Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2010 Toronto G20 Summit

So, the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto is over and the federal government is announcing that it was a huge success because 85% of countries in attendance have signed off on reducing their debt to GDP ratio. Given some countries such as the U.S. and France (just to mention 2 countries) have injected a clause into this agreement that allows each country to achieve this debt to GDP ratio in their own way and in their own time means nothing and nothing has changed really in terms of any country’s debt to GDP ratio and how and when this objective is reached.

There is one hidden impact of tabling a debt to GDP ratio and having this initiative on the G20 Summit! Each country will now be able to tell its people that services wanted and needed by the majority have to be cut in order for each country to fulfill its international agreement. Furthermore, the steering committees and sub-committees of politicians and bureaucrats that will be set up to monitor, evaluate and analyse ways and means of achieving this objective and will surely represent just another gravy boat of income for this life sucking executive welfare social club.

Another impact coming out of this G20 Summit was the experience of a nation to suppress its citizens through force. This test of experience and the long gun registry represent government efforts of finding out how effective a nation is and can be when it comes to protecting these high profile social gatherings such as international summits. When you consider the end result of these summits, the only conclusion is that they are nothing more than very expensive social gatherings. President Obama summed up what came out of the nuclear summit held in the U.S. some months ago when he said, “countries need to be more careful when handling nuclear material”. Well whoop de do! Couldn’t this have been sent on an email?

Anything that has come out of these summits is likely to be rhetoric that could have been sent by fax, email, videoconference or teleconference. What does come out of these summits is far from what we hear on the news. The back room deals and agreements that are held in secret, behind closed doors is what really come out of these summits. Anything that has to be said and agreed upon by the people’s representatives behind the backs of the people can’t be good. In fact, it is likely to be more of the kind of ill-fated performance of our politicians and bureaucrats that ultimately brought on and caused the recent economy crunch.

President Obama had the president of GM resign and he also initiated the idea of performance bonuses only if deserved by mocking performance bonuses that were paid out to CEOs. This sounds like a good idea, so why aren’t these initiatives imposed upon government politicians and bureaucrats? Given that these politicians and bureaucrats are ultimately responsible for the economy crunch, why haven’t we seen or heard of the ousting of senior bureaucrats? Of course, bureaucrats and politicians are protected.

Remember Commissioner Zachardelli of the RCMP was caught embezzling the RCMP pension fund? The last time Commissioner Zachardelli was interviewed on TV, he implicated senior bureaucrats being involved. What has happened to Commissioner Zachardelli and who are the senior bureaucrats? Why haven’t we heard more? It is most likely because of the whistle blowing we might hear if any of them were brought to justice. To make matters worse, the bureaucrat and senior advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister was appointed the new Commissioner of the RCMP. Was this to ensure that other senior bureaucrats implicated by ex-Commissioner Zachardelli were protected? There is no telling what whistle blowing would go on by these implicated senior bureaucrats in their efforts to make a deal and save their skins.

Another thing these international summits represent is the ways and means for the fund channelling of tax dollars. How much of the money allocated by various countries for different directives actually reach the mandate for which the money was pledged? How much of this money ends up in the hands of other bureaucrats and politicians of other countries? How much of this money actually will be spent on the cost of our bureaucrats and politicians wining and dining in other countries, and is part of this money a slush fund for our politicians and bureaucrats that does not require Canadian auditing and falls off the Auditor General’s radar?

Can Canada claim that this summit was a success? The debt to GDP ratio was no success with there being no change, no mandate for all countries to achieve a timely result. The African Aid directive Canada pushed was no success given that Canada’s pledge of over 2 billion dollars is half of the total money raised. It took 19 of the G20 countries just to match Canada’s contribution; is that really success? It isn’t my intention to demean the goodwill involved in helping out other countries, but when was the last time Canada reached out to Canadian needs to the tune of over 2 billion dollars?

Can you imagine a contribution of over 2 billion dollars (over 2 thousand million dollars)? What would this mean to people not able to get into drug rehabilitation centres, battered women’s shelters, day care, single mother’s services, hospices and terminal disease research? This list goes on and on. Imagine what an over 2 billion dollar contribution to the environment would have done and the jobs it would have created.

