being unaware of the electorate’s desire for change? Really? Did they not know that the approval rating for congress is has been at around 9% for years. Are they also unaware that the peoples’ trust/approval rating of the MSM is about the same? What nerve. Just goes to prove its rock bottom approval rating is justified and deserved. Cripes, if bullsh*t was music they’d be a brass marching band.

The thing is they know that the disenfranchised under represented or non represented unwashed masses have been screwed over for a very long time and are getting increasingly restless. How disingenuous — hence this feigned surprise claiming they didn’t know, while they threw every chair, vase, shoe and rotten tomato within their reach at the Trumpster, to no avail.

#170 brian on 11.10.16 at 6:24 am

Trump meant every word he said. It takes real gullibility to think that it was all just election talk. No, Trump will make good on the horrble plans he laid. Trump is a facist dictator, of that there is no question.

To think otherwise is wrong.

#171 Wrk.dover on 11.10.16 at 7:03 am

When N.S. sent a negotiator to Dallas to deal with our oil windfall, we sent our industry minister/local MLA who had been elected from his job as a six room school principal grade six teacher three hours from the ‘city’.

He had probably what was to be his first and last airplane ride to get there.

J.R. Ewing ate him for lunch.

When Canada negotiated NAFTA, CBC showed pictures of some nerdy thirty-ish nerd with a shock of tangled stacked up curly red hair and coke bottle glasses along with a skinny old fart looking like Carl Hans Schrieber as being our star choices for the deed.

Who we gonna send to outfox the Forrest Trump on the new trade missions?

#172 Long Branch Apprentice on 11.10.16 at 7:13 am

Ctrl+F Smoking Man

Your life will be better for it.

In fact, I’m a Smoking Man hipster on this blog, I was into his deranged ramblings before it was cool.

Kia’s suck, I drive a Crown Vic.

Real men drive RWD V8’s.

One other thing. Callouses on the hands tells a lot about a person’s brain.

#173 Grey Dog on 11.10.16 at 7:24 am

To Pete; you mentioned Chelsea being groomed, ha! Look down the road a few years presidential election between Ivanka and Chelsea. Ivanka was one of Trumps go to people during election season.

#174 Victor V on 11.10.16 at 7:25 am

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-09/vancouver-wields-c-10-000-a-day-fine-in-crackdown-on-empty-homes?cmpid=socialflow-facebook-business

Want to keep your million-dollar luxury pad in Vancouver empty? Get ready to pay C$10,000 ($7,450) annually in extra taxes. Lie about it? That’ll be C$10,000 a day in fines.

Canada’s most-expensive property market, suffering from a near-zero supply of rental homes, announced the details of a new tax aimed at prodding absentee landlords into making their properties available for lease. The empty-home tax will take effect by Jan. 1 and will be calculated at 1 percent of the property’s assessed value, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson told reporters at City Hall.

“Vancouver is in a rental-housing crisis,” Robertson said. “The city won’t sit on the sidelines while over 20,000 empty and under-occupied properties hold back homes from renters.”

#175 Grey Dog on 11.10.16 at 7:26 am

Where is Boom!? I miss his insight.

#176 Prairieboy43 on 11.10.16 at 7:30 am

Smoking Man, found a hunting partner for you. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/wnyK3PUv7fA

PB43

#177 MF on 11.10.16 at 7:39 am

#123 Hard line on 11.09.16 at 10:00 pm

Well put. As usual, the Americans are the ones who put up a last stand for freedom and democracy. Many people thought this was the last chance to avoid going down the route of Liberal failure like the EU has, or we have begun under T2.

#123 Hard line on 11.09.16 at 10:00 pm

This was another solid post for anyone who didn’t see it.

Everything about T2 is an embarrassment, from his climate change crap, his poor economic plan, his pathetic United Nothing seat aspirations. This guy is absolutely clueless. Hopefully in 3 years we can vote him out and never have to hear from him again.

#164 Coho on 11.10.16 at 5:07 am

Respect for the MSM is at an all time low and will only decrease further. Pre-election polls are now to be taken with a grain of salt. Same with pre-election MSM news coverage. Hilarious watching them try to reverse their tune now. Nobody is fooled.

MF

#178 MF on 11.10.16 at 7:49 am

Almost on cue, we have “protests” against the process of democracy by Liberals. Just like after Brexit, the only democratic outcome a Liberal accepts is his or her own.

First will come the insults: “everyone who voted Trump (all 51 million) are racist, uneducated, chauvinistic and bigoted!”

Pretty soon we might have burning cars, chanting mobs, vandalism and physical intimidation.

Let’s hope the Americans stay strong.

MF

I surmise that if Clinton had narrowly won the Electoral College vote yet lost the popular vote to Trump, any public protests against her would be construed by you as just, since system is obviously rigged. In other words, comments like this are an embarrassment to your cause. — Garth

#179 crowdedelevatorfartz on 11.10.16 at 8:06 am

@#130 Apocalypto2016
“Civil war and total chaos.”
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Soooo, when society collapses and you’re sitting in the underground bunker leafing through your endless porn…..
Did you remember to pack a can opener?

