By the dawn’s early light

Just what poor Andrew Scheer didn’t need. News he holds US citizenship along with his Canuckistan passport. He’s registered for the American draft.  The poor blue leader has been squirming since that little-known fact became the darling story of the press gang. Suddenly nobody’s talking about Blackface anymore.

More evidence a week in politics is a l-o-n-g time.

Of course, the ugly-Yankee-right-wing-guy stuff comes at the worst possible moment, when American president Donald Trump is going ballistic in the swirling impeachment battle. This week he urged China to investigate Joe Biden, seconds after he referenced the Chinese trade war. Leverage anyone?

Well, smearing Scheer with Trump (the Canadian media’s obvious agenda) is ironic, since Wall Street is starting to believe in earnest the big orange guy will walk away with the 2020 presidential election. Of course it’s an entire year until that even starts to unfold, but the betting never stops. Traders deal daily in risk, and every day risk shifts. Here is the current thinking:

  • The Ukrainian thing hurts Biden. Not because there’s anything there, but people suspect there is. After all the President is screaming it.
  • Biden’s numbers go down. Trump’s base rallies.
  • Elizabeth Warren emerges as the Democratic frontrunner, especially now that Bernie’s got a bum ticker.
  • The Dems are pulled inexorably to the left (see below). Republicans benefit.
  • “We think he’s back for another term,” says veteran analyst Ed Pennock. “That’s the more market friendly outcome.”

In case you missed it, Warren has a detailed economic platform that might warm the cockles of most Canadian lefties, some of whom are currently running to be prime minister. She’s an advocate of public medical coverage for everyone and free college tuition (as well as the forgiveness of college debt). To afford that massive public bill, Warren (Trump disparagingly and racistly calls her “Pocahontas”) would tax high-income people and families bringing in $50 million or more. That tax, she figures, would raise an astonishing $2.75 trillion over a decade. Also more heavily taxed would be profitable corporations, with the rate ballooning by 7%.

Corps, in fact, are solidly in her crosshairs. They’d need a federal charter obligating them to serve the greater public interest, not shareholders. Workers would sit on corporate boards and no company could make a political donation without the approval of 75% of stakeholders. Warren would also break up the tech giants, like Amazon, Google and Facebook to increase innovation and competition. She’d devalue the US dollar, promote an America-first buying strategy and insist all trade deals focus on workers and human rights. Oh yeah, and she backs that New Green Deal, the AOC manifesto seeking to make America carbon-free, ending its dependency on fossil fuels and investing $2 trillion in renewables.

This is not tinkering. It’s a revolution. And she might win the nomination if Trump is able to make enough mud stick to ‘Crooked Joe’. So you can see what the latest tweetstorm is all about. It’s the politics of war. Biden is Trump’s greatest threat because he’s a centrist. 45 would rather run against a flaming radical progressive woman. That’s what Ukraine is all about.

Why would Trump be the more market-friendly choice? After all, he single-handedly started a trade war that has cost billions and slowed growth across the entire globe. He has discredited and weakened the most important financial institution in America, the Fed. He’s decimated the stock values of individual companies with his Twitter feed. He was solely responsible for a 20% bear market on Wall Street at the end of 2018. Why would traders and investors want more Trump?

That’s simple. They’d choose capitalism over socialism. They continue to see Trump as an inflationary character, promoting expansion and growth over the fuzzies of corporate responsibility and stakeholder involvement. Trump is all about the perpetuation of wealth inequality, as you would expect a billionaire to be. He wants larger corporations, not smaller ones. He takes the stock market as a proxy for his presidency. He thinks America is so strong, ascendant and anointed that it can bully anyone into deals in its favour. He’s profit-motivated. He cut corporate taxes. He pared them for the wealthy. And during this presidency unemployment has hit 50-year lows even as the seeds are sown for generational conflict and international strife. Trump is a disruptor within the status quo. Warren’s visiting from another reality. Mars and Venus. Trump loved running against a woman in 2016. He wants it again. Guys like Ed Pennock say that’s exactly what will happen.

Meanwhile Canada votes in about two weeks. Maybe having an American citizen as PM ain’t such a rad idea.

 

148 comments ↓

#1 MF on 10.04.19 at 3:17 pm

Elizabeth May is a born American.

Any media hoopla over that? Of course not.

Doesn’t matter because it’s a none issue.

MF

#2 Flop... on 10.04.19 at 3:17 pm

Hey, what are you doing talking about politics on this turmeric based blog?

I take a teaspoon a day orally.

You can tell there are some guys on here that need to take a tablespoon as a suppository…

M45BC

#3 Leon on 10.04.19 at 3:22 pm

…Maybe an american PM would be a trade up… Because I don’t think bilingual PMs are working for ALL of Canada anymore.
I used to be proud that Canada was Bilingual, now I think it been turned into a way to consolidate power to a small minority of Canadians.

#4 oh bouy on 10.04.19 at 3:35 pm

could care less about scheer having dual citizenship.
do find it amusing that he was bemoaning dion/mulclair/jean for having 2 passports all the while he himself had 2.

#5 marcus on 10.04.19 at 3:39 pm

Canadians have a choice …… socialism descending into communism or at least an attempt to become capitalists again. Odds are heavily in favour of the communist route sadly. As you have stated Garth ….. Canada is pooched.

#6 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.04.19 at 3:40 pm

Dual citizenship
Pffffft.
Nothing burger.

#7 SimplyPut7 on 10.04.19 at 3:49 pm

Suddenly nobody’s talking about Blackface anymore.
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MSM is fooling no one, they are the only ones not talking about it.

They’re hypocrites and the voters will show them what they really think about their subjective media coverage of the election.

17 Days.

#8 Ustabe on 10.04.19 at 3:57 pm

Elizabeth May is a born American.

Any media hoopla over that? Of course not.

Perhaps that is because she didn’t hide that fact while bashing others for holding dual citizenship. See Scheer’s comments re Governor General Michaëlle Jean, former Liberal party leader Michael Ignatieff, et al.

#9 Scott Ricks on 10.04.19 at 4:02 pm

I for one am tired of most of our prime ministers coming from Liberal, Quebec and Ottawa born politicians. We know how much debt and deficits, high taxes from Pierre Elliot Trudeau to Jean Chretien to now Justin Trudeau combined 24 years they have drained from Canadian taxpayers pockets.

#10 conan on 10.04.19 at 4:02 pm

Being discredited by Trump is turning into a badge of honor.

His rants will not fool anyone. If Biden was going to win before Trump’s impeachment, he will win in-spite of it.

Candy Andy on the other hand, he is part of a Party that made life miserable , for other politicians who had dual citizenship.

Cons put the H in hypocrisy.

So me thinks, its Candy Andy and the see ya later tour 2019.

Liberal majority.
Cons lose 10 plus seats.
Jag blamed for Quebec losses
Greens win another seat.

#11 NotLegalAdvice on 10.04.19 at 4:09 pm

What ever happened to good ol’ real estate talk?

To kick things off: The Real Estate Market is about to crash. We are living in a debt society. People have overextended. A recession is near. Be prepared. Be balanced. Don’t invest in a single asset. Diversify. Toronto’s real estate is doomed!

#12 James on 10.04.19 at 4:09 pm

#1 MF on 10.04.19 at 3:17 pm

Elizabeth May is a born American.

Any media hoopla over that? Of course not.

Doesn’t matter because it’s a none issue.

MF
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No but Trudeau has a pile on for Scheer, so lets see if the media picks up on her status.

#13 NotLegalAdvice on 10.04.19 at 4:09 pm

What ever happened to good ol’ real estate talk?

To kick things off: The Real Estate Market is about to crash. We are living in a debt society. People have overextended. A recession is near. Be prepared. Be balanced. Don’t invest in a single asset. Diversify. Toronto’s real estate is ….pooched!

#14 Borden Renter on 10.04.19 at 4:13 pm

I’m not sure why Scheer’s dual citizenship matters to anyone, especially Liberals.

If I recall, Iggy was a dual American/Canadian (He’s just visiting), and Dion held French citizenship. No one except the Conservatives seemed to care then, either. Why do the Liberals care now? (yes, optics)

I guess it goes to show you just how poorly run the Conservative team is when Scheer only applied to revoke his citizenship in August. A ‘smart’ party that focused so hard on this issue in previous elections should have moved to revoke it the second he was picked as a leader.

Oh well, give it a week and it will blow over as well. If this is the worst the Libs have on him, then the CPC doesn’t have much to worry about in the scandal department. Fingers crossed Andrew never appeared in black-face at any point in his life…

#15 Mattl on 10.04.19 at 4:19 pm

#98 Shawn Allen on 10.04.19 at 11:08 am
Defined Contribution Plan MERs and lack of choice

#88 Mattl on 10.04.19 at 10:23 am responded:

I can move money out of my Sun Life DC plan once every 12 months. And I do, although the MER’s are pretty reasonable – 80bps – and the returns have been strong – 15% ytd and 8.4% 3 year.

The issue, as you have highlighted , is choice. We have 8 funds to choose from, but the quality is pretty good and since we get a 6% match and I can move the money, I don’t lose much sleep over my mix

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You have a good deal there at 6% match. You can move the money every 12 months. So, in theory you can overcome the lack of choice.

If the money is moved out does it go to a self-directed LIRA locked in retirement account? If so do you get to reopen the same LIRA each year so you don’t tend up with a multiple small LIRAs for each year? How practical is it to move the money out?

But if the MER is reasonable and you are not a skilled stock jockey, you are right to leave it there.

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I hold three accounts – work RRSP (my contributions), a work DPSP (employers contributions) and my main RRSP. About once a year I move money from the first 2 to the third. My work account is heavy US / CAD equities and is actually outproducing my balanced – but I know that won’t last, and I like having all my money in one place, and the tools and reporting that my main broker offers.

TBH I’ve had good luck with work plans – generous contributions and the funds have performed pretty well. But I guess everyone has done well the past decade.

#16 yvrmc on 10.04.19 at 4:27 pm

Tons of people have dual citizenship. The problem would be ??

