September 28, 2015

Ezra's top 10 observations from tonight's leaders debate

Rebel Staff
 
September 28, 2015

Ezra's top 10 observations from tonight's leaders debate

Did you watch the foreign policy debate hosted by the Munk Centre tonight? It was pretty good — all three party leaders were on their game. 

Oddly, the CBC refused to broadcast the debate — strange, given their public mandate, and the $1 billion in taxpayer funds they get each year.

Ezra watched the debate, and made a list of ten moments that caught his attention — from Thomas Mulcair’s witty barbs against Justin Trudeau; to Trudeau’s love-letter to his father; to Stephen Harper playing the grown-up on everything from the environment to Canada-U.S. relations.

 

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commented 2015-09-29 00:44:07 -0400
I do support PM Harper on many aspects and see him as the right leader in a current economic and political environment. However, I wish he could do better in terms of building better relationships with Russia and help two countries (Russia and Ukraine) to come to agreement rather than just offering a military support that will bring more suffer and deaths on both sides…
commented 2015-09-29 00:43:44 -0400
Mulcair and Trudeau want to abandon the fight against ISIS despite ISIS seeking a nuclear holocaust,
ISIS states that : "they plan on killing several hundred million people,”
“they are developing the largest religious cleansing strategy that has ever been planned in human history,”
“all religions who agree with democracy have to die.”
”http://tinyurl.com/oymvwk7">http://tinyurl.com/oymvwk7
commented 2015-09-29 00:41:17 -0400
Ezra I agree with you 100%. I could not see anyone but PM Steven Harper addressing the other world leaders. Like he said you have to go to the table and have a discussion. The Liberals and the NDP would probably reject and and walk away or give in. He has a real understanding of the refugee crisis and how we can help them. If it was up to the NDP and Liberals we would send in the Hercules load it up and ask questions later. P. M Harper also had the right idea on climate change we can’t just impose a carbon tax or say we are going to put new transit system in or should I say infrastructure. I believe we have to come up with innovative ways through technology to reduce our carbon footprint. So yes I believe that P. M. Steven Harper won the debate
commented 2015-09-29 00:21:47 -0400
Here’s what I posted on the CBC site shortly after the debate concluded: “It simply baffles me how any rational person could scold our government for alleged bad relations with the US and within moments vow to remove Canada from the anti-ISIS coalition (which both Trudeau and Mulcair did in tonight’s foreign policy debate). Can Trudeau and Mulcair somehow imagine that removing Canada from the anti-ISIS coalition would somehow improve Canada’s relations with the US? Incredible!”
commented 2015-09-29 00:16:50 -0400
PM Harper looked strong. Actually looked like he was enjoying himself. The jeers and heckling of Justin, I was totally lol-ing.

Mulcair looked like he was lost.

