TheAce

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  1. It was enough of something that he decided he better step down..... if it was nothing then he would have apologized or ignored it and carried on. We will probably disagree on there honesty and transparency but im not here to argue that, its the spending that the governments do that is a concern to me. Again, not to pick strictly on the Liberals because it seems to happen to any government employee in federal, provincial and municipal but I recall the cost to taxpayers for just the food and drink alone on Trudeau's flight was over 72k/ $1500 per person. Or when ministers charged tax payers over 100k for moving expenses after the election to relocate from Toronto to Ottawa. There seems to be no fiscal responsibilty when dealing with tax payers money. The easiest and most common solution is ' we need to raise taxes' .
  2. lowering taxes isnt the issue, its governments ( all parties ) that cant control spending habits and zero consequences for when they get caught in a scandal. Bill Morneau is a perfect example, pretty much gets caught accepting bribes ( paid vacations ) and gets a measly $300 fine. He steps down from his position but will still be rewarded with a full pension.
  3. pretty much..... 1 guy deep , 4 guys back but somehow vegas still has no issue gaining our zone and playing with the puck
  4. how did our team become so pathetic ? this is embarrassing to watch
  5. He's been terrible this entire playoffs..... not throwing any checks, getting beat 1 vs 1 , and providing very little offense
  6. Im curious what would JT have to do to lose your vote ? Most Liberal supporters who've ive spoken with dont really care what he does, they just want to vote Liberal .
  7. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/kielburger-backtracks-after-saying-pmo-contacted-we-about-student-aid-program-1.5006228 lol, co founder now says he ' misspoke' when he earlier announced the PM's office directly contacted him.... funny how that happens when an investigation gets under way.
  8. get some nice sunsets here in Calgary..... not sure if anyone remembers when Calgary had a tornado a few years back but i grabbed a couple shots from my blackberry phone
  9. With a financial crisis looming, there is no reason for Canada to stop exporting raw materials. If it was a case that we were running short of those materials because we needed them for our own supplies then yes, we should. Its great to be helpful but at the end of the day, this government has to be mindful of its citizens/ tax payers and must do everything it can to keep us safe. On a side note, Alberta is stepping up to help other provinces with PPE https://nationalpost.com/news/alberta-to-donate-ppe-ventilators-to-other-provinces-amid-hopeful-covid-19-trends/wcm/b4d55be1-933b-43a7-b16a-bdfe771a2cb4
  10. I dont know enough about American Law but when he invoked the DPA, Ive heard that gives him the right to keep medical equipment . Maybe someone with a bit more legal expertise would know..... however at the time, America was the hardest hit country with cases and they had there own shortages of medical equipment so even though im an essential worker and my company didnt have masks for us, I understood why a country would want to make sure they had enough. Ive also heard of other rumors with the 3M/Trump feud , ( 3M not fulfilling there orders to the US but basically selling to the highest bidder ) but whether they are true or not I dont know. But it could explain why 3M went public with the story.... Either way, it sounds like Trump and 3M came to an agreement and they are still exporting to other countries .
  11. Not that I support Trump and there is certainly enough things to trash him on but there are 68 countries who have heavily restricted there exports and mainly medical equipment yet we only hear about how Trump was doing it. Even a couple days ago Karina Gould told the media that Canada wont be sending medical supplies out to other countries until we know we have enough. Isnt that what every leader should be doing ? Making sure there own country is looked after first ? Looks a bit more of a deflection from the Canadian government to get people angry at Trump instead of admitting that the mistake was made by sending medical equipment to China in the first place that left us short and scrambling to buy more from other countries.
  12. Nothing surprises me anymore especially considering Teresa Tam just announced a couple days ago that you dont need to wear a mask if you arent infected. "Putting a mask on an asymptomatic person is not beneficial, obviously, if you're not infected," Tam said Monday. This has been refuted by almost every other expert on the subject and the few countries who have the better success have all said that wearing masks are a key factor
  13. I guess the first question would have to be if we knew people were sick do we allow them back and if we do, could we have set up self quarantine areas for people ? Then could it have been feasible to have people return scattered out instead of all at once ? And for me its not even about shutting the borders completely, its about not just allowing everyone in/back without a proper system in place to not spread this virus around. Canada's approach, according to Teresa Tam, was to allow our health systems to deal with it once they got here. I dont believe its hindsight to say this was a terrible decision . She several times made comments about the racist impacts on the Chinese communities if we took drastic measures. Again, this was wrong because it will now impact an entire country and we ended up taking these measures anyway, but at what cost at the fact we were a month late ? Either way, when this is all over and done with I really hope our government can put aside this right/left battle and start working together to make sure things are in place for this to be handled better in the future.
  14. We could be alot worse off for sure, especially considering we still have access to food, medicine, water, etc ( except toilet paper ) and we will have to wait and see what the final numbers are before we set judgement however I still have concerns that we arent taking it serious enough. 3 days ago my parents flew in from Australia after being on a cruise ship ( left in december before the virus was known ) They landed in vancouver and had a touch screen to answer to then transferred to calgary where they were asked where they came from and if they had a fever and told they should go home to isolate. Thats it.... no other screening process or testing or warned about punishment if they went shopping first, etc. This message about social distancing is great but we could have been much more diligent about stopping new cases from entering in.
  15. read this as well, it shows that even Liberal MP's were questioning things that were going on..... people can make all the excuses they want, but Canada was very slow to act and political correctness was a key factor in the decision making
  16. you dont happen to be in Calgary are you ? I found a full package from costco in my garage so there is plenty to share if you are close by....
  17. Canada's health minister Patty Hajdu repeatedly told Canadians the risk was low for us, Our PM , in response to shutting down flights from places like China , Italy and Iran went on about discrimination and how Canada isnt about that, Up until a few days ago flights were still coming into our country from those places with only a touch screen monitor asking if they felt fever or a cough. It was only last night that Trudeau finally started turning away illegal asylum seekers that have been pouring into our country. People can criticize Trump for his ignorant comments ( and rightfully so in many cases ) yet our own leaders were much slower in responding to the health and safety of Canadians. Warning signs were there back in January that this was a serious issue yet both countries were ignoring it yet for some reason Canadians are more vocal about Trump than they are our own leaders
  18. voted bure, nominating Mogilny
  19. So in the last few days Trudeau has closed the doors for non Canadian citizens , he created a bail out package that will help all Canadians, and stopped allowing illegal asylum seekers from crossing our borders..... Welcome to becoming a Conservative Justin !
  20. On scotia bank's web site, they say that people can make deferred payments but the interest over those payments will still be added up and will be on the payments that are made in the future