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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    I find this more than a bit troubling but not at all surprising. I agree with much of what Lucki was saying before Blair chose to intervene. For a government that claims the rule of law and independence of law enforcement the Liberals seem quite eager to interfere. All week we’ve had government officials up to the Prime Minister making statements about cases that are still under investigation (but refuse to comment on their colleague’s arrest in April). Utterly inappropriate is what I’d call Blair’s intervention.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/public-safety-minister-broached-systemic-racism-with-rcmp-head-before-course-reversal-1.5611339
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    edited June 15
    Edited to delete because I don’t know what I was doing or aiming for with the post. It was in poor taste and I apologize for that.
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    Starting today I’ll be sending daily messages to the PM demanding Parliament be reopened, and I urge anyone of like mind join in.

    I’ll understand if some are hesitant as one is required to provide their name and address. Guessing my name’s on a list for a re-education camp when those are enacted (or will they just send me back to public school at 46, lol?).
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    Today is likely to be the most expensive in the Canadian government’s history (and that’s no hyperbole). With a whole 4 hours given to debate (said with full sarcasm).

    Guess I’ll be watching cpac today, lol.
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  • erebuserebus Posts: 215
    edited June 17
    is this Conservative leadership debate going to be televised tonight?
    Would like to see what these aspiring leaders have

    update, looks like French debate tonight, English tomorrow. Can be live streamed, not sure if on news networks 

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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,525
    Turns out I was too quick to criticize Trudeau about D-day and Armed Forces Day. He did go to the trouble of posting statements for each on the PM’s website, during his personal time no less.

    Also sad to see Toronto’s Police Chief Mark Saunders is retiring. He’s been a good and reasonable chief over the last few years.
    You mean trudope wants to spend more money...how much was spent trying to secure that UN seat at that useless bureaucracy???  All the folks with young kids will see their kids and future generations paying for this in a reduction of services particularly health and education...we will be getting closer and closer to a US style healthcare...
  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    Turns out I was too quick to criticize Trudeau about D-day and Armed Forces Day. He did go to the trouble of posting statements for each on the PM’s website, during his personal time no less.

    Also sad to see Toronto’s Police Chief Mark Saunders is retiring. He’s been a good and reasonable chief over the last few years.
    You mean trudope wants to spend more money...how much was spent trying to secure that UN seat at that useless bureaucracy???  All the folks with young kids will see their kids and future generations paying for this in a reduction of services particularly health and education...we will be getting closer and closer to a US style healthcare...
    Well we didn’t get the seat, so there’s that. At this point though the amount spent on the bid is just a drop in the bucket compared with all the spending over the last few months (and I’m not suggesting the government shouldn’t be spending right now).

    My concern is moreso that money has been given away (as foreign aid support) to governments and regimes that can’t be trusted to deliver to their citizens. Not sure (and not confident) that accountability was built in to the funding pledges.
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    Disappointing that Singh’s constituents won’t be represented on such an important day for our government. He made his own choice though, when he decided not to apologize.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/7077587/singh-booted-commons-bloc-mp-racist/
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,525
    Turns out I was too quick to criticize Trudeau about D-day and Armed Forces Day. He did go to the trouble of posting statements for each on the PM’s website, during his personal time no less.

    Also sad to see Toronto’s Police Chief Mark Saunders is retiring. He’s been a good and reasonable chief over the last few years.
    You mean trudope wants to spend more money...how much was spent trying to secure that UN seat at that useless bureaucracy???  All the folks with young kids will see their kids and future generations paying for this in a reduction of services particularly health and education...we will be getting closer and closer to a US style healthcare...
    Well we didn’t get the seat, so there’s that. At this point though the amount spent on the bid is just a drop in the bucket compared with all the spending over the last few months (and I’m not suggesting the government shouldn’t be spending right now).

    My concern is moreso that money has been given away (as foreign aid support) to governments and regimes that can’t be trusted to deliver to their citizens. Not sure (and not confident) that accountability was built in to the funding pledges.
    LOL...Canada is back...LOL

    I am not disappointed.  He’s pissed China and India off who likely influenced countries to vote against canada...

