Thank Maxime Bernier for the Highest Wireless Bills Virtually Anywhere

Bernier was named Minister Bell…. what kickbacks did Bernier receive for putting corporate interests ahead of the Canadian people?

It’s no secret that Canadians pay the highest cell phone bills in the developed world according to a report commissioned by the CRTC in 2016:  

“The study, which was carried out by Nordicity Group for the telecom regulator, found that Canadians looking for 150 minutes of monthly mobile service paid more than consumers in every other G7 country and Australia.

That entry-level wireless package costs an average of $41.08 a month in Canada. By way of comparison, the cheapest price for that level of service cost just $17.15 in Germany. 

… At each of four … levels of higher-service options, topping out at unlimited talk and text and 10 GB of data, Canadians were paying the second-highest price among the eight countries the study looked at. The U.K. was the cheapest.”

(Source: https://vancouversun.com/news/staff-blogs/why-are-canadian-cell-phone-rates-among-highest-in-world)

But we suspect that most Canadians have either forgotten, or simply didn’t know who was responsible.

It seems that in 2007, Maxime Bernier, as Minister of Industry in the Harper regime, decided to reform our telecommunications laws by overruling the plans of the CRTC to regulate the industry. He mandated that the commission “rely on market forces to the maximum extent feasible and to regulate telecommunications services only when necessary.”

Critics at the time remarked that “the emphasis on market forces has been so great that the Minister from the Beauce might be better characterized as the Minister from Bell.” (Source:https://www.thestar.com/business/2007/02/12/berniers_troubling_stand_on_net_neutrality.html)

The CRTC study that found that Bell, Rogers and Telus (the Big 3) had a 91 per cent collective oligopoly of all wireless service revenues in 2016. In a complete denial of facts, this study was criticized by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), a “pro-free-market think-tank” which argued against any government regulation of the wireless industry claiming that the market was competitive when it clearly was not. According to an MEI spokesperson, Canada’s telecom industry “has a regulation problem, not a pricing problem” despite the fact that it wasn’t being regulated at all.

With a budget of nearly $2.3 million annually, the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) is a “non-profit research organization (or think tank) based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It aims at promoting economic liberalism through economic education of the general public and what it regards as efficient public policies in Quebec and Canada through studies and conferences,” according to its Wikipedia page.

It also happens that Maxime Bernier was an Executive Vice-President at MEI in 2005 before he became Canada’s Minister of Industry. MEI fully endorses Bernier’s often repeated attacks on the concept of supply management, claiming that it will ultimately benefit consumers.

Just like deregulating the wireless market did, Max?

The Montreal Economic Institute is a partner of The Atlas Network, a Globalist consortium of “think-tanks”. It has 13 such partners in Canada, many of which are astro-turfing as “grassroots”:

ALBERTA INSTITUTE

Calgary, CanadaWEBSITE
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ATLANTIC INSTITUTE FOR MARKET STUDIES

Halifax, CanadaWEBSITE
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CANADIAN CONSTITUTION FOUNDATION

Calgary, CanadaWEBSITE
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CANADIAN TAXPAYERS FEDERATION

Regina, CanadaWEBSITE
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FRASER INSTITUTE

Vancouver, CanadaWEBSITE
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FRONTIER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Winnipeg, CanadaWEBSITE
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INSTITUTE FOR LIBERAL STUDIES

Ottawa, CanadaWEBSITE
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JUSTICE CENTRE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS

Calgary, CanadaWEBSITE
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LUDWIG VON MISES INSTITUTE OF CANADA

Toronto, CanadaWEBSITE
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MACDONALD-LAURIER INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Ottawa, CanadaWEBSITE
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MANNING CENTRE

Calgary, CanadaWEBSITE
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MONTREAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTE (INSTITUT ECONOMIQUE DE MONTREAL)

Montreal, CanadaWEBSITE
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WORLD TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATIONS

Regina, CanadaWEBSITE
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https://www.atlasnetwork.org/partners/global-directory/canada

Another People’s Party of Canada lieutenant, Martin Masse, also worked at MEI and Bernier’s other lieutenant, Maxime Hupe, worked for the Fraser Institute. Both Atlas and Fraser have received large donations from the Koch brothers.