Something else I find curious about the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto is the 4 police cars that were left abandoned in the middle of the street. What happened? Did these cars just breakdown in the middle of the street before they had enough forward momentum to make it to the side of the road? Weren’t there any tow trucks available to take these police cars away? What about the police officers who were in the cars? Were they not able to push these cars 20 feet to get them off the road? Instead of any due diligence, these police cars were left in the middle of the street representing a possible hazard to fire trucks, ambulances, etc. These police cars were left in the middle of the street where it was known that protesters would be passing by. It was also known that the so called black bloc would also be passing by so vandalism and even the torching of police cars would be very likely. These police cars may have been left deliberately in hopes that they would be torched so that all Canadians would see and maybe, consequently think that the 1 billion dollar plus price tag for security was worth it and necessary.

With regard to the violence: it boggles my mind why any liberation crusaders against corrupt government would vandalize property owned by honest and innocent individuals. I suspect it is likely that at some point in time that the anger garnished by corrupt government will be turned against the true perpetrators, the politicians, bureaucrats and senators. It is sad that there isn’t peace, tranquility and non-corrupt government, but I am quite aware that the acknowledgement of human rights derived itself from the French Revolution and the beheading of state officials such as Marie Antoinette. I believe it is time that we honour and commemorate the courage of those people who went against the gutless, arrogant monarchs of the French Revolution and who are responsible for the great strive they made for the freedom of humanity. Maybe it is time for another revolution to rekindle the fear into our democratic representatives that gutless cowardice of bowing down to being told how to vote by the party and betraying the people who elected them isn’t worth it.

The Toronto G20 2010 Summit as with all other international summits held by government are a waste of time, an outrageous waste of tax dollars and only serve to create social gatherings for the international executive welfare social club. What comes out of these gatherings behind closed doors are the backroom deals that only spell no good for humanity.

There is something we can do! Be sure to watch for an upcoming article on fighting back!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Human Rights

Human rights are important because it is important for the individual to know whom they are and their purpose. Only from knowing oneself and our lively purpose are we able to appreciate all that is ours and our right to it. The reason we have a right to the freedom of expression is because we were born with the ability to express ourselves. We have the right to sing, talk, walk, run, listen and think simply because our bodies are capable of doing all these things. All the things we can do come natural to us, so therefore we all have the right to natural human rights.

Although we have natural human rights, these rights don’t come naturally or freely, we have to fight for them. In the fight for human rights there has to be total united solidarity. The reason for this is that the argument for human rights is based exclusively on our being born with abilities, so therefore it is our natural human right to utilize these abilities.

If we make even the minutest smallest exception to the argument that supports human rights, then all natural human rights become a matter of politics. If human rights are based on politics, then people protected by human rights today may not be tomorrow. Human rights become a matter of chance, which protects nobody forever. Say the wrong thing to the wrong person and you no longer have any rights.

Human rights permit individuals to utilize their abilities; human rights do not give any individual the right to ignore the human rights of others. Human rights support a person doing all they can, being all they can as long as their actions are in harmony and peace with others. Your home is your kingdom and what goes on in your home is your business as long as it doesn’t interfere with the human rights of others.

Human rights do not give an individual the right to build a bomb in their home. If a bomb was to accidentally explode and blew up the neighbour’s home, then the neighbour’s right to life would have been ignored. There is a limit to human rights, however a good rule of thumb is that human rights provide individuals with all liberties as long as those liberties taken do not interrupt the human rights of others.

The Canadian Constitution of Freedoms and Liberties does not give Canadians their human rights. All individuals are born with human rights and there is no piece of paper or Constitution necessary to give individuals their rights. So, you might ask: Why did Canada spend 10’s of millions of dollars writing a constitution, supposedly to protect our rights, when it was not necessary? The reason for this is that the Canadian Constitution is an illusion; it doesn’t protect our rights, but instead takes away our rights.

The very first clause of the Constitution gives government the power to take away our human rights. It is the right of an individual to think. It is the right of the individual to enter into a contract. Human rights protect individuals from being enslaved and forced to work for a master. If an individual agrees to work for an employer and enters into a contract to do so, then there exists no contravention to that person’s human rights.

The Canadian Constitution was written as a way to circumvent the individual’s human rights by getting the individual to enter into a contract that would give government the power to ignore the individual’s rights. I know you don’t remember ever voting for or agreeing with any contract with government that would cause you to lose your human rights. The abuse and erosion of modern day democracy is how government believe Canadians have entered into a contract that gives government the power to ignore human rights.

The reason why government believes Canadians to be in a contract that causes Canadians to lose their human rights is simply because your MP who was elected to represent you voted for you in favour of the contract. This MP may not have wanted to vote for this contract, but they may have been forced to do so.

