Happy Canada Day!
Or Dominion Day, as it's properly called. Look, we like to complain, but that's part of politics. But really, this is the best country in the world. Friendly, peaceful, safe, beautiful, large and it's our home. For a media company that criticizes, it's worth taking time to praise.
But the reason we criticize is because many of the things which we love about Canada are in jeopardy. Trump ran a “Make America Great Again” campaign to reflect the general malaise at home and the disrespect from abroad.
At The Rebel, we own the rights to the slogan “Make Canada Great Again,” and sell hats to that effect. It was a bit of a lark on Trump's slogan, but under Prime Minister Trudeau's leadership it rings truer with every day.
Trump commands the respect and the friendship of many world leaders, especially in the global wave of populist nationalists. Further, his presidency has boosted oil and gas production to the point where the US is a net exporter, which puts pressure on Putin and OPEC dictators.
Trudeau is not organizing foreign leaders in the same way. One powerful Sikh governor in India, Captain Amarinder Singh has called for sanctions against Canada to protest Trudeau's chummy relationship with Sikh separatists.
Then there's China, which has been holding two Canadian hostages for more than half a year. In recent days, Chinese military jets have flown aggressively close to a Canadian warship, and imports of our agriculture products have been banned.
So foreign affairs are not going well, but most of our lives as Canadians is in Canada. Not only has Trudeau bungled foreign relationships but he's written off entire regions, entire industries, namely oil, gas, pipelines and mining, all to indulge kooky Catherine McKenna and her legislation that calls for gender analysis on new mining projects.
The Trudeau-led Liberal Party government is replacing care for our important resource sector with crony capitalism hand-outs to his friends, like the 12 million to Canada's richest family, the Westons, who own Loblaws. We started calling them the Libranos after Tony Soprano's mafia family during Chrétien's bribe-riddled tenure. And Trudeau has been continuing this tradition of corruption with SNC-Lavalin.
With his hand-outs to the media, independent news and criticism is down to us and a handful of other outlets. And you, of course. Grassroots Canadians.
Over the next few weeks we'll show you some exciting new changes that we're bringing to the Rebel, including, believe it or not, a new name, a new logo and a brand new website. On top of that, we have special new projects in the works that only we in this country are equipped to direct. We are not afraid to help make our country stronger.
NEXT: Columnist Barbara Kay joins me to talk about transgender ideology in schools.
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