Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland back in January 2018. Photo credit: Associated Press/Markus Schreiber
Although it is not openly explained to Canadians, the Trudeau government is diligently introducing policies and programs authored by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The WEF global initiatives are championed in Canada by PM Justin Trudeau who is a celebrated national figure by the Forum’s Chairman Klaus Schwab; Deputy PM and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland who sits as a trustee on the WEF Board; and, a number of other prominent Liberals like Mark Carney and Catherine McKenna who are playing active roles in furthering WEF objectives in this country and around the world.
For WEF proponents this was another rough week as news broke that the Dutch government had collapsed. PM Mark Rutte has held office since 2010 and is one of the senior-most statesmen in the European Union (EU). And the Canadian connection… Rutte is also recognized, along beside Justin Trudeau, as one of the twin “golden pin-up boys” for Klaus Schwab and the WEF’s globalist agenda, according to Australian Sky News network. Rutte and Trudeau are known to complement one another and they both fawn over Schwab.
International media immediately fingered immigration policies as the cause of the political turmoil in the Netherlands. Absent from mainstream media was commentary about the impact months of anxious protests by Dutch farmers have had in the country. Concerned over fertilizer and agricultural products regulations developed from WEF and EU policy frameworks, more than 40,000 Dutch farmers have participated in blockages of roads, pushing back against a government that they claim is underhandedly forcing a selloff of 3,000 family farms.
A new pro-farmer party, the Farmers Citizens Movement, is now set to shock the country’s political establishment. Dutch political commentator Eva Vlaardingerbroek frames the upcoming election contest as a vote for independence: “If the Dutch people stop falling for his [PM Rutte] lies and get rid of him and his globalist policies once and for all, we can actually turn things around, stop the expropriation of our farmers, push back on immigration, and take back our national sovereignty from organizations like the EU and the WEF.”
Rutte’s rebuke is but the latest in a string of political set-backs this year for national leaders who are attempting to institute the WEF agenda in their countries. In January there was the shocking resignation of New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern, a fevered supporter of the progressive globalist agenda and graduate of the WEF’s Young Global Leaders program.
In taking a page from the 2019 WEF report entitled “Meat: The Future – A Roadmap for Delivering 21st-Century Protein”, Ardern introduced new taxes on NZ farmers in the name of fighting climate change. The “Arden Hot-Air Tax” was designed to reduce the emissions of methane and other greenhouse gases from livestock herds and their flatulence. With the tax making farm animals unaffordable to raise, NZ farmers would be forced to get rid of their livestock, and in time the population would consume less meat.
Former PM Arden was affectionately known in international circles as “The Great Reset high priestess,” but on January 19 her WEF-inspired efforts lost steam and the priestess exited stage-left, ironically admitting she “no longer had enough in the tank” to do the job.
Another shocking announcement with respect to the globalist climate agenda was delivered by the Swedish government in late June. Sweden’s Finance Minister Elisabeth Svantesson introduced new national energy policies, scrapping the country’s green energy targets for a “100 per cent renewable energy” supply. Sweden will henceforth pursue nuclear power solutions and are to abandon subsidized wind and solar power programs, recognizing them as too “unstable” to meet the nation’s energy requirements.
In a frank statement in parliament, Svantesson warned other Western nations who are clinging to the WEF’s green agenda: “[In] substantial industrialized economies… only a gas to the nuclear pathway is viable to remain industrialized and competitive.”
Dr. John Constable, Sweden’s Net Zero Watch’s Energy Director, echoed the finance minister. He observed the government’s move would “ground their economy in an energy source, nuclear, that is physically sound and secure, unlike renewables which are neither.” Dr. Constable added other world governments may continue “to live in a fantasy… But we are coming to the end of the green dream.”
Yet another international news story that has had little coverage and analysis in Canadian mainstream media is the mayhem in France resulting in hundreds injured, thousands arrested, and property damage and theft totaling nearly a trillion dollars. Some Canadian commentary pushed a social justice narrative about the riots, focusing on police abuse of ethnic minorities. However, Canuck op eds have been hollow, steering clear of the larger, more complex issues regarding the societal tensions caused by a country ill-prepared for a mass influx of racially diverse migrants.
In contrast, in the European media, French President Emmanuel Macron’s globalist approach to encouraging greater immigration is viewed with the same critical skepticism as was former German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mantra “We’ll manage this.” Both national leaders pushed the WEF migration agenda on their country without factoring for adequate housing, health care, social services, or work placement programs to accommodate the swell of newcomers. Today, with the streets of Paris and Marseilles still being restored, Europeans are fixed on a global vs. national policy debate that is playing itself out in their parliaments and news coverage.
Canadians, as a whole, are blissfully ignorant of these world events and the ensuing debates that are tilting against the globalists’ designs found in international bodies such as the WEF and United Nations (UN). As it is, Trudeau continues to receive laudatory headlines in the country’s legacy media for his globalist statesmanship. But more to the point, even though the policies are not identified as originating in the WEF, the Trudeau government is laying down, piece by piece, a WEF agenda for the country. Consider these federal announcements of the last few months:
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is developing nitrogen regulations modelled on EU policies for reducing Canadian farmers’ fertilizer emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, and achieving in the agri-food industry net-zero emissions by 2050.
- The Bank of Canada is exploring the ways and means to introduce central bank digital currency (CBDCs). CBDCs replace cash, and financial transactions are processed through a central banking system. Once established, it is possible that national governments – or international bodies – can track and regulate financial transactions of businesses and individuals.
- Canada, through Canadian Bankers Association, is playing a leadership role in advancing the WEF’s global digital ID program, which will utilize QR codes in a similar way that the Canadian ArriveCAN app is used. Building on this program, the government is also looking at possibilities to have WEF tie this digital ID to medical records and establish “trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics.”
- Canada is a proponent of the UN’s Pandemic Health Treaty, which will establish the health officials and technocrats at the World Health Organization (WHO) as the sole authority to direct nations during a global pandemic crisis. The WHO directives can include border closures, travel restrictions, quarantines, and public health counter-measures such as vaccines rollouts, medical examinations, and medication of individuals. This pandemic treaty is scheduled to be signed as early as May 2024.
Again, Canadians are largely unaware of much of this government activity. Given the push back witnessed in countries like the Netherlands, Sweden and New Zealand it is likely by design that Trudeau, Freeland and others do not reference the WEF initiatives or bother to explain how the various programs are tied together.
The final word goes to Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre who made a direct and unequivocal statement this week about the WEF and Canada, should the Conservatives defeat the Liberals in the next federal election. At the Calgary Stampede Poilievre asserted, “We will ban all of my ministers and top government officials from any involvement in the World Economic Forum. There will be no mandates, no central bank digital currencies, no mandated digital ID.”
With Poilievre calling out the Trudeau Liberals’ commitments to the WEF agenda, perhaps Canadians will finally join the many other countries around the world who are debating the conflicting visions for their future as promised by the national and global policy agendas.
Chris George is an advocate, government relations advisor, and writer/copy editor. As president of a public relations firm established in 1994, Chris provides discreet counsel, tactical advice and management skills to CEOs/Presidents, Boards of Directors and senior executive teams in executing public and government relations campaigns and managing issues. Prior to this PR/GR career, Chris spent seven years on Parliament Hill on staffs of Cabinet Ministers and MPs. He has served in senior campaign positions for electoral and advocacy campaigns at every level of government. Today, Chris resides in Almonte, Ontario where he and his wife manage www.cgacommunications.com. Contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.