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Old Oct 9th, 2019, 12:55 PM   #24311
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~Becauth ith's 2015!!!

Surprising absolutely no one. Well, maybe the Progs...

Remember how selling "TruDope"...

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York police say they’ve made three arrests related to what they describe as a major marijuana grow-op with links to organized crime.

Rongchi Tan, 56, of Oshawa, Rui Min Zhen, 31, of King Township, and Chang Jie Yu, of Markham, are facing several charges including producing cannabis and possession for the purpose of distribution.
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Old Oct 9th, 2019, 01:36 PM   #24312
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~Becauth ith's 2015!!!

Can't be taking any money away from the ilegal aliens now, can we?

Federal government cuts reimbursements for military health care, hospitals on the hook for millions

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The federal government has quietly rolled back what it pays hospitals to take care of military members, according to multiple sources.

Global News has confirmed with sources within the military, provincial and federal governments that the federal government made major changes this spring to the fees it reimburses to hospitals when they provide health care to military members — and that’s leading to fears some members could be denied health care services.

Under the Canada Health Act and provincial health acts, members of the military are not eligible for public health coverage under provincial plans.

Instead, the federal government is constitutionally responsible for providing comparable medical care to all members...
Bold mine.

Gawd, I jes' luvs me some good, ol' fashioned, socialized medicare...
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Old Oct 10th, 2019, 11:40 AM   #24313
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~Becauth ith's 2015!!!

The correct response would have been, "Because I'm a lying, hypocritical, post-national racist asshole who should hold myself to the same standards I hold everyone else to but because I'm a spineless progressive prick I won't..."

Adorable Tykes Ask Justin Trudeau: 'Why Did You Paint Your Face Brown?'

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While appearing on a Facebook Watch series called New Mom, Who Dis?, Trudeau took questions from some little kids. Including these two girls, who seem to take him by surprise:
"Why did you paint your face brown?"

"Ooooh. Um, it was something I shouldn't have done, 'cause it hurt people. Um, it's not something that, uh, you, you should do. Uh, and that is something that I learned. I didn't know it back then, but I know it now. And I'm sorry I hurt people."

"But did you paint your nose and your hands brown?"

"Mm-hm. Yeah. And it was the wrong thing to do."
Yikes. That was so cringey, I almost feel bad for him.

This answer will be sufficient, because Trudeau isn't a conservative. His apology will be accepted, because it's not politically advantageous to reject it. But it's good to see that these kids have enough self-respect to look this guy in the eye and ask what he was thinking. They're already overqualified for a career in journalism.
Bold mine.

Nails it.
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Old Oct 11th, 2019, 09:03 AM   #24314
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Brian Jean: It's up to Ontario's voters to save Canada from Trudeau

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Trudeau attempts to rewrite history on SNC-Lavalin

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The most troubling part of Justin Trudeau’s attempt to rewrite history on the SNC-Lavalin affair is it’s a sign the prime minister may be prepared to politically interfere again in a criminal prosecution.

Trudeau claimed during Monday’s televised leaders debate the original Globe and Mail story that ran in February was "false." He made the surprise comment after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer reminded Trudeau he looked Canadians in the eye the day the story ran and flat out lied when he said the allegations were false.

Trudeau’s reply to Scheer on Monday: "They were false." It was a surprising comment because even Trudeau had stopped making that claim months ago, after it became clear the story was accurate.

Not only did Trudeau and senior federal officials attempt repeatedly to pressure then-attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to drop criminal charges against the Montreal-based company in 2018, he’s back to lying about it.

It’s stunning.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted as far back as March, during a news conference, he asked then-Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould if “she could revisit” her decision not to overrule the director of public prosecutions on the SNC-Lavalin case.

The politics on this issue is easy to understand. In Quebec, the SNC-Lavalin affair doesn’t resonate like it does in the rest of Canada. Quebec voters accept Trudeau’s explanation he was merely trying to "save jobs." They see nothing wrong with a prime minister interfering in a criminal prosecution.

Trudeau has strong support in Quebec. He needs a solid showing there Oct. 21 if he wants to be re-elected. Pushing back and claiming the original reports on the issue were false is good politics in la belle province.

On the legal side, it’s more problematic.

The original Globe and Mail story, which alleged Trudeau and senior federal officials attempted to interfere in the case, was not false. It was accurate, and it was proven so repeatedly, including through an ethics commissioner investigation and by Trudeau himself.

Trudeau admitted as far back as March, during a news conference, he asked Wilson-Raybould if "she could revisit" her decision not to overrule the director of public prosecutions on the SNC-Lavalin case. He also acknowledged his staff continued to pursue the matter for months with Wilson-Raybould.

His principal secretary, Gerald Butts (since resigned), and then-clerk of the privy council Michael Wernick (since retired), both confirmed in their testimony at the Commons justice committee that senior staff pursued Wilson-Raybould on the matter. They said it was a "policy" matter, and they were trying to save jobs.

Gerald Butts, former principal secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, prepares to appear before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding the SNC Lavalin Affair, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Individual criminal prosecutions are not "policy" matters. They are prosecution cases handled by independent Crown attorneys. Decisions about when and how to prosecute are made, or should be made, independent of elected officials and partisanship. The protection of prosecutorial independence against improper political influence has been ruled on by the Supreme Court of Canada and is enshrined in law.

There’s good reason: if politicians are allowed to interfere in criminal prosecutions, elected officials in government could prosecute their enemies and protect their friends. It would be a gross violation of the rule of law and would lead to corruption and a breakdown of our justice system.

Even a hint of political interference in a criminal prosecution should be stamped out immediately.

That’s why Trudeau’s continual claims he did nothing wrong on the SNC-Lavalin case, and his most recent pushback on it, are extremely troubling.

Canadians have a sitting prime minister who sees nothing wrong with politicians interfering in criminal prosecutions. It doesn’t matter what the justification is. It’s never acceptable for a prime minister or members of cabinet to attempt to influence the outcome of a criminal case.

The only exception is the oversight responsibility of attorneys general who can, in rare cases, overturn the decision of the director of public prosecutions. By law, any such directive would have to be made public and published in the Canada Gazette. It’s never been done at the federal level, for good reason.

So what’s stopping Trudeau, if he’s re-elected, from trying this again, either with SNC-Lavalin or some other company facing criminal charges?

Nothing. According to him, it’s just a policy matter. If he believes he has a good reason to interfere in the outcome of a criminal prosecution, he’ll do it.

Maybe next time, he’ll succeed.

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Old Oct 11th, 2019, 10:06 AM   #24316
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Trudeau has strong support in Quebec. He needs a solid showing there Oct. 21 if he wants to be re-elected. Pushing back and claiming the original reports on the issue were false is good politics in la belle province.
First, how many Kaybeckers will even care that he's lying?
Second, of those that do, how many will even see this story?
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And once again, all humour posted by CM favours the most socialist candidates--even if he supposedly hates them all. This part-time wokeness is a fascinating condition.
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And once again, all humour posted by CM favours the most socialist candidates--even if he supposedly hates them all. This part-time wokeness is a fascinating condition.
Singh is far too centrist for my liking, but any move away from the right is good for us all.
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