Canadians must dump supply management, not milk.

Did you know if you bought a cow and sold even a litre of milk without being issued a government-issued quota you would be criminally charged?

Did you know if you own more than a few hundred chickens or turkeys and tried to sell the meat without a government-issued quota you would be criminally charged?

Did you know if you tried to become an egg producer beyond having a few hundred laying hens and you sold the eggs without a government-issued quota you would be criminally charged?

All the above statements sound absurd but they are all true in Canada. No other industries are as coddled and protected at the expense of consumers as dairy, poultry, and eggs.

All of these policies fall under a system simply called Supply Management. The name sounds innocuous enough and most people don’t even know what it is. That is just how the dairy cartels like it. As long as Canadians don’t know about how badly they are being ripped off by supply management, they won’t demand an end to the policy. The dairy cartels are very effective political lobbyists.

Once in a while, something brings supply management to the attention of Canadians. This happened recently when Ontario dairy farmer Travis Huigen posted a video showing himself dumping 30,000 litres of milk down a drain because it would be illegal for him to do anything else with it. If he even gave it to a foodbank he would be charged.

It is a stark demonstration of just how horrible and wasteful supply management policies are.

This kind of wasteful dumping has been happening for decades. My wife Jane grew up on a farm that had a small dairy element to it. Her father had a quota for cream, but not for milk. He would skim and sell the cream from his small herd. The remaining milk would be consumed by the family, and dumped in the ditch. A family can only drink so much milk even in a small operation.

Speaking of small operations, those don’t exist anymore. Supply management was supposed to protect the family farm. When supply management was imposed in the 1970s, there were 145,000 dairy farms in Canada. Today, there are less than 9,000. It is big business dominated by cartels and producers who hold those precious quotas.

Smaller farms that may want to diversify their production through poultry or dairy products must by quotas from other producers. Those producers aren’t eager to sell.

Can you imagine any other industry operating like this?

What if you owned a restaurant and had the government ban any other restaurant from operating within ten miles of your establishment?

What if you owned a bakery and the government banned competing bakeries from opening up unless they bought a quote of daily loaves allowable from you?

In such a circumstance, consumers will be screwed by the lack of competition among providers and that’s just what is happening with supply-managed industries.

Producers don’t have the incentives to be competitive or creative when they hold quotas protecting their income. They are artificially protected from having to deal with competitors who may have better ideas and more efficient production methods.

Years ago, it was estimated that the average family was paying $600 per year extra on their grocery bill due to supply management. With the current rate of inflation, that number is likely well past $1,000 now.

The cartels are powerful and it will take pressure for politicians to take this on. During the last Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, I interviewed every contender for the job on my show and made a point of asking about supply management. Only Scott Aitchison had the courage to say the policy had to be ended. What kind of conservative can support such terrible policies?

Conservatives that rely on campaign donations from dairy cartels. That’s who.

Consumers and voters need to wake up and pay attention on this issue. Instead of blaming Loblaws for grocery inflation despite their having only a 3.8% profit margin, have a look at supply management policies.

New Zealand and Australia had similar supply management policies and both nations got rid of them. Dairy cartels howled and claimed it would kill the industry. Instead, the dairy industries got stronger, new export opportunities opened up and the consumers won.

Put the pressure on your politicians. Food security is a complex issue but not when it comes to supply management. The policy is screwing Canadians and the fix is easy.

Dump supply management. Not milk.

On a final note, most of Canada’s dairy operations are in Quebec. That of course explains much of why politicians are terrified to deal with the issue as well.

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NDP and union activists protesting outside surgical facilities

This is the NDP in a nutshell.

They would rather people go blind or die on waiting lists before having access to a private medical procedure. And that is just what is happening as Canada’s socialized monopoly health care system is becoming overwhelmed and crumbling in every province.

Below is a picture of some union activists being led by an NDP MPP in Ontario protesting outside the Herzig Eye Institute in Ontario. They feel that surgical centres like this should be banned and are trying to intimidate and hinder people from going to them or working in them.

