The first televised so-called leaders’ debate will be held tonight on the Quebec-based TVA station. The two-hour program airs at 8:00 pm ET. It will include the Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Bloc Québécois. The Green Party is excluded from the TVA debate because criteria for participation is exclusionary. Besides other things, it requires that a party have at least one Quebec seat in the House of Commons.
The two national “Leaders’ Debates” organized by the government-funded Leaders’ Debate Commission are scheduled for next week, to be staged from the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec. The French debate is set for September 8 between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm ET. The English debate is scheduled for September 9, from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm ET. [More]
Statistics Canada reports on economic performance during the second quarter of this year (April, May, June) contradict Justin Trudeau’s remark that the “economy is roaring back.” To benefit their own campaigns, opposing cartel party politicians vying for their own cartel party to form the government immediately pounced on Trudeau’s “roaring” statement as nonsense.
Yes, the statement was nonsense. It reveals how self-serving the Liberals and their leader are. The response of the cartel parties is similarly self-serving. All of them promote themselves by making claims which are not true. The entire machinery of state, from the media, to pollsters and pundits, use their positions to give these cartel parties legitimacy by promoting their claims, disputing their claims and otherwise making sure they cannot be held to account. [More]
Statistics Canada (StatCan) reports that the economy as measured in gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 0.3 per cent in the second quarter of this year (April, May, June) and continued the decline in July. StatCan found “substantial declines in home resale activities and exports pushed real gross domestic product (GDP) down 0.3 per cent in the second quarter of 2021.” Declines occurred in “exports (-4.0 per cent) and home ownership transfer costs (-17.7 per cent), which include all costs associated with the transfer of a residential asset from one owner to another.” [More]