#17 Freebird on 10.04.19 at 4:32 pm

US debt held by China (about 1 Trillion)
https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/080615/china-owns-us-debt-how-much.asp

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-08-15/china-loses-status-as-u-s-s-largest-foreign-creditor-to-japan

Countries holding most US debt
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/foreign-countries-holding-most-u-s-debt/

#18 Entrepreneur on 10.04.19 at 4:42 pm

Really and so what, Scheer has an American passport. That’s it. Doesn’t he live in Saskatchewan with 5 kids? Have to agree with James on his comment of T2 calling the kettle black. Eyebrow rising, questioning T2.

Anyways, when leaving political parties out of debates Canadians are not getting the whole picture. We need that back and forth confrontation/differences. We are getting only half a pie, partial and narrow minded, not the whole pie, that open mind thinking.

And T2 not attending some of the debates means to me that he is hiding. Wonder how long he would last in the British Parliament?

Maxime Bernier, Peoples Party of Canada, and Elizabeth May, Green Party, are made up of Canadians and should be able to express their views, for or against.

To make a strong Canada we need to look at all avenues. Right now, we have blinders on, slanted on one side.

#19 BlogDog123 on 10.04.19 at 4:44 pm

The MSM is looking desperately for any crumb, clue, “evidence” that something is up with Scheer. Anything.

Then they can point their accusatory finger: “See, see, I told you. There’s proof. There’s your smoking gun that Scheer ain’t a person of good character, not fit for the job! See, See!”

Doesn’t matter what the issue is. Imagine each of these scenarios with Trudeau and then what would CBC, TorStar and lefty papers have to say if Scheer was involved:

-Blackface (notice how Brownface is stated, as if not as offensive, move along)
-Who you associate with (Billionaires & your entourage to a private island ‘vacation’)
-Who they were spotted with (Trudeau at a bar with Goldy, no news here)
-Groping a young reporter (experience/remember things differently)
-Citizenship or birth country (May gets a pass, Scheer has some hidden be-like-Trump agenda they imply)

A shame that this guy can’t get a break. They might as well doctor each photo of him with horns on his head and a little pitchfork beside him.

#20 Yukon Elvis on 10.04.19 at 4:45 pm

The Ukrainian thing hurts Biden. Not because there’s anything there, but people suspect there is. After all the President is screaming it.
…………………
Biden brags about withholding a billion dollars from Ukraine unless prosecutor investigating his son is fired. Nothing there?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA–dj2-CY

#21 Entrepreneur on 10.04.19 at 4:46 pm

Really and so what, Scheer has an American passport. That’s it. Doesn’t he live in Saskatchewan with 5 kids? Have to agree with James on his comment of T2 calling the kettle black. Eyebrow rising, questioning T2.

Anyways, when leaving political parties out of debates Canadians are not getting the whole picture. We need that back and forth confrontation/differences. We are getting only half a pie, partial and narrow minded, not the whole pie, that open mind thinking.

And T2 not attending some of the debates means to me that he is hiding. Wonder how long he would last in the British Parliament?

To make a strong Canada we need to look at all avenues. Right now, we have blinders on, slanted on one side.

#22 Steveston on 10.04.19 at 4:47 pm

US – 1st world economy, 3rd world politics.

#23 JacqueShellacque on 10.04.19 at 4:48 pm

Revolutions never end well. Always based on false premises:

“[Warren] would tax high-income people and families bringing in $50 million or more. That tax, she figures, would raise an astonishing $2.75 trillion over a decade”

$2.75 trillion over a decade isn’t astonishing. US gov’t spends almost $4 trillion per year. Even assuming the projection is entirely correct and those being taxed make no adjustments to avoid it whatsoever, you’re talking about less than 8% of the US federal budget per year.

Coming from a relative handful of individuals, that is astonishing. – Garth

#24 SunShowers on 10.04.19 at 4:49 pm

Biden’s brain is leaking out his ears.

Being old is one thing. Trump, Bernie, and Warren are all old. Biden is straight up senile and losing his mental acuity. He started strong based on name recognition alone, but the more he talks, the more people are turned off by him. His lead has been steadily slipping, being gobbled up by Warren and Bernie.

Not to mention his ‘hands-on’ approach to women (of course Trump, Mr. “grab her by the you-know-what”, having the self awareness of a pretzel, would try and go after Biden on this).

So yeah. Biden has no chance.
If Liz is the nominee, Trump probably wins. If Bernie is the nominee, Bernie probably wins. If the ticket is Bernie/Liz or Liz/Bernie, Trump is going to be decisively ousted by an embarrassingly large margin.

#25 FreeBird on 10.04.19 at 4:56 pm

Scheer diverted spotlight from this cartoon?
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/saskatoon-ppc-candidate-tweets-cartoon-singh-bomb-turban-1.5307607

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.thestar.com/amp/opinion/star-columnists/2019/10/04/scheers-dual-citizenship-answer-inadvertentlygets-to-the-nub-of-who-gets-to-be-unquestionably-canadian.html

Elections are fun. Lots of media fodder.

#26 George C Hamilton on 10.04.19 at 4:58 pm

I for one hope that Mr Scheer is in fact a double agent working for the Americans. Then we can merge the two countries, buy Greenland and form a new North American Empire.

:)

#27 yvr_lurker on 10.04.19 at 5:02 pm

Frankly I don’t care much what is going on south of the border. Doesn’t affect me, my job, or my extended family at all at this stage, and there is nothing that we Canadians can do about it anyway. Haven’t crossed the border since October 2016 and don’t plan to until the Orange idiot is removed. There are many far more interesting places in the world to visit on a holiday. The only thing that I like from Trump’s presidency is to take on the Chinese and insist on changes in trade. The Chinese have had the upper hand now for a long time.

#28 Name That Tune on 10.04.19 at 5:06 pm

The ancestors of the Trumpet Man came from the Town of Kallstadt, Germany. The name was anglicized from Drumpt to Trump before coming to the New World.

#29 TurnerNation on 10.04.19 at 5:10 pm

Politics a distraction. Look at UN agenda. Slow and steady.

I’ve been saying it for years our elites will bom countries back to the stone age or economically bom them.

“Toronto just declared a climate emergency, so why is it still fixing up the Gardiner?”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/gardiner-repairs-climate-emergency-declaration-1.5307840#

#30 Ustabe on 10.04.19 at 5:13 pm

A shame that this guy can’t get a break. They might as well doctor each photo of him with horns on his head and a little pitchfork beside him.

Scheer can’t get a break?

Imagine being so utterly boring that the best fake job you can come up with to pad out your resume is insurance broker and then imagine you are a few deep breaths away from possibly becoming Prime Minister of Canada.

The man is a smarmy sycophant who is also one of the luckiest Canadian citizens around. Because it sure wasn’t intellect or education or world experience that got him to where he is today.

#31 LP on 10.04.19 at 5:22 pm

#18 BlogDog123 on 10.04.19 at 4:44 pm

A shame that this guy can’t get a break. They might as well doctor each photo of him with horns on his head and a little pitchfork beside him.
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Aw, they tried that but just couldn’t hide those damn dimples.

#32 Not US's Person on 10.04.19 at 5:22 pm

The story would have been more interesting if Scheer had stood up to the USA, and refused to file US tax returns on his Canadian sourced income. No other country in the world (save Eritrea) taxes based on citizenship.

Having said that, I wonder if he also files yearly ‘Foreign Bank Account Reports’ for his Canadian bank accounts to USA’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. As a US owned person, he is required to do that as well. The penalties for not doing so or for making a mistake, though not enforceable in Canada against a Canadian, are pretty nasty. Now that would make for a story – “Canadian Prime Minister wannabee, hides bank accounts in Canada”

#33 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.04.19 at 5:28 pm

@#8 Scott Ricks
” We know how much debt and deficits, high taxes from Pierre Elliot Trudeau to Jean Chretien …..”
+++++

Chretien , with Paul Martin as Finance Minister actually produced budget surpluses AND paid down the national debt……

https://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/of-the-last-three-federal-governments-which-had-the-best-fiscal-record/

Chretien had a surplus 7 out of 10 years in power.
Martin had a surplus 2 out of 2 years in power.
Harper had a surplus 2 out of 8 years in power.

Meaningless, and you know it. Harper was in office when the GFC hit. – Garth

#34 Kelly on 10.04.19 at 5:30 pm

Scheer being half American goes a long way towards explaining his total lack of passion for Canada.
He was the wrong person chosen by the conservatives.
I still wonder about that close vote that Maxine lost.

As for Elizabeth Warren, she will be replaced by Hillary who once again supported by the Wall Street banksters and the fake MSM will buy the nomination .

Hillary and Mr. Dressup will go on to ruin their respective countries.

#35 Linda on 10.04.19 at 5:32 pm

Mr. Scheer should be grateful to be in the news, embarrassing though it might be. Seriously, the guy is so news neutral he is effectively invisible. Reminds me of the Doonesbury strip where a certain US politician was represented by a floating feather.

As for Trump, I’d like to believe American voters are tired of the drama but if he isn’t impeached I think the punters are correct to bet he’ll win a second term. Eek.

#36 45north on 10.04.19 at 5:33 pm

Just what poor Andrew Scheer didn’t need. News he holds US citizenship along with his Canadian passport. He’s registered for the American draft.  The poor blue leader has been squirming since that little-known fact became the darling story of the press gang. Suddenly nobody’s talking about Blackface anymore.

a nothing burger – The Globe and Mail first reported Thursday that the Tory leader’s father was born in the U.S. and therefore Scheer and his sisters received American citizenship as a result.

In politics perception is reality. Trust me, it’s a thing. – Garth

#37 Sail away on 10.04.19 at 5:34 pm

#26 yvr_lurker on 10.04.19 at 5:02 pm

Haven’t crossed the border since October 2016 and don’t plan to until the Orange idiot is removed.

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Do you think Donnie is waiting for you to cross the border so he can grab you?

If you don’t want to visit the US, then don’t go, but taking a stance that you won’t visit until Trump is gone is limiting. If he’s re-elected, you’ve just set yourself up for no visiting for the next 5 years.

