Keep Michael Cooper in the Conservative caucus
Countless Liberal MPs have acted in a bigoted and hateful way towards Canadians who disagree with them.
In a recent article on my website, I detailed some of those examples:
Bill Morneau called Lisa Raitt a “neanderthal.”
Ahmed Hussen called Lisa MacLeod “un-Canadian” for opposing illegal border crossings.
Kent Hehr—facing sexual harassment allegations—is still in the Liberal Caucus, despite Trudeau claiming he has ‘zero tolerance’ for it. Of course, Trudeau didn’t apply that ‘zero tolerance’ to himself.
Catherine McKenna routinely demonizes the millions of Canadians who support the Conservatives, calling them ‘deniers,’ and trying to imply that Conservatives somehow can’t be Canadian.”
Yet, none of them have been kicked out of the Liberal Caucus.
So why the hell should Michael Cooper be kicked out of the Conservative Caucus, as some elites are demanding?
Michael Cooper admitted to making a mistake. He apologized. Scheer removed him from the committee.
His apology—though it was likely written Scheer’s office—wasn’t a Trudeau-style fake apology, it was quite detailed:
Earlier this week at the Justice committee, I interpreted comments by witness Faisal Khan Suri as linking mainstream conservatism with violent extremism.
In response, I quoted the words of a white supremacist anti-Muslim mass murderer in an ill-advised attempt to demonstrate that such acts are not linked to conservatism.
I absolutely should not have quoted these words nor named the perpetrator. This was a mistake. I apologize to Mr. Suri and to all Canadians. I reiterate that I unequivocally condemn all forms of racism.
I have spoken to my leader Andrew Scheer and we have agreed that I will no longer sit on the Justice committee.
That apology should be the end of it.
The reality is that Cooper has done good work in the Justice Committee, including holding witnesses accountable during hearings into the SNC-Lavalin PMO Scandal.
His career and reputation shouldn’t be destroyed because of one single run in with a witness.
If Cooper is punished further, that will send a dangerous message that Liberals can get away with anything, while Conservatives get crushed after one controversial incident.
There’s already a clear double-standard in the establishment media (which will likely get worse as Trudeau pushes his biased media bailout), and kicking Cooper out of the Conservative Caucus would only make that double-standard worse.
Also, we need to realize that the outrage surrounding Cooper is mostly comprised of a small number of Ottawa elites and far-left extreme activists. While there was some support for removing Cooper from the committee, any further action against him would be a massive overreaction.
If the Conservatives bow to the pressure of far-left extremists, they will only depress their own base while emboldening those looking for the next Conservatives scalp to collect.
That must not happen.
Instead of being defensive, it’s time for the Conservatives go on the attack, and demand that Justin Trudeau take action to remove MPs like Morneau, Hussen, Hehr, and McKenna who have acted horribly and treated Canadians in a hateful and bigoted manner. That’s the real scandal, and that’s what we should be focused on.
A new poll has shown that more than 50 percent of Canadians think that 2019 was a bad year for Canada, according to Global News.
The poll captured the opinions of Canadians on a wide range of subjects, including climate change and the economy, along with other minor issues. The most pressing issues, however, were subjects like climate change and wealth inequality, which Canadians are particularly pessimistic about.
on top of this, a significant amount of Canadians (29 percent) said that they were lonely “most of the time.” Another cause for concern was global warming, where 75 percent of Canadians expected global temperatures to increase.
Despite these results, the Vice President of Ipsos still thinks Canadians are feeling positive about life in Canada: “You know, while some things that Canadians are worried about have met these negative predictions … I do think that on the whole, they are feeling positive.”
This accompanies the sentiment of positivity that Canadians feel about 2020. Over three-quarters of Canadians feel that the new year will produce better results than the last year.
Nevertheless, the majority of Canadians feel that under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the economy will get worse in 2020. This negativity pales in comparison to other countries, who have expressed a far more negative outlook.
Beloved Canadian Mike Sloan, who made his fight with cancer public on Twitter, has passed away.
Sloan had been suffering from Stage 4 Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer, initially being given only six months to live, outliving the diagnosis by four months.
Sloan was known for his clever observations, which included everything from his cat to Canadian politics.
The deeply personal tweets gave insight into what it was like to stare death in the face, and the perspective of someone who knows their days are numbered.
The London, Ontario native was followed by several Canadian personalities and political figures, including This Hour‘s Rick Mercer, Arlene Dickinson, Bill Morneau, and Michelle Rempel.
In a tweet, it was announced that Sloan passed peacefully at 1:25 pm EST via MAID (medically assisted in dying.) His last words were “Tell Chub (his cat) I love him.”
Food and tools were among the items stolen from a foodbank in Windsor over the weekend, causing the organization to close on Monday.
Footage of the incident was posted by the Windsor Family Homes and Community Partnership.
“They cleared out a ton of food,” they said in the Facebook post.
According to footage from the security camera, the break-in took place around Saturday, early in the morning. CTV News reported that the building is located at 900 Howard Ave.
An investigation is underway by the Windsor police.
The organization says that they have made the video footage public “in hopes that someone can help us identify the people who would rob a charitable organization.”
If 2019 was the year of Baby Yoda, then the Roaring Twenties will be the decade of Baby Jabba. Yesterday, a Reddit user posted Baby Jabba fan art, and it went mega-viral throughout the internet.
To be clear, this is only fan art. For now. The design is spectacularly cute, made even more so when you realize that Jabba is one of the worst villains in the Star Wars galaxy.
Already social media users are begging for Lucasfilm and Disney to include the little space slug in future episodes of The Madalorian.
At least one Baby Yoda purist was not impressed, however, tweeting: “Baby Yoda has nothing to worry about. Baby Jabba doesn’t even look like he’s from Star Wars. He looks like the baby from Dinosaurs.”