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Old Apr 19th, 2019, 03:50 PM   #23941
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BREAKING: Privacy Commissioner To Investigate Trudeau Government Supreme Court Leaks

This comes just days after federal judge orders investigation into Trudeau’s Aga Khan island trip to be reopened.

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https://www.spencerfernando.com/2019...e-court-leaks/
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Old Apr 19th, 2019, 05:13 PM   #23942
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BREAKING: Privacy Commissioner To Investigate Trudeau Government Supreme Court Leaks
Few questions:

1) Is the PC an office with any degree of impartiality?
2) Is the PC himself trustworthy to do his job?
3) If Justa Turnip is found in the wrong, what can the PC do?
4) Or is this going to be another TGF like the Ethics Commissioner report & penalty back in 2017?
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62% of Canadians will not consider voting for the Federal Liberals

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Looks to me like Turdeau has worn out his brand since he was elected in 2015.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2019, 10:05 AM   #23945
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Not bloody likely...

Trudeau’s Carbon Tax: Bend Over and Take It!

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How will this carbon tax produce it’s advertised result of lowering carbon emissions?
Can anyone actually explain HOW this tax will produce it’s advertised effect in an economic real world?
That’s a serious question.
Am I missing something?

For instance when this carbon tax increases the costs to the Evraz pipe mill in Regina won’t they just lose contracts to pipe mills in China where there is no carbon tax and where 70% of their electricity used to produce that steel pipe is produced by coal?
We’ll ship our scrap steel over to China in Bunker C burning ships then produce the pipe in coal powered pipe mills in China then ship the finished pipe back to North America in ships again.
How does that reduce overall CO2 emissions and real pollution?
Our clean carbon taxed pipe mill sits idle while the production is moved in fossil fuel burning freighters to the coal powered steel mills in China.

Liberals like to urge everyone to buy their food locally to save the planet from unnecessary fossil fuel use in shipping food in from far away.
‘Locovores’ is what they call it. So they must understand the concept that shipping uses fuel.
We’re supposed to buy our tomatoes from the guy on the corner, but we’ll save the planet by importing our steel from China.
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Your comments make total sense. Unfortunately Turdeau practices snowboard economics.

Turdeau needs money. So Team Turdeau implements a carbon tax. To make it go they say, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, that 90% of Canadians will get more money back than they pay. If that doesn’t make sense regarding reducing emissions – you are correct.

However, what Team Turdeau doesn’t tell you:
a) they will slowly reduce the number of people who get rebates.
b) they will slowly cut the amount of the rebate.
c) they will over time increase the carbon tax. Government figures say it will need to reach $300/tonne to see any significant reduction in CO2.

Of course once our CO2 goes down, by shifting all manufacturing out of the country, global CO2 emissions will actually increase! As you pointed out.

Now the fastest, easiest way to reduce Canada’s CO2 emissions is for Alberta to leave Canada. 270 Mtonnes goes with Alberta, and Justin can look virtuous. Of course BC and Ontario tax payers will then have to make up the equalization money to Quebec.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2019, 10:30 PM   #23946
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I fail to see the problem.

Liberal Party in freefall with Trudeau at helm

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With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in freefall in the polls, provinces after provinces voting in right wing governments and Canada alienated by world powers, the Liberal Party’s future is not looking rosy.

Add to all of that the departure of former clerk of the privy council Michael Wernick (not a great loss) and Trudeau’s longtime pal principal secretary Gerald Butts (separated at birth), as well as two of his most performing ministers, over LavScam and it’s pretty dark in Liberal corners.
Sooooouuuuuuiiiieeeee!!!

How about it, Pig? How's things look on MotherCorpse's latest poll?
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Old Apr 24th, 2019, 03:55 PM   #23947
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Interesting. Wonder if the Greens & Lieberals are going to team together?

Prince Edward Island election results: voters elect PC minority

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Voters in P.E.I. have shed their century-old embrace of the Island’s two-party system, electing a Tory minority government and handing the upstart Green party official Opposition status for the first time.

With all polls reporting Tuesday, the Tories won 12 seats, the Greens held nine, and the incumbent Liberals, led by Premier Wade MacLauchlan, had won five.
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An interesting read.

