May 30, 2016

Michael Chong: “We must jealously guard free speech, it’s the basis of our democracy”

Brian LilleyArchive

Despite his youthful appearance, MP Michael Chong has been an MP for more than a decade, first elected as MP for the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills in 2004. Now he’s decided to enter the race for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. 

So far, Michael’s campaign has focused on individual liberties and freedom. Watch as he explains why he believes so strongly in our system of government and why he decided to enter the race to lead the party. 

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commented 2016-05-31 03:41:35 -0400
Michael Chong is full of shit. Notice how early he is to play identity politics? And at no point did he outright oppose the carbon tax? I sure as hell hope he does not become the leader.
commented 2016-05-31 00:24:15 -0400
The CPC has done a great job suppressing freedom of speech already.

You need only look to Ambrose and Rempel to find the fault.
commented 2016-05-30 22:45:13 -0400
People should be given carbon CREDITS; and encouraged & rewarded for increasing the atmospheric plant food and life-force, CO2.

Earth has had net increases in greening over the last few decades, and the weather is more stable than ever in recent times;
and it’s still way colder nowadays than it was a few hundred years ago when the Vikings lived and farmed Greenland for centuries.

You can tell that Chong is either trying to compromise with a lie, or he believes the lie;
but unfortunately he sidestepped around explaining which of the two he actually believes.

If someone brings some extraordinary claims about the demise of the planet, they’d better have some extraordinary evidence.
And evidently (pun intended), the eco-nuts are evidenceless.

The econut Warmists have zero leverage in their argument.
Don’t give them freebies and reward them for lying.
You wouldn’t do that to a child; you’d just spoil it.

I expect Trump to make carbon taxes a thing of the past;
as he guts the venomous EPA, and fires the lot of greedy science-grant vultures at NASA and NOAA.

Great days are ahead!!!

commented 2016-05-30 19:37:11 -0400
When you have it both ways, as the left does with speech, why ensure it is free speech when you can selectively choose what speech is allowed or not.

Play their own game, make it just as hateful and a crime to for the left call someone a racist, sexist/misogynist, homophobe etc for Wynne type reasons of not liking what is said, for the same reasons the right is called out for n-word, dumb broad, f** etc.

Clamp down on such leftist hate speech found in universities and unions.

Don’t allow them to protest and try and deny freedom of speech from the right for the same reasons they don’t allow right-wingers to protest as it “causes uncomfortably”
commented 2016-05-30 17:35:07 -0400
Free speech is the foundation of all democracies.

What does that say about the left/socialists that want to limit speech?
commented 2016-05-30 17:00:32 -0400
Here Michael Chong – here’s a thought for you from Mac Cumming on another thread:

“Personally I have decided that I will not vote for any candidate that continues to not tell the truth about the colossal hoax of Climate Change. This pack of untruths is killing off any hope of prosperity.”

There. I second that. And they had better be committed to property rights too.
commented 2016-05-30 15:54:36 -0400
Michael Chong, until your comments on carbon tax you had my interest. There is no place for the government to distort the market with a tax on fossil fuels. I suspect you have bough into the unreliable delivery of electricity at the cost of reliable and very cheap fossil fuel.
commented 2016-05-30 15:45:36 -0400
Except for his support of “carbon taxes”, Michael Chong appears as a person of common sense with basic, solid conservative ideas. Still, we need to know more about his policies and principles.
commented 2016-05-30 15:44:43 -0400
According to Chong’s logic, the revenue from an imposed carbon tax to fight the myth of man-made global warming is to be used to reduce the income tax! What a tangled web he weaves. As you say, HYACINTH, next contestant please.
commented 2016-05-30 15:23:56 -0400
“So far, Michael’s campaign has focused on individual liberties and freedom.”

Sorry, do not buy the bridge he is selling. Where are the individual’s rights and freedoms when it comes to imposed carbon taxes? Does he not realize that Australia repealed their carbon tax because it hurt their economy and personal cost of living while doing almost nothing to reduce actual carbon emissions? Canadians are taxed too much as is across all three levels of government.
“When moving from academic theory to historical experience, we see that carbon
taxes have not lived up to the promises of their supporters. In Australia, the carbon
tax was quickly removed after the public recoiled against electricity price hikes and
a faltering economy. Even in British Columbia—touted as the world’s finest example
of a carbon tax—the experience has been underwhelming. After an initial (but
temporary) drop, the B.C. carbon tax has not yielded significant reductions in
gasoline purchases, and it has arguably reduced the B.C. economy’s performance
relative to the rest of Canada.”
“… just as consumers are beginning to benefit from lower oil prices – her province’s cap-and-trade version of a carbon tax will add 4.3 cents to the price of a litre of gasoline. Natural gas prices will also go up $60 a year per household. More fiscal details are to come in a budget Thursday, but a Globe and Mail report says the government will ultimately collect $1.3 billion a year in fresh revenue from its cap-and-trade taxes on gasoline and natural gas. … The province already has a low-carbon electricity regime, imposed at a high cost of $9.2 billion in long-term indirect taxes on electricity consumers, to fund wind and solar. Electricity prices are soaring. The province also clearly intends to do the same to fossil fuel consumers, only more so.”

What this article fails to mention is that each monthly invoice also has HST added to the bottom line, increased costs have a direct impact on the HST portion of the invoice, therefore you will pay more than an estimated $60 per year a household for natural gas when you factor in the increased HST of the invoices.

This is just Ontario, now picture this both provincially and federally, kiss the lint in your pockets goodbye they will want that as well.

“Chong, a southern Ontario member of Parliament, said with carbon pricing already in effect at the provincial level, the federal Tories must refocus their energies on ensuring the revenues go towards reducing taxes.”

Interesting double-speak there.

Honestly, next contestant please.
commented 2016-05-30 14:49:11 -0400
Very impressive person. My question is if he were to become leader would he feel the same way on these issues?
commented 2016-05-30 14:10:36 -0400
After being persecuted for my free speech, and watching and waiting and finally seeing the CPC destroy Section 13 of the CHRA, anyone who stumps for free speech will get my vote.
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