#180 crowdedelevatorfartz on 11.10.16 at 8:09 am

I just realized.
America has it’s own version of Rob Ford!
Well done Toronto you trend setter you

#181 MF on 11.10.16 at 8:28 am

I surmise that if Clinton had narrowly won the Electoral College vote yet lost the popular vote to Trump, any public protests against her would be construed by you as just, since system is obviously rigged. In other words, comments like this are an embarrassment to your cause. — Garth

– preferred Trump but i did not believe the system was rigged. It’s clear there was a large bias towards him but I didn’t believe in voter fraud and would have accepted the outcome.

Other Trump fans maybe not.

MF

#182 Wait There on 11.10.16 at 8:30 am

If this guy is going to help Trump, and he will
There is nothing to worry about.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-09/icahn-left-trump-victory-party-to-bet-1-billion-on-u-s-stocks

If anything with this
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-10/obama-s-environmental-legacy-just-went-up-in-smoke

and the smoke that will come from the Carbon taxes in Canada and we are in for big trouble in Maple.

Next one to go…..Merkel.

We are in for a new decade folks. The confidence that will come from the raising of rates will inspire those about to retire in a a big fashion. The millenials are now in a big pile of doo doo. If you’re invested in RE in Canada, it’s probably too late.

#183 Ace Goodheart on 11.10.16 at 8:54 am

#175 crowdedelevatorfartz:

“I just realized.
America has it’s own version of Rob Ford!
Well done Toronto you trend setter you”

Well we sent him down there to do talk shows. I had thought the Americans were making fun of Ford and laughing at him. Turns out they were enthralled. Found someone just like him and made him president.

The world continues to be run by the children of the wealthy. These people go to private schools (or are home schooled) and are insulated from society in a very comprehensive way. They grow up fearing us and at the same time being in control of us. They and their parents spend a lot of money, setting up government systems that keep the rest of us in check. And they are the only people who can actually afford to run a political campaign.

Occasionally you come across a person like Barack who was not a child of the wealthy. Then you get an actual leader who understands people and can make correct decisions. He of course gets over powered by wealthy people’s kids who continue to be afraid of the rest of us (and who have all the financial backing).

#184 soost on 11.10.16 at 9:08 am

You hit the nail on the head. ONT is adding fuel to a fire CAN is trying to put out.

That is unfair to young people like me who have waited a decade, patiently, instead of leveraging to the t*ts. Waiting to make a place a home to have children be settled and less transient – to dump the college couch for an oak dinette set.

A few years is a lot of time right now. I can only delay so long…….

Its okay to lower property values. Those who have been in the game so long, will still have realized gains. Those who jumped in, and speculated, were not responsible and should realize the downside of their ‘investment’

#185 Ronaldo on 11.10.16 at 9:11 am

#173 MF

”First will come the insults: “everyone who voted Trump (all 51 million) are racist, uneducated, chauvinistic and bigoted!”

I would suspect that when HRC made the comments about the people who supported Mr. T as been irredeemable and deplorable is likely what caused her demise. Mr. T ran with it and the herd got their revenge at the polls. It was just what was needed to ignite them. She misjudged the herd. Words do matter a lot.

#186 pBrasseur on 11.10.16 at 9:18 am

Garth, can’t you see that the exit of the corrupt democratic party and the election of Trump is a breath of fresh air?

Markets can sense it, don’t you?

Markets couldn’t care less. It’s about making money. — Garth

#187 bdwy sktrn on 11.10.16 at 10:13 am

#59 The R on 11.09.16 at 8:00 pm

Question . If I want to put a low ball offer on a stock trading on the TSX
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holy cow man , there is this really cool new thing called google.

you just have to type your questions into a little box

first day on the internet?

#188 Toronto_CA on 11.10.16 at 10:14 am

Almost any social or economic damage Trump can do will be undone in time as society moves towards more acceptance; inevitably this is the last gasp of the old establishment white male world. That’s he a racist homophobic misogynist is not scary to me, this too shall pass.

What scares the holy f*ck out of me is that this man has a tenuous grasp of reality and is in charge of the strongest military in the history of the world and weapons that can destroy the world a hundred times over. That is not the sort of thing you can reverse with a new supreme court or Congress.

That scares the hell out of me. Hopefully his love for his family will prevent him from starting World War 3 because some obscure dictator “disrespects” him.

#189 conan on 11.10.16 at 10:22 am

First day after Trump’s beyond Spock victory and the streets are filled with protesters. I don’t think that is a good sign.
Anyone know the logic for the Electoral College? Why is it not the Popular Vote that decides who is President?

#190 IHCTD9 on 11.10.16 at 10:30 am

#160 nubbers on 11.10.16 at 3:37 am

From reading the news on the other side of the Atlantic, I am not getting any hint of this new, reassuring aspect of Trump. The current news coverage is all about protests and what he promised to do before the election.
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Lefty EU Media is $shitting bricks right now, the anti establishment hard right was rising in Europe well before Trump started rolling. Austria’s leadership is one stupid move away from their own Trump, France of all places has the same anti establishment popularity rising. Merkel is fanning the same flames with her policies.

Now – the most powerful Nation on Earth puts the most brazen of all anti-establishment contenders in charge.

You know what? Right now, pretty much every leftwinger in any capacity that draws a paycheque form the public purse is damn worried about the future (as they should be).

If Trumpmania spreads to the EU and it is due to the same type of resentment that put Trump in power over here – that will be the end of the hard left for the balance of my time here on this planet – and the USA may be running the economic show along with the military show once more.