The rise of the Republic of the Northwest

David J. Bercuson and Barry Cooper imagine a future where western territories have split from Canada to escape the bureaucratic despotism of Ottawa

David J. Bercuson and Barry Cooper are professors of history and political science respectively at the University of Calgary. Several years ago they wrote Deconfederation: Canada without Quebec.

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The date is March 2039, 20 years from now. The Republic of the Northwest is celebrating its 17th anniversary as an independent state. Today it consists of territories that once belonged to Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, parts of British Columbia and the Canadian Arctic north of 60. The republic had its beginnings when the premier of Alberta, in March 2020, called a provincial referendum on amending section 36 (2) of the Constitution Act (1982) dealing with equalization payments, and resolving a range of other Alberta-Canada disagreements ranging from provincial policing to taxation.

Alberta’s position was based on the unsuccessful “firewall” proposals of 20 years earlier. Negotiations failed and Alberta called a second referendum held in March 2021, as the government had promised to do. This time, along with Saskatchewan, we voted to leave Canada. A clear majority (84 per cent) of both former provinces on a clear question (‘Do you wish independence from Canada?’) voted to leave.

The government of Manitoba did the same a few weeks later, voting 78 per cent to join its western neighbours. Under the terms of the 1988 Quebec Secession Reference, Canada was required to negotiate.
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Rex Murphy: The election of Jason Kenney – and defeat of Rachel Notley’s NDP – is the latest in series of reversals for Justin Trudeau’s climate plan

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The election of Jason Kenney, and the vigorous majority afforded him by the electors of Alberta, could have confounded no one outside the miasmic cults of Greenpeace and Sierra Club, or the bible-bashers of the penitential church of global warming.

In other terms, to anyone sentient, the result was entirely predictable and expected. You cannot lock up the central resources of an entire province – during a period of collapse in world prices – and not anticipate the citizens of that province to look for a fresh strong change of leadership.

This is not to say Ms. Notley was primarily responsible for Alberta’s plight, but it is to say that having partially interlocked herself with the Trudeau government’s crusade against what they call “carbon emissions,” but which even high school students know as carbon dioxide, an entirely different substance. But then clamorous climate-changers are very careless about words and things.

If you wanted water, you wouldn’t ask for a glass of hydrogen; but in the global warming game if it helps to call CO2 carbon, or CO2 “pollution,” why then have at it.

Catherine McKenna’s wretched line – “we’re putting a price on pollution” – her translation for a tax, not a price, on carbon dioxide, is both a crass and crude distortion. Remodeling the language to suit your ideological purposes should be a signal that the case for the great “climate plan” of the Liberals is not – even to them – as strong as they tell us. But, I mildly digress.

Mildly, because the attitude behind verbal manipulation underwrites the overall case that we – meaning Canadians – “have to reduce our carbon emissions” though where this imperative comes from is never much questioned. On ever-so-virtuous climate policy, the general media is comfortably and unwontedly uninquisitive.

Why, it should be asked, have we got to reduce our emissions? If Canada were to cut a fraction of a fraction of the world’s supply of CO2 – which is all the Liberal plan will do – what difference would it make? What change in global temperature? What effect on the “rising of the oceans”? And why are Canadians supposed to accept bending the national economy and ticking off everyone who has to drive to work, or deploy a tractor…for null effect?

Is it obedience to the Parisian conclave everyone signed onto voluntarily, but without the force of penalty or law? The hallowed Paris commitments wearisomely invoked as if they represented some solemn oath of the deepest honour? But what are they really, and what are they worth?

Even those believers have long since indicated that living up to those commitments will “not be enough” to stop (their fervid estimate) of climate Armageddon. Hours after the “world-saving” signing of the Paris agreements, their very proponents insisted they were not sufficient.

So keeping to those commitments is at best a negligible task. Why then is Canada, or rather the current government, so invested to being at the front of a crusade which has failure written into its first principles?

The staggering economy to the south of us abandoned Paris, and now leads the world in oil and gas production and – miraculously – has actually lowered its so-called carbon emissions? They abandoned Paris, expanded the energy industry and lowered emissions. Guess which country with ten provinces and three territories, endorses Paris, has climate taxes…and has raised its emissions?

