So why bring it up at all then?I never implied Chow is corrupt or thats she's coontrolled by the CCP.
You're shovelling more BS into the engine of bigotry you're driving down the track here.All I said was if Vincent Ke was being watched, and since his position is (or was) a lot less important than Chow's is (or will be if she's elected), its only logical for CSIS to keep an eye on her.
"Especially since she's NDP"?Especially since she's NDP
Especially since she's NDP
Why especially since she's NDP? Because she's ~~far left~~ and that means affinity with "communist" (not really communist, but for the sake of argument, fine) China?
It seems like the CPC has been targeting Liberals more and potentially Conservatives as well. Their strategy if anything seems to be to inflame division between those groups. I'm not sure the NDP is really a focus of theirs from what we've seen, let alone especially so.
If anything I have more faith that Chow would not be influenced than other candidates whether knowingly or unintentionally. For one because I think she has strong principles but also also if anything her being born in Hong Kong and having connections there would I think more likely make her anti-CPC than pro and give her a stronger understanding of the CPC's unethical anti-democratic tactics.
And she knows that people will attack her for this kind of stuff and might be more on guard for it vs. other candidates.
Chow is not a "far left" tankie liable to have affinity for the CPC by any means, and I think she has strong personal integrity whatever you think of her politics and ideas.
Of course I'm making assumptions here too. We should probably stop making all these assumptions in this thread in general and some of the assumptions made are really unfounded. There's no reason to be assuming these things and fear mongering about Chow vs. other candidates.
But also re Overton window-shifting--well, if we have the Liberals as "centre" and NDP "far left", then shouldn't the Conservatives be correspondingly "far right"? Leaving aside the hair-splitting semantics, I'm just addressing relative positioning here. Of course, those responsible for the window-shifting would rather that Conservative be "centre" and Liberal be "moderate left" so as to fulfil the "NDP = far left" framework.Oh for sure. The NDP is further to the right than most of the *centrist* parties in Europe.
I find those numbers for Bailao suspect. Should they turn out to have some validity it would mean literally every other pollster has been completely wrong.
But also re Overton window-shifting--well, if we have the Liberals as "centre" and NDP "far left", then shouldn't the Conservatives be correspondingly "far right"? Leaving aside the hair-splitting semantics, I'm just addressing relative positioning here. Of course, those responsible for the window-shifting would rather that Conservative be "centre" and Liberal be "moderate left" so as to fulfil the "NDP = far left" framework.
And speaking of "far"-anything and fringiness: let's not forget this statement on Fresco's part...
I'm sure her team is trying to get John Tory to endorse her. That would be a smart move. Tory seems to be trying to stay out of the campaign, but outside forces are trying to force his hand with polls, lobbying and a gold ole fashioned NDP scare. Unfortunately he has ties to Bradford, Hunter...urbantoronto.ca
Advocates for *that* are a fungus on all political forums.
Ah, but it's because the "display post" is different from the post I linked to (for whatever reason--must be a glitch in the system). And besides, that post is benign.
Please post a direct link to where I stated this.
I'll help you out. I never made this post.
You are completely pulling this one out of your rear-end.
I made a screenshot of it so you cant delete your idiotic claim
Err, not always true.True but Tory was the PC leader prior to being Mayor.
Things change but political views don't. Once a Conservative, always a Conservative
I've gone from being strong conservative to now completely socially liberal, but fiscally still conservative.
What this country needs is a Libertarian party that can compete with our big 3 parties
I have been doing something like foot-in-the-door pitch in all manner of political forums??And for you to be blowing the horn for a "Libertarian party that can compete with out big 3 parties" suggests that you've been doing something like that foot-in-the-door pitch in all manner of political forums for, let's say, some time now.
As I said...fungus.
Our government watches all politicians, but after Chinese election interference it only makes sense they will watch politicians of Chinese descent a bit more.If our government is monitoring/investigating a private citizen because she
1. used to be a politician 8 years ago
2. holds normal, common left-wing views
3. was born near China
then that is a gross misuse of resources and probably racist too.
Of course, they probably aren't doing this and that poster just pulled it out of their ass.