I’ve been WARNING my Co-Nationalists (Canadians) for years . . . that Socialism in Canada Works only in the Short Run . . . but will Inevitably FAIL over the Long Haul.
At a Political Debate, in a forum composed mainly of Farmers, in which I participated many years ago . . . I was asked what I thought of SUPPLY MANAGEMENT, which is a MEALY-MOUTHED way of saying GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED FARM PRODUCTION THROUGH A MONOPOLY.
MY RESPONSE WAS . . . It seems to work. We have a constant flow of product, in this case Dairy Products (Milk, Cheese, Poultry, Eggs . . . ETC). The Retail Prices are Uniform across the Province (Ontario), and the Farmers are guaranteed a FIXED Return on their Investment – VIRTUALLY NO MATTER WHAT.
I THOUGHT ABOUT IT . . . LONG & HARD – And I walked away with a very Bad Taste in my Mouth over the Very Concept of SUPPLY MANAGEMENT, since, isn’t this just a Fancy Description of a Specific Controlled group of Products . . . NO LESS THAN COMMUNISM, where the Government DECIDES who can Produce, How Much the Individual Can Produce, How Much the Product can be Sold For, and who can Use this Product to make Subsequent Offshoot (Aftermarket) Products?
When Anne and I venture into the USA to go Food Shopping, which is less than 45-Minutes Away by Car, we buy a myriad of groceries, such as Dairy and Poultry Products (Eggs, Chickens, Turkey’s – Etc), which effectively Cost as much as a THIRD to a QUARTER LESS, than what we spend on the SAME products in Canada.
But, from time to time, the Canadian Government Introduces some BS Story about diseased Poultry and Eggs that CANNOT come into Canada, at any price, even though we have HEARD NOTHING about Diseased Americans DYING in their Streets because of TAINTED Eggs and Fresh Chickens.
IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE A FAMILY OF FOUR . . . Which consumes a lot of Milk, Cheese, Eggs, and Poultry, this becomes a significant SAVINGS to the entire Family, if you can manage as Canadians, to do your shopping SOUTH of the Border in the USA.
AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT . . . The ONLY Reason why American Dairy Products, Poultry and Eggs are so LESS Expensive in the USA, is because the American System is a System of Competitive FREE ENTERPRISE.
I Have Several Dairy Farmer Friends . . . who I really don’t want to see get hurt if they LOSE THEIR MONOPOLY, but in all reality, when you equate the number of people who Farm Dairy, Poultry and Eggs, (Less than 12,000 Dairy Farms Across All Of Canada) in comparison to some 35-MILLION Canadian Consumers who NEED AFFORDABLE FOOD, I am NOT on the side of the Communist System of Supply Management.
AND IF CANADIAN FARMERS CAN’T COMPETE . . . They should simply Stop Farming and find a different way to Earn a Living in a FREE SOCIETY . . . JUST LIKE THE REST OF US.
I’ve heard the argument a THOUSAND TIMES . . . that American Dairy Farmers are Heavily Subsidized by their respective Governments, which might or might not be true, but whether True or Not, it means NOTHING to me, when comparing the difference in COSTS between Canadian and American Produced Food ESSENTIALS.
CONTROLLING AN ENTIRE VITAL FOOD INDUSTRY . . . at the Government FORCED Cost of Consumers . . . DOES NOT BELONG IN A FREE SOCIETY.
And now . . . President Trump has Turned his Government’s Focus on Canada’s Heavily Subsidized Softwood Lumber Industry, and our SOCIALIZED Farming Industry, which is nothing short of a COLD REALITY SHOWER for Canada’s Socialist Government and Communist Like “PROTECTED” Industries.
Trump Has Made It Time . . . For Canada To Either DO-IT Or GET OFF THE POT.
IN ESSENCE . . . What President Trump is saying is this – If Canada wants to SELL into the USA, then Canada better LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD, and open American Products into Canada on an Even Keel.
1 – Moslem Women do NOT have to show their Face in order to Vote in Federal Elections.
2 – Prime Minister Trudeau Publicly Prays to Islam.
3 – Trudeau’s Liberals PASS M-103 (Motion 103), which is the precursor to a LAW that will soon FORBID any Criticism of Islam, making such Criticism a Hate Crime.
4 – Trudeau’s Immigration Policy is SIMPLE . . . make it to Canada’s Border, especially from the USA (which is a Slap To Trump), Demand Asylum, and Canada will take you in, and make certain that you will receive all the benefits you’ll need.