Second, considering that what Canada adds to the putative peril of the planet is itself a meagre fraction, and that even shutting down the full industrial base of the entire country would not shake the global thermometer in any measurable way…why are we tied to this pseudo-treaty?

I put it this way: we don’t significantly contribute to the crisis. So why is our Liberal leadership so wound up to perform a useless task, to the impediment of the Canadian economy and to the lethal consequences it visits and has visited upon our western provinces’ economies? And most particularly, why is Alberta and the oilsands been the furious focus of all efforts to “combat climate change?”

Alberta has been frozen out of realizing the value of its resources, blocked by British Columbia and Ottawa on pipelines, and sacrificed to virtue-signaling on climate.

So was there any wonder that a pro-oil party won?

Kenney’s election is the major challenge to the prevailing assumptions of federal global warming philosophy. Because the province he now leads has borne its most concentrated negative effects, and because equally its calls from some balance or remedy has been steadfastly ignored.

Further, a Kenney government has given notice that the soft thinking on carbon emissions and our “responsibilities” for “fighting climate change” is going to be challenged. Climate change is not, never has been, just the “science.” It has a vast ideological dimension, rarely discussed, certainly rarely questioned because saving the planet has acquired something of the aura of a sacred dogma. Politicians who in their timid hearts really do not wish to sign on to the cause fear the backlash if they too.

That atmosphere is about to change.

In early days of the Trudeau administration everyone was a boy scout on this issue. It got easy affirmation from at least nine provinces, with Brad Wall’s government a notable courageous standout.

The political landscape has changed significantly. Conservative premiers with provinces to run not only do not see environmentalist ambitions as part of their mandate, but to the contrary, see them as a hindrance to their economic and social agendas.

Mr. Trudeau’s signature policy push has more political resistance these days, faces real court challenges, and will be a real burden in the election he is shortly to face.

November won’t be won on phantom polar bears or walruses posing for bishop David Attenborough. A new realism on the actual costs of posturing for the environmentalist agenda, premiers who aren’t embarrassed to advocate for jobs and industry, and an abandonment of the apologetics over oil and gas will make the campaign to come a nervous one for those who think a tax on energy is a winning proposal.

That, and of course, the signals already coming out of a refreshed Alberta.

A former Rhodes Scholar, Murphy built a reputation as a quick-witted broadcaster and reporter in his native Newfoundland, and later throughout Canada on CBC’s The National and host of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup.
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#LAVSCAM #LAWSCAM #LIBSCAM: THANKS FOR YOUR DONATION

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Jody Wilson-Raybould worked to clean up the legal system. Justin Trudeau and his PMO cabal work to dirty it.

Have these guys learned nothing from Lavscam? Have they not considered the implications of dragging our system of justice through the muck? Do any of them understand why the law needs to above grubby, secretive partisan deal-making?

Apparently not. Check out this blockbuster in the Globe and Mail:

The Prime Minister’s Office is using a private party database called Liberalist in its background checks on candidates for judicial appointments, a tool that allows them to see whether would-be judges have supported the Liberal Party in recent years, records show.

The Liberal Party designed the database to be used for partisan purposes, such as helping Liberal candidates track and reach their supporters during election campaigns.

However, confidential documents obtained by The Globe and Mail show the PMO’s appointments branch is also using it to look into the partisan background of applicants for judicial positions. The documents, which were provided by a source, were produced by the PMO and show the results of database checks on judicial applicants. Liberalist is the only one of the databases that is not accessible to the public.

As justice minister, Jody Wilson-Raybould modified the process under which the federal government appoints judges to superior and federal courts in 2016, promising to increase the “openness, transparency, accountability and diversity of Canada’s judiciary.” In particular, the reforms gave greater independence to the seven-member judicial advisory committees (JAC) that evaluate the candidates for appointments.

However, sources said the process still includes a role for the PMO in vetting candidates further. The records show the PMO used Liberalist to evaluate candidates who had gone through the JAC process.

Of the donations made by these judges, $321,650.58, or 90.9 per cent of the total amount, was directed to the Liberal Party.
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