Yes, these ideologues really are that cruel and unthinking.

Had this protest been outside a private abortion clinic, police would surely have been dispatched.

In fact, many jurisdictions brought in laws making it illegal to protest outside of medical facilities since anti-vaccination advocates had been doing so during the pandemic.

The Herzig Eye Institute has been doing procedures for over 25 years without issue. The NDP suddenly feels it should be protested and banned.

Communism is indeed about the equal distribution of misery.

This garbage has to end. Most general practitioners are in private for-profit clinics. Dentists, optometrists, sports specialists…. The list goes on.

Canada’s health care system is failing and the NDP with their unions know it.

Polling has indicated that the majority of Canadians want to see an increase in private provision of care as they do in Europe to help reduce the waiting lists.

The NDP and unions don’t care what works. They only care about ideology.

The MPP who proudly organized this idiotic demonstration is named Joel Harden. Below is a picture of him wearing his glasses in the legislature. Do we really think he got his eye examination in some non-profit facility and the glasses were hand-crafted in some mom-and-pop fair-wage facility down the street?


The hypocritical ideologues of the NDP are showing their true colors.

It doesn’t get much lower than trying to shut down medical centres, but they seem to have no bottom.

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A cancel mob is trying to shut down a small, Alberta business

Paul’s Pizza as the name would suggest is a pizza restaurant in Alberta. There are three outlets actually. Two in Calgary, and one in Airdrie. I have ordered their product before and it is good stuff. I am fussy about pizza as a former restaurant owner and am glad I don’t have to try to dodge talking about the quality. I won’t lie about something as important as pizza.

Farouk Elsaghir and his family bought the restaurant almost eight years ago and have been quite successful with it.

So why are they in the sights of the woke mobs?

Well, Farouk is very outspoken with his political views on the Facebook page for their Airdrie restaurant. He has not been supportive of vaccine mandates and he celebrated that they provided free pizzas to the Truckers for Freedom Convoy when they passed through Airdrie.

In other words, Farouk committed blasphemy in the world of the intolerant woke.

The sensitive left has been indignant and swarming his businesses for over a year. They have been posting fake reviews about the restaurants, spreading false rumours, and now have been pressuring the local Chamber of Commerce and the City of Airdrie itself.

I went through similar crap when I owned my pub and had pissed off the Alberta Nurses Union on Twitter (not hard to do). Suddenly about 40 one-star ratings for my pub appeared on Google. Thankfully Google rectified it. While it’s not the end of the world having false ratings out there, it doesn’t help in a narrow-margin industry.

They want Paul’s to go out of business and don’t care about the dozens of people it would put out of work. They are a mindless pack of enraged cretins who think they will do the world a favour by tearing others down.

Farouk has taken the right approach. He isn’t apologizing and continues to post his views while running his establishment. There is never anything to be gained in capitulating or apologizing to the snowflake crowd with their little torches and pitchforks. It only makes them hungrier.

The Airdrie Chamber of Commerce appears to be as woke and biased as the wretched Calgary Chamber is. Paul’s had been nominated for a “Greatest Impact” business award by the Chamber in 2021 and was a finalist. The Airdrie Chamber recently put out an untrue Tweet when responding to somebody complaining as they claimed Paul’s had been disqualified. Farouk quickly exposed the misinformation from the Chamber as representatives from Paul’s Pizza had been at the awards gala in person and still had the certificate. Pathetic behaviour from a Chamber that ostensibly is supposed to stand up for businesses.

Paul’s was nominated as they have continually been an active community member, a responsible business and they regularly donate to charities. In the last week, they raised over $3,000 for earthquake relief in Syria. They regularly raise funds for local causes ranging from Parkinson’s disease research to animal rescue societies.

Paul’s is a great, small local business that employs a large number of people and provides fantastic food.

One doesn’t need to agree with or even like Farouk. It’s fair game to refuse to eat there and to tell other people that you think they shouldn’t because you think Farouk is a jerk.

Trying to shut them down though crosses the line. Pressuring the local Chamber, spreading false rumours, and giving false food reviews is petty and destructive.

