Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is following in French President Emmanuel Macron’s footsteps by instituting Draconian carbon taxes on his people to supposedly combat climate change.
Trudeau is punishing four provinces that refused his push for higher taxation. He is imposing a tax of C$20 ($15) per ton, increasing by C$10 a year until it ultimately reaches C$50 in 2022. The tax will apply in the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.
“As of today, it’s no longer free to pollute anywhere in Canada,” wrote Trudeau’s environment minister, Catherine McKenna, in a tweet.
“Climate change is real … some politicians may not care much, but our kids and our grandkids do,” she added.
Trudeau’s Conservative Party opposition is vowing to fight the imposition of this carbon tax in the courts.
“We’re going to keep fighting this carbon tax with every single tool at our disposal,” Ontario premier Doug Ford said.
“We now have four provinces representing half the population in this nation that say this is a flawed policy,” said Scott Moe, the premier of Saskatchewan, to the CBC.
Trudeau may have more to worry about than institutional push-back in the courts and legislatures. When French President Emmanuel Macron dictated crippling carbon taxes upon his people last year, they began taking to the streets wearing yellow vests to show their ruling elite who is really in control.
“What I’ve taken from these last few days is that we shouldn’t change course because it is the right one and necessary,” Macron said in his initial response to the yellow vests movement. “We need to change how we work because a number of our citizens feel this policy course is imposed on them from above.”
“I understand the demands of these citizens, but I won’t give in to those who want destruction and disorder,” the French president added.
Macron would eventually capitulate, and offer concessions to the Yellow Vests, but it was already too late by that time. The Yellow Vests have returned every weekend to make their presence known and become a staple of the political scene in France.
In bad news for Trudeau, the Yellow Vests have already spread to Canada. An off-shoot of the French cause has been organizing for months, and the carbon tax push might be the fuel they need to take their efforts to the next level.
The Yellow Vests of Canada have a Facebook group with over 108,000 members whose stated goal is “to protest the CARBON TAX and the Treason of our country’s politicians who have the audacity to sell out OUR country’s sovereignty over to the Globalist UN and their Tyrannical policies.” During their rallies, members of the movement echo familiar populist concerns.
“This is a blatant attack on our national sovereignty and our individual freedoms as a nation state,” said a yellow vest organizer, who was furious that Canada signed onto the UN Migration Pact, to a raucous crowd outside of the Alberta Legislature in 2018.
“We fought for that in two world wars and we’re just going to hand it over to a [foreign] body? I’m totally for immigration; we need immigration in Canada … but we want it done properly,” yellow vest supporter Carman Doan said to the Toronto Star. “We don’t want to just open our borders wide because we’re not even a country then.”
Trudeau could be pouring rocket fuel on the Yellow Vests of Canada by attempting to force his carbon tax on various provinces against their will. Globalism is growing increasingly unpopular, and Trudeau may be on the receiving end of populist fury if he is not careful.
Canadian BBQ Restaurant Owner is Arrested on Thanksgiving for Providing Food to the Community
This is the new normal.
Lockdown insanity is not just a U.S. phenomenon; it is happening throughout the globe as civil liberties and human dignity are thrown to the curb with COVID mass hysteria used as the excuse.
Earlier today, patriotic business owner Adam Skelly was arrested for operating his restaurant in Canada against technocratic edicts laid down by power-crazed government officials:
BREAKING: Owner Adam Skelly of the Etobicoke barbecue business has been arrested.
— NEWSTALK1010 (@NEWSTALK1010) November 26, 2020
Skelly owns Adamson Barbecue in Etobicoke. He faces nine charges of operating his business illegally, including for allowing dining inside of his facility. Skelly is being persecuted by Canadian authorities for wanting to keep his livelihood intact.
Toronto Police Supt. Domenic Sinopoli had threatened Skelly with arrest unless he complied. He followed through with his threat on Thanksgiving.
“We are in a position to stop him . . . tomorrow is another day and we will take enforcement actions, our strategy will change depending on what we’re faced with,” Sinopoli told reporters.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is the coward who has destroyed the rights of his countrymen, in leadership that some may consider a form of treason.
“You’re putting people’s lives in jeopardy. I try to be nice the first time, but this guy is just totally ignoring public health officials. That’s how this spreads, people are dying from COVID, and he just wants to say forget it? It’s irresponsible and ridiculous,” Ford said.
Canada is arguably outpacing the United States with regards to infringing upon the core rights of its people. Big League Politics has reported on many instances of Canadian tyranny, including how hate speech laws are abused to criminalize Christian pastors for preaching the Gospel:
A Christian pastor named David Lynn was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace with “derogatory comments” on Tuesday for preaching the word of God on a street corner at Church-Wellesley Village in Toronto, ON.
After the disciple of Christ was harassed by a group of unruly protesters, he was hauled off in handcuffs by law enforcement because preaching the Gospel was considered to be a criminal violation.
The LGBT mob cheered on as the man was dragged away in handcuffs, a sign of things to come if their perverse agenda continues unabated…
“It’s unfortunate that I am subject to this kind of discrimination and bullying and marginalization simply for saying God loves you, there is hope for you, I accept you and tolerate you. I shouldn’t be in this position, I didn’t do anything illegal,” Lynn said following his arrest. He is now out on bond.
Lynn was shown on the video saying frequently that “God is love,” and that he doesn’t hate anyone. This didn’t stop the police from apprehending him anyway.
“I didn’t know this was the start of the pride month…I didn’t say anything specific to the LGBTQ community, it’s all on live stream,” he said to reporters.
Lynn believes that the LGBT protesters and other hostile anti-Christians throughout his country want him to “stay in the closet” about his Christian beliefs. His arrest will send a chilling effect to others who want to preach the word of Christ in the liberal-dominated country.
“It looked as though they had an event waiting for me, and they had some form of hatred against me,” Lynn said.
Lynn is now banned from being anywhere near the areas of Bloor Street, Yonge Street, Carlton Street and Jarvis Street on conditions of his bond. He is also banned from being near any Pride event, as he is now a second-class citizen in globalist-occupied Canada.
Meanwhile, the legislature is working to expand laws against free speech, with the “Prohibiting Hate-Promoting Demonstrations at Queen’s Park Act, 2019,” being considered by Ontario lawmakers. It would ban any demonstration, rally or other activity that is deemed hateful by the government from being permissible on legislative grounds. If you don’t think that will apply to Christian speech, just ask David Lynn.
If Western Civilization does not survive, the scientific dictatorship set up in its wake will be the most ghastly regime in world history.
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