Verses for today:
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Acts 3:19 KJV
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 KJV
whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Romans 3:25 KJV
The Alberta Roundup | Smith challenges Notley to stand up to Trudeau:
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is pushing back against the Trudeau government’s “Just Transition” bill, which Smith claims will shut down Alberta’s energy sector. The premier is also calling on Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley to “put aside partisanship” and join the UCP government in its opposition to the federal bill.
Plus, Alberta became the first province to announce a permanent tax relief program, which took effect in the new year.
And Premier Smith rejects a call to reimpose a mask mandate in indoor spaces by the United Nurses of Alberta.
These stories and more on The Alberta Roundup with Rachel Emmanuel! [Alberta]
Rachel Emmanuel: Rachel is a seasoned political reporter who’s covered government institutions from a variety of levels. A Carleton University journalism graduate, she was a multimedia reporter for three local Niagara newspapers. Her work has been published in the Toronto Star. Rachel was the inaugural recipient of the Political Matters internship, placing her at The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau. She spent three years covering the federal government for iPolitics. Rachel is the Alberta correspondent for True North based in Edmonton.
OP-ED: The so-called “just transition” will leave Canadians cold and in the dark:
Gregory Tobin is the Digital Strategy Director for the Canada Strong & Proud network of pages. Working in graphic design, video editing, social media management and much more. His career has seen him work on numerous political campaigns across the country.
A key theme in all the best Christmas films is when characters experience distressing moments that cause them to rethink their outlook on life.
One thinks of the Grinch, Scrooge, or George Bailey. They find their Christmas spirit and make the compassionate choice to be optimistic, and give up their old bad ways.
One person for whom that doesn’t seem to have happened over Christmas, though, is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and his “just transition” agenda.
Bah humbug, I guess.
So what is the “just transition”? At its most basic level, it is a plan to phase out Canada’s best in the world oil and gas industry. Leaving us with only unreliable and intermittent wind turbines and solar panels for our energy sources. And any fuels we do use are imported from countries like Saudi Arabia and the United States.
It also means replacing all oil and gas jobs in Canada – some of the highest paying jobs in the country and frankly the world – with jobs like solar panel installer.
It’s unrealistic, but the Trudeau government is full steam ahead on it.
Natural Resources Minister, Johnathan Wilkinson, made a new year’s announcement that 2023 will see new legislation on the matter brought forward. They’ve even brought on board NDP MP Charlie Angus to help draft the legislation – another unfortunate sign that the Liberals have gone quite far left in their agenda.
And with every passing item on their agenda, our allies outperform us. Leaving Canada playing catch-up, if the government even bothers to catch up at all. [ALBERTA]
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Speaker McCarthy, another Soros man:
Everything conservatives need to know about Kevin McCarthy's battle for Speaker - LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
‘If you want to drain the swamp, you cannot put the biggest alligator in charge of the exercise,’ noted Florida House member Matt Gaetz, warning against installing Kevin McCarthy as the next Speaker of the House.
Originally published December 4, 2022, this blogpost has been updated to include material by Stephen Kokx.
UPDATE (13:04 EST): Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has voted for former president Donald Trump for Speaker.
(LifeSiteNews) – In the ongoing drama of the Republican majority selecting a new Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, only a handful of the GOP members in the newly installed 118th Congress seem to be in tune with the vast majority of American conservatives.
While former House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California has long been favored by the D.C. Republican leadership to replace outgoing Democrat Nancy Pelosi, many grassroots conservatives fear that McCarthy is a creature of the D.C. swamp rather than a disrupter who is ready, willing, and able to bring much needed change to the legislative body.
So far, McCarthy has lost on six consecutive roll-call votes, with more votes scheduled for today.
Mounting pressure is being placed the 20 or so holdouts, not only from Elon Musk (who recently expressed support for McCarthy on Twitter) but also from Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. But other prominent Republicans and conservative activists have countered those moves by writing a letter of support for those who are resisting McCarthy.
Dr. Robert W. Malone, a disruptor in his own right, warned yesterday that McCarthy appears to be beholden not only to the entrenched D.C. duopoly, but outside the borders of this country to giant multinational corporations and the World Economic Forum (WEF), which embraces an array of anti-human policies and is the driving force behind the global elites’ plan for a “Great Reset.”
“The unelected World Economic Forum, a trade organization representing the interests of the thousand largest companies in the world, has already chosen and announced the next leader of the U.S. House of Representatives,” Malone cautioned.
“Let that sink in for a moment.”
While the link that Malone provided was not an endorsement by the WEF of McCarthy for House Speaker, Malone noted that McCarthy is indeed a WEF-approved politician.
Malone’s concern over where McCarthy’s loyalty truly lies is also shared by his chief media critic Tucker Carlson, who has pointed out that McCarthy – who often positions himself as a champion of free speech – has actually been one of Big Tech’s beneficiaries in recent years, having received significant amounts of campaign donations from cryptocurrency groups and Google, Facebook, and others.
Last year, Tucker did a segment exposing McCarthy’s closest political adviser, Jeff Miller, as someone who has made millions of dollars lobbying on behalf of Amazon and Apple. [Patrick Bestall]
Digital ID for Newf:
Canadian province looking to roll out digital ID pilot program after success with COVID vax pass - LifeSite (lifesitenews.com)
Stoodley noted that her province has already lined up meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's federal government to discuss their digital ID pilot project.
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland and Labrador (LifeSiteNews) — The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is looking to launch a digital identification pilot project, which a provincial minister admitted will be easier to implement thanks to the experience gained from its once-mandatory COVID-19 vaccine passport.
As reported by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Digital Government Minister Sarah Stoodley for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador announced earlier this week that its 2023 digital ID pilot project will be a “huge opportunity to protect the privacy of Canadians.”
According to Stoodley, digital IDs will help “reduce fraud,” noting that her province will be the “leaders in this space in Canada.”
Stoodley also mentioned that a provincial digital ID system will be easier to implement thanks to the province’s recent experience with its once-mandatory COVID vaccine passport, called the NLVaxPass.
Those who did not have the NLVaxPass, which in essence were those who chose not to get the COVID jabs, were barred from participating in many aspects of social life.
Stoodley informed citizens that the NLVaxPass is one way for people to verify “their identity” on the forthcoming digital ID application, noting that people previously used the vaccine passport to go into “restaurants and bars and shopping malls.”
“So that’s something that we’ve seen now everyone is comfortable with,” she added.
Stoodley noted that her province has already lined up meetings with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal government to discuss their digital ID pilot project, but said funding for the project remains up in the air.
Stoodely also told the CBC the digital IDs would be optional.
Despite Stoodley’s enthusiasm, many have warned that digital IDs pose an extreme risk to personal privacy.
Even Newfoundland’s own Information and Privacy Commissioner Michael Harvey admitted that digital IDs do have risks, should one’s information be “misused.”