February 25, 2017

F.H. Buckley on Trump and Canadian Conservatism

Faith GoldyArchive

The Rebel team is on the ground for the annual Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa.

I caught up with renowned academic and author F.H Buckley to talk about the possibility of a Trump-like movement and candidate north of the 49th parallel.

Buckley, who was born in Saskatchewan, offers a unique perspective on the rise of Canada's silent majority, and a view on what the future Conservative Party Leader should look like.

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commented 2017-02-28 13:39:06 -0500
Cheers to good old Diefenbaker policies!

3 Cheers to God Queen & Country!

3 Cheers to the Union Jack and what it stood for!

Time to find true Conservative leaders to govern our country. A leader not afraid to stand with our Veterans. A leader not afraid to take on the Globalists. A leader that shall defend Judeo Christians beliefs.

Time to find a leader that remembers when Canada stood for Canadians not people hell bent on destroying our Constitution. Time to find a leader that shall support the growth & development of our economy to make Canada Great Again!
commented 2017-02-27 13:52:41 -0500
Jason Kenny appears to be done . Amazing what the hunger simply for votes can do to a person.
Its clear that for most politicians , its not about what is good for Canada but only about votes, getting in office and getting that cushy , well paid job.
We need a multi billionaire businessman ( no politicians) like Trump that will throw away the Prime Minister’s salary and all its perks, and therefor cannot be bought by lobbyists, who’s only purpose in obtaining the PM office is to make Canadians prosperous, free and our country sovereign again.
Trudeau’s idea of “Prosperous Canadians” is being able to “put food on the table and take a vacation once in a while” ( he proudly declared at the White House) That definition of prosperous sounds more like Churchill’s definition of Socialism , when he stated in part;……" Socialism is the equal sharing of misery…"
Prosperous, is more like being able to purchase a summer cottage on a lake or the ocean and buy a big fishing yacht and take extended 1 month vacations to warm tropical climates very frequently.
When we get a candidate who’s vision for Canadians is more like that (on par with Trump’s vision for American’s ) then we will have a worthwhile candidate.
commented 2017-02-27 13:38:53 -0500
My take away from this interview is that Buckley nailed it when he described the kind of Conservative candidate and leader that Canada needs. However there is no such candidate running .
I fear we are going to need a few more years of Trudeau before the right candidate wakes up , has had enough and materializes.
commented 2017-02-27 13:18:21 -0500
Liza Rosie—Re your lack of support for Jason Kenny. Although I have been backing him for over a year, (as long as he stayed away from Immigration decisions where as Immigration Minister he started the “Ruination of Canada”) ; I no longer want him in any job in any place in Canada. His last Interview was the final straw.
If he isn’t stopped, I can see him visiting Mosques regularly dressed in Muslim garb, just like Trudeau. We have to stop these Islamists from taking over.
commented 2017-02-26 20:16:43 -0500
@liza Rosie…the membership dues would be party general warchest but donations specifically from donors who select to support his leadership will be used to offset his campaign costs. No doubt he himself has funded this bid for leadership to whatever maximum is allowed. And no doubt in his own mind he means well and I would say that for whatever I throw at him in criticism he honestly thinks he is doing the right thing.

But well I remember how the media thought they had Michael Ignatief crowned king…and how small partizan asymetrical grass roots groups …including mine… foiled that.

For that matter the media thought they had Hillary Clinton crowned queen matriarch….and look what happened….upstarts upset the apple cart.
commented 2017-02-26 19:40:14 -0500
Glenn that is exactly why I wouldn’t consider voting for O’leary either. Good that he is bringing memberships to the party. If there is any money from his donors after he loses, I assume it goes back into the big pot?
commented 2017-02-26 18:06:30 -0500
The thing that made me decide that I do not support Kevin O’Leary’s bid for leadership of the party is this. When negative views of Trump came up he fell in line with them.

Well Mr O’Leary…If you or any of your feedback crew can read this…

If the King of Saudi Arabia would not grant someone a visa to attend the Hadj pilgrimage in Mecca for exactly the same reasons and on exactly the same criteria..then Trump is not wrong to do so.

Mr O’Leary, you are proud of your Lebanese heritage…what part of the lesson Lebanon learned the hard way did you miss?
commented 2017-02-26 17:36:11 -0500
Just got off of a “town hall” with Kevin O’Leary…he is cleaver in that he screen his questions…I was screened out of course.

The man is throughly convinced that the media is Warwick the king maker, and he talks as if there were a separate ballot for president like there is in the united states.

To his credit he does have good conservative taxation and policy ideas and his notariety has gained him an audience to hear his pitch…which he delivers well…and he has been selling new memberships.

But I know it was not Trudeau’s schmarm that won him the election…it was Quebec turning against Tom Mulcair. I didn’t even get to ask my question which was "which riding are you intending to run in and why are you not running against Trudeau in Montreal Papineau if your think you can out “media” him? The second part of my question was where does he stand on CBC funding but that is probably what got me screened out.
commented 2017-02-26 14:10:50 -0500
Having said that I think Kenny is Alberta’s only chance. To get the NDP out, I beleive uniting the right is the only sure way. I no more trust Jean not to fold on immigration than I trust Kenny to be moderate on it.
I am sick of these politicians forcing Islam down our throats for the sake of votes. They all do it and it has to stop. I wish they would direct that same determination to important policy Canada actually needs, to guarantee their votes.
commented 2017-02-26 13:42:30 -0500
I must admit, I think that Buckley is out of touch with what is going on right now in Canada,especially regarding immigration. Buckley doesn’t seem to be recognising Trudeau’s total lack of regard for upholding the law, and any moderation, or consideration to the people who’s best interests he is supposed to be putting first, ours. He has been out of the country for 25 years, and it shows if you ask me. Interesting guy though.

