EXCLUSIVE: The military ambitions of the 2020 Conservative leadership race
A critical look behind front runner platforms and a policy of military intervention that has cost billions, left thousands dead, and helped sew global instability.
In Putaendo, a city of Chile, hundreds of police and military personnel, reportedly “armed to the teeth,” flooded its streets to supervise extractive activity. Unlike other regions, Putaendo has no large-scale mines. It has, however, been eyed by a Canadian junior for preliminary exploration.
The COVID-19 epidemic threw Vancouver into a deficit that demanded cuts to social services. “Everybody else was taking hits” so just before George Floyd was killed, its Councillors supported a one percent cut to the police.
Dead rabbits on their doorsteps. Spouses being stalked; their pictures taken in their yards and communities. Bomb threats that police kept secret. Now workers have been getting regular visits from the RCMP.
Problems of democracy cannot easily, by their nature, be solved democratically. Instead, times come, as they have in Hong Kong and America, when the tree of liberty must be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Conservative politicians and insiders routinely turn from the party and government payroll to cashing in on for-profit long-term care. Likewise, the for-profit lobby has given at least $340,477 in political donations to the Ontario PCs since 2007.