For those who are just getting their feet wet in the realm of political ideology, Bernier’s self-proclaimed “Libertarian” leanings are actually the exact opposite of Nationalism/Populism. While he claims to reject crony corporatism, he has a history of doing exactly the opposite: supporting Globalist corporate goals over the public interest at every turn.

The People’s Party of Canada is no party of the people unless you’re one of the people pulling the strings.

Bibliography:h

https://shawnpaulmelville.com/2019/03/11/meet-communist-maxime-bernier/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/theweekly/the-weekly-maxime-bernier-interview-1.4833861

Canada’s New Anti-Racism Industry Is Profitable

Statistics Canada just released the newest version of Police Reported Hate Crime in Canada on April 30th. We would like to highlight some facts that are not being reported in the mainstream media, which tends to showcase the views of and quotations from people who (as you will soon see) are making lucrative careers out of operating a growing number of “anti-hate” NGO’s in our country. They are being funded with our tax dollars in excess of $45 million.

“Despite the increase in ethnic diversity in Canada, hate crimes account for a very small proportion of all crime reported by police each year, making up 0.1% of all police-reported crimes” says the report. That is a tenth of one-percent of a reported 1.9 million crimes.

Notwithstanding, Canada’s Dept. of Public Safety issued this press release on March 16th: “The University of Ontario Institute of Technology will receive $366,985 over three years from the Government of Canada to examine the right-wing extremism movement through interviews with law enforcement, community anti-hate activists, and former and current extremists. The University will also partner with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue in London, U.K., to conduct innovative analysis of online content and media coverage, designed to inform local responses to hate speech and hate crime.” The person who appears to be controlling these funds is one Dr. Barbara Perry, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

This University of Ontario rated a low 9th overall in Maclean’s Magazine’s annual evaluation of Canadian educational institutions, however we uncovered that the curriculum offers “Building Sustainable Communities: Explores current social and economic needs while ensuring future generations have adequate resources; emphasizes creation of sustainable local development and considers alternative approaches to community development and asset management.” Right out of the UN Agenda 2030 playbook.

Last year, another group, the Organization for the Prevention of Violence received a $1.29 million grant from the federal government for a three-year study as part of its national plan to counter hate and violent extremism in Alberta. This is interesting considering the latest report shows that the incidence of hate crimes is higher in Ontario and Quebec…

“The OPV, in cooperation with the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society, the Canadian Practitioners’ Network and the Students’ Commission is pleased to host Partnering in Practice: Preventing Social Polarization in Edmonton from November 30th to December 3rd, 2018. This conference is generously supported by UNESCO” (that the federal government, irrespective of which mainstream party is in power, has been funding up to $10 million a year).

In 2017 Public Safety Canada advised that it was creating a new Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence with these highlights:

*Budget 2016 provided $35 million over five years and $10 million annually thereafter to combat radicalization to violence in Canada;

*The July 6, 2017 call for proposals for the Community Resilience Fund (CRF) will have $1.4 million available to fund projects in 2018-19. For 2019-20 and beyond, the CRF will have $7 million available each year for existing and new projects.

*An initial 10 projects of organizations with work underway on countering radicalization have already been funded through a directed call.”

Interestingly, that “10 projects” link says that page is “unavailable”…

One of the more visible groups that has sprung up in recent times is the rather rabid “Anti-Hate Network”, which slandered the law firm of Gardiner, Roberts LLP by claiming that they were advocating “ethnic cleansing” in Canada. (Source:https://www.thepostmillennial.com/canadian-anti-hate-network-accuses-law-firm-of-promoting-ethnic-cleansing-while-hiding-its-own-ideological-bias/)

We agree with the author of that article that “The supposed anti-hate organization seems to be more interested in bullying people for political wrong-think than fighting any form of real hatred in Canada.”