Political parties have what is known as a party whip who is a person in the party who’s job is to ensure that MP’s vote the party way. This isn’t democracy. Why have a representative at all? The reason for the MP is simply to create an illusion so that Canadians think they have a democracy, so that Canadians think they have human rights, so that Canadians think they have control and power to change the political party. It doesn’t matter what party is in power because bureaucrats run the country and politicians are puppets. The federal government in Canada is a bigger violator of human rights than all other human rights violators in Canada collectively.


What a wonderful life it would be if only we could give democracy a chance. If we were to give democracy a chance, there would be a job for every Canadian. There would be home financing for all Canadians. There would be cures for more diseases. There would be prescription drug coverage for all Canadians. There would be effective health care for all Canadians. There would be effective law, order and justice for all Canadians. All of this and anything else that you could reasonably think of, there could be if we gave democracy a chance. The cost would be less than half of what the federal government costs Canadians now.

Saying that 2 heads are better than one thus the majority knows best can best sum up democracy. Secondly, we can say that the force of the majority is stronger and able to put the schoolyard bully in their place. First of all, in a democracy the elected Member of Parliament (MP) is supposed to represent the individuals who elected them. After all, why would we need an MP to represent us if the MP’s efforts were not to represent us?

The reason (contrary to what we would believe) we have an MP, isn’t to represent us, but instead to create an illusion that we are represented. All legislation and law brought into force is through the force of the majority. The only way to make a law in a democracy requires notice that the majority supports the law. When our MP votes to pass a bill or law their vote represents our voice. If the MP’s vote is coerced and dictated by the party, then our MP is not representing the people who elected them. Never the less, the fact that the MP votes as instructed by the party still carries the weight required to bring into law any proposed bill or legislation.

As long as the individual is controlled by the party and not the electorate, then there will not exist any democracy, but instead only the illusion. Having an MP makes absolutely no difference and the result is a government no different from socialism or communism. Our nation is a country ruled by a hierarchy that makes the rules, calls the shots and the individual has no choice but to suck it up.

The government would tell you that the people have a choice to elect a different government. This argument is another illusion to lead the individual into believing that voting for a different party can make a difference by giving choice to the electorate. It doesn’t matter what party is elected; the MP is still going to be coerced and dictated to as to how they vote. The result is still the same; the individual is still not represented by the MP, there still doesn’t exist any democracy.

Another illusion is thinking that the party runs the country. The political parties elected to office do not run the country, the bureaucrats do. The political party is the tool that allows the bureaucrats to control the country. The politicians that make up the political parties are puppets. Bureaucrats are not elected; they have been there for a lifetime. Bureaucrats can make or break any political party. If a political party has a chance to hold on to power in the next election, then the party will need to get along with the bureaucrats. This means that the bureaucrats get their own way and to ensure bureaucrats get their own way the party dictates to the MP how they are to vote so as to ensure that the bureaucrats get their way.

The relationship between bureaucrats and political parties is that the bureaucrats fill their hunger of political power and the political parties fill their hunger of feeling important. Both of these self-serving creatures feed each other diets of greed. The bureaucrats blame any shortcomings of what the electorate expect on the government and suggest the electorate change the government. The political parties blame any shortcomings of what the electorate expect on the bureaucrats, each one hiding behind the other – quite a scam.

One argument both bureaucrats and politicians throw at the electorate is that running a government is very complicated. It isn’t complicated at all; it at least doesn’t need to be. Simply using logic and common sense could quite easily run Canada. I had one top official in the Department of the CBSA tell me that if his department were to use logic and common sense it would shut down his department.

The number one reason why government makes the country complicated to run is simply because it creates financial gravy boats for self-serving politicians and bureaucrats; the executive royal welfare of this country.

"Complicated Government"

The belief that government has to be complicated is an illusion that government orchestrates to protect their jobs. If the truth were known, running the country is not complicated, at least it doesn’t have to be and the need for high paid bureaucrats and politicians would vanish. If you remove the double talk of bureaucrats, politics and past politics from running the country it would become very easy to run the country.

Bureaucrats and politicians like to feel important and the best way for bureaucrats and politicians to achieve this feeling of importance is to make the common person believe that we need bureaucrats and politicians. Everything is made to sound complicated only so that we think bureaucrats and politicians must be smart. It is only because the government has created such an unnecessary complicated way of running the government that we are not easily able to see through the illusion.