One other thing… did anyone else notice Harper and Mulcair shook hands, both stepping in while Trudeau just walked around and didn’t acknowledge anyone else? Just stuck me as weird.
commented 2015-09-29 00:07:08 -0400
JIMMY; I’d Rather Be a Sparrow than a Snail.
commented 2015-09-29 00:06:39 -0400
The CBC should have been privatized a very long time ago. They have always been the official mouthpiece for the Liberals and certainly do not care to present a conservative view.
As far as the debate is concerned, Trudeau must have smoked a couple of joints before having joined the other two competitors. It is obvious to which audience he was trying to connect with. That kind of attitude shows he does not care much about Canadians getting raped or murdered by some ISIS terrorists . All he is interested in is his ego and getting elected.
As far as Mulcair is concerned , what can I say. This useful idiot should retire and move to Russia. Liberals and Socialists have always been known to spend money they do not have by promising the sun and the moon at the expense of the real hard working taxpayer. If you want to know what a Government run by the NDP would look like, just look South of us. Obama and his Democrats have managed to destroy the USA economically, militarily and Internationally.
Nothing personal. Merely a question of Ideologies.
Harper may not be popular with the media, but he has kept Canada relatively safe within global financial turmoil. He is a man of his word and does not live in la-la land. He cares more about Canadians having a good standard of living than our members of the opposition who get all lyrical about bringing in tens of thousands refugees at tax payers expense. He is also a man that understands the outside threat the world is presently facing. Canada is not immune to it and he knows that.
If the opposition had their way they would not have a department of defence at all. WHAT FOR? The world loves us. How poetic !!!!!
commented 2015-09-28 23:59:47 -0400
Exellent summary, Ezra. And almost certainly the most balanced commentary we can expect to see from the media on this debate. Thanks!
commented 2015-09-28 23:57:57 -0400
The Munk debate was the best managed so far. Trudeau acted like a fool, and he turned it into a high school debate. So he lost. Harper was predictable, as as one announcer said, "he was the grown up in the debate. Many people who watched this debate will never watch another. A clear winner, yes. Mr. Harper.
commented 2015-09-28 23:56:25 -0400
KEITH BARNES: Thanks so much! You’d think the full debates would be more easily accessible online. I’ll bookmark the site. :)
commented 2015-09-28 23:55:44 -0400
PM Harper stood by with dignity and calmness as he watched dumb and dumber trying to out do each other spewing the same old leftist gobbly goob
commented 2015-09-28 23:52:43 -0400
Maybe it’s just me, but each time either Justin or Mulcair were light on details they switched to French. And the interpreter was the worst I’ve ever heard!!! Perhaps that was the plan: the majority of Canadians couldn’t follow what was being said because of the very poor quality of translation. On one of Harper’s strongest areas the Globe & Mail /Monk Inst. tried to create a fog on the platform. Almost worked – but for those of us who didn’t turn it off, Harper was still the clear winner. Mulcair came off as an angry old man with no vision beyond rules and poor Justin was a bit hysterical.
commented 2015-09-28 23:51:34 -0400
DESLEY; Try CPAC at 12 Midnight.
commented 2015-09-28 23:48:47 -0400
Question, Why was this debate not aired on CBC?
commented 2015-09-28 23:46:46 -0400
Isn’t there anywhere I can watch the full debate?
commented 2015-09-28 23:44:15 -0400
The best part of he Debate, was when Trudeau was laughed at and even had some jeers,from the audience, this after his response to a statement by the PM. Mulcair acted like what he is, a two bit Lawyer. This time, trying to defend a Child Molester, beady eyes a flashing. The PM came across as calm and collected, sticking to the facts. By my count, the phone in audience, (CPAC), voted Harper as the winner. The general view being that, he stuck to the facts, was honest and steadfast and as one person stated, “This is what we need at this time in our history”.
commented 2015-09-28 23:44:13 -0400
The dyed in the wool, hard core Liberals are trying their best to flood the internet with claims that Trudeau was the big winner of the debate. That tactic will most likely work with the low information voter, who didn’t watch the debate. Same goes for the union thugs at the NDP headquarters. They are making like Mulcair walked away with this one. I’ll admit that between Mulcair and Trudeau, that Mulcair was far and away the winner between the two. However, unfortunately for Mulcair, Harper was also on that stage, and although I’ll also admit that Harper didn’t knock it out of the ball park, he clearly did win on all the points that were brought up for debate.
commented 2015-09-28 23:42:52 -0400
Ezra, I’m sorry I can’t agree with you. My family is widely affected by a US law called FATCA which is all about the US trying to enforce their idiotic “citizenship based taxation” laws through outright BULLYING of all other nations on earth under the threat of 30% monetary penalties against any financial institution that won’t “turn in” all their “US person” (a much wider definition than just citizen), a power that no other nation could possibly wield. Seriously, with friends like the USA, who needs enemies.
I’m sure most of you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, but please google “FATCA” or visit the pages of the Isaac Brock Society to learn more about the US bully. This affects about 1 million CANADIANS directly, let alone their extended families that the bully defines as “US persons.”
commented 2015-09-28 23:42:43 -0400
Thanks Ezra. The debate was much better than the Globes but they need to have an off switch for Trudeau.
commented 2015-09-28 23:37:34 -0400
first of all, I don’t do social media…facebook, etc. As concerning the debate, I’m afraid I’m already biased in favour of harper and I don’t like JT or the socialist either. I thought JT was uncharacteristically bold though. Those guys argue like they don’t know that a lot of the people can see that the Prime Minister of Canada has a pretty tough job and quite a balancing act trying to survive in this economy and sort out all this stupid noise. He must concentrate on the things within his power and do his best. I believe Harper does this. I belong to the Christian Heritage Party.
thanks
mark
commented 2015-09-28 23:34:12 -0400
I worked in Telecom throughout the US 1996 to 2005.After 911 it was moving to see the collective spirit of the US public as they rallied together like I have never seen. A reoccurring question that was asked to me was “Canuck why aren’t you fellow countrymen supporting us in the middle east?” And “Why are they harboring terrorists?”
Harper knows what needs to be done to maintain our relationship and is doing that.
Twiddlespend and Twiddletax do not have a clue in what to do with the Syrian situation. And opening the refugee doors is just playing into the Islam strategy to infiltrate and takeover countries they desire. Time to get your heads out of sand before Europe’s problems become ours!
commented 2015-09-28 23:33:45 -0400
I found it quite funny that Justin did a “Rachel Notley” speaking out of turn and interrupting Mulcair until Tom finally asked him if he could finish his sentence. Of course telling everyone about daddy and his accomplishment for 25 seconds was hilarious.
commented 2015-09-28 23:33:24 -0400
Just the thought of having Mulcair or Trudeau as the leader of our country makes me want to pack up and leave for Ohio. Ezra you were terrific in your summation, as usual. I just pray that Canadians are not stupid and vote Conservative. If not, we are doomed to be the laughing stock of the world.
commented 2015-09-28 23:32:51 -0400
You know what I think. It’s like watching the spoiled rich kid ranting about what HE wants while his older brother puts him down and ridicules him. Then the Father steps in and decides what would be best for everyone. Liberal, NDP, and Conservatives respectively
commented 2015-09-28 23:32:48 -0400
OK—I thought one of the most important part was when Harper stated that taxing Carbon had nothing to do with saving the planet or reducing emissions—- (proven)—- It is all about having the ability to tax everything and then hand the billions out to purchase votes.
commented 2015-09-28 23:28:56 -0400
Ezra