#38 45north on 10.04.19 at 5:36 pm

In case you missed it, Warren has a detailed economic platform that might warm the cockles of most Canadian lefties, some of whom are currently running to be prime minister. She’s an advocate of public medical coverage for everyone and free college tuition (as well as the forgiveness of college debt). To afford that massive public bill, Pocahontas (as Trump disparagingly and racistly calls her) would tax high-income people and families bringing in $50 million or more. That tax, she figures, would raise an astonishing $2.75 trillion over a decade. Also more heavily taxed would be profitable corporations, with the rate ballooning by 7%.

the Democratic Party is committing suicide

and on the other ticket – Ivanka Trump. The Republican Party – the big tent party

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanka_Trump

#39 Tsunami on 10.04.19 at 5:45 pm

Interesting to see how all the outlying areas (non LM) are still gunning it on home prices – Bowen, Sunshine Coast, Whistler, Nanaimo, Duncan, Campbell R and many others included. We always said that when the tide went out, they would be most naked soonest. Quite different actually … some are up 25% vs. West Vancouver being down 25% over the same 3 years.

For all you dogs on this blog waiting to buy in Vancouver and surrounds, you need to get out there and start making some offers. Detached prices are way off from their peak years ago. Homes in West Van are actually selling for – in some cases – less than $1M than they would have back then. I see places going for $1.25M in some of W. Vancouver. If you’re watching fake news you will never buy. Get connected through a realtor to the actual sale prices. Remember that 25% down in W Van is a franken number from the agents; many places are selling close to 50% discount from what they did at their peak. No jokes.

#40 Sail away on 10.04.19 at 5:47 pm

I thought the Liberal platform was tolerance and acceptance.

So now Scheer’s father being born in the US is an issue?

Are immigrants somehow less worthy for having ancestors in another country? Besides being possibly the dumbest talking point of the campaign so far, I can’t see any way to spin this that doesn’t show bigotry. What’s the end goal? Help me out here…

#41 TC on 10.04.19 at 6:03 pm

“Meanwhile Canada votes in about two weeks. .Maybe having an America citizen as PM ain’t such a rad idea.”

Absolutely correct Garth!

I just love the fighting, competition and disruption that is politics everywhere. I love CAPITALISM!……….and America!

American culture…………God, Guns and pass the ammunition please!

God Bless Y’all !

#42 Yuus bin Haad on 10.04.19 at 6:10 pm

Time to whip out the old West Point Grey Academy yearbook again (or did Twinkletoes as 007 with a bevy of Bond Girls already get a pass?)

#43 Timmy on 10.04.19 at 6:13 pm

Who cares if Harper–I mean Scheer has US citizenship? He was an insurance salesman so I have complete confidence in his ability to….sell insurance–oh he didn’t get his license.

#44 Timmy on 10.04.19 at 6:15 pm

“Meaningless, and you know it. Harper was in office when the GFC hit. – Garth”

Harper racked up the biggest deficit of any Prime Minister in history. He was also in power when oil was $140 a barrel and he still managed to screw things up.

#45 Teenage Mutant Garth Turtle? on 10.04.19 at 6:17 pm

“Maybe having an America citizen as PM ain’t such a rad idea.”

From https://www.urbandictionary.com:

Rad: An abbreviation of ‘radical’–a term made popular by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Still primarily used by people on the West Coast who find words like ‘cool’, ‘awesome’, and ‘tight’ to be tired and overused; ‘rad’ is generally considered to be a much higher praise than the aforementioned superlatives. Also used as a general expression of awe. Example: “Those are some rad shoes”

Always knew Garth is into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

– Liz

#46 Yukon Elvis on 10.04.19 at 6:19 pm

BEDFORD, N.S. — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he never spoke publicly about being a dual Canadian-United States citizen because no one ever asked him.

Even when his colleagues were attacking politicians from other parties for their dual citizenships, he stayed silent.

The Globe and Mail first reported Thursday that the Tory leader’s father was born in the U.S. and therefore Scheer and his sisters received American citizenship as a result.

Scheer said he let his passport expire and met U.S. consular officials in August to begin the paperwork to renounce his American citizenship.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/election-2019/conservative-leader-andrew-scheer-is-a-dual-canadian-u-s-citizen/wcm/77fc30c8-18a0-4d03-b14d-e2e4cc9570d5

But a trust fund turd is a trust fund turd, and that will never expire.

#47 dosouth on 10.04.19 at 6:33 pm

How many “new Canadians” aren’t actually Canadian? Just getting to use us as a landing pad for their own gain. At least Scheer is giving back to our country more than most by putting himself out there.

#48 Not The Case on 10.04.19 at 6:35 pm

#26 George C. Hamilton – Scheer is not a double agent, because that job was given to someone else to accomplish.

#49 Smartalox on 10.04.19 at 6:36 pm

Scheer is a dual citizen? And he wants to be PM?

Who does he think he is? Sir John A Macdonald? Alexander Mackenzie? John Turner?

All were foreign born.

#50 S.Bby on 10.04.19 at 6:55 pm

no one cares …

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/10/04/will-scheers-dual-citizenship-change-your-vote-vancouverites-say-no/

#51 Reximus on 10.04.19 at 6:58 pm

Warren is a very intelligent person who is very persuasive. if you thought Trump was impossible don’t doubt her either.

#52 the ryguy on 10.04.19 at 6:59 pm

“The Ukrainian thing hurts Biden. Not because there’s anything there, but people suspect there is.”

It blows my mind you can write that Garth. There is video of Joe bragging that he got the prosecutor (in the Ukraine) thrown off a case, by threatening to withhold aid. This is on tape. The prosecutor was looking into why Joes son was making atleast $50k/month from a Ukrainian oil company. How is that nothing, seriously?

“Pocahontas (as Trump disparagingly and racistly calls her)”
Warren repeatedly claimed native ancestry to advance in her school and career. Who’s the racist, Trump for pointing this out, or Warren for taking the spot reserved for a minority? Cognitive dissonance is strong today.

Has anyone seen ryguy’s brain? It’s escaped again. – Garth

#53 leebow on 10.04.19 at 7:04 pm

Trump’s bookmaker odds are just below 50%. With a year ahead he will have ample opportunity to outdo himself and secure his own loss. Plus, the bet could have a negative correlation with the stock market. It may be a sound strategy to bet against him.

Democrats have a deep stack and they have a few months to reassess their options. I wouldn’t write off Harris and Buttigieg yet. They both are socially progressive and can appeal to voters as law and order, and a keep-everything-running-smoothly mayor. Both qualities in short supply at this time.

#54 HellYeah on 10.04.19 at 7:07 pm

Oh Andrew (no doubt you are reading), the accounting hurdles you must go through for your TFSA (which the IRS does not recognize as a tax shelter). Are you planning to get rid of it to help your accounting fees?

#55 raisemyrent on 10.04.19 at 7:09 pm

sorry, Garth, I know you like your conservatives, but Scheer is a cardboard cut-out and sh!t doesn’t stick to Trudeau. Let’s all accept that and move on.

#56 kommykim on 10.04.19 at 7:09 pm

RE: Meaningless, and you know it. Harper was in office when the GFC hit. – Garth

Maybe, but this cuts to the core of who the Conservatives make themselves out to be.

Same as why Trudeau’s blackface photo is more damaging to him than it would have been if Maxine had such a photo.

#57 Bubblicious on 10.04.19 at 7:19 pm

I have no idea, but it will be really interesting to see what happens with gold prices over the next year. A big explosion maybe?

Why? – Garth

#58 Out Of Work CEO, Will Travel on 10.04.19 at 7:19 pm

Apparently the “Infrastructure Bank” created by Trudeau is sitting on a decent amount of our taxpayer funds to be made honest by inviting big global sophisticated asset managers and hedge funds looking for a real “McCoy” real return of 11%. What makes you pick your nose on this one though is if the Government can issue debt at like next to 0 or thereabouts por que mi amigo pay three or four times for “public infrastructure projects for Canadian taxpayers” by hiring outside financial entities and their consultants to suck up the 11% and leave Canada holding the bag of DooDoo.

#59 Burnaby Boy on 10.04.19 at 7:22 pm

Hopefully with winter coming on an American PM can get rid of that infernal border.

#60 Crazy Crocket on 10.04.19 at 7:23 pm

Just wait for the globe and mail report this weekend. Sounds like a non disclosure agreement regarding one of JTs former students and the reason he left the west coast school.

Its going to be a bloodbath if its true.

#61 Long-Time Lurker on 10.04.19 at 7:35 pm

>Hong Kong is under martial law. I’m guessing this Emergency Regulations Ordinance is like Canada’s War Measures Act?

BBC News
Hong Kong: Anger as face masks banned after months of protests

…What is the Emergency Regulations Ordinance?
The legislation invoked by Ms Lam, called the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, dates to 1922 and has not been used in more than 50 years.

It enables the chief executive to bypass the normal legislative process, where bills have to go through the city’s parliament, the Legislative Council.

The ERO was last used in 1967 to help stop riots in the territory’s trading hub.

Ms Lam stressed the new regulation did not mean that Hong Kong was in a state of emergency. But she said the city was “in a state of serious public danger”….

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-49931598?intlink_from_url=&link_location=live-reporting-story

#62 Long-Time Lurker on 10.04.19 at 7:37 pm

Martin Armstrong has been giving out clues. So ponder this: What happens if Deutsche Bank goes insolvent?

#63 GRG on 10.04.19 at 7:37 pm

“In politics perception is reality. Trust me, it’s a thing. – Garth”

Ain’t it the truth.

Hmmm. Three debates that Trudeau agreed to participate. All of them in Quebec. LOL.

Had Quebec’s xenophobic Bill 21 been enacted anywhere else in the nation, imagine the uproar. I am old enough to remember the ensuing debate when the RCMP decided to allow Sikh officers to wear their turbans. Back then I had a sharply worded exchange with a gentleman on the 8th Ave Mall in downtown Calgary, petitioning to have that decision reversed.

