As always, after my monthly request for Financial Support for this BLOG and the Things I do – I AM VERY PLEASED TO THANK EVERYONE, who sent in Support. IT REALLY DOES HELP TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. And within the next few days, because as usual, I’m Swamped with Emails, I will PERSONALLY Thank Every Person who sent their Financial Support. And I’ll do it Via Email.
I am BESIEGED with requests for my OPINION on who should be chosen to Head the Conservative Party of Canada, which not all that long ago (2003), was Registered as the “PROGRESSIVE” Conservative Party of Canada, which might explain why more often than not, they got their ASSES KICKED at the Polls by Liberals.
After all, why Settle for SOCIALIST-LIGHT, when you can get the Full Monty.
Canada is so POLITICALLY & SOCIALLY FAR TO THE LEFT, that you need a Compass and Topographic Map, just to find the Center. So, YEARS Ago (1987), when a REAL Conservative Party, which was FOUNDED in Alberta, called the REFORM PARTY, it was literally MUGGED by the Eastern and West Coast Liberal Media, giving it little chance to succeed.
Yet, even with all the Unfair & Dishonest Media, there was still some Light At The End of a very DARK Tunnel with the Reform Party.
IN FULL DISCLOSURE . . . At that time, I was still in my Transitional Phase from being a Liberal to becoming a Conservative. And I too DIDN’T give the Reform Party the Fairness of Thought they DESERVED. Which really meant, that I Cheated myself more than I Cheated them.
Like Most Canadians, I Too Was Somewhat Guided By The Mainstream Media.
THE REFORM PARTY . . . stood for the Values, which everyone who appreciates this BLOG would embrace. But in a HAIL of Relentless Sniper Attacks from all the Liberal Media (Radio, Television and Print), the Reform Party couldn’t make Inroads into the Big Province Voting Blocks. So they changed their name, moderated their positions somewhat, without changing their Values, and MORPHED into the Canadian Alliance Party in the year 2000, and became less ALBERTA-CENTRIC.
AND IT WORKED . . . which launched the Canadian Alliance Party, at least into becoming Canada’s Official Opposition, which carried some weight. But, they still didn’t have the Gravitas or reasonable support of the Media, to ever become the Majority Government of Canada.
To the Mainstream Media . . . the Reform/Alliance Members were “Yahoos”, “Nazi and KKK Supporters”, and the kind of people who would Bring Back . . . “Back Alley Abortions”.
SO IN THE YEAR 2003 . . . The Canadian Alliance MERGED with the “PROGRESSIVE” Conservative Party of Canada, and OFFICIALLY became the CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF CANADA without “PROGRESSIVE” as any part of it.
AND JUST 3-YEARS AFTER THAT . . . The CONSERVATIVE Party of Canada won a Minority Government in 2006, and held onto Power until the October 19, 2015 Election, which Voted-In ULTRA LIBERAL Justin Trudeau.
I liked Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Minister from 2006 until 2015. I knew Stephen Harper, and had several “chats” with him before he became Prime Minister. We even dined together, just Harper, Anne and Myself, at a Montreal Syrian/Lebanese Club, where I was very close with the Owners. Where Stephen Harper and I discussed a whole host of Issues.
THE PROBLEM WITH STEPHEN HARPER . . . was that in my opinion, especially when he won his MAJORITY Government, that he was TOO MUCH of a Political Animal, and never seemed to have had the GONADS TO REALLY do the CONSERVATIVE THING, acting from time to time very much like a PROGRESSIVE.
ALL OF THAT SAID . . . Prime Minister Stephen Harper did a Great Overall Job, and now we have to find his replacement. Which to me . . . gives us a TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT RIGHT.
Among the Mob vying for the Leadership, there are 2-Candidates Running, which stand out, one of which will Most Probably Win.
THE FIRST IS KEVIN O’LEARY . . . who by all standards, at least mine, is a GLOBALIST. He is an Open Borders kind of Guy, who thinks Canada should be back in the Business of Peace Keeping instead of FIGHTING.