I do like your comments on tonight’s debate. I do not support any of the parties. I am a liberaterian. So I I will support the party that will stay out of my way as someone who just wants to live in peace and provide for my family. I am not a person on the edge of society I am an eantrepreneur who is creating wealth and jobs in this country

But it is crazy that anyone in Canada could see either leader of the NDP or Liberal party are viable leaders of Canada.
commented 2015-09-28 23:27:07 -0400
Ezra: You rock! You put your finger on all the points that mattered.
The chatter on Facebook was plentiful however one consensus was reached: PM Harper showed again that he is on top of his game. We are looking forward that the next election poll to show CPC leading with 38%
commented 2015-09-28 23:21:04 -0400
Jimmy is absolutely correct——Harper is a God—-when compared to those other 2 power hungry,lying idiots.
commented 2015-09-28 23:16:45 -0400
Trudeau and Mulcair got a lot of camera time, but it was PM Harper who had the substance.
commented 2015-09-28 23:14:30 -0400
If you honestly want more welfare immigrants ,and their grandparents clogging up the hospitals and want to abolish Christianity and want to pay a lot more taxes so that people that don’t work make the same income as YOU—- then vote for Mulcair or Justin. Just go on welfare and enjoy the ride. It is just a game.
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commented 2015-09-29 00:44:07 -0400
I do support PM Harper on many aspects and see him as the right leader in a current economic and political environment. However, I wish he could do better in terms of building better relationships with Russia and help two countries (Russia and Ukraine) to come to agreement rather than just offering a military support that will bring more suffer and deaths on both sides…
commented 2015-09-29 00:43:44 -0400
Mulcair and Trudeau want to abandon the fight against ISIS despite ISIS seeking a nuclear holocaust,
ISIS states that : "they plan on killing several hundred million people,”
“they are developing the largest religious cleansing strategy that has ever been planned in human history,”
“all religions who agree with democracy have to die.”
”http://tinyurl.com/oymvwk7">http://tinyurl.com/oymvwk7
commented 2015-09-29 00:41:17 -0400
Ezra I agree with you 100%. I could not see anyone but PM Steven Harper addressing the other world leaders. Like he said you have to go to the table and have a discussion. The Liberals and the NDP would probably reject and and walk away or give in. He has a real understanding of the refugee crisis and how we can help them. If it was up to the NDP and Liberals we would send in the Hercules load it up and ask questions later. P. M Harper also had the right idea on climate change we can’t just impose a carbon tax or say we are going to put new transit system in or should I say infrastructure. I believe we have to come up with innovative ways through technology to reduce our carbon footprint. So yes I believe that P. M. Steven Harper won the debate
commented 2015-09-29 00:21:47 -0400
Here’s what I posted on the CBC site shortly after the debate concluded: “It simply baffles me how any rational person could scold our government for alleged bad relations with the US and within moments vow to remove Canada from the anti-ISIS coalition (which both Trudeau and Mulcair did in tonight’s foreign policy debate). Can Trudeau and Mulcair somehow imagine that removing Canada from the anti-ISIS coalition would somehow improve Canada’s relations with the US? Incredible!”
commented 2015-09-29 00:16:50 -0400
PM Harper looked strong. Actually looked like he was enjoying himself. The jeers and heckling of Justin, I was totally lol-ing.

