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What difference does it make?
On October 19th, voters head to the polls to decide who will be Canada's next Prime Minister. Unlike the United States, which is dominated by two parties, Canadians have a whopping three main political parties to choose from: the right-wing Conservative Party, the centre-right Liberal Party and the centre-left New Democratic party.

Canada's political system is based on the British model of a parliamentary democracy, where the leader of the party that wins the most seats becomes the acting head of state. Under this model, elected members of parliament are not allowed to speak freely on matters of personal opinion or even to give voice to the needs of their local constituents, but must vote along party lines as outlined by the leader and dictated by the party 'whip' who 'whips' party members into line and prevents them from telling the truth, if possible.

Regardless of which of the three main political parties in Canada a person belongs to, any prospective political candidate that chooses to tell the truth about controversial subjects like Israel or 9/11 may quickly find themselves out of a job.

Liberal Party: not so 'liberal' after all

The Liberal party is led by the young and charismatic Justin Trudeau, a relative political neophyte whose overall popularity seems to rest on the fact that he is the first-born son of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, regarded by many as the last Canadian Prime Minister with any sense of integrity. Unlike his father however, Justin Trudeau seems content to parrot the corporate position on anything that matters, moving the once centre-left Liberal party far to the right of the political spectrum with his unwavering support of recently created 'anti-terrorist' legislation, Bill C-51. Here is how the young Trudeau deals with potential candidates who stray from the party line...

Maria Manna
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Maria Manna
Maria Manna, a Liberal candidate in a riding on British Columbia's Vancouver Island has resigned her candidacy (i.e. been forced by the party to step down) because of Facebook posts that questioned the official narrative of the events of 9/11.

Here are a sample of the posts that got her fired...

From September 11, 2013:
"So today we remember the tragedy of 9/11. Today we will talk about who did it and why. Today, most people will continue to believe the lie, and again THEY continue to win. Thank God I know the truth!"
In another post on Feb. 18, 2010, the day a Texas man crashed a plane into an Internal Revenue Service building in Austin, Manna wrote:
"This is interesting... a plane crashes into a building... and the building is still standing... hmmm... I guess the twin towers were... weaker in structure..."
After her forced termination, Maria Manna has since, publicly, changed her tune:
"I want to be extremely clear. I do not question any aspects of what occurred during the tragic events on September 11th, 2001. Let there be no doubt about it."
David Graham

David Graham
David Graham, another Liberal Candidate in Quebec, also made some interesting comments about 9/11 on his personal blog:
"The Pentagon has apparently released new footage of AA 77 hitting the Pentagon... but wouldn't you know it, there's *still* no plane visible in the video."
Since these comments were made back in 2006, and have since been deactivated and erased from the internet, he still remains a Liberal Candidate in his riding. In an astonishing coincidence, this candidate has also publicly reversed his stance:
"As I lost a good friend, Christoffer Carstanjen, on Sept. 11, my comments reflect a yearning to have closure and see the footage of the multiple attacks which took place on that day. Let's be crystal clear: I have never and do not question the events which took place on Sept. 11, 2001."
Cheryl Thomas
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Cheryl Thomas
Cheryl Thomas, another Liberal candidate for Victoria on Vancouver Island, also recently resigned her candidacy (i.e. was dumped by her party) on account of her remarks critical of Israeli treatment of the Palestinian people. She wrote in a 2014 post that after working in the Middle East, she was more sympathetic to the Palestinian cause:
"The oppressed of the Warsaw ghettos and the concentration camps have become the oppressors, keeping the Palestinians who are left in their 'homeland' in ghettos where they limit their access to education and stop most opportunities for them to make a living."

"When unemployed young men fight back with rocks and crappy rockets, the Israelis blow the shit out of their neighborhoods, killing women and young children (collateral damage)."

"Regardless of what agreements are negotiated over the last several decades, the fundamentalist Jews continue to illegally take more and more Palestinian land and 'settle' there, continuing to displace Palestinians because they believe they have the 'right' over all the lands. I could go on and on... I'm just saying be open to the fact that there ARE two sides and, unfortunately, we in the West have been fed only one side."
New Democratic Party: nothing 'democratic' going on here

Led by Thomas 'mad dog' Mulcair, the NDP are supposedly a left-leaning party whose platform focuses on taking care of people with increased social programs, but now seems to be more of a centrist party due to the overall shift to the right of the Canadian political system as whole. Even though the NDP is alone among the three main political parties in voting against Bill C-51, it hasn't stopped Thomas Mulcair from muzzling any potential candidates who dare speak out against Israel.

Morgan Wheeldon

Morgan Wheeldon
Morgan Wheeldon, an NDP candidate in Nova Scotia, handed in his resignation on Sunday after the party asked him to resign or be fired. This action was a result of Facebook posts he made in August of 2014, calling Israel's action against Palestinians a "war crime":
"One could argue that Israel's intention was always to ethnically cleanse the region — there are direct quotations proving this to be the case. Guess we just sweep that under the rug. A minority of Palestinians are bombing buses in response to what appears to be a calculated effort to commit a war crime."
Even a so-called progressive political party like the NDP knows better than to criticize the actions of that "shitty little country" (to quote a former French foreign minister) in the Middle East.

Jerry Natanine

Jerry Natanine
Jerry Natanine, the mayor of Clyde River in Nunavut, was denied the opportunity to run for the federal NDP party in his riding because of several Facebook posts in which he showed his support for Palestine in their long-standing conflict with Israel:
"I often side with the Palestinians because of all the hardship they are facing and because nothing is being re-built over there."
The party organizers at NDP headquarters quashed his eligibility as a candidate because they were concerned his political opponents might use those posts to suggest he was anti-Semitic.

Stefan Jonasson
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Stefan Jonasson
Stefan Jonasson, an NDP candidate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was forced to drop out of the race after it emerged that he compared the actions of an Orthodox Jewish group to the Taliban.

Jonasson said the party asked him to step aside after he criticized the treatment of women by the Haredim, an Orthodox Jewish sect. These are the comments that got him fired:
"Much like the Taliban and other extremists, the Haredim offer a toxic caricature of faith, at odds with the spirit of the religious tradition they profess to represent."
Alex Johnstone
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Alex Johnstone
Alex Johnstone, a NDP candidate in Ontario took a temporary leave of absence from the campaign over alleged disrespectful comments she made about a photograph of Auschwitz in 2008. Apparently she was able to retain her party's nomination when she recently issued a public apology on Facebook after meeting with representatives of B'nai Brith.

In her statement Johnstone said she will fight to:
"raise awareness about the ever increasing need to combat racism, discrimination and anti-Semitism."
Shawn Dearn
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Shawn Dearn
Shawn Dearn, the communications director for NDP leader Mulcair, was almost fired from his position after tweets that were critical of the Roman Catholic Church surfaced on social media:
"Memo to CBC and all media. Stop calling the misogynist, homophobic, child-molesting Catholic church a 'moral authority.' It's not."
Although not a political candidate, the director was allowed to keep his job after posting the following mea culpa:
"Some tweets that pre-dated my current role were offensive and do not reflect my views. They are being deleted and I apologize sincerely."
Conservative 'Tory' Party: 'conserving' the privilege of intolerant, racist, middle-aged white men


Canada's current PM, leader of the Conservative Party Stephen Harper, is easily the most right-wing, xenophobic, authoritarian Prime Minister in Canadian history. In addition to stifling Canadian scientists, gutting the CBC public broadcasting service and ignoring the plight of missing aboriginal women, his shameless manipulation of the events surrounding the false-flag attack in Ottawa last year had led to 'anti-terrorist' legislation Bill C-51, one of the most draconian laws Canada's Parliament has ever passed.

Finding his party trailing in the polls for most of the campaign, Stephen Harper has recently hired political strategist Lynton Crosby, an 'evil genius' and 'master of the dark arts', who also goes by the name of 'the Australian Karl Rove'. The recent emergence of the contrived 'niqab debate issue' and the introduction of a 'barbaric cultural practices tip line' have Mr. Crosby's fingerprints all over them. Pundits and pollsters are now predicting a minority government Conservative victory.

During this present election cycle, several Conservative candidates have come under fire after making a number of faux pas on social media. Some examples include the Tory candidate who took down his Facebook page due to violent and sexual comments. Another got into hot water over these comments.

Then there's Kellie Leith, the Conservative Minister for the Status of Women who went on record as a staunch anti-abortionist. And most recently the Tories dumped a candidate in suburban Toronto who defended therapies that attempt to turn homosexuals straight and who penned an editorial that referred to homosexuality as "unnatural behaviour" and heterosexuals as "normal."

Also, this week during a local candidates debate, a Conservative incumbent in Winnipeg read out a long list of opposition members who she feels are "enemies of Israel". And we can't forget to mention the Quebec Tory candidate who compared NDP leader Mulcair to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels. Then there's handyman Jerry Bance who resigned his candidacy after a video emerged of him urinating into a coffee cup at a home he was repairing and another Conservative hopeful who was dropped after making prank phone calls pretending to orgasm and mocking disabled people. And lastly, several more candidates were dropped by the Conservative party for making sexist, racist, and drug-related comments.

Note, however, that while these candidates were censured for failing to keep their pathology under wraps, none were terminated for speaking the truth about 9/11, Israel, the phony 'war on terror', the takeover of Canada by corporate interests, or anything that actually matters.

This is probably due to the fact that the party is tightly controlled by Mr. Harper, whose dictatorial grip over his caucus and unequivocal allegiance to Israel ensures that anyone with a conscience and reality-based worldview cannot be selected as a potential Conservative candidate.

Just in case any doubt remains as to whether there is any real difference between the three main political parties... 'All three of Canada's major political parties vow to be tough on Russia'.

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No difference at all.