And yet, somehow, Quebec singularly manages to produce the overwhelming majority of the longest serving Prime Ministers since the end of WWII.

Yes, perception is reality…

#64 PeterfromCalgary on 10.04.19 at 7:38 pm

Warren is scary. She may have deliberately lied about being a Native American which is a little scary. A much worse possibility was she actually was nuts enough to believe having a great great grandmother or something like that who was Native makes her a Native American. This despite having no affiliation with a tribe and not looking at all like someone who is anything but European descent.

Her policies are also very scary! Thank goodness the US system doesn’t give a President as much power as our Prime Minister has.

As someone who cares about Alberta and the S&P 500 I am counting on Trump getting a trade deal, getting re-elected and getting the Keystone XL and Line 3 replacement finally built.

It is looking like our fake feminist, racist Prime Minister won’t build the TMX expansion if he gets a minority government. So Alberta will really need Keystone and Line 3 to go ahead.

FYI: I doubt Trump ever wore blackface and he will probably get impeached (because Polosi is no longer opposing it) but will win in 2020 anyways! Anyone who thinks Trump will be removed from office doesn’t really understand the USA.

#65 Nonplused on 10.04.19 at 7:43 pm

Anyone who can get dual citizenship should, so I don’t see why this is an issue. The TN Visa program has been my lifeblood for the last few years, because the jobs have been down there, not up here. Mobility is important in today’s day and age.

I thought the 2016 election was a nothing burger because I didn’t see Trump as anything more than another buffoon after a long line of buffoons, but 2020 is going to be a humdinger. If Warren or Sanders, or Dog forbid Hillary wins, things will go really bad. If Trump wins 4 more years of this gong show but nothing really changes. You have to remember all Trump is doing is fiddling with the status quo, doing things like enforcing existing immigration laws and building more walls where there are already walls. Negotiating with China. But what the lefties are proposing is nothing less than a total transformation of the US economy into something that resembles a horse drawn carriage while China and Russia marches on and is happy to burn our fuel.

#66 Yukon Elvis on 10.04.19 at 7:47 pm

#60 Crazy Crocket on 10.04.19 at 7:23 pm
Just wait for the globe and mail report this weekend. Sounds like a non disclosure agreement regarding one of JTs former students and the reason he left the west coast school.

Its going to be a bloodbath if its true.
………………………

The public deserves to know. Maybe it was that little hottie he was groping in the Aladdin brownface pic.

#67 Slim on 10.04.19 at 7:47 pm

Is it just me, but Andrew Scheer reminds me so much of Joe Clark.

#68 WUL on 10.04.19 at 7:48 pm

It’s handy that our comments made here are anonymous.

Can you imagine stating in public that you are a Trump or Scheer supporter?

Embarrassment city.

#69 yvr_lurker on 10.04.19 at 7:53 pm

#37

Do you think Donnie is waiting for you to cross the border so he can grab you?

If you don’t want to visit the US, then don’t go, but taking a stance that you won’t visit until Trump is gone is limiting.
———————–

I have no need to cross that border at this stage. The border security has been ramped up since Trump and some of my work colleagues have missed their flights due to more secondary checks, examining phones etc… I have no need to expose myself to that possibility. It happened to me personally on several instances a few years after 9/11 when I missed a flight due to more extensive random screening. Ended up in a hotel for two nights on my dime before I could be re-booked.

For me it is not limiting at all, even with the idea of another 5 years of orange-man. I much rather take our family vacation to Costa Rica and simiar places etc.., that are now easy to get to bypassing the U.S. completely.

I was never a cross-border shopper anyway….. the outlet stores in Canada are good enough for what we need.

#70 Ray Skunk on 10.04.19 at 7:57 pm

Pure Liberal desperation, through and through. Fed to you by the propaganda arm of the Liberal party, aka the CBC.

Just like the daily regurgitation of the abortion non-issue, with constant CBC analysis and option on Scheer’s position. Which is the same as Trudeau’s. But the latter doesn’t get any grief.

The icing on the cake was today’s “analysis”, courtesy of top T2 fanboi Aaron Wherry, having a pop at Scheer for daring to criticize the hypocrisy of T2 using two jets for his campaign. Instead of, you know, actually focusing on the two jets thing rather than the reaction.

As I type, another Wherry hit-job is the top story on the CBC site. They don’t even try and hide their bias anymore. I guess the internal polling numbers are in – and they aren’t good.

More stories on Scheer’s dual citizenship than on Trudeau’s blackface.

Roll on the 21st.

#71 Cici on 10.04.19 at 7:59 pm

I find it sad and discouraging to read all the ignorant anti-Quebec comments. Quebec represents a huge block of both Francophone and Anglophone voters, but mostly francophone, so it would be completely unacceptable for any future prime minister to ignore that demographic and its language rights.

And I don’t think anyone would like the end result if that were to happen.

#72 AB on 10.04.19 at 8:00 pm

#39 Tsunami
With all due respect, who in their right mind would want to invest in Vancouver real estate with those Dippers lurking about?

#73 Lorne on 10.04.19 at 8:03 pm

“Pocahontas (as Trump disparagingly and racistly calls her) “. No need to use this disparaging name for Elizabeth Warren, Garth…..and adding the comment in parentheses does not make it right! It just tells me you think it is clever….I thought you were better than that.

Having some trouble reading tonight, are we? My intent was clear. – Garth

#74 marcus on 10.04.19 at 8:06 pm

“if he isn’t impeached I think the punters are correct to bet he’ll win a second term. Eek.”

This comment says it all about Canadians and their blinders. Many leftists in the States have already said that they need to remove him or he will win again. think about this line of thought. Unless “we” remove him the people will vote him in. THAT my friends is Globalism talking.

#75 Reality is stark on 10.04.19 at 8:07 pm

Trump got China right. He was smart enough to realize that the election is all about China. They are cheaters and someone has to hold them accountable.
Warren has no idea where China is and she doesn’t care.
She is all about social justice.
Trump will get re-elected.
We will get more socialism because of public school indoctrination. Our dollar destined to slide.
As our people get poorer the socialists will celebrate that they were responsible for giving the ordinary citizen more future poverty.
It’s bizarre how they conclude that a 30 cent dollar is such a wonderful thing but the policies they want make a much lower dollar a certainty.
The schools teach them to become fools.

#76 Vestai on 10.04.19 at 8:13 pm

#65 Lorne

It’s not racist if she’s not native American (see DNA test), a liar and a hypocrite. Whether you believe in affirmative action or not, she took the spot that would have been allocated to someone much more deserving.

Even if its not Warren this term, at some point the millennial/Gen Z will elect someone as extreme, only a matter of time.

#77 Deplorable Dude on 10.04.19 at 8:34 pm

Calling it now….Clinton will be the nominee……she’s been doing the media rounds this week.

Wall St doesn’t support Warren.

Whoever it is will be eviscerated in debates with Trump.

Expecting the next 2-3 weeks to be turmoil. The IG report on FISA abuse is due, and AG Barr has been abroad digging into the origins of the fake Russian Collusion story. The Swamp is scared hence the rapid escalation of this bogus impeachment attempt.

#78 Sold Out on 10.04.19 at 8:38 pm

Trump’s malignant narcissism will be the death of him. He is about to undergo a very special kind of proctological exam, probing some pretty dark nooks and crannies of his pathological behaviour. The pressure of an impeachment hearing will cause him to blurt out more and more easily provable lies, and he will probably commit further impeachable crimes in his panicky attempts to cover up the earlier, suspected ones. Complete implosion of his self-image after his pathetic puffery fails to persuade everyone else to view him as he views himself; not innocent of the charges, but such a singular example of obvious superiority that he shouldn’t be subject to laws made for lesser beings. He’ll be leaving the Whitehouse in a big butterfly net.

Scheer is different, though; he knows that his resume is thin, and he lacks Trump’s delusional belief in his own abilities. Really, a 6 month job in an insurance office doesn’t merit inclusion in anyone’s resume, unless you’re trying to prove that you weren’t in prison for that time period. His American citizenship is as irrelevant as he is.

I love the candidate for the Cons no-hope constituency, Burnaby North-Seymour; too busy standing guard against an incursion of “perverted” gay recruiters to actually show up for debates. Whoop, whoop, bozo eruption! Red alert, red alert!

#79 Social Site on 10.04.19 at 8:42 pm

I have this habit of going into social sites to look around, and there was indeed a group of T2’s former students talking about him endlessly during his teaching days in Vancouver. I am not at liberty to discuss what was said, but was interesting in a strange sort of way.

#80 tccontrarian on 10.04.19 at 8:42 pm

“He was solely responsible for a 20% bear market on Wall Street at the end of 2018.” —

That’s what every financial services firm says in ‘explaining’ why they didn’t make any money for their clients in 2018.

Confusing a ‘catalyst’ for the ’cause’ is a serious error, but very common in this industry it appears. The US is whole year into a bear market and hardly anyone has noticed! LOL – similar to fall of 2007!
No one wants to spook clients into cashing out porfolios so I understand the conundrum.
TCC

Markets near record highs. Some bear. And, yeah, trump caused the Q4 jitters. – Garth

#81 Steven Rowlandson on 10.04.19 at 8:42 pm

Scheer is an American. Lovely. Elect Scheer and the country moves a little closer to merging with the messed up country south of the border. Elect Justin or any of the other legal political parties and you get more of the revolting, expensive government and dodgy policies plus outrageous deficits that have plagued the nation for far too long. Do we need something better? Damned right we do but we do not need more of the same BS under different labels. Time for a change in ideology.

#82 BS on 10.04.19 at 8:45 pm

#67 Slim on 10.04.19 at 7:47 pm

Is it just me, but Andrew Scheer reminds me so much of Joe Clark.

Yes Joe Clark except without the charm and good looks.

