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The theme of The Great Divide is that the populations of the democratic world, from Boston to Berlin, Vancouver to Venice, are becoming increasingly divided from within, due to a growing ideological incompatibility between modern liberalism and conservatism. This is partly due to a complex mutation in the concept of liberal democracy itself, and the resulting divide is now so wide that those holding to either philosophy on a whole range of topics: on democracy, on reason, on abortion, on human nature, on homosexuality and gay marriage, on freedom, on the role of courts … and much more, can barely speak with each other without outrage (the favorite emotional response from all sides). Clearly, civil conversation at the surface has been failing -- and that could mean democracy is failing.

This book is an effort to deepen the conversation. It is written for the non-specialist, and aims to reveal the less obvious underlying ideological forces and misconceptions that cause the conflict and outrage at the surface -- not with any expectation the clash of values will evaporate, but rather that a deeper understanding will generate a more intelligent and civil conversation.

As an aid to understanding, the book contains a handful of Tables directly comparing modern liberal and conservative views across a range of fundamental moral and political “issues” so that curious readers can answer the book’s main question: “Where Do You Stand?” An interesting result in testing this exercise has been the number of people who find they “think” one way, but “live” another.    

 

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Friday
Nov052010

SHOCK SHEET ON CANADA

What follows is a selection of shocking facts about Canada drawn from The Trouble With Canada ... Still! (Key Porter Books, 2010). The book is now available in alll good bookstores across the country, and we are distributing the Shock Sheet to as many media as possible.

                         

 

                                                      Facts and Talking Points 

 William D. Gairdner, The Trouble with Canada ... Still!

[Note to Readers: This book offers a careful and thorough treatment of every topic addressed, and lots of suggested solutions. These selected questions, facts, and opinions are aimed at generating national discussion.]     

* Why Are Taxes So High? For the 45 years from 1961 to 2007, we had the following increases: Food, 505%; clothing, 455%; Consumer Price Index, 610%; Shelter, 1,063%; Cash Income, 1,023%. But the increase in taxation in that same period was 1,704%! (p. 65).  

* Why Is Our National Debt So High? Despite decades of high taxation, we have a huge national debt. But all government debt is really a form of deferred taxation. So this means we are robbing future generations to pay for current consumption. As of 2009, Canada’s Direct Debt, plus Unfunded Liabilities, was $150,200 for every Man Woman and Child in Canada (p. 19). Canada’s federal debt alone, is piling up at the rate of $135 million per day! Go to www.debtclock.ca to see for yourself.

* Why Are They Coming? More than one-sixth of all immigrants to Canada return to their native countries for good within a year, and one-third within twenty years. About 40 percent of all professional male immigrants leave Canada for good within a decade of arrival (p.414-15). Statistics Canada reports that the earnings of immigrants are lower than those of Canadian citizens, and “continue to deteriorate.” (p.414). 

* Why Do We Tolerate Terrorist Organizations in Canada?  “There are more international terrorist groups active in Canada than in any other country in the world” [except perhaps the USA] (p. 416). 

* Why Do We Give Foreign Aid to Militaristic Nations? The amount of aid money given by Canada to 24 selected nations in 2006-7, was $730.6 million (Canadian dollars). But the amount spent by these very same nations on military operations and weapons of war, that very same year, was US$131.8 billion! (p.231).

* What About the Scandal of Our Aboriginals?  The social reality of aboriginal life is horrific; worse than that of many of the poorest nations on earth. For example: although aboriginals constitute only 3.8% of the Canadian population, they commit 28% of all homicides in Canada, and 39% of all cases of assault (p.235).  The vast majority of these crimes are by aboriginal men (really, only 1.9% of Canadians).

* How Did Feminism Get Hijacked by Radicals? Since 1973, Canadians have forked over almost $1.5 billion taxpayer dollars for feminist programs (p.239), almost all for radical causes the majority of Canadian women have never supported

* Why Do We Tolerate Endless Talk of Quebec Separation? Our own Supreme Court has correctly stated that “There is no right under the Constitution, or at international law, to unilateral secession” (p.467). Nor is there any “democratic” right to secede from a federal system, for such a right would then allow the dismemberment of each seceding part - until there was no country left.

* Why Are We the Only Country in the World with No Law Against Abortion?  A Canadian woman can abort her perfectly healthy baby at any time, even a full-term baby, moments prior to birth, if she so chooses, without breaking the law – because Canada has no law of any kind against abortion. This is so even though the Canadian people have never supported unlimited abortion on demand. Read how this abdication of duty to protect the most vulnerable happened (p. 274).

* Why Have We Trashed Marriage? “We should eliminate ‘no-fault’ divorce on the grounds that no-fault means no-responsibility, and no-responsibility means we have removed the contractual basis of the marital union” (p.283). 

* Why Do We Allow Politicians to Control Our Health Care? Sick Canadians are like sick pets: their political masters decide, through funding control and triage, how much care they will, or will not receive, and how long they will have to wait. Canada’s Supreme Court has recently warned: “in some serious cases, patients die as a result of waiting lists for public health care” (p.303).

* Why Do We Have a Hug-A-Thug Mentality? According to UN international comparisons, Canada has a rate of police-reported criminal incidents among the highest in the world – almost double the US rate (p.330). “In the 33-year period from 1975 to 2008, some 508 criminals released from our prisons murdered a total of 557 innocent Canadians” (p.373).

* Why Do We Subsidize Ethnic Tribalism? “Canadian multiculturalism is an official multi-racial doctrine” (p.392). It is a form of internal colonialism that condemns hundreds of ethnicities to house arrest in their own skins.

* Where Are the Illegal Immigrants?  “In May of 2008 Canada’s Auditor General reported that there were 41,000 warrants of arrest outstanding on illegal immigrants in Canada“(p. 412). No one knows where they are (p.412).

*Why the Folly of Official Bilingualism? Costs of this program have been estimated at between $1.6 and $1.8 Billion annually. Exactly 63% of the federal government’s 71,290 “bilingual positions” are held by those whose first language is French (p.444). But Francophones constitute only 23% of Canada. This suggests that Canada has instituted a form of national linguistic discrimination against Anglophones seeking government employment.

* Why Are Judges Making Laws? Since the advent of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, Canada has changed from a nation ruled by parliamentary sovereignty, to a nation too often ruled by Judicial sovereignty. Parliament is supposed to make the laws, judges to apply them. But our judges often make laws themselves, without consent of Parliament (p.465ff).

Reader Comments (8)

Congratulations Bill, I shall buy your book ASAP. All too true. Unfortunately English speakers who brought freedom from monarchial rule to Canada and fought for those freedoms over and over again are sent packing into a sub-servience of everything Quebecoise or visible minority preference by the intelligent elitist idiots that are today's piliticians and so-called human rights lawyers. Canada has become ungovernable in respect to the best interests of all Canadains. No political party can change this given to cast in stone Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Official Language Acts (plus their orders-in-council) etc.,and the political rulings of not just of the Supreme Court but of every senior judge across Canada including the non-judges of our homemade off-the-cuff laws issued by our multiple abysmal "human rights" kangaroo court system. I wish I could fight as well as you. The public remains largely ignorant of their peril. Cheers and good heath. Dick
November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDick Field
All good points! I am a third of the way through the book. Most people don't want to know about these things. They would rather remain securely in their bubble. They have been brain washed by the "liberal media" and education system, and can't think for themselves - their thoughts are supplied.
November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff
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Canada has become ungovernable in respect to the best interests of all Canadains.
November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCorporate Xmas card
Any references to all your datas?
November 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRod
@ "Rod" who posted here on Nov. 20th... if you read the book, you will see that ALL the data Bill writes is fully backed up with about 35 pages of reference notes at the end. He's about the only person in this country who really does understand just about everything that's important to our restoration of freedom from the soft tyranny we now live in.
December 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEjIMBo
I was only able to catch about 15 minutes of Mr Gairdner's interview on TVO just tonight. It was in regards to his new book The Trouble With Canada....Still. I will endeavour to get myself a copy and after reading it, if it is what I expect it is, I will buy many more copies to hand out to associates and certainly my family and employees.

His interview was most impressive since he seemed to always have back up that the interviewer wasn't quite prepared for. He never appearred to work from notes. he KNOWS this stuff. His best line was in regards to his desire to not run for political office. "I'll give you the bullets, its up to you to use them."

I am looking forward to reading this book and it just may sneak faster than most books, to the top of my must read pile.
January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaryl Peters
The best idea to me in the interview was when he said even if he holds the office for 10 years and makes everything the way he wants and deems fit and right, the moment he leaves the office, it will be all over!

Just amazing. I never thought about that before. This is the true definition of dictatorship, even if it is for the good of the people. If the people do not want the good, the good won't last no matter how effectively and forcefully it is imposed.

Now I understand why so many Prophets of God never imposed their will even though they new the truth. They just told the truth and attempted to mend the way people think, live, and behave.

I do not have words to admire this person. May God bless him with the very best. Amen.
January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSyed N. Hashmi
Hello Mr.Gairdner, i checked for your book The Trouble With Canada -Still at a Chapters book store in Vancouver, they did not have it, which is a shame. Listern to a interesting, informative and smart Christian broadcast on the internet at lutheranhour.org.
January 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLarry

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