This federal election, I will be voting for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) for the following four reasons based on the CPC’s Policy Declaration(PDF 2019.01.21) pronouncements, primarily aligned with my business objectives:

1. Fiscal declaration, with tax relief primarily for business and capital gain taxes, which is how poverty breathes its last.

2. Economic Development, with industrial development (by eliminating the socialist mindset of bailouts and favoritism) and the foreign ownership restriction removal or reduction, which promotes a free-market system with myriad growth opportunities. In addition, the long-term energy framework, whereby we reduce energy costs by leveraging what Canada offers internally, rather than importing what we already have. Finally, the spirit of competition is etched across the economic development platform.

3. Trade, especially the focus on promoting international trade, thus increasing the potential for economic growth and business opportunities.

4. Criminal Justice, with the stricter enforcement than the currently lenient and ineffective program of rehabilitation of dangerous offenders without the latter’s carrying the burden of proof otherwise.

With these pronouncements, the CPC appears to be committed to providing a business-friendly environment that promotes a healthy free-market economy. This is especially needed nowadays as Canada has turned into a sad, socialist system with a senseless tax regime, broken trade, broken international relations, and offering its citizens too much reliance on government, which I call deresponsabilization, a very dangerous phenomenon to the economic health of any society.

While I will be endorsing Scheer for the above, I do not agree with some CPC policies, such as temporarily suspending stem cell research or considering on-the-spot penalties for marijuana, although these are trivial matters that neither add to nor subtract from my business objectives.

The bottom line is that I am endorsing what I believe is a platform that promotes free-market enterprise, business opportunities, and economic growth. Gone is the legitimacy of the times when people are pampered and cared for by the state.

Quoted 2018 BC referendum on electoral reform by William BorixWilliam Borix (William Borix)
My vote on the 2018 electoral reform referendum has been cast and mailed to @electionsbc. I voted for adopting a proportional representation of elected officials and parties. #BCReferendum #bcpoli #vote

As a follow-up to my previous post, the referendum results were announced. The proportional representation system has been defeated in favor of the current first-past-post system, an archaic voting method where freedom is a privilege to a caste of few, rather than the society at large.


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Read School moves imperial Japanese flag after student's protest draws almost 10,000 supporters online | CBC News by Rafferty BakerRafferty Baker (CBC)
A Langley Grade 9 student is claiming victory after an online petition with nearly 10,000 supporters resulted in the relocation of a Japanese Imperial flag in a history classroom.

The Japanese fascist flag has been successfully removed from public sight in this school. Ironically, the teacher appealed to the argument that such flags are tools for instruction. In no rational universe would such argument hold. According to such flawed logic, the teacher might have the Nazi flag hung up on the hallways as a tool of elucidation.

Great move and victory by the students.

On the other hand, I am still gathering signatures to submit my e-petition to the House to have this symbol of fascism banned from public display in our country.

(Photo: CC-BY-NC Modified from Wikipedia.)

Read APEC: A family feud with no end in sight by Karishma Vaswani Karishma Vaswani (BBC News)
Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation smiled for the camera - but not all of them were happy.

Note the U.S. representative, VP Pence, fourth from the right relative to Chairman Xi, and the Canadian PM Trudeau, third from the right. Needless to say, the U.S. shall continue to be sidelined for its increasingly rowdy behavior.

Read Exclusive: WikiLeaks Lawyer Warns U.S. Charges Against Assange Endanger Press Freedom Worldwide by Jennifer RobinsonJennifer Robinson (Democracy Now!)
The Justice Department has inadvertently revealed that it has prepared an indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In an unusual development, language about the charges against Assange was copied and pasted into an unrelated court filing that was recently unsealed. In the document, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kellen S. Dwyer wrote, “Due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.” The news broke on Thursday night just hours after The Wall Street Journal reported the Justice Department was planning to prosecute Assange. Assange has been living since 2012 in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he has sought refuge and political asylum. It’s unclear what charges may be brought against Assange; the Justice Department has previously considered prosecuting him over his role in the release of hacked DNC emails during the 2016 presidential campaign, as well as over the release of the so-called Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs, shared by U.S. military whistleblower Chelsea Manning. The Assange case has been closely followed by advocates for press freedom. Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch tweeted, “Deeply troubling if the Trump administration, which has shown little regard for media freedom, would charge Assange for receiving from a government official and publishing classified information—exactly what journalists do all the time.” We speak with human rights attorney Jennifer Robinson, who has been advising Julian Assange and WikiLeaks since 2010.

How you could lay charges on journalism, on the relaying of information you receive upon architecting one of the best and secure information communication platforms out there, is beyond any rationale. In fact, such draconian actions by misanthropic governments serve purposes better imagined than explained.

(Photo: CC-BY-NC Screenshot from the associated video clip. itheorist.com)

My vote on the 2018 electoral reform referendum has been cast and mailed to Elections BC. I voted for adopting a proportional representation of elected officials and parties. We need more voices to be heard in the legislature.

As a side advice, do not cast your vote for its own sake. Rather, do your research to understand what the various electoral schemes imply in how you might be represented.

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Today, I signed a petition to the Government of Canada sponsored by MP Jenny Kwan to establish December 13 as the commemorative day for the Nanjing massacre perpetrated by fascist Japan 81 years ago.

I have been advocating for awareness of the Rape of Nanjing since reading Iris Chang’s book on the matter. Here’s an article I wrote a few years ago on the massacre:

A loathsome, overlooked holocaust of WWII

Posted on December 5, 2012 by William Borix

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Following Mr. Beech’s reply that he is unable to sponsor the petition I am drafting to ban the Rising Sun Flag, I have forwarded my request for sponsorship to Ms. Jenny Kwan, NDP MP, hoping we can get the petition going.

Here’s my letter to Ms. Kwan:

Dear Ms. Kwan,

I would like to request your support in the form of sponsorship for an e-petition I intend to file with the House of Commons to have the Rising Sun Flag, a symbol of Japanese fascism, banned from public display throughout Canada.

Earlier today, as I was driving along Boundary Rd., a car passed by me. I couldn’t help notice a decal with the Japanese flag on its trunk and felt offended for three reasons. First, I come from a family of anti-fascist veterans who fought Nazi-fascism in WWII and experienced painful losses. Second, half of my current family is of Chinese origins and they still recall the horrendous crimes (such as the Rape of Nanjing, for awareness of which I have been advocating among my peers since 2012) committed by Japanese fascists under the ostentatious display of the Rising Sun Flag. Third, that Japanese symbol is an ideological cousin of the Nazi symbol and, therefore, ought not to be allowed for display in our free country.

I intend to submit my e-petition soon, in light of our Remembrance Day, and I would appreciate your sponsorship and support to put an end to the memory of zealotry and fascism in this country of ours by uprooting the very symbols that beget destruction.

I look forward to your response and support. I am also open to create the petition together with your office.

Sincerely,

William Borix
in the District of North Vancouver, BC
2018.11.09

Watched The Economist on LinkedIn: by The Economist from linkedin.com
November 6, 2018: The Economist posted on LinkedIn

This video by The Economist is an important reminder that draconian oppression of any indigenous people will always beget freedom for that people and almost always painfully so for both the oppressor and the oppressed. The formerly oppressor will continue to exist in shame as the formerly oppressed rebuild their independent existence in glory. At one point the shame and the glory will balance out, thus bringing about any preconditions for mutual respect.

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