September 25, 2015

How to separate fact from fiction on the economy

Brian LilleyArchive

We keep hearing from the Media Party and the opposition (kind of the same thing) that Canada's economy is going to pot.

And it's because Stephen Harper put all of our economic eggs in one risky basket.

Not true.

We have a diversified economy so no one sector can lead to what Mulcair called "Dutch disease." 

The last fiscal monitor verified these things and more, proving that much of what the opposition parties keep repeating about the economy is more myth than reality.

Make sure that you know the difference and then share it with your friends who need to know before October 19th.


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commented 2015-09-28 04:25:23 -0400
Here is list of videos that align to debate last night

It is interesting when I read some of the comments and they are the same all when it comes to Harper “Harper is responsible for the rise in household debt” or “Corporation are hoarding tax cuts” or “Harper has took moneys from EI” or “Harper’s economic policies have brought economic growth to the lowest levels in decades” or “Harper ran 6 years of deficits” or “Harper tax program do not help the middle class”
Here are videos that expand on areas above including government policies. The federal government has control over only so many policies:
1. Trade/Investment (Negotiate Trade and Investment deals)
3. Stock options –
4. Taxation policies (Income Tax – Federal, Tariff/Duties/excise taxation, Income Tax-Corporate, CRA/Income Tax act)
5. Mortgage amortization – (sets mortgage amortization period and insures mortgages –
6. Regulation the Banking Industry –
7. EI – EI Fund is healthy based on the actuarial work recently completed. Where in the F/S does it show Harper took moneys to balance his budget?
8. Surplus/Deficit – – Layton and Dion asked for the stimulus
9. Middleclass – or
10. Job Quality – jobs are driven by investment which is also control by issues outside the control of the federal government, like hydro rates – or skill trades – Skills trades is provincial matter –
11. Economic Growth – Canada has seen lower growth due to lower growth in the economy, like the USA Canada exports about 70% of its goods/services to the USA.
Here are videos that discuss policies:
1. Household Debt –
2. Surplus 2014-2015 –
3. Skill Trades –
4. Environment –
5. Civics 101 –
6. GHG
7. Corporate Welfare –
8. LPC Platform –
9. Economic Growth –
10. Stock Options –
11. Middle class –
12. Platform –
13. Daycare –
14. CBC
15. Small Business –
12. Taxation –
13. Corporation/Cash investment –
14. Retail Pricing/Taxation –
15. Economics 101 –
16. Infrastructure –
17. Job Quality –
18. Economic sectors – natural resources – or oil – or manufacturing – / / or green energy or small business – or Food Processing or Automotive or Forestry – or Aerospace – or pipelines –
19. Trickle-down economics –
20. Healthcare Myths –
21. Education –
commented 2015-09-27 05:18:32 -0400
8% of the economy is oil and gas and mining. Does that include residuals? The foundation (basic level) of the economy is mining, farming, fishing, and forestry. The secondary, tertiary, and further steps all depend upon the foundational steps. Hospitality depends upon someone else being able to create enough wealth to pay for the trips / tourism. This is why the NDP economics ultimately fail. They think that a government job is the equivalent of a foundation job. No doubt the Alberta NDP thinks that the recent pay hike for government workers will increase the economy, instead of decreasing it.

George, good list. Sadly, some won’t realize it’s tongue in cheek.
commented 2015-09-26 19:48:51 -0400
I too have been blocked by the CBC and Globe and Mail. For no real apparent reason. My replies have been polite but my responses to some of the statements there would be counter to what they want to hear. This has happened on a number of occasions. One night a particular article was getting mostly responses favorable to the Conservatives .They did not just close off comments they pulled the entire article.
commented 2015-09-26 18:34:43 -0400
The climate is ALWAYS changing…Duh ! You don’t need to be a part VP (AL Gore) or has-been geneticist (Suzuki) to figure that one out. But for the really skinny on this subject, check out Dr. Patrick Moore’s lecture —Confessions of a GreenPeace Dropout, viewable on Youtube. Also, a few years ago, CBC produced a documentary, “Global Warming Cancelled”. Why isn’t that being aired anymore?
commented 2015-09-26 15:12:59 -0400
“The fact is, it’s climate change advocates like Al Gore and David Suzuki who should be prosecuted.” Likely, but judging by the audience they get, who cares?