Mulcair looked like he was lost.

One other thing… did anyone else notice Harper and Mulcair shook hands, both stepping in while Trudeau just walked around and didn’t acknowledge anyone else? Just stuck me as weird.
commented 2015-09-29 00:07:08 -0400
JIMMY; I’d Rather Be a Sparrow than a Snail.
commented 2015-09-29 00:06:39 -0400
The CBC should have been privatized a very long time ago. They have always been the official mouthpiece for the Liberals and certainly do not care to present a conservative view.
As far as the debate is concerned, Trudeau must have smoked a couple of joints before having joined the other two competitors. It is obvious to which audience he was trying to connect with. That kind of attitude shows he does not care much about Canadians getting raped or murdered by some ISIS terrorists . All he is interested in is his ego and getting elected.
As far as Mulcair is concerned , what can I say. This useful idiot should retire and move to Russia. Liberals and Socialists have always been known to spend money they do not have by promising the sun and the moon at the expense of the real hard working taxpayer. If you want to know what a Government run by the NDP would look like, just look South of us. Obama and his Democrats have managed to destroy the USA economically, militarily and Internationally.
Nothing personal. Merely a question of Ideologies.
Harper may not be popular with the media, but he has kept Canada relatively safe within global financial turmoil. He is a man of his word and does not live in la-la land. He cares more about Canadians having a good standard of living than our members of the opposition who get all lyrical about bringing in tens of thousands refugees at tax payers expense. He is also a man that understands the outside threat the world is presently facing. Canada is not immune to it and he knows that.
If the opposition had their way they would not have a department of defence at all. WHAT FOR? The world loves us. How poetic !!!!!
commented 2015-09-28 23:59:47 -0400
Exellent summary, Ezra. And almost certainly the most balanced commentary we can expect to see from the media on this debate. Thanks!
commented 2015-09-28 23:57:57 -0400
The Munk debate was the best managed so far. Trudeau acted like a fool, and he turned it into a high school debate. So he lost. Harper was predictable, as as one announcer said, "he was the grown up in the debate. Many people who watched this debate will never watch another. A clear winner, yes. Mr. Harper.
commented 2015-09-28 23:56:25 -0400
KEITH BARNES: Thanks so much! You’d think the full debates would be more easily accessible online. I’ll bookmark the site. :)
commented 2015-09-28 23:55:44 -0400
PM Harper stood by with dignity and calmness as he watched dumb and dumber trying to out do each other spewing the same old leftist gobbly goob
commented 2015-09-28 23:52:43 -0400
Maybe it’s just me, but each time either Justin or Mulcair were light on details they switched to French. And the interpreter was the worst I’ve ever heard!!! Perhaps that was the plan: the majority of Canadians couldn’t follow what was being said because of the very poor quality of translation. On one of Harper’s strongest areas the Globe & Mail /Monk Inst. tried to create a fog on the platform. Almost worked – but for those of us who didn’t turn it off, Harper was still the clear winner. Mulcair came off as an angry old man with no vision beyond rules and poor Justin was a bit hysterical.
commented 2015-09-28 23:51:34 -0400
DESLEY; Try CPAC at 12 Midnight.
commented 2015-09-28 23:48:47 -0400
Question, Why was this debate not aired on CBC?
commented 2015-09-28 23:46:46 -0400
Isn’t there anywhere I can watch the full debate?
commented 2015-09-28 23:44:15 -0400
The best part of he Debate, was when Trudeau was laughed at and even had some jeers,from the audience, this after his response to a statement by the PM. Mulcair acted like what he is, a two bit Lawyer. This time, trying to defend a Child Molester, beady eyes a flashing. The PM came across as calm and collected, sticking to the facts. By my count, the phone in audience, (CPAC), voted Harper as the winner. The general view being that, he stuck to the facts, was honest and steadfast and as one person stated, “This is what we need at this time in our history”.
commented 2015-09-28 23:44:13 -0400
The dyed in the wool, hard core Liberals are trying their best to flood the internet with claims that Trudeau was the big winner of the debate. That tactic will most likely work with the low information voter, who didn’t watch the debate. Same goes for the union thugs at the NDP headquarters. They are making like Mulcair walked away with this one. I’ll admit that between Mulcair and Trudeau, that Mulcair was far and away the winner between the two. However, unfortunately for Mulcair, Harper was also on that stage, and although I’ll also admit that Harper didn’t knock it out of the ball park, he clearly did win on all the points that were brought up for debate.
