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The View Up Here
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Let's talk about Canadian politics. Not the spin, not the talking points, not the partisan bluster. Let's talk about the reality of this "democracy"
 
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Well, well, well. It seems the Conservative Party of Canada has gotten a little upset about the exact same tactics they used with zero regard for convention during the Decade of Emperor being used against them by the Trudeau Liberals. Payback is indeed a bitch. It is unfortunate the CPC can't demonstrate the same level of maturity shown by thei ...…
 
One month in, no solutions, no real answers, no single timeline, no media focus, no point. Remember when the headlines screamed "illegal interference"? Well, since Jody Wilson-Raybould told committee flat-out that no laws were broken in her view, the revenue generators didn't drop it, they just switched to "improper". Remember when Michael Wern ...…
 
Fastlane is the last PPV event before WrestleMania and the usual indication is that all this event is used for is storyline set-up for the annual biggest show of the year. Well, guess what? Not much changes this year as far as that goes. Of course "The Authority" has stepped it up big time, because we simply can't have a WrestleMania without th ...…
 
Why does Canada seem to get the definition of such basic things backwards compared to most other places? Take for example the word scandal. Perhaps it is the definers of such terminology that cause such confusion. Heaven forbid the "esteemed" corporate media would be playing a role in such misinformation. Why oh why would the gatekeepers of inf ...…
 
Elimination Chamber is one of the best props that WWE has. Combining elements of the steel cage, the Royal Rumble and the improbability of outside interference there is an impression of results being decided inside the structure. A "May the best competitor win" type thing. As we are on the annual "Road to Wrestlemania", most if not all storylin ...…
 
So tell me Canada, how is that shiny new 21st Century working out so far for you? All the promise and none of the institutional improvements delivered? Surprise! It's called neoliberal status quo. Change is bad apparently, especially for those with traditional power and privilege to lose. In fact, lets use that influence to create new levels of ...…
 
You know it's the New Year when the Royal Rumble comes along and the road to 'Mania starts up. Phoenix is this year's host with the event being held outdoors looking for attendance around 40,000 at Chase Field. The night before will see NXT TakeOver Phoenix at Talking Sticks Arena. And the Royal Smarks are here to offer their brand of predictio ...…
 
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is the largest annual gathering of the world power structure. Representation from over 100 governments, over 1000 corporations, leaders of international agencies and NGO's, cultural leaders and hand-picked rising stars of developing global trends. A global brand with huge opinion influence and medi ...…
 
It's another TVUH Triple Shot. Three things in the last week or so that deserve being "addressed" on the show. Well, at least I think so and since I produce the show... guess what. The Retirement - After seven Federal election wins, twice Minister with two different governments and his largest margin of victory in 2015, Scott Brison has retired ...…
 
A new year brings new expectations, new hopes, new priorities and... the same old disappointing circle-jerk of posturing and manouvering for power and narrative control? Can recent history give expectation of much else? One would be described as optimistic, to put it kindly, in hoping for some sort of return to a fact-based process regarding an ...…
 
The View Up Here welcomes back attorney, activist and agent of change Stanley L. Cohen for a 2018 year-end discussion about the year that was and the trajectory going forward into 2019. In what seems to be the norm now, old phrases have taken on new meaning and new purpose. Never before has caveat emptor had more impact as it now seems the only ...…
 
One of the biggest planks in the 2015 Liberal election platform was "Electoral Reform" which was a multi-faceted pledge. We know what happened with the part concerning electoral systems - Sweet F**k All and Canadians will remember that. But the other part of the pledge was correcting the damage done by the "Unfair Elections Act" of the Harper r ...…
 
The First Ministers Conference. A wonderfully Canadian creation where Provincial and Territorial Premiers try to use their 13-to-1 advantage to extort/persuade/embarrass/browbeat the Federal government into delivering on aims not necessarily in the "national interest" despite all claims to the contrary. There is no real purpose to these gatheri ...…
 
Dwight Eisenhower was the last career military man to hold the office of President of the United States. The 5-star General knew the business of war. On January 17, 1961 in his final Presidential address after 8 years in which the Cold War raged, a dire warning was given to the American people and by proxy to the world. "We must guard against t ...…
 
Trans-Mountain Expansion. Three words that evoke many different reactions from many different people. Despite a custom designed "approval" process meant to ignore all evidence to question it and promote easily disprovable benefit scenarios, the Federal Court of Appeal revoked the Federal Cabinet certificate of approval for the project this past ...…
 
It's time for the last Big Four PPV of the year as WWE moves into Staples Center in Los Angeles for four straight nights with, in order - NXT War Games, Survivor Series, RAW and SmackDown Live. Survivor Series has traditionally been marketed as Brand versus Brand, but this year with all the twists of fate leading to the event in the last couple ...…
 
It's that time again. Back by semi-popular demand, The View Up Here Triple Rant. After all...when in Rome... Tony - Despite best efforts of the CPC and corporate media, there is no denying the abrupt and complete derailment of a career politician with the highest civilian security clearance in the land. At his own...um...hand. From releasing it ...…
 
