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6 minutes ago, Boudrias said:

Douglas had his concerns on sterilizing people but Pearson, Trudeau Sr and Deif all looked the other way. Interesting that residential schools were a western phenomenon. My best friend growing up was full Mohawk who moved with his family from Ontario when he was 8 in 1960. They lived on a reserve back in Ontario. Some bad stuff there. His mother was one of the best people I have ever met. A single mother with 8 kids who supported them on her own. All those kids turned out well with solid values. 

Although the "target clientele" is different, Xinjiang says hi.

 

And with the way the ccp is imposing changes to HK's education system through the local puppet government, the goal there is pretty much the same without the physical abuse (unless you step afoul of the national moronic security law, in which case the punishment could potentially be just as bad).

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30 minutes ago, Boudrias said:

Douglas had his concerns on sterilizing people but Pearson, Trudeau Sr and Deif all looked the other way. Interesting that residential schools were a western phenomenon. My best friend growing up was full Mohawk who moved with his family from Ontario when he was 8 in 1960. They lived on a reserve back in Ontario. Some bad stuff there. His mother was one of the best people I have ever met. A single mother with 8 kids who supported them on her own. All those kids turned out well with solid values. 

they did. Seems like thats the route todays Catholic Church wants to go as well. Pretty sickening to hear that cardinal claim an apology was a bad idea. 

 

Its well past time we face this as a country, yet again. 

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2 hours ago, Jimmy McGill said:

I was thinking Toronto Institute of Technology School. 

Reminds me of one of the institutions in my area... the South Hazelton Institute of Technology....

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Great news - I hope we see a lot more of these large resource projects taken over by First Nations groups. Its a big part of the way forward, imo.

 

Indigenous group seeks full ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline 

The federal government has said it will sell its ownership once the expansion is completed and derisked, and is open to Indigenous participation.

 

https://vancouversun.com/business/energy/indigenous-group-seeks-full-ownership-of-trans-mountain-pipeline

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Speaking of pipelines, this looks like it might be the final nail in the Keystone coffin:

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/energy/keystone-pipeline-canceled/index.html

 

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The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline announced Wednesday it is pulling the plug on the controversial project after the Biden administration revoked its permit in January.

TC Energy, the Canadian company behind the project, said it decided to terminate the project after a comprehensive review of its options and consulting with the government of Alberta. The company said it would coordinate with regulators, stakeholders and Indigenous groups to ensure a safe exit from the project.
The cancellation ends more than a decade of controversy over the pipeline and marks a big win for environmentalists who argued the project threatened the environment and would only worsen the climate crisis.
The project aimed to carry oil from the tar sands of Canada into the United States, and it has been a political football for years.
On his first day in the White House, President Joe Biden revoked the permit his predecessor granted to Keystone XL, and also moved to re-enter the United States in the Paris climate agreement. TC Energy warned at the time that the decision by Biden would "directly lead to the layoff of thousands of union workers."
The end of Keystone XL will add to the pressure on Biden from environmentalists to terminate other projects, including Line 3 and the Dakota Access pipeline.
"The cancellation of Keystone XL is a reminder that this project was never needed and never in the public interest, and that it is time for the fossil fuel era to rapidly come to a close," David Turnbull, strategic communications director with Oil Change International, said in a statement.
The American Petroleum Institute, the oil and gas industry's largest trade group, expressed disappointment over the news.
"It's unfortunate that political obstructionism led the termination of the Keystone XL Pipeline," said Robin Rorick, vice president of midstream and industry operations at the API. "This is a blow to U.S. energy security and a blow to the thousands of good-paying union jobs this project would have supported."
Environmental groups, however, cheered the news.
"The termination of this zombie pipeline sets precedent for President Biden and polluters to stop Line 3, Dakota Access, and all fossil fuel projects," Kendall Mackey, campaign manager of 350.org's Keep It in the Ground campaign, said in a statement.

 

 
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When you only have three MPs, you can't really afford to lose any of them, but......

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/green-mp-jenica-atwin-crossing-the-floor-to-join-the-liberals/ar-AAKUA7A?li=AAggNb9

 

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Fredericton MP Jenica Atwin is poised to bolt from the Green party caucus today and cross the floor to join the governing Liberals, CBC News has learned.

Atwin is expected to make the announcement at a news conference in Fredericton later today, with Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic Leblanc by her side.

A senior Liberal source said Atwin initiated the floor-crossing several weeks ago when she reached out to the governing party.

The source said Atwin expressed comfort with the Liberals' approach to core issues such as the environment and reconciliation. Atwin's husband Chris Atwin is a councillor with the Oromocto First Nation.

Atwin accomplished a historic breakthrough for the Greens in the last election — winning their first ever seat in Atlantic Canada when she defeated Liberal incumbent Matt DeCourcey in Fredericton. Atwin, along with Paul Manly and former leader Elizabeth May, gave the Greens three MPs and their largest caucus in history.