The best way to see through the illusion that government needs to be complicated is to consider what we need the federal government for to begin with. First of all, the federal government was created to serve the stakeholders; in this case Canadians. How do Canadians need to be served? We need to maintain the sovereignty of our nation, so we need armed forces to protect our coastline and our country. We need law, order and justice so that Canadians are protected from criminals and so that criminals are put behind bars. We need federal government to administer banking structures and protocols to ensure financing and credit is available to business and individuals. We need federal government to administer social net programs and programs to promote Canadian culture. We need federal government to administer acceptable work standards and product/service standards. We need federal government to administer border services.

Some of what the federal government undertake to deliver on happens to be services we do need. What we don’t need the federal government doing is the way they undertake to deliver these services. Out of the cost of delivering these services 90 cents of the dollar is unnecessarily wasted. What this means to Canadians and business is that our taxes could be 90% less and we would still receive the same benefit. Ninety cents out of every tax dollar is wasted due to the over complicated way the federal government undertakes delivering services to Canadians. This 90% waste covers the unnecessary galas and the executive welfare cost of our bureaucrats and politicians.

Even with all this waste Canadians still don’t receive the services that they should. The average Canadian receives less than 15% of their tax dollar in services. In order for the average Canadian to receive the 15% worth of their tax dollar they would have to be both alive and dead, rich and poor, healthy and sick, employed and unemployed. The list goes on, but the point is that the average Canadian would have to qualify for all of these criteria at the same time in order to benefit from 15% of their tax dollar. The other 85% of the Canadian tax dollar covers the costs of all the unnecessary make work projects of Canada’s executive welfare.

The reason why Canadians don’t have the services and support programs they need and should have is simply because of the cost of unnecessary make work projects that support the executive welfare that is associated with providing the service and support programs Canadians need and should have. Remember, in the article on legislation I mentioned the CRTC and how the legislation created was supposed to protect the privacy of Canadians in not being harassed by telemarketers in their homes was counteractive to the intent. Instead of protecting Canadian’s privacy in their homes the CRTC legislation gave telemarketers the legal right to invade the privacy of Canadians. The cost of all of this unnecessary CRTC legislation as well as the ongoing review and re-review make work projects for the executive welfare.

This is part of the unnecessary cost I am talking about. Instead of the legislation and the review and re-review, simply produce a law that states that if you bother Canadians at home you will be personally responsible and make a penalty that comes down hard on telemarketing companies that break the law. If we did this, there would be no review and re-review making work projects for the executive welfare and Canadians would have the peace and quiet of the privacy in their own homes. This is a case (of which there are thousands) where the federal government undertakes making running the country unnecessarily complicated and unnecessarily expensive. The exorbitant cost of the CRTC legislation regarding telemarketers being reduced to zero and the immediate effect would be to provide Canadians instant privacy in their own homes.

The unnecessary cost of the executive welfare deliberating over what Canadians need could be reduced to asking Canadians what they need. If you take a look at what the executive welfare that run this country think Canadians need, then you would probably agree it is time to ask Canadians. It would be impossible for the majority of Canadians to be more plundering than what our executive welfare has proved to have been. One thing is for sure and that is that the cost savings of not creating make work projects for the executive welfare would have to put us further ahead.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Canadian Terrorists Revealed

Canadian bureaucrats, senators, politicians, legislative framers, Canada’s executive welfare are now confirmed to be the catalyst most likely to manifest into any real Canadian apocalypse. From within the evasive tax dollar-consuming gearbox of the federal government, the country is being sold out. Legislative enabled make work projects earmarked for some of Canada’s most protected executive welfare, both elected and non-elected, are nearing their peak in eroding national sovereignty, human rights and economic stability. The level of effort being initiated by this federal social club has reached treasonous undertakings. Canadian’s need to immediately pay close attention and ensure that they are heard.

Senior federal hierarchy is responsible for Canada’s fragile economic position being based too much on exports susceptible to global economy roller coaster instability. Neglect of national domestic trade stability is conclusive evidence of internal treasonous undertakings undermining Canada’s ability to ensure Canadian independence. Even more explosive than national independence is the onslaught of legislation decisively designed to underpin the individual’s ability to find stable work, to find themselves free from residential rent, from enjoying peace and harmony resulting from adherence to human rights and from being all you either want to be or can be.