O’Leary is indeed a Fiscal Conservative, who has a serious Interest in having a Smaller and Less Expensive Government, ZEROING in on our Deficit, and paying down the Debt. Which to me are all good things.
ON THE SOCIAL STRATA HOWEVER . . . I can’t discern if O’Leary is much different than a LEFTIST, who doesn’t invest much time writing or speaking about how he would change the Social and Entitlement Welfare System. And That’s NOT Good,
THE THING THAT BOTHERS ME THE MOST ABOUT O’LEARY . . . Is that he seems to see himself as being BIGGER THAN LIFE. He has been quite successful as an Entrepreneur, making what is considered to be a Small Fortune, which is good, but also, as a SUCCESSFUL Radio and Television Personality, much like President Donald Trump, but on a VERY MUCH smaller scale.
It Appears To Me . . . That O’Leary Thinks Too Much Of Kevin O’Leary.
Bernier is a Lawyer, which I won’t hold against him. He is a Businessman, which I Applaud, and he has been in Parliament as an MP (Member of Parliament) and as a Cabinet Minister under Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
IN MAY OF 2008 . . . Maxime Bernier, who is divorced with Adult Children, was FORCED to resign as Canada’s Foreign Minister (akin to America’s Secretary of State), because he left Sensitive NATO Information at his Girlfriend’s Home.
WHAT MADE THIS SERIOUS INDISCRETION EVEN WORSE . . . Was that Bernier’s Girlfriend at the time, Julie Couillard, was a REALLY HOT BIKER BABE, who in her FORMER life, hung around with Members of the Hell’s Angels, one of whom she was close to, who was gunned down because of his affiliations.
As it turned out . . . the Confidential Information Bernier left exposed, wasn’t Detrimental to NATO, but it was extremely EMBARRASSING for Canada, making us look like a BUFFOON Nation, not to be trusted with important and Classified Documents. And for that . . . Maxime Bernier Paid A Heavy Political and Social Price.
People who know Max Bernier . . . Lovingly Refer To Him As MAD MAX . . . or to many others, as THE ALBERTAN FROM Quebec, both of which define him in a Complimentary Light.
Before I List What Mad Max Stands For . . . I will tell you at what Level Maxine Bernier can expect from me – UNLESS MAD MAX REALLY SCREWS UP . . .
1 – I Just JOINED the Conservative Party of Canada, which I never thought I would do, which gives me the Opportunity to VOTE for Mad Max to become the Leader of the Conservative Government when the Nomination Elections will soon be held.
2 – Anne Joined the Conservative Party as well, for the same reason.
3 – We are Working with all of our Friends and Relatives to also Join the Conservative Party, to Support and Vote for The Albertan From Quebec.
4 – Anne and I believe in Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is . . . so we each DONATED TO THE MAXIME BERNIER ELECTION FUND. There’s NO Better or MORE Honest Endorsement than that.
1 – Smaller Government.
2 – Less Expensive Government.
3 – End The Carbon Tax.
4 – Take The Politics Out Of Global Warming Hysteria.
5 – Open Up Gun Rights Across Canada.
6 – End Cross Provincial Trade Barriers.
7 – End Corporate Welfare.
8 – End Farm Quotas Costing Canadians A Ton Of Money For Dairy Products – ETC.
9 – Make The Tax Code FAIR for everyone INCLUDING Small Businesses.
10 – RESPECT FOR CANADA’S CONSTITUTION & RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE.
To Me . . . These Are Mom’s Apple Pie Issues – NOT ONE OF WHICH I CAN’T AND WON’T SUPPORT.
And now you know where I stand on whom I want to see as Canada’s NEXT Conservative Party Leader . . . WHOSE NAME IS – Maxime Bernier, AKA – Mad Max, AKA – The Albertan From Quebec, and Hopefully AKA – The Leader of the Conservative Party.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov