September 21, 2020

The border closure has been extended


Our border with the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel until at least October 21, 2020. 

Have your say on talk show controversy



I’m interested in your opinion on this issue.

Recently 630 CHED talk show host Ryan Jespersen went on the air to call fiscal conservative city councillor Mike Nickel “a joke,” and said the folks doing Mike’s social media postings were “chimpanzees.”

Those two folks are visible minorities. Nickel complained and Jespersen later apologized on air.

After that, Nickel says a member of the public corresponded with Jespersen via text message and Jespersen once again used the chimpanzee insult depicting a primate with a typewriter.

On Twitter, Nickel wrote: “I thought the matter closed after the apology … A citizen has come forward with private text messages they had with Mr. Jespersen, after the apology, showing the derogatory insult still being used. @630CHED sponsors and listeners must demand immediate change.”

I’m interested in your feedback. Should 630 CHED cancel the Ryan Jespersen show as Nickel suggests or should everyone just let bygones be bygones?






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Imagine if the government had shut borders earlier

Calgary Herald

“The reason we needed to spend so much to rescue the incomes of Canadians and their businesses is because the Liberals ignored military intelligence and let thousands of people come here from China after we knew there was a pandemic there, including 2,000 people from the most infected region of China,” points out Poilievre, the finance critic for the Opposition Conservatives in this minority Parliament.

“So if that didn’t happen, we would be like Taiwan, which has had, I think, seven deaths and they haven’t had to lock down their economy. They closed their borders rather than closing their economy,” he says. Taiwan, with a population of 23.8 million people, has, indeed, only had seven deaths from the coronavirus for a rate of just 0.3 per million citizens.

By contrast, Canada, with a population of 37.8 million has had 9,205 deaths or 243 deaths per million population.

The CBC revealed in April that the Trudeau government had received military intelligence in early January showing that there was a viral outbreak in China that was a real risk to Canada. Clearly, that intelligence was ignored.

Poilievre can be seen in a YouTube video, that has been viewed 1.8 million times, questioning Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on whether she and the Liberal cabinet saw that military intelligence and she repeatedly refused to answer.

(Read the full article by Licia Corbella, Calgary Herald here)

Last week’s straw poll results 

Last week I asked folks if they thought the Trudeau Liberals have an ethics problem.

People unanimously said they were concerned.

See the results below. 


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