The efforts to cancel Paul’s are failing. His business is as busy as ever. It is still annoying to see self-important losers trying to shut him down all the same.

The best response is to ensure Paul’s remains busy and prosperous.

Check them out folks. Grab a meal there or pick one up. You won’t be disappointed. You will get a good feed, will support a good business and you will take a shot back at the cancel mob.

Nothing will drive the vindictive little business destroyers crazier than seeing Paul’s Pizza’s branches continue to prosper and be packed with happy customers.

Feed yourself. Not the cancellers.

Once sitting on a full stomach, be sure to read your copy of the Sovereigntist’s Handbook as you digest. You have a copy right?

If not, get out there and download/order my book dammit.

Woke mobs don’t care about context.

It has been months since English presenter/comedian Jeremy Clarkson roused the ire of the self-righteous cancel mobs with a tongue-in-cheek column in a UK newspaper when he said of Meghan Markle “‘At night, I’m unable to sleep as I lie there, grinding my teeth and dreaming of the day when she is made to parade naked through the streets of every town in Britain while the crowds chant, “Shame!” and throw lumps of excrement at her,” among other things.

Those are some pretty harsh words. It’s understandable that some folks would be offended by them. In fact, some people should consider refusing to watch Clarkson’s shows or reading his columns in response if they really are that upset about it.

Simply getting over it and ignoring it is not enough though. Despite Clarkson’s almost immediate and groveling apology for daring to speak so ill of a public figure, the mobs have not been appeased. An apology and the removal of the column are not enough. They want Clarkson’s shows canceled. They want records of his existence wiped from public record. They want his career ruined and now, they have even managed to spawn an investigation with a media regulator that may apply additional sanctions to Clarkson.

Now, let’s apply some context here.

I will begin by explaining who we are dealing with. A person can be forgiven for not knowing who Jeremy Clarkson is. He hosted the very popular automotive/comedy show Top Gear for years, the later spinoff Grand Tour and his latest show is called Clarkson’s Farm.

Clarkson’s persona is of a bombastic, often over-the-top character inclined to hyperbole, tasteless humour a bit of belligerence. It’s not the sort of personality that everybody would find humorous and it certainly doesn’t translate well to the written word.

Now, let’s look at what he said. He didn’t come up with the notion of somebody being paraded naked down a street and pelted by excrement out of the blue. It was a play on a scene from the series Game of Thrones. If a person hadn’t seen the show though, the reference would be lost on them and it looks pretty rough.

How about looking at intent?

Did Clarkson intend to do harm? Was he seeking to incite mobs to chase Markle down and run her through the city streets? Of course not.

How about the real threat? Was there any chance that people were going to take Clarkson’s words literally? Was there a risk that his words would inspire somebody to try and make Markle run the gauntlet through screaming crowds?

No. None at all.

In looking at the context, it becomes clear there was no ill-intent nor was any real damage caused.

Was it a bad idea for the Sun to run the column?

In light of the reaction and the headache, I would say yes.

It doesn’t merit the ongoing effort of sanctimonious choads to drive Clarkson’s career into the ground though. The faux rage doesn’t match the offense.

Let’s look closer to home at a person less abrasive than Jeremy Clarkson.

Wendy Mesley was a well-established personality and anchor with the CBC. During a planning meeting for a show, Mesley used the “n” word twice. You all know which word I mean.

Despite apologizing for the use of the word, Mesley was ruined and canceled. Her media career that spanned decades was finished as the mob would settle for nothing less. Mesley was a progressive no less.

The world is pretty unaccepting of the “n” word and I can understand that. It is a vile word and I won’t use it. What about in context though?

Mesley wasn’t calling somebody that word or using it casually. It wasn’t publically uttered. It was in a private planning meeting. The reason the word was used as it was in the title of a book that had been published and ironically, they were planning a show focused ironically on anti-black racism.

Context didn’t matter to the mob and Mesley was finished.

Universities are rife with cancel mobs and many professors have been sanctioned and fired for uttering the “n” word in historical context. With so many literary references to the word both historical and contemporary, it is hard to avoid when having academic discussions. One professor was still canceled for even using just the letter “n” as I do.

There is a segment of society that is personally insecure and they want to make themselves feel special. They aren’t willing to put in the work to stand out among their peers, so they focus on tearing down others. They feel they may have done a good deed if they have destroyed somebody who has violated what they consider to be the moral standards of the day.

This kind of person has always been around. They were behind the Salem witch trials, the Spanish Inquisition and took part in Kristallnacht. They are losers and they are dangerous. They move in mobs. They are unthinking and they are relentless.

Monty Python satirized them well in the Life of Brian with their depiction of mobs eager to stone anybody to death for uttering the word Jehova.

The mobs are now trying to cancel John Cleese by the way.

Today they call themselves woke. They are anything but. They are small-minded, destructive souls who cloak their vile actions in a thin veneer of moral superiority. They don’t care about the offense. They only look forward to the response as they take up their torches and pitchforks.

The only way to defeat this mob is to stop feeding it.

Never apologize. Never try to explain the context of your statements to them. It only empowers them and heightens their frenzy. They won’t be content with contrition. They want you destroyed and won’t stop until you are.

If you can’t understand the context behind satirical statements and historic references, I hope you are stripped naked and chased through the streets while being pelted with human shit.

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I promise not to try and cancel you if you don’t though.

Trudeau’s anti-Islamophobia representative apologizes for critiquing Islamophobia

Only in Canada you say?

How bizarre can it get?

If indeed Canada needs to appoint a person specifically to battle Islamophobia, one would presume they would be allowed to call out cases of discrimination.

In Canada though, Amira Elghawaby quickly found out that there are two Canadas. There is Quebec, and there is the rest of the country.

Quebec has the most discriminatory legislation in the country through its Bill-21.

They have banned any civil servants from wearing any form of religious apparel at work. Sihks will be fired for wearing turbans. Jews will be fired for wearing kippahs, and Muslims will be fired for wearing hijabs. It is a clear-cut case of discrimination and it clearly targets Muslims. Elghawaby called it out as she should have.

Then Quebec responded. The Bloc Quebecois went wild, they pressured the Liberal government, and within days, Amira Elghawaby issued a groveling, debasing apology to Quebec for doing her job.

Rest assured, she has learned her lesson. Quebec could start rounding up Muslims and publically whipping them, but Canada’s anti-Islamophobia appointee will not dare utter a peep about it.

If somebody in Alberta was found to have eaten a bacon sandwich within a block of a mosque, Amira Elghawaby will surely call for the incarceration of the cad and would decry Alberta for allowing it to happen.

Canada is broken and this is just another example of it.

The west needs to stand up for itself and the need is greater than ever.

Not saying the West should embrace Islamophobia by the way. It’s just time to end the national double standards with the provinces.

The Sovereigntist’s Handbook charts the course to independence. Let’s start advocating effectively, and let’s teach Ottawa that they are no more welcome to meddle in the West’s affairs than they are within Quebec.

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Book release! The Sovereigntist’s Handbook

I began writing the book about 18 months ago. It, unfortunately, got sidelined for a while as I took on a full-time position as the opinion editor at the Western Standard. I stepped back and now am part-time with the Western Standard and it has allowed me to dust off the manuscript and get it done.

Support for Western independence ebbs and flows. It gets a little stronger each time as more people conclude Canada’s system of confederation is irreparable. Polls indicated a solid core of 25% support for pursuing independence in Alberta and growing numbers in other Western provinces.

Independence parties and advocacy groups come and go while rarely making a lasting impact on the status quo. They can’t manage to harness and maintain the growing support for independence.

We need to start at the bottom rather than looking at the top.

Most people have never taken part in a political party or advocacy group. Many support independence but don’t feel comfortable debating in support of it. Some may know all the talking points, but don’t operate well on social media. The Sovereigntist’s Handbook is modeled for those folks.

There are many books out there explaining why the West needs to pursue independence. None offer much advice on how to pursue independence.

We need a true grassroots movement. It needs to spread from person to person and grow to a point where the political powers that be can’t ignore it anymore.

The Handbook is a training guide for independence advocates. It is not designed to convince people to support Western independence. It was written to make existing independence advocates more effective and help them avoid repeating the many mistakes I made in the independence world over the years.

Click here to see a chapter list and to order your copy of the book.

It’s time to stop repeating the same old tactics and failures and to make real progress toward Western independence.

Gem-grade Alberta ammonite fossils for high-end decorating

My self-serving posting for the family business for the year.

The Ammonite Factory in Canmore has expanded into designing and selling ammonite fossils into show pieces for designer home and office decor.

Ammonite has recently been declared the official gemstone of Alberta. Finding whole fossils with gem-quality material is very rare.

Every piece is unique as fossils vary in size and color. A piece can be found to meet any decorating scheme.

Fossils inlaid into large Rundle Rock slabs can be mounted and displayed in any environment.

Blue and green are the rarest of colors

Fossils and art pieces can be sourced to fit your Feng Shui goals

Check out the Ammonite Factory online or come out to Canmore for a visit. There are gems, art pieces, and fossils for all tastes and budgets. Found only in Alberta Canada.

Meet Nate Pike from Calgary Alberta

I support independent journalism along with citizen journalists. I should. I am currently making a living in that industry.

I think people’s efforts should flourish or wither based on the quality and principles of their work.

Nate Pike is a lowly person who participates in trash journalism based on posting the personal information of others and trying to expose them to ridicule or humiliation.

I don’t think Nate should be sued, swarmed online, or canceled. I just want to ensure that his actions are documented online in perpetuity for those who may be searching his name for whatever reason.

The recent action taken by Pike was to post the profile from a dating site of a person who had been out of politics for years. There was nothing unusual in the profile. Just a person who was seeking to meet somebody. Nate thought it was a good idea to post an image of the profile on his little news account called “The Breakdown” and essentially tried to belittle the person in a snickering way.

Even Pike’s own followers were repulsed by the pointless invasion of somebody’s personal space and privacy online. They called for Nate to pull down this puerile, pointless posting.

This is where Nate Pike’s true nature shines through. He refused then and refuses now to delete the posting. As of this posting, it still remains up.

We all make mistakes. Many of us have posted impulsive things online that we shouldn’t have. The mark of a decent person though is the ability to realize an error and work to correct it. Deleting his disgusting post would have been the first and least of the efforts Nate Pike could have made to right this wrong. Apologizing would have been even better. Instead, Nate Pike wants the posting to remain on the internet forever. Just as this little posting about Nate will.

So keep this in mind if you are researching Nate Pike from Calgary Alberta who has run for the Alberta Party in a provincial election and for Ward 3 in a municipal election. He is a petty little man who gets off on trying to humiliate others who have done nothing to him.

Bear that in mind as well if looking into his little venture into citizen’s journalism with @thebreakdownAB where he posts personal information on others while begging for donations with a Patreon account. There is little of credibility to be found in his writings.

Hope you grow up one day Nate. Until then, enjoy this little bit of the attention you so clearly were seeking.

Trudeau’s contempt for veterans is repugnant

Canadians understood when the flags were lowered at the end of May. The nation was shocked as unmarked graves were found by the hundreds around former native residential school sites. The history of residential schools is something of a national shame. Nobody really liked to think about the abhorrent policy of taking children from their families and placing them into schools where they were often subject to abuse. An entire culture was disrupted and we are still experiencing the damage and mistrust fostered by those policies. The graves forced us to face that historical injustice.

What we didn’t expect was that the Canadian flags would be lowered permanently. Never in our history has the flag been lowered for a period of time like this and Trudeau won’t give a solid answer on if or when the flag will ever be raised again.

There are protocols and rules for when the Canadian flag is to be lowered. Many businesses and different levels of government follow the lead of the federal status of the flag. That is why we are seeing the Canadian flag at half-mast in front of places such as Superstore. They won’t raise the flag until they see the federal buildings and government take the lead. Trudeau won’t let them.