“Al Gore’s Climate Reality? Dismal viewcounts; nobody is watching.”

“Nearly 11 Months after taping his 24 hours of climate reality interview, it’s now amassed 166 views!!!…

I thought to myself, “how could this be?”. Gore spent millions on a professional set, hired a leggy spokesmodel to emcee, spent huge amounts of money on web advertising, and claimed he had millions of views during the event.

Al’s millions went to fund a massive set for the “24 hours of climate reality”

And yet, only 166 views of his flagship YouTube interview?

Well, it’s up to 179 as of this writing, so I guess that’s something. I figure skeptic Tom Nelson’s tweet helped a bit." Then you have the IPCC’s poll of over 8 million people. “Action on climate change” ranks dead last.
commented 2015-09-26 15:01:36 -0400
Deniers should be prosecuted under the RICO Act in the US? First one needs to identify the deniers.

“Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels writes:
In his introductory remarks, Congressman Lowenthal (D-NY) went on the usual these-witnesses-are-climate-deniers rant. As I was the next speaker, I re-wrote my oral testimony to point out, in three spots, that people who did not recognize the low-sensitivity papers, or the huge disparity between the mid-tropospheric observed and modeled data, or the low sensitivity in the multiauthored Otto study (15 of the authors were lead authors in the last IPCC report), were in fact “science deniers”.

Judging from his reaction at the end of the hearing, it really got to him.
commented 2015-09-26 10:44:10 -0400
George Dyer, I thoroughly enjoyed that. Thank you.
I regularly get my content disabled on cbc also.
My maiden name is Dyer. Good name.
commented 2015-09-26 10:38:16 -0400
My Top Ten List managed to show on the Communist Broadcasting Corporation’s website for at least a little while before the old “Content Disabled” censor swung into action. Perhaps I was naive to think the censors were too stupid to recognize sarcasm.

Top Ten Reasons (David Letterman Style) to Heave Steve in 2015:
Number 10: Going back to live in the stone age will be for our own good. David Suzuki and Neil Young said so, therefore it must be true. But just in case it’s not, we still have reason number 9.
Number 9: No more pipelines. It’s common knowledge that the best, safest, most modern, advanced and efficient way to transport oil is to fill tanks with it, mount them on wobbly wagons and trundle them across the country.
Number 8: Certainly no one wants to see an immigrant’s lips moving when they’re reciting the Oath of Citizenship.
Number 7: Our Senate might wither and die, OMG, OMG, OMG. That will leave only the un-elected dilatants of the Supreme Court to thwart the efforts of our democratically elected government. It’s common knowledge that they’re hopeless at that. Best that they focus on the real work of making our laws instead of enforcing our laws.
Number 6: Abolish Bill C-51. We must curtail the freedom that our security organizations utilise to freely exchange information that might infringe on the freedom that our country’s enemies enjoy. After all, freedom is what we’re all about, right?
Number 5: No one in their right mind wants a leader who, it’s rumoured, shares their birthday with Adolph Hitler.
Number 4: It’s vitally important that corrupt union bosses will never be required to show their members where all their money is going.
Number 3: And in any case, because those same corrupt union bosses, who don’t like secret ballots, are simply telling us to Heave Steve, that alone is a good enough reason.
Number 2: It’s just downright silliness to be squandering our money and wasting time doing security checks on migrants who come from the most stable and civilized region in the world.
And the Number 1 reason to Heave Steve in 2015:
Everyone knows that more jobs, lower taxes and a balanced budget is no way to run a country.
commented 2015-09-26 09:30:58 -0400
The fact is, it’s climate change advocates like Al Gore and David Suzuki who should be prosecuted.
The problem is these frauds can’t even be charged with fraud, because the pros and cons about both sides of this issue are out there (The facts) for all to see, and if under such circumstances people still choose wrong it not a crime, it’s just a “Bad Deci$ion.”
What is becoming a crime however, is the systematic repression of information on views opposing man made climate change.
When we are NOT allowed access to, or to even express, opposing views, an informed decision cannot be made.
It’s like.
You know.
commented 2015-09-26 09:20:05 -0400
The Calgary and Edmonton Sun’s are not allowing comments on their sites now. I don’t know if this is just until the federal election is over or not. But I refuse to even read their rag online news now, if we aren’t allowed to comment. They block the comments, because there are just too many who hate the NDP, and the Liberals. Postmedia is a huge joke, and they think they can control all news. Thank God for the TheRebel exposing the lying MSM, as the trained, paid for socialists that they are!
commented 2015-09-26 08:43:39 -0400
@bravozulu ; )

Here’s another one – fact or fiction – climate change deniers should be prosecuted under the RICO Act in the US.

