The world needs less Canada

“The 19th century has been the century of United States’ development… Let me tell you, my fellow countrymen, that all the signs point this way, that the 20th century shall be the century of Canada and of Canadian development. For the next 70 years, nay for the next 100 years, Canada shall be the star towards which all men who love progress and freedom shall come.”

Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier said that in 1904.  It is often shortened to “the future belongs to Canada”.  For a time that looked to be very prophetic.  Canada “punched above its weight” in both world wars and immigrants flocked to Canada for a better life.  Sadly that was then and this is now.  The 20th century may have belonged to Canada but the 20th century is over.  The country that once held so much promise now only produces poverty.

The department estimates 9.9% of Canadians, approximately four million people, live in poverty compared to 6.4% in 2020. That works out to  “approximately 400,000 more Canadians,” the report said. 

“High inflation coupled with lagging household incomes has led to affordability pressures among many households.”

Canada should be a cautionary tale to the world.  A century of progress is being erased by the cancerous growth of government.  Canadian governments no long govern for the benefit of Canadians.  They are simply in the game to plunder the public treasury.

“We (they) deserve more,” was the argument in favour of raises demanded by public employees.

“If that’s the case,” I replied, “Why do people in the private sector, struggling to pay for groceries, deserve less?”

The country of Canada once held the promise of a prosperous future for all Canadians.  Now all Canadians can count on is paying more for less.  Canada truly is broken.

But post-COVID, that pact feels broken: good governance has dissolved, from health-care wait times, to passport lines, to infant Tylenol shortages. Crime is skyrocketing — police have even encouraged residents to leave their car fobs near the front door to avoid violent interactions during auto thefts.

Progressive politicians have destroyed Canada with their greed and stupidity but they did not do it without help.  The Canadian media was their willing accomplice.  Many Canadians did not realize things were getting worse because the media told them things were getting better.  Canadian media lied to Canadians and they continue to lie to Canadians.  Take this article about the trial of the Coutts four.  The Coutts four were four men arrested on weapons charges during the COVID protest at the Coutts border crossing.  This is the photograph that was used at the time and that has been repeated in multiple news stories since.

Looks scary right?  These men had an arsenal; except they really did not.  RCMP testimony stated they found 3 rifles and one shot gun.  You might question why they brought a firearm to a protest but I question where the hell that photograph came from.  4 men had one firearm each.  The firearms were never seen outside of the trailer they were staying in but that story was not sensational enough so the media published a picture with 3 times as many firearms.

Canadian media lies, Canadian politicians lie.  Together they conspired to steal the promising future of Canada.  During the 20th century the phrase “the world needs more Canada” was common.  In the 21st century even Canadians don’t need more Canada.