I watched from the beginning up to Buckley, so I caught Kenny being interviewed. He is certainly liberal on immigration, always has been. His obsession with multiculturalism has always been problematic, but now with the addition of very large numbers of Muslim’s it is a great concern to me. Thank god he isn’t PM. I would never vote for him federally, ever. He considers concern over a demographic shift due to being eventually out populated by Islam following Muslims, as xenophobic. His head is either in the clouds or his agenda is more about votes than the survival of the country and it’s identity. We are more than multicultural enough. Having anymore of it forced on us is just obnoxious.

Kenny thinks that a few conscientious conservative candidates are xenophobes, and hopes most Canadians are not behind those sorts of ‘anti-immigrant’ sentiments. He may be able to unite the right in Alberta, and regardless of whether Kenny is leader or not, he is going to be involved and we are going to have to watch him in my opinion. My concern is that his intention is to ‘Islamicize’ the province, under the guise of ‘workers’, if nothing else. Kenny unfortunately is almost a liberal these days. He seems to want us to believe that most conservatives will accept his proposed large and steady stream of Islam into the country and Alberta specifically. I don’t know what his plans are for Alberta in this regard, but that is how it looks to me. He really should live abroad if he loves other cultures more than his own.
commented 2017-02-26 03:07:24 -0500
Diefenbaker? The clown who dropped the ball on the Arrow? He does not deserve any special mentions.
commented 2017-02-25 23:33:43 -0500
We need a Conservative leader who will make The Great White North great again. For the most part they seem like somnambulists. MGWNGA !
commented 2017-02-25 21:36:56 -0500
Sally Citizen capital gains are not a sure thing, if the reward is little then people will not put forth money for the risk. It is not the same as income tax.
commented 2017-02-25 21:33:35 -0500
Buckley seems to be promoting the vocal, straight shooter, Dief/O’Leary type candidate. I just wish Kevin O’Leary wasn’t a Liberal.
commented 2017-02-25 14:37:05 -0500
These sanctuary cities should be having referendums on an issue like this. Some democracy.
Don’t know if he’s any relation but William F. Buckley JR. said “Liberals claim to want to have a hearing on new ideas and opinions, but are shocked and offended to find out there are other views and opinions.”
commented 2017-02-25 14:26:06 -0500
Awesome Faith. We definitely need a candidate who can pull off a ‘Dief the Chief’. F.H Buckley, must be talking about Harper’s immigration policy when he says the U.S. would like to emulate it. I don’t think they think much of it in Trudeau’s hands.
commented 2017-02-25 13:43:28 -0500
Yes, sanctuary cities are jusr more virtue signaling by the moron left. The left should have to sponsor these illegals until they can earn their own living. Make everyone responsible for their idiotic ideas.
commented 2017-02-25 13:17:51 -0500
Hey Libs, I say Quebec get NO equalization payments if they choose to be a “Sancuary Province”,
commented 2017-02-25 13:16:50 -0500
You are right Sally. Add in to end equalization payments to make these moron provincial governments responsible for every decision they make.
commented 2017-02-25 13:06:05 -0500
Libs Rmorons (great name btw) I agree all tax cuts for CANADIANS are awesome! Start with throwing out the Carbon Tax,instating flat tax personal income tax, abolish Corporate welfare (case & point Bombardier, green energy bs companies subsidies) Billions of $ to other nations, etc etc etc, anyway , whatever, I guess I’m just pissed , I feel like the middle guys is so screwed! We also got taxed to death on our capital gains, so maybe I’m just bitchin.
commented 2017-02-25 12:40:50 -0500
Sally, all tax cuts are good. The less we give to these crooks the better. Sadly government is the largest business in the world and they are completely corrupt. We need a revolution….like the U.S.
commented 2017-02-25 12:28:45 -0500
PS, I am NOT a leech
commented 2017-02-25 12:27:55 -0500
BNN Sept 20th has an article online explaining the Bernier position, I admit it DOES have merit. To me, PERSONALLY, as a voter, I don’t think this is a good time. Canada is broke, people are suffering, health care is inaccessible for some (I personally had shoulder surgery done in a private clinic which I paid for) , so I think it’s not a good time, we need the revenue . The middle class are carrying a very heavy load taxwise.
commented 2017-02-25 12:20:03 -0500
Libs Rmorons, Furthermore, capital gains on that secondary res is not taxed @ 100%, it’s just a portion of that. To the best of my understanding.
commented 2017-02-25 12:18:17 -0500
Libs Rmorons, It is my understanding that the sale of your principal residence is untaxed, any residence OTHER than your principal residence is considered a capital gain. I am no accountant, and by all means no expert. I also, like you, do not like taxes. My concern is not to make the rich pay more, but from how I see it Canada is sinking into debt at lightening speed, is this really a good time to give a big tax break?
commented 2017-02-25 11:56:27 -0500
Sally, the cottage was paid for with after tax money. Why would one have to pay tax when they sell it? Quit acting like a leech. There should only be one tax and that being flat. Cut government and beaurocracy by 50% and we can start to lower taxes.
commented 2017-02-25 11:32:16 -0500
Faith is so good and feel so comfortable, great interview with a smart man,
Faith is great.
commented 2017-02-25 11:29:00 -0500
Well Roy, so we have paid enormous taxes, our fair share & more. So with no capital gain tax, along comes someone selling their $2M Muskoka cottage, hmmmm no tax? There is only one tax payer, the middle guy, so we pay for poor, we pay for all JTs’ beloved sad refugees, we then pay so the rich can sell their investments with no consequence & get richer? Explain to me how that is Ok?
commented 2017-02-25 11:16:44 -0500
sally less taxes are good for everyone. why are you so upset when people wanna make money and make there fortune you should be happy for them.
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