Imagine you could influence regions across the globe, people of different cultures and languages on the same ideological issues. From one central point of execution with the masses not knowing they are part of a larger over-riding stategy far beyond their concerns. When people believe what speaks to them doesn't do that at all. But they think i ...…
 
Remember the 2015 election campaign? Remember how Justin Trudeau said Omnibus Legislation has no place in a democracy? There were a lot of promises made about fixing Canada's justice laws and modernizing the courts. And the bills from the new Government came rolling out. Bill C-28 was aimed at the punitive and inflexible Victim Surcharge regime ...…
 
Two. Two. Two shows in one! The two WWE events The Smarks cover in this episode are becoming more like night and day by the hour. At first it seemed like a good idea to combine the two into one show considering they are only one week apart. Things aren't working out as planned, shall we say, for us or the Company. Evolution, the first all-women ...…
 
Just Transition If you don't know what this two word policy of the present and foreseeable future is about, you will soon. With "once in a century" storms happening every decade or less, with the insurmountable amount of scientific evidence growing every day, with banks around the world refusing to finance new fossil fuel infrastructure, the wr ...…
 
Freedom. The most bastardized "noble" word there is. In the 21st century what does it mean to you? What does it mean to Governments? What does it mean to corporations and institutional investors like pension funds and hedge funds? The USA, with cultural dominance over much of the globe, has sold a version of freedom that implies the individual ...…
 
Your host has attended his first Trump rally in Canada. Featuring co-stars Jason Kenney and Doug Ford taking marquee billing to preach to the approximately 1500 extras from the live version of King Of The Hill. Complete with MAGA hats (both America and Alberta), Trump jerseys, Trudeau Sucks t-shirts, a damn good honkytonk band and two cash bars ...…
 
Ready to be up at between 2 am (PDT) and 5 am (EDT) for the live event start on Saturday morning? That's when it will be Saturday night in Melbourne for the Super Showdown. Ten matches but only four belts on the line, three from SmackDown Live and the Cruiserweight title. Throw in all kinds of storyline silliness, legends to push new(er) charac ...…
 
The View Up Here has a Triple Shot this week. Three events, three different results in three different environments and the same old problems in each of them. The Dead Stop - New Brunswick will carry on with an interim caretaker Government as a result of election results as the four parties in play continue to try and make a deal to be in on th ...…
 
On October 1st, Quebec holds its 42nd General Election and for the first time in 50 years the main issue is NOT independence. Things have changed somewhat into "Quebecois Values" being the signature theme of the campaign. As the stumbles, provocations and three televised debates have passed, what was once a seeming inevitability of a majority C ...…
 
Welcome to Season 10 of The View Up Here. And here we go... New Brunswick heads to the polls on September 24th to elect a new Provincial Government. The 39th general election has five parties in contention, but only two are considered to have a chance to lead the next Legislature. At dissolution, the Liberal Party led by Premier Brian Gallant h ...…
 
Hell In A Cell goes Sunday, September 16 in San Antonio, TX. There are only two matches that utilize the namesake of the event, but they should be entertaining for sure. Braun Strowman cashes in the MITB to face Roman Reigns in the Cell for the Universal Championship. Seems suitable for this never ending storyline. Throw in two legendary risk-t ...…
 
A big promise of the Trudeau Liberal campaign in 2015 was a complete rewriting of the Federal Environmental Review process. There was no question the 2012 Canadian Environmental Assessment Act was a failure. When you have panels of review agencies resigning over conflicts of interest, it's time to start over. The courts cancelled Northern Gatew ...…
 
The 2019 CPC Convention in Halifax has come and gone. So has Maxime Bernier regarding the Party. Inevitable? Yes, likely, but the other inevitabilities are not remotely new in any way shape or form from the Party of Harper that insists Harper is history. But then, maybe Emperor is in the rear-view mirror considering the passed resolutions to re ...…
 
Have you seen enough of the promos for "The Summer's Biggest Event"? And barely a mention of TakeOver? Par for the course in Vince's world. Barclay's Center in Brooklyn will host both SummerSlam on Sunday, August 19 and TakeOver Brooklyn 4 on Saturday, August 18 for the fourth year in a row. As usual, the difference in length and promotion demo ...…
 
By any measurement you wish to use, Feminism and its causes have never been more prominent than they are today. Over the past few years with the utilization of social media, attention on spousal abuse, sexual assault of all kinds, open misogyny, institutional bias, consent, behavioural norms and more have been broken open with the advent of the ...…
 
There is no question that Canada's seat of democracy, the Parliamentary Precinct in Ottawa, was already overdue for renovation and restoration when the official process started in the 1990's. Studies, inspections, proposals, hearings and predictions play their part in all major spending programs and this huge group of projects certainly fulfill ...…
 
Did you think the Trans-Pacific Partnership died when the US withdrew? Did you think it would stay dead? Not by a longshot. The other eleven signatory nations treated the abandonment of the deal by Drumpf to be merely a temporary circumstance. Carry on! There are plenty of industries and corporations that want their deal. Especially the ones wh ...…
 
For the second time since the start of the Trudeau government, the Federal Cabinet has been shuffled. Canadians can expect this being the team that will lead the LPC into the next election. There are no such things as surprises at this level anymore, by design. After all, message control is as much a part of governing as actual execution and de ...…
 
There were a lot of big promises in that 2015 LPC Campaign, weren't there? Such as electoral reform. Such as eliminating the National Energy Board and having new project hearings. Such as a new "relationship" with Indigenous Peoples. Such as "fixing" C-51. See a common theme here? Well, add another one to the growing pile. After promising to re ...…
 
Extreme Rules, a cross-branded PPV with a bloated ELEVEN matches and every title except the Part-Time Championship up for grabs, goes this Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Smarks are here to offer their "insight" on what's gonna go down. Only one title bout has been named as an Extreme Rules match, the RAW Womens Championship. We do get a 30-minute Ir ...…
 
The legendary "Alberta Advantage". This narrative pushed an Alberta that enabled the entrepreneurial, can-do image that supposedly made the province special. Where taxation was so low, so far under the average of the rest of the country, that any hiccup in world markets for carbon based energy would create a black hole in the provincial ledger. ...…
 
Canada enjoys a reputation at home and abroad as a generous nation. The legendary acceptance and support of the red maple leaf internationally was built over decades, with a general performance from governments to match the image. Those Canadians are fair and understanding folk. They are willing to help. How long has that reputation been riding ...…
 
Facts, Kinder Morgan and the Trans-Mountain Expansion. Very rarely shall the three intersect, by extensive design. Some factors, like climate, fade from the narrative because...well, they are inconvenient facts for proponents of TMX. Others such as a multi-year failure of Kinder Morgan to finance the project have been made moot by the Federal b ...…
 
Smarks In The Bank or what? After three PPV's in less than a month, it's been 6 weeks since that spurt ended. And it's time. Money In The Bank goes Sunday, June 17 and there are 10 matches scheduled, from the SmackDown Tag Championship in the pre-show, to both womens belts up for grabs, to the Intercontinental title match, to three grudge/story ...…
 
On June 17, 1958, the Second Narrows Bridge being built over Burrard Inlet collapsed. Nineteen men died. It has remained Vancouver's worst industrial accident. Sixty years later, all that remains are a few old faded photos and a sign declaring the bridge as "The Ironworkers Memorial". It turns out a young draftsman had filmed the entire project ...…
 
Isn't it a good thing this was a short campaign? It may not seem like it to most Ontarians but considering recent history, it was. So what was learned this time? As usual, it depends entirely upon who you ask. That part is completely in line with recent history as well. Some things did not change over the writ period at all in the "public spher ...…
 
Remember that accepted axiom that the passage of time would make humanity smarter? The sum of our experiences recorded for posterity in ever increasing detail and totality would inevitably lead to better outcomes? Are you tired of waiting? Do you sense it is now moving further away instead of nearer? Post-truth Conservatism, the name of a misle ...…
 
Considering the lack of reporting by corporate media on the state of Civil Liberties in Canada, you could assume things are just fine. But that is all it would be - an assumption. A carefully crafted one that has been molded since Day One of the Trudeau government. Remember how the Liberals would "fix the problematic elements" of Harper's C-51? ...…
 
When is the last time you remember three pay-per-view events in the same month from WWE? First it was WrestleMania, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Then the Greatest Wahhabi Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Now it's BackLash, in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday, May 6. For the first time since the brand split a couple years ago, WWE has gone back to a po ...…
 
Depending on who you ask, episodes like this are not nearly enough or any like it are too many. In reality, that call is mine and mine alone. So here we go... The Rant Up Here ... version number I have no idea. Rant #1 - As if the "Electoral Reform" scam was not enough, we were told that at least the weakening of the electoral system courtesy o ...…
 
The Smarks are back for their 25th episode and you could be forgiven for thinking it's 25 years in the past, if not more. WWE has signed a 10 year co-operation deal with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and that means we get WrestleMania 34A with no women wrestlers in the land of wahhabist testosterone. The Greatest Royal Rumble, a one-off spectacle ...…
 
The View Up Here kicks off its fifth year and Season 9 with a definite listener favourite returning to guest once again - Stephen Lautens. As usual, Mr. Lautens picks his content and this episode is very timely indeed. Is there any going back? Weaponizing social media and opinion in an Age of Ignorance. With the inescapable presence of seemingl ...…
 
June 7 approaches, the Budget has come down and Queen's Park nears dissolution of the Legislature. Cue the campaign rhetoric, cue the media scrambling, cue the on-line partisan blusterstorm. So what are the "strategies" for the campaign? Depends who you ask. Sitting government always has the advantage of using more information with credible sou ...…
 
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