Remembrance Day is approaching and it is the most solemn of Canada’s national observances. Since 1919 when it was called Armistice Day, Canada would hold services in order to honour fallen soldiers who fought for our freedoms.

For the first time in over 100 years, Canada will not be lowering the flag in honour of those soldiers who performed the ultimate sacrifice because our Imbecile in Chief has kept the flag lowered. We can’t lower the flag to a quarter mast.

Canadian Legions have declared that they will symbolically raise and then lower the flag for Remembrance Day. What a slap in the face to veterans that they have to go through such a rigamarole in order to pay respect to fallen veterans.

Meanwhile, as far as we know every flag on every federal building including our national parliament will not be lowered for Remembrance Day.

Where is Trudeau anyway while we insult our veterans?

He is off partying in the Netherlands as he gets ready to rub shoulders with the world’s top virtue signalers at a climate conference in Glasgow. Trudeau has socks to show off and woke statements to make. He doesn’t have time to pay attention to Canada’s veterans.

Trudeau already demonstrated scorn to veterans when he snidely told a veteran that we are already giving them all we can. It seems that we can’t even maintain a symbol of respect for them with our flags however.

The Trudeau family has held a long tradition of disdain for Canada’s military. Pierre’s loathing for Canada’s armed services is well established.

Pierre Trudeau shook up Canada’s unity. Justin Trudeau appears to be poised to shatter it. If we keep telling Canadians that they should hang their heads in shame at all times and that they can’t even take a little pride in flying the national flag high, we erode the cohesiveness of the country.

This makes the work of independence movements in the West and Quebec all that much easier.

I guess there is one silver lining in that.

Voters have to fire Joe Magliocca

It will be up to the courts to decide whether or not Joe Magliocca’s actions were criminal or not. After such a lengthy investigation by the RCMP into Magliocca’s expense scandal, they decided that it was worth laying charges. Police typically aren’t eager to get into the mess of charging sitting politicians with crimes unless there is some pretty solid evidence of wrongdoing. Time will tell.

The public doesn’t need to wait for the courts in order to render judgment upon Councilor Joe Magliocca. They can find him guilty on October 18th by giving him a resounding loss in the civic election.

Whether Joe’s actions were criminal or not, they were clearly unprincipled. He has repeatedly demonstrated a complete disregard for the taxpayer’s dollars that he has been entrusted with. Whether it was the espresso machine that he expensed to the city in 2014 (he paid that back when exposed) or the clearly egregious expensing of meals while traveling, it shows a pattern of entitlement and disrespect for taxpayers.

Fraud under $5,000 is one of the charges that Joe faces. Not that I would have wanted Joe to aim higher, but it’s the low and petty nature of his actions that make this all the uglier. If indeed a person is going to risk a career with a six-figure income and a huge tax-subsidized pension plan, you would think they would try to take something big. I don’t support or respect any civil servant who would steal a large amount from taxpayers, but if the prize was large I could at least understand the motivation a little. Moral lapse aside, Magliocca’s judgment was seriously terrible on this whole issue.

Had Magliocca been more genuine in apologizing and doing public penance for his actions, perhaps some voters could forgive him. Joe’s strategy upon being caught with his hand in the cookie jar had been to keep a low profile and hide from the public. He really was hoping that the scandal would be forgotten by now and that he could ride the advantage of being an incumbent in an apathetic city back into another term in office.

Calgary voters are loathe to bother themselves with kicking incumbent councilors from office. Once elected, councilors can and often do spend decades on their seats. As long as they don’t rock the boat, voters will keep putting them back. Look how long Dale Hodges and Ray Jones stayed on city council. Most people couldn’t even name either of them because they rarely did a damn thing to put themselves in the spotlight. It worked like a charm and they spent decades in office.

Voters need to get off their apathetic asses and do their civic duty by voting out Joe Magliocca in this election. If Magliocca gets back in after all this. the voters in Ward 2 indeed will be getting the government that they deserve. It will be an embarrassment for the city.