#191 Econsensus on 11.10.16 at 10:36 am

#130 Trumpocalypse2016 on 11.09.16 at 10:22 pm
Protests and riots in American streets are just the beginning tonnight. Never happened before like this in US history.

Clinton beats Trump in popular vote by near half a million votes, maybe a million after all are tallied

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Clinton will win Popular vote by well less than a HALF a million out of 120 million votes!.. currently just over 300,000 (0.2%).
http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/president

The largest winning margin for either candidate was in California where Clinton has over 2.5 million more votes than Trump.
http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/california

California, by far the most populous state also by far has the largest number of unauthorized immigrants, about 2.3 million in 2014.
http://www.pewhispanic.org/interactives/unauthorized-immigrants/

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out why California overwhelmingly supported Clinton.

This underscores the reason that Electoral College determines Presidency. The Electoral College inhibits large populous states from having near absolute control in determining who wins the Presidency. A union of states where many have no representation is not united.

#192 james on 11.10.16 at 10:40 am

#109 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 9:21 pm
Jesus if I worked on Bay street, and said the shit I said tonight.
My ass would be out the door in the morning..
Thing is with self taught creative writing skills with a fan base of 15 downloads.
Anything is possibleable.. At leased the buggers were smart enough to not give me a fourth chance.
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I work on bay street, we know who you are. You know why you were trounced.

#193 traderJim on 11.10.16 at 10:45 am

#183 Toronto

So, you think Trump is going to launch nuclear weapons, destroying the entire world, because some ‘obscure dictator’ insults him.

Like, maybe Maduro or Correa calls Trump a name and so he immediately hits the nuclear button not just wiping out Venezuela and Ecuador, but the entire world just to prove a point.

And you think Trump is the insane one? Do you honestly believe that, or are you just parroting what CNN told you?

BTW you got the ‘racist homophobic misogynist’ insult wrong, it’s supposed to be ‘racist misogynist homophobic’ in that order.

Meanwhile, the only true nuclear threat to the world is Russia, and Putin has made it clear he wants good relations with the USA and Trump has responded quite clearly in kind.

Hillary, I shouldn’t need to remind you, was threatening war with Russia in Syria.

I really do fear for the future sometimes, but Trump doesn’t scare me, it’s the emotional, irrational types who can’t think for themselves that are the concern.

#194 Johnny Boy on 11.10.16 at 10:48 am

#132 Smoking Man on 11.09.16 at 10:36 pm
Why does the UCC keep putting this song into my head, time for a shrink..
The song of a writer. Don’t know.
James help me with this one…
https://youtu.be/Tj75Arhq5ho
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Smoking Man don’t you even know what you listen to? You would have to be a metal fan to know these things. Ive seen them many times.
Band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett wrote this. According to Hetfield, he wrote the song about a girlfriend he once had, but when he looks back at it, he can’t remember why he wrote it. Now, Metallica just considers it a song about their fans, because nothing else matters but their fans. Wow you need to get a life man.

#195 IHCTD9 on 11.10.16 at 10:50 am

#179 soost on 11.10.16 at 9:08 am
You hit the nail on the head. ONT is adding fuel to a fire CAN is trying to put out.

That is unfair to young people like me who have waited a decade, patiently, instead of leveraging to the t*ts. Waiting to make a place a home to have children be settled and less transient – to dump the college couch for an oak dinette set.

A few years is a lot of time right now. I can only delay so long…….
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Not to belabor it: Buying a 1.5 million urban teardown rough sawn knob and tuber is a financial death sentence. You won’t be able to save a dime, the maintenance cost alone will make you work OT to pay the upkeep. You’ll arrive at retirement broke, and if you’re lucky – with a house worth 3,000,000.00 which would allow you to break even on your interest/maintenance/taxes costs.

If your biological clock is ticking, and you want to raise the kiddies in an affordable house, and you want to live anywhere near the GTA – you have an impossible dilemma. You need to find out how to live an extra 100 years, become rich, be happy renting, or make peace with the idea of moving out of your expensive city.

#196 wubaald on 11.10.16 at 10:51 am

Clinton rally had 33,000 people Monday night. — Garth”

You’d have needed a rain coat with all the tears flowing at that rally….”don’t they know, that tears are not enough♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫”

Is that a Springsteen tune? Bon Jovi? They both performed that night. — Garth

#197 For bsant on 11.10.16 at 11:01 am

I wish you would put your name at the top of your posts so they would be easier to skip.
Thanks

#198 Context on 11.10.16 at 11:08 am

I play wild card poker every night so here is the wild card. The Electoral College meets in respective States on December 19th. The Electors are the only ones that choose the President and Vice President. What if a few faithless Electors decide to cast their votes to Hillary and her Vice President instead giving the win to the Democrats.

#199 calgary rip off on 11.10.16 at 11:12 am

America got it correct. Trump is the guy to watch. Ever since Apprentice hes been the man to watch. Learn from him. He is smart. And there will be great deals. Keystone pipeline and many others. Great times ahead.

#200 Shell game U on 11.10.16 at 11:17 am

Braj#137, Leo de Caprios bs mockumentary has already been thoroughly discredited as nonsense by the entire world audience, apparently except you. Al Gores Inconvieniant crap’ was such absolute crap that it was banned from being shown in public by British courts.