#83 SoggyShorts on 10.04.19 at 9:05 pm

#20 Yukon Elvis on 10.04.19 at 4:45 pm

The Ukrainian thing hurts Biden. Not because there’s anything there, but people suspect there is. After all the President is screaming it.
…………………
Biden brags about withholding a billion dollars from Ukraine unless prosecutor investigating his son is fired. Nothing there?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA–dj2-CY
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Nice one! Completely out of context though, isn’t it?
I mean at the time Biden was on a huge mission to help rid the Ukraine of corruption and that prosecutor was super corrupt so removing him was important to the effort.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/03/what-really-happened-when-biden-forced-out-ukraines-top-prosecutor/3785620002/

#84 BS on 10.04.19 at 9:06 pm

“We think he’s back for another term,” says veteran analyst Ed Pennock. “That’s the more market friendly outcome.”

Of course Trump will win. Trump has this unique ability to make everyone who opposes him go crazy. They come up with the craziest things just to try to oppose Trump.

How else can you explain the Democrats trying the impeachment thing which not only fails and backfires with the public but it throws the leading candidate Joe Biden under the bus.

How else can you explain the most radical left wing platforms all the candidates have like banning oil, cows, creating open borders and free health care for illegals, gun confiscation and many other things nobody could have imagined a US presidential candidate coming up with 2 years ago. They are running on tax increases. Who runs on tax increases and wins?

The Democrats have gone nuts. They have no chance in an election which is won or lost with moderate voters.

#85 SoggyShorts on 10.04.19 at 9:08 pm

#52 the ryguy on 10.04.19 at 6:59 pm
“The Ukrainian thing hurts Biden. Not because there’s anything there, but people suspect there is.”

It blows my mind you can write that Garth. There is video of Joe bragging that he got the prosecutor (in the Ukraine) thrown off a case, by threatening to withhold aid. This is on tape. The prosecutor was looking into why Joes son was making atleast $50k/month from a Ukrainian oil company. How is that nothing, seriously?
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Again , totally out of context.
One quick google search of “Biden brag video explained” got me to this:

Biden was on a huge mission to help rid the Ukraine of corruption and that prosecutor was super corrupt so removing him was important to the effort.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/10/03/what-really-happened-when-biden-forced-out-ukraines-top-prosecutor/3785620002/

#86 Sold Out on 10.04.19 at 9:22 pm

Lotsa comments tonight that all sound like the political version of the “letters to the editor” that used to appear in a certain gentleman’s magazine. Loooong on imagination.

#87 Basil Fawlty on 10.04.19 at 9:32 pm

“The Ukrainian thing hurts Biden. Not because there’s anything there, but people suspect there is. After all the President is screaming it.”

Nothing there? Look again.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/436816-joe-bidens-2020-ukrainian-nightmare-a-closed-probe-is-revived

#88 Dutchy on 10.04.19 at 9:39 pm

An empire on the brink.
If it is true that Elisabeth Warren’s 2.75 Trillion represents a 2% wealth tax (as reported) that adds up to over 130 Trillion in total wealth held by “a relatively handful of individuals” Garth. Is that a reasonable and sustainable situation ??

The 2% is atop existing tax. Yes, it is a relatively small group. And no, I won’t take your crude bait. – Garth

#89 Jager on 10.04.19 at 9:50 pm

Trump the racist! What’s next…brown/black face?

Catch it here…
https://youtu.be/2WwsPa6umgA

#90 Westcoastjan on 10.04.19 at 9:52 pm

Oh, I am so disappointed! I sat down with vino in hand after another week at the slave factory, ready to see a fabulous DOG picture from the guy who posts THE best ever dog pics.
Imagine my disappointment to instead see the mug of Mr. Dimples. Ugh! Worse yet knowing he is an American Pit Bull masquerading as a Canuck. Double ugh!!
Garth my friend, no more poly ppl mugs. I vote for a dog pics only rule. Now that is a vote I can get excited about!
Thanks fro you fav dog pic cheeleader.

#91 SunDays on 10.04.19 at 10:24 pm

#80 tccontrarian on 10.04.19 at 8:42 pm
“He was solely responsible for a 20% bear market on Wall Street at the end of 2018.” —

That’s what every financial services firm says in ‘explaining’ why they didn’t make any money for their clients in 2018.

Confusing a ‘catalyst’ for the ’cause’ is a serious error, but very common in this industry it appears. The US is whole year into a bear market and hardly anyone has noticed! LOL – similar to fall of 2007!
No one wants to spook clients into cashing out porfolios so I understand the conundrum.
TCC

Markets near record highs. Some bear. And, yeah, trump caused the Q4 jitters. – Garth

———-

Others, including Ken Fisher, think that December 2018 losses were due to Hedge Funds “mass forced institutional liquidations”.

Excerpt from the below article: “Most were bearish in 2016 and 2017, fearing Trumpageddon. They lagged terribly as U.S. stocks rose 36.4 percent. Then they reversed in 2018, swinging uber-bullish, and getting hammered as stocks fell after September.”

Stock market: Worried about markets? Remember ‘V’ is for victory
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2019/01/06/stock-market-dow-outlook-2019/2471620002/

#92 Jaxson on 10.04.19 at 10:24 pm

Trump was solely responsible for the Q4 sell off? You don’t think Powell had anything to do with it? Come on

#93 BS on 10.04.19 at 10:30 pm

#85 SoggyShorts on 10.04.19 at 9:08 pm

Biden was on a huge mission to help rid the Ukraine of corruption and that prosecutor was super corrupt so removing him was important to the effort.

A huge mission like no other VP in history. Biden was given the lead with two countries on foreign relations. China and the Ukraine. Both countries gave Hunter Biden huge amounts of cash even though he had no qualifications to run a hedge fund in the case of China and natural gas regulatory compliance in the case of the Ukraine, Funny how the guy who didn’t do anything wrong is so opposed to an investigation. Why doesn’t he want to clear his name?

#94 baloney Sandwitch on 10.04.19 at 10:48 pm

Jagmeet and his encounter with a good citizen of Montreal. Highly likely this a blog dog.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw7MMAwP93g

#95 Ponzius Pilatus on 10.04.19 at 10:59 pm

#33 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.04.19 at 5:28 pm
@#8 Scott Ricks
” We know how much debt and deficits, high taxes from Pierre Elliot Trudeau to Jean Chretien …..”
+++++

Chretien , with Paul Martin as Finance Minister actually produced budget surpluses AND paid down the national debt……

https://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/of-the-last-three-federal-governments-which-had-the-best-fiscal-record/

Chretien had a surplus 7 out of 10 years in power.
Martin had a surplus 2 out of 2 years in power.
Harper had a surplus 2 out of 8 years in power.
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They achieved surpluses by offloading federal expenses to the Provinces.
Come on, Fartz.
You are a smart guy.
You know that.

#96 45north on 10.04.19 at 11:08 pm

Long-Time Lurker: Martin Armstrong has been giving out clues.

Martin Armstrong:

As of July 2019, the foreign holding of US debt rose to $6,630.5 billion up from July 2018 $6,254.4 billion.

The increase from $6.2 trillion to $6.6 trillion is showing the scramble into dollars. As more US debt is taken up overseas as a hedge against the rising risk of  the punitive sanctions of canceling foreign currencies as Christine Lagarde is preparing to take charge of the European Central Bank in October, the panic into the dollar assets is removing US debt from domestic holdings resulting in a liquidity crisis beyond anything you will find in the traditional economic textbooks.

https://www.howestreet.com/2019/09/23/the-dollar-shortage-liquidity-crisis/

something doesn’t jibe – whatever value you put on money it’s one way or the other. I mean if it’s not valuable then you have low interest rates and the financial entities that participate in the repo market can readily borrow at low interest rates. There isn’t a liquidity crisis. On the other hand, if there is a liquidity crisis, they cannot.

“A liquidity crisis beyond anything you will find in the traditional economic textbooks.” This phrase gives a clue that interest rates could rise suddenly and dramatically. Without putting a number on “suddenly and dramatically”, it seems to me, that real estate transactions would effectively cease. The real estate market would stop. Not only that, there’s a trillion dollars in mortgages. You cannot just suddenly announce that henceforth the renewal rate will suddenly and dramatically increase – the result would be to downgrade the mortgages. To just about zero.

#97 cowtown cowboy on 10.04.19 at 11:19 pm

#60 Crazy Crocket on 10.04.19 at 7:23 pm

Just wait for the globe and mail report this weekend. Sounds like a non disclosure agreement regarding one of JTs former students and the reason he left the west coast school.

Its going to be a bloodbath if its true.

I’ve heard rumors that there is video trudeau doing coke…let us pray…I mean how stupid do you have to be to think that that hypocritical, racist, misogynistic mama’s boy is qualified to do anything other then teach drama to school age students…

#63 GRG on 10.04.19 at 7:37 pm

“In politics perception is reality. Trust me, it’s a thing. – Garth”

Ain’t it the truth.

Hmmm. Three debates that Trudeau agreed to participate. All of them in Quebec. LOL.

Had Quebec’s xenophobic Bill 21 been enacted anywhere else in the nation, imagine the uproar. I am old enough to remember the ensuing debate when the RCMP decided to allow Sikh officers to wear their turbans. Back then I had a sharply worded exchange with a gentleman on the 8th Ave Mall in downtown Calgary, petitioning to have that decision reversed.

And yet, somehow, Quebec singularly manages to produce the overwhelming majority of the longest serving Prime Ministers since the end of WWII.

Yes, perception is reality…

Amen, brother, Amen…worst Prime Ministers in the history of Canada have all come for Quebec..Trudeau et Trudeau…

I personally can’t wait for Alberta to hold a referendum to leave…the results will likely be a little different then when our welfare child tried it

#98 acdel on 10.05.19 at 12:06 am

He has my vote (Scheer)! I just cannot believe the polls stating that the Libs are as high as they are! I do not know one individual that has admitted that they would vote for that party, if they manage a win (Libs) then; I have no words except good-luck! I have prepared for retirement; dual passport anyone! :)

Another good article from a reporter that tells it like it is.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/rex-murphy-two-carbon-spewing-planes-greta-will-not-be-pleased?video_autoplay=true#comments-area

#99 Parksville senior on 10.05.19 at 12:13 am

The big news is the corruption rampant in Jason K’s campaign for leadership of the UCP in Alberta.
People will blame the red-neck trogdolytes in ALBERTA but it is really the rot that was born and bred in Saskatchewan.

