Oct 21 2019 Federal Election (Fake News leads to a Damaged Democracy)

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Kinder Morgan brouhaha shows why it's time for Canada to pull the plug on NAFTA

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2018/04/kinder-morgan-brou...

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America has been KILLING us on trade! Our trade deficit with America is YUGE!

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Imagine after the Exxon Valdez disaster, John Horgan, a BC Premier, standing up for the protection of the BC Coast and the Salish Sea. The audacity of BC NDP Premier Horgan to do such a thing

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-bcs-horgan-says-he-will-keep-blocking-trans-mountain-pipeline-after/

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Fact check

Justin Trudeau promised to end boil water advisories for all First Nations communities in five years. The numbers have gotten worse.

https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/j5da9g/fact-check-indigenous-water-c...

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Canada’s Conservatives Are Upping Their Digital Game

It’s the application of what some political scientists call ‘outparty innovation incentives.’

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/07/05/Canada-Conservatives-Upping-Digita...

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Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau. The man is a disaster for the planet

Donald Trump is a creep and unpleasant to look at, but at least he’s not a stunning hypocrite when it comes to climate change​

Justin Trudeau

 ‘But when it comes to the defining issue of our day, climate change, he’s a brother to the fat old guy in DC.’ Photograph: Sean Kilpatrick/AP

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away – especially now that he’s discovered bombs. But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one country north, at Justin Trudeau.

Look all you want, in fact – he sure is cute, the planet’s only sovereign leader who appears to have recently quit a boy band. And he’s mastered so beautifully the politics of inclusion: compassionate to immigrants, insistent on including women at every level of government. Give him great credit where it’s deserved: in lots of ways he’s the anti-Trump, and it’s no wonder Canadians swooned when he took over.

But when it comes to the defining issue of our day, climate change, he’s a brother to the old orange guy in Washington. 

Environmentalists 'expected better' of Trudeau as Canada backs gas project

 

 

Not rhetorically: Trudeau says all the right things, over and over. He’s got no Scott Pruitts in his cabinet: everyone who works for him says the right things. Indeed, they specialize in getting others to say them too – it was Canadian diplomats, and the country’s environment minister, Catherine McKenna, who pushed at the Paris climate talks for a tougher-than-expected goal: holding the planet’s rise in temperature to 1.5C (2.7F). 

But those words are meaningless if you keep digging up more carbon and selling it to people to burn, and that’s exactly what Trudeau is doing. He’s hard at work pushing for new pipelines through Canada and the US to carry yet more oil out of Alberta’s tar sands, which is one of the greatest climate disasters on the planet. 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/17/stop-swooning-just...

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Justin Trudeau promised to end boil water advisories for all First Nations communities in five years. The numbers have gotten worse.

Well, seeing as they're the Liberals, did they promise potable water for all Indigenous communities, or did they just promise to end the advisories ("They should know by now -- if it's brown, boil it down")

Jokes aside, it does sound like they haven't done nothing.  The problem's just getting worse faster than they're fixing it.

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Rhetoric being the choice word!

Despite Trudeau's progressive rhetoric, Canada not immune to populism: experts

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-canada-populism-1.4624085

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The King Of Canadian Conservative Shitposting

How a former Navigator consultant is weaponizing Facebook against the Liberals

http://www.canadalandshow.com/ontario-proud-shitposting-king-jeff-ballin...

bekayne

Is this the thread for articles from 2017?

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Pipeline at Canada House in London shows Trudeau can't escape Kinder Morgan controversy by going abroad

 

  • In the U.K., Greenpeace protesters mocked Justin Trudeau's eagerness to complete the Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project.

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  • In the U.K., Greenpeace protesters mocked Justin Trudeau's eagerness to complete the Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project.

https://www.straight.com/news/1059681/pipeline-canada-house-london-shows...

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Bernier pulls book that accuses Scheer of using 'fake Conservatives' to win leadership

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/bernier-scheer-leadership-book-1.4625038

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Today's SCC ruling must be putting a damper on their rah, rah Liberals Halifax gathering

https://globalnews.ca/news/4155580/liberal-convention-2018-halifax/

 

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Rather sad, to say the least!

Trudeau’s environmental vision only extends to the next election

By . Published on Apr 19, 2018 3:12pm

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Balancing budgets while imbalancing the planet is not much of a vision — unless, of course, your vision only extends to the next election.

As the nation-wide smear of B.C. premier John Horgan continues, Canada’s own brand of Sean Hannity “journalism” rolls on.

Horgan has been accused of everything from dividing Canada, to undermining Confederation itself. I am waiting for him to be outed as the real person who paid off Stormy Daniels.