Bark, in the past billions of years earth has been a lava planet, an ice planet, a water world, a burning Martian landscape and one crawling with hideous monster reptiles ( much like Hollywood today) . There have been periods where vulcanism blotted out the sun for centuries. We have had many ice ages millions of years long. The last ice age happened a few centuries and near froze Europe into extinction.

What you’re convinced is happening is propaganda in the name of a grand design that is attempting to shift western tax revenues to the third world. Please read up on the Brundtland Accord which was the genesis of the global cooling nonsense.

Nothing personal, but, you’ve had the wool pulled over your eyes due to the recent effect.

#201 IHCTD9 on 11.10.16 at 11:20 am

#183 Toronto_CA on 11.10.16 at 10:14 am
Almost any social or economic damage Trump can do will be undone in time as society moves towards more acceptance; inevitably this is the last gasp of the old establishment white male world. That’s he a racist homophobic misogynist is not scary to me, this too shall pass.

What scares the holy f*ck out of me is that this man has a tenuous grasp of reality and is in charge of the strongest military in the history of the world and weapons that can destroy the world a hundred times over. That is not the sort of thing you can reverse with a new supreme court or Congress.

That scares the hell out of me. Hopefully his love for his family will prevent him from starting World War 3 because some obscure dictator “disrespects” him.
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You got that right – if you even look at Trump the wrong way – he’s going to drone you and your whole family. That’s what us white males do – err along with hating everybody I mean.

Ever since Trump gave all us white men the secret “WM” hand sign while campaigning on TV, we knew he just wanted access to the US Nuclear arsenal. So yeah, we’ve known since day one that all Trump wanted to do was kill everybody. Of course being white men – we are always down for loads of hate and killing and immediately ran out to vote for him.

You’re damn right -Nuclear Winter is not the sort of thing you can reverse with a new supreme court or Congress. When Trump blows everyone into strips of bacon, society will revert back to a time when the white male ruled the world. That’s all part of the plan – always was.

Too late now – Muhahahaha!!!!

#202 Washington dc on 11.10.16 at 11:40 am

Check the results for 3 electorals votes in Washington DC…
92% for Clinton… A lot of ‘technocrats’ know that small government is coming… As it should be!
Lower taxes will do wonders to USA

#203 Harry on 11.10.16 at 11:51 am

Bernie could have beat Trump!

Voter turnout was lower than last election which indicated that the electorate was demotivated to vote for either candidate.

This was not a tide wave change in the US electorate, Trump just managed to get a few percentages more votes in 5 tight swing states and that was all.

People really wanted to throw a brick thru the window of the establishment and were willing to plug their noses and vote for Trump.

The problem the democrats have is they put forward the wrong candidate. Had Bernie Sanders won the democratic nomination, he too could have tapped into the anti-establishment sediment and those few percentages in the tight races would have gone his way – let alone more voter turnout for him as he is better liked and respected than either candidate.

Bernie could have beat Trump, but you don’t hear anyone in the media talking about it!

#204 WalMark of sadkatoon on 11.10.16 at 12:06 pm

Anyone know the logic for the Electoral College? Why is it not the Popular Vote that decides who is President?

http://dailysignal.com/2016/11/07/why-the-founders-created-the-electoral-college/

#205 traderJim on 11.10.16 at 12:08 pm

If we suddenly want to throw out the electoral college, has it occurred to the sore losers that IF US elections were based on popular vote, then maybe, just maybe, millions of Republicans in California that know there is no point voting, would have bothered to vote?

Just a thought.

#206 Context on 11.10.16 at 12:13 pm

#184 conan:- The Electoral College was written into the Constitution and the Electoral Vote was established as a safety measure to ensure that the country didn’t fall into the hands of persons who were not vetted or qualified as stated in the Constitution to become the President and Vice President.

#207 Doug in London on 11.10.16 at 12:25 pm

@bigtowne, post #6:
Canada must have some good karma because the Trump regime will not swallow hook; line and sinker carbon tax or climate change.
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Yes, the Trump administration won’t accept the idea of climate change until US coastal cities are getting flooded out by higher sea levels and more destruction occurs because of more freak weather events. By that time it will be too late. The irony of it all is the state that will be most affected by climate change, namely Florida, voted mainly Republican. In some parts of Miami there is already flooding at high tide and it will only get worse. Now the punch line, more condos are being built in the flood zone. The stupidity of many people never ceases to amaze me.

#208 Duallie w/Boots on the ground in Ptown on 11.10.16 at 12:26 pm

#65 earlybird on 11.09.16 at 8:10 pm

Next up Italy, Austria…I can’t believe how accurate the underground and secondary media were…
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Can you or anyone else recommend a secondary media alternative to CBC? Trying to get some friends out of the dark but anything else I read and could recommend would likely get written off as just a tad too right wing conspiracy ish. Yet a media receiving millions in funding from the gov and supported by taxpayers dollars is …. trustworthy. Right. That’s assuming no entity created and run by mankind is corruptible and that’s just not possible- we all are corruptible. Don’t get me started on the US media I haven’t paid attention to what any of them say, ever.

