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September 2, 2023 | What Happened To Canada?

John Rubino is a former Wall Street financial analyst and author or co-author of five books, including The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops and Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom. He founded the popular financial website in 2004 and sold it in 2022.

On Greg Hunter’s show last week I said something like:

If five years ago you’d asked me to name the country least likely to go authoritarian, I’d have picked Canada. It always seemed like a well-run place full of mature people with good intentions. So it’s a shock to see what’s happening up there.

To which a viewer commented:

“This guy doesn’t know anything about Canada, saying it was the most free country. It’s been a police state with little constitutional rights for over 40 years”

That was kind of the point, that in light of recent events I apparently don’t know Canada at all.

Two things up front:

  1. Criticizing Canada is not praising the US by comparison. We’ve been shredding the Bill of Rights for years and are drifting towards civil war. But that’s a subject for another day.
  2. I’m no expert on Canadian legal institutions or civil rights history, so might be misunderstanding the recent news. But I just googled “Canadian speech laws” and damn.

The inspiration for this note is a video posted by Substack writer Jessica Rose that promises to explain what happened. I haven’t watched it yet but will later today. Comments are welcome.

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September 2nd, 2023

Posted In: John Rubino Substack

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