No matter how outlandish, ill-informed, or self-interested the opinions of business leaders and rabid politicians may be, much of the mainstream media has handed them a megaphone. Worse, media outlets then offered the supporting version of these rants on their editorial pages.

The Globe and Mail has called the Kinder Morgan situation a “catastrophe” and a “constitutional crisis” for Canada. That is a strange way to describe an elected provincial government opposing a project that presents what it sees as an unacceptable danger to its coastal environment from an admittedly hazardous substance.

This just in: A pipeline owned by Paramount Resources Ltd. has spilled 290,000 litres of crude oil emulsion in Northern Alberta. So much for the theoretical aspect of pipeline ruptures.

Yet the Globe calls Horgan a hypocrite because he blocks Trans Mountain while he has plans to develop his own rich fossil resources like LNG. Fair enough. But the newspaper is silent about Justin Trudeau’s hypocrisy.

This was the prime minister who, in Paris, committed to reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions to 523 megatonnes a year by 2030. This is also the prime who has okayed projects that make that impossible.

In 2017, the auditor general reported that Canada is currently on track to exceed the Paris target by more than 200 megatonnes. The latest report to the United Nations found Canada’s 2016 emissions were down 1.4 per cent. But that’s negligible, as it still leaves the country 187 million tonnes short of its Paris obligations.

This is the prime minister who promised a grand reconciliation with First Nations and is now threatening to shove them out of Kinder Morgan’s way, even it takes the army.

Tellingly, in the Globe’s full-throated endorsement of Trans Mountain, there was not a word about climate change, global warming or First Nations’ constitutional and treaty rights.

Why do more Canadians now support Kinder Morgan than oppose it? Because the same propaganda machines that put out half-truths, distortions and lies south of the border are alive and well in Canada.

It all comes down to what those machines can make people believe, especially at a time when most citizens are adrift in the murky swirl of industrial scale spinning, trying to keep their noses above water. It is all about appealing to emotion, patriotism, party affiliation and self-interest — anything but the facts.

https://ipolitics.ca/2018/04/19/trudeaus-environmental-vision-only-exten...

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Facts about Kinder Morgan Canadian Taxpayers Need to Know

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2018/04/20/Facts-About-Kinder-Morgan/

R.E.Wood

There's nothing "shit" about it. It's the truth. You just don't like it.

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Nationalizing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is a terrible idea

Opinion: Despite politicians musing about ‘de-risking’ Trans Mountain’s pipeline, there are a slew of reasons why government shouldn’t get involved

http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/nationalizing-kinder-morgans-trans-mounta...

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voice of the damned

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Nationalizing Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline is a terrible idea

Opinion: Despite politicians musing about ‘de-risking’ Trans Mountain’s pipeline, there are a slew of reasons why government shouldn’t get involved

http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/nationalizing-kinder-morgans-trans-mounta...

That article is pure neo-liberalism. The guy is actually FOR the pipeline, he just doesn't want "taxpayers'"  money spent on it, and he uses the same sort of arguments that are usually wielded against crown corporations and other forms of internvention...

Third, even if the Alberta and/or federal government could complete the pipeline extension efficiently, they would then have to make money operating it. Ask yourself: how many crown corporations do you know that turn big profits?

Most years, Canada Post loses money delivering letters even though they have a monopoly on it. Ditto VIA Rail operating trains. Cities across the country seldom break even running something as simple as a golf course. Why would anyone expect the government to suddenly be able to run something as complicated as a pipeline operation?

 

 

 

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Trudeau speaks with forked tongue! Just more gobbledygook from Canada's Big Oil Rep.

Canada to endorse declaration on cleaning up oceans, but Trudeau stops short of ban on plastic straws

http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/trudeau-attends-commonwealth-meeti...

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Canada has a dirty, big nuclear secret at Chalk River

http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/shacherl

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Liberal party members overwhelmingly vote for decriminalizing drugs while Trudeau repeats opposition

https://www.straight.com/news/1062146/liberal-party-members-overwhelming...

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Canada regulates its banks. Ha! Ha! Ha!

CIBC financial adviser 'stunned' that federal investigation found bank customers not widely upsold

Regulator warns that banks are not there to look after customers' interests

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cibc-financial-advisor-reacts-to-fcac-re...

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Half of the corporate profit tax rolls in from the banks. Don't rock the boat.

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Oceans and Fisheries is just another front for fish farms and other big business operations

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-environment-commissioner-spring-report-1.4632864

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Canada not properly managing fish farms, environment commissioner says

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-not-properly-managing-fish-farms-...

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It's reassuring to know that Minassian was a member of Canada's armed forces!

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It's reassuring to know that Minassian was a member of Canada's armed forces!

As I understand it, he dropped out of basic training.  So it's more like, for two weeks he thought he wanted to be a member of Canada's armed forces.

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