#209 gemini dream on 11.10.16 at 12:29 pm

idiots! younguns dont need more incentive schemes. simplify morons! stop complicating!

remove all the dark corners. dismember and remove CMHC, let banks carry all the risk, break up the Realtor cartel and set up a zillow like structure.

geez. get rid of these idiots running this province already

#210 Duallie w/Boots on the ground in Ptown on 11.10.16 at 12:43 pm

#200 traderJim on 11.10.16 at 12:08 pm

If we suddenly want to throw out the electoral college, has it occurred to the sore losers that IF US elections were based on popular vote, then maybe, just maybe, millions of Republicans in California that know there is no point voting, would have bothered to vote?

Just a thought.
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That’s a good point and the only reason I felt free to vote for Johnson since the west coast is a Dem lockup in the college anyway. It was vote for Johnson just to “do my duty” knowing that an attempt to “vote against HRC” wouldn’t have mattered a whit anyway. At least I could say I voted when asked-trying to be a diplomatic Canadian in the US of A and still not be cast off from the family haha

My Canadian born 1st grader came home from school on the 8th and happened to mention that “today we had a paper they passed out and we were supposed to pick either that Trump guy or that lady……..” (He’s mostly clueless about politics since we don’t watch TV and I haven’t explained much to him about the election, being pretty old fashioned I think kids should be kids) Anyway he continued, “I didn’t pick either of them. They’re both junky.” Knowing he didn’t have much of a clue about what they were even asking him to do- or so I thought anyway- I said how I thought that was a fine choice and explained a bit about how America is choosing its next leader for the country and how I didn’t think either candidate was a great choice either / the system makes it difficult since we’re only given two choices. He said “Oh, actually the paper had another choice- it was a picture of a comic duck character with an American hat on and a line through it. I picked that one!” I got a laugh out of that! I think I’ve inadvertently gotten a Libertarian in the making. Just goes to show how much kids pick up from us parents, even when politics isn’t a huge topic in the household and their exposure is very limited to the whole scene.

#211 WalMark of sadkatoon on 11.10.16 at 12:47 pm

What if a few faithless Electors decide to cast their votes to Hillary and her Vice President instead giving the win to the Democrats.

The process was divisive enough. Nobody is going to rip out the stitches in dec. Americans would throw the DNC into a deeper hole than it’s in already

#212 WalMark of sadkatoon on 11.10.16 at 12:49 pm

Hillary needed an army of celebrities, upper echelon politicians and free booze to get people to attend her rallies. Trump attracted giant rallies with himself. It’s a massive advantage.

#213 paging WalMark of Sadkatoon on 11.10.16 at 12:50 pm

WalMark,
are you a man of your word? Prove it if you are.

http://www.greaterfool.ca/2016/10/25/seriously-8/#comment-479762

#214 Brokerizer on 11.10.16 at 12:52 pm

If people keep selling the bonds at this pace, we might see a bank raise their fixed mortgage rate soon.

Have you looked at the stocks of Sunlife and Manulife? Someone is pretty sure this move in yields is here to stay…

#215 IHCTD9 on 11.10.16 at 12:56 pm

Memo to men: Your groping days are over

http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-donald-trump-groping-allegations-1.3834612

Looks like the CBC is working hard to ensure we get a “Trump of the North”. This is the stuff that gets under peoples skin and festers. It sure is a bad time to print all encompassing headlines like this – good job CBC.

#216 n1tro on 11.10.16 at 12:59 pm

@Vancouvertroy

“Maybe only when Hillary said she was appalled by Trump’s misogynistic speech and then invited Jay Z to sing about pimps and hoes at her rallies.”

Democrat goggles on….”…Jay Z to sing about people managers and female entrepreneurs at her rallies.”

#217 Bottoms_Up on 11.10.16 at 1:08 pm

#195 Shell game U on 11.10.16 at 11:17 am
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No, it’s the rate of change that means everything. You talk of changes on the timeframe of 100,000s of years. We are seeing drastic changes in warming and weather patterns over the span of decades. And it ain’t getting better.

#218 Toronto_CA on 11.10.16 at 1:25 pm

#188 traderJim on 11.10.16 at 10:45 am

“So, you think Trump is going to launch nuclear weapons, destroying the entire world, because some ‘obscure dictator’ insults him.”

I don’t put ANYTHING past a man who campaigned on a promise to build The Great Wall of Mexico.

#219 Ponzius Pilatus on 11.10.16 at 1:27 pm

What can a few words do?
Exactly why I don’t dabble in the markets.
People in power say one thing, herd goes one way.
People in power say another thing, herd goes the other way.
Fundamentals don’t apply.

#220 Context on 11.10.16 at 1:49 pm

#206 Walmark:- My English professor at UofT always gave me a phrase to ponder upon while at his home during a heated debate. He stated NEVER SAY NEVER, as he passed me another beer. Cheers!

#221 bdwy sktrn on 11.10.16 at 1:53 pm

Pretty soon we might have burning cars, chanting mobs, vandalism and physical intimidation.

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it already gone way past that – vicious mob beatings of trump voters

i seem to have been deleted for mentioning it earlier.

don’t worry the cbc will delete it too!

Utterly irrelevant to this blog. The election is over. Put it back in your pants. — Garth

#222 Spiltbongwater on 11.10.16 at 2:07 pm

Republicans did not protest 2 Obama wins. Why? Because Republicans have jobs, as well as respect for democracy

#223 Conservatives are liars on 11.10.16 at 2:08 pm

Already Trump has reneged on his promises and he hasn’t even started his job yet. Typical lying CONservative. This is why every hates lying cons.