Federal program services that should be don’t exist because of the cost of federal program services and executive welfare that shouldn’t be. The shortcomings of individual protection service programs, small business-support programs and domestic trade legislative policies are only part of the federal pitchfork used by Canada’s executive welfare recipients against Canadians. Another prong of this pitchfork can be found in the legislation that shouldn’t be. Legislation is means to the efforts made by the executive welfare that threatens national sovereignty, human rights and economic stability through foreign alienation permeating out of international trade agreements.

The federal government process and enabling legislation, from which the federal government alleges to have a legal means and right to initiate, uphold and execute, supposedly by the majority and thus brought into law by the force of the majority, is being misrepresented and misused. Government’s only arguments supporting a process that allows a government to only be supported by 10% of the population, yet bring into law legislation, which offends the vast majority is that governments have always been ran like this, as though 2 wrongs make a right. Government may have always gotten away with this treason, however, most criminals do always get away with their crimes until they are caught and humanity suffers until they are caught. The second argument is that the political system allows a political party to harass a constituent’s representative into betraying the constituent. Democracy is the constituent’s right of representation by an elected representative. If the constituent’s representative is going to be coerced into betraying the constituent’s majority views, then democracy has failed. Any legislation made into law because the votes of the required majority have been attained in contempt of any integrity for democracy would mean then that government efforts would be treasonous and the ill-fated law would be bogus.

The majority of Canadians don’t vote and the most common reason is that their vote wouldn’t make any difference because political parties are all alike; it is just a game they play. Why vote? The MP’s are only going to vote the way they are told and forced to vote by the party whip whose job it is to intimidate and pressure MPs into voting the party way.

There is no point in voting and no point in even having a representative because the bureaucrats run the country; the politicians are just puppets. The bureaucrats are not elected, they are there forever or at least until Canadians revolt. I wouldn’t vote because why be a part of the corrosive legislation government brings into law based on the alleged force of the majority. I certainly wouldn’t want government claiming any of my individual force, especially if it means its going to be misused and worse, used against me to my demise.

It doesn’t take too much to definitively conclude that the majority of Canadians that don’t vote don’t because government is a waste of time. It doesn’t take much to definitively conclude that the government we have is a waste, period.

The truth of the matter, although it hurts in every way possible, is that 62% plus of the entire cost of the federal government is dedicated to causing strife in the Canadian economy, disparities among people, hostility between provinces and resentments between Canadians and immigrants. This is all achieved through ill conceived legislation resulting in Canadians being too busy looking for work to keep tabs on government or Canadians are to preoccupied with their focus on the blatant news headlines to realize that government is behind the scheme. It is like using a public washroom and smelling the poop, but not knowing who left the stink.

The government and this executive welfare social club are wizards at creating illusions. Seeing through these illusions only requires asking ourselves, “Who benefits?” Knowing how this works will allow Canadians to know with all their heart, mind and soul that the biggest form of terrorism in Canada today and for quite some time has been government. Knowing how the simple task of asking oneself “Who benefits?” can lead to definitive knowledge of what the government is doing and how the government is getting away with it is the fist step to resolve. This then reveals exactly what we need to do in order to right the many wrongs of Canadian government and crimes against humanity, at least Canadian humanity.

By the time you have completed reading the information that you will be provided with, you will be able to not only understand and be able to defend your beliefs, you will likely stand together with the majority of Canadians and make real change for the immediate improvements reflective of the majority. Another great relief will be your self-knowledge of having no need to either hear anything a politician has to say nor will you have any interest in even telling a politician what is needed and hoping the politician will represent the majority. Instead, the majority will provide the government with the process; the interpretations, the protocols and the government will do exactly as they are told. Canadians will have the amount of government they need, the programs they need and the cost of providing the government and programs we either need or want will be half the cost of the government’s problematic, self-serving and corrosive programs served up to Canadians by the executive welfare we definitely don’t need.

In upcoming submissions you will be provided with irrefutable self-determining conclusions that will enlighten some to the reality of the federal government’s vision for our nation and the outcome of their initiatives having reached epic proportions of sheer treason-like results. This won’t enlighten all people, for some people are already aware so their enlightenment might be in knowing there are many others who know and share this knowledge and are ready to make a difference.

The reality of the matter is that likely the vast majority of Canadians already know and have these feelings, but just can’t put their finger on it. From personal polls that were done, about 80% plus hold the government totally responsible for the stink hole that the economy is in, lack of effective national trade stabilizing formulae, erosion of law, order and justice, lack of any vision that would be any longer term than that in between elections. The list goes on relentlessly.