A fracture over the Middle East

Atwin's departure comes after the Israeli-Palestinian conflict exposed fault lines in the Green party ranks.

Atwin directly challenged party leader Annamie Paul's position on the conflict, saying Paul's call for de-escalation and a return to dialogue between the two was "totally inadequate."

"I stand with Palestine and condemn the unthinkable airstrikes in Gaza. End Apartheid!" Atwin tweeted on May 11.

The day before, Manly tweeted that the removal of Palestinian families from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah "is ethnic cleansing."

More recently, the Canadian Press reported that the Green executive committee voted not to renew the contract of one of Paul's senior advisers.

The adviser, Noah Zatzman, had expressed solidarity with Israel in a May 14 social media post that accused many politicians, including unspecified Green MPs, of discrimination and antisemitism, sparking a letter-writing campaign calling for his removal.

Separately, two party executives recently announced they would step down early. One of them was John Kidder, a vice-president on the party's governing body and husband to MP and former leader Elizabeth May.

In the 2019 campaign, Atwin said left-leaning voters felt "betrayed" when Trudeau broke a promise to reform the electoral system and said they were now looking at the Greens as a more genuine progressive choice.

"We think we're that option," she said. "We think we're the ones to look to for voters looking for change, and looking to get better outcomes than what we've seen in the last four years."

She also accused Trudeau of "fear-mongering" when he warned voters that a Liberal-Green vote split would help elect a federal Conservative government.

But she welcomed his promise during that campaign to pressure the New Brunswick provincial government of Premier Blaine Higgs to fund abortions at Fredericton's Clinic 554.

"It is interesting that he hasn't brought it up before, but support is support," she said at the time. "I want to see Clinic 554 stay open ... so I appreciate that he's now stepping forward. It would have been nice to see during the Gallant government as well."

 

 

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On 6/9/2021 at 3:02 PM, RUPERTKBD said:

Speaking of pipelines, this looks like it might be the final nail in the Keystone coffin:

 

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/09/energy/keystone-pipeline-canceled/index.html

 

 

And Alberta REFUSES to show the books on what they spent on it and is instead blaming Trudeau....Amazing.

 

One can trace literally every energy issue this country has had from success to failure back to the NEP being erased from history.  Yet we can reflect and see that it would have saved this nation and ALberta a mountain of heartache

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1 hour ago, Warhippy said:

And Alberta REFUSES to show the books on what they spent on it and is instead blaming Trudeau....Amazing.

 

One can trace literally every energy issue this country has had from success to failure back to the NEP being erased from history.  Yet we can reflect and see that it would have saved this nation and ALberta a mountain of heartache

AB PCs are incapable of any other path. Nothing amazing about it. 

 

Now what would be amazing is to see the Wild Rose bunch vote with Notley to bring down Kenney and force an election. That would be something. 

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23 hours ago, RUPERTKBD said:

When you only have three MPs, you can't really afford to lose any of them, but......

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/green-mp-jenica-atwin-crossing-the-floor-to-join-the-liberals/ar-AAKUA7A?li=AAggNb9

 

 

I think May got out because she saw the internal battle between social justice and the environment leaving her party in a mess, like the one we see now. It doesn't have to be a battle but thats the way its playing out and I'd be shocked if they win more than 1 seat next election. 

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Recieved an add from Federal MP Rachel Blaney, in the mail, today.

Front page, of a wallet sized fold out:

"your family shouldn't pay

for the COVID-19 recovery,

the ultra-wealthy should.".

 

My first thought was, class warfare here we go. Kind of annoys me, truth be told. If it had said time for everyone to pay their share, that would've been fine.

The rest of the add states that:

Canadians wealthiest 87 families have as much accumulated wealth as the lowest 3rd of all canafian families.

$41.2 billion in profits for the 6 biggest banks

$200 Billion is Jeff Bezos worth, up $87 billion since the begining of the pandemic.

 

I can agree that income/wealth inequality is a problem, but I don't need to be baited.

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8 minutes ago, gurn said:

Recieved an add from Federal MP Rachel Blaney, in the mail, today.

Front page, of a wallet sized fold out:

"your family shouldn't pay

for the COVID-19 recovery,

the ultra-wealthy should.".

 

My first thought was, class warfare here we go. Kind of annoys me, truth be told. If it had said time for everyone to pay their share, that would've been fine.

The rest of the add states that:

Canadians wealthiest 87 families have as much accumulated wealth as the lowest 3rd of all canafian families.

$41.2 billion in profits for the 6 biggest banks

$200 Billion is Jeff Bezos worth, up $87 billion since the begining of the pandemic.

 

I can agree that income/wealth inequality is a problem, but I don't need to be baited.

This kind of taxation only causes the wealthy to move.  People like the wealthy can afford to live wherever they want.  Why would they stay where they are taxed like the Liberals are proposing.  So we lose any taxes they do pay, and the rest of us, who can’t afford to live wherever we want, pay more.  

