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Canada has an eerie ‘police state’ feel lately

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Posted By: DW626, 5/1/2021 6:58:32 AM

Canada lacks the miracle that is the United States Constitution. Still, as befits a nation the once-free British founded, it is a country that has traditionally had a few of what we consider to be core English freedoms – freedom of speech, worship, assembly, etc. Those concepts seem far away now, as Justin Trudeau and the various provincial and municipal governments use COVID as an excuse to crack down on those liberties. I’ve written before about Canada’s draconian and expensive hotel rule for people returning by air from overseas travel. It’s gotten so bad that people are flying into the U.S. and driving to their home

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 5/1/2021 7:04:51 AM (No. 772192)
Maybe they shouldn't have surrendered their freedoms so easily... The sheeple here in the USA did the same thing but we had Trump when we surrendered them... Now it's just a matter of time. To quote Benjamin Franklin, "It's a Republic, if you can keep it".
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Reply 2 - Posted by: skacmar 5/1/2021 7:30:15 AM (No. 772209)
I just watched the movie Songbird on Hulu. While it is an overdramatization of Covid continuing for years uncontrolled, the government controls, lock downs, and other actions don't seem so far fetched anymore.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 5 handicap 5/1/2021 7:33:41 AM (No. 772213)
Canadians knew trudeau was a marxist before they elected him, hell they had his father for years!!! Chickens coming home to roost...I have zero sympathy
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Reply 4 - Posted by: franq 5/1/2021 7:51:09 AM (No. 772223)
Hey, they've got the best health care in the world. Ask any Canuck.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 5/1/2021 7:55:25 AM (No. 772233)
All that and 50% income taxes to finance it. I've had business up there in both Toronto and Montreal but did not enjoy the travel or the attitudes.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: downnout 5/1/2021 8:01:19 AM (No. 772239)
It’s frightening to see how easily politicians morph into tyrants.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey 5/1/2021 8:43:03 AM (No. 772274)
I understand now it is a violation of the law to even speak ill of muzzies...wonder what has happened to the tourist industry there??? Several years ago we had a great fishing trip to upper Ontario...3 record size fish...alas, probably won't happen again...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/1/2021 9:22:41 AM (No. 772336)
Daughter lives and works in downtown Toronto, and as a professional ballerina, walks and jogs a lot, for employment reasons. She also does not drive, which, in Toronto, is a blessing, because parking is so rare and when available, so expensive. Under provincial and national Kung Flu rules, she is subject to being stopped and interrogated, out in public, much like in her place of birth - the Soviet Union. And just one more thing - country of origin for passengers flying in to Canada? India. Connect those dots.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: clayusmcret 5/1/2021 9:30:22 AM (No. 772350)
Nowadays, it feels like America lacks the miracle that is the United States Constitution.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/1/2021 9:39:23 AM (No. 772358)
We already have a police state in the U.S. The warnings are too late.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: BarryNo 5/1/2021 10:03:33 AM (No. 772376)
That's because IT IS a price state these days. 1. They essentially confiscated guns. 2. They criminalized criticizing seated politicians. 3. Next step is show trials - like our "impeachment" of Trump and the trial of General Flynn, and the harassment of opposition leaders. Its well on its way, at least.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 5/1/2021 10:24:17 AM (No. 772391)
Perhaps it's because it is a police state.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Faithfully 5/1/2021 10:37:50 AM (No. 772404)
#6 It is not just the politicians. All last year I used a plastic face shield instead of a mask. It covered more area than a stifling mask. It was always the little old ladies guarding the front doors who stopped me, no one else. These little functionaries absolutely relished in their wee bit of power. I asked one old girl what was wrong with the face shield and she answered: "Because you are getting too much oxygen." I laughed and left.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 5/1/2021 10:49:38 AM (No. 772414)
In 1960 I became a Canadian refugee. After many years in SoCal I managed to learn the language and migrated to Texas. I'm relearning the language, collecting guns and tractors and managing to conceal my foreign heritage. Waaahoo!!!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 5/1/2021 1:48:04 PM (No. 772580)
#4, the ones who actually got sick have told me otherwise, often loudly with lots of arm waving and swearing.
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