Candy Andy is not clean, raised in the cauldron that spewed forth Bill Boyd and Grant Devine, it will be the death of our home grown tories. Not the Religious Right or the penchant to lie that they adapted from the Trump Campaign.

#100 the ryguy on 10.05.19 at 12:20 am

#85 SoggyShorts on 10.04.19 at 9:08 pm
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Oh ok..so it had nothing to do with the prosecutor looking into Burisma..the company that put Hunter Biden onto their board? The Hunter that was recently kicked out of the navy for cocaine use? Thats a totally logical career trajectory right?

Lol, you can hate Trump all you want; but I can’t fathom the mental gymnastics it would take to justify the hiring of Joe Bidens son.

#101 will on 10.05.19 at 12:22 am

I’d like to go to the states some time. I’d like to see death valley and those landforms they call the monuments. The grand Canyon would be great. Maybe hike some of the Appalachian trail, I hear that is good. Not much interested in any of their cities. Well maybe new Orleans. I’d like to go to the Met. Not much else appeals to me. I guess they have some good museums.

#102 Nothing Surprises on 10.05.19 at 12:29 am

Blog comments coupled with reports from both the Canadian and US election campaigns reinforces one certainty……..real or projected, citizens always receive the government they deserve.

#103 Jimers on 10.05.19 at 12:41 am

Yup, for those not paying attention Trump is lining up Crowdstrike, Fusion GPS and Mueller to drain The Swamp in his 2nd term, ensuring Ivanka is the first female POTUS in 2024. Biden is just co-lateral damage.

#104 Al on 10.05.19 at 12:51 am

Garth, as an experienced man of politics, are the quick release of all these real and fake skeletons in the closet right before election day carefully planned well in advance ( you need to get the media to buy in too) or a coincidence?

#105 Jimers on 10.05.19 at 12:52 am

The reality perceived by right leaning voters is Scheer’s US passport means a better relationship with Trump, and thats a good thing.

#106 saskatoon on 10.05.19 at 2:02 am

garth,

this is one of your most misinformed blog entries…well…ever.

first off, there is a broken ellipses at the end; shame on you.

second, 50 years ago the U3 number didn’t exist…you gotta compare apples to apples…use the U6.

third, it isn’t racist calling her pocahontas; if anything, it’s the other way around. warren is clearly not a native american.

fourth, the fed is stronger than ever now; how has trump weakened them? the fed’s strength comes from debt; and, there is more debt than ever before.

fifth, trump (one man) has “slowed growth across the entire world”? hyperbole much, garth? of course, the economic slowdown is a metatrump issue.

sixth, yes trump cut corporate taxes…but no government spending was cut to compensate–hence, more debt.

#107 DON on 10.05.19 at 2:27 am

#78 Sold Out on 10.04.19 at 8:38 pm
…I love the candidate for the Cons no-hope constituency, Burnaby North-Seymour; too busy standing guard against an incursion of “perverted” gay recruiters to actually show up for debates. Whoop, whoop, bozo eruption! Red alert, red alert!
***********************

Ah ha ha ha ha ha! Some candidates can’t help themselves.

I formerly request that there be a check box for “None of the Above”. If a majority vote in favour, a caretaker government is installed for two years allowing the parties some much needed time to clean house and revamp their priorities on behalf of all Canadians.

#108 SimplyPut7 on 10.05.19 at 4:39 am

I like Elizabeth Warren, even with all of her ancestry DNA problems. But I don’t think Americans are going to let a Democrat win while unemployment is 3.5%.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/04/jobs-report—september-2019.html

#109 SmarterSquirrel on 10.05.19 at 7:11 am

Instead of lowering taxes on the bottom quintiles of tax payers who effectively pay no taxes already, and instead of trying to make life more affordable for Canadians by buying homes with them which will drive housing prices higher… when will politicians start to talk about personal responsibility in saving and spending less. (Of course it would be hypocritical for them to do it as they have plans to spend well beyond their means with massive deficits.)

I long for the day when a politician speaks honestly about why the majority of people’s finances are in such terrible shape. Maybe you could have watched that hockey game on TV in a tshirt instead of at the stadium in an official jersey, maybe you could make eating out or ordering in food the exception instead of the norm, maybe you don’t need the latest iPhone, maybe you don’t need an expensive brand name watch or purse, maybe you can buy a second hand car with cash instead of a brand new luxury vehicle. So much of the reason why Canadians find life unaffordable is because they never stop spending. I did an analysis and if a 20 year old buys the top of the line smartphone, and then when 30 buys a name brand watch or purse and then when 40 buys a luxury brand new car they would be misssing over $400k in their retirement investment account by 65 that would have been there if they hadn’t bought those three things. Just three bad decisions can derail retirement savings that much. Think of all the bad spending decisions people make in a lifetime. That’s what needs to change.

When I earned $12,000 as an articling lawyer I rented a crap apartment for $275 a month. I drove a car that cost me $1200. I made cheap meals at home. And I never went into debt. I’ve always lived below my means and saved. I want a politician to talk about personal responsibility instead of buying houses with people. But I won’t hold my breath.

#110 David McDonald on 10.05.19 at 8:19 am

Garth’s analysis about Trump’s motives are all too plausible. The US needs healing and not more Trump and not a revolution either.

#111 Elcheapo on 10.05.19 at 8:43 am

Literal card-carrying Conservative and capitalist here: Warren actually has a point, in my opinion, regarding ‘breaking up’ large corporations. Did Taft and Roosevelt (Teddy- about as hard-core a Republican as they come) not break up Standard Oil in 19 odd 8? There are parallels between oil companies at the turn of the last century, and tech companies now. I have no idea why people are so blind to the obvious. I think Warren has made it clear she believes in capitalism, but fears and wants to fight corporatism- the control of state by large interest groups. I believe corporatism is the antithesis of capitalism, a system which has done more to unleash human potential yet at the same time alleviate more poverty and suffering than any other economic system in human history.

#112 the Jaguar on 10.05.19 at 9:12 am

Political analysis from the cheap seats:

The citizenship issue won’t impact Scheer to any significant degree. It’s more common than one might think and we know he would pick Smarties over M&M’s. Hard to know what the election result will be given the pollsters just work for the politicians anyway. We know how the West will vote.
As for south of the border it will be Trump all the way. Despite his daily theatrics he has kept many of his promises to the american people and unfortunately the Democrats have produced no viable candidate. Both Biden and Sanders are too old and lack charisma, and while a woman president is a future certainty, Warren is not the one for that historical first. Michelle Obama could do it in a heart beat. She is smarter than her husband and has the star quality the current candidates lack. That day will come but not this election. Mitt Romney seems to sniffing around quite a bit. He’s very presidential and qualified. We’ll see if he emerges as a dark horse in the spring.
October could be interesting. Canadian election, more unsettled markets, more beyond the pale tweets from Trump, and it’s also earthquake month. All that and now that the 70th Anniversary Celebrations are over it might be time for China to deal with the rebellion in Hong Kong. Buckle up.

#113 MF on 10.05.19 at 9:29 am

09 SmarterSquirrel on 10.05.19 at 7:11 am

-Canadians as consumers are actually pretty prudent and choosy (remember Target?).

The debt is almost all mortgage debt. The culprit are the usuals: rates are too low, predatory bankers and mortgage brokers etc.

Housing in our major cities is the problem. When housing comes down debt will drop.

MF

#114 Bytor the Snow Dog on 10.05.19 at 9:41 am

In the spirit of reconciliation, and in order to get in touch with his indigenous side, Trudeau has decided to take an indigenous name.

Presenting Justin Two Jets.

#115 Tannhäuser Gatekeeper on 10.05.19 at 9:48 am

#109 SmarterSquirrel — “… when will politicians start to talk about personal responsibility in saving and spending less. (Of course it would be hypocritical for them to do it as they have plans to spend well beyond their means with massive deficits.)”

That’s some fine first order economic thinking there. Now think through what would happen. Let’s say every household starts saving 10% more of its income than it does now, so spending 10% less. And let’s say the federal government goes from deficit to a balanced budget.

Super! We’ve just shrunk the economy by about 7%. There will be layoffs. Not 7% of the workforce, maybe 4%? So call it 750,000 people.

That’s going to lower federal tax revenues, and shrink households’ incomes. So households and the federal government will both have to spend less to meet their new targets.

That in turn is again going to lower federal tax revenues, and shrink households’ incomes. So households and the federal government will both have to spend less to meet their new targets. Ad infinitum.

Oh, and where are these household savings going to go? Will they buy stocks, driving up P/E ratios even more (you already drove up P/E when you lowered the E by shrinking the economy). Will they buy bonds, lowering interest rates?

It’s fine for you to save, invest and get rich, SmarterSquirrel. And for me, too. But we can’t all do it at the same time, because all of our little balance sheets consolidate into one great big national balance sheet, and that balance sheet has to balance. Ditto with the cash flows, and the income statements.

#116 David Hawke on 10.05.19 at 10:01 am

Please go back to dog pics as today`s of `Howdedoody` makes me want to puke!

#117 dharma bum on 10.05.19 at 10:01 am

Make Canada Great Again.

Let’s become the 51st state.

Talk about economic expansion and market opportunity!

Alas, one can only dream…

#118 Dharma Bum on 10.05.19 at 10:13 am

#101 will

I’d like to go to the states some time. I’d like to see death valley and those landforms they call the monuments. The grand Canyon would be great.
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You really should do all of the above.

These are spectacular places to visit, and they will literally take your breath away. I return to these places regularly. They are truly awesome, and we are fortunate to have them on this continent with such effortless access to them directly by cars or buses or bikes or on foot.

I’m heading back to Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon (in addition to the Painted Desert, Arches National Park, and the Petrified Forest) in early November.