The upcoming submissions will also inform you of what amount of government we do need and how that government we decide we need would perform. Canadians from across the country will be asked to take part in an information collecting and sharing focus group. This focus group will be polling participants for their yay and nay votes on various proposed strategies, legislation needs, job descriptions and mandates of our elected and non-elected government officials and their wages, benefits and budgets. In a nutshell, bureaucrats, if there are any left when we are done and politicians would never be in a position where they had to think. If where the Canadian economy has gone is any reflection of our bureaucrat’s and politician’s thinking, then anyone with only a fair shake for the obvious would be well aware that we certainly don’t need this executive welfare social club thinking – it costs too much – we are all going broke.

The national focus group will consider the various ways the federal government is able to introduce ill and flawed legislation into law. We will also be looking at past legislation and exposing the hidden beneficiaries when considering, “Who benefits?” Internet databases will be constructed so as to tally Canadian views. Also, Internet databases will be constructed so as to red flag areas of problematic human rights contraventions that accrue in various departments of the federal government.

The purpose of the focus group and Internet databases is first to give Canadians a voice that can be both heard and shared and secondly to expose the areas needing to be changed, i.e. executive welfare. The objective is to determine collectively the best and most efficient means of obtaining effective government. The goal of the focus group is not to consider other forms of government, but instead to clean house and fix the abused broken parts of the democracy we have.

It will also be the mandate of the focus group that human rights education will be taught in all Canadian schools. It will also be the mandate of the focus group to support and honour those courageous and victorious individuals who in the past defied self-serving governments and executive welfare social groups to bring about the human rights we share today. It is our obligation to ensure that the freedoms and liberties so many before us shed their blood for are remembered and their achievements are protected.

Pioneering Struggle

If we look at a nation as being it’s people, then Canada is truly a great country. Canada is a nation with a history of hard working, proud and moral individuals who pioneered this country into it’s diverse and multicultural family we so much enjoy today. It wasn’t easy taming this vast land that stretches from Newfoundland Labrador to British Columbia. For many of our predecessors life was anything but easy. The dream of finding a new life in a new land was the inspiration that allowed the pioneers of Canada to persevere.

From across this great country, province by province, territory by territory, the greatness of Canada is enriched by the endless contributions made by all. Shared by all was a vision, a hope, a dream of a new life and home with freedoms and liberties, with peace and quiet and the means to find one’s path and destiny. Many lives perished and were lost during this pioneering quest, but what this land had to offer was worth the effort. Although many perished and were unable to experience the benefits directly, the fruit of their labours was for the future generations of their families.

Dreams of a rich and providing new land pass as they are with the reality that fulfills the most grandeur of dreams had. Canada, a land with vast riches of minerals and natural resources surpass the most enormous of wealth envisioned by the past pioneers of this country. Canada is today because of the vision, blood and sweat of our ancestors for it was their pain and suffering that we have the potential that exists today.

To honour our ancestors and protect, share and continue their vision and ensure their efforts were not in vain we need to soldier on and forward. The visions had by our ancestors are nonexistent within the confines of the federal government. In fact, Canadian vision is nonexistent period within the federal government. Canadian vision is dictated by foreign countries whose only interest in Canada is our wealth and enslaving Canadians into providing it. This country is being sold out and Canadians are being made slaves to it.

A land for all, a home for all, a job for all – unfortunately not all – not many can make claim to any of this vision. Have you lost your job, your pension and your home because of foreign economic strife? Are you having to start out all over again with an outlook that now, instead of retiring at 55, you will be 75; instead of owning your own home mortgage free at 55, you will be 75? For those of you who aren’t in this position yet, the likelihood is that you will be. When your country’s economy is based on exports, your job stability is in the hands of foreign countries. Is the Canadian vision that our nation is dependent on foreign countries at the cost of our independence, at the cost of our financial security in having a stable job?

Legislation: The Evil Enabling Tool Of Government

It is through legislation that our executive welfare class is able to fill their pockets with silver and gold at the cost of Canadian freedoms and liberties. Legislation, apparently for the purpose of protecting or benefiting Canadians, rarely does. By considering “Who Benefits?” we are able to see through the illusion that it is not the majority of Canadians, but instead the few - the executive welfare - government and bureaucrats who benefit.

