Trudeau is vilifying John A. Macdonald to score cheap political points
The Trudeau government’s latest attempt to re-write Canadian history and run-down Canada’s first Prime Minister hit close to home… Sir John A. Macdonald’s one-time home, to be precise.
Mere days before this Canada Day – a holiday made possible by Macdonald’s Confederation determination – the Trudeau Liberals announced they would be re-casting Macdonald’s narrative as part of an ongoing renovation of Bellevue House in Kingston.
Some crimes really leave you stunned. Two youths have now been arrested after a 14-year old girl was shot in each leg in a North York apartment.
According to a report by CP24, Police were called to Finch and Weston Road location after a weapon was fired inside the apartment. Officers arriving, met a fairly horrific scene. A young girl shot in both legs inside the lobby.
The Police believe the girl was with five males when the gun was “accidentally discharged”.
She then ran into the lobby for help.
Two youths have since been arrested are facing charges of careless storage of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, and possessing a loaded regulated firearm.
The two charged cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Hazel McCallion has expressed her support for Don Cherry stating that “I want Don back on Hockey Night in Canada.” McCallion has also encouraged a rally to support Cherry outside Sportsnet’s studio, according to the Toronto Sun.
McCallion, who is 98-years-old, became a Canadian icon after being the much-loved mayor of Mississauga from 1978 until 1997. Despite McCallion supporting the rally and encouraging Canadians to attend, she will not be attending herself as she has a board meeting.
Over 200 people were expected to turn up to the rally already, however, McCallion’s encouragement may spur a greater turn-out.
Speaking to Newstalk 1010, McCallion said that “I hope many people go … Don Cherry deserves a chance to explain himself.”
McCallion went on to say that “I feel I have to say something because all of this has been blown way out of proportion over the interpretation of what he said.”
Cherry’s firing has created an outrage across Canada. A petition that was created immediately after Cherry’s firing has reached close to 200 thousand signatures.
South of the border, Tucker Carlson also expressed his support for Don Cherry, calling those who went after him “fascists who have no feelings.”
This past Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the full-scale demolition of the infamous Berlin Wall. It is a fall that the world has been celebrating since the first brick fell to the ground. It is the Kodak moment that will never go away.
We all know that the wall meant so much more than just its physical structure. It was the wall between light and dark, between democracy and communism.
The tense political conflict of the Cold War bore its symbolism in the wall. One side reminded us of the good democracy offered, the other side reminded us of the atrocity of communism.
Radical communism was the catalyst for the emigration of East Germans. East Germans knew its consequences. According to a report by the University of California, Davis, between the end of World War II (1945) and the erection of the Berlin Wall (1951), there were approximately 2.6 million emigrants of East Germany.
Communism ruined countless lives and destroyed the once stable democracies of Europe. When the wall came down, the world knew that the light at the end of the tunnel had finally been reached.
It was a signal that for once, that current communist-ruled countries in Europe would not be under tyrannical socialist regimes, and instead have basic human rights restored.
This moment, etched into history is a “remember-where-you-were” feeling. It brought feelings of hope, knowing that the end of socialism is near. The hope of Europe being a continent of liberal democracies was that hope.
The barrier of 12 feet, with elaborate security measures, stood as what the world knew as the true “iron curtain.” Figuratively and physically, it blocked the passage of freedom for East Germans and a dead end to democracy for West Germans.
It was virtually impossible to climb over the wall on the East German side, the use of firearms shot any individual attempting to climb into freedom in West Germany. The city of Berlin lists that there are 140 documented deaths during the wall’s existence of East Germans trying to escape.
Every year on August 23, the world remembers Black Ribbon Day, the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism. The attempted escapees of East Germany who perished are remembered on this day. It is a day to serve as a reminder to remember the dire consequences both communism and Nazism have had on German society, European society, and humanity as a whole.
The world remembers that there were multiple well-known crossings during the time of the wall’s presence, such as Checkpoint Charlie and Checkpoint Bravo, however, less emphasis is given on the Glienicke Bridge.
The Glienicke Bridge, also known as the “Bridge of Spies” was another, lesser-known crossing that played the host to multiple prisoner exchanges, most notably the exchange for Natan Sharansky in 1986.
The exchanges were what history remembers. The bridge is what history forgets. The bridge was one of the few methods known that prisoners were exchanged while the 12-foot barricade stood still. Upon the fall of the wall, it was one of the first crossings to open, reunifying Germany in the process as well.
There was always optimism that one day, Germany would undergo reunification, both politically and geographically. The demise of the Berlin Wall played a big part in what would become the reunified Federal Republic of Germany. It leaves a legacy that is unparalleled to any other.
Germany, as we know it today, is the result of the fall of communism. It is because the European continent finally came to agree that socialism does not work. Democracy based on capitalism is how the world should run.
The pain and hardships caused by communism do not bring growth or prosperity. Europe saw that the far-left run on communism and the far-right run on national socialism (Nazism) does not work.
The end of the Berlin Wall serves as a continued reminder to humanity that democracy can be restored, and that it can withstand communist regimes. The evils of socialism are now long gone, and liberal democracies rank supreme in Europe.
This fall will likely be the most revered fall of any entity known to mankind. It marks the near end of the horrors of collectivism and the new beginnings of the political order in a continent that was thought to be upside down for more than just the Cold War.
The capitulation of the Berlin Wall will be in history books as the single moment that defined what democracy would be, not just in Germany, not just in Europe, but for the world at large, from generation to generation.
Toronto Police have confirmed that a two-and-a-half-year-old has died after she was struck by a falling air conditioner.
Const. Caroline de Kloet of the Toronto Police said the young girl died in hospital following the strike on Monday outside an east-end apartment building, after the A.C. unit fell eight stories onto her.
De Kloet told media the toddler was with others when she was struck, but information surrounding who they were has yet to be released, or whether or not the family of the girl live within the same area.
De Kloet also said a stroller was at the site of the crime, but it’s not known if the girl was in it.
The spokeswoman said the air conditioner was in a window before it fell.
Neighbours told the Toronto Sun that they were distraught over the horrible incident.
“I was back there twice yesterday doing my recycling,” said one resident named Nicole.
“It could have been me.”
“It could have been anyone,” said another tenant.
“Someone out walking their dog or bringing in groceries.”
“It’s a terrible tragedy,” said De Kloet. “From the interviews that investigators have done, they’ve come to the conclusion that there won’t be any criminal charges.”