(NOTE: Tonight's program was recorded prior to the terrorist attacks in Nice, France.) Remember Russia’s invasion of Crimea and other parts of eastern Ukraine? When Putin cornered Harper at a G-20 conference two years ago, I think some liberals even momentarily stopped hating Harper, and had a flicker of national pride, that our prime minister stared down Putin and told him to get out of Ukraine. The media coverage so embarrassed Putin that he left town early.
Well, that was then, this is now.
Without a public debate, Trudeau has just cut off the Ukrainian military from that satellite intelligence.
So, Canada’s moving away from Ukraine, towards Russia. And what is Russia doing for Canada in return? Well, they’re moving closer to us too:
Putin just launched the largest, toughest nuclear-powered icebreaker in history. Who do you think Putin is planning to use these ships and bases against?
Once again, Justin Trudeau shows a combination of unseriousness, shallowness, and a natural affection for authoritarian Russian rulers. Just like his dad...
THEN: Rachel Notley's Alberta NDP will tax anything that moves, but now they've really gone to far. They've raised the tax on beer.
Paige MacPherson of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation joins me to talk about this outrageous tax, which punishes small craft breweries. It also creates a new unionized government bureaucracy, of course. It's a new low, even for the NDP.
FINALLY: I look at the latest US presidential polls, and reveal my worries about Trump's safety.
(PS: Remember to sign our petition at FireBerman.ca to help save the Alberta oil industry from destruction at the hands of unelected left wing wreckers.)