Don’t wait. Go now! It’s the best.

https://media.deseretdigital.com/file/d950148748?type=jpeg&quality=55&c=15&a=4379240d

#119 Tony on 10.05.19 at 10:20 am

The middle class is all but completely wiped out in America. The rich who will become the new poor will be the ones paying for everything. Should Trump’s lawyers not be able to block Trump’s records from Deutsche bank until the 2020 election Trump and most of his family are toast or history.

#120 Tannhäuser Gatekeeper on 10.05.19 at 10:27 am

“Presenting Justin Two Jets.”

I have to say, on an intellectual level, Scheer’s attack may have some sway with some people. But subconsciously?

Scheer – How come your entourage is twice as big as mine is?
Trudeau – Because I campaign LIKE A BOSS.

#121 whiplash on 10.05.19 at 10:30 am

Paying down debt by the former liberals was pretty simple. The Supreme Court Of Canada ruled in a 7-0 decision the Ottawa illegally collected EI contributions for three years 2002, 2003, 2005 with out the authorization of parliament and the employment insurance commission, a violation of taxation without representation. The court also ruled that the liberals were within their rights to divert EI contributions to pay down the deficit from 1996-2001.

Chretien/Martin are being hailed as accounting wizards, come on they just picked the pockets of employers/employee’s.

#122 Tony on 10.05.19 at 10:49 am

Re: #92 Jaxson on 10.04.19 at 10:24 pm

It was the Swiss national bank that was responsible for the 20 percent decline. The U.S. central bankers didn’t want to make a mockery out of the Swiss so they waited to prop the fang stocks back up. Like I said no one gets arrested for all this criminal manipulation by the U.S. central bankers.

#123 Drama on 10.05.19 at 10:53 am

I could find no factual evidence that T2 even taught drama. His wiki indicates he taught French and Math; his past students never mentioned it, so this must have been created out of thin air. In fact, he even had to hire a Shakespearean Actress to teach him to dress, walk, talk, and to always apologize for all to go away.

#124 Ponzius Pilatus on 10.05.19 at 11:00 am

No big fan of the Trumper, but his plans to move toward a merit based immigration makes a lot of sense to me.
Should do the same here

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/oct/05/us-immigrants-will-be-denied-entry-if-they-cant-afford-health-care

#125 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.05.19 at 11:24 am

@#80 BS
“#67 Slim on 10.04.19 at 7:47 pm

Is it just me, but Andrew Scheer reminds me so much of Joe Clark.
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Yes Joe Clark except without the charm and good looks.”
++++++++++++++

Joe Who?

#126 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.05.19 at 11:31 am

@#95 Ponzie Plot
“They achieved surpluses by offloading federal expenses to the Provinces.
Come on, Fartz.
You are a smart guy.
You know that.”

++++

I couldnt care less HOW they achieve a budget surplus and a reduction in the National Debt……
Just so long as they do it.
And if it means the Provinces have to tighten their belts along with municipalities and start showing some fiscal responsibility……so….be….it.

Or we just keep painting rainbow crosswalks on every street corner in environmentally friendly wash away paint…………debt be damned……kicking the fiscal debt bomb down the road to our kids and grand kids….

Geez Ponzie.
I thought YOU were smarter than that

#127 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.05.19 at 11:40 am

@#78 Sold Out
“I love the candidate for the Cons no-hope constituency, Burnaby North-Seymour; too busy standing guard against an incursion of “perverted” gay recruiters to actually show up for debates. Whoop, whoop, bozo eruption! Red alert, red alert!”

++++
The scary version.

The “No-show” Cons are tied with the 1 term incumbent Liberal for 1st place…… :)

http://338canada.com/districts/59002e.htm

….and with the traditionally NDP voting riding having “White Swan the Diamond’s Gone!” running as an NDP “spoiler” sucking desperately needed Liberal votes away…….. its anyone’s race to the finish…. “Silent lung Leung” may take it.

As Flop said , “Rocky” Dong isnt all wrong.

#128 Keith on 10.05.19 at 11:43 am

#109 Smarter Squirrel:

You need to study the history of working Canadians. Personal savings rates peaked in the recession of the early eighties, when interest rates spiked to 20% plus. I remember my grandmother scoring a GIC at 19% for five years. People struggled to maintain minimum balances in checking accounts that paid real interest. Today’s interest rates are no incentive to save.

Around the same time, the income of most Canadians flatlined, continuing to this day. Almost all the economic growth went to very few people. Pension schemes disappeared on mass, replaced by grossly inadequately funded group RRSP’s and TFSA’s that few people understand how to use correctly. The privatization of retirement savings has been an unmitigated disaster for most working people, and you know it.

Since the eighties, working people have lost a proper pension, a realistic shot at owning a house and paying it off in well less than 25 years, and any realistic participation in the money generated by the real economic growth in Canada.

Pick a profession – engineer, dentist accountant. Think of their lifestyle in Vancouver in the seventies. Look at it today, and it is a shadow of what they could afford in those days – the house they could afford in the best neighborhoods, the recreational property they would buy later in life are priced all out of proportion. So most Canadians have taken a big hit in what their income can afford, compared to not so many years ago.

The gains working people made in the post war era are dying by a thousand cuts. Might as well travel and enjoy life while you’re fit and able, and hope to be able to work for a very long time.

#129 TalkingPie on 10.05.19 at 11:53 am

#109 SmarterSquirrel
“When will politicians start to talk about personal responsibility in saving and spending less.”
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You speak the truth. At 35 years old it’s gotten to the point that I’m almost embarrassed to talk about finances with friends and colleagues.

My girlfriend and I rented a nice apartment in Montreal together and paid for university ourselves (as it should be). When we decided we were ready for our first house last year – an unrenovated but tidy 2,700 sq ft job on 25,000 sq ft of land – we put down 20%. We each bought a three year old car now that we were out of the city and reliant on one. I paid cash, girlfriend took the 0.9% financing, because why not, but she had the cash. We travel fairly regularly (I work for an airline) – Barbados, San Francisco, Spain, Germany, Portugal, etc. We eat and drink well, but almost always at home. In addition to the other two cars, I have an old convertible that I’ve run on the race track in the past. I’ve owned a trio of sport bikes, one brand new.

Our combined gross income: a relatively modest $115k, and no, our parents don’t help financially. And I’m currently working on my pilot’s licence, which is eating up nearly $20k per year. Even so, no debt beyond the mortgage and the year that the girlfriend has remaining on her car loan. Life is easy, at least until kids come along.

If you apply a little discipline and cut out the little to middling expenses which aren’t important, it winds up freeing up a lot of cash to spend on stuff that actually matters.

#130 TurnerNation on 10.05.19 at 11:57 am

This comment is pure fiction, for entertainment purposes only.

There’s an election on? Why the front page cover of National Post today blares “The end of meat”.
This is global programming. When our elites say “Sustainability” they mean control over the food supply.
Meat, which has sustained humanity since time began.
What of Indigenouous hunting rights?

Ask yourself how Beyond Meat went from 0-60 in no time. It’s front company for the new world processed gruel.

I’ve said it many time, we will see soon armed government men destroying perfectly good foodstuffs. We’ll be told it;s a WHO directive to keep us safe, or a Carbon Permit was not obtained; or taxed to death.
Trump will win because the global A.I. reading comments like these has detected we must yet be softened up for the New Deal. 4 more years. 4 more years. Then watchout.
Your kids will be calling snitch lines on you for using ‘carbon’. A hit to your social credit score, required for buying and selling.

#131 TurnerNation on 10.05.19 at 12:13 pm

Attention Kanadians the Banking-Political-Real Estate Cartel announced new base pricing for Toronto.

1 Bedroom condo $500,000
(5oo feet x $1000 a foot)

2 Bedroom condo $1,000,000

2.5-3 Bedroom condo $1,500,000

SFH: $2,000,000

Act now, debt servitude for up to 40 years @ 2.5% is available.

Toronto: where trees have more rights than people. That’s right a homeowner murders a tree without permit they face massive fines and if unpaid, jail time and house seizure.

But this 16 yr old “youth” who took out the man that confronted his crime spree, he’ll be released sans record by age 20 – whereupon he’ll receive free post secondary, likely free dental and pharma plan. Free to live his live.
Welcome to h-ll of the UN way:

https://old.reddit.com/r/toronto/comments/ddg40b/16yearold_charged_after_man_killed_trying_to_stop/

#132 Sail Away on 10.05.19 at 12:34 pm

#118 Dharma Bum on 10.05.19 at 10:13 am
#101 will

I’d like to go to the states some time. I’d like to see death valley and those landforms they call the monuments. The grand Canyon would be great.
——————————————————————–
You really should do all of the above.

These are spectacular places to visit, and they will literally take your breath away.

Don’t wait. Go now! It’s the best.

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Seconded. And less crowded now since people like #26 yvr_lurker are self-boycotting for ideological reasons!

#133 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.05.19 at 12:37 pm

@#130 Turnernation
” we will see soon armed government men destroying perfectly good foodstuffs. We’ll be told it;s a WHO directive to keep us safe, or a Carbon Permit was not obtained; or taxed to death.”
+++++

Do they have psychiatrists on your planet?

#134 conan on 10.05.19 at 12:55 pm

Polls show Conservative decimation.

NANOS: LPC 36.2, CPC 32.6, NDP 15.6, GP 7.4, PPC 1.8

Add in the soft support in the tight ridings from Green and Orange to Red.

More like 41- 32

Lib Majority
book it

#135 Flop... on 10.05.19 at 1:09 pm

#127 crowdedelevatorfartz on 10.05.19 at 11:40 am
@#78 Sold Out
“I love the candidate for the Cons no-hope constituency, Burnaby North-Seymour; too busy standing guard against an incursion of “perverted” gay recruiters to actually show up for debates. Whoop, whoop, bozo eruption! Red alert, red alert!”

++++
The scary version.

The “No-show” Cons are tied with the 1 term incumbent Liberal for 1st place…… :)

http://338canada.com/districts/59002e.htm

….and with the traditionally NDP voting riding having “White Swan the Diamond’s Gone!” running as an NDP “spoiler” sucking desperately needed Liberal votes away…….. its anyone’s race to the finish…. “Silent lung Leung” may take it.

