Bush Nephew Supports Trump - Jagmeet Sign won't Jail Fraudsters
Breaking from prominent members of his family, the Texas land commissioner plans to vote for Trump in November and formally endorse him for reelection.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced his intention to vote for President Donald Trump in November, representing a rare public nod of support for the president from Bush’s legendary political family.
“President Trump is the only thing standing between America and socialism,” Bush, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush, said in a statement provided by his office while also announcing plans to give Trump a formal endorsement.
Trudeau loses NDP support for CERB reform bill that would punish fraudsters
he Trudeau Liberals’ push for changes to a key benefit for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic hit political roadblocks as the New Democrats withdrew support for a draft bill that would fine or imprison people who made fraudulent claims.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday the legislation would enact punishments for those who knowingly and wrongfully claimed the $2,000-a-month benefit — not those who simply made mistakes in good faith.
It's not an exciting Conservative leadership race, but I'd choose Peter MacKay
Canada is now lumbered with an almost completely incompetent government, sustained in a lazy and virtual Parliament by a Dunciad of Quebec separatists and New Democrats. Even in the depths of an immense public health and economic crisis, it has made aid to corporations laid low by its over-extended economic shutdown conditional on adequately docile responses to the regime’s climate change catechism. This government’s blunderbuss response to the crisis has probably pushed the deficit projection to a completely unsustainable 20 per cent of GDP. The execution of the government’s plans has been left to inefficient public health officials, who monopolize testing for the coronavirus instead of entrusting that function to the country’s doctors. Though the financial assistance plans have been adequately generous, most are not well designed. There is no indication of any comprehensive plan for the reopening of the country’s economy.
Your guide to the 2020 federal Conservative leadership race
It never ceases to amaze me how cruel and fickle politics can be.
You already know that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer won the most votes (although not the most seats) in the federal election last October.
But did you also know that the 6.15 million votes he earned was the second-highest vote total of any Conservative party leader ever — exceeded only by Brian Mulroney’s 6.2 million votes in his 1984 historic landslide?
And, yet, Scheer is on his way out, and the race to replace him is on and will be decided at a leadership election in Toronto on June 27.
The coalition of interests that is the Conservative Party of Canada is unlike that of other parties, inasmuch as there are big and strong factions that seem to have little in common with one another. And, yet, even in the face of a majority-government loss to Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in 2015, and a second (albeit minority) loss to Trudeau in 2019, that coalition put together by former prime minister Stephen Harper has essentially held. That is no small achievement, given that most Conservative party losses throughout history have been followed by party members turning on one another and destroying that coalition. (The best example of this was in the lead-up to the 1993 federal election, which saw alienated Western Canadians create the Reform party, irate Quebec nationalists form the Bloc Québécois, and moderate Red Tories reduced to two seats. When Conservatives blow the thing up, they really blow the thing up.)