#224 Conservatives are liars on 11.10.16 at 2:08 pm

Here is link of lying CON Trump.
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/world/trump-muslim-ban-website-link-removal-1.3845491

#225 Conservatives are liars on 11.10.16 at 2:19 pm

Before anyone jumps on my back I was rooting for Trump because he was claiming to be open minded independent thinker with NDP qualities ( minus the racist commments). Hilary was 100% a CONservative. She is in the pockets of big business like a true CON. Trump is owned by no one. I was hoping he would create a positive legacy since he is old and money isn’t or shouldn’t be his goal. He has a chance to do real good for the people and not the CONSERVATIVE elite corporations.

#226 Rational Optimist on 11.10.16 at 2:25 pm

202 Doug in London on 11.10.16 at 12:25 pm

“The irony of it all is the state that will be most affected by climate change, namely Florida, voted mainly Republican.”

You might find this interesting: “A Florida city voted to split the state in two because of concerns over climate change”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/10/22/a-florida-city-voted-to-split-the-state-in-two-because-of-concerns-over-climate-change/

There’s been talk like from time to time the last few years. Publicity stunts without much chance of success, but still interesting.

#227 Johnny Boy on 11.10.16 at 2:27 pm

#201 Context on 11.10.16 at 12:13 pm

#184 conan:- The Electoral College was written into the Constitution and the Electoral Vote was established as a safety measure to ensure that the country didn’t fall into the hands of persons who were not vetted or qualified as stated in the Constitution to become the President and Vice President.
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WELL THAT REALLY WORKED OUT WELL THEN DIDN’T IT!

#228 WUL on 11.10.16 at 2:35 pm

I’ve been awaiting a breakdown of US voters based upon income. A twitter user named Michael LaPointe posted some. ~24,000 respondents. I am not capable of judging the quality of the info and little background on the survey was provided.

Contrary to the meme that poor, uneducated, white males elected Trump, his data shows that Hillary did better with po’ folk and Trump swayed rich folks.

I hope this link works, otherwise go to Michael LaPointe Twitter.

https://twitter.com/MWLaPointe/status/796419859559182336

Bloomberg has published a complete demographic breakdown of the vote. You might be surprised. — Garth

#229 Johnny Boy on 11.10.16 at 2:42 pm

#196 IHCTD9 on 11.10.16 at 11:20 am

#183 Toronto_CA on 11.10.16 at 10:14 am
Almost any social or economic damage Trump can do will be undone in time as society moves towards more acceptance; inevitably this is the last gasp of the old establishment white male world. That’s he a racist homophobic misogynist is not scary to me, this too shall pass.

What scares the holy f*ck out of me is that this man has a tenuous grasp of reality and is in charge of the strongest military in the history of the world and weapons that can destroy the world a hundred times over. That is not the sort of thing you can reverse with a new supreme court or Congress.

That scares the hell out of me. Hopefully his love for his family will prevent him from starting World War 3 because some obscure dictator “disrespects” him.
________________________________________

You got that right – if you even look at Trump the wrong way – he’s going to drone you and your whole family. That’s what us white males do – err along with hating everybody I mean.

Ever since Trump gave all us white men the secret “WM” hand sign while campaigning on TV, we knew he just wanted access to the US Nuclear arsenal. So yeah, we’ve known since day one that all Trump wanted to do was kill everybody. Of course being white men – we are always down for loads of hate and killing and immediately ran out to vote for him.

You’re damn right -Nuclear Winter is not the sort of thing you can reverse with a new supreme court or Congress. When Trump blows everyone into strips of bacon, society will revert back to a time when the white male ruled the world. That’s all part of the plan – always was.

Too late now – Muhahahaha!!!!
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Does this answer any questions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcW_Ygs6hm0

#230 Damifino on 11.10.16 at 2:45 pm

T2 says the Trump win doesn’t change the need for a Canadian carbon tax. He’s absolutely right. The carbon tax is not needed now just as much as it ever wasn’t.

#231 Johnny Boy on 11.10.16 at 2:47 pm

It just takes one of the Orange Goofballs rants to have it end like this because he didn’t think long and hard. Instead Trump tends to open his big yapper and just spew out verbal diarrhea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFkryh6hC-k

#232 Smoking Man on 11.10.16 at 2:58 pm

Why is George Soros not in prison.

#233 Nemesis on 11.10.16 at 3:01 pm

“Hardly. The comment underscored that one can be Chrustian [sic] without being a literalist…”… – HonGT

#ChrustianLiteralists,Or… #FaithHealingAsPracticedInBC… #BroughtToYouByApotex™

http://tinyurl.com/hnz7vcf

#234 Confused on 11.10.16 at 3:03 pm

Why XPF is down while CPD and ZPR are both up?
All are preferred shares indexes.

