Monday, September 30, 2013

The foreign invasion of Canada created by privatization.

Government of Canada property is routinely sold through Privy Council Orders-in-Council. The people of Canada are never consulted, when embassies, lighthouses, experimental farms, train stations, Olympic venues, Expo '67 pavilions, RCMP buildings, space observatories, baseball stadiums, bridges, military bases and post offices are privatized. Former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell is selling the Canadian High Commission in London, England for $500 million dollars. The former American Embassy is located in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, and American Ambassadors Averell Harriman and Joseph Kennedy lived in the mansion during World War 11.
Our Members of Parliament, whom we elect to represent us, cannot even see documents pertaining to the sale of government buildings, see the YouTube video "PSAC President John Gordon gives speech."
In a participatory democracy, ordinary citizens would have the power to veto any sale of public property. We have to sit back and watch helplessly, when foreign governments buy our Crown corporations, land and national historic sites. And the traitors who sell my country to the highest bidder are entitled to lifetime pensions and honourary titles.
China, India and Saudi Arabia are buying huge tracts of land in countries such as New Zealand, to grow food and bio-fuel.
Global resource companies have drilling rights on federal and provincial Crown property--- are companies such as EnCana, Imperial Oil and General Electric paying royalties to ordinary Canadians? It's our land.
We are treated like children, who are too simple-minded to understand the following terms and sentences:

  • Crown assets.
  • Consolidated Revenue Fund - Money from the sale of Crown property is rarely deposited into the Consolidated Revenue Fund, read the Canada Post Corporation Act, the Surplus Crown Assets Act, the Broadcasting Act, the National Capital Act, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act and Museums Act.
  • Arms-length Crown corporation.
  • Order-in-Council.
  • Promissory Note 
  • Payment for the property will be deferred.
  • Surplus land - the term "surplus land" is an oxymoron, a joke.
  • The federal buildings will be sold and leased back.
Several years ago, the Canadian government planned to sell nine GOC buildings, including the Harry Hays Building in Calgary, the Thomas D'Arcy McGee Building in Ottawa, Skyline Towers in Ottawa and the Sinclair Building in Vancouver, B.C.
Janet Sinclair, daughter of the Hon. James Sinclair, after whom the building is named, and sister of Margaret Trudeau, stood in front of the heritage building and told a rally:
"We thought it was the stupidest thing we ever heard, to sell something you own, and lease it back."
"This is a beautiful building, and it should be owned by the people of Canada."
I struggle to accept the fact that the CNR and CPR hotels are gone---the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa and Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C.are currently for sale. To add insult to injury, foreigners owned the Royal York, Jasper Park Lodge, Banff, Chateau Lake Louise,Chateau Frontenac, Chateau Montebello and a dozen more irreplaceable landmarks.
 Samuel de Champlain built a fortress in Quebec City on high ground, to protect the city from foreign invaders. The Chateau Frontenac Hotel was build on the grounds of the fortress--- privatization led to the foreign invasion of the Chateau Frontenac.
The Chateau Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City.(Wikipedia).
The Canadian Pacific Railway was legally obligated to return the CPR hotels, train stations (Windsor Station in Montreal, Summerhill in Toronto..) and millions of acres of land, to the people of Canada. Instead of returning the reversionary properties, the railway decided to create a real estate company, Marathon Realty in 1963. So many lawsuits have been filed against Marathon Realty---see "Attorney General of Canada v Canadian Pacific Limited and Marathon Realty" and Auditor General of Canada reports. Parks Canada and the Department of Justice are currently refusing to intervene, and return the Banff train station to its rightful owners. And the CPR recently closed the Alyth Yards in Calgary, Alberta.

People fight for what they love---I love the songs "O Canada" and "The Maple Leaf Forever;" our Maple Leaf Flag and Coat of Arms;the National Parks; the Dominion Observatory and Experimental Farm in Ottawa; landmarks; heritage buildings, the Prairies and the Rockies; Atlantic Canada lighthouses, buildings and landscapes; museums (I visited the Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump and the Glenbow Museum in Alberta, and Sir John A. Macdonald's home in Kingston, Ontario) and National Historic Sites.
The British Embassy owns Sir John A. Macdonald's home in Ottawa.
Fairmont owns the CPR and CNR railway hotels.
Ottawa's "Mile of History" on Sussex Drive, is almost completely dominated by the American and Middle Eastern embassies, and the Aga Khan owns the former Canadian War Museum and the plot of land next to the Lester B. Pearson Building.
Canada's Coat of Arms and Maple Leaf Flag are stripped from government buildings when they are privatized. During the Middle Ages, the Barbarians also stripped heraldic flags and Coats of Arms from buildings, when they invaded foreign countries.
The Fraser Institute wants to see the devolution of all National Parks in British Columbia to the B.C. provincial government. ("Introduction When A Country")
Ten years ago Walt Disney Corporation and Viacom were interested in buying the CN Tower in Toronto.
Donald Trump built a luxury high rise condo and hotel on railway land in Toronto.
La Ronde, the huge Expo '67 amusement park in Montreal, is now owned and operated by Six Flags, an American company. (My father was a professional photographer, I posted many Expo '67 pictures on my blog:
1.) "The federal government is closing the former American pavilion at Expo '67, because of "budget cuts".
2.) "Family photographs taken at Expo '67".
3.) "Inside the United States Pavilion at Expo '67.")














Important Canadian symbols and landmarks.

1.  The Parliament Buildings and Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
2. Canada's Maple Leaf Flag
3.  Canada's Coat of Arms
4.  The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario.
5.  Ottawa's Mile of History on Sussex Drive, Ottawa.
6.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police - in 1995, the Walt Disney Corporation bought the rights to the RCMP image, Google "1995 - Disney scores right to market Mountie products -CBC".
7.  The Rockies
8.  The Calgary Tower/Husky Tower - The Calgary Tower was built on the grounds of a demolished CPR railway station. Sir John A. Macdonald gave the CPR 25 million acres of land, on the condition that any property not needed by the CPR would revert to the Crown, the people of Canada. We own the land beneath the tower.
9.   Grain elevators
10. Totem Poles
11. Niagara Falls
12. Lighthouses
13. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
14. UNESCO World Heritage Sites
15. The CNR and CPR railway hotels.
16. CNR and CPR train stations
17. Igloos
18. Illanaaq - a Vancouver 2010 Olympics logo.
19. Canada's National Parks
20. Dominion Buildings - The Mulroney government privatized thousands of Dominion Buildings, which housed federal government agencies and Crown corporations---Canada Post, Manpower, Canada Customs, the RCMP, the Passport Office...Many of the buildings featured a clock tower, and Canada's Maple Leaf Flag and Coat of Arms were proudly displayed.
  
               
21. Statues on Parliament Hill - Sir Wilfred Laurier, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Sir John A. Macdonald, Queen Elizabeth 11, Robert Baldwin and Sir Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, Thomas D'Arcy McGee, George Brown, Alexander Mackenzie, Sir Sir George-Etienne Cartier, Lester Bowles Pearson, John George Diefenbaker, Police Memorium, Queen Victoria, Sir Robert Laird Borden, The Famous Five or The Valiant Five.
22. Fort Henry in Kingston, Ontario.
23. Canada Place in Vancouver, with its iconic white sails, was built by the taxpayers of Canada for Expo '86. The Fraser Institute wants to see Canada Place privatized. ("Introduction When a Country.")



Friday, September 27, 2013

Kingston Penitentiary will close on September 30, 2013.

Canada Lands Company, a federal Crown corporation, will either demolish the prison or convert it into condos.
The Canada Lands Company privatizes federal penitentiaries, military bases, Agriculture Canada experimental farms, Canada Post Dominion Buildings and mail sorting plants, museums, Canada Mortgage and Housing properties, bases owned by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Natural Resources Canada buildings and land and National Capital Commission properties.
During the 1980's and 1990's, the Crown corporation privatized Canadian National Railway train stations, office towers in Edmonton, Alberta and London, Ontario, roundhouses (the Spadina roundhouse in Toronto was demolished to make way for the Skydome, aka The Rogers Centre.) and almost 100,000 acres of land.
The CN Tower is no longer owned by the People of Canada, the landmark is "non-federal owned". Several years ago there was an attempt to remove the words "Canada" and "Canadian" from the word mark "CN Tower", despite the fact that  taxpayers of this country paid for the construction of the tower, and the land was federally owned.
As I have mentioned before, I broke down and wept when I drove past the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario a few years ago. The Prison for Women was a Classified Federal Heritage Building, but the Canada Lands Company planned to convert the cell block into 32 condo units.
Kingston Penitentiary is a National Historic Site of Canada.The Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Penitentiary in Laval, Quebec was also a National Historic Site of Canada. But the prison lost all heritage designation and protection when it was transferred to the Canada Lands Company. Many Hollywood movies were filmed in the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Pen, including the Universal movie "Death Race" and John Travolta's "Battlefield Earth". Canada Lands Company said it would cost $6 million dollars to demolish the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Penitentiary:
A September 5, 2005 Globe and Mail article about the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Penitentiary by Albert Warson.


"Death Race" was filmed in a federal prison in Laval, Quebec.

The Prison for Women condos.
A letter to me from the Hon. Peter Milliken, M.P. for Kingston and the Islands.


My father loved beautiful buildings and landmarks.


I have all the negatives for these pictures, will develop them soon:
Postcards
Soest, Germany.
Europa-Center and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche in Berlin, Germany.


Cathedral Hauptstadt in Berlin, Germany.
Westfalen, Germany.


Hotel Barolina and Kino International, Berlin.

       

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Barrick Gold paid $10,000 dollars for land in Nevada that contained $10 billion dollars worth of gold.

The gold was on federal land,owned by the people of the United States. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbit said:
"This is the greatest rip-off since the Yankees stole Babe Ruth from the Red Sox for pocket change...It's the biggest gold heist since the days of Butch Cassidy."
American President George H.W. Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney were Barrick Gold directors.
In 1980, the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa, Ontario held 660 tonnes of gold. The gold has disappeared, people, according to the Internet article When Irish Eyes are Smiling: Brian Mulroney and Canada's Gold.
The old Island Park Drive Bridge in Ottawa was 650 tonnes:
The Island Park Drive Bridge, Ottawa Ontario.

Wal-Mart is destroying archaeological sites and historic battlefields.

The American multinational corporation Wal-Mart built a store on top of Teotihucan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mexican journalist Javier Aranda wrote "Perhaps they can build a strip club at the Holy Sepulcher, a McDonalds at Mont Alban, or a Hard Rock Cafe next to the Pyramids of Egypt." (From: "Wal-Mart allowed to build near pyramids" by Mark Stevenson, Associated Press.)The people of Canada own many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. A 1990's Fraser Institute document suggested that all the national parks in British Columbia should be devolved to the BC provincial government. The 1982 Constitution Act gives the Canadian provinces oil, gas and mining rights on Crown land.
National Parks in British Columbia
Pacific Rim National Park
Gulf Islands National Park
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Kootenay National Park
Yoho National Park
Gwaii Hanaas National Park
Glacier National Park
International oil and gas, timber, mining, metal and water companies would love to own Canada's national parks---Alcan, General Electric, Suez and Thames Water. Water is known as Blue Gold or Liquid Gold. When Gordon Campbell was premier of British Columbia, he gave energy companies drilling rights on provincial Crown land, and Gordon Campbell was, or still is, an Alcan shareholder.

Lyrics to the song "This Land is Our Land Canada" by The Travellers. YouTube has many videos featuring this song:
                                       This land is your land, This land is my land,
                                       From Bonavista to the Vancouver Island;
                                       From the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes waters,
                                       This land was made for you and me.
Wal-Mart was thwarted in their attempt to build a store near a Civil War battlefield Manassas, Virginia. And the Walt Disney Corporation planned to build a theme park near Revolutionary War and Civil War landmarks in Virginia. David McCullough, President of the Society of American Historians, said:
"Would we as a country want a theme park at Normandy Beach? Would we permit that? Would we, in the name of creating jobs, make splinters of Mount Vernon?"
Mount Vernon in Virginia, home of the first President of the United States, George Washington.
I think it was disrespectful for Celine Dion and Paul McCartney to perform on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, a Seven Years War battlefield where Canadian General Louis -Joseph de Montcalm and British General James Wolfe were mortally wounded. People should not be singing and dancing on graves.





Thursday, September 5, 2013

Greece will have to privatize thousands of state-owned properties, to pay off European Union, IMF and European Central Bank loans.

The National Archaeological Museum of Athens. (Wikipedia.)
In 1979 I visited Athens, Corfu, Githion, Sparta and the Poseidon Temple at Sounion.
                 
                                                     
         
                   




Lord Byron carved his name into the Sounion temple.



The National Archaeological Museum of Athens.