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Canada’s first trans mayor elected in village near Montreal known for its very Christian name and huge church

Incredible…

The small village of Très-Saint-Redempteur, Que., near the Ontario border, is known for its towering historical Catholic church — and now, for being home to Canada’s first openly transgender mayor.

The election of Julie Lemieux last Sunday flew under the radar as the surprising victory of Valérie Plante, Montreal’s first elected woman mayor, stole the headlines.

The irony of her religiously-rooted village having been the one to create the milestone was not lost on Lemieux.

“It’s quite funny,” she told CBC News over the phone Friday.

That church is now a community and cultural centre, she noted, and saving the old building by making it so was what got her into politics in the first place.

I guess the best man won… 😉

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Lest We Forget

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

 
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Posted by on November 11, 2017 in Canada, remembrance

 
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Bilingual, Braille, gender neutral, handicapped washroom sign of the times

 

Socialists choose beturbaned Sikh as their leader

The NDP chose Jagmeet Singh, the young, colourful-turban-sporting Browntown Punjabi as their new leader.

Demonstrating that they care not a whit about the white working class, or even holding on to the bit of Quebec support still remaining, because having the first racial minority leader of a major Canadian political party was more important; identity politics of the new kind is all that matters to them.

Oh well. It may make things somewhat more lively in Canadian politics, as Singh, being just as vacuous and image-obsessed as Trudeau, except browner, may pull away brown Millennial votes away from the Grits.

But they’ll lose support in Quebec, whose more traditional identity politics still holds, meaning they still only support their own, esp. ones who can win.

I doubt the Tories will profit much from any of it, because Scheer is such a lacklustre leader…

Not that it matters, since they only suck slightly less than the other two…

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2017 in Canada, immigration, race, religion

 

Scheer won support for criticizing universities banning speakers; now he supports them doing so

Like every other Tory leader, he’s been Ottawashed

OTTAWA — After controversial events were cancelled at two Toronto campuses this week, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer says universities have the right to determine which “outside groups” they give platforms to.

In an interview Friday, the National Post asked Scheer to clarify a policy idea floated during his leadership campaign: to make federal grant money for universities dependent on fostering a culture of freedom of speech on campus.

“I respect the right for universities to determine which outside groups they give a platform to. And so that’s within their purview,” Scheer told the Post.

After Scheer narrowly won the Conservative mantle at the end of May, insiders from his campaign cited the policy as a reason he gained late traction in the race.

Prompting Scheer to propose the policy were apparent infringements on conservative voices being heard on campuses, an issue near and dear to his base.

A pro-life event had been cancelled at Wilfrid Laurier University. Pro-Israel articles were being barred from a McGill University student paper. Protests were engulfing University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson over his controversial views on gender pronouns.

Scheer said little about the policy after becoming party leader, with parliament rising for the summer and his office still working on hiring staff after an exodus that followed former interim leader Rona Ambrose.

But recent events have prompted new questions.

This week, the University of Toronto said it would not open space on its campus for an event hosted by the Canadian Nationalist Party, which is not a registered political party. According to the white nationalist group, a rally was being planned on campus grounds for Sept. 14 but is being cancelled due to “risk of violence and vandalism.”

A counter-rally planned for the same day, called the Unity Rally to Silence White Supremacy in Toronto, had well over 5,000 attendees listed as of Friday. It noted in a Facebook event description “we will absolutely be moving forward” even though the nationalist event was being barred by the university.

Pathetic. Proving once again that Tory leaders have no fixed principles…

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2017 in Canada, The Kulturkampf

 

Andrew Scheer is beyond pathetic

Andrew Scheer, the Tories’ leader, has announced he ‘won’t grant interviews to The Rebel under current ‘editorial direction”:

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer won’t grant further interviews to Rebel Media if the outlet’s editorial direction remains “as it is,” he said at an event for supporters in British Columbia on Wednesday evening.

The website, founded by conservative activist Ezra Levant, has come under fire since last weekend’s rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., culminated in violence and an attack on counter-demonstrators that left one woman dead and several others injured. Faith Goldy, a correspondent for The Rebel, was in Charlottesville covering the rally and counter-protests.

“Like all Canadians I viewed the events of last weekend with a great deal of disgust [at] the types of vile comments that were being made by hate groups,” Scheer told reporters following a Conservative Party event in Langley, B.C., Wednesday evening.

“And I think there is a fine line between reporting the facts and giving some of those groups a platform or any kind of legitimacy.

Ah, of course. We can’t have any independent, not-fully-converged media outlet giving the full perspective of current events where only one POV is permitted, even capturing the vehicular homicide moment on film. Perish the thought!

Now, I’m not a major fan of Ezra Levant, as he’s a bit too neo-con and Zionist for my liking. But to be fair, he has shown a streak of independence that is otherwise currently non-existent in Canadian journalism; for one thing, his organization is the only one left with any sensitivity to social conservative perspectives. And for Pete’s sake, Levant is Jewish; he’s NOT going to be beating a drum for Nazism. Levant has made it clear his publication has nothing to do with the alt-right, and given that Lauren Southern left / was let go months ago, there’s not a hint of a reason to doubt him.

I hated Prime Minister Stephen Harper for being a warmongering Zionist neo-cuck, and Andrew Scheer is indeed proving to be another Stephen Harper, with slightly more charisma, due to wearing a goofy perma-grin in place of Harper’s pained perma-grimace.

Why would anyone vote Liberal-Lite when they can vote for the real thing in Justin Trudeau?

And why would any real true Canadian traditionalist conservative / reactionary vote Tory?

Not me!

Not until they become worthy once again. They sure as hell aren’t now.

 

Why public art sucks

Tristin Hopper had a great article recently in the National Post on why public art is so consistently awful.

It boils down to basically two things:

(a) The ‘art’ has to stand up to outdoor conditions, which greatly affects the kinds of materials that can be used, and

(b) Cities have budgets for art, which naturally bureaucrats ‘have’ to spend so they’ll keep the cashflow coming next budget, and of course said bureaucrats are unelected and unaccountable to the public, and so spend money as they please on whatever they please, as long as the money gets spent that’s all that ultimately matters to them.

IMO, the solution is simple; governments should get out of bankrolling public art, and instead should only erect monuments and statues to great individuals, war dead, etc., and leave the arts to the private sector, who at least won’t be wasting taxpayers’ money on crap; just their own…

Some might suggest getting public input, but frankly, given the divisions in today’s society, esp. in light of prog / SJW activists decrying anything not created by, say, transgendered black Muslim wheelchair-bound lesbians, all that will do is result in prog hijacking of such hearings, and more social conflict. No, we can’t have nice things any more, because progs. So leave it to the marketplace, instead; again, at least taxpayer dollars won’t be bankrolling agitprop and waste.