Archive for October, 2018

Ford says voters should ‘get rid of Justin Trudeau’ next year..

October 30, 2018

Progressive Conservative Premier Doug Ford is urging Canadian voters to topple Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in next year’s federal election.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2018/10/30/ford-says-voters-should-get-rid-of-justin-trudeau-next-year.html

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Justin Trudeau makes Jagmeet Singh play the waiting game..

October 29, 2018

..by forcing Singh to cool his heels for no reason other than because he can, Trudeau is lowering the bar on what had until now been considered byelection fair play on the part of a prime minister.

The longer this goes on, the harder it will be for Trudeau to continue to claim the high ground for his Liberals.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2018/10/29/justin-trudeau-makes-jagmeet-singh-play-the-waiting-game.html

Doug Ford’s Government for the (Old) People…

October 25, 2018

We like to think that tomorrow belongs to our young people.

Until today’s politicians take it away from them.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/political-opinion/2018/10/24/doug-fords-government-for-the-old-people.html

Saudi arms deal ‘not easy to break like a Treaty with First Nations’: Trudeau

October 24, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said getting out of a controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia isn’t easy because it’s a ‘difficult contract.’

“Our hands are tied here,” Trudeau told reporters.

“This Saudi arms deal is not easy to break like a Treaty with First Nations.”

Trudeau also said it’s incredibly frustrating for the Liberal government and not unlike a recent situation where they were able to write off a multi-billion dollar loan to the auto industry yet can’t scrape up a few million to fix water problems in First Nations communities or provide equitable funding for FIrst Nations children.

https://walkingeaglenews.com/2018/10/24/saudi-arms-deal-not-easy-to-break-like-a-treaty-with-first-nations-trudeau/

Year before vote, Trudeau government is weak, but opposition is weaker..

October 23, 2018

The next federal election awaits the Trudeau government on October 21, 2019. According to CBC public opinion analyst Éric Grenier, historically the party that leads a year before election day wins three out of four times.

CBC aggregated polling numbers suggest that the Liberals, with about 37-per-cent support, are about four percentage points ahead of the Conservatives.

After three years of weak performance in government, Team Trudeau can be thankful the opposition parties are even weaker.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2018/10/one-year-next-vote-trudeau-government-weak-opposition-weaker

Doug Ford Disbands ‘Violence Against Women’ Panel..

October 19, 2018

Doug Ford’s patronage pigginess can’t pass the smell test..

October 19, 2018

Remember Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp?”

Trump won the U.S. presidency by calling his Democratic opponent a criminal — amid chants of “Lock her up!” — while refusing to release his tax returns. Recent revelations suggest a confirmed history of tax evasion throughout his life.

Remember Doug Ford’s campaign pledge that “the party with the taxpayer’s money is over?”

Ford won Ontario’s premiership by condemning his Liberal opponent as corrupt — also amid chants of “Lock her up!” — accusing her of enriching fellow Liberals on the public dime. What he didn’t say, however, was that he would fire Liberals merely to replace them with Tories.

And hire them at higher salaries.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2018/10/19/doug-fords-patronage-pigginess-cant-pass-the-smell-test.html

Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israel’s Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights..

October 18, 2018

Canadian MP Irwin Cotler claims to be committed to ending the humanitarian crises in Venezuela, yet Cotler has devoted much of his life to defending Israeli human rights violations, including its recent killing of unarmed protesters in Gaza.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/canada-ratchets-intervention-campaign-venezuela/250828/

‘I ran out at 4:20’: Canada faces weed shortages one day after legalization..

October 18, 2018
Canada just became the second industrialized nation in the world to legalize cannabis for recreational use and society is already struggling to adjust a little, with pot paucity already proving problematic.

In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the first to legally sell cannabis in Canada at midnight on October 17, licensed cannabis retailers are experiencing such dramatic demand for their product that many are running low or have sold out completely in just 24 hours.

https://www.rt.com/news/441604-canada-cannabis-shortages-legalization/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

s The Battle Over the TransMountain Pipeline Expansion Over?

October 16, 2018