#235 jess on 11.10.16 at 3:19 pm

President Trump said he will end secrecy in the tax havens…is that after repatriated dollars?

e.g.
Panama Papers: the role of Western secrecy jurisdictions looting Africa

The story of the “millionaire receptionist” Letitia Diergaardt, covered by The Namibian newspaper, provides fascinating insights into the duplicity of offshore secrecy. Diergaardt works as a receptionist/clerk in Windhoek, Namibia. Yet according to The Namibian she technically owns or owned nine offshore companies registered in the British Virgin Islands. However, as The Namibian reports, she denies all knowledge of owning these companies, which were registered in the BVI between 13th and 25th April 2007.

http://www.namibian.com.na/149742/archive-read/Part-1-Millionaire-receptionist

#236 jess on 11.10.16 at 3:47 pm

”Trump has proposed reducing the corporate tax rate to 15 percent from the current 35 percent, the highest in the developed world. He also wants to give companies a one-time opportunity to pay just a 10 percent tax to bring home what researcher Capital Economics says amounts to some $2.5 trillion in foreign profits stashed overseas. ”

#237 WUL on 11.10.16 at 3:50 pm

Jack Mintz is a respected egghead. In addition to the bio which follows, he is a Professor at the Haskayne School of Business at the Uni of Cowtown and in its Law School. His bio as clipped from the Financial Post:

“Dr. Jack M. Mintz is the President’s Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary as of July 1, 2015 after serving as the Palmer Chair and Director since 2008.

He also serves on the boards of Imperial Oil Limited, Morneau Shepell and is chair and Vice-President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. As of September 1 2015, he has been appointed as the National Policy Advisor for the accounting firm EY.

Dr. Mintz became a member of the Order of Canada in 2015 as well as receiving the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for service to the Canadian tax policy community.”

He looked at Premier Notley’s changes to the oil and gas royalty regime for the conventional sector (non-oilsands) and concluded that it makes Alberta more competitive than Sask and B.C. and gets rid of the effects of Ms. Notley’s paltry 2 point increase in corp taxes. There are a raft of articles about Dr. Mintz’ findings but I cannot find the FP article. It mentioned, along the lines of, AB is now more competitive that about 5 states and if memory serves those states included North Dakota and Texas. While it starts in 2017, oil and gas producers can apply for an exemption to have it start now, probably to try and boost the 2016 winter drilling.

http://boereport.com/2016/10/31/jack-mintz-and-daria-crisan-release-definitive-report-on-the-effects-of-the-ndp-royalty-regime-significant-net-positives-to-energy-sector-alberta-more-competitive/

When credit is due, it should be given and Premiers Wall and Clark should up their game and stop discouraging oil and gas investments in their provinces. Go Rachel.

#238 Context on 11.10.16 at 3:53 pm

#222 Johnny Boy: You are absolutely correct as both candidates indeed were qualified to run for office as detailed in the Constitution.

#239 Penny Henny on 11.10.16 at 4:06 pm

#191 wubaald on 11.10.16 at 10:51 am
Clinton rally had 33,000 people Monday night. — Garth”

You’d have needed a rain coat with all the tears flowing at that rally….”don’t they know, that tears are not enough♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫”

Is that a Springsteen tune? Bon Jovi? They both performed that night. — Garth

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ABC I believe

#240 Big ol' bear on 11.10.16 at 4:11 pm

It’s a bull trap. The markets have inexplicable roared higher so everyone is coming up with excuses as to why. “Trump is pro-business” so he’s suddenly good for the markets? This pop is designed to get everyone long as the markets (like the DOW this morning) break out to new all time highs. Then once everyone is long they pull the rug out and the retail traders who went long lose. It’s called a false breakout. Watch for it.

Do you think big business is really going to spend money and invest in this economy before Trump gets in power? I don’t.

#241 Penny Henny on 11.10.16 at 4:17 pm

#202 Doug in London on 11.10.16 at 12:25 pm
@bigtowne, post #6:
Canada must have some good karma because the Trump regime will not swallow hook; line and sinker carbon tax or climate change.
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Yes, the Trump administration won’t accept the idea of climate change until US coastal cities are getting flooded out by higher sea levels and more destruction occurs because of more freak weather events. By that time it will be too late. The irony of it all is the state that will be most affected by climate change, namely Florida, voted mainly Republican. In some parts of Miami there is already flooding at high tide and it will only get worse. Now the punch line, more condos are being built in the flood zone. The stupidity of many people never ceases to amaze me.

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No worries Dougie.
Nuclear winter will take care of all that. ha, ha

#242 Data Questioner on 11.10.16 at 4:28 pm

I can’t believe that Garth and so many others had actually believed the myths surrounding Trump. Have you not read Scott Adam’s blog? Or articles by Piers Morgan who both predicted Trump would win wayyy back in the summer of 2015?

If you have not read up on Scott Adams (Dilbert), I suggest doing it now. Your fears about Trump will soon vanish, and you’ll realize that you bought into the Clinton-Media fearmongering.

#243 Deplorable Dude on 11.10.16 at 4:47 pm

BTW. Trump looks like he will win the Popular vote as well, votes still being counted…CNN also predicting this….god that must have pained them to make that call

#244 rjrt81 on 11.10.16 at 4:53 pm

#173 MF on 11.10.16 at 7:49 am
Almost on cue, we have “protests” against the process of democracy by Liberals. Just like after Brexit, the only democratic outcome a Liberal accepts is his or her own.

First will come the insults: “everyone who voted Trump (all 51 million) are racist, uneducated, chauvinistic and bigoted!”

Pretty soon we might have burning cars, chanting mobs, vandalism and physical intimidation.

Let’s hope the Americans stay strong.