From the very get go of all legislation there is a cost to bringing proposed legislation into becoming law. Proposed legislation having been made into law creates further costs of make work projects in maintaining and studying the impacts of the law on Canadians. These make work projects employ Senate committees and sub-committees, House of Commons committees and sub-committees and further bureaucratic committees and sub-committees. All of these committees and their expenses are put in place supposedly to ensure Canadians are being well served by the legislation.

What these make work projects really achieve is nothing more than an excuse to have meetings so that the executive welfare on the committees have a place to go and feel important. This is the reason why most legislation is filled with flaws. Every time a Canadian is adversely affected by flawed legislation the individual demands that government do something about the injustice of the flawed legislation. We have now set in motion not only the make work projects of studying the flawed legislation, but also we have enabled government to be able to say that they are working on our behalf.

The most indigestible part of this gruel Canadians are forced to swallow is finding out that a flaw in the legislation can be studied by the executive welfare for decades. Worse is the fact that even after decades of make work projects studying the same flaw, nothing is done about it. It may now be beneficial to understand how flawed legislation leads to make work projects and the social club it creates by looking at a few case studies. Hold in mind that these few case studies are among thousands.

CRTC legislation gives marketing companies the right to invade your privacy in your home without any action you can take to immediately stop the unwanted harassment. Canadians never had any problem with unwanted marketing calls. If a Canadian were to receive an unwanted call at home, it only took phoning the police and/or Telephone Company and that was the end of the problem. There was no legislation needed, so why create legislation where none is needed? Although Canadians didn’t need legislation for unwanted marketing calls, the executive welfare’s insatiable need for make work projects is paramount to the needs of Canadians.

The marketing companies had no legislative right to invade the privacy of the individual before and if they did they could risk their phone service being cut off with the possibility of being charged by the police for harassing phone calls. The CRTC legislation gave the marketing companies the legislative right to invade the individual’s privacy with no consequence of interruption of their phone service or charges of harassment by the individual. The executive welfare’s brainstorm to remedying this problem after 20 years of studying the matter proved worthless and marketing companies still continue inconveniencing the individual. If a person doesn’t want a marketing company phoning they have to inconvenience themselves further by writing to the company and to the CRTC. If after 3 months the marketing company continues phoning, then the individual can write the CRTC again and supposedly then a letter will be sent and sometime later if the company doesn’t stop then the CRTC will do something.

The effect of the CRTC legislation was their need to hire more people to offset the increased workload of replying to harassed Canadians (make work projects). Canadians are taxed more for less and last, but not least Canadians lose their right to privacy. The most hurt from the loss of home privacy are the individuals who have loved ones in hospital and are expecting the phone to ring with the bad news of their passing away or are about to. Each and every time the phone rings their hearts jump only to find out it was a telemarketer. The elderly who painfully make their way to the phone and the mentally ill who become frightened with the pressure unleashed by the telemarketer.

Another brain dead piece of legislation that only benefit the executive welfare and this time the effect is to suppress small and medium sized businesses. In the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) there is a clause that states that if the importing business imports a product into the country and that product was made from at least 62.5% of materials from Canada, the U.S. or Mexico, then the importing business doesn’t have to pay the import tariff on the product.

The purpose of this legislation is supposedly to promote more use of North American made parts thus creating more jobs. From the outset, this all sounds good, however, it is anything but good. To qualify for this zero rate import tax on the product being imported into the country, the Canadian business must provide CBSA with a Certificate of Origin (CO), which has to be acquired from the manufacturer. The problem is found in the 2 clauses strategically placed by the executive welfare that proves lethal to the small business. The first clause is that the manufacturer only provides the CO on a voluntary basis and the second clause is that when a manufacturer does provide the CO, which proves the product was made in North America, it can only be used confidentially on only that one import.

The problem with these 2 unsuspecting clauses is that it allows big companies to dictate to the manufacturer who the manufacturer provides the CO to. The consequence of this to the small business is that now the small Canadian business has to pay the Canadian government an import tax that the big company doesn’t have to pay because the manufacturer won’t provide the CO. This creates unfair competition grounds for the small business because the product being imported cost the small business more.

You might think that if the CO provided to the Canadian government by the big company were valid, then the Canadian government would be able to allow the small business to import the same product without paying an import tax. No such luck because the second clause I mentioned above states that the government is only allowed to use the CO for the import of the big company. In a nutshell, the Canadian government will charge the small business an import tax on the product even though they are well aware that the product being imported is made in North America.