It appears that some likely paid off (kick back scientists) scientists are urging the Obama admin to round up any deniers and prosecute them under the RICO (Racketeer Influence…) Act.

No wonder the socialist pigs in the US wanted to take away guns – they can then run over the masses and jail the ones that don’t agree with them – DACHAU, outside of Munich, was a sizable camp that was used to prosecute “enemies of the state” during WW2. Tens of thousands of German “enemies of the state” citizens (not Jews and not Polish) died in this death camp during WW2.
commented 2015-09-26 08:17:17 -0400
Bravo said, “Comments such as the ones you would like to see posted will never get by the censors – no matter how politely I word them I am always prevented from posting.”

You’ve seen the familiar “Content Disabled” message too, I see.
commented 2015-09-26 08:15:21 -0400
Ricahrd Neufeld, exactly correct, yet the tax and spend socialists cannot seem to grasp this concept. It lends credence to my theory that socialists simply cannot grasp the concepts behind capitalism.
commented 2015-09-26 07:43:42 -0400
@ Vlad – "Start posting comments on CBC, Torstar, Globe and Mail, National Post today. "

Nice idea and I agree.


Comments such as the ones you would like to see posted will never get by the censors – no matter how politely I word them I am always prevented from posting. You MUST follow the party line to be allowed to get past their censors – who are definitely not going to let the truth get in the way of a good story.
commented 2015-09-26 07:19:08 -0400
It is time to take these messages to CBC, Torstar, Globe and Mail, National Post and post links back to Rebel Media.

Start posting comments on CBC, Torstar, Globe and Mail, National Post today.

Make Rebel Media the most historic internet viral event Canada has even seen.
commented 2015-09-25 22:15:09 -0400
Brian Excellent video , You have to leak this out to the rest of Canada to see .
commented 2015-09-25 22:04:56 -0400
An interesting thing that the tax and spend crowd won’t like about this report is that tax revenues went up as tax rates went down. This relationship has been proven time and again around the world, but still there are people that have the pay their share attitude.
commented 2015-09-25 21:28:43 -0400
Wow. Those were some enlightening numbers. Thank-you Brian Lilley
Mulcair and Justin are treasonous. We must hold politicians criminally responsible for such lies. And the CBC doing it’s propaganda with our tax dollars. Makes one think to bring the death penalty back.
commented 2015-09-25 20:26:41 -0400
Now this is a great example and evidence of how the MSM pushes negative News to bring citizens’ down make them believe their economy is faltering and of no value to makee you the citizen believe your Government is not doing it’s job so that you will vote for their Leftist Political agenda – which in actuality, will take away from the well being of you and your family!
They have been doing this for years and it has become a rash constant stream of lies on the American MSM!
commented 2015-09-25 19:44:59 -0400
Andre, I have been wondering that for many years, but even worse than that is how can politicians commit crimes (not all commit crimes do but some) and get away with it?
commented 2015-09-25 19:27:08 -0400
So, why are politicians allowed to lie and get away with it?
commented 2015-09-25 19:26:47 -0400
I’m quoting, as accurately as I’m able to recall, Justin’s response this morning (September 25) to a question on immigration:
“. . . for the past ten years the Provinces have been crying out to the Federal Government for more immigrants to keep up with their growing economies.”
Thank you Justin. It’s gratifying to hear you validate Prime Minister Harper’s stellar economic performance record but I’m still not taking back some of the things I’ve said about you.
commented 2015-09-25 19:23:17 -0400
More specifically, “unconventional oil extraction” = 2% of GDP.. the same as Restaurants and Accommodations combined.
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