Prospective BC Premier hosts “Uncancel Canada Day” party in Victoria

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July 2, 2021


Aaron Gunn, a right-wing political pundit gathered supporters for an “Un-cancel Canada Day” party in Victoria, BC, while he toyed with the idea of running for the conservative Liberal Party of BC.

In a speech to gathered supporters, Gunn held no punches back regarding the city of Victoria’s decision to cancel the nation’s birthday.

“And I’m tired of the narrative of this country, and of its story, being dragged through the mud and hijacked by a small group of political extremists,” he said.

Speaking of the extremists, Gunn noted that there will always be people on the left trying to burn down the country, but we must fight back.

“I promise you this – I will never cower, I will never capitulate and I will never let you down.” 

Radical British Columbian politicians moved to cancel Canada Day celebrations in the province’s capital weeks ago.. 

Victoria city councillors were so eager to do away with the national holiday that they voted unanimously to axe the planned virtual Canada Day, Gunn’s BBQ threw a wrench in that plan. 

Mayor Lisa Helps justified the political decision by using unmarked graves as a political tool to end the celebration that she has always despised. Helps, in fact, presided over the first removal of a Sir John A. Macdonald statue in the country, just three years ago.

Victoria city councillors have tried to snub their nose at Canada’s traditions before. In 2019, Councillor Ben Isitt tried to force the Canadian military to pay for the city’s Remembrance Day parade. 

In a motion presented before the council, Isitt wanted to force the Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada to pay for the parades and events taking place across the city.

Naturally, public outrage ensued. Isitt never stuck to his guns and retreated on the issue but was quick to compare ordinary Canadians and veterans with “neo fascists” and the “alt-right.” 

“Economic elites have always resorted to distraction to maintain their powers and privileges — whether in 1930s Germany or in North America today,” wrote Isitt.

“We should not be surprised that neofascist, ‘alt-right’ formations such as the Proud Boys and more moderate conservative voices in the corporate media would prefer that citizens in Victoria and other communities focus on controversy — rather than on tackling the major challenges of our time.”

Gunn has not officially announced that he is running for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party, however he has launched an “exploratory committee” to consider a bid.


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