something else was happening…

Pam Palmater


The election result is yet another sign that Canada is becoming fertile ground for far-right groups

By Pam Palmater MACLEANS September 21, 2021

The PPC got more than 800,000 votes, and that should worry all of us

Excerpt from article:

While most political analysts were focused on whether the Liberals would hold on to their minority government, something else was happening throughout election night: the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) popular vote count continued to rise. In fact, they more than doubled the votes for the Green Party. In 2019, the PPC had almost 300,000 votes. But this election, at last count, the current total is more than 800,000—more than double that of two years ago. While none of the candidates in the PPC—not even leader Maxime Bernier—has won a seat, the party has been able rally the angry anti-maskers and those opposed to pandemic health measures under their far-right umbrella. A closer look at some of those who’ve joined the party include those who were rejected by the Conservative party or gained some degree of notoriety from racist rhetoric, or are opposed to pandemic health protections. And almost a million Canadians support them.

An Ass on his ass on his ass

red serge/yellow surge…

Court Painter presents a colour update to the red serge dress uniform of the RCMP to better reflect the contemporary attitudes and modus operandi of upper management and too many rank and file.

mo·dus op·e·ran·di/ˌmōdəs ˌäpəˈrandē,ˌmōdəs ˌäpəˈrandī

  1. a particular way or method of doing something, especially one that is characteristic or well-established.

Our lawyers are headed to Federal Court next week, face to face with the RCMP.
We’re demanding accountability after a nearly seven-year delay in our complaint against the RCMP for illegal surveillance of climate organizations and Indigenous land defenders.
In November 2020, we launched our lawsuit against the RCMP Commissioner for extreme delays in responding to public complaints.
On September 21 and 22, we’ll be in hearings at the Federal Court.
Our lawyers will show the court how delays have plagued the complaints system for over a decade, and how the RCMP Commissioner can frustrate the complaints process by sitting on reports for years on end.
BC Civil Liberties Association 
Tel: 604.687.2919 | Toll-free: 855.556.3566 | 
306-268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5
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Sexual harassment settlements

In October 2016,the RCMP commissioner apologized for what he referred to as “shameful conduct” by the organization. An internal investigation determined that up to 20,000 female officers and civilian employees since 1974, may have been the victim of harassment, discrimination, and/or sexual abuse.

On July 8, 2019 the National Post announced that a $100 million settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit against the RCMP for sexual harassment. Compensation for proven claims over the 45-year period would range from $10,000 to $222,000 each.

The 2016 settlement for $100 million covered female officers who had been sexually harassed in the RCMP since September 1974. A second settlement in 2019 for $100 million was for women in non-policing roles at the RCMP.

We could go on but you get the picture and the need for a dress uniform colour change.

Remember how brave and photogenic the Mounties were in the red serge before the yellow surge…or was it the lighting….

Premiers undertake(r) changes…

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced Thursday that the province will implement mandatory masking, a proof of vaccination policy and a requirement for government employees to get vaccinated or receive negative tests.

Saskatchewan had the highest COVID 19 case rates per capita over a seven-day period as of Thursday, and the second-lowest vaccination rates among provinces.

On Wednesday, Premier Jason Kenney announced new COVID 19 measures, including limits on social gatherings and strict regulations on businesses, workplaces and places of worship and a new proof-of-vaccination program where Albertans will be required to provide proof of immunization or a negative COVID-19 test to enter certain establishments where the business has agreed to comply with the program.

Alberta, which has the highest case rates and the lowest vaccination rates in the country, declared a public state of emergency Wednesday.

anti vaxxer trusted news…

Court Painter went to a news source most trusted by almost everybody whose anybody!

Horrified Anti-Vaxxer Discovers Every American Who Got Smallpox Vaccine In 19th Century Now Dead

LYNCHBURG, VA—Astounded by the damning information, local anti-vaxxer Pete Dixon was reportedly horrified Thursday after discovering that every single American who got a smallpox vaccine in the 19th century was now deceased. “We’re expected to follow along blindly with the CDC, but if people would simply look to the history, they’d see that the thousands of people who were inoculated against smallpox in the 1800s have since dropped dead,” said Dixon, telling reporters that it was disgusting that the mainstream media had refused to share any stories about Americans who had taken the government-mandated vaccines, only to eventually perish from complications including respiratory failure, cancer, heart attack, stroke, or cholera. “They act like these shots are completely safe and tested, but I guarantee that future historians are going to look back on this time period centuries from now and discover that everyone who took the Covid vaccine is dead, too.” Dixon added that despite the media’s constant downplaying of alternative medicine, not a single person in the 19th century had died from ingesting ivermectin. 

yet to be told…

The full story of what happened in the SNC-Lavalin affair has yet to be told, says former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in a scathing new book recounting her time in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government.

In “Indian in the Cabinet, Speaking Truth to Power,” Wilson Raybould suggests that while the Trudeau government has considered the question closed, the SNC-Lavalin affair may not be over.

“I knew what he was really asking. What he was saying. In that moment, I knew he wanted me to lie – to attest that what had occurred had not occurred,” Wilson-Raybould said.

Trudeau in response said,“I did not want her to lie. I would never do that. I would never ask her that,” he said. “That is simply not true.”

Court Painter has pulled many 2019 images from the mists of time and vast archive to illustrate the turbulence of the Great Dominion as seen through his keen ,unvarnished eye and steady hand on the brush . Enjoy!

Casting the first stone…

The People’s Party of Canada has kicked out the head of a southern Ontario riding association in the wake of the gravel-throwing incident involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

In an email to Global News, party spokesperson Martin Masse said Shane Marshall, the president of the party’s Elgin Middlesex London riding association, is no longer with the People’s Party of Canada.

His removal comes amid allegations he threw gravel at the Liberal leader while at a campaign stop in London, Ont., on Monday.

Source :Global News


From Boogaloo imagery to white power anthems, Shane Marshall is not shy about airing out his extreme beliefs online, even while participating in the federal election.


BREAKING NEWS: A man of action and impeccable judgement, PPC leader Max Bernier immediately started interviewing kinder gentler candidates to replace Mr. Marshall.

Court Painter seen with a still wet canvas depicting a man in wonder peering over his glasses!

on the run…

Excerpted from the September 6,2021 Statement by Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, and Danforth Families for Safe Communities on Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party platform
 Far from being reassured by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole’s statement yesterday regarding the ban on semi-automatic assault weapons, our organizations – representing physicians, scientists, survivors of gun violence, and anti-hate researchers – are further alarmed.
Mr. O’Toole has not committed to maintaining the assault weapons ban, nor has he committed to enshrining the ban in legislation and preparing to buyback the now-prohibited guns.

Mr. O’Toole has only committed to studying the ban as part of a review of the classification system of firearms. Yet, on page 90 of the Conservative Party platform, he commits specifically to consulting with gun manufacturers and gun owners. There is no such mention of survivors, physicians, women, anti-hate researchers, scientists, or academics.

Finally, on page 90 of the Conservative platform, Mr. O’Toole has committed to repealing Bill C-71, legislation that, among other important measures, strengthens background checks on new gun purchasers.

Noted: Fred Delorey, who is currently the Conservative national campaign manager. was registered to lobby on behalf of the National Firearms Association (NFA) until resigning in 2019.