As Flop said , “Rocky” Dong isnt all wrong.

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Hey Crowdie, I saw on the news this morning the Conservatives had pulled their candidate.

So to recap.

Leung is out of air.

Dong is on the upswing…

M45BC

#136 Sold Out on 10.05.19 at 1:28 pm

Liberals leading the polls for the first time since February/19. Silent Leung unceremoniously dumped, but too late to insert another candidate in Burnaby North-Seymour. Scheer can’t seem to find the trigger, even having been gifted career-ending footage of Trudeau. You just can’t predict the seemingly inconsequential events where momentum is gained or lost.

Libs should be sacrificing goats/virgins/Greta in homage to the political gods that made Kenney run in Alberta, and not for the Cons supreme leadership; he would not have let Trudeau live down the blackface scandal. Kenney has the killer instinct, and is unencumbered by the need to be liked. I guess Kenney held up a wet finger, realized the national winds were not blowing Conservative, and went for the safer bet in Alberta. He’ll hunker down in the weeds until Scheer gets ousted after he loses this election, then present himself as the only path back to power. After another 4 years of Libs, don’t bet against him.

#137 Speculation on 10.05.19 at 1:37 pm

There’s a 62 storey condo proposal going up in the area of Yorkville. A Real Estate broker said sales were going crazy with 70% sold. She had to go back from a Saturday after spending 3 hours there, to Sunday again. She was shagging units for her clients, and still couldn’t get enough of them. Need I say more about what is really going on?

#138 Dogman01 on 10.05.19 at 1:39 pm

Hey smart people:

Hong Kong did an anti-mask protest law.

I thought I recalled that we have the same thing in Canada?
Can’t wear a mask while protesting something.

Is that correct?

One of commentators mentioned in Hong Kong protestors are being identified and then fired by their employers.

But then I thought, I think we have the same sort of laws in our “free country”

#139 SoggyShorts on 10.05.19 at 1:42 pm

#100 the ryguy on 10.05.19 at 12:20 am
#85 SoggyShorts on 10.04.19 at 9:08 pm
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Oh ok..so it had nothing to do with the prosecutor looking into Burisma..the company that put Hunter Biden onto their board?

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Do you really think Biden was so dumb that he made that brag about ousting the corrupt prosecutor if he did it to protect his son?
I think your MAGA hat is on too tight.

#140 Greg Franklin on 10.05.19 at 1:42 pm

To crowdedelevatorfarts, I heard this argument or so called policy one off from Liberals that they were fiscally responsible and cut deficits and national debt.

The problem with this premise and facts is that the main savings that was made from 10 to 11 years under Chretien, Martin was from the huge drop in interest rates.

In 1993, interest rates on Canada bonds, T-bills etc. were in the 10% to 11% range and just by 1998, they were 50% less in the 5% to 6% range. Canada’s national debt was $550 billion at that time so as bonds’, T-bills matured, $20 to $30 billion per year just in annual interest savings. They also gutted healthcare transfers to the provinces taking the easy way out instead of keeping the Federal government’s spending more in check. They raised alot of taxes from getting rid of capital gains exemption per person to not indexing personal amounts, income tax brackets, thresholds known as bracket creep and many more tax increases.

Liberals like here in Ontario and also in BC, Quebec etc. provincial Liberals showed the massive debt rack up of if not double up 70%+ in their terms in 10 to 15 years.

#141 Not So New guy on 10.05.19 at 2:10 pm

@Flop,

If you are doing the Turmeric thing you might also want to research adding black pepper to the mix. Apparently one enhances the other and also helps to fight cancer.

If you are having arthritis issues look into collagen. I had some serious shoulder pain from an old injury to the point that I could barely move my arm. Also, years of labor were beginning to give my knee joints soreness and some days of pain. Being averse to drugs, I decided to look into alternative health solutions. That’s when I learned about collagen.

After a few weeks of using the product, I regained full motion of my arm and my knees also feel great (I also take the MSM/chondroitin combo but that didn’t help with my shoulder)

You can get collagen powder (some good suppliers in Canada even) or you can get creative and boil a chicken and make chicken tomato vegetable soup. That supplies a lot of collagen to you in a delicious format :)

It would appear our grannies were on to something in the chicken noodle soup. It is actually detoxifying. I forgo the noodles myself because the healing properties are in the boiling of the chicken and getting all the good out of the bones

A good recipe (I never use specific measures but follow my taste buds so you’re going to need to find your way):

Bring to a boil and then simmer a chicken for 45 minutes with a good dose of apple cider vinegar. Add tomato paste to your liking(a small can?). Simmer for another half hour. Shut off and add a couple of cups of you favorite vegetables (don’t boil them, keep them as fresh as possible. Frozen but rinsed works well for me. You do need to simmer the tomato to get the best nutrition from it though).

The chicken should fall off the bones at that point. You will have the bones in the soup so it will be chunky style but it makes for a great adventure in eating. I usually add spices after I pour into a bowl so as not to kill their effectiveness with the simmering and heat. So you could add your Turmeric, black pepper etc. at that point to spice it up

#142 Bob on 10.05.19 at 2:16 pm

#98 acdel on 10.05.19 at 12:06 am
He has my vote (Scheer)! I just cannot believe the polls stating that the Libs are as high as they are! I do not know one individual that has admitted that they would vote for that party, if they manage a win (Libs) then; I have no words except good-luck! I have prepared for retirement; dual passport anyone! :)

Another good article from a reporter that tells it like it is.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/rex-murphy-two-carbon-spewing-planes-greta-will-not-be-pleased?video_autoplay=true#comments-area
_ _ _
Rex Murphy is no “reporter”. He’s peddling opinion pieces at PestMedia.

#143 Flop... on 10.05.19 at 2:35 pm

#141 Not So New guy on 10.05.19 at 2:10 pm
@Flop,

If you are doing the Turmeric thing you might also want to research adding black pepper to the mix. Apparently one enhances the other and also helps to fight cancer.

/////////////////

Thanks for your tips, you did it in the right spirit.

When Garth wrote his post the other day regarding Alzheimers/Dementia there was a bit of anguish in the comments.

A couple of days later I was double checking something regarding Turmeric and the word Alzheimers was staring back at me.

I read the report and posted it in good faith hoping to help someone out.

Garth knows two things about me.

I’m off topic a lot.

If I think I can help someone, I will…

M45BC

#144 Raging Ranter on 10.05.19 at 3:25 pm

Reading Ustabe’s comments, I’m starting to see how we once had a “Conservative” party populated with the likes of Dalton Camp, Joe Clark, and Flora MacDonald. Today’s Conservative Party certainly leaves a lot to be desired. To call it “flawed” would be an understatement. But it could be worse. We could go back to the hellish Red Tory past when so-called conservatives’ nestled themselves comfortably between the Liberals and the NDP.

It took blue Liberals hijacking the Reform Party’s agenda to balance the budget in 1995-97. “Progressive Conservatives never would have made the necessary cuts. The PCs had a wonderful Finance Minister during the 1980s named Michael Wilson, who really understood what needed to be done, but he never once was allowed to pass the budget he wanted. Out-voted and out-gunned by the Reds around the Cabinet table. Canada lost a decade as a result.

#145 Barb on 10.05.19 at 5:09 pm

Elizabeth Warren probably has a relative that we call Comrade Horgan.

There IS a resemblance…

#146 TurnerNation on 10.05.19 at 5:21 pm

crowdedelevator, problem is that history has shown this to be true (armies stepping on civillians.) Human behavior has not and will not change. So sit back and watch the show. The paid-for protestors blocking butchers in Toronto. How long until they begin destroying foodstuffs? Paid armies don’t always wear uniforms. Key point. And its not us who will behind it, the 40+ crowd. No it will be the kids.

Now I must run and do a line of tumeric.

#147 SmarterSquirrel on 10.05.19 at 6:53 pm

#113 MF

Far too many people are buying too much house, too much car, and look around you at all the people on expensive iPhones and Apple laptops sipping expensive lattes and look at the sold out crowds of people in official jerseys at the Leafs games and tell me again about how good Canadians are at controlling their discretionary spending and saving. Let’s not throw our hands up and say it’s hopeless. Living below ones means and saving is still possible. I know. I’m doing it.

#115 Tannhäuser

This study shows the opposite to what you believe. https://files.stlouisfed.org/files/htdocs/publications/es/09/ES0946.pdf

GDP growth was actually higher when savings rate was higher. May not be causal. Perhaps just correlated. When economy is healthy people have more to save than when economy is poor and more are unemployed resulting in belt tightening. But either way, clearly a higher savings rate is correlated to a higher gdp growth rate not a lower one. So you are in fact incorrect. Read the study.

#128 Keith

Yes in a few cities houses are more expensive on a house price to income ratio than they use to be. Other than that I see far too many people choosing to spend beyond their means. My parents bought a house they could afford that was far from perfect and they bought the cheapest car they could buy. Now I see people needing houses with all the bells and whistles. And if the house doesn’t have it they blow a tonne of money on it to renovate it so they have a house ready for HGTV. They drive the nicest brand name brand new SUV they can buy on a 7 or 8 year financing. They deny themselves nothing. Personal responsibility is out the window. Oh well, maybe Justin will just give them more money so they can keep ordering SkipTheDishes. It’s pretty simple, spend less than you earn, save, invest, retire. (Other than for those with systemic issues who actually can’t escape the cycle of poverty in which case I’m all for socially left programs to give a helping hand… but for those who earn decent incomes they need to take some personal responsibility and control their discretionary spending. )

#129 TalkingPie

Exactly!!! I’m glad someone gets it. Hell, read The Wealthy Barber again if you have to people, the formula has been around forever, spend less than you earn (deny yourself that far off vacation if you have to or that brand new luxury car, etc), save and invest. Let your investments compound over time. Retire with secure finances. Doing that is way better than the alternative and hoping the Liberals give everyone all the money they need to live on every year. Take personal responsibility. The govt owes you nothing. You owe it to yourself to make some sacrifices and save and invest some money.

#148 Yoyoyo on 10.06.19 at 9:37 am

Just Truedebt