commented 2015-09-28 23:42:52 -0400
Ezra, I’m sorry I can’t agree with you. My family is widely affected by a US law called FATCA which is all about the US trying to enforce their idiotic “citizenship based taxation” laws through outright BULLYING of all other nations on earth under the threat of 30% monetary penalties against any financial institution that won’t “turn in” all their “US person” (a much wider definition than just citizen), a power that no other nation could possibly wield. Seriously, with friends like the USA, who needs enemies.
I’m sure most of you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, but please google “FATCA” or visit the pages of the Isaac Brock Society to learn more about the US bully. This affects about 1 million CANADIANS directly, let alone their extended families that the bully defines as “US persons.”
commented 2015-09-28 23:42:43 -0400
Thanks Ezra. The debate was much better than the Globes but they need to have an off switch for Trudeau.
commented 2015-09-28 23:37:34 -0400
first of all, I don’t do social media…facebook, etc. As concerning the debate, I’m afraid I’m already biased in favour of harper and I don’t like JT or the socialist either. I thought JT was uncharacteristically bold though. Those guys argue like they don’t know that a lot of the people can see that the Prime Minister of Canada has a pretty tough job and quite a balancing act trying to survive in this economy and sort out all this stupid noise. He must concentrate on the things within his power and do his best. I believe Harper does this. I belong to the Christian Heritage Party.
thanks
mark
commented 2015-09-28 23:34:12 -0400
I worked in Telecom throughout the US 1996 to 2005.After 911 it was moving to see the collective spirit of the US public as they rallied together like I have never seen. A reoccurring question that was asked to me was “Canuck why aren’t you fellow countrymen supporting us in the middle east?” And “Why are they harboring terrorists?”
Harper knows what needs to be done to maintain our relationship and is doing that.
Twiddlespend and Twiddletax do not have a clue in what to do with the Syrian situation. And opening the refugee doors is just playing into the Islam strategy to infiltrate and takeover countries they desire. Time to get your heads out of sand before Europe’s problems become ours!
commented 2015-09-28 23:33:45 -0400
I found it quite funny that Justin did a “Rachel Notley” speaking out of turn and interrupting Mulcair until Tom finally asked him if he could finish his sentence. Of course telling everyone about daddy and his accomplishment for 25 seconds was hilarious.
commented 2015-09-28 23:33:24 -0400
Just the thought of having Mulcair or Trudeau as the leader of our country makes me want to pack up and leave for Ohio. Ezra you were terrific in your summation, as usual. I just pray that Canadians are not stupid and vote Conservative. If not, we are doomed to be the laughing stock of the world.
commented 2015-09-28 23:32:51 -0400
You know what I think. It’s like watching the spoiled rich kid ranting about what HE wants while his older brother puts him down and ridicules him. Then the Father steps in and decides what would be best for everyone. Liberal, NDP, and Conservatives respectively
commented 2015-09-28 23:32:48 -0400
OK—I thought one of the most important part was when Harper stated that taxing Carbon had nothing to do with saving the planet or reducing emissions—- (proven)—- It is all about having the ability to tax everything and then hand the billions out to purchase votes.
commented 2015-09-28 23:28:56 -0400
Ezra

I do like your comments on tonight’s debate. I do not support any of the parties. I am a liberaterian. So I I will support the party that will stay out of my way as someone who just wants to live in peace and provide for my family. I am not a person on the edge of society I am an eantrepreneur who is creating wealth and jobs in this country

But it is crazy that anyone in Canada could see either leader of the NDP or Liberal party are viable leaders of Canada.
commented 2015-09-28 23:27:07 -0400
Ezra: You rock! You put your finger on all the points that mattered.
The chatter on Facebook was plentiful however one consensus was reached: PM Harper showed again that he is on top of his game. We are looking forward that the next election poll to show CPC leading with 38%
commented 2015-09-28 23:21:04 -0400
Jimmy is absolutely correct——Harper is a God—-when compared to those other 2 power hungry,lying idiots.
commented 2015-09-28 23:16:45 -0400
Trudeau and Mulcair got a lot of camera time, but it was PM Harper who had the substance.
commented 2015-09-28 23:14:30 -0400
If you honestly want more welfare immigrants ,and their grandparents clogging up the hospitals and want to abolish Christianity and want to pay a lot more taxes so that people that don’t work make the same income as YOU—- then vote for Mulcair or Justin. Just go on welfare and enjoy the ride. It is just a game.