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Old Feb 12th, 2020, 08:07 PM   #24701
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Ah yes, that harmless, now legal weed has its issues it would seem:

Edmonton man who killed his mother during ‘cannabis-induced psychosis’ sentenced

https://globalnews.ca/news/6542672/s...bis-psychosis/
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Old Feb 13th, 2020, 10:54 AM   #24702
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Ah yes, that harmless, now legal weed has its issues it would seem:

Edmonton man who killed his mother during ‘cannabis-induced psychosis’ sentenced

https://globalnews.ca/news/6542672/s...bis-psychosis/

Don that description sure sounds like there was probably some crystal meth mixed in with the Cannabis.

Interesting that the story did not include toxicology results from his bloodstream. Not sure if that is bad reporting or bad police work.
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Old Feb 13th, 2020, 11:00 AM   #24703
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Even a day and a half later there is practically no information in this story.
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...re-parking-lot

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Around 5 p.m., Mounties from the Blairmore detachment tried to stop a pickup truck in the parking lot of the Home Hardware store in the town 220 kilometres southwest of Calgary.

“A confrontation occurred which resulted in the discharge of service pistols,” RCMP said in a statement.

“The vehicle travelled a short distance and then entered a ditch.”

The man driving the truck was pronounced dead at the scene and no police officers were injured, said RCMP.

RCMP haven’t said why they tried to stop the man and declined further comment.

The vehicle was “believed to be associated with an ongoing investigation in the Crowsnest Pass area,” the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.
Original story just said the Mounties were responding to a service call.

I know over the past few months there have been a lot of vehicle thefts in the Crowsnest Pass. It's possible there is a direct correlation.
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Old Feb 13th, 2020, 11:24 AM   #24704
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Meanwhile looks like Magliocca continues to dig himself an ever deeper hole.
https://calgaryherald.com/opinion/co...ficer-with-him

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Surprise. The latest Joe Magliocca dining guest we learn about was actually at the table.

Unfortunately, that guest was Calgary’s integrity commissioner, Sal LoVecchio, who now feels he can’t investigate the city councillor’s expenses because Magliocca stuck the city with the tab for $163.

This has gone from fiasco to farce. Both these guys should resign, immediately.

Maybe Magliocca was in a generous mood over lunch last July 19.

A month earlier, he’d been at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Quebec City, where he’d racked up expenses literally double those of any other councillor, including claims naming people who weren’t with him.
Man that's a great gig Sal has; $2000/month salary, and an extra $200/hour on those rare occasions he does something useful. Wanna bet it cost Calgary taxpayers an extra $200 to have him recuse himself?
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Old Feb 14th, 2020, 09:58 AM   #24705
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Ah yes, that harmless, now legal weed has its issues it would seem:

Edmonton man who killed his mother during ‘cannabis-induced psychosis’ sentenced

https://globalnews.ca/news/6542672/s...bis-psychosis/
One interesting paragraph from the Calgary Herald version that did not appear in your referenced article:
https://edmontonjournal.com/news/cri...d-to-45-months
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“I’ve never ever heard of a case where some sort of cannabis product tripped somebody into psychosis and that resulted in the death of a person, nor could we find any reported case in Canada where that had happened,” said defence attorney Graham Johnson.
OTOH There is almost no end to the number of times I have heard about an abusive husband killing his spouse in an alcohol induced rage.

I am going to stick by my earlier theory that the cannabis may have been laced with meth. An easy way to make a non addictive substance addictive. And this would have been prior to legalization. FWIW I still believe a toxicology report should have been part of the evidence and the article.
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Old Feb 14th, 2020, 10:05 AM   #24706
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OTOH There is almost no end to the number of times I have heard about an abusive husband killing his spouse in an alcohol induced rage.
It's a good point. I have no love of the government regulating cannabis sales, and have no interest in the product itself. But I agree that, while cannabis abuse could be implicated in some crimes and medical costs, it is far less harmful on both counts than alcohol abuse.
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Old Feb 16th, 2020, 01:58 PM   #24707
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~v Becauth ith's 2015!!!

State Of The Nation

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As we enter into our fifth year of rule by Sunny Ways.
For those outside of Canada, an update:
our entire rail system remains shut down by Ontario protesters who object to a pipeline deal signed 4000 km away by another band. The PM is in the Caribbean preening for the UN while his high school pal "negotiates"https://t.co/En43VdYNuJ

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February 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Let the eastern bastards freeze in the dark. I hope they shut the highways in and out of Ontario and really make them live by their words. You want no oil? Here you go.
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February 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm

We should turn off the taps of all oil and gas heading down to that area. It is the GTA that put that imbecile back into power and it the GTA that should suffer the consequences.
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February 16, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Exactly. I’m living deep inside enemy territory myself and folks are losing their collective minds here because no propane, etc.
This is a great moment for me seeing this. I heat hydro/pellets here on my 100 acre lakefront kingdom. Woodstove in double detached garage. 10 lbs is average size pickerel in my lake, moose & nearest neighbour 4 kms away is native and we barter together. Wife is making yummy bread now, we got crawl space packed w canning and life couldn’t be better. I’ve got no debt, full cash here and gold too. 10 X 45 gallon gas drums, 2 X 5000w gennies, 3 X 100 lbs propanes, etc etc. The 2 700 cc quads are warm in garage. The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 4X4 rocks.
I now hate Canada so my $$$ is on Trudeau to implode it. I just need Ab & Sask to leave. The rest will collapse soon after.
This 27 year army & para guy is laughing hard right now. Prepping is key.

BRING IT!!!
It is impossible for me to muster a single iota of compassion for these idiots.

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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 12:28 PM   #24708
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Cheque's in the mail.

Bombardier reports $1.6B US loss for 2019, sells remaining stakes in A220 program

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Quebec aerospace giant Bombardier reported a $1.6 billion US loss for 2019 on Thursday, shortly after it announced that it’s leaving the commercial aviation business.

The multinational corporation said late Wednesday that it sold its remaining stake in the A220 program — formerly known as the C Series — to Airbus.

Bombardier has been re-organizing its business in an effort to pay off a multibillion-dollar deficit. It released its financial results for 2019 on Thursday.

Under the deal, Airbus now owns a 75 per cent stake in the commercial jet program. The Quebec government, which is not injecting any new money into the program, owns 25 per cent.
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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 12:36 PM   #24709
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"We're going to grow the economy from the heart."

More likely from the other end...

Canadian Economy Will Be 'Significantly Weaker' Than Expected, Parliament Watchdog Says

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Canada’s budget watchdog says economic growth during the final quarter of 2019 will be “significantly weaker″ than predicted in its fall report.

In its latest report on near-term growth, the parliamentary budget office says real GDP growth in the final three months of last year will likely come in at near-stagnant levels, at an annual rate of 0.3 per cent.
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Old Feb 17th, 2020, 12:44 PM   #24710
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My tax $$$ at work.

CBC losses in the billions after HNIC fallout: Memo

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is hemorrhaging billions of dollars after losing the rights to Hockey Night In Canada, according to an internal federal memo.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the television network is out more than $2 billion after losing the 12-year licensing rights to Hockey Night In Canada. The memo, which was obtained via Access To Information, contradicts claims by network executive that the HNIC contract was only worth a “few dollars.”
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In a confidential report, the CBC claims it remains “the cornerstone of culture and democracy” despite the large loss in ad revenue.
Bold mine.

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Perhaps for the Laurentian elite...
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