The same day the above-referenced report on hate crimes was released, the Anti-Hate group appeared to be upset that the results weren’t more inflated!

Complain when you don’t get to massage the statistics to your liking…

Type of hate crime reported by percentage, the largest of which is “mischief”.

What appears to be entirely missing from these statistics are the number of crimes committed by visible minorities against other visible minorities as it appears there is a presumption that all hate crimes are committed by the Canadian Euro-Canadian heritage majority. In the meantime, other data from the report indicates that hate crimes against “whites” have also nearly doubled, but that’s buried in a table near the bottom. You might suspect a double standard at play when police forces are prohibited from keeping statistics on crimes committed by visible minorities but are required to keep records of crimes committed against visible minorities.

What should be particularly concerning to Canadians is that the concept of “far-right extremism” is being piggybacked as the major cause of hate crimes when this has not been shown to be the case: it’s a supposition by those who have the most to gain financially by showcasing this theory whenever possible in the mainstream media to justify their group’s existence.

In 2014, CSIS declared on its website that right-wing extremism was not a significant problem in Canada. In 2018 a CSIS internal review found that the majority of right-wing extremism activities consisted of or were “near to,” lawful protest, advocacy, and dissent. It determined that the current threat environment no longer met its criteria for investigation. CSIS also determined that the public order threat as opposed to a national security threat could be appropriately addressed by local law enforcement. (Source: http://www.sirc-csars.gc.ca/pdfs/ar_2017-2018-eng.pdf) 

We have to be leery of groups promoting the theory that their subjective interpretations of potential effects should be paramount over a demonstrable level of harm or even the intention of the accused.

There is a longstanding principle of law, mens rea which according to the Legal Dictionary means ” Guilty knowledge and wilfulness. A fundamental principle of Criminal Law is that a crime consists of both a mental and a physical element. Mens rea, a person’s awareness of the fact that his or her conduct is criminal, is the mental element, and actus reus, the act itself, is the physical element.”

We agree with the author of the Post-Millenial article referenced above “In my view, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network represents the worst of modern politics. A group of like-minded opportunists and ideologues who mask their political goals and ambitions as neutral “social justice”.

Even those who are not fans of certain social media personalities should find it reprehensible that people like Evan Balgord of this anti-hate group should be wallowing in childish glee with boasts like this on Twitter:

So, who is Evan Balgord? His bio states “Balgord earned his Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto with a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Following that, he completed the Munk School of Global Affairs Fellowship in Global Journalism.” In short, he’s a Globalist shill. TSAS receives funding from Public Safety Canada.

(Source: https://www.tsas.ca/affiliate/evan-balgord/)

What should concern us even more is that this group “is modeled after, and supported by, the Southern Poverty Law Center in the United States,” which has quite frankly been outed as a fraud. According to several articles researched, this one sums it up best as “A big money-making smear machine” “that uses its list of designated hate groups in much the same way: to manipulate the lives of others, smear reputations, control personal relationships, and reap the spoils. (Source: https://thefederalist.com/2017/05/17/12-ways-southern-poverty-law-center-scam-profit-hate-mongering/)

Canadians should be concerned that a small group of taxpayer subsidized vocal activists who are working to enforce Globalist goals of open borders, the erasure of Canadian sovereignty and the censorship of open debate/criticism of government policy are also being quoted as authorities in the mainstream media. We are at a point where these people have been given carte blanche to label anyone who criticizes immigration numbers, or who talks about Canadian identity and heritage a “far-right extremist”.

National Citizens Alliance believes that the $45 million+ currently being spent on these so-called anti-hate groups would be better invested with Canadian homeless, veterans, seniors and low income earner programs.

Bibliography:

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/en/pub/85-002-x/2019001/article/00008-eng.pdf?st=-e2m24v8

http://www.sirc-csars.gc.ca/pdfs/ar_2017-2018-eng.pdf

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-safety-canada/news/2017/06/new_canada_centreforcommunityengagementandpreventionofviolencesu.html