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46 minutes ago, Alflives said:

This kind of taxation only causes the wealthy to move.  People like the wealthy can afford to live wherever they want.  Why would they stay where they are taxed like the Liberals are proposing.  So we lose any taxes they do pay, and the rest of us, who can’t afford to live wherever we want, pay more.  

Tax them enough and they won't be able to afford to move.

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20 minutes ago, gurn said:

Tax them enough and they won't be able to afford to move.


The  G20 countries could collectively pass taxation laws that insure large corporations would have to pay their fair share of taxes in the countries in which they did business. If you don’t pay taxes in one of the G20 you can’t do business in any of them. I realize this is pretty simplified but it could form the basis for conversation. At the very least let’s quit throwing up our hands as though we can’t find a way to make these multi-billionaires pay taxes.

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So glad this moron was arrested.  It is people like him that can and probably will make this nightmare last longer than it should.  In their minds, they are doing good.  In reality, they are the worst.

 

 

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/7942674/maxime-bernier-arrested-manitoba-violating-public-health-orders/

Maxime Bernier arrested in Manitoba for violating public health orders

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The Green Party of Canada seems to be imploding:

 

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Annamie Paul has pledged to stay on as leader of Canada's Green Party and is claiming attempts to force her out of the top job were being driven by racism and sexism.

 

Paul survived an emergency leadership meeting on Tuesday evening that could have kick-started the process of removing her from the leadership.

 

Paul told a news conference in Ottawa today that the push to eject her was led by a "small group" of party brass "who are on their way out."

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/annamie-paul-emergency-meeting-reaction-1.6068280

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Canada donating $115 mill over 2 years:

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/ottawa-pledges-115-million-in-humanitarian-aid-for-venezuelan-refugees/ar-AAL9cOV?ocid=msedgntp

"OTTAWA — International Development Minister Karina Gould says Canada will provide $115 million in aid over two years for more than 5.6 million Venezuelan asylum seekers living in countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean.

 

A donors conference Canada is hosting today aims to raise US$1.44 billion needed to implement a response plan put together by 159 organizations across the countries that host refugees and migrants from Venezuela.

Gould says the refugee crisis is having a significant impact on host countries especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Canada wants to help these countries in providing aid to Venezuelan asylum seekers including food assistance, health care, education and employment opportunities.

 

The representative for Venezuela of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Organization for Migration says the exodus of Venezuelans risks becoming a forgotten crisis as it is prolonged over time.

Eduardo Stein says host countries have shown solidarity with Venezuelan refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic but their national capacities have been dangerously strained by the virus.

He says the international community has the responsibility to support hosting countries to ensure regional stability, as a shortfall in funding would leave hundreds of thousands unprotected, with few options to rebuild a life in dignity.

The continued departure of refugees and migrants from Venezuela is one of the largest external displacement crises in the world with over 5.6 million people leaving the country in the last few years according to the UN refugee agency.

A group of 159 organizations have put together a US$1.44 billion plan to respond to urgent needs and to establish longer-term resilience and integration solutions for close to 3.3 million Venezuelans and host community members.

The UN refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration say the plan remains critically underfunded.

Gould says the goal of today's pledging conference is to raise awareness and visibility of the crisis that is still underfunded, and to demonstrate international solidarity with Venezuelan migrants and refugees.

"It is a very fragile situation right now," she says.

"For us, hosting this conference is about supporting and providing access to the basic necessities of life."

Gould says Canada has decoupled the humanitarian crisis from the political crisis in Venezuela to avoid politicizing the assistance.

"That is a really important principle to stand by to ensure that (the aid) gets to the people who need it," she says.

However, Gould adds the crisis in Venezuela is not the result of a conflict or a natural disaster but a political crisis and the only way to solve it will be through a political solution.

"Canada, through the work of the minister of foreign affairs and the Lima Group, is actively involved in trying to find a political solution," she says.

Ottawa has contributed $86 million to support Venezuelan refugees since 2019, she says.

Last year, the organizations helping Venezuelan asylum seekers appealed for US$1.41 billion, but this appeal was just 47.1 per cent funded by the end of the year, according to he UN refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration.

The European Union and Spain hosted a donors conference last year where the countries and organizations participating in it committed to US$2.79 billion in funding, including US$653 million in grants.

This report was first published by The Canadian Press on June 17, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press"

 
 
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4 minutes ago, gurn said:

Ottawa has contributed $86 million to support Venezuelan refugees since 2019, she says.

Add $115 and it's over $200 mill.

Canada has racked up a $381 billion deficit due to covid, perhaps it is time to be a lot more careful how they spend our money?

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-deficit-on-track-to-exceed-381b-as-spending-increases-in-wake-of-second-covid-19-wave-1.5209807

 

And to help you sleep better at night consider the actual debt at 1,111,823 mill and rising by $423 mill per day.

https://www.debtclock.ca/

 

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