    And let’s not forget who the real racist is in the HOC...mr. blackface
  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    I thought this comment from one of the articles about the failed UN bid was pretty funny (and terrifying at the same time), lol.

    ” Fk. Now he is going to put more time into being pm.
    God help us all.”
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    edited June 18
    Calling this a hate crime is just straight up laughable, I’m sorry. This is the first time I’ve seen the sins of the child being visited on the parent. No one to blame for this but Justin himself. Anyone think he’ll accept any of the blame?

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/york-cops-investigating-after-statue-vandalized-with-black-paint

    Edit: Just for clarity, I do consider this a crime (vandalism) and while I’m no fan of father or son this should be investigated and prosecuted. But I did get a good laugh out of this, I’ll admit.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 21,239
    jagmeet lost me with his statement saying that trump has done more for race relations than trudeau. absolute nonsense. he's obviously just jumped the shark with his obsessive trudeau-hate. 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,055
    jagmeet lost me with his statement saying that trump has done more for race relations than trudeau. absolute nonsense. he's obviously just jumped the shark with his obsessive trudeau-hate. 
    Yes, a ridiculous statement. I have no problem at all with him saying what he did in the Commons, but this... nonsense indeed. Although I don't think Singh has obsessive Trudeau-hate. 
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  • ZodZod Posts: 6,990
    So are we going to get another election? :)
  • ZodZod Posts: 6,990
    edited June 23
    Turns out I was too quick to criticize Trudeau about D-day and Armed Forces Day. He did go to the trouble of posting statements for each on the PM’s website, during his personal time no less.

    Also sad to see Toronto’s Police Chief Mark Saunders is retiring. He’s been a good and reasonable chief over the last few years.
    You mean trudope wants to spend more money...how much was spent trying to secure that UN seat at that useless bureaucracy???  All the folks with young kids will see their kids and future generations paying for this in a reduction of services particularly health and education...we will be getting closer and closer to a US style healthcare...
    I think it's only costs 10s of millions to try and get that seat.  Kind of a drop in the bucket. I'm not sure why we want it.  We're a country with a small population.    We don't have the military to protect our country if something were to happen.  Nor do we have the Financial resources to do so.  We very much get to freeride on having the US military to south of us. 

    In regards to health care, the biggest impact might actually be on older generations.    Boomers are about 55 to 75 right now.  So the oldest ones are just getting into that range where they have much larger health care needs.   Give it another 10 to 15 years and the bulk of the population is going to be in the health care wheel house.   No government has saved up for it.  The health care system is already stretched.  I worry about my parents because I have no idea how they're going to get care when they need it.   It was already pretty bad on my grandparents and they're the generation before the boomers.

    With the money spent on paying people to stay home for Coronavirus, I don't think they're going to have much wiggle room to deal with this.

    I also think it's why the Harper government started ramping up immigration (and Liberal government expanded on it).   Trying to increase the population of younger taxpayers to keep the whole thing afloat.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 21,239
    PJ_Soul said:
    jagmeet lost me with his statement saying that trump has done more for race relations than trudeau. absolute nonsense. he's obviously just jumped the shark with his obsessive trudeau-hate. 
    Yes, a ridiculous statement. I have no problem at all with him saying what he did in the Commons, but this... nonsense indeed. Although I don't think Singh has obsessive Trudeau-hate. 
    he seems to criticize him at every turn, no matter what. it doesn't seem like legitimate political issues. he's just constantly searching for reasons to hate trudeau. like a lot of people in this country, it seems. 

    i think he'd probably do the same with any pm. i think he's just trying to remain in the spotlight and cater to the outrage crowd. there just aren't enough people like that in canada. sure, alberta and quebec hate trudeau. they both always hate liberals. but without any clear leaders emerging from either opposition party, it's futile. i considered voting ndp in the last election because of singh. not now. he lost me with that ridiculous trump comment. 
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  • DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin TorontoPosts: 1,381
    Back to give Trudeau credit, lol. I’m glad to hear him standing firm on the Meng Wangzhou extradition process. Backing down would only put Canadians abroad at risk, though I need to acknowledge that this policy will unfortunately cost lives, as we saw with the hostages in the Philippines.