MF

I surmise that if Clinton had narrowly won the Electoral College vote yet lost the popular vote to Trump, any public protests against her would be construed by you as just, since system is obviously rigged. In other words, comments like this are an embarrassment to your cause. — Garth
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embarrassment is a constant in MF’s life.

#245 Metaxa on 11.10.16 at 5:09 pm

Man…most of you don’t even know how to gloat properly.

Instead of being happy and joyous Trump’s victory seems to have the effect of emboldening some of you to further expose your hate and bitterness.

I’m a life long (72 years) Progressive Conservative who is far, far to the left of some who post here it seems. Look in the mirror, are you happy?

If not ask yourself why because life is good, life in Canada is good and I do not need any of you telling me what the CBC is and is not. CBC is for hockey, period. now shut up about it, try on another thought, if you have one.

#246 45north on 11.10.16 at 5:20 pm

Toronto1: Regarding Ontario’s new measures for housing. There is not much that can be done.

Wild Bill hit the financing side of the equation and that’s the only side that matters, housing is only worth the amount of credit a lender is willing to extend.

I think Wynne has seen the future and the future is BC. Ross Kay says Vancouver and BC housing market have lost 20%. People in BC are going to vote against Christie Clark and the BC Liberals when they see housing is down 20%.

If housing in the GTA drops 20%, housing in Ontario will drop 20%. People in Ontario are going to vote against Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals.

#247 No Difference on 11.10.16 at 5:28 pm

@GTA Up Up Up:

Absolutely correct. The new mortgage rules will make no difference to the residential real estate market in the GTA. Low inventory, insatiable demand, galloping job growth and a bulging population are all hallmarks of the greater golden horseshoe

Prices will continue to surge. Premier Wynne’s announcement on Monday (likely an RRSP down payment tweak) will only heighten demand.

#248 Bytor the Snow Dog on 11.10.16 at 5:52 pm

@”james”-

Begging for coins sitting on a heating exhaust does not count as “working on Bay St”.

@193 Context-Civil war would result. Won’t happen.

#249 Skip Breakfast on 11.10.16 at 6:47 pm

But, but but…I’m not finished gloating!

http://bit.ly/2eVWuD4

#250 maxx on 11.10.16 at 8:26 pm

#241 No Difference on 11.10.16 at 5:28 pm

“@GTA Up Up Up:

Absolutely correct.”

http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=44389.0

There are forces orders of magnitude greater and infinitely more potent than puny Canadian re.

#251 Rural Rick on 11.10.16 at 8:27 pm

#147 parksville senior
Your comment made me laugh.
“the Americans once again have demonstrated their ability to swallow more bs per capita than any other nation in history.”
However your ugly American comment does a disservice to Homer Atkins and Americans. Please read the book.

#252 steerage steward on 11.11.16 at 1:10 am

As always; keep saving, keep petting your dog

#253 Rage against the phonies on 11.11.16 at 5:00 am

Bottoms up, doesn’t it bother you that proof has been offered the climate nonsense numbers have been dummied up and in fact there has been no ‘change ‘ whatsoever against propositions and projections that are based on false conclusions from false info?

#254 Doug in London on 11.11.16 at 10:14 am

Rage against the phonies, post #247:
I think you should take another hit of LSD.

#255 Future Expatriate on 11.11.16 at 11:12 am

While you’re breathing a sigh of relief, I remember the same exact thing happening in Germany in 30 January 1933 when this guy (what WAS his name) was elected Chancellor….

Back to today…. riots in the street, growing. Cities in revolt. Whether ‘Murika ends up being Germany 1933 or Russia 1917, neither end well.

AS IF the right would let Trump even survive long enough to even enter the Oval Office.

Pence/Ryan are the real team. Watch.

Candada might seriously want to think about building a wall along ITS southern border…. and thank God that nuclear fallout travels with the jetstream.

#256 BenchWarmer on 11.11.16 at 1:26 pm

There is a big difference between an illegal alien and an immigrant. Garth, you and the media need to stop acting like you don’t know that.

#257 Brokerizer on 11.11.16 at 3:19 pm

About the new policies from the Ontario Finance Minister:

I’m worried about what Sousa will do next week. He must understand that if he makes it easier for the first-time buyers this year, in two years, it’ll be even harder for first-time buyers to buy?

Please people, instead of spending all your free-time here, go on Twitter and *politely* tell #Ontario that the financial minister must not create a policy that makes it *easier* for the young graduates to buy … since realtors will surely encourage sellers to increase condo prices, making it *impossible* for first-time buyers to buy after.

They need to stop those who buy as an investment. Make them buy REITs instead and help public markets!

#258 Dan on 11.11.16 at 5:23 pm

Al Gore made about 3 hundred millions of dollars like a prophet of global warming. And he got a new woman too. And canucks should stay high and dry and not to be able to sell oil? Well, rejoice. Trump is in the office. You will eat.

#259 Doug in London on 11.11.16 at 5:39 pm

@Brokerizer, post #251:
I’ve been buying REITs for years, including going on a frantic buying binge of REITs and XRE when they were on sale 3 years ago. They just hum along, paying out distributions, and unlike the hassle of buying an overpriced house or condo they ask for nothing in return. What a great investment!

#260 Doug in London on 11.11.16 at 5:41 pm

@Dan, post #252:
Yes, we Canadians will stay high and dry unless we live in coastal cities like Halifax or Vancouver.