‘Bugs are not beef’: Leslyn Lewis blasts Trudeau gov’t for funding farm producing consumable crickets

OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) – Conservative Party of Canada MP and leadership candidate Dr. Leslyn Lewis blasted the current cancel-culture crusade against red meat through pushing bugs as a source of food.

“Mega corporations shouldn’t be buying up all our farmland. Governments shouldn’t be interfering in how we farm. Bugs are not beef. Let’s stand up for farmers and protect our food security,” Lewis tweeted Saturday in reference to a report about a government-subsidized cricket farm being opened in Canada.

Canada’s federal government, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has contributed $8.5 million to a London, Ontario cricket farm, run by the Aspire Food Group.

The cricket farm recently came online and when fully operational will be able to make 13 million kilograms of crickets for “human and pet consumption.”

Lewis, in a recent platform blog update, wrote that with the “announcement of the world’s largest cricket processing plant being built in London, Ontario,” farmers are “concerned about the survival of their industry.”

“Watching the clashes in Holland between the agriculture industry and their government has understandably made them wonder if the same scapegoating of their industry is on the way to Canada,” Lewis wrote.

Lewis added that the “demonization” of Canadian farmers’ products through “red tape, negative product labels, and high carbon taxes” is a “deliberate attempt by this Liberal government to cancel the agriculture and livestock industry.”

“Livestock farmers had to fight the Liberals’ plan to put fat warning labels on ground beef and pork, while not doing so on patented artificial meat products that contain higher fats from canola and industrial seed oil, which is far worse than natural animal fat,” Lewis wrote.

In Lewis’ update, she noted how the trend to push farmers from their land can trace its roots to the United Nations’ 1993 “Convention on Biodiversity.”

“It has (Convention on Biodiversity) opened the door for the movement away from private property, and created a concentration on ownership of patented plants and livestock into the hands of biotech companies,” Lewis wrote.

Fired worker receives nearly $9,000 in damages after being let go for refusing to wear a mask

EDMONTON, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) — Adam Yates, an aircraft maintenance engineer, was awarded nearly $9,000 in damages after being fired for refusing to wear a mask.

This month, the Edmonton Labour Board ruled that Acorn Welding Ltd. of Edmonton, a federally regulated aircraft maintenance company, must pay Yates $8,917 for firing him without cause. as reported by Blacklock’s Reporter.

“Go home, think about it and come back on Monday when we can have a clearer discussion,” Yates’ supervisor told him when the engineer would not wear a mask.

“You cannot work without a mask,” the supervisor was quoted in board hearings. “Yates replied, ‘he was not a sheep’ and stated he would not wear a mask.”

Yates was sent home and subsequently fired via email. “We are writing to inform you that Acorn Welding is accepting your resignation,” the company’s human resources officer wrote.

“This is based on your firm unwillingness to wear a facial covering while not working in your cubicle as required,” it added.

The Labour Board ruled that the letter amounted to dismissal without notice, which is a breach of the Employment Standards Code.

World Economic Forum Deletes Sri Lankan PM Article Boasting Of Plan to Make Country ‘Rich by 2025’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has removed a 2018 article by the Sri Lankan Prime Minister on Tuesday touting a plan to make the country “rich by 2025” following the total collapse of the country.

In the now-deleted article titled, “This is how I will make my country rich by 2025,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe laid out his vision to “strategically position Sri Lanka as the hub of the Indian Ocean” in part by imposing WEF-sponsored environmental initiatives to address “climate change.”

Wickremesinghe cited the WEF as an organization that will help him achieve his goals.

“The 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, provides me with the opportunity to showcase the landmark changes in Sri Lanka and our growing economic interconnection with the ASEAN region and beyond,” he concluded. “It will build upon the foundations of the historical and cultural ties that have existed for many centuries, and which bind our people irrevocably.”

Notably, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa also promised in 2019 to transition the country’s farmers to organic agriculture over 10 years, following up in April 2021 by imposing a nationwide ban on fertilizers and pesticides and ordering the country’s 2 million farmers to go organic.

Just a few years later, Sri Lanka’s president fled the country and PM Wickremesinghe resigned last week after the people revolted and stormed their residences.

Before its people stormed the presidential palace and overthrew the government, Sri Lanka had one of the highest ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) scores in the world. The ESG score is a new metric concocted by the corporate establishment to measure how “sustainable” and socially “equitable” nations and companies are.

But the price for appeasing the globalists’ “green” initiatives was the total collapse of the country.

“A food, energy, and financial crisis have brought down Sri Lanka’s government. But the underlying cause is the fact that the nation’s political leaders had fallen under the spell of green elites peddling ‘ESG’ and banning modern fertilizers,” wrote environmental activist Michael Shellenberger.

These ESG initiatives like banning fertilizer caused the nation’s rice crop to fall by 20% in the first six months, crop productions to drop by 40-50%, and inflation to explode to 54%, which led 500,000 Sri Lankans into poverty.

“The decision to overnight shift away from synthetic fertilizers was an absolute disaster,” economist Peter Earle noted last week. “To the extent that any part of this organic agriculture decision was made based upon some version of green or green from the ideologies, this is just the first of many unintended consequences we’ve seen from these kinds of policies.”

Which country will fall next in trying to implement damaging WEF-led policies?