    We especially need to hold firm with headlines a couple days ago of the U.S. government speaking in support of us. Regardless who’s in the White House, the U.S. is a far better (and strategically important) ally than dictatorial China.
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  • dignindignin Posts: 8,262
    Happy Day!
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,063
    dignin said:
    Happy Day!

    And to you!
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,055
    edited July 3
    Just received $156 from the government in my bank account. It was totally unexpected. Just discovered it's a so-called climate action tax credit from the BC government. BCers check your accounts. :) The weird thing is, it says people are receiving double the usual... but usually I don't receive it as I earn too much. Apparently $0 doubled is $156. ??? Or.... Actually, my CRA account claims that it's a GST/HST credit. Again. Even though I usually don't receive this credit. Is this quarterly??
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,525
    The WE charity and Trudeau have parted ways in a mutual agreement.  No doubt because of the backlash the our dipshit prime minister received.  Trudeau’s corruptness never ends.  Trudeau is a fucking fraud.

    Trudeau dumps the migrants off in Essex county and has no oversight in place to see to that their living conditions are acceptable with Covid 19 present and no oversight to make sure their living conditions are acceptable to minimize contact.

    its a mess in Leamington-Kingsville because these migrants will not get tested, most greenhouses are not Co-operating and encouraging their in employees tp\o get tested.

    A greenhouse operation had 191 test positive and was shutdown by the health board.  The greenhouse was nature fresh and they Co-operated and encouraged their employees to get tested. 

    Ford is clueless as well.  He referred to that greenhouse as a farm and the owners farmers...LOL...these are not farms and farmers...they are multi million dollar facilities.

    Ford and Trudeau are frauds...

    we are fucked here in Essex because of the lack of leadership from those shit heads...

  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 11,063
    The WE charity and Trudeau have parted ways in a mutual agreement.  No doubt because of the backlash the our dipshit prime minister received.  Trudeau’s corruptness never ends.  Trudeau is a fucking fraud.

    Trudeau dumps the migrants off in Essex county and has no oversight in place to see to that their living conditions are acceptable with Covid 19 present and no oversight to make sure their living conditions are acceptable to minimize contact.

    its a mess in Leamington-Kingsville because these migrants will not get tested, most greenhouses are not Co-operating and encouraging their in employees tp\o get tested.

    A greenhouse operation had 191 test positive and was shutdown by the health board.  The greenhouse was nature fresh and they Co-operated and encouraged their employees to get tested. 

    Ford is clueless as well.  He referred to that greenhouse as a farm and the owners farmers...LOL...these are not farms and farmers...they are multi million dollar facilities.

    Ford and Trudeau are frauds...

    we are fucked here in Essex because of the lack of leadership from those shit heads...

    Lots I could comment on in this post, but maybe I’ll just stick with wondering why you don’t consider major greenhouse operations to be farms? They farm produce, after all. Legally they are considered to be farms. 
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  • erebuserebus Posts: 215
    I think the Libs should have a new leader heading into the next election.  Too many fumbles by this guy.
    Not too familiar with the up and comers in the party.

    Since the Cons and Greens will have new leaders, NDP is relatively new and the possible addition of the Wexit party, now would be the time to do it in my opinion.

    He may be the best of the current leaders, but may not be with the newcomers in a sure to be close election 
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,525
    The ethics commissioner is investigating the racist fraud PM again...
  • dignindignin Posts: 8,262
    erebus said:
    I think the Libs should have a new leader heading into the next election.  Too many fumbles by this guy.
    Not too familiar with the up and comers in the party.

    Since the Cons and Greens will have new leaders, NDP is relatively new and the possible addition of the Wexit party, now would be the time to do it in my opinion.

    He may be the best of the current leaders, but may not be with the newcomers in a sure to be close election 
    Current polling says otherwise.
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