These 2 clauses (and there are thousands) create make work projects for the executive welfare. The small business owner will complain and want something done because the situation is unfair. All the committees of the executive welfare have now studied these 2 clauses since 1982. For 28 years and at the cost of billions of dollars, the executive welfare has filled their pockets with silver and gold at the expense of people with a dream of having a small business. These 2 clauses have caused many small businesses to go out of business. These 2 clauses have cost the Canadian taxpayer billions of dollars.

The last example I will give you really sums it all up. In 2008 the federal government announced that it would be pledging 2 billion dollars into a green campaign. The federal government announced that it would be providing an initiative of tax credits to companies that cut their CO2 emissions. If a business were to purchase equipment that lowered CO2 emissions, then the company would be able to apply for tax credits. Again, from the get-go all sounds good, in fact, it sounds so good that David Suzuki announced that he would make both his foundation and himself available to the federal government in advising government on how to best spend the 2 billion dollars.

A couple of days later it was announced on the news that the 2 billion dollars was to cover the cost of creating a formula for the tax benefits that would be given to the qualifying businesses. It was also announced that the 2 billion dollars would be for the cost of committee reviews and maintaining all of the appeals that businesses might have when trying to claim the tax credits. This one program represented 2 billion dollars of make work projects for the executive welfare and not one penny would ever be spent on a green initiative.

International Trade Illusion

The Canadian government would have us believe that international trade provides the bulk of Canadian jobs. Food for thought that may open the eyes of many Canadians is that there is not enough Canadians in Canada to produce all the products Canadians consume. So therefore, why isn’t there a job for every Canadian, especially if international trade creates so many more jobs? The answer to this question is simply that international trade causes for the loss of far more jobs than are created.

First of all, I would like to say that there isn’t anything necessarily wrong with international trade. In fact, I would be the first person to say that there is a need for international trade. Think of all the things we need in Canada such as some fruit and vegetables etc. that Canada doesn’t have the climate or resources for. As you can see, imports into Canada are necessary to fill a void of something we are not able to source from within the country. Like Canada there are other countries that need resources and products that are scarce or non-existent in their own countries that Canada has an abundance of.

If, first of all, there aren’t enough Canadians in Canada to produce all the products that Canadians consume that could be made in the country and second, Canada has an abundance of resources other countries need and third, Canada is open to importing the things we need, then why isn’t there a job for every Canadian? The answer to this riddle can be found in asking oneself, “Who benefits?” It takes very little thought, once a person is able to see through the many illusions governments are so proficient at creating to see that the beneficiaries of Canadians being out of work are Canada’s executive welfare.

International trade, as conducted in Canada, doesn’t create jobs for average Canadians; it does create make work projects, a venue so that the executive welfare can feel important and it provides a diet for the power hungry individuals who make up Canada’s executive welfare. The only average Canadian jobs created by international trade are, at best, unstable jobs. I call these jobs unstable because these jobs can be brought to a standstill any day of the week. These jobs can be classified as artificial jobs because they have been created only through politics and most often at the cost of losing other, more stable jobs.

Stable jobs provide economic stability and artificial jobs subject to the whims of another country can only create instability. International trade agreements coral a nation’s workforce into producing products wanted by other countries. Should the importing country have some disagreement, the jobs cease to exist. Now, we have the people who were employed in exports out of work and we continue importing products that we could produce ourselves.

A global economy, the most vicious beast there is apart from the executive welfare, will only create potential for economic failure and collapse of stability. The proof of this can be found in the recent collapse of the banking institutions in the U.S. Even with Canadians losing jobs we continued importing goods from other countries that we are capable of producing here in Canada. If Canada imported the products that we needed and exported the products we had in abundance, then Canada would not have lost any jobs.

Canada’s international trade brainstorm is to export products to countries that have the means to produce themselves and then to import the products that we have the means to produce ourselves. This is not environmentally friendly nor does it provide national security. Shipping products down into the U.S. or across the ocean when it is unnecessary is a poor use of non-renewable resources and adds to the crises of climate change. Given the treat of terrorism and the increasing potential for terrorists to obtain nuclear devices, do we really need to be straining our ability to be able to thoroughly inspect all imports?

The financial cost of international trade to the Canadian taxpayer far outweighs any financial gain. International trade not only produces an unstable economy, it does nothing to combat climate change, it threatens national security and international trade limits our nation’s ability to voice our concerns for international events. Canada’s ability to stand up and be counted on global issues is limited because we have lost our independence and can be pressured into doing or saying something against our beliefs. It is important to be independent because dependence is enslavement and this brings us to the very nature of international trade.