5 – EVERYONE in Canada, wishing to Jump Through Hoops to EARN and Possess a Firearm Acquisition License, MUST by Law, have a FULL FACIAL PHOTOGRAPH on their Application and LICENSE . . . WITH THE SOLE EXEMPTION OF MOSLEM WOMEN, who can show up at any Canadian GUN SHOP, wearing a FULL HEAD COVERING & INSIST upon Handling and Purchasing any Firearm, Restricted or Not with their PAL or RPAL DEVOID of any Photo.
Even a Canadian Police Officer, in Full Uniform, and Armed with his Side Arm, is RESTRICTED from Handling, Acquiring, or Purchasing a Firearm ANYWHERE in Canada, WITHOUT A PAL (Purchase Acquisition License) or RPAL (Restricted Purchase Acquisition License) without Proper PHOTO ID.
When I’ve Written Continuously . . . That Trump’s Election Victory Will Be Critical To Canada . . . I WASN’T JUST BLOWING SMOKE. The Presidency of Donald Trump on our Southern Border might become the ONLY “thing” that can keep Canada from going over the Socialist Global Cliff. And even then, I have to wonder.
Before I Write About Canada’s Leadership . . . This Will Blow You Away.
1 – Trudeau’s Thus-Far Crowning Achievement, besides spending Our Tax Dollars as if he won it in a Lottery, is that he has Legalized Marijuana ACROSS Canada for Recreational Use. Now how “Positive” is that for the development of a Country?
2 – Alberta . . . Canada’s OIL Rich Province, which has Carried ALL OF CANADA on it’s back Financially, through Tough Times, has a LEFTIST Premier (Rachel Notley) who HATES the Oil Industry so much, who is 100% for Alternative Energy, that she is literally Bankrupting the Province.
3 – Ontario’s Premier, Kathleen Wynn, who is PROUDER THAN PUNCH TO PUBLICLY BE A LESBIAN, as if that’s the most important attribute one needs to successfully run a Province, who has for all PRACTICAL REALITY turned Ontario into a POVERTY PROVINCE, when before she and her Liberals Won Power, Ontario was the Engine that Drove Canada, has just announced . . .
The Ontario Liberals . . . Under Kathleen Wynn, will commence a PILOT PROJECT in three Selected Ontario Cities, where she will CHOOSE a number of UNEMPLOYED People to RECEIVE a GUARANTEED “SALARY” from the Government of Ontario, in the amount of $17,000 Per Year Per Person, NOT TO WORK, to see what kind of a POSITIVE effect this will have on the Population, before the Ontario Liberals MAKE THIS PROVINCE-WIDE.
Maybe Anne & I Should Throw Ourselves At The Mercy Of America To Take Us In.
I am FLOODED with Emails from Canadians Far and Wide, asking me who I am supporting in this Conservative Leadership Contest . . . OR IF I’M EVEN SUPPORTING ANYONE?
1 – I REJOINED the Conservative Party when Anne and I were Still in Texas.
2 – I did a lot of Homework on the different Candidates, and watched Several of the Debates Online while we were in Texas.
3 – I’ve absolutely WRITTEN-OFF several of the Candidates, the most Prominent being Kevin O’Leary, who fashions himself as being a Canadian Donald Trump. But, Nothing could be further from the Truth. O’Leary is a Narcissist and a Huckster who seems to think that being the Leader of the Conservative Party is not really much more than a GREAT Gig. At least that’s the Impression he gives
4 – I’ve carefully WEIGHED all the things that I am MOST IN SUPPORT OF, and the things which I Oppose, and came away with the ONE Candidate who is Absolutely the Closest in Terms of Policies to Where I Stand . . .
5 – And his name is MAXIME BERNIER . . . who is a BUSINESS ENTERPRISER, who is against things like Supply Management, who wants LESS Government, FEWER Regulations, LOWER Taxes and MORE Gun Rights . . . who stands 100% For Freedom of Expression, who SUPPORTS CANADIAN VALUES.
IN OTHER WORDS . . . Come to my Country, and become like ME. But don’t expect ME, to become like YOU.
SO IN A NUTSHELL . . . I’m telling all of my Friends, Relatives and the Canadian People who Read this BLOG, to Support MAXIME BERNIER, AKA Mad Max, AKA the Albertan From Quebec.
AND IF YOU’RE INTERESTED TO KNOW . . . Anne and I BOTH Supported Maxime Bernier’s Campaign with our OWN Financial Donations.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov